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Showing Up With Asher Gottesman

Showing Up With Asher Gottesman

By Audio Up, Inc.
Everyone has challenges in life. There’s no one that knows this better than entrepreneur and spiritual mentor Asher Gottesman, who overcame lifelong addiction issues only to self-destruct.

Now more than a decade sober and in recovery, Gottesman has devoted his life to teaching others how to show up.

In this podcast, Gottesman asks fellow entrepreneurs, athletes, celebrities, influencers and other public figures about what “showing up” means to them. These real, raw and sometimes humorous conversations about personal development will inspire listeners to show up in their own lives.
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November 24, 2020
Luvvie Ajayi Jones Shows Up To Make Trouble In A Good Way
Luvvie Ajayi Jones shows up for a truly inspirational conversation. She talks about going from blogger to thought leader and what happens when we get out of our comfort zone. We also get deep into fear, fighting imposter syndrome, why fearlessness doesn't mean you're not afraid, and the scariest thing she's ever done: skydiving. She discusses her new book and what gave her the idea to write her first one. Please show up for us by sharing, rating, and reviewing this podcast. Connect With Asher Gottesman: http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Luvvie: https://luvvie.org/ https://www.instagram.com/rantsandrandomness/ https://www.facebook.com/rantsandrandomness https://twitter.com/Luvvie https://amzn.to/3nh9fea
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November 17, 2020
Kimberly Friedmutter Shows Up For Hypnotism
Author and hypnotist Kimberly Friedmutter joins us today for a fascinating conversation about hypnotism. We talk about what hypnotism really is, how she got into the field and her previous career in entertainment, her first husband Charles Vallow, how we are all in a trance, how hypnotism can help us change bad habits such as addiction, following positive versus negative impulses, the gift of helping others, working with Real Housewife of Atlanta Phaedra Parks, the experience of dying as well as why we all have an inner hypnotist. Please show up for us by subscribing to, rating, and reviewing the show. Connect With Kim Friedmutter: http://www.kimberlyfriedmutter.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kimfriedmutter/ https://amzn.to/32rernU Connect With Asher Gottesman: http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
48:23
November 10, 2020
Andy Kay Shows Up To Be A Private Investigator
Private Investigator Andy Kay shows to discuss his incredibly unique job as a private investigator. After transitioning from a career in law enforcement, he talks to Asher about the most interesting aspects of being a PI and how it's very similar to being a therapist. He also shares stories about the more humorous side of what he does, such as working with a client who thought her husband was cheating but it turns out he was doing something very different than what she expected. We won't spoil it, but it's a great story.   Please show up for us by subscribing to, rating, and reviewing the show.  Connect With Andy Kay: https://www.instagram.com/kainvestigates/ https://kayandassociates.com/ Connect With Asher Gottesman: http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
30:06
November 3, 2020
Sandra Shpilberg Shows Up For A New Mindset
Sandra Shpilberg shows up to inspire in this episode and talk about her book, New Startup Mindset. A native of Uruguay, she came to America to defy the odds and become a successful entrepreneur. She talks about why she wrote the book and doing things on her own terms. While many people think that success in Silicon Valley requires following a formula, Shpilberg proves otherwise. Boldly sharing per personal growth journey, she proves that leaning into her intuition and trusting others was a major part of her success.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and reviewing this episode. Connect With Sanda Shpilberg: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandra-shpilberg-b7b334/ https://www.instagram.com/sandrashpilberg/ https://www.sandrashpilberg.com/ https://amzn.to/3etVk0T Connect With Asher Gottesman: http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
36:37
October 27, 2020
Vivian Rosenthal Shows Up For Breathwork
Vivian Rosenthal is the co-founder of Frequency, a creative entrepreneur, KRI certified Kundalini Yoga teacher, and a trained breathwork facilitator. In this episode, she talks about the science of breathwork, how she discovered it as well as her emotional spiritual journey through this life-changing practice that began when she was diagnosed with Lyme disease.  She also does a breathwork session at the end of the episode so you can experience it for yourself. Connect With Vivian Rosenthal https://www.frequencymind.com/ https://www.instagram.com/frequencymind/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
51:26
October 20, 2020
Doug Bopst Shows Up For Faith And Fitness
Speaker, transformation coach, and host of The Adversity Advantage podcast Doug Bopst joins us today for an inspiring conversation about faith, fitness, and the gifts of our challenges. Years ago, he was arrested on drug charges and sent to jail. His cellmate changed his life and his biggest setback became his biggest blessing. In this episode, Doug talks about how to empower yourself even in the most difficult situations, how our response to things is a choice, and the importance of gratitude. He also shares some helpful tips for anyone in recovery from addiction. The biggest takeaway here is that choices are everything. If you learn something from this episode, show up for us by subscribing, rating, and reviewing the show. Connect With Doug Bopst https://dougbopst.com https://www.instagram.com/doug_bopst/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-adversity-advantage/id1496406333 Connect With Asher Gottesman http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
48:49
October 13, 2020
SiriusXM's Symon Shows Up To Get Real
Get ready for a fun episode! Singer and SiriusXM host Symon spills the tea on her career, opening up for Demi Lovato, getting on The Disney Channel, working with David Foster, and the excitement of hearing her song on the radio for the first time. She also talks about the challenges of growing up a "chubby kid" in Los Angeles, going from singer to host, turning down Glee, maintaining passion during a time of rejection, and her next ambitions. If you liked this episode, please show up for us by rating, subscribing, and reviewing or just share it with a friend!  Connect With Symon https://www.instagram.com/officialsymon/ https://bit.ly/36Evzcv Connect With Asher Gottesman http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/
40:32
October 6, 2020
Keidi Pushi Shows Up To Heal
Note: This podcast was recorded prior to COVID. Executive coach and healer Keidi Pushi joins us today to talk about her traumatic journey as an immigrant from Albania to Canada as well as her journey to becoming a healer. In this episode, she discusses the culture shock of moving to North America, the importance of community, seeing snow for the first time, and the pain of being a lower socioeconomic class after moving. Then we delve into the healer’s spirituality, talking about Buddhism and how a mentor showed Keidi that she had healing powers. It’s a truly incredible story. If you enjoyed this episode, please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and reviewing the show. Connect With Keidi Pushi https://keidi.net/ https://www.instagram.com/super.natural.woman/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/super.natural.woman/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
26:57
September 29, 2020
Emmanuelle Chriqui Shows Up To Get Deep
Actress Emmanuelle Chriqui joins us for an equally fun and deep conversation about Hollywood, and more importantly spirituality. While you might know her best as Sloan from HBO’s Entourage, what you probably don’t know is that she was raised in a Modern Orthodox Jewish community in Canada. In this episode, Asher and Emmanuelle talk about the importance of Shabbat (the Jewish Sabbath), the death of her mother and father, the experience of ayahuasca, current relationship, and her new show, Superman & Louis on CW. If you enjoyed this episode, please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and reviewing the show.  Connect With Emmanuelle Chriqui https://www.instagram.com/echriqui/ https://twitter.com/echriqui Connect With Asher Gottesman http://ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
50:43
September 22, 2020
Jason Horton Shows Up For Abandoned and Historic Los Angeles
Host of the Ghost Town podcast and author of Abandoned and Historic Los Angeles: Neon and Beyond, Jason Horton joins us today for an interesting conversation. We talk about moving to California at 30 and what motivated him to follow his dreams,  podcasting, comedy, YouTube, true crime, nerd culture, malls, nostalgia, what the entertainment industry is really like, the concept of belief (we get deep here) and having your voice heard on the Internet. You will be just as charmed by Jason as we were. If you find this podcast valuable, please share, rate, subscribe and review it. Connect With Jason Horton https://www.ghosttownpod.com/ http://www.instagram.com/thejasonhorton https://www.amazon.com/Abandoned-Historic-Los-Angeles-America/dp/1634992555/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
45:19
September 15, 2020
Dr. Marta Ra Shows Up For National Recovery Month
Dr. Marta Ra, P.h.D., CEO of Paracelsus Recovery in Switzerland, shows up today for National Recovery Month. She talks about how the world is having a “Purpose Crisis” right now, getting into the recovery field after a previous career in banking, what COVID is like in Switzerland, her observations of couples during the pandemic, and her best advice for maintaining relationships right now. Then we get deep about the stigmatization of mental illness, addiction, recovery, how to support people going through a mental health crisis, narcissism, harm reduction versus abstinence, and how to control versus being afraid. Please show up for us by writing a five-star review on whatever platform you listen on. Connect With Dr. Ra and Paracelsus Recovery: https://www.paracelsus-recovery.com/ https://www.paracelsus-recovery.com/ https://twitter.com/paracelsusrehab https://www.facebook.com/paracelsusrecovery/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
42:59
September 8, 2020
Amanda Frances Shows Up To Empower
Known as “The Money Queen,” Amanda Frances is a top business coach who seeks to empower women spiritually and financially. In this episode, she discusses her journey to seven-figure success going from a career in ministry to being a life coach, her connection God, not fitting into any sort of box as well as manifestation and how we can avoid negative self-talk. Connect With Amanda Frances https://amandafrances.com https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/and-she-rises/id1438759061 https://www.instagram.com/xoamandafrances/ https://www.facebook.com/XoAmandaFrances https://twitter.com/xoamandafrances Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
38:38
September 1, 2020
Samantha Gutstadt Shows Up To Entertain
Samantha Gutstadt grew up in the suburbs of Toronto with aspirations to become a professional tennis player. She ended up becoming an actress. She's a true delight. In this episode she talks about being a mom, wife, the value of hard work, trying to build a business while balancing it all, what Hollywood is really like, taking risks, her show Don't Call Me Mommy, and gives us a little preview of her new true crime podcast, Where The Bodies Are Buried. This fun and interesting episode is what we all need right now.  Connect With Samantha Gutstadt https://www.samsomuch.com/ https://www.instagram.com/gutstadt/ https://twitter.com/gutstadt https://www.facebook.com/gutstadt https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/where-the-bodies-are-buried/id1526910040 Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
36:29
August 25, 2020
Travel Mom Emily Kaufman Shows Up For Wanderlust
Do you have wanderlust this summer? Blogger and influencer, Emily Kaufman aka “The Travel Mom” (you’ve seen her on CNN and Good Morning America) shows up for an equally fun, informative, and deep episode. The child of divorce, she reveals why her challenging early years lead to a love of travel, how she accidentally became a television personality, her favorite places to go, cruises, travel trends and why the experience is more important than the destination. Acknowledging that many of us are trying to balance feelings of personal responsibility and wanting to go somewhere this summer, Emily gives some great tips about how to travel safely right now. Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and reviewing this podcast. Connect With Emily Kaufman https://thetravelmom.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thetravelmom/ https://www.facebook.com/thetravelmom https://twitter.com/thetravelmom https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh8o1rBt02Bv6JtfqZ-RadQ/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
39:00
August 18, 2020
Joe Schrank Shows Up To Create Change In His Community
Interventionist, activist, social worker, and podcaster (he co-hosts Rehab Confidential with previous guest Amy Dresner) Joe Schrank shows up to discuss his unique point of view when it comes to fighting addiction. He talks about why he became a social worker and his pro harm reduction stance (because “dead people don’t find recovery,”), codependency, embracing diversity, the importance of community, why policy must change and the reason legalizing drugs is a good thing. The two men also talk about AA and why it’s like Soul Cycle. Connect With Joe Schrank https://denialends.com/ https://www.instagram.com/joeschrank/ https://twitter.com/JoeSchrankWorld https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rehab-confidential/id1518605107 Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
59:13
August 11, 2020
Chris Copeland Shows Up To Do More Than Play Basketball
Please note this episode was recorded prior to the pandemic. Former New York Knick Chris Copeland joins us today to talk about more than basketball. He opens up about his emotional life as a child from Newark, New Jersey, and suffering from anxiety, which he says is a reminder to slow down. He also talks about his relationship with his brother, accountability, being in the NBA, the injury that sent him out of the league, why he didn’t know how to quit, and his belief that he is destined to do something greater than play basketball. Please show up for us: subscribe, rate, and review. Connect With Chris Copeland https://www.instagram.com/optimuscope/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
33:50
August 4, 2020
Kristen McGuiness Shows Up To Tell Stories
Kristen McGuiness is an author, mother of two, and the founder of Storyboxing, which is content, coaching, and course company for creators or anyone who needs to tell a story. But perhaps the best story she can tell is her own. The daughter a drug kingpin, she became an editor and author who has co-written books for people like friend of the show Darren Prince and Joe Gorga from Real Housewives of New Jersey among other celebrities.   In this episode, she talks about writing and her adventures before she became sober, being a wife and mother during the pandemic, manifestation, the importance of telling stories, and why her “this isn’t forever” approach to life gets her through challenging times. If you enjoy this episode, please show up for us with a five-star rating and review. Connect With Kristen McGuiness https://www.storyboxing.com/ https://www.kristenmcguiness.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kristenmcguiness/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
47:03
July 28, 2020
Darren Prince Shows Up To Change Lives
So many people have struggled with mental health and sobriety during the pandemic. While we recorded today's episode with Darren Prince prior to COVID, we felt today was the perfect day to release this episode. Get ready for an incredible story.   Darren Prince was an incredibly successful sports and celebrity agent representing names like Dennis Rodman and Hulk Hogan. While he was a "functional drug addict,"  he hit bottom at the top, but it turned out to be a new beginning. Now sober for more than a decade, he shares his story of addiction and recovery. We talk about spirituality, how going to meetings changed his life, and how becoming a recovery speaker continues to impact everything he does.  Connect With Darren Prince https://www.instagram.com/agent_dp/ https://twitter.com/AgentD_P https://www.princemarketinggroup.com/ Buy Darren's Book: https://amzn.to/2Cp0M7a Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
39:24
July 21, 2020
Elizabeth Sutton Shows Up To Create Art
Artist, mom, and entrepreneur Elizabeth Sutton is an artist known for her whimsical, beautiful art, hardware, handbags, and other designs, but her life hasn’t always been butterflies and roses. She’s overcome so much in life, yet she doesn’t consider herself a victim. In this conversation, she talks about growing up Modern Orthodox Jewish, her issues with her father, deciding to divorce her husband and finding out she was pregnant the next day, as well as loss and grief. We also get deep about faith, the importance of God in her life, and why she prays every day. Connect With Elizabeth Sutton http://elizabethsuttoncollection.com/ Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
40:29
July 14, 2020
Jessica Kent Shows Up To Hustle Hard
Viral star, YouTuber, and podcaster Jessica Kent joins us today to discuss the trauma that led her to go to prison. A born hustler, she grew up poor and felt the only way out was to use drugs and sell them. She talks about how grateful she is for the life she has today, addiction, recovery, what it's like to be pregnant in prison, being a mom, depression, anxiety, and why she's intentionally raising kids who won't have to recover from their childhood. Connect With Jessica Kent https://www.youtube.com/c/JessicaKent/featured https://www.instagram.com/jesken12/ https://twitter.com/jkentmicah12 Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG
1:01:35
July 7, 2020
Christiane Lemieux Shows Up To Be Frictionless
Christiane Lemieux is an author, serial entrepreneur, and founder of Dwell Studio, The Inside and Lemieux Et Cie. Today she joins us for a lively discussion on something that's driving all of us mad— friction. In her newest book, Frictionless, she writes about how startups leverage the concept of being frictionless to create a competitive advantage and win over consumers. If you've ever taken a bus only to wait an hour for a rental car after a six-hour flight— you how much better life can be when purchases are frictionless. We also talk about how consumer behavior has adapted during the pandemic, being digital citizens, and why it's important to be an optimist. Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Christine Lemieux https://www.instagram.com/christianelemieux/ https://twitter.com/clemieux https://www.theinside.com/ Buy Frictionless: https://amzn.to/3dM8GEa
32:31
June 30, 2020
Love The Process Redefines Showing Up
John and Adriane Pfeil, founders of Love The Process join us today to discuss personal development and current events. This episode was recorded just days after John's father passed away and he reflects on being in a state of grief. Still, this episode is uplifting with lots of little gems that will make you reconsider the meaning of love, why showing up is an action, how Tiger Woods and Jay Z changed John’s life, as well as why it’s important to speak up. Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Love The Process https://lovetheprocess.com/ https://www.instagram.com/adriane.pfeil/ https://www.instagram.com/johnpfeil/
49:29
June 23, 2020
Arianny Celeste Shows Up For The UFC
UFC Octagon Girl, entrepreneur, and model Arianny Celeste joins us today for a discussion about her career trajectory, mental health and relationships.  She talks about she got into the entertainment industry despite being naturally shy. However, despite her success, she still had to deal with childhood trauma and fear. Arianny shares about why it's okay not to be okay and how treatments like therapy and ayahuasca became a changing force in  her life.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Or share on social media or with a friend! Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Arianny Celeste https://ariannyceleste.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ariannyceleste/ https://twitter.com/AriannyCeleste
32:55
June 16, 2020
Joy Dushey Shows Up For Healing
Creator of The Joyful Approach, Joy Dushey joins us today to have a conversation about healing. Raised in a Jewish Yeshiva, she talks about the stress that lead to a stroke in her 20's and the process of healing her body. Despite what her community thought, she learned to find her voice. In this episode, she talks about her childhood and how she found a different spirituality in adulthood through crystals, energy healing, balancing her chakras, and fighting negative energy. She also discusses her guides, setting intentions, breathwork, and fitness.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Or share on social media or with a friend! Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Joy Dushey https://thejoyfulapproach.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Thejoyfulapproach/ https://www.instagram.com/thejoyfulapproach/
36:15
June 9, 2020
Sarah Ford Shows Up For Entrepreneurship
We recorded this episode at the beginning of the pandemic. We felt it was appropriate to post because our guest shares many lessons of perseverance, which is something we can all benefit from right now. Texas native, former Marine Corps officer, and Harvard Business School alum, Sarah Ford joins us today. She is the founder and CEO of Ranch Road Boots. In this episode, she talks about being a female in the military, why she felt compelled to become a Marine, getting recalled back to the Marine corps after graduating from Harvard, what deployment is really like, and the strength in overcoming your fears.  Sarah also shares her wisdom about running a business during challenging times, when to keep going, and how you know when its time to quit.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Or share on social media or with a friend! Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Sarah Ford https://www.ranchroadboots.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ranchroadboots/ https://www.facebook.com/ranchroadboots/
42:31
June 2, 2020
Liz Bentley Shows Up For Pop Culture And Herself
Trigger Warning: This show mentions sexual abuse. Liz Bentley who is the host of Feathers In My Hair and Out of Work Liz (Patreon) podcasts is our guest day. Feathers In My Hair is about MTV's Teen Mom through the lens of psychology, sociology, and Bentley's own life experience in sobriety. We don't discuss Teen Mom in this interview, so don't worry if you haven't seen the show.  Liz Bentley's own story is far more raw and real than a reality television show.  She openly shares about growing up as an upper-middle-class Jew outside of Philadelphia. She started smoking marijuana at 11, drinking and taking Adderall as well as other pills. Her parents were also addicts. After briefly becoming addicted to heroin, she went to rehab and been sober for six years. In this episode, we talk about addiction, recovery,  and how yoga, therapy, and EMDR helped her.  We also discuss being a podcaster, reading reviews, fandom, talking about herself, and why she thinks reality shows are modern-day soap operas. While Liz gets real, there are many funny moments of this interview as well.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Or share on social media or with a friend!  Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Liz Bentley https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/feathers-in-my-hair/id1214585532 https://www.patreon.com/lizbentley https://www.instagram.com/bentleyliz1/ https://twitter.com/bentleyliz1
40:17
May 26, 2020
Benjamin Mathes Shows Up For The Art Of Listening
During challenging times, we all need someone to listen and we all need to be heard. In this episode, Benjamin Mathes shows up to take listening to the next level. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he has been an actor for over 25 years, working with some of the biggest names in the industry including Clint Eastwood, Alan Arkin, Sam Raimi, Bradley Cooper, Andy Garcia, Chris Rock, and Brian Grazer. He is also the founder of Urban Confessional: A Free Listening Movement. Currently, in over 80 countries, their volunteers stand on street corners with signs that say "Free Listening" and provide compassionate, non-judgmental listening for anyone who needs to talk. Their work has been featured in over 40 national publications including the Huffington Post, The Atlantic, Fast Company, and The Big Think. Ben shares how he founded Urban Confessional, why people have a hard time listening, how divorce changed his life, and some of the amazing stories strangers have told him. We also chat the benefits of hatchet throwing (seriously!). Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Benjamin Mathes & Urban Confessional https://benjaminmathes.com/ https://www.instagram.com/bcmathes/ https://twitter.com/Bcmathes https://urbanconfessional.org/ https://www.instagram.com/urbanconfessional/ https://twitter.com/UCFreeListening
28:40
May 19, 2020
Robyn Goldberg Shows Up To Help People With Eating Disorders
Nutrition Therapist Robyn L. Goldberg, RDN, CEDRD-S joins us today to discuss eating disorders. While this is an evergreen episode, we know food is a major challenge for people during the pandemic. In this episode, we discuss the prevalence of binge eating disorder, why people use food as a drug, breaking away from diet culture, and why we need to stop focusing on weight. She also talks about her new book, The Eating Disorder Trap: A Guide for Clinicians and Loved Ones, as well as signs of eating disorders that we may not even recognize.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman http://www.ashergottesman.com/ https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG Connect With Robyn L. Goldberg https://askaboutfood.com/ https://www.instagram.com/robyngoldbergrdn/ https://twitter.com/RobynRdn Buy her book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085JN3S6B
25:39
May 12, 2020
Shane Ramer Shows Up For The Sober Guy Podcast
*This podcast was recorded prior to the pandemic*  Today we are glad to welcome Shane Ramer who is the host of That Sober Guy Podcast. At just six months sober, he created That Sober Guy to help him have fun and stay sober after going to rehab. In this episode, he shares his story of addiction, recovery, and podcasting. He is open about losing who he was and the places addiction took him, being a sober husband and father, the challenges of podcasting, the influence of music, his tragic wakeup call, living life on life's terms, and more. This episode is brutally honest, deep, inspirational, and even a bit funny.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Shane Ramer https://www.thatsoberguy.com/ http://instagram.com/realthatsoberguy https://twitter.com/ShaneRamer
42:25
May 5, 2020
Scout Sobel Of Okay Sis Shows Up For Gratitude
Today we are grateful to have Scout Sobel of Okay Sis and the Scout Podcast. We get deep quickly in this episode talking about what living with bipolar disorder is like, becoming hospitalized as a college student, depressive episodes, self-love, the key to her self-confidence, what she does to manage her mental health today, her morning routine and daily gratitude practice. We also talk about how she used the 12 steps to help her with depression, keeping promises to yourself, and why life comes down to doing or not doing it! Please show up for us by subscribing, rating, and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Scout https://www.instagram.com/scoutsobel/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/scout/id1505252696  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/okay-sis/id1434353917
36:54
April 28, 2020
Dorri Olds Shows Up To Write About Her Pain
We recorded this podcast in early March before stay home orders were in place, but felt it was appropriate to post now. Trigger Warning: Suicide, sexual assault, and drug addiction. These are challenging times and our guest Dorri Olds will inspire you to overcome whatever your challenges are. She is an award-winning writer whose work has been published on The Fix, The Temper, The New York Times, MarieClaire, Woman’s Day and more. Growing up on Long Island New York to loving, Jewish parents, she should have a typical suburban childhood, but she rebelled, first attempting suicide at age 5, then becoming addicted to drugs after being raped. In this episode, we about how she ended up in rehab, mental illness, PTSD, eating disorders, relationships, the benefits of writing, art, therapy and how she ultimately found recovery. Dorri is so vulnerable in this episode, getting real about her feelings, connecting to others, judgment, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, acknowledging pain, making mistakes and more. Dorri and Asher also discuss what happens if you’re a victim of something that’s no fault of your own, and how to move on from it. Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Dorri Olds https://www.dorriolds.com/ https://twitter.com/DorriOlds https://www.instagram.com/dorrioldsnyc/
50:56
April 21, 2020
Adaleta Avdic Shows Up To Influence Positivity
Adaleta Avdic shows up to influence positivity during a difficult time. We are all going through challenges right now, but there’s no challenge quite like coming to America as a refugee from Bosnia only to become a successful creator, blogger, podcaster, and influencer. After coming to Philadelphia, her family eventually settled in Los Angeles, where they struggled financially. Then 9/11 happened and Adaleta experienced discrimination like never before. When she was given the assignment to start a blog in college, she never thought it would become her career. But, it took years of having a corporate job while having a second life online. In this episode, we hear her story, get a peek into the life of an influencer and learn how she monetized her blog and social media. Adaleta and Asher have an interesting conversation about religion, PTSD and more. Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Follow Adaleta Avdic https://adaatude.com/ https://www.instagram.com/adaatude/ https://twitter.com/adaatude https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0wMFtpZUDZTiOVDCcubwFg https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/get-an-adaatude-podcast/id1498492854
53:13
April 14, 2020
Ava Johanna Shows Up To Turn Pain Into Purpose
Host of The Alchemized Life podcast, Ava Johanna is the spiritual business coach everyone needs right now. In this episode, she discusses her own spiritual journey and how she transmuted pain into purpose. During these challenging times, we can’t control many situations, but we can control our perception. From losing everything after her parents’ divorce to becoming a spiritual leader, she shares lots of practical tips and exercises for how you can integrate spirituality into your life, including: How to change your beliefs and re-train your brain Using meditation and breathwork How visualizing your highest self allows you to be your own guru Getting out of fight or flight mode And so much more! Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Ava Johanna https://www.avajohanna.com/ https://www.instagram.com/avajohanna/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alchemized-life-your-soulful-wellness-guide-to-designing/id1400963174?mt=2
41:26
April 7, 2020
Cecille Ahrens LCSW Shows Up For Coronavirus
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of our lives. But that doesn’t mean we can’t cope. Cecille Ahrens, LCSW, CEAP, and host of the podcast and radio show Get Mental, joins us for this special episode. From actionable steps to how we can center ourselves, the power of choice, creating structure and routine— she shares how we can take care of ourselves during this and any other challenging time.   We also talk about how most (if not all) psychological practices are now using telemedicine to work with patients while observing social distancing. She discusses this change from both the provider and the patient’s perspective. We also discuss her background as a child in the Philippines, witnessing great suffering and poverty, and what drew Cecille to her profession, as well as EMDR, fear, medication, mindfulness and how we all can show up for ourselves right now. Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Cecille Ahrens http://transcendtherapyca.com/cecille-ahrens/
51:59
March 31, 2020
Amy Dresner Shows Up To Write About Addiction And Sobriety
Just a heads up—we recorded this episode before the coronavirus outbreak. But we felt like it was appropriate to post because it gives a great perspective about trying to stay sane during challenging times.  Author of My Fair Junkie and recovering addict Amy Dresner joins us today to talk about her addiction, recovery and struggles with depression, anxiety, and epilepsy as well as her book. We even get into the science of addition including the role of genes and the effects of dopamine deficiency.  Amy was raised mostly by her father in Beverly Hills and didn’t start using drugs until her 20’s. After finding that crystal meth made her feel normal, she finally became sober after being sentenced to community labor. She is open about her past and current struggles not only with addiction but finally learning how to be an adult in her 40’s, taking care of her elderly parents, how her public image doesn’t necessarily reflect her reality, as well as her challenges with dating and relationships.  Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Amy Dresner Buy My Fair Junkie On Amazon https://www.amazon.com/My-Fair-Junkie-Getting-Staying/dp/0316430935/ http://www.amydresner.com/ https://www.instagram.com/amydresner/ https://twitter.com/amydresner
1:11:34
March 24, 2020
Adam Sud Shows Up For A Major Lifestyle Change
If you need to hear a powerful story of change and inspiration, get ready for this amazing episode with Adam Sud. We get deep. In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Although he grew up privileged, he never felt like he was “enough,” after being diagnosed with ADHD as a child. He became addicted to drugs, fast food, and had begun doctor shopping and forging prescriptions. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. After he woke up, Adam realized he was trying to escape pain, not life itself.  He checked into rehab where he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, bipolar disorder, suicidal depression, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, and ADHD.  Then after staying at Asher’s sober living facility, Transcend, Adam’s life changed completely. He began a plant-based lifestyle, becoming a vegetarian and eventually vegan. At four months sober, he no longer had diabetes and finally felt like he was enough. His life changed forever.  Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes, a program created by Robby Barbaro who was previously a guest on the show. He is also the founder of Plant Based For Positive Change, and currently studying the effects of implementing a nutrient-dense diet and nutrition education in early addiction recovery. More importantly, he finally feels like he is able to show up fully. Please show up for us by subscribing, rating and leaving a review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Adam Sud https://www.plantbasedforpositivechange.org/ https://www.instagram.com/plantbasedaddict/ https://www.facebook.com/plantbasedaddict/ https://www.gofundme.com/f/infinite-study
1:01:28
March 17, 2020
Jed Payne Shows Up To Be A Christian
A rabbi and a Christian walk into a podcast to discuss spirituality and sobriety. Today our guest is Jed Payne who hosts the Church and Other Drugs podcast. Like Asher, he grew up in a religious household.  Jed had a fear of sin, going to hell and suffered from anxiety. But he didn't like drugs until he tried cough syrup and then became addicted to cocaine at age 15.  Jed shares his story of going In and out of treatment, burning bridges, becoming homeless and living in his car. His relationship with God was at odds with his addiction, as he smoked crack and preached the gospel at the same time. But after a spiritual experience in rehab, he had a massive surrender to the process of recovery.  While he is sober today and works in the treatment industry, Jed bravely opens up about the challenges he still experiences. This includes his fear of having children, living with depression and waiting for the other shoes to drop after he has been through so much. Although Jed and Asher practice different religions, they learn they have similar views of God. Asher was also a guest on Church and Other Drugs. Don't miss his episode. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/156-jed-talks-to-a-sober-rabbi-with-asher-gottesman/id1191035186?i=1000467262835 Show up for us by subscribing, rating and reviewing on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com  
42:22
March 10, 2020
Robby Barbaro Shows Up To Master Diabetes And Health
Author of NY Times Bestseller Mastering Diabetes Robby Barbaro joins us today to talk about taking charge of your own health. Even if you don’t have diabetes, you will learn so much from this episode. After experiencing symptoms of diabetes (his brother is type 1), it turned out his intuition was correct. Robby also followed his intuition and research when it came to nutrition, proving that most of what the medical community will tell you to eat when you’re diabetic is wrong. His revolutionary approach to mastering diabetes along with other chronic health conditions including PCOS, obesity, high cholesterol, cancer, pre-diabetes Alzheimer’s and more, will surprise you. In this episode we talk about health, nutrition, why carbs aren’t evil (and why you can eat bread!), why processed foods are a problem, food addiction, keto, Forks Over Knives, corn, the science of nutrition, fruit, and insulin resistance. We also get into the specifics of his vegan diet plan and why it isn’t as difficult to be vegan as you may have assumed. (REALLY!) Show up for us by subscribing, rating and reviewing on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher Gottesman https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Buy Mastering Diabetes https://www.amazon.com/dp/059318999X For More Information https://www.masteringdiabetes.org/ https://www.instagram.com/masteringdiabetes https://www.instagram.com/mindfuldiabeticrobby/
1:07:43
March 3, 2020
Erika De La Cruz Shows Up To Inspire
TV host and bestselling author Erika De La Cruz joins us today for an incredible episode. Looking at Erika, she appears to have it all. She's talented, beautiful and professionally accomplished. You would never believe her that she lost her family home as a freshman in college or that her mother is voluntarily homeless. She shares her incredible story about going from someone who grew up middle class and went to private school to losing everything. But this episode isn't sad! Erika talks about what to do when life falls apart, how to cultivate happiness from within, her fear of abandonment, manifestation, shame, and so much more. She reveals what happens behind the scenes at Passion To Paycheck, which is her annual event that's inspiring people to change their lives. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Erika De La Cruz: https://erikadelacruz.com/ https://www.instagram.com/_erikadelacruz/ https://twitter.com/_ErikaDeLaCruz Follow Asher Gottesman: https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
1:04:12
February 25, 2020
Ali Levine Shows Up To Be A Mom
You might have seen media personality and mom influencer Ali Levine on Bravo’s Stripped. Today, she joins us to talk about parenting and her experience with postpartum depression. While Ali seemingly had it all and loved being a mom, she had no idea she was experiencing postpartum until she hit an emotional bottom. Like many first time moms, she didn’t understand how she could love her daughter, Amelia Rei and be sad at the same time. As a father of five, Asher gets deep about the challenges of being a parent, especially as Ali is now pregnant with her second child. The two talk about parent shaming, the stress of comparing yourself to others, why shame doesn’t lead to self-improvement, and why taking care of yourself makes you a better parent. Whether you have kids or do not, you will relate to this episode. Asher was also on Ali’s podcast Striptd Down: You can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/striptd-down-with-ali-levine/id1464605227?i=1000465842747 Follow Ali Levine: https://www.instagram.com/alilevinedesign/ https://twitter.com/AliLevineDesign https://www.instagram.com/striptddownpodcast/ Follow Asher Gottesman: https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
57:35
February 18, 2020
Chris Medina Shows Up To Be A Psychic Medium
A rabbi and a psychic walk into a podcast, but this isn’t a bad joke! Chris Medina is a psychic medium with an incredibly interesting story. If you aren’t into psychics or don’t believe in them, know that Chris thinks most are frauds as well. But we all experience intuition, whether its psychic intuition or feeling like something is or isn’t trustworthy. Chris had a challenging childhood, where he felt guided by spirits instead of his parents. He also talks about struggling in an unhappy life, addiction issues, finally becoming comfortable with his own psychic abilities and how we all have gifts. But most importantly, he isn’t afraid to keep it real. Follow Chris Media: https://www.instagram.com/psychicchrism/ https://twitter.com/PsychicChrisM http://www.chrismedina.guide/ https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-your-head-with-chris-medina/id1433973220 Follow Asher Gottesman: https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
46:14
February 11, 2020
Andrea Arlington Shows Up For Reality
Showing up for friends and family with addiction is tough. No one knows this better than former reality star and founder of Families United For Recovery, Andrea Arlington. You might remember her from Pretty Wild on E! (Leslie Mann played her in the movie The Bling Ring) or her daughters Alexis Neiers Haines and Tess Taylor. Today, Andrea is a completely different person than you probably remember her to be. With two daughters in long term recovery from heroin addiction, Andrea shares her own story of leaving home as a teenager to become a model, having a brother who was an addict, and feeling like she didn’t belong. She opens up to Asher about guilt, shame, how Brene Brown changed her life, the dangers of being a people pleaser, numbing out, healthy boundaries, feeling like a bad mom and how her son-in-law’s brutal honesty was exactly what she needed to change. Today, Andrea is a Daring Way Facilitator, ICF, PCC Life Coach, a better mother, grandmother and inspiration to others. Asher talks about how he had some of the same maladaptive behaviors and what lead him to change, as well as why drugs and alcohol are a short-term solution to a longer-term problem. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on Social Media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect With Andrea Arlington https://www.andreaarlington.com/ https://familiesunitedforrecovery.com/ https://www.instagram.com/andreaarlington/
34:10
February 4, 2020
Ben Spielberg Shows Up To Fight Depression
Ben Spielberg from TMS and Brain Health joins us today to discuss TMS, which is a clinically proven drug-free treatment for depression. But years ago, he could hardly show up to get out of bed. After suffering from depression and ADHD as a teenager, he got sober at the age of 20 and found a new passion: neuroscience! In this episode, he talks about why TMS is the ultimate form of biohacking, how TMS works, what it can do, and presents evidence of how it changes lives for people with depression, ADHD, PTSD and more. If you are looking for alternatives to traditional treatments or an inspirational story, this is the episode to listen to. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Ben Spielberg https://www.tmsbrainhealth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/tmsbrainhealth/ Follow Asher on Social Media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
28:58
January 28, 2020
Chanel Kenner Shows Up For Body Positivity
Do your new year's resolutions involve dieting? Maybe they don't need to. Nutrition coach Chanel Kenner went from suffering from anorexia as a teenager to being a warrior for health as an adult. She didn't always love herself, but doing the work transformed her mind and body. In this episode, she sits down with Asher to discuss the dangers of diet culture, the obesity epidemic, why size has nothing to do with how she feels about her body, why it's okay to eat cupcakes, intuitive eating, the importance of food education, why need to stop the shame and so much more. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Chanel Kenner https://chanelkennernutrition.com/ https://instagram.com/chanelkennernutrition Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
1:06:46
January 21, 2020
Anthony Pazos Shows Up For Good Hair & The LGBTQ Community
Beauty guru and media personality Anthony Pazos (you probably remember him from LA Hair on WE) shows up today for an equally fun and deep episode. He talks about how he became a hairstylist, meeting Kim Kimball, how doing hair can be emotionally draining, and why he sometimes feels like a therapist. Anthony also discusses his childhood, being abused, bullying, knowing he was gay, his new business venture (hair extensions), admiring Jeffree Star,  his involvement with My Friend's Place, the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and more. Producer Amanda, who is friends with Anthony also gets on the mic for a few minutes. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Connect With Anthony Pazos https://www.anthonypazos.com/ https://shopanthonypazos.com/ https://www.instagram.com/anthonypazos/ https://twitter.com/AnthonyPazos Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
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January 14, 2020
Dave From Dopey Shows Up For His Audience And Family
Dave from the Dopey podcast joins us today to get deep about addiction, recovery and podcasting. If you haven’t listened to Dopey, it’s one of the biggest addiction podcasts with 3 million+ downloads and has been featured on This American Life, Vice and Hollywood Reporter. They’ve had a ton of celebrity guests including Artie Lange, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marc Maron. But the future of the podcast was in jeopardy when one of the cohosts, Chris died of a drug overdose. Dave talks honestly about his decision to continue the show after the death of his cohost, his best friend Todd, and why he ultimately decided to show up for his audience as well as himself. He also gets into being a heroin addict, when he realized he needed to change and why family is so important to him.  Connect with Dopey https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/dopey-dark-comedy-drug-addiction/id1077823917?mt=2 https://www.dopeypodcast.com/ https://www.instagram.com/dopeypodcast/ https://twitter.com/Dopeypodcast If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com
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January 10, 2020
Jordan Grahm Shows Up To Change Lives
You might recognize him from The Biggest Loser, but trainer and nutrition coach Jordan Graham is a big winner with a big heart. He used to weigh more than 420 pounds and has since lost over 200, gaining muscle, a new lease on life and a beautiful wife. If your resolution this year is to lose weight, exercise more or overhaul your lifestyle completely, this is THE episode to listen to. Jordan gets deep about what being obese was like, using food to mask emotions, losing his mother as a teenager, the car accident that lead to a moment of clarity in his life, why his dog was a great workout partner, his cancer diagnosis as well as the challenges he faces today. He also shares some practical tips if you need a little extra dose of motivation. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect with Jordan Graham https://www.jordangrahm.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thefitboss/ https://www.facebook.com/TheFitBoss/
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January 7, 2020
Emily Lynn Paulson Shows Up To Be A Sober Mom
Emily Lynn Paulson was just like Asher—a parent to five kids who had a seemingly perfect life on the outside. She had a thriving business and an Instagram feed anyone would be jealous of. But everything was edited, filtered and Photoshopped (at least in the spiritual sense). In real life, Emily was an alcoholic who was hiding deep secrets. In this episode, she gets deep about making mistakes and learning to forgive herself, the importance of self-care, sleep, meditation, Catholicism, exercise, making certain things in her life non-negotiable and how she finally got sober. But perhaps the best lesson here is that she finally learned to stop caring what other people think, which is something most of us struggle with. Emily also talks about writing her book Highlight Real. Emily’s sobriety date is January 2nd, 2017! If you’re struggling this time of year, Emily’s story will prove that you don’t need a glass of champagne to celebrate a new beginning. This episode is a must-listen listen for everyone. Even if you don’t struggle with addiction, alcoholism or being a parent, it’s very easy to relate to Emily’s story. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit http://www.ashergottesman.com Connect with Emily Lynn Paulson https://www.emilylynnpaulson.com/ https://www.instagram.com/highlightrealrecovery/ https://www.instagram.com/wowyouhaveyourhandsfull/ https://www.facebook.com/emilylynnpaulson Buy her book Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1733853219/
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December 30, 2019
Veteran Ronny W Shows Up For A New Life
Israeli soldier turned artist Ronny W shares the brave story of going from Tank Commander in the 401st Armored Division to the accident that left him in a wheelchair. After making a decision that he “wasn’t going to be disabled,” Ronny ended up having a thriving music career. He gets deep in this episode about the challenges of rehabilitation, body image, disability, PTSD, dating, life as a veteran, and all the challenges he has had to overcome. Asher and Ronnie discuss the true meaning of showing up. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit AsherGottesman.com Follow Ronny W https://www.ronnyw.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ronnywmusic/ https://twitter.com/Ronnywmusic
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December 26, 2019
Terra Newell Of Dirty John Shows Up For Victims Of Domestic Violence
Terra Newell of Dirty John, both the podcast and Bravo show (now streaming on Netflix), joins us today to talk about showing up for herself, family and victims of domestic violence. She recounts her story including the final incident with Dirty John and how she had to trust her intuition. Terra opens up about connecting with the victims of domestic violence, coercive control, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self-care and how she has been healing with EMDR. She also discusses red flags and practical tips for those who are currently experiencing domestic violence relationships. Asher reflects on the importance of forgiveness. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit AsherGottesman.com Follow Terra on social media https://www.instagram.com/terranewell/ https://twitter.com/terra_newell Listen to Time Out With Terra https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/time-out-with-terra/id1477935020
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December 19, 2019
Metta World Peace Shows Up Off The Court
Former NBA player Metta World Peace joins us for our first episode to talk about showing up for yourself and others. While many professional athletes feel untouchable, Metta opens up about his mental health challenges. He shares openly about the importance of vulnerability, self-awareness, diversity, failure, depression, parenting, anxiety and habits.  Additionally, he talks about introducing Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, as well as being an influencer and social media’s highlight reel. If you connected to this episode, please show up for us—give the podcast a 5-star rating and review on Apple Podcasts. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit AsherGottesman.com Follow Metta on social media https://www.instagram.com/mettaworldpeace37/ https://twitter.com/MettaWorld37
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December 12, 2019
Trailer: Asher Gottesman Shows Up
“Don’t buy the lies your mind is selling.” – Asher Gottesman Thought leader Asher Gottesman is many things, including a father, entrepreneur, and mentor. But nothing in life has come easy to him. The son of a prominent Los Angeles Rabbi, a challenging childhood led him down the road of addiction. But that didn’t stop Asher from having a successful career in real estate. But ultimately, a cocaine habit and all the morally questionable behavior that comes with that lifestyle, caught up with him. Asher went from flying on a private jet to barely being able to pay his electric bill. After experiencing extreme shame and regret, he began to make plans to end his life. But then someone showed up for him. He had a moment of clarity, decided to get sober and find his true purpose in showing up for others. Now more than a decade in recovery, he shares his story from the depths of depression, anxiety, and self-hate to helping others turn their lives around. Follow Asher on social media https://www.instagram.com/theasherg/ https://twitter.com/TheAsherG For more info, visit AsherGottesman.com
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November 16, 2019