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Did you know that the mind cannot hold two emotions at the same time? It’s one of the many reasons I love practicing celebration and appreciation. When I notice feelings of stress and discomfort, celebration and appreciation are go-tos for me in any given moment. They help ground me, keeping me from getting swept away […]

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I found my own freedom from the “do more, be more” mindset and the alcohol that seems to make the hustle easier, and now I’m here to share words of encouragement with you. 

Cozy up with some tea for my reflections on finally, blessedly, living and loving life by simply figuring out the next right thing.

I’m Meade Shirley,

reformed people-pleaser, former gray-area drinker, and Senior Certified This Naked Mind Coach. 

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Fridays Are For Celebrating!

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January 25, 2023

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Did you know that the mind cannot hold two emotions at the same time? It’s one of the many reasons I love practicing celebration and appreciation. When I notice feelings of stress and discomfort, celebration and appreciation are go-tos for me in any given moment. They help ground me, keeping me from getting swept away […]

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I’m Not Sober I’m Free

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December 6, 2022

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Mommy Wine Time

Five years ago, I was sleep-walking through my life toggling between auto-pilot and fire-drill modes. Lost in the hustle and noise of my do, serve, perform, achieve and be who others need me to be life. I was drinking wine, nightly, to quiet the noise and the chaos and to take the much-needed edge off. I […]

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My Rock Bottom

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December 6, 2022

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Mommy Wine Time

When I finally came into awareness that wine was taking up way too much space in my life (not just the actual time spent drinking it) but even more so the large amount of mental real estate that was occupied by wine, I did what anyone does when you discover a problem. I looked for […]

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Self-Care is for the Birds

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December 6, 2022

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Self-care is for the birds. No doubt a funny thing to hear coming from a freedom from stuck/ habit change coach. And don’t get me wrong taking care of yourself is very valuable and necessary. Just not in the ways we’ve been conditioned to believe we should practice self-care. For years I thought self-care meant […]

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I’m Not An Alcoholic and Neither Are You

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December 6, 2022

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This is isn’t the typical post in the alcohol-free space calling BS on the ‘alcoholism’ narrative. I say narrative because that’s exactly what it is. A narrative. From dictionary.com a narrative is: a spoken or written account of connected events; a story. To which people would argue—and are likely arguing with this post now—No it’s […]

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