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Recovery Works & Advocacy Matters with Randy Anderson | The Way Out Podcast Episode 269
In this edition of the The Way out we have an incredibly illuminating and enlightening interview with a truly special guest in Randy Anderson, who is a person in long term recovery, recovery advocate extraordinaire and an overall tremendous human who dedicates himself to improving access, availability, and equity in recovery services both locally in Minnesota and nationally through training individuals in and advocating for critical recovery services like peer recovery support services. Randy’s journey to and through recovery to this point is without question chalked full of adversity, both in childhood as well as in active substance use complete with a prison stint and a meaningful recovery that provided the foundation for Randy to be the incredible recovery advocate he is today. Randy shares with us a wealth of recovery wisdom and insight into how recovery advocacy works and more importantly why it matters so listen up. Contact Randy and learn more about Bold North Recovery: https://www.boldnorthrecoveryandconsulting.com/ Recovery Advocacy Project: https://www.recoveryvoices.com/ Recovery Literature (Quit-Lit) Recommendation: Night of the Gun by David Carr https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Night-of-the-Gun/David-Carr/9781416541530 Best Recovery Advice: Don’t take no for an answer, don’t give up, there’s always hope Song that Symbolizes Recovery: Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ru0K8uYEZWw (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:36:43
November 29, 2021
God is on the Move with Kyle Brewer | The Way Out Podcast Episode 268
In this edition of The Way Out our beloved recovery podcaster and Cohost Jason has an outstanding interview with person in long term recovery and Peer Recovery Support Specialist Supervisor, Kyle Brewer. Jason gets an opportunity to really connect with Kyle and his journey to and through recovery to this point which is chalked full of universal Recovery and Spiritual wisdom and truths. Kyle's a gifted individual who has found his purpose managing the Arkansas Peer Specialist Program Grant, and working for NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. More specifically, Kyle supervises the Peer Support Services in the E.R. at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Kyle shares his lived experience as a person in long term recovery and talks about how he uses that in his ministry and in peer recovery services so listen up. Contact Kyle: kbrewer@naadac.org Kyle's Peer Specialist Program: https://www.naadac.org/arkansas-peer-specialist-program?__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=pmd_UQ8y9ZqZk41y2li.shaPXhRt3rXFbRhC5ryl0MqyRoc-1635028931-0-gqNtZGzNAlCjcnBszQi9 naadac.org Book recommendation: The Bible (or) Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren: https://www.purposedriven.com/the-book/ Best piece of advice: "Make plans in the sand" (hold loosely to the details, hold tightly to the purpose and the mission. Gods in control) Song the symbolizes recovery: Evidence by Josh Baldwin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6jD7N1HvbI (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:43:39
November 22, 2021
Panel Discussion: Staying Sober for the Holidays | The Way Out Podcast Episode 267
This week we have an early Holiday Treat for you with an encore presentation of the first ever live streamed recovery show featuring Recovery podcast cohost extraordinaire Jason and I along with none other than That Sober Guy Shane Ramer with special guest STATiC. The link to the video is in the show notes, so be sure to check that out should you have an overwhelming desire to see the faces behind the microphones you hear every week. We cover a whole range of recovery topics all centered on staying sober during the Holidays. We discussed having a sober holiday plan, having fun sober, self-care in Recovery & more plus we took live questions from those who watched it live so listen up. Watch the video here: http://ow.ly/7NnM50GMwoS (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
02:07:38
November 15, 2021
Powerless but NOT Helpless with Buddy C | The Way Out Podcast Episode 266
In this installment of The Way Out our good friend and person in long term recovery, Buddy C. joins us for an incredibly enlightening and downright instructive discussion that is jam packed with spiritual and recovery truth centered on Buddy’s new book Powerless but not Helpless. Powerless but not helpless is an incredibly useful and instructive distillation of the underlying principle in each verse of the Toa Te Ching for those contemplating or already living a sober lifestyle. Buddy artfully combines each principle with a direct correlation to universal tenets of 12-Step recovery further crystallizing the clear connection between them. Buddy and I discuss often discussed but perhaps not well understood spiritual concepts of surrender and forgiveness, which are core to the Toa’s spiritual teachings as is the spiritual truth that in order to truly experience love, we must actively and intentionally give it through acts of service and kindness to our brothers and sisters in and out of recovery. Without question, Buddy C takes us on both an educational and spiritual journey so that we can truly appreciate the gift of being powerless but not helpless so listen up. Contact Buddy C. and learn more about Powerless but not Helpless: https://buddyc.org/ Recovery literature (Quit-Lit) Recommendation: Letting Go by David Hawkins Available through Buddy’s website: https://buddyc.org/ Buddy’s favorite blues song: The Sky is Crying by Stevie Ray Vaughan https://youtu.be/6s9M-52fRGU Recovery advice: Listen to others experience, strength, and hope! (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:24:57
November 9, 2021
Gettn' Mo Better with Erik Bolton | The Way Out Podcast Episode 265
In this edition of the Way Out Jason the recovery co-host with the most talks with person in long term recovery Erik Bolton, who shares his story of addiction and alcoholism with us, along with plenty of hope that not only is recovery possible, life is MO Better clean and sober. Erik was offered a chance in early recovery to be a part of something that ended up being a total game changer... to work for MONetwork for Opioid Reform and MO Better Living sober housing. As you’ll soon find out, Erik’s a natural leader for the folks in his community and a fine example of what meaningful and enduring recovery can look like so Listen Up. Book Recommendation: Just For Today https://www.amazon.com/Just-Today-Meditations-Recovering-Addicts/dp/1557761515/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1634867271&sr=8-2 Best piece of advice: "Don't make someone else's stuff yours" Recovery Song: Nobody Greater by Vashawn Mitchell https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QSbqSuwwx0 Contact Erik: Erik Bolton 3143913127 Missouri Network for Opioid Reform and Recovery monetwork.org Mo Better Living mobetterliving.com (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:16:11
November 1, 2021
Person Irresponsible Shares Everything You Ever Taught Me | The Way Out Podcast Episode 264
In this rendition of The Way Out, we have an unapologetically and downright British interview with bona fide Pacific Crest Trail Through Hiker, author, person in long term recovery, and grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Person Irresponsible who hiked 2653 miles starting at the border of Mexico in California and ultimately arriving at the US/Canadian border in northern Washington State just as a global pandemic was poised to take the world by storm and not only lived to tell about it, wrote a spectacular book that is equal parts travelogue, 12-Step reflection, and recovery memoir weaved together in hilarious and poignant fashion. Person Irresponsible or PI to those of us who’ve had the pleasure to meet her, is a pseudonym as is custom for those who embark upon the Pacific Crest Trail or PCT for those in the know. PI shares with us about her extraordinary odyssey that was the PCT hike, her journey to and through recovery to this point, and an abundance of spiritual and recovery truth centered in her experience working the 12 Steps of, participating in the fellowship of, and being of service in Alcoholics Anonymous so listen up. Contact Person Irresponsible and Learn More about the Book Everything You Ever Taught Me: https://www.mlconaquad.com/ Recovery Literature (Quit Lit) Recommendations: Alcoholics Anonymous (The Book, or the “Big Book”): https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/read-the-big-book-and-twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions Rachel’s Holiday by Marian Keyes: https://www.waterstones.com/book/rachels-holiday/marian-keyes/9780241958438?awc=3787_1635180822_df3bfcb085690b3772fbe4b618461be0&utm_source=505773&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.penguin.co.uk Best piece of Recovery Advice: Have Faith! Song that reminds PI of Recovery: God Save the Queen (It actually scares bears!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8KSAtos-dk More Information on Alcoholics Anonymous: https://aa.org/ (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
02:10:51
October 26, 2021
Sober Slogans with Jeff Vickers | The Way Out Podcast Episode 263
In this installment of The Way Out, recovery co-host extraordinaire Jason’s got an incredible interview with a real dynamo of a guest with person in long term recovery, entrepreneur and author, Jeff Vickers. Jeff has an infectious personality, and his energy is so uplifting that you can’t help but feel how fired up he is about recovery! Jeff shares openly about his gritty past, what's worked miracles in his life, and all about his new book, Sober Slogans as well as his big plans for the future! This is a great interview that will leave you wanting to learn much more, so listen up. Contact Jeff: soberslogans@gmail.com FB: @SoberSlogans TikTok: sober_slogans IG: sober_slogans Sober Slogans: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1737194007/ref=nodl_?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860 Best piece of advice: Keep comin' back Book Recommendation: The Bible Song that symbolizes recovery: Legends are Made - Sam Tinnesz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKVZrbitbd8 (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:25:48
October 18, 2021
The Drunken Worm with Carl Fessenden | The Way Out Podcast Episode 262
In this rendition of The Way Out we have an outstanding interview with person in long term recovery, drug counselor, and podcaster Carl Fessenden. Carl has had the opportunity to work with some of the top professionals in the mental health field and has helped hundreds of people overcome addiction in his work as a counselor and now he’s expanding his impact on the recovery community through his new podcast The Drunken Worm Podcast. Carl shares his recovery journey to this point with us with a unique blend of candor and hilarity, and all along the way we get a veritable cornucopia of spiritual and recovery truth reinforcing that if you’re willing to do the hard work a worthwhile life in recovery is not just possible it’s 100 percent worth it so Listen Up. Connect with Carl: https://thedrunkenwormpodcast.com/contact-the-host Website: wwwthedrunkenwormpodcast.com Patreon: https://thedrunkenwormpodcast.com/subscribe How to listen: https://thedrunkenwormpodcast.com/the-podcast Shop: https://the-drunken-worm-podcast-merch.myshopify.com/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/100400252387437 Twitter: https://twitter.com/TDW_Podcast IG: https://www.instagram.com/tdw_podcast YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQcUtP5du1XWRqe-HBiV3eg Recovery Literature (Quit Lit) Recommendation: NA Basic Text: http://www.nauca.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/1988-5th-Edition-Basic-Text-Books-1-2.pdf Best piece of Recovery advice: You Don’t Have to Live Like That (in addiction) Anymore Huey Lewis and the News - I Want A New Drug: https://youtu.be/N6uEMOeDZsA (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
02:05:30
October 11, 2021
Rise Together with Nadine Machkovech | The Way Out Podcast Episode 261
In this edition of the extravaganza otherwise known as The Way Out Podcast intrepid and nothing short of spectacular Co-Host Jason interviews Bonafede Recovery powerhouse Nadine Machkovech, who’s on a mission to change the world by igniting change and shining her light in a universe often filled with darkness. She has graced the TEDx stage, was profiled in Forbes, and received national survivor advocate recognition from the National Safety Council. She is dedicated to building a life centered around self-care, service, and reconnecting others to their greater purpose in life. Nadine shares her story, speaks her truth and Recovers Out Loud with us while sharing a message that meaningful and enduring recovery is not just possible it’s absolutely worth it so listen up. Book Recommendation: Rising Strong by Brene Brown https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Strong-Ability-Transforms-Parent/dp/081298580X Song that symbolizes recovery: Second Chance by Shinedown https://youtu.be/WbsDPbr8qoM Best piece of advice: " It's your story, you can't mess up!" Contact info and resources: nadinemachkovech.com Rise Together website - weallrisetogether.org Crave 21 - crave21.org TedX - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbfwHMdHnv0&t=861s Rise and Grind Recovery Radio - soberpodcasts.com/rise-grind/ (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:49:23
October 4, 2021
When God Carries You with Tori Volk | The Way Out Podcast Episode 260
In this rendition of The Way Out my super-star co-host Jason has an outstanding interview with person in long term recovery, Tori Volk. This conversation with Tori Volk will indeed resonate with anyone, but especially with all you mothers out there in Way Out Podcast Land. It’s challenging enough facing co-occurring disorders, but when you add in some complicated parenting issues, it's truly a miracle to get through it clean and sober! Tori shares her journey to and through recovery with us to this point, and without question Tori’s determination and perseverance is sure to inspire anyone who’s already in, or contemplating recovery so listen up. Contact Tori: hefta7@gmail.com Recovery Literature (Quit Lit) Recommendations: Codependents' Guide to the Twelve Steps: Beattie, Melody: 9780671762278: Amazon.com: Books Destination Joy: Moving Beyond Fear. Loss, and Trauma in Recovery.: Larsen, Earnie: 9781592850372: Amazon.com: Books Song that symbolizes Tori's recovery: Sia - Footprints (Audio) - YouTube (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/)
01:44:54
September 27, 2021
There is no Box with Dino Miliotis | The Way Out Podcast Episode 259
In this edition of The Way Out we’ve got a stellar interview with person in long term recovery, entrepreneur, author, and gifted storyteller, Dino Miliotis. A self-made millionaire twice over, Dino shares his journey to and through recovery this point with a frankness and candor that is as disarming as it is enlightening. Dino takes us on the rollercoaster ride of his entrepreneurial successes and the material rewards that came along with it along with the pernicious, progressive and ultimately all-consuming nature of his alcohol and drug abuse which led to nothing short of a physical, emotional and mental crisis that caused Dino to make a fateful and vital decision – to walk away from his billion dollar enterprise and ask for help with all of the humility and willingness of a truly desperate man and it paid off in a truly spectacular way. We discuss Dino’s recovery, success, entrepreneurialism, the incredibly important idea of bad habit displacement, where we replace negative behaviors with positive and the inspiration for his new book There is no Box so listen up. Reach out to Dino: https://dinomiliotis.com/contact/ FB - https://www.facebook.com/dinomiliotis@dinomiliotis IG - https://www.instagram.com/dinomiliotis/@dinomiliotis Twitter - https://twitter.com/thedinomiliotis@thedinomiliotis Recovery Literature (Quit Lit) Recommendation -There is No Box by Dino Miliotis: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C155M87 Best Recovery Advice: One Day at a Time Be of Service Song that Symbolizes Recovery for Dino – I’m Still Standing by Elton John: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHwVBirqD2s (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:27:30
September 20, 2021
Shane Ramer is That Sober Guy | The Way Out Podcast Episode 258
In this edition of The Way Out we have recovery podcaster, and person in long term recovery Shane Ramer of That Sober Guy Podcast. I recently had the honor and privilege to share my story on Shane’s podcast and I couldn’t be more grateful to have had the opportunity to welcome Shane to The Way Out Podcast family to share his remarkable story and the spiritual and recovery truth embodied in it, with us. I’m more convinced than ever that people we don’t yet know aren’t strangers but friends we haven’t met yet, especially in the Recovery community. Indeed, Shane and I share much in common in and out of the realm of Recovery, so much so we’re very much like brothers from another mother! Shane and I do our level best to Recover Out Loud as we talk music, coming of age in the 90’s, our mutual love of walking with our Recovery dogs, the journey to recovery and the serendipity of recording this installment of The Way Out Podcast on the precise date of Shane’s 8 year sobriety anniversary so Listen Up. That Sober Guy Podcast: https://www.thatsoberguy.com/podcast Contact Shane: IG - @ThatSoberGuyPodcast https://www.thatsoberguy.com/contactus Best Recovery Advice: Move you’re a$$ and your mind will follow Look at your feet (in difficult times and times of stress – a grounding technique) Recovery literature (Quit Lit) recommendation: The Bible Song that symbolizes Recovery for Shane: Keepers of the Faith by Terror: https://youtu.be/UonmopFossY Chemical Diet by Pharmacist Chris and Shane Ramer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e830PCappnk Charlie LeVoir on That Sober Guy Podcast: https://thatsoberguy.libsyn.com/tsg-ep374-charlie-levoir-the-way-out-podcast (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:13:47
September 13, 2021
Recovery Changes Everything with Wesley Verry | The Way Out Podcast Episode 257
This week the world’s best recovery podcast co-host Jason has a powerful interview with person in long term recovery, Wesley Verry. Wes talks about the utter unmanageability and insanity of his addictions, an insanity that also manifested in his relationships, which led him to be finally broken enough to stop talking and start listening to the solutions he was hearing in the rooms of 12-Step recovery. His detailed accounts of his journey are emotionally charged and indeed extremely relatable. Ultimately, Wes’s story is a true testament to the power of 12 step recovery to break the cycle of alcohol or drug addiction in anyone's life so listen up. Contact Wes @ wesleyadam1311@gmail.com Book recommendations: The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/read-the-big-book-and-twelve-steps-and-twelve-traditions Daily Reflections https://www.aa.org/pages/en_US/daily-reflection Song that symbolizes recovery to Wes- Hero by Skillet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9x2CHQClTU (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
02:22:15
September 6, 2021
Role for Recovery with Myles Sandoval | The Way Out Podcast Episode 256
In this rendition of The Way Out, we have a stellar interview with person in long term recovery, recovery coach, and Phoenix facilitator, Myles Sandoval. Author Johann Hari is credited with coining the phrase “The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. It’s connection.” This idea embodies the impetus behind The Phoenix, which is a non-profit organization with the sole purpose to build a sober active community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together participants rise, recover, and live. Often one of the greatest fears folks have prior to, or upon entering recovery is that living sober will be devoid of joy and we won’t have fun in sobriety. Myles proves this unequivocally false as a participant in The Phoenix community, where she creates meaningful connections with others in recovery through shared interests and activities like Yoga, CrossFit, Meditation, Mindfulness and now as the facilitator of the Phoenix group Role for Recovery where Myles integrates two amazing things; Recovery and Dungeons and Dragons or D&D if you will, in an online group. Myles and I discuss the importance and power of connection and having fun in recovery, meditation, and of course D&D so listen up. Contact Myles Sandoval: Call/text: 512-294-6479 Email: myles.a.sandoval@gmail.com The Phoenix Livestreaming Groups: https://thephoenix.org/find-a-class/live-streaming/ Role for Recovery Tuesdays @ 6PM CT Role for Recovery Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1495073220872625 Best Recovery Advice: Take it One Day at a Time Recovery Literature Recommendation (Quit Lit): No Death No Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://budsas.net/sach/en176.pdf Song that symbolizes Recovery: Tool Lateralus https://youtu.be/Y7JG63IuaWs (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk) licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:13:09
August 30, 2021
The Power of Accountability with Eric Schulz | The Way Out Podcast Episode 255
In this rendition of The Way Out our recovery co-host with the most Jason has a fantastic interview with Eric Schulz, and in this episode, Jason and Eric had quite the happy accident! After Jason and Eric rescheduled once, they got to celebrate Eric’s one year milestone on his actual clean date! If that isn’t a Higher Power Moment, I don’t know what is. Eric shares his journey with us and all the while Jason and Eric cover so many profoundly helpful topics and share a lot of practical tools that can help anyone find a way out of despair and hopelessness, so listen up. Contact Eric on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/eric.schulz.37669 Song that symbolizes Eric's recovery- Luven Me by Nelly https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=nelly+luven+me+lyrics Book recommendation- 24 hours a day (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
02:03:11
August 22, 2021
Flourishing After Addiction with Dr. Carl Erik Fisher | The Way Out Podcast Episode 254
In this edition of The Way Out we have a stellar interview with Clinical Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine Specialist and Bio Ethicist Dr. Carl Erik Fisher. As a person in long term recovery himself along with his clinical and scholarly work, Carl brings a unique perspective to the treatment of addiction, and the positive change that occurs in recovery. Easily one of the most enlightening and instructive ideas forwarded by Dr. Fisher is the concept that recovery can be thought of and defined as any positive change in one’s life, which affords us the freedom to take the transformational power of the tools contained within our chosen recovery pathway and apply them broadly across any or all areas of our lives to affect constructive improvement. Recovery, in its purest form is a holistic wellness journey and we don’t have to limit it to one unhealthy habit, or just one addiction. Applying our recovery process that worked for a drug or alcohol addiction can work for addictive behaviors and even for behaviors and negative or counterproductive habits that haven’t reached the threshold of addiction. Recovery is a process, and it doesn’t happen all at once nor is it often linear. When we continue to remove the harmful and addictive behaviors, we can begin and indeed continue the process of healing our minds, bodies, and spirits through our preferred recovery pathway. Carl and I explore an array of fascinating areas in and around addiction and recovery including stigma, mindfulness in recovery, and how Buddhist practices can be a primary recovery pathway or incorporated into your existing recovery practice, and a whole lot more so listen up. Contact Dr. Carl Erik Fisher: https://www.carlerikfisher.com/ Book Recommendation (Quit Lit): The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://terebess.hu/zen/mesterek/Thich%20Nhat%20Hanh%20-%20The%20Miracle%20of%20Mindfulness.pdf Anything by Buddhism and Recovery Author and Speaker Kevin Griffin: https://www.kevingriffin.net/ The Best Piece of Advice Received: Surrender, let go, and ask for help New book coming in January 2022: The Urge: Our History of Addiction New podcast coming soon: Flourishing After Addiction Song that symbolizes Recovery: Doctor Atomic: Batter My Heart https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDTFyinS3zA (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:24:06
August 15, 2021
Timothy Clancy's Road to Sobriety & Personal Success | The Way Out Podcast Episode 253
In this rendition of The Way Out our steadfast recovery Co-Host Jason’s got a magnificent interview with person in long term recovery and Author, Timothy Clancy who shares with us his road to Sobriety. From rock bottom to ten years of continuous sobriety and counting, Timothy’s journey to and through recovery to this point has been difficult at times, yet exceedingly rewarding at the same time. As you’ll come to learn, Timothy lives with Epilepsy, which has meant he’s spent time in a coma and undergone two brain surgeries. Without question Timothy walks his talk, which in addition to writing his book The Road to Sobriety, is personified by his decision to leave a lucrative job in the financial industry at Goldman Sachs to become an Independent Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT counselor helping people who struggle with self-destructive behavior, substance abuse, eating disorders and more. Timothy talks about the sacrifices he has made in order to fulfill his purpose, helping others and giving back! For Timothy, true happiness could only be found by giving up financial success, thus creating his own version of personal success! No doubt about it, Timothy has a survivor's story and a servant's heart so listen up. Book recommendation: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Dummies https://mindhearteu.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-for-dummies-copy.pdf Song that symbolizes recovery: Better than Drugs by Skillet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VGyDL7sTHA Contact Timothy at kayla72911@gmail.com Timothy's book -The Road to Sobriety: lifting yourself up when there doesn't seem like much to hold onto Get it for free on Kindle Unlimited or purchase here at this link https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B08N1KGNTK/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1627864045&sr=8-3 (c) 2021 The Way Out Podcast | All Rights Reserved Theme Music: “all clear” (https://ketsa.uk/browse-music/) by Ketsa (https://ketsa.uk)  licensed under CC BY-NC-ND  4.0(https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/
01:42:18
August 9, 2021