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August 2, 2021

#033 – To Drink or Not to Drink | Helene Larocque

Is alcohol interfering with your ability to live your best life? Is there a middle ground between drinking and complete abstinence? What does the science say about how alcohol affects our health?

Alcohol is a controversial topic in the wellness space. Some people say it provides health benefits, others say it drains our vitality. Who is right, and what do we need to know? In this episode, Suzanne and Helene Larocque explore the topic of alcohol, inviting us to investigate our relationship with alcohol and how it affects our wellness. Helene shares her story, how making the decision to go alcohol-free has changed her life, and what you can do to ensure you make the right choices for your health when it comes to alcohol.

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Helene Larocque

Helene Larocque

Helene Larocque provides coaching services for women ages forty-five and up who are tired of the vicious cycle of drinking alcohol. She guides them to Lose ‘da Booze so they can experience better mental and physical health and achieve a life of freedom, peace, and clarity. 

Helene became a Certified Holistic Wellness Coach and Wellness 360 Leader with the International Association of Wellness Professionals (IAWP) in 2018. In September 2020, she obtained the Drug, Solvent, and Alcohol Abuse Counselling Diploma to support her work in this area. 

Helene is also a wellness facilitator in her current workplace providing programs, activities, and resources to staff in a hospital setting.

Show Notes

  • About this Episode

    Is alcohol interfering with your ability to live your best life? Is there a middle ground between drinking and complete abstinence? What does the science say about how alcohol affects our health? Alcohol is a controversial topic in the wellness space. Some people say it provides health benefits, others say it drains our vitality. Who is right, and what do we need to know? In this episode, Suzanne and Helene Larocque explore the topic of alcohol, inviting us to investigate our relationship with alcohol and how it affects our wellness. Helene shares her story, how making the decision to go alcohol-free has changed her life, and what you can do to ensure you make the right choices for your health when it comes to alcohol.

  • Highlights

    The aging effects of alcohol. How alcohol consumption changes the brain. How drinking can impact our energy, self-confidence, and vitality. The health changes people experience when they stop drinking for thirty days. Abstinence versus moderation. How Helene quit drinking by focusing on harm reduction. Focusing on improvement, rather than perfection. Social and cultural pressures to drink. Tips for drinking less. The 30-day alcohol-free experiment. And other topics...

  • Resources

    The IAWP Ultimate Guide to Becoming Your Best Self and Living Life on Your Own Terms – https://iawpwellnesscoach.com/guide
    Lose ‘da Booze – https://www.losedabooze.com/
    This Naked Mind by Annie Grace
    The Alcohol Experiment by Annie Grace
    The Little Book of Big Change by Amy Johnson

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