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62: I don’t drink anymore. Here’s why.

I’ve heard alcohol is a depressant. I didn’t think I was having enough to truly have that kind of effect. Yet I was and it did. I grew up being told it was “wrong.” It was one of those “because I said so” rules that are so very frustrating. Now, instead of a rule, it’s a choice.

Have you ever bucked against a rule only to discover you’re happy to embrace it? I have – and in this week’s episode of Breathe In, Breathe Out, I share my experience of giving up alcohol and how my community has responded. 


Think meditation is hard? Do me a favor, take a slow deep breath in and now breathe out. Congratulations, you just meditated. Hi, I’m Krystal Jakosky, and this is Breathe In, Breathe Out: a Weekly Mindfulness and Meditation podcast for anyone ready to own their own shit and find a little peace while doing it.

Welcome back to Breathe In. Breathe out. I am your host Krystal Jakosky and I love that you’re here. I love that I’m here. I love that I get to do this. So not too long ago, we released a newsletter that got a lot of response and because it got so much response, we thought that we would go ahead and kind of go over the concept here on the podcast as well, so that you guys, my listeners can jump in on the topic. Ellen Degeneres, a while back, had a lady on her show and her name was Gladys and she was from Austin. Gladys became a worldwide sensation when she said to Ellen, I’ll be honest with you. Yeah, I love Jesus, but I drank  

You have a minute. Look it up. It’s guaranteed to brighten your day. It was just adorable and made us all laugh. Now, I personally grew up in a home where every choice was weighed with our religious beliefs. Smoking, drinking was off-limits. Cussing was a no-no. And so on personally, after a few life changes, I made a conscious decision to walk a completely different, more spiritual path. This meant I began to find my own personal code of truth. And what values did I want to keep from growing up versus what beliefs fail to ring true for me anymore? I need you to understand. I hold no anger or malice towards my childhood church. In fact, I’m an open book and if people really want to know or understand what they’re truly about, I actively correct those false beliefs and encourage understanding, which you know, has kind of become my niche in life, is helping people to find understanding.  

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