Many of us marvel at how some individuals lead lives untouched by the taste of alcohol. In contrast, others find themselves caught in the merry-go-round of evening drinks, often searching for that elusive balance between casual and overconsumption. The answer doesn’t lie in a rare gene or a mystical talent. The secret weapon is surprisingly simple: A Decision. Unmasking the Myth of Willpower and Genes One of the biggest misconceptions surrounding alcohol consumption is that […]
In the journey of life, change is inevitable. Whether it’s a shift in career, a transition in relationships, or an evolution in health habits, the pursuit of change can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. However, knowing how to navigate this path to personal growth is crucial, and that’s where the D.E.C.I.D.E. Model of Change™ comes into play. The D.E.C.I.D.E. Model™ is a unique, holistic approach to facilitating transformative change in your life. Over the next […]
We live in a world that’s often perceived in stark contrasts, but reality, as we know, is woven with multiple shades of gray. One such gray area that invites our attention and introspection is that of our drinking habits. It impacts countless individuals across the globe, often quietly, and is known as Gray Area Drinking. The traditional societal viewpoint has long categorized drinking habits in a rigid dichotomy: one is either an alcoholic or they […]
Are you successful in most areas of your life, yet somehow still feel unfulfilled? Have you found yourself trapped in a “gray area” of mediocrity, wondering why your life feels incomplete despite seemingly having it all? If you’re nodding your head in agreement, this blog post is for you. It’s time to acknowledge the gray area, identify the reasons behind it, and discover how to break free and find true fulfillment. Defining the Gray Area […]
Have you ever found yourself stuck in a cycle, repeating the same behavior over and over again, hoping for a different outcome? Maybe it’s drinking too much, neglecting your relationships, or engaging in self-destructive habits like emotional eating or not working out. Deep down, you know these behaviors are not serving you, yet you continue to do them anyway. You’re not alone, if so. Many of us find ourselves in the same position. In this […]
The Power of Being Okay with Not Being Okay: How to Embrace Your Emotions and Cultivate Resilience in your life
The pressure to always feel happy and content is immense in today’s society. We are constantly bombarded with images of perfect lives and success stories, which can make us feel like we’re not measuring up. But the truth is, it’s okay to not be okay. Life is full of ups and downs, and it’s normal to feel sad, anxious, or stressed at times. Holding in Emotions is Damaging Trying to suppress our emotions and pretend […]
Watch the video on the D.E.C.I.D.E Model™ by clicking the photo below. It will take you to YouTube. Change can be difficult, but it is necessary for growth and progress in our lives, especially if you’re looking to change a habit. Where shall you begin? What’s the first step? The Power of D.E.C.I.D.E. is a process that can help you make positive and lasting changes in your life. This process is built on six critical […]
We’ve all been there. We’re stressed out, overwhelmed, and feeling like we’re about to snap. So what do we do? We turn to our old friend coping mechanisms to help us relax, forget our troubles, and numb out. Whether it’s drinking, smoking weed, watching porn, emotional eating, or any other type of distraction, these coping mechanisms might give us temporary relief. But in the long run, they only end up creating more stress and problems. […]
We all experience stress on a daily basis. From work, to home life, to personal relationships, feeling overwhelmed by our emotions can cause us to act impulsively and make decisions that are not in our best interest. However, when we take the time to consider the facts of a situation rather than allowing our feelings to cloud our judgment, we can better respond to our stressors in a manner that is healthier and more productive. […]
Don’t just make goals, make the reason why you want the goal most important. I’m talking about making intentions. You see, when it comes to making changes in our lives, we often hear about setting goals. However, the concept of intentions is often overlooked, even though it can play a crucial role in our ability to implement new habits and reach our desired outcomes. What are Intentions and Goals? Goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, […]
Hi! I’m Kari Schwear, Founder of GrayTonic, and the Question the Drink movement.
I’m a perpetual life-learner, a 7x career path conqueror, Executive Lifestyle Coach, Author, and Speaker. I’m also a former hot mess that was stuck in several gray areas of my life (drinking being the top one!) and wondering how I got there. This blog is a columniation of my methodology, teachings, beliefs, and personal struggles that I’ve endured over the years. I hope it blesses you.