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Sober October: A Chance to Practice Mindful Drinking Any Way You Like

Because Sunnyside was created during the pandemic and we’re truly a global, remote company, we haven’t had the chance to socialize in person after a long day at work. But based on the fun we have in our virtual happy hours, it’s fairly easy to assume that almost everyone here enjoys drinking alcohol to some degree. This is an important distinction about who we are at Sunnyside. We enjoy alcohol occasionally, but even more importantly, we enjoy balance, clear mornings, and exploring non-alcoholic alternatives for the evening wind-down.

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Weight Loss

Maybe you’ve noticed your favorite pair of jeans is starting to feel a little snug. Or maybe you stepped on the scale for the first time in a while and were surprised by the number you saw. Or maybe you’ve been dealing with some health issues or your life has shifted in such a way that your daily eating and exercising habits have changed too. For many people this shift has coincided with the ongoing pandemic, which has led to more sedentary habits or an increase in both stress eating and drinking.

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Tips for Drinking Mindfully While Traveling

It was tsikoudia (also known as raki), a fiery apéritif popular in Crete, where I was spending a couple weeks of my vacation. On an island legendary for hospitality, alcohol seemed to play an essential role. Nearly every meal ended with that carafe of tsikoudia. Occasionally I was given rakomelo, a special raki mixed with honey and cinnamon. Plus all of my hotel rooms had bottles of local wine waiting, begging me to uncork them.

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Alcohol and Anxiety: Breaking the Link

People have long used alcohol as a way to cope after a stressful day – whether the source of that stress is work, parenting woes or the anticipation of a big life change. A decanter and a couple glasses often are pulled out when giving or receiving bad news. And while some people may grab a tub of ice cream from the freezer after a breakup, many others reach for a bottle to use as a balm for their heartbreak.

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How To Turn Down Drinks As An Introvert

I’m good at many things. Declining drinks is not one of them. A drink is the first thing I’ve always reached for in social situations, the necessary lubricant to make me feel more comfortable. If I enter a party and someone stops me to chat, I quickly extract myself and say, “I’m just going to go grab a drink. I’ll be right back.”

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The Connection Between Alcohol and Sleep

Health and wellness is dependent on a good night’s sleep just as much as exercising and eating healthy foods. But people who struggle to reach their health and wellness goals sometimes overlook a key culprit: their nightly drink (or drinks).

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Do You Know Your Alcohol Number?

You’ve heard the phrase, but what’s at the heart of mindful drinking? Essentially it’s about paying attention and understanding the reasons you’re drinking. Becoming more mindful means we’re tuned in to our bodies and minds, making drinking decisions that align with our long-term goals. Sounds good, right?

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Drink Tracking Apps: An Easy and Effective Way to Drink Mindfully

We use apps daily to better our lives. We track our calories, steps, heart rate and sleep with apps. We meditate with apps. We navigate with apps. We share snippets of our day on apps. We try new apps because they seem potentially useful; we stick with the best ones because they work. We track so many things today using technology – so why not use a drink tracking app such as Sunnyside?

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How to Drink Less Alcohol During the Pandemic

Do you feel like you’ve been drinking more since this grueling pandemic began? Do you find yourself drinking more frequently? Or drinking more when you do imbibe? Or both? Are you ready to learn some ideas around how to drink less alcohol that you can start implementing immediately? We can help.

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How to Avoid a Hangover - Five Simple Tips to Follow

Last night was a blast? Today though? Today you might find yourself wading through the thick sludge of cotton-mouthed, blurry-eyed regret, or at least having a tough time focusing on your to-do list for the day. If you’ve managed to drag yourself out of bed, we salute you, and we’re here to help you feel better — not just this morning, but the next time you hear the 1 a.m. siren call of SHOTS, SHOTS, SHOTS!

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Drink Mindfully on Thanksgiving and Enjoy These New Sunnyside Features

We hope the holidays bring you a break from what we can all agree has been a stressful 2020. Whether you’re able to spend time with your family, or staying cozy inside, you deserve to do something nice for yourself, maybe even have a toast! To help stay as healthy as possible, be sure to set a realistic drink target for yourself this week and try your best to stick to it.

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5 Tips for Drinking Mindfully on Halloween

Holidays can be great times to kick back and enjoy a few drinks with friends. We believe that everyone should enjoy Halloween and have a few drinks if that’s what you choose. We’re all about moderation and mindfulness. With that in mind, we’ve put together 5 tips to to help you have a great time, stay healthy, and limit the negative effects of drinking come tomorrow.

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