I talk a lot in my work about the concept of Buffering, which is when we try to change our emotional landscape with something outside of us.
We feel lonely so we eat.
We feel bored so we scroll social media.
We are stressed or uncomfortable so we drink.
The problem with buffering is two-fold:
It distracts us from the truth of our life.
It has long-term consequences.
Buffering with alcohol has some unique consequences I believe for the perimenopausal and menopausal populations, which is the age group I primarily work with.
So I could not be more thrilled to be hosting Veronica Valli on the podcast.
Veronica Valli is changing the narrative on sobriety. With 21 years of sobriety and 19 years of experience as a recovery coach and psychotherapist, she understands that there is no ONE path to sobriety.
I adore Veronica, her message, and her mission and I am excited for you to tune into this conversation that we recently had.Listen Now!
I am super excited to have with me today, Veronica Valli to talk about something our culture has really normalized to the point that it is nearly impossible to escape, which is, the consumption of ALCOHOL.
Alcohol is everywhere!
When you go out to eat, it is very common to be asked if you want a cocktail.
The media inundates us with ads promoting alcohol.
Nearly every social occasion you are invited to will present you with an opportunity to drink.
Most people associate downtime, fun and relaxing with alcohol.
We are living in an age where we have made the consumption of alcohol SO normal, that many people struggle to drink less because they literally think their life will be less enjoyable without it.
And the craziest thing of all is that it is costing people a lot to drink.
It is costing people their ability to face difficult emotions head-on.
It is costing people their ability to be authentic and real.
For many, it is costing them self-respect, because alcohol is preventing them from improving things in their life they say are important to them, like health and relationships.
In other words, drinking costs a lot in terms of both mental and physical health. Which is precisely why I could not be more excited to have Veronica Valli with me today to talk about why you drink and how to stop.Listen Now!