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Love Sober Podcast -Loving Long Term Sobriety & Love Sober Life School - Kate Baily & Nancy Evans

Love Sober Podcast -Loving Long Term Sobriety & Love Sober Life School - Kate Baily & Nancy Evans

October 20, 2022

This week Kate talks to Nancy Evans about tools for long-term sobriety, maintenance and staying in love with sober. Nancy interviews Kate about Love Sober Life school, the flagship 12 week Self-development Group Coaching Program for busy women who want to stay sober & make it stick.

Our tools need to evolve and grow as we do through seasons, life challenges and getting older and we need to be on our stress management, routines, socialising, mindset as well as keeping up those sober treats and keeping motivation and resilience when the going gets tough, as sometimes is just does. This course is the toolkit. 

Written by: Kate Baily, who is a trauma-informed, ICF Sobriety Coach and habit change coach & author specialising in stress, midlife and addictive behaviours.

Also by Mandy Manners - who is a trauma informed life and recovery coach & author.

Sessions are facilitated by Kate & Nancy Evans, who is a certifices Life & Addictive Behaviours Coach and a trainee Compassionate Enquiry Practitioner, training with Dr. Gabor Mate. 

Course Starts November 13th - Feb 5th. Calls at 5pm GMT Sundays.  

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.


You can sign up here or find out more :

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Love Sober Podcast -Guest Ellie Crowe - Perimenopause & Menopause Sober

Love Sober Podcast -Guest Ellie Crowe - Perimenopause & Menopause Sober

October 14, 2022

Kate talks sober menopause & perimenopause with Ellie Crowe of Pump up the Present and Sober & Present podcast in honour of World Menopause Day 18th October 2022.

Ellie Crowe is a Senior Certified This Naked Mind Coach, a Certified Gray Area Drinking Coach and co-host of the Present & Sober Podcast.  Her coaching practice helps overwhelmed and sleep-deprived mums parent peacefully and happily, without needing alcohol to escape at the end of the day.

Focusing on both mind and body aspects, Ellie works with mums who want to drink less and be able to manage stress without drinking.  She teaches how to make alcohol small and irrelevant in your life, whilst showing how to get in control and build emotional strength and resilience.  Running both 1:1 and group programs, Ellie has a curiosity-driven approach, knowing the power of understanding ‘why’ in sparking transformative change and expanding life potential.

Ellie lives with her husband, three young kids and three hounds in a very old pub in Cambridge, England.  She’s a passionate yogi, Wim Hof-fer and gymnast (back in training!).

You can find out more about Ellie at and follow her at @pumpupthepresent on Instagram and Facebook.

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Love Sober Podcast - Guest Dufflyn Lammers - Is it Love or is it Addiction?

Love Sober Podcast - Guest Dufflyn Lammers - Is it Love or is it Addiction?

October 7, 2022

In this episode, Kate talks to Relationship & Recovery Coach Dufflyn Lammers about Love addiction and how to spot it.

Dufflyn Lammers, AKA “The cool aunt who took you to Rehab and Planned Parenthood but made you tell your mom,” is the go-to relationship expert for women in recovery. 

Lammers is the founder of where she offers online courses, an online community, and one-to-one coaching for women who want to succeed at sex, love and dating without resorting to tequila, Ben & Jerry’s or *69. She combines a unique background in Tantra, Attachment Repair, Intervention and Coaching to help women create optimum relational wellbeing. 

She spent the first 12 years of her own recovery single until at last she met her match. It was a long, hard, painful road for her. But it doesn’t have to be for you! Her mission is to be the coach she would have wished for back then. Of course once she met her match she realized the relationship was not the destination, it was the beginning of a whole new journey. Listen, it takes courage to look deeply at ourselves and allow ourselves to show up fully. And, if we want true intimacy that is what it takes.

Dufflyn's Free Talk IS IT LOVE OR IS IT ADDICTION? is available this weekend, Oct. 8th and 9th and also on the 19th. 

You can register here:

She'll be breaking down a 4-part strategy for identifying the hallmarks of process addiction.
She'll reveal the single most effective way to spot problem behavior.
We'll share stories of women just like you who have struggled to love and be loved. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Kate x 


Love Sober Podcast -Guest Claire Sweetman -Socialising Sober for Solo Parents.

Love Sober Podcast -Guest Claire Sweetman -Socialising Sober for Solo Parents.

September 16, 2022

This week Kate talks with Sober Legend Claire Sweetman on her two year soberversary. Claire is a sober life advocate, a solo parent and is two years sober. She shares how she reclaimed socialising, how she manages her energy and sensory needs as a sober person and as a mum and how she managed to fall in love with partying again as a sober person. 

Claire has so many tips and tools about how to navigate all this stuff in the real world and how to keep it real while bossing her toolkit. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat. 


Love Sober Podcast 182 - Guest DJ Barroness -Emma Barron- House of Happiness

Love Sober Podcast 182 - Guest DJ Barroness -Emma Barron- House of Happiness

September 9, 2022
This week Kate talks to DJ Barroness and co-founder of The House of Happiness, Emma Barron.  Emma has been DJing for roughly 4 years now. She is also a TV producer for C4. Emma always had a major interest in music and was a drummer in various bands, grew up on the clubbing scene in Manchester in the 90's and then London. She also spent many summers in Ibiza - so both old school house and Balearic sounds have influenced her music style today.  

After getting sober in 2017 Emma decided that she wanted to follow her  passion so bought some decks, booked a DJ course at Hub16 in Dalston to hone her skills and then got involved in some sober DJ events. She has  played gigs at various venues including House of Barnabus, Fugitive Bar Bethnal Green and more recently Ministry of Sound Members bar. One of her first gigs was doing warm up for Brandon Block on a boat party.

She shares the joy and connection of learning to party sober and finder her way back to her first love of music. 

London's House of Happiness first event is just a few weeks away on  Saturday 8th September 12 noon - 5pm. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Love Kate x 

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Bringing you a FRESH & NEW ALCOHOL & DRUG FREE CLUBBING EXPERIENCE, The House of Happiness is swinging open its doors for the first time to serve banging tunes, a buzzing time and all the highs without the loooows. 🎶
Whether you've given up alcohol for good, or just taking a booze snooze but still LUUUURVE to PARTY & DANCE... ... THIS. EVENT. IS. FOR. YOU. 💃🕺
The roof we'll be raising for our first event is that of the ICONIC venue ELECTROWERKZ - one of London's coolest, most inclusive & alternative venues. 💥🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍⚧️
You can find out more & grab your ticket over on Eventbrite:
Love Sober Podcast NEW SEASON - Episode 181- Guest Maxine Billing-Smith

Love Sober Podcast NEW SEASON - Episode 181- Guest Maxine Billing-Smith

September 2, 2022

Welcome to A/W2022 Season of Love Sober Podcast!  In this new season Kate focuses on Sober Stories and we kick off with a wonderful sober sister, mum of two, teacher and 'Cornish Girl, trying to acclimatise to Scotland', Maxine Billing Smith. Max has two sons and has been on the sober path for two and a half years and shares her story, her tools, her challenges and her wins. 

Each of us has a story to tell and in sharing our stories we know we are not alone. Love Sober Podcast brings you tips, tools and inspiration from the sober community to brighten your autumn days and Max is a brilliant and funny shining example of being a thoroughly good girl who always keeps it real - so grab a cuppa and let’s chat.

Love Kate x

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Love Sober Podcast - Dr. Anna Lembke - Dopamine Nation

Love Sober Podcast - Dr. Anna Lembke - Dopamine Nation

July 1, 2022

In the episode I have the honour of speaking with Dr. Anna Lembke about why addiction is everyone's business and dive into the neuroscience of why this is the case and how we can tackle the dopamine response we all have give ourselves the best chance of avoiding and escaping addictive behaviours., be it alcohol, shopping, smartphone. 

Anna Lembke, MD is professor of psychiatry at Stanford University School of Medicine and chief of the Stanford Addiction Medicine Dual Diagnosis Clinic. A clinician scholar, she is the author of more than a hundred peer-reviewed publications, has testified before the United States House of Representatives and Senate, has served as an expert witness in federal and state opioid litigation, and is an internationally recognized leader in addiction medicine treatment and education.
In 2016, she published Drug Dealer, MD – How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked, and Why It’s So Hard to Stop (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016), highlighted in the New York Times as one of the top five books to read to understand the opioid epidemic (Zuger, 2018). 
Dr. Lembke appeared in the Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma, an unvarnished look at the impact of social media on our lives. 
Her latest book, Dopamine Nation: Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence (Dutton/Penguin Random House, August 2021) was an instant New York Times bestseller and explores how to moderate compulsive overconsumption in a dopamine-overloaded world.

Grab a cuppa and let's chat. 

Kate x 


Love Sober Podcast - Guest Ann Dowsett Johnston - Writing Your Recovery

Love Sober Podcast - Guest Ann Dowsett Johnston - Writing Your Recovery

May 20, 2022

In this episode I have the wonderful opportunity to talk once again with Ann Dowsett Johnston. Ann is the bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post. An award-winning journalist for many years, Ann is now a psychotherapist and the founder and leader of Writing Your Recovery, a popular online memoir-writing course for women.

Winner of seven National Magazine Awards, she is also the recipient of a Southam Journalism Fellowship and the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy. It was for the latter that she prepared a 14-part series on Women and Alcohol in the Toronto Star, looking at the closing gender gap on risky drinking. In 2013, she wrote Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Women and Alcohol, a book named one of the top 10 of the year by the Washington Post.

We talk about why writing is such an important tool for women in recovery, how to look after yourself emotionally in the process and rules of self-disclosure. Ann also gives us her expert tips on how to get started as a writer. Ann has advised many authors including Holly Whittaker when she wrote 'Quit Like a Woman' and so I'm honoured to have her sharing her experience and passion on the podcast. 

What a treat!

Grab a cuppa and let's chat

Love Kate x 



Love Sober Podcast Episode 176 - She Recovers & Next Steps for Kate & Mandy

Love Sober Podcast Episode 176 - She Recovers & Next Steps for Kate & Mandy

May 13, 2022

In this episode we talk about our experiences at the She Recovers Conference in Miami. The incredible speakers and the experience of being with 500 women in recovery, dancing, doing yoga, learning, swimming, chatting was an incredible experience. We met other She Recovers Coaches, old friends who have been on the pod, and made new friends. It felt like a global sisterhood moment for sure. There were so many highlights but for Kate, some of her top moments were Nadia Bolz Webber , who founded the Church for Sinners and Saints  in Detroit and for Mandy, Shari Hampton and Jennifer Pastiloff

There were so many wow and ahhh moments, dancing with Payton and yoga-ing with Taryn. Still holding on and processing and smiling.

On another note... change being part of life and necessary for growth and health, Mandy talks about her decision to step back from Love Sober & the podcast, to honour health, wellbeing, family and transitions after much deliberation. Kate will continue to run Love Sober & they remain great friends and collaborate on their coach training and their second book which is out in September.

For now a sacred pause to honour Mandy and her incredible contribution to the sober community in her work with Love Sober & her coaching and awareness raising - she's not going anywhere - you can find her at

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Grab a cuppa your sober stars and let's chat. 

Love K&M X 

Love Sober Podcast 97 Emotions 25/09/20

Love Sober Podcast 97 Emotions 25/09/20

May 6, 2022

Episode 97

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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