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Spiritual Underground Podcast

Spiritual Underground Podcast

By Dan Reeves
Content and discussions on twelve step recovery, finding that which was lost or stolen, on creating "Juice" in your life, on healing the spiritually sick soul, on finding your true self, on recovering from addiction, on breaking free of the chains that keep you from getting all you deserve during your journey on this big blue marble.
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Episode 205 - Sean Dustin's Story

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Episode 225 - Tobi W's Story
Tobi is my most recent sponsee to have completed The Steps, I can never express the level of joy and fulfillment I receive when Higher Power sends a soul my way. My assignment is to pass on the tools that were so freely passed on to me, and I take this assignment very seriously. Tobi is eight months clean at the time of this recording, it is evident that he has pushed all his chips to the middle of the table, he is "All In". His entire life has been resurrected, rearranged, transformed; and in less than eight months than we've known one another, in fact it was more around the six month mark. He has been a joy to get to know and I'm excited to see where the future takes him, with these tools the sky is the limit. Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today! Enjoy! 
October 24, 2021
Episode 224 - Radhikesh Das - Vedic Astrology
Dr. Radhikesh and I had a great conversation concerning traditional healing, and it’s not traditional in the way you are probably thinking, traditional as Ayurvedic doctors and astrologers have been a tradition in his family for generations. Frankly what we are talking about is far from the tradition it should be, instead of pills, perhaps we should be employing more of this type of treatment. I know from my own experience that yoga is far more then exercise, it has powerful therapeutic value. I think you’ll enjoy our conversation and I’ll report back after my own birth chart reading! Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today! More about Dr. Radhikesh: Dr. Radhikesh is an initiated disciple of HH Radhanath Swami. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine from Wright State University with a residency in Internal Medicine which he practiced for 20 years. For many generations, his family has been Ayurvedic doctors and astrologers. In 2012, he also began an extensive study of Vedic Astrology. This study enlivened his passion to care for and connect with people on a deeper level. His recent journey has led him to explore the Healy, which is a Microcurrent Frequency Therapy that harmonizes the Bioenergetic Field. This incredible innovation has allowed him to explore healing at a much more subtle and subconscious level. Through ancient wisdom and modern science, Dr. Radhikesh offers innovative insights to support individuals in their growth and healing on physical, mental, and emotional levels. With his knowledge of Bhakti Yoga, Vedic Astrology, and Medicine, he is assisting people in their journey to health and prosperity as a Life Coach through Astrology and as a consultant for bioenergetic healing. Email - Website -
October 17, 2021
Episode 223 - F That Game Trail
"Fuck that Game Trail" is the title of this episode, you'll have to listen to find out why. On September 7th 2021; Shane, Travis, and I jumped in the truck and headed out for our week long Colorado backpack hunt. Three segments make up this episode, we recorded one session about a month or so in advance (anticipation), we recorded a piece up on the mountain at the site of Shane's bull (Spoiler), and we did an after action report the Monday after we got home. Episode 191 contains a January, very early, planning session concerning the 2021 hunt, and Episode 181 is my post-trip interview with the 2020 crew "Elkaholics 2020" - the catalyst that convinced me to go this year, no way was I going to miss it. It is impossible to adequately describe the level of Juice flowing during the trip, just as "Pics can't do it justice", words are not enough, but we will make the attempt. Miracles happen here, I am one, Shane and Travis are too, this trips well - As I say "If you are not having a blast in your recovery, it's your own damn fault"! Thank You For Allowing Us to Participate in Our Recoveries in this Manner Today!! Peace Out!
September 26, 2021
Episode 222 - Cindy N's Story
Cindy and Katherine (Ep. 214) visited the studio today, Cindy's turn at the microphone! I have had the pleasure to witness her transformation from the guarded and skeptical woman she was when she first showed up, to the confident and open free spirit she is today. Once again the 12 Steps freed a soul from the depths of insanity, we tend to question this matter of sanity when new - Step 2 suggests that a power greater than ourselves can restore us to sanity, and we arrive certain that the life we were living is anything resembling insanity. If you've listened to these stories, or any recovery stories, you will quickly recognize the deep insanity of active addiction and alcoholism. Cindy will tell you she has found her tribe, that the connections she has made has impacted her and changed the way she looks at the world, she a fantastic gal, she celebrated 1 year in 2021, the toughest year to get sober in my opinion - and she explains how the impersonal nature of zoom is exactly what she needed to enter the rooms, she may have passed it by had meeting been face to face. Listen as she walks us through her early life, how he first exposures to alcohol happened, how the disease progressed, her bottom - and her road to recovery! Enjoy! Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery intros manner today!! Peace Out!!
September 19, 2021
Episode 221 - Mark E's Story - Part Two
Army Mark was Told his story on Easter Sunday 2019, since then he has experienced a major motorcycle accident. Here's the miracle, on August 16th 2021, he celebrated 15 years. Today he talks about surviving the crash, recovery from so many injuries that it reads like an autopsy report rather than an injury report, how the fellowship has kept him kicking, and gratitude for his partner for her supernatural support throughout. "We" is the first word in step 1, "we" can't do this alone, and "this" is not limited to abstinence from alcohol and dope, "this" is life. The, if not one of the, biggest miracles I have found in recovery is the friendships I have made, I know it has carried me through some things I could not do alone. Continued prayers for Mark as he walks this next piece of recovery, and Thank You Mark for sharing your story, it's the key we have to help others realize that they can recover from most anything life throws at you. Enjoy!! Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner todayI Peace Out!  
September 12, 2021
Episode 220 - Dan's Musings Sept 2021
It's been a while since I've mused, I fell short with my communication on a guest's schedule and found myself sitting alone with the full blown podcasting gear all set up, I was getting ready to fold thing up when it occurred to me that I had a few things to say, so "what the hell, flap your gums, it's your podcast, and I kinda like the noise I make". So enjoy, or skip it, more guests are on the schedule! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!! 
September 5, 2021
Episode 219 - Lindsay C's Story
Lindsay came to the studio with Cindy (Episode 216), right off the bat I was digging her energy, her straight forwardness, and her humor. She had an obligation and needed to leave before Cindy was done telling her story so I missed that chance to invite her to be a guest, that's easily corrected, and she eagerly agreed when I contacted her via text. Believe it or not, there is some anxiety involved in these invitations, probably the fear of rejection, which I'm certain nobody is immune from. Lindsay's story is amazing, she recently celebrated 12 years, mature sobriety such as her's, brings a perspective that is not available with many of my guests being fairly early in their journey. Just as with my initial impression, Lindsey's rigorous honesty, no nonsense delivery, and deep vulnerability really moved me, and there is something about hearing the female point of view that helps me in ways that my male friends don't bring to the table. Humor is a soft spot for me, and she caught me right off with hers, both of us laughing at these tragic events that come with alcoholism, they aren't really funny, but the insanity of our past is a fact, it's what helps newcomers relate to us, and as the Book says "the dark part is the greatest possession you have - the key to life and happiness for others. With it you can avert death and misery for them." Enjoy Lindsay's story! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
August 29, 2021
Episode 218 - Evelyn E's Story
Evelyn is pure TSSR, in other words, chemical dependency and substance abuse were not in her dossierr. A perfect example of what the Twelve Steps will do in a person's life.
August 22, 2021
Episode 217 - Anissa Hudak - Yoga Therapy
Anissa Hudak is Yogini, Tea Drinker, Yankee Fan, Expert Black Friday Shopper Extraordinaire, a mother of two boys and an angel, a rape survivor; that’s what her bio says, but I can tell you she is also an angel herself with a heart for helping others. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and holds a C-IAYT with that organization, plus she is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (500 RYT) She currently focusses on survivors of sexual trauma and facilitates groups through zoom, meaning you may attend no matter where you are located. We had a great chat concerning how yoga is so much more than just holding poses, “Your issues are in your tissues”, our bodies retain stress and yoga will help you release the poison that builds up in our bodies from trauma and other “dis-ease” that life brings. It’s an inside job, your healing will not be found “out there”, it’s inside us, we just need caring souls to help us to find it and extract it, with love. For more about Anissa: Trauma Healing Yoga Website All you need can be found here, but I’m adding a couple few more direct links below: Trauma Healing Yoga App Email Anissa is on Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, Clubhouse and more, just find Traumahealingyoga Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
August 15, 2021
Episode 216 - Cindy's M's Story
I first met Cindy's husband Travis (episode 174) as he came into the Spiritual Underground. We've all heard about the struggles of couples attempting to get sober, together or alone, and I rarely see a success story where the relationship survives - BUT HERE IS ONE! It took a lot of exploring what doesn't work before finding something that does - hence "keep coming back" and "never stop trying". I love both these wonderful souls, first off I sponsor Travis and anything that is good for him is on top of my list to root for, and secondly seeing families reunited warms my heart beyond explanation, I had a front row seat to the power of the 12 Steps in their lives, and now that both have told their stories here on the Spiritual Underground Podcast, so do you. I hope to have them both in soon to talk about what they've learned from this process, so many relationships do not survive recovery, and they have some experience, strength and hope to share with others on how this was successful in their lives. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
August 8, 2021
Episode 215 - Kim L's Story
Kim and I came together through a podcast guest / host connection service. Her parents suffered from alcoholism, and she lost her father to the disease when she was a young girl, and while she was home. Later she pursued a career in law enforcement and like many first responders, he soul was exposed to an overload of traumatic circumstances, she rose through the ranks as he spirit began to overflow from the horrible cases in her lap. Alcohol seemed to numb that, as we know, until it quit working. Her story is here, definitely a gripping ordeal that although in recovery, she openly admits that the journey has only begun. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
August 1, 2021
Episode 214 - Katherine S's Story
Katherine celebrated 1 year in May, and it's not the first time for her, she has had several "periods of sobriety". It's not uncommon to require several attempts at this recovery thing, very few get it on their first attempt. The lies we tell ourselves, frankly are insane, hence step 2's "return us to sanity". even so, the parasitic nature of this disease hijacks the operating system, and makes it so we can't "differentiate the true from the false" Step 1 is on the table in these cases also, "hoping against hope we are not true alcoholics". Katherine has walked this road treacherously, and has learned from her experience, my hope is that you can learn from her experience also. She's incredibly intelligent, grew up in a fashion that most would find beneficial (not excluding difficulties), but none of the matters, this disease has no care about your IQ, nor your social status, it does not differentiate, it's dangerous and it's deadly - Katherine is a survivor. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
July 18, 2021
Episode 213 - Robert H's Story
Two weeks from the day of this recording, Robert will celebrate ONE YEAR!!! There are few pleasures sweeter than witnessing a sponsee walk another man through the work, to watch the lights come on in that man's eyes, to watch his life transform - "huge emotion rearrangements". Robert joined us at the men's retreat this year and that weekend really helps build connection, he was a huge asset to the event. There is one more thing that struck me about Robert very early on, you'll have to listen the the episode to hear that. Enjoy! ---    Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
July 11, 2021
Episode 212 - Crystal Waltman's Story
Crystal Waltman is an athlete, a speaker, a coach, and author of "Quitting to Win: A Proven Plan to Let Go of Bad Habits, Learn to Feel and Love Yourself"  The Sold Out Youth Foundation is an abstinence program, if you know any school that might want to have this year long program, also you and your kids can take the pledge right away. -Website -For a free book, just pay for shipping. -Take the Unhackable Assessment
July 4, 2021
Episode 211 - 2021 DURT Men's Retreat
A Recap and revisit of the 2021 Men's Retreat held at my place in Orange County Indiana. As per usual, listening will tell you more than I can type here in these show notes. 18 men, 10 of which had been to this event in the past, 8 others who are in their first year of recovery and their first retreat of this type, coming together to grow in connection with one another, to grow in connection with our higher power, to grow spiritually. Men helping men become better men - you'll hear over and over in this podcast that nobody could see how this year could be as powerful as last year... and then it was. Fertilize your soil, don't get to caught up in our little plans and designs, take action and be open to the possibilities! Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
June 27, 2021
Episode 210 - Eric S's Story
I met Eric in my early days, late 2014 or early 2015, I frankly don't remember - it was at my "Indiana Home Group Meeting" called "Seekers". You make fast friends with people who's sobriety date is near your's, a bond of some nature is formed, it seems to me, because you are experiencing similar circumstances, 'you are at the same place'. Keep these folks in your life if possible, it will be beneficial. Eric and I reconnected at Clubhouse, what seems to be a million miles away, a couple southern Indiana dudes reconnect - never underestimate the power of participating in your recovery, no telling who you might meet, no telling who you might bump into. The gift of Eric's Story was a result of that, I "get to' know him better, and so do you - Everyone's Story is Valuable! Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
June 22, 2021
Episode 209 - Three Way Panel with Ross, Shane, and Dan
Just what the title suggests, the three of us were invited to take the lead table at a panel meeting, these guys have consented and I cut all other voices to the best of my ability, that caused some loss of content being that the chairperson shared a lot of really good experience, strength and hope. Enjoy!!!  Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
May 16, 2021
Episode 208 - Holly's Explosive Month
Holly is doing big things, moving in the direction of her gifts, helping others recover their true selves. Listen in, see if maybe something she has to offer fits for where you are trying to go. Solo Date Challenge Podcast Thank You for Allowing Us to Participate in our Recoveries in this Manner Today!
May 9, 2021
Episode 207 - Women's Retreat 2021
The ladies of TSSR were so fired up about the fall retreat that they could not wait until fall for the next one so they met this spring. Wanna hear how events like this can make you grow, like exponentially growth? Sit down and listen to them tell you about it. So dang cool that I don't wanna say much more about, tune in and Enjoy!  Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
May 2, 2021
Episode 206 - Turkey Camp 2021
Shane and I hit the Fargo Hunt Club for five days of communion and turkey chasing, I'm torn on which of those are more fun. It's great to have brother's in recovery to run with, this recovery thing goes so far beyond "not drinking or drugging", it goes so far beyond the hour long meetings... This spiritual life is not a theory, it is real life, a real life worth living, a meaningful purpose driven life that is wonderful beyond my dreams. The best thing? It is available to all, come get some, join us on the path - you will not regret it. Enjoy!! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
April 25, 2021
Episode 205 - Sean Dustin's Story
Sean is a single dad, Union blue collar guy, former drug addict, he spent time in Federal and State prison for drug trafficking and fraud. Sean was released in 2006 with nothing but the clothes on his back, bag of mail, and legal paperwork. In 2010, he finally kicked a long time methamphetamine habit, and started the long climb back up the ladder of life. He is happy to say that he has managed to navigate himself into a position where he feels confident sharing his struggles and successes, in the hopes of helping others. Sean was suggested to me from a friend in Clubhouse, the universe just keeps supplying awesome guests with miraculous stories, these stories are not phenomena, they happen to those who truly take an attitude towards changing their life's trajectory. You can find all you need to know by visiting his LinkTree: And here is mine - Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
April 18, 2021
Episode 204 - TSSR Two Year Anniversary
Christopher, Holly, April, Shannon, and Ross joined me on zoom to celebrate and talk about the two year anniversary of the Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery Movement. Lives are being transformed, not only those who chose to do this work, but everyone who is inside the influence zone of that soul. For more info: TSSR Website  TSSR Facebook TSSR Instagram Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery by James Christopher Cone is available on Amazon as follows:  TSSR Complete Book Available on Amazon TSSR Volume 1 on Amazon  TSSR Volume 2 on Amazon TSSR Kindle Version on Amazon And of course, reach out to me at
April 11, 2021
Episode 203 - Maureen Ross Gemme's Story
Maureen is the CEO and Founder of Emerge Leadership Academy and writes all the content for the company. She is a Leadership Trainer, inspirational speaker, coach and author helping leaders emerge, evolve and lead in their life to create a bigger impact in all they serve.  Her book, "Emerge: 7 Steps to Transformation (No matter what life throws at you!)" provides a powerful and effective system for change. Maureen shares her vulnerable story of triumph from addiction, pain, and struggle, to the highest version of herself—bringing her soulful work to the world and living an amazing life - check it out! I met Maureen at guess where? Clubhouse! We made fast friends a week ago when I was a guest on her podcast "Emerge.Evolve.Lead", a podcast for people in recovery, who want to learn how to better use their personality and spirituality to step into leadership. I really relate to her mission, her energy is in alignment with mine and I find it hard to part ways after the recording, I could talk to her for hours and never run out of juicy topics - Enjoy!!  Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
April 4, 2021
Episode 202 - Jung C's Story
Jung (Jungle without the “le”) was born in Korea and moved to the USA when he was one, growing up in Northern Virginia, he struggled to fit in. One of the common experiences of alcoholics and addicts is feeling “not part of”, Jung’s nationality compounded this already difficult situation. I met Jung in Clubhouse, I keep an ear to the wind for folks who have "The Juice", and it did not take me long to identify him as one with "The Juice", and he graciously accepted my invitation to join me for a chat. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!
March 28, 2021
Episode 201 - Yo Elam's Story
Yo is an inspirational speaker at the organization she created called "Yo Be Yourself Everyday", a life long Texan with a heart as big as that state. Yo answered my call out in the Clubhouse app, I love getting to know new people, especially folks like Yo who are having a positive impact on the community, her positive attitude has a uplifting affect on me. Her focus has changed after many years as a public school teacher...  If I'm not careful, I'll tell her story and you won't have to listen to her story - and you do want to hear her tell it. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!!    
March 21, 2021
Episode 200 - Jason R's Story
I love me some Jason! An awesome individual I met on Clubhouse, the moment I heard his voice I knew he was someone I wanted to be friends with, I wanted to know better. Then I started hearing pieces of his story, how he found sobriety at 21 years old, how he worked for a rock radio station, and how he toured the continent in a rock and roll band!! - THEN I KNEW I NEEDED TO GET TO KNOW HIM BETTER!! The collateral benefit is the you also get to know this amazing soul better! Enjoy! Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today!
March 14, 2021
Episode 199 - Karen P's Story
I met Karen in Clubhouse, I put out the call for Juicy stories and I had no idea just how Juicy Karen's story was going to be. Now in her 15th year of recovery, she has come a long ways from her addiction riddled yet still somehow successful previous life. You are going to love her, listen to the miracles that have come her way since surrendering to the 12 Step tools and principles. Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today! 
March 7, 2021
Episode 198 - April P's Story
April has sure come a long way, and she not done yet! She is my first "pure TSSR" guest to appear on the podcast, meaning that she herself did not struggle with substance abuse. I am fortunate to have had the honor of walking April through the TSSR 12 Steps, many reject the idea of cross gender sponsorship, I feel that higher power puts these arrangements together, my job is to hand these tools to whoever wants them. April's childhood was tough, to say the least, the free will of a spiritually sick person infected her spirit at a very young age, stepping on her spirit to a level that almost seems unsurvivable. But April did survive, and she just recently completed the work prescribed by James Christopher Cone's Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery process - this work allows folks to work through their past, place it where it belongs - behind us - and clear the way for an awesome future - and the future is bright for April! Enjoy, and Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!
February 28, 2021
Episode 197 - Eric McCoy's Story
I met Eric on a podcast guest service, I instantly pinged on his "High While Clean" philosophy, which is also the name of his podcast, you should check him out. It’s amazing how parallel most of our stories are, it didn’t take Eric very long before I was saying “me too”. We got in a groove together and I really enjoyed our conversation, I hope you enjoy it as well. He is also the author of “Pain, Failure and Misery Are the Stepping Stones to Success”, a story of triumph that only pain and misery could bring. It is a story of hope that is offered for our youth, our family and friends who are suffering from chemical dependency, for those who have lost loved ones as they didn’t have to die in vain, and for clinicians who are seeking a way to think that may differ from the norm so we can offer tools to save lives. You can learn more about Eric’s work at: Enjoy! Thank You for Allowing Me to Participate in My Recovery in this Manner Today!
February 21, 2021
Episode 196 - Tiffany P's Story
Tiffany came to the podcast through one of my Facebook guest requests, her recovery story is from lifelong trauma and toxic relationships. She refuses to be a victim, she has turned her energy towards healing others, helping others enlarge their spiritual life - she has manifested her own business, she is an intuitive psychic, medium, guru, and shaman. This all is mostly new stuff for me, a bit outside of my comfort zone, however, the 12 Steps have allowed me to be open to ideas that I had once blocked, I love learning about new ideas today and Tiffany opened some channels for me this evening. You can find her at, she has a Facebook page of the same name, and you can email her at Enjoy!! Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today!!
February 14, 2021
Episode 195 - Dan Speaking at the Womens Healing Place
I had the honor of being asked to share my story at The Women's Healing Place in Louisville February 8 2021. The day before was the fifth anniversary of my mother moving on to the next great adventure. It was February 7, 2016 Super Bowl Sunday, and yesterday was Feb. 7 Super Bowl Sunday again, I trust I did my mom proud. I'm guessing there were 150 women in attendance, a powerful group. From their Website: Every day, The Healing Place provides food, shelter, clothing, and recovery services to nearly 1,000 individuals at no cost to the client. We want there to be as few barriers to recovery as possible. Enjoy!!! Thanks to The Women's Healing Place for allowing me to participate in my Recovery in this manner tonight!! 
February 10, 2021
Episode 194 - Matthew H's Story
Matt is another friend from Jerry's meditation meeting, our sobriety dates are on top of one another so I have had the pleasure of witnessing his journey from a broken alcoholic/addict, to a super successful real estate agent. Matt is one more piece of solid proof that if you take/do/work these steps, and then practice these principles in your daily life - your possibilities are limitless. Matt had all he needed growing up, intelligence, opportunity, and talent; but that does not matter one iota when it comes to the disease of spiritual sickness - it will take you down and dissolve everything good in your life. Listen as Matt describes his journey, "how low" low can go, and how we promise ourselves we will do better next time, over and over again. And then how consequences force your hand, finally backed into a corner with no escape - and surrender to this process, and how great life can be with a twelve step foundation. Enjoy - Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today! Peace Out! 
February 7, 2021
Episode 193 - Ashley J's Story
Ash, as he's known, is from Salina Kansas, a veteran of two deployments in Iraq, and a new friend of mine. we met on a social networking app called Clubhouse. It was a cold call, I made it known there that the Spiritual Underground Podcast is always looking for guests who are willing to share their recovery journeys, Ash raised his hand almost immediately. Our contact has been limited to say the least, he's a busy man with a company he owns and young children, so this podcast gave me a chance to get to know him better, and I'm glad I did. I've been dancing with an idea that correlates military brotherhood with what we are doing in recovery and Ash helped solidify some of those notions. I'm not sure where I'll be going with this concept, I can only say that when folks battle alcoholism, addiction, and spiritual sickness together; battling against a common enemy, a bond is formed. Enjoy!!! And... Thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today!!!
January 31, 2021
Episode 192 - Stephen T's Story
I met Steven in a meditation meeting that was an integral part of my early recovery, Stephen is a big man, intimidatingly big, with a heart ever bit as big as his stature. He caught my attention on social media as he and I were making dreams come true in self-employment, on parallel paths and timelines, he's been an inspiration to me as I watch his business grow. He certainly has had a bumpy road, it makes my journey look pretty soft, but today he goes as hard in recovery as he once did in the madness, he walks the talk, he speaks with confidence and enthusiasm, and he tells one hell of a story. Enjoy!!!  THANK YOU for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner today! Peace Out!  
January 24, 2021
Episode 191 - SUCER 2021 Planning Mtg #1
Mark, Shane and Travis came to the woodshed to start discussing the 2021 Colorado elk hunt, these three went on that adventure in 2020, and I'm joining them this year - We decided to take you along this journey - Plus it mixes the up the content, a little variety is always a good thing.. Many exclaim "How am I ever going to have fun again?" after ceasing the drinking and/or doping, we are here to prove that the fun begins with recovery, it does not end there - My life, and the lives of my friends are more exciting than we could ever have imagined - if I had written a script for my recovery, I would have sold myself way short. Enjoy!!
January 17, 2021
Episode 190 - Jesse Simpson Tribute
This episode is a tribute to our Brother Jesse Simpson (January 20, 1979 - October 31, 2020) There's a lot I'd like to type out to let you know what kinda of guy Jesse was, and what happened. I will not, listen to the following and you will get way more than I could ever write here. I love you Jesse...
January 3, 2021
Episode 189 - Musings and a Story
It was Christmas night and all through the podcast,  Not a guest could be found, Who was willing to broadcast, So I said with a "Ho", and I said with a "Hee", It appears the whole dang show is now up to me. Enjoy!!
December 27, 2020
Episode 188 - Esther O's Story
Esther's very being is heartwarming, such a easy going style, awesome smile and beauty from inside out. She's a Miracle as the result of these Steps. I met Esther a year and a half ago at a TSSR meeting in Louisville, a long way from her hometown of Nairobi Kenya. Arriving here to attend University, alcoholism was the furthest thing from her mind and certainly had no place in the game plan, didn't matter, this almost parasitic disease highjacked her operating system, and her "plans and designs" fell to the wayside. Treatment plus a trip through the Twelve Step redirected her trajectory and now her life is back on course. Let her tell you what it was like, what happened, and what it's like now! Enjoy!!!
December 20, 2020
Episode 187 - Beau E's Story
Beau has it going on, celebrating two years of sobriety not long ago at the wonderful age of 20, it touches me in some special way when I witness folks harnessing the 12 Steps so early in life, the world is his oyster!! It's so difficult to accept one has a problem during those years (shoot, anytime!), we think "it'll never happen to me", or "I can stop when I'm ready" - the crux of step one is accepting that you have a problem and that what blocked me from hearing the message in my teen years when I was first exposed to 12 Step recovery, Beau heard the message and jumped in the boat, and he has surely avoided catastrophe by doing so. He caught my attention the first time I met him and he has been on my radar every since - I'm so happy he accepted my invitation, I know it was God sent, how that happened is mentioned in the show. I'm honored to have gotten to know Beau better, I think you will too. Enjoy!! 
December 13, 2020
Episode 186 - Shannon S's Story
Shannon is one of the earliest TSSR miracles, after working the steps in another fellowship, she still felt like something was missing. She stumbled into her current sponsor and was taken to another level through TSSR methodology. I've watched her bloom over the past months to become a leader. The Twelve Steps will transform you into who you were meant to be, this is not a "some get it and some don't" program, it's a "some do it and some don't" process, the results are guaranteed, you just have to do the work, as Shannon proves and is here to tell you. Enjoy!
December 6, 2020
Episode 185 - Shawn D's Story
Shawn brings such an energetic message! I heard him give a lead at one of the local outdoor meetings and the old HP tapped me on the shoulder (more like punched me) and said "ask that guy to be on the show". His wonderful daughter joined us in the DTM Studio playing with some of my crystal collection, and of course, she left with a few :-). Shawn certainly has a storied past that has since become filled with recovery miracles, he indicative of a man who has pushed all of his chips to the middle of the table and is not settling for middle-of-the-road recovery - a great dude, huge heart, awesome story. And a great new interview after my hunting season break - Enjoy!   
November 29, 2020
Episode 184 - 2020 Sober Dudes Deer Hunt
2020 Sober Dudes Deer Hunt - Fargo Hunt Club, Orange County Indiana Neither 2020 nor covid is going to impact my deer season, I enjoyed eight straight days at the cabin by myself during the first week of November, and then five of my best friends joined me for a long weekend of chasing deer, great food, telling stories, and talking recovery. Getting to know each other better, four of us are seasoned hunters, and for two, this was their very first time, how cool is that! Hunting is a thing where I am only responsible for the action, I must let go of the outcome, and although we saw very few deer and nobody was presented with  shot, the success of the hunt is not determined by what's hanging on the meat pole. The goal is connection, rest and relaxation, soul recharge - and each man reported his cup was filled. I am honored to call these men my brothers, I continue to be inspired by each one of them - we are doing this thing called life "Side by Side", no one in front, and no one behind - Side by Side. Chase, LJ, Shane, Travis, and Vlad -> I love you guys, thank you for allowing me to participate in my recovery in this manner all weekend! Enjoy!
November 22, 2020
Episode 183 Eddie G's Story
Eddie was the first guy to grab my hand at my very first Spiritual Underground meeting, he explained that what is happening here is unique and is not found often, I shrugged it off, "yeah yeah yeah - everyone thinks they're special". He was right, there was something special and I felt it that first night, little did I know that my life was forever changed. Eddie carry's the message fully, and his plane on the service side is beyond compare - Listen and Enjoy! 1
October 18, 2020
Episode 182 Women's Retreat 2020
The very first TSSR Retreat was held this weekend, nine souls came together at a Southern Indiana campground to grow and become more deeply connected. That high octane energy was still percolating when seven arrived at the DTM Studio on their way home, do you hear that? These ladies stopped by to carry this message to YOU before going back their homes and going back to their lives. This is powerful stuff, Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery is moving in the lives of these gals and it is shifting their reality, shifting how they show up in the world, empowering them to be awesome version of themselves. I'm honored that they came to share their experience with me, and with You. Enjoy
October 11, 2020
Episode 181 Elkaholics 2020
This is a special one, Mark, Travis and Shane just came back from a nine day trip Colorado elk hunting trip. Most of us are initially concerned, worried, about what they will do for fun without the dope and/or booze, well let me tell you, life is so much more than just that, and Recovery is so much more than just stopping the dope and the booze. These men, all close friends of mine, just put another item on their miracle lists. I’ll let the story be told; connection, life long bonds, spirit centering, doing hard shit, and reading for the edge are all part of this. I’m honored to have received the story first person, with all three in attendance and with the microphones on! Enjoy!!
October 4, 2020
Episode 180 from Elevation 20 Foot
Just a quick explanation for the lack of new content for Sunday morning Oct. 4, and an exciting promise for Sunday night - Elkaholics 2020
October 3, 2020
Episode 179 Lindsay K's Story
Lindsay was recommended by Holly, I had seen Lindsay around the rooms, specifically in a Sunday night meeting near my house which was one of my regular haunts in my first year or so. She's always carried that secure aura that makes this program so damn attractive. I've spent a little time with Lindsay's husband and hope to have him as a guest in the future, one great thing about being the host of this show, is it gives me the opportunity to know folks better, in my opinion "Connection" is the number one value in 12 Step Recovery, and these shows allow me to better connect with my brothers and sisters, and by proxy, it allows you guys to get to know someone, and connect, with this awesome community. Enjoy!!
September 27, 2020
Episode 178 Pamela Savino Live Authentically Today
Pam Savino is my guest today, the universe connected us recently and I was instantly drawn to her message, there is a ton of positivity going on in our world but it seems the low vibration stuff makes the most noise - you have to listen through the "noise" to hear the "signal" and when you are tuned into high vibration, the "signal" can easily be heard - and that is how the two of us intersected.  Meet Pam: I founded Live Authentically to enrich lives by empowering others to live as their best and true selves. I help my clients discover the inner strength and peace that allows them to find their voice, speak their truth and live authentically. In living your own truth, you inspire others to live theirs. We all have a spark, a tiny voice that speaks to us. This spark has the power to become a flame and illuminate the path to a life we can only dream of, but is often ignored because of fears or doubt. I can help you ignite that spark, fan your flame and radiate your power and light into the world. email: website: facebook group: Live Authentically Podcast - on Apple podcast, Google podcast, and Spotify Book - SOAR on Amazon
September 20, 2020
Episode 177 Jason C's Story
Jason celebrates 33 years in Recovery in November, that is a lot of dedication to one's sobriety. He and I are the same age and have so many things in common that it's almost scary, the big difference is he put his disease in remission while we were both still in high school and I spent another twenty something years while my disease progressed. He's been all over the country and landed back home in Louisville, as he explains hitting some tough times, he was searching for connection and found the Spiritual Underground, our tribe is stronger with his arrival. Enjoy!!
September 13, 2020
Episode 176 Holly and Dan - Post TSSR Meeting Juice
Carrying the Afterglow Juice from a Thursday Night Juice Box Heroes TSSR Meeting, Holly and I sat down to chat about the Twelve Steps, Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, and the decision to take control over the destiny of your remaining earthly years. Holly's mission aligns with mine as we both spend a great deal of energy helping others find their true selves. Tune in, perhaps something will energize your current spiritual journey, or, maybe you are feeling "that something is missing" from your life, and a change of trajectory is just the thing you need.
September 6, 2020
Episode 175 Dennis B's Story
Ya'll are in for a treat! Dennis is another soul who had an impact on my recovery from the start, his entire heart is in how he can serve, and he places all of his energy in helping others, through treatment centers, prisons, and many other avenues. I'm super glad I was able to sit and chat, reconnect, hear much of his story that I'd never known. Enjoy!!
August 23, 2020
Episode 020 Dan's August 2020 Musings
Hi there you! So Covid took my guest this week, he did not die, it did't take him that way, but he was exposed and we decided that a podcast was probably not important enough to take the risk - I haven't heard if he tested positive or not - I need to call him and reschedule. The rest of that story is in the episode, along with a lot of other things that happened to come to mind as I keep my commitment (to myself) to generate new content every week - there's a call to action that you may be interested in, so listen to the end :-) Enjoy!!
August 16, 2020
Episode 019 The Juice Files - Christopher and Dan
Every so often, Christopher and I feel drawn to check in here together and let ya'll know what's happening in the world of Juice, an update on what's happening in the world of TSSR, and just plain ole pour some Juice out for all to absorb. I'm not sure there's much more to say at this point, listen in and see what you think, what you feel - lets keep beating this drum together, the world need the Juice. Contact and/or and give us some feedback on the episode, what can we do to help, what can we be doing to better get the word out, or better yet! What can you do to spread and share the Juice? Enjoy!
August 9, 2020
Episode 174 Travis M's Story - Welcome Home
Thank YOU Travis for coming in on your ONE YEAR DATE, yep, DAY 365 - Congratulations!! To watch this man from early on, watch that "Hope this shit works, but don't think it will" attitude, desperately struggling for relief while still unconsciously maintaining the wall that separates the "dis-ease" from "recovery".... because we think this can't be real, we think that this can't happen for us... To watch him turn the seemingly slow corner as is customary on this 12 Step path, then to see the momentum gather speed as a tether ball getting shorter on it's rope, to watch that man blossom and bloom, eyes clear and focused, head up, shoulders back, and get free, get really free man, and I mean really truly free, to witness that, THAT... is what I live for today, and that is Travis. His passionate vulnerability, his "all-in" devotion, "every-chip-to-the-center-of-the-table" gamble, "this better F'ing work this time" determination... Now that he has a piece of it, he damn sure ain't letting it go, nope, he reaches for more - That kind of dedication to one's recovery produces a person that the world can count on, and that is Travis. What a gift he's been to the SU, what a gift he's been to me personally, what a gift he is to the world. I struggle to attempt to compress Travis into a "show note", so just listen, listen and know that if you feel that recovery is not possible for you, or maybe you feel that you are not getting the most from your life in recovery, then maybe it's time to put on your battle uniform, push all of your chips to the middle of the table, and do this thing with all of your heart, give it your all... You are worth it, you are... Welcome Home Travis Enjoy!!!
August 2, 2020
Episode 173 Teresa Johnson's Story (Yoga)
I met Teresa at MyPath 2019, a yoga retreat held at Terrapin Farm near Harrodsburg KY, it was a beautiful event at a beautiful location with beautiful people - Teresa was one of those. She was a vendor at the event with wonderful body creams, soaps and my favorite beard oil (that oil is now off limits to all others, I am in the process of buying the secret formulation :-) ) Teresa owns Soulrebelex, a yoga studio and body care product creator/supplier in Lexington KY Her story crosses the nation, from a child growing up in the Green Mountain region of Vermont, through the Southwest, corporate America gigs, to the owner of her own yoga studio and creator of some wonderful body care products, her story crosses a lot of territory and you will enjoy hearing her tell of it. Enjoy! FB - Soulrebelex IG - Soulrebelex_tapas 606-776-7700
July 26, 2020
Episode 172-Rebecca B's Story
This is a bit of a spoiler alert... Rebecca is a huge reason why I fell in love with Yoga, she instructed the very first class I ever attended, a Yoga 12 Step Recovery "class" (Y12SR), where the two super effective philosophies are combined, bringing the body fully into the "Mind, Body, Spirit" trinity. Rebecca is immediate love, love her personality, love her authenticity, I just love her entire vibe and being; and that was super effective in making me feel comfortable my first time on a mat. Those traits seem to come from an inquisitive drive to find "more", the open mindedness that welcomes new teaching and new philosophy and results in an awesomely well rounded approach to recovery. I can honestly give her credit for modeling that for me and how I operate in my own recovery. Her trajectory is to help other's grow, as she grows, if you don't know her you should, her email is Enjoy!!
July 19, 2020
Episode 171-Matt M's Story
Sometimes you roll the dice, throw a dart and see what it hits... I was scrolling through Facebook the other day and was chuckling at some of Matt's posts, he definitely is not one who takes himself too damn seriously - but some other folks were - I thought "folks, lighten up". Well, I got the nudge, it said send Matt an invite to the show, he seems like a fun dude and seems to be enjoying his recovery. He accepted and met me at the studio, I was right, it was a fun time and although Matt doesn't take himself too damn seriously, he does take his recovery seriously - listen up, some Juice was definitely poured in this episode! Enjoy!
July 12, 2020
Episode 170-Holly H's Story
As I state in the intro, the Universe keeps placing awesome souls in my path, that sells Holly way short, she's much more than simply awesome!! Her glow, her beautiful smile, and energetic personality is super inviting, she has a heart for service and places helping others at the forefront of her being. I have been thinking a lot lately about trauma recovery and overcoming codependency, and in walks Holly, someone from which to draw inspiration - speak it and the Universe provides.  I'm honored to have the chance to get to know her better, her experience and her journey added some elements to my tool kit that were missing, I really loved the vibration she is putting out in the world, as she says it, "Living Life Loudly", we all know the world sorely needs more high vibration. Enjoy!!  For more on the #solodatechallenge, go to
July 5, 2020
Episode 169-Brandon H's Story - Spiritual Dope!
Set your course and the Universe will provide the wind for your sails, that's what happened here... Brandon and I met on a site that matches up folks as podcast guests, I've passed on a few and frankly did not feel the vibe with anyone until he hit my inbox, the term "Spiritual Dope" was there, as that's the name of his show - That makes allot of sense to me, dope was my spiritual medicine for a long time, until it quit working, it's a dead end road. The Real Spiritual Dope lies in this completely different plane, it's much more powerful than anything else I've ever consumed. Listen in as we gel about the real good dope, it's amazing when parallel paths intersect, a new friendship was created, all because of intention and right action. Enjoy!!
June 28, 2020
Episode 168-Ross' Story
Ross is one of a kind, so much so that I didn't even know the was his last name for months after first meeting him! He exhibits an energy and intensity for the passion he has in recovery and with this Twelve Step lifestyle in which we thrive. He recently hit that first year sober milestone and I've been trying to get him on the show for a few months, I put him on the spot last week and he agreed. Few folks understand the TSSR methodology as well as Ross, he is student of the work and one look at his book makes that plainly obvious. Just a super dude with a great message, we had a blast chatting away in the DTM Studio! Enjoy!!
June 21, 2020
Episode 167 Rachel W's Story
What a wonderful person!! I just love that exchange of smiles that happens in the driveway as two souls on the same path meet for the first time.  You'll definitely want to hear the passion Rachel has for recovery, her drive to be of service to those who suffer from our disease, and especially one specific story that brought tears to my eyes. I chalked up another friend, another ally in the battle against the disease of addiction and alcoholism. In addition, during the intro, which was actually recorded after Rachel had left, a dear friend stopped by fresh out of a long term treatment center ready to hit the road to recovery - I love fresh recovery, I thrive on it, it keeps me "green", and its a prayer answered when a brother decides to take up this awesome way of life. Enjoy!!
June 14, 2020
Episode 166 Henry L's Story
Among other things, Henry is a recovered soul, an MKP Brother, a therapist, and an author - and an all around great guy. I first met him during my New Warrior Training weekend, an initiation into the Mankind Project brotherhood, that was September 2019, a hell of a great year for me, an initiation year of sorts. Henry struck me immediately, his intense gaze, his compassionate eyes, the solidness of his being, I knew I needed to know him better and today I had the opportunity to do so, and now you do too! Enjoy! IG - lucascounseling FB - Lucas Counseling and Consulting, LLC And his book - "Maximize, 7 Mind-Shifts That Will Help You Maximize Key Areas of Your Life" 
June 7, 2020
Episode 165 Jamie F's Story
Now and again I'll toss a call out to the universe for guests, I feel led to expand my perimeter, Jamie responded to one of these calls. I love when this happens, there is no making sense of how it happened, we were not friends on Facebook, so how she saw my post is beyond me, her, like myself, believe things happen for a reason, so to ignore the "nudge" can be passing up an opportunity afforded to you by the universe, or passing on a gift from God, if you will. She arrived with a smile, and left with a bigger one. How cool is it that folks will come to my house prepared to tell their story and talk recovery when they have no idea who I am or what I do - Perfect example of walking where the nudge points you, reliance on this power greater than ourselves. Enjoy!!  
May 31, 2020
Episode 018-SPURT VII Retreat
The 2020 Retreat is in the books, and what a time it was, the most powerfully moving weekend I've been a part of. Don, Marshall and Shane came to the studio to share some of the Juice from the event, enough said.... Enjoy!!
May 24, 2020
Episode 164 Debbie T's Story
I'm so glad to have reconnected with my friend Debbie, she was present in my very first Twelve Step meeting, and her smile and energy had a long lasting effect, it still does today, one of a group of folks who offered me the experience, strength, and especially HOPE that was so needed that night. We continued to bounce around the same places for a few years, attending a meditation meeting together that impacted both of our recovery's. Debbie just celebrated 20 years, she is a testament that recovery principles truly work in both the good and the not so good, a healing journey that should be viewed as continued growth for our lifetimes.   Enjoy!!
May 17, 2020
Episode 163 Angela F's Story
Once again a guest shows up on the driveway and I’m immediately impacted by their energy. Angela took a leap and contacted me in response to a call for guests that I put on Facebook. We chatted on the phone for a few minutes and I knew I wanted to have you hear her story, I wanted to hear it! To attempt to tell you more would take away from the her words.  I continue to be amazed at the souls who are willing to come in and drop their guard, speak their truth, be vulnerable, and to stand firmly in their own experience. You are going to enjoy hearing Angela share her experience!
May 10, 2020
Episode 162 Greg M's Story
Greg has a long history finding his way to recovery, his first meeting was some 26 years ago, he is approaching three right now. It's interesting how each must find their way, the journey, there is no single recipe when it comes to the timeline - some never do... Greg has definitely found his groove now, he mentions the old adage of "when the student is ready, the teacher appears", and that's what happened in his case; two teachers appeared when he was ready and Greg's life was transformed forever. He and have grown close over the past few years, I love his take on life in recovery and love the smile he wears when he discusses it. Enjoy!!
April 26, 2020
Episode 161 Nate H's Story
Nate's a guy that almost everyone knows, a first impression is of a relatively quiet guy, one of those men in recovery who has a warm inviting smile, a man who has that "attraction rather than promotional" quality that is so inviting to folks investigating recovery. The story of my meeting Nate is in the front end of this episode, and it was divinely inspired as I see it. Today, we sat down to chat about his road to recovery, he lights up when telling his story and does so in an entertaining and inspirational way. Enjoy! 
April 19, 2020
Episode 160 - Shane is Back!
Shane is Pure 100% Juice, he is the “Bear in Pants”, and most recently “Yogi Bear”, a solid Recovery Warrior, he is my Spiritual Brother and my Sponsee Brother. Shane joined me in the studio this morning to talk Recovery. He is such an enigma, he lives on a spiritual plane that few understand, and that helps me grow, his impact on my life and my recovery has been immeasurable. He spends a tremendous amount of energy in both his own recovery and the recovery of others, he strives to be a better version of himself day by day in a manner that inspires all who come in contact with him, and he does that in what looks like an effortless manner. If you can't tell by now, I really really like Shane, simply put, I love this man like a true brother. His story sits at #1 in listens, he was at the inaugural coffee shop meeting when we first started brainstorming about this podcast. He has been a guest on nearly every round table episode - and he was back today to catch y’all up on what’s been happening in his life. Enjoy!
April 12, 2020
Episode 159 - Chase is Back!
Chase was the very first "Story" on the podcast, Episode 100, as a sponsee of mine, it was an easy first pick. He and I have known one another for a year or so previous to our current sobriety dates, having met in a treatment center. He has truly implemented the Twelve Steps into his life and has also "added to" the quality of his recovery through many avenues. Today, we met virtually in this new era to chat about the current Covid-19 pandemic, and to share about what living in a recovered state means to us when the rubber meets the road. Enjoy!! Youtube Video -
April 5, 2020
Episode 158 Covid-19 Early Recovery with Kevin F
Face to Face Recovery meetings have screeched to a halt, virtual online meetings have popped up everywhere. You can now visit a meeting almost anywhere in the country, possibly the world. Kevin is approaching 90 days, he joined me in the studio to talk about his experience in this ever changing climate, the impersonal nature of online meetings, the difficulty in doing so in a house with family, and much more. One day at a time living means more than ever... Enjoy!  
March 29, 2020
Episode 157 LJ's Story
LJ came around sniffing for "More", he is finding it! This man has is 18 months along in continuous recovery and is seriously dedicated to it. I met LJ the first night he popped into the Spiritual Underground, he wandered around different meetings looking for whatever it was that was missing from his recovery journey, he came back to the Underground believing that he had found the source. He certainly has been tapping the "Juice" since his arrival. The story that got him here is nothing short of tragic, to survive it in the first place is a major miracle, these turn arounds in the lives of those who take on the Twelve Step tools and principles continue to convince me that we have tapped a limitless load. Enjoy!
March 22, 2020
Episode 156 Becky T's Story
On March 23, 2011 I walked into my first AA meeting with a true third tradition in my pocket, a desire to stop. It was a bumpy four years to my current sobriety date... Becky was the first person that I ever met who stuck her hand out and said “Hi, my name is ______, and I am an alcoholic” I hesitantly said it back, and I can say today, that truly didn’t know if I was or not, I didn't really know what alcoholism was. Becky saw me from the beginning, she saw me disappear and come back, in this episode she states seeing a dark state at times, and I can promise you there were some very dark times....And she saw the magic happen in 2015 also. She’s been a beautiful maternal type presence in my recovery the entire ride, we have a spiritual connection, it's been there from day one. Her story is different from most, saying a lot about that would take away from the episode, so take a listen, and Enjoy!
March 15, 2020
Episode 155 - Mimi H’s Story
Impactful people are a treasure in our lives, being conscious of that impact is a blessing in itself, acknowledging the gift of the impact is extremely important. Mimi has impacted my life primarily through the practice of yoga, as an inspiring teacher and as 502 Power Yoga’s Director of Teacher Training of which I completed in March 2019. She introduced me to stand-up paddleboarding, even doing yoga on the unstable platform, life is not always stable, practicing on a board parallels that, and much of how yoga parallels life has been introduced to me by Mimi. Her passion for service is phenomenal, her ability to quickly connect with others is something I saw and felt immediately, and some of that evidence can be heard in this episode. Mimi is an inspiration to all who come in contact with her. Enjoy!
March 8, 2020
Episode 154 Barry J's Story
Barry and his wife Kathy walked into my life prior to my current sobriety date, back when I was pretending to be sober. They both loved me until I could love myself, they witnessed the miracle change in me. Barry always has had that sparkle in his awesomely beautiful blue eyes, and the sparkle is now in overdrive now that he has taken his recovery to another level through the TSSR 12-Step methodology. He is the quintessential example of a man who had received the miracle of the 12-Steps but still felt something was missing until he tried the steps another way. Enjoy!
March 1, 2020
Episode 153 - Dillon L's Story
Dillon just celebrated ONE YEAR and I love to have these fresh recovery story's on the show, Dillon is 22 years old and has been through more than most twice his age. Three years ago he was shot in the head, has traumatic brain injury, he lost an eye, and today he continues on a road of both physical and spiritual recovery. Dillon's mother and step father Keith are both in long term recovery, Keith was in the studio with him today and I hope to have him on the show very soon. "To watch people recover, to see them help others, to watch loneliness vanish, to see a fellowship grow up about you, to have a host of friends - this is an experience you must not miss. We know you will not want to miss it. Frequent contact with newcomers and with each other is the bright spot of our lives" BB Pg.89 Enjoy!  
February 23, 2020
Episode 152 - Angela C's Story
I love meeting a new friend through this little enterprise! Angela came to me through Timara, and dang I'm happy about that, Angela and her husband Randy joined me on this cold dark rainy Wednesday and the moment I met them I felt a very familiar energy, the energy of recovery. Her story in amazing and spoke to me about just how powerless we can be in the raising of children, you see, both of her parents were active in the recovery community and had been for most of her life. It's my opinion that this genetic component can't really be overcome, and that part of our journey here on this big blue marble is to overcome obstacles in life, then turn around and help others to do the same. You will here many occurrences of this in Angela's Story. Enjoy! 
February 16, 2020
Episode 151 - Bart M's Story
Bart made am impression on me during my first days dabbling in recovery, I really did not know what to expect when I first walked into the rooms. This man did not fit my narrative, he had a quiet confidence, but also an outspoken voice when he shared, I heard both strength and vulnerability although none of that really made any sense to me. He has been on my secrete guest list for some time now, and just a few weeks ago at the yoga studio, I looked over and saw Bart on his mat - more proof that I only need to get out of the way and the universe will create. I really enjoyed our morning recording this episode, and getting to know Bart better - I'm sure you will enjoy it also! 
February 9, 2020
Episode 017 - Dan's Musings at 5 Years
Today's episode is a little recap of my five years of recovery. This past Tuesday night, five men celebrated recovery mile markers, two one year, a three, my five, and a six - all but one have been on this podcast. I had a small scheduling issue with a guest who for unavoidable circumstances needed to move her date out just a little. I've been wanting to speak on this subject and HP presented the opportunity just like I find always happens as long as I get out of the way - Hope you enjoy it! 
February 2, 2020
Episode 150 - Mike L's Story
Boom-Boom-Brian L. sent this awesome gentleman my way, Mike is another guy I first met as he walked up to my home, I immediately knew I was in for a treat and I look forward to possibly having him share some more of his wonderful stories. Men like Mike who have been in recovery for many years have long miracle lists even though that is not what they call them. Mike is originally from Iowa and found himself in Louisville due to employment opportunities, we are blessed that happened. Among a bunch of other great stuff, Mike tells one specifically Juicy Story that put chills in the back of my neck, listen in to hear that!
January 26, 2020
Episode 149 - Jon B's Story
Jon approached me in a meeting one night, I did not know him yet, but I was going to get to know him very well. He asked me"Where did you get that word JUICE?" Turns out we had some commonality in both having attended Spiritual Underground meetings. A friendship blossomed and has been continuing for some five years or so. Jon has another distinction in my development, he was the first person to suggest that he and I do his fifth step at the cabin, I recall first mentally rejecting the idea, then quickly realizing that it was an excellent idea, and I've done every fifth step at that location every since - that is huge in my sponsorship. John sponsors Jon, and that's a bit confusing in some ways, but you will enjoy this episode, the three of us moved through Jon's story in a highly energetic way, I love both of these men, and I love their outlook on recovery and on life.
January 19, 2020
TSSR Audio Book - Chapter 2
Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR), Introduction - Authored by James Christopher Cone Read by Dan Reeves, many have asked the author if an audio book is in the plan, well, he has granted me permission to read some chapters and go from there. I am not a professional, I stumble at times, similar to the regular podcast, this is not highly produced and edited. I have taken some measures to improve the quality of the audio, and I have done a few "retakes" when I really messed it up. I trust that you will get the message through my efforts, I sincerely hope that by listening to these recordings, that you will say that, "Yes, I must have this thing too!" Join us at a meeting! TSSR Website  TSSR Volume 1 on Amazon TSSR Volume 2 on Amazon TSSR Facebook
January 18, 2020
Episode 148 - Timara T's Story
I've known Timara for eight years or so, but never got to know her well, I've heard her share and her confident straight forward way of carrying herself has always impressed me. In an effort to gain some balance on the podcast, I have been actively searching for gals to invite to share their stories. I've bumped into her in some yoga classes which also caught my attention as yoga has been a huge part of my recovery over the past three years. She works in the field of recovery and is continuing her education in pursuit of  "adding to" her tool box, she speaks to her passion for helping the underserved geriatric incarcerated population during the show. She has had an amazing journey, a story you do not want to miss, a genuine miracle in recovering one's true self, recovering her true voice. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
January 12, 2020
TSSR Audio Book - Chapter 1
Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR), Chapter 1 - Authored by James Christopher Cone Read by Dan Reeves, many have asked the author if an audio book is in the plan, well, he has granted me permission to read some chapters and go from there. I am not a professional, I stumble at times, similar to the regular podcast, this is not highly produced and edited. I have taken some measures to improve the quality of the audio, and I have done a few "retakes" when I really messed it up. I trust that you will get the message through my efforts, I sincerely hope that by listening to these recordings, that you will say that, "Yes, I must have this thing too!" Join us at a meeting! TSSR Website  TSSR Volume 1 on Amazon TSSR Volume 2 on Amazon TSSR Facebook
January 11, 2020
TSSR Audio Book - Introduction
Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR), Introduction - Authored by James Christopher Cone Read by Dan Reeves, many have asked the author if an audio book is in the plan, well, he has granted me permission to read some chapters and go from there. I am not a professional, I stumble at times, similar to the regular podcast, this is not highly produced and edited. I have taken some measures to improve the quality of the audio, and I have done a few "retakes" when I really messed it up. I trust that you will get the message through my efforts, I sincerely hope that by listening to these recordings, that you will say that, "Yes, I must have this thing too!" Join us at a meeting! TSSR Website   TSSR Volume 1 on Amazon TSSR Volume 2 on Amazon TSSR Facebook
January 11, 2020
Episode 147 Dave F's Story (Weight Loss & Nicotine)
Season TWO!! Dave and I crossed paths at a nicotine quitting web forum, one that I ended up getting banned from... Dave was in the March 2018 group and I was a couple months ahead in what came to be called the January FURY, and a fury we were, I know at least three others what were part of our group that are now banned, bad boys I presume :-) I did not really know Dave that well, March was a quiet bunch, but I became friends with the "leader" of March (I say leader, because somebody, or some few people tend to step up and take the lead). Brad, aka Cochese was that guy, and it turned out where most of the Quitters were spread across the country, Brad and I lived 15 minutes from one another. Fast forward a couple years, and Brad and I, among others, are in a GroupMe chat group and we discuss inviting others to the group, Dave was the first person Brad mentioned. After introductions and getting to know a little about Dave, I immediately was struck that I needed to get him on the podcast to tell his story. I'm a sucker for transformation stories, and this is one for sure - I hope you enjoy it! Subscribe! Like! Share!  DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
January 5, 2020
PQA #10 - The Fog
The Fog is a nicotine quitting phenomenon where a seemingly inability to focus on anything results from the withdraw symptoms, one crazy thing is that the Fog can return weeks and months after the initial clearing... It’s important to know this is normal, and to expect it! ARE YOU READY TO QUIT?
December 30, 2019
Episode 146 - James G's Story
Seems the Universe is introducing me to new friends! James is the third in a row who I met for the first time as they approached me in my driveway! The majority of guests to date have been friends of mine already, I do really like this branching out of the podcast, it's good from my prospective for two reasons: The first is getting to meet new people, the second is that it allows the podcast to grow into new directions, new audiences as these new friends share with the folks they know. James is Anthony L's friend, and that is how I came to know James. he is one of many, like me, who had some recovery in the past and let that go, and by miracle made it back. During the podcast, I had what appeared to be an extreme emergency inside my home, James and I were in the wood shop recording when my 16 year old sone came running in... you'll have to listen to hear what happened. I loved getting to know James, to hear his story, and chat with him, and I'm especially honored to have friends that will follow me into the situation that occurred during the recording, I hope you enjoy it also. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR) 
December 29, 2019
PQA #13 - So I've Quit... Now What?
So yeah, “I’ve quit, now what?” Something need to fill the void left by quitting nicotine, nature abhors a vacuum- but fill it with what? Listen in for some thoughts on that. ARE YOU READY TO QUIT?
December 27, 2019
Episode 145 - Brad G's Story
For the second time in a row, I meet my guest for the first time as he pulled up in my driveway! That's exiting! Brian L. has been talking about his first sponsor Brad H. for some time now, and I finally was able to meet him as Brian had convinced Brad into coming to the podcast to tell his story. Frankly this recovery wisdom needs to be preserved before it is too late. Brad and I immediately hit it off, I could have the tape running from the second he came through the door, his popping personality blended perfectly with his gentle humility. Brad has always been sponsored bt Billy H who you can also hear on the Spiritual Underground Podcast. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
December 22, 2019
Episode 144 Quitting 101 (Nicotine)
The notion of Quitting nicotine has been getting a lot of attention in my circles lately, I have a number of friends in early recovery from this substance. and yes, I said recovery, that is a word rarely used in connection with nicotine. But let me tell you, I can honestly say that quitting nicotine was the toughest substance I have tackled, I wish I could explain it in a way that could be thoroughly understood, "You just have to do it" to understand. The Colonel and I spend some time discussing many of the ins and out of "The Quit". One big difference is the way the cravings slip up on you later on in the process (See PQA # 7), at the moment you think you are getting a handle on your Quit, it will show up and bitch slap the crap out of you. It will make you feel like you Quit a just a few days ago, that horrible first week feeling is back in your lap. That is why complacency can be such a huge risk (See PQA #4), let your guard down and one of these hits, and your Quit can be in serious jeopardy. We place importance on posting your daily promise first thing in the morning (See PQA #8), get your accountability in order before the Nic Bitch gets a chance to get a foothold. Next up is keeping in touch with your support Brothers and Sisters, they are your first line of defense. I can't tell you how many times my friends have saved my ass, a simple phone call or a post on a group chat can make all the difference. We have released a number of Public Quit Announcements (PQA's) that can help you understand watts going on in your head, along with suggestions on how to handle the inevitable crises that arise during these critical phases. ARE READY TO QUIT?    
December 15, 2019
PQA #6 - We Are Never Cured Nor Immune
PQA #6: We Are Never Cured Nor Immune Well my friends, over the last 2 weeks I have experienced a few events that are worthy of any discussion on recovery or nicotine Quit. Demonstrations that even after 670 plus days of quit, the addiction remains a clear and present danger to each of us. We are never cured nor immune. ——- LISTEN UP FOR MORE! ARE YOU READY TO QUIT?
December 14, 2019
Episode 143 Jessie D's Story
I first met Jessie as she pulled up in my driveway arriving for the podcast recording, I am both anxious and excited for my new guest. I'm anxious because I always anxious right before showtime, and because a "new to me" guest causes all kinds of goofy thoughts to enter my mind; "What if she doesn't like me?", "What if she's boring?", What if she changes her mind at the last minute?" - just stinking thinking. And none of these things happened, or have ever happened. Her big beautiful smile caught me immediately, and disarmed all those misled thoughts. Jessie's story contains childhood trauma, feelings of inadequacy, blurred perceptions, looking to the outside for what can only be found on the inside. She had periods of sobriety, followed always by deeper misery, she tried other methods to free her of this spiritual sickness - Then she found "Her Sponsor", who guided her through the Twelve Steps, freeing and reclaiming her essence, healing her soul, awakening her spirit. Listen to Jessie's Story
December 8, 2019
Episode 016 - 2019 Deer Camp
This is the second year that we've gotten together for a "Sober Dude Deer Camp", and as with the retreats, it seems each one is better than the last. Shane, Tony, Nick, Brian D, and Brian L were at the Fargo Hunt Club for the weekend, it's difficult to describe in words what these men mean to me and how much joy comes from being able to participate in my recovery in this manner. It was cold, it was rainy, but that will not stop hard core hunters from jaunting out into the woods to soak up the serenity and recharge their batteries. I like to say "I hunt peace and serenity, and I kill time", I rarely shoot... Did we kill anything? Tune in to find out.
December 1, 2019
Episode 142 Tom B's Story - Thoroughly, Completely, and Absolutely
“Thoroughly, Completely, and Absolutely” I clearly remember the first night I met Tom, he was dressed for success, a big man who stood with a lot of confidence, while at the same time seemed to be hiding something, as so many of us do.... We met in the parking lot after the meeting, that instance is shared in this podcast. I can assure you that I can take no credit for the words I said that night, sometimes Higher Power delivers the exact phrases somebody needs to hear, and that’s exactly what happened that evening. Tom pushed all his chips to the center of the table shortly after that night, and he has been, as we say, “rocketed into the fourth dimension“ every since!
November 24, 2019
Episode 015 Dan's Musings 3 - Fall Sabbatical
I spent most of 2015 on home incarceration, on November 4th, I was released three months early and my vehicle was packed for a couple week trip to our family property for the prime time of deer season. Every year since then, I have spent at least a week at the cabin mostly by myself. It's a time to recharge my batteries, watch sunrises and sunsets, watch the animals go about their business. Time moves at a different pace here, I need some of that in my life now and again.
November 17, 2019
Episode 141 Anthony L's Story - Another 365 Story!
Anthony and Charlie share sobriety dates and they lived together in the same recovery house, battle buddies so to speak. I met Anthony about the same time as Charlie and watched him grow through his first year, what an awesome thing to witness. Charlie, Anthony, and Tom (guest to be) all received one year tokens this past Tuesday night - and I had the honor of chairing that meeting and presenting Charlie's One Year Token and Mike J's Seven Year Token. The collateral benefit of this podcast gig is getting to know these brothers and sisters on an intimate level, face to face, looking into their eyes as they share the story with me. Today I had that privilege with Anthony, and I'll admit I had pre judged him quite a bit, his early days did not match up to my assumptions and his time in the madness was off the charts - I'm so honored to know his truth, his true story. Tune in -  you don't want to miss this one! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
November 10, 2019
Episode 140 Billy H's Story
I've seen Billy around town and know a little about him prior to today. A dear friend, Brian L (Episode 139), Billy, and myself met for breakfast prior to recording both of their stories back to back - What a Juicy Day! Billy has been in recovery a long time, nearly 40 years, he has been a circuit speaker carrying the message all over the country. I loved our time together, he offered me a pile of great stuff to “add to” my own program through some speakers and books that I was previously not familiar with. But most of all, I made a new friend through the process of one person across the table telling their story of recovery through the Twelve Steps.
November 3, 2019
PQA #9 - Why Am I So Angry?
In the Quitting circles its been given a name, and a very fitting one too… its called “The Rage”.  No, its not quite as bad as the infection in the “28 Days Later” movie franchise, but for some of us, it can be quite overpowering and all-consuming.  Here is what is happening to you…  Are YOU Ready to QUIT?
October 31, 2019
Episode 139 Brian L's Story
Brian is relatively new to our tribe, but not new to recovery, he is an instant powerhouse addition. Listen to this man speak and you will instantly know what I mean, he comes from a different sponsorship lineage and that "adds to" our group’s effectiveness. Today, his sponsor Billy H. joined him as they both told their stories back to back. I love the sponsor / sponsee combination in the studio, the is the second time I've done this, the two feed into one another as they share and that energy is felt in the words they speak. Stay tuned for next weeks episode where Billy is in the hot seat!  
October 27, 2019
Episode 138 Tony's 100 Days Nicotine Free
Tony came to the DTM Studio to celebrate his 100 days of freedom from nicotine and to share some other areas of his life where he has been experiencing growth, “The Colonel” joined in to add to the discussion, I’ll have to say he knows more about quitting nicotine than anyone else I know. We talk about improving the quality of our lives by seeking out the things that allow us to grow closer to our higher power, and one way is to let go of the things that no longer serve us - quitting nicotine was definitely something that no longer served me, and now Tony is on that same path. Go back and listen to a few minutes of Episode 110 of Tony’s story and tell me if you hear the difference, I sure do! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
October 20, 2019
Episode 137 Charlie's Story - One Year!
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie! On October 4, 2019, he hit 365 days in a recovered state. What a blessing to walk beside this man! We met in a yoga studio and we've sweated together on many occasions, he a genuine bad ass on and off the mat, a recovery powerhouse who is destined to touch many lives. And once again, what began as the standard sponsor/sponsee relationship transformed into a deep and true friendship, a brotherhood really. His story, and how we came to be friends is told here today, I hope you enjoy it. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
October 13, 2019
PQA #4 Complacency Is The Enemy of Recovery
Public Quit Announcement #4  I named today’s PQA “Complacency is the enemy of recovery” and here is why. Of the many times that I have attempted nicotine recovery, where I failed on each occasion was when I had myself convinced that I had a good handle on my recovery… when I thought that I no longer had to work so hard at maintaining my quit. This was all stupid addiction talk of course. Folks, let me tell you, I am not the only one..... Listen up! ARE YOU READY TO QUIT?  Subscribe! Like! Share!  DTM Woodwork:  Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
October 6, 2019
Episode 014 - Jesse's Neverglades Retreat
For eternity, men have gathered around campfires to commune, nine of us with direct sponsorship lineage gathered at Jesse's lakehouse to fellowship; A name emerged, "The Neverglades" - a magical place for swimming, fishing, eating, meditating, spelunking, holding meetings and recording Podcasts :-). We crawled into a cave as Drew led us through a guided visualization meditation in the pitch dark, we shared about our experience, found one another in the dark for a closing prayer. A third step decision was made and the prayer followed... Magical stuff happens in a recovered state, men helping men become better men - I'm on Juice overload. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
October 6, 2019
Episode 136 Vlad's Story - On His Day 365
Vlad is one special dude to me, he is a cross between a brother and a son. Having had the honor of sponsoring him for the past 365 has been a real highlight of my recovery, all sponsee's are super special and I've been truly blessed with a bunch of great ones, but Vlad's story has a special energy that I can't exactly put my finger on. As the title says, the day of this recording is his actual one year date, super cool that we were able to make this happen. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
September 29, 2019
Episode 013 Christopher and Dan Q&A
Christopher and I were out together the night before this recording, he was supporting me in my Mankind Homecoming and we had some dinner and great conversation afterwards. This whole sponsor/sponsee relationship has grown into a "Iron sharpens Iron" friendship that I really treasure, our chemistry is fantastic, we are able to be completely vulnerable and because of that we have the ability to truly be of service to one another as Brothers in this journey. This morning the two of us met at the DTM Woodshop to do some Q&A, we each made a list of 10 questions for each other, and we solicited questions from our brothers and sisters from various social media sources and attempted to share our experience, strength, and hope around those queries. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
September 25, 2019
Episode 135 Don M's Story​
During the opening of the show, I explain how I initially came to know Don, I'll spare you that here. Few folks have impacted my recovery at the level that his gentleman has. During our conversation, I kept realizing just how many of the "sayings" I use, more than likely can be attributed to Don. I could sit and talk to him for hours on end, he is so full of wisdom, he conveys it with humility and in a very down home easy to understand manner. He has truly made recovery the primary force in his life, few have helped more people, and he fits his life into his recovery, rather than fitting recovery in to his life - Do not miss this one! 
September 15, 2019
Episode 012 September 2019 Roundtable
B-Mo and Mike pull up chairs to talk about what has been going on lately, B-Mo just completed his 5th step, and Mike has been making major moves in personal growth. The miracles of 12 Step Recovery are showing up in the lives of these men, one nearly new, and the other a half dozen years down the path. Listen up as they tell us what can happen when we practice these principles. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
September 8, 2019
PQA #8 - Daily Promise
Public Quit Announcement #8 Many of you might be asking yourselves, why does the Colonel keep mentioning this “daily Promise” thing… what does it really mean? Well, my friends, let me explain that concept since it is the foundation of any Quit plan or recovery program. Each morning we folks in recovery go thru a routine that is essential to our success, regardless of what substance we are trying to rid ourselves of..... Listen for more on the daily promise :-) ARE YOU READY TO QUIT? Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
September 3, 2019
Episode 134 Mark B's Story - Prime Time
I had met Mark at a meeting but I did not put two and two together when I received a heart warming email that was hugely complimentary towards the podcast. I immediately replied and we had a few exchanges before I was able to put the face with the name. Mark has filled a spot in my heart with his vulnerability, his deep sharing, and his ability to humbly explain what recovery has meant in his life. You are gonna like this, listen for why this is subtitled "Prime Time" ! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
September 1, 2019
PQA #3 - Quit Aids
Public Quit Announcement #3: Today’s subject is a controversial topic in the world of nicotine recovery. To use or not to use tobacco Quit Aids or even those substitutes. The difference being Quit Aids include the nicotine patches, gum or prescription meds to ease off of nicotine, while substitutions are like choosing to use fake tobacco products that do not have nicotine… there are several types of dips out there and maybe even a few fake cigs who knows. The topic for me boils down to this… “what are you trying to accomplish?” Listen for More - Are YOU Ready to QUIT?
August 30, 2019
PQA #7 - Cravings
Public Quit Announcement #7 In the words of one of my dearest quit brothers Kyle-J, “When I get a crave, I just go to my room drop my pants, open the drawer of my nightstand… place my testicles in said drawer, and the SLAM it!!! Bammo, no more craving.” Kinda extreme you say? Well, since a craving can last an excruciating 3-20 minutes, some extreme measures may actually save you from starting the entire miserable process all over again… meaning another Day 1. Listen up for some less intense ways to deal with cravings :-) ARE YOU READY TO QUIT?  Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
August 27, 2019
Episode 133 Marshall P's Story
I love it when HP brings folks into your life and you almost immediately recognize it from the start. Some others take time, but Marshall was a known factor from my first conversation with him and I still recall exactly where I was when that happened - that says something in itself. I think it’s important to hear guys like Marshall, he just hit his first year of recovery and is a shining example of what can happen for a guy or a gal relatively quickly. Give this a listen, it’s another truly amazing story. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
August 25, 2019
PQA #2 - Quit Plan
Public Quit Announcement #2   Today, I want to talk about something extremely important to all of you just starting and to those with some Quit time already under your belts. Its called a Quit Plan, i.e., what are you going to do when the cravings are too much, or you are caught off-guard when a friend lights a cigarette next to you or cracks open a fresh can of Copenhagen just upwind of you. That shit sucks. So… how you react to it is what we call a Quit Plan. This battle drill should include having and using the numbers to your Quit brothers.... Listen for more... Are YOU Ready to Quit?.
August 20, 2019
Episode 011 Dan's Musings
Sharing some things that are going on lately as I approach my 50th birthday, talked a little about my home incarceration experience, about my 2017 trip to Japan, nicotine quitting and a few other rambling thoughts. We have some super cool guests coming up over the next few weeks, so stay tuned, also PQA #2 has been been included which speaks to having a Quit Plan - Keep your eyes open and your ears to the wind :-) Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
August 18, 2019
PQA #1 Days 1-3, Am I Normal
Public Quit Announcement #1 - Days 1-3, Am I Normal Everyone always wants to know about that first couple of days and how bad it is, or whether their’s was a normal experience.  Well, after Lord knows how many times I have gone through it, I can tell you that each one.... Listen for more... Are You Finally Ready to Quit?
August 13, 2019
Episode 132 Billy S's Story (Nicotine)
The three banned bandito’s of nicotine quit picked up the microphones and chatted on a Saturday morning, discussions were primarily around Billy’s Quit journey, but also about quitting nicotine in general and what fun we used to have as we battled what was, and is still considered the Nic Bitch. The three of us met on a nicotine quitting website and our story is partially told here, and also in Episode 126 in Jim's Story. Somehow, nearly two years later, the three of us remain nicotine free and still in almost daily contact. Some bonus material includes a little story time, and the first of what I hope is many PQA’s (Public Quit Announcement), written and produced by Jim. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
August 11, 2019
Episode 131 Wayne B's Story
My buddy Wayne came by the studio to share his story, he and I met in early 2015 as we were both finding our way, our dates are just a couple months apart. We saw each other regularly for the first year or so and then as things tend to happen, we found ourselves drifting apart. We are battle buddies of sorts, and those are lasting bonds. Then fate brought us back together through a mutual friend, and I knew I wanted to catch up with him and what better way to do that than with the Podcast. I really enjoyed hearing his story and know you will too! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
August 4, 2019
Episode 130 Alex S's Story - A Fighter's Submission
“A Fighter’s Submission” Alex visited the studio on a Monday morning to tell his amazing story, and I promise you this one does not fit the script. Alex was a professional MMA fighter who had the world in his hands, yet, “everything” was still missing. A solid meditation practice kept him sane for a few years before he found 12 Step Recovery, then with a lot of hesitation, he waded in and now has placed all of his chips in the middle of the table. I feel like I could go on and on about Alex, an I can... But instead, listen to him tell his story! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
July 28, 2019
Episode 129 Bryann Owen Zielinski (Divorce Recovery)
Recovery: To Regain Something Lost or Stolen The Universe is opening up my thoughts as they pertain to the word "Recovery", I want to explore these various ways one might find that which was lost or stolen. As a divorcee, I know that was one of the toughest periods of my life, and I was unable to maintain my sobriety through that process.  When Bryann popped up on a podcaster's networking site and used the word recovery in relation to divorce, I knew I wanted to talk to her.  Finding my true voice, recovering a lost piece of me, reinventing myself, reestablishing my autonomy... All things that most of us have searched for, or are searching for - Thanks Bryann! To see more of what Bryann is up to, click the following links: MY STUFF: Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
July 21, 2019
Episode 128 Dave B's Story
I met Dave on a New Years Day, I don't know what year, I'm gonna guess 2015. Anyway, here comes this dude walking into Happy's Meditation with a big bronze singing bowl in his backpack. He started talking about goofy stuff like Yoga, and his personality grabbed me instantly. Neither knew the other was in recovery, and it took a few weeks before we bumped into one another in a meeting. His walk is one I wish to emulate and there are some things he's doing that I'm certain to follow - or as we say:  "I Smell More"  "Add To My Life, The Things That Improve The Quality of My Life In Recovery" To see what Dave is up to, click these links: For My Stuff: Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
July 14, 2019
Episode 127 Lisa L's Story
I met Lisa in 2014 at a friend's meditation meeting above his garage, and I felt like Higher Power told me to "Watch what I do with this woman". Her energy was an immediate attraction. That story is recorded in the podcast, and so is the fact that Lisa was sentenced to 30 years in prison and served only nine months. I have told countless people the "I have not seen anyone work the steps and place those principles into their lives, and still go to jail", Lisa's sentence changed that and myself, and the entire recovery community was shocked to say the least. But as I come to learn, never count Higher Power out, and true miracles are what I've come to expect - Lisa's story is certainly that - Listen up, because I'm also certain that this is only a beginning!   To help the causes Lisa is supporting: THE BREAKAWAY  GRACE HOUSE  CONSTRUCTING OUR FUTURE  DAN'S STUFF :-) Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork: Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery (TSSR)
July 7, 2019
Episode 126 Jim A's Story (Nicotine)
On October 17, 2017, I bounced into a nicotine cessation website where groups of nicotine users were gathered in 30 day increments to begin a nicotine free lifestyle. We walked the cold turkey "Quit" path together, and with the help of others further down the path, some of us succeeded. One of the first guys I met was Jim A, also known as Colonel_No_Cope, later shortened to The Colonel.  Not only a combat veteran and retired Army Officer, but a veteran of countless battles with the nicotine addiction. We began a friendship that lasts to this day. Here is his story... here is OUR story - Thanks Jim! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 30, 2019
Episode 125 Nick and Mindy, Relationships in Recovery
Nick and Mindy visited the studio to discuss recovery relationships in recovery . I often joke around about “resentments" being the number one offender, I disagree, "relationships" are the number one offender; I've heard "finances and romances" are some of the biggest threats to sobriety.  Somewhat a joke, but the fact is that relationships are hard to navigate, especially in early recovery. In this episode, Nick and Mindy share their experiences in walking that path. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 23, 2019
Episode 124 Christopher C's Story
I simply can't begin to express how much this man means to me, he held his hand out and brought me along side of him when I most needed a mentor, a spiritual guide, a lantern bearer... He showed me the path to recovery beyond my greatest expectations. He is the author of "Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, How to Reclaim Your Original Self/Soul", he is my sponsor and above that, he is my best friend. The miracles in my life are a direct result of Christopher, and the tools and principles laid out in his book, I now have those same tools in which I have the honor of passing on to others. He recently celebrated 35 years of recovery, here is his story, and it is a fascinating one, at somewhere around 18 years of sobriety, these new and better tools came into his life and transformed him forever, his mission now is pass this on to the entire world, including the traditional twelve step fellowships and way beyond, to those not typically "eligible", those without the "ism's" - the twelve steps is now available to all, thanks to Christopher and his book! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 16, 2019
Episode 010 Pork and Wine
As I search for ways to carry this message to a broader audience, I am finding connections with other podcast hosts to be a great way to learn and to increase exposure. on today's episode, I was invited to Chef Salty Pork's "Pork and Wine" podcast. This is that conversation, check him out at the following links: Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 12, 2019
Episode 123 Mike J's Story
I met Mike in my very first Spiritual Underground meeting, and one point he was on my short list as a sponsor (listen to my story, Episode 122), Mike is a solid member of our tribe who has struggled with some things while remaining recovered. Those stories are discussed here and I know it important that we see challenges still exist and can be survived in a healthy manner as long as we continue to keep the twelve step principals in our daily lives. Almost exactly one year ago Mike approached me and asked me to take him through the work, it has been a pleasure establishing a deeper connection with Mike and I know he has helped me more that I've helped him. He has a fantastic story, give it a listen! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 9, 2019
Episode 122 Dan R's Story
Typing show notes for this one is not easy, I really don't know what to say except that I was completely consumed by addiction at one point in my life and ended up with consequences that backed me into a corner that I felt there was no escape. The Twelve Steps revolutionized my entire being and that story is told in this podcast, I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it.  Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
June 2, 2019
Episode 121 Josh R's Story
Josh is just an awesome guy, he’s another one of the many that have come in to our group over the past few years, at the time this recording he was just over one year from his last use. I think it’s really important to tell the stories of how far person can come in such a short amount of time when they implement these tools the “right” way. Josh is really rocket it into the fourth dimension quickly and it shows very clearly and his spirit. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
May 26, 2019
Episode 009 - 2019 Spring MyPath Yoga Festival
I’m attending the MyPath festival down near Harrodsburg Kentucky on Memorial Day Weekend 2019, led to take a few minutes and share a little bit what’s going on down here and all the juiciness we are getting to experience. More info ->  MYPATH to Empowerment ~May 23-26, 2019~ "Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights." BE ACTIVE: Vinyasa/Hatha Yoga AcroYoga Kaleidoscope Yoga Kundalini Aerial Yoga Paddleboard Yoga Nature Walks Ecstatic Dance BE STILL: Guided Meditations Kirtan Yin Yoga Journaling Experiential Discussions Nature BE HEALED: Sound Healing Cacao Ceremony Herbal Medicine Acupuncture Massage Thai Massage Reiki Personal Reading BE CONSCIOUS: Art Installations Solar Powered Venue Organic, Local Food Socially conscious vendors Community Fellowship The amazing thing about MYPATH is that all of the above is taking place in the open air, on a beautiful, sustainable farm set in the rolling hills of central Kentucky. Add in camping, live music, delicious healthy food... and you have one incredible weekend! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
May 26, 2019
Episode 008 Live from the SPURT VI Retreat
Beginning in 2016, our home group began holding overnight retreats on private property in Southern Indiana, this is the sixth one of these. We began at noon on a Friday and grew to 32 men around the campfire meeting on Saturday night. Great food, awesome fellowship, and deep connections are enjoyed by all. Truly a fantastic time, it is transformational, if you ever get a chance to go on one of these type events, specifically same sex events, please do yourself a favor and go. This podcast contains 17 short interviews of the men who attended, I hope that you can feel the Juice we experienced on a beautiful May weekend in the forests of the Hoosier state. 
May 20, 2019
Episode 120 Justin L's Story
There is an old saying that reminds me of Justin, "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense." There is some debate as to who it is attributed to, and I'm not getting into that. What I do know is that Justin is a guy I can talk to, our two hours together flew by, and even though he is inquisitive, he is always so very humble about it. We both agree that many things are Just not to be known. Justin is wise beyond understanding and has survived one of the "can't stay sober if that ever happens" events so many us dread - A seeker, disciplined, consistent, empathetic, compassionate... all describe him, listen, you won't regret it. 
May 19, 2019
Episode 119 Cat's Story (Yoga)
Meet Cat, the owner of 502 Power Yoga in Louisville Kentucky (and in Jeffersonville Indiana😉), she and I spent some time on the tail end of this Derby weekend to chat about her story of coming to find her true spirit through the practice of yoga, another way I've heard it said is "True Voice". Yoga, and specifically 502 Power Yoga, is where I picked up the phase "True North Alignment", it refers to the main positioning cues when calling poses, but for me it is also my internal compass, and what I follow to keep me aligned with my true spirit and my Higher Power's will.   502PY is my home studio, and where I received my 200 hours of teacher training. Without a doubt, yoga has been the single most influential thing in my recovery over the past couple years. I thank Cat for cultivating the community that allowed this growth spurt in my own personal journey. Listen up, there is a lot in her story that will help you in yours... Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
May 12, 2019
Episode 118 Frank N's Story
Frank is another man who has had a mighty big influence on my recovery, when we first met he was a couple years into a new start after having a long run of continuous sobriety. Like many, he has lots more years of recovery experience than the number on his current coin. Frank's spiritual growth over the past few years has been astonishing to say the least, he has certainly laid down his old ideas and really truly opened up to new ones. I'm taking notes from him as I build my list of things to "add to" my life that enhance the quality of my recovery. Listen up, lotta gold in this interview.  Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
May 5, 2019
Episode 117 Mark E's Story
I first heard of "Army Mark" during my early attempts at recovery in 2011, he was deployed and the group I was frequenting would give updates on how he was doing. That caught my attention, this group of folks were keeping a guy in the loop even though he was thousands of miles away. I bounced in and out over the next few years and started to see Mark in person, but I didn't really get to know him until 2015. Mark has had a huge impact on my recovery, I've listened to a man who is not afraid to be vulnerable, a man who has put his life on the line for his country and now puts his life on display in order to help others, particularly with the veterans at the local VA hospital. I know you are going to enjoy hearing his story! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
April 28, 2019
Episode 116 Lisa T's Story
Completely love Lisa, she has fantastic energy, and I knew we were gonna get along real well when she instantly fell in love with my rabbit Paige :-) Starting right off with a beginning that rocked me back on my heels, she left me speechless for a bit - Yes, me, speechless! Lisa's is certainly a phoenix rising from the ashes story that will touch your heart. You will hear how a life of denial was smashed literally into her face, how she came to hear the message from an awesome group of women, and now how her own passion for recovery just pours from her heart. I continue to be blessed with wonderful stories of recovery, and blessed with these opportunities to meet and know the wonderful souls behind the story. Gratitude-Gratitude-Gratitude!   Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
April 22, 2019
Episode 115 Jeremy G's Story
Many of the guests have been from my home group, I'm really Juiced to be branching out to others in the community like Jeremy! I really enjoy connecting with the soul at the other end of the table, and this guy has a soul the size of Mt. Everest, it is a blessing to have gotten to know Jeremy better, and now here is your chance to get to know him also!   Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
April 15, 2019
Episode 007 TSSR Number 2
The Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery movement here in Louisville has held it's first four meetings, the power in the meetings and the depth of the shares have been phenomenal! In honor of this, Christopher stopped by the studio to continue the discussions around the book, around the meetings, and mostly to just spend some time jaw jacking, spreading the word about what TSSR continues to do in our lives. It is available to you right now!
April 13, 2019
Episode 114 Darren F's Story
You are hearing his music around the podcast, and it took me a bit, but I finally managed to get Darren in the studio, and he brought his guitar to boot. Darren has had a huge influence on my personal Recovery, specifically, I credit him with teaching me to hug, and to truly listen. My body gets that all natural kundalini back tingle up through my neck every time I'm around him. Words fall short when I think of how much Darren means to me, so have a listen instead! Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
April 7, 2019
Episode 006 Dan's Musings
On a Tuesday "Juiceday" Morning, I decided to go solo for a bit, mix things up, create some variety. I've heard it said that there are two thing we hate more than any others, one is "Change", and the other is "The way things are", I like a routine in my life, but I also know that I really only grow when I'm outside of my comfort zone, going solo here is outside my comfort zone.
April 2, 2019
Episode 113 Krista B's Story
Krista was born in Alaska, traveled around the country and eventually landed in Louisville KY, the disease took away an NCAA division 1 swimming scholarship, today, recovery has restored her love for the water and she now swims ultra distance competitions in open water, her's is another story of families restored, and I'm Juiced to see where her journey goes from here. One thing I'm really enjoying is the gift of friendship I'm receiving through the podcast, I'm "getting to" hear these amazing stories first hand, my personal miracle list continues to grow, as I witness these other glorious souls recover, and add to their lists ​  - Enjoy Krista's Story!
March 31, 2019
Episode 112 Jesse S's Story
My dear friend Jesse brought his guitar, played some songs, and told his story to date. Jesse has held a special place in my heart from our first meeting some four years ago, and although his path is not necessarily one I would suggest, he is on fire today - as we say "it takes what it takes". Jesse has helped to produce the music you hear around the recent podcasts, he's a heck of a musician himself, a great singer, and you can hear him play during the intro of this episode, with a full song on the tail end - Enjoy!
March 24, 2019
Episode 111 Robin's Story
Someone very special to me told her story today, full disclosure: Robin and I are a couple and I was somewhat apprehensive about hearing her story at first but at the same time super interested. I am honored that she allowed me this opportunity to participate in my recovery by sharing her story to the Spiritual Underground Podcast listeners.  I simply can't imagine being more "equally yoked" than with someone who also practices Twelve Step Principles. We taped this at her home, it was another remote Spiritual Underground Podcast. I love the DTM Studios, but taping elsewhere has an adventure aspect. Thank you sweetheart, I'm a Loving You!
March 18, 2019
Episode 110 Tony's Story
Tony dropped by on a Sunday afternoon to share his experience, strength and hope. This is the very first time Tony has talked publicly and you are going to experience the emotional journey that brought him to this current state of recovered, both in mind and in body.
March 10, 2019
Episode 109 Branden's Story Part 2
 Branden, the original "Juiceman", paid a second visit to the podcast to pick up where he left off at the magical 1 year mark, it's a story of families reconnecting, as happens so often on the Recovery path.  
March 3, 2019
Episode 005 The TSSR Gathering
Christopher Cone, the author of "Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, How to Reclaim Your Original Self/Soul" was in the studio this morning to share some juice and discuss the release of the book. We talked about how the book idea started, what the movement is all about, and the path forward. Shane made a guest appearance to share his experience to date and we plain ole had a general Juicefest as we gear up for what the future holds.  
February 23, 2019
Episode 108 Nick's Story (plus TSSR Book Release)
The Twelve Steps caught him just in the “Nickoftime”!! You have heard him on all the round table discussions, he's a founding member of the podcast and today Nick sat down at the table to tell his story of recovery. Also, some exciting news is afoot, the discussions turned to the upcoming release of a ground breaking book, “Twelve Step Spiritual Recovery, How to Reclaim Your Original Self/Soul” by Christopher Cone, soon to be available on Amazon.
February 18, 2019
Episode 004 - Bucket-O-Topics Roundtable
Nick, Shane, Jesse, and Erikk blasted into the studio with loads of Juice to share, the Bucket-O-Topics was broke out, topics ranged from Spreading the Joy in Recovery, to Letting Folks Know the Real Me, to what the Years Ahead Might Bring, plus a discussion on Step 6.
February 11, 2019
Episode 107 Branden's Story Part 1
Branden, the original "Juiceman", paid a visit to the podcast, among other things, he tells the origin of the word "Juice", a word that has become a Spiritual Underground legend. His story covered up to his first year of recovery, so expect a part 2 soon.
February 3, 2019
Episode 106 Sherri's Story
The Podcast traveled down to Cape Coral Florida and added Sherri's story to the library, Sherri is originally from Virginia and now calls Florida home - her story is one of ups and downs until she made the decision to fully concede - Service is instrumental in her life and carrying the message to the prison is the next mission in her journey.
January 28, 2019
Episode 105 Erikk's Story
Erikk came to the studio at DTM Enterprises to chat for a while. This is not to take away from any previous guests at any level, mostly just getting more comfortable typing here - Erikk is a guy I could sit and listen to for hours - expect to hear more from him in the future.
January 21, 2019
Episode 104 Shane's Story
Shane stopped by the studio to tell us about his journey
January 14, 2019
Episode 103 Quentin's Story
Quentin spends some time in the studio to tell his story
January 4, 2019
Episode 102 Dan's Miracles
Dan talks about some of the items on his miracle list, based on a recent talk from the podium.
January 4, 2019
Episode 101 Travis K's Story
Travis takes a seat to tell us his story
January 4, 2019
Episode 100 Chase's Story
Chase sits down at the table to tell his story
January 4, 2019
Episode 003 Deer Camp
Five of us travel to a cabin in the Hoosier National Forest for fellowship, to hunt deer, eat great food, and we took an evening to sit around the table and discuss life in recovery.
January 4, 2019
Episode 002 Step 1
In this second episode, we toss around powerlessness, unmanageability, surrender; all the tenets of a step one experience. 
January 4, 2019
Episode 001 Why?
A few of us sit down for the very first time, to discuss why we want to do this and what we hope to do by sending this out to the universe. Subscribe! Like! Share! DTM Woodwork:
January 4, 2019
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