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Alexis Haines hosts the raw and touching new podcast Recovering from Reality. Created to normalize the struggles many people face and provide a platform where guests get real about overcoming trauma, these courageous stories of survival provide hope and optimism for those trying to live a more fulfi…

Alexis Haines


    • Jan 17, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 51m AVG DURATION
    • 128 EPISODES

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    Ep. 128 Supporting Addicts with Connection Not Control with Tarah Dowling

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 44:55

    In today's episode, I am joined by Tarah Dowling a model, daughter of an addict, former foster child, and creator of the documentary To the Moon and Back. We discuss Tarah's journey experience during her mom's active addiction, her time in foster care, how their relationship evolved as showcased in the documentary, and using a compassionate approach to navigating addiction.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   www.Thefab.co/reality for 25% off Fabulous Premium. www.NativeDeo/RFR for 20% off your first order.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 127 Johann Hari on Reclaiming Your Stolen Focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 65:38

    In today's episode, I am joined by Johann Hari. Johann is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. His first, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs', is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels, and into a non-fiction documentary series. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions' is being translated into 28 languages and has been praised by a very broad range of people, from Oprah to Hillary Clinton to Tucker Carlson, from Elton John to Naomi Klein to Glenn Greenwald. It was described by the British Journal of General Practice as “one of the most important texts of recent years”, and shortlisted for an award by the British Medical Association.   Shop Stolen Focus: https://stolenfocusbook.com/buy-the-book/   Johann's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johann.hari/   Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan–all online. Use code Reality at www.upstart.com   This week's episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Use code REALITY at oseamalibu.com for 10% off your first order and FREE samples. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $50.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 126 Doja Cat, the Devine Feminine, and Radical Acceptance

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 42:50

    In this month's solo episode I answer your questions about babysitting Doja Cat, sex kinks, identity development, my wedding day, new tattoos, navigating tough days, and using routine to maintain your mood.   Mentioned in this week's episode… - Ep. 120 Pecan Pies, Panties, and Parenting with my Mom, Andrea Arlington - Ep. 121 Asexuality, Kinks, and Sensuality with Ev'Yan Whitney   Watch Redeeming Love in theaters on January 21st and learn more by heading to redeeminglovemovie.com.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 125 Spiritual Trauma, Being Addicted to Emotions, and Innate Worthiness with Scout Sobel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 39:32

    Today I am joined by Scout Sobel. Scout is the founder of Scout's Agency  a PR agency that gets women as guests on podcasts, the co-host of Okay Sis Podcast  and the host of SCOUT Podcast.    We discuss… - Using your emotions to guide you in balancing mental health and professional goals - Scout's perspective on how her bipolar originated—the genetic component, recurring dreams, and spiritual traumas - Experiencing the symptoms of sexual trauma without the physical experience - What recurring dreams can tell us about our pasts, futures, and spirits - Being addicted to emotions and the ways they enable us to stay in our suffering - Receiving mental health treatment and support as a human and not just a pathologized patient - Accepting worthiness as is and letting go of the stories and identities we obsess over   Mentioned in this week's episode… - The Emotional Entrepreneur by Scout Sobel - Alexis on Okay Sis - Ep. 67 How Stress Effects Our Brains with Holistic Psychologist Dr. Meredith Sagan - Surviving Dear Documentary on Netflix - DBT Skills Training Handouts and Worksheets - The DBT Therapy Skills Workbook - The DBT Therapy Skills Workbook for Bipolar - Meet Your Soul by Elisa Romeo   For a 30 day free trial of Dipsea's wellness sessions, sensual bedtime stories, and audio soundscapes head to dipseastories.com/reality.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 124 Lala Kent on Insecurities, California Sober, and Mocktails

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 52:08

    Today I am joined by the sober queen herself—Vanderpump Rules star Lala Kent! We discuss… - Lala's upbringing—family dynamics, childhood insecurities, bullying, and how this impacted her addiction - The addiction cycle and Lala's experience navigating it in Hollywood - Navigating the guilt of getting sober without facing the huge consequences many face in active addiction - Turning to a higher power for support when challenges arise - What it's like to be vulnerable on such a huge scale - Lala and Alexis' varying opinions on ‘California Sober' - The Mocktail recipes you need in your life - Where Lala wants to be 1 year from now   For 20% off your first order of plant-based meals and wellness essentials, visit sakara.com/reality!   Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan–all online. Use code Reality at www.upstart.com   Send your loved ones unique, thought-provoking questions to strengthen your relationships by going to storyworth.com/reality and save $10 on your first purchase.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Producer by Dear Media

    Ep. 123 To My Younger Self—

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 42:03

    In today's solo episode I reflect on my younger self and how she helped me become the woman I am today. I discuss coming home to my true self in the past year, going to jail 11 years ago, my time in active addiction, and subconscious belief systems.     Watch Redeeming Love in theaters on January 21st and learn more by heading to redeeminglovemovie.com.   For a 30 day free trial of Dipsea's wellness sessions, sensual bedtime stories, and audio soundscapes head to dipseastories.com/reality.     Follow "Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera" on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 122 Shifting the Recovery Narrative with Evan Haines

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 47:32

    In today's episode I'm joined by my husband, Evan Haines. Evan is not only the co-founder of Oro House but now an author of Can America Recover: Reimagining the Drug Problem.   We discuss… - How Evan's early sobriety journey led him to found Oro House - Why non-traditional 12 step treatment can be extremely effective for addiction and what makes Oro's method unique - What causes mental health treatment providers to have negative feelings towards their patients struggling with addiction - Where our cultural and social norms about work and addiction originated from   Mentioned in this week's episode… - Can America Recover: Reimagining the Drug Problem by Evan Haines - Ep. 4 I Love You, Mom w/ Bob Forrest - Ep. 26 Call In w/ Bob Forrest - Ep. 105 The Social Causes of Addiction and Mental Health with Bob Forrest and Evan Haines   Get $10 off your first purchase when you sign up for Poshmark using code alexishaines. Follow “Harsh Reality: The Story of Miriam Rivera” on Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, or you can listen early and ad free by joining Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery App.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 121 Asexuality, Kinks, and Sensuality with Ev'Yan Whitney

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 54:30

    In today's episode I'm joined by Ev'Yan Whitney—a sexuality doula, writer, facilitator, and sensualist.   We discuss… - What led Ev'Yan to the work they are doing now—origins in purity culture, childhood sexual exploration, and their journey to sexual healing and liberation - How the same messaging can be received in both a toxically sex positive household and in homes where sexuality isn't explored and encouraged - Unpacking asexuality as an identity and common pieces of misinformation - What happens when you take away the pressure of what sexuality and sex 'should' look and feel like - Balancing different sexual wants, needs, and libidos in relationships - How to be intimate with partners without sexual intercourse - The importance of not saying yes to sex that you'd rather say no to   Today's episode is brought to you by Sakara. For 20% off your first order of plant-based meals and wellness essentials, visit sakara.com/reality!   Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan–all online. Use code Reality at www.upstart.com   Get support today with the help of a licensed therapist online with Better Help. Visit www.betterhelp.com/recovering to speak with a licensed therapist about your mental health needs.     If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 120 Pecan Pie, Panties, and Parenting with my Mom, Andrea Arlington

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 44:21

    In today's episode I'm joined by my Mom—Andrea Arlington to dive into challenging family dynamics during the holiday season.   We discuss… - Setting boundaries with parents in active addiction - Relapsing during the holidays—common causes and supporting a loved one using again - Having a loved one come home for the holidays while in early recovery or rehab - Being codependent vs. loving someone through their journey   Mentioned in the episode… - Ep. 110 with Andrea Arlington - Communication Training Downloadable   Get support today with the help of a licensed therapist online with Better Help. Visit www.betterhelp.com/recovering to speak with a licensed therapist about your mental health needs and get 10% off your first month..   For a 30 day free trial of Dipsea's wellness sessions, sensual bedtime stories, and audio soundscapes head to dipseastories.com/reality.   This week's episode is brought to you by Dipsea.     If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 119 Normalizing Suicidal Ideation with Tara Bixby

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 49:05

    In today's episode I'm joined by Tara Bixby, LPC a therapist, activist, and anxiety coach working to change the mental health narrative.   We discuss… - Tara's journey from cosmetologist, to 911 dispatcher, to clinician in an all male prison, to an anxiety coach and therapist - The prevalence of suicide in the United States and why we need to normalize mental health challenges - How everyone is susceptible to mental health challenges - The impact of the nervous system on our mental health - Why it's important to move away from identifying as your mental illness diagnosis - The first steps you should take if you're struggling with severe depression and suicidality - Healing after a suicide attempt   This week's episode is brought to you by Storyworth. Send your loved ones unique, thought-provoking questions to strengthen your relationships by going to storyworth.com/reality and save $10 on your first purchase.   This week's episode is brought to yo buy Redeeming Love. Watch Redeeming Love in theaters on January 21st and learn more by heading to redeeminglovemovie.com.     If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 118 Q+A: Supporting Someone Who is Suicidal & Natural Depression Remedies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 42:15

    In honor of the upcoming holiday season and November being Suicide Survivor's Month I answer your questions on natural remedies for depression, spiritual bypassing, pharmaceutical medications for mental health, Evan's advice on supporting someone through suicidal depression, if depression is connected to living truthfully, and the physical component of mental health.   Mentioned in this week's episode… - Lost Connections by Johann Hari - Ep. 103 Our Brains Aren't Broken, Our Society Is with Johann Hari - Dr. Joe Dispenza's meditations - Alpha-Stim device - Mad in America by Robert Whitaker - Suicide Hotline: 1800-273-TALK   Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan–all online. Use code Reality at www.upstart.com   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 117 Meet My Girlfriend Kris

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 53:43

    In this week's episode I am joined by my girlfriend, Kris! Y'all have been asking for this podcast to happen and I finally begged enough to make it happen. I will preface this episode by saying that Kris is a very introverted and private person with an avoidant attachment style, so to say that doing this was a challenge for her would be an understatement. While she is completely fine being pictured on social media, Kris coming on the podcast felt super daunting to her. I asked her multiple times if she wanted to skip it all together, but she decided to do it! I am proud of her for overcoming her fears and diving into the experience. In this episode we cover how we met, the status of our relationship, the truth behind her previous relationship with Braunwhyn Windham-Burke from the RHOC, and where we see our relationship heading. We also answered a bunch of your Q&A from Instagram.     If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   www.Betterhelp.com/Recovering for 10% off your first month   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 116 Exploring and Understanding Sexual Desires with Angelika Alana

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 50:04

    Today I am joined by Angelika Alana a love, sex, and relationship coach specializing in body based healing for spiritual women and gender non-conforming people. We dive into sexual exploration, sitting in discomfort rather diving into desires, how to establish safety in your nervous system, communicating our sexual needs in an effective way, and being on the same team as your partner.   Connect with Angelika on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/angelikaalana/   Today's episode is brought to you by Sakara. For 20% off your first order of plant-based meals and wellness essentials, visit sakara.com/reality!   www.Betterhelp.com/recovering for 10% off your first month of therapy.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.

    Ep. 115 Our Open Marriage with Evan Haines

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 47:28

    In this week's episode of Recovering From Reality, I am joined by my wonderful partner, Evan Haines. We take a deep dive into our relationships and how we came to the decision to open up our marriage after 10 years of monogamy. We are answering your questions from the ask me anything I posted a few weeks ago and we cover a range of topics like how did we decide to become ethically non-monogamous, how we told our children, what our sex life looks like now and how we handle feelings of jealousy.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.ororecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Upstart is the fast and easy way to pay off your debt with a personal loan–all online. Use code Reality at www.upstart.com   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 114 Welcome Home

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 27:52

    Hi family. Welcome home to Recovering From Reality. In the first episode of this new season, I dive into why I took a step back from the podcast, stepping into my sexuality, navigating this new season in my marriage, and what's coming on the podcast.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis' Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 113 Bye for now...

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 22:17

    After immense contemplation and reflection, I’ve decided to take a step back from the podcast for the time reason. Listen to hear my thought process on this decision...   This episode is brought to you by Beekeeper’s Naturals. Head to beekeepersnaturals.com/reality for 15% off your first order!   This episode is brought to you by Pipette Baby. Visit pipettebaby.com and get 30% off your order with code “REALITY”!   This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Go to athleticgreens.com/REALITY for a FREE year supply of Vitamin D and get 5 free travel packs!   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 112 Unpacking Brittany with Evan Haines

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 59:48

    Today I am sitting down with my husband Evan Haines. Evan Haines is a Co-Founder of Alo House, and specializes in admissions, and marketing and business development. An active participant in the recovery world, it felt natural for Evan to transition into the sober living business, and help others obtain and maintain sobriety. In 2010, he and Jared founded Alo House, which, in less than three years, became one of the most successful sober living residences in the area. Evan has a Master’s Degree in Community Development Planning from the University of British Columbia. (Bio via alorecovery.com)   In this episode, we dissect the recent Brittany Spears Documentary.       This episode is brought to you by Organifi. Head to organifi.com/reality for 15% off any item in store!   This episode is brought to you by Beekeeper’s Naturals. Head to beekeepersnaturals.com/reality for 15% off your first order!   This episode is brought to you by Upstart. Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today at www.Upstart.com/REALITY   And download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play.   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 111 Your Quality of Life Matters with Dr. Will Cole

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 57:46

    Today I am sitting down with Dr. Will Cole. Dr. Cole is a leading functional-medicine expert, consulting with people around the world via webcam and locally in Pittsburgh. He specializes in clinically investigating underlying factors of chronic disease and customizing health programs for thyroid issues, autoimmune conditions, hormonal dysfunctions, digestive disorders, and brain problems. Dr. Cole was named one of the top 50 functional-medicine and integrative doctors in the nation and is a health expert and course instructor for the world’s largest wellness brands such as mindbodygreen and goop. (Bio adapted from drwillcole.com)   We dive into the following topics… - The importance of using a western and functional approach to medical treatments - How functional medicine helped me recover from my postpartum suicidal depression - Widespread inflammation in the United States and the indicators to be aware of - The importance of healing your physical health so your mental health can thrive - The relationship of food to inflammation and overall health - Dr. Will’s expertise on the Ketotarian diet             This episode is brought to you by Organifi. Head to organifi.com/reality for 15% off any item in store!   This episode is brought to you by Sakara! For 20% off your first order, visit sakara.com/reality!   This episode is brought to you by Beekeeper’s Naturals. Head to beekeepersnaturals.com/reality for 15% off your first order!   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 110 Ego States and Setting Boundaries in Family Systems with Andrea Arlington

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 66:03

    Today I am sitting down with my Mom, Andrea Arlington. Andrea's journey led her through decades of living with loved ones who suffered with addictive patterns from heroin and alcohol to sex and other substance use disorders, she also suffered with multiple forms of both addictive and co-addictive patterns herself.   When her 3rd marriage failed, she took a hard look at her life, came to understand she would never find inner peace and happiness unless she took a deep dive into her own recovery. She became educated, mentored and coached by the best of the best in the mental health, relationship, recovery and treatment world. She learned proven tools and strategies, acquired numerous certifications, in communication, complimentary masculine/feminine relationship strategies, in the recovery and treatment field and as a licensed minister. Now Andrea uses her training and experiences with it all, to create a very fulfilling career as a family recovery and relationship coach for parents, couples and families. (Bio via andreaarlington.com)   We dive into the following topics… - How the boundaries I set with my Mom changed our relationship for the better - Why we use an approach of connection not control - Family systems and how ego states can impact these relationships - How to communicate and set boundaries so you can live your best life! - How unmet needs can fuel unhealthy behaviors and relationships - Why people become narcissistic and how parenting impacts this - The 4-types of child archetypes and how these present in adults - and so much more!       This episode is brought to you by Organifi. To purchase high-quality, plant-based nutrition, head to organifi.com/reality for 15% off any item in store!   This episode is brought to you by Athletic Greens. Visit athleticgreens.com/reality to get a FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs!   This episode is brought to you by minted. Get 20% off your first order of unique save the dates and invitations by going to minted.com/reality!   If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 109 Q+A: Why I Got Vaccinated, Processing Emotional Eating, Adoption Updates, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 57:23

    Today I am sitting down for a solo episode where I answer your questions. In this Q+A, I dive into the following topics… - Why I decided to get the Pfizer COVID vaccination and taking a balanced, holistic approach to medical care - How to navigate relationships when you are at different places of self-awareness and growth - My current struggle with my relationship with food and exercise - An update on our adoption journey! - How to deal with comparing yourself to others on social media - Dealing with shaming from family members - How trauma induced ADD/ADHD develops and why our society’s schooling system doesn’t support these children   Mentioned in episode… - Celebrating Body Diversity with Sarah Landry (The Birds Papaya) - Call-In Show W/ Sarah Nicole Landry (The Birds Papaya) - Ep. 57 Navigating the body positivity space with Katie Willcox - Scattered Minds by Dr. Gabor Mate         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   www.Upstart.com/REALITY to find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today www.Organifi.com/REALITY with code REALITY for 15% off any item in the store And Download Best Fiends FREE today on the Apple App Store or Google Play   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 108 Politics and Spirituality Are Not Mutually Exclusive with Marianne Williamson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 50:48

    In today's episode, I am joined by Marianne Williamson. Marianne is a bestselling author, political activist and spiritual thought leader.   For over three decades Marianne has been a leader in spiritual and religiously progressive circles. She is the author of 14 books, four of which have been #1 New York Times best sellers. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.   Williamson founded Project Angel Food  a non-profit that has delivered more than 13 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. The group was created to help people suffering from the ravages of HIV/AIDS. They have since expanded their service to any person battling critical illness. She has also worked throughout her career on poverty, anti-hunger and racial reconciliation issues. She has advocated for reparations for slavery since the 1990’s and was the first candidate in the 2020 presidential primary season to make it a pillar of her campaign. In 2004, she co-founded The Peace Alliance and supports the creation of a U.S. Department of Peace. In addition, she advocates for a cabinet level Department of Children and Youth to adequately address the chronic trauma of millions of American children. (Bio via Marianne.com)   We dive into the following topics… - The connection between spirituality and politics - Our purpose as humans to love others above all else - The widespread prevalence of childhood traumas in America - How ineffective and classist the American economy is and how we can shift this - So much more!   Read Lost Connections by Johann Hari   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   And for your FREE year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs, visit www.AthleticGreens.com/REALITY    Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 107 Using Food as Empowerment with Dr. Will Bulsiewicz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2021 60:04

    In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz (@theguthealthmd). Dr. Bulsiewicz, MD MSCI, is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained in internal medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and gastroenterology at The University of North Carolina Hospitals. He also earned a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI) from Northwestern University and a certificate in nutrition from Cornell University. Dr. Bulsiewicz is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.   Dr. B. is a respected clinician and the recipient of numerous awards. At Northwestern, he received the highest award in his residency program (Rambach Award), was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society, and was Chief Medical Resident. At UNC, he once again received the highest clinical award and was Chief Gastroenterology Fellow.   Dr. B also has an accomplished background in research, with more than 20 scientific articles published and more than 40 presentations at national meetings. He also did advanced training at the UNC - Gillings School of Public Health and received a prestigious grant from the National Institutes of Health. (Bio via Lowcounty Gastroenterology)   We dive into the following topics… - What is the microbiome and what you need to know about it - Alexis’ daily diet + paleo lifestyle to support her autoimmune health - How trauma can influence gut health and the microbiome - Dr. B’s career path + what led him to help others heal their guts - Navigating physical health post-eating disorder recovery   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   www.Sakara.com/REALITY for 20% off your first order!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 106 Behind the Backstreet Boy with AJ McLean

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 54:15

    In today's episode, I am joined by AJ McLean. AJ is a close personal friend as well as a songwriter, actor, dancer, model, and member of the Backstreet Boys.   We dive into the following topics… - AJ’s family life, parental relationships, and - His first stint of sobriety from 2001-2007 and perspective on recently reaching 1 year of sobriety - The causes of his alcoholism and how his fame and fast-paced lifestyle impacted his addiction - How not having a father figure in childhood impacted AJ’s adult life - Dealing with insecurity and his recent boost in confidence   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   www.Upstart.com/Reality to find out how you can lower your monthly payments today. And download Best Fiends on the Apple App Store or Google Play   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 105 The Social Causes of Addiction and Mental Health with Bob Forrest and Evan Haines

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2021 93:51

    In today's episode, I am joined by Bob Forrest and Evan Haines. Bob and Evan are co-founders of Alo House Recovery Centers, a holistic, non-12-step rehab facility. Both former addicts, Bob and Evan have extensive experience in the recovery field and are experts in the compassionate care model.   We dive into the following topics… - Calling things into existence, manifestation, and the law of attraction - If therapists without addiction experience have a place in drug treatment and how they can utilize empathy and evidence based practices to increase effectiveness in modern treatment - Navigating weed addiction and getting sober without hitting a “rock-bottom” - Setting healthy boundaries with family members - How profoundly divorce can impact children and their mental health - Coparenting with a spouse in active addiction and how gender differences impact this - Evan and Bob’s upcoming book—America is Addiction           Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 104 Self-Accountability and Sobriety with Kat Von D

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 48:00

    In today's episode, I am joined by Kat Von D  Kat is a tattoo artist, model, entrepreneur, and television personality. She appeared on LA Ink as a tattoo artist beginning in 2007. Since then she founded and ran Kat Von D Beauty. (Bio adapted from Wikipedia)   We dive into the following topics… - Kat’s childhood and what lead to her addiction and now 14 years of sobriety - Navigating the feeling of not belonging - How parenting changes across generations - The importance of self-accountability - The impact of the pandemic and lockdowns on mental health and using service to combat this - Parenting and being in a relationship while sober - Motherhood and birth - Navigating public criticism and backlash on parenting and lifestyle choices       Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 103 Our Brains Aren’t Broken, Our Society Is with Johann Hari

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2020 77:47

    In today's episode, I am joined by Johann Hari. Johann is the author of two New York Times best-selling books. His first, ‘Chasing the Scream: the First and Last Days of the War on Drugs’, is currently being adapted into a major Hollywood film by Oscar-winning director Lee Daniels, and into a non-fiction documentary series. His most recent book, ‘Lost Connections: Uncovering The Real Causes of Depression – and the Unexpected Solutions’ is being translated into 28 languages and has been praised by a very broad range of people, from Oprah to Hillary Clinton to Tucker Carlson, from Elton John to Naomi Klein to Glenn Greenwald. It was described by the British Journal of General Practice as “one of the most important texts of recent years”, and shortlisted for an award by the British Medical Association.   We dive into the following topics… - Johann’s profound work with depression and addiction research - The influence of our environment on our mental health and functioning - How we as a society can move towards a place of improved mental health - Stepping away from your ego when pursuing happiness - Sitting in the discomfort of pain to work towards acceptance and understanding - So much more!           Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This episode is brought to you by Kin Euphorics. Head to kineuphorics.com/reality or 15% off PLUS free shipping on your order of non-alcoholic beverages.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 102 Teenage Depression and Behavior Modification Programs with Sadie Sutton

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2020 69:25

    In today's episode, I am joined by Sadie Sutton. Sadie is a 17-year-old high school senior from the Bay Area. After receiving a year and a half of intensive treatment for severe depression and anxiety, she was inspired to share her story with fellow teens going through their own personal growth. She is the host of She Persisted, a podcast offering impactful and inspirational interviews with subject matter experts, fellow teenagers, and social media personalities to break down the stigma surrounding mental health and inspire teens to create their life worth living. Sadie hopes to major in psychology in college and pursue a career in clinical psychology to further her impact in the mental health field.   We dive into the following topics… - Overcoming severe depression and teenage behavioral modification programs - Experiencing mental health issues without having gone through extreme trauma - Putting on a front to mask mental health issues and the further suffering that develop as a result - Self-harming as a call for help - Residential treatment and depression recovery - The importance of family work when a loved one goes to rehab or mental health treatment - and more!   Mentioned in this week’s episode… - The Dark Side of Teen Behavioral Modification Programs with Sydney Montana - 3East McLean Hospital - Hold On to Your Kids by Gabor Maté MD         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This episode is brought to you by Kin Euphorics. Head to kineuphorics.com/reality or 15% off PLUS free shipping on your order of non-alcoholic beverages.   This episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Head to oseamalibu.com/alexishaines for $10 off your first purchase of skincare products and receive free shipping for orders over $75.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 101 Q+A: Holiday Traditions, Real Housewives, Postpartum Anxiety, and more!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 52:42

    Today I am sitting down for a solo episode where I answer your questions. In this Q+A, I dive into the following topics… - Breaking the cycle of generational family trauma by creating holiday traditions - Maintaining your mental health during a pandemic and accepting our current reality - The importance of creating space in our lives to feel good - How I spend my very limited free time - My holiday gift guide (reiki training, Cured products, Sophie and Lili mugs, crystal kits for the girls, Osea Malibu products, RFR Merch, Vintage Boho Bags, and Saxx boxers) - How to raise your vibration while doing shadow work - If I would do the Real Housewives - The first steps to take in your healing journey - Navigating postpartum anxiety and prescription anxiety medications   Visit www.KinEuphorics.com/REALITY for 15% off your order PLUS Free Shipping!   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 100 Improving Your Intuition with Laura Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2020 52:56

    In today's episode, I am joined by Laura Day. Bestselling author Laura Day has spent three decades helping individuals, organizations, and companies use their innate intuitive abilities to create profound changes in their lives. Her work has helped demystify intuition and demonstrate its practical, verifiable uses in the fields of business, science, medicine and personal growth. She has trained thousands of people to use their brains and perceptions in effective ways including scientists, celebrities, business executives, and other professionals to realize their goals while creating supportive and inspiring communities. Laura has been featured in many publications including Newsweek, New York Magazine, The Independent, Bottom Line, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and People magazines. She speaks regularly both here and abroad, and has appeared on numerous shows including CNN, Fox News, Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.   We dive into the following topics… - Laura’s career path as an intuit for Fortune 500 companies - Navigating being an empath and coping with painful challenges - Generational addiction and suicidal tendencies - Utilizing intuition as a tool to navigate the world - The importance of sitting in your discomfort - The measurable benefits of spiritual and energetic healing - Relying on intuition over objective research         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This week’s episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 dollars or more. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $75   This episode is brought to you by Nurish. Nurish is convenient, monthly subscription that delivers personalized nutritional supplements you need to be at your best. Head to nurish.naturemade.com to start your subscription today!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 99 Surviving Breast Cancer with Selin Esendagli

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2020 41:51

    In today's episode, I am joined by Selin Esendagli who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 23, during the COVID-19 lockdown.   We dive into the following topics… - Navigating health anxiety before and after receiving a diagnosis - The prevalence of breast cancer in the United States - How Selin shifted her mindset from avoidance to facing her recovery head-on - Moving on and coping with life after dramatic life changes and traumas - Sitting in the discomfort of waiting for treatment results - Finding virtual support via social media - Experiencing cancer treatment during a pandemic - Selin’s cancer treatment plan - Body dysmorphia as a result of a breast cancer diagnosis - The impact of a cancer diagnosis on a family system         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 dollars or more. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $75   This episode is brought to you by Nurish. Nurish is convenient, monthly subscription that delivers personalized nutritional supplements you need to be at your best. Head to nurish.naturemade.com to start your subscription today!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 98 The Agricultural Crisis with Ryland Engelhart

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 50:29

    In today's episode, I am joined by Ryland Engelhart. Ryland is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Kiss the Ground and is the producer of Kiss The Ground the Movie on Netflix. He has spent the last 15 years as an entrepreneur and love-activist, working in hospitality and building a family business of organic plant-based restaurants called Cafe Gratitude and Gracias Madre in Southern CA. He is also a co-creator of the award-winning, transformational documentary film, “May I Be Frank.” He is a catalyst of possibility with an infectious passion for life. He is a public speaker and community organizer and works to inspire more "love & gratitude" in his organizational culture and culture at large. He speaks on sacred commerce, gratitude, love as an inside job, 10 tools for building community, and regeneration, and is the host of Kiss the Ground's "We Can Do This Podcast.”   We dive into the following topics… - Rylands work on the Kiss The Ground the Movie - The benefits of nature on wellbeing and livelihood - The effects of climate change on wildfires and other natural disasters - How carbon actually functions in the natural world and its connection to global warming - The benefits of regenerative agriculture - The United States’ cultural approach to the agricultural industry and the harmful effects of these practices - The connection between soil health, plant health, and civilization health - How you can support the regenerative agricultural and soil health movements         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 dollars or more. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $75   This episode is brought to you by Himalaya Ashwagandha .For 20% off your first order of Himalaya Ashwagandha, use code “REALITY20” at checkout on amazon.com!   This episode is brought to you by Nurish. Nurish is convenient, monthly subscription that delivers personalized nutritional supplements you need to be at your best. Head to nurish.naturemade.com to start your subscription today!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 97 Dating and Sobriety with Lindsey Metselaar

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 37:05

    In today's episode, I am joined by Lindsey Metselaar. Lindsey is a native New Yorker, CEO of Lindsey's Lunchbox  and host of the popular dating podcast, We Met At Acme  After many dating experiences, Lindsey felt it was imperative to create this podcast and shed a light on this touchy subject. Since creating We Met At Acme, Lindsey has learned more about dating than she had ever hoped. On WMAA, she talks with experts, friends, celebrities, and people of all walks of life to learn about what their dating experience has been.   We dive into the following topics… - Lindsey’s experience with weed addiction and her path to sobriety - The impact of the 12 step program and recovery community on Lindsey and Alexis’ wellbeing - Navigating romantic relationships and sobriety - Lindsey’s perspective on dating during quarantine - The culture of motherhood and alcohol - Lindsey’s best tips for men and women navigating the dating world   Mentioned in this week's episode... - Getting to “I Do” by Dr. Pat Allen - We Met at Acme         Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   To improve your energy levels, sleep, and decrease the effects of blue light, head to blublox.com and use code “REALITY” for 15% off.   Go to woomoreplay.com and use code REALITY for 20% off your order of natural, convenient products to improve your sex life!   Improve your sleep with guided meditations, soundscapes, and more by going to calm.com/reality and receive 40% off your subscription!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 96 Q+A: Self-sabotage, Crystal Recommendations, Spirituality Advice, Recovery and Careers, and Emotional Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2020 41:39

    In today's episode, I am doing a solo Q+A where I dive into the following topics… - Self-sabotaging in relationships with family member and friends - My crystal recommendations (smokey quartz, clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst, selenite, black turmaline, obsidian, red jasper, lapis lazuli, moldavite, and tiger’s eye to name a few) and how to cleanse your crystals - Connecting with your spirituality and my tips for embarking on your own religious journey - Navigating your recovery and a career - Working through shame surrounding addiction recovery - Emotional sensitivity and sitting in the discomfort of our current reality   Mentioned in this week's episode... - Sign up for the Sacred Sunday Newsletter on recoveringfromreality.com - RFR Merch - Loving Thyself Rocks on Etsy and Instagram - Neville Goddard: The Complete Reader - Agape International Spiritual Center - Science of Mind 365 by Ernest Holmes - How to Know God by Deepak Chopra - The Medicine Bag by Don Jose Ruiz - The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz - The Places that Scare You       Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   This week’s episode is brought to you by Osea Malibu. Visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 dollars or more. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $75   Recent podcast discount codes… - https://www.curednutrition.com and enter code “ALEXIS25” for 25% off your order - thrivemarket.com/reality to start your membership and get a free gift today! - woomoreplay.com and use code REALITY for 20% off your order - calm.com/reality and receive 40% off your subscription - sakara.com/reality for 20% off your first order! - blublox.com and use code “REALITY” for 15% off. - hellorory.com/reality to get a free doctor’s consultation and your order for just $5!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 95 My Sister’s Birth Story

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2020 57:16

    In today's episode, I am joined by my sister Gabrielle Hames to discuss the profoundly spiritual experience of her recent birth where I was her doula.   In this episode, we dive into the following topics… - Gabrielle's birth story from contractions to postpartum recovery - The contrasts between midwifery care and OB/GYN care - Navigating family relationships during the birthing process - Coping with birth complications as a mother and doula - Eating your placenta post-birth and the associated health benefits - Connecting with your newborn and dealing with the anxiety when you don’t - How you can help support a new mother post-birth   Mentioned in this week's episode... - The Business of Being Born - PUSH Midwifery - Birth, Babies and Circumcision with Robyn Pool from PUSH Midwifery     Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   To improve your energy levels, sleep, and decrease the effects of blue light, head to blublox.com and use code “REALITY” for 15% off.   Visit www.Thrivemarket.com/REALITY to receive a FREE gift of your choosing, up to $24 in value when you start your risk-free membership today.   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 94 Healing Your Body with Vanessa Fitzgerald

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2020 56:46

    This week, I am joined by Vanessa Fitzgerald. Vanessa is a health coach, natural foods chef, yoga teacher, and overall wellness wizard. Learning to eat the right foods for her body has changed her life, and she’s passionate about helping her clients achieve this change. Vanessa can personally attest to the power of proper nutrition to heal. She’s been an advocate of its healing capabilities since the age of 14, when she eliminated her acne by changing her diet. At 19, she was diagnosed with Celiac disease and Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Doctors prescribed several kinds of medication for symptoms like weight gain, depression, lethargy, and acne. But again, she found a solution through nutrition. By learning to manage her sugar intake, she erased her symptoms, making most of her prescriptions unnecessary. After attending NYU as an undergrad, Vanessa studied yoga at the Bikram Yoga College of India and received her teaching certification. Still, her pursuit of wellness and nutrition remained a pastime. She started a career in real estate, but found herself more interested in what was in homeowners’ refrigerators. Before long, they were asking for her advice on nutrition. It was clear that the passion she’d discovered as a teen was her true calling. Vanessa enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Upon graduation, she began working as a private health coach in New York City. Her practice is characterized by a focus on the individual; as she says, “it’s not one-size-fits-all.” She works with each client to create a wellness plan designed to enhance every aspect of life. After all, her theory is that everything must be done with moderation—even including moderation itself. (Bio via vfwellness.com) In this episode we dive into topics like: - Alexis’ experience with and Vanessa’s expertise on nutritional response testing - Understanding that healing is a lifelong process and not a short-term journey - Why kombucha and probiotics may not be helping your gut health - The short-term and long-term effects of antibiotics on your body - Vanessa’s experiences with ADD/Adderall and its impacts on the body - The inflammatory effects of of food dies and other additives - A holistic approach to healthcare   Mentioned in this week’s episode: - Grain Brain by David Perlmutter M.D. - SOTO-USA.COM - PUR water filter - Alive Water - Mountain Valley Water - Bellicon Trampolines - Higher Dose   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.     Go to hellorory.com/reality to try out nightly defense and get a free doctor’s consultation and your order for just $5!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 93 Playing the Internet like a Church Organ with Caroline Calloway

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2020 92:22

    In this week's episode, I am joined by Caroline Calloway  Caroline is a 27-year-old Instagram influencer known for her lengthy captions and unique posts. She came into the public eye during her time at Cambridge University and again when the I Was Caroline Calloway article was released in The Cut by her former friend Natalie Beach. In this episode we dive into topics like: - Dealing with online shaming and hate on the internet - Caroline’s childhood trauma and her experiences growing up with a mentally ill parent, verbal abuse, and the recent suicide of her father - Caroline’s struggle with her Adderall addiction and the enabling lifestyle she was living - The impact of privilege (racial, economic, etc) on addiction - The complexity of Caroline’s relationship with Natalie and their writing careers - Pop-culture scandals in Caroline and Alexis’ lives   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.   To improve your energy levels, sleep, and decrease the effects of blue light, head to blublox.com and use code “REALITY” for 15% off.   Go to woomoreplay.com and use code REALITY for 20% off your order of natural, convenient products to improve your sex life!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 92 Creating a New Way of Life with Susan Burton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2020 53:16

    This week, I am joined by Susan Burton. Susan is an activist and the founder of A New Way of Life (@anewwayoflifela on Instagram.) She is based in Los Angeles and works with formerly incarcerated people who have been through similar experiences to her own. In 2010, she was named a CNN Hero and two years later, a Purpose Prize winner. (Bio abbreviated from Wikipedia) In this episode we dive into topics like: - Susan’s life story and her experiences with poverty, losing her son in an accident involving a policeman, drug and alcohol addiction, imprisonment, and more - Processing through grief and resulting addiction - A New Way of Life: Susan’s organization which works to provide housing and support to formerly incarcerated woman - The racial bias that underlies the criminal justice system - Alexis’ experience during her imprisonment and her reflection on her white privilege in that environment - The challenge women face to regain custody of their kids after imprisonment   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.   10% of all Recovering From Reality merchandise sales will be going to support A New Way of Life. Get your merch at recoveringfromreality.com/merch   Visit curednutrition.com and use code ALEXIS25 for 25% off your order today! Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 91 Q&A with Arielle Lorre

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 66:10

    In this week’s episode I am joined by Arielle Lorre  Arielle is a lifestyle, wellness, and health influencer in the digital space.  Six years ago, that was far from the case. After nearly losing her battle against addiction, Arielle decided to turn her life around by relentlessly pursuing health and happiness. She is now the host of The Blonde Files. (bio abbreviated from theblondefiles.com)   In this episode we dive into topics like: - our favorite skincare products and recommendations - the foods and supplements we recommend for balancing your hormones - our perspective on taking ADHD stimulants while going through recovery - the best pieces of advice we’ve been giving and the advice we’d give our younger selves - likes and dislikes when dating older men - navigating dating and sobriety   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.   Improve your sleep with guided meditations, soundscapes, and more by going to calm.com/reality and receive 40% off your subscription!   Go to woomoreplay.com and use code REALITY for 20% off your order of natural, convenient products to improve your sex life!   To support local communities, enjoy clean, organic products, and easily order diet-friendly groceries, go to thrivemarket.com/reality to start your membership and get a free gift today!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 90 Sexuality and Empowerment with Zara Barrie

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2020 61:03

    In this weeks episode I am joined by Zara Barrie (@zarabarrie). Zara Barrie is a writer who has been pouring her heart out and offering up heaps of advice to girls across the great expanse of the internet for over a decade. She was a wildly popular teen blogger notorious for her angst-ridden detailed accounts of her hard-partying weekends, her melodramatic adolescent depression, and her screwy relationship with food. For college, she attended California Institute of The Arts where she studied theatre. She haphazardly fell into a professional writing career when she scored a job as Senior Writer at the ever-popular digital publication, Elite Daily. At Elite Daily, Zara starred in, produced and wrote a popular original web-series “Lez Get You Laid: Sex and Dating Advice To Men From A Lesbian” and hosted a weekly live advice show for the publication. Zara has recently launched her own bad girl wellness site: "The Dirty Beauty." She writes a weekly column for GO Magazine and is the cohost of DNR's popular weekly radio show AnxieTEA Radio. Her bevy of viral essays and videos are regularly discussed in mainstream media outlets such as; The View, The Real, The Talk, Huffington Post, Cosmo, Refinery29, Bustle, and Elite Daily. She's on the squad of influencers for Samsung, and hosts events with celebrities and artists in their exclusive meatpacking district space. She's a founding board member of The Stonewall Inn Gives Back Initiative, a powerful non-profit that focuses on empowering the underserved LGBTQ youth in rural America. She identifies as a mascara lesbian and lives beyond her means in New York. (Bio via zarabarrie.com)   In this episode we dive into topics like: - The millennial perspective on the evolution of self-exploration and mental health - Zara’s new book, Girl, Stop Passing Out in Your Makeup - The male attention that accompanies puberty - Identifying as lesbian and processing sexual trauma caused by men - Zara’s story of sexual abuse, her career path, self-medicating, eating struggles, OCD, and more - Working through trauma in therapy and the lifelong journey to recovery - The importance of creative expression - The effects of sharing your mental health story publicly - Zara and Alexis' perspective on sexuality and the empowerment it gives you   Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.   Go to hellorory.com/reality to try out nightly defense and get a free doctor’s consultation and your order for just $5!   Visit curednutrition.com and use code ALEXIS for 15% off your order today!   Head over to sakara.com/reality for 20% off your first order!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 89 Perception vs Reality with Kara Lowentheil

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 58:22

    This week, I’m joined by Kara Lowentheil, the host of UnF*ck Your Brain. Kara attended Yale University where she received her BA in English and Literature before graduating from Harvard Law School to practice as a women’s rights lawyer. She now works as a Master Certified Coach and uses a combination of evolutionary psychology, cognitive science, and feminist theory to teach women how to literally rewire their brains to create confidence, self-love, and the courage to create the lives they truly want to live. You can find Kara on Instagram at @karalowentheil.   In this episode, we dive into the following topics... - Kara’s career path from prestigious lawyer to life coach - Navigating the discomfort that comes with taking a risk - Reworking the sexist messages projected on us by society - Imposter syndrome in thew workplace - A breakdown of subconscious belief systems - The judgments and attachments we place on neutral events and interactions     Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve.   To enjoy refreshing, low-calorie drinks that support sobriety in America, go to cleancause.com and use code "REALITY" at checkout for 20% off your order.   To improve your energy levels, sleep, and decrease the effects of blue light, head to blublox.com and use code “REALITY” for 15% off.   For 20% off your first order of Himalaya Ashwagandha, use code “REALITY20” at checkout on amazon.com!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 88 Exploring Gender Creative Parenting with Kyl Myers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2020 70:07

    In today's episode, I am joined by Dr. Kyl Myers, a sociologist, award-winning educator, and a globally-recognized advocate for Gender Creative Parenting. Since 2016, Kyl has been speaking and writing about Gender Creative Parenting and using their own parenting story to help the world learn about and embrace a new type of childhood. Kyl is genderqueer, uses they/them and she/her pronouns, and lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. You can find Kyl’s musings and bite-size gender studies lessons on Instagram @kyl_myers (bio abbreviated from kylmyers.com)   In this episode, we dive into the following topics... - Kyl’s experience identifying as queer in a heterosexual appearing marriage - Kyl’s perspective as a gender-creative parent - Alexis’ experience coming to terms with her bisexuality while in a heterosexual relationship - how gender disparity affects all genders - Sex (anatomical and physiological characteristics regarding sexual reproduction) vs. gender (identity and expression) - Navigating parenting decision and gender identity with extended family members - Gender terminology   Mentioned in this week's episode... - Kyl’s TedX Talk - Bethany Meyers’ Instagram @bethanycmeyers - Ashlee Marie Preston’s Instagram @ashleemariepreston - Raising Them: Our Adventure in Gender Creative Parenting by Kyl Myers     Follow Alexis (@itsalexishaines), join our Facebook group, and follow @recoveringfromreality on Instagram to stay up to date on all things RFR! You can also enroll in Alexis’ Life Reset Course at liferesetcourse.com to learn the exact, tools to recover from limiting and self- sabotaging beliefs, thoughts, emotions, feelings and behaviors and replace them with new ones that will set you up for the life you deserve and are fully capable of as you integrate the learnings and tools in your life.   Go to hellorory.com/reality to try out nightly defense and get a free doctor’s consultation and your order for just $5!   To enjoy refreshing, low-calorie drinks that support sobriety in America, go to cleancause.com and use code "REALITY" at checkout for 20% off your order.   Visit curednutrition.com and use code ALEXIS25 for 25% off your order today!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 87 Girl Insta-rupted with Syd Wilder

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2020 43:56

    In today's episode, I am joined by Syd Wilder. Syd Wilder is an actress, model, writer, and digital influencer. She grew up in Marietta, GA as your average fat kid with high cholesterol and a boy’s haircut. Luckily, puberty hit her like a freight train and a few years later she grew out her hair and traded coasts in favor of Los Angeles.  Syd has carved her own path in the comedy world with her ditzy, dark and devilish sense of humor. She’s written, produced, and starred in original sketches that have amassed over 60 million views across multiple digital platforms such as: Funny or Die, College Humor, and Huffington Post.  She has appeared on Tosh.0 (Comedy Central), Men at Work (TBS), and recently the feature film Laid In America released by Universal.  Syd’s modeling has been featured in Maxim, FHM, and Sports Illustrated. She was named Ask Men’s Top 99 Crush List of 2016 and Playboy’s Top 10 Hottest YouTuber’s of 2015. She’s also frequently asked by her family members to post photos wearing more clothing, which she’s actively working on. She won a Hollywood Comedy Shorts award for her original web series, Fab Life Teresa XO. The same series was also screened at the prestigious Holly Shorts Festival. Syd describes herself as a glamorous goofball who loves to push the envelope with her cynically optimistic comedy. She continues to create online content and original characters for her social platforms. Syd enjoys dancing when she has free time and she will always have a special place in her heart for the awkward fat kid.   In this episode, we dive into the following topics... - Eating disorders and Syd's experience with bulimia - Abusive relationships and recovering from that trauma - Alexis and Syd's marriages and Syd's divorce - Narcissism and being in a relationship with a narcissist - Getting cheated on and the emotional recovery that follows - Parenting an addict - Alternatives to chemical intervention for mental health issues   Mentioned in this week's episode... - The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown - Syd's Podcast: Girl Insta-rupted - How to Spot a Dangerous Man by Sandra L. Brown - Alo Recovery - Alexis' episode on Syd's podcast   For delicious, healthy meals designed to improve your wellness, head to sakara.com/reality for 20% off!   To enjoy refreshing, low-calorie drinks that support sobriety in America, go to cleancause.com and use code "REALITY" at checkout for 20% off your order.   Improve your sleep with guided meditations, soundscapes, and more by going to calm.com/reality and receive 40% off your subscription!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 86 You Are Worthy of Healing with Ruthie Lindsey

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2020 60:34

    In this week's episode I am joined by Ruthie Lindsey. At seventeen years old, Ruthie was hit by an ambulance outside of a gas station in rural Louisiana. She broke her neck, punctured her lungs, and ruptured her spleen. Doctors performed a spinal cord fusion using wire and miraculously, she walked out of the hospital within a month. Only a few years later, newly married and settling into adulthood, a simple turn of her head left her body riddled with chronic pain. Her case confounded medical professionals and in the months that followed, she became addicted to narcotic painkillers, depressed, and bedridden. After dozens of visits to specialists and surgeons, a doctor discovered that the wire holding her neck together was piercing her brain stem. Without another surgery, she would be paralyzed. As she prepared for the procedure, her father passed away suddenly, her marriage began to collapse, and she surrendered her spirit to dependency and suffering. The surgery repaired her spine but she still felt broken, inside and out, until she chose to change her narrative. Ruthie went home to the same town where she almost lost her life. She decided to learn joy again, to retrain her spirit to soothe her physical pain, to salvage strength from her suffering. She traded fentanyl for sunsets and morphine for picking wildflowers on the side of the road. Ruthie stopped using her body as a hiding place and started using it as her bridge to connect with the world. Now a speaker, author, podcast host, and social media figure, Ruthie travels the globe sharing her story, empowering others to find purpose in their pain and to look for beauty in the midst of their brokenness. Her new memoir, There I Am: The Journey from Hopelessness to Healing is available now.   In this episode, we dive into topics like:   - Near-death experiences  - How physical pain turns into emotional pain - Addiction to prescribed medication - Divorce  - The tragic loss of her father  - The brain's way of coping with trauma  - Owning our recovery journeys  - The importance of joy  - How we always have been and always will be perfect, whole and worthy    To support local communities, enjoy clean, organic products, and easily order diet-friendly groceries, go to thrivemarket.com/reality to start your membership and get a free gift today!   For amazingly comfortable sheets head to brooklinen.com and use code REALITY for 10% off your first order AND free shipping!   Go to woomoreplay.com and use code REALITY for 20% off your order of natural, convenient products to improve your sex life!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 85 Getting Chatty about Birth and Motherhood with Jess and Bekah from The Chatty Broads Pod

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2020 39:16

    This week I am joined by Jess and Bekah from the Chatty Broads Podcast. We dive into so many great topics like motherhood in quarantine, living with bi-polar disorder, mental health, our birth stories and the importance of making informed decisions and maintaining bodily autonomy in the birthing process. Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 84 Baited with The One And Only Ziwe

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2020 61:24

    In this week's episode, I am joined by Ziwe Fumudoh, an American comedian and comic writer based in Brooklyn who is notable for her saucy and sarcastic commentary on politics, race, and young adulthood. (NY Times) She attended Phillips Academy in Andover and Northwestern University, where she studied poetry, film, and African-American studies. Her comedy career began as an intern for Comedy Central, and a year later she wrote for The Onion and The Rundown with Robin Thede. Currently, She is a writer on the show Desus and Mero. She has a show on YouTube entitled Baited With Ziwe in which she has her white friends as guests on the show and she baits them into making unwitting racial faux pas. Every month she appears in a show that she created at Brooklyn's Union Hall entitled Pop Show in which she performs original pop songs. A reviewer in Forbes magazine wrote that she has the "confidence of an old comedy pro”. (via ZiweFumudoh.com) In this episode, we dive into topics like: - Cancel culture - Shame vs. guilt and how you. deal with them - Beauty standards - Allyship - Politics Mentioned in this week's episode - Ziwe's IG Live show feat. Alexis - Vulture's recap of Ziwe interviewing Alexis - Ziwe's website, Instagram (@ziwef), and Twitter (@ziwe) - Listen to Ziwe's music on every platform   www.sakara.com/REALITY for 20% off your first order!   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 83 Q+A with Alexis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2020 58:08

    In this part q+a, part call-in episode, I answer questions about...   Sexuality and identifying as bisexual Romantic relationships  Discussing addiction with children Spirituality (Christianity, prayer, mindfulness, etc) Making amends and reconciling past relationships  Reparenting addiction shame Confidence and self-esteem Setting priorities Financial crisis and recovery Helping a friend who’s in active addiction Mentioned in this week’s episode Ep. 25 Wake Up B*tch It’s 2019 with Laganja Estranja How to Know God by Deepak Chopra M.D. Neville Goddard: The Complete Reader The Places That Scare You by Pema Chödrön Science of Mind 365 by Ernest Holmes The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle A New Earth by Ekhart Tolle Agape Spiritual Center’s Facebook Dirty Genes by Ben Lynch Lost Connections by Johann Hari I thought it was just me (but it isn’t) by Brené Brown The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown Ep. 77 Having a Money Mentality Makeover with Amanda Frances Beyond Addiction by Jeffery Foote In the Realm Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Maté Chasing the Scream by Yohann Hari   Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 82 Exploring Different Paths To Sobriety with Jess and Kate from Seltzer Squad

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2020 53:12

    Jess and Kate met working in a bar together... eventually the two got sober and joined forces to start the Seltzer Squad podcast to create a community for those seeking and maintaining sobriety. Today we are diving in to discuss our individual paths towards sobriety and what has and has not worked out for us. Thrive Market: visit www.thrivemarket.com/REALITY for $20 off Osea Malibu: visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering for $10 off Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 81 Radically Shifting the Narrative with Shaman Durek

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2020 77:16

    Shaman Durek is a 6th generation shaman, author of best seller "Spirit Hacking: Shamanic Keys to Reclaim Your Personal Power, Transform Yourself, and Light Up the World," and a visionary for the Now Age. His focus is on the evolution of humanity and simplifying our lives through common sense. He’s redefining what wellness means by putting the power back in peoples’ hands so that they can consciously live their lives authentically and in alignment. Through his powerful ancient teachings he helps demystify spirituality making it attainable and understandable for the mainstream audience. Durek’s teachings have impacted thousands of people from diverse public figures like Nina Dobrev and Gwyneth Paltrow to tech giants like Dave Asprey of Bulletproof Coffee.  Durek’s online Shaman School and widely popular show Ancient Wisdom Today are instrumental in helping people tap into their personal power and unblocking any negative patterns that keep them from reaching optimal human performance. In this weeks episode we are diving into Durek’s path in shamanhood, he challenges me on a few limiting belief systems, we talk about healing from abuse and about the great shift that is happening on the planet right now. www.OseaMalibu.com/Recovering  Use code “reality” for $10 off your first purchase of $50 or more www.ThriveMarket.com/Reality  use code reality for $20 off your first order Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 80 Restorative justice: the sacred act of confronting your rapist outside of the legal system with Marlee Liss.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 87:02

    In this week’s episode, I am joined by Marlee Liss, who confronted her rapist through restorative justice. Marlee is a leader in personal healing, a public speaker, and advocate for healing restorative justice. Marlee chose to sit down and confront her rapist through restorative justice, rather than go through with a trial. She is the first to tell you that this method isn’t for everyone, but there is so much to learn from her journey.    In this episode, she shares her extremely profound story and we discuss: overcoming internalized objectification culture holding people accountable and having empathy for them the difference between shame and guilt what it meant for her to hear her rapist take ownership and apologize what it means to reclaim your sexuality how to heal from sexual trauma, and the role of forgiveness in healing teaching our children about sexual abuse creating consent culture through integration   You can follow Marlee Liss on Instagram at: @marleeliss and visit www.marleeliss.com to learn more.   Books mentioned: Until We Reckon by Danielle Sered Kids books: This is My Body, Red Flag Feelings   Another episode that ties in with today’s topics: Episode 57 with Katie Wilcox   You can follow along with us on Instagram: @recoveringfromreality @itsalexishaines @liferesetcourse     This week's episode is brought to you by: Green Chef:      If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Produced  by Dear Media

    Ep. 79 Gay Junkie Pop Culture Icons with Jeff Epstein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2020 33:59

    Jeff Epstein (yes, that’s his real name) is a podcast host, pop culture fanatic and one of my dear friends who is known for his viral instagram account where he makes the best memes. Jeff is also a recovering heroin addict having used from the age of 17 until finally getting sober at 26. Now 2 1/2 years sober, he is here to share his story which includes arrests, several stints in jail and multiple overdoses, having sex with lots of girls despite being totally gay, along with his take on all things pop culture. Produced by Dear Media

    Ep. 78 Being Hot And Woke Aren't Mutually Exclusive

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 59:56

    Biet Simkin is a global meditation leader. She is called the “Lady Gaga of Meditation” as she combines modern principles, pop culture, and spirituality into her meditation practice and teachings. Biet has overcome so much in her life - from the death of her parents and daughter, to the ups and downs of the music industry, as well as overcoming addiction. I learned so much from her book, Don't Just Sit There!: 44 Insights to Get Your Meditation Practice Off the Cushion and Into the Real World, and I’m so grateful to have her on the podcast this week.   This episode is filled with riffs on mortality, getting sober, incorporating meditation into our daily lives, facing our mortality without fear, and what it means to be on the path to enlightenment.    In this podcast we discuss: Overcoming adversity Sobriety Finding and choosing peace no matter what is going on in our lives or the world around us Hidden childhood trauma and how it affects our path to enlightenment Divided attention versus fascinated attention What it means to walk the spiritual path Coming to terms with and facing our mortality without fear A mini Q&A about meditation: best times, lengths, and the meaning of boredom   You can follow Biet on Instagram at: @guidedbybiet   You can follow along with us on Instagram: @recoveringfromreality @itsalexishaines @liferesetcourse     This week's episode is brought to you by: Osea Malibu: Visit www.oseamalibu.com/recovering to receive $10 off your first purchase of $50 dollars or more. FREE shipping for orders in the US over $75     If you or someone you know needs addiction treatment please visit www.alorecovery.com   Produced by Dear Media

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