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Recovery Nuggets is a podcast where David Clemen shares his experiences in long term recovery. There will be stories, guests, as well as tips and plenty of Recovery Nuggets to chew on. Nom Nom Nom Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverynuggetspodcast/support

Recovery Nuggets Podcast David Clemen

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Recovery Nuggets is a podcast where David Clemen shares his experiences in long term recovery. There will be stories, guests, as well as tips and plenty of Recovery Nuggets to chew on. Nom Nom Nom Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/recoverynuggetspodcast/support

    Stephanie Graves' Nugget

    Stephanie Graves' Nugget

    Stephanie is recently celebrating 13 years clean and sober! David welcomes Stephanie on the pod to share her story of growing up 

    feeling like she didn't fit in. A myriad of situations contributed to her eventual turn toward the booze and the drugs. She also found the path of 

    recovery at quite a young age. Her life is now immersed in recovery and helping others. 

    Recovery is possible at any age! Enjoy the episode. 

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    • 43 min
    Mini Nugget - Celebrations and Health Issue

    Mini Nugget - Celebrations and Health Issue

    David jumps on the mic for a short Mini Nugget. He shares about some recent and upcoming milestones. This summer will be his 16 years clean. He just celebrated 14 years nicotine FREE! Enjoy the mini nugget. Nom Nom Nom


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    • 20 min
    Gina Schaefer's Nugget (Recovery Hardware)

    Gina Schaefer's Nugget (Recovery Hardware)

    Meet Gina
    CEO and Co-Founder, A Few Cool Hardware Stores

    Schaefer is Founder and CEO of a chain of Ace Hardware stores located in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, Alexandria, VA, Takoma Park, MD and Silver Spring, MD.  She is a passionate entrepreneur who grew her company from one to 13 stores in 18 years and now leads a multimillion-dollar business that employs more than 250 people. She is dedicated to maintaining a strong corporate culture. Schaefer's big passion is for developing urban markets, supporting small businesses and helping women to succeed in all aspects of the hardware industry. She has tirelessly focused on the "Return to Main Street" movement in her own city of Washington, D.C., to promote Shop Local campaigns and community revitalization in urban areas.

    Schaefer draws her inspiration from fellow entrepreneurs who strive to be creative, think differently and help make a difference. People like Judy Wicks, founder of the White Dog Cafe in Philadelphia who inspired her to use her voice as a force for good; Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, founders of gourmet food group Zingerman's Community of Businesses in Michigan, from whom Schaefer learned innovative business strategies and Father Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries in Los Angeles, who taught her that nonprofit organizations need to think beyond simple charity. 

    When her busy schedule allows, Schaefer likes to relax by making greeting cards (she's a big believer in the power of the written note), kayaking, taking spin classes, traveling, reading and, of course, mentoring other small business owners.



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    Her book Recover Hardware will be available in the fall! Check all the places you can buy books to scoop a copy!


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    • 40 min
    25 piece Mini Nugget - David's Recovery Nuggets

    25 piece Mini Nugget - David's Recovery Nuggets

    David shares his Recovery Nuggets. 25 Recovery Nuggets to chew on and think about on your journey in recovery. 


    I had to want to get clean for myself.
    I had to believe it was possible
    I had to admit to myself that it was a problem, before I could even consider asking for help.
    The gift of desperation is a powerful thing. When you are desperate to get something ( in this case recovery) you will do whatever it takes.
    12 step programs worked for me. What was in there that worked? Self, society, service, and spirituality. (Higher-power)
    Meetings, connections, and new relationships with others working on their recovery helped me not feel so alone.
    Unlearning a lot of my old ideas about life, values, and the importance of service helps get me out of my head
    Getting into a regular rhythm of recovery dialing vs drunk dialing.
    I had to quit hanging out with old people places and things. The lifestyle of drinking and drugging is just that, a lifestyle. Recovery is a new way of living. It meant getting good sleep, going to meetings, talking to new people in recovery.
    I got a sponsor. Someone to help guide me through the steps and get used to the recovery lifestyle.
    I learned to pray, meditate, be still, and apply the newfound peace in my everyday walk.
    I had to start giving back. Giving back with my time, my efforts, thank people in my life who helped me. I have to give back what was given so feely to me.
    Take accountability for my actions, make amends, put the grocery cart back, drive safely, practice compassion, make mistakes and stay clean and sober thru them as well.
    I have to keep showing up for this thing. Addiction is no joke and can grab hold in a myriad of ways. Food, sex, porn, drugs, alcohol, shopping, lottery tickets, retail therapy, sports. By continuing to show up and be around others I can participate in my recovery.
    Try new things. Especially when it’s uncomfortable.
    My recovery is my responsibility. That means there are certain things I have to do, and certain things I no longer play around with.
    The more I work on myself, the better other people in my life become. What I mean is some of the people I held resentments against were doing their best at the time, and furthermore maybe I was the self centered train wreck who was off the rails
    As I learn to ask for forgiveness, I becoming more willing to forgive others.
    I no longer need to be understood, I do a lot more to try and understand others.
    When someone is sharing with me something that they are going through. I do not have to try and FIX it or give advice. I can just listen and be supportive.
    Gratitude makes a huge difference in my perception of my life, my mistakes, and my material experience. Gratitude can take me from a victim to an accepting person of what is my reality.
    Let go or be dragged.
    Lower my expectations and raise my acceptance.
    The same person can show you who you want to be, and who you do not want to be. IN THE SAME DAY.
    Well rounded recovery involves abstinence from the thing, doing work to improve the patterns that cause me to want to use the thing, connection with others, service to others, showing up for your life be it work, family, community, reading and journaling, finding someone who is emotionally reliable to share your process, for me it was a sponsor. Making mistakes and learning from them and doing my best not to self sabotage when I am close to a new level of learning or growing.


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    • 28 min
    Dr. Robb Kelly's Nugget

    Dr. Robb Kelly's Nugget

    Dr. Robb Kelly hops on the podcast to share his experience, his tips, his story, and lastly his Recovery Nuggets!



    Robb Kelly, PhD – The Recovery Expert – was born in Manchester England. He grew up in a family of musicians and developed a strong love for music at an early age. He was performing on stage at the age of nine. During his early twenties, he worked at the elite and influential Abbey Roads Studio, as a session musician in London.Addiction was always close to his heart as Dr. Kelly was born into a family that had a history of alcoholism. He began drinking and using drugs at an early age, but he managed to stay on a path of success, moving to Oxford in the early 1980’s to pursue a PhD in Psychology at the prestigious University of Oxford. He continued to drink heavily during his time in Oxford – but still managed to complete his Doctorate studies, graduating with a PhD in psychology in 1984.Even though he was a heavy drinker – no one would have predicted, that he would be living on the streets of Manchester, homeless and alone. He recalls the night where he had a staggering revelation when it came to his own alcoholism. It would later coin two of his most popular catch phrases: “The Problem is not our Drinking, it is our Thinking” and “Step out of the Disease, and into the Solution.”Dr. Kelly was standing on a street corner one night in Manchester. His body was shaking from alcohol withdrawal, and he stood in front of a liquor store, trembling, desperately waiting for the store to open. He knew that as soon as he drank that first sip of alcohol, he would feel relief.As soon as the liquor store opened, he rushed into the store. The clerk grabbed a bottle of Vodka from the shelf, and placed it in a brown paper bag in front of him. As he lifted the bag in his hands his trembling stopped. His body stopped shaking and his mind rested at ease. He had not even taken that first sip; it was just the promise of alcohol that stopped his shaking and eased his restless mind.



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    • 50 min
    Thomas White's Nugget (Exact Nature)

    Thomas White's Nugget (Exact Nature)

    Thomas White, Co-Founder and President/CEO

    Thomas has long wanted to use his skills to contribute in some meaningful way to solutions to society’s problems, to do work that stands to make a difference in people’s lives. Now he can, given CBD’s richness of benefits, especially in helping people in recovery.



    |Thomas knows all too well what it’s like to be in the grip of addiction. For more than twenty years, Thomas was a disheartened addict and alcoholic with two DUIs on his record, a drinking habit getting progressively worse, and a marriage strained to the limit because of it. He was slipping into darkness and feeling hopeless, helpless, and ashamed. It’s not that he didn’t want to stop; he couldn’t.

    Thomas finally hit rock bottom and sought treatment. And even then he didn’t get sober right away, relapsing several times over the year following his stint in rehab, before finally being able to put down the drink and drugs.

    Now, he’s proud to say, he has twelve years of sobriety under his belt. And it’s Thomas’ own struggle and loss that’s at the root of Exact Nature’s singular mission. Thomas always said that if there was a pill to help him with his addiction, he’d take it. It’s this hope that forms the foundation of Exact Nature Botanicals.

    "My greatest hope is that that people will try these products as part of a comprehensive approach and commitment to getting sober. Addiction is a life and death issue for millions of Americans." says Thomas, before adding, "If CBD can help someone get sober, can you imagine the countless marriages, families and jobs that can be saved? This is why I'm doing this."

    Professionally speaking, Thomas spent his pre-Exact Nature career in marketing communications, first at the corporate level (for Seagram’s, not ironically), then for the Peace Corps (first as a volunteer in Botswana, then as the agency’s press secretary in DC), and in recent years as the chief marketing officer for several universities.

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    • 42 min

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Im not an addict but have a family member that is. I have been listening to hopefully gain some understanding. Thanks for sharing your nuggets with us.

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