Stop Drinking and Start Living

Stop Drinking and Start Living

Welcome Beautiful, You Made It! Alcohol Is No Longer In Alignment With The Life You Are Ready To Live…Now It’s Time To Make It Irrelevant. The "Dream Of Moderation" Is Not The Best That Life Has To Offer. You deserve better. Drinking is not the path to access your brilliant, intuitive, funny, lovable, powerful self. Replacing it and distracting yourself from it are not winning strategies. Because avoiding alcohol isn’t what makes the desire go away. Tapping into your OWN desires is what takes alcohol from being that ONE thing you can’t figure out on your own, to finally being free of the constant battle in your mind. It's time to make a change and find greater meaning and connection in your life. With the help of Expert Holistic Alcohol Coach Mary Wagstaff, you can learn to shift your mindset and find freedom from alcohol's negative effects. In this podcast, Mary will guide you through her proven 5 Shifts Process, which will help you discover the joy and benefits of not drinking, without relying on rules, labels, or counting days. We'll start with the first step – awareness and curiosity – and work our way through the process to help you get alcohol out of your way and live the fulfilling life you desire. Are you ready to make a change? Schedule a call with Mary and get started with her free training: Find Freedom From Alcohol In Five Simple Shifts. Visit to learn more.


March 29, 2023 26 min

You are sick of waking up with regret. 

You want to feel good about yourself. 
You want the day to feel like an adventure, not a dull half existence. 

There is a spiral of shame and judgment for not being able to quit drinking, for drinking , for not being able to control it. The list goes on. 

So you start NEW things, add new routines, more actions and information to your already stressful mind.

How many unopened courses...

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Stop Worrying About Alcohol 

You are ready to end the tireless  confusion. Welcome to shift # 2 in the 5 shifts process.
We move from Conformity & Confusion to Curiosity. 

You are worried about every area of change from drinking to quitting to the vacation that hasn't happened and the best way to that is through the lens of curiosity rather than conformity.

You haven't fully examined the narrative of alcoho...

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March 15, 2023 26 min

You want to feel confident walking down the wine isle. 

You want alcohol to be unimportant. You don’t want to make it a big deal and have to explain it or talk about it. 

YOU can't make it unimportant in your life until you make it unimportant to yourself. 

So you’ve try avoiding it or accepting you fate. 

But it because the pink elephant and that's all you can think about. 

Start by learning to see your thoughts and...

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📣calling all conscious Women ready to evolve BEYOND alcohol and the need to seek alteration. 

We look at a new relationship to alcohol as an empowered change that meets our growing needs as women on our journey of awakening. 

Our authenticity in every moment is a gateway into rewilding and reconnecting with the divine feminine. 

Alcohol is becoming less of a desired way to engage and connect to self and in community. 


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March 8, 2023 32 min

Does life feel like it's happening to you? Your kids don’t listen. Your spouse remembers nothing. You keep having health concerns. The god damn weather. 

Nothing how you would have planned it. 

But here’s the thing...

The reason you don’t have what you want isnt’ because life is happening to you. 

Your expectations have over ridden your intentions. 

You just like 7 billion people in the world want something to h...

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March 1, 2023 24 min

Today's show is an uncut, raw version of me sharing some intimate emotions of my personal life and the profound impact being a holistic alcohol coach has had on me and my clients. If you want a good cry, this is the place.

I read a deeply heartfelt share of the impact alcohol had on my client Laura, and the impact coaching and mindfulness has had on her life. 

How she is the hero in her journey, and how she c...

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February 22, 2023 33 min

The hidden costs of alcohol are often where many of your unmet needs live that make you want to drink more, keeping you stuck in a vicious problem/solution cycle.

The good news is, when you actually, start to uncover and meet your needs that appear as problems, the desire for alcohol goes away, AND, Mom's a happy camper. (we all know everyone wins!)

It's totally okay to take sometime on a Friday night f...

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February 15, 2023 33 min

In today's podcast episode, #211,  I discussed why confidence is a trigger for alcohol consumption and how it manifests in both short-term and long-term ways.

For example, a few days after a nasty hangover, you start to feel AMAZING in comparison. Your body has started to come back into balance. But rather than recognize this is because I'm NOT drinking. Your body and mind has associated natural pleasure with alc...

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Today to celebrate the beginning of year four for the podcast and to share my thoughts on aligning with the future version of yourself that is free from alcohol.

As we celebrate this milestone, I want to take a moment to reflect on the journey so far and to thank you for being a part of this amazing community. I am proud of what we have accomplished and I am grateful for the lives that have been changed through this podcast.

My inten...

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Did you know it's okay to laugh about your struggles and being drunk? Turns out it's  a solution to your reaching your maximum potential.

In today's light hearted, value packed, podcast episode #209, there is a lot of laughing, so don't miss it.

I interview my amazing client, Monica to share her triumph to accessing maximum potential.  Monica shares about how growing up in Spain and traveling ...

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January 25, 2023 29 min

In today's episode of the podcast, I will be discussing the concept of "awakening beyond alcohol" and how it's just the beginning of a journey towards self-discovery.

I will delve into the process of uncovering one's true self through the use of "craving trail" questions, as a tool to understand and reflect on one's habits, patterns, and triggers.

  • I will be sharing examples with t...
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In this powerful podcast episode #207, I spotlight my awe inspiring client, Bonnie, as she comes full circle from being a listener of the show, to being an example of what's possible when you apply the tools in real time. As a mother of four, an entrepreneur, and a practitioner of yoga,  her busy lifestyle led her to seek out support to help her manage her relationship with alcohol.

Bonnie shares that she first starte...

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Quitting drinking is not about how much time you put into it - it's about adopting a new way of thinking and being willing to try something new. 
In this podcast, we discuss the importance of new thinking and a willingness to try something new in the process of quitting drinking. 

  • Learn about the factors that can make quitting drinking easier
  • Discover the importance of new thinking and a willingness to try something new ...
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January 4, 2023 32 min

“You can’t solve a problem with the same mindset that created it.” -Albert Einstein
In this episode, we explore how mindfulness and intentional thinking can help us become more aware of our automatic thoughts and make more purposeful decisions about our relationship with alcohol. We'll discuss how to create a mindset that supports the vision of a life without drinking, and how to ultimately reach a point where not drinking...

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December 28, 2022 54 min

We dive DEEP today into reclaiming the "party girl" / rebel, as an exploration of the Wild Woman, innate in you.  How do you break free, let loose, wile out, without alcohol?  

Sacred Rebellion is regarding with high respect what YOU deem appropriate for yourself. Rebellion is against what someone else has deemed appropriate for you. Sacred Rebellion is not in a rebel without a cause way or a need to shame the ot...

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Being "hooked on consciousness", is one of the ways my guest, Molly Mandelberg and I flipped the switch in our beliefs about what it means life an alcohol free life. 
In today's show you will discover the skill set you need that is necessary to get you from alcohol with a side of life, to be completely satisfied and in awe of life. 

Learn she is able to show up life now in a way that feels not only in al...

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I have determined there is ONE belief that fuels our entire mindset in the western world about alcohol. 

It’s so powerful that is has you trying to solve all of your problems and create fun with alcohol. 

It has you overriding your own intuition. 

Shaming yourself for not figuring it out. 

Negotiating rules with yourself to keep alcohol around for even, just one drink. 

It has you making yourself sick. 

Fighting with your partner. 

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Although each one of my rock start clients has their own unique perspectives, they still have human brains.
They are doing some serious ass kicking over here and I want to make sure you know just how SIMPLE it is to get alcohol out of your way,
so you can start to believe, I can learn a new way too! 
On today's episode I will share with you 6  secret codes to Deprive the urge and feed your future. 

Quitting drinkin...

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November 30, 2022 18 min

Dr. Joe Dispenza says to create an emergent (new) consciousness, you have to keep your mind, body and heart on what you want to create long enough for it to become a new reality. 
One of the main reasons you are starting and stopping again with alcohol is because your attention isn't focused on ONE solution. 
My clients are getting results so quickly because week after week we focus on disproving the thoughts creating ...

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On part 1 we talked about the mind. 
On part 2 we talked about the heart.
Today we talk about putting  your new thoughts and sacred WHY into action using your human given senses. 

  • How to use your sense to expedite and create new neural pathways. 
  • Ritual is the gift of this time of year.
  • Using your Future Self to show up as who you want to BE. 
  • How to feel confident and empower rather than left out.
  • The exact SKILL set you ne...
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