Catherine Gray is an award-winning writer and editor who has been published in The Guardian, Stylist, The Telegraph, Grazia, The Lancet Psychiatrist, Mr & Mrs Smith, BBC Earth, Women's Health and Stella.
After twenty years of a boozy social life, Catherine gave up drinking. In this conversation with Fearne, recorded live at Tatton Park for the Happy Place Festival, she discusses her past relationship with alcohol, and the affect it had on friends, lovers and family. Thanks to the sponsors of the Happy Place Festival, Rituals. Who create bath, body and home products designed to help you slow down and feel good. Visit, where there's a welcome gift waiting for you...
 Please Support The Show with a DonationCatherine Gray is an award-winning writer and editor. Her most recent book is called, The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober. What a brilliant title and what a brilliant book. In it - and in this interview - Catherine offers so many good ideas, phrases, and pearls of wisdom to take away and keep close by. She shares a bit about her journey to and through sobriety with Eric and the critical "ah ha" moments along the way that really helped her build the life she's living today. If you don't have a revelatory moment when listening to her in this interview, we'll be surprised.Our sponsor this week is Casper Mattress visit and use the promo code theoneyoufeed for $50 off your purchaseIn This Interview, Catherine Gray and I Discuss...The Wolf ParableHer book, The Unexpected Joy of Being SoberThe challenge of training our brains to look for the good stuff in lifeThe question: Would my life be better sober? instead of Am I an alcoholic?Rock bottom being a different place for different people at different timesThe challenge of moderationThe beautiful clarity of zeroThe limbic system in distress with indecisionControlling vs Enjoying drinkingAlchohol being like a cheat code in a video game when it comes to inhibitionThat no one regrets being soberThe awful feelings at the beginning of getting sober are what you feel like because of the drinking, not the getting soberLearning the skills to enjoy life soberAddictive voice recognitionNegative Thought Patterns:B&B Children in a carBird watchingThat there are many different ways to get soberHow expectations are resentments under constructionDay counting in being soberI don't vs I can't Please Support The Show with a Donation
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