EPISODE 51

Holly Whitaker and Green

December 31, 2019 - Abbe talks sobriety with Quit Like a Woman author Holly Whitaker, and the importance of movement with psychologist and The Joy of Movement author Kelly McGonigal.

Abbe talks sobriety with Quit Like a Woman author, Tempest founder, and sober influencer, Holly Whitaker. Holly talks about how alcohol is a poison and why it’s radical not to drink in a culture obsessed with alcohol. If you’re thinking about doing dry January, or considering the role alcohol plays in your life, this is a must-listen interview.

Abbe also chats with psychologist Kelly McGonigal, and author of The Joy of Movement, about the importance of movement in leading a fulfilling and happy life. We refer to the iconic quote from Legally Blonde: “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.” We also talk about the wonders of movement for people of all ages and skill levels, especially the miracles that happen at DPI Adaptive Fitness in Fairfax, VA.

When you make a counter-cultural decision like not drinking, that is actually character-making. When you make the decision not to do what everyone else is doing, I think thats where the strength and the power and the good stuff starts to happen.
—Holly Whitaker

Abbe also reviews a coming of age book she can’t stop thinking about: Green by Sam Graham-Felsen.

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