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Nov 22, 2016

It seems like everything is easier when you have a support system – whether they are supporting you in good habits or in bad. Today’s featured guest talks about the importance of finding support to help hold you accountable to your goals.

 In this episode, One Year No Beer Co-Founder Ruari Fairbairns talks to Shane Ramer, host and founder of That Sober Guy podcast, website, and Sober Guy Sober Girl community.

Shane started doing drugs and drinking in high school. Only after marrying his wife and having a child did he realize that he had completely lost control over his life. He attended a 30-day rehab program where he experienced a spiritual awakening that led him to help others. Shane now holds himself accountable through the production of the That Sober Guy Podcast and he has been sober now for 2 years.

Numbing Emotions and Learning How to Live Again

In this podcast, Shane talks about his childhood and how growing up as the child of alcoholics, “I learned how to run, and to isolate and shut down my emotions. It also taught me a lot about how to not deal with stuff.” He often turned to alcohol to numb his emotions and feelings from his past.

Once he returned from rehab, he had to relearn how to relate to himself, his friends, and - most importantly - his wife, without alcohol. “I had to learn myself over, and then I had to learn my wife over, too!”

It took more than a year for him to re-establish patterns and relationships, but Shane says, “Since I quit drinking and doing drugs, my life has changed in ways I never could have imagined.”

We cannot do these things on our own

Six months into his recovery process, Shane established That Sober Guy podcast to support others in their alcohol free journey. He loves talking to interesting people, hearing dramatic stories of recovery and support. He says, “You gotta find a support group – OYNB, a program, a support group, a sponsor – it leads to accountability. Who holds us accountable?”

Listen to this episode as Shane discusses his path to recovery and his tips for recovery success.

Ways to Connect:

Website: http://www.thatsoberguy.com/

Podcast wesbite: http://www.thatsoberguy.com/podcast

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009874602574

Twitter: @5ThatSoberGuy

 

Nov 17, 2016

Not everyone is cut out for the military, but today’s guest shows that you can reach your goals - whatever they may be - faster and easier when you choose to go alcohol free.

In this episode, One Year No Beer Co-Founder Ruari Fairbairns welcomes Ollie Ollerton, former UK Special Forces operative and one of the instructors from Channel 4’s SAS: Who Dares Wins.  

Ollie joined the Royal Marine Commandos at 18 and served in Northern Ireland and Iraq. In 1994 Ollie completed SAS selection and joined the Special Boat Service (SBS) where he served globally on operations.

During his six years in the SBS he undertook a number of high profile missions in a variety of locations both on land and sea. Ollie’s missions included hostage rescue, counter narcotics, counter terrorism, homeland security, counter insurgency operations and humanitarian efforts.

Once Ollie got back to the UK after 13 years overseas, he wanted to find a way to allow his training and experience to benefit others. He started with bringing UK Special Forces members to the forefront with the Channel 4 series SAS: Who Dares Wins. SAS: Who Dares Wins, was based on Special Forces Selection and sees 30 civilians go through an eight day selection process taken from elements of the real Special Forces Selection.

He then began Break-point, which provides leadership and development courses to the public and corporate sector alongside veterans suffering the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Deciding to Go Alcohol Free

Though Ollie felt like he had a “normal” relationship with alcohol, he realized that as he ages it takes him longer to recover from bouts of drinking. While filming the second season of SAS: Who Dares Wins, he decided to “take seven weeks off drinking, get some clarity and deliver my best.” At the end of that period, he made a decision to continue to be alcohol free. “I just felt so good - there was so much clarity in my mind, and I didn’t want to ruin it with drink.”

Ollie acknowledges that so many people - particularly veterans - suffer from mental illness and are compounding the disastrous effects of the disease with alcohol. “If they took that away - as I did - they would get to the raw nerve and be able to deal with it.”

“My life has changed massively since I stopped drinking,” Ollie says. “All my training, all my positivity - has just got so much more intense. I’m doing everything I want to do - and more!”

Relationship with OYNB

Ollie has recently joined OneYearNoBeer in the fight to make alcohol free cool, after taking on the 90 day challenge which completely changed his life.  He is passionate about getting others to realise the benefits of going for a longer stint without alcohol.

Now after more than 200 days alcohol free, he’s going to help change lives as the OYNB Celebrity Ambassador.

Ollie argues, “If everyone understood how much fun you actually have being the fly on the wall” as a non-drinker, more people would choose to be alcohol free in social settings. “You do shed some friends, but you’ve got to address what kind of friends they were if they don’t have a place in your world without alcohol.”

Listen to this podcast as Ollie shares his story and his motivations for living alcohol free.

Ways to Connect:

Website: www.break-point.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ollie-ollerton-160295105

Email: jmcwilliams@wmgllc.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ollie.ollerton.5

Twitter: @ollie_ollerton

 
Nov 8, 2016

Everyday is an opportunity to stick to your good habits. Or if you have not-so-good ones, a chance to change them. Our featured guest in this episode provides us with a comprehensive toolkit to smash our bad habits.

In this installment of our podcast, One Year No Beer Co-Founder Ruari Fairbairns talks to Gretchen Rubin. Gretchen is the author of several bestselling books that include the blockbusters Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. Her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. She also hosts an award-winning weekly podcast called Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She’s been interviewed by Oprah, has walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, and is considered as one of the “22 Brilliant Thinkers Everyone Should Follow on Twitter” by Business Insider.

The transition

Gretchen relates in this episode that she was starting her career in law, clerking for the former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, when she realized she wanted to be a writer. She admits that writing started as a hobby for her and, lucky for us, it developed into a flourishing full-time job.

On cultivating a habit of writing, she advises, “You actually have to be writing, not just thinking it.” She also streamlines that having a subject is the most important thing: “You cannot be a writer if you cannot figure out what you want to write about.”

‘I want to be happy’

Gretchen professes here that when she was finishing one of her biographies, she thought, “What do I want from life, anyway?” Well, she wanted to be happy, accordingly. So she decided to do The Happiness Project, and found a world of happiness, by changing for the better through habits.

Changing habits

If the key to happiness is changing through habits, then it’s crucial to know how we can change them. Gretchen’s most recent masterpiece of a book, Better Than Before, delivers answers to this conundrum.

Listen to the podcast as Gretchen shares some of the most insightful strategies, backed by research, to make or break habits. She also gives invaluable advice here on leading an alcohol free lifestyle.

 

LINKS & RESOURCES
OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
OYNB Faceboook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

GRETCHEN RUBIN’S LINKS
The Four Tendencies Quiz
Website: http://gretchenrubin.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/gretchenrubin
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GretchenRubin
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gretchenrubin
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gretchenrubin
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/GretchenRubinNY
Instagram: https://instagram.com/gretchenrubin

Nov 1, 2016

In this episode, One Year No Beer Co-Founder Andy Ramage interviews Matt Frazier. Matt is a marathoner and ultra-runner from Baltimore. He is the creator of No Meat Athlete, a site which has helped many people discover the healthiest and happiest version of themselves, being active and eating a plant-based diet; he is also the author of its popular eponymous book, which is very well-regarded by renowned vegans, marathoners and health enthusiasts worldwide. He is a star in the world of vegan athletes.

The goal

Matt reveals here that he actually hated running his whole life, until he started to get into fitness during his college days. On a whim, he decided to join a marathon, which didn’t really go well for him at first, but the experience was enough to get him hooked.

He eventually came up with the goal of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Initially, he was at least three minutes behind the required pace for the running race (required: ~7:15/mile, Matt’s was 11 minutes), but that just fueled his enthusiasm to reach the goal. “I was obsessed,” he claims. He then spent 6 years working on qualifying for the marathon, but was just not making good enough progress. He plateaued.

The diet change

For ethical reasons completely unrelated to his Boston Marathon goal, Matt ‘stopped eating animals.’ He admits that when he started the No Meat Athlete site, his first thought was that it would make for an interesting story to write on a blog if he’ll go vegetarian and keep trying to qualify for Boston. Six months after he started the blog and went vegan, Matt qualified for the Boston Marathon.

Breaking conventions

Listen as Matt relates how people really grabbed on to the idea that one can be a vegetarian and still be a successful athlete. He got into ultra-running, he embraced veganism completely, and his health and performance became better than ever. He saw his site take a life of its own, wrote a book about it, and started No Meat Athlete running groups around the world.

But much like being alcohol free, vegetarianism is still a novelty. When we think about it, it shouldn’t be a surprise that eating plants – fruits and vegetables – is the way to go to be healthier and become a better athlete. And yet, it does not seem to be the popular thinking. Matt streamlines the problem here perfectly, “The thought that we are meant to eat meat and that’s what we need to do to be healthy, runs so deep, it’s hard to change.” But he suggests that we can break this and other unseemly conventions with healthy changes, through small steps.

Matt also shares in this episode some of his highly-recommended books that changed his life:

  1. Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins
  2. Talent Is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin
  3. Turning Pro, by Steven Pressfield


LINKS & RESOURCES
OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
OYNB Faceboook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

MATT FRAZIER’S LINKS
Website: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/
No Meat Athlete Podcast: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/radio-archive/
No Meat Athlete Book: http://www.nomeatathlete.com/book-info/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NoMeatAthlete/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NoMeatAthlete/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nomeatathlete_official/

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