Going Alcohol-Free with Veronica Valli

There’s value in asking the question: is my relationship with alcohol working for me and my life? There’s a myth that we need alcohol to relax and have fun. But run a cost/benefit analysis, and really look at what alcohol may be costing you (and the amount of space it may take up in your head), and it’s possible to discover that maybe alcohol really doesn’t work for you at all. In her book, Soberful: Uncover a Sustainable, Fulfilling Life Free of Alcohol, author and sobriety coach Veronica Valli explores how we can rethink and reframe our relationship with alcohol, and develop the skills for a rich alcohol-free life.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • Questioning the myth that alcohol is the only way to relax and have fun;
  • Looking at the true costs of alcohol;
  • What it could look like to change your relationship with alcohol;
  • How our culture has normalized abusive and unhealthy drinking;
  • Realizing that the need to manage drinking is a sign that it may be time to be alcohol-free;
  • Veronica’s Five Pillars of Sustainable Sobriety.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Veronica Valli is the author of Soberful: Uncover a Sustainable, Fulfilling Life Free of Alcohol (Sounds True 2022.). She is a former psychotherapist who now works as a sobriety coach. With almost twenty years of experience, she has helped thousands of people live happy, healthy lives and reach their full potential by being alcohol free. She’s been the keynote speaker at annual conferences such as Women for Sobriety and Soberistas, and she is the cohost of the popular Soberful podcast. Learn more at soberful.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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