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Veronica speaks to Anna David a long time recovery advocate and author about the re-release of her book 'Party Girl.' Party Girls is a semi-autobiographical novel set in L.A. in the 90's. Credited with kicking off the whole 'quit lit genre' Ann
Everyone comes into sobriety with secrets. Secrets are like a cancer that grow and weigh us down. Chip and Veronica explore the nature of secrets, confessing to some secrets and how secrets effect our relationships.   To learn more, visit the s
Chip and Veronica are back from their summer break! They answer listener questions such as: do they ever miss drinking? Can you drink on special occasions? Do you need to spend money to get sober? And, how do you get over the shame in early sob
Lockdown restrictions have given you an opportunity to be away from everyday drinking and social pressures that would normally present themselves in social situations.⁣ ⁣ Having that time has allowed you to build a really good foundation for yo
Julia wants everyone to recognize their emotions for what they are - data.⁣ ⁣ Emotions are the information your brain is trying to tell you about how you feel about what's going on at that moment. You are not your emotions or your thoughts.⁣ ⁣
How does a mother overcome shame and guilt?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Laura McKowen shares how she finally came to sobriety, how her drinking affected her daughter, what she sees as the missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to therapy and self-hea
Whatever the question is, balance is always the answer. Balance is key to sobriety because if we become unbalanced; it can lead to relapse. In this episode Chip and Veronica discuss the mistakes they have made and how to achieve balance using s
Stephanie Gaudreau mission is to help women create bigger, bolder, fiercer lives - by building health from the inside out. In this episode, we discuss body image, health, nutrition. Step advises us how we can get started with exercise how we ca
**Trigger warning** How do you learn boundaries when they were violated as a child? We discuss why healthy boundaries are crucial to recovery and how you can begin to learn how to develop them.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
The Five Pillars of Sustainable Sobriety are essential for anyone wishing to live a happy and sober life. In this episode, Veronica's takes a deep dive into the five pillars of Movement, Connection, Balance, Process, and Growth. She explains ho
In our final episode before the summer break. Veronica and Chip discuss staying sober in the summer and how to deal with triggers and patterns related to drinking.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
Why are endings so hard? In this episode, Chip and Veronica explore how we struggle when things end. They look at how people can sabotage endings, avoid dealing with them or cut people off. Transitioning to different life chapters requires us t
In all our episodes we encourage you to 'get help' for an alcohol problem. Today we want to clarify what kinds of help to look for. What questions to ask a therapist, how to find a rehab and what to beware of when you join online programs.   To
When we live in a family where there is addiction, dysfunction or mental health issues, there are hidden 'rules' we have to follow. In this episode, Veronica and Tamara discuss the three main addiction family rules; don't talk, don't feel, don'
Being a parent is hard. Being a step-parent is even harder. When relationships break down because of an alcohol problem, many people go on to be a step-parent. In this episode, Chip and Veronica discuss the challenges and pitfalls.   To learn m
Veronica speaks to Soberful Life coach Tamara Kirby about the links between adoption and addiction. As an adopted child, Tamara explains how her 'original trauma' laid the groundwork for her addiction.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
Veronica introduces new Soberful Life coach Yulonda Ross. Yulonda discusses self-love and healthy relationships and how she overcame abuse and trauma to rebuild herself and learn to love herself.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
In this explosive episode, Veronica interviews Kelly Ruta about the unethical standards in the coaching industry. Prompted by an exchange with unqualified influencer coach Dave Hollis they dig deep into how consumers are being misled by influen
**Trigger warning** Chip and Veronica discuss a very sensitive topic. Many clients who suffer from an alcohol use disorder have also experienced some kind of sexual abuse or sexual assault. In this episode, Chip and Veronica explore how that af
What is a soberful life? In today's episode, Veronica interviews Soberful Life team member Louise O'Brien. Louise is a single mother who was struggling desperately with an alcohol problem. Unable to carry on, she took the leap into her sobriety
We are celebrating our third podcasting anniversary. In this episode, Chip and Veronica answer a variety of questions from their Soberful Life members.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
When we commit to sobriety what does that mean? Why does it feel so scary? Why do we want a 'side-door' in case we don't like it? In this episode Veronica chats to Soberful coach Tamara about what commitment really means.   To learn more, visit
Chip and Veronica explore why we celebrate sober birthdays, why we count the days of our sobriety.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
Veronica interviews world-renowned expert Dr. Claudia Black on the impact addiction has on children. Dr. Black outlines how adverse childhood experiences can manifest themselves in adulthood, how to recognise if this is your experience and how
'I stopped drinking three days ago - why isn't everything better?' Chip and Veronica explain the process of sobriety when you can start to expect to feel better, sleep better and enjoy sobriety.   To learn more, visit the show notes.
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