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Bringing you news, events, recipes, advice and interviews to support your changing drinking habits.

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Bringing you news, events, recipes, advice and interviews to support your changing drinking habits.

    Mel Pegley on mindfulness, meditation, and support to change your drinking

    Mel Pegley on mindfulness, meditation, and support to change your drinking

    It's the middle of January, and you may be feeling a bit flat after the exciting start of your month of change. If willpower and motivation are ebbing, then leaning into mindfulness can be the new tool that helps you to build the life that you want to live. There is good research and evidence out there that practising mindfulness can actually help us create and sustain change. Whether that's a formal practice, like sitting and meditating, or informal practice, like mindful walking, journaling, or even a mindful colouring book. Mindfulness can mean different things to different people. It is always, though, the business of paying attention to our thoughts and feelings, not being judgmental of ourselves, treating ourselves kindly, learning to notice, slow down, and act with intention. There are all really useful life skills when it comes to negotiating the business of change. This week's guest speaker is holistic recovery coach Mel Pegley. Mel specialises in mindfulness-based addiction recovery and leads a weekly Eight Step Recovery meeting, which our members can join online in the Events section on the Club Soda website. We’re now into Series 3 of the Club Soda podcast, but if you’d like to catch up or browse earlier episodes, head to the podcast page. Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here.Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 56 min
    More tips for a month off booze

    More tips for a month off booze

    Following on from  last week's podcast which gave some expert advice on preparing to take a month off drinking, this podcast is all about giving you some valuable tools that you might need to sustain your month off booze.  Now that we've reached the second week of January, it's easy to take a successful first week and tell ourselves it's all about willpower, or luck.  But as Laura says, 'You don't need luck to change your drinking, as that implies that willpower and wishful thinking are enough. What you really need is to plan, to learn, to surround yourself with people who are doing something similar. You need to immerse yourself in your intentions.' The key learning here is that everything you learn as you move through your drinking journey, whether it's linear, sporadic, monthly, or several attempts later, improves your self-efficacy and your ability to get back on the horse. This conversation was recorded back in October 2021 as part of our Global Mindful Drinking Festival, and features an expert panel of people who have real life experience of using these tips and tricks to overcome their own problem drinking. The panel is made up of Lisa Ellsworth from Bee Sober, Irene Falcone from Sans Drinks, an Australian alcohol-free bottle shop, drinking coach Sober Dave, and Maz Compton, author, TV & Radio presenter. Here are their killer tips to keep you motivated on your own month off booze. About the Club Soda podcast Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here and support the show.Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 59 min
    Advice for taking a month off drinking this January

    Advice for taking a month off drinking this January

    Tomorrow is 1 January, a time when we all start thinking about New Years' Resolutions. These might be smaller steps such as getting more fresh air or drinking more water. Your goals for 2022 might be focused on addressing bigger issues such as problem drinking. This is the time of year when people think about taking a month off drinking. And if you're thinking that this might be the plan for you, then at Club Soda, we're here for it. In the last podcast of 2021, Club Soda co-founders Laura and Dru discuss stepping forward into 2022 with a clear plan to take a month off drinking and kick-starting some positive change.  This discussion also features bounce-backs to great coping mechanisms shared by guest speakers at our Global Mindful Drinking Festival in October. Club Soda friends Scott Pinyard of This Naked Mind, Rhian Joy of In my Sober Skin, Lindsey Beveridge from Recovery Nutrition, Ruairi Fairburn from One Year No Beer, and Chris Marshall from Sans Bar in Austin, Texas. Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here. Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 58 min
    Christmas with the Club Soda team

    Christmas with the Club Soda team

    There's a whole team of people behind Club Soda, and in this Christmas Eve podcast episode, we're giving you a peek behind the curtain to introduce you to team members Ali, Nia, and Anja. All three Club Soda Elves have personal experiences with either sober Christmases or moderation during what is usually a booze-soaked time of year.  This is a chance to get to know the Club Soda team and learn their tactics to navigate a successful hangover-free Christmas. If this is your first sober or mindful drinking Christmas, then this is a valuable listen. The Club Soda team discuss distractions, planning, how to find joy in other ways, favourite alcohol-free festive drinks, and whether or not sprouts really ruin a Christmas dinner or not... Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here. Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 56 min
    Club Soda opens London's first alcohol-free off-licence

    Club Soda opens London's first alcohol-free off-licence

    When Club Soda founder Laura gets an idea in her head, it usually turns into something pretty wonderful. We know this because as this podcast goes live, London's first-ever alcohol-free off-licence will have been open for a week! Putting a little alcohol-free fun into the London Christmas shopping scene this December, Laura's big idea has caused quite a splash.  Listen to Laura talk to Dru live from the shop and discuss the fantastic brands and excellent masterclasses that you can expect to find in the UK's first every alcohol-free off-licence!  Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here. Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 25 min
    Who am I if I'm not a drinker?

    Who am I if I'm not a drinker?

    Whether we like it or not, if we've been drinking quite a lot for a long period of time, it's likely that drinking has become a part of who we are. But if we're not a drinker anymore, then who are we? That uncertainty regarding our identity without booze is a question many people who choose to go alcohol-free ask themselves. In this week's podcast, the discussion is chaired by Claire Davy, a PhD student at Canterbury Christ Church University. Claire's guests are researcher and lecturer Dr Emily Nicholls, Head of Student Engagement David Gilani, drinking coach Sarah Connolly, Mikey Moss from Recovery Festival Bristol, and Hakeem Allen, founder of the Anti Racist Social Club. This conversation was recorded in October 2021 as part of Club Soda's Global Mindful Drinking Festival. Our podcast is available on all your favourite podcasting platforms, like Apple, Google and Spotify. Subscribe today and get all our latest news, interviews and drinks reviews. The Club Soda podcast is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Find your platform here.  Support the show (https://joinclubsoda.com/product/tip-jar-support-club-soda/)

    • 1 hr 11 min

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