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The To 50 and Beyond podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Lori Massicot, that teaches you and inspires you to live an alcohol-free lifestyle later in life. For more information and show notes, please visit my website.

Feb 15, 2023

We all mess up! Practicing forgiveness towards ourselves and moving on is not always easy. 

Today, we're answering a listener's question: How do you deal with “messing up” repeatedly? I’ve had so many day ones throughout the past year. I feel like I can’t get “this” right. And the “this” is sobriety. 

To the person who sent this question, I thank you for sharing this with me. I’m with you, and so are my guests Anne and Leigh Walkup! The dynamic Kentucky twin sisters are back on the podcast for the 4th time! 

Anne and Leigh are the Founders of Retro Rodeo Publishing, LLC and Front Porch Life Magazine - a beautifully curated seasonal magazine full of story, emotion, and lots of delicious recipes! They have been sober for 7 years and I will link their past episodes in the notes to hear their stories. 

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The gal's views on “messing up” in life  

  • The challenges of getting sober and expectations

  • Why it’s important to accept disappointment in ourselves

  • Their experience with taking 30-day breaks 

  • How our identity is tied to being a drinker 

  • How to shift out of your “drinking identity” 

  • How to focus on forgiving yourself before others 

  • Why the language of sobriety can mess you up and what to focus on instead 

  • How to move on by taking action 

The main message here is we all mess up, you are human, and you are never alone. 

Read this episode's full show notes here. 


Anne and Leigh on To 50 and Beyond: 

Episode 190: How to Build Discipline


Find Anne & Leigh here: 

The Southern Lady Cooks

The Front Porch Life Magazine


Front Porch Life Magazine

The Southern Lady Cooks


The Southern Lady Cooks


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