Have you ever wished you had a Life Coach with more than a decade of experience giving you all the secrets to living a happy healthy life? You're in the right place with the top-ranked Addiction Unlimited Podcast with Professional Coach, drunken mess turned savvy sober entrepreneur, Angela Pugh. Her expertise? Giving you simple action steps to turn your life around in just 10-15 minutes a day with a no BS approach. Can you *really* change your life, get sober, have a healthy relationship, and the job of your dreams? Absolutely. Week after week you'll get quick tips, coping strategies, life hacks, and inspiring stories that can help you create the life you deserve.
Have you ever felt like you just don’t fit anywhere because your brain is going 100 mph and no one understands you? Or, you feel like you drive people crazy because you are scattered and disorganized, you constantly interrupt people, or maybe you walk out of the room right in the middle of someone’s sentence!
Easily bored, sensitive to distractions, creative, and intense. If you grew up with ADHD symptoms, chances are you always felt “different.”
This is the reality of life with ADHD. And it leaves us susceptible to self-medicate with substances.
In this episode we'll tackle:
* ADD-ADHD Symptoms
* ADD-ADHD Websites
* ADD-ADHD Problems
* ADD-ADHD Relationship Problems
* ADD-ADHD Treatment
I am so fascinated with this- as I was researching this episode I literally felt like I was beginning to make sense to me. AND all these people in my life are making more sense to me!
Here are the links to the sites/articles I used most for this episode:
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Strength In Time With Jarrod Collier
There's a feeling I get when I connect with other people with addiction. It's a deep sense of connection, friendship, acceptance, love, and understanding.
We connect on a soul level because we are the only ones that understand what it's like, what it means, to have this illness. We know one another in a different way than we know other people and we care for and protect each other automatically.
Jarrod makes vulnerability look easy. And we all know it isn't!
But he has this way of sharing his thoughts and experiences that give you this, almost forbidden, insight to the struggles of addiction and recovery, how to thrive, and rebuild yourself from the ground up.
Jarrod isn't afraid to put himself out there and share his recovery as the superpower it is. He shares his journey and insights in videos on his Instagram, and today, sharing it all with you and I.
Find Jarrod on Insta: @strengthintime
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Life Coach v. Recovery Coach
I can't believe it has been 13 years since I took my first course to become a Life Coach.
Every day I woke up I wanted to help people. I woke up feeling more and more excited about building the next chapter of my life and leaving behind the last bits of disappointment from my old life.
I realized that my journey through alcoholism and sobriety had led me to this incredible mentor that helped me change my life and believe in myself. And that's what I wanted to do for others.
So I did some research and I took action. AND IT CHANGED MY LIFE!
In this episode, I'm going to give you an inside peek at how I developed my Coaching programs and what is important to be a GREAT Coach.
I wake up everyday and get to have these incredible conversations with powerful and dynamic people that want to build better lives and be better people.
And one of the most popular questions I get is about how to become a Coach, what certification or program do I recommend, which one is the best and how long does it take?
When you overcome a huge obstacle in life it is natural to want to help others overcome obstacles, too.
Back in the day we all fell under the umbrella of Life Coach. Now, you see all different specialties and niche markets, and it is amazing. On my client roster alone I work with a Divorce Coach, an Obesity Coach, a Sales Coach, and a Leadership Coach.
In this episode we get into what it takes to be a GREAT Coach, my personal coaching foundation, what to look for in a Coach, and the differences between a Life Coach and a Recovery Coach.
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Relationship Expert Lana Elco
Lana Elco specializes in working with prominent visionary women and leading women entrepreneurs on their most intimate relationships & deeply private areas of life. Her focus is guiding her clients into the deepest level of intimacy and transforming their intimate relationships into a work of Art.
Lana believes that our intimate relationships are overdue for transformation. Many modern women don’t feel fulfilled with old outdated relationship containers anymore. There is still a lot of social and cultural conditioning in the area of intimacy and relationships that creates walls of separation between feminine and masculine.
Lana offers a new perspective and creative approach to intimacy and relationships. Her relationship models are based on the Tantric Sacred Union approach enriched by the insights of transpersonal psychology, NVC, the feminine empowerment movement and Lana’s genius direct downloads.
Lana guides women on the journey of discovery and exploration within their own Intimate Universe. In her work she utilizes highly experiential tools and facilitates practices in expanded states of consciousness.
Never stop seeking what seems unobtainable.
Lana has a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, studied transpersonal psychology and is certified with Grof Transpersonal Training.
She has been working with cross-cultural couples and women from all over the world on their intimate relationships for about 12 years.
She is also trained in NVC (Non Violent Communication), Zegg Psychodrama, Intimacy and Tantra.
Follow Lana on Insta: https://www.instagram.com/lana.elco/
Lana's website: https://www.lanaelcocoaching.com
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What I Learned Doing 90 Meetings In 90 Days
Before I got sober I struggled to do the most basic things. I spent the majority of my time drunk, hungover, or thinking about and planning the next drinking event. I was full of fear, had to drink to calm my anxiety and discomfort, and I never did anything outside of my little safe comfort zone.
And because of that, I wasted a decade of my life doing a whole lot of nothing.
The only thing I was committed to in my life was drinking. I worked, but I would quit a job as soon as something or someone made me mad. I dated, but I quit relationships when they got the least bit tricky or uncomfortable.
I quit everything because I didn't know how to cope with my life and I felt inadequate and unworthy. So I ran away from everything and found comfort in the bottle.
Now, I can look back to the beginning of my sobriety and I can see where all that changed.
For me, it was 90 meetings in 90 days.
The first time someone told me to do 90 in 90 I thought it sounded like such a huge commitment. How the heck do you do a meeting every day for 90 days?!?
But I knew I had to go big or go home and I knew the most important thing to me was to NOT drink. No matter what. So I showed up.
Slowly but surely I got to see all those things start to change. I learned what I was really capable of and I started to see a new version of myself that I liked a whole lot better and I just kept going.
It doesn't matter if it's 12 steps, SMART, or what program you do. The most important piece of the puzzle is that you show up consistently for yourself.
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When Is It Time To Get Help?
You know your drinking isn't quite "right". It has more control than it should, you aren't proud of your behavior while drinking or hungover, you've stopped a time or two on your own but always go back and drink worse than before.
You're not alone.
This story is so common for many of us.
Every day I woke up dreading the day ahead.
I woke up feeling more and more miserable.
I wasn't fully satisfied with how I was leading my life.
I felt like everything was falling apart and if it didn't change, I'd lose myself too.
Then one day I woke up and decided enough was enough and started to take action.
It was time to take back my freedom and build the life I wanted.
If this sounds all too familiar, it may be time to get help.
Help comes in many different shapes and sizes, and doesn't always cost money. There are several support groups that are absolutely free and you can show up as often as you want. TOTALLY FREE.
Where it gets tricky is when you are trying different options and over and over again you find yourself back at day one. If you are back at day one, then you have to get honest that how you are doing it isn't working.
In this episode, my dear friend, Stephen Watts and I talk about what happens in normal life that signals it may be time to seek help. This illness is manipulative, it's hard to understand, and there is a ton of help to figure it out.
Stephen has worked in the treatment industry for decades and now spends his time doing community outreach and business development for Futures Recovery Healthcare. A passionate and reputable treatment facility in Florida.
Learn more about Futures here.
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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
Serves it Straight Up
Angela serves up straight talk on life. She is among the very best I have listened to. I am grateful for the perspective she shares on life in recovery. A well deserved 5 star rating from this listener.