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Decidedly Dry is the sober podcast where we actually focus on the GOOD. Amazing, right? We spark inspiration, we try to provide some hope and we help motivate you. Hosted by Jess Steitzer, who promises to always keep it real, provide some DRY humor, and remind you every episode why sobriety is truly a super power. Whether you're sober curious, already living alcohol-free, or perhaps just wanting to take a break from drinking, each episode and/or interview is designed to help YOU tackle this ...
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Well hello my sweet listeners and welcome to Decidedly Dry! This is your pal Jess and with ALL the feels - this is the last episode of the show. Today, I’ll walk ya through why I made this tough decision, all the things I’m incredibly grateful for and celebrating, and what’s next. First, in true Decidedly Dry fashion - let’s focus on the good. This…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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Hiya friends and welcome to Episode #87! This 2-part episode not only marks the last episode of 2023, but also wraps up our current season. Decidedly Dry will be taking a break as we line up our amazing content for the New Year. As we sign off for the year, I want to make sure that I just take a moment to say THANK YOU. Thank you for being here, fo…
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Hello my dear sweet listeners and welcome to Episode #86! At the time this is being recording, we’re just 4 short days away from Christmas. While I have absolutely no clue where this year has gone, I am so looking forward to slowing down with the family this weekend and experiencing the magic of the season with my kiddos. If this is your first sobe…
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Welcome to Episode #85 my dear friends! Today I’m chatting with Paige Zapata. Paige has been alcohol-free since September of 2021. She was born and raised in Texas, is the mother of two young-adult daughters, has had a career in banking for nearly 28 years and her hobbies include reading, watching movies, and honestly, she just loves being a homebo…
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Well hello my sweet friends and welcome to episode #84! Today is a very special episode to me for many reasons and you'll soon find out why! Recently I had this lightbulb moment when I realized I was doing a little bit of a disservice, with this ever-growing show, by not including the “dudes” in the conversation. So, I reached out to my very dear f…
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Episode #83: Today I have the wonderful and amazing Ali Shapiro on the show. Ali is the host of the top-ranked podcast, Insatiable, she’s a holistic nutritionist, integrated health coach, and a rebel with a serious cause. She’s academically, practically, and empathetically aware of how the medical system, diet culture, and body positivity movements…
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Episode #82: Today I’m chatting with my dear friend, Hanna Bloom. Hanna is a mom of two, happily married to Ben, who fun fact - is nearly 7 years sober! Congrats Ben! Hanna is a business owner and is experiencing all the amazing benefits that sobriety has to offer. Today she’s here to share her story. I hope this episode blesses you. 💙 Ways to Conn…
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Episode #81: Today I am chatting with my incredibly inspiring, beautiful friend, Jenn Kautsch. Jenn is the founder and creator of the SoberSis community and leader in the Sober Curious movement. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her hubby of 28 years and has 2 adult children in their 20's. SoberSis was born Christmas Day of 2017 and since then mo…
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Episode #80: Hello my sweet friends and welcome back to the show! Today I have an incredible juicy topic for you: we’re going to chat about how alcohol is sabotaging your fitness goals. My hope is that after listening to this episode, you’ll discover if you ditch the booze, you’ll soon notice better performance and an unbelievably more enjoyable wo…
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Episode #79: Welcome back to the show my sweet friends, the show where I hopefully encourage you to take a look at your relationship with alcohol, stop drinking so much, or even explore going alcohol-free as a busy mom. Just as a reminder- I know how hard the struggle is, I too have walked this out, I too thought that I couldn’t have fun without al…
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Episode #78: Hiya sweet friends and welcome back to the show. Today’s episode is a big ‘ol recap of my trip to Texas. This past weekend, my siblings and I had the absolute privilege of attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival with my Dad. I’ve been to many, many concerts sober before, but friends, this was a big one. 3 full days of live musi…
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Episode #77: Hello my dear sweet listener and welcome back to the show! If I haven’t mentioned it lately, I sure do appreciate you pushing play and I’m so happy you’re here. Today’s episode is not a guest episode, therefore you’re so incredibly lucky - you’re stuck with silly ‘ol me! But have no fear, we’re still digging deep on a topic that has be…
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Episode #76: Well HIYA! In this week’s episode, I’m interviewing another new friend and we’ll be chatting all about ditching the overwhelm. Before we head into that great conversation, I wanted to remind you all about where I’ve been hanging out lately - this wonderful world called Substack. As most of you know, I’ve been sending out a weekly email…
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Episode #75: Holy Toledo my friends, we have reached the 75th episode of Decidedly Dry! Can you believe it?! What a fun milestone I have the pleasure of celebrating with YOU! Today I am chatting with Emily McDermott. Emily is a wife, mother of two energetic boys, and a simplicity seeker. She is also the host of the top 1.5% globally ranked podcast,…
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Episode #74: Friends, this episode is an absolute home run. I’m chatting with my new BFF, Jen Rogers. Jen is an inspirational speaker, the host of the #1 Christian Stepmoms Podcast, The Empowered Stepmom, has a best-selling book, and is a remarkable Certified Professional Life Coach. Jen inspires stepmoms throughout the world to remove the shackles…
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Episode #73: Hiya Friends and Welcome Back! In this week’s episode, I have my very first ever repeat guest! Heather Lowe is the Founder of Ditched the Drink, a wellness company dedicated to helping professionals move away from alcohol and towards their highest selves. Heather is a Certified Professional Life and Recovery Coach, Certified Addiction …
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Episode #72: In today’s episode, I’m chatting with my sweet friend, Jen McGraw. Jen is Mom to 5 kids, a wife, and Jesus lover. She’s the founder of a nonprofit for equine therapy to help heal and restore those who have gone through trauma in their life. Jen also is the host of a wonderful podcast called Restored Mama, which we’ll chat about during …
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Episode #71: In today’s episode, we’ll be chatting about that dirty, dirty dog - SUGAR. I get a ton of questions about sugar. Many women write in asking, “Oh my gosh, Jess! You gotta tell me, do the sugar cravings ever stop?!” And man, I feel that to my core, pal. I’ve been there and I’d love to share what I’ve learned over the years. Truth is, alc…
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Episode #70: Today we’ll be touching on the juicy topic of how to stay sober while your spouse still drinks. This is a question I get a lot and while there’s not just one correct answer, I do believe there are some ways and things you can do to ensure you stay sober, sane, and happily married during this new sober journey of yours. If you’d like to…
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Episode #69: Today I’m chatting with fellow sober podcaster, Courtney Andersen. Courtney is a sober life coach, podcast host, and author. She is the founder of Sober Vibes and National Sober Day. She helps high-achieving women quit drinking alcohol and thrive in sobriety. Ways to connect with Courtney: Website: https://www.courtneyrecovered.com Ins…
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Episode #68: Welcome back to Decidedly Dry, where we talk about all things sobriety, with a little dash of motherhood, wellness, and so much more! If you're looking for a recovery podcast that focuses on the GOOD, shares inspiring stories from real women, and leaves you feeling excited about embracing a sober lifestyle, well then… you are absolutel…
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Well hiya friends! Welcome back to Decidedly Dry, where we talk about all things sobriety, with a little dash of motherhood, wellness, and so much more! If you're looking for a recovery podcast that focuses on the GOOD, shares inspiring stories from real women, and leaves you feeling excited about embracing a sober lifestyle, well then… you are abs…
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Welcome back to Decidedly Dry, where we talk about all things sobriety, with a little dash of motherhood, wellness, and so much more! If you're looking for a recovery podcast that focuses on the GOOD, shares inspiring stories from real women, and leaves you feeling excited about embracing a sober lifestyle, well then… you are absolutely in the righ…
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Hi guys and welcome back to Decidedly Dry, where we talk about all things sobriety, with a little dash of motherhood, wellness, and so much more! If you're looking for a recovery podcast that focuses on the GOOD, shares inspiring stories from real women, and leaves you feeling excited about embracing a sober lifestyle, well then… you are absolutely…
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Hiya sweet friends and welcome back to Decidedly Dry! Today it’s just me and YOU. When I contemplated what topic I wanted to chat with you about this week, it only seemed fitting to talk about my departure from social media and my big decision simplify my life. My hope is that by listening to this episode you may not only relate to some of what I’m…
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Hiya Loves! Welcome back to the show. Today I'm interviewing a fabulous new friend of mine, Krysty Krywko. Krysty is the founder of Purple Dog Sober. She founded the company during the pandemic when it became obvious how women were struggling with trying to balance home, work, and the schooling of their children. Along with this pressurized role wo…
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Today I'm interviewing another amazing sober sister of mine, Desiree Hull. Desiree is a stay-at-home mom of 5 kiddos in Rhode Island. She kicked booze to the curb on January 27, 2021. Three short months into her sobriety, she decided to go after her Masters for Pastoral Counseling and while attaining this, she also got Certified as a Recovery Coach…
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Hi Friends! How in the world are you?! I’m absolutely, positively, so excited to share this week's episode with you! I won’t tell you the entire story of how I know my guest, because we chat about it in the beginning of the episode. But today I have the absolute pleasure of bringing to you Miss Monica Swanson!! Monica is a popular blogger, host of …
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Hey Friends! This week, for the first time ever, I have TWO guests on the show. I know, your girl Jess is turning into a big time famous multi-guest podcaster. Crazy, right?! In this episode I’ll be chatting with Katie Mack (who goes by Mack) and Kimberly Kearns. These ladies are two of the creatives behind the podcast "F*cking Sober, The First 90 …
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Hiya friend and welcome back to the show! Today we are going to hit on how the heck can we meet sober buddies and/or a sober tribe when A.A. just isn’t for you. Please note, that this is me not bashing on A.A. I truly believe that there is no wrong or right way to recover. If A.A. is helping you, keep going to A.A.! If A.A. is not for you, find som…
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Hiya Sweet Friends! In today's episode I'm chatting with the unbelievably inspiring, incredible mentor of mine, Stefanie Gass. If you have yet to have the opportunity to get to know this woman, boy oh boy are you in for a treat. Stefanie Gass is a CEO, wife, boy mom, coffee lover, and #pjsallday enthusiast! Stef helps women get clear on their niche…
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Hi Friend! In today's episode, I want to chat about how my sober journey has led me to becoming more God-Curious. Lately, and especially here on the pod if you've been listening, I’ve been having some amazing conversations with some sober women in my life. We typically hit on all things sobriety, but recently we really started digging into religion…
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Hiya Sweet Friend! So glad you're here. Today's episode is all about the three things I've learned (so far) about friendships in sobriety. As most of us know, healthy relationships typically involve trust, honesty, commitment, and a lot of times, patience. That all being said, when alcohol plays a big role in our lives it's common for us to not rec…
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Well hello friends!! In today's episode I'm chatting with another amazing sober mama, Adrienne McDougal. Adrienne lives here in Oregon with her husband, two kiddos and a giant 120 pound dog. She's originally from New Mexico and has been a nurse for 14 years. She's very passionate about influencing rapid change in our healthcare system by developing…
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Hi friend and welcome back to the show! Today we're going to talk about what to do if you have a slip in your sober journey. A slip, a sip, a relapse, a setback, whatever you want to call it, is one of the most frustrating experiences when you’re trying to live alcohol-free. It can leave you feeling humiliated, ashamed, angry, and almost cause you …
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Hiya Sweet Friends! In today's episode I'm chatting with the beautiful and inspiring Juliana Page. You guys, this girl is incredible. She is going to bring so much light and positivity to your sober journey and I can't wait for you to hear this entire episode. Juliana is a bestselling author, master certified life coach and minister of God's vibes.…
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Hiya Friends! This week I’m talking with my new sober friend, Erika Diaz-Castro. Erika is a Christ-follower, wife, mama & life coach for Christian women who struggle with anxiety, burnout or overwhelm. Our conversation today is about her amazing sober journey. We touch on many aspects of her story, but my favorite was hearing her talk about all the…
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Hiya Friend! In today's episode, I'm literally going to read you a classic story you might remember from your childhood: The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Now I know you might be asking yourself, "Why in the world are you reading us a story for children on a sobriety podcast Jess?" Don't fret, there's a purpose! Okay... so you remember t…
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Today I'm chatting with my new friend, Allison Jordan. Allison is the owner and founder of Better Belly Therapies, a successful gut health clinic based in Ann Arbor, MI. Allison exceeds the highest levels of training as a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P) and a certified Craniosacral Therapist (CST-T) and combines functional lab …
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Hey Friends! Today I want to chat about something that has been brewing inside me for a while now. Something that has been on my heart and heck, maybe YOURS too! For the past few months or so, I’ve felt this pull to distance myself from social media. Now, don't get me wrong, social media has been an amazing tool for me throughout my sober journey. …
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Hiya Friends! In today's episode, I'm chatting with Victoria Plummer. Victoria is a wife, boy mom, wellness coach, and the host of a Christian sobriety podcast called Beyond The Booze. She is passionate about helping others quit drinking and start creating a life they love. I had a blast hearing her story and know that you too, will have many takea…
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Do you ever wonder if the fun stops once you remove alcohol? Think that travel will be a bore? That there can't possibly be other women out there that would consider adventuring with one another completely alcohol-free? Think again, sister! Today's guest is my new, amazing, beautiful friend, Margaret Ward. Margaret is here to share her story and ta…
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Heyo! Welcome back to the show, babes! In today's episode, I'm blending two big passions in my life: Running and Sobriety. You are about to hear just how crazy similar these two journeys are and who knows, maybe you'll even leave here feeling inspired to go put in a few miles yourself. Walkers, Joggers, Woggers (yes, I believe there is such thing a…
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Welcome Back Friend! In last week's episode we learned how to set SMART goals and today I'm going to give you some tips on how to prioritize your goals! By implementing the following 4 tips and/or strategies, you will increase your chances of you successfully achieving your goals. I hope this episode gets you motivated and gives you a sense of empo…
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Hiya Friend! It's that time of year again when we start setting our goals and intentions for the New Year. Unfortunately, a lot of times we set our goals and they aren't SMART goals, meaning we start out strong, only to fail and give up a few weeks in. Why does this happen? Why can't we stick to our plan? Because we aren't setting SMART goals. In t…
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Hiya Friend! So, you quit drinking and you're nervous about what to say when people start asking questions or offer you a drink. First off, know that it is completely 1,000% normal to feel nervous about this. Second, know that simply saying "No." is a complete answer and you don't owe anyone an explanation. Now, if you're a people pleaser like me, …
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Hello friends! So you're sober curious, newly sober, or maybe you've promised yourself that this year you're spending the holidays alcohol-free and let me start by saying, GO YOU! What an amazing, healthy, beautiful decision. Second, I know this can be a stressful time of year to commit to such a big decision, but friend... it is TOTALLY doable. In…
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Hiya Friends, Today's episode is such a great one. I'm interviewing Meg Geisewite and you're gonna love her! Meg is an ordinary mom who found herself trapped in the mommy wine culture. She began her sober curious journey in November of 2019 where her love of science led her to discover the real truth about alcohol and its seductive lies. As a truth…
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For a Limited Time: Join Decidedly Dry's 12 Days of Wellness Challenge Here! Today's guest is Melissa Kelly, PhD. She's a psychologist and a coach for sober women who want to make meaningful changes to their careers. Melissa is passionate about helping women define and design their own version of a meaningful life in sobriety. She is also the found…
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