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Helping high performers feel & perform better by reducing or quitting alcohol. Maybe you're considering to quit alcohol and go completely sober. Or maybe you wish to simply change your relationship to alcohol and stop drinking. Maybe you wish to do moderation. Whichever way you choose, this podcast will give you the process to succeed. Alcohol-Free Lifestyle is for high performers including entrepreneurs, executives, investors, athletes and top professionals.
 
In this podcast, we discuss mystical works of literature, primarily Taoist text, and how they relate to alcohol recovery. Taoist Philosophy can be an excellent tool for embracing the idea of a “Higher Power.” Nature offers all of the examples necessary for a concept of a source of all life, much different but yet very similar in many ways to more traditional religious thinking. Here is a link to an online version of the Tao Te Ching; https://ttc.tasuki.org/display:Year:1972,1988,1996,2004/se ...
 
Modern and Meaningful Mental Health, Sobriety, Recovery and Wellness with Author, Clinical Counselor, and Master Coach Lynn Matti. Helpful discussions and tips for healing from stress, addiction, co-dependency, overwork, relationship problems, perfectionism and more. Lynn freely offers her professional and personal wisdom, evidenced-based therapy along with new and time tested tools, guidance, and inspiration for seekers of holistic mental wellness. Her mission is to help others choose, mode ...
 
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Comedians Greg Baldwin & Jimmy Shin

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It's about life: addiction, recovery, and second chances. Each week comedians Greg Baldwin and Jimmy Shin talk to celebrities and normal folk about their second chance in life. Heroic, inspiring, often comedic true-life stories from the people who are living them.
 
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Today we discussed the third verse of the Wen-Tzu. We also discussed verses 21 and 39 of the Tao Te Ching. A lot of discussion of "How to" today means a lot of discussion about Acceptance. We also discussed how we could look at others' beliefs as if we were all speaking our own language, not right or wrong, not superior or inferior. Don't forget to…
 
Nighshift workers tend to start shifts in the dark, and finish work and return home in the sun. So, when should they drink alcohol, if at all? When should they eat? How do they sleep well when it's bright outside? It can a challenging lifestyle. Listen in to nightshift expert and cofounder of theothershift.com, Emma Smith, share her tips on how nig…
 
Dominick Quartuccio's passion is helping people become the best versions of themselves. An international speaker, author, and executive coach for high-performing leaders in pressure-rich environments, Dominick didn't always feel and act the best version of himself. Listen as he shares his story from sex addiction and alcohol to alcohol-free leader …
 
Today we discussed the second verse of the Wen-Tzu, which compliments several verses of the Tao Te Ching. We discussed verses 48, 81, and several more. A good discussion today! The Sage's work is to "lay to rest their learned opinions." Don't forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find …
 
Jodelle Fitzwater explains each of our neurotransmitters and how their depletion causes us to crave alcohol, sugary foods and distractions. Most importantly, Jodelle explains what actions we can take today to replenish our neurotransmitters and stop our cravings. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: w…
 
Get ready to hear some wisdom! The Alcohol-Free movement is here to stay, and Ken Middleton is leading the charge. Ken is a talented writer committed to helping others reach their full potential. He became sober at a young age, and represents everything that is awesome about choosing not to drink! ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private …
 
Today we discussed the first verse of the Wen-Tzu, which works very well with the first verse of the Tao Te Ching. A good discussion of how we see God, acceptance, providence, and how Love works in our life. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resourc…
 
Where does alcohol fall on the top 4 list of the world's most dangerous drugs? The answer may surprise you. Today, we have one of our enrolment coaches Alfie Bates guest hosting the show. Listen in if you want to stop drinking, quit alcohol and live an alcohol free lifestyle. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle…
 
Today we started Thomas Cleary’s 1991 translation of Wen-Tzu. According to the introduction, this is the first translation of this text into English. We covered all the pre-chapter material and will start on the first verse next week. A good conversation about the origins of the Wen-Tzu plus some of the basic teachings of Taoist thought; lots of ac…
 
Single? Want to date but it's challenging to attract someone who doesn't drink? Dating can feel challenging when it seems almost everybody wants to "meet for a drink" for a date. Here's what to say to an invitation to meet at a bar and what to suggest instead. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.…
 
Yes, you can have fun without alcohol. In fact, host James Swanwick says he has more fun alcohol free than anytime he was drinking. Listen in as he reveals how to socialize without alcohol. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/facebook ★ - (Accountability & Support) Speak …
 
How much of a role does unnecessary fear play in your life? A good conversation today with Sensei. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://buddyc.org/recovery-resources/ 30 Tools to Stay Sober Before, During, and After the Holidays; h…
 
Today we finished Thomas Merton’s book discussing the writings of Chuang Tzu. Our discussion brought out a great conversation that was totally unexpected; issues with pride and ego parallel venturing out of the shade and trying to outrun our shadow. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. …
 
Do you wake in the middle of the night? Can't quieten your racing mind? Australia's leading sleep expert Olivia Arezzolo reveals her top secrets for ensuring you get a great night's sleep tonight. (And does alcohol help or hinder sleep? ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com…
 
Casey Davidson used to drink. And after-work drinks at the company she used to work at was the norm. But what happened when she told her colleagues she was no longer drinking? Find out in today's episode. Casey is the host of the Hello Someday Podcast for busy women looking to drink less and live more. She is a life and sobriety coach in Seattle, W…
 
Verse 73 of the Tao Te Ching reminds me that nothing escapes the net of Love! A fun recovery discussion of the thread of Love that is sewn into everything. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://buddyc.org/recovery-resources/ 30 Tool…
 
Cristy Nickel has helped more than 200k people lose weight. She also used to be a waitress who specialized in getting customers to spend more - especially on alcohol. In today's episode, Cristy reveals the tactics restaurants use to get you to drink AND she teaches you how to lose weight by reducing or stopping drinking. ★ - (Facebook Community) Jo…
 
The Inner Critic. We all have one! It reminds us of every mistake we’ve made, tells us we will never get things right, and that alcohol has us beat. When it hears us say that we are getting sober for real, it laughs and reminds us of the times we’ve tried and failed. When we cave and have a drink, the Inner Critic is right there with us, telling us…
 
There was a great discussion today about grasping the ideas presented by the words rather than focusing on the words themselves. Do we focus on the finger rather than the moon that the finger is pointing at? Is it the surrender gained through our suffering that causes our insights? Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay…
 
We have many substitutes for letting go, each with a greater degree of self-effort. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://buddyc.org/recovery-resources/ 30 Tools to Stay Sober Before, During, and After the Holidays; https://buddyc.o…
 
Is it boring not drinking? Or is it easy? Well, it can depend on what you drink instead. No alcohol? Easy! Listen to this list of delicious alcohol-free lifestyle drinks. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/facebook ★ - (Accountability & Support) Speak verbally to a certi…
 
A good discussion about the need to allow gratitude to bring us out of difficult situations: we also discussed the role fear plays in our life and if fear is necessary with differing opinions. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://b…
 
Have you been thinking about stopping drinking a while? If so, do you know how you're going to approach this? Listen in as James Swanwick outlines how to prepare to quit alcohol, even if you've had decades of drinking habits. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/facebook ★…
 
Listen in to Part II of all the benefits host James Swanwick experienced when he stopped drinking. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/facebook ★ - (Accountability & Support) Speak verbally to a certified Alcohol-Free Lifestyle coach to see if, or how, we could support yo…
 
Verse 74 reminds us that expectations of the future will harm us. When we live in fear of the future, we cause harm to our lives and those around us. The “God” Word Pamphlet - https://www.aa.org/sites/default/files/literature/assets/p-86_theGodWord.pdf Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the yea…
 
Nothing much happened to James Swanwick when he stopped drinking - just professional, health and relationship success. :) James shares the profound changes that happened in his life as a result of quitting alcohol. Maybe you'll use them as inspiration to embark on your own journey. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lif…
 
Rory Callaghan is an integrated health consultant who had an absent and alcoholic father. Hear how the experience impacted his life, why he now chooses connection above all else, and how you can transform your mental and physical health and return to harmony. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.a…
 
Describing a strawberry does not compare to tasting a strawberry. The Tao cannot be mentally understood; the Tao can only be experienced! Thanks everyone for an excellent discussion! Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://buddyc.org/…
 
You are not depriving yourself of something when you stop drinking. You are choosing an alcohol-free lifestyle. What's the difference? It's important, says James Swanwick. ★ - (Facebook Community) Join our free and private Alcohol Free Lifestyle Community: www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/facebook ★ - (Accountability & Support) Speak verbally to a cert…
 
Jo Bowyer never imagined she'd stop drinking. Alcohol was just too far entrenched in her life and Australia's drinking culture. But Jo did quit. And soon after she created an alcohol-free cocktails company with business partner, Lauren. Learn all about Smug AF drinks, how Jo stopped drinking, and the turning tide in society about alcohol. ★ - (Face…
 
Verse 18 describes the spiral downward when we take back control in any area of life. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You can find a much longer list of resources at https://buddyc.org/recovery-resources/ 30 Tools to Stay Sober Before, During, and After the Holidays; https://buddyc…
 
Dr. Anna Lembke, psychiatrist and author, explores the exciting new scientific discoveries that explain why the relentless pursuit of pleasure leads to pain...and what to do about it. Condensing complex neuroscience into easy-to-understand metaphors, Lembke reveals how long we should abstain from alcohol, why we keep returning to alcohol and how to…
 
Until you know your why, you may stop drinking, then start again, then stop / start / stop / start. James Swanwick invites you to get clear on why you want to stop drinking. Your chances of success will increase significantly if you do the exercise outlined in today's episode. More free resources down below...and join our Facebook group at www.alco…
 
This story reminds us of how playing God does not work; We either demand too much or provide too much. Whenever we look to our understanding for the solution, we are looking in the wrong direction. The solutions for each of us come from within. Don’t forget to use the resources mentioned below for tools to stay sober any time during the year. You c…
 
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