24 episodes

Welcome to "This is Sober," the podcast that focuses on exploring what life in sobriety is really like. Our podcast is dedicated to helping individuals who are sober, or are seeking sobriety, to live their best lives and achieve true freedom from addiction.

Each episode of "This is Sober" features interviews with inspiring individuals who have achieved sobriety and are living fulfilling, purposeful lives. We dive deep into their journeys towards sobriety, exploring the challenges they faced, the strategies they used to overcome them, and the lessons they learned along the way.

This is Sober Molly Desch

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Welcome to "This is Sober," the podcast that focuses on exploring what life in sobriety is really like. Our podcast is dedicated to helping individuals who are sober, or are seeking sobriety, to live their best lives and achieve true freedom from addiction.

Each episode of "This is Sober" features interviews with inspiring individuals who have achieved sobriety and are living fulfilling, purposeful lives. We dive deep into their journeys towards sobriety, exploring the challenges they faced, the strategies they used to overcome them, and the lessons they learned along the way.

    Harmony in Healing: The DJ Who Mixed Her Way to a Nutritional Awakening with Sam Lander

    Harmony in Healing: The DJ Who Mixed Her Way to a Nutritional Awakening with Sam Lander

    Samantha Lander @seefitliving, is a functional diagnostic nutritionist, who shares her remarkable journey from substance abuse to sobriety and healing.Samantha’s story is one of resilience and redemption. Despite starting her journey with substances as early as 7th grade, she managed to excel athletically and academically, earning a spot on a Division 1 rowing team. However, the allure of the party life on the west coast during her college years led her down a dangerous path of club DJing to using GHB to selling drugs, ultimately resulting in her arrest and incarceration in federal prison.

    But Samantha’s story doesn’t end there. It’s a testament to the human spirit’s capacity for growth and transformation. Through her time in prison and the support of others, Samantha found her way to sobriety and embarked on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

    What makes Samantha’s journey even more remarkable is her transition into becoming a functional diagnostic nutritionist, specializing in gut health. Drawing from her own experiences and struggles, Samantha has found purpose in helping others heal their bodies and minds.Throughout the episode, Samantha candidly discusses her setbacks, including a period of drinking after her initial recovery from drugs. However, she emphasizes how she was able to leverage her foundational 13 years of sobriety and resilience to find her way back on track.

    Today she helps women, addict or not, regain their health. We are constantly told that our labs are normal yet we are exhausted, bloated, can’t loose weight, horrible gut issues and hormones a mess. This is definitely not normal. She has been in your shoes and found her special functional lab tests gave her the answers she needed to get real results and heal the body. 

    Sam offers free clarity calls for anyone interested you just need to book the call :) https://seefitpt.com/Claritycall

    • 49 min
    Delicious Alternatives and The Importance of Nurturance with Vera Thomlison

    Delicious Alternatives and The Importance of Nurturance with Vera Thomlison

    In today's episode, we're joined by the remarkable Vera, whose journey into sobriety is as compelling as it is inspiring. Growing up in a high-pressure Chinese household, Vera turned to drugs and alcohol as a means to socialize and escape the immense expectation to excel. Her quest for belonging led her to a pivotal moment with her first line of cocaine, chasing a surge of dopamine that felt like a newfound freedom. Yet, it was in the quietude of her room, amidst books and study, that her true path to liberation began to unfold.



    Enter the transformative power of Yoga—a practice that not only opened Vera to sobriety but also guided her to discover the art of self-nurturance. Throughout our conversation, Vera shares the essence of replacing the temporary highs of drugs or alcohol with something profoundly "delicious"—a journey of nurturing oneself that's essential for anyone walking the path of recovery.



    Vera's down-to-earth nature and her deeply moving story shine a light on the importance of finding joy in healthy alternatives. She has since created a unique coaching program, weaving together meditation and yoga for an all-encompassing experience that leaves her clients exclaiming, "wow, I needed that!"



    Join us as we delve into Vera's transformative journey, exploring the crucial steps toward self-care and sobriety, and uncover how she's helping others to find their own path to healing and happiness.



    ABOUT VERA:
    Vera is a Certified Holistic Life Coach and RYT500 Yoga Instructor and Meditation Teacher. Through overcoming her own struggles with addiction, Vera believes in the potential of every person to build an authentic life filled with meaning, joy, and healthy relationships. Her mission is to support people who feel disconnected from others and themselves to rediscover that connection through yoga, mindfulness and coaching. She advocates for those who want to make a change and creates a safe environment that encourages exploration and discovery.

    Website: https://www.stillyoga.ca

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/stillyogavera/

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    • 55 min
    From Panic to Power: One Woman's Journey Beyond Anxiety and Alcohol with Starlyn Haneman

    From Panic to Power: One Woman's Journey Beyond Anxiety and Alcohol with Starlyn Haneman

    In an article in the Neurobiology of Stress journal in 2019, researchers found that women are more likely to drink alcohol in an attempt to regulate stress and anxiety. In this episode I speak to one woman who has first hand experience with panic attacks induced by drinking.

    Starlyn Haneman is an anxiety freedom coach that helps women rebel against anxiety and take back control of their health and happiness. Over four years ago she realized that alcohol was making her anxious and miserable. She went on a journey of finding healthy and sustainable ways to cope and in the process discovered the key to creating the life she had been dreaming of. She is now on a mission to help other women to do the same so they can live the life they have dreamt of, free of anxiety and full of happiness.

    Website: www.wholesomerebelwellness.com

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/starlynhaneman/

    FB: https://www.facebook.com/wholesome.rebel.wellness

    Freebie gift: Anxiety SOS Toolkit https://wholesomerebelwellness.myflodesk.com/anxietysostoolkit

    • 46 min
    MHJ Part II: 3 Keys to Begin Your Journey Without a Map

    MHJ Part II: 3 Keys to Begin Your Journey Without a Map

    Hey folks, in this episode of 'This is Sober,' I'm laying out the messy reality of how my sobriety journey kicked off. No grand plan, just me figuring things out as I went along. Join me as I share the nitty-gritty details, the bumps in the road, and the quiet moments that defined those early days. It's not a heroic tale with triumphant victories – just a real, raw look at navigating the unknown all on my own. Plus, I've got three things I stumbled upon that kinda became my guardrails. No big promises, just sharing what helped me. If you're into the unpolished side of sobriety, come hang out with me and let's chat about the real deal.

    If you have an interest in a topic for the show, have a question, a comment, or just want to say hi, please do!

    mollydesch@gmail.com



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    Disclaimer: Molly Desch, the host of 'This is Sober,' is not a licensed medical professional or doctor. The content shared on this podcast is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. Any advice, experiences, or information discussed should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider or seek appropriate professional guidance for your specific situation. Molly shares personal experiences and insights, but individual circumstances may vary. By engaging with this podcast, you acknowledge that the content is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition, and you should use your discretion when applying any information from the podcast to your own life.

    • 31 min
    MHJ Part I: Where have I been the last 6 months?...and my sobriety milestones

    MHJ Part I: Where have I been the last 6 months?...and my sobriety milestones

    It's been a hot minute since I sat down to record. I've been a little MIA for many reasons. Mostly, though, I zeroed in on my healing jorney (MHJ) through sobriety. This is part one of a series of episodes that is going to walk you through my healing journey, the good, the bad, and the vulnerable. I've decided its time for me to pull back the veil and get as real as anyone can get about their sobriety journey. So pull up a chair, get cozy, and let's be honest with one another about this journey through sobriety.



    If you have an interest in a topic for the show, have a question, a comment, or just want to say hi, please do!

    mollydesch@gmail.com



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    Disclaimer: Molly Desch, the host of 'This is Sober,' is not a licensed medical professional or doctor. The content shared on this podcast is intended for entertainment and informational purposes only. Any advice, experiences, or information discussed should not be considered as a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare provider or seek appropriate professional guidance for your specific situation. Molly shares personal experiences and insights, but individual circumstances may vary. By engaging with this podcast, you acknowledge that the content is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition, and you should use your discretion when applying any information from the podcast to your own life.

    • 41 min
    The Power of Choice: How Sobriety Amplified a Passion for Genuine Wellness with Stacy Toth

    The Power of Choice: How Sobriety Amplified a Passion for Genuine Wellness with Stacy Toth

    In this episode, we sit down with Stacy, the founder of Real Everything, a blog that began as a platform for sharing paleo recipes and tips for families but evolved into a passionate advocacy for non-toxic healthy living. Stacy's journey took an unexpected turn when she decided to confront her relationship with alcohol. Guided by her focus on holistic health, she made the courageous decision to quit drinking and embrace a (w)holistically healthy lifestyle.

    As the host of The Whole View podcast, Stacy shares her experiences and insights to help listeners become the best versions of themselves. Through our conversation, Stacy opens up about her decision to quit alcohol, recognizing that it didn't align with her values and the vibrant, toxin-free life she was cultivating.

    We delve into the transformation she experienced after letting go of alcohol and how it positively impacted her physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Stacy shares the benefits of living a non-toxic lifestyle inside and out, fostering a deep sense of authenticity and connection with herself and her loved ones.

    Join us as we explore Stacy's journey, gaining inspiration and practical wisdom for embracing a (w)holistically healthy lifestyle, and discover the power of aligning our choices with our true values for lasting well-being.



    Follow Stacy:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realstacytoth/

    Website: https://realeverything.com/

    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-whole-view/id553710453

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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5 Ratings

porscheracegirl ,

Real talk!! Real solutions!!

Molly is awesome and inspiring! I really got a lot from the episodes I’ve heard thus far. Just listened to the one on gray area drinking and wow! So many truth bombs and nuggets! I have to go back and take notes, lol! Thank you, Molly!

Genie.Love ,

Love her focus on the individual!

Molly’s techniques and strategies are all about rediscovering you and what you want from life and how you’ll use those goals to stay sober. She holds nothing back and neither do her guests. Thank you Molly. I love your show.

Ginakunadian ,

Love Hearing Her Story

This is the perfect podcast for me as I am now 5 years Sober. I just love learning the tricks and tips that are used to help you stay sober, especially during those social gatherings which can be challenging. 💓

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