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The OYNB podcast will inspire you to take, or support you through a 28, 90 or 365 day alcohol-free challenge. Transform your life by changing your relationship with alcohol. Kick start your healthy habits and reconnect with your true self.

One Year No Beer | Hack your healthy Lifestyle Ruari Fairbairns & Andy Ramage

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The OYNB podcast will inspire you to take, or support you through a 28, 90 or 365 day alcohol-free challenge. Transform your life by changing your relationship with alcohol. Kick start your healthy habits and reconnect with your true self.

    Small Changes Big Impacts: BJ Fogg | OYNB 093

    Small Changes Big Impacts: BJ Fogg | OYNB 093

    If you’ve ever tried to get rid of a bad habit – or even develop a new good habit, you know how difficult it can be to change your behavior. Today’s guest has a lot to share about the real keys to success when it comes to changing behavior – and they’re not what you think. 
    BJ Fogg is the person behind the Fogg Behavior Model. If you’re not familiar with it, the Fogg Behavior Model is built around a simple formula: behavior change = (motivation)(ability)(prompts). Essentially, behavior happens when these three things come together at the same time: motivation, ability, and a prompt. 
    “If you wanted to play the guitar, for example, you wouldn’t sit down and try to play the hardest song. You would start with easier songs, develop skills, and then step up to something more challenging.”
    In today’s episode, BJ talks about changing behavior generally, and also about how his concepts of changing behavior can be applied to people who are trying to change their behavior as it pertains to alcohol. He also talks about the need for different approaches when it comes to untangling unwanted behavior.
    BJ also takes the time to talk about his own personal journey with alcohol. He’s been alcohol-free for two years now, and during today’s interview, he discusses living in wine country, learning to appreciate wine and drink socially as an adult, and why he decided to give it up. He also explains the benefits that he experienced by giving up alcohol. Listen to the episode to learn more about BJ’s professional expertise and personal experience.
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
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    BJ FOGG’S LINKS
    BJ’s Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LC9KDP5/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    • 33 min
    Mastering Mindfulness: Ali Roff Farrar | OYNB 092

    Mastering Mindfulness: Ali Roff Farrar | OYNB 092

    Ali Roff Farrar is author of The Wellfulness Project and the Wellness Director at Psychologies magazine. She is also a regular contributor to the OYNB Blog! She is passionate about combining western sciences of psychology, neuroscience, and coaching with the Eastern philosophies of meditation, mindfulness, and yoga, to cultivate true holistic wellness in body and mind. In addition to the BSc degree she holds in Psychology, Ali is a qualified ‘200 hr Yoga Alliance Certified’ teacher and will shortly qualify as a Mindfulness teacher and expert for both stress and chronic pain.
    Ali joins the podcast today to talk about how, amid all of the noise and information out there, we often rely on others to make us happy or heal us and consult our phones for advice before consulting our inner compass. She is interested in empowering people to start to look inwards and discover the wisdom they have inside themselves instead of seeking answers outside. She believes that mental health is often pushed aside as we get caught up in the chatter of the mind and that by practicing directed mindful attention using ‘Wellfulness’, we can become more balanced in how we listen to our bodies, minds, and heart, and find greater holistic alignment in our lives, using this to create an authentic and sustainable healthy lifestyle that’s unique to our needs. 
    “If we can start to find a different way to deal with, react to, and respond to really those negative emotions, we can start to get a different relationship with them”
    In today’s episode, Ali talks about how she used this practice to help navigate life away from alcohol, and how that has improved her life. Listen in to hear what Ali has to say about how she changed careers, stopped drinking, wrote a book, and changed her life. 
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
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    OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
    OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
    OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
    OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
    OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/
    ALI ROFF FARRAR’S LINKS AND RESOURCES
    Ali on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aliroff/?hl=en 
    Ali’s Website: www.aliroff.com 
    Ali’s Book The Wellfulness Project: A Manual for Mindful Living: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wellfulness-Project-Ali-Roff-Farrar/dp/1783253215/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=wellfulness+project&qid=1581696733&sr=8-1 

    • 48 min
    Total Transformation: Channa Bromley | OYNB 091

    Total Transformation: Channa Bromley | OYNB 091

    Everyone wants to find a partner with whom they can share a lasting, rewarding relationship. For those who haven’t already found that person, or who have had difficulty maintaining a relationship, or even those who have difficulty loving themselves as much as they deserve, today’s guest has valuable insight.
    Channa has over 15 years of experience as an international, award-winning, matchmaker, love coach, and holistic practitioner. She specializes in total transformation - from loving yourself to falling in love to maintaining a fulfilling relationship. Channa has helped thousands of men and women make this transformation and guided them every step of the way.
    “Setting boundaries is not being mean. Setting boundaries is being direct with grace and kindness.”
    Throughout her professional experience as a Matchmaker and love coach, she has learned the science of what makes and breaks relationships and witnessed the emotional component behind the science first- hand. Channa’s extensive experience in dating and relationships make her well-prepared to help you discover or achieve any of your relationship goals.
    In today’s interview, Channa shares what put her on this path to begin with. She talks about the lack of examples of loving, healthy relationships when she was growing up, and her own struggles with low self-worth and poor relationship choices. She also shares how she began taking accountability for her life and relationship choices and grew into someone who can help others achieve their own relationship goals.
    Channa also shares some helpful tips for meeting people, calming pre-date nerves through meditation, and sober dating. She discusses sober dancing, online dating, and the value of setting boundaries for yourself. 

    LINKS & RESOURCES 
    OYNB LINKS
    OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
    OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
    OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
    OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
    OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/
    CHANNA BROMLEY’S LINKS AND RESOURCES
    My Love Gurus Matchmaking: http://www.mylovegurus.com/ 

    • 45 min
    Finding Your Peace: Sid Mallya | OYNB 090

    Finding Your Peace: Sid Mallya | OYNB 090

    What’s it like to change your relationship with alcohol when you come from a family that’s in the alcohol business? Today’s guest has some insights on that intriguing question.
    Sid Mallya is an American Born British actor of Indian descent. He attended Wellington College and then Queen Mary, University of London where he obtained a BSc in Business Management. He spent some time in business but felt that his true calling lay elsewhere. So he trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, graduating with a Master of Arts in acting. His film credits include the Netflix Original film, ‘Brahman Naman’, and ‘Best Fake Friends’ which is currently streaming on Amazon.
    “If you hear all the stuff that I've said, I've never said alcohol is bad either.  I said that you just need to figure out if it's bad for you at this juncture.”
    In today’s interview, Sid shares his college experiences and his brief career in business. He explains how he ended up deciding to pursue acting instead of staying in the family business. 
    Sid talks about his interest in environmental causes and the small things that people can do to create real change in the world. He also speaks frankly about his mental health journey – what it was like to be diagnosed with OCD and how becoming a target for online hatred triggered a depressive spiral. He explains what it was like to be diagnosed and how treatment has affected him.
    Sid also talks about his experiences with alcohol through the years, from fairly standard drinking activity in college to the kind of heavy drinking that he engaged in while he was living and working in India. He explains his decision to stop drinking and what that alcohol-free journey has meant for his life. 
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
    OYNB LINKS
    OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
    OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
    OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
    OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
    OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/
    SID MALLYA’S LINKS 
    Sid Mallya on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/sidmallya/?hl=en
    Sid Mallya on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sidmallya?lang=en
    Sid Mallya on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SidMallya/

    • 48 min
    Fame, Family and OYNB: Suzanne Shaw | OYNB 089

    Fame, Family and OYNB: Suzanne Shaw | OYNB 089

    Some jobs are more social than others, and people who have social jobs often find that alcohol accompanies the social aspect of their work. That may be especially true for those who work in the entertainment industry, like today’s guest. 
    Suzanne Shaw auditioned for the ITV show Popstars in 2001. As a participant in the show, she won a place in the newly-formed pop band, Hear’say. The band saw great success, including two number one records and four top 10 hits, as well as their own TV show. 
    “At the end of the day, if you do put your mind to something and you are determined, you can achieve great things.”
    When the band eventually broke up, Suzanne found career success in musical theatre, plays, and television. But despite her career success, Suzanne’s life was not perfect, and in today’s episode, she talks about some of the challenges she faced over the years. 
    At the time of this interview, Suzanne was 95 days into her One Year No Beer challenge, and she talks frankly about the improvements in her life as she changes her relationship with alcohol as well as the difficulties of saying no to alcohol, especially during isolation in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Suzanne describes some of the changes that she’s made since giving up alcohol, like turning vegan and taking up running. And she also talks about her own podcast, The Challenge Files, where she explores some of life’s difficult challenges. 
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
    OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
    OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
    OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
    OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
    OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/
    SUZANNE SHAW’S LINKS & RESOURCES
    Suzanne Shaw on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/suzi_shaw/?hl=en
    Suzanne Shaw on Twitter: https://twitter.com/suzanneshaw?lang=en
    Suzanne Shaw on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzanneshawofficial

    • 41 min
    Fear is Fuel: Patrick Sweeney | OYNB 088

    Fear is Fuel: Patrick Sweeney | OYNB 088

    Patrick Sweeney is an entrepreneur, an adventurer, and an author. He’s also known as the “Fear Guru”. In the current climate, many people are experiencing even more fear than they normally do, so today’s interview with Patrick may be helpful for people who are looking to overcome or control their own feelings of fear. 
    In today’s interview, Patrick speaks about the neuroscience of fear. What is fear for? Why do we feel it? Why do we need it, and how can we keep it from controlling us. Patrick explains how fear can be leveraged as the fuel that drives you to your peak performance. 
    “The first thing that everyone should know out there is that our brains were designed to adapt.”
    He discusses how the brain works as a prediction engine, and why being unable to predict an outcome causes feelings of fear and anxiety. He also discusses the different types of fear and what they mean. And Patrick also explains the relationship between fear and alcohol or the decision to give up alcohol. 
    Patrick also talks about how parents should talk to their children about fear. He discusses the importance of teaching children not to be victims, and how parents can teach children to take control of their own lives and to see themselves as creators, not victims. 
    Toward the close of the interview, Patrick discusses his backup plans – what he might have ended up doing with his life if his current occupation didn’t work out. And he also shares some helpful encouragement and wisdom for audience members who may currently be struggling with fear. 
    LINKS & RESOURCES 
    OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/
    OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/
    OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/
    OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/
    OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/

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