55 min

An Update Episode: Holly Whitaker and the Lost Place Quitted

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An Update Episode: Holly Whitaker and the Lost Place
This week, we’re checking in with Holly, who in 2021, basically removed her skin and left it in the closet of her former life. She lost the thing she’d thought she’d do forever, and the person she thought she’d be forever; in her first “who’s Holly Whitaker?” episode that we recorded back in January, she was deep in the long, humiliating, humbling, sucky journey of surrender through the lost place. In this episode, we catch up on where she’s at, and talk about her shifting perspective, the completion of cycles, and the surprising peace that eventually came from living in the quiet of the in-between – and from getting to really, really know herself.
We didn’t do an intro for this one; we just get right into it.
About Holly Whitaker: Holly is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. Her work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and many others. Holly's work focuses on understanding the intersections of systems, culture, and individual experience and identity through the lens of addiction and recovery. She writes the newsletter Recovering on Substack, co-hosts the Quitted podcast, and posts three times a year on Instagram as @holly.
Support us:
Quitted is listener-supported, made possible by us and by you; you can support this podcast by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/quitted
Music: Michael Blumenfeld, mikebloomstudio.com
Sound engineering + edits: Adam Day, https://www.adamdayphotography.com/
Producer: Cathleen Kisich
Host: Holly Whitaker, https://hollywhitaker.substack.com/
Host: Emily McDowell, https://emilyonlife.com

Become a Quitted supporter on Patreon
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

An Update Episode: Holly Whitaker and the Lost Place
This week, we’re checking in with Holly, who in 2021, basically removed her skin and left it in the closet of her former life. She lost the thing she’d thought she’d do forever, and the person she thought she’d be forever; in her first “who’s Holly Whitaker?” episode that we recorded back in January, she was deep in the long, humiliating, humbling, sucky journey of surrender through the lost place. In this episode, we catch up on where she’s at, and talk about her shifting perspective, the completion of cycles, and the surprising peace that eventually came from living in the quiet of the in-between – and from getting to really, really know herself.
We didn’t do an intro for this one; we just get right into it.
About Holly Whitaker: Holly is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol. Her work has been featured in Vogue, The New York Times, Time, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and many others. Holly's work focuses on understanding the intersections of systems, culture, and individual experience and identity through the lens of addiction and recovery. She writes the newsletter Recovering on Substack, co-hosts the Quitted podcast, and posts three times a year on Instagram as @holly.
Support us:
Quitted is listener-supported, made possible by us and by you; you can support this podcast by joining our Patreon community at patreon.com/quitted
Music: Michael Blumenfeld, mikebloomstudio.com
Sound engineering + edits: Adam Day, https://www.adamdayphotography.com/
Producer: Cathleen Kisich
Host: Holly Whitaker, https://hollywhitaker.substack.com/
Host: Emily McDowell, https://emilyonlife.com

Become a Quitted supporter on Patreon
Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

55 min

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