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Sober Bliss

Sober Bliss

By Gayle Macdonald

The Sober Bliss Podcast bringing you hints, tips, advice and inspiration as you walk your path to living a rich and full alcohol-free life. Discover why sobriety is the most loving gift of self care and self love, and how you can feel empowered and joyous with your choice to live the abundant life of alcohol-freedom you deserve.
I'm Gayle Macdonald, coach, mentor, mum, and tea drinker! I'm here to help you to transform your relationship with alcohol in a way that feels good, so you can live the life you deserve without alcohol holding you back.
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Cosy Sober Bedtimes - A Winter Routine to Soothe & Nourish
Cosy Sober Bedtimes - A Winter Routine to Soothe & Nourish
Cosy Sober Bedtimes - A Winter Routine to Soothe & Nourish.  Have you ever woken up at 3 am full of shame and regret about last night's drinking? Wishing it could be different? Dreaming of better bedtimes? This podcast episode is a story about bedtimes and how mine have changed dramatically since I quit drinking. How I went from evening chaos and passing out on the sofa to feeling pure relaxation and contentment instead. Learn how a soothing and nourishing evening and bedtime ritual can support your sobriety, provide the best sleep and help you start the day feeling calm and rested.  Links for more support The Blissfully Sober Support Space
34:13
November 23, 2022
You Can Have the AF Christmas of your Dreams - Here's How!
You Can Have the AF Christmas of your Dreams - Here's How!
The fourth and final podcast episode in this mini festive series, helping you plan the most magical AF Christmas ever! How did you get on yesterday with identifying the things that might get in the way of you enjoying an alcohol-free festive season?  By now you should be aware of the role that alcohol really plays in our festive season, what you want to do over the holidays and things that might get in the way of you achieving this. Today we’re going to look at how to begin to plan, prepare and navigate those issues – so you can stay on track and feel good through the holidays. The first thing is to remember why you are doing this. What does it mean to you to stay alcohol-free these holidays? There are more practical tips in the podcast to help you to start to build your festive sober toolkit. Links for more support Join the Magical AF Chirstmas Experience and enjoy: The gorgeous 100-page sobriety Christmas planner Weekly intention setting and reflection using the planner as a guide A special meditation to help you find peace and calm when things get a bit crazy! A Sober Christmas workshop to give you extra tools and ideas to help you navigate the holidays, feeling strong and calm and staying true to yourself Regular coaching and check-in sessions to meet and get guidance and support all the way through until the end of the year 31 gifts of love and inspiration sent directly to your inbox from December 1st until New Year's Eve
16:53
November 18, 2022
Fears & Doubts That Might Sabotage Your Magical AF Christmas
Fears & Doubts That Might Sabotage Your Magical AF Christmas
Episode three in our four part mini series, helping you to have a magical AF Christmas. This podcast will guide you through an exercise that will help you to get clear on what might get in the way of you enjoying the festive season sober. Now, I know this is not as fun as yesterday's exercise but it is equally as important. Because, if we know exactly what might trigger us into drinking (even when we really don't want to) and why these people, places, events, or feelings are so challenging for us, then we can put steps in place to help us through them. Take your time with this and don't froget if you need more support, I am here for you. Links for more support Join the Magical AF Chirstmas Experience and enjoy: The gorgeous 100-page sobriety Christmas planner Weekly intention setting and reflection using the planner as a guide A special meditation to help you find peace and calm when things get a bit crazy! A Sober Christmas workshop to give you extra tools and ideas to help you navigate the holidays, feeling strong and calm and staying true to yourself Regular coaching and check-in sessions to meet and get guidance and support all the way through until the end of the year 31 gifts of love and inspiration sent directly to your inbox from December 1st until New Year's Eve
11:13
November 18, 2022
Creating Your Own Magic at Christmas - 4 Things
Creating Your Own Magic at Christmas - 4 Things
Welcome to episode 2 of our 4 part Christmas mini series - Creating your own magic at Christmas. Instead of thinking about how you might ‘get through’ Christmas or all the reasons why it might be easier to just drink in order to manage the festive season, I want you to really dig deep now and tap into what it is you really want, how you want to feel, and what it means to you to be alcohol-free doing all the things you want to do. If you know me, you'll know that I love visualization and vision boards. Having a clear picture, a dream, a vision of what it is you actually want and most importantly, how you want to feel is hugely inspirational and will help you to stay true to yourself. So what do you actually want? Today's video will help you to figure that out. Links for more support Join the Magical AF Chirstmas Experience and enjoy: The gorgeous 100-page sobriety Christmas planner Weekly intention setting and reflection using the planner as a guide A special meditation to help you find peace and calm when things get a bit crazy! A Sober Christmas workshop to give you extra tools and ideas to help you navigate the holidays, feeling strong and calm and staying true to yourself Regular coaching and check-in sessions to meet and get guidance and support all the way through until the end of the year 31 gifts of love and inspiration sent directly to your inbox from December 1st until New Year's Eve
16:14
November 18, 2022
Does Alcohol Really Make a Magical Christmas?
Does Alcohol Really Make a Magical Christmas?
Episode 1 in our 4 part Christmas mini series - Does alcohol really make a magical Christmas? I think we all know the answer to that, yet drinking and the festive season have become so intertwined, it's difficult to imagine not drinking and still having a great time. This guided visualization will take you on a journey and help you discover the real role that alcohol plays and invites you to tap into what the holidays are truly about. A powerful reframe that will shift your perspective and open your eyes! Links for more support Join the Magical AF Chirstmas Experience and enjoy: The gorgeous 100-page sobriety Christmas planner Weekly intention setting and reflection using the planner as a guide A special meditation to help you find peace and calm when things get a bit crazy! A Sober Christmas workshop to give you extra tools and ideas to help you navigate the holidays, feeling strong and calm and staying true to yourself Regular coaching and check-in sessions to meet and get guidance and support all the way through until the end of the year 31 gifts of love and inspiration sent directly to your inbox from Decmber 1st all the way until the end of the year
15:54
November 18, 2022
When will you stop drinking? What are you waiting for?
When will you stop drinking? What are you waiting for?
The words I hear most often when it comes to quitting drinking are, "I'll stop drinking when..." When, at some unknown point in the future, everything is just right, all your ducks are in a row, the stars are aligned and your fridge is stocked with all the chocolate and AF drinks it can hold. The trouble with waiting until everything is just right is that you are waiting, usually a long time, to start living. I waited five years! When you wait, you are delaying peace, freedom and the life you deserve. This episode dives deep into what happens when you don't wait, how to take the leap in a way that feels good even if your scared, and the magic that happens when you do. Links for more support Book your cuppachat Blissfully Sober Support Space
28:49
November 10, 2022
Are You Afraid to Quit Drinking? Facing your Fear of Sobriety
Are You Afraid to Quit Drinking? Facing your Fear of Sobriety
Today I want to talk about one very specific thing when it comes to quitting drinking and that is - fear. At this time of year [Halloween] we’re scaring ourselves silly and doing things that perhaps we wouldn’t usually do, things that take us out of our comfort zone, things that leave us feeling exhilarated and alive, when we do embrace our fears, push past the scary feelings and do it anyway. Yet when it comes to quitting drinking, or anything new or different in our lives, we allow fear to hold us back instead of propelling us forward like we do on Halloween. I did that for the longest time, even though I wanted to quit drinking, When I thought of sobriety I felt afraid. Perhaps you do too. After all, if drinking has been such a huge part of your life, the thought of never drinking again, ever, can be terrifying. But are you willing to keep letting your fear of sobriety, your fear of the unknown and what your life could look like, keep you stuck? Some serious questions to ponder and practical and powerful techniques to help you move past your fear and embrace the unknown wonder that is sobriety feeling exhilarated and excited. Are you ready for the scariest step of your life? Of course you are! Links for more support Halloween Special Podcast Have a Spooky Sober Halloween Blog Blissfully Sober Support Space 
51:34
October 29, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets - Rehab Studios
Sober Bliss Meets - Rehab Studios
This week's podcast guest is such a joy! I had the pleasure of chatting to Claire Comai who is the founder and creative energy behind Rehab Studios, a really exciting  Brooklyn based fashion label inspired by stories of recovery from alcohol addiction and mental illness. The Rehab Studios brand and designs are inspired by Claire's own struggles with alcohol and drug addiction, which dominated her life until age 24. Now three years sober, Claire channeled the energy and restlessness she felt during early sobriety into building Rehab Studios (and other amazing experiences which you'll learn about in the podcast!) This is such a fun conversation and if you thought that being sober was dull or boring, then Claire will show you that sobriety is what you make it and in her case - about as far removed from dull as you can get! Links for More Support The Rehab Studios Website Follow Claire on Instagram Blissfully Sober Support Space
35:15
October 26, 2022
What Are You Choosing, Really?
What Are You Choosing, Really?
In this episode, I explore why it is that we so often push our dreams and desires to the bottom of the list and whether intentionally or not, we choose to do something, anything, other than the things we really want to do. What are the reasons why we put off doing the things we most want to do, the things that really light us up and bring us joy? It doesn’t matter if it’s quitting drinking, writing a book, learning to skate or starting an exercise practice, why are our excuses so often stronger than our desires and why do we let them run the show? This episode is taking an honest look at ourselves without judgement and asking "what are you choosing, really?" While it might be painful to look at it, once we know what is going on behind the scenes, or under the surface we can then begin to do something about it. And it all starts with one simple thing........ Links for more support Blissfully Sober Support Membership Book your Cuppachat Beth Kempton's Website
49:31
October 19, 2022
The best thing you can do for yourself if you want to stop drinking
The best thing you can do for yourself if you want to stop drinking
The best thing you can do for yourself if you want to stop drinking This podcast is a bit of a reflective episode that happens with the changing of the seasons, especially as we approach autumn and winter. This is my favourite part of the year as I can genuinely slow down, take things easy and retreat if I want to. It was during an early morning of reflection on being kind to ourselves, and the role that plays in sobriety, it got me thinking about why we resist doing the things that bring us joy. Why do we only feel ‘deserving and worthy’ of, say an extra hour in bed or a soothing walk along the beach when we’re ill or are making a special effort to be kind to ourselves, and why it has everything to do with why we drink and, therefore has everything to do with how we can stop drinking. LInks for more support Alexrainbirdmusic current listening Gayle’s porridge blog Blissfully Sober Support Membership Book your cuppachat
40:42
October 12, 2022
Guided Visualization Meditation - Create aVision for your Sobriety
Guided Visualization Meditation - Create aVision for your Sobriety
Join me on this hypnotic, deeply relaxing and soothing journey as you tap into your subconscious and your deepest desires. Learn how to use your heart and soul to create a powerful vision for your sobriety. What do you want your life to look like? How do you want to feel? Tap into the emotions that your dreams envoke and use this power to create a vision for your alcohol-free life that will guide and support you and carry you through as you embark on a wonderful journey towards living the life of your dreams and being the most glorious version of yourself.
18:55
October 06, 2022
RAIN Technique for Alcohol Cravings
RAIN Technique for Alcohol Cravings
Inspired by Tara Brach, this beautiful RAIN Technique for alcohol cravings will take you through the four stages of Recognize, Allow, Investigate and Nurture to help you through your craving without fear or judgment and come out the other side feeling nurtured and loved. A safe space to allow yourself to work through the often difficult and challenging emotions with kindness and compassion.
08:30
October 06, 2022
Evening Meditation for Early Sobriety
Evening Meditation for Early Sobriety
A soothing, loving meditation to listen to at bedtime in those early days of sobriety. When you first quit drinking, it can be a roller coaster ride of emotions, thoughts and experiences. This guided meditation will help ground you in your decision, feel good about the process, and remind you of just how fabulous you are. If you're having trouble sleeping the meditation will help you drift off feeling good, at peace and calm. Enjoy.
06:39
October 06, 2022
Guided Meditation to Help you Through Alcohol Cravings
Guided Meditation to Help you Through Alcohol Cravings
The most powerful and effective way to manage cravings for alcohol is to lean into them, face them and work through them mindully and fully supported. This soothing, grounding meditation will help you do just that. Allow the words to ground you, soothe you and guide you through your craving safely and with love. Observe them, feel them and notice that they have no power over you. Whenever a craving strikes, listen to this meditation and in no time, they will disappear, leaving you feeling strong, powerful and in control.
07:50
October 06, 2022
Postive Affirmations for Sobriety
Postive Affirmations for Sobriety
Take a deep breath in, close your eyes and allow these positive, uplifting affirmations ground you into the wonderful space that is living alcohol-free. You are amazing, you are strong, this is the greatest gift of kindness you can give yourself. Listen to the soothing, calming words and allow yourself to absorb their powerful meaning of motivation and inspiration.
16:13
October 06, 2022
When being sober feels hard........... And how to bring back the magic!
When being sober feels hard........... And how to bring back the magic!
Often we start our sobriety journey full of hope, motivation and inspiration but can struggle when being sober feels hard, which it often does, because, well that’s life! There will be difficult times to negotiate, challenges to overcome and hard days to get through. Maybe we get bored or the whole thing feels boring. Perhaps we are feeling good and the thought of celebrating or enjoying happy times without alcohol feels the hardest of them all. Staying on track and keeping that inspiration and motivation flowing, means turning to your tools and leaning into what you know works for you which will carry you through until you come out the other side, because you will. I want to help you find the magic of sobriety and get back on track. I want to help you take that first step with the tools, guidance and support you need to feel magical in sobriety. October is just around the corner, the most magical time of year, and there is no better time to recoonect to the magic within and feel good again in sobriety. Listen for my top tips on how to feel better, how to lift yourself up in an instant and how to have a magical month of sobriety. Plus, a fabulous workbook to keep you on track Links for more support Download your FREE Magical month workbook and planner The Blissfully Sober Support Space Creating your vision in sobriety
37:30
September 24, 2022
Four Years of Sobriety - An Interview with My Husband An Ex Beer Monster!
Four Years of Sobriety - An Interview with My Husband An Ex Beer Monster!
My husband was a beer monster, his words! For us, wine o'clock was beer o'clock and then quickly became anything we can get hold of o'clock! When my husband quit drinking four years ago, it came as a shock to me as it seemed to happen out of the blue. The day after, I quit too. In March we celebrated four years of sobriety together and had planned to record this episode for you by way of celebration! However, in April, my husband suffered a stroke and it has taken a while for him to get back on his feet. But, back on his feet, he is and feeling strong enough to chat to me all about his sober journey, why he quit, how he quit, what keeps him motivated, what he has done with the time and money saved and everything in between! Grab a cuppa and listen in as we chat about the past for years and our lives together as an alcohol-free husband and wife team! Links for more support Blissfully Sober Support Space: Blissfully Sober Membership One to One Sober Coaching: Sober Bliss Program Creating a Vision For Your Sobriety: Podcast Macs overland/outdoor website: K90 Overland
46:11
August 23, 2022
Nutrition in Sobriety with Dr. Brooke Scheller
Nutrition in Sobriety with Dr. Brooke Scheller
This is such a great conversation all about nutrition in sobriety with Dr. Brooke Scheller, a doctor of clinical nutrition, who is also on the sober path. Discover what happens in your brain when a craving strikes and how good nutrition is key to managing cravings with ease. Dr. Brooke shares her top tips to get more nutritious food into your diet, avoid the sugar trap and why quitting drinking is the key to unlocking your dreams and desires.   Learn more about Dr. Brooke  Blissfuly Sober Support Space
42:47
July 07, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets - Sarah Rusbatch
Sober Bliss Meets - Sarah Rusbatch
A brilliant conversation with Sarah, a grey area drinking coach all about what grey area drinking actually is and how the mummy wine culture changed the drinking habits of women across the globe, something Sarah and I can certainly relate to. Find out how Sarah gave up for good and how she helps other women do the same. Learn more abour Sarah and her services: https://sarahrusbatch.com/
31:45
June 25, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets... Karolina 'Euphoric AF'
Sober Bliss Meets... Karolina 'Euphoric AF'
You are going to love this uplifting and inspiring episode! Karolina, founder of the amazing Euphoric AF is such a joy to talk to. I have been following Karolina's work for a while and love her positive approach. She sees, like I do, women who stop drinking as strong and powerful and going AF is like a lifestyle upgrade, an up-levelling of your life - which it is! Karolina will not only help you quit drinking in one of her group programs or courses but will help you tap into your dreams and bring them to life! Links for more support Euphoric AF Karolina's book Blissfully Sober Support space
42:32
June 16, 2022
The Sober Tools Helping Me Through a Rough Patch
The Sober Tools Helping Me Through a Rough Patch
The sober tools helping me through a rough patch. In this episode I share in more detail what happened when my husband had a stroke, how we got through the early days and the tools helping me right now. I share the top tools that I have been leaning on, something I went back to just this morning and the new, exciting way I am able to support you. Discover why community and you, have been key in keeping me going and how to join the brand new support membership space. Blissfully Sober Support Space
33:04
May 30, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets Michelle - Captivate Coaching & Consulting
Sober Bliss Meets Michelle - Captivate Coaching & Consulting
Michelle is such a wonderful guest and this is a really inspiring conversation. Michelle is a retired premiership rugby player and now executive business coach so is no stranger to working hard and playing hard. But, like many mums and business owners to say that alcohol was having an impact on Michelle's daily life is an understatement. What started off as an experiment has turned into a way of life for Michelle and she just can't speak highly enough of living alcohol-free!   Captivate Coaching Blissfully Sober Support Space
33:02
April 07, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets Beth from Newly-Sober
Sober Bliss Meets Beth from Newly-Sober
Sober Bliss Meets Beth from Newly-Sober and we have a really great conversation which I know you will love listening to as much as we loved chatting! Beth is very open and honest about her previous attempt at being sober, how she was furious and why it didn't work for her. This time around though it is completely different and Beth shares exactly what makes the difference between being sober and loving it and being sober and hating it. Plus some top tips, an insight into her blog and why sweets and chocolate are necessary in the beginning. Read Beth's Blog, Newly Sober Blissfully Sober Support Space
43:19
March 16, 2022
Write to Heal With Cici Reagan
Write to Heal With Cici Reagan
Write to Heal With Cici Reagan is one of my favourite episodes of Sober Bliss Meets. This is such a gorgeous conversation full of deep experiences, joy and absolute transformation. Cici is one of the loveliest people I have met in the recovery world . She is fun, genuine, wise and wonderful! I know you are going to get so much from our conversation and she has some great resources for you too: 5 Writing Prompts to Heal Your Soul Join Cici's FREE Facebook Group For more support, Join the Write to Heal Community Join The Blissfully Sober Support Space
44:05
March 09, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets Sober Awkward
Sober Bliss Meets Sober Awkward
Sober Bliss meets Sober Awkward, otherwise known as Lucy and Victoria. I chat to Victoria and Lucy who host the fabulous Sober Awkward podcast and Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy community. Learn how the Sober Awkward podcast came about and why these honest, funny and often difficult conversations are so important in the journey of both Victoria and Lucy and of course, their community. We dip into topics such as boredom and being boring, how our kids are impacted by our sober selves & Lucy and Victoria share their hints and tips on what to do if you're struggling right now. The Sober Awkward Podcast Blissfully Sober Support Space
52:31
February 23, 2022
Getting Through Wine o'clock - Ten Things That Helped Me quit Drinking
Getting Through Wine o'clock - Ten Things That Helped Me quit Drinking
As I approach 4 years of sobriety, I reflect on getting through wine o'clock in the early days and the things I did that helped me. I share some of the practical tools I used and how it wasn't all sofa, cake and telly. Discover how my wine o'clock strategies are helping me to quit smoking and often what you do outside of wine o'clock can have the biggest impact. I also share the ONE thing that helped me the most. For more support to help you get through wine o'clock and beyond. Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
56:28
February 12, 2022
Quitting Drinking - The Fading Affect Bias
Quitting Drinking - The Fading Affect Bias
What do you do when the thoughts start to creep back in and you wonder why you are on this sober journey? As you move away from the pain and shame of the drinking days and the space between you and your last drink grows, you might wonder what all the fuss is about. How to deal with the whispers of the wine witch when you encounter the fading affect bias. For more support, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
36:40
February 12, 2022
Make Your First 100 Days of Sobriety Awesome
Make Your First 100 Days of Sobriety Awesome
How to make your first 100 days of sobriety awesome! Quite a bold statement, but really it doesn't have to be hard or painful or boring or depressing. Your first 100 days of sobriety will be like nothing you have ever experienced that's for sure! And in this podcast I want to help you make them as awesome as possible so that you want to keep going! Links for more support: Blissfully Sober Support Space Why January Doesn't Have to be Dry (and boring!) Don't do Sober October The Easy First Step To Sobriety
46:16
January 26, 2022
Sober Bliss Meets - The Wolf You Feed
Sober Bliss Meets - The Wolf You Feed
My gorgeous friend Sophie, also an addiction and recovery coach, chats to me about her own journey to alcohol-free living and shares some of her most empowering tools. We talk about the importance of community, taking small steps and some of the best bits about living alcohol-free. Sophie also explains all about 'The Wolf you Feed' Learn more about Sophie and the Wolf you Feed: on Instagram Sophie's Website For more support to help you quit drinking, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
42:03
January 06, 2022
How to make 2022 the year your life changes
How to make 2022 the year your life changes
How to make 2022 the year your life changes and how to use your energy to feel good in sobriety. This is very close to my heart because my experience of going and living alcohol-free has been, and still is nothing short of magical. Working with the natural flow of my energies and learning how to shift my energy to help me feel inspired, uplifted and abundant on this journey is how I get to feel good in my sobriety. Using your energy to help you on this journey is exactly what I am going to teach you today. Let's make 2022 a year you finally find freedom from alcohol and feel good in sobriety, shall we?! For more support, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
01:00:08
December 30, 2021
From Dark Clouds to Rainbows - A Client's Journey to Sober Bliss
From Dark Clouds to Rainbows - A Client's Journey to Sober Bliss
A wonderful, honest, vulnerable and uplifting conversation about my lovely client's journey from being in a dark place because of her drinking to finally feeling free and at peace. We discuss the inner most thoughts and fears about stopping drinking, how much alcohol was interfering with her life and all the things she wanted to do and the lightbulb moment when she decided enough was enough. My client also explains how coaching with me was not what she expected, yet completely life-changing for her, and she also shares her best advice on what to do if you too are feeling like you are stuck in the never ending cycle of drinking and then feeling bad about yourself. This is such a juicy episode, you are going to love every minute. Get the support you need in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
01:12:37
December 21, 2021
Why Dry January Doesn't Have to be Dry
Why Dry January Doesn't Have to be Dry
Dry January doesn't have to be dry, in fact it can be a wonderful, soul nourishing month of peace, freedom and joy! In this episode I talk about how you can re-frame your month away from alcohol to make it the positive experience it truly is, so you don't feel like you are missing out or have to white-knuckle through it. Plus I share the ONE thing you can do right now so you start the month feeling inspired and excited. Links for more support Blissfully Sober Support Space Don't so Sober October Podcast Bringing in the magic and sparkle to your sober journey Turn wine o'clock into joy o'clock FREE Guide Managing Cravings Book your FREE one to one session
56:12
December 15, 2021
Help with Sobriety if You're Struggling at Christmas
Help with Sobriety if You're Struggling at Christmas
You CAN stay sober this Christmas and in this episode I share ways to help with sobriety if you're struggling at Christmas. I talk about how to tackle your planning so you are less stressed, why saying no is the best word to practice and how to bookend your days and why it's important. Discover more practical tips and the ONE thing to help you feel more relaxed and take the pressure off from getting it 'right'. Links for more support Blissfully Sober Support Space Bring magic and sparkle to Christmas podcast One to one coaching Book your free cuppachat
47:19
December 09, 2021
Bringing Magic and Sparkle to Your AF Christmas
Bringing Magic and Sparkle to Your AF Christmas
Bringing magic and sparkle to your AF Christmas and feel festive without the booze.  Despite the association of drinking and celebrating at this time of year there are so many wonderful ways that you can feel magic and sparkly without alcohol. In today's podcast I share my top tips to bring on the magic at Christmas to help you experience the true wonder and magic of Christmas in an instant. Warning, cheesy music and naff jumpers may be involved! For extra support, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space or book your session with me to discover how you can experience the joy and magic that is AF living all year round!
34:39
November 30, 2021
Sober Bliss Halloween Special Podcast
Sober Bliss Halloween Special Podcast
Excuse the spooky, scary, Halloween references but I am so excited for this podcast. I love Halloween, it's also my birthday and it is a great time to decide if you are under the spell of alcohol and is alcohol a trick or a treat?! In this podcast we dive into the true nature of alcohol - it is a poison after all and I invite you to think about alcohol in a different way. Is it really a treat and what actually makes for wonderful, proper treats at Halloween or at any time really. Sign up to the Sober Bliss newsletter and get your free guide to beating wine o'clock How to have a spooky sober Halloween blog Blissfully Sober Support Space
35:59
October 27, 2021
DON'T DO SOBER OCTOBER
DON'T DO SOBER OCTOBER
Don't do Sober October. Perhaps a controversial thing to say by a sobriety coach, but really I don't want you to do Sober October this year. In this episode I'll talk about the benefits and the pitfalls of taking a month off the booze. And, if you really want to change your relationship with alcohol [and yourself], what you should be doing instead. Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
36:41
September 27, 2021
Demystifying day one of sobriety
Demystifying day one of sobriety
In this episode, I'm going to be demystifying day one of sobriety to make it feel easier for you to get there. We build up day one in our heads so much and turn it into this be all and end all, terrifying moment that is surrounded by so much pressure to succeed or fail that we can often talk ourselves out of it. All the horror stories come to mind, the fears and the doubts that it feels too big for us and we can set ourselves up for failure before we even start. What if I told you that day one is never like we imagine it to be and what's more you can make it your own, do it the way you want and maybe, not even have an official day one at all! Blissfully Sober Support Space
51:56
August 24, 2021
The Easy First Step to Sobriety
The Easy First Step to Sobriety
The easy first step to sobriety that you might not be aware of! Quitting drinking, sobriety, or taking a break from alcohol brings so much emotion and not all of it good. What if I told you there was a super easy first or next step to help you do this amazing thing for yourself in a way that feels good. Would you want it? Of course you would! Dive into the episode and discover what you can do right now, today to get you taking that step in a way that feels good and easy! Blissfully Sober Support Space
42:31
August 13, 2021
Spreading My Sober Wings
Spreading My Sober Wings
Spreading my sober wings with one of our lovely Transform members in today's podcast episode. Dawn is such an inspiring and uplifting person and she shares some key parts of her sober journey and the one thing that has helped her get through challenges, tricky moments and the month that seemed to last forever! Dawn also shares her most powerful tools in her journey, how she got through the early days and top tips for taking the first step to a life of joy and freedom from alcohol. Join the Support Membership and find your own sober wings!
41:47
July 27, 2021
Sober Bliss Meets - Alex McRobert, The Mindful Life Practice
Sober Bliss Meets - Alex McRobert, The Mindful Life Practice
In this episode of Sober Bliss Meets, I talk to the wonderful Alex McRobert, founder of The Mindful Life Practice and The Sober Curious Yoga School. Alex is a Canadian living in Abu Dabi, party girl turned yoga teacher.  Alex talks about the moment she realized that alcohol was taking over everything and how she quit drinking with the help of community and yoga. The clarity gained from being alcohol-free led her to someone who confirmed what she knew all along, she was dedicated to a life of healing others through the power of yoga and she has since built an amazing community for the sober and sober curious all connected through the beautiful practice of yoga.  Hear her story and be inspired. Blissfully Sober Support Space
46:36
July 20, 2021
Sober Bliss Meets My Bubbly Pop
Sober Bliss Meets My Bubbly Pop
I chat to the wonderful Izzy from My Bubbly Pop. You are going to love this episode and if you worried that sober might be boring, Izzy shows us that it is quite the opposite! My bubbly pop was born from Izzy's love of alcohol-free bubbles and she creates some amazing mocktails while also spreading the word in her local area of Marbella that AF bubbles are the way to go. Izzy also runs a fabulous sober connection retreat for sober women who want to have fun, relax, and chill out in beautiful surroundings. Here are Izzy's favourite alcohol-free drinks Noughty AF sparkling wine Mockingbird AF Tequila Lyres AF Spirits Sparkling tea Spicy Ginger drink For more support join us in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
37:14
July 14, 2021
Get Ready for a Glorious Sober Summer
Get Ready for a Glorious Sober Summer
Get ready for a glorious sober summer in this inspiring and uplifting podcast episode. Whether you are anxious or looking forward to an alcohol-free summer, there are so many hints, tips and ides to inspire you to making this the best summer ever!  Practical ideas to help you with your planning and some motivational words to help you reframe, reset and forget any association you may have that drinking and fun go together. They really don't and you can have some sober fun in the sun! Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
46:49
July 06, 2021
What To Do When Drinking is Taking Up Too Much Space in Your Head
What To Do When Drinking is Taking Up Too Much Space in Your Head
Usually when you realize that drinking is taking up too much space in your head, it's because the thoughts are negative and they seem to force you to come to a decision to stop drinking. But the decision feels hard, difficult and full of shame and guilt. What if you could remove these negative drinking thoughts and come to a decision to stop in a way that feels good? This podcast will help you see that you have the power to change your thoughts, free yourself from those thoughts and make a decision in a way that is empowering and uplifting. For more support, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
44:41
June 22, 2021
Sober Bliss Meets - Alex Bales - Transformational Coach
Sober Bliss Meets - Alex Bales - Transformational Coach
Sober Bliss meets Alex Bales, Personal Trainer and Transformational Coach. Discover how Alex turned his life around going from being addicted to drugs and alcohol to finding clarity, self-love and self respect to heal past trauma and learn how to love life again.   Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
33:25
June 10, 2021
How to celebrate when you're sober
How to celebrate when you're sober
How to celebrate when you're sober. How do we celebrate without alcohol when the two are so intertwined? Whether you are celebrating a sobriety milestone or other wonderful achievement or occasion in your life, this podcast will show you that you can do it, it's amazing. Plus ideas on how to celebrate without drinking and why you should celebrate often. Celebration is a big thing in our support membership. Join us so we can cheer you on and celebrate with you. Blissfully Sober Support.
43:32
June 08, 2021
Quitting Drinking - Why Can't I Just Moderate?
Quitting Drinking - Why Can't I Just Moderate?
When we want to change our relationship with alcohol, the first thing we think about it moderation. Seems like a good idea, right? But if you're struggling and finding that trying to stick to your own rules is causing you more stress and exhaustion, then maybe moderation is not the thing for you. There is another way, an easier way and I'm going to share why trying to moderate your drinking is actually keeping you stuck and stopping you from experiencing real peace and freedom from alcohol. Plus some top tips to help you break free and the number one mindset shift that helped me go from drinking daily to complete freedom from alcohol. Let us help you gain freedom from alcohol. Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
43:49
May 25, 2021
When You've Stopped Drinking But Your Partner Hasn't
When You've Stopped Drinking But Your Partner Hasn't
When you've stopped drinking but your partner hasn't how do you deal with that? In this podcast episode we look at what to say and what not to say to your loved one who is still drinking. How you can cope with your own feelings surrounding this issue and two key things to bear in mind. Support is key on this journey, especially if your partner is still drinking. Join an inspiring group of like-minded women on the same journey as you in the Blissfully Sober support Space. You don't have to do this alone.
29:04
May 05, 2021
How to break the stop / start cycle of drinking
How to break the stop / start cycle of drinking
Are you tired of moderating? Sick of the rules and restrictions you impose on yourself and inevitably break? Do you want to finally break free from the stop / start cycle of drinking and find freedom from alcohol? In this week's podcast you will learn five ways to help you break the cycle of drinking and feel good. Plus a powerful mindset shift to help you on your way and how to stay on track. Get the support you need to break the cycle for good in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
29:41
April 21, 2021
Coping with Life's Challenges when You Don't Drink
Coping with Life's Challenges when You Don't Drink
Coping with life's challenges when you don't drink. In this episode I share practical hints and tips to help you cope with whatever life throws at you without turning to alcohol. Discover some emergency tools to help you through difficult times and what you can do on an ongoing basis to build strength and resilience. Plus the one powerful mindset shift to help you through any situation. Get ongoing support through the good times and the difficult, in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
42:42
April 06, 2021
How to Create a Vision for Your Sobriety
How to Create a Vision for Your Sobriety
In order to have an alcohol-free life that you love, it is important to know what that looks like. This is why taking the time to create a vision for your sobriety is key. And it is a lot of fun too. This episode describes exactly how you can begin to create your very own vision for your sobriety and practical steps to take right now to get into support that good vibe, positive energy state. Get support and guidance on creating your own vision for sobriety in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
45:39
March 23, 2021
Why self love and self care is key in sobriety
Why self love and self care is key in sobriety
In this episode I talk about why self care is at the very crux of a happy alcohol-free life, what self care is and how to begin a daily self care practice. Self love and self care is so important and if you have been using wine as self care, it can be difficult to know what to do instead. Most crucial though is allowing yourself this time and energy for yourself, so I talk about how to begin to show yourself that you are worth it, which is the most important first step. Join Blissfully Sober
40:06
March 09, 2021
Sober Bliss meets Richard Capriola, author of 'The Addicted Child'
Sober Bliss meets Richard Capriola, author of 'The Addicted Child'
Richard Capriola, addiction counsellor and therapist has written a valuable resource for parents to help them if they think their child has a problem with substance use. Written in clear language with practical help, The Addicted Child is a parents guide and resource on adolescent substance abuse. Learn more about Richard and the book at www.helptheaddictedchild.com  Join Blissfully Sober
18:38
March 01, 2021
Effective Ways to Manage Alcohol Cravings
Effective Ways to Manage Alcohol Cravings
Cravings are the thing that can often stop us in our tracks as we walk the sober path, especially in the early days. We might even be so scared of cravings that we don't even try to stop drinking. In this episode I share some effective ways to manage alcohol cravings and explain why they are not to be feared and how you can absolutely manage them so that eventually they don't bother you anymore. Plus, the number one thing you can do to get through any craving. Get the help and support you need to manage your cravings and so much more in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
45:01
February 07, 2021
Overthinking in Sobriety
Overthinking in Sobriety
Overthinking and being stuck in your head, leads to fear, doubt and worry. All this time spend thinking can stop us from doing the thing we are thinking about and often we talk ourselves out of taking action, before we've even given ourselves a chance. Discover tips on how to break the over thinking cycle and the ONE thing that you can do to overcome overthinking in sobriety. Find freedom from thoughts and the never ending spiral of overthinking. Join Blissfully Sober
40:36
February 07, 2021
How I Stopped Drinking For Good
How I Stopped Drinking For Good
After years of daily drinking, I finally stopped drinking for goon on March 28th 2018. Discover why this time was 'different', the one key thing that helped me to make the decision and how I got through the early days of sobriety. I talk about the tools I used to help me through, and most importantly, the mindset that helped me discover my own Sober Bliss. Join Blissfully Sober to get the support you need and find your own Sober Bliss!
40:24
February 07, 2021
Connecting With Nature in Sobriety with Serene Mind Coaching
Connecting With Nature in Sobriety with Serene Mind Coaching
In this episode I talk to Nicole Gabriel from Serene Mind Coaching about how and most importantly, why, connecting with nature can help you in your journey to sobriety. Nature is a great healer and I always advise getting out in nature to help with cravings, overthinking and to help you just feel better. Nicole, who is a coach and psychologist talks us through the why's behind this fabulous connection to nature to improve our physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Nicole offers some practical tips to help you get out and about as often as possible even when you don't feel like it. To connect with Nicole, you can find her at Serene Mind Coaching and Hugged by Nature over on Instagram. Join Blissfully Sober for more help, guidance and support on how to use nature to help in your sober journey
33:46
January 31, 2021
Sober Bliss Meets Sobalicious
Sober Bliss Meets Sobalicious
Sober Bliss meets Sobalicious. In this inspiring and uplifting chat, I talk to the wonderful Sarah about her 1000 day journey so far into an alcohol-free life. Despite the early struggles, Sarah now has a rich and full life and is doing some wonderful things for the sober community. We also talk about her involvement in Sobalicious and the amazing fundraising she does for NACOA. For help and support on your sober journey, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
55:52
December 17, 2020
The Alcohol Spell with Liz Horsman
The Alcohol Spell with Liz Horsman
Are you stuck in the alcohol spell? What is the alcohol spell? Tune into this lively discussion with Liz and I all about how alcohol has us under its spell and why life is so much better when you break free. Break free from the alcohol spell and get support in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
45:35
September 21, 2020
Sober Bliss meets 'Sobersonic' Emma Lewis
Sober Bliss meets 'Sobersonic' Emma Lewis
You are in for a treat with this episode of Sober Bliss meets the wonderful 'sobersonic' Emma Lewis. Discover what led Emma to finally saying goodbye to alcohol and how she did it. Emma is a shining light of sober positivity and listen to our uplifting, inspiring conversation full of laughs and golden nuggets of inspiration. If you're looking for amazing alcohol-free cocktails, join Emma's subscription box and taste the best alcohol-free drinks. Need more support? Join Blissfully Sober
56:51
September 14, 2020
A Sobriety Success Story
A Sobriety Success Story
Listen to one of my wonderful client's talking about her sobriety success story. She came to me in a very dark, lonely, scary place and in just three months of working together has stopped drinking, learned to love herself again and is happy and excited for the future. She has learned to live again. This is her story. Links for more support Blissfully Sober Support Space One to Once coaching
56:24
August 28, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Gill Mckay, author of Stuck: Brain Smart Insights for Coaches
Sober Bliss Meets Gill Mckay, author of Stuck: Brain Smart Insights for Coaches
Gill talks about her decision to quit drinking after realizing it was slowly taking over her life and getting in the way of who she was. We discuss some of her strategies to help her make the transformation which included changing her home environment, lots of reading, ice cream and running! For more support on your own journey to sobriety, Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
42:04
August 16, 2020
Sober Bliss meets Sally Oddy, The Clarity Coach
Sober Bliss meets Sally Oddy, The Clarity Coach
Sobriety really is good for business as you will discover in this episode. Sober Bliss meets Sally Oddy, the Clarity Coach and we talk about her reasons for taking a long break from alcohol. Sally explains why not drinking is so crucial for where she is at with her business at the moment, how taking a break from alcohol is helping with menopause symptoms, her strategy for getting through cravings and the positive impact being sober is having on her personal and professional life. Join Blissfully Sober for more support and guidance to help you on your own journey to alcohol-freedom
35:20
August 10, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Jean McCarthy, UnPickled and The Bubble Hour
Sober Bliss Meets Jean McCarthy, UnPickled and The Bubble Hour
In this episode I talk to Jean McCarthy author of UnPickled and host of The Bubble Hour about her wakening moment when she realized it was time to quit drinking. She explains how she got through the early days of sobriety, how The Bubble Hour came about and how her life has changed beyond measure since quitting alcohol for good. Need more support? Join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
01:08:22
August 02, 2020
Essential Oils for Sobriety
Essential Oils for Sobriety
Today I talk to Soultipple Fee about her very personal journey from party girl to finding peace, calm and happiness in sobriety. Using essential oils was and still is a very powerful and important part of Fee's journey to help guide, support and soothe. This is such a lovely talk and Fee explains just how much the oils have helped to heal and inspire her. for more help and support, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
58:06
July 19, 2020
Sobriety and Creativity. Sober Bliss Meets The Sober Knitter
Sobriety and Creativity. Sober Bliss Meets The Sober Knitter
One of my favourite interviews yet! Sober Bliss meets The Sober Knitter and we talk sobriety and creativity. Maria shares her very personal journey, about her mum's battle with alcohol, why and how she decided she needed to stop and how her life unfolded as she slowly got back in touch with herself. There is of course knitting involved!  If you need more help and support on your own sober journey, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
01:15:37
July 05, 2020
Dealing With Addiction Through Writing, with Clare Pooley
Dealing With Addiction Through Writing, with Clare Pooley
Clare Pooley, author of The Sober Diaries, The Authenticity Project and The People on Platform Five shares her own experiences of dealing with addiction through writing. How studying and embracing her own feelings and emotions and expressing herself through her writing helped her to get where she is now, and helped heal and inspire so many others. Clare Pooley's website Ge the help and support you need on your own journey to alcohol-freedom in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
39:16
June 21, 2020
Alcohol and Sleep with Gillian Duncan
Alcohol and Sleep with Gillian Duncan
Alcohol and Sleep with Gillian Duncan. In this episode I talk to Gillian Duncan, host of Clarity Junction and author, all about one of my favourite topics, sleep! Gillian is the author of 'Sleep. Cure Your Insomnia, Improve Your Health & Feel Better Now' so knows a thing or two about getting good sleep. Gillian talks about her own struggles with addiction, why sleep is so important, why alcohol affects our sleep so badly and how to get a good night's sleep when you quit drinking. Let us help you with sober sleep and more in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
58:32
June 02, 2020
Using EFT to Change Your Relationship with Drinking. With Suzannah Butcher
Using EFT to Change Your Relationship with Drinking. With Suzannah Butcher
Using EFT to Change Your Relationship with Drinking. With Suzannah Butcher, EFT practitioner. In this wonderful interview Suzannah explains the power of 'tapping' to help you deal with cravings and heal your relationship with alcohol. Suzannah also talks openly about her own struggles with alcohol and how changing her own relationship with alcohol has had a positive impact on her life in general and her business. Discover more powerful tools to support your sobriety in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
33:31
May 25, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Esther Nagle - The Power of Breath in Sobriety
Sober Bliss Meets Esther Nagle - The Power of Breath in Sobriety
Sober Bliss Meets Esther Nagle  - The Power of Breath in Sobriety. In this episode, I chat to Esther, a yoga teacher and breath practitioner. Discover how the power of learning to breathe properly helped Esther to quit smoking and quit drinking. This powerful tool is so simple once you learn how to do it properly and will be a friend for life to support you whatever you are faced with along your road to living an alcohol free life. Discover more powerful tools in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
43:11
May 17, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Lisa de Jong - Menstruality Coach
Sober Bliss Meets Lisa de Jong - Menstruality Coach
Sober Bliss Meets Lisa de Jong - Menstruality Coach. Lisa explains how you can work with your own menstrual cycle as a loving, nourishing tool in your journey to sobriety. Being aware of what is happening inside will help you to work with your body, know when to rest, how to nourish your soul and when your energy levels are highest. Living in sync with your cycle will guide and support you on this journey. Links for more support: Lisa de Jong Coaching Blissfully Sober Support Space One to one Coaching
35:24
May 10, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Victoria Adams, Food Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Sober Bliss Meets Victoria Adams, Food Therapist and Yoga Teacher
Sober Bliss Meets Victoria Adams, Food Therapist and Yoga Teacher. Victoria is also a trained nutritional chef and in the interview she gives us the low down on exactly how your body deals with alcohol, why we get a wine belly and why we crave sugar when we quit drinking. Victoria also shares the best comfort foods to eat to make you feel good when you are in recovery or starting out on the journey to sobriety. For more support surrounding nutrition in sobriety and more, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
32:59
May 03, 2020
Sober Bliss meets Karl Staib, creator of Bring Gratitude
Sober Bliss meets Karl Staib, creator of Bring Gratitude
Sober Bliss meets Karl Staib, creator of Bring Gratitude and we talk about how beginning a regular gratitude practice can really help in your journey to sobriety. Karl himself lives an alcohol free life and practices gratitude regularly to help him with all aspects of his life. Practicing gratitude is really powerful and Karl explains some simple techniques on how to get started and make the most of your gratitude practice in sobriety. Discover more about the power of gratitude in sobriety in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
42:41
April 19, 2020
Sober Bliss meets Jen Elizabeth (Resurektion of Me)
Sober Bliss meets Jen Elizabeth (Resurektion of Me)
The lovely Jen Elizabeth talks openly and honestly about her battle with addiction, how she let go of alcohol and drugs and literally transformed her life. We discuss motherhood, recovery and letting go. For more help and support in sobriety, join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
30:50
April 12, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets The Sober Glow
Sober Bliss Meets The Sober Glow
Sober Bliss Meets The Sober Glow. In today's episode I talk to the gorgeous Mia about her choice to live an alcohol free life. What led her to this decision and how her life has changed. We talk about retreats, breath practice and of course the other thing we both have in common which is our hair! Mia and I are proudly living an 'unmasked life' Listen to learn more and be inspired. Enjoy more inspiration and support in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
48:05
April 05, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets Annie Grace of This Naked Mind
Sober Bliss Meets Annie Grace of This Naked Mind
Sober Bliss meets Annie Grace of This Naked Mind and I asked Annie some questions that she has never been asked before!  Listen to Annie's story about how she quit drinking with the help of the scientific approach and just how The Naked Mind came about. Hear all abut what it was like for Annie to drink that last ever glass of wine! for even more support and inspiration,  join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
53:53
March 29, 2020
Sober Bliss meets We Love Lucid
Sober Bliss meets We Love Lucid
Sober Bliss meets We Love Lucid which is an exciting sober travel company run by my friend Lauren. Lauren talks about how she quit drinking during her time teaching abroad and how her love of languages and travel helped her in her journey to sobriety and gave her the idea for her business combining fun, travel and adventure for the sober among us who are looking for a better way to travel and embrace new experiences without the pull of alcohol. Listen to Lauren's story and discover why travel is so much more fun when you are sober! Links for More Support We Love Lucid Blissfully Sober
35:20
March 22, 2020
Sober Bliss Meets The Voice of Calm
Sober Bliss Meets The Voice of Calm
Sober Bliss Meets The Voice of Calm. In this episode I talk to Liz who after years of partying and realizing that she couldn't moderate her alcohol intake, decided enough was enough. Liz is  mum of two, a songwriter and record producer and turned to internal tools and connection to self to help her in her journey to sobriety. As a result, Liz found her own voice of calm. Let us help you fond your voice of calm in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
47:19
March 15, 2020
Quitting Drinking with Coins in a Jar
Quitting Drinking with Coins in a Jar
In this inspiring episode, I talk to Jo from South Africa who describes what life was life before she quit drinking a a busy Mum and how she turned things around. Jo began documenting her journey through a Facebook Page called 'Coins in a Jar' because that's exactly what she did - every day of not drinking, meant another coin in the jar. Just like her jar, Jo has grown every single day. Listen to the story of 'Coins in a Jar' For more support,  join the Blissfully Sober Support Space
29:35
March 08, 2020
Socializing Sober with Clare Pooley
Socializing Sober with Clare Pooley
Socializing sober with Clare Pooley, in this episode of  'Sober Bliss Meets' I talk to Clare Pooley (Sober Mummy) about how to go out, have fun and enjoy yourself without drinking or worrying about drinking. Clare shares some simple and powerful tips on how to get through your event without drinking and why social events are so much better when you're sober! Discover even more hints and tips to help you socialize sober in the Blissfully Sober Support Space
31:03
March 01, 2020
Success in Sobriety Through Fitness with Lifting Weights Not Wine
Success in Sobriety Through Fitness with Lifting Weights Not Wine
I talk to my amazing friend about how she went from lifting weights and embracing life full on when she quit drinking. Discover just how truly inspirational and exciting your life can be when you quit drinking and go after your passion with both hands! discover what passion lies waiting for you when you ditch the booze in the Blissfully Sober Support Space Discover more from Angie at Tropics
32:17
February 26, 2020