Ep48: Way Back Wednesday & Update on AWAKE with Christy Wynne




I have something special and unique for you today. I am sharing a previous episode that I recorded as one of my first episodes. In fact, it was Episode 2 where I interviewed Christy Wynne, the founder and owner of AWAKE Denver. I have been promising myself that I would have Christy on for an update because so much has happened since we last spoke.

Christy and I had a beautiful and inspirational conversation in October of 2021. Now, after visiting the AWAKE location and catching up with Christy IRL, I wanted to share the original episode with a short update. In this episode, Christy shares an update on Awake and the recent closure of their Denver location. She shares candidly the pressure of being at the forefront of a movement,redefining success, and her hopes for AWAKE 2.0. And on the verge of turning 50, Christy talks about what it feels like to simplify her life.

Original Show Notes:
What does it mean to become fully awake? Our guest, Christy Wynne, shares her story on today’s podcast. Christy has a background of practicing integrative medicine as a physician assistant, with a strong interest in hormonal health, nutrition, nervous system regulation/neuroscience, mindfulness, trauma and radical self care. She believes in taking a holistic approach to uncover the root cause of any disease or behavior.

Christy decided to become free from alcohol in 2018 and is now a senior coach with This Naked Mind. She is the co-founder of Awake, the nation’s first full-service alcohol-free bar in Denver. Christy lives in Colorado with her husband, two kids, two dogs and a cat, where she enjoys all of the amenities of mountain living when she’s not pursuing her main passion of world travel.

In our conversation, Christy shares how she and her husband stopped drinking while living abroad and how Europe became the inspiration for their alcohol-free bar, Awake, Denver. She talks about the power of community and where she has found connection and inspiration through new friends and sober retreats. Christy tells us more about the founding of Awake, Denver and the impact it is having on the local population and the larger alcohol-free community. Christy shares her secrets to finding freedom and how learning to trust ourselves is the most important part.




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