15. Recovery Begins When You Love Yourself First - with Louis DiMaggio
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Louis shares how the path to recovery begins when you begin putting yourself first. He shares his struggles, loss of a dear friend to addiction, his desire to be there for and with his family, and, above all else, be there for himself to enjoy and experience life. What we discussed during the show:  00:00 Intro 01:18 Louis' favorite quote 01:36 Louis' background 01:57 How his struggle with substance abuse began 03:30 What has Louis accomplished in his sobriety journey so far, and, what he hopes to accomplish in the future 05:20 Louis' typical day during addiction vs. no ..read more
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14. The Ability to Dance Fearlessly, Sober - with Ian Young
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
Ian has been in recovery since 2001, and has since been working around the world in the Addiction treatment industry - successfully touching the lives of thousands of addicted people and their families, showing them a new way to live and rebuild their lives.  Connect with Ian: https://ian-young.com/ It’s Not About Me Sober Services Addiction Recovery Clinic in Phuket, Thailand Connect with SoberSide Chat: Website: https://SoberSideChat.com/ Full Shownotes & Transcript: https://sobersidechat.com/ian-young/ Instagram: @sobersidechat Twitter: @sobersidechat What we discussed during ..read more
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13. Life Story: "I am Enough" - with Heather Stroh
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Heather shares her journey on passing death to life, her struggles with addiction, mental health & the willingness to live, and finally, finding faith and freedom on her path to recovery. What we discussed during the show:  00:00 Intro 01:20 Heather's favorite quote 02:50 Heather's background 03:50 How Heather’s struggle with substance abuse began 05:20 How it progressed 15:45 How she managed to stop and stay stopped 21:30 What has Heather accomplished in her sobriety journey so far, and, what she hopes to accomplish in the future 29:50 Heather's typical day during a ..read more
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12. Choose Your Struggle - with Jay Shifman
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Jay Shifman shares his struggle with a misdiagnosed mental health disorder, two suicide attempts, addiction to prescription pills, and, his long journey to recovery.  Jay is a vulnerable storyteller, stigma-destroying speaker, podcaster, and event host. He hosts a wildly popular podcast Choose Your Struggle that has been downloaded over 35 countries. Jay’s personal story of struggle is familiar to the millions of people all over the world who also struggle with issues of mental health, substance misuse, and addiction. Now in long-term recovery, it is Jay’s mission to enco ..read more
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11. Life Story: Healing Your Past, Following Suggestions and Helping Others Keeps You Sober - with Erik A.
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Erik shares how being separated from drugs and alcohol by force, when he ended up in a jail cell, made him realize that his life would continue to get worse if he stayed on that path. That is when he became willing to do anything suggested to him, embrace a program, and follow the path that was laid out for him in his journey to recovery. What we discussed during the show:  00:00 Intro 01:41 Erik's favorite quote: “Let Go and Let God" 02:19 Erik's background 03:28 How Erik got started drinking 04:26 How his drinking progressed 05:55 How he managed to stop and stay stopp ..read more
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10. Using Yoga as a Tool to Address Addiction, Depression and Anxiety - with Beth Shaw
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Beth Shaw shares how you can use Yoga as a tool to transform your mind, body and spirit - how you can address addiction and mental health issues such as depression and anxiety through Yoga. Beth is a pioneer in the Wellness, Yoga & Fitness space in North America. She played a critical role in the widespread growth of yoga throughout the U.S. and Canada. In 1994, she founded the global mind-body education school, called YogaFit, which has since certified over 200,000 instructors worldwide.  Beth is also a best-selling author of several books including YogaFit, YogaLean ..read more
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9. Law Enforcement, PTSD, Addiction & Recovery - A Police Officer's Take on Dealing with Life on Life's Terms - with Mike Lando
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
Mike is a 57-year-old retired police officer from Long Island, NY. He is a lover of mother nature, and enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking, among other things. He is a father of two awesome adult children and Papi to two grandsons. In this episode, you will hear Mike share his life story and how a significant incident in his career, and other events that followed, led to his mental health decline and increasing dependence on alcohol. You will also hear about how he got the help he needed, the ups and downs of his life and how he is dealing with life on life’s terms. What we discusse ..read more
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9. Law Enforcement, PTSD, Addiction & Recovery - A Police Officer's Take on Dealing with Life on Life's Terms - with Mike Lando
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1y ago
Mike is a 57-year-old retired police officer from Long Island, NY. He is a lover of mother nature, and enjoys hunting, fishing, gardening and cooking, among other things. He is a father of two awesome adult children and Papi to two grandsons. In this episode, you will hear Mike share his life story and how a significant incident in his career and the following events led to his mental health decline and increasing dependence on alcohol. You will also hear about how he got the help he needed, the ups and downs of his life and how he is dealing with life on life’s terms. What we discussed durin ..read more
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8. Life Story: Appreciating Little Things and Living a Purposeful Life in Sobriety - with Christian P.
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Christian shares how no matter how many times you fall down, you can get back up, embrace sobriety, and live a meaningful life.  You will hear how he was finally able to beat alcoholism by being honest, open-minded and willing;  by letting go of his ego, his stubbornness and accepting help from others. What we discussed during the show:  00:00 Intro 01:24 Christian's favorite quote: “Death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.” 01:53 Christian’s background 04:13 How his drinking began, and, progressed 08:03 His coping strategies for cravings 10:10 ..read more
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How to Heal from Trauma & Addiction - Lisa Erickson on Using Meditation, Chakras & Energy Works to Transform Yourself | Episode 7
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by Pranaya Ghimire
1y ago
In this episode, Lisa talks about how we can heal and transform obstructive energy or emotional patterns using meditation, chakras and energy work.  Lisa is an energy worker specializing in women's energetics, sexual trauma healing, chakra manifestation, and kundalini awakening. She is the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women and The Art and Science of Meditation. Lisa is certified in mindfulness meditation instruction and trauma sensitivity, and has trained in a variety of kundalini and energy healing modalities. She is a member of the International Association of Meditation Instructor ..read more
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