We’re back baby! And it’s solo episode time. I’ve wanted to bring back the What Savvy Said Podcast for a while now but things just hadn’t felt right. Thankfully, the stars aligned and we’re dropping new episodes for you starting today with a solo episode: Why I’m Changing My Relationship With Alcohol + My Thoughts On Quit Like A Woman.
If you missed it, I mentioned on Instagram a few months ago that I was reading Quit Like A Woman – a book written by Holly Whitaker on her journey with alcohol & how it changed her life. After seeing it popping up everywhere it felt like it was time to read it. And as per usual, it was the perfect timing in my life.
I often find these moments when you unexpectedly feel drawn to something arent always just about you but are often a message you’ll be passing along. Holly’s experience with AA has been a regular conversation in my life as of late.
In today’s episode, I’m breaking down why I’m changing my relationship with alcohol. Spoiler alert – I haven’t stopped drinking. But I’m also not a big drinker, to begin with, so I wasn’t uber concerned on that front. However, with the pandemic and life’s struggles adding up, it felt time to redefine my personal relationship with alcohol – specifically wine.
If you haven’t read Holly’s book, I would highly recommend it. Our overall relationship with alcohol along with how it came to be so normalized in our culture is rather interesting. I also think it’s incredibly important that we are able to define our journey with sobriety, alcohol, and what we label ourselves on our own.
Holly speaks a bit about how we can choose to claim or not claim the titles of alcoholic. We can set bars that only doom us to fail. Or we can learn to practice grace and create space for our growth & healing. It’s quite powerful.
Let me know in the comments below if you have any questions. I’d love to hear about your journey as well. And if you aren’t already following along, come join us on Instagram. Until next time. Xoxo, Savvy
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