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  • Christy Osborne & Meade Holland Shirley

Celebrating Booze-Free Firsts: The Power of Presence & Connection




In this episode we dive into the realm of alcohol-free experiences, sharing personal anecdotes and insights into navigating various social situations sans alcohol. We talk about the many milestone alcohol-free firsts, such as date nights, weddings, birthdays, sporting events, vacations, concerts, and theater/ballet performances.


We discuss the joys and benefits of alcohol-free date nights, highlighting enhanced connection and presence. We share our experiences attending weddings without alcohol, focusing on celebration and connection over intoxication. From intimate gatherings to extravagant parties, we explore the possibilities of enjoying birthdays without alcohol. Discovering the excitement of sports events without the influence of alcohol, we emphasize the camaraderie and energy of the experience. Exploring new destinations with a clear mind, we reflect on the beauty of alcohol-free vacations. Attendees of live music events can still have a blast without alcohol, as we discuss the electrifying atmosphere and memorable moments. Experiencing the magic of the arts without alcohol, we delve into the immersive nature of theater and ballet performances.


We also shift gears reflecting on what we’ve learned from many alcohol-free experiences, highlighting the cornerstone of healthy relationships: effective communication. We address the importance of listening and empathy in effective communication. We also explore the impact of body language and tone of voice on communication. We emphasize the significance of trust and rapport in fostering meaningful connections. And we talk through strategies for addressing conflicts through open and honest communication. All of which was made available to us as a gift of experiencing life free from booze.


This episode concludes with encouragement to explore alcohol-free experiences and prioritize effective communication in relationships. Tune in next time for more insightful discussions and practical tips on living a fulfilling, alcohol-free lifestyle.



The creators, hosts, and producers of the But Jesus Drank Wine podcast are not healthcare practitioners and therefore do not give medical, psychological or professional advice nor do they intend for the podcast, any communication on behalf of BJDW or otherwise to be a substitute for such. Additionally, the views and opinions expressed in any mention of and/or linked resources are those of the authors/owners of those resources and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the But Jesus Drank Wine podcast team or guests of the show.




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