Money Mindset, Burnout & Fulfilment in Midlife (with April Stroink)

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April Stroink is a Money Coach and Advisor for individuals and entrepreneurs seeking clarity, ease, and abundance with their finances. In this episode, April and I discuss the common limiting money beliefs that many women in midlife have, and why it’s worth the work to shift them.

April draws a fascinating parallel between overspending and other addictive behaviours including drinking, and she and I discuss how stepping into your power around money mirrors taking back control over alcohol. 

We also talk about shopping as an unhealthy coping mechanism, the emotional aspect of money, the patriarchal construct of “retail therapy” and how it is disempowering women, the role of social media in mindless consumerism, and the price our daughters are paying as a result, the importance of a healthy money mindset in preventing burnout, and the connection between your personal values and your financial picture.

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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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Christy Osborne - Alcohol-Free Mom in the UK

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Christy is a Certified “This Naked Mind” Coach helping moms in their 30s and 40s examine their relationship with alcohol. Christy grew up in Los Angeles but relocated to London in 2008 after completing law school and passing the California Bar Exam. Upon relocating to the United Kingdom, Christy started a hugely popular website to help other ex-pat women navigate the transition across the pond.

Always a social drinker, Christy found the stress of being a working mom caused her drinking to increase. In 2018 she lost her mother and her drinking increased again. Although everything looked fine on the surface, Christy knew she had to regain control of her life, for herself and for her family.

In today’s episode, Christy and I discuss Christy’s path to freedom from alcohol, why “rock bottoms” aren’t necessary and how waiting for them can keep women stuck, how to deal with social expectations...

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Ellie Crowe – Present & Sober in the UK

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Ellie Crowe is a Certified This Naked Mind Coach, Gray Area Drinking Coach, and co-host of the Present & Sober podcast. Ellie helps overwhelmed and sleep-deprived moms parent peacefully and happily, without needing alcohol to escape at the end of the day. She lives with her husband, three young kids, and three hounds in a very old pub in Cambridge, England. She’s a passionate yogi, Wim Hof-fer, and gymnast (back in training!).

In today’s episode, Ellie and I discuss Ellie’s path to freedom from alcohol, PMDD, early ovarian failure, perimenopause and the role of hormones in Ellie’s alcohol story, how somatic work like cold therapy can help increase your stress tolerance, tools for regulating your nervous system, the trouble with moderation, and the peace that comes with freedom from alcohol.

This is a light and engaging conversation you won’t want to miss!

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Casey Davidson “Post-Alcohol Transformation”

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Casey Davidson is a Professional Life Coach and host of the extremely popular “Hello Someday” podcast. She’s a wife and mom who spent 20 years climbing the corporate ladder while holding on tightly to her love of red wine. Like me, Casey specializes in working with women with full calendars and overflowing to-do lists, who are doing all the things and drinking to forget all the things.

Casey shares her own story of finding freedom from alcohol and all that was possible for her after she left wine behind.  She explains how so many of the reasons she thought she needed to drink were just problems caused by the drinking itself. 

Casey and I discuss our personal post-alcohol transformations and discuss why so many of our clients seem to embark on similar transformative journeys after alcohol -- including a newfound ability to live a life in accordance with their personal values and an incredible injection of energy...

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Susan Larkin – Worthiness, Burnout and Gray Area Drinking

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In today's episode, my fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, Susan Larkin joins me to share her story and message for busy women who are drinking more than they’d like to manage stress.

Susan’s career in medical education at an Ivy League medical school started late in her 30s. It was then that she started drinking to cope with the stress of balancing a career, family life, and getting her MBA. As her career progressed, she found herself hustling for her worthiness which led to burnout and more drinking. That nightly glass of wine turned into 2-3 or more, and she became a "gray area drinker" living an increasingly gray life.

Now an alcohol-free empty nester, Susan is passionate about helping women get their drinking under control, take back their power of choice, and create an amazing vibrant life!

Grab Susan’s free AF Socializing Guide at: www.susanlarkincoaching.com/about

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Ask The REWIND Alcohol Coaches (2) with Emily Lynn Paulson

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My friend, author, fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, and partner in my popular women’s program, REWIND, Emily Lynn Paulson, joins me to answer a few common FAQs from women who are actively trying to drink less or stop altogether.

Emily and I answer questions about what to do if you’re trying to drink less or quit and your partner still drinks, how to deal with social situations if you’re newly alcohol-free and not sure if it’s forever, and how to know if you’re ready for change when it comes to your drinking. No matter where you are in your alcohol-free journey, we share lots of tools and strategies for making alcohol small and irrelevant. There’s something for everyone in this episode!

Are you questioning your own drinking? Our next FREE 5-Day Challenge is a fantastic place to start. Find out the keys to drinking less without willpower. Disrupt your thinking and patterns around alcohol...

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Ask The REWIND Alcohol Coaches

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My friend, author, fellow Certified TNM Alcohol Coach, and partner in our popular women’s program, REWIND, Emily Lynn Paulson, joins me to answer a few common FAQs from women who are actively trying to drink less or stop altogether.

One question comes from someone who’s still drinking but would like to take a break, another from a woman who has been alcohol-free for a short time but is struggling with cravings, and a third from a person who has been sober for a long time but is still feeling like the “odd mom out”. No matter where you are in your alcohol-free journey, we share lots of tools and strategies for making alcohol small and irrelevant. There’s something for everyone in this episode!

Are you questioning your own drinking? Our next FREE 5-Day REWIND Challenge is a fantastic place to start. Find out the keys to drinking less without willpower. Disrupt your thinking and patterns around...

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Ann Dowsett Johnston (Author of Drink): Writing Your Recovery

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Ann Dowsett Johnston is an award-winning journalist and the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, a book named one of the top 10 of the year by the Washington Post. Ann is also now a psychotherapist, and my mentor and writing coach. 

Ann joins me for a discussion about the new face of women’s recovery, and the powerful role that writing can play for women recovering from addictions and over-drinking, eating disorders, illness, and trauma. We also discuss the new ending Ann has planned for the 10th-anniversary edition of Drink and what Ann is exploring in her second book, which she’s hard at work on now.

We discuss why, almost 10 years later, as Ann so aptly stated in Drink, alcohol is still “the modern woman’s steroid”, and how the overwhelm and stress of the pandemic has spiked drinking levels and continued to normalize women’s drinking as a...

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