From my heart to your heart, helping people overcome addiction through my writing and counselling


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This website was born out of my own experience with alcohol and cannabis addiction and out of a desire to help and encourage people who might feel as lost as I did during my days of addiction. I know that we can recover, and we can go on to live the lives we always wanted for ourselves but never believed was possible. I cover topics that I hope will inspire you and enhance your journey to sobriety.

To readers of my blog, I aim to provide you with a place where you can feel valued by inviting you to share your journey too. I am open to ideas and happy to cover any topics that may interest you, so please feel free to share your experience and thoughts with me. I also welcome guest writers who wish to share their stories with my readers.

I hope you find a message that resonates with you here and look forward to hearing about it.

Gill Kenny - Writer & Blogger

Hello I’m Gill Kenny

I’m an Irish mum-of-two living in Australia with my family that includes a gorgeous curly dog, George the Groodle. Having discovered the freedom and joy that living a sober life brings, I now dedicate my time to helping others to make the same discovery through counselling, my blogs and my book which is coming soon. It took me a long time, but I eventually recovered the person I was always meant to be … a better mother, a more loving wife, a valued friend, an inspired writer, a compassionate counsellor and someone who revels in the awe of nature.


Featured in print and various media platforms

Life in 500 Words: Gill Kenny takes the high, dry road

ABC Radio National

February 2022

Life in 500 Words: Gill Kenny takes
the high, dry road


Gill Kenny and her dog at the beach

The Irish Times

July 2022

I was drinking a bottle of wine most nights, sometimes even two


Gill Kenny on a swing

The Ryan Tubridy Show, RTE

July 2022

Gill Kenny left behind the drink
culture in Ireland, only to find …