LPP #121 Spontaneous Sobriety, Mommy Wine Culture, & Eating Disorder Recovery with Celeste Yvonne

Celeste is the popular writer and personality behind andwhatamom.com who writes about choosing sobriety and all things parenting. 

In March of 2018 her “Dear Husband” post went viral to tens of millions of readers around the world. Later in 2018, Celeste openly spoke about her struggles with alcohol, and announced her commitment to becoming a sober mom for the sake of her health and her family. Her piece about a playdate that went sideways when another mom started serving mimosas, has reached over 6 million people.

You can find her work in US Weekly, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and Refinery 29. Celeste lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and two boys ages 3 and 5.


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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:

“Mommy Wine Culture”

Alcohol is the only drug you have to explain NOT using

Alcohol marketing geared towards women & parents

How her friendships has changed since she quit drinking

How she has chose sobriety and has maintained it without AA

Removing decision fatigue with choosing sobriety

The internal & external stigma that can come with identifying as an alcoholic

To her alcoholism means not wanting to stop at just one drink

“Sober-curious”

“I wish I didn’t let the stigma of the word ‘alcoholic’ keep me from quitting sooner” 

Alcohol fatigue vs. hitting rock-bottom (you don’t have to hit a rock-bottom to be tired of alcohol and drinking culture)

The stigma of “not being fun” that comes with choosing not to drink

The mixed messages that come from events like “Vino & Vinyasa”

The parallels between eating disorders  and alcoholism 

Celeste opens up about her history and her 20+ year battle bulimia

“All I wanted to do was fit in, and I felt like I had to use an eating disorder to get there”


BOOKS MENTIONED:

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life

Allen Carr’s Easy Way for Women to Quit Drinking: The original Easyway method  

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