Episode 153 - The "I Get To List in Life" with John Monaghan
Recovery Is Possible
by Michael Van Meter
2w ago
John Monaghan is a retired Chief of Police who now works in mental health, resilience, and Post Traumatic Growth. In this episode we discuss how to help people turn their struggle into strength, especially when it comes to addiction. John brings home the point, "Don't be afraid to ask for help, it is the most courageous thing you can do". You can also reach out to John on Facebook and Instagram at JohnMonaghanIII as well as his website: DeepBlueCompass This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-Jo ..read more
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Episode - Hilary Phelps on Coaching and Wellness
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by Michael Van Meter
1M ago
Hilary Phelps discusses the benefits of coaching in regard to wellness and recovery. Hilary has an enormous amount of experience with recovery and discusses the unique challenges, expectations, and responsibilities they face on a daily basis. Hilary also discusses her new coaching platform she launched this year. hilaryphelps.com This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 150 Looking at What Recovery Does for Us
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by Michael Van Meter
2M ago
Many people will tell you what drinking and drugging does for them, but rarely do they discuss what it does to them. In this episode, I challenge the notion that drinking and drugging helps you in any way. Instead, I discuss what sobriety does for you and challenge you to be willing to recommit yourself in this new year to a life that is happy, joyous, and free. This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Mess ..read more
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Episode - 149 Getting Through the Holidays Sober
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by Michael Van Meter
3M ago
The Holiday Season is difficult for many people, but especially for those in recovery. How do you get through the season without a relapse? In this episode I discuss ways tools you can use to get through the holidays with your recovery intact. This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 148 We Can Do Hard Things in Recovery
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by Michael Van Meter
3M ago
Being in recovery is certainly a bonus when we set out to do really hard things in life. In fact, we find that those around us who are not in recovery struggle more than we do. We have a program, they don't! In this episode Aparna Sain and I discuss how a program of recovery keeps us centered when the going gets really tough. This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 147 Recovery is Work
Recovery Is Possible
by Michael Van Meter
4M ago
Recovery is work, and those that get into long-term recovery do the work. In this episode I discuss how we can change our view of recovery and how to focus on what is important. Recovery is about changing your thinking and surrounding yourself with those that are share the same journey and struggles. Remember, keep the main thing the main thing! This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 146 Tapping into Your Energy in Recovery
Recovery Is Possible
by Michael Van Meter
5M ago
People, Places, Things, and Situations can sap our energy and put us on the path to a relapse if we are not careful. We must remain balanced in our energy levels, but life throws us "curve balls" and this is sometimes easier said than done. In this episode Aparna Sain and I discuss tools you can use to manage your energy and help prevent a host of problems. www.aparnasain.com This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, T ..read more
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Episode - 145 The Power of Becoming a Whole Person
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by Michael Van Meter
5M ago
One of the most important parts of recovery is returning yourself to wholeness. In this episode, Aparna Sain and I discuss "The Power of Becoming a Whole Person" and the tools we need to achieve this goal.  www.aparnasain.com This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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Episode - 144 Making a Decision for Recovery
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by Michael Van Meter
6M ago
How do we decide to do something we know we need to do? How do we decide to get sober? Sobriety is not about knowledge, it is about action, and until we make that commitment we are going to struggle. In this episode Aparna Sain and I explore this topic and discuss the difference between making a decision and making a commitment. These concepts may seem simple, but they are the keys that unlock the mysteries of recovery. www.aparnasain.com This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams an ..read more
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Episode - 143 The Importance of Relationships
Recovery Is Possible
by Michael Van Meter
6M ago
Addiction is isolation, and recovery is community. In this episode, Aparna Sain, host of the Mindful Nation radio show on WERA 96.7 and I discuss why relationships are vital for both a spiritual journey and recovery. This is a message we all need to hear whether we need to be in recovery or would like to just be our best selves. This episode is sponsored by Retreat Behavioral Health. You can find out more information at: https://www.retreatbehavioralhealth.com/ Music-John Williams and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The Planets III, Mercury, The Winged Messenger ..read more
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