Jenn Kautsch was never really a drinker. In fact, she always followed the rules, until having a drink with her friend during happy hour became a defining moment.
From one glass of wine, she became a ‘grey area drinker’. Jenn would have a glass of wine at wine o'clock and it became part of her routine. It may have seemed harmless in the beginning, but as it became a habit, it caused anxiety and an internal turmoil was brewing inside her.
In this episode, Jenn talks about her journey to an alcohol free lifestyle. How she broke off the wine o'clock habit and took control of her life. And as she became sober minded, she made it her mission to help other women renegotiate their relationship with alcohol w/o labels, shame, judgment or rules.
1 Peter 5:8 Being a sober mind means being awake, alert, aware in your own life for the devil, the enemy prowls around looking for whom he can devour.
[5:06] Sober Sis is short for sober minded sisters. A community of women from different walks of life within the drinking spectrum.
[7:43] DETOX just to RETOX cycle.
[9:28] Alcohol contains chemicals that produce anxiety.
[11:06] For Jenn, change came to her when she decided she wanted to show up differently at 50 than she did at 40.
[12:30] In the spring and summer of 2017, she was introduced to many facets of the science of alcohol, and started to learn about it.
[14:38] By 2018, Jenn began to practice the lifestyle of sober minded living of being present.
[17:28] A defining moment for her was when she had a drink with her friend at a hotel during happy hour.
[21:13] It started with one glass of wine...
[24:22] Without realizing, drinking became a wine o’clock habit for Jenn. It became a part of her routine.
[29:37] 1 Peter 5:8 Being a sober mind means being awake, alert, aware in your own life for the devil, the enemy prowls around looking for whom he can devour.
[31:29] God’s patience and kindness slowly led Jenn to surrender her drinking.
[32:58] It's never too early or too late to change your relationship with alcohol.
[35:47] Day one of commitment and challenge: Book Club.
[38:08] Replacing the usual wine with carbonated lemonade.
[3:51] Avoiding another opportunity to drink during her friend's birthday.
[42:48] Setting smaller and achievable goals.
[44:53] The benefits of going alcohol free.
[47:01] I didn't know how bad I felt, until I started to feel better. - Jenn
[50:35] The positive domino effect followed.
[55:41] The desire to share and help more people, led to the birth of Sober Sis.
[1:00:01] Starting with writing thirty days worth of emails.
[1:03:45] Jenn reached out to her drinking friends first, created a Facebook page that had fifteen people, and eventually learned Instagram.
[1:06:57] Fast forward, Sober Sis has a team now, with programs created for women who want to take the journey towards being alcohol free.
[1:13:26] Be the change you wish to see in the world.
[3:51] For that woman who’s holding a glass of wine. You're not alone, there are so many others who are traveling on this journey with you.
Jenn Kautsch is the founder of Sober Sis. Having experienced first hand being a grey area drinker, she made it her mission to help and support women break the wine o’clock habit, and create a better version of themselves, to live an intentional manner, while living an alcohol-free life. Sober Sis is a place for women looking for love, acceptance, and support, as they strive to make a positive change in their life.
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