Podcast Episode  212: Steps to Living an Alcohol Free Lifestyle with James Swanwick

James Swanwick is the leader of the Alcohol Free Lifestyle, a 90-day program that helps entrepreneurs, business owners and executives transition to a life without alcohol. He is also the owner of “Swanwick”, a company that sells stylish blue light blocking glasses. In today’s episode, Samantha and James talk about James’ decision to become alcohol free, how it’s benefited him, and how to best encourage others to alter their relationship with drinking. The two also discuss the ways in which alcohol and blue light impact our sleep, and offer some simple tips that can help ensure you’re getting a consistent 7-8 hours each night.

In this episode of The Wellness Witch Podcast:

  • How alcohol impacts human health
  • What is stop 90?
  • Does AA actually help people stop drinking?
  • How to navigate peer pressure
  • Blue light’s impact on our circadian rhythm
  • Tips to help improve sleep

You can find all the info and links about this episode at: www.holisticwellness.ca/episode212

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This show is produced by Soulfire Productions

Top 3 relevant quotes:

  1. “I think most people would be shocked to learn just how

compromising a seemingly innocent glass of alcohol each night is to the human body and to our productivity and mindset.”

  1. James Sanwick
  2. 6:47
  1. “All alcohol is, in my view, is attractively packaged poison.”
  1. James Sanwick
  2. 10:57


  1. “You will do your best work at persuading people to have a healthier relationship with alcohol by not trying to persuade them to have a healthier relationship with alcohol. Just be happy, healthy, smiley and, if people ask you why you’re not drinking, just share with them confidently. That’s it.”
  1. James Sanwick
  2. 26:34
  1. “You’re so close to your family, seeing what they’re eating and constantly being on them. Unless someone asks me for my input, I’ll share it. But, otherwise, I just need to be it and they will naturally ask questions and inquire. And if not, that’s okay too.”
  1. Samantha
  2. 41:51
  1. “In fact, you’re better off waking up at the same time every morning than ensuring that you go to sleep at the same time.”
  1. James
  2. 40:03


VG: 18:17 “Candidly, Samantha, I run facebook Ads for my stop drinking program and community, stop 90 –it helps companies, executives, investors etc… The biggest people who abuse me on those ads are people who go to AA.”

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