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.

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

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

Meditation Affirmations & Visualization with Susan Shumsky

Meditation should be easy, effortless, and joyous. In today's world, people are practicing meditation more than ever. Though, there are still many that aren't reaching the positive, uplifting, and spiritual effects that they desire. Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful, and positive ways. This week she joins the SHAIR Podcast to talk about her book Third Eye Meditations: Awaken Your Mind, Spirit, and Intuition. Dr. Shumsky goes on to explain the purpose of guided meditation and how the way we speak to ourselves can manifest in our lives. She gives us some simple yet powerful [...]

By |2020-05-27T22:28:09+00:00May 18th, 2020|Podcast|0 Comments

Quit Drinking Cold Turkey with Mishka Shubaly

Is it possible to quit drinking cold turkey without rehab and stay sober without AA? There are many different pathways to recovery and today’s guest is living proof that it’s possible to quit drinking and get sober on your own. The one and only Mishka Shubaly is back on The SHAIR Podcast! He’s here to talk about his new book Cold Turkey: How to Quit Drinking by Not Drinking, an unflinching, in-your-face companion to those who are ready to eliminate alcohol from their lives. Mishka talks about how he survived his first month alcohol-free and the inner shift that took place when he realized that life was unbelievably [...]

By |2020-05-08T16:01:56+00:00May 12th, 2020|Alcoholism, Male Speaker, Podcast, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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