You’ve Got Lael Episode 28: Choosing Sobriety with Naomi Veak

You've Got Lael

In a world that's obsessed with health and wellness, why are we still drinking so much? We know it's not good for us. Consuming even 1-2 alcoholic beverages a day increases our rate of breast cancer and heart disease - two major killers of women and yet alcohol is everywhere. Baby showers. Book clubs. PTA meetings.

Why do we think we can't do life without being slightly buzzed? What BS narrative have we bought into?

This is what I explore with our guest today, Naomi Veak. Naomi stumbled into sobriety much like I did. We were both educated, employed, married, and by all outward appearances had our shit together. Why did we feel so blah inside?

Listen as we explore what sobriety means for us, how our lives changed since we quit using, and how finding our people made all the difference.

Naomi Veak is the founder and creative force behind My Sober Girlfriends - a friendship community for growth-oriented sober women.

Learn more about My Sober Girlfriends on Instagram @mysobergirlfriends, and at

Additional Resources:

Quit Like a Woman: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol, by Holly Whitaker

This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life by Annie Grace

The Belong To You Community: Self-Care Habits and Personal Development Program

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This episode is brought to you by Lael Petersen Coaching. Lael Petersen Coaching provides dynamic coaching for women who want to know themselves on a deeper level, shift outdated habits, and live their lives with purpose. If you are tired of talking about your problems and are ready to grow and change, let’s talk.


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