Hi. I’m Kate Rose.

Writer, blogger, introvert advocate, and former wine lover.

If you’re an introvert or a highly sensitive person, and you use alcohol as a social crutch or buffer, you’ve come to the right place.

Maybe you prefer working your way into deep conversations, instead of working the room. Or you’re socially anxious and use alcohol to relax and come out of your shell.

Perhaps you’re fed-up with the drinking, hangover, regret merry-go-round but don’t know how to stop.

I created this space to share information about alcohol dependency and sobriety. To create a place for shy, introverted, empathic, and sensitive people to learn how to celebrate their gifts, alcohol-free.

Check out my blog and  subscribe to my newsletter at the bottom of this page for sobriety information and inspiration especially designed for quiet folks, like you and me.


HOW MIND HACKS CAN HELP YOU QUIT DRINKING (FOR GOOD)

I admit I took some time to warm to the word ‘hack’ as a replacement for the less punchy but invitingly subtle ‘trick.’ Whenever I saw the word hack it…

WHY INTROVERSION IS YOUR COMPETITIVE EDGE IN THE CORPORATE WORLD

By the time I started working in a corporate office job, just shy of my thirtieth birthday, I had no illusions about the cultural bias towards extroverts.  In early Primary…

HOW TO KILL IT AS A TEETOTALER

This is a tale of two geeks, the wine connoisseur and the teetotaler. If you’re sober-curious, or a teetotaler seeking sobriety inspiration, the following 7 tips are for you. Before…

TOP 3 TRAVEL TIPS FOR INTROVERTS

I like slow travel. Including long car trips. Sometimes the world inside my car is so cosy I’m secretly sad to arrive at my destination. I was 22 and travelling to…

10 REASONS YOU’RE MORE FUN SOBER

Do you drink to be more social? As a bookish teenager, I was very aware that ‘bubbly,’ ‘fun,’ and ‘chatty’ described other people. I was fun-ny, in a witty way, but quiet and shy. Alcohol was an…

Watching the sunset

5 SIGNS YOUR AFFAIR (WITH ALCOHOL) IS OVER

Wondering if it’s time to say goodbye to alcohol? We all know relationship ruts extend beyond the human-to-human type. I’ve had a relationship rut with exercise programs, hairstyles, food, and…