Getting Sober is one thing, staying Sober is another.

In Recovery the most important ingredient to long term Sobriety is Community and Connection.  SHAIR is not only a Recovery Podcast, it is a global Sobriety Network.  Join me each week as we connect with people from all over the world who will SHAIR with you their inspirational journey of Recovery.

Welcome to the SHAIR Podcast Sobriety Network.

Hanna Somatic Recovery Healing with Chris Ruane

When we get sober, we prioritize healing our mental, emotional, and spiritual health, but what about our physical health? Stress, anxiety, and unprocessed trauma can leave an imprint on the body and affect our health for years to come. Using Hanna Somatics as a pathway to empowerment, this form of body healing is a type of mind-body training that encourages physical and mental control over muscles to reduce pain and teach the brain to re-learn movements. Different from massage. On today’s Podcast, you’ll learn: What a Hanna Somatic session consists of  How Hanna Somatics can be a quick way to work through unresolved trauma Where to find a [...]

By |2020-08-11T20:57:52+00:00August 11th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Keeping What We Want & Neglecting What We Deserve

In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call with Omar Pinto, we helped Chris navigate the uncomfortable world of boundaries. At home during the quarantine with his two adult sons, Chris has found himself engaging in maladaptive coping mechanisms to handle his frustrations. Even after nine years of sobriety, he's fearful that his kids still see him as the "alcoholic Dad." With strained relationships, unspoken feelings, and living in close quarters, he's forced to take a look at the frayed relationships he doesn't want to lose. He must ask himself if it's worth holding onto them, or if he should begin to set boundaries and risk having his sons [...]

By |2020-08-04T14:01:58+00:00August 4th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Juggling The Jenkins

“I wasn't anxious, depressed, or out of place.” That was Comedian Tiffany Jenkins first experience with alcohol. After getting sober, Tiffany was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder , Depression, Mild Schizophrenia, and Bipolar Disorder. It took an intervention by law enforcement to realize that she needed help. After attending treatment and finding a beautiful life of sobriety, Tiffany got pregnant while living in a sober living home and was married five months later. In this SHAIR Podcast episode, you’ll learn about: The different patterns of codependency How mental health issues can affect us from getting sober long-term Characteristics of empaths and how it can affect recovery The importance [...]

By |2020-07-28T12:49:48+00:00July 28th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Combatting Negative Self-Talk

How do we combat negative self-talk? It's something we all have that prevents us from fulfilling our full potential. It’s in the moments of self-doubt that we created self-soothing in the first place. If we’re not equipped with the proper tools, we can begin to engage in an unhealthy behavior. Are you missing out on living your full potential? Join Omar Pinto in this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call as we ask hard questions, learn ways to shred the facade of the inner critic and empower ourselves to live out our potential and combat negative self-talk. Related Episode on Combating Negative Self-Talk How Powerful You Are with Holly [...]

By |2020-07-21T21:26:53+00:00July 21st, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

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

Setting Effective Boundaries with a Parent or Loved One

Setting effective boundaries is hard and takes practice. In this week’s SHAIR recovery coaching call, we helped Brandi navigate boundaries with her Mother. It’s completely normal for all of us to expect our parents or loved ones to be loving people. However, when addiction, trauma, and other issues come into play, we can begin to feel responsible for our loved one's emotional state - fueling codependency. When this happens, many of us find ourselves in that all-or-nothing thinking. Do we sever the relationship for good, or give into unhealthy patterns? Once we do some healing on our end, there may be a middle ground we can learn to [...]

By |2020-07-07T17:01:31+00:00July 7th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

True Grit and Grace with Amberly Lago

At 38, Amberly Lago was a personal trainer, avid runner, and sponsored by Nike. However, she never expected her life to turn upside down. Hit by an SUV, she underwent 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation. Diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the “suicide disease” she lost her business, self-confidence, and dealing with chronic-pain in her leg quickly spiraled her into addiction. Too scared to live, too scared to die, and a flicker of determination left, Amberly asked herself if she was going to sit back and play the victim or choose to be resilient and face unresolved trauma, past sexual abuse, and push forward to [...]

By |2020-06-30T01:27:10+00:00June 30th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Social Anxiety, Creative Outlets & Self-Awareness

Barbara feels like she’s running on low-energy. Wanting to sleep a lot, she is having trouble finding motivation to participate in activities that are conducive to her recovery. However, when she partakes in her favorite craft, she feels more energized. The group helped Barbara come to the realization that our bodies communicate to us through emotions. If we’re frustrated in a situation, it’s our body's way of telling us the situation is no longer beneficial to our well-being and peace of mind. If we’re not energized, it is a good indicator that we need to focus our attention elsewhere. Bringing more self-awareness to our bodies, the group helped [...]

By |2020-06-24T13:45:35+00:00June 24th, 2020|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