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"We all have defining moments that shape our lives. One of mine was spening the night in jail after a DUI in 2011. I was at my lowest point - raw and broken. It felt like my life was over, but what I didn't know then was that actually just beginning."

Join best-selling author Amy Liz Harrison as she chats about being a sober mom of 8, deconstruction of faith while in recovery, and other family adventures in travel. New episodes every week, so please subscribe to the show and join in Amy's journey from jail to joy.

https://www.amylizharrison.com/

Eternally Amy Amy Liz Harrison

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"We all have defining moments that shape our lives. One of mine was spening the night in jail after a DUI in 2011. I was at my lowest point - raw and broken. It felt like my life was over, but what I didn't know then was that actually just beginning."

Join best-selling author Amy Liz Harrison as she chats about being a sober mom of 8, deconstruction of faith while in recovery, and other family adventures in travel. New episodes every week, so please subscribe to the show and join in Amy's journey from jail to joy.

https://www.amylizharrison.com/

    Breaking Chains: Suki Jones' Journey Through Addiction, Recovery, and Advocacy

    Breaking Chains: Suki Jones' Journey Through Addiction, Recovery, and Advocacy

    In this episode, we sit down with Suki Jones, a San Francisco Bay Area-based writer, mother, and long-term recovery advocate. Suki shares her harrowing journey through addiction and trauma, detailing her path to sobriety and the impact of harm reduction programs. From her tumultuous childhood to raising two children as a single mother while battling addiction, Suki's story is one of resilience and hope. She also discusses her debut memoir, "Sea, Swallow Me" and the importance of sharing personal stories to destigmatize addiction and recovery. Join us as we explore her transformative journey and her ongoing work in harm reduction advocacy.
    Key Points:
     Suki's involvement with the syringe access program at Glide Church SF Board membership at the Harm Reduction Treatment Center in San Francisco Importance of harm reduction and addressing misconceptions Real-life implications of fentanyl and the necessity of Narcan availability
    The emotional and therapeutic process of writing "Sea, Swallow Me" Conversations with family and revisiting past traumas The significance of sharing personal stories to inspire and educate others  
    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
    Buy Amy’s Books: https://amzn.to/3ys8nuv
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    Learn more about Sea, Swallow Me: https://a.co/d/6IKzv2s 
    Hashtags For This Episode:
    #AddictionRecovery #HarmReduction #Memoir #SukiJones #SeaSwallowMe #Sobriety #MentalHealth #RecoveryJourney #AddictionAwareness

    • 48 min
    Step 8: Making Amends - The 12 Steps for Anyone Who Wants Them

    Step 8: Making Amends - The 12 Steps for Anyone Who Wants Them

    In this episode, Amy explores the 8th Step: The process of making amends, reflecting on past harms, and nurturing meaningful relationships. Step 8 of the 12-step program is a crucial step, not only in repairing connections but also in reclaiming self-value and embracing the freedom of sobriety.
    Key Points:
    -Step 8 of the 12-step program, emphasizing its significance in personal growth and recovery.
    - Understanding the Process: Amy discusses the initial steps of Step 8, including reflecting on past wrongs and compiling a list of individuals we've harmed.
    - The Power of Self-Forgiveness: Amy emphasizes the importance of forgiving oneself and recognizing one's inherent worthiness of healing and freedom.
    - Navigating Relationships: Step 8 and 9 focus on repairing relationships, acknowledging that outcomes may vary, but acceptance is key to personal evolution.
    - The Healing Journey: Making amends is an ongoing process of self-examination, openness, and growth.
    - Practical Advice: Amy shares actionable tips for approaching Step 8, such as prayer, reflection, and seeking support from a sponsor.
    - Embracing Curiosity: Maintaining a sense of curiosity throughout the amends process deepens its impact and fosters personal growth.
    - Closing Thoughts: Amy encourages listeners to embrace their inherent worth and newfound freedom as they embark on the journey of Step 8, reminding them that they are not alone in their quest for recovery.
     
    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
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    #EternallyAmy #Step8 #12StepProgram #RecoveryJourney #SelfForgiveness #Healing #PersonalGrowth #Sobriety #Relationships #SelfWorth #SelfCare #EternallyAmy #Recovery
     

    • 32 min
    Embracing Failure: A Writer's Journey with Stephen Marche

    Embracing Failure: A Writer's Journey with Stephen Marche

    In this episode, Amy delves into the world of writing with novelist and essayist Stephen Marche. Stephen shares insights from his book On Writing and Failure, discussing the unique perseverance required to endure the life of a writer. From personal anecdotes to historical narratives, Stephen's reflections offer a refreshing perspective on the challenges and triumphs of the writing process. Discover why failure is an integral part of success and how embracing it can lead to growth and fulfillment in your creative journey.
    Key Points:
    Introduction to Stephen Marsh: Learn about Stephen's background as a novelist and essayist, including his acclaimed work On Writing and Failure. Collaboration with AI: Explore Stephen's groundbreaking collaboration with artificial intelligence in creating the first AI-generated novel, Death of an Author. Insights on Failure: Delve into Stephen's personal experiences with rejection and perseverance, highlighting the importance of resilience in the face of adversity. Writing Process: Gain valuable insights into Stephen's writing process and his approach to handling criticism and feedback. Redefining Success: Discover how Stephen's definition of success evolved over time, emphasizing the importance of staying true to one's creative vision. Lessons from Baseball: Explore parallels between writing and baseball, where failure is an inherent part of the game and a catalyst for growth.  
    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
    Buy Amy’s Books: https://amzn.to/3ys8nuv
    http://amylizharrison.com/
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     Learn more about On Writing and Failure: https://a.co/d/al5dJuc
    Hashtags For This Episode:
    #WritingJourney #EmbracingFailure #CreativeResilience #AuthorInsights #ArtificialIntelligence #LiterarySuccess #Perseverance #WritingProcess #CreativeVision #PodcastEpisode

    • 59 min
    Sober is the New Cool: A Journey of Empowerment with Kim Bellas

    Sober is the New Cool: A Journey of Empowerment with Kim Bellas

    In this episode, we dive into a heartwarming conversation with Kim Bellas, the founder of "Sober is the New Cool." Kim shares her inspiring journey of sobriety, which began as a commitment to support her son, Matthew, through his epilepsy diagnosis. From personal challenges to societal pressures, Kim's story illuminates the transformative power of self-discovery and connection.
    Key Points:
    The Journey Begins: Kim's sobriety journey started when her son, Matthew, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13. Committed to supporting him, Kim began her path to sobriety, initially committing to three months without alcohol. Navigating Social Pressures: Kim faced unexpected social pressures as she abstained from drinking, realizing the challenges of navigating a world that often glamorizes alcohol consumption. Sober is the New Cool: Kim's personal challenge evolved into the creation of "Sober is the New Cool." She empowers individuals to recognize their self-worth and prioritize their well-being, challenging societal norms around drinking. The Power of Connection: Through supportive relationships and daily messages of hope, Kim helps others rediscover forgotten qualities and find their unique paths to sobriety. Connection is emphasized as key to hope, health, and happiness. Matthew's Journey: Kim shares the challenges and triumphs of supporting her son through his epilepsy diagnosis. His journey underscores the importance of self-discovery and resilience in the face of adversity. The "I Am" Exercise: Kim introduces the "I Am" exercise, aimed at empowering individuals to recognize and celebrate their positive qualities. Through simple daily affirmations, Kim fosters self-empowerment and confidence.  
    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
    Explore Amy’s Books: https://amzn.to/3ys8nuv
    Visit Amy’s Website: http://amylizharrison.com/
    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Lgxy8F
    Subscribe on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vHHHoi

    Learn more about Sober Is The New Cool: https://www.soberisthenewcool.ca/
    #SoberIsTheNewCool #Empowerment #SobrietyJourney #SelfDiscovery #CommunitySupport #Inspiration #MentalHealthAwareness #AddictionRecovery #Connection #PositiveAffirmations #EternallyAmy #Recovery

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Step 12: Carrying the Message and Thriving in Sobriety - 12 Steps for Anyone Who Wants Them

    Step 12: Carrying the Message and Thriving in Sobriety - 12 Steps for Anyone Who Wants Them

    It’s finally here! The final in our series “12 Steps For Anyone Who Wants Them” Amy delves into the final step of the 12-step program, offering guidance on spiritual awakening, supporting others in recovery, and applying principles in daily life! Don’t forget to go back and listen to steps 1 - 11 if you haven’t heard them yet. 
    Key Points:
    Spiritual Awakening: Explore personal growth and overcoming fear.
    Sharing Experiences: Discover the significance of supporting others on their recovery journey.
    Daily Application: Applying 12-step principles to enhance relationships and emotional health
    Step Twelve Insight: excerpts from Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book.
    Continuous Growth: Never forget, that there is always ongoing learning and personal development in the recovery journey!
    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
    Explore Amy’s Books: https://amzn.to/3ys8nuv
    Visit Amy’s Website: http://amylizharrison.com/
    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Lgxy8F
    Subscribe on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vHHHoi

    RecoveryJourney, 12Steps, SpiritualAwakening, Sponsorship, EmotionalSobriety, CarryingTheMessage, PersonalGrowth, EternallyAmy
    #RecoveryJourney #12Steps #SpiritualAwakening #Sponsorship #EmotionalSobriety #CarryingTheMessage #PersonalGrowth #EternallyAmy

    • 44 min
    102. From Rock Bottom to Recovery Author: Michele W. Miller's Journey

    102. From Rock Bottom to Recovery Author: Michele W. Miller's Journey

    In this episode, Amy welcomes guest Michele W. Miller, an attorney and bestselling author, who courageously shares her journey of overcoming addiction, incarceration, and rebuilding her life.


    - Michele is an attorney and author of four published novels.
    - She is 34 years sober after battling a cocaine and heroin addiction that led her to jails, institutions, and near-death experiences.
    - Michele graduated from NYU Law School and became a lawyer at 22, facing a 15-to-life sentence for drug possession by age 25 under New York's Rockefeller Law. Despite avoiding prison in that case, she was disbarred for nine years due to a felony conviction.
    - In recovery, she regained her law license and worked as a public interest lawyer, later serving as NYC's chief government ethics prosecutor.
    - Currently, she is the General Counsel for The Fortune Society, helping the formerly incarcerated with re-entry services.
    - Michele continues to attend meetings and assist others in overcoming addiction.
    - She resides in Upper Manhattan, where her novels are often set, with her husband, twin sons, two cats, and a large dog.
    - Represented by Writers House, her novels have been published by Blackstone Publishing and Crooked Lane Books.
    - Her books have received accolades such as being named "Best of 2019" by Strand Magazine and a semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards.
    - Publishers Weekly praises her latest novel, "THE LOWER POWER," as a "superbly written tale of urban survivors fighting to save themselves once more."


    Hosted by Amy Liz Harrison
    Buy Amy’s Books: https://amzn.to/3ys8nuv
    http://amylizharrison.com/
    Subscribe on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Lgxy8F
    Subscribe on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3vHHHoi
     
    Learn more about Michele and buy her books at https://www.michelewmiller.com/


    Hashtags For This Episode:

    EternallyAmy, RecoveryJourney, MentalHealthAdvocacy, AddictionRecovery, Resilience, Inspiration Author
     
    #EternallyAmy #RecoveryJourney #MentalHealthAdvocacy #AddictionRecovery #Resilience #Inspiration #author

    • 54 min

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Bridgid Roney ,

Grateful it’s here.

So glad I found this podcast! As a mom in recovery, working while homeschooling my kids, I really need the positive adult support when I hit the inevitable slumps that come along with my ridiculous lifestyle. It’s so nice to hear Amy’s friendly voice, with her tools and humility. I listened while washing dishes in a particularly rough moment and thought “Okay! I can keep going!”

CarolynBunn85 ,

I love Amy’s relatable topics of sobriety and Adult ADHD

Amy offers a relatable and hilarious take on topics from adult ADHD, sobriety to her love of the 1980s. It’s inspiring to see where she’s come from her lowest point (ending up in jail) to how she overcame alcohol abuse and copes with adult ADHD, becoming the author she is today, Her guests are inspiring to listen to and I love that she starts the show with a quote (mystery meat sandwich) and ends with a few fun takeaways (the bail out bag) 😊

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