The Rise of Anxiety & Overwhelm with Kelley Kitley

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Kelley Kitley is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field, a sought-after international mental health media expert, a mom of four, and a bestselling author of her autobiography of survival “My self.” She has appeared in hundreds of publications, podcasts, live news, and radio shows including The Today Show, The Chicago Tribune, Self magazine, Shape, Dr Oz, The Drew Barrymore Show, the Wall Street Journal, and the Oprah Magazine, and owns Serendipitous Psychotherapy, in Chicago. 

Kelley shares her story of trauma, alcohol dependence, and recovery as well as some of her best strategies as a therapist for helping women reduce overwhelm and get more present in their lives.

Kelley and I discuss why anxiety is on the rise and the growing epidemic of “busyness” for women. 

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Drinking and Your Hormones in Midlife (with Dr. Brooke Scheller)

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Dr. Brooke Scheller is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, Certified Nutrition Specialist, and expert in nutrition for alcohol use by impacting gut and brain health. She is a leader in the wellness space, pioneering the understanding of how alcohol impacts the gut, our nutritional pathways, and the brain through nutrient deficiencies.

In this episode, Dr. Brooke shares what led her to challenge her relationship with alcohol and stop drinking during the pandemic.

Brooke and I discuss how drinking affects our hormones in midlife, including our reproductive and thyroid hormones, and our blood sugar management.

Dr. Brooke explains how drinking less can help us feel better and how our food choices can help us to cut back without feeling deprived.

She provides some simple actionable steps you can take now to give your body more of what it needs to create and manage your hormones. It’s a fascinating discussion you won’t want to...

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Dry But Wet: Fun After Alcohol (with Amy Armstrong)

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A self-declared ex “Boozy Tragic”, Amy Armstrong is on a mission to normalize alcohol-free drinking experiences in Australia. She’s dedicated her second career to removing the stigma around not drinking and creating the best possible experiences for people by curating the best-quality non-alcoholic wines, beers, pre-mixed drinks, and alcohol alternatives through her online reviews and tasting parties.

Alcohol-free for over two years, Amy shares her drinking story and the personal growth she has experienced since breaking free of it.

No need to be alcohol-free to enjoy this podcast and Amy’s recommendations -- most of her followers are sober-curious, not sober!

More about Amy: https://www.drybutwet.com.au/
Follow Amy on Instagram @dry_but_wet

Better Rhodes (Canada): https://betterrhodes.ca/

Questioning your drinking? Start here (free): www.wendymccallum.com/myths

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How I Broke Free of Food and Alcohol Addiction (with Ruby Williams)

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Ruby Williams, Senior Certified TNM Coach, shares her story of growing up in Sonoma, California in a family of winemakers, followed by her 19-year career in the wine industry, where her food addiction grew and her drinking progressed, eventually leading to alcohol abuse after bariatric surgery. Ruby and I explore her path to eventual freedom from both alcohol and food and discuss the role of mindset work, meditation, and gratitude in her recovery.

Ruby now works with women who began to abuse alcohol after bariatric surgery and struggle with alcohol-related weight gain. She is a single mother of an adult son and lives an hour north of San Francisco with her dog and chickens, where she practices meditation and yoga. 

More about Ruby: https://www.freedomrenegadecoaching.com/
Ruby’s free Superpower Guide: https://www.freedomrenegadecoaching.com/the-superpowerguide-pipeline

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How She Came Tumbling Down (with Karla Adkins)

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Karla Adkins, Senior Certified TNM Coach, shares her amazing death-defying story (for real!) of crippling anxiety, drinking to cope, the acute and terrifying health challenges that ensued, and her subsequent journey to mental and physical wellness and freedom from alcohol. Karla and I discuss the link between anxiety and alcohol for women, the problem with asking “am I an alcoholic?”, the consequences of “giving alcohol a job”, and the reality of living with alcohol-related liver disease. Karla shares her experiences as a patient with alcohol-related liver disease, the impact of shame and judgment by medical professionals on her psyche and mindset, and the difference a clear message of hope and support can make.

Drawing from her own experience as well as her training as a Certified Senior Coach through This Naked Mind, Karla helps put people back in control of their lives by empowering them with the tools and...

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Euphoric & Alcohol-Free with Karolina Rzadkowolska

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Karolina Rzadkowolska is a certified alcohol-free life coach whose book Euphoric: Ditch Alcohol and Gain a Happier, More Confident You will be out on bookshelves on January 4th. She’s the host of Euphoric the Podcast, founder of Euphoric Alcohol-Free, and her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Authority Magazine, Greatist, and Elite Daily.

Karolina shares her personal alcohol story, and why and how she went alcohol-free. Karolina and I discuss our shared views on how it’s all about what you get when you leave alcohol behind, not what you give up, the detox to retox cycle so many women find themselves in, the role of the patriarchy in women’s drinking, and how alcohol impacts our health.

Pre-order your copy of Euphoric now: https://www.euphoricbook.com/

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