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The Bubble Hour is hosted by Jean M., a sober woman dedicated to breaking down the walls of stigma and denial surrounding the disease of alcoholism.

Alcoholism effects more than 50% of American adults, either directly or indirectly, and yet it still remains a "taboo" topic and is still mostly misunderstood by the majority of people (even those effected by alcoholism and their loved ones).

The Bubble Hour seeks to inform, educate and help people identify with the stories they hear, the conversations and interviews with people who are just like they are, and let people know they aren't alone. Nobody can take the first tentative steps towards sobriety without first getting past denial, but even once they are past denial the stigma surrounding alcoholism is so strong that people are reluctant to seek help.

The Bubble Hour would like to change that stigma. Jean and the vibrant community of sober people who join her here, will be recording and offering this show for anyone to listen to for information, community, empathy and understanding.

We are so grateful for the sober people who came before us to help find this path; this is one way to give back.

Please help us spread the word about this website and the pod casts; you may be helping someone you know well but don't even know they have a problem.

Alcoholism thrives in the dark. Together, we bring light. And hope.

The Bubble Hour The Bubble Hour

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The Bubble Hour is hosted by Jean M., a sober woman dedicated to breaking down the walls of stigma and denial surrounding the disease of alcoholism.

Alcoholism effects more than 50% of American adults, either directly or indirectly, and yet it still remains a "taboo" topic and is still mostly misunderstood by the majority of people (even those effected by alcoholism and their loved ones).

The Bubble Hour seeks to inform, educate and help people identify with the stories they hear, the conversations and interviews with people who are just like they are, and let people know they aren't alone. Nobody can take the first tentative steps towards sobriety without first getting past denial, but even once they are past denial the stigma surrounding alcoholism is so strong that people are reluctant to seek help.

The Bubble Hour would like to change that stigma. Jean and the vibrant community of sober people who join her here, will be recording and offering this show for anyone to listen to for information, community, empathy and understanding.

We are so grateful for the sober people who came before us to help find this path; this is one way to give back.

Please help us spread the word about this website and the pod casts; you may be helping someone you know well but don't even know they have a problem.

Alcoholism thrives in the dark. Together, we bring light. And hope.

    Clare Pooley

    Clare Pooley

    Clare Pooley began writing about her sobriety in 2015 and her blog, "Mommy Was a Secret Drinker," became a book in 2017, "The Sober Diaries." Clare's latest publication is a novel, "The Authenticity Project."

    Clare shares her story of acknowledging a dependency on alcohol and finding recovery, plus chats about her life as a writer and mom.

     

    Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is here: www.unpickledblog.com

    Learn about Jean's latest book releases here: www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

     

     

    • 51 min
    Jen McNeely of She Does the City

    Jen McNeely of She Does the City

    Jen started a blog to document the party life she enjoyed in 2007 and it became a huge hit. So what happened years later when she gave up alcohol and settled down? Listen in to learn how she incorporated her new lifestyle into her work. Learn more at www.shedoesthecity.com

     

    Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is www.unpickledblog.com and you can learn about her latest books at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

    • 54 min
    Guest Heidi Busche

    Guest Heidi Busche

    Heidi Busche is a woman in recovery, as well as a relationship expert, podcaster, coach and author of the book "Relationship Ready." 


     


    To learn more about Heidi, visit her website www.heidibcoaching.com


     


    Bubble Hour host Jean McCarthy writes the blog UnPickled - visit www.unpickledblog.com. Learn about Jean's latest book releases on her website: www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Guest Kendra Ogdon

    Guest Kendra Ogdon

    Kendra Ogdon is a woman in successful long-term recovery who is shining a light for others in her work as an IOP counsellor. She joins us to share her story and explain what outpatient programs are and who are the best candidates for this type of treatment.

     

    Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is here: www.unpickledblog.com 

    Learn about Jean's latest books here: www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

    Follow Jean on Instagram at www.instagram.com/jeanmccarthy_writes

    • 1 hr
    Natalie's Story

    Natalie's Story

    Last summer, Natalie decided to take charge of her relationship with alcohol. Now in her sixth month of sobriety, she reflects on her decision and explains how her life is different today.

    Visit Bubble Hour host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled at www.unpickledblog.com and learn about her latest book here: www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Linda Parmar on Addiction, Recovery and Money

    Linda Parmar on Addiction, Recovery and Money

    When Linda Parmar embraced a life of sobriety more than five years ago, she thought she was putting her worst impulses behind her. However, not only did her time in active addiction result in enormous debt, but she also spent money impulsively in early recovery as a means of comfort and distraction. Eventually, Linda's recovery lifestyle had to expand to include financial recovery as well as sobriety.

    Linda now helps others navigate similar situations in her role as a Certified Money Coach, Professional Recovery Coach, and a SheRecovers Coach. Her website is www.lindaparmar.com

     

    Host Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com and info about Jean's most recent book is available here: www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

Roch2015 ,

An inspirational pod cast!!

I love this pod cast. Jean is an incredible host and interviewer, she is so empathetic, encouraging and inspiring, and as a consequence her guests open up and the interviews are just incredible. I’m 4 weeks sober and this podcast has been a huge contributer to my decision to quit alcohol for good.

Niteynite2014 ,

Practical & inspirational

Jean does such a beautiful job of exploring sobriety through interviews & experts. Such an incredibly important tool in my recovery. Thank you bubble hour.

Mrsunset77 ,

Excellent tool if you’re on the alcohol free journey

Someone left an unfavourable review here and I’m here to say this podcast has helped me in many ways. It’s inspired me, soothed me, supported me, educated me and quelled feelings of loneliness during my early days of sobriety. Thanks Jean and all the courageous guests for sharing some incredible and personal recovery stories. Love, Sarah.

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