For me, taking a month off of drinking actually led me to take another 30 days, and then it turned to 90…and before I knew it I had completely changed my relationship with alcohol. Taking the space from it, learning about how it affects my body and mind, and experiencing the benefits of no booze on a daily basis convinced me that my life was just truly BETTER without alcohol. And I never could have believed this had I not taken that first 30 day break.
If we remember we’re the ocean, we won’t be afraid of the waves. Tara Brach In a group coaching discussion, I was asked a question that really dug deep into the private experience of sobriety. The question was: at the end of the day,… Continue Reading “You are the Sea, Not the Waves”
Part 2: 5 MORE Ways Alcohol Changed My Brain (and is Changing Yours, Too) This is part 2 of a two part blog post. Click here to read Part 1. In early 2019 a very close friend told me she was taking a 30… Continue Reading “Part 2: The Neurobiology of Drinking”
The effects of alcohol on the brain are well documented and written upon. But, when I was drinking I absolutely avoided that information. I was hiding from it, really. I was terribly afraid of destroying the pretend world of “I’m a normal drinker” and… Continue Reading “Part 1: 5 Ways Alcohol Changed My Brain (and is Changing Yours, Too)”
I learned something new this summer: traveling causes cravings! Especially when you’re stuck with an 8 hour layover with your sleep deprived, jet lagged 3 year old. Airports are highly adept at targeting our baser desires and speaking to our sense of scarcity. The… Continue Reading “Traveling, Cravings, and ACT”