Do you remember when you were a teenager and were directed to come home by curfew or you’d be grounded? While you recognized this was good for you, it felt forceful and controlling. You knew your parents were only doing the right thing, but nobody wants to be told what to do, not as a teenager nor as an adult. Perhaps you’re a rebel like me. You do things “your way”. I look at rules […]
While April 2021 may look a little brighter than April 2020, it’s still a good time to Question the Drink. Alcohol Awareness Month Welcome to April’s Alcohol Awareness Month, the official month to bring attention to society’s love affair with alcohol. Why is this a big deal and why should you care? Because either you or someone you know may be drinking more than intended, and it’s a perfect time to question the drink. Think […]
Tell me if this sounds like you… You want to cut back or quit drinking. You want to lose a few pounds. You want to feel great about yourself. You want to excel professionally. And you want to enjoy your life now, not just when you retire some day. Great! So how will you do it? You will need this one thing in order to be successful. Your BIG Why. If your why isn’t big […]
Warning, this is a BOLD statement: Doing this will write your destiny. It can provide abundance or tremendous regret. It can create legacies, good or bad. This ONE thing is really a lot of things with many options and we get to do it quite often. So what is this that holds so much power for us? Decisions. As I sit down to write this blog, I feel tremendous pressure to get this message right. […]
Great, you made it to the end of Dry January! Or was it more like Damp January? Either way, the big question is NOW WHAT? One thing is for sure, February is here and you now get to make some decisions! Let’s look at some questions to help guide you: What went well in January? What were the “wins”? Was it easier than you thought? If so, in what way? If it felt hard, why? […]
So you’re ready to take that first step and move out of the gray area, where you’ve been stuck for years, but how? What should you do first? The question isn’t how or what, but why? Why do you want to do this? The base of a solid foundation needs to start with why. You must have a strong enough reason to want to move forward. It can’t be a wishy-washy “why”, it has to […]
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.