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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.

May 15, 2024

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Episode 290

If you are a gal in midlife who is questioning her drinking and having a hard time getting sober, I’m with you.

In this episode, I answer a client's question: What was the hardest part of getting sober for you?

After she asked me this question, I didn’t hesitate. The hardest part for me was deciding to stop drinking.

I spent two years feeling stuck in decision fatigue and putting in lots of effort to make alcohol work. On August 11, 2013, I decided to go all in on what I wanted more than drinking alcohol.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • How and why I decided to stop drinking

  • My take on what it means to “get sober”

  • Why it’s difficult to decide to quit drinking (spoiler alert: it’s not you, it’s alcohol)

  • The fears that I faced in going alcohol-free, which are shared among many women in midlife

  • What it takes to go “all-in” on freeing yourself from alcohol

My message to you…

If you are having difficulty deciding right now, take a walk with yourself and map out a plan. Maybe now isn’t the time to take this on, and that’s okay - you can’t force yourself to get sober - you will figure it out, and you're on your way. I

If you’re ready to go all in, you can do it. I believe in you. Be kind and patient with yourself and take it day to day.

Thank you for listening!


Mentioned in this episode: 

The Daily Sobriety Toolkit 

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