10 episodes

Welcome to the Rise Recover Live Podcast, hosted by Bryce Cobb III and Liz McKean and powered by The Phoenix. Every week we share stories from The Phoenix community and beyond, celebrating the resilience of people, the power of community, and the journey of recovery in every form and pathway. We hope that listeners of all backgrounds are inspired to be part of the movement to break down stigma. Together, we rise, recover and live.To connect with community, download The Phoenix App. To learn more, visit https://thephoenix.org/

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Welcome to the Rise Recover Live Podcast, hosted by Bryce Cobb III and Liz McKean and powered by The Phoenix. Every week we share stories from The Phoenix community and beyond, celebrating the resilience of people, the power of community, and the journey of recovery in every form and pathway. We hope that listeners of all backgrounds are inspired to be part of the movement to break down stigma. Together, we rise, recover and live.To connect with community, download The Phoenix App. To learn more, visit https://thephoenix.org/

    Gavin: Seasons of Recovery

    Gavin: Seasons of Recovery

    #9: Today's episode with Gavin is so multifaceted, it was hard to choose a title! We go in many directions with this conversation, discussing fatherhood, trauma, varying perceptions and experiences of 12 step programs, and more.

    Gavin shares what it was like to get sober in his 20s, and all the lessons he still had to learn  after he put down the drink. We talk about facing the pain that substances are covering up, and how getting sober is only one part of recovery. Gavin realized that coping strategies like diving into work, or trying to "win" at yoga can be just another way to escape, and found out what it feels like to be completely honest with himself and with others.

    Join us on The Phoenix App to connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group! Learn more about The Phoenix at https://thephoenix.org/ .

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    • 51 min
    Samantha Perkins: This Mom is Alive AF

    Samantha Perkins: This Mom is Alive AF

    #8: This week we are fortunate to sit down with mom, author, and TEDx speaker Samantha Perkins. In her blog and best selling book, "Alive AF - One Anxious Mom's Journey to Becoming Alcohol Free," Samantha shares the role alcohol played in her story of  motherhood and mental health. In this episode we discuss "mommy wine culture," and the messages moms receive about drinking as a coping mechanism... and how parenting sober gives her the joy that alcohol had promised.

    Samantha shares her process of becoming a writer and speaker following the identity crisis that came with making a choice to walk away from drinking culture. As someone without what may have appeared as a typical "drinking problem," Samantha forged her own path, found her own community, and created a life that she is fully present for. This conversation is full of gems for anyone seeking inspiration to live their fullest life- whether you are a mom or not. As Samantha says "You don't know what you don't know... just take the first step."  
    You can find inspiration and Samantha's Community on Instagram at @samanthaperkins_aliveaf , check out her TEDx talk here and grab her book; Alive AF: One Mom's Journey To Becoming Alcohol Free everywhere you buy books.

    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Writer Holly Whitaker's work, which you can find at: https://www.hollywhitaker.com/
    Morning Pages, learn more at https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/morning-pages/
    Join us on The Phoenix App to connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group! If YOU are a parent, look for our Sober Mom's and Sober Dad's groups! Learn more about The Phoenix at https://thephoenix.org/ .

    • 47 min
    Jamen: It Takes More Than Willpower

    Jamen: It Takes More Than Willpower

    #7: 8 years of sobriety had Jamen convinced that his willpower was strong enough to control every aspect of his life and recovery.  After discovering that (spoiler alert) this was not true, he found that surrender is the key to unlocking everything he'd ever hoped for.  This episode has it all: reminders that we ARE ok, permission to get emotional, the power of authenticity, and some very cool stories about a famous athlete that Jamen unexpectedly joined forces with! 
     
    As Jamen says, "Recovery is personal."  Weight loss is part of Jamen's personal story, and if that is a topic that is unsafe for you, it's ok to wait for next week, or to have a trusted friend listen first.  We do not discuss Eating Disorders (ED) in this episode, but recognize that ED is part of recovery for many of us.  Please take care of yourself above all else. 
     
    Jamen runs in honor of his dad, who has been battling Parkinson's Disease for over 11 years.  You can learn more about Jamen's documentary at https://www.run4ben.com/.

    Download The Phoenix App and connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group!  Learn more about The Phoenix at https://thephoenix.org/.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Courtney Andersen: Joy & Community in Recovery

    Courtney Andersen: Joy & Community in Recovery

    #6: On this week’s episode we are thrilled to sit down with founder of National Sober Day, Courtney Andersen! Courtney is a coach and the host of Sober Vibes, a podcast and community that empowers and inspires your sober journey. Courtney shares her story (her "why" is unexpected!) and the importance of laughter, dance parties, and the support of community to bring joy to recovery. As Courtney says, “You did not get sober just to stay at home!” This conversation is full of reminders that none of us have to go it alone, and that every path is worth celebrating.
    You can find inspiration and Courtney’s Podcast Community on Instagram at @Sober.Vibes, and join her women’s sober group on Facebook, also called Sober Vibes. Check out her podcast, Sober Vibes, which just celebrated 100 episodes (!!) on all podcast platforms. To inquire about sober coaching with Courtney you can visit courtneyrecovered.com. Be sure to mark your calendar for National Sober Day on September 14th! 
    Join us on The Phoenix App to connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group! Learn more about The Phoenix at https://thephoenix.org/ .

    • 55 min
    Chris: From the Justice System to the Meditation Cushion

    Chris: From the Justice System to the Meditation Cushion

    #5: Chris is as relatable as he is inspiring; and today he shares his story and the tools that helped him find and stay in recovery.  After multiple times in jail, in treatment, and several nearly fatal overdoses, Chris was willing to do whatever it took to get sober.  And even then, he had to learn how to handle stress without reaching for a drug or a drink. You'll hear about Chris' willingness to get uncomfortable, and how his personal meditation practice changed his life and recovery.
     
    Join us in The Phoenix App to connect with Chris, Liz & Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group!

    In this episode we talk about the following resources:
    Phoenix On Demand Meditations : also available on the app (which feature Chris!)
    Live Stream Meditations & More with The Phoenix : also available on the app (all free!)
    Insight Timer (a free app, not affiliated with The Phoenix)

    • 45 min
    Tony: Being of Service & Asking for Help

    Tony: Being of Service & Asking for Help

    #4: Tony is great at helping others.  He served in the military, he loves his kids more than anything, and he cares deeply about his peers in recovery.  But Tony struggled to ask for help when he needed it most.  In this deeply personal episode, we go all the way back to Tony's childhood when tragedy and chaos seemed like the norm, and we hear about the effects of deployment on relationships and substance use.  Through hard work and community, he found recovery, and now Tony is dedicated to showing struggling youth and fellow veterans that they don't have to go it alone. 

    Join the Podcast Community!  Download The Phoenix App and join the "Rise Recover Live Podcast Group" to connect with hosts, guests and listeners!

    If you are a veteran and need support, the following organizations might be able to help:
    Irreverent Warriors:  https://irreverentwarriors.com/

    Team Red, White & Blue:  https://www.teamrwb.org

    The Mission Continues:  https://www.missioncontinues.org/

    FitOps:  https://fitops.org/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

andyg123 ,

Community, Hope

This is so great. Love these stories, and the goals of creating community, inspiring hope, and destroying stigma around addiction is so powerful.

HitTheTrails ,

Hot fire!

This is so great! Love the honesty, the vulnerability, the authenticity. Looking forward to more of these eps to drop!

FinniganLevi ,

Appealing and exciting!

Bryce and Liz are great hosts- can’t wait till more episodes are dropped!

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