EP 319: Naked Life Story - Emily
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Emily never had a problem giving up alcohol during her pregnancies. However, each time she started drinking again, she noticed she drank more than she used to. She made rules for herself and broke them. Again and again. Then she began having health issues and was arrested for driving drunk. Having to explain the breathalyzer in the car to her five children and answer their questions about her drinking was a turning point for Emily and she began her journey in AA. Today, Emily is a This Naked Mind coach and loves helping others find freedom from alcohol.

Hi. Super exciting news. So The Alcohol Experiment book is being released. Actually it got released just a few days ago with the expanded edition. What does expanded edition mean? It means that every single day throughout the book there are deep reflective journal entries that have been added with space to write which is so cool and so exciting. So you really make it your own. And, the reason I did this is because I truly believe that the deepest wisdom you will access throughout the 30 days of The Alcohol Experiment comes from within you. You know more about what’s best for you than anybody else in the entire world. And I know sometimes that can be hard to believe but when you really access your own wisdom it is so profound. So you can pick up your own copy at alcoholexperimentbook.com and check it out. It’s really powerful.

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Recovery Elevator
Recovery Elevator
Paul Churchill
RE 310: Positive Relationships
Sasha took her last drink on May 19th, 2019. This is her story of living alcohol free (AF). Check out the free meditations on the Recovery Elevator page here! Odette’s weekly installment of: Finding Your Better You When Odette doesn’t want to forget something, she sends herself an email. Recently she found one to herself with the subject line: Positive Relationships. The body of the email said simply: “The biggest factor for cultivating resilience” (Season 17, Grey’s Anatomy) We need resilience when embarking on this journey. Not just for this, but for everything life throws at us. Our journey is far from perfect, when we fall we need the courage to get back up and that’s why we need community. This is why together is better. Having one person in your corner can make a huge difference for you. How many positive relationships to you have and are you fostering them? [7:19] Odette introduces Sasha. Sasha is from New Jersey and works in IT. She lives with her fiancé and their dog. For fun she likes to read, do jigsaw puzzles, meditate and collecting old books from estate sales. [10:37] Can you give listeners some background on your story? Sasha said she started drinking around the age of 18. It wasn’t anything that was intense, but she knew from the first drink it would make her be “her true self.” She got a DUI at the 20. Around 21 was when she started drinking alone. When she was 23/24 she was crying and falling apart every time she drank. Her thoughts were preoccupied with drinking all the time. [13:48] Did the DUI make you question your drinking, or did you think that this was just something young people did? Sasha said it was both. She knew she drank in a way that wasn’t normal but felt because she was so young it was also ok. Looking back she knew it should have been a big warning sign. [15:36] Did you have any rock bottom moments? Sasha said rock bottom was when she was drinking alone and miserable. She had the realization she was miserable but didn’t know how to get out of it. [16:13] How did you get yourself out of the cycle? Sasha said she was listening to the RE podcast and reading Eckart Tolle and doing the Sam Harris ‘Wake Up’ course and this gave her the realization she had a drinking problem. Her end goal when drinking was always to be drunk, so the solution was to have none. [18:09] Was the podcast your first exposure to other stories of people’s drinking? Sasha said after her DUI there was court mandated AA meetings and that was her first exposure. She loved hearing what people were going through because she could identify with them. [21:20] What Tolle book were you reading? The Power of Now She was also reading In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts which covers many of the same themes. [24:54] Were you having conversations with your fiancé about your drinking prior to May 20th? Sasha said she always minimized it, so they never had direct conversations about her drinking. When she told him, he was very supportive and zero judgement. They continue to have conversations about her drinking. [26:27] Did you feel relief when you told him? Sasha said yes, a tremendous amount of relief. She was so lonely in her drinking and to have him be so accepting was what she needed. [32:05] How was it for you right after you made the decision to stop drinking? Sasha said for her it was like a switch flipped. She was so happy to be free from alcohol that her “pink cloud” lasted about 6 months. It helped that so many other things fell into place in that time as well. Sasha received a promotion at work, they got a dog, she was connecting with herself, reconnected with old friends and all the small things put themselves in place. It was hard for her to imagine going back to drinking. She had a craving around month 8, but was able to play the tape forward and that tool helped her not have a drink. [36:27] What happened after the pink cloud? What other tools do you use? Sasha said this time quitting was different, she was able to flip a switch. She no longer romanticizes drinking. But overall she hasn’t had the white knuckling craving this time. [39:27] Did you have a routine in your day that you had to fill with new things? Sasha said it was when she left work. In the past she would leave work and pick-up alcohol on the way home. At first, she was distracting herself with seeing friends and taking her dog for a walk or eating. Getting out of the house was really important. [44:55] What type of responses did you get from people when you told them about this decision? Sasha said most people were supportive. Every once in a while, someone questions the decision. Some of the people she used to drink with have also come out and admitted they are struggling and she has tried to point them in the right direction for resources. [46:48] Rapid Fire Round * What would you say to your younger self? Give her a hug and tell her everything will be ok. * What’s your favorite ice cream flavour? Chocolate * What has recovery made possible for you? To live a life of peace and to be vulnerable with others. * What parting piece of guidance would you give to listeners thinking about ditching the booze? Stick with it if you’re struggling to quit. The fact that you are even trying to do this right now is huge. Find resources that will work for you. You may have to say adios to booze if... it’s 2pm on a Tuesday and you’re googling, “Do I have a drinking problem?” with one eye closed because you can’t see the phone. Odette’s weekly challenge: Make a small inventory of your relationships. Which ones would you like to see changes in? Which ones would you like to cultivate? Upcoming events, retreats and courses: * You can find more information about our events Affiliate Link for Endourage: For 10% off your first CBD order with Endourage visit this link and use the promo code elevator at checkout. Affiliate Link for Amazon: Shop via Amazon using this link. The book, Alcohol is SH!T, is out. Pick up your paperback copy on Amazon here! You can get the Audible version here! Resources: Connect with Cafe RE - Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the set-up fee. Recovery Elevator YouTube - Subscribe here! Sobriety Tracker iTunes Sobriety Tracker Android Sober Selfies! - Send your Sober Selfie and your Success Story to -info@recoveryelevator.com “Recovery Elevator – when we choose to take care of the small things, the big things seem to take care of themselves - I love you guys”
51 min
One Year No Beer | Hack your healthy Lifestyle
One Year No Beer | Hack your healthy Lifestyle
Ruari Fairbairns & Andy Ramage
Sharing the Alcohol-Free Journey: Johnny Johnson | OYNB 109
One Year No Beer is about something much bigger than changing an individual’s relationship with alcohol. It’s about changing society’s relationship with alcohol. And often, when one person makes a significant change, they find a way to share that change with a broader group of people. That’s what today’s guest did. In today’s episode, Johnny Johnson discusses the drinking culture that he was a part of. He didn’t consider himself an alcoholic or think of his drinking as anything over the top – it was just normal. It was normal to go out for drinks on weeknights with colleagues and go out on the weekends with old school friends. It was normal to work through hangovers. It was normal to spend Sundays recovering so that the cycle could start over again with the next work week. “I looked back at my life and I started thinking, I'm just on this hamster wheel and I'm not enjoying life.” Johnny decided after his wedding that he was tired of this version of normal – tired of having hangovers, tired of worrying about what he might have done and forgotten about while he was drinking. So, he decided to give up alcohol for a while, then decided to join One Year No Beer so that he could experience the support of a community during his journey. But that’s not where Johnny’s story stops. He found himself telling friends and family about going alcohol-free because he was excited about it. And because he still wanted to go out and join in social activities, he also started exploring alcohol-free drinks. Johnny did find some nonalcoholic beers that he liked, but most venues carried big brands that he didn’t care for as much. Rather than giving up, Johnny was inspired by the situation. He decided to create his own alcohol-free beer. His goal was to get it into pubs and restaurants so that when he and other people like him went out, they could order an alcohol-free beer that they liked and were proud to be seen drinking. In today’s episode, Johnny discusses his journey with alcohol, his foray into nonalcoholic brewing, and his experiences with the One Year No Beer community. Listen in to learn how Johnny managed to create a healthy nonalcoholic beer and to pick up a promo code that will give OYNB members a discount on Johnny’s alcohol-free beer. LINKS & RESOURCES OYNB LINKS OYNB MasterMind Program: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/mastermind/ OYNB Website: https://www.oneyearnobeer.com/ OYNB Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Oneyearnobeer/ OYNB Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/199505820380513/ OYNB Twitter: https://twitter.com/oynbuk/ OYNB Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oneyearnobeer/ JOHNNY JOHNSON’S LINKS UNLTD Beer: https://www.unltd.beer/
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The Addicted Mind Podcast
The Addicted Mind Podcast
Duane Osterlind, LMFT
114: The History of Opium with John Halpern & David Blistein
Opium has been around but what many people don't realize is how much it has shaped society and culture. The United States has spent over $1 trillion on drug enforcement since President Nixon declared a war on drugs. And by any measure, that crisis has become worse. Could we ever imagine a time where humanity is finally free of these substances? On today's episode, Duane talks with John Halpern and David Blistein, co-authors of the book, Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World, where they talk about the history of opium and the reasons they wrote this book. It’s a call for compassion and care for people who are struggling with addiction. Unfortunately, our current system is not providing proper treatment. Worse, we punish people for not accepting treatment or seeking it out in the United States. The person who gets blamed is the one who's suffering. Whatever people need to do politically or as a society about these issues of drug abuse should not be legislated onto the backs of our patients' suffering and pain. And yet, that's still is happening. The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration admits that over 90% of people in the United States who would like to get serviced have no ability to get treatment. There’s a confusing message we’re sending out to people that there’s no safe way to use it. We're not talking about what these drugs do. We're not accepting how they are medicines and that they have these horrible side effects, and extreme versions of those side effects when we see somebody addicted. Instead, we punish them as if they had a full volitional choice when it’s causing changes to their brain over time. At the end of the day, we need to welcome people with substance abuse issues for being the human beings that they are and with the problems they have because we all have problems. And we need to treat them with respect and love and understanding and learn from them. *In this episode, you will hear:* * When the use of opium began * What does the term chasing the dragon mean * The potential of peptides to replace opiates * The current justice system as it relates to drug courts * How the interdiction of drugs corrupts the governments at all levels * The lack of proper treatment * How the opioid epidemic started with Purdue Pharma * Possible strategies and solutions to solve this problem * The confusing message we’re sending out to people that there’s no safe way to use it Key Quotes: [08:26] - "For 5000 years, virtually the only antidepressant we had was opium." [10:03] - "A drug is not a drug is not a drug, how people get addicted to a drug is different and understanding some of the impact they have on us also can be different." [10:44] - "Now, people think that if you ever do oxycodone for pain, the next thing you know, you're going to be in a rehab center. And it's not true, but it's walking the line." [12:59] - "We are tethered much more tightly to the opium plant, a plant that does not even exist in the wild today more than ever." [14:10] - "The person who gets blamed is the one who's suffering." [17:19] - "I consider drug court a human rights crime because we have prosecutors and judges pretending that they can practice medicine when they have no training in it." [18:55] - "As long as it's interdicted, it's worth a lot of money. It corrupts governments at all levels." [20:25] - "We turn around without providing proper treatment, and then we punish people for not accepting treatment or seeking it out in the United States." [28:15] - "There are more people dying each year now from opioid-related overdoses than those that died in the Vietnam War. That's 70,000 people a year dying now." [35:23] - "Labeling heroin and other opiates as drugs of abuse doesn't erase the fact that they are medicines in the United States." *Subscribe and Review* Have you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts ( https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-addicted-mind-podcast/id1268632042 ). Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast. If you really enjoyed this episode, we’ve created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at www.theaddictedmind.com ( http://www.theaddictedmind.com ) to download it. *Supporting Resources:* https://www.facebook.com/addictedmindpodcast/ Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John Halpern and David Blistein https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Opium/John-H-Halpern/9780316417679?id=8111534007531 *Episode Credits* If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment. He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world. Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.com ( https://emeraldcitypro.com/ )
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Heal Thy Self with Dr. G
Heal Thy Self with Dr. G
Heal Thy Self
#91 - The Power of Meditation & Community, Guest Jesse Israel | Heal Thy Self w/ Dr. G
Knowledge bomb: Dr. G goes all in on the skin care show. He gives us the keys to good skin from an inside out perspective. What damages the skin? He also speaks about some up and coming bio hacks to help support skin health. A great show if you are suffering with skin issues or just want to optimize your skin now. Product review: How do we protect ourselves? What foods and supplements should we include in our lives? We run down the list of the essentials. Special guest segment: Jesse Israel, founder of the Big Quiet comes on the show to teach us about how meditation can not only change your mental/emotional health but what happens to body physically as well. He speaks about his journey on how meditation has changed the trajectory of his life and how he now empowers the masses on healing by meditation. Lastly, Jesse speaks about the importance of community in human healing and how it is an essential pillar of health. Guest bio: Jesse is a social entrepreneur, meditation leader and former record label executive known for founding the mass meditation movement The Big Quiet. Jesse has signed multi-platinum bands like MGMT, has led some of the largest meditations in the world, teaches meditation to next-generation leaders and speaks at Fortune 500s and colleges. At the start of 2020, Jesse was invited to go on tour with Oprah Winfrey and WW to speak at and lead mass meditations at sold-out arenas throughout the US. Jesse’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Vice, Vogue, Fast Company, GQ and the Wall Street Journal. Be sure to like and subscribe to #HealThySelf Hosted by Doctor Christian Gonzalez N.D. Follow Doctor G on Instagram @dr.christian.gonzalez (www.instagram.com/dr.christian.gonzalez/) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW
Nicole Sachs, LCSW
117: Episode 117 - When We Suffer, We Suffer the Same
Pema Chodron says, “Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.” Today on the podcast, I share with you my thoughts on compassion, why it's important, and the ways in which I feel we need to see one other in order to heal the divide in our society. I do not bring this forth to be political, but rather to remind us all that when we suffer, we suffer the same. In our essential humanity we are so similar, that I believe it steals from us to perceive one another as so different. Just my 2 cents, but the topic was heavy on my heart this week. ** My INTRO TO MINDBODY WORK CLASS IS ON JAN 30TH FROM 12-130 PM EST. IT WILL BE RECORDED FOR PEOPLE UNABLE TO ATTEND. SIGN UP NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPOT. ** (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-nicole-sachs-mindbody-work-tickets-137337447001) XOOX n. REMINDER: VIRTUAL RETREAT IS NOW MAY 21-23RD. INFO BELOW. My new course FREEDOM FROM AN ANXIOUS LIFE, is available now. Click here for all the details and to purchase! (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/anxiety-course) MY NEXT VIRTUAL RETREAT IS LIVE AND ON SALE (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-from-chronic-pain-a-virtual-retreat-experience-tickets-122741147075) : FREEDOM FROM CHRONIC PAIN - A VIRTUAL RETREAT EXPERIENCE. (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-from-chronic-pain-a-virtual-retreat-experience-tickets-122741147075) At the retreat you will discover precisely how to invite your repressed feelings to rise, leading to a mind-body transformation. Through discussion, meditation, art therapy, energy work, yoga, and other healing practices, you will establish a bedrock foundation for longlasting wellness. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. YOU CAN DO THIS. Don’t worry, we will help you. Schedule: FRIDAY, MAY 21st - 5:30-7PM (Opening evening with me) SATURDAY, MAY 22nd -10AM-5PM (Workshop) SUNDAY, MAY 23rd -10AM-5PM (Workshop) **ALL TIMES EASTERN STANDARD TIME** PLEASE RATE AND REVIEW THE PODCAST HERE TO HELP OTHERS FIND IT! (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cure-for-chronic-pain-with-nicole-sachs-lcsw/id1439580309) ANNOUCEMENTS: OMEGA IS ON! Next summer, August 1-6, 2021. Stay tuned for sign up links.  CANCELLED: My retreat at 1440 Multiversity has sadly been cancelled for October 18-23, 2020. I hope to reschedule for 2021. 1440 Multiversity in Santa Cruz, CA (https://www.1440.org/programs/faculty-led-programs/health-and-wellness/holistic-intervention/freedom-from-chronic-pain) . The Art of Living Retreat Center in Boone, NC (https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/) will be hosting my work in the coming year. We had a fall date, but are moving it to Spring 2021 in light of current circumstances. Click here (https://artoflivingretreatcenter.org/) to learn more about their beautiful space. If you are interested in supporting the many free resources I offer to get this message to the global community, please consider donating to my cause on my website, www.thecureforchronicpain.com (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/) . Look for the DONATE button on the home page. Thank you so much! ALL MY RESOURCES: Instagram: Follow me on insta @nicolesachslcsw for tons of new content (https://www.instagram.com/nicolesachslcsw/) Website: The Cure for Chronic Pain (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/) YouTube: The Cure for Chronic Pain with Nicole Sachs, LCSW (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-tz1Du69PhcBkC3-9_Mgmw/featured?view_as=subscriber) Book: The Meaning of Truth (https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Truth-embrace-truth-create-ebook/dp/B01HGRM75K/ref=sr_1_2?crid=74FBLL5G4L66&keywords=nicole+sachs+book&qid=1558466642&s=gateway&sprefix=Nicole+s%2Caps%2C145&sr=8-2) Online Course: FREEDOM FROM CHRONIC PAIN (https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com/course) FB Closed Group:JournalSpeak with Nicole Sachs, LCSW (https://www.facebook.com/groups/132748670815140/?ref=bookmarks) OMEGA General info: OMEGA INSTITUTE (https://www.eomega.org/) Subscribe Apple Podcasts (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-cure-for-chronic-pain-with-nicole-sachs-lcsw/id1439580309?mt=2&uo=4&ls=1) Deezer (http://www.deezer.com/fr/show/65572) iHeart (http://www.iheart.com/podcast/256-The-Cure-for-Chronic-Pain-31111008) RadioPublic (https://radiopublic.com/the-cure-for-chronic-pain-with-ni-GMN3z4) RSS (https://audioboom.com/channels/4976835.rss) Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/04MSKMpWvDE0jSRLMimhzZ)
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The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast
The ChickPeeps Vegan Podcast
Evanna Lynch
S3, Ep14: Vegan & Climate Youth Activism with Genesis Butler
This season of The ChickPeeps is brought to you by our friends at Vivo Life! Use our code 'chickpeeps10' to get 10% off your order at vivolife.com. This week on The ChickPeeps we interview the extraordinary Genesis Butler. Having chosen to go vegan at the age of 6, 13 year old Genesis has already reached thousands of people all over the world with her message of compassion for all beings. In this episode she talks to Momo and Evy about founding her own non-profit organisation, ‘Genesis for Animals’, travelling all over the world for the Million Dollar Vegan promoting a vegan lifestyle by lobbying the Pope to go vegan (!), being a Marvel Superhero and the creative ways she’s concocted to continue to engage youth in vegan and climate activism throughout lockdown. While you’re listening, please take a moment to check out the link to our sponsor. Not only are Vivo Life a great, vegan company, but their support also allows us to continue to produce The ChickPeeps for you! We love them and their products and we think you will too. Also in this episode… * Genesis discusses the impact of her veganism on her family. * She talks about the importance of lobbying for legislative changes to protect animals and explains why it is her favourite kind of activism. * Genesis describes how she felt when she found out she was going to be featured in Disney’s new TV show, The Marvel Hero Project, as an animal saving superhero! * Genesis tells Evy and Momo about her personal practices to avoid activist burnout and how she maintains her mental health. * Genesis recalls being bullied at school for her veganism and shares how she maintains a compassionate outlook towards online trolls. * Genesis rounds off the interview with her perspective on the future of the animal rights movement. Considering that she will surely be one of the voices that shapes the future of the movement, her insight and optimism is something you should definitely pay close attention to! Links: Follow Genesis on Twitter and Instagram. Youth Climate Save Instagram. Genesis’s non-profit organisation Genesis for Animals. More information on Genesis’ episode of the Marvel Hero Project. Watch episode 16 on Disney+ for Genesis’ superhero story! Vegan Interior Design website - recommended by ChickPeep listener, Gel. Get In Touch: Bonus Content: ChickPeeps Patreon Instagram: @ChickPeepsPod Facebook: @ChickPeepsPodcast
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The Trauma Therapist
The Trauma Therapist
Guy Macpherson, PhD
Episode 502: Luke Worsfold. Inside Addiction
Today’s episode is about taking your experience and using it to help those who’ve been impacted by trauma. My guest today is Luke Worsfold. Luke grew up with a drug-addicted mother who died when he was 10. The experience of her death caused severe trauma throughout Luke’s life, which led to Luke’s own drug addiction. When Luke realized that he, himself, was heading towards his own death, it was in that moment that he decided to make a commitment to become the best version of myself and lead others by example. Luke has since founded Lisa, Inside Addiction , a treatment center to help individuals with substance abuse problems. *In This Episode* * Luke's website: Lisa, Inside Addiction ( https://insideaddiction.co.uk/ ) * Luke’s Programs ( https://insideaddiction.co.uk/programs/ ) * In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/155643880X/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=155643880X&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&linkId=0b348a4aa370ec87db041bc01f3a5860&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Gabor Mate, M.D. * Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life ( https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1401307787/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?creative=9325&creativeASIN=1401307787&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&linkId=b9fddd8c97721cf0d836d4bfeef551f3&tag=wescoatrapro-20 ) , Jon Kabat-Zinn Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-trauma-therapist-podcast-with-guy-macpherson-phd-inspiring-interviews-with-thought-leaders-in-the-field-of-trauma/donations Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands Privacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy
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