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TalkSex with Gabriela Rosa

Dec 5, 2021

Today we explore the mystifying world of sex, drugs, and alcohol with Kirsten Chalmers. Kirsten is an Educational and Developmental Psychologist who, herself, has mostly stopped drinking alcohol over the past year. She and I discuss the ins and outs of sober sex. 

Are you living your best life? What would that look like? All too often we drink alcohol to fill a void in our lives, but we gloss over the idea that alcohol is not the only thing that will make us feel the way we want to feel. Change is hard. Lifestyle changes don't happen overnight, but as someone who drank from a young age and drank her whole life, Kirsten says she likely would have had better and more fulfilling relationships in her youth if she had been drinking less alcohol. She maintains that we need to first look inward to figure out what is missing in our lives and then to find things that fulfill us. She also opens up about navigating her new routines during the pandemic lockdowns -- and with a partner who is still drinking.

Kirsten Chalmers is a registered psychologist by profession and has been working in private practice for over 10 years. She obtained her master’s degree in Educational and Developmental Psychology from the University of Melbourne. 

In 2020, Covid struck and she decided to take a break from her work and at the same time, a break from alcohol. After experiencing the benefits of an alcohol-free lifestyle, she got inspired to introduce people to mindful drinking and drinking alternatives. Hence, Point Zero Cellars was born. 

Point Zero Cellars is a Melbourne-based company importing fine, alcohol-free wines and superior spirits from around the world and distributing these throughout Australia. Drinks from their Sexy AF special collection promote being sexy and sober. Their current portfolio includes wines from South Africa’s finest wineries and spirits sourced from Canada.

Listen in to learn how alcohol affects stress and mental health conditions, what happens to your body when you're not drinking, and ways to switch up your habits so you can start to drink less.

Listeners can go to Point Zero Cellars and use the coupon code: ROSA10 for 10% off their purchase of alcohol-free drinks. This code is valid for 30 days after the episode is released on December 6th, 2021.

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