The Bubble Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by recovery author and blogger, Jean McCarthy.
Real People. Real Stories. Real Hope.
The "Bubble" is what we use to stay safe and happy in sobriety (especially early sobriety). We surround ourselves with things and people who bring us joy, laughter and comfort. What do you put in YOUR bubble?
Betsy Byler is a woman in successful long-term recovery who is also a therapist. Betsy hosts a podcast aimed at educating therapists about addiction and recovery, "All Things Substance with Betsy Byler".
Betsy's website is www.betsybyler.com - links are there to contact Betsy and hear the podcast.
Host Jean McCarthy's website is www.jeanmccarthy.ca and includes links to her blog UnPickled and her latest book releases, as well. For more episodes, visit www.thebubblehour.com
Sherry Hoppen, Author of SOBER CYCLE
Sherry Hoppen is the founder of She Surrenders, a ministry encouraging women into faith-based recovery. As a Christian woman who has lived through the nightmare of addiction to alcohol, she helps others battling addiction through writing, speaking, coaching. Sherry leads weekly meetings for faith-based recovery in the group she started, Joyful Surrender. She regularly shares her journey with her trademark honesty and humor at women’s events, Bible studies, recovery retreats, and podcasts. In her book, Sober Cycle (New Hope Publishing, 2021), she shares her personal story of alcohol addiction and the nonsensical things she did to escape it.
An avid reader and cyclist, Sherry and her husband enjoy traveling and loving on their three grandsons.
* Visit host Jean McCarthy's website www.jeanmccarthy.ca for more links and information about this episode and The Bubble Hour.
Summer Update from Jean
Host Jean McCarthy returns from an unplanned 3-week break and shares stories and insights from her time away.
Plus information from Recovery Research Institute on the effectiveness of various recovery programs, celebrating and recognizing Bubble Hour milestones, listener letters, and thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the release of The Ember Ever There by Jean McCarthy.
Jenny's path to recovery included several "fasts" from alcohol - planned, supported breaks for 30 or more days as she worked to envision her life without drinking. When her father died, she longed to honor her grief by feeling it fully. She now sees how living alcohol-free allows her to live engage more actively in her life. As a writer, Jenny feared that alcohol was entwined with creativity--but has discovered the very opposite is true! She has used the down time during the covid pandemic to turn her attentions to a novel she wrote decades earlier. Of Butterflies and Bullies is loosley based on Jenny's experience of being bullied in her pre-teen years, and the project has been healing and gratifying.
Visit https://www.butterfliesbullies.com to learn more and purchase the book.
Follow Jenny on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dalton_jen
Host Jean McCarthy's website is https://jeanmccarthy.ca and her blog UnPickled is at http://www.unpickledblog.com
Beverly Sartain is a Psyche Strategist who helps helpers heal their wounds so that they can serve Self and humanity from wholeness.
Image of Healing Roadmap created by Bev Sartain: https://holisticcoachtraininginstitute.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/HCTI+-+A+Healing+Roadmap.pdf
Website - https://holisticcoachtraininginstitute.com/
Book - Transcending Trauma: How I Use Spiritual Psychology To Heal My Life
Workbook - Spiritual Psychology Healing Workbook
Course - Spiritual Psychology Healing Course
FB Group - Holistic Coach Network
Podcast - Holistic Coach Legacy Podcast
Nicole has overcome great losses and built a life full of joy, but it was not an easy path to arrive where she is today. Grief was all too present in her life, even as a child. Nicole was just 11 when her mother died unexpectedly. Then, as newlyweds, Nicole and her husband suffered multiple pregnancy losses. Though she didn't necessarily see alcohol use as a coping strategy, her dysfunctional drinking patterns escalated throughout her teen years and into adulthood as life became more and more complicated.
Nicole is now 13 years sober and her passion is to help others develop the skills to change the direction of their lives. She says, "My mission is simple. I help successful people create change. Change in their stories, change in narrative, and change in their relationship with themselves, others and substance, by providing solutions in healing their worth, practicing self compassion, living into core values, identifying character strengths and creating healthy and positive thought life."
Learn more at http://www.coachwithnicole.ca
Join Nicole's Mindful Recovery Community on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulrecoverycommunity
For more books and resources discussed in this episode, extended shownotes are here : https://jeanmccarthy.ca/2021/04/26/the-bubble-hour-s9e16-nicole-cameron/
I’ve been listening to this podcast for nearly 7 years. I’ll be 7 years sober next month and this show was an absolute life saver for me in early sobriety. It helped me to not feel so alone and gave me a sense of community even while alone in my own home. Perhaps one day I’ll be brave enough to come on and share my story. Thank you, Jean! You do a wonderful job and are so eloquent when communicating your thoughts and feelings.
Free in that way
Thank you for such a perfectly timed episode. Summer drinking scenarios gave me deep reflections back to my days. Felt very familiar and personal. Loaded with nostalgia
Awesome podcast for going AF
I love this podcast so much! I quit drinking 3 months ago and have been consistently listening to help me feel less alone, since most everyone I know drinks. Along with an online support group I found this podcast has helped me feel supported and positive about my new life I’m creating. Thank you Jane for keeping this going for so long. I get so much out of it. Highly recommend if you’re interested in questioning the role alcohol plays in your life. And if you’ve already quit, for sure check this one out!