Getting Spiritual in Sobriety with Seth Perry, The Vegan Pastor
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
Seth Perry started using drugs and alcohol as a teenager to feel acceptance, and later to manage the symptoms of bipolar disorder, but after his addiction spiralled into drug psychosis and damaged his relationships with friends and family, he got clean. Then, a chance meeting put him on the path to becoming a pastor, and now he helps recovering addicts developing their own spiritual practice. In this incredible discussion, Seth shares: How a lack of openness around emotions impacted his beliefs around masculinity How bipolar disorder contributed to his substance abuse, and how attempts to man ..read more
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Building Better Men with Dr. Jeremy Goldberg, Long Distance Love Bombs
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
“When nothing is certain, anything is possible.” Dr. Jeremy Goldberg grew up in a household with an alcoholic mother and got a crash course in acceptance and personal responsibility. Now, he uses the lessons he learned through those struggles to help build a generation of better men. In this powerful conversation, he discusses: How men can lead with heart and wholeness How the meaning of being a man is evolving The lack of initiation rituals for men in western culture How his mother’s alcoholism shaped him Dr. Jeremy Goldberg is trying to make kindness cool and the world better than it was y ..read more
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Personal Growth and Getting Uncomfortable with Kevin Bellack, The Sober Ginger
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
Kevin Bellack had a great career and a loving family, but watched his drinking spiral out of control as he used it to manage job-related stress and keep his emotions at bay. After spending time stuck in the cycle of wanting to quit, he finally reached out to a therapist—a single step that changed his life. In this episode, Kevin shares: How sobriety has given him the opportunity to understand himself better and invest in himself more  How much of his personal growth has come through acceptance with discomfort How he’s grown from someone who drank to avoid his emotions into someone who sh ..read more
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Long Term Sobriety with Graeme Duffy, 19 Years Sober Actor and Comedian
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
Growing up, Graeme found himself on the outside a lot, so he turned to alcohol and drugs to finally find a sense of belonging. Once he started to feel the pain of his actions and see the broken promises to himself stack up, he realized he had a problem. After living in rock bottom for four years, at 27 years old he found himself in an AA meeting and has stayed sober for the past 19 years. The message of hope he found in connecting with others who were sober How he managed himself in early, middle, and late sobriety How spiritual principles have helped him stay sober through a mid-life sobriet ..read more
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Seeking Support and Managing Depression with Josh Beharry
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
A decade ago, Josh Beharry tried taking his own life. Now he devotes his life to helping other men identify symptoms of depression or suicide and overcome the stigma of discussing them. In this episode, Josh tells us about: His journey of recovery from his suicide attempt, and why recovery isn’t always linear The prevalence of depression and suicide amongst men Tools he uses to manage his depression now How speaking up about mental health issues can save your life Since recovering from experiences with depression in 2010, Josh has become a passionate advocate for mental health. Josh coordina ..read more
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Building a Purposeful Life with Lou Redmond
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
Six years ago Lou Redmond, by all accounts, had a pretty good life—a good job, an active social life, partying on the weekends, plenty of Seinfeld—but it wasn’t the life he wanted, so he set out to discover how he could build a life that was more aligned with who he was, and now he spreads his message of purpose, mindfulness, and self-confidence all over the country. In this episode, Lou joins us to discuss: His ‘hero’s journey’ from corporate ladder climber to life of purpose The difference between finding a purpose and building a purposeful life The ripple effect the positive change in our ..read more
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Battling Addiction Through Vulnerability and Storytelling with Alex Kaplan
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
A 23-year-old Alex Kaplan buried his father and then buried his grief in alcohol and cocaine. Now he uses his passion for filmmaking to share stories highlighting the human experience and spread the gospel of openness and vulnerability to people lacking connection and struggling with addiction. In this interview with Alex, we discuss: How his father’s passing led to his addiction to alcohol and cocaine Why he believes vulnerability is a superpower How he’s creating community through the power of story Why connection in sobriety is so important Alex Kaplan is a native of Philadelphia and is a ..read more
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Sober Safe Spaces with Chris Marshall
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
When Chris Marshall was five years old, his dad was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and he was thrust into a role as ‘man of the house’, kicking off a multi-decade odyssey to figure out what ‘being a man’ really looked like, including using alcohol as a substitute for belonging. Now, he uses social media and live events to spread a message of sobriety and self-acceptance around North America. In this interview with Chris, we discuss: Early life trauma Becoming the ‘man of the house’ as a child Alcohol as a vehicle for belonging Creating sober spaces The science of self discovery Normali ..read more
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Brobriety Episode 2: Brolitics
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
On an unexpectedly (or expectedly) political episode of Brobriety, we discuss something everyone is already sick to death of hearing about: The U.S. election! Specifically, the right’s attack on Hunter Biden’s addiction, Biden and Trump’s sobriety, rugged individualism as a symptom of toxic masculinity, the strength of community, protecting your mental health from politics, and why everyone deserves a yearlong nap. Show Notes: Note: nothing in this podcast is intended to be a replacement for medical or professional advice. If you, or someone you care about, is suffering from addiction or subst ..read more
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Brobriety Episode 1: Welcome to the Thunderbrome
Brobriety | Sobriety, Mental Health, and Wellness For Men
by VanSober
2y ago
Who are we? What is a man? Why did we spend decades of our lives addicted to alcohol and drugs? Is masculinity inherently toxic? All these questions will be answered and MORE in the first episode of Brobriety, your new favorite podcast tackling sobriety and mental health for men, women, and the men and women who love them. Also: rat facts! Show Notes: Note: nothing in this podcast is intended to be a replacement for medical or professional advice. If you, or someone you care about, is suffering from addiction or substance abuse, visit one of the confidential, non-judgmental resources below: Th ..read more
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