If it’s Tuesday, there must be a new podcast episode

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On the newest episode of Everything is Fine, we’ve got Kristi Coulter, author of the brilliant and hilarious sobriety memoir, Nothing Good Can Come From This. We had her on to talk about addiction, but the conversation ranged far and wide to all sorts of other topics—mostly regarding being a woman in this culture—and was pretty damn interesting. Catch it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you consume your podcasts.

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    Francine
    26 May 2020
    7:23pm

    It’s such a pleasure listening to three interesting, articulate and enjoyable women. You and Tally continue to feature wonderful guests that seem to mesh so well with your easy rapport. Keep it coming.

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    nadine
    26 May 2020
    6:18pm

    Thank you for this episode!! I kept thinking about it all day.

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    monique J johnson
    27 May 2020
    2:38pm

    Wow…. this episode really hit home for me. The casualness of alcohol/drug abuse is rampant. So social. So normal. So hard to battle. Especially in the art/film/fashion industries. There’s no such thing as a dinner meeting without a bottle of wine, is there.

    When you can live your life in a seemingly normal way, conducting your work, social and personal life without any penalties, while drinking or smoking a joint every night, then there feels like no reason to stop. But after years of doing it, your body, your brain, your spirit is definitely affected.

    I’ll be 60 next year. I’m a yoga-fucking-master, I hike, kayak, work-out, run with my big dog, sex my husband, and have good, close friends…. but I can’t NOT have that shot of tequila followed by a couple of hits off my weed vape almost every night (I rarely drink during the day, but I will smoke weed before a yoga session – the justification is REAL).

    My husband is a wine collector, we have over a 1000 bottles in our wine storage, lots of high-end shit (high-end doesn’t always mean expensive), so we entertain a lot, and boy does the wine pour. After those nights I STILL have to top it off with a hit of weed. Ugh. Just writing that makes me so self-loathing.

    I’m happy with my looks/body (I don’t compare myself to anyone, that helps), and you wouldn’t know how much I abuse it by looking at me, but I hope to stop this behavior by my 60s! But god, oh, god…. it ain’t easy. It’s not that I don’t feel good day-to-day, but the times that I have gone a week or so clean I felt so much better. I need to reach a higher ground…. naturally.

    Still searching.

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      Liz
      28 May 2020
      4:41pm

      I so relate to parts of your post, Monique (although your life sounds way more fabulous than mine). I have to completely overhaul my lifestyle in order to stick to a plan, so I quit drinking at the same time that I completely overhauled my diet, made a weight loss goal, and started working out every day for the first time in over a year. I really need the distraction and motivation of having a goal that I’m trying to achieve other than just not to drink, because I have the same thoughts of justifying my need to drink and smoke, mixed with all the self loathing after for having no self-control. I don’t know that my approach is sustainable or mentally that healthy (1200 calories a day is hard, man, as is tracking the calories of every single thing you consume), but I know that I feel physically kind of great right now, which is really helping. But once I’m out of quarantine (in Seattle, everything’s still pretty much closed) I’m really nervous about what hanging out with my friends is going to be like. Quitting drinking is one of those things that unfortunately your friends don’t always support. I expect to get pressure from my sister, who has her own drinking/pot problem. I’m actually thinking about ways to trick her into thinking I’m drinking alcohol when it’s actually just soda water. That’s pretty sad 🙂

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        Mae
        28 May 2020
        6:15pm

        Liz, there’s a lot of support available to you online. Check out Instragram accounts @melissau (Melissa Urban; she’s the Whole30 lady and she frequently talks about handling social situations without drinking); @holly (Holly Whitaker); and @Laura_McKowen. Holly Whitaker and Laura McKowen have both written sobriety books recently. XOXOX -Mae

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          Liz
          28 May 2020
          7:07pm

          Thank you for these suggestions! I will definitely check them out. The socializing seems like the most challenging part.

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    Mae
    27 May 2020
    2:42pm

    I liked this podcast even though it’s making me think about things I don’t want to think about.

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    c.w.
    26 May 2020
    1:27pm

    Such a good one! While alcohol has never really appealed to me and I have never been any sort of “drinker,” I found Ms. Coulter so interesting and smart and fascinating that I didn’t need that connection in order to gain much from what she says. I’m so glad y’all’s podcasts have gone weekly!

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    Liz
    26 May 2020
    9:14am

    I’m excited for this one. I gave up drinking three weeks ago after reading Drinking:A Love Story and recognizing too much of myself in that book, especially in her descriptions of the early stages of alcoholism. It was a relief to find out that I haven’t missed or craved it at all, beyond the first few days. But I’m dreading the end of lockdown when I’m invited to numerous mid-week happy hours with people.

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      Kim France
      26 May 2020
      2:24pm

      Congrats on taking this big step, Liz.

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    Mimi
    27 May 2020
    11:06am

    Like c.w. I’ve never been a drinker, but the thing about the podcast is it always leaves me wanting more and thinking wait! It’s over already?

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    Tahe Z
    27 May 2020
    11:17am

    Alcoholism runs in my family on my mother’s side. It skipped her and me, but has had a terrible effect on our loved ones. It was such a great episode, Kim and Tally. You and your guests are always so engaging so every time I, too, am surprised when it comes to an end.

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    DC Jnell
    28 May 2020
    11:54am

    This was great, and Kim, thanks for your honesty on this point too. I’m coming up on two years sober, and sometimes can’t believe that’s the case (especially during a pandemic, what?). I went to an outpatient rehab (I had no idea what that was either, before I did it!) and continue to do a support group. Do I miss it? Oh YEAH. But I don’t miss the depression, hangovers, blackouts and slip-ups that had started to slip into destructive….broken toes, broken windows, nearly breaking my marriage. I can’t go back, won’t go back. And Kristi is one of my heroines…

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