Beth Leipholtz

Beth Leipholtz spent several years blogging about the realities of getting sober young on Life to be Continued. Since the birth of her son, Coop, she has pivoted to focus on her work as an inclusion and accessibility advocate who believes in creating a more accepting world for our children. She shares her parenting journey on her website Beth & Coop, as well as on TikTokYouTube, Facebook and Instagram, where she has built a community of more than 1 million people around disability inclusion. She lives with her family in Minnesota.  In addition to spending time with her family, Beth enjoys Minnesota summers, photography, iced Americanos, CrossFit, and a good old-fashioned book.

On a foggy autumn day, the trees are bare on either side of a path lined with orange leaves.

3 Ways Weather Affects Our Mood And Recovery — And How To Combat It

Most of the time, I appreciate the seasonal changes. But I also can’t ignore the fact that the weather impacts my mood greatly. The dark, gloomy days, especially during the winters, often leave me feeling down and irritated. Spring is often the worst, as we get tastes of amazing weather, usually followed by another dumping of snow. The shift of fall into winter is also hard, as the days get shorter and darker.

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A row of people sit against a cinderblock wall, smiling and laughing together.

How To Make Sober Friends Once You Quit Drinking

I won’t sugarcoat it – if you decide to stop drinking, it will likely affect some of the relationships in your life. You’ll realize there were certain people you thought you were friends with, but they were actually just a drinking buddies. It’s never fun to move on from people, but in sobriety it’s sometimes necessary.

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View from behind of two people sitting on the end or a pier, talking. Stay sober through a breakup

5 Ways To Stay Sober Through A Breakup

So often in the media, breakups are portrayed as an excuse to go out, get drunk and let loose. But in sobriety, that’s just not an option. Instead, we have to sit with our emotions and work through them without the aid of a substance

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Paper chain of hearts, sober dating tips

4 Sober Dating Tips: What To Do If They Drink, And You Don’t

Upon getting sober, many people may wonder what is going to happen to their dating life.It’s so common to meet up at a bar for a first date, or grab a glass of wine with dinner at a nice restaurant. In fact, most people don’t think twice about it. So when you stop drinking, how do you keep dating?

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7 Misconceptions About Recovery

When Beth Leipholtz thinks back to early recovery, the thought of reaching a month, 6 months, a year seemed insurmountable. She had so many images in my head of what recovery was sure to look like, and why she would hate it.  Over the past 7 years, it’s become obvious that many of those images in my mind were misconceptions. Here are a few of the biggest ones. 

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