Two friends, mums and sober sisters, who became authors and coaches, having the chat about reasons to love sober.
Love Sober Podcast 164 - Guest Veronica Valli
In this week's podcast, Kate talks to the wonderful Veronica Valli about her new book ‘Soberful: Uncover a sustainable, fulfilling life free of alcohol’ published by Sounds True. It's an opportunity once again to benefit from her wisdom and experience as a true pioneer of sustainable sobriety. Continuously sober since May 2nd, 2000, and with 20 years experience as a recovery coach and psychotherapist, she understands that there is no ONE path to recovery.
Veronica teaches that alcohol is not the problem—it’s only a symptom of a deeper underlying problem. She helps women dig deep, embrace change, and become who they are meant to be. “I return people to themselves,” she says. Veronica has helped thousands of women not only recover from alcohol but also transform their lives.
Veronica works with women and men all over the world through her successful and innovative online recovery programs. She developed the Soberful program into an online subscription community; Soberful Life. Now based in the US after relocating from the UK, she is married and lives on Lake Tahoe, NV, with her husband and two sons.
Free Facebook group: Soberful
Details of Veronica's new book can be found here:
Love Sober Podcast Episode 163 - Guest Lois Beim and Liz Mckean from The Phoenix
This week on the pod, Mandy interview Lois Beim and Liz Mckean from The Phoenix @riserecoverylive
Liz McKean is a Yoga Teacher and Person in Recovery. Born and raised in Western NY, she lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and rescue dog and cats. After years of struggling with anxiety and drinking, she found strength and sobriety on the yoga mat, and soon after found community with The Phoenix. In her current role of National Virtual Program Manager at The Phoenix, Liz helps bring the sober, active community to people across the country and beyond through live streaming events such as fitness, yoga, meditation, and social gatherings. She also teaches yoga within her community, and at a local treatment center. There is nothing she’d rather do than work for and with people in and seeking recovery. Sharing her story and the joy of community and yoga is the honor of her life.
Lois is a yoga teacher, personal trainer and fitness instructor and has been sober for around five years. She lives in Surrey with her husband, three children and two Jack Russells. She was brought up in Belfast during the troubles and previously worked in the police. She began drinking as a teenager and used alcohol to numb difficult emotions and escape crippling shyness. She initially began exercising in order to be fit for her job, but began to notice other benefits including increased confidence and better mood. Yoga took this one step further and taught her self compassion and allowed her to connect to her body and feel at peace. She has been volunteering for The Phoenix sober community for over a year teaching yoga and meditation.
In this episode we talk about exercise, yoga and community, how together we are stronger than stigma and what the amazing people at The Phoenix do.
To find out more and join a class you can go to https:/www.thephoenix.org follow @riserecoverlive or @power_yoga_cobham
Grab a cuppa and let’s chat!
Love Sober Podcast Episode 162 Tips for Dry January
It's the first episode of 2022... so welcome to any new Dry January listeners and welcome back to old friends. In this episode we discuss tips and tools from Kate's fitness training sessions and how they translate into sobriety. The way we manage and monitor progress, reward ourselves, acknowledge our achievements in other areas of habit change and the way we manage pitfalls and setbacks are so important for how we view our success and at the end of the day, ourselves. As always we need to treat ourselves with self compassion and get the building blocks in place to give ourselves the best chance of success.
The secret of our success is built day by day, so keep going, grab yourself a cuppa and let's chat.
Love Kate & Mandy x
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Love Sober Podcast Episode 161 - New Year 2022!
Happy New Year! In this episode we say goodbye politely and not so politely to 2021(aherm) and set some gentle intentions and hopes for lighter times and more play in 2022 and discuss our respective Word of the Year. Once more round the sun folks. We bloody did it!
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Love K&M xxx
Love Sober Podcast Episode 159 Guest Nancy AKA Sober Loving Radical
In this week's podcast Kate chats to dear Sober Sis, Sobriety Activist Nancy who is known on Tiktok and Instagram as Sober Loving Radical. https://www.instagram.com/sober_loving_radical/
Nancy is a 49 year old mum of three boys aged 9, 15 and 16 and has been sober since April 2018. She was diagnosed with ADHD in April 2020 she says 'after a lifetime of feeling like I didn't quite fit in and struggling with low self esteem." She is a sobriety and self discovery coach, (in training) and can currently be found on TikTok and Instagram as Sober Loving Radical.
Her mission is to define and promote 'Radical Sobriety' as a positive, joyful, lifestyle choice. A vehicle for self discovery and living a fulfilling and empowered life. In her private life my biggest drive is to break the cycle of generational trauma, to enable her children to feel better about themselves than she did growing up.
The is real talk for real times, how we actually feel in the run up to Xmas this second pandemic winter and what we think we might need to soothe, connect and light up our inner fairy lights to keep on keeping on.
Grab a cuppa and let's chat.
Love Kate & Mandy
Love Sober Podcast Episode 158 Seasonal Sober Self-Care.
In this episode we continue to assemble and refine the advent toolkit - we look at managing energy and staying balanced through 'Wintering' - which is respecting that deep need to rest and restore, do less and why it's so, so important for our sobriety and wellbeing.
We also discuss approaching this through self compassion - modelling that to our kids rather that this hyper perfectionism which feels so stressful and actually stops us being present - which is that greatest gift we can give them - and ourselves.
Hunker down, turn off all notifications, grab and cuppa and let's chat.
Love Kate & Mandy
Episode 3 spot on
Listened to gray area drinking episode which absolutely hit the nail on the head! Well done and thank you xx
Love these ladies
This is the only podcast I’ve ever binge listened. Kate and Mandy are funny, informative and relatable.
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A must listen for anyone on or supporting someone on their sober journey.