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A podcast to help you find joy and confidence in going and staying alcohol-free later in life.

To 50 and Beyond podcast Lori Massicot

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 188 Ratings

A podcast to help you find joy and confidence in going and staying alcohol-free later in life.

    How to Start a Journal Practice with Noelle Van Vlierbergen

    How to Start a Journal Practice with Noelle Van Vlierbergen

    Episode 230
    Hello, friend!
    I'm happy you are here!
    Journaling is a form of self-reflection or introspection where one accounts for their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It is a helpful tool for people who want to reduce their stress levels & anxiety and can also be an effective recovery tool for those recovering from addiction. Whether you are looking for ways to improve yourself or want to explore what's going on in your life, journaling can help you get there.
    In episode 230, I'm joined by Noelle Van Vlierbergen (for the second time!), a certified life & addiction recovery coach and the author of the book; The Sober Leap: Practical Wisdom to Create an Amazing Life Beyond Addiction.
    What You'll Discover What led Noelle to get sober Common misconceptions about journaling Benefits of journaling in life and recovery Alternatives to journaling if you don't like to write Tips on how to be consistent with journaling How journaling helps reduce stress and anxiety Tips on how to start a journal practice  
    To connect with Noelle, please visit the following:
    Website: https://noellevan.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/noellev/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sobermoxie/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sobermoxie
      Resources Mentioned High Functioning Alcoholism with Noelle (Episode 24) 
    Journal: Day by Daybook by Noelle Van Vlierbergen (enter code Lori20 at checkout for 20% off until 1/15/23)
    Motivational program for individuals in recovery or living a sober lifestyle: Sober Design Studio
     
    Thank you for listening! 
     
    Let's stay in touch! Join Lori's email community to receive inspiration and tips on how to find joy + confidence in living alcohol-free later in life. Click here to join the mailing list.
     
    Private Coaching Are you interested in working closely to quit drinking for good?
     
    Schedule a complimentary discovery session to learn more about how private sobriety coaching can help you find joy and confidence in sobriety.
     
    Click here to schedule your session.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    • 41 min
    Midlife Women and Sleep with Morgan Adams

    Midlife Women and Sleep with Morgan Adams

    Episode 229
    Listen to all episodes here. 
     Ah, the magic of a “good” night's sleep in midlife is pure gold, yet sleep doesn't come easy for most women. You are not alone if you are desperate to get quality sleep! 
    My guest today is Morgan Adams, a certified holistic sleep coach who assists women in reclaiming their rest & health by helping them to sleep better. 
    Morgan shares her sleep story and what prompted her to become a women’s sleep coach.
    Morgan also discusses how alcohol affects sleep, the benefits of good sleep in midlife, and the importance of sleep studies. Moreover, she talks about the causes of sleep apnea in women and its treatment and shares tips for getting better sleep.
    To read this episode's full show notes with resources, click here. 
    Let's stay in touch! Join Lori's email community to receive inspiration and tips on how to find joy + confidence in living alcohol-free later in life. Click here to join the mailing list.
     
     

    • 46 min
    Tips to Help You Stay Alcohol-Free Pre and Post Party

    Tips to Help You Stay Alcohol-Free Pre and Post Party

    Episode 228 
    Listen to all episodes here. 
    The purpose of this episode is to help you create a plan for yourself leading up to and after a holiday party, a get-together with friends, or a work event where you would typically drink, so you don’t.
    I also talk about my social anxiety today, FOMO, what you’re really missing out on if you don’t drink, and some fun practical tips to stay a/f! 
    I’m here to help you take care of yourself and protect your energy and your sobriety, whether you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert, so you don’t wake up the next morning saying, “you did it again - you drank when you said you wouldn’t” - instead, you will wake up saying - I’m so proud of myself! YAY, ME! I’m blowing my damn mind!  
    What You'll Discover in this episode: How to organize your thoughts to calm your nerves  Why planning for socializing is beneficial in staying alcohol-free  Tips to plan pre-party The importance of making a plan to “get ready” for the party  Tips to help you navigate social settings  How to choose a reward to treat yourself with post-party  
    Click here to join the enrollment list for Team Alcohol-Free.  If you like this episode, you'll enjoy these too!  How Are You Spending Your Energy?
    Going Alcohol-Free Later in Life
    Midlife Women and Drinking
     

    • 34 min
    3 Women Share Their Journey to Alcohol Freedom Later in Life

    3 Women Share Their Journey to Alcohol Freedom Later in Life

    Episode 227
    This is a very special episode with three women who are very special to me on the road to alcohol freedom later in life.
    If you are on this road, you know it's not linear.
    I invited three extraordinary women, Kathy, Karen, and Margie, who are members of my group coaching program, The Alcohol-Free Habit, to join me in a conversation about the decision to go a/f later in life.
    These brave women share what led them to look at their drinking, where they are today with their drinking, and their favorite practical tips to help you on your road to alcohol freedom.
     
    If you like this episode, you'll enjoy these too!  Coming to Terms with Sobriety
    Midlife Women and Drinking
    Why Drinking is Harder than Sobriety in Midlife 
     
    Let's stay in touch! Join Lori's email community to receive inspiration and tips on how to find joy + confidence in living alcohol-free later in life. Click here to join the mailing list.
     
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    • 56 min
    10 Unconventional Self-Care Ideas for Midlife Women

    10 Unconventional Self-Care Ideas for Midlife Women

    Episode 226
    As the holidays approach, it is a great time to check in with yourself and create a self-care practice that starts with some unconventional practices. 
    The holidays are not easy. From grieving the loss of loved ones to feeling stressed due to work obligations and family drama - we can tend to put ourselves on the back burner and say, “I’ll start taking care of myself on January 1st; let me just get through the holiday." 
    So, let’s make a pact to lessen our loads and make time for ourselves to do what we want this holiday which is the ultimate form of self-care, so we set the tone for 2023 to care for ourselves throughout the year. 
    In this episode, I share 10 ideas that are a bit more outside the box to help you create a self-practice that impacts your daily life and holiday season. 
    To read this episode's full show notes, please click here. 
    Let's stay in touch! Join Lori's email community to receive inspiration and tips on how to find joy + confidence in living alcohol-free later in life. Click here to join the mailing list.
     
    Private Coaching Are you interested in working closely to quit drinking for good?
     
    Schedule a complimentary discovery session to learn more about how private sobriety coaching can help you find joy and confidence in sobriety.
     
    Click here to schedule your session.
     
     
    Listen to More Episodes 
    Going Alcohol-Free Later in Life
    You Don't Have to Skip to the Good Part in Sobriety
    10 Ways to Get in the Habit of Living Alcohol-Free

     
     
     
     

    • 23 min
    The Power of Personal Development with Matt Pink

    The Power of Personal Development with Matt Pink

    Episode 225 
    One of the most powerful tools we have in sobriety is personal development. 
    Personal development like books, podcasts (like this one;), meditation, exercise...the list goes on are what will help you stay sober. 
    Matt Pink, my incredible guest today, has firsthand experience using personal development to help him feel more confident when he decided to quit drinking. 
    Listen in to Matt's story and how he found personal development, and discover simple tips to help you get started in your own self-improvement practice. 
    About Matt: 
    Matt Pink has taken the alcohol-free world by storm since starting his @better_life_guy Instagram account in 2021, amassing a significant following and pioneering some of the largest alcohol-free events ever seen in the UK.
    Matt is the author of the Amazon best-selling book ‘Better me, Better you’ which was released in November 2021. Matt has been alcohol-free since April 21st, 2020, and has since fully qualified as an alcohol-free coach. He is also the co-founder of dryyapp, which he will talk about today. 
    He now sees his purpose in life as helping as many people as possible to remove alcohol from their life.
    To connect with Matt, please visit:
    Website: https://www.betterlifeguy.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/betterlifeguy/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/better_life_guy/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-pink-a8444213/
    I thank you for listening, my friend. Take care of yourself. Peace. 
     
    Please click here to read this episode's full show notes for the resources mentioned. 
     
    Do you want to stay in touch?  Join Lori's email community to receive inspiration and tips on how to find joy + confidence living alcohol-free later in life. Click here to join the mailing list.
     
     

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
188 Ratings

188 Ratings

EXC592 ,

Paying attention to our hunger

Lori, I just Love you!! You are my 2nd favorite Sober Sister next to Trish Lewis from Recovery Happy Hour; (who I happened to find in her last episodes) the year I decided to lead a sober life. I decided to lead a Sober lifestyle on July 18th 2021. I was 52 years old. I am 54 now!!:-0
I am blessed that I am married to my best sober friend, my husband Paul for 30 years!!
He hasn’t drank since our college days.
God has lead us on a Ketovore journey together slowly beginning in 2020. I realized that alcohol didn’t fit into my life anymore when I started getting more deeper into my health journey. Wendy Speake book; The Sugar Fast also helped me become aware that alcohol no longer was my friend.
I feel like you are a good friend of mine and I’ve never met you!! I’m so blessed to have your helpful podcast in my life.
I have decided to go back and try to listen to a lot of your podcasts from the beginning!!☺️
Thank you for EVERYTHING and your vulnerability that you share!! You are a Godsend!!!! God Bless you!!♥️🙏🏼💕

tsgoyna ,

Empowering Women!

Lori’s podcast is a tribute to the magnificence of women through all the stages of their lives. Powerful and informative it both celebrates and challenges women to take action for making their lives more fulfilling. I especially loved the June 15th episode “IT’s NOT in YOUR HEAD” with Dr. LaMandre because health and wellness are so central to everything else we do in our lives and regrettably conventional medicine is failing us now. We know our bodies best and combined with a curious physician who listens and helps solve the mystery we can reclaim our greatest asset OUR HeALtH.

Lori does a great job of finding guests and asking the poignant and powerful questions. THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS GREAT PODCAST

FDASVC ,

Love this podcast

Lori’s show is awesome! Don’t miss it. She is helping so many and creating an amazing community.

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