Hear from real life people living their best lives sober, and learn about the tools they use to deal with life's ups and downs without numbing out.
10: 10 tips for surviving the holidays sober
Jessica shares 10 tips for surviving holiday get-togethers without booze. Whether this is your first sober holiday season or your 10th, pick up a few new tools for your socializing toolbox. Show notes:
4-7-8 breathing (video of the technique and explanation of its benefits with Dr. Andrew Weil) (https://www.drweil.com/videos-features/videos/breathing-exercises-4-7-8-breath/)
Blog posts about the holidays that may help:Megan Peters on prioritizing yourself during the holidays on The Temper: link here (https://www.thetemper.com/sober-holiday-self-care/) Holly Whitaker's 7 tips for surviving sober holidays: link here (http://www.hipsobriety.com/home/2016/11/21/7-tips-to-survive-thanksgiving-sober-2017)
09: Molly's story
Molly wasn't a stereotypical alcoholic when she decided to quit drinking over a year ago. So why did she quit? What made drinking all of a sudden unattractive? Join Molly and Jessica as they discuss the dreaded "double life" of living healthy during the week and binge drinking on the weekends. And hear how a daily commitment to wake up at 5 a.m. for yoga had Molly feeling so good, she couldn't help but ditch the booze for good.
08: Renee's story
Renee talks about what it was like to travel across the country to attend a sober convention in early sobriety, and why she decided to start blogging her sober adventure, beginning with day 1. She also explains to Jessica what lighting fires has to do with staying sober, and how becoming a part of the sober community is helping her build a new life she loves.
Renee's blog, Sober Witch (https://soberwitch.com/)
Sober Witch Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/soberwitch/)
Sober Sister Circle in Medfield, MA 11/18/18
Hear more of Renee's story on The Bubble Hour (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2018/10/02/renees-story--3-months-sober)
07: Lessons from early sobriety (alternatively titled: My Favorite Murder and Candy Crush kept me sober)
Jessica brings you her first mini solo episode, and delves into the topic of what she learned from early sobriety. She discusses tools that helped her stay sober, healthier ways to numb out when you just need a break from feeling, and how "embracing the suck" can bring sweet relief.
Show Notes (things mentioned)
My Favorite Murder podcast
Candy Crush games (available via app)
TED Interview - episode one with Liz Gilbert
Brene Brown's Dare to Lead
06: Carol's story
Carol and Jessica talk about dealing with grief and early sobriety together. Carol talks about choosing one-on-one therapy as her main source of healing from addiction, and working on childhood trauma as a recovering adult.
She shares the real-life tools that helped her get through her first year sober, and lists off tons of resources for our listeners, including movies, books, podcasts, and blogs. She also gives newly sober people a reason to redecorate (hint: it's all about creating new spaces, literally and figuratively). See below show notes for all of the great resources Carol mentions.
Drink by Ann Dowsett Johnston (https://www.amazon.com/Drink-Intimate-Relationship-Between-Alcohol/dp/006224180X)
Tell Better Stories by Erin Shaw Street (https://www.tellbetterstoriesmedia.com/)
Laura McKowen's I Fly at Night (https://www.lauramckowen.com/blog/)
The Bubble Hour podcast (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour)
Since Right Now podcast (http://sincerightnow.com/)
Home podcast (https://soundcloud.com/thisishomepod)
Rich Roll podcast (https://soundcloud.com/richroll)
The Anonymous People (http://www.amazon.com/People-Kristen-Johnston/dp/B00IX1KIKA) (movie)
My Name was Bette (https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Was-Bette-Alcoholic/dp/B00M5PAXOG) (movie)
05: Checking in!
Jessica checks in to let listeners know she's still alive, that more episodes are coming, and that sometimes you have to put self-care first to maintain sanity. Show Notes:She Recovers LA event 2018 (https://sherecovers.co/la-event/)