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The Hello Someday Podcast helps busy and successful women build a life they love without alcohol. Visit www.hellosomedaycoaching.com to grab the FREE 30 Day Guide To Quitting Drinking - 30 Tips For Your First Month Alcohol-Free. Host Casey McGuire Davidson, a certified life & sobriety coach, brings together her experience quitting drinking while navigating work and motherhood, along with experts in personal development, self-care, addiction and recovery, self-improvement and more. Whether yo ...
 
The Unruffled Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas that explores all topics relating to creativity in recovery. When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill that void. The Unruffled is passionate about creating and making and how those pursuits fuel recovery, specifically from alcohol. Come with them as they unruffle the old stories and write new ones, to not just exist but thrive.
 
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Diet culture is everywhere. NPR reported that in 2021, 50% of all New Year's resolutions in the U.S. were based on fitness, 48% were resolutions to lose weight and 39% of resolutions were to improve one’s diet. We spend over $30 billion on diet products annually and an estimated 45 million Americans diet every year. 85% of women have, at one point …
 
What does it mean to be “sober curious”? If you’re “sober curious” you likely aren’t sure that you want to give up alcohol forever, but you might wonder if your life would be better without alcohol. Maybe you recognize that alcohol is taking up a significant amount of your time, energy and focus. You wish you were more intentional about your drinki…
 
What do you do when you realize that 1) alcohol is making your life worse and 2) moderating is not working? That’s where my guest, Amanda E. White, found herself as she started reevaluating her relationship with alcohol. Her new book, Not Drinking Tonight, is a guide to understanding why you drink, and how to stop drinking and create a sober life y…
 
Are you ready to rock Dry January alcohol-free? I want to give you all the tips to make your Dry January fun, exciting, easy and (most importantly) a success. Dry January is the act of giving up all forms of alcohol for the entirety of the first month of the year. That means no beer, spirits, wine, cocktails, or any other alcohol for 31 days. Dry J…
 
So it’s Christmas week with New Year’s Eve right around the corner and you’re not drinking. …Or you’re trying not to drink. …Or you REALLY want to stop drinking but you’re not sure you’re ready yet. …Or you stopped drinking 6 months ago but DAMN this week is harder than you thought it would be…. What can you do to stay centered and grounded and not…
 
What are the most common mistakes women make when getting sober? If you’ve tried to quit drinking before and keep picking up a bottle of wine on Day 4 or Day 16 I’ve got all the advice you need to set yourself up for success, not self-sabotage. Every single woman who has stopped drinking has had a last restart, a last day one. With the right inform…
 
Have you been thinking about breaking up with booze but you’re not sure how to get started? If you're ready to shift your mindset about what it’s like to live alcohol-free and take a break from drinking, this episode is for you! My guest is Alex McRobert, international yoga teacher, life and sobriety coach, and the host of The Sober Yoga Girl Podca…
 
What does a sober girl do to navigate the holiday season, drinking events, office parties, family gatherings and New Year’s Eve without alcohol? The end of each year can be a happy, fun and exciting time to gather with family and friends. But if you’re in early sobriety and not consuming alcohol at drinking events, the holidays can also be stressfu…
 
How do you identify the changes you want in your life and move forward when you feel stuck? What if you have a family you love, a good job and responsibilities that keep you busy and needed but you are thinking “there has to be more than this”? What if you’re comfortable enough, you don’t want to rock the boat and (really) aren’t actually sure what…
 
What are the best non-alcoholic beverages to drink when you’re not drinking alcohol? If you’re worried about going booze-free and fear that you’ll be giving up happy hours and dinner parties in addition to hangovers, I’ve got good news for you. In the last few years, there’s been an explosion of incredible non-alcoholic drink options available incl…
 
What do Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte + Miranda from Sex And The City, Bridget Jones and Olivia Pope on Scandal have in common? Their shows, characters, sets and plot lines romanticize and glamorize alcohol. TV shows and movies have taught all of us from a very young age that drinking is empowering, sophisticated, fun and ‘the thing’ that modern, ind…
 
If you’re like most women you have a lot of fears and limiting beliefs about what life without alcohol will be like. You might worry that life without happy hours will be boring. Or that people will judge you if you stop drinking. You might believe that the ONLY people who don’t drink are alcoholics or have a “real problem” with alcohol. Or fear th…
 
Do you think all non-alcoholic beer sucks but you’re not sure what to order at a restaurant when you go out? Or are you trying to stop drinking but don’t know what to do with yourself when happy hour rolls around? Are you tired of pulling out a LaCroix around the firepit or at a football party? My guest today is Bill Shufelt. Bill is the Co-Founder…
 
What’s getting in the way of making the decision to stop drinking? The fear of never drinking again? Uncertainty about what your life is going to look like? Worry about what people might think of you if you stop drinking? Just getting through the first 30 Days? Today is part 2 of my conversation with one of my private coaching clients, Christy and …
 
What happens in your first year alcohol-free? How will you feel in your first 30 days sober? And what changes might you see in your body and your life after 100 days of not drinking? How do you navigate your first holiday, party, friendships, relationships, Halloween, Oktoberfest and football season without alcohol? My guest is one of my private co…
 
Have you ever wondered why you crave alcohol? Why do you feel happier when you know you’re going to drink? And why do you feel irritable, restless and discontented when you don’t drink or you’re trying to take a break? Why do you promise yourself in the morning that you’re going to take a break from alcohol and by 6pm you’re opening another bottle …
 
Have you been going back and forth about whether you should take a break from drinking but don’t check all the boxes for a person who had a “real problem” with alcohol? That’s the case for a lot of high-achieving women. We think that having a problem with alcohol is black or white. Either you fall into the category of someone who is an alcoholic or…
 
Do you drink a lot and also feel physically and emotionally burned out? Maybe your life feels unmanageable, work stress is constant, you’re sleeping terribly, tired, empty, unmotivated, overwhelmed or mentally exhausted. The physical and emotional symptoms of burnout often go hand in hand with alcohol use and abuse, and the signs and symptoms of bu…
 
“For women, moving away from behaviors that don’t work for us anymore, letting go of core beliefs that convince us we’re broken and not enough, laying a stake in the ground around our desires, is an act of making noise”. - Andrea Owen Have you ever received the message that you’re “too much”? Too loud, too opinionated, too sensitive or emotional, t…
 
Ambitious and capable women can easily fall into the trap of overperforming and underliving. We get lost in overthinking, overcommitting, overwhelm, and an over-devotion to letting other people call the shots of our lives. We prioritize other people’s needs and priorities and end up living a life someone else has designed and dictated, instead of s…
 
Has your people-pleasing habit left you with an overstuffed calendar, unrelenting anxiety that someone might be mad at you, and the inability to get through tough conversations without having a heart attack and the desire to check out at night with alcohol? If you worry a lot about what other people think of you, look towards others for approval an…
 
This is Part 2 of a conversation with my husband about what happened in our marriage once I stopped drinking. To listen to Part 1 of this conversation go to www.hellosomedaycoaching.com/71 Mike and I had been together for 18 years before I stopped drinking alcohol. Those years of dating, marrying and becoming parents together were filled with many …
 
What role does alcohol play in a marriage? And what happens in relationships when one partner decides to stop drinking? So many women worry about the role alcohol plays in their marriage and what might happen if they were to decide to quit drinking. Whether your spouse is your drinking buddy, wants you to stop drinking, doesn’t want you to stop dri…
 
If you've read any Quit Lit, Catherine Gray's book, The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober, is likely on your bookshelf or Kindle. It's one of the first books about giving up alcohol I recommend to women as they're starting their journey to stop drinking. So I'm incredibly excited because my guest today is the author of The Unexpected Joy Of Being Sober…
 
Many women find themselves turning to alcohol and drinking more during the decline of a marriage, during a separation or once their divorce is final. Why do women drink after a divorce? Divorce can bring to the surface feelings of uncertainty, loneliness, resentment, fear, regret, guilt, anger and shame for many women. These emotions can be difficu…
 
After 4+ years, over 200 episodes and 1M downloads, Tammi and Sondra are ready to take an indefinite break from recording the podcast. The pandemic of 2020-21 has invited so many emotions: grief, resilience, liminality. But it has also invited us to question how we do everything. Tammi and Sondra have decided to accept this invitation as a chance t…
 
Sober Travel is all the rage. So how do you take an alcohol-free vacation? If you’re sober curious, in early sobriety or simply want a mindful and relaxing health and wellness break, you are going to love sober travel! The New York Times published an article recently about sober travel going mainstream with wellness and mental health being top moti…
 
How many of us learned healthy coping mechanisms for managing stress, anxiety or depression when we were kids? If our parents didn’t model for us healthy ways to cope with the normal human emotions of overwhelm, loneliness, resentment, anger or fear, it’s easy to emulate their patterns or buy into the narrative that alcohol will help us take the ed…
 
For so many of us alcohol keeps us playing small. We love opening a bottle of wine at the end of the day but don’t realize how much of our time, energy, motivation and ability to follow through on our goals is being diminished by our drinking habit. You might have New Year's Resolutions that you somehow never seem to keep, hobbies you’ve always wan…
 
I used to be a wine mom. I bought into the idea that moms need to drink to relax and cope with the demands of motherhood. I felt like opening a bottle of wine helped me transition from work to home and made me feel the way I used to before I had kids. I saw wine as my well-deserved reward for getting through the day. Plus, I love being efficient. I…
 
Today I’m talking about giving up alcohol with Paul Churchill, the founder of Recovery Elevator. Paul is a leading voice in the world of recovery having launched the podcast, Recovery Elevator, 6 years ago as an accountability tool when he was first getting sober. The Recovery Elevator podcast has been downloaded over 6 million times in 145 countri…
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra talk about Summer: Summer plans, Summer travel, and most importantly, Summer sobriety. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox:Sondra: (1) Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty; (2) HBOmax series Hacks; and (3) New Creative Ideas.Tammi: (1) It’s Not Your Money by Tosha…
 
Do you go through the cycle of trying to detox your body after drinking too much with healthy eating and exercise, only to turn around and retox again with wine, beer, or cocktails? I did that for years. -I’d drink a bottle of wine each night and then go to a 5:30 am workout class. -I’d go running after work and then come home and open a bottle of …
 
Are you worried you won’t have fun without alcohol? Is FOMO (the fear of missing out) keeping you drinking? Can’t imagine what life would look like without happy hours? Wondering if there is (actually) life beyond the bottle? You’re not alone! My guest today is Tricia Lewis, the creator and host of the Recovery Happy Hour. She’s here to talk about …
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Anthony Eder. Anthony loves music, knitting and connecting with people in recovery, all from the beautiful mountains of Southern California. He also hosts one of the queer-focused meetings at The Luckiest Club, an online sobriety support community. You can find Anthony on Instagram @mwendo.soul. Th…
 
What does your self love practice look like? Are you chasing love and acceptance from others instead of finding love within yourself? Self love means taking care of your needs and not sacrificing your well-being to please others. Accepting yourself first is the first step to healing. Today, I’m talking with self love expert Aubree Nichols who has s…
 
Sometimes if you’re lucky someone reaches out to you in the early days when you’re first trying to stop drinking and shows you how to take the first steps. And for me, that person was Dawn Nickel. 8 years ago, when I first thought that I needed to stop drinking and decided to try life without wine, Dawn reached out to me. I was traveling with my so…
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra talk about some big and fast approaching milestones. Milestones, whether they are graduations, sober anniversaries or birthdays, are always part joy and part grief. This episode is about the navigation of emotions, emotions made available as a byproduct of recovery. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three …
 
Do you wonder why drinking alcohol helps you feel relaxed and then leaves you awake at 3am? Or why do you have trouble moderating how much you drink? How is it possible that alcohol is both a depressant and a stimulant? Why does a substance that makes you feel euphoric later leave you feeling so low with anxiety and a hangover? And is it actually t…
 
In early sobriety, sober treats are important, not an indulgence. Don’t underestimate their power, because sober treats are essential to helping you both stop drinking and keep going once willpower runs out and motivation fades When you’re walking away from drinking you need your time without alcohol to feel rewarding and kind - not like a punishme…
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Casey McGuire Davidson. Casey is a certified professional life and sobriety coach and the host of The Hello Someday Podcast. “Is sobriety boring?” is a question Casey hears often as a coach. They talk about the fear of boredom that keeps some people from considering sobriety, they talk about the ir…
 
Today marks ONE YEAR since I started this podcast! I can’t believe it. When I look back on the past year, I’ve been a little scared everytime I release an episode but mostly happy and grateful. I’m amazed to see women like you listening and reaching out and telling me that the podcast is helping them. Launching this podcast has been incredible and …
 
Let’s talk about what happens to your body when you drink alcohol and what happens when you stop drinking after consuming it on a regular basis. I asked Gillian Tietz, the Sober Scientist and host of the Sober Powered Podcast, to come on the podcast to talk about the Science and Psychology of Addiction. In today’s episode, Gill and I discuss Why al…
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra work a few ideas out: overfunctioning, expectations that turn into resentments and efforting that goes nowhere. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox:Sondra: (1) Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times; (2) Volunteering at Austin Creative Reuse; and …
 
What do you desire in life and what’s holding you back from going after what you want? Are you worried that your dreams aren’t practical or achievable? Or that you’re selfish or self-indulgent for wanting more than you have? Do you feel like you’re too busy, with too many responsibilities to go after something new (and you’ll have time to focus on …
 
We all have negative thoughts at times and often can be our own worst critics. And if you have a tendency to be hard on yourself, the automatic thoughts you have can have a big impact on your emotions and the way you experience and interpret the world around you. It’s normal to feel sadness, anger, worry and loneliness at times. But getting stuck i…
 
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Kate Baily. Kate is a certified Life and Personal Performance Coach who specializes in helping women get, stay and love being sober. She is also the coauthor of the book “Love Yourself Sober” and is the cohost of the Love Sober podcast with Mandy Manners. They talk about the beautiful life that can…
 
Let's talk about sugar, diets and early sobriety. This topic comes up all the time with women who are trying to stop drinking because they’re fearful of replacing overconsumption of alcohol with food. Common advice in early sobriety is to let go of your ‘food rules’, go ahead and eat the Peanut M&Ms, have dessert and don’t get too hungry. But a lot…
 
Did you know that you can live alcohol-free and still enjoy your life? You can still be social, still hang out with your friends who drink and also transform internally. You can let go of the things in your life that aren’t serving you, but also keep the people and activities that bring you joy. You can have everything you’ve always wanted. That’s …
 
Tammi and Sondra are back from a much-needed podcast break, and they catch up on four areas: family, creativity, health and recovery. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox:Sondra: (1) Do Nothing: How to break away from overworking, overdoing and underliving by Celeste Headlee; (2) On Being Podcast, What’s happen…
 
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