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CURIOUS ON LIFE: the Blog vol. 6


Rebecca Guevara Wingler

certified life coach/ artist/ grey area drinking/ reiki practitioner


 

For decades, I really bought into the idea that pouring a glass of wine was my reward at the end of the day. I never went out to dinner without ordering my red, or to any social gathering without a glass of wine in hand. I had beliefs around it, so it was my go to.

I really thought it meant having fun, relaxing me and relieving any stress at the end of the day. Wasn't wine good for me? Ha!


Alcohol of course lowers our vibrations and numbs everything.. Drinking a liquid to feel good for a short time, but then feel awful the next day is not healthy living. I now realize how unhealthy my daily wine habit was.

Wine is alcohol, and alcohol is poison to our body.


I wasn't just diseasing my liver, but my heart, my stomach lining, gums, and aging my skin etc.

The alcohol industry would like us to remain ignorant to its cancer causing properties. It is toxic, the science proves it.

When you feel hungover or are actually sick, that is your body trying to process and get the alcohol (poison) out of your body asap. Trying to keep you alive.


As an artist, drinking was hindering my creativity.. All my creative vibrations were lowered not elevated.

As a certified alcohol free and grey area drinking coach I understand the addictive nature of this drug. It rewires our brain and slows down our thinking.



I work with others who are questioning their relationship with alcohol and have changed their own behavior and mindset around it. They discover a new reality and sense of purpose.


There is no shame or judgement around it, we are conditioned in our society to believe that some people can handle drinking while others cannot.

This is a myth. Anyone who drinks enough for long enough will become addicted to this very addictive substance. I find it so weird that in our society, Alcohol is the only drug we have to explain NOT taking. It is glamorized and all dressed up,


If you are curious about your own inner voice that tells you something is off and is not driving you to your fullest potential, I say pay attention.


If you are like I was, you know that it is not serving you, and probably has you pressing pause on your life goals and dreams.


Perhaps you are a pretty healthy and successful person, yet you find yourself feeling ashamed, guilty because drinking is sabotaging your health goals and taking up way to much space in your mind than it deserves.

Maybe you've even tried to hit the pause button on drinking. You are not alone.


I have been where you are. Keep listening to that inner voice, it's your soul, you can trust it. You are on the verge of something big and wonderful. Learn more here







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Updated: Nov 24, 2022

CURIOUS ON LIFE: the Blog vol. 5



Rebecca Guevara Wingler

certified life coach/ artist/ grey area drinking

 


Having a grateful attitude can be challenging when we are experience difficult situations. Intellectually we know of course that there is much to be grateful for.


Most of us have a roof over our head, we have drinking water and know when and where our next meal will come from.

We probably also have a source of heat to keep us and our loved ones warm and safe from the cold.

But what about when something unexpected or horrible is happening in OUR family? We feel off balance, and unwell, I know I do. There can even be fear and a sense of hopelessness,...........sadness.


What is sadness and why is it an emotion we cannot escape? It is one the the seven universal emotions experienced by everyone around the world. It is an emotional pain that usually has a clear cause. Feeling sad is normal.

If you feel sad, you might also drink more alcohol than before, I know I did. You may have trouble sleeping. You might lose interest in activities that you used to enjoy.


Sometimes we go to great efforts to make life perfect and pain free, however sadness will inevitably come. Sometimes society sends messages that tell us we should always feel happy and be positive. This is unrealistic. We are human beings after all. We all feel sadness at some point in our lives.


As a life coach I have tools to help through these tough emotions, and I've learned the importance of centering myself. Life is fluid, nothing ever stays the same.

Even our darkest moments will see light of day. And when things are going smooth and everything seems aligned, we can take in a breath of satisfaction with a sigh of relief.


So, what can we do to help navigate in healthier ways through these times of distress? Especially when gathering for a Thanksgiving meal or the Holiday season?

  1. Acknowledge what's happening. It is okay to not feel okay. Denying such feelings may force them underground where they can do more damage. Cry, and notice if you feel relief after the tears stop.

  2. Prioritize taking care of yourself. Write in a journal, listen to music, or draw to express the emotion of sadness.

  3. Be mindful of how you are feeling. Think about the feelings in a non judgmental way and ride the wave of the experience.

  4. Maintain connections to others understanding what we can and cannot control.

  5. Know when sadness turns into depression. Seek help from a professional if your sadness becomes overwhelming or feel unmanageable. You are not alone.

What can the emotion of sadness teach us?

Sadness can increase motivation. Sadness can trigger effort and motivation to deal with a challenge in our environment.

It is also an active emotion. Like anger, it insists that we separate ourselves for a moment from the outside world and look inside ourselves to know what is happening.

When something is happening in your life that is causing this emotion, be patient with yourself and with whoever, and what ever is the source of your sadness.

Here are a few ways to start feeling more grateful even when we are experiencing sadness.

Notice good things - look for them, appreciate them. Express your gratitude to yourself, write them down, or simply thank someone.


"You cannot protect your self from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness. " Jonathan Safran Foer



Thank you for reading, and Happy Thanksgiving!

With love, your coach

Rebecca





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CURIOUS ON LIFE: the Blog vol. 4


Rebecca Guevara Wingler

artist/ certified life coach/ grey area drinking coach/ reiki practitioner

 


Nature is a MUSE

Hiking in the Texas Hill Country

Muses are my backlight, the sparkle and voice of inspiration in my minds eye and ear. I have several muses, they arrive at any time of the day or night, and it's always exciting.


The name of my art studio, the space where I allow creative flow to enter, is named

MUSA MIO STUDIO, Spanish for My MUSE.

In the ancient Greek, the Muses are the inspirational goddesses of literature, science and the arts.


Nature, as a muse, is a force of inspiration and deep emotion that always makes me curious and I wanted to know why?

I'm curious about the powerful sensations when experiencing an amazing landscape on a walk or hike, observing the light change as the sun filters through.

Or standing at the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea, out at the horizon as the sun is setting and warm breezes and smells whirl around me. I can be left spinning.


Natural beauty, feels sacred, mystical and is dizzying at times. Artists, like myself, have been inspired to photograph it, sketch it, or put paint on canvas to express it.

Mother Nature is so attractive and intoxicating,

Is it the birds, the taste of fresh clean air or the beautiful silence?

All I know is that I need it in my life to be creative, calm, and have a sense of wellbeing.


"NATURE DOES NOT HURRY, YET EVERYTHING IS ACCOMPLISHED." Lao Tzu


Sunset Sky

Noticing nature and even viewing scenes of nature reduces anger, fear, stressful thoughts and can increase pleasant feelings.

It contributes to our wellbeing by reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones.




As a certified life coach, one of the areas I'm trained in, is the realm of "grey area drinking."

I guide others who are curious about their relationship with alcohol, and want to make it small and irrelevant in their lives. I have been through that journey myself. You can read about that here curiousonlife.com

Anyone going through transformation and growth, will learn from nature.

According to some scientific studies it may even reduce mortality.

When we sit in the stillness of nature, we self reflect. It soothes our nervous system.


So go ahead, step out doors, or look at amazing images of nature. Sit in a garden and observe the plants, the patterns, the texture, the color. Open a window and listen to the sounds of wind, or smell the freshness of the air. Take a deep breath in, and in your release be grateful for Mother Nature.




"THE FORCES OF NATURE ARE CONSTANTLY SUPPLYING US WITH NOURISHMENT."

Pandit Rajmani Tigunai



Thank you so much for reading.

With love and wonder

your coach,

Rebecca




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