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 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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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 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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Bubble Hour host Jean McCarthy’s blog in UnPickled. Find her latest book releases at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books

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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 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 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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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 S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

The Bubble Hour S8E26 Erica C. Barnett

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A must-listen episode for anyone struggling to understand chronic relapse.

Erica C. Barnett had her first sip of alcohol when she was thirteen, and she quickly developed a taste for drinking to oblivion with her friends. In her late twenties, her addiction became inescapable. Volatile relationships, blackouts, and unsuccessful stints in detox defined her life.

By the time she was in her late thirties, Erica Barnett had run the gauntlet of alcoholism. She had recovered and relapsed time and again, but after each new program or detox center would find herself far from rehabilitated. “Rock bottom,” Barnett writes, “is a lie.” It is always possible, she learned, to go lower than your lowest point. She found that the terms other alcoholics used to describe the trajectory of their addiction–“rock bottom” and “moment of clarity”–and the mottos touted by Alcoholics Anonymous, such as “let go and let God” and “you’re only as sick as your secrets”–didn’t correspond to her experience and could actually be detrimental.

With remarkably brave and vulnerable writing, Barnett expands on her personal story to confront the dire state of addiction in America, the rise of alcoholism in American women in the last century, and the lack of rehabilitation options available to addicts. At a time when opioid addiction is a national epidemic and one in twelve Americans suffers from alcohol abuse disorder, Quitter is essential reading for our age and an ultimately hopeful story of Barnett’s own hard-fought path to sobriety.

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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