Coming to Terms with Sobriety with Lori Massicot
The journey of self-acceptance in getting sober in midlife.
Are you struggling coming to terms with your sobriety?
On episode 158, I talk about my own journey and the process it took for me to come to terms with my sobriety.
If someone told me when I was young that alcohol would mess up my life, I wouldn’t have believed them.
For a huge part of my life I drank excessively and at one point I felt like life and wine needed to go together.
After years of wondering whether or not I had a problem, I had to listen to my own thoughts and feelings instead of anyone else’s, and I made the difficult choice to quit drinking.
You are never alone if you feel like sobriety is something you never planned for your life.
I am Lori Massicot, the host of the To 50 and Beyond Podcast. I started drinking when I was 14 years old and continued all the way to 45, but back in 2013, when I finally decided to quit drinking, I poured two bottles of Chardonnay down the drain and began my recovery. Since then, I have come to terms with myself and my sobriety and have persevered through all of the challenges that came along with that.
Now, I speak openly about my journey, to anyone who will listen, to let others know they are not alone. Virtual hug sent ❤️
"Coming to terms with sobriety means coming to terms with yourself"
The word "sobriety" can be scary
- How I am always working on old behaviors I notice
- Ways I work on acceptance within myself
- How I once believed in the stigma surrounding sobriety and alcoholism
- Feeling like an outcast after quitting drinking
- How I had to pay attention to my thoughts and feelings in order to see my situation
- Objections people have to quitting drinking
- How you don't need to ask for other people's opinions to make a change
- You define self-care and what makes you feel good
- Focusing on Self-Care and acceptance vs. sobriety
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