Holiday Wrap Up Episode! Season 2
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by LAF Life
2M ago
This is our Holiday Wrap-Up Episode.  We had fun with this episode playing some holiday Scattergories, reminiscing about the ghosts of drunken Christmas past and sharing our top holiday party tips for surviving holiday gatherings alcohol free! LAF Life will be taking a break for the holidays to enjoy sometime with our families. Tune back in when we release more new episodes with great topics and amazing new guests this February. Catch up on current episodes over the holidays @laflifepodcast. We wish all our listeners a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you back h ..read more
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Kim Kearns, On the Edge of Shattered, Season 2 Ep.10
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by Kim Kearns
2M ago
In episode 10 it was great to meet our guest Kim Kearns a fellow sober and strong Mom and Podcaster. Kim just released her 1st book "On the Edge of Shattered", a memoir of her experience discovering freedom through sobriety. Kim shares her personal struggle with ending her unhealthy relationship with alcohol which like many had started in her youth. We found Kim very relatable as she reveals how she fell victim to the "Mommy Wine Culture" and the belief her drinking was  "normal" as she was surrounded by her drinking friends. With her supportive husband by her side, Kim was able to put to ..read more
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Steve McDonald, Thanks for letting me share! Season 2, Ep. 8
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by Steve McDonald
2M ago
In this episode we had a heartfelt conversation with special guest Steve McDonald. Steve is a recovered alcoholic and crack addict who went from living in his car at the peak of his addition to becoming a teacher and author.  Through his years of experience in rehab and attending AA & NA meetings, he composed a collection of quotes he heard from others in recovery. He turned this collection into a book called "Thank you for letting me share"! Steve donates his book to rehab facilities across the USA in the hopes of helping other struggling with recovery.  It took Steve many years ..read more
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Toxic Relationships: How to recognize when we are having them with something or someone. Season 2 Ep. 7
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by LAF Life
3M ago
In episode 7 the girls talk all things toxic! How that can include our relationship with substances, romantic partners and even work environments. Popular buzz words around toxic behavior like gaslighting and narcissist. We share some of our own experiences with toxic relationships as well as discuss 14 signs you may be having a toxic relationship. The importance of recognizing these behaviors, acknowledging and then implementing some practices to help you deal with a toxic situation. This episode took some unexpected twists & turns but we found it very enlightening. We all felt some perso ..read more
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Martin Lockett, Prison to Purpose Season 2, Ep 6
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by Martin Lockett
3M ago
Martin Lockett blew us away in Ep. 6 with his amazing  journey from Prison to Purpose. Martin is a recovered alcoholic that spent 17.5 years incardinated for a DUI that tragically took the lives of 2 people and severely injured 1.  This episode should make anyone question every bad decision they have ever made! It's a perfect example of how poor judgement and split second decisions can severely impact the rest of our lives. Martin embodies what it means for someone to take the worst possible outcome, going to Prison, and turn it into one of the best personal growth opportunities a pe ..read more
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Mindless Chatter: Thoughts that hinder or help us! Season 2 Ep. 5
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by LAF Life
3M ago
Join your hosts in their own mindless chatter about how the little voice in our head,  can either hinder or help us. The impact drinking had on our self worth and how once we all came to the bright side of life that our negative self-talk slowly turned positive. Our daily tip to help remind yourself how amazing you are, even when you don't believe it. You can trick use this trick to change your mind with daily practice. **Please remember to:  Like, Subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating or review. If you enjoyed this episode SHARE it with a friend. Like and Follow us on social medi ..read more
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Let your star shine bright! Jamie Swaile, Season 2 Ep. 4
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by Jamie Swaile
3M ago
In Season 2, Ep. 4 Listen to how our guest Jamie Swaile's passionate spirit through has carried him through his 11 yrs of sobriety amid many struggles & challenges. How he has found his worth and continues to strive to be his most authentic self. The joy he’s found in nurturing and healing his inner child through raising his daughter Grace. Jamie reminds us that were all shining stars and that although we will always have cloudy days, that we need to push to shine through them. We think our listeners will find Jamie’s journey extremely insightful as he demonstrates the true power of raw em ..read more
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"Reel Tok" about how Social Media "Feeds" our addictions. Facebook Fake & Fuck'd! Season 2 Ep. 3
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by LAF Life
4M ago
In this episode we explore the good, the bad & ugly sides of Social Media. How it has become the latest addiction that everyone needs to overcome. Ways to unplug and knowing when to put our phones away. Try some of our more nature suggestions for boosting your daily dopamine. Re-visit some of the old school practices we have lost touch with like a face to face meeting or a good old fashion phone call instead of text. We should all practice being a little more conscious of how the ever changing world of technology is creating the allusion of being connected when we are all more disconnected ..read more
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Matt Gardiner, Season 2 Guest Ep.2
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by Matt Gardiner
4M ago
We welcome our 1st Guest of Season 2, Matt Gardiner! What an amazing exchange of energy with this fellow Canadian Podcaster and Recovery Coach. Listen to Matt's struggle  through his first attempt at living alcohol-free and what he did differently the 2nd time around to be successful in his "AF" journey. We loved hearing about Matt's dedication to helping others overcome their trauma and how he's sharing his Hero's Journey. Find Matt on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/recoveryroadmap.me/ or check out his website at http://www.recoveryroadmap.me **Please remember to:  Like, S ..read more
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Our Comeback Episode, Season 2 Ep.1
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by LAF Life
4M ago
What an amazing kick off to Season 2!! Catch up with us in Ep. 1 as we discuss the interesting alcohol related situations we ran into over the break and how we dealt with them. Through this conversation we discovered some very interesting facts through some new stats released about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption. We also highlight some of the amazing guests and topics we have to look forward to this season. We are so excited to be back and can’t wait to share an incredible Season 2 with our listeners! **Please remember to:  Like, Subscribe and leave us a 5-star rating or revi ..read more
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