The Bubble Hour S8E38 Lotta Dann and The Wine O’Clock Myth

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Lotta Dann talks about her latest book “The Wine O’Clock Myth,” which takes a look at the way alcohol seeps into all aspects of life and why we need to take a strong stand against the persuasion of the alcohol industry. Lotta’s blog is Mrs. D is Going Without. She is the author of two other books as well, Mrs. D. is Going Without and Mrs. D is Going Within. Lotta runs an online recovery community called Living Sober

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog is UnPickled and you can find her books here.

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S8E37 The Bubble Hour MaryBeth Murphy on Holistic Wellness in Recovery

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MaryBeth Murphy is a registered nurse and a holistic wellness and recovery coach. Her style as a integrative nurse coach is to combine her medical training with alternative therapies such as reiki, craniosacral therapy, crystal healing and armoatherapy to develop strategies to heal the body, mind and spirit and restore balance to the nervous system. To learn more about MaryBeth’s heart-centred care, visit her website at www.marybethmurphy.net

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The Bubble Hour S8E36 Dawn’s Story

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Dawn left home in 1979 and didn’t look back. She left behind cold Canadian winters and a turbulent relationship with her parents, and headed to LA to embrace all the glamour of the late 70s: sex, drugs, and parties were her life. Her lifestyle was dangerous and dramatic, but eventually she tired of it and returned to Canada full of regret and shame. Her past guided her choices over the years to come. Despite her efforts to live a good life, Dawn found herself in one desperate situation after another. Learn how she not only took her power back from the drugs, alcohol, and men who controlled her but then channelled her energy into helping other women in similar situations by becoming a lawyer.

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Host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled is available here and be sure to order her latest recovery books from www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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The Bubble Hour S8E35 Adam Fout

The Bubble Hour S8E35 Adam Fout

Adam Fout is an addiction / recovery / mental health blogger and a speculative fiction / nonfiction writer in North Texas. Adam recounts his early experiences with drugs and alcohol, and describes how he tumbled instantly into addiction at a young age. His problems began to compound as drug use led to legal troubles, disrupted his education, and caused relationships to breakdown. Adam recounts how he worked through anger and resentments to find healing, and also how taking charge of mental health issues has affected his success in recovery.

Visit Adam’s website to connect and learn more about his work: www.adamfout.com 

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The Bubble Hour S8E34 Dr Heidi Dalzell on Eating Disorders and Alcohol Addiction

The Bubble Hour S8E34 Dr Heidi Dalzell

Heidi J. Dalzell, PsyD, is a Clinical Psychologist, with 25+ years experience specializing in addictive behaviors, eating disorders, and trauma. Dr. Dalzell has a busy private practice and also offers courses/ online coaching. Dr. Dalzell is prolific author covering subjects such as addiction, eating disorders, gender identity, mindfulness, racial justice and spirituality. She has spoken nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Dalzell is a featured contributor on She Owns It, and has had articles published on sites including Tiny Buddha, The Good Men Project, and Elephant Journal. She has been quoted in ForbesMy Fitness Pal Blog, Fatherly, Yahoo Style and A Sweat Life. Dr. Dalzell is a teacher on Insight Timer and has appeared on MLN network’s Minding Men. She has been a guest on podcasts including Peace MealThe Bubble Hour and The Body Image Podcast. She is the co-author of A Clinician’s Guide to Gender Identity and Body Image and is currently working on a book about mindfulness and eating disordersVisit her website atwww.talktogrow.com or join her Eating Disorders at Midlife Facebook group  http://www.facebook.com/groups/1079746015692152

Be sure to visit host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled and check out her latest book releases at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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The Bubble Hour S8E33 Chekesha Kay Ellis

The Bubble Hour S8E33 Chekesha Kay Ellis

Chekesha Kay Ellis had a busy, full life that she loved. The product of a strict upbringing, she worked hard at two jobs and had no interest in partying or trouble. But trouble found her. A fall at work resulted in an injury that required surgery, and she developed an addition to the pain medication she was prescribed in followup care. A dacade-long sprial took her to lows she will never forget and impacted her health permanently as she lost her hearing due to opioid  abuse. Now after a decade of sobriety, Kay shares her joy and lives her truth by shinging a light for others.

Visit www.chasenomore.org to learn more about Chekesha Kay Ellis and follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/chekeshaellis

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The Bubble Hour S8E30 Jenny’s Story

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Jenny, the youngest child in a big family with little parental supervision, was introduced to alcohol at a young age by her older siblings. She soon became an episodic blackout drinker and the pattern continued into her adult years. 

Now in her 40s, Jenny is celebrating a year of sobriety and shares her story to mark the occasion. 

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The Bubble Hour S8E28 Listener Q&A with Jean

S8E28 Listener Q&A with Jean

Topics discussed in response to questions from listeners include:

  • OCD/BFRB (body-focussed repetitive behaviours)
  • What happens if a former podcast guest relapses?
  • Former co-hosts
  • Staying creative
  • Shedding anonymity
  • A few poems about recovery from The Ember Ever There by Jean McCarthy

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The Bubble Hour S8E27 Maria’s Story

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“Being a grateful alcoholic means no living in the wreckage of my past,” says Maria R. as she looks back on six years of sobriety. Maria did not start drinking problematically until her 40s, but once addiction took hold of her life it dragged her to a bottom that would not be easily escaped.

Learn more about Maria on her blog, Sober Blessings

Maria mentioned one of her favourite books, Between Breaths by Elizabeth Vargas.

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com. Learn about her latest book releases at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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The Bubble Hour S8 E25 Wanja’s Story

The Bubble Hour Season 8 Episode 25 Wanja’s Story

Wanja Joy believed in hard work and good behaviour. She had strict rules for her daughters, a career she loved, and thought she was doing everything right. But one day she felt a desire to escape rising within her, and she answered it by allowing her daughters a rare morning of cartoons and cereals as she added wine to her orange juice. It seemed to come out of nowhere, this desire for alcohol, but it helped. 

In time, Wanja learned that the need to escape was stemming from the pain of past events, long buried and disregarded.

Today, Wanja lives her life in connection with herself and her gifts. She has faced the trumas of her past and helps others do the same. Learn more abot Wanja Joy on her website https://www.actionsinrecovery.com/air

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog is at www.unpickledblog.com and her latest book releases are at www,jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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