Alcohol-Free Advantage Podcast with Andy Ramage

Andy Ramage

Andy Ramage hosts a diverse range of guests, from athletes to everyday heroes, all united in their celebration of the incredible advantages of going alcohol-free. This podcast is a welcoming space for everyone on this journey. For the last decade, Andy has put a positive spin on going alcohol-free—that there is nothing to ‘give up’ and everything to gain. Known by many as the Godfather of the alcohol-free movement, Andy’s energy, knowledge, and joy of living and loving life alcohol-free will inspire and entertain you. And help you to unlock the alcohol-free advantage. For lots of free downloads and to learn more about Andy check out the links below: To train with Andy check out - https://andyramage.com/ To train with Andy as a coach - https://aretewaycoach.com/ To download the Dryy app - https://dryy.disciplemedia.com/signup/BEeW9R read less
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E314 Sarah Rusbatch - Beyond Booze
Apr 15 2024
E314 Sarah Rusbatch - Beyond Booze
SummarySarah shares her journey of alcohol addiction and recovery, highlighting the societal pressures and beliefs that contribute to the cycle of drinking. She discusses the impact of alcohol on her physical and mental health, as well as her relationships. Sarah's decision to quit drinking led her to retrain as a health and wellness coach and a grey area drinking coach. Her story resonated with thousands of women, inspiring them to seek help and make positive changes in their own lives. Sarah Rusbatch shares her journey of quitting alcohol and how it has transformed her life. She emphasizes the importance of sharing our stories and how it can inspire and impact others. Sarah discusses her book, 'Beyond Booze,' which focuses on creating a fulfilling life without alcohol. She explores the physical and emotional aspects of quitting alcohol, including the role of neurotransmitters like GABA and serotonin. Sarah also addresses the challenges of being in a relationship where one partner still drinks and offers strategies for navigating those dynamics.Keywordsalcohol addiction, recovery, societal pressures, beliefs, physical health, mental health, relationships, quitting drinking, health and wellness coach, grey area drinking coach, inspiring, alcohol, quitting, transformation, sharing stories, inspiration, impact, book, Beyond Booze, fulfilling life, physical health, emotional health, neurotransmitters, GABA, serotonin, relationships, challenges, strategies
E310 Rich Casement - The power of a clean break!
Mar 18 2024
E310 Rich Casement - The power of a clean break!
SummaryIn this conversation, Andy Ramage and Rich Casement discuss the connection between alcohol-free living, clean break, and running. They explore the power of connection and the benefits of combining coaching with running. Rich shares his journey of creating Clean Break, an alcohol-free lifestyle brand, and the various pillars of the brand. They also emphasize the importance of self-care and personal growth for coaches. Overall, the conversation highlights the transformative effects of taking a break from alcohol and the positive impact it can have on one's life.TakeawaysTaking a break from alcohol can lead to increased energy, time, and self-belief, which can be channeled into activities like running.Combining coaching with running creates a powerful experience that addresses both the technical and mindset aspects of the sport.Alcohol-free communities and connections provide a deeper sense of connection and support compared to alcohol-centered socializing.Clean Break is an alcohol-free lifestyle brand that aims to promote health, wellbeing, and opportunity through various pillars, including coaching, events, and merchandise.Coaches need to prioritize self-care and seek coaching themselves to avoid burnout and maintain their own well-being.Taking a break from alcohol allows for self-discovery and the development of an authentic self, leading to increased self-confidence and personal power.Social Linkswww.cleanbreakbrewing.com@runningdryy_rich@cleanbreakbrewing @runningdryy_leeds
I am 10 years alcohol-free today!
Mar 1 2024
I am 10 years alcohol-free today!
Introduction:Welcome to a special episode where Andy Ramage celebrates 10 years of being alcohol-free.Exciting Ventures:Recording the Rich Roll podcast for the second time on the 10th anniversary.Previews a documentary project in 2024 aiming to transform people's relationships with alcohol.Top 10 Wins of the Alcohol-Free Adventure:Better Sleep and Early Mornings:Highlights the positive impact of alcohol-free living on sleep quality.Carving out time in the morning for personal growth and productivity.Consistent Weight and Health:Shares personal weight loss journey and improved health statistics.Emphasizes the long-term benefits of an alcohol-free lifestyle on physical well-being.Looking Younger:Discusses the anti-aging effects of quitting alcohol, supported by insights from Professor Kevin Moore.Meaningful Work:Reflects on finding meaning and purpose in coaching and entrepreneurship.The joy of making a positive impact on others' lives.Financial Savings:Estimates significant monetary savings (approximately £50,000) over the 10 years.Advocates redirecting saved funds towards personal development and enriching experiences.Boundless Energy:Attributes renewed energy levels to alcohol-free living.The importance of adopting healthy habits and prioritizing well-being.Connection in Alcohol-Free Communities:Celebrates genuine and deep connections formed in alcohol-free communities.Highlights the joy of meaningful conversations without the influence of alcohol.10 Times More Fun:Challenges the cultural narrative around alcohol equating to fun.Emphasizes the joy and fun discovered in an alcohol-free lifestyle.Resurgence of Ambition:Likens alcohol to kryptonite for dreams and ambitions.Explores the renewed drive and ambition that comes with an alcohol-free mindset.Embracing Your Authentic Self:Discusses shedding the persona created by alcohol and embracing authenticity.The power and energy derived from being true to oneself.
E307 Sarah Williamson: Drink Less. Live More.
Feb 26 2024
E307 Sarah Williamson: Drink Less. Live More.
SummarySarah Williamson shares her journey to sobriety and how it led her to become a coach and author. She discusses the challenges she faced and the importance of taking an extended break from alcohol to truly understand one's relationship with it. Sarah also highlights the need for alcohol conversations in the corporate space and the potential benefits of addressing alcohol use in the workplace. The conversation explores the importance of integrating well-being into organizations and creating healthy work environments. It emphasizes the role of senior leaders in setting the tone and the influence of social pressure on employees' behaviors. The guest, Sarah Williamson, provides insights and suggestions for organizations to prioritize well-being and create a positive work culture.TakeawaysSobriety is a personal journey that often involves a buildup of awareness and exploration before making a long-term commitment.Writing a book can be a transformative experience and an opportunity to share one's story and resources with others.Alcohol conversations should be normalized in the corporate space, just like mental health and other well-being topics.Listening and providing support without judgment can be more effective than offering immediate solutions or recommendations. Organizations should prioritize well-being and integrate it into their culture.Senior leaders play a crucial role in setting the tone and promoting well-being.Social pressure can significantly impact employees' behaviors and mental health.Creating healthy and productive work environments involves providing alternatives to alcohol-centered social events.Social Linkswww.drinklesslivebetter.comhttps://www.instagram.com/drinklesslivebetter/https://www.facebook.com/sarahwilliamson.drinklesslivebetterhttps://www.facebook.com/drinklesslivebetterhttps://drinklesslivebetter.captivate.fm/listenhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahwilliamsondrinklesslivebetter/Drink Less; Live Better
E306 Nzinga Harrison MD - How to get un-addicted from anything!
Feb 19 2024
E306 Nzinga Harrison MD - How to get un-addicted from anything!
SummaryThis conversation focuses on the middle lane of alcohol use disorders and the importance of prevention and early intervention. The speakers discuss tools and techniques for waking people up to their relationship with alcohol and provide a simple acronym, CAGE, to assess alcohol use. They emphasize the stages of change model and the significance of slip-ups in the change process. The conversation also explores underlying issues and pain that may drive alcohol use. The lack of awareness in the medical profession and the rise of alcohol-free alternatives are discussed. The book 'Unaddiction' is highlighted as a resource for having important conversations about alcohol. The conversation explores the cultural revolution happening among millennials and Gen Zs, who are rethinking their relationship with alcohol. The rise of the low alcohol and no alcohol movement is encouraging, as it challenges the traditional norms around drinking. The discussion also highlights the importance of teaching children emotional recognition and coping skills from an early age, with the hope of changing the next generation's approach to alcohol and other substances. The hosts share their shared mission to change the narrative around behaviors like alcohol consumption and the need to raise awareness among older generations stuck in old habits.TakeawaysThe middle lane of alcohol use disorders, which includes mild to moderate cases, is a crucial focus for prevention and early intervention.The stages of change model can help individuals navigate the process of behavior change, including reducing or quitting alcohol use.Slip-ups and departures from the desired behavior are a normal part of the change process and should be met with curiosity and support rather than shame.Having open and non-judgmental conversations about alcohol use is essential in breaking down stigma and raising awareness.The future of alcohol and our relationship with it involves increasing awareness, providing more support and resources, and promoting alcohol-free alternatives. There is a cultural revolution happening among millennials and Gen Zs, who are questioning the need for alcohol and seeking alternative ways to socialize.Teaching children emotional recognition and coping skills from an early age can help prevent reliance on substances like alcohol.Using personal experiences and relatable examples can help raise awareness and make difficult conversations about alcohol more approachable.Softening the ground by discussing lesser stigmatized behaviors can create a safe space for conversations about alcohol.Social LinksLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nzingaharrisonmd/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/unaddictionpod/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nzingaharrisonmdBook: https://www.amazon.com/Addiction-Mind-Changing-Conversations-That-Could/dp/1454950870/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=1S907B8KID6ER&keywords=unaddiction&qid=1689740394&sprefix=unadd%2Caps%2C96&sr=8-1Website: eleanorhealth.com
E304 Andy Delderfield - Alcohol-Free, Cancer & Ultras!
Feb 12 2024
E304 Andy Delderfield - Alcohol-Free, Cancer & Ultras!
SummaryAndy shares his journey of taking a break from alcohol and the transformation it brought to his life. He discusses the importance of self-development and how it helped him discover new possibilities. Andy also talks about creating the Alcohol-Free Runners community and inspiring others on their alcohol-free journey. He opens up about facing life's obstacles, including a prostate cancer diagnosis, and how he used running as a way to cope and find strength. Finally, Andy shares his experience participating in a desert ultra marathon and the mental resilience required to overcome challenges and achieve goals. In this conversation, Andy shares his experience of pushing through physical and mental challenges during an ultramarathon. He reflects on the importance of self-belief and the impact of negative self-talk. Andy also discusses his journey towards self-acceptance and the realization that he is enough. He shares his future plans for running races and raising awareness for prostate cancer. To connect with Andy and join the alcohol-free runners community, visit his website or social media profiles.TakeawaysBelieving in oneself and pushing through challenges is crucial for achieving goals.Negative self-talk can hinder progress and self-acceptance.Recognizing and challenging childhood beliefs is an ongoing process of personal development.Finding a balance between self-improvement and self-acceptance is key to living an inspired life.
E302 William Porter Author -  Alcohol Explained
Jan 29 2024
E302 William Porter Author - Alcohol Explained
SummaryIn this conversation, Andy Ramage and William Porter discuss their personal journeys to sobriety and the impact of alcohol on mental health and sleep. They highlight the misconception that alcohol is a relaxant when, in fact, it disrupts sleep and causes anxiety. They emphasize the lack of awareness and cultural blind spot surrounding the negative effects of alcohol. The conversation also touches on the classification of alcohol as a human carcinogen. Overall, the discussion aims to raise awareness and promote a shift in societal perspectives on alcohol. The conversation explores the marketing tactics and misinformation surrounding alcohol, highlighting the confusion created by the alcohol industry. It emphasizes that alcohol, with its carcinogenic properties, can never be good for health. The conversation also discusses the positive changes in the alcohol-free space and the shift in mindset towards questioning the benefits of alcohol consumption.TakeawaysAlcohol disrupts sleep and causes anxiety, despite the misconception that it is a relaxant.There is a lack of awareness and cultural blind spot surrounding the negative effects of alcohol.Alcohol is classified as a human carcinogen, alongside substances like asbestos and cigarette smoking.Societal perspectives on alcohol need to shift to promote awareness and informed decision-making. Alcohol is a carcinogen and can never be good for health.The alcohol industry uses marketing tactics and confusion to maintain consumption.Misinformation and lack of awareness contribute to the continued belief in the benefits of alcohol.The alcohol-free movement is growing, with a focus on questioning the role of alcohol in our lives.William Porter's Social Links:https://alcoholexplained.com/https://www.instagram.com/alcoholexplained/