On this week's podcast Kate talks Educationist, consultant, trainer and workplace coach, Kit Messenger about neurodiversity and its links with mental health and AUD. Kit is passionate about changing the way we address underachievement - in schools, the workplace and wider society by celebrating and supporting diversity and by putting growth mindset and an understanding of executive function at the centre of school curriculum.
This week is our 2 year soberpodversary, we cannot believe it ! Over 160K downloads too ! Wow thank you so so much for your continued support and listening in, we are chuffed to bits ! So to celebrate we have a very special guest William Porter author of Alcohol Explained and Alcohol Explained 2. His book was incredibly important to both of us in the early days, that no BS approach that framed alcohol as it really is and what it really does to us helped ALOT with mindset. In this chat we discuss parenthood, William’s time in the military and his experiences of getting sober and writing such a helpful book.
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In this week's podcast we chat about the M word- the money- in terms of us growing up as poor kids, setting up a CIC, the gender nuances and the invisible role of home carers which is really being thrown into profile in our own lives in lockdown. We are getting our big girl pants on and looking at our relationships with money and our goals and recovery around it. We are also looking at the new Institute of Happiness research around measuring countries' wealth and tools to keep us well in uncertain times.
Lock Down continues and tensions are running high in the Love Sober households ...well, in Kate's they are...Mandy is quite chilled AND she doesn't have a headache! #winning. We just wanted to touch base with each other and talk about what's working and what's not working well and through our ramblings learn a more compassionate way of giving ourselves permission to 'be.'
In this week's episode we are delighted to talk to fellow coach, community and podcast host Janey Lee Grace.
Janey Lee Grace is an Amazon No 1 Best-selling author, speaker, and co-presenter on the UK’s biggest radio show, BBC Radio 2’s Steve Wright in the Afternoon. She runs the popular recommendations blog www.imperfectlynatural.com
Janey has written five books on Holistic living including the number One Amazon best seller Imperfectly Natural Woman and currently writes columns for many magazines, and runs training workshops and consultations on Media Breakthrough for holistic businesses and solopreneurs. She hosts the annual Janey Loves Platinum Awards to recognise the best in natural and organic products and services with categories for practitioners and wellbeing authors. After ditching the booze Janey launched a podcast ‘Alcohol Free Life’ focusing on sober self-care, she gave a TEDx talk Sobriety Rocks-Who Knew! in July 2019 and launched The Sober Club in Sept 2019, a membership portal and community for people who are committed to sobriety and want to ‘upscale’ their life without the booze. Its all about the ‘Whats next?’ so members range from Day 1 to 6 years.
Janey is passionate about encouraging people to ditch the chemicals, focus on great nutrition, selfcare, and finding their purpose as she found for herself that quitting the booze was the missing link in the ‘holistic living’ picture. She also offers coaching and is trained in EFT and Matrix Re-imprinting. Janey is married, lives in Herts and has 4 children aged 14 to 21.
We had a great time talking to Janey, she is such a positive advocate for sober living and doing so much for the sober community, so grab a cuppa and let's chat X
On this week's episode we talk to our dear friend and sobro Lee Mengo AKA @thegaysober ( Instagram) and about his journey to sobriety and his reasons to Love Sober. We talk shame, the peril of easter eggs, sarongs, lockdown and creativity with tips and tools for staying sane and sober. Lee is one of the fuunies , kindest people we know and makes us grateful and proud to be sober and on this journey together.
Not one to miss so grab that cuppa and let's chat.
Love Kate and Mandy
Today we talk to sober legend, Veronica Valli.
Veronica has been joyously sober since May 2, 2000. Originally from the UK, she is a psychotherapist, Emotional Freedom Technique Practitioner, Recovery Coach and author of the books Why You Drink and How To Stop and Get Sober Get Free. She is also co-host of the Soberful Podcast.
Veronica passionately believes that anyone can recover from an alcohol problem if they are given the right tools and support and she has personally helped thousands of women transform their lives. Veronica believes that alcohol is only a symptom of the problem and that to recover, thrive and become the women we are truly meant to be, we need to embrace a process of change.
Now based in the USA, Veronica works with women all over the world through her online programs and Facebook groups. She is married and lives on Long Island with her husband and two sons.
This week on the pod we catch up with Linda Parmar our fellow She Recovers Coach and Sobersister from Canada. Linda specializes in financial recovery and helping women in recovery to heal their money thoughts and behaviors. Her life in addiction led her to a life of financial chaos. With her recovery she has learned that alcohol and drugs were just a symptom of negative patterns and behaviors. This is the same for money. A few years into recovery she was ready to look at these patterns and behaviors which led her to become a Certified Money Coach. Linda has worked in the financial industry for 20 years and has made a career from helping people with their finances. Linda gives some great tips for getting started on our money health also in this current situation how we can protect ourselves. It's a great episode, so grab a cuppa and let's chat.
In this week's episode we talk to sober sister and Empowerment Coach, Polly Jukes about her decision to go alcohol free and the journey of self-discovery that has unfolded since that key decision. She shares coaching tips and real life experience for coping in times of heightened anxiety.
Polly is an accredited life coach with lots of other qualifications, including NLP, Reiki and mBIT. She has overcome trauma and adversity and says her choice to be alcohol-free has improved every aspect of her life
Polly says' I am passionate about educating you that there is another way to think, feel and behave. So you can live the life you want by stepping into self-empowerment. Then you can wholeheartedly feel you are enough as this what everyone deserves regardless of their past or life experience.'
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