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This is the podcast "Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery." It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole. Hi, I'm Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They're all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person's whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery Barb Nangle

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This is the podcast "Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery." It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole. Hi, I'm Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They're all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person's whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

    Seven Steps to Coming Out of Victim Mentality | Episode 172

    Seven Steps to Coming Out of Victim Mentality | Episode 172

    It can be very difficult to recognize when you are in a victim mentality, but it is the most important and the first step in getting out of this mentality. I had no idea I was in a victim mentality. I could identify others who were playing the victim, and yet I couldn’t identify it in myself. It wasn’t until I started doing the steps that I realized that I had this mentality. It didn’t mean I was weak, just that I had this mentality. This week’s episode 172 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about the seven steps to coming out of victim mentality! 
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    In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of identifying if you have a victim mentality and why you should get out of it, and actionable steps you can take right now to stop blaming other people for everything in your life and actively take control of your life. 
    Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:
    The most important part, and step one, for coming out of victim mentality, is recognizing that you are in victim mentality.It only takes one person to change a relationship; but if you believe that person is your partner, you may have victim mentality. Take the reins yourself.The difference between proactive and reactive action, and how to get into a proactive approach.Why you may not feel like you have a choice, but you do, and how to start getting comfortable making choices.The seven steps are:
    #1 realize you have victim mentality
    #2 look at who you’re blaming
    # 3 become proactive rather than reactive
    #4 make decisions ahead of time
    #5 reach out for help
    #6 set boundaries
    #7 discern where you’re making choices
    Most people think boundaries are a reaction to other people’s actions, but it’s not actually the case. We can set healthy boundaries as a proactive way of determining who owns what, and we can act accordingly. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    LINKS: 
    Ep. 3. Victim mentality
    Ep. 8. Pausing
    Ep. 9. Reaching Out


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    • 19 min
    Five Methods for How to Make Decisions for People in Recovery | Episode 171

    Five Methods for How to Make Decisions for People in Recovery | Episode 171

    I hear often from people in recovery that they have a hard time with making decisions. I have found that having some methods to make decisions makes it so much easier for me. In fact, many of the tools we talk about here on the podcast are methods for making decisions. This week’s episode 171 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about five methods for how to make decisions for people in recovery! 
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    In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of making decisions, why choosing not to make a decision is a choice, and actionable steps you can take right now to make decisions easier. Sometimes it’s not even the decision we make, but the work behind the commitment of that decision. I have learned that if I don’t know what to do, I will do nothing, and wait for something to happen. I have learned that I don’t have to always be the decision maker.
    The five methods for making a decision: 
    Ask yourself what your motives are.Ask yourself if this serves you.Flip a coin but don’t let the coin decide, let your intuition decide by focusing on the one you wish it was.Assume your decision will be awesome, no matter which choice you pick.Ask your future self.I still can’t always make snap decisions all the time, but it is so much easier than in the past with these methods. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:
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    LINKS MENTIONED: 
    Ep 5. Affirming Ourselves
    Bonus ep between episodes 31 & 32. Bonus: Affirmations for Addicts
    Online course: “6 Weeks to Better Boundaries with Barb”


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    • 17 min
    I’m More Than Just an Addict with Nicholas Cialdella | Episode 170

    I’m More Than Just an Addict with Nicholas Cialdella | Episode 170

    Warning: This episode contains discussions of suicide, sexual assault and trauma, childhood abuse, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression.
    There are a lot of stigmas around addiction that stop people from getting the help they need for recovery, or even talking about their experiences. Nick knows both sides; being an addict and going through recovery, as well as helping others no matter their financial situation get the help they need through Never Alone Recovery. Nick also knows what it means to help the family unit, not just the addict, when it comes to the recovery journey. This week’s episode 170 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about the power of a united family recovery journey! 
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    In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of understanding the shame around addiction and actionable steps you can take right now to start to unearth the route cause of the emotions you feel before and during recovery. 
    Some of the talking points I go over with my guest Nick in this episode include:
    How Nick’s childhood played a huge role in his journey through addiction and now through recovery.How familial relationships and stigmas can impair a person’s journey to and through recovery.Why it’s just as important to treat the person with addiction as the family unit, and how cancer cells are a good analogy for addiction in the familyWhat Never Alone Recovery is, how to get involved or get help, and why the non-profit was started in the first place.There’s a lot of work in recovery, and it’s not just with the person who has addiction but also for the family involved in that person’s life too. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:
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    LINKS:
    Never Alone Recovery website
    NAR Facebook
    NAR Instagram
    info@neveralonerecovery.com 


    Text NAR: 844-364-4445

    • 47 min
    Top Apps to Keep You Happy Joyous and Free (Revisited) | Episode 169

    Top Apps to Keep You Happy Joyous and Free (Revisited) | Episode 169

    In 2020, I shared my top apps to keep you happy, joyous, and free. Recently, I was asked to share some more of the apps I frequently use to help keep my life and business organized while keeping things simple and fun. So, this week episode 169 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about my top apps to keep you happy, joyous, and free! 
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    Here are the apps that I use most frequently:
    Blinkist – allows you to listen to or read abridged versions of books  Calendly – a calendar scheduling app so you can manage your appointments more efficientlyDrink Water Reminder – a tracker for how much water you are drinking in a day (Apple App Store & Google Play)Game apps I like to play – Wordscape, Solitaire, Card Games IOGoogle Keep – a notes app to help track your thoughts or copy and paste written things you might need, i.e., Affirmations and links you use oftenBuilt-into=the phone notes appLastPass – password manager to help you keep your passwords secureTelegram Messenger – voice memo and texting app to connect without a phone numberTrello – a project management tool to help you manage the projects, communications, and documents you might need to share with a team or clientWunderground – weather app that gives you a greater level of detail than most of the other onesDon’t forget that you can go back to episode 69 and episode 70 for more apps. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate, and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:
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    LINKS MENTIONED:
    Ep 69 - Part 1
    Ep 70 - Part 2

    • 23 min
    Why Consistency Is So Hard and How To Get Over The Hurdle | Episode 168

    Why Consistency Is So Hard and How To Get Over The Hurdle | Episode 168

    I’ve been thinking a lot about consistency lately. One of the things I’m able to do now that I have been in recovery, and now that I have healthy boundaries, is I’m able to be consistent in my self-care, and I trust myself now. I was incapable of doing things consistently before recovery. This week’s episode 168 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about why consistency is so hard and how to get over the hurdle! 
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    In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of consistency and actionable steps you can take right now to get over the hurdle of becoming consistent. If you are trying to accomplish a big task, like getting through to school or being healthy, consistency in small things, like homework and healthy meals, is far more important and more achievable than doing grand gestures. The beginning step is always harder, because it takes a lot of mental energy to get over the inertia of going from nothing to something, and this is why developing good habits is really important. They help you get past that inertia by developing momentum.
    Consistency over time gives you momentum of the habit, and it *does* become easier over time. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:
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    • 11 min
    Don't Go To The Hardware Store for Milk | Episode 167

    Don't Go To The Hardware Store for Milk | Episode 167

    I was having lunch with a friend recently and she was really agonizing over whether or not she should leave her job. She’s torn because the circumstances she’s under aren’t great but she loves the work. In recovery we have a saying that applied to this situation: “Don’t go to the hardware store for milk.” That is, stop expecting someone or something to give you something they’re not capable of giving! This week’s episode 167 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about accepting things as they are.
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    In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of accepting things as they are - like that the hardware store doesn’t sell milk; it sells hardware. So don’t go there expecting milk! I also talk about how to focus on one day at a time, and one situation at a time. I share actionable steps you can take right now to allow things to be as they are, and be present because the present is the moment of power. 
    Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.
    Thank you for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag me!  And don’t forget to follow, rate and review the podcast and tell me your key takeaways!
    CONNECT WITH BARB NANGLE:
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    Links Mentioned: 
    Ep. 18 One Day at a Time 

    • 7 min

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