This is my favourite mocktail!
Mix over ice:
2 tbsp+ elderflower syrup (IKEA sells this, as do many specialty markets and food stores - add to desired sweetness)
juice of 1/4 lime
a 1/4 cup or so of fresh mint leaves, muddled or crushed a bit
soda water to fill the glass
garnish with more lime.
Watch the podcast episode, above, or listen, below!
In this re-share of Episode 335 of the This Naked Mind Podcast, I join This Naked Mind Head Coach Scott Pinyard to share some of my drinking story and talk about burnout – how we define it and what its most common symptoms are. We answer two listener questions: one from someone using alcohol to cope with stress, knowing it’s hurting but also feeling like it’s helping, who’s wondering how to handle stress without alcohol; and one from someone who started drinking again and is struggling to stop.
Using alcohol or other unhealthy mechanisms like food or social media to cope with stress is so common. Scott and I discuss how to change your thinking patterns and cope differently, the importance of building a toolkit of healthy coping mechanisms, how stress is compounded by alcohol, how meditation can relieve stress, what practicing self-care looks like, how gratitude can help you drink less, and the fact...