We are just over two weeks into January 2022, so let me ask… How are YOU doing with sticking with it, and in general? Perhaps you might be feeling a bit stuck and feeling like you might be failing this attempt of an alcohol-free January? If so, not to worry. I got you covered! Let’s look at the top 5 reasons why you might be struggling this January, and more importantly, what you can do […]
It was the day that I had secretly been waiting for, yet couldn’t (and wouldn’t) consciously admit it to myself. Call it a gut feeling, a whisper from God, or the numerous nudges from my husband and a few close friends. The seeds that were planted were beginning to bloom. And for that, I’m so grateful. The day I’m referring to was the day that I had “my enough”. That day was July 5th, 2016. […]
Are you a people pleaser?? Let’s talk about your boundaries. Have you said this would be the last time you say ‘yes’ to something you don’t really want to do… So, why are you doing it? Are you afraid to say no? Do you feel guilty for having time to yourself? Are you saying, “well, no one else will do it, so I might as well?” I get it, I feel that way too. We […]
Let me begin by stating there is no such thing as a perfect life. We ALL experience a feeling of “is this all there is?” from time to time. For some, this has been a way of life. When you think of mediocrity, what comes to mind? The Merriam Webster dictionary definition of mediocre is this: Mediocre – of moderate or low quality, value, ability, or performance My definition: So-so, humdrum, meh, settling, just okay […]
Have you ever wondered why you do something over and over again knowing that it’s not the best decision for you, but you try again hoping for a different outcome? Yup, me too. It’s the definition of insanity, doing something over and over again expecting a different result. And this, my friend, is what keeps us stuck in pattern loops, or we can also say habit loops. Insanity… Stop the Insanity! We all have familiar […]
Did you know that you possess a powerful tool within you? It’s called intention. You see, your intentions are personal. Intentions are present-based, daily commitments to self. They are your secret weapon of power. They are everything. Goals vs The Power of Intention We can sometimes confuse the word intention with goals. They are not the same thing. Goals are achievements to ‘check off a box’ when completed. They are the big audacious desires of […]
Redirect – Part Five of SABER Welcome to the last step of the SABER flow, Redirect. This is the ACTION step where we shift our attention to gratitude and making a NEW empowering decision. Having gratitude in all situations isn’t easy, especially if you’ve been struggling with something or moving through a difficult experience. I totally get it. But I’ll have you consider the meaning of gratitude. The Latin root of the word gratitude is […]
I love the word Embrace. The definition means an act of accepting or supporting something willingly or enthusiastically. It’s also an essential part of the SABER flow. Embrace is something you may be tempted to skip over as you move through the SABER process. Why? Because it can feel selfish, or self-serving. It can also be difficult to accept the circumstances in front of you. So why is it important to support yourself willingly or […]
Breathing is a precious gift. We don’t have to think about it, of course, but what happens when we do it with deliberate intention? SABER is an easy flow to put into play whenever you find yourself fighting an urge, temptation, inner mind chatter, or when you’re experiencing an emotion that you don’t prefer. By using breath deliberately, you are self-regulating and calming your mind and body. Let’s recap the SABER up to this point. […]
Today we are continuing the SABER flow by looking at the A in SABER. ACKNOWLEDGE You just learned about the importance of saying STOP out loud when you find yourself in a power struggle within your mind. By saying STOP, you could bring awareness of this inner mind struggle forward to your conscious mind where you rationalize thinking. Now that you have successfully paused the inner chatter, it’s time to acknowledge the thinking. What are […]
Hi! I’m Kari Schwear, Founder of GrayTonic, and the Question the Drink movement.
I am a perpetual life-learner, a 7x career-path conqueror, speaker, writer, coach, and entrepreneur. I am also a former gray area drinker that struggled with understanding the why and how I got there.