RE 336: Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, & Oxytocin

Episode 336 - Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin   I need to admit myself somewhere.  I could sit here until I’m blue in the face and until I have some humility, this is not going to...

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RE 335: All Emotions are Created Equal

RE 335: All Emotions are Created Equal

Barela took her last drink 42 days ago (at the time of this recording). This is her story of living alcohol free (AF).     A former Recovery Elevator interviewee, Jody, is hosting her own sobriety courses. This is called “The Sobriety Shift” and is a 12-week...

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RE 334: The Wisdom of Trauma

RE 334: The Wisdom of Trauma

Episode 334     You’re not giving something up, you are getting so much more in return, it’s just amazing.    Kevin is 53, from South Carolina and took his last drink on October 6, 2019.  This is his journey of living alcohol free (AF).   Today’s...

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RE 333: What You’re Asking for is on the Way

RE 333: What You’re Asking for is on the Way

Episode 333 Link to join the Open House Café RE Chat this Saturday, July 10th, at 10:00 AM PST/1:00 PM EST https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87017557542?pwd=RFRZNGZ6SXpRS0NtdTRaNFhuZzJFQT09 Meeting ID: 870 1755 7542 Passcode: recovery   Help people create a life so good...

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RE 332: Find More Joy

RE 332: Find More Joy

Episode 332 – Find More Joy   One of the biggest things that kept me drinking as I long as I did was that shame circle.  I would drink, do something stupid, embarrass myself, feel terrible and then drink again because I couldn’t handle my feelings.   Brett...

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RE 331: Keep Moving Forward

RE 331: Keep Moving Forward

Episode 331 – we hear from Laura!   Community is so important.  It is so important to connect with ourselves, our source energy, or other people.  All those things get disconnected with addiction. Reconnecting with the world is an important part of recovery.   On...

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RE 330: Break Free From the Matrix

RE 330: Break Free From the Matrix

Episode 330– You change and grow and evolve and that’s a good thing. You get better, wiser, stronger and make better decisions.  You can’t be afraid of that.   Tricia took her last drink on November 14, 2016.  She is from Dallas and is 40 years old.  This is her...

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RE 329: An Arsenal of Why’s

RE 329: An Arsenal of Why’s

Episode 329 – I started to notice the expectations putting an expectation on things or a timeline or predict  reactions.  I try to do what I can every day and try not to put expectations on things anymore.   Dane took his last drink on October 11, 2020.  He is...

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RE 328: F is for Fear

RE 328: F is for Fear

Episode 328 – the quality of my relationships with other people in the world is limited by the quality of my relationship with myself.   Adam took his last drink on December 13, 2019.  He is from Massachusetts, and he is 37 years old.  This is his journey of...

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RE 327: Trust is Like a Video Game

RE 327: Trust is Like a Video Game

Episode 327 – trying to stop and think about, is alcohol serving me?  I don’t have to decide right now, I need to get back to basics.   Chloe took her last drink on June 7, 2020.  She is from the UK and is 32 years old.  This is her journey of living alcohol free...

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RE 326: REwriting Stories

RE 326: REwriting Stories

Episode 326 – playing forward and playing it present -- if I drink again,  why would I want to go down that path?   Erik took his last drink on March 9, 2019.  He is from upstate New York.   This is his journey of living alcohol free (AF).   This quarter’s...

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RE 325: Death as a Life Tool

RE 325: Death as a Life Tool

Episode 325 – I used to drink at people when I was upset and those were bad nights.  I believed alcohol calmed me down and got me out of the anger.   Gillian took her last drink on November 9, 2019.  She is from Boston and loves playing video games.   This is her...

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RE 324: Puzzle Pieces in Recovery

RE 324: Puzzle Pieces in Recovery

Episode 324 – I guess it’s my pride.  It’s ego which is not a good thing.  It’s almost a year and I realized, OMG, it’s the best year of my life.   Bobbie took her last drink on December 16, 2019.  She is from upstate New York.    This is her journey of living...

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RE 323: Leading a Double Life

RE 323: Leading a Double Life

Episode 323 – I have to say I feel less isolated in a pandemic than I ever did drinking.  It has been so good to go through a pandemic sober.   Lauren took her last drink on December 19, 2018.  She lives in Canada and is 37 years old.    This is her journey of...

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RE 322: A Safe Container

RE 322: A Safe Container

Episode 322 – the hardest part is relaxing into this idea that you can have the most incredibly beautiful moment followed by an incredibly dark moment and that’s just the path of life.   Marcella took her last drink on September 6, 2018.  She lives in San Diego. ...

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RE 321: Alcoholism is a Family Disease

RE 321: Alcoholism is a Family Disease

Episode 321 – Be kind to yourself. It’s ok to give yourself as much love as you are giving to someone in active addiction.  Give yourself love and grace. It’s ok not to be ok. It’s ok not to have all the answers.   Today’s podcast will be a slight departure from...

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