The Alcohol Swaps Edition [Mollie's Monday Obsessions v.105]

Lasting change is a series of compromises. And compromise is all right, as long your values don't change. -Jane Goodall



️‍♀️Resource: Product, Cann, This new alcohol swap (no affiliation!) is literally the reason that I’m writing this newsletter today. Below is a picture that I posted Friday on Instagram, investigating this up-and-coming brand that provides a “micro-dose” of THC/CBD, containing only 2mg of THC and 4mg of CBD (they even have a keto version with no sugar). Here’s an article about it for context Reimagining How We Drink. Will Cann reshape social drinking and… | by Cannablurbs | Cannablurbs, but mostly it delivers a light buzz aimed at being the equivalent of a beer. The magic is that it professes to kick in after 10 minutes and be out of your system after an hour. I am a bigtime scaredy-cat when it comes to THC, and this provided a great buzz with NO impact on my sanity 🤪 or sleep (drank one a 5 pm). I still need to test more, but it looks like the most promising alcohol alternative I have seen.


️‍♀️Resource: Article, GQ, Low-Alcohol Drinks Are the Future of Booze Check out this article that is littered with swaps that you could begin to test asap in place of sleep-stealing alcohol. Your sleep will thank you!

SLEEP SCHOLARS (These are from you guys!)


Resource: Article, Sleep Number, Is Sleep-Storming the New Brainstorming?


Resource: Study, Fertility and Sterility, Endocrine and chronobiological effects of fasting in women


Resource: Study, PubMed, Cardiovascular response to short-term fasting in menstrual phases in young women: an observational study


Resource: Product, CNET, LifeFuels is the Keurig of water bottles, and it tracks how much you drink Hydration, sleep/wake cycles, and sleep quality are all impacted by your hydration levels. Here’s a nifty new invention that aims to reinvent the hydration process. If any of you have tried it, let me know your experience!




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As always, please send me your thoughts on this week’s obsession or your current fascinations.


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