Beyond Recovery: Live Your Best Life. Free From Addiction.
Join #alcoholfree host, Matt Gardiner, and his weekly guests to talk about their “Hero’s Journeys” from the darkness of addiction into the light of Recovery.
Matt also interviews Healers, Coaches, Speakers & Authors to help provide a broad spectrum of topics & resources.
What you can expect, as a listener:
✅ Shares of Stories & Connection with Like-Minded People.
✅ Ideas for routines & habits to keep you on the alcohol-free path.
“Beyond Recovery” means feeling into, and through, your past traumas and creating a life you don’t want to numb out or escape from...
"Beyond Recovery" means accepting your limitations and deciding, still, to live a life of abundance.
Living "Beyond Recovery" is To Rediscover Who You Truly Are.
"THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE THE MOST FULFILLING LIVES, ARE THE ONES WHO WERE EXPOSED TO THE IDEA OF THEIR OWN DEATH."
Find Matt 👀
Matt battled alcoholism from his mid-teens, to deep into his adult life.
He has an #af date of April 8th, 2019.
Matt is the Head Coach at www.recoveryroadmap.me
and is a certified Sound Therapist and Breathwork Guide.
The mountain imagery represents:
- inner elevation
- risk w reward
- absolute consciousness
- mystery & adventure
'Chabad Lifeline' || RABBI BRESINGER
Rabbi Benyamin Bresinger grew up in Montreal, where he completed his university degree at Concordia. After graduation, he continued his life education by traveling extensively, visiting over twenty-five countries worldwide.
After he graduated from the Rabbinical College of America Kollel in 1991, he and his wife Karen were appointed by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to represent Chabad in Metro West New Jersey, where he became a Pastoral Counsellor for Jewish addicts in recovery.
During this time, he authored a course on Addiction and Spirituality, which he presented in numerous cities throughout the U.S.
In 2007, Rabbi Bresinger and Karen, who holds a Master’s in Social Work from Rutgers University, returned to Montreal to become the Director and Clinical Director, respectively, of Chabad Lifeline, a nonprofit, non-sectarian addiction counselling centre.
Under their leadership, the centre has grown significantly, with a staff of 20 working tirelessly to treat everyone touched by the pain of addiction, regardless of their background, religion, or financial situation.
- Our organization’s website: https://www.chabadlifeline.com/
- A short film about Lifeline: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dR9BSn8p0fI&t=2s
- Our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chabadlifeline/
'Second Stage Sobriety' || KATHRYN METCALF-HERNQUIST
Kathryn Metcalf-Hernquist, Coach, Author, Speaker and Life Loving human has overcome huge life obstacles and has identified a winning recipe for Financial Freedom, Joy and Fulfillment as a long-term member of the 12-Step Community.
Kathryn was born and raised in the Chicago area.
At age 19 relocated to California. She raised her son in Sacramento while managing a successful Real Estate career.
After achieving "self-made" millionaire status at age 40 she implemented her "retire in the middle" plan.
She re-ignited her passion for painting and left for world Travel.
Landing years later in the San Diego area, she found a love for surfing, coaching, transformational growth & a fulfilling second marriage and Family.
@level_up_lingling || LINDSEY MacDONALD
Lindsey's story is incredibly inspiring!!
A must-listen (or watch) for sure.
'Evolution House' || SHERYN IBRAHIM
Sheryn Ibrahim is the Founder and Director of Evolution House, a sober living healing house that has been open in the YEG area since June 2022. They currently have a location for men and a location for women.
She is also a Power Engineer with a career up north for the past 5 years, a Reiki Practitioner, a Sound Healing Practicioner, a Life Coach, a Personal Trainer, a Real estate Investor, and an Entrepreneur.
Evolution House is the first sober living healing house in YEG to offer alternative healing services and a spiritual approach. They offer things like Reiki Energy Healing, sound therapy, meditation, breathwork, physical fitness, yoga, art therapy, inner child work, financial coaching, and much more.
'Fully Expressed' || CHRIS MARHEFKA
Chris is a Master Coach, a worldwide retreat facilitator, Host of the Fully Expressed Podcast, and a Speaker. He is authoring an upcoming book titled, "Integrated Leadership", where he shares the simple 3-Step Process he created and how applying it has had an enormous impact on his life and his clients' lives. He is also an experienced entrepreneur, has grown and exited three six and seven-figure companies and was formally the Host of the network TV show, "Altar'd".
Chris utilizes thousands of hours of experience in emotional healing, trauma facilitation, somatics, breathwork, masculine embodiment, relationship and communication coaching, men’s development, business, entrepreneurship and leadership mentoring. He has worked with over 2000 clients in physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual development.
'Preparation Predicts Results' || JASON JOHNSON
My guest, today, is Coach Jason Johnson!
He has an incredible recovery story, which he shares with us, as well as all about his programs.
Jason Johnson is a holistic health coach and the CEO of The Busy And Built Blueprint Mastermind, empowering people to break free from weight loss fads and build sustainable body confidence.
He's currently pursuing a doctorate in psychology with a specialization in health and wellness from the University of Arizona Global Campus, enhancing his expertise in practical behavior change techniques and innovative coaching methods.
Jason's life mission is to inspire and educate individuals to experience their bodies' true potential.With a focus on inspiring people into action through speaking and transformational coaching, Jason offers online coaching programs and courses that promote extraordinary health.
Learn more at coachjasonjohnson.com and explore the incredible possibilities for your body!
Natural and so relatable
I love this podcast. Matt has a wonderful way of interviewing his guests that is so natural and conversational. He is curious and an incredible listener while bringing everything together in a totally relatable way. 10/10 recommended for anyone in the midst of recovery.
Such a real, authentic podcast
I love how relatable Matt’s conversations are with his guests. He is authentic, down to earth and so inclusive with all his guests. An informative and easy to listen to podcast! Highly recommend!
Beyond Recovery is a fantastic podcast hosted by Matt who is also a fantastic human. I am so grateful to have been a guest twice and to have this podcast to listen to. Hearing the stories of others has very much helped me on my alcohol-free journey. Thanks Matt!