#8: This week we are fortunate to sit down with mom, author, and TEDx speaker Samantha Perkins. In her blog and best selling book, "Alive AF - One Anxious Mom's Journey to Becoming Alcohol Free," Samantha shares the role alcohol played in her story of motherhood and mental health. In this episode we discuss "mommy wine culture," and the messages moms receive about drinking as a coping mechanism... and how parenting sober gives her the joy that alcohol had promised.
Samantha shares her process of becoming a writer and speaker following the identity crisis that came with making a choice to walk away from drinking culture. As someone without what may have appeared as a typical "drinking problem," Samantha forged her own path, found her own community, and created a life that she is fully present for. This conversation is full of gems for anyone seeking inspiration to live their fullest life- whether you are a mom or not. As Samantha says "You don't know what you don't know... just take the first step."
You can find inspiration and Samantha's Community on Instagram at @samanthaperkins_aliveaf , check out her TEDx talk here and grab her book; Alive AF: One Mom's Journey To Becoming Alcohol Free everywhere you buy books.
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Writer Holly Whitaker's work, which you can find at: https://www.hollywhitaker.com/
Morning Pages, learn more at https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/
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