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When Recovery Feels Intimidating, Do It Your Own Way
If you’re a human being on this planet then I’m willing to bet there have been a million times that you have said, “If only I knew then what I know now, I would have ____________.”
Yes, my friend. Hindsight is always 20/20, and it’s so much easier to see the truth of your situation when you’re looking back on it in the past rather than standing in it in the present moment.
It’s also easy to look back and blame yourself for the “mistakes” you made. But here’s the thing, you were doing the best you could with what you knew at the time. And when you know better, you do better
I mean, I thought it was a great idea to overpluck my eyebrows in the early 2000s, and here we are now spending a small fortune to restore those beautiful brows back to the thicker life they once had.
But all jokes aside, in this episode you’ll meet Bob, one of my star clients with an incredible success story. He’s going to share his own bumpy ride to recovery, how relapse helped him stay sober, the things that have given him a ton of momentum in his sober life and how he pieced it all together one step at a time.
Bob will also share a couple of things he did that really moved the needle. And, I hope you’ll consider doing them, too.
As you know, it’s my goal to share powerful experiences with you -- both good and bad -- so you can learn from them and create the sober life of your dreams.
So if you’re ready, get out your earbuds and listen in!
Links mentioned in this episode:
Post Acute Withdrawal (PAWS) episode: The Science of Sobriety and How To Feel Better Faster
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Relationships In Recovery
Relationships in recovery
It scares you and excites you all at the same time.
You are making lifestyle changes and want, more than anything, to regain control of your life. You can see this sober future full of friends and laughter, having a clear mind, and achieving more than ever to build your dream life.
But where does romance fall into the equation?
Maybe the thought of leaving the booze behind to pursue an alcohol-free life gives you butterflies, but every time you think about how it will affect your marriage or your dating life you think, "Oh man, this could change everything."
Something I've learned over the last 16+ years of recovery and personal development is that nothing is more important than communication. Those butterflies in your stomach are a loud and clear message that it's time to shake things up and take some action.
It isn't always comfortable- I mean, let's keep it 100 - you have to get out of your comfort zone to do anything amazing and rewarding. But I can promise you this, the biggest moments of growth are the ones where I stepped out of my comfort zone. My life, my business, my recovery... none of it would be where it is today without being willing to take a leap of faith- whether big or small.
In this episode, I share with you some strategies to navigate your relationship when you get sober and your partner doesn't. This is a major topic that comes up over and over again and I want you to have some simple pointers to get you started in dealing with this journey.
Then, we take a turn and talk about dating in recovery and how to deal with some of the common difficulties in that situation. As a single person myself, I've tried dating all the different ways over the years and it is one of my favorite topics.
And, as usual, if you have more questions and want to talk more about this topic, join us in the Facebook group where you can find me every single day interacting, answering questions, and cheering you on.
If you are ready for more support and guidance to take your recovery to the next level, you can book a call with me here.
Addiction In The Family
Addiction in the family
Any difficulty can be resolved when people are willing to own their emotional issues and to get the process of communication healthy. You can have the kind relationships you have always wanted, but it takes becoming the kind of person who treats others the way you want to be treated regardless of how they treat you.
This is a story of a father and son’s journey to healing through substance abuse, depression, anger and family conflict. It is a story of redemption and growth through the emotional anguish that many families experience in the teen years and shares a message of hope that shows a path to maturity for struggling teens and for their parents.
These stories are told both through a father’s eyes as a family therapist and through the teen’s perspective and shares the profound heartache and deep love between a father and son. The lessons learned and the growth for parents and teens are clearly described so everyone who reads this can use these lessons in their own lives.
Healing is a journey and this is a family dedicated to doing the work and sharing the journey. The book, workshops, and a commitment to continued growth, there is something for everyone here.
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Learn more about the Fishers here: https://www.fishertransformation.com/
5 Truths You Must Accept to Battle Addiction
"I don't know where to start! I feel so overwhelmed by sobriety!"
No worries! I've got you covered.
Most people know it's important to take action and do certain things to get, and stay, sober. But there's a big problem.
They aren't sure how to do the right things at the right time to be consistently building their recovery and feeling better.
They get super busy with a giant TO DO list filled with books to read and podcasts to listen to, and that's only part of the equation.
There is a HUGE piece of this that starts right between your ears, with your beliefs and thoughts about sobriety.
As parents and spouses and business owners we don't want to waste any more time on feeble attempts to get sober, to relapse again, and have zero understanding what happened and even less understanding of what to do next.
Am I right?
There's a better way to think about recovery and there are certain truths you HAVE TO get clear on to create your sober life without more overwhelm and failed attempts.
I'm going to save you a lot of time. These are some of the most common misconceptions and missteps I see people make over and over again. It all starts in your head and you don't even realize how you set yourself up for failure, before you even start.
I did it, too.
You don't have to do this by yourself without a roadmap. You have support and resources, motivation and inspiration at your fingertips:
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ADHD Symptoms: Do You Have It & How To Treat It
Do you have ADHD symptoms?
Have you ever struggled to complete the most basic life tasks? Being on time, keeping up on the housework, and never knowing what day it is?
Does this scenario sound familiar? You sit down at your computer, you open a tab to get started on your first task. You know you have a few important things to complete today and you are ready to get it done.
Then something else catches your eye and you think, "I'll just do this real quick", and next thing you know two hours have flown by, you've got 20 tabs open on your computer and you never completed the original task you sat down to do.
I think most of us can relate to a scene like this at one point or another. But there is hope, my friends! And that hope comes in understanding what's happening for you, why, and how to deal with it. And this episode is FULL of all of that information!
With some simple tweaks in the way you approach your day, and your life, you'll find much more success in the small things that may drive you crazy. Excited about showing up to things and being on time, feeling confident that you are good in conversations because you aren't constantly interrupting, and having a new sense of calm without major over-reactions to small things.
And this is where Kristen Carder comes in. Kristen, founder of Focused membership community, shows you how to recognize ADHD symptoms and how to manage them with support and education.
A few common symptoms of ADHD:
Difficult to Identify, Regulate, and Soothe Emotions
I wasn't familiar with the term 'time blind' until recently and this was a major aha for me! Are you ready to listen and get solutions?
After the episode, join us in the Facebook group for more conversation and support!
And if you want more support to get farther faster in your journey, you can book a call with me here.
The Secret To Change How You Feel About Yourself
Change how you feel
You use substances and behaviors to change how you feel, because you don’t feel good.
For all my listeners who have dreams of a wonderful life and maybe struggle with a little self-doubt, fear of failure, or have an inner critic that tends to be a little harsh, this episode is for you.
My guess is that most of you just thought, “Yes. Angela, that is me 100%.”
And I get it because it's me too. I deal with those same struggles. In fact, as humans, I think we all do, which is why it's something that needs to be worked on day in and day out.
In this episode I'm going to break down the truth about change, and it may surprise you.
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My fave podcast of all time !
Not sure where I’d be if I hadn’t have found Life coach Angela Pugh ! Angela - I love you ! I love your holistic perspective, always taking a step back in each episode and taking a look at the big picture . There are episodes I’ve listened to half a dozen times and I learn something new each time! Thank you 🙏
I found Angela early in on my journey. I’m now at 58 days. I listen to this podcast almost everyday and although I’ve tried others, I continue to gravitate back to Angela. She is the perfect blend of insight, inspiration and truth. Her knowledge base is tremendous and she delivers her wisdom with both love and a no nonsense, no excuses approach. There have been countless times her voice and message have turned my entire mindset around and got me through another day. It has been one of the best and likely one of the most important pieces of my sober journey .
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I’ve been struggling with bulimia for the past 3 years and I’ve been in active recovery for the past year. I came across this podcast about 15 days ago and I’ve been sober since then. Thanks to Angela’s raw and real discussions and fearlessness to speak the truth she has helped me so much along the way. She has a way to get through to any person suffering from addiction and I am not an exception. She is absolutely phenomenal.