Laura McKowen | Say Yes To A Bigger Life



In Laura McKowen’s memoir, We Are The Luckiest, she writes,

“There is a life that is calling you forward, begging you to meet its eye, to glimpse its vision for you. You can get only so far by running away from what you do not want. Eventually you will have to turn toward what you do. You will have to run toward a bigger yes.”

I invited Laura to join me on the podcast to talk about how to say yes to a bigger life and how to be more intentional about how they’re living. 

Laura McCowen is the author of the book, We Are the Luckiest – The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. Laura also writes an award winning blog and has hosted two incredible podcasts, Home and Spiritualish. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Web MD Psychology Today, The Today Show and more. 

Laura leads workshops with women and men to go deeper into learning about what is meaningful in their lives. 

This work is valuable for anyone at any time, but is especially transformative for women who have stopped drinking or are re-evaluating their relationship with alcohol.

When you’re giving up drinking – and the space it occupies in your days, life, social circle and identity – it’s important to reflect on what else is meaningful to you and deeper callings you have.  

This podcast and Laura’s work will speak to you if 

  • you desire a deeper sense of purpose in your life
  • you dream about spending your days in a more connected, meaningful way
  • you need clarity around a big life decision or relationship
  • you know you’re not living into your potential, but don’t know how to get from “here” to “there”
  • you’re tired of feeling depleted, disconnected, and alone
  • you need to stoke your creativity and belief in possibility
  • you want to create or deepen your spiritual practice

In this episode, Laura and I discuss:

  • How to say YES to a better life without alcohol
  • Why to ask yourself big questions so that you’re not living an unconscious life
  • How to listen to your inner voice and stop letting fear hold you back
  • Why you often don’t need to do a big thing or make huge changes in your job or relationships to find more happiness in your life 
  • Practices to gain more clarity around what you want and intentional about how you’re living 
  • How to find meaning and appreciation in what you already have
  • Why drinking keeps you stuck
  • How to live in alignment with your core values

About Laura McKowen

Laura had a long successful career in public relations, and the madman esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober she became recognized as a fresh voice and recovery. Beloved, for her soulful and irreverent writing, online and in print. Laura is the founder of several online programs for sobriety and personal development, teaching people how to say yes to a bigger life, and founded the luckiest club, a sobriety support community.

Resources & Links Mentioned

Learn more about Laura McKowen and how she supports women who want to quit drinking, head over to lauramckowen.com

Follow Laura on her journey living alcohol free, to subscribe to her blog

Purchase her book, We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life

Support, resources and tools to help you go alcohol-free

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Connect with Casey

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The Hello Someday Podcast helps busy and successful women build a life they love without alcohol. Host Casey McGuire Davidson, a certified life coach and creator of The Sober Girl’s Guide to Quitting Drinking, brings together her experience of quitting drinking while navigating work and motherhood, along with the voices of experts in personal development, self-care, addiction and recovery and self-improvement. 

Whether you know you want to stop drinking and live an alcohol free life, are sober curious, or are in recovery this podcast is for you.

In each episode Casey will share the tried and true secrets of how to drink less and live more. 

Learn how to let go of alcohol as a coping mechanism, how to shift your mindset about sobriety and change your drinking habits, how to create healthy routines to cope with anxiety, people pleasing and perfectionism, the importance of self-care in early sobriety, and why you don’t need to be an alcoholic to live an alcohol free life. 

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