SOBER AWAKENING WITH PEGGY RORKE
In today’s episode of Billy Boss Show, we will be with Peggy Rorke who has been empowering women to step into their dream life. She will tell us how she turned her life around from being addicted to drinking to being the empowered woman that she is. I am so proud to share that she is on her 209th day (on the day of the interview) being amazingly her best and sober self.
It is very important to be aware of how alcohol addiction is already prevalent nowadays. It’s important to note that alcoholism is a real disease and it shows in a variety of ways to different kinds of people. This disease affects people from all walks of life and being aware is the main key on how to abolishing it from your life or other people’s lives that are dear to you.
Peggy will let us know how and what is going on inside a person’s mind when they start drinking. What exposes alcoholism into someone’s life and how it all started for her. As an addiction tends to get worse over time, it’s important to look for early warning signs. If identified and treated early, someone with an alcohol addiction may be able to avoid major consequences.
Peggy will also share with us what was her turning point and how she maintains the mindset that she has now, her anchor of not ever going back to what she was before.
If you’re worried that someone you know has an alcohol addiction, it’s best to approach them in a supportive way. Avoid shaming them or making them feel guilty. This could push them away and make them more resistant to your help.
What we discussed:
1:27 Who is Peggy Rorke?
2:47 Meaning of Sober Awakening
4:37 Exposure to Alcoholism
7:22 Peggy’s catalyst to sobriety
10:08 Reflecting on why I feel the need for alcohol
11:42 How sobriety felt
15:05 Fear of judgement during the transition
17:10 Knowing there is so much in life than drinking
19:32 How alcohol is so glorified in social media and movies
20:21 What is in the mind of a teenager when he/she starts drinking?
23:11 How to stay in your current mindset (being sober)
24:48 Peggy’s message to everyone who is also going through the transition to sobriety
“On the other side of being drunk, addiction and alcohol is the most healed, high vibe, best version of yourself. You can get there! It is so possible for you to get there! The fact that you have curiosity and wonder of what would a sober life be or if there is more to life than drinking means there’s a pathway towards that result - the best sober version of yourself because you thought about it.”
28:20 Peggy’s anchor – letter to myself as a reminder to not ever go back and why I should stay sober
Links mentioned in this episode:
Episode #29 | The Unknowingly Negative Result of Saying I Don't Mind