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Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
Release Me of the Bondage of Self

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 22:47 Transcription Available


As we come to the end of season three,  I wanted to share some of the popular episodes from this year that aired for the Apple Podcast subscribers and Patreon Members. This episode is from a line in the 3rd step prayer of AA and Al-Anon  "Release me of the bondage of self."  This has been a powerful part of my Soul Recovery journey as I learn that I have a choice in how I see the world around me, what I think about myself, and letting go of what others think about me.  So much of my pain was due to my perception and projection as I interacted with people or situations in my life.  With the deeper connection to my Higher Power I have found an emotional freedom that has changed my life forever.God,I offer myself to TheeTo build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt.Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do Thy will.Take away my difficulties,That victory over them may bear witnessTo those I would help of Thy Power,Thy love and Thy way of life,May I do Thy will always! For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Register here for the monthly Soul Recovery Support group. This is a free group and is open to anyone in the Soul Recovery community who is looking for connection and inspiration. We meet from 6 to 7 PM MST.If you have registered in the past it is the same link each month and I will be sending out a reminder email with the link on Saturday the 4th that includes the link. Support the show

Let Go and Be Free
Episode 37 - Live a Healthy Life: Part 2

Let Go and Be Free

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 36:56


In the last episode, I spoke about the first two steps for living a healthier life: Step 1 Love all of who you are. Step 2 Have a growth mindset and start asking yourself as you go about your day: Is this healthy for me? Is it true? This week I review the next two steps: Step 3 Ground yourself. Build small habits into your daily routine that act as the checks and balances to help you grow. Examples: Daily affirmations, prayer, 12 steps, and journal writing. Or talk with someone: A therapist or a trusted friend, go to an ACOA or Al-Anon meeting. Step 4 Get out of your own head. Go out and help others. Volunteer and interact with others. By giving of your time, it helps you see the world as a larger place and how we're all connected. De-demphasize the importance of material possessions. Distance yourself from social media and the trap of Dopamine (when you post something on social media, it makes you "feel good" when you get likes.) More Information about Let Go and Be Free: Want to learn more about Let Go and Be Free? Check out the Let Go and Be Free book series. I'm not a medical expert. If you need help, please reach out to a medical professional.

RECO12
Shannon T - Journey In Recovery Step 1 - 130

RECO12

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 60:00


Shannon T is the wife of a recovering alcoholic and a member of Al-Anon.  In this vulnerable and powerful and honest interview, she shares her experience, strength, and hope on Step 1.  Her honesty is her strength and her story will move all who give it a listen.  Back in 2019 I was hosting another podcast called Journey Through Life, it was a long-form conversation/interview style podcast.  It was not recovery related, although I was actively working my recovery.  Duriing this time, I felt compelled by my Higher Power to do a series on the Journey Through Life podcast called Journey in Recovery.  In this series, I interviewed 16 people over a 3 month period on each of the 12 Steps of Recovery.  It was during this 3 month period that my own recovery walk was radically changed and my vision of what the Steps can do for anyone, anywhere, from any background was drastically opened up.  Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and the similarities of recovery from all afflictions and addictions, and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are trudging this road. We are an open meeting for ALL, no matter your life experiences, faith traditions, nationality, or background.  Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way. We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs. To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can use PayPal . When you contribute, please specify the meeting number. This is meeting number 130.To join our private Facebook group or our WhatsApp group and now, even on Instagram and YouTube, to ask and answer questions there:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/291099645261990 https://chat.whatsapp.com/Hl9ZZsTMvIZ0mPkNeErL57 https://www.instagram.com/reco12pod/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHToLwCJhBB1Qqs10Ontzg Support the showPrivate Facebook GroupWhatsApp Community GroupInstagram PageDonationsYouTube ChannelReco12 WebsiteEmail: reco12pod@gmail.com

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Episode 80: The Twelve Steps are for EVERYONE: Step 9 of 12

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 14:33


We're talking about the hardest of all the 12 steps today, but we can do even super hard things through Christ. Step 9 Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. resources: AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery: https://amzn.to/3P1us9G Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
How to Process Your Feelings in a Healthy Way in Soul Recovery

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 29:11 Transcription Available


You often hear me say that Soul Recovery is about turning the attention to ourselves. It's that inner part of ourselves that is changing - taking control of the only thing that we have control of which is our thoughts, our emotions, our reactions.  This is an episode about the inner process, about how we can take the deep dive into our own spiritual practice and our own internal healing.  Who do we talk to?  Who do we share it with?  How do we express what's going on with us?  When do we share it with the people in our lives? It's complicated. It has balance. It's not one way for everyone. This is my discussion of how I'm using Soul Recovery to heal and process my emotions and perceptions in healthy ways and be a peace. For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Support the show

Knockin' Doorz Down
Allison Rush | Group Meetings For Loved Ones Of The Addict, Good Vs Bad Rehab Centers And Kanye West

Knockin' Doorz Down

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 69:24


Why did I want to talk with Allison Rush on the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast? I am your host Jason LaChance, and I spoke with Allison Rush because of her passion for ending the stigma around addiction recovery and those suffering from mental health issues. Allison has been a part of the behind-the-scenes team of the Kniockin' Doorz Down Podcast success. Allison has not only worked on the marketing side of some of the nation's prominent addiction rehabilitation facilities in the United States, she personally has had loved ones who have suffered terribly from the disease of addiction and serve mental health issues. We talk about her personal journey of seeking help in the rooms of Al-Anon, the anonymous support group for family members of those with active addiction. Through this, she found hope, her own sense of self, and the important step of setting boundaries with the addict and not being an enabler. Because of her personal experience, she offered her insight into what she believes is going on with Kanye West, his sporadic behavior, and his mental health struggles. Her company Prime Public Relations & Marketing is a division of Prime Entertainment Worldwide and is a full-service marketing and public relations creative agency. The firm is located in Boca Raton, Florida, and represents brands in industries including Hospitality, Travel, Healthcare, Lifestyle, Luxury Brands, Celebrity, and Entertainment. From concept to completion, Prime Public Relations & Marketing knows how to build innovative digital marketing campaigns that deliver results. This is Allison Rush in her own words on Knockin' Doorz Down. For 51FIFTY use the discount code KDD20 for 20% off! https://51fiftyltm.com/  For more information on Carlos Vieira's autobiography Knockin' Doorz Down, the Carlos Vieira Foundation, the Race 2B Drug-Free, Race to End the Stigma, and Race For Autism programs visit: https://www.carlosvieirafoundation.org/  For more information on Allison Rush visit http://www.peworldwide.com/  Listen to and Subscribe to the Knockin' Doorz Down podcast on all audio platforms and on YouTube for more amazing conversations of hope at prosperity at https://www.KDDPodcast.com and follow Knockin' Doorz Down on social media.

FM
Al-Anon speaker Mary

FM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2022 52:50


Humor laughter intelligence Alanon a priceless program God is in it to win amen --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fernando-m-de-oca/support

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Al-Anon: The Family Afterwards (NSFW)

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 58:41


Larcene G is a long time member of Al-Anon, she is speaking on the topic: The Family Afterwards at the Jersey Shore Roundup held in November of 2013. NSFW Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Addiction and the Family
Episode 35: A Sibling's Perspective

Addiction and the Family

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2022 47:36


Author Ashleigh Nowakowski talks about how she was affected by her brother's addiction, recovery, and relapse, finding her own recovery in the process, setting boundaries, and how she has grown as a result. Her book "The Shadow Child" brings all this together, including many helpful ideas for other family members affected by a loved one's addiction. Special Guest: Ashleigh Nowakowski.

Living Free
Al-Anon Family Groups - Rhonda from Alberta, Canada

Living Free

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2022


Rhonda started life in Ontario, Canada, but as a young child moved with her alcoholic father and three siblings, without their mother, to another province, Alberta. Here she grew up with a father whose neglectful behaviour forced Rhonda and her siblings to fend for themselves. Rhonda took refuge in school and benefitted from the care of teachers who noticed her and gave her opportunities. As an adult, Rhonda was led to Al-Anon by a mentor who recognised her anger as a symptom of the family disease of alcoholism, and through her participation in the Al-Anon fellowship, Rhonda's anger dissipated. She now lives a more balanced and fulfilling life.

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Episode 78: The Twelve Steps are for EVERYONE: Step 8 of 12

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2022 12:48


Today we're talking about Step 8 in the Twelve Steps of Recovery. Step 8 Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. resources: AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery: https://amzn.to/3P1us9G Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

Mom Esteem
Ep. 13 - Dating an Addict, In Recovery

Mom Esteem

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 14:41


My decision to date a recovering drug addict, and finding strength and discipline in his story.   True love of friendships and romance can really make a difference in people's lives. My partner has taught my son so many things and how to enjoyi his company. Listen as I talk about the acts of service that won me and my son over, and the consistency to do the work to get your life back on track pays off.  This ties in to doing the team esteem accountability worksheets to learn more about himself and share his story with as we learn and grow together.     Takeaways: ADHD drugs that lead to other drugs My experience with Alcoholics Anonymous and Alanon meetings, to fight the fight and live honest and strong lives The turnaround for recovery, presenting a 1-year chip Dedication Learning about my own challenges with eating and drinking Choosing a life of honesty with a lovable, sweet, emotional friend and great man Addressing life with a strong sober man who can handle me Overcoming Contact Jamie https://lightswitchlearning.com/product/bridging-the-gap-between-school-and-home/ jamie@teamesteemmethod.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jamielevine8/ https://www.instagram.com/teamesteem_/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/team-esteem-llc/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamieblevine https://www.facebook.com/TeamEsteemLLC YouTube https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCsK7ONq0Oph1AGTq9tDWHJw Websites: www.teamesteemmethod.com www.jamielevinemsed.com Resources: https://childmind.org/article/one-on-one-help-in-the-classroom/

The ManDate Podcast
Roxanne Konz - Addiction Counselor - "Building A Life Worth Living For"

The ManDate Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 66:28


Roxanne Konz is a Master's certified and PhD candidate Addiction Specialist. Based on a few of our episodes, specifically Nathan Kasselder & Heather Kittelson, we wanted to make sure we touched on the advocacy of getting help. Roxanne's ability to give addiction recovery a face is unique as she has her own story of drug and alcohol abuse. It was so very refreshing to hear the recovery side of addiction and all the good people and activity in this area. Highlights from the show: Personal Journey with long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. Is Addiction/Mental Health Nature or Nurture? “Folks who are suffering with addiction are not bad people trying to be good they are sick people trying to get well.” Breaking the chain of generational addiction The Biggest gateway to addiction is TRAUMA Definitions of Trauma Levels of Care and Treatment Tenure The 500 Pound Phone Both the person battling addiction and the family it affects need love and compassion. Annual Medical Check but no Annual Brain Check? Substance abuse treatment programs that have inpatient and outpatient treatment options near the Sioux Falls area: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Locations throughout the United States. https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/ Keystone Canton, SD and Sioux Falls, SD https://www.keystonetreatment.com/ Avera Behavioral Health Sioux Falls, SD https://www.avera.org/locations/profile/avera-behavioral-health-hospital-sioux-falls/ The national website to locate substance abuse or mental health treatment along with medication assisted treatment providers: https://www.samhsa.gov/ Two more websites to access treatment services where you can sort by insurance type or sliding scale fee services for those without insurance as well as by zip code: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us https://www.findhelp.org/ Various support group resources: Alanon (family support) https://al-anon.org/ Celebrate Recovery Meetings (faith-based recovery meeting) https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ Wellbriety Meetings (recovery meetings based in Native American spirituality) http://whitebison.org/wellbriety-online-meetings/ Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings https://www.aa.org/find-aa Narcotics Anonymous Meetings https://www.na.org/ SMART Recovery Meetings (not spiritual or religious) https://www.smartrecovery.org/ The documentary referenced was "The Anonymous People" which you can find on Amazon. Sioux Falls Finest Ryan - Augustana Football & Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation (goaugie.com) (https://www.siouxfalls.org/parks) Ben - Great Bear Resort (greatbearpark.com) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mandate/message

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Amy LeClair: Gymnast Overcomes Abuse, Addiction and OCD

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 71:17


Amy LeClair grew up as a Junior Olympic Gymnast. At 11 she had her first interaction with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder while on a trip with her class. Suddenly she was bombarded by intrusive thoughts that made her wonder if she would hurt them even though she had no desire to do so. She was able to find tools to help with her OCD until Amy went to college. As a Division 1 gymnast at San Jose State, she experienced extreme verbal and emotional abuse from her coaches and was sexually assaulted by her head trainer. The trauma from that was buried, but came out in the form of anxiety which she treated with copious amounts of Ativan, eventually becoming addicted while pregnant with her daughter. Amy experienced a severe depressive episode just before giving birth and delivered her child while hospitalized on a psych hold. Things had hit a complete bottom and she eventually sought help in the form of an Intensive Outpatient Program that led to an OCD recovery program that changed her life. After finally finding help that worked, she went on to participate in an FBI investigation of San Jose State and entered into litigation against the Cal State University system eventually reaching a settlement agreement this past July. Amy now publicly advocates for athlete safety while focusing on the adverse effects of verbal abuse and sexual assault on mental health. Currently, she works with a nonprofit advocacy association who has assisted over a dozen states in adopting laws to protect the basic freedoms and protections of NCAA athletes.Episode ResourcesNOCD | treatmyocd.comConnect with AmyInstagram | @amyleclair_Connect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastYouTube | The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings

Enthusiasm is the bomb!
Al-Anon Program; Eat Turkey

Enthusiasm is the bomb!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 50:19


Holiday and stress how to cope. Al-Anon has a program of progress --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/fernando-montes-de-oca/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/fernando-montes-de-oca/support

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
Working Through Hard Times and Addiction in Marriage- A Conversation with Rachel and her Husband Rich

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 50:33 Transcription Available


In the last episode "I am Married to an Alcoholic" I shared that I had thought my husband was with me on the journey of living an alcohol free life and dedicated to recovery.  He had recently come clean to tell me that he had been continuing to experiment with drinking for the last few years.  What do we do when we are in relationship with an addict? The answers are not easy and are unique for each relationship.  In this episode I sit down with my husband and we talk about this recent situation and what this experiment was for him on his Soul Recovery path- and then how as a couple we are going to move forward as he recommits to recovery and sobriety.  My top priority continues to be my personal journey of healing and Soul Recovery and the spiritual foundation that I have under me helped to keep me grounded as we worked through this latest hard moment in our marriage.  My choices are not a directive for what other's choices should be- we are each on our own paths and through spiritual strength I can make clear decisions that are best for me at the moment.  I encourage each of you to find the support you need and make the choices that are right for you in your life. We can learn from each other and support each other- but only you know what is right for you that will not betray who you are or keep you from living your best life.   The episode ends with a song that I wrote about Rich after our year of reconnection during the pandemic and tells a bit about our journey together.  This and my other original music can be found on the website. For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Support the show

The Recovery Show » Finding serenity through 12 step recovery in Al-Anon – a podcast

What are you grateful for today? I asked that question of some listeners. 16 of you responded with shares, which I have compiled here. Many of you expressed gratitude for recovery, for Al-Anon and other 12 step programs, and for the changes in your lives that have come about. You are grateful for the people... The post Gratitude 2022 – 390 appeared first on The Recovery Show.

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Ruth H talks about her journey in Al-Anon at the 1984 Atlanta Georgia State Convention. This is an excellent quality recording for the 80's. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Q+A Will My Kid End Up An Alcoholic?

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2022 20:03


In this Q and A episode Ashley helps a listener with their question "Will My Kid End Up An Alcoholic?". The listener is wondering about how likely it is the alcoholism will be passed along genetically to her children. Ashley Loeb Blassingame has been clean and sober for 16 years, she's a drug and alcohol counselor, interventionist, and the co-founder of a telehealth company called Lionrock Recovery that provides substance use disorder treatment.Episode ResourcesConnect with Ashley Loeb BlassingameTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingameInstagram | @ashleyloebblassingameConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastPodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastPodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifeYouTube | The Courage to Change Playlist

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Episode 76: The Twelve Steps are for EVERYONE: Step 7 of 12

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 15:09


Today we're talking about the seventh step of the 12 steps of recovery. Step 7 Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. resources: AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery: https://amzn.to/3P1us9G Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
I am Married to an Alcoholic

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 34:19 Transcription Available


"We don't drink." I told a friend as we planning to meet up with them in Mexico for vacation. In the first few days my husband shared that for the last few years he has been 'dabbling' with drinking and intended to drink on this vacation. I had thought that we were both sober.  I was so grateful for my own sobriety and my Soul Recovery so that I could process this information clearly and remember that I can not control anyone or any circumstance outside of myself.   Being an addict is not easy, loving an addict is not easy, however, there is hope  in Soul Recovery when we turn the attention to ourselves and follow a spiritual path. Rich and I sit down in the next episode to process this slip in his recovery and talk through how it has effected our marriage and Soul Recovery journey for each of us. For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Support the show

Busting Addiction and Its Myths
Why do You Have to be So Rude?

Busting Addiction and Its Myths

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 9:38


In this podcast, we discuss the role of anger in our lives and of the many disguises it uses to erode confidence and peace.We learn that:Anger never travels alone and is therefore accompanied by other emotions such as fear and hurt, common in addictive and co-dependent relationships.Anger comes in so many disguises, it's hard to identify it as the underlying cause of unhelpful behaviours such as rudeness, sarcasm or simply an unkind remark.Fear of losing a loved one, of not finding a cure and of the shame that comes with addiction provokes frustration and rage with what is.The sooner the responsible family member can identify and be honest with the feelings they are feeling, the sooner they can begin the journey of healing.For that to begin, they will need the help of a counsellor trained in addictive disorders and, ideally, join an Al-Anon group to enable them to share their feelings and situation in a safe setting.

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Episode 74: The Twelve Steps are for EVERYONE: Step 6 of 12

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 15:24


In today's episode, we're talking about the beauty and complexity of Step 6. (Remember, the 12 steps are for everyone, I promise!) Step 6: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. resources: AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery: https://amzn.to/3P1us9G Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
Taking a Look at Being a People Pleaser

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 30:53 Transcription Available


Prior to Soul Recovery I used to say "If you are okay, then I can be okay."  This is a foundational belief of being a People Pleaser where you put others needs and preferences over your own.  Many of us may not even realize we are doing this, or how it is causing us internal anxiety and pain.  I have been working on this on my Soul Recovery journey and was taken by surprise on my trip to Mexico with my Mom and Husband at how easily I fell back into old patters of feeling I was responsible for their comfort and happiness.  I was so grateful for the chance to see it clearly, to take a deep look at the roots of where this came from in my life and turn the attention to myself by digging even deeper into my Soul Recovery journey of healing.  For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, YouTube and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Support the show

Recovery Elevator
RE 403: Hello Universe

Recovery Elevator

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 51:32


Episode 403 – Hello Universe   Many Today we have Pat.   He is 38, from Georgia, and he took his last drink on February 22, 2022.   Events:  https://recoveryelevator.com/events Exact Nature:  https://exactnature.com/re20   Highlights from Paul   The opposite of addiction is connection. Near-death experiences often connect us to a higher power and make us question where we go after we die. In today's episode, Paul shares his views on spirituality and connecting with a higher power.   Addiction disconnects us from the external world and from within. Paul reminds us we are not alone:  we are connected to every living on the planet. Love, connection, inclusivity, and wholeness.   Better Help:  www.betterhelp.com/elevator - 10% off your first month. #sponsored                                                                               [13:14]  Pat got sober on 2/22/22 and planned his sobriety date as a military child who has lived in many places. He is married, loves archery, plays guitar, writes music, and sells hearing aids.      Pat began experimenting with alcohol at 15. He learned in college he could drink a lot. He was frequently the last one standing. Initially, he drank to get a buzz. He avoided eating to enhance his buzz. In college, he got a DUI.   Pat drank to feel normal. He never had a true rock bottom moment.    In 2020, Pat stopped drinking for six months, knowing he and his wife wanted to conceive. He switched from whiskey to beer. Quickly it snuck back into his life.    Pat's wife began going to Al-Anon. He burned the ships on social media and garnered support from friends and family. After a physical, he had some bad results, including elevated liver enzymes. He was encouraged to go to inpatient rehab.   He ultimately tapered. His doctor prescribed medications to help him overcome anxiety. The first two weeks of detox were painful.   After the physical challenges dissipated, things became much more manageable. His family and friends supported him. He realizes he doesn't need alcohol to get through the highs and lows of everyday life.   The RE podcast, audiobooks, and the Café RE Facebook group are his favorite recovery tools, and he is excited that he and his wife are expecting their first child.   [49:20] Paul's Summary   Book recommendations Reality Unveiled:  https://amzn.to/3CxrVQg The seat of the Soul: https://amzn.to/3z0phBJ Many lives many masters:  https://amzn.to/3rQ6QLS   The concepts in these books help Paul to feel connected. The knowledge is the precursor to feeling the way Paul needs to feel to stay sober.    Upcoming events, retreats, and courses: You can find more information about our events   Resources Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes    Recovery Elevator- Go big because eventually, we all go home. I love you guys.

Clean or Sober
Attempting to End the Stigma of Addiction

Clean or Sober

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 95:45


Today I have an amazing guest, with a breadth of knowledge coupled with 20+ years of continuous clean and sober time!!  He really shares a passion I am sure many of us wish we could end.  That is the stigma of being an addict or alcoholic.  The stigma of how others may perceive me once they know the truth.  He does so much in regard to service work.  Just a few projects he is consistently working on:Men's group twice a monthWife attends Al-Anon for the past 14 yearsWorked an ACA program which is Adult Children of AlcholicsPodcast - The High Cost of AnonymityCommunity Outreach, mental health and addiction hospital careerAside from all of this focus now is heavily on building his own business in providing workshops, being a keynote speaker, and just finding ways to normalize mental health and addiction.He is also very active still today in 12 step programs, soon hopes to connect with a sponsor, and is actively seeking sponsees.  Just an all-around true desire to end the stigma, focus on service, and more importantly focus on finding a way to intervene through helping families identify problems before "WE" the alcoholic or addict struggle to get clean/sober or die.The High Cost of Anonymity Podcast: Exploring the Cost of Keeping Your Life Experience to Yourself on Apple Podcasts

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Al-Anon: Ellen L of Riverside California (NSFW)

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2022 54:05


Ellen L of Riverside California tells her story at the 2014 Gopher State Roundup. NSFW Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Southern States Womens Conference: January 27-29, 2023 - Location: Jacksonville, FL. Fabulous speakers from all over the country bring their message on each step. Fun and high energy in the beautiful state of Florida. Details: https://southernstateswomensconference.org If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Q+A My Partner Is Scared To Go To Detox

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 18:43


In this Q and A episode Ashley helps a listener with their question "My Partner Is Scared To Go To Detox". She really wants them to go and they know they need to, but they're scared. Ashley shares her own stories of trying to get sober without help, what to expect during a medical detox and why it's better than the alternative.Ashley Loeb Blassingame has been clean and sober for 16 years, she's a drug and alcohol counselor, interventionist, and the co-founder of a telehealth company called Lionrock Recovery that provides substance use disorder treatment.Episode ResourcesConnect with Ashley Loeb BlassingameTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingameInstagram | @ashleyloebblassingameConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastPodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastPodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifeYouTube | The Courage to Change Playlist

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Episode 72: The Twelve Steps are for EVERYONE: Step 5 of 12

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 15:40


On today's episode, we're talking about Step 5 of the 12 steps. This step is a game-changer! Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. resources: AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Serenity: A Companion for Twelve Step Recovery: https://amzn.to/3P1us9G Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Ask the Expert: Michelle Farris - Codependency Recovery

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 51:23


Michelle Farris is a Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in codependent relationship patterns. She helps people to avoid the people pleasing behaviors and issues with boundary setting that can often become stumbling blocks for many in recovery.Michelle began her own recovery at 21. She began attending Overeaters Anonymous and Al-Anon Meetings. She found the Al-Anon meetings much more difficult than she anticipated. She found herself being forced to face a difficult reality, the deep co-dependence she experienced in her relationship with her alcoholic partner. It was through that work that she began to realize how deeply her addiction to relationships and codependency affected her life. The roots of it had traveled beyond the bounds of her romantic relationships and began showing up in her friendships as well.Michelle was able to find healing and turned her new found knowledge into a career helping people who find themselves in the same situation. Today she works with people to ensure they can lead healthy relationships with the ability to communicate their needs, set healthy boundaries and create new patterns for how they interact with the people they love.Episode ResourcesCounseling Recovery | counselingrecovery.comConnect with MichelleInstagram | @counseling_recoveryFacebook | @counselingrecoveryConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastYouTube | The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
ESH: Mickey B- Always a good listen (NSFW)

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 73:35


Mickey B tells his story and gets into the steps a bit at the CCYPAA Conference by the Sea held in Monterey California in 1995. Mickey is always a good listen and this one is no exception NSFW. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Authentic, Compassionate Judaism for the Thinking Person
Learning from 12 Step: The ”El Anon” Theology of the Exile Prophets

Authentic, Compassionate Judaism for the Thinking Person

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 2:12


The theology of the haftarot of the exile prophets like Deutero-Isaiah is hard for most people to relate to:  "You are in exile, your life is full of tragedy, and I love you, I remember you as you were before, but I won't be getting you out of the situation you got yourself in, and which I warned you repeatedly about."  This is the kind of "unloving" God that Christian theologians for millenia have accused Jews of having.  Yet do those in Al-Anon understand it in a way they can teach us?  

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Casey R. - Sober at 16 NSFW

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 67:11 Very Popular


Casey R. gives a great talk at an unknown ICYPAA convention, she is an excellent speaker who "does well in institutions" "We have discovered a common solution, a way out on which we can absolutely agree" NSFW Repost from early 2017 Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Funny In Failure
#187: Brian Huskey - Beginner's Mind

Funny In Failure

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 104:19


Brian Huskey is an actor, comedian and writer who has over 175 acting credits to date, he has earned "That Guy” actor status. On television, Huskey has had memorable recurring roles as Chet, the oddball paramedic on Adult Swim's “Childrens Hospital”, Leon West, the bitter and cutting journalist on “Veep”, Victor, the unhinged husband to Natasha Leggero in “Another Period” and was a series regular on “People of Earth” playing the paranoid sad sack, Richard Shultz. Huskey has also voiced numerous characters for animation, including the fan favorite Regular Sized Rudy, on Fox's “Bob's Burgers”. Among Huskey's movie appearances, he has been paired with the likes of Seth Rogen in “This is the End”, “Neighbors”, Neighbors 2” and “The Disaster Artist” and with Will Farrell in “Stepbrothers”, “Land of the Lost” and “Semi Pro”. Huskey has also written two feature films for Paramount Pictures, Comedy Central's “Kroll Show”, and earned an Emmy Nominations for his work on Comedy Central's 2010 “Night of Too Many Stars” and Adult Swim's “Childrens Hospital”. He starred in and co-wrote the original, fully improvised film “A Better You”. Brian also created, wrote and starred in two darkly comic television specials for Adult Swim, “Mr. Neighbor's House” and “Mr. Neighbor's House 2”. We chat about his previous life as a photographer and being in a band, the benefits of improv, divorce, mindfulness, the highs and lows of show biz, the stories we tell ourselves, Al-Anon, empathy, collaboration, and the flow state. The video footage of this entire chat is now out as well (one day after release)! So check them out on YouTube under Michael Kahan Check Brian out on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebrianhuskey/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/thebrianhuskey Cameo: https://www.cameo.com/thebrianhuskey ------------------------------------------- Follow @Funny in Failure on Instagram and Facebook https://www.instagram.com/funnyinfailure/ https://www.facebook.com/funnyinfailure/ and @Michael_Kahan on Insta & Twitter to keep up to date with the latest info. https://www.instagram.com/michael_kahan/ https://twitter.com/Michael_Kahan

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
Reflection on Expectations in Soul Recovery

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 32:32 Transcription Available


My 'working' vacation in Mexico in October turned out to be a great opportunity for reflection and to practice my Soul Recovery spiritual tools.  I was immediately  caught off guard by my unrealistic expectations of what I had envisioned when planning and thinking about the vacation. I felt irritated and disappointed in the first days and had an opportunity to dig in and do some Soul Recovery- make a pivot into acceptance and surrender which allowed me to not only accept but enjoy it as it was.  For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Join others on their Soul Recovery Journey on the 1st Monday of each month to listen to a short inspiration from Rev Rachel and then have a chance to connect and share your inspiration, strength, hope or needs of support. This is a FREE Support Group and it meets on Zoom from 6-7pm Mountain Time.CLICK HERE to register and get the Zoom link. See you there!! Support the show

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
ESH: Charlie C (Funny)

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 69:16 Very Popular


Charlie C of Burbank CA speaking in the summer of 2004 at an unknown event, he is a pretty funny guy and he carries a solid message at the same time. Repost from Jan. 2020 Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Father Joe M - The Famous Chalk Talk

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 65:30 Very Popular


This one was a bit of a bear, it is a pretty well known speak called "The Chalk Talk" it was presented many times by Father Joe and there are many versions of it around. The hard part was finding one that didnt have truly awful sound. I spent well over an hour working on this audio and I think it is quite listenable now. Father Joe got sober in 1958 at The Guest House, it was founded and operated by Austin R, who came across a copy of the Saturday Evening Post article on Alcoholics Anonymous. As a result of the article Austin R began his journey of recovery through AA, eventually opening The Guest House. Father Joe met Austin on his first day at The Guest House, he also was introduced to Dr. Walter G, himself a recovering alcoholic. Dr. G was the first to talk about the intellect and the emotion and how drugs and alcohol cause the emotions to over-rule the intellect. Father Joe deeply admired Austin and was so impressed with Dr. G's lectures, that he saved his notes and 14 years later would use them as the source of his famous "Chalk Talks". The occasional clicking you hear in this speak are the source of the name, as Father Joe is writing on the chalk board. No clue where or when this particular one was recorded. Im not sure why it took me so long to post anything by Father Joe, but I have well over 50 speaks by him, email me if you are interested in hearing more from him. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

The Other Side of Hell Podcast
#133 | A Recovery Mindset | Monica's Warstory

The Other Side of Hell Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2022 69:26


What does it mean to have a recovery mindset? Well, think of it this way; when we were in the thick of it, all we did was think about using. We were constantly obsessing, obtaining, or using our DOC. Today we fill that time with the tools from recovery. Service work, community engagement, and helping others are just a few things that can help us in maintaining sobriety and keeping a recovery mindset.    This week's topic is inspired by our warstory from Monica. She has found a beautiful group of people who support her in her journey as she establishes a solid foundation in recovery. Monica's use of pain pills escalated and before long she realized it had taken over. Finding a community and deciding enough was enough has given her the strength she needs to help others who may be struggling the same way by sharing honestly what her journey has been like.   Follow Monica on Tiktok and IG @Monicafromtiktok   Thanks Hellions! Remember you are the most important part of the show.    RESOURCES  Excellent Drugs and Suicide resource from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/drug-addiction/drugs-and-suicide/    If you have questions about how your condition can lead to suicidal thoughts check this out from The Recovery Village www.therecoveryvillage.com/co-occurring-disorders/suicide-hotline/   Alcoholics Anonymous online meetings  https://aa-intergroup.org/    Narcotics Anonymous online meetings  https://virtual-na.org/    Find an Overeaters Anonymous meeting  https://oa.org/find-a-meeting/    Refuge Recovery website https://refugerecovery.org/    Substance Abuse and Mental Health services  1-800-662-HELP  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline    Suicide prevention hotline  1-800-273-8255 https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/    Domestic Violence hotline  1-800-799-SAFE  https://www.thehotline.org/    National Human Trafficking hotline 1-888-373-7888 https://humantraffickinghotline.org/   More information about Human Trafficking within the trucking community can be found here: https://www.lanierlawfirm.com/trucking-and-human-trafficking/   Al-Anon information (support for families) https://al-anon.org/   Follow The Other Side of Hell on all the Socials!  IG: @othersideofhell_recoverypod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theothersideofhell101  Twitter: @TOSOHellpodcast  Tik Tok: @theothersideofhell   Email us at theothersideofhell@gmail.com    For more information about the show, resources, or merch check out our website at theothersideofhellpodcast.com!   Contact us if you have ideas for a show, are interested in sharing your story, or are struggling in any way. Seriously.    Thanks to all who support the podcast! Be sure to tell someone you know that may get value from it about the show!

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Topic: Sponsorship - Chuck C - Author of: A New Pair of Glasses

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 78:14 Very Popular


Chuck C from Los Angeles (Author of: A New Pair of Glasses) speaking on the topic of sponsorship in Eugene Or in 1976, he was sober 30 years at the time of this speak at an unknown event. One of my favorite speakers ever. Repost from 2018. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Addiction and the Family
Episode 34: Spirituality in Recovery

Addiction and the Family

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 49:26


Casey talks about why spirituality is important to many people in recovery, where it's hard, and how to get through some of the challenges. He shares insights from his new book, "Spirituality for People Who Hate Spirituality".

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein
Bonus: The Scariest & Most Courageous Thing I've Ever Done (aka not sure I should be posting this episode)

All That to Say with Elisabeth Klein

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 16:21


So, I think the Spirit nudged me to share this and to do it today before I chicken out. So here you go to whoever the person is that apparently needs to hear this now. You are loved. And you are going to make it through. resources: Power Wheel of Control & Abuse AlAnon: https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/ AlAnon daily readers: https://ecomm.al-anon.org/ Codependent No More: https://amzn.to/3vCMpUX Celebrate Recovery: https://www.celebraterecovery.com/ betterhelp therapists: https://www.betterhelp.com/ Codependency quiz: https://www.northpointrecovery.com/addiction-quizzes/codependent-quiz/ Pause app: https://www.pauseapp.com/ Marriage Methods e-course: https://bit.ly/marriage-methods-pwyc Heartbreak to Hope e-course: https://bit.ly/Heartbreak-to-Hope-pwyc Childhood Wounds e-course: https://elisabethklein.com/product/childhood-wounds/ WholeHearted Project: https://elisabethklein.com/product/the-wholehearted-project --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/elisabeth-klein/support

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA
Topic: How To Create The Fellowship We Crave

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 44:45 Very Popular


Andy H is from Teaneck New Jersey, he is speaking at the Broken Elevator group on the topic of  “How To Create The Fellowship We Crave” at the beginning of April 2022. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate AA EVENT: Freedom Trail Conference of AA: Jan 26-29 2023 - Location: Boston MA. An AA conference with Al-Anon participation. This will be a weekend of talks and workshops Details: https://beacongroupaa.com/freedom-trail-conference/ If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

Boy Problems Podcast
87. Anxiety Attack (part 2)

Boy Problems Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 25:01


Jessica's story of her journey with anxiety continues in today's episode. We discuss how to help those you care about struggling with anxiety, how to ask for help if you're struggling and how Jessica managed (or really, avoided) her relationships with Katie and Shannon and how that has impacted things for them.Topics also discussed: Anxiety Mental Health Relationships Addiction Recovery Friendship Support Follow us at: Instagram: @recoveringtoo Facebook: @recoveringtooAdditional Resources: Co-Dependents Anonymous: http://coda.org/ Al-Anon: https://al-anon.org/ Nar-Anon: https://www.nar-anon.org/ National Helpline: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline Treatment Locator: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/boyproblemspodcast/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/boyproblemspodcast/support

Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland
90. Katie; an adoptee's connection, disconnection and reconnection in reunion

Once Upon A Time...In Adopteeland

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 61:26


Katie is an adoptee who has always known she was adopted. Abuse and neglect by adoptive parents growing up led her to feeling unloved or unwanted by them. As a younger person, Katie felt so broken and joined Al-Anon and (ACA) Adult Children of Alcoholics for healing. She still felt like something was missing in her recovery. A friend gave Katie the book, The Primal Wound by Nancy Verrier, and she then sought out podcasts about adoptees which all proved to be great resources. Katie never had the desire to look for her birth parents, but an acquaintance insisted, and found maternal and paternal birth parents within days in 1996. She has met both birth families and have different relationships with them today. References: The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz and Searching For Anna Fisher by Florence Fisher  Adoptee Remembrance Day is October 30th Music by Corey Quinn

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Amy Farnan: Getting Sober With Lionrock After Losing Custody

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 59:23


Amy Farnan grew up in a loving home with three siblings and lots of laughter. Even with all the good she found at her core, the inability to feel like she had worth or a voice. In middle school she found alcohol and immediately felt powerful and pretty. She began saying the things she'd always wanted to say and the feeling hooked her.She had some level of management of her drinking through high school and college and upon graduation began a spiritual journey with her brother, a professional rock climber and someone who sought the spiritual in the same way she did. The trip was incredible and opened her eyes to what other people were doing in the world, but 6 months later, her brother died in an avalanche while climbing.As the search for his body began, she was put in the strange position of communication liaison with the search efforts and caretaker to her parents. In that place, she was unable to grieve in the way she needed to and instead placated herself and those around her with “He died doing what he loved.”And thus kicked off her destructive relationship with alcohol that caused her to lose her child, her romantic relationship, and her life. Finally with the help of AA and Lionrock Recovery, she was able to find sobriety that has remained.Episode ResourcesConnect with AmyInstagram | @afarnan1Facebook | @afarnan1Connect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastYouTube | The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life
Soul Recovery Tips to Stay Clam During a Challenge

Recover Your Soul: A Spiritual Path to a Happy and Healthy Life

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 30:18 Transcription Available


I had asked the Patreon Members for what they wanted to hear more about-  Kellye and Stacey had similar questions about how to stay calm and centered when faced with challenges. "I would love to hear more about  staying calm and turning within, when faced with a challenge. I sometimes get out of control  quickly and start to spiral into panic mode, completely forgetting that I have Higher Power right here to guide me.  It's like I need something to smack me and say 'snap out of it!' "   In this episode I talk about strengthening your Spiritual Practice so you have your tools ready when they are needed in any situation. For more information about Rev. Rachel Harrison and Recover Your Soul- visit the website www.recoveryoursoul.net  use the code TRYASESSION for 40% off your first Spiritual Coaching session when you book on the website.  Make a donation to support the Recover Your Soul Podcast on the home page, follow us on Instagram, Insight Timer, TikTok, and Facebook and join the private Facebook group  to be part of the RYS community.   Support this podcast  and have access to bonus content by becoming a Patreon  Member  or subscribing on Apple Podcasts and have access to an EXTRA episode each Friday.   Thank  you for your support!!  Soul Recovery Support Group on Zoom -The 1st Monday of the Month, 6PM Mountain Time. This is a drop in support group where we can come together to explore, connect and support each other on our Soul Recovery journey.  Visit the website to register and receive the meeting invite.  Free to attend- donations appreciated.To access a transcript of this episode visit https://recoveryoursoul.buzzsprout.com/Together we can do the work that will recover your soul.Support the show

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Q+A How Can I Undo The Things I've Done?

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2022 17:12


In this Q and A episode Ashley answers the listener question "How Can I Undo The Things I've Done?" It can feel like it's impossible to put the genie back in the bottle. That the mistakes made are impossible to come back from, but there is reason to hope. Ashley shares stories of how she was able to fix things that she thought were damaged beyond repair.Ashley Loeb Blassingame has been clean and sober for 16 years, she's a drug and alcohol counselor, interventionist, and the co-founder of a telehealth company called Lionrock Recovery that provides substance use disorder treatment.Episode ResourcesConnect with Ashley Loeb BlassingameTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingameInstagram | @ashleyloebblassingameConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastPodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastPodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifeYouTube | The Courage to Change Playlist

Sober Cast: An (unofficial) Alcoholics Anonymous Podcast AA

Michelle A is from San Diego California, she is both an AA member and an Al-Anon member, she is telling her story at an unknown AA meeting somewhere in Southern California in 2017. Email: sobercast@gmail.com Support Sober Cast: https://sobercast.com/donate If you have an AA roundup, retreat or convention coming up, we would be happy to give you a shout out and list the event on the Sober Cast website. Visit our Linktree, click "Submit An AA Event" and fill out the short form. Linktree: https://linktr.ee/sobercast Sober Cast has 2000+ episodes available, visit SoberCast.com to access all the episodes where you can easily find topics or specific speakers using tags or search. https://sobercast.com

You Are Not Alone - A Recovery Podcast
Pete B's Emotional Journey From Addition to Finding Narcotics Anonymous Part 1 of 2

You Are Not Alone - A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 48:38


Pete B is a veteran of the Navy.  His mother was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and father belonged to Al-Anon.  Pete's defense mechanism was to be the family joker.  Later on, he joined the military and got into a lot of jams due to his use of drugs and alcohol, including a black out in Israel.  This episode is incredibly emotional and Pete is very vulnerable with his experiences, including an out of body experience and the credit he gives his best friend from bringing him back, only to lose his friend a few days later.After times in and out of Alcoholics Anonymous, Pete found relief in Narcotics Anonymous, getting past some skepticism.In Part 2, Pete talks about Narcotics Anonymous having to move past AA literature and his part in creating the first real NA writings.Over the next two weeks, you'll be hearing about some powerful recovery talk and vulnerability with emotions with Pete B.Support the showIf you love our podcast, SMASH that follow button! Give us a review on Apple Podcasts and a rating on Spotify. Follow us on Instagram @soberfriendspod. Connect with the show at soberfriendspod.com. Your financial support at Buymeacoffee/Soberfriendspod, keeps the show in the ears of the new guy and gal.

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Dane Ensley: Three Generations Of Addiction And Recovery

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 60:11


Dane Ensley grew up in an AA home. His mother and grandmother were sober and among a long line of family members who struggled with alcoholism and addiction. He grew up feeling destined to be an addict and also in recovery.After his parents split up at age 7, he found himself looking for male role models who had the strength, bravado and macho energy that he felt drawn to. He found them, but they also brought drugs and crime into his life. At 18, he was hanging out with this group of these men when things turned violent, leading to a stabbing and Dane going to jail. He was eventually set free, and had the opportunity to run from that lifestyle, but instead, doubled down on his drinking and using. By 22 he was nearly dead.He eventually found sobriety after going to a detox center, but immediately found himself unemployable. It was after he'd exhausted every idea that he walked into a treatment center and asked if they needed anyone to clean the floors. They offered him something much more than that, they paid for him to become a counselor instead. That moment launched what would become his life's work, helping people find recovery through becoming a counselor, interventionist and eventually founding Reconstruction Unlimited. The organization has allowed him to work as a coach with the world's leading interventionists and travel the world working with a broad spectrum of clients.Episode ResourcesReconstruction Unlimited | reconstructionunlimited.comConnect with DaneInstagram | @daneensleyConnect with The Courage to ChangePodcast Website | lionrock.life/couragetochangepodcastPodcast Instagram | @couragetochange_podcastYouTube | The Courage to Change PodcastTikTok | @ashleyloebblassingamePodcast Email | podcast@lionrock.lifePodcast Facebook | @thecouragetochangepodcastLionrock ResourcesLionrock Life Mobile App | lionrock.life/mobile-appSupport Group Meeting Schedule | lionrock.life/meetings