Have you ever wished you could drink like other people? I did. And in this episode of She Just Glows: The Podcast, I’m pulling back the curtain on how I’m finally drinking how I always wished I could — only on vacation and for special occasions. Spoiler alert: being alcohol-free in daily life is still the right choice for me.

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I Drank Again: What I Learned

For years, I wanted so badly to be able to moderate.

To drink only on special occasions.

To pour a glass only to elevate a good time, not to solve a bad mood or remedy a crappy day.

To just be a vacation drinker.

But over and over, I failed.

I’d try to moderate, but I’d overdo it.

I’d want to take a break from drinking, but after a few days, I’d slide back into my familiar Yeti full of ice, LaCroix and Tito’s at the end of a long day.

And then, repeat that until I slipped into a deep sleep. Only to wake up at 2am with dry mouth, a racing heartbeat and feeling lower than I had that afternoon before.

Finally, it happened.

In 2021, I took a break from drinking.

I started life coaching. I rediscovered my life. I finally felt like I was thriving again.

I loved not drinking, but after a while, I got tired of saying ‘no.’

And so after nearly 2.5 years of not drinking, this past summer, I dabbled.

I started drinking on vacation.

In this episode of She Just Glows: The Podcast, I’m keeping things real and sharing why I decided to drink again, and how that choice only underscores why I don’t drink in the first place.

Are you thinking about reintroducing alcohol or trying to moderate? This episode is just for you.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • The daily reward ritual that will keep you alcohol-free
  • How I drank again + and the no-nonsense reason why
  • My hot take after sipping my first alcohol in 2.5 years
  • The 3 types of drinkers: sober, A-word and you
  • 5 no-BS truths I learned from drinking again
  • 3 pieces of brutally-honest advice if you’re thinking about reintroducing alcohol into your life

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