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Love Sober Podcast Episode 163 - Guest Lois Beim and Liz Mckean from The Phoenix

Love Sober Podcast Episode 163 - Guest Lois Beim and Liz Mckean from The Phoenix

January 21, 2022
This week on the pod, Mandy interview Lois Beim and Liz Mckean from The Phoenix @riserecoverylive 
Liz McKean is a Yoga Teacher and Person in Recovery.  Born and raised in Western NY, she lives in Tampa, Florida with her husband and rescue dog and cats.  After years of struggling with anxiety and drinking, she found strength and sobriety on the yoga mat, and soon after found community with The Phoenix.  In her current role of National Virtual Program Manager at The Phoenix, Liz helps bring the sober, active community to people across the country and beyond through live streaming events such as fitness, yoga, meditation, and social gatherings.  She also teaches yoga within her community, and at a local treatment center.  There is nothing she’d rather do than work for and with people in and seeking recovery.  Sharing her story and the joy of community and yoga is the honor of her life.
 
Lois is a yoga teacher, personal trainer and fitness instructor and has been sober for around five years. She lives in Surrey with her husband, three children and two Jack Russells. She was brought up in Belfast during the troubles and previously worked in the police. She began drinking as a teenager and used alcohol to numb difficult emotions and escape crippling shyness. She initially began exercising in order to be fit for her job, but began to notice other benefits including increased confidence and better mood. Yoga took this one step further and taught her self compassion and allowed her to connect to her body and feel at peace. She has been volunteering for The Phoenix sober community for over a year teaching yoga and meditation.
 
In this episode we talk about exercise, yoga and community, how together we are stronger than stigma and what the amazing people at The Phoenix do. 
To find out more and join a class you can go to https:/www.thephoenix.org follow @riserecoverlive or @power_yoga_cobham
Grab a cuppa and let’s chat! 
Love Sober Podcast Episode 162 Tips for Dry January

Love Sober Podcast Episode 162 Tips for Dry January

January 7, 2022

It's the first episode of 2022... so welcome to any new Dry January listeners and welcome back to old friends. In this episode we discuss tips and tools from Kate's  fitness training sessions and how they translate into sobriety. The way we manage and monitor progress, reward ourselves, acknowledge our achievements in other areas of habit change and the way we manage pitfalls and setbacks are so important for how we view our success and at the end of the day, ourselves. As always we need to treat ourselves with self compassion and get the building blocks in place to give ourselves the best chance of success. 

The secret of our success is built day by day, so keep going, grab yourself a cuppa and let's chat. 

Love Kate & Mandy x 

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Love Sober Podcast Episode 161 - New Year 2022!

Love Sober Podcast Episode 161 - New Year 2022!

December 31, 2021

Happy New Year! In this episode we say goodbye politely and not so politely  to 2021(aherm) and set some gentle intentions and hopes for lighter times and more play in 2022 and discuss our respective Word of the Year. Once more round the sun folks. We bloody did it! 

What is your WOTY? Message us at hello@lovesober.com or tag us @instagram.com/lovesober.cic

Join us at https://www.lovesober.com

Get in touch with your ideas and requests for topics and guests. 

We love to hear from you. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Love K&M xxx 

Love Sober Podcast 59 Christmas 20/12/19

Love Sober Podcast 59 Christmas 20/12/19

December 24, 2021

In our final episode sponsored by @sainsburys - We talk the Big Day - and We’re dreaming of an alcohol free Xmas!!
In this episode, we focus on how to do Xmas and Eve and Day. This is a massive fear for many of us so we talk overwhelm, delegating, prep and basically self management to avoid trigger moments. Part of this is making sure you are prepped with stuff for Xmas alcohol free wise. We break down the evening and day to identify pressure spots and to plan for alternatives. We will talk about other non-traditional Xmases too...If you choose to do something different.  It's all about reframing our experiences remembering what we can and can't change and knowing that come January everyone will be doing Dry January and we will already be a step ahead.

Sainsbury's has a free drink for you to try - Follow the link here https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/freemule  and read the T&C - we chose this drink ourselves for you guys as it's versatile and deliciously fresh, so happy Xmas from us and from Sainsbury's!!!

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Love Sober Podcast Episode 159 Guest Nancy AKA Sober Loving Radical

Love Sober Podcast Episode 159 Guest Nancy AKA Sober Loving Radical

December 17, 2021

In this week's podcast Kate chats to dear Sober Sis, Sobriety Activist Nancy who is known on Tiktok and Instagram as Sober Loving Radical. https://www.instagram.com/sober_loving_radical/

Nancy is a  49 year old mum of three boys aged 9, 15 and 16 and has been sober since April 2018. She was diagnosed with ADHD in April 2020 she says  'after a lifetime of feeling like I didn't quite fit in and struggling with low self esteem." She is  a sobriety and self discovery coach, (in training) and can currently be found on TikTok and Instagram as Sober Loving Radical.

Her mission is to define and promote 'Radical Sobriety' as a positive, joyful, lifestyle choice. A vehicle for self discovery and living a fulfilling and empowered life. In her private life my biggest drive is to break the cycle of generational trauma, to enable her children to feel better about themselves than she did growing up.

The is real talk for real times, how we actually feel in the run up to Xmas this second pandemic winter and what we think we might need to soothe, connect and light up our inner fairy lights to keep on keeping on. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Love Kate & Mandy 

 

Love Sober Podcast Episode 158 Seasonal Sober Self-Care.

Love Sober Podcast Episode 158 Seasonal Sober Self-Care.

December 10, 2021

In this episode we continue to assemble and refine the advent toolkit - we look at managing energy and staying balanced through 'Wintering' - which is respecting that deep need to rest and restore, do less and why it's so, so important for our sobriety and wellbeing. 

We also discuss approaching this through self compassion - modelling that to our kids rather that this hyper perfectionism which feels  so stressful and actually stops us being present - which is that greatest gift we can give them - and ourselves. 

Hunker down, turn off all notifications, grab and cuppa and let's chat.

Love Kate & Mandy 

 

 

Love Sober Podcast 157 - Xmas Toolkit Prep

Love Sober Podcast 157 - Xmas Toolkit Prep

December 3, 2021

In this episode we chat about how to put our best feet forward for the Xmas period and boss our sobriety with a badass toolkit. We are talking about willpower and how to build our sober identities, liminal thinking, diary being the weapon of choice, respecting the ebb and doing it OUR way. 

Head over to https://www.lovesober.com/blog/the-advent-ure-starts-here-your-guide-to-an-alcohol-free-december

for more inspo about the toolkit. 

You've got it, we've got you - let's do this! 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Love Kate & Mandy 

Love Sober Podcast Episode 156 - Guest Jo Walduck

Love Sober Podcast Episode 156 - Guest Jo Walduck

November 25, 2021

In this episode, Mandy talks to sober shero and coach Jo Walduck. Jo Walduck (she/they) @zesobercoach @jowalduck loves long naps, white chocolate, social justice, walks on the beach and fluffy cats. Currently working remotely, she lives in Lyon, France but has grand plans to relocate to the seaside as soon as possible. Sober since October 2019, her journey to sobriety came off the back of burnout from teaching, and retraining as a life and business coach.

After taking one month off the booze to boost the launch her company, she realised the tip of the iceberg had just been scratched in terms of the benefits and lessons that can come from sustained sobriety, and since then has navigated quitting nicotine, coming out as trans, living with chronic illness, losing friends and family to isolation, illness and death, and of course, the adaptation to life in a pandemic. She works on herself and with women and queer folk as a coach, exploring the hindrances to sustained sobriety and the shadows that can appear when the sober light gets stronger.

Her support group (The Deep Duckpond) is currently only in English, but she works 1:1 with clients in English and French and hopes, *once things settle down* to be more actively involved in the alcohol free world in France, and to produce more resources and supports for members of the queer community who struggle with addictive substances and behaviour. Community, therapy, boundary work (inward and outward-facing), non-violent communication, and radical self-love and self-care (it's not all fluffy slippers) are the cornerstones of her sobriety, healing and recovery.

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

M & K 

Website: www.jowalduck.com

Love Sober Podcast Episode 155 - Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 - relationships.

Love Sober Podcast Episode 155 - Alcohol Awareness Week 2021 - relationships.

November 19, 2021

It's Alcohol Awareness Week in the UK and  https://alcoholchange.org.uk/

focus this year is on the  impact of alcohol on our relationships. We chat through our relationships when we were drinking, on our marriages, in our families and with ourselves . Part two of this discussion looks at how to build sober friendships. We talk about the power of connections and moving from places of isolation to connection in the beauty that is the sober journey and how we heal. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat. 

Love K&M XX

Love Sober Podcast Episode 154 - Guest Dr Bumni Aboaba

Love Sober Podcast Episode 154 - Guest Dr Bumni Aboaba

November 12, 2021

This week Mandy is joined by @thefoodaddictioncoach
Dr Bunmi Aboaba is a Recovery Coach specialising in Food Addiction, helping clients to achieve a healthy relationship with food to meet long-term health goals. Dr Bunmi’s work covers the full spectrum of disordered eating, including overeating, compulsive eating, emotional eating, addicted eating and other associated patterns. Dr Bunmi is also creator of the first Certified Food Addiction Certification to support nutritionists, personal trainers, dieticians, nurses and clinicians to help their clients achieve long-lasting results.

We had a great chat about Bunmi’s own story to sobriety, cross-addiction and her vision for helping people, breaking stigma and looking at how we eat, what we eat and why we eat it. We also talked about the way we can spot patterns of addictive behaviours no matter how they manifest. Bumni is a great friend of the show and a brilliant coach, don’t hesitate to get in touch if this resonates you are not alone.

Love M & K

Web: www.thefoodaddictioncoach.co.uk
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bunmiaboaba/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefoodaddictioncoach/

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