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Sober Gratitudes

171 EpisodesProduced by Sarah ElizabethWebsite

Welcome to Sober Gratitudes! I created this podcast out of the desire to offer you hope by sharing stories and life experiences. Take a listen to interviews I've done with alcoholics in sobriety, and most recently, my Bonus series "A Daily Dose of Hope." I'd love to hear from you! Email me at soberg… read more

171 Episodes | 2019 - 2023

My Sobriety and My Chronic Illness

May 24th, 2023


To my dear listeners,
I am grateful you are here today. In today's episode I share why my life has pivoted recently and why I have needed to pause …

S4; E4: How to "Love More, Now" with sober author, Gigi Langer, Phd

March 25th, 2023


On Today's episode, we have award winning author, Gigi Langer, to discuss her second book, Love More Now; Facing Life's Challenges with an Open Heart."

As it states on the backcover of her book, Gigi "illustrates how …

S4; E3: Interview with Lisa Avelleyra, author of "Get me to the Abbey." From near suicide to a sober life of peace and freedom.

February 26th, 2023


On today's episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Lisa Avelleyra, author of her first book, a memoir called "Get me to the Abbey." 
Hi everyone and welcome to Sober Gratitudes! My name is Sarah and I am …

If You are Desperate to Stop Drinking...

February 23rd, 2023


This episode offers an inspirational quote from Rich Roll.  I made the episode short so that you could listen to his words again, and again. If you …

Quitting Alcohol Changes Nothing and Everything

February 16th, 2023


Quitting alcohol changes nothing and everything.

Listen to hear how this works. 

I wish you well, 


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S4; E2: Alcoholism, AA & The Big Book explained with "Mrs. Jones."

February 2nd, 2023


Trigger warning: Sexual assault is briefly mentioned early in the interview. Please be advised. 
My friend, who was one of the recovered alcoholics …

Comparing my Drinking to others Drinking kept me Drunk

January 27th, 2023


Hi! Welcome back to A Dose of Hope in Sobriety. When I was an active drinker, I watched how you drank. Now that I am sober, I don’t. Click play to hear more about this. Sarah

If you are in crisis, please click this link …

S4; E1: My Guest is my husband, John.

January 20th, 2023


Hello everyone! 
Welcome to Season 4 with a very special guest. 
Email me at and I will write you back!


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How to Quiet your Inner Critic (if you have one )

January 13th, 2023


Hi !
I am so so glad you are here today! Let's work on quieting our inner critics today, shall we? Press that triangle button and listen in! Subscribe to get reminders of future episodes! Write me and I will write you …

I quit.... again

January 6th, 2023


Hello Sober Gratitude Listeners! Thank you for joining me today for another dose of hope in sobriety. Today I share things that happened in 2022 that …

A deeper dive into the phenomenon of craving (alcohol)

January 1st, 2023


Happy New Year everyone! Today is a special day for me because it Sober Gratitude's 3rd birthday! Without you, this podcast would not be able to …

New Years Resolutions that have to do with alcohol

December 29th, 2022


Hi everyone! 

I'm so glad you are here. This is my last episode for 2022 and January 1st will be the 3 year anniversary of Sober Gratitudes! You are …

6 suggestions for you when you choose a sober life.

December 20th, 2022


If you are need of support regarding your alcoholism or drug addiction, SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
If you are …

How Writing My Obituary Got Me Sober

December 8th, 2022


I know! I know! This title appears to be anything but hopeful! I promise this episode will offer HOPE if you just listen. 

If you are need of support …

Life Beyond Sobriety: Why and How I Stay Stopped

December 7th, 2022


Hi Everyone!
I am so glad you tuned in today for a dose of hope in sobriety. I hope what I share today helps you as you journey to a better life, …

8 Ways to Help Make Early Sobriety Easier

December 6th, 2022


Hi everyone! 
I am so glad you tuned in today for a dose of hope in sobriety. I hope what I share today helps you as you journey to a better life, …

My First Sober Thanksgiving

November 24th, 2022


Happy Thanksgiving, to the amazing Sober Gratitudes Community! 
Whether or not this is your first sober Thanksgiving, I hope you find this episode …

10 things that held me back from getting sober

November 23rd, 2022


Hi everyone! I'm glad you are here- I hope what I share today is helpful to you. 
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How I knew I was addicted to alcohol.

November 16th, 2022


Hi everyone! I'm glad you are here! I hope what I share today helps you. 
You can connect with me at
I always love hearing from you and I will write you back. 
Warmly, Sarah 


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15 Things I would tell myself after my first recovery meeting.

November 11th, 2022


Hi everyone! I'm glad you are here. I hope what I share gives you hope that it is possible to have an enjoyable and comfortable life without drinking …

Daily Dose of Hope: What is behind your cabinet doors?

October 19th, 2022


Hi everyone! I'm glad you are here. In today's episode, I talk about what the heck the title of this episodes means with regards to getting sober. 
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Dose of Hope: "But life will be boring if I quit!!"

September 22nd, 2022


Hi everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Who else thinks life will be boring if you quit drinking alcohol? If so, listen to this bonus episode. It may give you …

A Dose of Hope: "If only people would do what I want them to!"

September 20th, 2022


Hello!  Welcome & I am so glad you are here!  

Today I share a story in real time (well, almost real time) about how much it sucks to try and …

Dose of Hope: All that I lost when I quit drinking

September 18th, 2022


Hello!  Welcome & I am so glad you are here! 
Today I will tell you what I lost when I quit drinking.  
Please join this community of amazing people, here, at Sober Gratitudes!  Email me at

A Dose of Hope for you today: We CAN continue to heal!

September 17th, 2022


Welcome & I am so glad you are here! I want to offer you hope today with whatever ails you. 
Whether you are struggling to get and stay sober, or struggling with PTSD, or your mental health- Let's recover …

A Dose of Hope : Trusting Your Gut 9/16/22

September 16th, 2022


Today I'm excited to be back after a 6 months hiatus to discuss what's up. 

I also talk about trusting your gut. 

I would love to hear from you! 

A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 3/13/22: Be Gentle with Yourself

March 13th, 2022


Today, I discuss being gentle with ourselves as we are in recovery from alcoholism. 

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A "Dose of Hope" for you today: You Have Purpose!

March 5th, 2022


Topic for today: using our experiences (positive and challenging) to help others is being of service and "other centered." It is also an example of having great life purpose. You have great life purpose! 
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"Dose of Hope" Healing Traumas 3/3/22

March 3rd, 2022


Today I share about trusting your gut when it comes to taking action with healing traumas. 

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S3; E6: With Tim Lodgen

February 28th, 2022


In this episode, my guest shares about suicide attempts. Please be advised before listening. If you need help, call 911. 
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A "Dose of Hope" for you! 2/24/22

February 24th, 2022


Today I share how ceasing to battle alcohol or anything else in my life does not mean I am quitting or giving up. Listen to know what I mean. 
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A "Dose of Hope" for you! 2/22/22

February 22nd, 2022


I share about how sobriety has decluttered my head and filled my heart .
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A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 2/17/22

February 17th, 2022


Today I talk about how sobriety has given me a life of stability, balance, and so much more, all because I finally stopped trying to quit on my own, waved the white flag, accepted help and did the work to heal from so …

A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 2/15/22

February 15th, 2022


Today I talk about how replaying tapes from my past and future tripping does more harm to me and those around me. I talk about my solution to this. 

A "Dose of Hope" with, my friend, Shannan. 2/3/22

February 3rd, 2022


Today, a loyal Sober Gratitudes listener, and now friend, Shannan, 9 months sober, shares her hope in sobriety. 
She's eager to help others! Please connect with her @mamashanana • Instagram photos and videos

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A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 1/24/22

January 24th, 2022


Today I share with you how I can throw away my worries like trash. I share how wonderfully that works for me and others in my life. 

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A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 1/23/22

January 23rd, 2022


Today I talk about using peaceful power by "pushing love" into toxic situations. 
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A "Dose of Hope" for you today, 1/22/22

January 22nd, 2022


With the utmost respect for those who can successfully do dry January , I share how "Dry January" NEVER worked for me. And I don’t consider myself a …

Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope today, 1/21/22

January 21st, 2022


Today I talk about the significance of today's picture post on my instagram account. Check it out at: Sober Gratitudes Podcast (@sober_gratitudes_podcast) • Instagram photos and videos
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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope today, 1/20/22

January 20th, 2022


Today I talk about how I learned if I keep my focus on sobriety, everything else will fall into place. There's more about that in the episode so push play and join me! 

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S3;E5 Today I talk with Laurie from Laur's World

January 18th, 2022


Today we get to hear from Laurie from Laur's World - YouTube 
We discuss how addiction does not age discriminate & and healing in relationships because she got sober. 

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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope today, 1/17/22

January 17th, 2022


Today I read a message from one of my listeners & share about when I noticed I nearly destroyed my relationship with my son when I was around a year sober. 

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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope today, 1/14/22

January 14th, 2022


Today I discuss how sobriety offers life purpose.

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Bonus Episode "take 2" from 1/12/22 Dose of Hope

January 13th, 2022


Today is a re-publish of 1/12 bonus episode. (it needed some edits) If you listened to it already, skip to next bonus episode. 

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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope today, 1/11/22

January 11th, 2022


Today I share simple strategies that helped me to stay sober while attending social functions. I hope these strategies can help you too! Subscribe to my podcast here: @sobergratitudespodcast | Linktree email me at

Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/9/22

January 9th, 2022


Today I share a little bit about my Day 1. 
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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/7/22

January 7th, 2022


Today I discuss unexpected gifts in relationships as a result of staying stopped for good. Stick around until the end for a surprise visit from …

Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/6/22

January 6th, 2022


Today, I touch on how long term active alcoholism is way harder than long term sobriety .

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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/5/22

January 5th, 2022


Today I talk about a variety of things that are awesome in sobriety, namely how I GET to do things now. Get it? 
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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/3/22

January 3rd, 2022


Today, I discuss powerlessness. PS: We alcoholics actually DO have power!  Listen and I tell you about it!

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Bonus Episode: Get your Dose of Hope (in sobriety) today, 1/2/22

January 2nd, 2022


I am so glad you are here! My name is Sarah, and I am sober. 

I created Sober Gratitudes to offer hope and build a community, so you don't feel so …

Bonus Episode: Get Your Dose of Hope in Sobriety Today, 1/1/22

January 1st, 2022


Happy New Year and I am so glad you are here! My name is Sarah, and I am sober woman; a wife; a alcohol misuse took me to very dark …

Bonus Episode: Letting Go- an ingredient in a strong foundation in recovery

December 31st, 2021


Hello and Welcome to Sober Gratitudes ! Thank you for joining me again today for my bonus series "A Daily Dose of Hope." 

Today I discuss the ingredients that were essential for me to build a foundation of recovery. 

Bonus Episode: Let's Recover Together (it's easier that way, in my experience)

December 30th, 2021


Hello everyone! Welcome back and thank you for joining me again today for a daily dose of hope in sobriety.
Please forgive my voice- I am still sick …

Bonus Episode: Today's Dose of Hope (Recovering Together)

December 29th, 2021


welcome back and thank you for joining me again today for a daily dose of hope in sobriety. 

please forgive my voice- I am sick, but I couldn't go a …

Bonus Episode: A Dose of Hope (in sobriety)

December 28th, 2021


Today I offer you another "Daily Dose of Hope (in sobriety)" extracted from my own personal experiences. 

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Bonus Episode: Listen & find out !

December 28th, 2021


Being sick (with maybe covid) can't keep me from offering a dose of hope. 


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Bonus Episode: We Don't Have to Do This Alone

December 26th, 2021


Hello everyone! Thank you for joining me today for a daily dose of hope that I promise I will try my best to offer you every day leading up to the New Year (and perhaps longer if it helps you!).

In this episode, I share …

Bonus Episode: Long Term Sobriety is Possible

December 24th, 2021


Thank you for listening to me for what will be almost 2 years since I started this podcast. 

Just as I try and remain teachable, grow and heal in sobriety, I am highly dedicated to offering you substance that will give …

Bonus Episode: There is a way out of the rabbit hole

December 22nd, 2021


In this episode I try to refrain from saying "Like and Um" and talk about how other things that might be useful to you. 


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Bonus Episode: I Am Not Unique (Part 2 from yesterday's ramblings)

December 21st, 2021


Learn how I thought I was unique and that I was the first to realize that there is nobody on Discord in the recovery community. 
a tongue in cheek type episode. Short and maybe boring. I will let you decide. 


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Bonus Episode: Drinking Sobriety

December 21st, 2021


Hi my friends! I'm so glad you are here and hope you are well. 
I have started a FREE discord account (yes, DISCORD is another social media app) called Drinking Sobriety. If you'd like to join this group to talk anything …

Grateful for you

November 25th, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope this episode gives you peace and inspiration. We don't have to drink today. 

If you are struggling, accept help. …

Bonus Episode: Controlling an Active Alcoholic

November 11th, 2021


No human power got me sober. I had to get to a place of complete desperation. The progression of my disease was a slow one. I stopped and started …

Bonus Episode: New Confidence as a result of Sobriety

November 4th, 2021


In this Bonus Episode, I share about how getting sober and doing the work beyond putting down the drink has given me the courage to do things that I used to avoid out of fear of inability or fear of failure. 
I also talk …

S3;E4 Mike from Silenced By Stigma

October 14th, 2021


Trigger warning: details of sex abuse, grooming & suicide are discussed in the following episode . Please be advised . Mike from Silenced By …

S3;E3 Holding Onto Secrets Holds Us Back with Forrest

October 11th, 2021


Trigger Warning: Please be advised that for the remainder of Season 3, my guests will share their experiences of sexual trauma and addiction. All will share how their lives improved when they uncovered the secrets of …

S3; E2 I am sober today because I trusted my gut

September 9th, 2021


Getting sober happened for me because I trusted my gut and I tried a new way to stay stopped. 

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over and …

S3; E1: True Sobriety is an Inside Job

September 5th, 2021


Kicking off Season 3 with the truth about how I healed from the inside out. How I am in a recovered state & relieved of the bondage of self. In my experience, True Sobriety is an inside job. 
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S2:E62 Holiday Weekend & Staying Sober

September 3rd, 2021


My Labor Day weekend kicked off with getting progressive glasses for my aging sober eyes. 
Holiday weekends and staying sober in early sobriety can …

Monday's With Mackenzie- Summer Reflections & Series Wrap Up

August 30th, 2021


We are so glad you are here! How was your summer? Mackenzie and I share about how our summer's were and how they looked nothing like we expected because we didn't have any expectations! 


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S2:E61; Honoring sadness in sobriety.

August 27th, 2021


In today's episode, I share about how I learned that feeling sadness is ok and that holding onto those feelings negatively impacts people around me. …

S2;E60 Sobriety's Impact On Relationships

August 22nd, 2021


I decided to share some thoughts on this saturday night- August 21, 9 years and 1 day sober - about how getting sober can have a huge impact on a marriage/romantic relationships. 


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S2:E59 My Guest is Mike from FaithfullySober

August 4th, 2021


Mike from @faithfullysober shares how bad it got in his alcoholism and brings us to present day and how he a completely changed man. All because he …

Monday's With Mackenzie: In Sobriety We "Get To" Do Things

August 2nd, 2021


Before we got sober and had a profound personality change, our attitudes and behaviors were much different. Our attitudes were "Ugh, we HAVE to do __________". Now, in recovery, our attitudes are mostly "Yes! We GET TO …

S2;E58: Why I Love Being a Sober Friend! (Happy Friendship Day!)

August 1st, 2021


My youngest son has autism. He is delayed in many areas of development but one thing we know for sure is that he embodies the ability to be genuinely friendly. He demonstrates how to be selfless while interacting with …

S2:E57; How Long Do You Want to Battle Alcohol?

July 31st, 2021


I began to heal from my alcoholism when I stopped fighting everyone and everything, including myself.  The battle became too exhausting; I needed to …

S2:E56; Feeling "Squirrely" as Your Sober Anniversary Approaches

July 30th, 2021


A month before I celebrated 1 year sober, I started to feel very strange. My emotions were all over the place, I was moody, irritable and felt …

Monday's With Mackenzie: We don’t fail in sobriety when we have negative or uncomfortable emotions.

July 26th, 2021


Hi! We are so glad you are back for another episode on Mondays' With Mackenzie! Today, we talk about literally what is happening in our lives right now and how it does not mean we are failing in sobriety or failing as …

Monday's with Mackenzie: "The Real Alcoholic"

July 19th, 2021


We are so glad you are here again! Today we discuss "The Real Alcoholic" as portrayed in the movie Flight starring Denzel Washington. 

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Monday's With Mackenzie: Summer Vacations & Parties

July 12th, 2021


We are so glad you are here for our third episode of Sober Gratitudes' summer series, Monday's with Mackenzie! In this episode we discuss what helped us not pick up during summer parties & vacations. 


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Summer Series: Monday’s With Mackenzie, “Sobriety & Life Don’t Have To Be Hard”

July 5th, 2021


In this episode we discuss how Life isn’t happening TO us anymore: Life is simply happening & we get the power to choose how we GET to respond.


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Summer Series: Monday's with Mackenzie, Our First Sober Summers

June 29th, 2021


We are so glad you are here to listen to us discuss our first sober summers! One of us relapsed, the other did not! But we made it through and today we are having an amazing experience in sobriety. 
Tell us what you …

Summer Series Announcement!

June 17th, 2021


We are excited to announce Sober Gratitudes Summer Series, Monday's with Mackenzie! Listen to the episode to learn more and have the chance to send in questions or voice messages! 

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S2;E55 A Retired Cop, Sober & Grateful

June 10th, 2021


Chris, my friend and a retired police officer shares how letting go and asking for help saved his life from active alcoholism. 


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S2;E54: For anyone doubting staying stopped for good...

June 8th, 2021


The moment I knew for sure that my sobriety was positively impacting my relationship with my son. 


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S2;E53: How Controlling things doesn’t work for me

June 3rd, 2021


Today I share about how my life was not only saved because I stopped trying to control my drinking , but how I stopped trying to contour people and …

Mrs. Wilson’s Treatment Center with Executive Director, Michelle Reyes

May 21st, 2021


One of the gifts of sobriety is that I get the opportunity to give back. In this bonus episode, I speak with Michelle Reyes, Executive Director , at Mrs Wilson’s Treatment Center located in Morristown NJ. I have the …

S2;E52: Daniele: Newly sober; newly diagnosed Autistic Son

May 8th, 2021


Daniele, my dear friend from IG account @lifeonthefoxstrum, got sober when a friend voiced concerns about her drinking. Since that day, she has not looked back and I have had the pleasure of becoming close friends with …

S2:E51 Sunshine is the Anecdote to The Darkness

May 6th, 2021


When I bring things out into the light, it takes away it's power over me. 
An episode about mental health. Honesty with those who I love and love me about the times when Depression breaks through my medications. Offering …

S2;E50 Coming undone brings me closer to God

April 29th, 2021


Allowing myself to crack and crumble with another alcoholic , reveals my vulnerabilities and grow closer to God and Humans. 


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S2;E49: Rebirth of The Senses in Sobriety

April 21st, 2021


My friend Mackenzie and I share about getting our senses back after we stopped numbing them for years with alcohol. 


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S2:E48 Sobriety & A Calmer Existence

April 20th, 2021


My experiences living a slower paced & calm, peaceful life in sobriety.


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S2;E47 Friday Evening Beverage Alternatives

April 16th, 2021


Another quick episode about my Friday nights before and after getting sober. 


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S2E46: Your Journey in Recovery Must come First

April 15th, 2021


Focusing on your own journey served me well. 
When I thought about what others might be thinking, it distracted my journey in recovery. 


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S2E45: I Appreciate You!!

April 13th, 2021


Please listen to this very brief episode (I know, amazing how short it is right?) I appreciate you and really need your help. Listen and find out why. 
I love you all! 
Love, Sarah 


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S2E44: What relieved me of my Alcoholism

April 5th, 2021


I am so glad you are hear. You are so important to me and I appreciate you. I love that you are seeking recovery or interested in learning about …

S2E43: Finding A New freedom In Sobriety, with Mackenzie & Sarah

April 3rd, 2021


I talk with my dear friend, Mackenzie, about becoming freed from the Bondage of Self through the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. 


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S2;E42 Dean: A New & Better Life in Sobriety

March 30th, 2021


Dean, author of Was That a Red Flag?: Anderson, Dean S: 9781649526397: Books, and I have such a great chat about life in sobriety and how it is so much more comfortable living free of the obsession to drink. …

S2; E41 Jessica from NPR article about Sharp increase in Alcoholic Hep

March 20th, 2021


Jessica Dueñas From recent NPR Article , “Sharp, Off The Charts’ Rise in Alcoholic Liver Disease Among Young Women joins me to share her story of …

S2E40: Living a Joyful Life In Sobriety

March 18th, 2021


My dear friend, Erin Dawn, shares her experience with Bipolar 2 Disorder and Alcoholism. It's not only a compelling story, but informative regarding …

S2E39: Hitting Rock Bottom in a Dream

March 16th, 2021


My most vulnerable (get the tissues) account sharing my rock bottom experience (a lucid dream!) in addiction which catapulted me into a new life in …

S2:E38 Why I Recover Out Loud

March 15th, 2021


Nearly 9 years ago, when I arrived at a place in my life when I realized I could never have just 1 drink, I felt ashamed. I told only a few people …

S2;E37 Alcoholism Did Not Cause Autism

March 10th, 2021


My own personal experiences of how sobriety helped me stop blaming myself for not just my children's autism, but for anything they struggled with- how I learned how to be other- centered, rather than self - centered in …

S2;E36 Tanya: Through the discomfort , we feel the joy.

March 4th, 2021


Today I spoke with Tanya Aouhrabka, from Tanya Ouhrabka (@tanyaheals) • Instagram photos and videos and Tanya Ouhrabka about how she has evolved from …

S2;E35 The Tool of pausing and listening in Sobriety

February 22nd, 2021


When I learned to pause before I spoke, and truly listen to my friend, it was both a relief for me (I am not responsible to solve their problems), …

S2;E34 Letting Go Gave Me Power

February 19th, 2021


Being told to “Let Go,” when in sobriety can often feel like we are giving up our power. In my experience, (and much to my surprise ) letting go …

S2; E33: Michael , Sober Cancer Warrior

February 16th, 2021


Michael from @michaeltoberteck ia my guest for today . He is self proclaimed a“SuperHero Coach, Gratitude Gang Leader, Cancer Warrior , Artist, Happiness Activist , Dad, Pop to little Lily and Josie,” and just all …

S2:E32 Love Yourself First

February 14th, 2021


I could not authentically love others or let other love me until I forgave my past actions and behaviors and love myself as imperfect.


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S2; E31: Children Do As They See

February 11th, 2021


When we show our children that drinking alcohol excessively is how we relax or cope with life problems, they will do the same (most likely in my …

S2;E30 Autism Did Not Make Me An Alcoholic

February 10th, 2021


I share about how I was an alcoholic long before I had children . My sons’ Autism Diagnosis did not make me an alcoholic.


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S2: E29: Hilary: The Gifts of Long Term Sobriety

February 4th, 2021


Nowadays I am making more and more connections over social media in the sober community that are authentic and meaningful. Hilary, @time_to_fly_mama …

S2E28: Sarah : When I did the work, my outsides matched my insides.

January 28th, 2021


Getting sober is really hard. Doing the work beyond just putting down the bottle is hard as well, but ohhhhhh, so worth it. This episode is dedicated to my “Normie” friend, Mary , who inspired me to so this episode. …

S2;E27: Jim Hernandez- Facing Past Traumas was The Key to Ending Relapse

January 23rd, 2021


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S2: E26 Mike Govoni: Healing Beyond Recovery

January 10th, 2021


My guest, Mike Govoni, and I discuss many things regarding addiction and trauma, and go into how true healing from traumic experiences begins when we face the pain on a very deep level with the support of a trained …

S2E25: Kristen: Admitting Powerlessness over Alcohol saved My Life

January 1st, 2021


Kristen from @authentically_unaltered is a beautiful sober woman, wife, mom , authentic in every way . I was drawn to her deep kindness and …

S2E24: Erin Ranta: A beautiful life in sobriety after nearly dying from liver disease.

December 29th, 2020


Erin Ranta , from Instagram account @soberpilatesmom,shares her incredible story of surviving near death from severe liver disease to a beautiful …

Dear You....

December 25th, 2020


Just sharing some of my experience about getting sober- that even though it is hard sometimes , it always gets easier and it is just a better life for me.


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S2:E23: Clay F "Everything's Ok"

December 18th, 2020


I'm so honored to have Clay F. back on my podcast for a second time. He was a stranger and my 6th guest back in January 2020, and has become a dear friend of mine and my family.
Much has changed for both of us since we …

S2;E22: Seija, Motivation , self care & service work in Sobriety

December 12th, 2020


Seija from , shares how her life turned around in amazing ways when she surrendered to her alcoholism. She is …

S2E21: Tara: Coping with Covid Holidays

December 10th, 2020


My dear friend, Tara, who has over 13 years of sobriety in the program of AA, shares what the holidays were like for her in active alcoholism …

S2:E20 Gill: The impact of alcohol on sleep patterns

December 5th, 2020


✨During the holiday's we may not get enough sleep. Add alcohol consumption, the quality of our sleep declines and over time can negatively impact our …

S2;E19 Gayle from Sober Bliss

December 3rd, 2020


Gayle is my guest during this "Staying Sober Through The Holidays" series. In sobriety, Gayle has dedicated her life to helping women stuck in the …

S2,E18: Chris Nell & Sober Holidays

November 29th, 2020


Chris , my dear friend from South Africa, who Hosts a podcast called “Having A Cuppa” shares his story and provides insight on his experience staying …

S2:E17 Sarah : Staying Sober during the Holidays🍁🍗🎄🕎

November 24th, 2020


This episode starts off the “Staying Sober During The Holidays “ series where I share my own personal experiences in early sobriety about managing to …

S2:E16 Jackson: True Recovery Occurs When We Stay Stopped

November 14th, 2020


I had a blast talking with Jackson, my friend in recovery, who owns and operates the official recovery apparel brand, Stay Stopped. They  "have created an Authentic Recovery Lifestyle Brand to attract unity and to …

S2;E15 Matt: A life Recovered

November 2nd, 2020


Matt from the Instagram account, @aliferecovered, once a drug addict and alcoholic who lost everything, shares how his life has changed drastically …

S2;E14 Dominique: A "Unique Pivot;" helping others

October 31st, 2020


Dominique, from the Instagram account is my guest today on Sober Gratitudes. In 2010, Dominque needed surgery …

S2: E13: Coming Out Sober & Ending Stigmas with Christopher Laury

October 22nd, 2020


Christopher, a former college co-ed of mine from Allegheny College, has 13 years sobriety after many attempts to get clean and sober. His sober date …

S2: E12 “Raising The Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture” with Author Lisa Boucher

October 16th, 2020


Award winning Author , Lisa Boucher, has over 30 years of sobriety through the program of Alcoholics Anonomous, is a mother of twin adult sons and …

S2: E11: “Ballad of A Sober Man: An ER Doctor's Journey of Recovery”

October 3rd, 2020


Dr. JD Remy share's about his book, "Ballad of A Sober Man An ER Doctor's Journey of Recovery." Publication date 10/6/20
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S2;E10 Don Cummins: Breaking Free From The Prison Within

September 21st, 2020


Don shares how is life took a complete turn when he finally accepted help and was willing to do the work. His story is so unbelievable that he wrote a memoir called, The Prison Within: A Memoir of Breaking Free  

S2E9: Sobriety: A Gift For Our Children. With Celeste Yvonne

September 12th, 2020


Things get really real with my guest and founder of The Ultimate Mom Challenge, Celeste Yvonne. Https://


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S2;E8 Miracles Of Recovery with Harriet Hunter

September 4th, 2020


An amazing interview with a woman - Harriet Hunter- who spends pretty much all her time doing service with others. Her mission is much like mine - helping people find the Hope in recovery . Please go check out her …

S2; E7 Sober Is The New Cool

August 29th, 2020


Kim Bellas, from decided to stop drinking to support her son with a siezure disorder, and she got a lot more than …

S2; E6 with Clean Twin Mom

August 25th, 2020


Ellen, from @cleantwinmom shares about her struggles with drugs and alcohol and infertility. She is living a better life now that she is sober and is …

S2; E5 Life with Gentry

August 16th, 2020


Gentry , from Instagram account @lifewithgentry twitter account @lifewithgentry and website


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Season 2: Episode 4: Ang, from Sober During Crisis Podcast

August 11th, 2020


Ang, who identifies as non-binary, is a stand up comedian, teacher and hosts an amazing podcast called Sober During Crisis on Podbean,  I love this conversation with Ang.  It's my first episode recorded on Zoom where we …

Season 2, Episode 3: Wayne, From “A Soul of a Phoenix”

August 4th, 2020


Wayne, The Soul Of A Phoenix, is a substance abuse speaker with over 34 years of sobriety . He tells us an incredible story with courage and full …

Season 2, Episode 1: Brian Hyman. “Turning Our Mess Into A Message.”

July 25th, 2020


Brian Hyman, a Yogi from California, who recently created/published the 30-day audio course at, - “Recovery: Principles for a …

Bonus Episode with “Resurrektion” Jen Elizabeth

July 13th, 2020


Jen, Author of Shape of a Woman and Instagram account @resurrektion_of_me and author of “Shape of a Woman”. Jen will be the keynote speaker at a virtual event on Zoom to help support - a rehab near …

Episode 24: Season 1 Finale! A Thank you Episode

June 7th, 2020


A snap shot of gratitudes from each episode from Season 1 in honor, and with thanks to all my guests who have made this podcast more than I ever imagined.


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Episode 23: Victoria. A Recovery Trailblazer ending stigmas.

May 31st, 2020


...warning - talk of trauma in this episode which may effect some listeners.... my guest for this episode - Dr. Victoria F. Burns from Instagram account @betesandbites got sober in 2013 and is a fierce advocate for …

Episode 22: Carmell. Increased Self healing = increased compassion for others.

May 24th, 2020


In this episode I get to talk (and laugh a lot!) with my friend , Carmell , from, who inspired me a few years ago to lean into my desire to begin a recovery podcast . She has been sober for 15 years …

Episode 21: Cassie. An extraordinary story of transformation

May 18th, 2020


Cassie, from Instagram account @cass.andralynn , lived a turbulent life as a youngster in her family of origin where she first starting using drugs …

Episode 20: Jay. Getting Sober Meant Healing The Pain

May 14th, 2020


I am incredibly humbled to have Jay Barnard of, on my podcast for this episode . He shares his jaw dropping story of drug and …

Episode 19: Tim, former Heroin Addict turned “Sober Guru”

May 11th, 2020


Tim, a former IV heroin drug addict, shares with incredible transparency and courage about how he always felt something was missing - a void- and how an opiate prescription from a car accident turned into a means of …

Episode 18: Mackenzie: “Living happy, joyous and free!”

May 7th, 2020


Never feeling comfortable in her own skin, Mackenzie turned to alcohol to help her feel “normal,” and medicate her anxiety. Her entire young life she …

Episode 17: Mike. Finding Inner Peace in Sobriety

May 5th, 2020


Today’s guest is a brave young man who got sober while working as an Intelligence Specialist with the Navy. He is a husband and father and is so …

Episode 16: Karen. The Gift of Desperation

April 21st, 2020


Learn the amazing way I met my special new friend , and the guest of today’s episode . Karen shares her story from active alcoholism to 9 years of …

Episode 15: Kenny Down , Living an Awakened Life

March 23rd, 2020


Today's guest is Author and awakened spiritual seeker, Kenny G. Down. Kenny's story is amazing! His transformation from active addiction to recovery is incredibly inspiring. Now that he is sober, he spends time writing. …

Episode 14: Steve. "Stuck in the Attic"

March 16th, 2020


Steven Michael Matthews, Host of the anchor podcast "Stuck in Attic"

and Instagram account,

tells of a life …

Episode 13: Michelle. Waking Up Free

March 11th, 2020


In today’s episode , I speak with Michelle , an autism mom, former educator and special education specialist with a focus on autism spectrum disorders . Michelle is a fierce advocate for creating and maintaining an …

Episode 12: Dan. “Sobriety Gave Me Purpose.”

March 4th, 2020


My guest in this episode is Dan. He has been in recovery for over 10 years & is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor & Certified Clinical Supervisor at the Caldwell Counseling Center in Houston Texas. Dan …

Episode 11: Malia. A Richer Life In Sobriety

February 26th, 2020


My friend in real life, Malia, reminds us how we get to really show up for life and be truly fulfilled in body, mind and spirit , when we quit …

Episode 10: Gigi Langer. 50 Ways To Worry Less Now

February 19th, 2020


Gigi Langer, received her PhD at Stanford University and is an award winning author having written "50 Ways to Worry Less Now." She is also a …

Episode 9: Ann, Coming Clean and learning to be authentic

February 12th, 2020


Author of her memoir "Coming Clean," Ann shares about her story of ending her "affair with alcohol"  and learning to be her true authentic self!


Episode 8: Gabby. “Finding Peace In Sobriety as an Autism Mom”

February 5th, 2020


My Guest for this episode is, Gabby, from She is an Autism Mom and she is Sober. 
She shares about difficult personal …

Episode 7: Emily. “Staying Grounded In The Truth”

January 29th, 2020


Emily, from, no longer wasting her days in addiction, shares her heroic story of overcoming chronic relapsing by changing just one thing. 


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Episode 6: Clay, “Living a life that was worth saving”

January 22nd, 2020


Clay, from, , is an author and a podcast host with long term sobriety. He is a funny guy who doesn't take himself too seriously, and has humbly achieved 30 years of sobriety, one day at a …

Episode 5: Manny. Sobriety in the face of Cancer

January 15th, 2020


My guest , Manny, shares how battling cancer was made easier because she is emotionally sober.


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Episode 4: Brad. Letting Go Gave Me Power!

January 8th, 2020


Brad, from, , shares how he came from near homelessness, and is now working towards a career in addiction counseling.  An amazing story of transformation that you won't want to miss! 


Episode 3: Julie. "The Joy of Self Discovery"

January 1st, 2020


In this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with Julie from
Recording this episode was initially …

Episode 2: Paul. Life With No Artificial Filters.

January 1st, 2020


Paul Silva, of, and I discuss the mind shift that occurs when we stop drinking and get emotionally sober. 


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What is this podcast about?

December 3rd, 2019


If you drink alcohol or not, you will be inspired by the stories of former drinkers whose lives changed dramatically when the quit drinking for good. …

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