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Wellness As A Way of Life

Dec 5, 2023

In this week’s episode of Wellness As A Way of Life I am chatting with Heather Lowe from Ditched the Drink on Why Alcohol is Not the Glue You Need to Hold it All Together This Holiday Season!

We chatted about:


Social norms that teach us that alcohol is liquid courage and helps us ‘connect’ with others

How alcohol silences our inner voice, our intuition and our ability to connect with ourselves and others

How alcohol makes the holidays more exhausting because we our system is constantly recovering

How alcohol starts to interfere with your natural ability to create your own feel-good hormones

How being Sober is so much more enjoyable over the holidays

How to navigate corporate gifting and events in a sober-inclusive way

Tips on how to not get overwhelmed with social engagements

Living in the full emotional spectrum

Other ways to enjoy the holidays that actually allow you feel to well rested, connected and present

Not dumbing down the joy

Alcohol consumption as self-abandonment

Extra support during the holidays if you are ditching the drink: her online community: INSIDER of which I am a part!

Heather Lowe is the Founder of Ditched the Drink, a wellness company dedicated to helping professionals move away from alcohol and towards their highest selves. Heather is a Certified Professional Life and Recovery Coach, Certified Addiction Awareness Facilitator, and the Director of Marketing Consumer Products for the International Center of Addiction Recovery Education (ICARE).

Driven by her education as a Bachelor of Social Work (BSW), a Professional of Human Resources (PHR), and Yale Certificated in the Science of Well Being, Heather provides content, knowledge, coaching, and education to individuals and organizations seeking to be more alcohol free.

Heather is passionate about coaching, connecting people with alcohol free resources, and creating a positive sober community. Heather shares the bright side of sobriety as an influencer in the social media sober space @ditchedthedrink.

Heather’s writing has been published in Thrive Global, Monument- Tempest, The Fix, Mashable, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Employee Benefit News, and more. She has been featured on many podcasts including Recovery Happy Hour, Redesigning Wellness, Alcohol Tipping Point, Energetically You, Sun and Moon Sober Living, Hello Someday, Sober Motivation, Decidedly Dry and more.

Heather, in partnership with the Association of Professional Recovery Coaches also recruits, mentors, and trains new coaches. 

Heather lives in Chicago’s western suburbs as a proud girl mom to two teenage daughters, Lily and Charlotte, her husband Darin of 20+ years, and their adorable black and white cocker spaniel, Rocky. Heather is a voracious reader, a new-ish hiker, and a seasoned yogi. For more visit


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