Today I am speaking with Jackie Merriman, the founder of Sober Magic. In this episode Jackie shares her journey to sobriety. If you have ever struggled/are currently struggling with your relationship to alcohol or you are just sober curious – this episode is for you! We also dive into the many parallels between eating disorders and alcohol addiction.
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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
How it’s a scary thing to “come out” sober. Will people look at me in a different way? Will people pity me? Will I still have friends? How will it affect my relationship(s)?
The stigma surrounding alcohol
What factors played into your decision to give up alcohol
not “giving up” alcohol nor am I making a “sacrifice”. I am simply CHOOSING to no longer drink alcohol as alcohol no longer serves me. It never did.
The illusion of alcohol = fun
Why do you think we have such a hard time “letting loose & having fun” without alcohol.
Alcohol was not allowing me to be my true self → Alcohol made me believe that drinking rosé all day on a unicorn float was the only way I could express my personality.
Her experience in college “everyone around me was literally drinking the exact same way. After college, the party did NOT stop and the weekend binge drinking continued.”
In 2014 – when you were 24 years old – her Dad passed away & how this affected her