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Live comedy and interviews from the heart of the Edinburgh Fringe! Running for over six years and featuring some of the biggest names from the biggest comedy festival in the world, it's like being there, or here, depending on your perspective. There's interviews and behind the scenes gossip, live comedy from this year's festival and more from the Pleasance Courtyard and Dome in Edinburgh. The Pleasance Comedy Podcasts are sponsored by Audible. Go to Audible.co.uk/laughs to start your free 30 ...
 
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It can be hard to figure out how to spend your time when you leave booze and alcohol behind. At the same time, if you’re willing to step out of your comfort zone and make use of that extra brain power, that’s all it takes. In this episode Henry Ward talks about his recovery and this feeling of, “Is this it??”. How do you find your passion in recove…
 
If I’m being totally honest, I was a quitter my whole life. I didn’t want to do hard things. I didn’t care about being committed to something, and I was too selfish to get off my buns and show up for something when I didn’t feel like it. I had so much fear of embarrassing myself, people not liking me, messing things up… I isolated and fed my fear t…
 
Need a confidence boost when it comes to overcoming addiction and the overwhelm of food cravings that come with it? It’s important for you to know what’s really going on with your food, and how it affects addiction. If you would have told me 15 years ago about emotional eating and the physical effects of food, I probably would have bailed on the wh…
 
You’re cruising along in your day feeling good, just minding your own business, when all of a sudden the thought of a drink pops in your head. What the heck?!? You don’t want to drink, you know it tried to ruin your life and you don’t do it well, so why is your brain thinking about it?!? Then, your brain wants to take it to a whole other level tell…
 
Addiction Unlimited has an incredible, supportive Facebook group and today’s episode is one of our listeners, and one of my MVPs in the FB group. I plucked him right out of the crowd to come on and do an episode with me to share his journey, his struggles, and his strengths. Stephen shares how his sobriety made him feel ostracized from the gay comm…
 
It surprised me to read that some 40 million adults in the US have some sort of anxiety disorder. That’s a lot! I’ve known for several years that I have anxiety. And it can manifest in different ways at different times. Sometimes it’s social anxiety where I don’t like being in a group of people. Even if it’s people I know and love. Sometimes, if I …
 
Let’s talk recovery fatigue. Not the kind of fatigue where you are tired because you are early in your recovery and your body is on the roller coaster ride of it’s lifetime- but the fatigue you feel because you are doing so many things for your recovery you feel exhausted by it all. You are told you have to make your recovery your #1 priority if yo…
 
Creating a life you love takes work. We’re supposed to eat healthy and cook fresh food for every meal, get 10,000 steps, meditate, work, sleep, take care of your family, exercise, go to your support group meetings, do self-care… and, seriously?!? And don’t forget we want all the results and changes RIGHT NOW. We are wired for instant gratification …
 
“My journey led me to face not just alcohol and drugs, but all of my addictions and dependencies. My classic tale of descent and redemption can unleash the Superman hidden in each of us. A Superman who SAVES LIVES!” Without the constant pressure that was pushing him to drink and engage in drug use, Adam turned his life around and was able to feel l…
 
Success stories tell-all. I love hearing what other people are up to and how they build the amazing lives they are living. It’s like a secret glimpse into the lifestyles of the sober and infamous 😂 In today’s episode I reached out to a few of my friends and peers and asked them to share their #1 habit for building successful sobriety and enjoying l…
 
“I’m not in the results business. I’m in the effort business.” – Wade Bergquist Recovery is more than just putting down the drink. It’s an accomplishment, a skill, a lifestyle and way of being, and in today’s episode Wade and I are going to talk about how to step into this new life that is critical to your wellbeing, and why it’s so rewarding to do…
 
There is a better life waiting for you. And you’re almost there. I remember feeling like I would never be able to get over my fears and finally quit drinking. And, for awhile, I gave up. The idea of giving up alcohol and everything it represents is terrifying. Wondering how your friends and family will react, questioning if you’ll ever have fun aga…
 
Wouldn’t it be amazing to live in a world where you can talk about your mental health struggles and get love and support for doing it? Ummm…. yes, please. But I hear it all the time, people feel awkward and don’t want to be judged for struggling with this issue or that issue and it feels like one of the biggest challenges there is. My guest today, …
 
If you are sitting in early sobriety, or feeling “stuck” in your recovery, this conversation is for you. In the beginning, motivation is high because there is some event that makes you stop and analyze what you’re doing, ie. you embarrassed yourself at a party, you fell down drunk and hurt yourself, got in a fight with your partner, or got a DUI. T…
 
Are you exhausted by the constant chatter that wears you out and brings you down? If this sounds familiar then today’s episode is for you. You may think you just have anxiety, alcoholism or ADD, or many other things, but wait ’til you hear what’s going on under the surface and how to heal it. My special guest, Dr. Don Wood is an inspired leader in …
 
As human beings, we all struggle with a lack of communication skills, and have no fear, it’s totally normal to feel overwhelmed with this sometimes. There are many things that make confrontation difficult and make you want to avoid it at all costs. None of us wants to be in an argument or fight, we don’t want to hurt each other’s feelings or disapp…
 
It’s a hundred miles into the forest, and a hundred miles out. Sometimes it feels like it takes forever to get relief in sobriety. You want relief from the pain and you want it as quickly as possible. You see other people who look like they are thriving sober, they seem happy, they’re smiling and laughing, but you aren’t feeling any of that. Dennis…
 
If you’re taking advice from more than 3 influencers, experts, gurus, teachers, mentors… whatever you want to call them… you are stunting your recovery growth. A mentor is someone who has walked the path before you, and has succeeded in a way that you aspire to succeed, also. They give you tools, tips, and guidance that you can directly apply to yo…
 
We all struggle with finding things to do as we shift from our old lifestyle of chaos and substance, to a new lifestyle that we can’t quite define yet. You know you need to be busy, you know you want to be connected, and you know you want to still have fun… even sober. What if you had the opportunity to join a whole group of other sober people with…
 
If you want to know how to thrive in your life and not just survive, you want to be clear about what needs to be done to move you forward you want to feel in charge and you want to make sure you absolutely love the life that you create …then this episode is for you! Because when it comes down to it, there is one thing I know you need to move to the…
 
Do you find yourself wondering if you are working on the right things? Or, asking yourself what you should be focused on at this stage of your recovery? This is one of the biggest challenges in early sobriety, especially the first year or two. You are in the midst of so many changes, within yourself, your head is clear, your energy is up, and you w…
 
What if I told you you could go to all the summer events, pool parties, camping trips, going to the lake for the weekend, family vacays and bbq’s and get through them easily, even if you are in the beginning of your sobriety? Today we are talking all about awkward summertime situations. Or, how we make them awkward before they even happen because w…
 
You know that saying, you can’t see the forest for the trees? When you are caught up in the day-to-day life activities- kids, school, jobs, partners, homes- when you look up, all you can see are the trees. You can’t see the way out because every direction you look is just more trees. But if you get in a helicopter and fly up above the trees, from t…
 
Are you at a crossroads right now in your life or in your lifestyle ie. drinking… or whatever other unhealthy thing you are doing that you know isn’t serving you? You are all over the internet searching, how to stop drinking, how do I stop drinking without AA, am I an alcoholic, can I stop drinking without AA, can I stop drinking without going to r…
 
You know the importance of building your sober tribe, and Jenna has become a part of mine, and YOURS! In this episode, Jenna shares her recovery journey as someone who got sober during a global pandemic after drinking her entire adult life. I met Jenna when I started Sober Sunday on the Clubhouse app. She showed up every week, loved being there, an…
 
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