In this episode Leslie talks about his decision to forego alcohol for 31 days as part of "Dry January." After a brief explanation of what Dry January is, he answers Laura's questions about how it's going, what he hopes to gain from the experience, and to what charity he's donating the money he's saved on not buying alcoholic drinks.
We also talk about the new (hopefully more emotionally sustainable for Leslie) structure we are testing out: Keeping a broad, quarter-long theme, we will offer a handful of shorter more explainer or interview-style episodes about one aspect of the theme, capstoned with a longer, maybe heavier conversation episode like you’re used to us doing. Will it work out for the long run? Who knows! But we're going to give it a try.
So, this is the first episode in a quarter-long deep dive into the general theme of Consumption. The next few episodes will be about Food & Drink - how we consume, what we consume, etc. Our goal is to have conversations that invite all of us to be more mindful and intentional about our consumption.Support Glimmering Podcast
- Dry January | Alcohol Change UK — Dry January is the UK's one-month booze-free challenge. Sign up. Save money. Feel great.
- The Bethlehem Inn - Shelter for Homeless - Bend, OR — We are a community-supported emergency shelter that provides a warm, safe place to sleep, nourishing meals, and case management services for adults and children experiencing homelessness in Central Oregon.
- Dry January: The Science Behind the Classic New Year's Resolution | Inverse — Alcohol Concern claims that 62 percent of Dry January participants reported better sleep and higher energy level and that 49 percent of participants reported losing weight.