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The Subtle Art Of Living Sober With Wade Bergquist
"I'm not in the results business. I'm in the effort business." - Wade Bergquist
Recovery is more than just putting down the drink. It's an accomplishment, a skill, a lifestyle and way of being, and in today's episode Wade and I are going to talk about how to step into this new life that is critical to your wellbeing, and why it's so rewarding to do this!
Wade talks about the importance of giving everything 150% of his effort if he wants it to work and success isn't measured by results, but by that effort you put in.
3 key points that stand out in this conversations are:
* the skill of turning into your problems instead of running the other way
* when you get hit by a train it's not the caboose that kills you
* and the contrast of FOMO v. JOMO
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"I Can't Do This, Recovery Is So Hard" And Other Lies That Are Killing Your Sober Vibe
There is a better life waiting for you.
And you're almost there.
I remember feeling like I would never be able to get over my fears and finally quit drinking. And, for awhile, I gave up.
The idea of giving up alcohol and everything it represents is terrifying. Wondering how your friends and family will react, questioning if you'll ever have fun again, and will you lose all your friends?!?
Even through all the unanswered questions you know you can't continue the yo-yo sobriety forever. It is exhausting. You are tired of waking up with the shame spiral and feeling all the pressure of not knowing how to overcome the fear and actually make a change.
I am so glad I didn’t give up entirely because now I get to know true freedom in my life instead of being a hostage to my drinking, I get to be present with my family and they know they can depend on me, and I like myself.
Something I NEVER thought I was capable of.
Telling yourself recovery is too hard, you can't do it, or you don't know how... are all lies to hide behind. Most of the time you don't even realize you're hiding. But when you begin to understand that these are lies, just stories you're telling yourself, then you can come out of the fear and isolation and start getting solutions.
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Shift Your Mental Health Perspective With Archie Messersmith Bunting
Wouldn't it be amazing to live in a world where you can talk about your mental health struggles and get love and support for doing it?
Ummm.... yes, please.
But I hear it all the time, people feel awkward and don't want to be judged for struggling with this issue or that issue and it feels like one of the biggest challenges there is.
My guest today, Archie Messersmith-Bunting (say that 3 times real fast), is going to clear up some confusion around this topic. He's going to tell you the difference between mental health and mental illness, and how to shift your perspective so that you can find the support and life you deserve.
Archie- a.k.a. The Feelings Guy - is an international speaker and the host of What A Feeling podcast.
Why is this topic so important, you ask?
Because Archie knows first hand how to figure out this road of sobriety, feelings & mental illness and he's sharing some of his best insights and personal struggles and how to use them to build a life where you are thriving, not just surviving.
If you are looking for more love and support on your journey, head over here and join us in the Facebook group. It's free & totally private.
And if you want to learn more from Archie, and, let's be honest, who wouldn't!?! You can find him right here.
How I'd Grow My Recovery If I Were Starting From Day One (Again)
If you are sitting in early sobriety, or feeling "stuck" in your recovery, this conversation is for you.
In the beginning, motivation is high because there is some event that makes you stop and analyze what you're doing, ie. you embarrassed yourself at a party, you fell down drunk and hurt yourself, got in a fight with your partner, or got a DUI.
There is something that makes you wake up and think, "Holy crap, I've got to get it together."
But, as you've heard me say before, you can't depend on motivation because it comes... and it goes.
When it goes, staying sober is a challenge. Life strikes, throws you a curveball, emotions are triggered and you find yourself wanting a drink more than ever.
There are a few key skills you can start focusing on to set yourself up for success and we are doing a deep dive in this episode.
And for those of you who want more, join us in the Facebook group! Free, private, and we are going to be celebrating National Recovery Month all month!
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Podcast mentioned in this episode: Sober Day One #104
This Is Why You're Anxious. Dr. Don Wood Explains What's Under The Surface
Are you exhausted by the constant chatter that wears you out and brings you down? If this sounds familiar then today's episode is for you.
You may think you just have anxiety, alcoholism or ADD, or many other things, but wait 'til you hear what's going on under the surface and how to heal it.
My special guest, Dr. Don Wood is an inspired leader in the field of trauma, healing, and how our brain controls us. This isn't only a field of interest for him, but a personal crusade that began with a desire to support his wife in her healing, and to unravel his daughter's illness from the inside out.
He has worked with some of the world's top athletes, is a renowned author, and has a special offer for Addiction Unlimited listeners!
Dr. Wood reveals how we've created codes in our brains that dictate our behaviors, like addiction, AND the way to re-write the code. You won't want to miss this.
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Fight Fair: How To Avoid Confrontation & Resolve Conflict Like A Pro
As human beings, we all struggle with a lack of communication skills, and have no fear, it's totally normal to feel overwhelmed with this sometimes. There are many things that make confrontation difficult and make you want to avoid it at all costs.
None of us wants to be in an argument or fight, we don't want to hurt each other's feelings or disappoint one another, but there are a few things we can do to navigate these tricky waters like a pro.
In this episode, I'm going to dive into 8 simple rules to fight fair that I swear by using everyday to prevent making some of the most common communication mistakes out there.
Tune in to find out how you can begin implementing these key strategies in your conversations and discussions today!
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A podcast for a one size fits all 👌🏻
Angela podcast is the most inspiring podcast I have listened to both in the sober community as well as a positive life skill podcast. I even tell my non sober friends to listen because she is full of great advise and tips for living a happy life. As a young sober person I never thought I could find someone with such great tools that not only inspires me with every podcast but truly helps me see that sobriety is not only possible but fun! She is not only for females or only for people with years of sobriety she truly is a one size fits all and is relatable whether you have one day of sobriety , twenty years or are just trying to get past day 1. I look forward to her new podcast as they come out weekly and listen to all of the older ones in between to keep me inspired and learning . Angela you rock girl!!!!
Great podcast !
This was the very first podcast I listened to when I decided to get sober. This podcast has helped me in so many ways and I look forward to listening every week. It is so obvious that Angela puts a lot of time and work into every episode. It’s also obvious Angela really cares about her listeners. I will forever be grateful for this podcast. I’ve been sober now for 463 days.
Angela is amazing! I would highly recommend for anyone anting sobriety and recovery. She is my go to, to start the day off right on my way to
Work! Thanks Angela