As a drinker, Ella lived a loud life in which she offended others with her political views, felt shame and regret after one night stands, broke mirrors, and more. She drank to alleviate the stress she felt as a secondary school French teacher. Ella describes herself as a boozehound, a big drinker, the life and soul of the party. Until one afternoon, in the middle of a Prosecco-soaked bridal shower, she walked away. Ella talks with Annie Grace about everything from how being awake has helped her learn to reframe anger to the importance of sobriety-fueled awareness and clarity in our work to understand and combat racism.
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Highlights with Ella St John McGrand
Ella St John McGrand shares her story from starting drinking at 17 to drinking too much and finally alcohol free, a mindset coach and television producer.
- Club Soda with Annie
- drinking underage and Freshers Week
- the anxiety cycle fueled by alcohol
- the regrets caused by alcohol and excess
- starting to drink to cope with stress
- the first break and reassessment
- Continuing the binge drinking cycle
- Ella St John McGrand’s AHA moment
- empowering herself with Quit Lit and podcasts to combat gray area drinking
- the importance of allies
- from having shared experiences to shared values
- expanding your world
This podcast with Ella St John McGrand is full of such great insight and advice. Picking the highlights was such a challenge that you really need to tune into the complete podcast to hear it all!
Special music thank you to the Kevin MacLeod Funkorama (incompetech.com)
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