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About

I'm Joy Manning. This is not a professional headshot but rather the selfie I took to prove to myself that my skin actually looked dramatically better because I stopped drinking alcohol.

I'm an independent writer, editor, and project manager. I used to drink alcohol most days and now I don't. I quit in January of 2017 after years of struggling with the role alcohol played in my life. 

This one simple lifestyle tweak had such a profound effect on not only my skin but also in every area of my life that I decided to make a website about it.

This is a place for me to share my thoughts about drinking and its place in our culture and private lives; tell my own story about stopping; connect with likeminded people for friendship and support; and share my favorite zero-proof drinks and drink recipes.