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May 25, 2018

One barrier to giving up drinking is the feeling that you’re being asked to stop doing something you like. But another way to look at it is that you’re challenging yourself to try a new way of doing things. It may be difficult at first, but when you’ve done it, you’ll have new skills and achievements to add to your list of accomplishments. If you’re the sort of person who relishes rising to a challenge, this can be a helpful way to think about things. 

Today’s guest knows something about rising to challenges. Grant “The Axe” Rawlinson is a former rugby player. Rugby can be a rough sport, and making it in that sport is a challenge in and of itself. But when Grant’s rugby days came to an end as a result of an injury, it didn’t stop him from taking on new challenges. 

Grant began to pursue other challenging activities, like mountaineering and human-powered travel, which includes activities like kayaking across oceans and cycling across large land masses. He prefers to work with small teams and with as little outside support as possible. In addition to these physical challenges, Grant has also built his own business. He’s a motivational speaker who also runs decision-making workshops. 

“One thing I really enjoy about the not drinking is the mental strength that it gives you.” 

During today’s episode, Grant talks about his various adventures in mountaineering and human-powered travel. He also explains how he ended up on his own alcohol-free journey. After washing up on the shore in Australia during bad weather near the end of a long-planned and expensive human-powered journey to New Zealand, Grant found himself with some important decisions to make. The latest adventure had left him nearly broke. He had an offer to go back to the corporate world, but he also had a desire to start his own business. 

During this time, Grant decided that he couldn’t afford the loss of time and energy that came with drinking. He describes himself as a binge-drinker – someone who wouldn’t miss alcohol if he went a few days without drinking, but who would be the last one to leave the bar if he did go out to drink. Grant explains that when he gave up drinking, his productivity went through the roof. 

Grant also describes some of the other benefits to giving up alcohol. It allows him to spend more quality time with his children, and it also gives him another challenge to tackle. Avoiding alcohol gives him another way to push himself and build mental strength, similar to the way you can build physical strength by pushing yourself. Listen to the episode to hear more about Grant’s adventures. 

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GRANT RAWLINSON’S LINKS:

 

Grant’s Adventure Blog: https://axeoneverest.com/

 

Grant’s Public Speaking Site: https://www.powerful-humans.com/

May 16, 2018

One of the big problems with alcohol is that it seems so normal, acceptable, and even expected for you to drink in certain situations that it can become a routine part of your everyday life without you really realizing the importance that it’s come to have for you. When this happens, it can be easy to lose control over your relationship with alcohol, and end up with the alcohol controlling you. 

Alcohol is not the only thing that can wind up assuming this place of power in your life gradually over time. If you’re alcohol-free but still feel like your time is not your own, it may be time to consider another relationship in your life – your relationship with your smartphone, your email inbox, or your computer. In today’s episode, I talk to Laura Willis, Founder of Shine Offline, about how technology can end up running your life if you let it, and how being more mindful of the way you use technology can help you take back control of your life. 

“By making some small behavioral changes you can make sure that you’re in control, rather than feeling like this technology’s controlling you.” 

Laura talks about how she became interested in the subject of how technology can begin to have too much of a hold over your life. She talks about her own experiences with habitually checking the phone and watching others use apps mindlessly, without really thinking about it. She points out that while we know a lot about the negative effects of alcohol and the dangers of alcohol addiction, less is known about the possible dangers of overusing technology and the negative effects of smartphone or internet addiction. There’s more to learn about the possible long-term effects of the way we are currently using technology. 

Laura explains that Shine Offline isn’t about giving up your smartphone or other technology, just about being more mindful with it. Much like One Year No Beer is about changing your relationship with alcohol, not necessarily giving it up entirely, Shine Offline is about changing your relationship with technology. She also notes that while connectivity is necessary in business and can be useful in education, business leaders and teachers should give some thought to the way that they expect their employees or students to use technology, and ensure that those practices are more helpful than harmful. Laura believes that technology overuse can contribute to burnout at work, and that guiding teenagers toward using devices for schoolwork can lead to them in the direction of spending too much time on less productive and more addictive digital pursuits. Listen to the episodes to hear more of what Laura has to say about smartphones, technology, and mindfulness. 

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LAURA WILLIS’S LINKS:

 

Laura Willis: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurawillisshine/

 

Shine Offline: https://shineoffline.com/

 

May 9, 2018

Many people don’t dive right into binge drinking. It can start out as infrequent or moderate social drinking before eventually becoming heavier and heavier, and before you know it, your drinking can slip out of your control. What happens when you start to take back that control? That’s what One Year No Beer helps people do. Today’s guest is here to talk about the process of taking back control and how that feels. 

Tom Kiely, of Western Australia, is a One Year No Beer member who has recently finished his 90-day challenge. In our conversation today, Tom explains some of the drinking culture in Australia. The legal drinking age is 18, and there is a heavy drinking culture where binge drinking and clubbing is common. Tom started drinking when he was 16, but got into it more heavily when he was 18 and at university, where weekend clubbing is more common. Eventually, he found that it had become more than just a social thing, and that he was drinking too much and sometimes even alone. 

Tom describes feeling that he wanted to take back control over his relationship with alcohol. He discovered One Year No Beer through another podcast, and spent a lot of time looking over the website and considering whether or not he could commit to it. He describes worrying that if he wasn’t drinking, he wouldn’t be as social and would be thought of as boring. Eventually, he decided to take the plunge. 

“I think the biggest thing early for me was just persistence.” 

Tom describes the challenges and experiences that he had when first abstaining from alcohol. He says that he read books and articles to build confidence and willpower, and also that he found a lot of help and support on the One Year No Beer Facebook group and forums. He also explains that it wasn’t just getting help and advice from other members that motivated him. Realizing that he could contribute to the group as well by sharing his own experiences and advice was also helpful for him. 

Tom talks about the way that giving up drinking made him feel. He says that he felt less anxious and more mentally healthy, and just happier overall. Tom works at the Department of Health by day, but is also part of a band, and he’s done at least 3 gigs during his 90-day challenge. Despite the fact that these gigs take place in environments where alcohol consumption is common, Tom says that abstaining, if anything, improved the experience, and his band released a CD during this period. 

Having finished his challenge, Tom says he intends to continue abstaining for now. He says that he would like to pursue a Mastermind course and continue spending time in the ONYB forums contributing to the group. Listen to the episode to hear Tom’s full story. 

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TOM KIELY’S LINKS: 

Tom’s Band, Patient Sixty-Seven: https://patientsixtyseven.bandcamp.com/ 

Patient Sixty-Seven’s Album, Four Walls:

https://patientsixtyseven.bandcamp.com/album/four-walls

 

 

May 3, 2018

Giving up alcohol can feel like an isolating proposition, especially if most activities with your friend group revolve around drinking and you don’t know anyone else who is trying to abstain. Groups like One Year No Beer help by providing a community where people who are trying to change their relationships with alcohol can find others who are in the same place that they are, and be inspired by others who have been where they are. Today’s guest is one of those group members. 

Lucinda Carney has been a member of One Year No Beer for 112 days. And while she’s the first to admit that those 112 days haven’t been perfect, she has managed to significantly change her own relationship with alcohol in that time. In today’s interview, Lucinda explains her background and her previous history with alcohol. She describes herself as someone who’d been a big drinker since her late teens or early 20s, and says that she was also part of a group of friends who drank heavily at social events. She also says that the stress of building a business contributed to her drinking. 

“I certainly didn’t realize that alcohol was making me anxious until I stopped.” 

Lucinda talks about her decision to join One Year No Beer and how she found help and support on the One Year No Beer Facebook forums. She describes learning about the triggers that made her want to drink, and the substitutes that she found helpful, like drinking kombucha tea or diet Coke out of a wine glass. She also talks about how her husband is now drinking less as well, and how her kids are happier with her thanks to her new approach to drinking. Lucinda points out that she hasn’t abstained completely for the entire 112 days that she’s been a member of One Year No Beer, but that she’s certainly been drinking far less than she would have without One Year No Beer. 

Lucinda talks about the importance of not putting too much pressure on yourself, and setting yourself up to succeed instead of fail. She talks about surrounding herself with people who won’t put her in situations where the question of drinking will come up, and how to put alcohol in its place. Lucinda also gives some important tips for getting through the early days of an alcohol-free challenge, like setting small goals and giving alcohol-free alternatives a shot. She describes how her quality of life has changed since she began changing her relationship with drinking. Tune into the episode to hear more of Lucinda’s story. 

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Apr 17, 2018

Drinking can have a profound effect not just on the person doing the drinking, but on their relationships with others as well. This is true whether one person in the relationship is doing most of the drinking or when both people are drinking. 

In today’s episode, Ruari’s wife, Jennifer Fairbairns, joins the podcast to talk about her story, her relationship with alcohol, and her relationship with Ruari. Jennifer talks about her family and growing up in Sweden, her modeling career that began at the age of 16, and what it was like to meet Ruari for the first time in London – at a costume party where he was dressed as Gene Simmons. She describes the beginning of their relationship, which included a lot of clubbing, dancing, and drinking. 

“It’s sad to say that it’s normal, but it kind of seems what’s normal, when you have a young couple of a certain age and they party really hard, they always seem to have quite a volatile relationship.” 

Jennifer discusses her issues with anxiety and depression, and how those issues were affected and exacerbated by alcohol. She also talks about the effects that drinking – both her own and Ruari’s – had on their marriage during the early years. She describes traveling around the world and going to couples counseling for the first time. She talks about motherhood and how the maternal instinct drove her to begin settling down. 

Jennifer also describes a difficult period in their marriage that led her to temporarily leave with their daughter and return to her family’s home in Sweden. She and Ruari eventually reconciled and she returned home, and things were better for awhile, but eventually they began to backslide. 

Jennifer talks about the changes that she observed in Ruari when he first decided to try an alcohol-free challenge, including the fact that he began to look younger and seem happier. At that point, Jennifer was pregnant with their second child and also not drinking. When she returned to drinking, she realized that it increased her mental health issues and made her feel worse. She talks about replacing bad habits, like drinking, with good ones, and how she started to get involved with One Year No Beer and get into CrossFit. 

Jen talks about her love of fitness, and Jen and Ruari discuss their participation in the Spartan races. She also talks about her plans for the future, which include increasing her involvement with One Year No Beer, focusing on fitness and family, and possibly pursuing a coaching course. 

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Apr 10, 2018

People who are struggling with drinking often feel the need to hide not just their drinking, but also the things that they do when they’re drinking. This can lead to lying or omitting facts, and trying to keep the story straight can end up feeling like carrying around a heavy weight. Today’s guest knows what that weight feels like, and how freeing it can be to set that weight down and let out the real story. 

Catherine Gray is the author of The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober. The book details not only Catherine’s experiences with drinking, but also her experiences with life after drinking – what it feels like to live life sober and how it can lead to happiness in unexpected ways. In today’s episode, Catherine talks about her writing process, tips and tricks for people in the process of giving up alcohol, and Sober Spring. 

“When I did start telling the truth about everything that actually happened, it felt like such a relief.” 

Catherine explains that while she didn’t keep a journal while she was drinking, some moments stood out clearly in her mind – particularly those moments when she felt disappointed in herself. When she stopped drinking, she started writing and found that the words came pouring out. Catherine says that writing was cathartic, and that it’s ironic that her first book ended up being about something that she tried so hard to keep secret while it was happening. 

Catherine also talks about some of the strategies people can use when they’re in the process of giving up drinking. For example, you can discourage people from pushing drinks on you at a party by keeping a glass of some non-alcoholic drink in your hand. Alternatively, it can help to practice some answers you can give for when people ask why you’re not drinking. Catherine also says that challenge programs like One Year No Beer, or her program, Sober Spring, which is 93 days of not drinking, can give people a reason to avoid drinking. 

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CATHERINE GRAY’S RESOURCES:

 

Catherine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unexpectedjoyof/?hl=en

 

Catherine on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cathgraywrites?lang=en

 

Catherine’s Website: http://unexpectedjoy.co.uk/

Apr 5, 2018

When tragedy strikes, it can be easy to retreat into anything that looks like it could be a form of escape, whether that’s a bottle of alcohol or some other destructive substance or behavior. On the other hand, surviving tragedy can also put you on a path of self-discovery, learning how to face inner demons and change your way of life entirely. Today’s guest knows something about both the challenges and triumphs of facing tragedy. 

Justin Caffrey is a successful serial entrepreneur who after several major life experiences started to question everything in his life. This lead to Justin going alcohol-free, eating a plant-based diet and using meditation as a way to cope. Justin now aims to help people overcome adversity and struggle via meditation and healthy living through his wonderful Instagram posts on meditate_not_medicate. 

Justin experienced a life-changing loss when his son died at only 11 months old. At the time, he tried to cope by throwing himself into his work. This led to a decline in his personal health and wellness. Justin became depressed and anxious, experienced panic attacks, and tried to cope by self-medicating with alcohol. Eventually he found himself struggling with suicidal thoughts. He knew he needed to make a change, so he sought out a psychiatrist who introduced him to cognitive therapy and meditation. 

“Most of the things I’m searching for were already inside me.” 

With the help of cognitive therapy and meditation, Justin turned his life around. In the episode, he explains why he calls himself “Justin 2.0”. He talks about the link between exercise and nutrition and mood, and the importance of meditating in the morning. He explains that meditation is a huge part of his life now, and he’s working to get the word out to others that meditation is a healthier alternative to self-medicating with alcohol or drugs, as well as a way to bring some spiritualism and meaning into your life. 

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JUSTIN CAFFREY’S RESOURCES: 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meditate_not_medicate/ 

Website: https://www.justincaffrey.com/

Mar 27, 2018

When you want to make changes in your life or challenge yourself in some way, it’s not enough just to wait for it to happen. You have to make it happen by taking action, and in order to take meaningful action, you have to have a plan and a process for making things happen. That’s true whether your goal is to give up alcohol or travel around the world. Today’s guest is an expert in the ways that planning intentional actions can lead you to amazing places. 

Chris Guillebeau is an author, blogger, and speaker. He also has a podcast, Side Hustle School, and runs the annual World Domination Summit. Chris is also known for having visited every country in the world. He made it to all 193 countries before the age of 35. 

In today’s episode, Chris talks about how making changes in your life can lead to more changes, and how experiences contribute to self-awareness and the ability to make wiser decisions. He talks about how important planning was in his quest to visit every country in the world. He also explains how he grew into that goal, starting with a smaller goal of visiting 100 countries, and only expanding the goal to include all the countries as he grew close to meeting the original challenge. 

“In the world we live in, having more than one source of income can give you disproportionate security.” 

Chris also discusses his podcast, and why he is interested in the concept of the side hustle. Chris felt that people who already have full-time jobs and can’t or don’t want to quit were being left out of the conversation about entrepreneurship. 

Chris feels that it’s important for everyone to have more than one source of income, and that people who already have jobs should be empowered to create additional income streams for themselves. He believes that people can identify something they’re good at and figure out how to turn that into an additional income. Tune in to hear more of the conversation with Chris. 

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CHRIS GUILLEBEAU’S RESOURCES: 

Side Hustle School: https://sidehustleschool.com/ 

The Art of Non-Conformity: https://chrisguillebeau.com/

 

Mar 20, 2018

Today’s podcast episode comes to you from Dinorwig Lodge in Wales, where a number of One Year No Beer members have gathered to take part in a challenge: climbing Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. 

Several members share their feelings and experiences after taking part in this challenge. Completing a physical challenge, like climbing a mountain, demonstrates to you what you can accomplish when you choose to replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones, and reinforces the value of the changes that you’ve already made. It can also help you build confidence. 

“The opposite of addiction is connection.” 

In addition to the physical challenge, this meetup offered members of One Year No Beer the opportunity to meet each other and form connections in person. A meetup like this is your chance to prove that you can form those connections and have fun with other people without the help of alcohol. And if you missed this chance to meet up, don’t worry – some members are already planning another climbing challenge in April.

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Mar 13, 2018

Life can sometimes take you to very dark places, whether or not you struggle with alcohol. If you’re dealing with mental health problems, like depression, it can be difficult to overcome any other problems that you might also be facing. Today’s guest knows from first-hand experience how destructive depression can be and how much of a difference it can make to get the help that you need. 

Josh Quigley attempted suicide by crashing his car going at 80 miles an hour. Not only did he survive the suicide attempt, he walked away without injury. This inspired him to get help and make a change. Eventually, he decided to cycle around the world. When he returned home, after cycling and walking more than 14,000 miles through 15 countries, he decided that what he really wanted to do was help other people find health and happiness. 

“The more you start to make changes, the better you start to feel.” 

Josh describes how he changed his mindset by reading and learning. He talks about the importance of taking responsibility for your life and making changes where you can make them. You may not be able to control every factor that contributes to depression, like biology or brain chemistry, but you can change things like how much alcohol you drink, what you eat, how often you exercise, and so on. 

In our interview, Josh talks about the lessons that he learned during his cycling trip, like the importance of meeting new people and hearing their stories. He also talks about traveling the Camino de Santiago, an ancient religious pilgrim route. He also talks about his relationship with alcohol, how it impacted his life, and how he decided to make a change and commit to sobriety. Listen to the episode to hear the rest of Josh’s powerful story. 

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JOSH QUIGLEY’S RESOURCES: 

Josh’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joshquigley1992/

 

Mar 6, 2018

Today’s podcast was recorded on World Book Day, and we want to take a moment to remind listeners about our book, The 28 Day Alcohol-Free Challenge, which you can find on bookstore shelves and online. The book is one way that we’re helping others change their relationship with alcohol. And we’re not the only ones working to help offer options to people who want to go alcohol-free or change the way we use alcohol. Today’s guest, Lee Davy, is the founder of the site The Truth About Alcohol and the host of the Alcohol and Addiction podcast. 

Lee quit drinking in an effort to save a struggling marriage. He says that in his case, alcohol was masking deeper problems in the marriage, and the marriage ended anyway. After that, Lee decided to make massive changes in his life. He changed his career, got out of debt, traveled the world, got remarried, and transformed his whole life, right down to cutting off contact with old friends and giving away possessions. Lee realized that what he wanted to do with his life was to help people quit alcohol. That’s what led to the creation of his website. 

“It’s like your entire life has been down to a set of decisions you made when you really didn’t have a clue what you were doing.” 

Lee says that he felt that he was tricked into believing that alcohol had value, and he felt compelled to save others from experiencing the same things that he did. He compares alcohol use to a prison with the doors open – he could walk in and out, but others believed that the door was closed and wouldn’t try to leave. 

Lee decided to become a professional poker player. He set a goal to earn a certain amount of money, and if he hit the goal, he would quit his job and use the money to help other people quit alcohol. This led to writing gigs about his experience. He created The Truth About Alcohol as a side gig while becoming one of the top poker writers in the world. Tune in to the episode to hear more about Lee’s story and how changing your relationship with alcohol can have unexpected positive impacts on your life. 

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LEE DAVY’S RESOURCES: 

The Truth About Alcohol: https://www.thetruthaboutalcohol.co.uk/

Lee’s Email: TheTruthAboutAlcohol@gmail.com 

The Truth About Alcohol Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thetruthaboutalcohol/

 

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. 

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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. 

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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

Jan 29, 2018

At One Year No Beer, we encourage you to build new habits and find substitutes for alcohol during your 28-day, 90-day, or 365-day challenge. But what happens when you’ve finished that challenge? Some people decide to remain alcohol-free going forward. Others would like to reintegrate alcohol into their lives, but in a different and healthier way than they did before their challenge.

Both choices are reasonable. The question is, if you decide to bring alcohol back into your life after your challenge, how can you do it in a way that works for you and isn’t problematic? Today’s guest knows a lot about helping people manage this and similar issues.

“If someone’s planning to start drinking again, it can be useful to start thinking, ok, what do I want to drink, and under what circumstances?”

Shahroo Izadi is an expert in behavioral change. After studying psychology at the undergraduate and graduate level, she began working in addiction treatment. Eventually, she began using the strategies and tools that she learned in the addiction treatment field to help people make other types of changes in their lives and break back habits that were not related to addiction.

Shahroo has also worked with people who have eating disorders or other problematic eating behaviors. This presents a challenge because no one can simply give up food for 28 or 90 days while they develop new habits. Shahroo has had to find ways to help people manage their eating habits while continuing to eat every day. The strategies that work in these situations may also be helpful for people who are trying to reintegrate alcohol into their lives without allowing it to become problematic.

In our interview, Shahroo talks about the importance of finding the reasons that you want to drink. What is alcohol doing for you? What do you want it to do for you? She also discusses finding the sweet spot when it comes to drinking or eating. Past a certain point, both food and alcohol and drinking can have diminishing returns, so where is the point where you get the most value from it? How can you plan to include alcohol in your life in a positive way? These questions and more can help you reach a point where you can successfully bring alcohol back into your life without it becoming a problem.

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/

SHAHROO’S RESOURCES

Shahroo’s Website: http://www.shahrooizadi.co.uk/

Shahroo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShahrooIzadi

 

Jan 23, 2018

When you first begin to contemplate the idea of giving up alcohol, 90 days can seem like a huge hurdle, and 365 days can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. But obstacles are meant to be overcome, and this one is within your grasp. You may have to start small, then build on your success. Remove alcohol. Add a healthy habit. Then another one.

Before you know it, you’ll have achieved your first goal. You’ll feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and you’ll be ready to work your way up to a larger goal. 28 days lead to 90 days, and 90 days lead to 365, and so on. When you have a goal and put the continuous effort into working toward it, you’ll find ways to get around your obstacles and reach your destination.

“We all need those stakes in the sand that say “here’s your date, get it done.”

Today’s guest is an authority on setting goals and overcoming obstacles. Joe De Sena is the CEO and founder of the Spartan Race. He’s also an author and the host of the Spartan Up! Podcast. Joe talks to us about his own background of overcoming obstacles.

Joe credits his childhood in Queens with giving him the foundation for the work ethic that would be responsible for his success in life. As a young adult, Joe applied to Cornell four times before finally being accepted into the textile department. By the time he graduated, Joe was already running a successful business back in Queens. When a friend suggested that he should try his luck working on Wall Street Joe didn’t take it seriously. However, after achieving some success in the stock market himself, he decided to give it a go. He eventually ended up running a successful firm on Wall Street, and used physical challenges as a way of unwinding. This is what eventually led him to start founding races.

Joe says that his first race was a disaster. It lost money, and a crew member was temporarily lost as well. Over the course of about 10 years, Joe continued to run races and they continued to lose money until he changed the format of the race. The new format, called Spartan, would consist of 3 mile, 8 mile, and 13-mile races. This format proved to be a winner.

According to Joe, one of the similarities between Spartan races and One Year No Beer is the motivation that you get from having a specific goal and specific dates on the calendar in mind. Both are meant to help hold you accountable for meeting your goals. Like One Year No Beer, Spartan races are also inclusive: People of all shapes, sizes, and abilities can participate.

“We’re an accountability machine.”

Joe has a special offer for the One Year No Beer podcast listeners. For the next two weeks, if you sign up for a 90-day challenge or upgrade to a 365-day challenge and complete your 90 days, you’ll get a free entry to a Spartan race in the UK. Email us for more information.

Links & Resources:

OYNB Email: info@oneyearnobeer.com

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/

Joe’s Resources:

Spartan Races: https://www.spartan.com/en

Spartan Up! Podcast: https://www.spartan.com/en/media/podcast/episodes

Joe’s Website: http://www.realjoedesena.com/

Joe on Twitter: https://twitter.com/realjoedesena?lang=en

Joe on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/josephdesena/

 

Jan 12, 2018

Do you have what seems like an impossible dream? Alcohol can numb you and be at least partially responsible for holding you back from achieving your biggest goals and most unlikely dreams. Once you get your relationship with alcohol under control, you will be ready to start thinking about your biggest goals and how you will take them on. You’ll be ready to think about taking your moonshot – the big dream that may seem impossible to other people.

Here at One Year No Beer, our moonshot is to transform the world’s relationship with alcohol. We’re working towards that with our 2018 goal of impacting one million people in 2018. We won’t be doing that alone. You can help by buying our book, sharing our posts, sharing the podcast, and sending in your pictures and reviews.

“The power of technology is allowing individuals like you and I to do things that only superpowers could do before.”

Today’s guest is someone who knows something about moonshots. Naveen Jain is the only person who has permission to land on the moon. Though he came from an impoverished background, Naveen became a successful entrepreneur who has had great success in a variety of industries. Naveen’s company Moon Express has plans to land on the moon by next year, and he sees this as a stepping stone toward ensuring that humans don’t have to be confined to living only on this planet.

Naveen also talks to us about his company Viome. Viome is concerned with identifying individual’s gut microbiomes and determining what foods, supplements, and probiotics each individual needs in order to maintain a healthy gut. Naveen explains that 70% of our immune system is around the gut lining, so the immune system is basically being trained by the gut, and inflammation in that area is what leads to a variety of chronic illnesses, from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s to cancer and depression.

When it comes to alcohol consumption, Naveen says that drinking too much can affect the gut flora, leading to leaky gut syndrome and eventually causing the contents of the gut to seep out and affect the blood stream and other organs.

 

Naveen offers some New Year’s resolutions for those who are looking to accomplish big things in the future. He suggests cutting negative people out of your life and surrounding yourself with those who build you up. He advises having a mission in mind and not being afraid to think big. Naveen emphasizes that you only fail when you give up. Not every idea that you have will work, but every idea that doesn’t work out is just a stepping stone to a bigger, better idea.

Links and 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/

 

Naveen’s Resources

Viome Website: Viome.com/OYNB

Naveen on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NaveenJainCEO

Naveen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/naveenjainintelius/

Naveen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/naveen_jain_ceo

Naveen’s Email: Naveen.Jain@gmail.com

Jan 8, 2018

Are you worried that your January is going to be boring without alcohol? Here at One Year No Beer, Dry January is where the fun starts. It’s easy to believe that you need alcohol to have fun and relax. That’s something that you’ve been learning since childhood. But the truth is that you can retrain your brain and learn to enjoy your social engagements without alcohol.

It’s a common strategy to stay away from social events during January, then use the events that you’ve missed as an excuse to live it up in the coming months. But you don’t have to avoid social occasions or celebrations just because you’re not drinking, and doing so turns the idea that life without alcohol is boring into a self-fulfilling prophecy. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can go out, be involved and social, and enjoy yourself without alcohol.

“It’s all around giving people a sense of belief and a sense of belonging.”

Today’s guest is Pat Divilly, an Irish fitness expert, writer, and entrepreneur. We invited Pat to the podcast to talk about how to think differently about things like health, fitness, and mindset. Pat talks to us about mindset shifting, and why some people succeed while other people struggle. He explains that personal training is about more than just giving someone a plan, and how important it is to understand why people behave the way they do and how they can change their patterns.

Pat talks about how people often resign themselves to feeling miserable while they’re on a diet plan or exercise plan, and how important it is to learn to enjoy the journey so that reaching your fitness goal becomes a bonus to the achievements that you’re making along the way. Pat explains that many people focus on perfection, or on comparing themselves to other people. The trick is to focus on progress instead. Rather than comparing yourself to someone else and feeling like you fall short, compare yourself to you yesterday, and focus on doing just a little better or a little more today than you did yesterday.

Pat also gives us some top tips for fitness. For training, he says, pick something that you can enjoy and stay consistent with. When it comes to nutrition, focus on adding one good habit to your routine, like making sure that you drink enough water every day. Once you have that habit in place, add a new habit. Don’t set the bar so high that you can’t clear it – just improve one thing at a time.

Check out Pat’s website and social media, and don’t forget to leave us a review and rating on iTunes. Reviewing and rating will help us achieve our goal of reaching one million people in 2018.

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/

 

Pat’s Resources:

Pat’s Website: https://patdivilly.com/home

Pat’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PatDivillyFit/

Pat’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/patdivilly/?hl=en

Pat’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/patdivilly?lang=en

Pat’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pat-divilly-19343226/

Pat’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCinLgAm7dTz638phvl9O6YA

Jan 3, 2018

After nearly a year since the last time we recorded, we’re bringing the podcast back to life. Between jobs, businesses, blogs, and other factors, the podcast proved to be too much, so we ended it. However, in response to overwhelming demand, we’re bringing it back now that we’re both full time at One Year No Beer.

We have a lot of amazing updates to share. We’re broadcasting on YouTube now, as well as on the podcast. We’re going on BBC live to talk about the launch of our book, The 28 Day AlcoholFree Challenge. We have a series coming up in the Sunday Times that will feature sections from the book. And we have a lot of great guests and plans for the podcast as well.

“This year, with your help, we’re going to impact one million people in 2018.”

In this episode, we talk about how, when you change your relationship with alcohol, you impact the people around you as well. Ruari says that almost all of his family and friends have been impacted and that his father-in-law was drinking non-alcoholic beer this Christmas. We know that you’ll have an impact on the people around you as well. We believe that if we can reach 100,000 members, we’ll impact over one million people.

We also talk about some of the top tips that you can use going into Dry January. Andy recommends making sure that you have a plan for going out. You should know what you’re going to drink and have a backup plan in case that isn’t available. Ruari’s top tip is mindfulness. It’s important to remember that mindfulness is a skill that you have to learn and that it requires regular practice. A third tip is to find some alcohol-free alternatives that work for you. And remember that you don’t have to do it alone. The One Year No Beer community is there to help.

Links and 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/

Feb 21, 2017

We are both reunited for today’s episode of One Year No Beer! The launch of OYNB+ was a HUGE success, with over 60,000 new people signing up to change their lives. We are still working on the book, but we have both been taking our fair share of holidays in order to find our Zen and relax our brains.

Remember what we talked about in our mindfulness podcast with Dr. Itai? It’s important to be completely present during your holidays and your vacations too. You have to make time for yourself, your family, your children, your friends, and anything and anyone else that helps you relax and reach that state of mind that inspires you to create. It’s also really important to recognize how much fun and energy you have when you aren’t hungover! It’s amazing to actually enjoy a vacation without needing another holiday after it to heal the hangover.

“I’m gonna set my mind up correctly so I can make it through.”

Today’s episode is all about creating a positive mindset, which really isn’t that hard when you’re on holiday. You’ve already removed all the stress of work and traffic, but you may still worry about not drinking. Andy got some weird looks during his holiday in Dubai when he told his waiter that yes, he was sure all he wanted was sparkling water. Everyone expects the Englishman to drink on holiday, so it might feel weird to break stereotypes like that. If you’re having a hard time avoiding booze on your vacation, or you’re afraid you’re going to get some weird looks, set up your mind to feel pride when someone looks at you funny. It’s a proud moment to buck trends and go against the grain. You’re going to make people turn heads, and you’re going to start a conversation about One Year No Beer that’s probably going to inspire someone else to take on this challenge and transform their life for the better.

We have a ton of shoutouts in this episode too! So many people finished their 90 Day No Beer Challenge this month, and we are about to give them some serious kudos! Sarah, Sharon, and Matthew all finished their challenge and were definitely vocal about it in our community and in our blog. We want to challenge you to do the same thing. If you have a holiday coming up, we dare you to not touch a drink while you’re on vacation. Then write about. Share in a blog post or in our forum how it felt to stay sober this holiday, and we can give you kudos on our next episode!

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/

Feb 14, 2017

It’s the final countdown! The end of the epic OYNB+ launch is approaching! Andy (who is on holiday, the bugger) and I are in awe of how this group is coming together. We’ve learned so much from watching you guys on the new platform. The nutrition and diet discussions last week were a huge success, and next we’re moving on to mindfulness. Dr. Itai from the podcast will be up on OYNB+ next week talking with members about the top ten benefits of mindfulness.

I got a sneak peek of the mindfulness talk on the podcast today. I’m listing off a few benefits to finally convince you to join OYNB+ and take that 100 day no beer challenge. Start grooming yourself for success by dropping the excuses, making better choices, and celebrating every loss of bad habit and negative emotion. We want to help you establish a routine that improves your well-being, and the community on OYNB+ will give you the support you need to stick with it.

Fast Jet Tim Davies, a pilot instructor and life coach, took the OYNB challenge, and the support he gained from this community completely changed his life.

“It’s an on-going process…We know it’s not a story that’s complete.”

When you see Tim Davies, you immediately think Top Gun. He’s the guy teaching new pilots how to fly Hawk T2s. And he’s 90 days into his 100 day no beer challenge. Both he and his kid brother became pilots after struggling with a family history of drinking. But Tim didn’t even start One Year No Beer to quit drinking. He needed to lose weight in order to fit into the pilot’s seat again, and OYNB came around at exactly the right moment to give him the motivation he needed to rethink his entire lifestyle.

The reason we invited Tim on the OYNB podcast was to get a little insight into what it’s like to fly a plane and teach others to fly. Do these pilots have a different mindset than us regular guys? How can we train ourselves to do something completely new and different? “Look at your morning routine,” Tim says. What you do when you wake up in the morning sets the tone for the rest of your day. If you set things up beforehand – like you’re running shoes – you’re more likely to wake up, put them on, and head out the door. And once you’re out the door, Tim figures you might as well start running. You’re already there, right? These small but practical steps work to improve your discipline little by little. Small changes add up and become your normal routine, so it gets so much easier to ignore the temptation of your unhealthy habits day by day.

Tim also talks about what it’s like to not drink in the military and his new habits and hobbies which made the transition easier. We all know that every day is different, and there are going to be times you want to indulge or you want to cut back. Or maybe you want to start something completely new and different! Tim’s thing is finding new jazz clubs to check out instead of hitting the pub on the weekends. The point of OYNB is to give you that control. OYNB gives you a sense of purpose and helps you make the right choice for your well-being. Before you know it, you’ll be out and doing the things you never thought you could do when alcohol was getting in the way. Maybe you’ll even fly a jet! Once you activate your potential, who knows where it will take you. The great thing is that it will be all up to you.

You don’t have to do it alone, though. The amazing community at OYNB+ is there to answer questions and share their own success stories and struggles. You can even email Tim at tim@fastjetperformance.com and ask for his advice or opinion. He’s already three months in, so he knows what it’s like!

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/

 

TIM’S MINDSET RESOURCES

Tim’s Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MaestroDoggman/videos

Tim’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fastjetperformance

Tim’s Website: www.fastjetperformance.com

Tim’s LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/timcdavies

Tim’s Podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/fast-jet-performance

Feb 8, 2017

OYNB+ IS NOW LIVE! OYNB+ is our re-designed platform for our brand new forum that’s available now exclusively for our members. Right now I’m watching people log in and create posts. The positivity is amazing!

The new OYNB+ platform focuses on the connection in our community. Andy and I want to bring people together online and off, and share how being fitter, happier, confident, and more productive changed our lives. There is a personal blog, message boards, and event planning. Ultimately we are working to create global meet-ups for OYNBers everywhere, so stay tuned! New products and media will be rolling out over the coming weeks, so get online and start connecting now so you don’t miss out. Doors close to new members in 4 days!

“I love how the world works like that.”

Speaking of making the connection, our guest today is pretty personal. He’s my ultimate connection. John Lee Dumas created the EOFire Podcast course, which I took over 18 months ago. The rest is history, so it’s absolutely amazing to have John on the OYNB Podcast! Podcasting is one of the best ways to break out in any industry these days, and John’s created so many tools and resources for entrepreneurs to start their own. He jumpstarted our idea behind OYNB, and without his course we would not be able to connect with all of you out there today.

When it comes to making his own connections, John has a unique approach to drinking. “I was never a casual drinker,” he says. Rather, he keeps his drinking to a minimum by saving it for special occasions every few months. John talks about his ability to organize his partying and breaks down his top tips for achievement, including the five things you need to set a smart goal and keep it. If you want to kick start your goals into gear, John’s also got a Freedom Journal which he’s talking about today. It will help you achieve your #1 goal in 100 days.

You know, that goes right along with our 90-day no-beer challenge, don’t you think? We’ve got 5 copies of the Freedom Journal to give away to 5 lucky OYNB members. Get online today and enter for your chance to win! There are so many ways you can succeed, you just have to get started!

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/

 

Seedlip Drinks: https://www.seedlipdrinks.com/

 

JOHN’S LINKS & RESOURCES

Website: www.eofire.com

Podcast: http://www.eofire.com/podcast/

Podcast Class: www.freepodcastcourse.com

Freedom Journal: https://thefreedomjournal.com/

Jan 31, 2017

I am hosting today’s episode of One Year No Beer all by my lonesome. Ruari is out taking care of the last minute details of our second launch, and we’re both really excited for you to see what we have in store for our OYNB-ers! We are always working to find new ways to help you guys quit drinking and start making positive changes for yourselves and in your lives. And today’s guest goes right along with this kind of positive thinking.

Dr. Itai Ivtzan is a mindfulness guru. I have known him since Uni where I attended his MA course in Positive Psychology. He completely transformed my way of thinking. Mindfulness practice focuses on the self. It’s a tool you can use in your everyday life to get to know yourself better and to recognize where and when stressors start pulling you down. Nothing is more stressful than quitting drinking, we can all agree on that, and the practical tips we talk about today will really help you overcome these difficult next hundred days.

“Mindfulness practice reflects you at a given day at a given moment.”

Our minds are always wandering. We are daydreaming. We’re fantasizing about the future or we’re stressing about the past. You could be thinking about a pint right now and stressing because you know you can’t have it. That’s where Dr. Itai says we’re doing it wrong. Mindfulness forces you to look at the here and now and the relationship you have with your present moments. With mindfulness practice, you’ll bring yourself back into the present moment. It will force you to look at it and recognize yourself in it.

Mindfulness practice is easier than you think. You don’t need to sit cross-legged on a cloud to reap its benefits. You just need to bring a quality of attention to whatever activity you are doing. You can meditate while enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea. Mindfulness practice is as simple as recognizing the heat of your tea and reflecting on the warmth as it travels through your body. There is no stress in that cup of tea. It is simply a cup of a tea that you enjoy, and recognizing that simple fact is at the core of mindfulness practice.

Sometimes mindfulness can be hectic, like when you’re having a bad day and ugly emotions start rearing up inside you. This is normal! “We go through the waves of being human,” Dr. Itai says. And riding these waves is what makes us human. It’s being mindful of these waves, and understanding where the bad feelings are coming from, that is at the core of this practice. As you sip your warm tea on a bad day, you can reflect on how there is no negativity in the tea or in the moment of you drinking the tea. You aren’t avoiding the negative emotions. Rather, you’re reflecting on where they’re coming from and how they aren’t a permanent part of your being. It’s simply a wave you are riding.

Now, don’t panic. This isn’t about becoming a monk. Just because you practice mindfulness doesn’t mean you’ll get so Zen that you lose your edge. Don’t worry. Your passion isn’t going to go anywhere. You’ll just be able to stay calm under pressure and keep up the positive thinking so you’re not overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life. But in order to get all the benefits of mindfulness, you need to practice regularly. I personally set an alarm in my phone to remind me to take mindfulness breaks throughout my day. But a few days a week for a few months will be a good start for you, especially as you start on your One Year No Beer journey.

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/

DR. ITAI’S RESOURCES

Dr. Itai’s Website: https://www.awarenessisfreedom.com/

Dr. Itai’s Online Course: Meditation Mindfulness Teacher Training

Dr. Itai’s Book: Mindfulness in Positive Psychology

Dr. Itai’s Twitter: @AwareisFree

Dr. Itai’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AwarenessisFreedom/

Jan 24, 2017

We are always talking about how quitting drinking can transform yourself. One of the key components of the One Year No Beer challenge is to help you uncover your authentic self. You know, that person you truly are underneath all that booze and partying. Dennis Pickering, one of our most valued members of OYNB, is one of these authentic selves. And he’s written a song about it! Stay tuned for the end of the episode to hear the jam called “My AF journey”!

We love seeing how quitting drinking inspires people. We invited Scott Harrison on the podcast today because he’s one of those authentic people that didn’t uncover his true potential until he stopped drinking. And he’s gone on to inspire millions Today, Scott is a World Economic Forum global leader and the founder and CEO of Charity Water, a non-profit organization focused on bringing clean water to the world. But before that? Well, he was getting paid to drink in New York City.

“I was paid thousands and thousands of dollars to drink!”

Scott became a night club promoter in New York City. That meant he was paid to bring people into his clubs on the promise that they would get wasted. And the more people he got wasted, the more money he made. He spent a decade of his life doing this, the party lifestyle. We all know how grand it looks from the outside. All the booze and all the money, but deep down Scott was missing that moral fiber that made his life meaningful. “There would never be enough,” he says. And that’s when he knew he had to do something more with this life.

He earned a degree in Communications at NYU amid all this partying, and he built up those skills promoting clubs in New York City. Now, it was time to use his talent for storytelling and promotion to help others around the world. So he hopped on a boat with Mercy Ships, a fleet of hospital ships that offer free healthcare to war-torn and third-world countries, and what he saw changed his life.

“We weren’t created to party. We weren’t created to serve ourselves.”

We all can relate to the feeling of bondage we get when we party. We’re a slave to the booze and the hangover. But Scott wanted to break those chains and work toward a freedom that comes from doing something bigger than yourself. What he learned with his year serving on Mercy Ships was that billions of people around the world do not have access to clean water. While he was living extravagantly, there were families without clean, running water. This realization inspired him to take action into his own hands.

“What I learned is that so many people didn’t trust charitable institutions,” he says of trying to start his charity. This was a hurdle to overcome. How can you change people’s perspective and guarantee to them that their donations are going where they want? Use technology! With Charity Water, Scott connects his villages and homes with Google Maps and Google Earth so that anyone and everyone who gives to Charity Water can see – in real time – where their money is going and who it is helping. He’s also using VR now to create movies that give people true-to-life experiences with their donations. There’s something about giving that brings people together, and it’s more satisfying than any glass of wine or beer could ever be.

OYNB challenges you to donate to Charity Water! Convert your beer and wine to water by donating what you would spend on your daily or nightly glass of beer to Charity Water, and then check out their videos on Facebook to see where your money went.

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/

SCOTT’S RESOURCES

World Economic Forum

Scott’s Charity: Charity Water

Scott’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/scottharrison

Scott’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charitywater

Scott’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottharrison1

 

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