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Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.

Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.
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Take a Break from Drinking is a go-to resource on why people drink and how to take a breather without missing out on life. You’ll hear from certified life coach Rachel Hart about why changing habits can be tricky, how to decrease your desire, and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. If you’re tired of hangovers and regrets and not into labels or powerlessness, this podcast is for you. Listeners will learn how to use the tools outlined in her book, Why Can’t I Drink Like Everyone Else?, to feel healthier and happier right away.

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Episodes

Ep #143: Health Shame

10/15/2019
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Today I’m addressing the idea that you can shame yourself into better health and why it’s such a destructive pattern. We’ll talk about why so many of us have this belief, why shame never creates productive thoughts, feelings, and actions, and what you can do instead of shaming yourself. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/143

Duration:00:23:21

Ep #142: Insuring Your Brain

10/8/2019
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In this episode, I'm talking about the concept of insuring your brain and what you can do to make sure you're mentally stimulated on a daily basis. It's incredibly important to break out of habits and routines if we want to stay sharp, just like it's important to keep learning and to seek out discomfort. Our brains are perpetual problem-solving machines, and without any problems to solve, they can get rusty with disuse. Get full show notes and more information here:...

Duration:03:09:16

Create Optimal Health in October

10/1/2019
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Take a break from drinking this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. All month long, Rachel is teaching a special bonus course on optimal health. If you’ve ever used a drink to deal with chronic pain, insomnia, injury, or any other health-related issue you won’t want to miss it.Learn how to make your health a priority and change the habit of drinking for good. Sign up at https://www.rachelhart.com/join

Duration:00:08:58

Ep #141: Health Avoidance

10/1/2019
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In this episode, we'll discuss health avoidance, why we tend to do it, and the impact it has on our minds and bodies. We'll also revisit why the think-feel-act cycle can be such an effective tool for managing pain and other health-related thoughts and feelings. And we'll talk about some of the facts around how alcohol affects the body, why knowing the facts can help you make decisions, and why it's worth taking a closer look at any reluctance you may have about going to the doctor. Get full...

Duration:00:29:47

Ask Rachel Anything

9/24/2019
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Join me on Friday September 27th at 12pm Pacific for FREE webinar where you can ask me anything about the habit of drinking. I’ll teach you the basics of the Think-Feel-Act cycle plus the only tool you need to say no to urges, stop believing your excuses, and navigate any situation without a drink. Spots are limited so make sure to grab your seat now at https://www.rachelhart.com/askrachel

Duration:00:02:35

Ep #140: Optimal Health

9/24/2019
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In this episode, we'll talk about optimal health and why many of you are settling for less-than when it comes to your physical and mental wellbeing. I'll tell you why the think-feel-act cycle is a great tool for improving and managing your health, and why being able to manage your mind is a key part of a healthy life. And we'll discuss alcohol's effects on the body, how to separate physical pain from emotional suffering, and how to stop settling for feeling subpar. Get full show notes and...

Duration:00:27:51

Ep #139: Goal Drama

9/17/2019
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In this episode, I'm breaking down goal drama and giving you tools to catch your brain in the act. We'll talk about why our brains create drama, why it can be so exhausting, and how to reframe the "problem" of taking a break as a "project" instead. Remember: now is the perfect time to begin taking a break - it's an ongoing project to work on, rather than a big scary problem you have to solve. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/139

Duration:00:20:25

Ep #138: Obstacle Mirages

9/10/2019
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What an obstacle mirage is and how to identify them in your own thinking. We'll talk about why our brains make them, why it's your responsibility to debunk them, and why this is all great news for your own power and autonomy. I'll also tell you about common obstacle mirages and how to handle them, and you'll learn why supporting yourself is one of the most critical ingredients of this process. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/138

Duration:00:30:02

Ep #137: The Worst Advice I Ever Got About Drinking

9/3/2019
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In this episode, I want to emphasize that your drinking doesn't mean anything about who you are as a person, your character, or whether or not you're valuable. I'll share the piece of advice this friend gave me and talk about why it was so unhelpful in the moment, but how I now realize that it mirrors our society's beliefs about drinking and individual control. And I'll tell you all about what it takes to change your habits and transform your relationship with alcohol and with yourself. Get...

Duration:00:29:26

Go Back to School with Take a Break

8/30/2019
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Make this September one to remember! Join Rachel for a 30-day break from drinking that will change your life forever. Give your mind and body a break so that you can uncover what’s really behind the habit and how to sustainably change it. Learn how to change your desire, feel peaceful with your urges, and let go of deprivation. Sign up for the Take a Break program at rachelhart.com/earlybird and get started on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Duration:00:06:46

Ep #136: Setting Foolproof Resolutions

8/27/2019
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Why panic, fear, and shame are such poor motivators, why you have to understand the "why" behind your current habits, and why you should have a plan for failing. Keeping your resolutions can't just be an exercise in willpower - because that will end in frustration and shame. Give yourself everything you need to change your habit for good! Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/136

Duration:00:30:00

Ep #135: Why You’re Not Having Fun When You’re Not Drinking

8/20/2019
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Why we shouldn't set up a false choice between drinking and having fun versus not drinking and having less fun. I'll tell you about why socializing without alcohol is a common obstacle for people taking a break and how to be onto your thoughts when they say you have to drink to have fun. And I'll dive into the thoughts behind the habit of consuming to enjoy events, how you were actually born to have fun, and how can tap into that instinct again with practice and time. Get full show notes...

Duration:00:30:27

Ep #134: I Don’t Want to Stop Drinking

8/13/2019
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In this episode we're talking about the thought "I don't want to stop drinking" and how to approach it. We'll talk about why even a temporary break can be such a powerful tool for understanding the thoughts and feelings that are underpinning your desire to drink. And we'll also break down why you can't just look at drinking vs. not drinking as good vs. bad behavior and why shaming yourself won't get you the results you want. Get full show notes and more information here:...

Duration:00:27:27

Ep #133: Redefining Failures

8/6/2019
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In this episode I redefine failure and talk about why it isn't a bad thing. I talk about why our thoughts are what makes failure seem like a negative, painful experience, and why we need to stop making failure mean something bad about ourselves. And I share the many teaching opportunities failure gives us if we're willing to slow down and get curious about our thoughts, feelings, and actions surrounding failure. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/133

Duration:00:31:34

Ep #132: Showing Up for Yourself

7/30/2019
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From the time we're children we're taught how to show up for other people: parents, friends, teachers, and eventually bosses. We're taught to seek other people's approval rather than prioritizing our approval of ourselves. In this episode, I dive into all of this in-depth and explain how you can get better at showing up for yourself. I talk about why it can often feel like there are two versions of ourselves - one who wants to keep promises and one who just wants to break them - and how the...

Duration:00:29:42

Recommended Reading from the Take a Break Podcast

7/24/2019
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The right book at the right moment can change everything. I’ve put together a list of my favorite books for all my podcast listeners. They cover everything from addiction, habit change, food, sex, love, money, creativity, productivity and more. Text your email address in all lowercase letters to 415-275-6589 and reply BOOKS if you want to grab a copy.

Duration:00:01:02

Ep #131: Are You Willing to Be Wrong about Drinking?

7/23/2019
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In today's episode, we're talking all about being wrong, why we cling so hard to being right, and how to build up your capacity for being wrong about yourself. I'll share some of the reasons why your brain likes to be right and how this can get in the way of changing your drinking and other habits. And we'll look forward into the future at what lies on the other side of being willing to be wrong about yourself. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/131

Duration:00:37:32

Ep #130: Listener Q&A: I Really Like to Drink

7/16/2019
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In this episode I dig into how we can create motivation to stop drinking, and why the idea that you have to hit rock bottom in order to create change can be so harmful. I talk about this thought "I just like to drink" and how I dealt with it when I realized my relationship with alcohol was having increasingly negative consequences. And I share what it's really like on the other side of drinking and why I find so much more joy in everyday life now that I've recalibrated my brain's response to...

Duration:00:38:58

Ep #129: How to Reduce Drama in Your Life

7/9/2019
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How to reduce drama, create more neutral thoughts, and slowly but surely create a less dramatic existence. I provide a lot of real-life examples in this episode that you can apply right away. They cover everything from drama about time, to drama about to do lists, to fears and anxieties about our appearance and relationships. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/129

Duration:00:29:52

Ep #128: Is Drama Behind Your Drinking?

7/2/2019
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In this episode, I focus on what drama is, why we create it, and how to tell if you're creating drama for yourself. I talk about how to slow down your brain's dramatic tendencies and retrain your brain to have more neutral thoughts. I'll tell you all about how drama connects to the habit of drinking, and next week we'll do a deep dive on a tool that will help you create less drama. Get full show notes and more information here: https://www.rachelhart.com/128

Duration:00:33:46