My Journey to Living an Alcohol-Free Lifestyle
After several years in the fast-paced industry of marketing & communications, working hard and playing even harder, I switched careers and decided to follow my true passion; that of health & wellness. I went back to school, focused on my health, and started my practice as a Certified Holistic Nutritionist.
I was doing all the healthy things; eating well, taking quality supplements, green juices, working out, I felt like I was really living my healthiest life, but there was one thing that was holding me back and that was was this desire to drink. Without even a thought I had woven it into so many aspects of my life; from times of celebration or sadness and many times in between, there was rarely not a good time to have a glass of wine.
I really wanted to eliminate the desire to drink wine. I didn’t like how it left me feeling, but I believed I’d feel deprived if I never drank again. I would only give it up if I stepped into something way better. Was it possible? It was worth a try.
At the start of the pandemic I decided it was time to eliminate it. I found a coach that helped guide me through a different process; a way deeper way of looking at things. I developed a new mindset, identified my core values, discovered the power of connection, created new routines, habits and overall healthier coping skills.
To that, I applied my knowledge of nutrition to replenish what had been lost and support my body from the core. Something released. I felt stronger, lighter, I actually referred to it as ‘euphoric’. I shifted my perspective and replenished nutrients my body was lacking from years of passively consuming wine. I already felt healthy, but the feeling I experienced was another level! I had so much more energy, less inflammation, clear head; clearly alcohol was taking more than it was giving without me even realizing it.
Fascinated by the connection between nutrition and alcohol use, I immersed myself even further in education by earning my own Recovery Coach designation to add to my services as a Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Consultant. It really is a journey and I get to meet people wherever they are on their path. I’m so grateful to be able to share all the best practices from education and experience to help others level-up their lives, find freedom and feel their absolute best.