Chakras & Chardonnay

Ep. 30 The Journey to Mindful Drinking: Becoming Intentional About Every Sip

January 10, 2024 Maria Mayes Season 2 Episode 30
Chakras & Chardonnay
Ep. 30 The Journey to Mindful Drinking: Becoming Intentional About Every Sip
Show Notes

In the first episode of 2024, the script is flipped and Maria gets interviewed by Heather Carey, a clinical nutritionist, chef, and host of Real Food Stories.  In this episode, we go behind the scenes on Maria's unique approach which challenges conventional perspectives on alcohol consumption. Whether you are exploring a dry or damp January, are always dry, or just looking to explore mindfulness, this episode is for you. With over a decade's experience in both meditation and the wine industry, Maria merges the worlds of mindfulness and wine tasting, presenting a fascinating perspective for those who question their drinking habits.

Maria shares her journey with alcohol, stemming from her childhood observations of alcohol's role as a stress reliever. Throughout her career in a high-pressure corporate environment, she found alcohol often acted as a social lubricant and stress alleviator. However, it wasn't until a period of self-reflection, grief, and a full breakdown that she began to explore mindfulness practices, including meditation. This introspective conversation takes us into the why behind her approach to wine tasting mindfully, weaving together her love for wine with her newfound awareness and self-love.

The conversation delves into Maria's mindful drinking process, breaking it down into steps and their discussion touches on the significance of self-compassion in the journey toward mindfulness, highlighting the importance of understanding oneself and fostering a lifestyle that combines consciousness with indulgence. 

Maria's insights offer a compelling perspective for those questioning their relationship with alcohol and seeking a mindful approach to consumption. Her guidance emphasizes self-awareness, intentionality, and gratitude as pivotal steps toward a more mindful and fulfilling life.  To round out this episode Maria guides us through an exercise in arriving in full presence. 

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