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

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2020/11/24/michael-gallagher

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 

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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