Sober Curious

Booze, Burnout, and Mental Health, with Rachael Welford

Episode Summary

When boozing leads to breakdown. Ruby talks to British healer and energy worker Rachael Welford about a lifetime of excessive drinking as a way of medicating mental health issues that eventually couldn't be ignored.

Episode Notes

The first episode of Season 2 is an interview with Rachael Welford of Welford Wellbeing, a British healer and energy worker who's only dream as a kid was "to be a raver when I grew up." Rachael shares her story of gravitating towards a work-hard-play-hard lifestyle as a way of medicating underlying mental health issues, and the breakdown that eventually led to her getting "sober curious" and quitting drinking for good.

In this episode, we discuss:

You can learn more about Rachael and her work at

Season 2 of the Sober Curious podcast is supported by GrĂ¼vi, and you can get 20% off any onLine order at with the code RUBY20.