From Darkness to Light, Addiction to Recovery with Deborah Yager

  What’s preventing you from reaching your full potential and stepping into who you were meant to become? Often, we try to figure out what’s holding us back before we dare to push the boundaries of our comfort zone. It’s seems like the logical way, but this not only makes growth take longer, it can also be used as a tool for procrastination. It can take years to unpack all the baggage and analyze where our fears and blocks hide. But if you jump before you’re ready, your places of resistance will jump out, allowing you to identify them and challenge them at the same time. “Leap and [...]

By |2019-07-02T14:52:27+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Alcoholism, Female Speaker, Methamphetamines, Podcast|0 Comments

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 […]

SHAIR 183: The Record Collector with Shane Watson

Shane Watson is a writer, Youtuber and prevention specialist. He speaks to kids and adults about substance use for an organization called Not My Kid. It’s a nonprofit that educates students not only about addiction, but also unhealthy relationships, depression, self-injury, bullying, and suicide.  His blog is called the Silver Ladder and he has an unbelievable story of addiction and recovery. Here is a glimpse of his experience. If being regularly jolted awake by the tormented screams of inmates in neighboring cells wasn’t bad enough, there was the fact that I was sharing a cell made for a single inmate with three other people. We were crowded four-deep in a […]

SHAIR 174: Genius Recovery with Joe Polish

Joe Polish is founder and president of Piranha Marketing. His Genius Network and GeniusX masterminds feature household guests like Peter Diamandis, Tony Robbins, Sir Richard Branson, Steve Forbes, and John Mackay. Joe is the creator of Artists for Addicts and Genius Recovery, an organization’s whose mission is to change the global conversation around addiction and recovery from one of judgment to one of compassion. He is currently working on an addiction recovery book with former SHAIR guest, Anna David. Joe is a dynamic individual who is seeking tools for recovery in any shape or form, even ibogaine and ayahuasca. His is an inspirational story full of new insights into addiction and how to break […]

SHAIR 171: Give Yourself a Chance with Ken Rivord

Today we have an insane show with my guest Ken Rivord who actually flew down to Costa Rica to record this episode with me to celebrate his 6th year of sobriety. After a typical Tico breakfast, we begin with an account of Ken’s Costa Rican travel nightmare. Everything that could go wrong, did. This was followed by another disaster, the disappearance of the first recording of this interview. Then listen we move into Ken’s harrowing story of child abuse, mental illness, IV drug addiction, prison, relapse, and ultimately, lasting recovery. This is a wild episode about how the worst of situations can bring beautiful outcomes. Strap in and listen! CLEAN […]

SHAIR 148: Freddy Negrete Smile Now, Cry Later

Guns, Gangs, Tattoos & Recovery…  Freddy Negrete is a legendary tattoo artist based in Hollywood, CA. He’s been profiled on numerous media and has tattooed numerous celebrities, musicians and sport personalities. Freddy was orphaned at the age of two when his mother and father, both Pachuco gangsters, went to jail. After a youth of foster care and boys’ homes, Freddy went down the same path as his parents and lived a cycle of gangs, drugs, and incarceration. Freddy honed his skills as a tattooist in prison and is now a world-renowned pioneer of black and grey realism. Freddy endured countless ups and downs with addiction and suffered deadly health issues, but […]

SHAIR 136: From Lying on the Street to Soaring in Sobriety with Mark Rickert

Mark Rickert’s parents divorced when he was three, and his mother abandoned him and his siblings regularly. This opened the doorway to drug and alcohol abuse that would lead repeatedly to disaster and almost suicide. Today Mark is a prosperous real estate broker and is launching a podcast called Soaring in Sobriety. His show is about how to move past the wreckage of our past to become the person we knew we were always capable of becoming. CLEAN DATE: AUG 11, 2001 Listen to his harrowing story from lying on the street to soaring in sobriety! SHAIR and organifi have teamed up to give SHAIR listeners 20% OFF of their Superfood Powdered Green Juice.  Click on the image below and […]

By |2017-09-19T03:00:44+00:00September 19th, 2017|Alcoholism, Cocaine, Male Speaker, Methamphetamines, Podcast|0 Comments

SHAIR 130: “Straight Outta Compton” with Patty Powers, Strip Clubs, Drug Dens and the Miracle of Recovery.

Patty Powers joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast. Originally from Toronto, Patty began drinking and using drugs recreationally as an adolescent. At eighteen she moved to New York City where chance meetings with other addicts opened doors to careers, romantic relationships, the art world and the music scene. For years, whenever the negative consequences of addiction started taking their toll, survival instincts kicked in and she’d return to Toronto. It was a hamster wheel existence – getting strung out and cleaning up – and it relied heavily on the resiliency of youth. By 1987, she was living alone in an abandoned building in Los Angeles, having cut all ties […]

SHAIR 113: “The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality” with Dr. Jane Galloway, Author of The Gateways.

Jane Galloway the author of The Gateways- The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast. The Gateways are…A Gateway, a Bridge, an Opening into living the Spiritual Life that the Steps promise! What YOU get from this is TOOLS, Inspiration, Time to release the Shame and move into the FREEDOM. Is there more to recovery than just staying sober and clean? Dr. Jane Galloway offers an emphatic “yes” to this question in her groundbreaking 12 Step companion guide, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. Galloway presents the 12 Steps squarely in the context of 21st-century spirituality with breadth, skill, and sensitivity that helps readers of […]

SHAIR 109: “Big Jim’s Walk” with Jim Downs, Soldier Up for Recovery

Jim Downs of Big Jim’s Walk joins us today on The SHAIR Podcast.  Big Jim is walking across America to bring awareness to the world of our addiction epidemic. Big Jim’s Walk, Inc is a non-profit organization bringing awareness to the world of the addiction epidemic. Through this foundation, Big Jim’s Walk has plans to build an addiction recovery center, Camp Redemption, with the help from its’ donors and other community members. Join us as Jim takes us through here battle with Drugs and Alcohol, the wreckage it caused in her life, when he hit rock bottom and his amazing journey into recovery up until today. Listen to Jim’s story […]