Alcohol and anxiety: A conversation with Holly Whitaker of Hip Sobriety

Holly Whitaker is  sobriety coach and teacher, writer, speaker, co-host/co-producer of the Home Podcast, Kundalini yoga and mediation instructor, and founder of Hip Sobriety. Her life’s mission is to fix the mess that is addiction & addiction recovery. She is working to end the stigma, shame, criminalization and marginalization of addiciton and addiction recovery, as well as to promote alternative pathways to recovery. She holds the belief that sobriety is an inspiring, empowering, and life affirming choice, and that we are living in such a time where more and more individuals will come to decide for it.


In this episode we are taking a deep dive into alcohol, addiction, and how it all impacts our life and anxiety levels.

You’ll learn:

  • Holly’s history with alcohol and what made her choose to live a sober life
  • How Holly created a custom recovery plan that supported her sobriety and helped her deepen her relationship with herself
  • Why sobriety is an empowering choice not an unfortunate consequence
  • How meditation actually changes our brain to support our mental health

Holly’s Book Recommendations

The Easy Way to Control Alcohol by Allen Carr

Buddha’ Brain by Rick Hansen

Spirit Junkie by Gabby Bernstein

May Cause Miracles by Gabby Bernstein

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