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The Year of No Nonsense with Meredith Atwood

With no 12-step work, Meredith Atwood tried to get sober. After substance abuse, and a number of other issues, she had the realization that she would be dead within a year. She then made the decision to stop drinking. After compensating for her behavior with triathlons and Ironman competitions, she came to the point where she had to heal. As a former attorney, Meredith Atwood is a podcaster, speaker, and author of The Year of No Nonsense, and Host of “The Same 24 Hours” podcast. She’s been featured in The Boston Globe, The New York Post, the Seattle Times, and recovery advocate and contributing writer for Psychology Today. [...]

By |2020-07-16T21:52:51+00:00July 14th, 2020|Author Spotlight, Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Relapse is Part of My Story with Erica Barnett

This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re joined by author and advocate, Erica C. Barnett. Erica had tried everything to stop drinking. Detox after detox, and treatment center after treatment center, she continued to find herself in a state of relapse. Stating that rock bottom is a lie, Erica believes that it is always possible to go lower than your lowest point. Tumultuous relationships, and empty vodka bottles hid throughout her apartment defined her life, acting as both her tormentors and closest friends.  After waking up one day, Erica decided that she had enough. Reassessing her values and passions, she was able to transform her pain into purpose [...]

By |2020-06-17T00:59:09+00:00June 17th, 2020|Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Boundaries, Accountability and Releasing Anger

There are multiple pathways to recovery, including recovery coaching. In our first Recovery Coaching call, Omar Pinto introduced us to his style of recovery coaching and the concepts behind it. By holding space for others, and using our intuition to guide us, we can help others address struggles, find accountability, and process uncomfortable feelings.  Today, we helped Tori begin to set effective boundaries with a friend. By taking part in self-care, setting effective boundaries can begin. The Recovery Coaching group held space for Tori by asking open-ended questions about her current situation and creating a sense of accountability and support by giving her self-care suggestions.  We also helped [...]

By |2020-06-10T02:42:42+00:00June 10th, 2020|Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

The Healing Power of Ayahuasca with Jeanae White

After a tumultuous relationship, a five year heroin addiction, and three overdoses, Jeanae White had all but given up.  Trying 12-step support groups, multiple treatment centers, and therapy, Jeanae still struggled, felt sad, unhappy, and unfulfilled.  However, that all changed when Jeanae found plant medicine.  This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re joined by Jeanae White. As a yoga Instructor, Kambo Practitioner, and co-owner of New Life Ayahuasca, Jeanae’s inspiring story is one filled with spirituality, empowerment, plant medicine, and freedom.  From a hopeless state, Jeanae goes on to talk about how one small decision to try plant medicine gave her an eye opening experience that changed the [...]

By |2020-06-02T22:41:48+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

Over It and On With It with Christine Hassler

Is there a past hurt or toxic trauma that’s keeping you from being your best self?  Whether it be a person, ex, principle, or a belief system, many of us are used to sitting across from doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists only to hear them tell us that there’s something wrong with us or we have a chemical imbalance.  However, what if the only chemical imbalance we have, is one that we created ourselves? This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re joined by Master Coach, Christine Hassler. Christine left her successful job as a Hollywood agent to pursue a life she could find passion in. Christine believes once we [...]

By |2020-05-27T22:30:39+00:00May 26th, 2020|Female Speaker, Podcast|0 Comments

How Powerful You Are with Holly Whitaker

Today we are excited to have Holly Whitaker on The SHAIR Podcast. She was the co-host of the HOME podcast, the bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman, and the founder of Tempest, a holistic, evidence-based digital recovery platform It’s not just people in addiction recovery who hit a bottom. We all will have that point of reckoning in our lives that will turn us inside out. The current pandemic will force many of us to reevaluate how we think about ourselves and the world. Holly talks about her struggle with the desire to be numb and escape oneself. She tells us that as people in recovery, we [...]

Chakra Empowerment for Women with Lisa Erickson

Many people develop an addiction to soothe sexual abuse or childhood trauma. Our guest today is Lisa Erickson. She is a chakra-based energy worker and the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women. Lisa tells us how self-guided techniques using energy healing can be the first step in moving on from trauma. She talks about the tools and techniques she teaches her clients to deal with their emotions as they arise, giving them the power to recognize their triggers and work through their anxiety and discomfort before it takes over. This episode is full of fascinating information about men’s and women’s energy bodies and how we can connect to [...]

By |2020-03-27T18:40:52+00:00March 31st, 2020|Female Speaker, Podcast, Trauma and Abuse|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

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