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Recovery is a life-long journey to get out of your own way and become your own best friend. Join me for mindset strategies that move you from worry and regret to resilience and confidence.

Recover with Colleen Colleen Kachmann

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Recovery is a life-long journey to get out of your own way and become your own best friend. Join me for mindset strategies that move you from worry and regret to resilience and confidence.

    I had a drink

    I had a drink

    After trying on many beliefs about my relationship with alcohol, I've adopted the belief that I can drink anytime I want. Because it feels much better to think I don't want to drink than I can't drink.
    My recovery is no longer from alcohol. I have healed my brain and my body from years of abuse. My recovery now is focused on getting over my habits of people-pleasing and perfectionism. I am becoming a woman who listens to her intuition and trusts herself to manage the consequences of her own actions--both good and bad--without beating herself up.
    Last night, when I asked my body for permission to have a small glass of wine, the answer was, "go for it. You got this." 
    And so I did. This episode is my post-drink analysis. 
    If you're interested in my 5 Day Change Your Mind Challenge, click here for more information. 
    Click here to join my private Facebook group for free coaching with me and to connect with a tribe of like-minded folks working to level-up in their lives. Recover with Colleen

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    If you're interested in telling your story on the podcast, or hearing more information about working with me, send me an email. colleen@recoverywithcolleen.com

    • 24 min
    Change Your Mind About Alcohol--The Challenge Returns

    Change Your Mind About Alcohol--The Challenge Returns

    The motivation to drink less is usually pain. The problem is motivation to avoid pain disappears. The less you drink, the better you feel and the more likely you are to go back for another round. 
    The reason the idea of sobriety feels like a denial of self and well-being is because drinkers view drinking as part of their identity. Also a coping strategy. So they ignore the evidence that life would be better without alcohol and focus on minimizing the pain.
    The solution is to reframe the problem. Stop trying to change the way you drink. Instead, change the way you think. About sobriety.
    Today I'm giving you a sneek peek for what I'll be covering in the Change Your Mind Challenge. If you like what you hear, join me on Thursday, January 26th at 1 pm EST for a five-part masterclass in how to upgrade your beliefs about what it means to quit drinking. If you're tuning in from the future, register anyway and get full access to the workbook and video replays.
    We're going to rebrand sobriety. So that you become a person who doesn't need or want alcohol SIMPLY because you feel better without it. It's not shameful or complicated. It's a no-brainer. 
    Register for the 5-Day Change Your Mind Challenge.
    Click here to join my private Facebook group for free coaching with me and to connect with a tribe of like-minded folks working to level-up in their lives. Recover with Colleen

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    If you're interested in telling your story on the podcast, or hearing more information about working with me, send me an email. colleen@recoverywithcolleen.com

    • 29 min
    How self-compassion and kindness lead to success--with Ana Weisberger

    How self-compassion and kindness lead to success--with Ana Weisberger

    After moving to New York City and achieving the American dream, Ana felt empty and disconnected. She tried many things and eventually went on a 2-week meditation retreat. In the silence, she realized that her life was filled with noise and chaos.
    So she divorced her husband, quit her job, rented a house on a beach and embarked on a new career as a life coach.
    After the initial burst of energy that comes with making big life changes, she realized that she still struggled with a lack of motivation and self-defeating coping skills.

    She found the answer to be self-compassion and kindness to her body. And stopped measuring success by how life looks and instead focused on how life feels. Self-care became her top priority. Looking to honor herself instead of pleasing others, which included giving up substances--unhealthy food, cigarettes and alcohol-- felt joyful. Instead of feeling left out in a crowd of drinkers, she feels lucky.

    Ana is a breakup coach who helps people find themselves so they can heal their dating patterns—whether they decide to stay, leave or pursue a new relationship. You can find her on Instagram @anaweisberger and at https://talkwithana.com

    The brand of non-alcoholic wine we mention at the end of the episode can be found at https://drinkjoyus.com
    Click here to join my private Facebook group for free coaching with me and to connect with a tribe of like-minded folks working to level-up in their lives. Recover with Colleen

    Follow me on Instagram Recover with Colleen

    If you're interested in telling your story on the podcast, or hearing more information about working with me, send me an email. colleen@recoverywithcolleen.com

    Find free resources @  https://recoverwithcolleen.com/freebies
    Ready to step into recovery? Register for 10 Days to Spontaneous Sobriety.

    • 41 min
    Recovering out loud--with Makini Campbell

    Recovering out loud--with Makini Campbell

    In today’s episode, we’re holding space for Makini Campbell’s “coming out” about her status as a woman in recovery. For her, speaking on this podcast marks the beginning of a new chapter.
    Serving as a highly empathic teacher and professional counselor to poverty-stricken communities, neglecting herself in the efforts to help others left her feeling broken. Like a mouse stuck in a maze.
    Makini shares how asking for help in a safe space gave her the courage and support she needed to heal. She now sees her triggers as a call to practice self-care. Because the turmoil is coming from inside her body—not out there. Her definition of strength now includes vulnerability and self-compassion.
    If you’d like to contact Makini to ask questions or work with her as a coach, her email is makinicampbell40@gmail.com. You can find her on Instagram @soul_reawakening and @pridefamilyservices
    Click here to join my private Facebook group for free coaching with me and to connect with a tribe of like-minded folks working to level-up in their lives. Recover with Colleen

    Follow me on Instagram Recover with Colleen

    If you're interested in recovering out loud and telling your story on the podcast, or hearing more information about working with me, send me an email. colleen@recoverywithcolleen.com

    Find free resources @  https://recoverwithcolleen.com/freebies
    Ready to step into recovery? Register for 10 Days to Spontaneous Sobriety.

    • 35 min
    Shame comes from the "sinner" mindset

    Shame comes from the "sinner" mindset

    Growing up in the Christian church, I'd been indoctrinated with the sinner mindset. That I was born unworthy. That my physical needs and desires are evil. And so I believed that if something felt bad or wrong, I was bad and wrong.
    I thought shame was the voice of God--moving me away from the voice of false knowledge. 
    Grab my free reflection exercise on how to process shame @  https://recoverwithcolleen.com/freebies
    Read this essay: https://recoverwithcolleen.pages.ontraport.net/Library/The-Sinner-Mindset
    If you like this episode and would like me to dive deeper into the topic of shame or recovering from religious trauma, speak up! My email is colleen@recoverwithcolleen.com or join my private Facebook group and leave me a comment -->  Recover with Colleen
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    Register for 10 Days to Spontaneous Sobriety.

    • 11 min
    Confessions of a raging codependent

    Confessions of a raging codependent

    In this short and sweet episode, I read an essay published last year about coming to terms with the role codependency played in my first divorce--just in time to avoid a second divorce. 
    Read this essay on my blog: https://recoverwithcolleen.pages.ontraport.net/Library/Confessions-Raging-Codependant
    If you like this episode and would like me to dive deeper into the topic of codependency, speak up! My email is colleen@recoverwithcolleen.com or join my private Facebook group and leave me a comment -->  Recover with Colleen
    Follow me on Instagram Recover with Colleen

    Find free resources to help you identify unmet needs @  https://recoverwithcolleen.com/freebies
    Register for 10 Days to Spontaneous Sobriety.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MEMann1971 ,

Have only listened to one episode #29 & am hooked

Thank you for this space of inspiration. As a 25 year trauma therapist, I have always bristled at the words addict, alcoholic and sober. You are totally correct too about sinner identity. I don’t even let my children listen to the sinners prayer as it so regularly seems thrown into sermons and ceremonies. It is total insanity that a loving creator and divine force would ever see us as unworthy. So much love for all your genius and all your efforts. ❤️‍🩹❌

zactowner ,

Best Podcast Since Annie Grace

A Rising Leader In The Sober Community. She’s brought a shiny new perspective to one of my oldest and debilitating thought patterns. THANK YOU!

Cc.Reef ,

Your mindset saved me

I’ve never been one to write a review, but Colleen and this podcast have given me the perspective I needed to separate myself from alcohol. She’s helped me see that it was never alcohol that was my problem. It was the cover up. I can’t wait to see where this journey takes me. Thank you!!!!

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