Love Sober Podcast
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 - Hind Nenmassi - Intersection & Sobriety

Love Sober Podcast- Guest - Hind Nenmassi - Intersection & Sobriety

June 10, 2022

In this episode I talk to the wonderful Hind Nenmassi about all the things. Hind is a 30-something musician based in Brighton. They have been in the forefront of the Brighton indie scene the last few years with their band SUN & AIR. They are Moroccan and grew up in France and host Assuming Form on Slack City radio, a monthly show on navigating life and identity when you have always been the outsider because of race, ethnicity, gender or sexuality. Hind is also passionate and very open about their own mental health and neurodiversity, and how it has inevitably been intertwined with alcohol abuse in their twenties.

Hind also sings one of their original songs in an impromptu acoustic session!

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

Kate x 

 
 
And tickets for the June 28th gig: 
 
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. https://www.anndowsettjohnston.com/workshops

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 https://www.instagram.com/mandymannerscoach/

The best way to keep in touch with Kate and all things Love Sober & her coaching practice is at https://www.lovesober.com/ Sign up to the newsletter for all the monthly news and resources, courses and offerings and hello@lovesober.com

to DM. 

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

 

Our book is now available from all bookshops such as amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Love-Yourself-Sober-Mandy-Manners/dp/1789561442/

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Love Sober Podcast Guest Tiffany North - Intuitive Eating Coach

Love Sober Podcast Guest Tiffany North - Intuitive Eating Coach

April 22, 2022

In this episode Kate talks to Intuitive Eating Coach Tiffany North about healing disordered eating, the neurobiology of stress & trauma and her long-term recovery. 

As an RN, Certified Intuitive Eating Professional, and creator of the Food Attachment Model ™, Tiffany helps people with disordered eating finally find freedom, balance, and satisfaction. She personally struggled with disordered eating and found a path to peace. It was so transformational that she dedicated her work to helping others do the same. Tiffany's passion is helping people stop wasting their precious energy drained by the food and body struggle so that they can use that energy to be powerful leaders in the world. She has also been alcohol and substance free since 1998 and feels that recovery has informed all areas of her life, especially her work as a nurse and a coach. When she isn’t coaching, speaking, and podcasting, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being in nature and creating more fun, adventure, and play in life.

Find Tiffany here: https://www.coachtiffanyrn.com/quiz.html

Grab a Cuppa and let's chat. 

Kate & Mandy x 

Love Sober Podcast - The Load of Caring Roles & Alcohol 360

Love Sober Podcast - The Load of Caring Roles & Alcohol 360

April 15, 2022

In this episode we discuss the load of carers & in our cases as mothers. We discuss the need for honesty, extra support and wider nexus for us to thrive. Our mental health journeys, our kids', how we walk the line of nurture and letting go and questions about why the obsession with productivity is BS are all topics for today. 

Resources mentioned:

The Body is Not an Apology 

The Human Library at Copenhagen 

Co-Women group Sussex, UK. 

Love Sober Podcast - People Pleasing & Alcohol

Love Sober Podcast - People Pleasing & Alcohol

April 8, 2022

In this episode we talk about people pleasing or fawning/ appeasing as it's sometimes referred to. This is actually an adaptive trauma response and a result of us having to fit in, play small and hide ourselves in order to fit in. We look at it's spectrum, how it can actually be a superpower when used wisely and how we can look after ourselves as we learn to connect with others healthily, set boundaries and stand our ground. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat. 

Resources mentioned: Untamed Journal, Glennon Doyle 

Playing Big, Tara Mohr 

Love Kate & Mandy 

Love Sober Podcast - Guest Nana Treen.

Love Sober Podcast - Guest Nana Treen.

April 1, 2022

In this episode Kate talks to dear friend and sober legend, Nana Treen, long term Soberista, occasional blogger, advocate for alcohol-free life and creator AF Loud and Proud. https://nanatreen.wordpress.com/

Treen got sober at 59 and in this episode we discuss the challenges of kicking the drink later in life and how to harness the power of 'Life's Third Trimester' to create a mindset for successful sobriety. Nana Treen is a truly inspiration woman, proud to consider herself an Elder and a Sober Sister. 

Grab a cuppa and let's chat.

K&M X 

Love Sober Podcast -  Motherhood & Gifts of Sobriety

Love Sober Podcast - Motherhood & Gifts of Sobriety

March 25, 2022

In this episode we discuss our journeys in sobriety and our experiences as mums. We look at why it's so important for women to have the appropriate support, community and care as mothers to honour that rite of passage, protect our mental and physical well-being and to ask the real questions about care - not just be sold Mummy Wine Time. We revisit our first book Love Yourself Sober - a Self Care guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers. which was the book we REALLY needed to write and is a collection of all the things that helped us  along the way. 

We also reference the Vision Boarding Workshop with Kate , this coming Sunday on Mother's Day in the UK at 5pm. This is an opportunity to engage your creativity in envisioning a life you love sober or bringing more of what you love into your sober life. 

Booking link here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spring-vision-boarding-for-sobriety-tickets-291730663267

Grab a cuppa and let's chat

K&M X 

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