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Are you sick of feeling controlled by alcohol?Do you want to drink less?Do you wake up after a night of drinking feeling anxious and full of regret?I've been there and want to help you. In this podcast I will be talking with ex-binge drinkers, alcoholics in recovery, drug and and alcohol counsellors and people that have good stuff to say about quitting the drink. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Decidedly Dry is the sober podcast where we actually focus on the GOOD. Amazing, right? We spark inspiration, we try to provide some hope and we help motivate you. Hosted by Jess Steitzer, who promises to always keep it real, provide some DRY humor, and remind you every episode why sobriety is truly a super power. Whether you're sober curious, already living alcohol-free, or perhaps just wanting to take a break from drinking, each episode and/or interview is designed to help YOU tackle this ...
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In this episode I catch up with Psychotherapist Thea Baker. We delve into the profound impact of our parents' addiction, exploring the wounds it created and the journey of holding and healing as adults. We chat about creating space and embracing our emotions, learning how to navigate the complexities of our feelings. Thea shares her expertise on th…
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Don't let your relapse stop you from reaching out for help. A relapse can be a wonderful teacher. Tune in to hear why and the questions you can ask yourself. For coaching on relapse book in a coaching call with me at www.iquitalcohol.com.au Another great resource is Lyndal Hunt's relapse program. Email Lyndal at thesobrietygym@gmail.com For more re…
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In this episode I catch up with social worker and the founder of Mindful Men Simon Rinne. Simon developed OCD tendencies in childhood which intensified in his teens. The only way he could slow his mind down was by using alcohol. We break down what it looks like when you have OCD and how exhausting those intrusive thoughts can become. Simon was stru…
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***** TRIGGER WARNING WE DO DISCUSS SUICIDAL IDEATIONS IN THIS EPISODE **** In this episode I catch up with Paul the Sober Plumber who as of the day of this recording has just ticked over one year sober. We talk about how an episode with acid in teenage years brought on anxiety and panic attacks and how Paul realised in sobriety that he was using a…
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In this episode I catch up sobriety and co-dependacy coach, Drew Wild. In this episode we hear about Drew's on personal story with addiction and his healing as well as his work with clients. We talked about the effects of preverbal trauma, and how in utero our developing nervous systems our shaped by our mothers nervous system. How our core beliefs…
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In this episode, I catch up with with Sunshine Coast musician Andrea Kirwin, who is navigating the early stages of her sobriety journey and already experiencing the positive changes that come with a life without alcohol. Andrea shares her decision to quit after an ADHD diagnosis, highlighting her realisation of using alcohol as a means to self-medi…
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Well hello my sweet listeners and welcome to Decidedly Dry! This is your pal Jess and with ALL the feels - this is the last episode of the show. Today, I’ll walk ya through why I made this tough decision, all the things I’m incredibly grateful for and celebrating, and what’s next. First, in true Decidedly Dry fashion - let’s focus on the good. This…
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Asking ourselves what am I really craving can be a game changer. In this solocast I look into the deeper questions around our craving and what might really be happening for us when we are craving. I talk about how my cravings were actually a longing for love and acceptance. When we look at these questions and get some understanding around them we c…
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In this episode, I catch up musician and producer Garrett Kato. Hailing from Vancouver, Garrett shares his journey of navigating through various social circles during his upbringing, and the challenges he faced in finding his place. Garrett talks about the impact of his parents' separation during his formative years, revealing the deep-seated emoti…
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How do you find comfort when your nervous system is in distress? Explore the drawbacks of numbing or distraction in this solo minicast. Discover cues signaling the need for self-soothing exercises and understand that cravings often indicate an underlying issue. When beyond our window of tolerance, the instinct to seek rapid comfort arises naturally…
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In this episode I catch up with Australian Idol winner Kate DeAraugo about her podcast Why Do I Feel This Way and her incredible journey into 6 years sobriety. We talk about how Kate keeps herself sober and the importance of protecting her sobriety. How fear can keep you stuck and how honesty can keep us sober. How losing her Mum through a tragic a…
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In this solo minisode for the New Year, I am celebrating 6 years of sobriety, and creating the life that you want. How do we create the life we want? I share in this episode some of the journaling prompts I use personally that help give me direction. Some of these I use on a daily basis. I hope this episode is helpful for anyone needing some direct…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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In this episode I catch up with Lyndal Hunt. We talk about all the massive emotions that can show up time of year and how we can deal with them. We answer some questions that were sent through for us to work through. We talk about journaling practices what can help support us through challenging times. Checking in with your body. Dealing with trigg…
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Hello my dear sweet listeners and welcome to Episode #86! At the time this is being recording, we’re just 4 short days away from Christmas. While I have absolutely no clue where this year has gone, I am so looking forward to slowing down with the family this weekend and experiencing the magic of the season with my kiddos. If this is your first sobe…
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In this episode Ash and I chat about recruiting your inner coach or inner caring committee to help through tough times. How journaling with your inner coach or caring committee can give you some space from your thoughts. We talk about how we all have so much innate wisdom within us it's just a matter of getting some distance from your thoughts to a…
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Welcome to Episode #85 my dear friends! Today I’m chatting with Paige Zapata. Paige has been alcohol-free since September of 2021. She was born and raised in Texas, is the mother of two young-adult daughters, has had a career in banking for nearly 28 years and her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and honestly, she just loves being a homebo…
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In this episode, I catch up with renowned big wave surfer Jamie Mitchell. He shares his journey from nearly hitting rock bottom to absolutely charging in life! We delve into the parallels between navigating towering waves and managing intense emotions. Jamie chats about the transformative effect of sauna sessions, ice baths, Wim Hof breathing techn…
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Well hello my sweet friends and welcome to episode #84! Today is a very special episode to me for many reasons and you'll soon find out why! Recently I had this lightbulb moment when I realized I was doing a little bit of a disservice, with this ever-growing show, by not including the “dudes” in the conversation. So, I reached out to my very dear f…
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In this episode I catch up with sober coach, author and mentor Sarah Rusbatch. We talk about how insecurities from her early childhood fed into a need to be accepted and liked and how alcohol fulled that desire to be accepted and loved. From an early age Sarah had no off switch with alcohol and would have big binge drinking sessions and lots of par…
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Episode #83: Today I have the wonderful and amazing Ali Shapiro on the show. Ali is the host of the top-ranked podcast, Insatiable, she’s a holistic nutritionist, integrated health coach, and a rebel with a serious cause. She’s academically, practically, and empathetically aware of how the medical system, diet culture, and body positivity movements…
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In this episode, I catch up with Irish Actor and TV presenter Àine O'Neill. Our discussion delves into the profound impact of alcohol on her family, recounting the heart-wrenching losses of her teenage sister in a tragic accident and, decades later, her brother to addiction. Aine's journey towards healing has been an arduous one, emphasising the cr…
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Episode #82: Today I’m chatting with my dear friend, Hanna Bloom. Hanna is a mom of two, happily married to Ben, who fun fact - is nearly 7 years sober! Congrats Ben! Hanna is a business owner and is experiencing all the amazing benefits that sobriety has to offer. Today she’s here to share her story. I hope this episode blesses you. 💙 Ways to Conn…
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In this episode, I had the privilege of chatting with Derrick McKenzie, DJ and drummer from the iconic band Jamiroquai. Derrick opened up about the profound impact of racism during his formative years and how alcohol became a source of confidence and belonging during his adolescence. We delved into the evolution of his alcohol consumption, which gr…
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In this episode I catch up with legendary Australian musician Dan Sultan. Dan and I have a really candid discussion about his life with alcohol and his recovery. Being an extremely shy person, Dan used alcohol to help him block out the discomfort of his shyness, low self esteem and a strong inner critic. After a drunken episode at a show, the press…
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Episode #81: Today I am chatting with my incredibly inspiring, beautiful friend, Jenn Kautsch. Jenn is the founder and creator of the SoberSis community and leader in the Sober Curious movement. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her hubby of 28 years and has 2 adult children in their 20's. SoberSis was born Christmas Day of 2017 and since then mo…
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In this episode Jules Galloway, naturopath and fatigue whisperer is back in the zoom room to talk all about liver support and sleep in early sobriety. Jules is such a wealth of knowledge, we do a deep dive into the neurotransmitter GABA and it's role in sleep, and mental health and how alcohol messes with GABA levels. We also chat about how you can…
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In this episode we delve into the remarkable life of musician Steve Balbi, founding member of Noiseworks and Electric Hippies. Like his music career Steve's exposure to drugs and alcohol started early from the age of 16 he was thrown into the arms of the rock n roll lifestyle and here begun and Steve's personal battle with addiction fulled by his f…
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Today on the podcast Mark Purser and I go deep into the importance of the relationships in our lives and how we are influenced by those closest to us, so choose them wisely. To reach out to Mark go to https://www.bambooyogabyron.com To check out our retreats coming up go to www.iquitalcohol.com.au/resources Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy fo…
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Episode #80: Hello my sweet friends and welcome back to the show! Today I have an incredible juicy topic for you: we’re going to chat about how alcohol is sabotaging your fitness goals. My hope is that after listening to this episode, you’ll discover if you ditch the booze, you’ll soon notice better performance and an unbelievably more enjoyable wo…
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I was so blown away to have this incredible soul on the podcast, Jack Nagle from the Real Drug Talk podcast. Playing basketball at a high level being coached by Andrew Gaze, Jack went from being fit and healthy young man dabbling in drugs until alcohol and drug addiction took over and completely derailed Jack’s life. After becoming homeless, suicid…
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This episode myself and the How I Quit Alcohol Grads group were lucky enough to have a workshop with Psychotherapist Jeannie O'Carroll. We chat about CPTSD Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and emotional flashback which often accompany CPTSD. The difference between PTSD and CPTSD Often times a lot of people think they need to have had a big T …
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In this episode I catch up with Wakka Wakka man Burung Shillingsworth. Burung is 22 years old and has been on the sobriety journey for some time now. He is on a mission to help not only indigenous kids but everyone to get rid of the booze. Burung talks about Being open to try new things. How alcohol disconnects us from the connection to spirit and …
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Episode #79: Welcome back to the show my sweet friends, the show where I hopefully encourage you to take a look at your relationship with alcohol, stop drinking so much, or even explore going alcohol-free as a busy mom. Just as a reminder- I know how hard the struggle is, I too have walked this out, I too thought that I couldn’t have fun without al…
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In this episode I catch up with Scottish Australian, Vari McKechnie. Vari is a certified coach, author an buisessnes mentor, who grew up in Glasgow and now resides on the Mornington Peninsula in Australia. Vari and I talk about living up to "cultural expectation" of drinking. We talk about how from binge drinking we can easily slip into daily drink…
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Episode #78: Hiya sweet friends and welcome back to the show. Today’s episode is a big ‘ol recap of my trip to Texas. This past weekend, my siblings and I had the absolute privilege of attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival with my Dad. I’ve been to many, many concerts sober before, but friends, this was a big one. 3 full days of live musi…
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In this episode I catch up with breathwork, meditation and yoga teacher, Sam Brown. Sam recently lost her beautiful Mum to lung cancer which has been a big journey for Sam of letting go. Sam and I chat about the important of acceptance and surrender and how that practice helped her on her journey of losing her Mum. We chat about -The difference bet…
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In this epic episode I chat with New Orleans bar tender Adam Tustin. Adam reached out to me to share his incredible story of going from a heavy daily drinker working in the hospitality industry to literally going sober on the job. Adam was literally detoxing while pouring people's drinks and by some miracle managed to stop himself from reaching for…
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Episode #77: Hello my dear sweet listener and welcome back to the show! If I haven’t mentioned it lately, I sure do appreciate you pushing play and I’m so happy you’re here. Today’s episode is not a guest episode, therefore you’re so incredibly lucky - you’re stuck with silly ‘ol me! But have no fear, we’re still digging deep on a topic that has be…
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In this episode I catch up with movement specialist and somatic therapist Sarah Mackay-Wiggers. In this episode we talk about Why we rejecting our highest values. The impact of holding on and being able to let go. Become aware of unconscious clutching The importance of trying new things. Working on the relationship with your body. Learning to trust…
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In today's episode, I catch up with Emily Walter. Emily is a drum teacher from Melbourne who had just recently gone over 500 days alcohol free, which is her first time in over 20 years with no intention of stopping. From the age of 16, she started drinking regularly on most weekends up until the age of 40. She used alcohol as a way of fitting in an…
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In 2022 Katherine Dunell lost her husband Brett after a long battle with melanoma. In this beautiful chat we talk about -Dealing with the reality that her husband was leaving, -Dealing with her grief and how staying off alcohol helped her process the grief and to be there for her kids as they navigate this huge change. -Having an alcohol free funer…
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Episode #76: Well HIYA! In this week’s episode, I’m interviewing another new friend and we’ll be chatting all about ditching the overwhelm. Before we head into that great conversation, I wanted to remind you all about where I’ve been hanging out lately - this wonderful world called Substack. As most of you know, I’ve been sending out a weekly email…
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As a busy Mum and business owner Ellissia would not have considered herself as a heavy drinker having a few drinks to deal with the stress of daily life. Growing up with an alcohol father she never considered her style of drinking to be problematic but not meeting her own standards and using alcohol as a coping mechanism she decided to give it a br…
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In this episode, I have a conversation with senior yoga teacher Mark Purser, delving into the significance of self-care. In the midst of our bustling lives, demanding work routines, and the responsibilities of caring for others, many of us find ourselves depleted, grappling with disordered nervous systems, and seeking external sources for relief. M…
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Episode #75: Holy Toledo my friends, we have reached the 75th episode of Decidedly Dry! Can you believe it?! What a fun milestone I have the pleasure of celebrating with YOU! Today I am chatting with Emily McDermott. Emily is a wife, mother of two energetic boys, and a simplicity seeker. She is also the host of the top 1.5% globally ranked podcast,…
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Lach Bostock, a Grammy-nominated producer and a key member of the hit Indie Pop Band; Mansionair, chose sobriety at the peak of his career. At 31, Lachy recognised that heavy drinking wasn't compatible with the demands of constant touring, both mentally and physically. Additionally, he was diagnosed with Crohn's disease and believes that abstaining…
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