Holly Whitaker is the founder of Hip Sobriety, which aims to provide a modern, holistic, accessible and desirable path to sobriety, and to remove the stigma associated with addiction. It's her belief that recovery is a privilege, not a consequence, and that sobriety is a proud and empowering life choice.
She is also the co-host of the HOME Podcast, a podcast dedicated to the raw, real and necessary discussions we must have in order to not only recover from addiction, but recover our best selves in a world that is increasingly in need of each of us to wake up to what we are.
In this episode, Holly and I share stories about our history with drinking, and about the emotional process of finally quitting. We talk about the most common fears we've heard from others who want to quit drinking, and Holly shares practical tips and strategies that can help. She discuss the causes of addition, what to gain from sobriety, and why you don't need to hit rock bottom in order to make a change. I really enjoyed this conversation, especially after having released the special edition podcast episode on May 1 celebrating and reflecting on my own five-year soberversary. That was just one episode, and it has always been my goal to continue this conversation about addiction and recovery, so I'm grateful to Holly for helping to make that happen!
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Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- May Cause Miracles, by Gabby Bernstein
- A Course in Miracles, by Foundation For Inner Peace
- Recovery 2.0, by Tommy Rosen
- The Great Work of Your Life, by Stephen Cope
- The Easy Way To Control Alcohol, by Allen Carr
- This Naked Mind, by Annie Grace
- Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, by Ann Dowsett Johnston
- A Return To Love, by Marianne Williamson
- Hello Sunday Morning
- “Why The World Needs The Mentally Different”, by Glennon Doyle Melton
- “12 Fabulous Things About Sobriety”, by Holly Whitaker
- “How To Build a Sobriety Toolbox”, by Holly Whitaker
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