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Gray Area Drinking | Jolene Park | TEDxCrestmoorParkWomen


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In this engaging talk, Jolene Park shares her experience of gray area drinking — the kind of drinking where there’s no rock bottom, but you drink as a way to manage anxiety and then regret how much and how often you drink. Regardless of the cause of anxiety or discomfort in your life, and regardless of whether you’re using alcohol or another substance or behavior as an attempt to manage stress, Jolene uses her expertise as a Functional Nutritionist to explain the importance of replenishing your neurotransmitters in a comprehensive and consistent way, especially if you want to get off the stopping and restarting drinking merry-go-round.

Jolene Park is the founder of Healthy Discoveries — a corporate wellness company that provides coaching and training programs for high achieving business professionals who struggle with anxiety, stress and gray area drinking. She provides inspirational and empowering approaches for purpose-driven companies and business professionals to create a healthy body, mind and spirit in order to build a deeper internal zone of resilience and well-being. Jolene Park is a functional nutritionist, health coach and stress reduction yoga instructor who works with professional women who struggle with anxiety, perfectionism, and the gray area of drinking. She is the co-host of “Editing Our Drinking & Our Lives” podcast, an honest conversation about breaking the stigma and shame around quitting drinking. Jolene provides an inspirational, empowering way for women to come together and be part of a revolutionary health movement that reclaims their body, mind and spirit.

Through her company Healthy Discoveries — a corporate wellness training and consulting company, Jolene also helps purpose driven companies and business professionals break through barriers and create richer, deeper community and connection as a result.

Jolene is a Colorado native. She is the fifth generation raised on her family’s Centennial farm in Northeast Colorado. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at