The Bubble Hour S9E13 Penni Moussa

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Founder of Recovery Buddha and woman in recovery, Penni Moussa is also a Clinical Psychologist, intuitive healer, writer, creative & mother of 3 young adults; the youngest of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Having travelled a journey which includes recovery from addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma & grief, Penni’s lived experience informs her work as a trauma therapist within the recovery community.

Website: https://www.recoverybuddha.com 

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The Bubble Hour S9E12 Will Black

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Will Black is a young man in recovery who shares his passion for wellness through his expertise in yoga and meditation. Will relates his experiences with using alcohol to alleviate symptoms of social anxiety and depression, only to realize drinking then became a problem of its own. Will is now three years sober and lives life to the fullest while inspiring others to do the same.

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The Bubble Hour S9E11 Maureen Towns

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In Broken Open, parenting and family consultant Maureen Towns shares her journey through her teenage kids’ mental health and addiction issues to help parents find freedom in chaos. 

Maureen Towns BScN, MA is a relationship mentor with over 25 years of nursing experience in both public and private health care across Canada. After experiencing mental illness and addiction with her own children, she founded Maureen Towns Consulting to help families struggling to care for their own loved ones. Her work with parents inspires them to rediscover themselves within chaotic and challenging situations.

Website: http://www.maureentowns.com

Broken Open Podcast: https://maureentowns.com/podcast/

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The Bubble Hour S9E5 Kelly’s Story

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Kelly created a self-image as a party girl that became eventually an uncomfortable way to live. Self-centered partners who also drank problematically appeared one after another. She leaned on others for her self-worth and thought, “if you like me then I’m less broken.” Now she realizes that her biggest relationship problem was with herself.

Today Kelly is standing in her authenticity and learning to love and appreciate herself as a sober woman.

“It’s one of the best things that I’ve ever done for myself.”

“Therapy is like peeling the layers back trying to get to the root issue, because if you don’t get to the root out you’re likely to relapse. It’s really painful drudging up all of the old stuff but after suppressing it for so long, there was just so much to work through…

“I’ve gotten comfortable in my own skin and actually enjoy being around myself so I don’t have this desperate need to be with somebody like I always had.”

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Kelly’s favorite podcasts (in addition to The Bubble Hour!) include: Sober Curious, Soberful, The UnRuffled, Alcohol-Free Life, and Recovery Happy Hour

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The Bubble Hour S8E43 Michael Gallagher

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Michael Gallagher is an author, speaker and coach, whose recovery has involved peeling back layers of childhood trauma and family instability while examining the effects of highly controlling religious teachings. His book, Waking Up: A Guide for Transformation, is part memoir and part self-help guide. In it, Michael details dramatic events that shaped his early life and how being disfellowed and shunned from his mother’s religion fuelled his mental and physical decline into addiction. 

For more information, visit www.michaelgallagherspeaks.com 

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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 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 S8E32 Dennis Berry

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Dennis Berry is a life coach in Colorado who has been working with people worldwide for over 15 years.  His expertise is in Addiction Recovery for men. He has firsthand experience, having been sober since April 8, 2003. His journey in sobriety and recovery from drug abuse has helped him find his mission in life, which is to help others on their journey through sobriety and achieve inner peace and success in every area of their lives.

Dennis knows what it is like to be helpless and hopeless with no positive direction. He was able to climb out of the gutter and transform his life and he spends his life helping others do the same. Connect with Dennis and learn more at www.dennisberry.com.

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The Bubble Hour S8E31 Kate Russell

The Bubble Hour S8E31 Kate Russell

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Kate grew up in a household with two alcoholic parents who constantly subjected her to neglect and abuse. Much as she swore she would never follow in their footsteps, the pain she carried in her heart called for escape and she turned to drugs and alcohol as a teen. Over her 9 years of sobriety, Kate has been working on a memoir that is now available. Visit www.KateRussellAuthor.com to learn more about her book, Down the Rabbit Hole: A Memoir of Abuse, Addiction and Recovery.

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The Bubble Hour S8E29 Ben Heldfond

S8 E29 Ben Heldfond

After 25 years of freedom from heroine addiction, Ben realizes that his sobriety has the power to transform every aspect of his life. When he and his wife divorced, he used the principles of recovery to examine his role in the breakdown of the marriage and shifted from anger and resentment into a solution-seeking frame of mind.

Ben and his ex-wife Nikki DeBartolo wrote about the experience in their book, Our Happy Divorce.

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