#78 Sober AF

This week I’m delighted to be welcoming back to the podcast, author Victoria BatStone to discuss her memoir 1000 Wasted Sundays. Vic shares personal stories from her journey navigating midlife without alcohol after years of binge drinking and partying. We discuss the impact of addiction on identity and self-discovery, as well as how trauma and societal pressures influenced our relationships with alcohol from a young age. We also explore how sobriety has helped us gain self-awareness and confidence through therapy, writing, and embracing simple joys in life.

Episode Highlights:
- How alcoholism affected the Vic’s sense of self and ability to evolve emotionally
- The role of trauma, microaggressions, and lack of emotional education in developing unhealthy coping mechanisms a
- Insights on addiction, recovery, and gaining clarity through long-term sobriety
- Tools for self-care, personal growth, and maintaining "sobriety capital" in the recovery journey


⭐ If you aren’t ready to stop drinking but want to make some positive steps to a healthier relationship or prepare for taking a break with alcohol download my FREE Awareness Worksheets: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/pl/2147565979
⭐ If you need a quick reset or you want to get to know me and my methodology a bit more before you take a plunge into a longer program the 5 Day Alcohol Reset Program could be what you are looking for check it out here: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/five-day-alcohol-reset-copy-1
⭐ Ready to hit the ‘stop’ button in 2024? Here is the link to my new self-paced, start when you are ready Aussie Alcohol Experiment. If you can’t wait until March to join our ‘Live’ version of the Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment then here it is: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae
⭐ Learn more about Emma at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
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⭐ Learn more about Victoria at www.drunkmummysobermummy.com
⭐ Follow Victoria on insta @drunkmummysobermummy
⭐ Victoria’s podcast is called Sober Awkward
⭐ Join Victoria’s community at www.cuppa.community
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