Season 11 Theme: Sugar Rehab
Alcohol is one of the most consumed forms of sugar and quitting alcohol can lead to an increase of sugar cravings and consumption. In this episode, We are the Luckiest author Laura McKowen and I discuss:
- Her process to sobriety, which included recognizing our collective, unhealthy story around alcohol and her most important practice
- How she learned to own her personal story and discern what was her truth versus the judgements she had about herself to heal her pain
- The relationship between her drinking and history of eating disorders
- How she stopped eating so much sugar after it initially increased with sobriety
About Laura McKowen
Laura McKowen had a long, successful career in public relations and the Mad Men–esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober, she quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She now leads sold out retreats and courses, teaching people to how to say yes to a bigger life. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts with her daughter.
Laura writes an award-winning blog, hosted the iTunes Top 100 HOME podcast and Spiritualish. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, WebMD, Psychology Today, the TODAY show, and more.
Laura has an MBA from Babson College and spent 15 years in advertising managing million-dollar accounts for Fortune 100 companies before transitioning to writing and teaching. She’s a registered yoga teacher and is currently earning her Masters in Psychology with an emphasis in Addiction Studies from Purdue University. She’s the founder of several online programs for sobriety and personal development, The Luckiest Club, a sobriety support community, and she and teaches workshops and retreats all over the U.S..
Her first book, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, released in January 2020 and was an instant bestseller.