120 episodes

Veronica Valli and Chip Somers are experts on recovery. Chip Somers was most recently described by Russell Brand in his book 'Recovery' as a 'right social liability.' Together they have been sober for almost 50 years and have a LOT of stories, messes, experience and occasionally helpful advice to share on living in sobriety. They bring all of that (and more) to the Soberful podcast. This podcast is for anyone who wants to live an alcohol-free life, is struggling to get sober or who is in long-term recovery.

Soberful Veronica Valli & Chip Somers

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 32 Ratings

Veronica Valli and Chip Somers are experts on recovery. Chip Somers was most recently described by Russell Brand in his book 'Recovery' as a 'right social liability.' Together they have been sober for almost 50 years and have a LOT of stories, messes, experience and occasionally helpful advice to share on living in sobriety. They bring all of that (and more) to the Soberful podcast. This podcast is for anyone who wants to live an alcohol-free life, is struggling to get sober or who is in long-term recovery.

    Sober Black Girls with Khadi Olagoke

    Sober Black Girls with Khadi Olagoke

    Veronica interviews the founder of the Sober Black Girls Club Khadi Olagoke. Khadi talks frankly about her struggle with alcohol and why she was often the only Black girl in the room.
     
     
     
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    • 41 min
    From Pessimism to Hope

    From Pessimism to Hope

    How do you go from believing nothing is ever going to work out for you to feeling anything is possible. In this episode, Veronica and Chip discuss their shifts in mindset and how they viewed everything negatively, and how they discovered hope.
     
     
     
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    • 43 min
    The Pink Cloud

    The Pink Cloud

    Chip and Veronica explain what the 'pink cloud' is when people first get sober and how to navigate it in a healthy way. As with every new relationship and experience, there's a honeymoon period where everything feels perfect but which inevitably doesn't last forever. Recognizing the phase that you're in and how it fits into the whole process of sobriety makes your journey much easier.
     
     
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    • 33 min
    Parenting as Prevention with Dr Laura Markham

    Parenting as Prevention with Dr Laura Markham

    In this episode, Veronica interviews parenting expert Dr Laura Markham. Dr Laura explains what peaceful parenting is and why connection is the most essential part of parenting. We also discuss how kids trigger your unresolved childhood issues and how, as a parent developing your own emotional regulation will role model to your kids how they can manage their feelings.
     
     
     
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    • 52 min
    Motherhood, Drinking and Sobriety with Mandy Manners and Kate Baily

    Motherhood, Drinking and Sobriety with Mandy Manners and Kate Baily

    Kate and Mand got sober when their children were young, finally fed up with the messaging that alcohol was a good way to reward or de-stress from parenthood. They have created the platform Love Sober where they help other women realize what a sober life can be like. Their book Love Yourself Sober, A Self-Care Guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers is out now.
     
     
     
     
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    • 39 min
    Transformational Sobriety with Tamara Kirby

    Transformational Sobriety with Tamara Kirby

    In this powerful story of sobriety. Soberful Coach Tamara Kirby finally discusses her traumatic childhood and descent into addiction. Sober for over eleven years, she is a powerful example of doing the work of sobriety.
     
     
     
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
32 Ratings

32 Ratings

BayGirl2020 ,

Love My Soberful Tribe

Veronica and Chip bring their personal experience with addiction, their professional expertise as addiction therapists and their incredible patience, humour and insight. They help people come back to themselves. Through Soberful Life, they bring us all together. You won’t find better people to help you on this journey. I’m so thankful for my Soberful life.

DarcyChal ,

Thank you

Thanks to you both. I really enjoy and see so much value for these podcasts. Your dynamic is so very real and your expertise is incredible. So much gratitude for you both. :)

p0dcastfrEEk ,

A+

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone who is sober / getting sober / questioning their relationship with alcohol. The hosts offer great insight and lots of free resources.

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