This week it’s Alcohol Awareness Week ( alcoholchange.org.uk) 16-22nd Nov 2020. This year’s focus from this UK based charity is around mental health. In this session we talk about our individual mental health journeys, and the part alcohol played, and how it will always make it worse and how we came to realise this. Lastly we talk about how we care for our own mental health as an ongoing practice. Trigger warnings: ACEs, sexual trauma references.
This week we discuss gratitude- and not the lofty, worthy, you-should-be-bloody- grateful type of gratitude but the actual access point to changing our emotional and mental state. As always these things are evidence-based wellness and mental health tools and so they are sober tools. From tea, to friends, to mindfulness, we look at our journeys with this persistent and gentle art and the unexpected places it shows up in our lives.
Love Yourself Sober - a self care guide to alcohol free living for Busy Mothers Kindle edition by Kate Baily & Mandy Manners is available now for 99p for Alcohol Awareness Week ( 16-22 Nov 2020). HERE
On this episode we had the great pleasure of chatting with Andy Ramage - Author, entrepreneur, alcohol free and wellness expert.
www.andyramage.com @andyramageofficial on FB & Insta where he is LIVE every day at 7:45 am GMT. Andy was the co-founder of OYNB, for AF challenges: www.oneyearnobeer.com and is now concentrating on his own coaching and wellbeing practice including the Office-Athlete Course and next year launching an accreditation for Coaches. Andy has written two books. The 28-day Alcohol-Free Challenge with Ruari Fairbairns and his new book Let's do this! How to use motivational psychology to change your life.
You cannot help by be cheered up and inspired by Andy and his story into sober living and all the gifts it has given him in his career, relationships and health. It's a great episode, so grab a cuppa and let's chat. Love K & M x
In this week's pod we are Marie Kondo-ing our sober toolkits and what the new additions have been over the last few months. We are reflecting on what brings joy and the gentle exploration and enquiry into the changing needs and growth that happens in sobriety.
We also invite all coaches or those interested in coaching and expanding their experience in the area of addictive behaviours to join us in an introductory FREE event via zoom on Tuesday 3rd Nov ant 10am : LINK to join to find out a bit more.
We have been working with them since March and they recognise the importance and are very keen to provide a training in their portfolio for a Certification in Addictive Behaviours Coaching. This will be facilitated by us in Feb 2021.
Things we think ROCK and are in the toolkits ATM are asking the question does this spark joy?:
Brene Brown- Unlocking Us
Conversation with Alanis Morisette
How to be a boss at Ageing
Conversation with Nova Reid
Neals Yard Seaweed and Arnica Body Soak
Neal's Yard Women's Balance Essential Oil Blend
Headphones and music
Comedy on Facebook
Episode 101! This week we are delighted to chat to Le'Nise Brothers @eatlovemove. Le’Nise Brothers is a registered nutritionist, mBANT, mCHNC, specialising in women’s health, hormones and the menstrual cycle, yoga teacher and host of the Period Story podcast. She works with women who want to get control of sugar cravings, mood swings and hormonal acne, bloating and headaches, as well as increase their energy levels.
Le’Nise has helped many women with hormonal issues ranging from PMS, PCOS, fibroids, endometriosis, heavy, painful, missing & irregular periods, post-natal depletion, peri menopause and menopause.
She set up her practice Eat Love Move to help empower and educate women to understand their bodies, advocate for better healthcare and heal.
We had a great discussion about sobriety, nutrition, self-care and women's health, so grab a cuppa and let's chat.
To find out more about Le'Nise https://eatlovemove.com/ or insta @eatlovemove and her podcast @periodstorypod
100th EPISODE of Love Sober Pod!!! WHAT AN EPISODE! What a lady, what a night .....We are delighted to speak to our dear friend and sober sis Rose Romain. Rose tells us her story of her journey to sobriety - she has been sober for 8 years. She talks of being an English girl in Paris , going to rehab, coming out the other side and then her journey of self discovery in sobriety. We also discuss the idea of a Love Sober Panto, sober sex and finding our people.
Rose Romain is a Certified professional creative and trauma informed recovery coach and she recovers designated coach , with a range of experience in supporting clients with substance misuse, debting, depression, anxiety, intimacy issues and creative burnout.
Rose has worked extensively in the entertainment world (wearing many a different hat) before retraining as a coach. Rose specialises in helping clients transform their inner voice to become their ally whilst re-connecting with their body, mind and soul with intuition, integrity and inspiration.
Rose is a member of the (MITC - music industry therapists and coaches collective) and proud co-host of the podcast SOBER SEX.
She is ALSO the voice of the audiobook of our book Love Yourself Sober
Find her at roseromain.com
This week on the pod we had the great honor of talking to the wonderful @welfordwellbeing Rachael Welford. Rachael is the founder of Welford Wellbeing and Clear Club and the host of Things I Wish I’d Known Podcast.
She is on a mission to empower people to take control of their mental, emotional and spiritual health so they can live fuller and happier lives. If you’re looking for a self-love overhaul, newfound confidence and a mindset reset, you’ve found the right place. Rachael’s infectious energy sparks motivation and change. She shares practical tools, and life strategies which take her clients from stressed out, anxious and stuck to confident, positive, happy and really living their best lives. She’s worked with some significant names since setting up, including celebrity influencers, Hollywood actresses and companies like Reuters, Spotify, TikTok and DMG Media Group. She was voted one of London’s best alternative therapists by Time out and has been featured in VICE, New, Stylist, Evening Standard and Huffpost and now you can work with her this autumn to build self-love, confidence and realise how awesome you are! Whether you’re looking to clear the COVID-fear, start a new business, find love, build self-confidence and self-trust, she has the tools you need to get your head straight, find your passion and become your best self.
We had a great chat with Rachael about spirituality, mental health and sobriety so grab a cuppa and let's chat
Find out more about Rachael:
Mandy and Kate chat about Sober October, the offerings during this month and some tips and tools for those who may be starting out on their sober journey this October.
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With love as always
Kate & Mandy XXXXX
This week we talk about losing our sh** then putting ourselves back together again! It happens... Sh** happens and that's ok. We talk about emotions and how to release our feelings, Mandy also has a giggle fit! A general round up of life through the sober lens so grab a cuppa and let's chat. Love K & M x
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This week Mandy interviews Arlina Allen. Arlina is a Teacher, Author, host of the award winning recovery podcast "The ODAAT Chat Podcast", and founder of Sober Life School.
She has been sober since 4/23/94, married for 23 years, and mother of two amazing boys. Her class "Reinvent-How To Rebuild Self-Esteem After Addiction, Heartbreak & Trauma" is being taught to those who've suffered from low self-esteem, codependency, workaholism and many other issues. It is also being taught in the CA Prison System to help provide healthy coping skills to inmates before they are released.
"We only allow into our lives what we feel we deserve, consciously or unconsciously. You can change what you believe and create the life of your dreams. Change your mind, change your life." ~Arlina Allen
Her course sounds amazing, she is such an inspiration, this was a great conversation, so grab a cuppa and let's chat.
Links: Reinvent - Self Esteem Course http://www.selfesteemcourse.com
Main Website - http://www.soberlifeschool.com
Our book Love Yourself Sober is now available to buy https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Yourself-Sober-Mandy-Manners/dp/1789561442/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= or in any bookshop it can be ordered in XX