Booze, Burnout, and Mental Health, with Rachael Welford


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The first episode of Season 2 is an interview with Rachael Welford of Welford Wellbeing, a British healer and energy worker who’s only dream as a kid was “to be a raver when I grew up.” Rachael shares her story of gravitating towards a work-hard-play-hard lifestyle as a way of medicating underlying mental health issues, and the breakdown that eventually led to her getting “sober curious” and quitting drinking for good.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What people mean when they say they don’t “trust” non-drinkers
  • Why drinking is so normalized in our culture
  • “Burnout” as a sign that an underlying mental health issue needs to be addressed
  • Why it is time to de-stigmatize depression
  • Healing from trauma and thriving in recovery
  • How to create healthy new habits that support our mental and emotional wellbeing

You can learn more about Rachael and her work at www.welfordwellbeing.com.

Season 2 of the Sober Curious podcast is supported by Grüvi, and you can get 20% off any onLine order at www.getgruvi.com with the code RUBY20.