I don't know about you, but my social media has been FILLED with programs and products promoting sobriety from drinking.
Fresh off of Dry January, sobriety and the sober curious movement have been in the mainstream for months now, encouraging people to abstain from, or at least re-evaluate their relationships with alcohol.
That idea is at the heart of our guest's mission. #BingingSober was started by Colleen Ryan-Hensley, a 10-year Navy Veteran. advocate for mental health and expert in mental toughness.
Colleen struggled with depression since she was a teenager and instead of expressing her feelings and getting help, she was taught to "rub some dirt on it and get back in the game". To cope with depression, she started drinking and going on long runs to escape the things that hurt.
When she joined the Navy, she brought this mental and physical toughness with her. Sure, it was the perfect combo for being a great sailor, but not so great for relationships, health and overall well-being. It wasn't until well after her Navy days that she started focusing more on the feelings she kept bottled up and peeling away the decades of toughness she had built up around her.
Today, Colleen shows others how to avoid making these costly decisions and live a balanced life where escape and reality can live in harmony.