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This podcast is about recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, sobriety and the journey of recovery, community and healing. The stories are inspiring, funny and touching. They will provide hope and help others to feel like they are not alone. Today is the day to start living the life of your dreams and be who you were meant to be! For more resources, visit odaatchat.com or visit us on Facebook, search ODAAT Chat Podcast

The One Day At A Time Recovery Podcast Arlina Allen

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 192 Ratings

This podcast is about recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction, sobriety and the journey of recovery, community and healing. The stories are inspiring, funny and touching. They will provide hope and help others to feel like they are not alone. Today is the day to start living the life of your dreams and be who you were meant to be! For more resources, visit odaatchat.com or visit us on Facebook, search ODAAT Chat Podcast

    Annie Grace - This Naked Mind

    Annie Grace - This Naked Mind

    We are brought to you today by The SHJ Patreon Membership, where seekers take action.

    If you have been listening to the podcast, you will have heard me talk about the new podcast that I just launched. It’s not just a podcast, but a community of people who truly want to make changes in their lives. 

    At the end of the day, we want you to have that feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that you fulfilled your purpose. Can you imagine how great that will feel?! Well that’s what we’re doing. 

    We know that the best way to make lasting change is to surround yourself with like minded people. It’s human nature to slack off when nobody's looking, so we’re leveraging the power of accountability to help you take action on a consistent basis. We’re doing a low ticket membership to filter out the trolls and attract the people who are really serious about taking control of their destiny and fulfilling their potential. For a mere $5 a month, you can get access to the worksheets we talk about on the podcast, and join us live for the bi-weekly calls where we discuss the episode topics, and answer all your burning questions.

    To sign up, visit Patreon.com/selfhelpjunkie

    So join us, bring a friend, and we’ll see you on the call!

    Today I’m trying out a new format. I’m actually bringing back some of the early episodes with amazing guests. If you have a podcast over 300 episodes, some of the older ones drop off, so I thought it would be interesting to bring some of them back. In this episode you will hear from Annie Grace, the author of “This Naked Mind” which is regularly highlighted as one of the top books on sobriety. I have to admit, it’s a little cringy to hear myself as a new podcaster, but you’ll have to let me know what you think. 

    And with that, please enjoy this episode with Annie.

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    • 55 min
    Light Watkins on How to Find Your Purpose

    Light Watkins on How to Find Your Purpose

    Hi Friend,
     
    Thank you so much for downloading the podcast!
     
    If you haven’t met Light Watkins before today, you are in for a special treat. Light is the author of 4 books, the latest being “Travel Light: Spiritual Minimalism to Live a More Fulfilled Life”. I actually found him through listening to The Rich Roll Podcast, and his interview was so compelling I took a chance and invited him to be a guest to talk about how to find your purpose. 
     
    He’s also a meditation teacher, which a lot of people have resistance to, but his approach is so simple that it really lowers the bar and makes the experience more attainable and enjoyable. 
     
    Before we jump in, I have a couple of resources for you. The first one is Sober Life School where you’ll find a free guide: How to Quit Drinking: 30 Tips for 30 Days
    Printable 30 Day Cheat Sheet
    Tips on How to Control Cravings
    Mindset Hacks To Quit Drinking
    And More!
    Bonus: "The 3 Secrets To Sobriety Nobody Is Telling You" And if you get it, you’ll also get an occasional email from me with some of the mediations and resources I use to support my spiritual and personal goals. 
     
    The second resource is for those who are struggling to quit drinking but need private support due to work. I actually have a lot of clients who are doctors, attorneys or otherwise high profile who need to be able to work through their issues in a safe environment. If that sounds like something you need, you can set up a free discovery call to see if coaching is right for you. When you go to soberlifeschool.com, just look for “Coaching” and click the work with me button for more information.
     
    One of the reasons why I have been hosting the podcast for so long is because I get to meet a lot of inspiring people who are doing amazing work in the world.  Light is definitely one of those people. So without further delay,  please enjoy this episode and let me know what you think!
     
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    Connect with Light here:
    Website: https://www.lightwatkins.com
     
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lightwatkins/
     

    • 54 min
    The Self-Help Junkie Podcast - How to Rebuild Self-Esteem

    The Self-Help Junkie Podcast - How to Rebuild Self-Esteem

    Today is going to be a continuation of a new project called The Self-Help Junkie Podcast. I thought about just making it a series on this podcast, but I decided it should be its own thing. I’ll still be publishing episodes here that are focused on addiction recovery, but just feel like after nearly 8 years, there is another podcast format I’d like to explore that has more of a community aspect to it. 
     
    That format will be to identify personal development topics like self-esteem, shadow work, manifestation with evidence based practices. We will talk about what they are, why they’re important and to come up with 3 action items that we put into SMART goals so that we reduce the friction of creating new habits.
     
    Here’s where you come in. As a community, we can start to implement the action items and “run the experiment” as they say in recovery rooms, to see what outcomes we experience. We’re going to meet bi-weekly on Zoom so you can share your thoughts with us about the action items, challenges you might be having and as a group we can come up with ideas that will help you move forward for a better outcome.
     
    The overarching goal with all of this is three fold: to build connection, to feel better, and change our behavior in order to achieve our goals. 
     
    The founders group will be a $5 monthly membership to help us cover expenses and you can find the link in the show notes or go to patreon.com/selfhelpjunkie
     
    https://www.patreon.com/selfhelpjunkie/membership
     
    We will be tweaking the podcast along the way based on feedback, so your contributions will have a direct impact on the show.
     
    If you have any questions, you can email me at selfhelpjunkiepodcast@gmail.com
     
    I haven’t been this excited about a new project in a long time.  I feel like there are so many of us that are seekers and just below the surface is a helper, so together, I think we can accomplish amazing things!
     
    So without further delay, please enjoy this episode and let me know what you think!
     
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    • 42 min
    Combat Vet’s Memoir Looks Candidly at Substance Abuse, PTSD and Healing

    Combat Vet’s Memoir Looks Candidly at Substance Abuse, PTSD and Healing

    Welcome to the podcast. In case you’re new here, my name is Arlina and I’ll be your host.
     
    Before we jump in, I am going to ask for your help. We have been really lucky to get some amazing guests, and I have a whole list of dream guests that I would love to invite. Experts that are in psychology, trauma therapy, spirituality, but also high profile guests like in sports, movies, and other podcasts.
     
    But in order to get certain guests, we need to have a significant following and a lot of 5 star reviews. It’s the first thing they look at. So if you could take a moment to either leave a review on Apple Podcasts if that’s how you’re listening, or just follow me on Instagram @arlinaallen it would then allow me to get a better response rate. Or shoot, if there’s someone you know who would be a great guest, you can reach out to me on IG for that too. Reach out to me anyway and say hi! I would love to hear from you!
    And as always, there are several free resources at soberlifeschool.com including the newsletter where you can get episodes delivered right to your email inbox.
     
    Today I’m speaking with Bob Stark. He is a combat vet, an author, a family man, a person in long term recovery. Bob shares his story of growing up without a Father, his Mother’s multiple marriages, and the one that altered his identity and how all of this set the stage for substance use disorder. That along with 2 tours in Afghanistan and the inevitable resulting PTSD, took him down a dark path. His mother would warn him that it looked a lot like his grandfather’s path who was a vietnam vet and died tragically young of cirrhosis of the liver.
     
    He’s going to share how he was able to heal from PTSD through yoga, meditation, writing and the 12 steps. I liked Bob immediately when I met him and I love how he has transformed his life. I know you will too. So without further delay, please enjoy this episode, with Bob!
    Connect with Bob here:
    Website: https://secretgardenalaska.org
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    How To Get Past Your Past With Author Jason VanRuler

    How To Get Past Your Past With Author Jason VanRuler

    “I think when we get in that victim space, like it makes so much sense and certainly some people have had such horrific experiences, I can see why they would feel that way. But the truth is, that only holds you in that place.” Jason VanRuler
     
    Today I’m speaking with Jason VanRuler. He is a licensed therapist, Coach, Speaker and Author of "Get Past Your Past, How Facing Your Broken Places Leads to True Connection". I had so much fun talking with Jason, he’s actually really funny, but we also covered a lot of ground in terms of finding practical solutions to the challenges a lot of us face in recovery.
     
    We’re going to talk about why we replicate our family of origin, how to forgive your parents, and how to build confidence. We also talk about relationship dynamics and how to move from dysfunctional roles like being the rescuer, the victim, or the bully to being the coach, the survivor and the encourager. The framework is actually very practical and can shift your perspective very quickly.
     
    There were so many gems in this conversation, I know you’ll walk away with something you can apply to your life today.
     
    So without further delay, please enjoy this episode with Jason and please feel free to reach out to me on social media, and let me know what you think!
     
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    • 56 min
    From Surviving Addiction and Prison to Helping Others Heal Through Nutrition

    From Surviving Addiction and Prison to Helping Others Heal Through Nutrition

    Hi Friend,
     
    Welcome to the podcast. In case you’re new here, my name is Arlina and I’ll be your host.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Sobriety Reset, an online, self paced 30 Day Bootcamp designed to help you get through your first 30 days of living alcohol-free. Using evidence based practices, you will learn the skills you need to not only reduce cravings for alcohol but tackle all the challenges that come with developing a new lifestyle that you can feel proud of. Challenges like how to handle social situations, changing relationships, dealing with the root cause issues that may be compelling you to drink in the first place, and so much more! So if Dry January is proving to be harder than you thought check out sobrietyreset.com. Give it a try and if you are not fully satisfied you can get a full refund, no questions asked. 
     
    Today I’m speaking with Samantha Lander. She is a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Certified Personal Trainer, and Holistic Lifestyle Coach. Samantha has a pretty incredible story. She shares how she started using drugs and alcohol in her teens like a lot of us do, but also how she endured domestic violence, addiction and ultimately prison. We talked about the unlikely path she’s taken to pull herself up out of her former lifestyle and into a life that she loves, helping others to heal their bodies through functional nutrition. 
     
    I really appreciate Samantha for her transparency, vulnerability, and her ability to help her clients achieve their goals. So without further delay, please enjoy this episode with Samantha
     
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
192 Ratings

192 Ratings

Gillz16 ,

Light Watkins interview

First time I have ever heard your show absolutely great interview and a great show!
Thank you for sharing about your fear of starting your own podcast and the possible backlash of your 12-step community.
You're an inspiration for conquering that fear and your friend's passing lives on through your show. I believe a lot of us shy away from doing what you are doing for that exact reason, so thank you for being vulnerable and listening to your little inner voice it has inspired me today.

BrittanyC53 ,

A must listen!

This show is a must listen if you’re on an alcohol-free journey! Arlina covers such a wide range of important topics to support recovery. Highly recommend!

Washington, D.C. Girl ,

Great Guests & Insights

So enjoy Arlina, her positivity, insights, and the guests she chooses. Great episode topics too! We’ll done podcast.

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