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One Year No Beer | Hack your healthy Lifestyle

The OYNB podcast will inspire you to take, or support you through a 28, 90 or 365 day alcohol-free challenge. Transform your life by changing your relationship with alcohol. Kick start your healthy habits and reconnect with your true self.
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Feb 27, 2018

When you look closely at the stigmas that are attached to people who are labeled alcoholics, it’s easy to understand why many people who struggle with alcohol fail to seek help, even if they might otherwise do so. All sorts of negative traits are attributed to alcoholics, and the perception of alcoholism as a chronic condition that never goes away means that the stigma can follow the person for life, throwing up barriers in the way of achieving success. 

“Alcohol struggles do not equal alcoholism.” 

Today’s guest, Adi Jaffe, understands those barriers from personal experience. After his own struggles with addiction, Adi ended up in jail and rehab, then found that he was met with numerous barriers after he was free and had completed rehab. Unable to find a job, Adi turned to the next best thing – school. He threw himself into studying addiction and became an expert in the field. 

In today’s episode, Adi shares some of the things he’s learned about addiction through study, work and personal experience. He explains that just because someone struggles with alcohol, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they suffer from alcoholism. They often just need to find a way to change their relationship with alcohol, which is what we advocate at One Year No Beer.

Adi also talks about the importance of how people who struggle with alcohol are treated, pointing to studies that show that people tend to react in different ways depending upon how others perceive them. He stresses the importance of removing stigma and giving people who struggle with addiction more options, which increases the possibility that those people will do better moving forward. 

LINKS & RESOURCES: 

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/ 

OYNB Facebook 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/ 

 

ADI JAFFE’S RESOURCES: 

TedX Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9xFJ_hqzDQ

IGNTD: http://www.igntd.com/ 

IGNTD Recovery: http://www.igntd.com/igntd-recovery/

 

Feb 20, 2018

Deciding to give up alcohol for a period of time is something of an adventure. When you’re starting out, you don’t know what your life is going to look like without the alcohol. You also don’t necessarily know what’s going to happen when you reach the end of your alcohol-free challenge. Will you go back to drinking the way you did before? Will you give up alcohol entirely? Will you choose something in the middle? 

Every person’s journey is different, but it can help to look at others who have completed their challenges for inspiration and for an idea of what life might look like during and after your challenge. Today’s guest has some experiences to share, having recently completed her own 365-day challenge. 

“If you keep saying to yourself that you don’t have time, it’s because you don’t want it enough.” 

Sally Wilkinson runs her own Facebook page, called Get Over Yourself – Get Fitter. She does fitness challenges, organizes juicing retreats, and offers accountability programs. She’s also a member of One Year No Beer. 

In our interview, Sally talks about her history with alcohol and how she came to join One Year No Beer. She describes feeling depressed, experiencing financial problems, and stealth drinking. She shares some of the events that led her to drink too much, and her concerns about joining ONYB and giving up the alcohol. She also talks about some of the difficulties she experienced during the challenge. 

Sally also shares how she turned things around once she got rid of the alcohol. She’s found ways to make her business more profitable and enjoy life more at the same time. She explains how helpful the One Year No Beer group was in helping her get through the more difficult parts of the challenge. Sally also explains the importance of fitness, and how being fit and strong can help you overcome difficulties in your life. 

LINKS & RESOURCES: 

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/ 

OYNB Facebook 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/ 

SALLY WILKINSON’S RESOURCES: 

Get Over Yourself – Get Fitter Facebook Page

Motivate to Make Change Facebook Page

 

Feb 13, 2018

Here at One Year No Beer, we’re working to help people change their relationship with alcohol. For some people, that means giving up alcohol entirely. For others, it means completing a 28-day, 90-day, or 365-day challenge, then going back to including alcohol in your life, but in a healthier way.

In either case, the important thing is that you have the choice to define your relationship with alcohol in the way that’s best for you. In order to make that choice, you need to find clarity on what alcohol is and isn’t doing for you and free yourself from social and cultural pressures to drink. Today’s guest has written a book on that subject.

“It’s in the being aware of how you feel about things and learning to feel your feelings that you can really learn about yourself.”

Rosamund Dean is a journalist and the author of the book Mindful Drinking: How Cutting Down Can Change Your Life. In today’s interview, she talks about some of the interesting and important facts she learned while researching her book. For example, she explains that women in her generation are drinking more than women in previous generations, and that they’re drinking as much or more than men.

Rosamund also talks about her own journey with drinking. She describes how easy it was not to drink while pregnant, because of the lack of social pressure to drink during that time – but also how easy it was to fall back into old habits when the pregnancy was over and the social pressure to drink returned. Rosamund talks about the importance of mindfulness and having a plan when you drink, in order to avoid overdoing it.

Rosamund also shares some of the physical benefits of cutting back on alcohol. As she points out, alcohol is very dehydrating, which can have negative effects on your skin and hair, among other things. She points out that maintaining an attractive appearance is important to everyone and can be one of many powerful motivating factors for people who are interested in giving up or cutting back on their alcohol consumption. 

LINKS & RESOURCES 

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook 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/

 

ROSAMUND DEAN’S RESOURCES: 

Rosamund’s Website: http://www.rosamunddean.com/home

Rosamund on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RosamundDean

Rosamund’s Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mindful-Drinking-Cutting-Down-Change/dp/1409178781/

Feb 6, 2018

It can be easy to get sidetracked by your own fears, insecurities, and troubles. This may be especially true when you’re trying to accomplish something big, like giving up alcohol for a period of time. Without meaning to, you can begin to slide into negativity, allowing your fears and problems to take over and lapsing into unwanted behaviors or temptations.

It can be hard to bring yourself back up when you’re going through those dark times and experiencing negative emotions. But today’s guest has some ideas about how to bounce back, take care of yourself, and make a positive impact on the world around you.

“You haven’t found your purpose yet if you wouldn’t die for it and you wouldn’t be homeless for it.”

Dr. Sean Stephenson was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a condition that is otherwise known as brittle bone syndrome. By the time he was 18 years old, he had already broken over 200 bones in his body. He likes to say that he was given 24 hours to live by the doctors when he was born – but now, more than 30 years later, he’s the only doctor still alive.

In today’s interview, Dr. Stephenson talks about the importance of perspective and being able to bounce back from dark places. One way that he deals with challenges is by reaching out and helping people who are going through bigger challenges. He explains that helping people with their problems can take your mind off your own struggles.

Dr. Stephenson also shares the three factors of his unstoppable formula: impeccable self-care, self-purpose, and an empowering environment. He says these are the things that you need in order to overcome your insecurities, achieve your goals, and overcome your negative habits. Tune in to the episode to hear the whole inspiring interview.

LINKS & RESOURCES

OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/

OYNB Facebook 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/

SEAN STEPHENSON’S RESOURCES:

Sean Stephenson’s Website: http://seanstephenson.com/

Sean Stephenson on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theseantourage?lang=en

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