Originally Posted by carenkh
I wonder how the workshop would be different for you if you didn't drink at all? I've been to retreats where drinking was OK in the evenings, and I've been to some where alcohol wasn't allowed at all... A very different vibe at each! Even if someone doesn't have a "problem" with alcohol, their clarity and openness is affected by drinking.
Of course, if someone is used to drinking regularly, then dealing with the not drinking might take more energy to process...
This wasn't for you directly, yoopersmith - just thinking out loud! I'm not attending the workshop. I was surprised to see drinking mentioned at all. If I were going, I would want to be at my most clear with the highest-level energy possible, and alcohol would definitely affect that, so I wouldn't use it at all. I'm always surprised when people drink at events like this.
If I drink at all, it will be just a beer or two...nothing that will slow me down the next day...but me being an accomplished drinker...am generally more spry in the mornning WITH a hang over than most folks I KNOW
I might experiment with NO MEAT and no booze for the period of conference...but have not committed to that yet.
The NO MEAT would be easy, since many of the folks in attendance are exploring vegan and RAW diets and I have had experiemented with vegetarian diets in the past.
The drinking thing I will avoid if I am inspired to keep my engery level as high as possible...but generally social interactions of these type engerzie me...so I might want to "Chill out" with some wine or a beer...we'll see
No offense taken...it will be fun to see who is experimently with what in their lives and how they interact with folks who choose different diets and other such choices.