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Rewrite Your Own Story of Recovery with Oleg Lougheed

When we talk about addiction, we have to talk about overcoming odds. The idea of getting clean and sober seems impossible and the thought of living the rest of our lives in recovery can be paralyzing. But the world is bigger than us and our addictions, and people have to overcome all sorts of odds. Oleg Lougheed is our guest today. He knows the annihilating power of alcoholism, the gnawing pain of starvation, and the isolation of being in a new land among a language he didn't understand. He is now a TEDx speaker and the host of the Overcoming Odds Podcast and is here to tell us [...]

By |2020-03-23T14:41:28+00:00March 24th, 2020|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast, Trauma and Abuse|0 Comments

Breaking Open: Addiction Recovery and the Evolution of the Soul with Rebecca Daigle

Today we have Rebecca Daigle on The SHAIR Podcast. She’s been a member of the SRC since 2017 and has one unconventional story. At first, alcohol was a fun compliment to Rebecca’s exotic life. But her addiction unconsciously evolved, turning into a Jekyll and Hyde division that brought her such despair, she felt like it would kill her. Then Rebecca was slammed with a period of extreme pain and loss that brought her to her knees. Her anguish made her realize that she had a problem and she finally sought out a cure. Today, Rebecca is grateful for her challenges. She now knows that when we embrace change, [...]

By |2020-03-09T18:33:20+00:00March 10th, 2020|Alcoholism, Podcast|0 Comments

The Gifts of Recovery with Curt Clemenson

In our society, we are taught to hide our emotions and feelings. Most of us feel isolated even when we’re among people. We pretend everything’s okay, using our accomplishments and material possessions to hide the suffering and inadequacy that plagues us. We become distracted by our addictions to substances, objects, and behaviors, when the key to our happiness is inside us. Today’s guest is Curt Clemenson. He’s been clean and sober for 36 years and is a prosperous entrepreneur with a superhero appeal. His life changed when he discovered who he really was and what he really wanted through the Twelve Steps. Once he began living according to [...]

By |2020-02-28T15:43:42+00:00March 3rd, 2020|Alcoholism, Marijuana, Podcast|0 Comments

Personal Finance in Recovery with Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is the author of Personal Finance for People in Addiction Recovery. Brandon is a coach, facilitator, and real estate investor committed to adding value to the lives of others. After Brandon dropped out of college, he went into selling drugs, making 200K a year. He was living large according to his delusional ego, until he got set up and arrested. He was forced to get sober and ended up broke, landing a job that only paid $13 an hour. Today he is sober, happy, fulfilled, and has paid off 75K of consumer debt. He is here to tell us why money is not the root of [...]

By |2020-02-20T18:46:08+00:00February 25th, 2020|Alcoholism, Marijuana, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

Don’t Waste Another Minute of Your Life with Corey Harrington

Corey Harrington’s story began with childhood wounds and existential angst. He always felt like an exposed nerve and used drugs to numb the pain. But he felt time ticking by, and a growing sense of dread began to drown him. Corey knew that he had to stop using or risk spending his whole life in the meaningless cycle of addiction. Corey recently celebrated 4 years of sobriety from alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, tranquilizers, and opioids. He talks about how he stopped being a victim of circumstance and started shaping himself into the person he wanted to be. Corey reveals how he’s transcended the pettiness of everyday life to create [...]

By |2020-02-07T20:14:15+00:00February 11th, 2020|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Marijuana, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

The Communities Project with Michael King

Michael King’s life looked inspiring on paper. He was a democratic executive, working on projects he was passionate about. But he led a double life. On the other side, he was addicted to alcohol and gambling. His problem became so out of control that he began embezzling money from work, eventually leading to an embarrassing public arrest that landed him on the front page of the local paper. Today, Michael is the Director and Creator of The Communities Project. With his background in social justice, he felt it was his responsibility to help the people he met when he was incarcerated. Advocating for addiction is part of his [...]

By |2020-01-31T19:16:06+00:00February 4th, 2020|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast, Recovery Advocacy|0 Comments

Sober Life – We Are The Luckiest with Laura McKowen

Laura McKowen couldn’t control her addiction to alcohol and believed that the people who could drink normally were the lucky ones, but after leaving her 4-year-old daughter alone in a hotel room all night, Laura had to break down and get help. To Laura, having to get sober was the end of everything. It was purgatory, but once she stopped resisting it, she realized that sobriety was the invitation to everything she ever really wanted. Laura is the former cohost of the Home podcast with Holly Whitaker, and her memoir, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life has just released at the top of [...]

By |2020-01-24T16:12:07+00:00January 28th, 2020|Alcoholism, Podcast|0 Comments

From Drunk and Alone to Happy and Fulfilled with Tim Moon

Tim Moon is a long-time listener and member of the SHAIR Recovery Community. His is one of the many success stories experienced by SHAIR members and listeners. Tim was addicted to alcohol for over a decade. He kept believing he could control it, even though his marriage and the relationship with his kids was falling apart. Finally, his wife said it was over, and Tim was forced to imagine spending the rest of his life drunk and alone. It has been two years since Tim quit drinking, and his connection with his wife and kids is now thriving. He is happier than he could’ve ever dreamed and is [...]

By |2020-01-17T17:24:08+00:00January 21st, 2020|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

50 Ways to Worry Less in Sobriety with Gigi Langer

Gigi Langer is the author of 50 Ways to Worry Less Now: Reject Negative Thinking to Find Peace, Clarity, and Connection, a book full of the ideas she used to free herself and others from worry. It also encapsulates her personal story which involved relationship failures, codependency, perfectionism, sexual abuse, and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Today she is thirty-one years into sobriety and is on The SHAIR Podcast to talk about what she’s learned from her training in psychology and over 30 years using tools from recovery programs, cognitive therapy, energy work, and a variety of spiritual and scientific teachings. Gigi’s story is one of courageous healing. Don’t [...]

The Alcohol Experiment with Annie Grace

What happens when you give up alcohol? How will your life change? Welcome to the Alcohol Experiment. To most people, the thought of never having a drink again is too daunting to consider, but today’s guest tells us that everything we think we thought we knew about alcohol is wrong. Annie Grace is the author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life and is the host of a podcast by the same name. She is also the creator of The Alcohol Experiment, which interrupts peoples' patterns around drinking and rewires how we think about alcohol. Annie tells us what made her [...]

By |2019-12-27T22:19:10+00:00December 31st, 2019|Alcoholism, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments