Blog Articles – addiction recovery, wellbeing, and self-development

Addiction, Recovery, and the Lies We Tell Ourselves with Joy Siegel

Joy Siegel is the creator of Senior Solutions Inc. She is a successful professional and entrepreneur who hosted Good Work Radio, which gave her the opportunity to interview celebrities and every president since George H. W. Bush. Rewind to 12 years ago, Joy was a single working parent who would wake up at 5 a.m. to pick up her drugs before getting her kids ready for the morning carpool. She was also the caregiver for her aging parents and managing a busy career. At first, prescription opioids made Joy feel powerful and helped her to handle her demanding life. But as time went on, the pills stopped working [...]

By |2019-12-24T13:03:06+00:00December 24th, 2019|Blog, Female Speaker, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

The Sobriety Blueprint with Jonathan Sylvester

Jonathan Sylvester is a Recovery Coach, Nutritionist, Fitness Expert, and the developer of The Sobriety Blueprint, RecoverU, and Win Your 24. It’s hard to believe that 6 years ago, Jonathan had destroyed all his relationships, had no education or opportunities, and was totally broke. He was addicted to prescription pills, and his whole life revolved around supporting his daily 30 or more Vicodin and Soma habit. Today, Jonathan is doing much more than just staying sober. He’s designed a simple sobriety blueprint that optimizes all aspects of his life. He also helps others do the same. Are you ready to consider the endless possibilities for your life in [...]

By |2019-12-13T18:10:47+00:00December 17th, 2019|Blog, Male Speaker, Marijuana, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

Thriving in Long-Term Recovery with Tom Coderre

Tom Coderre is a former US Senator who was progressively losing everything to addiction until a humiliating arrest lead him to recovery in 2003. Tom thought his life was over, but little did he know it was just beginning. Today, Tom can’t believe how his life has transformed. He was featured in the film, The Anonymous People, and works on the frontlines as a positive face and voice in recovery. Tom is a passionate, politically aware advocate who is also a humble traveler, son, brother and uncle trying to make a difference. Tom Coderre is a living example how a person can go from drowning in hopeless addiction [...]

By |2019-12-06T17:14:05+00:00December 10th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Cocaine, Male Speaker, Podcast, Recovery Advocacy|0 Comments

SRC Guest Spotlight—Recovery Advocacy with Jesse Heffernan

Today we have Jesse Heffernan back on the show for an exclusive live Q&A with SRC Members! Jesse was first with us in the episode, Changing the Way We Talk About Recovery. He has since expanded into recovery coaching, recovery coach training, and recovery support services that help individuals and organizations create the grassroots recovery resources so direly needed in communities right now. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been clean for decades or less than a year. Jesse answers all questions about recovery advocacy and tells us exactly how to get into the recovery movement based on what we like to do and what we’re good at. Become a [...]

By |2019-12-02T15:34:34+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Blog, Podcast, Recovery Advocacy|0 Comments

My Recovery Toolbox with Angela Pugh

Angela Pugh is an Addiction Interventionist, Recovering Alcoholic, Life and Recovery Coach. She hosts the Addiction Unlimited Podcast and is the founder of Kansas City Recovery. She has been sober since 2006 and knows from experience that the key to lasting sobriety is having a recovery toolbox. Recovery takes just as much work as addiction. It's daily, consistent effort. Angela shows you how to design your life to make sobriety easier and gives a simple, proven recovery toolbox that will take you from anxious and overwhelmed to carefree and confident, knowing you have a plan to face anything. Get ready to master your sobriety! Angela Pugh Angela Pugh [...]

By |2019-11-22T19:37:02+00:00November 26th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Female Speaker, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Misery is the Gateway Drug with Claire Rudy Foster

Claire Rudy Foster grew up closeted at home and bullied at school. Alcohol was his way of releasing his anger. Claire also wanted to become a famous writer, and getting drunk and loaded on heroin were all part of the romantic artistic persona. The problem was that he was always too high or hungover to ever write anything. In 2007, Claire found recovery and discovered that getting clean didn’t mean all his problems would go away. Misery was the true gateway drug, and Claire had to make peace with his anger and his identity before he could be sober and happy. Today, Claire has proved that a writer [...]

By |2019-11-18T15:21:33+00:00November 19th, 2019|Alcoholism, Blog, Drug addiction, Heroin, LGBTQ, Podcast|0 Comments

My Fair Junkie Author Spotlight with Amy Dresner

Amy Dresner is back on the show for our new Author Spotlight feature where we get to do a live Q & A with her about her acclaimed memoir, My Fair Junkie. We addicts all have a story to tell, and Amy Dresner has one hell of a story. What is it like writing about every horrific and embarrassing thing you did in addiction? How does it feel to be publishing, launching, and promoting a book? What is it like to reveal your heart and soul to the whole world? Listen and find out! About Amy Dresner Amy Dresner is over five years clean from being addicted to sex, drugs, […]

Healing Magic with Sheila Wach

Sheila Wach is with us today. Sheila is a changemaker and transformational leader. She is an Empowering Teacher, Addiction & Consciousness Educator, Certified Master Addictions Coach and an accomplished international entrepreneur. She is also a teacher of fearlessness, motivational speaker and spiritual wayshower. She is the founder of International Addiction Services and Infinite Vida. Sheila lives here in Costa Rica and we have known each other for more than a decade. After hearing her incredible story in our home twelve step group, I had to have her on the show. Get ready to dive deep into consciousness, spirituality, and healing magic! We SHAIR our stories every Tuesday so subscribe to […]

By |2019-05-13T20:15:31+00:00December 25th, 2018|Blog, Female Speaker, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Purified by Fire with Jeannine Wise

Jeannine Wise is with us today on The SHAIR Podcast. SHAIR was one of the first resources Jeannine found when she was trying to get traction in early  sobriety. She is our first guest from Refuge Recovery, a Buddhist-inspired recovery pathway. For those having problems connecting with traditional rehab or twelve step programs, the Refuge Recovery is an option that may resonate with you. Jeannine shares the incredible insights she’s learned during her two years of sobriety. She reveals how her addiction was like being purified by fire, and how she transcended her pain to grow into the person she was meant to be. Refuge Recovery RefugeRecovery.Org Refuge Recovery Online […]

From Recovery to Discovery with Jeanne Foot

Jeanne Foot is a mental health advocate and certified addiction counsellor and recovery specialist, with over a decade serving individuals and families in the Toronto area, across the globe, and online. Her own struggles with the nature of addiction and years spent navigating the mental health care system as an advocate for her child has enabled her to become a change agent and a mentor in transformation for others. Jeanne is the product of three generations of trauma in her middle-class family. Her life was chaotic out of the gate. When she became a mother, she had to navigate serious mental health issues with her children. Jeanne had to innovate […]