Have you ever woken up and thought “I really need to look at the habit of alcohol in my life”?
Do you then ignore that intuitive internal message because you’ve taken the quizzes and talked to therapists who assure you that you are indeed not an alcoholic?
Here’s my question to you… do you really have to be an alcoholic to have alcohol hindering your experience of life? Could it be that the simple habit of alcohol might be stealing bits of your joy and “aliveness” each day?
If so, you sound a lot like me! While I was never an alcoholic, I was definitely someone who leaned on alcohol to avoid overwhelm and any type of unwanted feelings. When I took a break, everything changed. It was as if a whole new world opened up to me overnight!
In today’s episode I get vulnerable in sharing my journey last year in taking a break from alcohol. It was something I had wanted to do for quite some time and yet the fear of not having my nightly wine kept me from taking action.
Highlights of today's episode:
The synchronicities behind my leap into a 90 day reset.
4 things about taking a break from alcohol that quickly changed in my mind, body, and soul.
Why moderation oftentimes leads to abstinence.
An answer to the question of “Meg do you EVER have a glass of wine???”
I am so happy you are here. Enjoy the episode and please share with friends!
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Transcript: 4 Amazing Ways How taking a break from Alcohol Changed my Life
Welcome to another episode of the podcast. I’m so glad you’re here. I thought this week I would share with you four ways. My life really changed for the better. When I decided to take a break from alcohol. Now I think a lot of people will ask me questions like, Oh, I didn’t know you had a drinking problem. And I actually don’t have a drinking problem. I am not an alcoholic. I was just someone that was just getting a little tired of the habit of alcohol.
And what I’ve found is there’s a huge segment of the population that is similar to me. And it’s been quite a journey the past year or so. I’m looking forward to sharing with you a little bit about that. Some fun stories and four ways that perhaps your life could change. If you took the time to reevaluate your relationship with alcohol. So let’s get started.
Okay, so let’s dive in. I can’t believe it has been, it’s been over a year since I took a break from alcohol. I was chatting with my friend who really instigated the reset, so to speak.
And she was the one who inspired what now has become my program that 30 day reset. So, all right, let’s go back. It’s April. We’re in the beginning of COVID the quarantine and I am getting really used to my little routine, my sacred ritual of waiting for five 30.
When David Muir comes on the news, dumb, dumb, dumb, dumb, and I’ve got my Pino noir, got a little cheese and crackers. I’ve got the fire going. I’m in my cozy little den with my dog. I just got off of a zoom with some friends. And this is my little cocoon. This is like my little joy bubble.
I love that term. One of the members of my live more drink, less community came up with that. Um, but anyway, I’m in my little joy bubble or so I thought, and watching David mirror, texting with friends about everything going on on having my wine, having another glass of wine, putting off dinner, eating much later than I thought I would be eating, um, eating more, more than I thought I would be eating because wasn’t it funny.
A lot of times I was never hungry for dinner, but the minute I had that glass of wine, it was like, it just sparked my hunger. So anyway, the night progressed as usual and I watched the news, have a later dinner, watch a little Netflix, go to bed, wake up the next morning, you know, not sleep too hot because Hmm. I think I might have two or three glasses of wine and, you know, wake up thirsty kind of unmotivated, not a lot of energy.
And I’m laying in bed well past the time that I should have been up and my phone rings and it’s my friend. And it’s so funny. The two of us were always often on the same wavelength. I swear if we live many lives, we’ve known each other in another life. We were probably, I don’t know. Maybe we were BFS back then.
So the phone rings, I pick it up and she, uh, you know, we never, we never go into the niceties or like, hi, how are you? How are you doing? You know, we just dive right into it. We laugh about that. I just pick up the phone. I’m like, Hey, what’s up? And she’s like, Hey, I’ve been called by spirit or my soul. I can’t remember exactly how she put it. But she said, I had been called to take a 90 day, reset from alcohol.
Do you want to join me? And I just like flew up in bed. It was like, you know, there was like a springboard. I was like, I sat up in bed. I was like, yes. Oh my gosh. That’s so crazy. I’ve been thinking that too. She’s like, okay, good. So we strategize, we’re going to talk every morning and we’re going to support each other.
We had that excitement, that kind of high that you get when you’re ready to embark on a diet or a cleanse or this new way of being. And I hung up the phone and I went to my calendar, which I actually still have as a memento. And I counted the days 90 days. And it was sometime in early April. I think that we started anyway. I counted the days on the calendar and I wrote on that 90th day, you know, end of the cleanse or end of the reset.
And I just sat there staring at it. And it was literally like a [inaudible] moment. And I said to myself, how in the heck am I going to do this? I’m not even going to make it through tonight. I mean, I got David Murer waiting for me on the news, like Mr. P is sitting over there on the counter. Mr. P is Pinot noir. How am I going to do?
There’s no way I’m going to be able to do this. And I had complete, what do they call it? Buyer’s remorse. I had, I guess, acceptance remorse because I just had fear wash over me. I mean, you have to understand. Here’s a funny story. So weeks earlier, and I live in a really fun, very eccentric condo building, and Oh my gosh, just such a beautiful cast of characters here. I literally could write a book and we would all, you know, there was a group of us that would zoom and we cheer our wineglass against the, you know, screen, which I’m sure you’re familiar with and we’d have our wine together.
Well, one particular night I looked and there was only like enough wine in the bottle for one glass. So I frantically now mind you, there is a, there’s a, there’s a club called the university club next to where I live downtown Milwaukee. And I, um, heard that they had a really good sale on some really good wine. So I’d go over there and I, you know, get a case of wine and excuse me. But, um, and what I did, and this goes to show that I knew deep down that I was ready for a change because I made a vow that I was going to keep track of how many glasses I had each night. So it was like, okay. Monday was a good night. Cause I only had one glass. Tuesday was a bad night because I had three lasses. So Wednesday was a good night cause I only had three quarters of a glass.
So I literally, you guys, I had a post-it note, a record on my kitchen counter of how many. And so like I, I rationed the wine out and looking back, I can’t believe how much mind, space and energy and time I was devoting to thinking about alcohol. I thought about alcohol. I talked about alcohol.
I thought about how I wanted to have a glass of wine with David Murer. I thought about how I shouldn’t be having another glass after the first I talked about it with my friends, you know, like, Oh, I should probably take a break, et cetera, et cetera. So I got really strict and really disciplined. And you know, as managing it, I’m like, this is cool. I can manage this, but looking back, it just created stress and overwhelm anyway.
So one night, like I said, Oh my gosh, there’s only, there’s only enough wine in here for one glass.
W I can’t have that. I need a backup. So I frantically there wasn’t time to call the university club. I think, I don’t know why. I just couldn’t that night. So it was later that’s right. It was later at night. And so I texted one of my neighbors who I know she loves like cab and she loves red wine.
And I’m like, ah, [inaudible] do you have any wine I could buy from you? If she’s she immediately texts back? Like, she totally understood the gravity of this, you know, of the situation. She was like, Oh my gosh, Meg, I’ve got a bottle of cab. I’ll leave it at your door.
No problem. And I said, okay, cool. I’ll Venmo you the money. And so it was like, I opened the door, she had left it there. I had this like wash of relief come over me and looking back, I even knew in that moment, like, okay, this is just kind of not cool.
And so, when I said in the intro that I’m not an alcoholic, I’m really not. And I’m not one of those people that is in denial. I have had two therapists in, uh, that have, um, that are also addiction counselors. And I’ve gone to them just for, you know, talk therapy and I’ve talked to them about it. And they’re like, no, Meg, you’re not an alcoholic. You’re just someone who abuses alcohol, frankly, when you feel stressed out and anxiety ridden.
So anyway, you know, but in that moment, I was like, okay, this is kind of crazy, but who cares? Okay, I’ve got my Banky, you know, I’ve got, I’ve got my security blanket here. I just, just in case I want to have another glass, which of course I did. You know, I’ve got it here the next morning I would come out. Okay, I’m going to get a little vulnerable here.
It got to the point where I couldn’t figure out, like, does a bottle have four glasses or does it have four and a half? Because it’s, if it’s got four and a half, then that changes like the measuring here and my keeping track of glasses on the post-it note.
So I literally got to the point, you guys, during quarantine, where I would get out a measuring cup and I would measure the ounces and I would track it. It just became like a part-time job. And then the next morning I would like wake up. And you know how, when you are trying to release weight, you get on the scale. And it’s a good day.
Like it, like whatever is on the scales. That’s the tone for the day, which is so not a form of self-love. I was doing the same thing. So I’d run out and I’d look at the bottle.
I’d be like, Oh, good. I only drank like, you know, three quarters or one glass out of the, there’s still a lot left. Not because I was anxious about that night, having enough wine.
It was the guilt and the shame of letting myself down and just drinking again. The previous nights I would measure, okay, I didn’t drink that much last night. It’s going to be a good day. If I went out and I was like, Oh my God, I had three glasses of wine. It’s not going to be a good day now because of that. So I let the bottle, what was remaining in the bottle, or I’m sorry, what I had drank the night before I let that dictate how good of a day it was going to be. And so this was my life.
And I think it was just a combination of COVID of quarantine, of being alone.
Um, and just getting really used to the habit. I, you know, it was just part of my day. And I remember thinking, you know, this probably is not serving me. I should probably perhaps take a break.
I started to think, gosh, I don’t remember a night in the past year where I didn’t have at least a half a glass of wine or one glass of wine. So some of you listening might be saying, well, Meg, you’re an L that makes you an alcoholic.
Well, I don’t know. I never had a problem giving up alcohol. It was just that desire for the habit. It was that desire to escape the overwhelm. And again, I shared this with not one, but two therapists were addiction counselors.
And they’re like, now it’s, you’re not an alcoholic. You’re just leaning on it. You’re leaning on it.
It’s a habit that you are leaning on. And trust me, Meg, they would say, you can lean on yoga. You can lean on going on a walk during happy hour.
And I’d be like, that’s kind of boring. That’s just kind of weird because for so long, alcohol was such a center part of any social activity, which I’m sure you can probably relate to. I can tell you now a year later, it’s fascinating to me that yes, you can lean on yoga. You can lean on going on a walk on happy hour.
When I started my reset, I was walking downtown Milwaukee with my dog at like five. Well, yeah, I didn’t watch David Muir anymore because I knew that I had to break that habit because David gosh, darn that David was attached to the Mr. P Pinot noir. So I knew that it w I had to take a break for a while from watching David Murer, because I would just be like, well, I gotta have my Pinot noir.
Now I can tell you now I can definitely watch David mirror. And I just have a mock tail. It’s like not a big deal and more about that later about moderation. And you know, when you can get to, if you’re the kind of person that can get to the point of you have the freedom of moderation, it’s really a beautiful place to find, but you know, you, you’re the guru of you. And that’s what people find when they go through my 30 day.
Reset is a lot of them will say, Oh my gosh, I feel so good. I don’t really want to go back to drinking, or they’ll say this felt really good to take a reset. I realized how much I was drinking. I am just going to moderate. I’ll, you know, have one glass of wine, or, you know, if I’m just out for dinner, it will be a treat.
You know, it’s like having dessert. You don’t have it.
Or maybe you do have it every night, but you know, for people that moderate. So it’s really to each have their own. And I do believe that we are all the gurus of ourselves and we know ourselves the best. Sometimes we don’t want to, sometimes we want to be in denial, but we know ourselves, but the best.
So let’s come back. I’m standing outside of my pantry closet door, where the calendar was and I’m like, what am I doing? This is crazy. I just had this fear washed over me. It was like my BFF. I didn’t want to let go of Mr. P my Pinot noir. I didn’t, but I, but I did. I committed to it and I don’t know what happened, but something bigger than myself took over. And like I was mentioning a few seconds ago about going on walks during, you know, after, well, actually during David Muir, I would go out at five 30 instead of watching David Muir and having wine.
I would go out on a walk. I remember the first night I was like, Whoa, there’s a lot of people out here. There’s people walking and talking and writing their bikes and hanging out in the park and reading.
And there’s a whole new world. Like not everyone has a drink at happy hour. This is fascinating too me. And it was kind of fun because it opened up, it was like moving to a new city or, you know, just, it was, it was just interesting. I was meeting people, talking with people and it felt really good. My dog was happier. I felt better.
And so, again, it’s just what I was doing was I was setting alcohol aside. I was not going to think about it. I was not going to talk about it so much. I wasn’t going to give it the time and energy and my resources.
Hello, how much, you know, do we spend on alcohol each month? And I was just going to not make this about alcohol. I was going to make it about joy. And it was like my reset, looking back. I now realize it was my reset, enjoy. It was my journey to joy.
And, and I think why this time was different because I’ve done so many resets. I’ll do like these cleanses, where you give up like gluten and sugar and alcohol. And I’d be fine, but I would always, self-sabotage a few days before, like the end date, it was crazy. But with this, it just became easy. And I now realize it was because of two things. Number one, I changed my thoughts about it.
I didn’t think like this is something I have to do. Like, Oh, I’ve got to do this. I have to do this.
No, I change it from, I have to do this to get to do this. Do you notice the energy shift? I have to do this while I’m wa to, Hey, I get to do this. That feels lighter. It feels lovelier. And so I started making it an experiment. I called it an adventure and joy, and I started making a list of all the cool things I do other than drink. And I soon realized that the two hours of drinking that I was doing was really ruining the other 22 hours of my day.
You know, a couple of glasses of wine for me will just, I don’t feel right. I don’t sleep well. I wake up tired. I don’t have focus. And so it just became like, Whoa. And it got to the point where I was like, well, I don’t want anyone messing with my joy buzz.
And so what I started to do was I would plan for example, my Friday nights on how I want it to feel Saturday morning, because I had a lot of living to do. I realized that I had, I had, I had put living on the back burner. I was feeling more alive. And I mean, I had stuff to do. I had my list of what I call tranquility treats that we have in the community of, you know, things to do other than drink alcohol. And it became really kind of fun. I mean, who knew I could like bake banana bread at 10 o’clock at night, go to bed at like 11, wake up at six, and feel amazing. I learned that you know, nine hours of alcohol-infused sleep is way worse than like four hours of sober sleep because you wake up and yes, you’re tired, but you don’t have that little twinge of feeling icky and hung over.
So I could go on and on about this, but it was an, is an amazing journey. And so often people will say, well, Meg, do you ever have a glass of wine? Guess what I do? And I got to tell you, it’s not all that. I mean, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, it kind of like burns my throat. You know, I’m a red wine drinker. It feels a little like kind of chalky. And when I think about the amazing, like alcohol-free mocktails that I make, especially my margarita from it’s a company called ritual zero proof, Oh my gosh, they make the best non-alcoholic tequila. Like I started making them last summer and people were requesting them. They, it tastes like real tequila. It’s amazing. You know, I started making quote unquote vet vodka tonics with my seed lip. It’s a English based company, um, seed lip.
And they have these three different varieties of alcohol free spirits. Oh my gosh. Put a little tonic in it. It tastes great. And I just found that it was just, I felt like I was being good to my body. I was hydrating myself and I’d go to bed feeling amazing. And so it’s kind of like, well, yeah, I mean, I can have a glass of wine and I do once in awhile, but I no longer, um, you know, I just, I don’t even buy it. I don’t have it in my house. If I’m at friends or family, I’ll have a glass of wine. Sure. But it’s like, that’s all I’ll have. And typically I’ll just pour like a half a glass. But even when I drink it, I’m like, ah, I could have just had like a non-alcoholic beer. It just doesn’t hold the energy for me.
I was reading an article recently in NPR and they were talking about this huge segment of the population. That’s like me where it’s just habit. Alcohol became a habit. And when you do a reset, oftentimes you do a reset. There was a study that they followed, they do a re these people did the reset and some of them would go back to drinking and they’d be like, Oh, I felt really good when I did the reset, I’m going to do the reset again. And then they would go back to moderating and then they would do the reset again. And the more they did that, and the more they went back and forth from alcohol to moderating that moderation led to abstinence. And I kind of feel like that’s the path that I’m on because literally, maybe a couple of times a month I’ll have a glass of wine, but anyway, enough about that.
But there is freedom in that for me personally. And again, you’re the guru of you for me, that has been my goal. Like my whole adult life is to get to a place where I could just have a glass of wine because before it was like, why you just have one, what’s the point. But now it’s like, yeah, I can do that if I want. And for me, there’s so much freedom in that. So, okay. Let’s dive into the fun part. These are four ways that I immediately started seeing a transformation, uh, in my mind, in my soul, everything in my body. Um, so the first one is the first change that I saw when I started this reset was my skin. I no longer broke out. I no longer had the dark circles under my eyes. Um, speaking of eyes, my eyes weren’t red.
Like the whites of my eyes were really, really white. Um, my skin felt softer. It’s hard to explain. And again, this is just my experience, but I felt like as well, like the fine lines were diminishing because I mean, alcohol is a sugar and it wreaks havoc on our, on our beauty, on our skin. And so my skin and I, people would say to me, Oh, you look so refreshed. Um, there was a friend of mine who had moved from the building and she came back for a visit. And this was like a month into my reset maybe. And she said, what are you doing? You’ve looked like you’ve re you’re reversing in age. You look like you’re 12. And I’m like, ha yeah, thanks. But you know, of course she was joking, but she said, you know, your skin, whatever you’re doing, Meg, you know, keep doing it.
And I said, well, actually I haven’t been drinking alcohol. And she’s like, Oh my gosh. And so I shared this with you not to be like, Ooh, look at me. You know, my skin looks so great. And you know, people are commenting. No I’m sharing it with you because it was, it was actually shocking to me how much my skin did change. And I did take a picture of myself that some of my friends joke they’re like make, it looks like a mugshot, but it was just one of those mornings that I’d woken up. And I had been up late and I’d had like three glasses of, and I had eaten poorly and Holy cow, it shows up like the bloating, the eyes, the dark circles. And so I took a picture and that was the first, I think it was like, maybe it was like the first or second day of this reset with my friend.
And then I took a picture of myself just even a month later. And it was a vast difference. So I’m sharing that with you just to say, like, it shocked me. And I’ve heard that from other members in my community, the second is, um, Oh my gosh, my sleep, my sleep, my sleep is so delicious these days. And I was tired. You guys for like a couple of weeks. And my body was just, you know, taking a break. I read somewhere that it takes three days for alcohol to leave your system at a cellular level. And you know, I was sleeping like deep sleep for those first couple of nights. And then afterwards it was like even deeper. I remember my therapist saying that people with anxiety like myself, um, there’s studies that show that when you drink alcohol, your anxiety is heightened three days later.
And I’m like, well, then I’m on a perpetual anxiety peak because I was, you know, drinking every night practically. Um, but the sleep is fantastic. I can’t even tell you how good it feels and you know, to wake up and if you’re thirsty for a glass of water, you have to go to the bathroom and you wake up and you’re like, Oh, I didn’t drink tonight. Oh my God, I feel so good. And even at like two in the morning, your body is kind of humming. I call it that joy buzz. It just feels good. And then you go to the bathroom, grab some water and you just fall back asleep and then waking up just feels like so amazing. You just feel like you did when you were a kid, you know, after sleeping like 10 hours, your cheeks are a little rosy. You just, it’s such an act of self care.
So the sleep was the number one or I’m sorry, number two, most amazing thing. Number three, my body, I didn’t change one thing about the way I ate. I will tell you I had some sugar craving. Um, but I let, I just gave into that because I was like, okay, I can’t give up too much at once. And my body, I lost over a couple of months, 15 pounds without changing anything in my diet or my physical routine. And, you know, for years I would say, I know I’ll lose like 10, 15 pounds if I just quit drinking because it’s, you know, it’s the calories and it’s sparking your hunger. So you eat more. And so that was really great. I mean, it just fell off. And so, you know, just my body and in terms of releasing weight, I had also on the day I started, I wrote on a post-it note and I put it on the refrigerator.
This is how I feel now. And I wrote down, you know, achy joints, bloated, overweight, grumpy, irritable. And then I on, uh, on another post-it note, I wrote, this is how I’m going to feel 30 days from now. And I can tell you without a doubt, it’s like magic. You, you make one decision to care for yourself. And whether it’s, you know, taking a break from alcohol, whether it’s, you know, changing, you know, shifting your eating habits, whether it’s moving more, you take one act of self care towards yourself, and it has a ripple effect to so many other areas of your life. And so, you know, I didn’t have as much, I mean, the achy joints didn’t totally go away, but I just felt better in my body. I wasn’t bloated. Um, you know, again, the release of weight, so amazing, you know, just my skin, my body, my sleep.
Now I’m going to share the final one. The fourth thing that changed so much, and this is the one that is worth its weight in gold. Like my skin looking better, my sleep looking better, feeling better. Um, my, um, you know, releasing weight, those were like icy nun that was icing on the cake. That was great. That was, those were like the cherries on top the cake itself. Right? The real thing that I secretly desired was a shift in my level of patience and ability to be more mindful, um, the capacity to be more present with people. And I can tell you that that has changed so dramatically. It’s like night and day. I really decreased my impatience, my irritability. I wasn’t triggered as much. I became more of that calm, peaceful person that I knew was within me. And, you know, I, I, I talk about the muse that I created elegant.
Evelyn, I felt like I literally did shift from frantic Franny, 80% of the time to elegant Evelyn, 80% of the time now for Antech, Franny is still comes out because we’re human and you know, we’re perfect or we’re in perfectly perfect, but I can tell you that these days, I just, I don’t know. I’m just, I don’t get triggered as much. I don’t freak out about the little things. Like if the place is a mess, it’s cool. It’ll get picked up tomorrow. If, you know, someone says something to me that sets me off, I’m able to take a breath and walk away and come back and just, you know, speak my truth and share my feelings. Um, I’m able to sit down and just be with someone instead of on my phone. And, you know, these distractions that keep us at Bay from the feelings we don’t want to feel.
I mean, whether it’s drinking or eating or scrolling through our phones and social media, a lot of times those things for me were just escape mechanisms from being alone with myself. And it takes courage just to sit and be whether it’s meditating or just sit and read a book, or just sit and talk to your family member or your loved one, or just sit and be really present on the zoom work call. And so I just always was looking for something to distract me from whether it was emotionally, you know, emotional suffering or, you know, not wanting to be with my thoughts. I was running away. And now I’m able to just be, I’m able to, you know, sit with my loved ones and have a conversation, you know, imagine that without like looking at my phone every, you know, minute or whatever. And if that, that is my most favorite change that has happened within me and I’m going to, I’m not going to lie.
It wasn’t easy. I remember standing at my kitchen sink and I had all these unpleasant emotions move through me. I was going through, um, there was some things going on personally for me. Um, and there was some sadness around it and I was like, okay, Meg. And I literally grabbed onto the edge of the counter. And I was like, okay, I’m going to feel this. It was literally like being brave enough to hop on a rollercoaster and go, I’m going to do this. I’m going to be okay, but it’s going to be up and down over the next two minutes, because what is a rollercoaster ride at an amusement park? What is it like two, three minutes, emotions are the same way. Emotions move through you. They don’t stay. And so I grabbed onto like, I would on a rollercoaster ride with a barricade in front of you, you know, like the bar I grabbed onto the counter.
And I was like, okay, I’m going to feel this. And it did move through me. The roller coaster ended. And I did not. Cause initially I wanted to grab a glass of wine and this was during the reset. And you know, my 90 day reset turned into a much longer reset than that. Um, because I just felt so good. I wasn’t even thinking about alcohol. Um, but I did think about alcohol in those moments. And I kept saying, you know, Meg, be courageous step into courage. And I love the quote by Amelia Earhart. And if you’re, if you listen to my podcasts, you’ve heard it before. But Amelia Earhart is quoted as saying, courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace. And so courage is what we must pay life, you know, in order for us to experience peace. And I feel like my, the past year of my life has been stepping into courage.
And I will tell you that I do have a tremendous more amount of peace in my life. So there you go. Hmm. There you go. I can’t believe it’s taken me this long. I was thinking last night, I have to do a podcast episode on my journey in this whole reset. And so I hope that this entertained view, I hope that I gave you some good information. And if you or someone, you know, is interested in just like, ah, taking a break from the habit of alcohol, my program is not for alcoholics. It’s not for people who are addicted to alcohol. It’s for people who are just like, you know what? I kind of need a break from the wine time because it’s becoming a habit. It’s not, you know, disrupting the functioning of my life. I mean, I’m highly functioning, but you know what?
I’m just, I could feel better. I encourage you just to check out my 30 day reset. It’s a ton of information. And I’m going to tell you a little bit about, about it right here. So what it is, it’s 30 days of audios. And along with the audios comes a journal, exercise, a diary, um, it’s a private Facebook group. I mean, there’s all these bonuses. Oftentimes people will say, Oh my gosh, Meg, I thought I was just going to get an email once a day from you for 30 days. I didn’t know I was getting all of this. It’s a very expansive membership site. That’s attached to my website that we built and you have your private username and log in and all of that. And you have lifetime access to it. So you can do the reset a hundred times over. We do a weekly workshop and you have access to that for however long you want.
So, you know, yeah, you pay for the 30 day reset, but the, what you pay gets you into the live, more, drink, less community for life. As long as I’m doing it, you’ve got access to it. And so you can check out the firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you hit program, it will show you everything, all the goodies that you get. And so, anyway, getting back to the audios I’m right now, I’m sitting on the floor in my little walk-in closet in my condo because it’s very quiet and it’s better for acoustics. That’s what I did. So when I went on this cleanse with my friend, another friend called me, this was a synchronicity two days later. And she said, you know, Meg, I’m thinking about taking a break from alcohol. And I almost fell on the floor because I didn’t know that she like, I’m like, I didn’t even know you drank.
And she’s like, well, you know, I drank, but it’s not like I get drunk, but I just like every night I have a drink and I think I just need to take a break. And I’m like, Oh my gosh. You’re like me. This is so crazy. I started a reset two days ago. Do you want to do it with me? She’s like, yes. And I said, do you want me to create some like homework for us each day and do a little audio? And she was like, yes. So the next day I came in here and my closet in my nightgown every morning and I just closed my eyes and I started talking. And what I talked about was what I was going through because I thought this is really great. So anyway, um, a week or two in my friend said, Meg, you should offer this to your community.
This is so helpful to me. And so that’s how this program was started. I didn’t plan this program. It started by accident. But what I hear from people is they’re like, Oh my gosh, it’s so resonates with me, Meg, each topic each day. It’s perfect timing. And I’m like, wow, it’s because I did it for myself. You know? So when you hear me on day one, you know, that was right at the beginning of my own journey. And so I invite you to check out the program and share it with friends. And, um, it’s actually a really cool, supportive, supportive community. So enough about that. I hope you enjoy today’s episode and I will see you next week. Bye.