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The Way Out | A Sobriety & Recovery Podcast Hosted by Charlie & Jason

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    Got Problems? Heidi Davis Found Her Answer in Jesus | The Way Out Podcast Episode 191

    Got Problems? Heidi Davis Found Her Answer in Jesus | The Way Out Podcast Episode 191

    This week co-host extraordinaire Jason’s got a killer interview with Heidi Davis, a woman in long term recovery from alcoholism and addiction and very passionate about what brought her to and keeps her in long term recovery. I happened to read one of her social media posts that read like an intro to a recovery memoir and immediately said to your favorite recovery co-host “get her on the show”. I can’t tell you exactly why I was immediately compelled to get Heidi on to share her story, but I’ve learned after a few 24 hours in recovery to trust my instincts when they speak to me, and this time my instincts were demanding for Heidi to share her experience, strength, and hope. I do not claim to be a Christian, nor do I believe that Christianity, or any other religion is the only way to recover or the only path to freedom from Addiction and Alcoholism. What I do sincerely and whole heatedly believe however, is that it is indeed, if you will indulge me a play on words A Bonafede Way Out of addiction and/or alcoholism. A the old 12-Step mantra goes – take what you like and leave the rest. I urge you to listen to the similarities in Heidi’s story – heavens knows I found more than a few myself, and indeed listen for the commonality in Heidi’s struggle through a ravenous, unrelenting and certainly progressive bout of alcoholism and addiction and look for the universal key to recovery regardless of method – complete surrender. You’ll be nodding your head and laughing along as you relate to Heidi unfurling her story in only the way she can, so Listen Up.

    You can find Heidi Davis on Facebook and you can contact her on FB messenger*** LADIES ONLY PLEASE ***

    Book Recommendation: The Bible

    If you don't know where to start Heidi recommends the gospel of John. Because John is the gospel of LOVE and you need to first understand how much God loves YOU!

    Heidi's best advice:

    Battle Plan

    1) Have at least one believer in your tribe who has battled the demon of addiction.

    2) Be brutally honest with them. Share your struggles, pain, fear, concerns, and victories!

    3) Get life verses. Find scripture that reminds you of who God says that you are and who He says that He is. PUT THEM EVERYWHERE. Jeremiah 29:11 is a great one!

    4) Check in daily.

    5) Pray daily.

    6) Get in the word everyday. Read even when it doesn’t make sense. NO WORD RETURNS VOID.

    7) Find a church and go. Even when you don’t want to. Those are usually the days God has a message for you.

    8) Don't suffer in silence. Some days are going to be HARD. Put on praise and worship and SING YOUR WAY OUT!

    9) Be still and know that He is God. You don’t have to have it all figured out. Know He does.

    10) Show yourself grace and don't strive to be a SUPER CHRISTIAN. Let the Holy Spirit do the heavy lifting.


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    The Power of Connection in Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 190

    The Power of Connection in Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 190

    In this edition of The Way Out we turn our collective attention to a the very human need of connection and as we’ll discover, it has particular importance to those of us in Recovery from substances or other addictive behaviors. Recent and mounting evidence suggests one of the factors in determining whether or not an individual will develop an addiction is their ability or inability to establish and maintain healthy, meaningful connections to others, to the world around them, and to something greater than themselves. In a very real way, the opposite of addiction is not sobriety, it is indeed connection. Abstinence, however is a prerequisite for those of us who are addicts, alcoholics, or both for the artificially induced dopamine high courtesy of something decidedly non-human blocks our ability to connect in a meaningful, authentic way to the very people we so desperately want to connect with, whether we are aware of it or able to admit it or not. It’s no coincidence then, many of us who are in the midst of, or in recovery from addiction long have had trouble creating and sustaining the vital connections that are fundamental for all humans to truly thrive. This difficulty in connecting, often but not always rooted in childhood trauma and adverse childhood experiences is very much part of what we are healing when we begin our recovery journeys. Establishing meaningful, healthy, caring, and supportive relationships with good people in and out of recovery is essential for a sobriety that is truly satisfying, for a life that’s worth living. When we incorporate powerful and transformative connections to a power greater than ourselves we are able to supercharge our connectedness to others, as well as embrace the healing power embodied in the flora and fauna found in nature. We come to realize we all are inexorably connected to each other, to a power greater than all of us, and to nature – in fact we are one. We’ll dig deep into the how and why of it all; share feedback from the sober and serious community and take your calls so listen up.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

    Connection is the opposite of addiction Ted Talk:

    https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong?language=en

    Relationship Quality Litmus Test:

    https://www.shapeyourhappiness.com/the-importance-of-social-connection-and-why-you-need-it-in-your-life/

    Additional Resources on Connection & Recovery:

    Brene Brown Podcast on Loneliness & Connection

    https://open.spotify.com/episode/3lT7o2zflFaDeD8An9zhri?si=LyutCy1NTHau50xg1Q-iMw


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    Change & Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 189

    Change & Recovery | The Way Out Podcast Episode 189

    This edition of The Way Out is all about change. At the center of the recovery journey is a transformational change that occurs within us that allows us to shed old, negative and self-defeating thoughts, beliefs, ideas, and most importantly behaviors and begin to replace them with those that are healthy, positive and aligned with who we yearn to be. A truth my dear, late member of my home 12-Step group was fond of goes “If you don’t change, your sobriety date will”. If we are to recover, instead of merely abstain, we must change. In the beginning we may change because we’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, or because the pain of staying the same become greater than the fear of change; or because if we don’t – we’ll die. Even in the most dire of circumstances; change is hard. It’s Messy – and it feels wrong. It’s supposed to feel foreign, like you’re wearing somebody else’s clothes or living someone else’s life – which in a way is true you’re living in the new you and it’s going to take a good while before that feels natural and integrated into the person you will become. We begin to learn, as we undergo our individual transformations; that the uncomfortable process of positive change is well worth the effort. In a very real sense can become change artists and begin to change things before we are in crisis; before the weight of some impending doom is upon us. We can choose positive and healthy change – in other words - we can chose to keep growing and thereby progressing in physical, spiritual, and emotional wellness journeys. To that end we’ve got an episode that’s jam packed with everything you need to know about change – that is; how to move through the ever so common fear of change; how to cope with changes that are beyond our control, and precisely how we can create meaningful, healthy changes in our own lives that are as positive as they are enduring, plus share feedback from the sober and serious community and take your calls so Listen Up.


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    • 1 hr 39 min
    The March to Madness with Nelson Dacier | The Way Out Podcast Episode 188

    The March to Madness with Nelson Dacier | The Way Out Podcast Episode 188

    This week we’ve got an absolutely delightful interview with the Author of the new book “The March to Madness”, Nelson Dacier. Nelson, now six years sober, shares his story; which was the inspiration for his book, with equal measures of humor, wisdom, and authenticity. We dig into his recovery journey, what it finally took to enter meaningful and long-term recovery, and his process in writing the tale of the debaucherous double life he led during active addiction, the unbelievable events that lead him to the literal brink of death, and what recovery looked like in the aftermath of the tumultuous saga that was his life prior to getting sober round about six years ago. This one’s got it all folks, so Listen Up.

    Reach out to Nelson:

    https://nelsondacier.com/

    Book Recommendation:

    Drop the Rock

    https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/articles/fred-h/drop-the-rock-meaning


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    12 Steps of Healthy Love with Rachel Levy | The Way Out Podcast Episode 187

    12 Steps of Healthy Love with Rachel Levy | The Way Out Podcast Episode 187

    This week Jason’s got an absolutely terrific interview with transformational and Imago Relationship Therapist, Love Coach, and Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Rachel Levy. Rachel shares with us about her journey, her practice, and her creation; the 12 steps of Healthy Love. We learn about the 4 pillars of her recovery program that is designed to be accessible to all. Rachel shares her truth with us as well as an abundance of spiritual, emotional, and transformational wisdom, which is all centered in love. Get ready way out casters – Rachel is a total powerhouse - a modern-day sage who’s got insight and spiritual truth to spare and we’re about to dive headfirst into the deep well of a Bonafede love guru – so listen up.

    Rachel's song recommendations-

    Everything is Allanis Morissette's song defining what the Shadow is according to Debbie Ford’s definition:  our shadow is all of the qualities within us both Our Light and Our Dark.  Embracing our Shadow, every part of it, was inspired through Ford's shadow process. Allanis went through the coaching program and was a student of Debbie’s.

    https://youtu.be/Mv82NA1ZYyo

    This Grudge is a song of the long and pain filled journey of Forgiveness and needing to let go of the Grudges we hold onto to honor that those

    who wounded us were also there as fodder for our ultimate growth and who we are meant to become.

    Only if we do this sacred work of walking the conscious path seeking to heal and become whole.  Allanis has done this work ...

    Hence the line  in her song This Grudge:  “You’ve been vilified and used as fodder, you deserve a piece of every record"

    https://youtu.be/RXU9xCHxOfs

    Recovery wisdom: "A miracle is a shift in perception, to see now what we couldn't see." ~A Course In Miracles

    Book Recommendations-

    The Best Year of Your Life- Debbie Ford

    The Dark Side of The Light Chasers- Debbie Ford

    The Artists Way- Julia Cameron

    Getting the Love You Want- Harville Hendrix

    ~~HEALTHY LOVE MEETING~~

    The Healthy Love Meeting is every Thursday night at 9 p.m. Eastern time on intherooms.com

    Contact Rachel at:

    THE REGAL 550 11TH STREET

    SOUTH BEACH, FL 33139

    Lovecoachrachel@mac.com

    www.rachellevylove.com


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    Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts with Michael Brody-Waite | The Way Out Podcast Episode 186

    Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts with Michael Brody-Waite | The Way Out Podcast Episode 186

    This week we’ve got an interview that will push the limits on your conventional understanding of what it means when we hear the 12-Step vernacular around practicing the principles of recovery in all our affairs. Entrepreneur, writer, and public speaker Michael Brody-Waite contends far too many of us in recovery are likely, and unwittingly compartmentalizing the tremendous power, embodied in the 12-Steps, exclusively to our addictions all the while shielding the other parts of our lives that could be similarly transformed – if we only applied the very same principles of Recovery to other parts of our lives – namely our work lives. Michael and I discuss specifically what elements of Recovery can transform your work life and how to apply them and his new book – “Great Leaders Live Like Drug Addicts: How living like a drug addict will transform the way you lead yourself and others” all the while sprinkling in his recovery journey and the spiritual wisdom embodied within his 17 plus years of continuous Sobriety so listen up.

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

    Michael Brody-Waite:

    https://greatleaderbook.com/

    https://www.michaelbrodywaite.com/

    https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_brody_waite_great_leaders_do_what_drug_addicts_do?language=en

    Books:

    Brene Brown:

    The Gifts of Imperfection

    Daring Greatly

    https://brenebrown.com/books-audio/


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