56 episodes

Get ready for a new wellness experience with the Recovery Collective podcast. Our co-hosts, Luke DeBoy (Therapist & Founder) and Zaw Maw (Theravada Buddhist Practitioner & Coach) will take a collective approach to all things health, exploring different perspectives, practices & SOLUTIONS. From the wisdom of ancient spiritual teachings and the latest therapeutic techniques to technological and treatment facility advancement, we'll empower you to take control of your well-being. Join our community of listeners on a journey to recovery and growth. Keep an eye out for weekly episodes, as were your guide to a holistic and fulfilling life.

A Therapist, A Buddhist, and You Luke DeBoy & Zaw Maw

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Get ready for a new wellness experience with the Recovery Collective podcast. Our co-hosts, Luke DeBoy (Therapist & Founder) and Zaw Maw (Theravada Buddhist Practitioner & Coach) will take a collective approach to all things health, exploring different perspectives, practices & SOLUTIONS. From the wisdom of ancient spiritual teachings and the latest therapeutic techniques to technological and treatment facility advancement, we'll empower you to take control of your well-being. Join our community of listeners on a journey to recovery and growth. Keep an eye out for weekly episodes, as were your guide to a holistic and fulfilling life.

    Championing Change: Inside Angel Traynor's Recovery Advocacy

    Championing Change: Inside Angel Traynor's Recovery Advocacy

    SEAEON 2 PREMIER
    New Episodes are released every other Monday!
    Have you ever witnessed true transformation? Our latest episode features Angel Traynor, whose journey through the depths of addiction to becoming a beacon of hope in recovery advocacy is nothing short of miraculous. She opens up about her own battles and the critical work she does with Serenity Sistas Sober house and the Annapolis Substance Abuse Prevention Initiative. Prepare to be moved by her story and the invaluable lessons on how community support can ignite change in lives entangled with addiction.

    Step into the heart of a community organizer leading the approach to getting things done for people in recovery. Angel's reflections remind us that triumph over addiction is not just a personal victory but a collective one. This episode explores how the initiatives she is a part of are rewriting the narrative of addiction, fostering understanding and camaraderie.

    Join us in a profound conversation that goes beyond the statistics, bringing to light the human side of recovery. Angel shares her insights on mentorship, self-care, and the simple joys of a life free from substances. We confront the ongoing challenges of advocacy, from policy change to state-level understanding, as Angel casts her vision for a future rich in support and peace for those on the path to recovery. Tune in to discover the essence of becoming a 'recovery carrier' and the importance of building lasting connections to create a more compassionate society.

    https://www.serenitysistas.org/
    Home | Recovery Anne Arundel
    Anne Arundel County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions (preventsubstancemisuse.org)

    Please send your questions to: luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all thing's health and wellness.


    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
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    The Serenity Prayer Unveiled: Finding Peace and Power Through Acceptance and Change

    The Serenity Prayer Unveiled: Finding Peace and Power Through Acceptance and Change

    We wrap up Season 1! We'll take the month of February off and jump into season 2 beginning in March!

    Have you ever whispered the Serenity Prayer under your breath during a challenging moment, hoping for a shred of peace? Zaw and I invite you on a journey through this episode, where we peel back the layers of this simple yet profound invocation. Reflecting on how the prayer is not just a ritual in recovery meetings but a guiding light for intentional living, we share personal anecdotes and insights into the intersection of mindfulness, unity, and spirituality that it promotes. The essence of the prayer transcends religious boundaries, offering solace and a sense of community to all who seek serenity in their lives.

    As we navigate life's unpredictable waters, the concepts of acceptance, change, and courage often feel like buoys keeping us afloat. We delve into how acceptance can lead to transformative growth, acknowledging our reality and moving forward without resistance. By intertwining Buddhist teachings of loving-kindness and impermanence with personal agency, we uncover the strength in recognizing what we can and cannot control. 

    To conclude, we face the daunting task of embracing change and the wisdom required in discerning our circle of influence. We discuss the courageous steps necessary to alter life's course. The ongoing quest for wisdom is not a solitary venture but a shared experience filled with lessons from within and from the stories of others. This episode invites you to find your serenity, muster your courage, and seek the wisdom to know the difference on your path to recovery or simply a more mindful existence.

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    Creating a Sustainable Recovery Plan: Mindfulness and the Power of Community — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

    Please send your questions to luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
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    • 45 min
    Shattering the Stigma: The Misunderstood Journey of Recovery

    Shattering the Stigma: The Misunderstood Journey of Recovery

    Have you ever found yourself judging someone with addiction or mental illness before ever knowing their story? We've been there too, and it's time to unravel the complex knot of social stigma that too often exacerbates the struggle for those in recovery. Join us as we move beyond the superficial narratives, delving into the heart of why mental health and addiction deserves as much care and empathy as any other struggle. Our conversation is enriched by Buddhist teachings that advocate for self-compassion and understanding, offering a fresh perspective on an age-old issue.

    As hosts, we're not shy about confronting the embarrassing whispers and the weight of others expectations that can make the road to recovery that much harder. We engage thoughtfully with the stigmatization of medication-assisted treatment and the importance of treating the brain like any other organ in need of healing. The episode is peppered with inspiring tales, showcasing that sobriety and mental health are not taboos but triumphs of the human spirit. So tune in, and let’s build a bridge of empathy, one story at a time, as we support each other on the journey toward wellness.


    Visit our website!
    Creating a Sustainable Recovery Plan: Mindfulness and the Power of Community — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

    Please send your questions to luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
    Support the show

    • 33 min
    Resilience in Recovery: A Mindful Journey Through Addiction

    Resilience in Recovery: A Mindful Journey Through Addiction

    On this reflective voyage, we unravel the intricate tapestry that weaves together mindfulness, therapy, and recovery within the comforting embrace of a community destined for healing.

    In the heart of our latest episode, we cast a light on the symbiotic relationship between a mindful existence and the road to recovery. Zaw recounts the significance of his ninth sobriety anniversary. This milestone echoes through the narrative of finding solace in meditation and the supportive arms of those who walk alongside us. Zaw enriches our dialogue with his expertise on how mindfulness creates a 'muscle memory' to combat cravings, charting a course for anyone navigating the stormy seas of addiction. Through shared stories and experiences, we celebrate the unique and personal quests we embark upon toward a life of balance and tranquility.

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    Creating a Sustainable Recovery Plan: Mindfulness and the Power of Community — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

    Tuesday, January 16th: Live National Recording with Luke DeBoy: Recovery in America. (Link coming soon)

    Saturday, January 20th: Workshop & Club 164: Rebuilding the Bridge, Therapy & Recovery. There's no need to sign up; it's a free event. See you there!
    New Episodes are released every Monday.

    Please send your questions to luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
    Support the show

    • 30 min
    Embracing Life's Twilight: Navigating Mindfulness and Purposeful Transitions in Death

    Embracing Life's Twilight: Navigating Mindfulness and Purposeful Transitions in Death

    Facing the inevitable end of life (whenever that is) can unearth a well of emotions, from fear to a profound appreciation for the time we have. It's a journey Zaw recently traversed after personal losses, and in this heart-to-heart episode, we open the door to a conversation many shy away from—mindfulness of death. We venture into how this contemplation is not merely about accepting our mortality but about embracing the fullness of life with intention and kindness. We trace its roots in Theravada Buddhism and reveal how this practice can enrich our lives, urging us toward a path of wholesomeness and purpose.

    As we navigate through the realms of existential therapy, we tackle the very impermanence that shapes our existence. This episode is a sanctuary for those yearning to find meaning amidst life's fleeting moments, offering strategies to align with personal values and employ grounding techniques for deeper self-awareness. The practice of the 32 parts of the body meditation is just one transformative tool we discuss, guiding us to shift our perspective and cherish the living spirit within and around us. Tune in for an exploration that promises to challenge your views on death and inspire a renewed zest for the life you lead.

    Visit our website!
    Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

    New Episodes are released every Monday.
    Please send your questions to luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
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    • 31 min
    Purposeful Horizons: Cultivating Mindful Goals and Intentional Living

    Purposeful Horizons: Cultivating Mindful Goals and Intentional Living

    This year, Zaw and I guide you through setting goals with purpose and mindfulness. We're peeling back the layers to uncover the essence of true intention, distinguishing it from the often fleeting nature of New Year's resolutions. Tap into the power of efficient goal setting and learn how to align your values with your aspirations, transforming how you approach everything from sobriety to work and relationships.

    This episode is about envisioning your dreams and equipping yourself with the resilience and tools necessary to achieve them. We'll share inspiring tales and introduce different ways to turn your goals into actionable plans. Whether you're overcoming a setback or seeking clarity in your path forward, we support your journey toward meaningful accomplishments.

    As we wrap up, the importance of reflection is underscored, emphasizing how a simple STOP can shift your entire perspective. Join us as we offer the insights you need to navigate the year ahead with purpose and mindfulness, and from us both, a heartfelt wish for a Happy New Year filled with well-being and intentionality.

    Visit our website!
    Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Zaw Maw — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)
    Luke DeBoy — Recovery Collective — Annapolis, MD (recoverycollectivemd.com)

    New Episodes are released every Monday.
    Please send your questions to luke@recoverycollectivemd.com

    Thanks for listening, and please subscribe/comment/review/follow/like; if you think others would benefit from the podcast episode, share with others, as COLLECTIVELY, we can find solutions to all things health and wellness.

    The episodes contain content, including information provided by guests, intended for perspective, informational, and entertainment purposes only. The content is not intended to replace or substitute for any professional medical, counseling, therapeutic, legal, or other advice. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified professional expert and specialist. If you have a health or mental health emergency, please call 9-1-1 or 9-8-8
    Explore a mindful path with Zaw Maw's coaching—Foster balance, healing, recovery, and meditation in your life's journey through his supportive and wisdom-based guidance.
    Support the show

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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21 Ratings

21 Ratings

prod34 ,

Worth a listen

Insightful, great content and perspectives.

RobinBeers ,

Thought provoking perspectives!

Really enjoying the perspectives on addiction, recovery, therapy and Buddhism offered in this podcast!

Denny JP ,

Therapy with a global vision

These podcasts are unique and amazing. The melding of addiction therapy, Buddhism, and acupuncture, provides connections and insights from multiple world views that are singular to this Annapolis Maryland practice. Kudos to Recovery Collective!

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