420 Reasons WHY I Quit Drinking Alcohol

Diane Gibbs

I’m sharing my journey with alcohol and the 420 Reasons WHY I Quit Drinking Alcohol. I’ll share a new story each episode; recollecting, reminiscing, and reliving starting at age 12 until I was 43 yrs old. I'll tell my story, connect the dots and fill in the blanks. I am 12 plus years alcohol-free and love the feeling of the freedom. read less
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We are the World, We are the Seniors - EGR 1985
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We are the World, We are the Seniors - EGR 1985
Step back into 1985, where the halls of East Grand Rapids High buzzed with excitement for the homecoming pep rally. In a daring move, a group of friends, including myself, transformed into iconic music legends like Kenny Rogers, Bob Dylan, and Cindy Lauper. With a stroke of creativity, we rewrote the lyrics of "We are the World" into a spirited anthem titled "We are the Seniors," celebrating our final year of high school. But as the night unfolded, the allure of fun seemed incomplete without a touch of rebellion, and alcohol found its way into our festivities. Join me as I reminisce about the wild and unforgettable moments of our musical escapade, where laughter, friendship, and a hint of mischief painted the canvas of our senior year. We are the World 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
From Darkness to Dawn: Amber's 413 Days of Sobriety
Hace una semana
From Darkness to Dawn: Amber's 413 Days of Sobriety
Embark on a soul-stirring voyage with Amber, as she shares her remarkable journey of sobriety. With 413 days of newfound clarity, Amber's story is a testament to resilience and growth. Discover how she stumbled upon '420 Reasons WHY,' seeking solace and support, and forged a profound connection with our podcast host. Through candid dialogue, we delve into the challenges Amber faced, the pivotal moments of self-discovery, and the unwavering commitment to her well-being and family. Join us as we celebrate Amber's triumphs, reflect on her transformative journey, and find inspiration in the power of community and connection. Ways to connect with Amber Syvertson IG @ambersyvertson https://linktr.ee/abraydon?utm_source=linktree_profile_share&ltsid=422ec5ea-83f5-484f-9ee6-275c744aafbd. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Thanking the Ones That Got Away: A Raw Reflection on Relationships
14-02-2024
Thanking the Ones That Got Away: A Raw Reflection on Relationships
In this gripping episode, join Diane as she delves deep into her past, reflecting on the relationships that shaped her journey to self-discovery. From dodging marriage proposals to navigating the pitfalls of dating a "Rack the Reck," a notorious Scotsman, she shares the raw truth about being single and grateful. Discover the lessons learned, the qualities sought after, and the liberation found in embracing a life of authenticity and alignment. Tune in as Diane bares it all, inviting listeners on a cathartic journey of self-love and empowerment. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Sometimes, You Let Go and Let God
24-01-2024
Sometimes, You Let Go and Let God
What does letting go look like? Join Diane on a transformative odyssey as she sheds the weight of alcohol and unfulfilling relationships. In this episode, explore the power of releasing what no longer serves us and discover the profound impact on personal growth and relationships. Diane reflects on her past choices, finding newfound meaning in her podcast and life. Dive into the raw and relatable exploration of quitting alcohol, the freedom it brings, and the resilience discovered through letting go. This is not just a podcast; it's a captivating journey toward self-discovery and liberation. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid: Podcast interview with Amy Perras
17-01-2024
Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid: Podcast interview with Amy Perras
Join us on an intimate journey with the remarkable Amy Perras, a high school English teacher turned writer, life coach, and podcast host. In this gripping episode of "Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid," Amy candidly shares her personal evolution, from her roots as a Chicago Area and National Writing Project fellow to becoming a beacon of strength for those seeking recovery from narcissistic abuse. Discover the inspiring story behind Amy's decision to quit drinking alcohol and how it fueled her passion for helping others find their purpose. As a certified life coach, Amy delves into the importance of clarity, authenticity, and aligning with one's values in order to soar with eagles and leave the ducks behind. Explore Amy's creative pursuits, from her first book, "Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid Woman," to her latest journals, "Gonna Chase Wisdom Instead," which uniquely connect chapters and verses of the Bible to each day and month of the year. Learn about her love for thrifting, ice skating, reading, theatre, swing and salsa dancing, and her dedication to serving on the prayer team at her Chicago church. As the creator of the trademarked phrase "Ain't Gonna Be No Stupid," Amy invites you to witness her authenticity on any podcast platform or YouTube under the same name. Uncover the power of purpose with Amy Perras, and gain insights into walking your path, breaking free, and embracing wisdom. Ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery? Tune in now at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aint-gonna-be-no-stupid/id1517316881 and watch the visual episodes on https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLONzreFg_0WnQVoM4PmX_IiBR5-5IfMBP&si=jFZBU3aJSyVyFnY . Don't miss the chance to be inspired and motivated by Amy's raw and relatable story. This is more than a podcast; it's a guide to living authentically and chasing wisdom. www.amyperras.com IG & Tik Tok@aintgonnabenostupid 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
In all things give Thanks
10-01-2024
In all things give Thanks
Gratitude is the attitude A gratitude practice can transform life by fostering happiness, reducing stress, and boosting optimism. Studies show it changes personality by making people more generous and nurturing stronger relationships. In the Bible, gratitude is emphasized as a way to connect with God and find peace. Encouraging a 7-day challenge to list 5 things to be grateful for each day can illuminate the power of gratitude in daily life, offering a glimpse of a more positive, fulfilling existence. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Sober Curiosity: Rethinking the New Year’s Eve Madness
03-01-2024
Sober Curiosity: Rethinking the New Year’s Eve Madness
In a sea of champagne toasts and enthusiastic cheers, standing as the only sober individual on New Year's Eve paints a unique picture. While others revel in the high spirits and lively energy of the night, the perspective shifts when alcohol isn't part of the equation. It's akin to watching a vibrant performance from backstage—observing the enthusiasm and exuberance, yet feeling detached from the scripted euphoria. The laughter seems louder, the conversations more animated, but the disconnect becomes palpable. Over time, the desire to immerse oneself in this high-energy celebration diminishes, making room for a quieter, more introspective appreciation for genuine connections and the choice of a different, more tranquil path towards personal fulfillment. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Grace Amidst Chaos: A Marine's Story of Overcoming Addiction"
27-12-2023
Grace Amidst Chaos: A Marine's Story of Overcoming Addiction"
Summary: Dive into the remarkable story of Matthew Detrick, a former Marine who faced the horrors of Operation Iraqi Freedom, battled addiction with various substances, and found his way to redemption against all odds. In this gripping podcast episode, witness Matthew's raw and relatable account of how he navigated the depths of addiction, sought healing through multiple VA rehabs and intensive therapy, and ultimately transformed into a successful project manager in the real estate industry. Through Matthew's story, discover the resilience of the human spirit and the power of grace as he exemplifies that recovery and healing are achievable. Join us as we explore the inspiring journey of a man who not only survived but thrived, offering hope and inspiration to all those facing their own struggles. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt - Mark Twain once said -
20-12-2023
Denial isn’t just a river in Egypt - Mark Twain once said -
In Episode #87 of our podcast, we embark on a heartfelt exploration of the delicate relationship many of us have with alcohol, gently peeling back the layers of denial that often cloak its impact. Through tender, introspective storytelling, we navigate the intricate web of beliefs surrounding alcohol—how we've convinced ourselves it's an essential part of joy, while quietly ignoring its darker shadows. This conversation lovingly invites listeners to join a compassionate examination of their own connection with alcohol, offering a gentle nudge toward self-reflection. By unraveling the layers of denial with empathy and understanding, we encourage a nurturing space for contemplation, urging everyone to consider whether their relationship with alcohol might be veiled in denial too. In this tender exploration, we seek not to judge but to embrace a softer, more compassionate view, hoping to spark a gentle awakening within each listener. Join us for an empathetic journey toward self-discovery and the possibility of a life lived with clearer eyes and a more open heart. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Sloe Gin Shenanigans: When Plans Hit the Bottle"
13-12-2023
Sloe Gin Shenanigans: When Plans Hit the Bottle"
In the midst of a senior year holiday gathering, an evening at a friend's place turned into a debacle fueled by Sloe Gin—a deceptively delightful drink that swiftly led to an uncontrollable situation. The night before a significant day—his mother's birthday—the plan was to finish holiday shopping, but the allure of Sloe Gin took precedence. The aftermath? A catastrophic upchuck incident, leaving a mess and a memorable, albeit regrettable, story. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Elevator Confessions: A Hair-Raising Encounter
13-12-2023
Elevator Confessions: A Hair-Raising Encounter
In the Johnny Ohagan Chicago years of 2006, an unforgettable incident unfolded—a wild night blending excitement and alcohol, culminating in a curious elevator encounter that changed everything. Picture this: heading home after a night out, engaging in a seemingly innocent elevator conversation that led to unexpected guests in your apartment and a startling transformation from long hair to short. Join us on this raw and relatable episode as we unravel the tale of the Elevator Game. Beyond the story, we delve into a crucial shift in language, exploring Substance Use Disorder, a term offering empowerment and understanding to those battling with alcoholism. Dive into the complexities, the statistics, and the implications of SUD in this riveting, heartfelt narrative that seeks to enlighten and resonate with every listener. Link to the article I shared https://www.allsober.com/details/what-is-substance-use-disorder-sober-help. 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Avoiding Mom and Dad -The Unfiltered College Confessions
29-11-2023
Avoiding Mom and Dad -The Unfiltered College Confessions
🎙️ Welcome back to "420 Reasons Why I Quit Drinking Alcohol"! Today, brace yourselves for a raw, honest tale that unfolds in the college whirlwind of the 80s. Remember those times when hanging out with parents didn't exactly scream 'cool'? Yeah, been there. In college, my folks weren't the partying type. Rarely sipped on a Manhattan or So Co Old Fashion—hardly the life of the kegger, right? So, I'd skip hanging with them and head over to our neighbors'—my best friend's wild aunts and grandma. These ladies knew how to kickstart a cocktail hour any time. Booze? Check. Oh, and one of them was a fan of the green, too. They were the epitome of 'Let's party!' and my reckless goal was always to join the 'good times' brigade. But fast-forward to now, watching friends push booze onto their kids, even before it's legal—yikes. Witnessing a cringe-worthy scene at a recent bash, with moms and college kids doing shots, one ending up in a mess while the rest laughed—I had to make a swift exit. The twist? I've never spilled this to my parents. Guilt hung heavy as I'd be in town, next door, and still missed dropping by. But lately, Thanksgiving visits have been gold. I've begun cherishing those moments, especially since my 30s, when dinners with my fiancé and them became a pivotal point. It's been a revelation—a newfound grown-up relationship appreciation. This isn't just about avoiding the 'rents; it's about embracing the value of moments spent together. Reflecting on my journey, I've realized the importance of being mindful about alcohol's role in our lives. It's not just about us but about the legacy we're leaving for the next generation. 🔍 Dive deeper into the show notes for resources and tools on reevaluating your relationship with alcohol. Consider these journal prompts: What role does alcohol play in my life? How does it affect me and those around me? Reflect on past alcohol-related experiences. What lessons have they taught me? How can I cultivate a healthier relationship with alcohol? Let's pledge to cultivate healthier relationships, starting with ourselves. Tune in next time for more unfiltered truths! Remember, your relationship with alcohol is worth examining for a brighter, mindful tomorrow. I'm passionate about sharing insights, tools, and resources to help others activate their dopamine positively—through nutrition, quality sleep, and physical activity. My aim is to support your journey and offer guidance on embracing healthy, uplifting habits. Reach out—I'm here to share and assist in your path to a fulfilling, substance-free life. Let's explore the world of activating dopamine through positivity together! 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers! Here’s the link to the Mel Robbins - Fix your Gut health episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-mel-robbins-podcast/id1646101002?i=1000636606180
Do you have the support you need?
22-11-2023
Do you have the support you need?
In this week's podcast episode, I reflect on the transformative Sober Curious Challenge and my journey of navigating it without relying on weed. Delving into my relationships with friends and substances, I shared a poignant experience from the past where a close friend, a bartender, was the only one encouraging me to continue drinking when I chose to quit. That moment signaled the end of that friendship, prompting me to reevaluate my expectations of support from friends in conjunction with my relationship with alcohol. Realizing the need for internal examination and self-support, I discovered how to activate my dopamine levels—the 'feel good hormone'—without relying on substances. I learned that activities like dancing, singing, and movement were powerful tools to elevate dopamine, rather than relying on smoking more weed or consuming alcohol. Exploring this further, I highlighted how alcohol may activate dopamine, but its effects necessitate increased consumption, dampening the natural release over time. I'm passionate about sharing insights, tools, and resources to help others activate their dopamine positively—through nutrition, quality sleep, and physical activity. My aim is to support your journey and offer guidance on embracing healthy, uplifting habits. Reach out—I'm here to share and assist in your path to a fulfilling, substance-free life. Let's explore the world of activating dopamine through positivity together! 🌟 Unlock Your Sober Curiosity Potential with a Personal Discovery Call! 🌟 If you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at ⁠Dianeegibbs@gmail.com⁠  Let's connect on a discovery call and embark on this transformative journey together. Visit my LinkTree today to schedule your session and open the door to a life filled with empowerment, support, and exciting possibilities! To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Get your hands on my Sticky Balls with a Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!
Does alcohol affect your relationships?
15-11-2023
Does alcohol affect your relationships?
Episode 82 of '420 Reasons Why I Quit Drinking Alcohol' sheds light on how alcohol consumption can significantly impact friendships. Through a personal anecdote, the episode illustrates the unintended consequences of intoxication, recounting a moment where the host, in a blackout state, criticized a best friend's haircut, unknowingly causing hurt feelings. The aftermath, marked by the friend's understandable distress, serves as a poignant reminder of the detrimental effects of alcohol on relationships. To foster awareness and support for those experiencing similar challenges, the podcast invites listeners to engage in the Sober Curious challenge, emphasizing the opportunity to rebuild connections and nurture healthier friendships. The challenge, promoting sobriety and communal solidarity, is open for participation until November 20th. Reach out to the host via direct message to embark on this transformative journey."Call to Action: Don't forget to join us for the November Sober Curious session from Monday, November 13 to 20. Let's connect, and share our stories. It's going to be an amazing journey, and you're invited to be part of the journey! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey toward sobriety and curiosity? Look no further! At Happy Hour, we will come together on Zoom as a supportive community, exploring the wonders of a sober and curious lifestyle. Throughout the challenge, we will provide you with invaluable tips, tools, and resources to guide you along your journey. Join us for this life-changing experience! Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others who share your journey. Together, we'll navigate the path of sobriety and curiosity, unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Mark your calendars and prepare for an incredible week ahead. Reserve your spot now and secure your place in our Sober Curious Challenge. To join simply save your spot in the FB group here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/588935906185826 Or if you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at Dianeegibbs@gmail.com To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously. Cheers!
The Porcelain God Chronicles: Breaking Free from the Booze Cycle
08-11-2023
The Porcelain God Chronicles: Breaking Free from the Booze Cycle
In this episode of "420 Reasons Why I Quit Drinking Alcohol," we take a hilarious and heartfelt journey through the wild world of quitting alcohol. Remember those moments of worshiping the porcelain god, praying for hangovers to stop, and battling the urge to drink again? We've been there, and we're about to spill the beans on these epic experiences. Explore the constant contemplation of quitting, with questions like "Should I? Could I? When would I? Why would I? How would I? How long could I? And would I?" It's a constant battle in our minds, the struggle to put the brakes on drinking, and we're sharing it all. Join us as we navigate the rollercoaster of quitting alcohol, share our experiences, and explore the complex inner dialogues that lead to the decision to stop drinking. Whether you're on your own journey or just curious, this episode has something for everyone. Cheers to a life without hangovers and endless possibilities! Call to Action: Don't forget to join us for the November Sober Curious session from Monday, November 13 to 20. Let's connect, and share our stories. It's going to be an amazing journey, and you're invited to be part of the journey! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey toward sobriety and curiosity? Look no further! At Happy Hour, we will come together on Zoom as a supportive community, exploring the wonders of a sober and curious lifestyle. Throughout the challenge, we will provide you with invaluable tips, tools, and resources to guide you along your journey. Join us for this life-changing experience! Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others who share your journey. Together, we'll navigate the path of sobriety and curiosity, unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Mark your calendars and prepare for an incredible week ahead. Reserve your spot now and secure your place in our Sober Curious Challenge. To join simply save your spot in the FB group here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/588935906185826 Or if you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at Dianeegibbs@gmail.com To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously. Cheers!
Tradition Breakers: Finding Hope in a Sober Life
01-11-2023
Tradition Breakers: Finding Hope in a Sober Life
In today's fascinating episode, our host, Diane, delves into the intriguing topic of traditions and their undeniable connection to alcohol. She uncovers the age-old practice of using alcohol to mark various life events and celebrations, raising the question of how and why it has become a tradition in virtually everything we do. Diane then takes us on a journey down memory lane, sharing her personal experience with the Michigan State University vs. University of Michigan rivalry. It's a tale of camaraderie and competition, but it's also a story of excessive drinking and the inevitable aftermath - the dreaded hangover, and sometimes worse, the infamous puking sessions! But here's the twist – Diane's story is not just about reminiscing the wild college days; it's about breaking free from the cycle of alcohol-related traditions. She passionately encourages us to question the impact of these traditions on our lives and families and to find hope in the possibility of change. So, join us today as Diane unfolds her personal journey and sheds light on the importance of breaking free from the grip of alcohol-related traditions. Don't let it run in or ruin your family – there is hope! Tune in and be inspired. 🌟🚫🍻 #BreakTheCycle #AlcoholFree #Traditions Mark your calendar and join my Sober Curious Challenge: November 13 -20! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey toward sobriety and curiosity? Look no further! At Happy Hour, we will come together on Zoom as a supportive community, exploring the wonders of a sober and curious lifestyle. Throughout the challenge, we will provide you with invaluable tips, tools, and resources to guide you along your journey. Join us for this life-changing experience! Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others who share your journey. Together, we'll navigate the path of sobriety and curiosity, unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Mark your calendars and prepare for an incredible week ahead. Reserve your spot now and secure your place in our Sober Curious Challenge. To join simply save your spot in the FB group here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/588935906185826 Or if you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at Dianeegibbs@gmail.com To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously. Cheers!
Spaghetti and Wine! MSU 1986
25-10-2023
Spaghetti and Wine! MSU 1986
The goal of drinking alcohol can vary from person to person. For many, the goal is to socialize, relax, or enhance the enjoyment of an event or meal. However, in some cases, people may drink with the explicit goal of getting drunk or "fucked up." It's important to remember that excessive alcohol consumption can have negative consequences and should be done responsibly. In the story you shared, it seems the goal was indeed to get drunk, but it's also a reflection of experiences that led to the decision to quit drinking. I share the journey of facing the consequences of past actions, offering a poignant reflection on resilience and the profound lessons learned on the rocky road to sobriety." Mark your calendar and join my Sober Curious Challenge: November 13 -20! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey toward sobriety and curiosity? Look no further! At Happy Hour, we will come together on Zoom as a supportive community, exploring the wonders of a sober and curious lifestyle. Throughout the challenge, we will provide you with invaluable tips, tools, and resources to guide you along your journey. Join us for this life-changing experience! Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others who share your journey. Together, we'll navigate the path of sobriety and curiosity, unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Mark your calendars and prepare for an incredible week ahead. Reserve your spot now and secure your place in our Sober Curious Challenge. To join simply save your spot in the FB group here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/588935906185826 Or if you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at Dianeegibbs@gmail.com To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously. Cheers!
No More Spirits, Only Stories -Reliving the 1993 Emotional Hangover at a Family Wedding
18-10-2023
No More Spirits, Only Stories -Reliving the 1993 Emotional Hangover at a Family Wedding
"In this candid and captivating Episode 420, '420 Reasons Why I Quit Drinking Alcohol' explores the lasting impact of a 1993 family wedding. Delve into a narrative that begins with the intoxicating mix of alcohol, flirtation, and remorse at the rehearsal dinner, leading to a memorable emotional hangover on the day of the wedding. Fast forward to a cousin's daughter's wedding, where the ghosts of the past reappear. I share the journey of facing the consequences of past actions, offering a poignant reflection on resilience and the profound lessons learned on the rocky road to sobriety." Mark your calendar and join my Sober Curious Challenge: November 13 -20! Are you ready to embark on a transformative journey toward sobriety and curiosity? Look no further! At Happy Hour, we will come together on Zoom as a supportive community, exploring the wonders of a sober and curious lifestyle.  Throughout the challenge, we will provide you with invaluable tips, tools, and resources to guide you along your journey. Join us for this life-changing experience! Embrace the opportunity to grow, learn, and connect with others who share your journey. Together, we'll navigate the path of sobriety and curiosity, unlocking a world of endless possibilities. Mark your calendars and prepare for an incredible week ahead. Reserve your spot now and secure your place in our Sober Curious Challenge. To join simply save your spot in the FB group here >> https://www.facebook.com/groups/588935906185826 Or if you’d like to set up a 1:1 time with me please connect with me through my link here >> https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs Or DM or email me at Dianeegibbs@gmail.com To find out more about CBD >> https://gibbsgoodies.greencompassglobal.com Discount code for 10% off: use “420”Gibbs Goodies Sticky Balls are available on GibbsGoodies.com or https://linktr.ee/dianeegibbs. Disclaimer: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or mental health, seek professional help. Thank you for joining us on this exploration. Until next time, sip mindfully and live consciously.  Cheers!