This week I am joined by the wonderful Kate Baily and Mandy Manners from the Love Sober Community to dive into the often ignored issue of women that fall into the grey area of using alcohol to cope with life.
Both Kate and Mandy share with us their own personal stories not just with alcohol, but further back with their own childhood traumas and how experiences through their lives shaped their adulthood.
Love Sober came to fruition as neither Kate or Mandy had a horrendous horror story to tell when it came to alcohol addiction, however both had noticed what they refer to as the ‘grey area’ of drinking.
Where it had almost become popularised amongst mums especially to drink Wine or Gin as a means to ‘cope’ with their lives and hectic schedule. Noticing the unhealthy trend and seeing a huge lack of support amongst the sober community for this audience.
Kate and Mandy set out to do something about it. Love Sober is a Community Interest Company and Social Enterprise aimed at helping women especially with their drinking which they feel might becoming unhealthy.
They offer coaching services, they run a podcast and have also just released their first book called Love Yourself Sober which includes a lot of the tools and techniques that both Kate and Mandy have used themselves.
I’m sure you will find their story inspiring and if any of this conversation resonates with you then I urge you to check them out using the links below:
Love Sober Website: https://www.lovesober.com/
Love Yourself Sober Book: https://amzn.to/3mzZRTz
Love Sober Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lovesober.cic/
Mandy’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mandymannerscoach/
Kate’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katebailycoach/
This Podcast was originally recorded for YouTube which you can watch using this link here:
The concept for “Let’s Talk Mental Health” is quite straight forward. To chat with my guest in a neutral comfortable environment where we can be open and honest about mental health issues and talk about our own experiences.
Men need to talk more about Mental Health and this series is looking to address that by showcasing what others have been through and highlighting that vulnerability is a strength.