172 episodes

Welcome to Sober Gratitudes!

I created this podcast out of the desire to offer you hope by sharing stories and life experiences.

Take a listen to interviews I've done with alcoholics in sobriety, and most recently, my Bonus series "A Daily Dose of Hope."

I'd love to hear from you! Email me at sobergratitudes@gmail.com and go to https://linktr.ee/Sobergratitudes to find your listening platform.

Love, Sarah

Sober Gratitudes Sarah Elizabeth

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    • 4.9 • 57 Ratings

Welcome to Sober Gratitudes!

I created this podcast out of the desire to offer you hope by sharing stories and life experiences.

Take a listen to interviews I've done with alcoholics in sobriety, and most recently, my Bonus series "A Daily Dose of Hope."

I'd love to hear from you! Email me at sobergratitudes@gmail.com and go to https://linktr.ee/Sobergratitudes to find your listening platform.

Love, Sarah

    My sobriety and My Bilateral Menieres Disease and Hearing Loss

    My sobriety and My Bilateral Menieres Disease and Hearing Loss

    Hello Listeners, I’m glad you are here and hope you are well . In this bonus episode I share where I have been and what I have been learning to live with since early 2023. You can follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sar_e_lizabeth/

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    • 19 min
    My Sobriety and My Chronic Illness

    My Sobriety and My Chronic Illness

    To my dear listeners,
    I am grateful you are here today. In today's episode I share why my life has pivoted recently and why I have needed to pause with my podcast. I share how my sobriety has not been threatened by my chronic disorder, rather, it has helped.
    I'm back on social media again, as a means of connecting with those afflicted with Meniere's. And I will always be open and willing to help anyone who is struggling with their relationship with alcohol and now, Meniere's.
    You can follow me at:
    Sarah (@sare_e_lizabeth) | InstagramSarah Elizabeth | Facebook
    email me at sobergratitudes@gmail.com

    If you are interested in learning more about my condition, please click this link:
    ⁠https://open.spotify.com/episode/5Ye8JSmxbU8HepdfUpZ8qv?si=c1276ecd30fd411f⁠
    Meniere's Disease.
    ⁠You searched for meniere's disease - Vestibular Disorders Association
    Much love to you all-
    Sarah


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    • 22 min
    S4; E4: How to "Love More, Now" with sober author, Gigi Langer, Phd

    S4; E4: How to "Love More, Now" with sober author, Gigi Langer, Phd

    On Today's episode, we have award winning author, Gigi Langer, to discuss her second book, Love More Now; Facing Life's Challenges with an Open Heart."

    As it states on the backcover of her book, Gigi "illustrates how she overcame alcoholism, codependency, and trauma to discover the love at her center." She "shows you how to become a loving, open-hearted person (with firm boundaries). Langer holds a PhD from Standford University and has been sober for 37 years."

    It was a pleasure to have her back again to talk about her second book where you can "learn how to dissolve the negative beliefs restricting love for yourself and others."

    Jean McCarthy of "The Bubble Hour" Podcast says that Gigi "lays out a framework for change that is insightful and useful, without being prescriptive or overbearing."

    She first visited us in Season 1 Episode 10 ( https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/mtTxpPHYoyb ) where we learn about her own personal experiences with alcoholism and sex addiction.

    To purchase her book, visit


    gigilanger.com


    Blog - GIGI LANGER


    Love More Now: Facing Life's Challenges with an Open Heart: Langer PhD, Gigi: 9780999122051: Amazon.com: Books


    Amazon.com: 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection (Audible Audio Edition): Gigi Langer PhD, Robin Waters, Possum Hill Press: Audible Books & Originals

    If you feel you are in crisis, please dial 911 or go to
    Lifeline (988lifeline.org)

    If you would like to connect with me, email me at sobergratitudes@gmail.com

    I would love to hear from you.

    Warmly, Sarah






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    • 50 min
    S4; E3: Interview with Lisa Avelleyra, author of "Get me to the Abbey." From near suicide to a sober life of peace and freedom.

    S4; E3: Interview with Lisa Avelleyra, author of "Get me to the Abbey." From near suicide to a sober life of peace and freedom.

    On today's episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Avelleyra, author of her first book, a memoir called "Get me to the Abbey." 
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    Hi everyone and welcome to Sober Gratitudes! My name is Sarah and I am the creator and host of this podcast. I drank for over 20 years of my life and now have been sober for over 10 years. Because I am having an amazing life in sobriety, I decided to dedicate myself to helping others recover, and to share on this podcast, how you too, can recover and live a life of freedom, no longer enslaved to alcohol.
    For me, sobriety has created a life that is free of constant drama, chaos, conflict and turned it into a life that is calmer, more relaxed and peaceful.
    I couldn’t be more grateful that you decided to tune in today for an inspiring interview with, Lisa Avelleyra, Sober 6 years tomorrow as a matter of fact!
    Lisa is a gifted writer & now, author of her first book, “Get Me To the Abbey,” a memoir about her life in active alcoholism and getting sober at The Abbey, an addiction and treatment center located in Bettendorf, Iowa.
     The Abbey Addiction Treatment Center - Drug And Alcohol Rehab, Drug Rehab Programs, inpatient Alcohol Rehab (theabbeycenter.com)
    Lisa is a true miracle. Found nearly dead on her kitchen floor from alcoholism, today she is happily sober in part to her month long stay at The Abbey and because of the connections she made there.
    I had the opportunity to read her memoir prior to our conversation and I was hooked at first sentence.  If you have not read her memoir, you will no doubt want to after you listen to this compelling interview.  Don’t worry, there are no spoilers!
    Please visit her to buy her book at Get Me to The Abbey - Lisa Avelleyra
    https://www.facebook.com/TheAbbey2017
    https://www.instagram.com/getmetotheabbey/
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    If you are in crisis, please reach out for help and dial 911 if you are in the United States for immediate care. 
    You can also get help through Global Services:  SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
    The crisis hotline at Samhsa is Lifeline (988lifeline.org)
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    There is so much to be grateful for when we get sober and stay stopped. If you like what you heard in this interview, please be sure to share this episode and subscribe to my podcast. Also, there are 3 years of interviews with other recovered alcholics on Sober Gratitudes that compliment my bonus series “A Daily dose of Hope.” 
    When you subscribe, it helps my podcast reach more people who are in crisis and need to know that there is a solution to active alcoholism. 
    I appreciate your help!
    I never believed it was possible, but it’s true: A happy life in sobriety is possible, if you are willing to accept help and commit to recovery. I finally believed I was worth it, and you are too.
    Love, Sarah

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    If You are Desperate to Stop Drinking...

    If You are Desperate to Stop Drinking...

    This episode offers an inspirational quote from Rich Roll.  I made the episode short so that you could listen to his words again, and again. If you like what Rich Roll has to say, you can find him at:

    Podcast | Rich Roll

    You cannot achieve all that want to without first addressing the biggest crisis in your life- your obsession & addiction with alcohol.

    I wish you all the best. 

    Warmly, 

    Sarah


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    • 2 min
    Quitting Alcohol Changes Nothing and Everything

    Quitting Alcohol Changes Nothing and Everything

    Quitting alcohol changes nothing and everything.

    Listen to hear how this works. 

    I wish you well, 

    Sarah 


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    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Sherrie daisy ,

Sober Gratitudes

Sober Gratitudes is inspiring, enlightening and even poignant, whether you’re a newcomer or an old-timer, a single person, married or a mom…it’s the next best thing to an AA meeting….Sarah is so sincere about helping others and every episode attests to that!!! She’s the epitome of service. Listen and learn while you don’t drink no matter what!!! Sarah, thanks for carrying the message with so many heartfelt and relevant episodes!!!

elizpatten ,

Grateful for Sober Gratitudes Podcast

This is my favorite recovery podcasts. Sarah and her guests are so authentic and relatable. She freely shares her experience, strength and hope in her recovery and gives others struggling so much hope. Thank you!!

pollywilson ,

Uplifting!

This podcast is so uplifting and gives you literally a dose of hope with each episode! It’s relatable and a judge free zone! Thank you Sarah for all that you do!

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