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Battle Tested Recovery with Mark Gagarin

Today we have Mark Gagarin on The SHAIR Podcast. He is the host of the Battle Tested, a podcast about triumph over adversity. It’s not only about the war with addiction. It’s about showing up as our best selves to every challenge we face in our lives. Mark believes that everything we’re experiencing can be used to benefit people. When we’re faced with opposition, there is always opportunity to serve. There’s always a lesson to learn, and the good parts and bad parts all have purpose as long as we use them to help someone else. Get ready to experience battle tested recovery! Mark Gagarin Mark Gagarin has [...]

By |2020-05-04T13:10:50+00:00May 5th, 2020|Alcoholism, Drug addiction, Male Speaker, Podcast|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

Mobilize Recovery with Ryan Hampton

What is the solution to the addiction crisis? Currently, less than 10 percent of people will ever seek medical help of any kind for their addiction. Hundreds of people lose their lives daily, leaving behind family members, friends, loved ones, children, and community members. Yet, when the recovery community organizes, reform is possible. There is a powerful movement happening in the United States that is revolutionizing the way we fight the addiction crisis. Ryan Hampton is here to talk about how we can all Mobilize Recovery! Ryan Hampton Over four years into recovery from a decade-long opioid addiction, Ryan Hampton has been rocketed to the center of America’s rising [...]

By |2019-09-16T19:32:12+00:00September 17th, 2019|Drug addiction, Heroin, Male Speaker, Podcast, Prescription Drugs|0 Comments

Lamar Odom’s Ex Liza Morales talks Addiction, Recovery, and Family

How can spouses deal with a partner who is in active addiction? How can they keep their family intact when everything begins to fall apart? What does a parent do when children are involved? Today's story is about the other side of addiction. Liza Morales is a real estate professional, a mom, and the ex-wife of NBA star, Lamar Odom. Their problems began after moving to Los Angeles, where Lamar was swept away by the celebrity lifestyle and all the vices that come with it. Liza talks frankly about what it was like to be a young mother married to a famous athlete, what lead to their final [...]

By |2019-08-20T13:23:19+00:00August 13th, 2019|Cocaine, Codependency, Drug addiction, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Mastering Midlife Addiction and Recovery with Mark J. Silverman

Who are you really? What words do you use to label yourself? What is your purpose in this world? Most importantly, does this identity serve you? Today we have Mark J. Silverman on the Recovery Revolution. He is a successful professional, coach, author, and the host of the Mastering Midlife Podcast. He's also a recovering alcoholic, drug user, and sex addict. After enduring a childhood of trauma, Mark was on a mission to destroy himself. Even when he got sober, he was designing his exit from this world. Today, Mark is joyful and creative. He has let go of both the positive and negative identities he had for [...]

RR 230: The Power of Letting Go in Sobriety

What’s keeping you from fulfillment, success, and happiness? What are you holding on to that is holding you back? For those of you who haven’t listened to my live speech called The Power of Letting Go that I did at MicDrop Studios in Miami on May 5th, 2019, here is the live audio version. This is my personal account of how I became the hero of my own story. It’s about letting go in sobriety so you can move on to a new life of love and healing. Letting Go In Sobriety I can’t. I can’t. I can’t. As a life coach I hear this all the time. [...]

By |2019-07-08T14:25:09+00:00July 9th, 2019|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Drug addiction, Podcast|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 […]

The Meat Sack with Drew Canole

Do you ever feel: Aimless without a purpose in life? Afraid of the opinions of friends, family, or others in your circle? Pressured by images in the media and online that make you feel inferior and inadequate? Then you don’t want to miss today’s episode with Drew Canole. Drew is the Founder and CEO of fitlife.tv. Many of you will remember The SHAIR Podcast promoting Organify for 6 months because it is an amazing superfood product, my wife and I still drink it on almost a daily basis. Drew is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part […]

The Yoga Recovery Lawyer with Suzula Bidon

  Suzula Bidon’s hippie parents named her after a word they found in the bylines of a Grateful Dead album. Growing up in the woods of Wisconsin in a counterculture lifestyle, Suzula struggled with isolation and depression all through her childhood. This led her to self-medicating with gateway drugs like alcohol and tobacco and ended with heroin and methamphetamines. Her addiction led her to federal prison and a serious criminal record. Today, Suzula is a practicing attorney, recovery advocate, and a Minnesota Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS). She is the creator of the Recovery Yoga Meetings® and has been teaching it since 2012. Recovery yoga meetings help people live and […]