The Bubble Hour S9E12 Will Black

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/03/29/will-black

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.

https://www.willowenblack.com/

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The Bubble Hour S9E10 Ruby Warrington

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/03/16/ruby-warrington

Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious (2018) and The Sober Curious Reset (2020). Her books have given voice to a movement that embraces an alcohol-free lifestyle as a choice, and encourages people to explore their relationship with alcohol proactively.

Ruby shares her personal story and digs deep into some unexpected results in her personal life, like deeper intimacy and greater authenticity. Ruby’s website is www.rubywarrington.com

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The Bubble Hour S9E7 Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon

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Séan McCann and Andrea Aragon co-wrote their story of marriage and recovery in the memoir, “One Good Reason.” 

Séan McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multimillion-selling folk group Great Big Sea. For two decades they reigned as Canada’s best-loved party band, but all of that performing and partying allowed Séan’s alcoholism to flourish in plain sight as he drank to cope with the long-buried pain of childhood abuse by a trusted family priest—a secret he kept until 2014 when he shared his truth and began using his music and stage presence as a mental health advocate.

“One Good Reason” includes the parallel narrative of Séan’s wife, Andrea Aragon. Her balancing insights give this memoir extraordinary insights into the nuanced and complex effect of addiction on the family.

For more information visit www.seanmccannsings.com

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The Bubble Hour S9E4 Matt Salis

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/01/25/matt-salis

Matt Salis shares his story and insights on recovery. Matt and his wife Sheri have co-authored a book about marriage and recovery, Sober Evolution: Evolve into Sobriety and Recover Your Alcoholic Marriage. They also host a podcast together called UnToxicated.

Visit www.soberevolution.org to learn more about their work, download free resources, and connect to Matt’s blog Sober and Unashamed.

Learn more about their recovery programs SHOUTSobriety and its partner program Echoes of Recovery at www. shoutsobriety.org

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S9E1 New Year’s Wishes

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2021/01/06/new-years-wishes

Welcome to Season 9 of The Bubble Hour!

Host Jean McCarthy shares some thoughts about this special time of year, looks back over 9 years of this podcast and offers inspiration for the days ahead.

Recovery is better together and The Bubble Hour is honoured to be part of your recovery toolkit!

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The Bubble Hour S8E45 Michael Blanchard

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Michael Blanchard’s work combines photography and personal essays to illuminate the recovery experience and show the beauty and hope beyond the darkness of addiction. His books include Fighting for My Life: Finding Hope and Serenity on Martha’s Vineyard and Through a Sober Lens: A Photographer’s Journey Michael is a gallery owner on Martha’s Vineyard who sees his storefront as more than a place to present art; it is also a way to connect with others and share his message of hope.

Visit Michael’s website learn more about his story at www.blanchardphotomv.com

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The Bubble Hour S8E44 Louise A

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“This was a T-intersection. This was not a crossroads. If I carried on drinking, I knew exactly where I was going to go.”

Louise A. shares her story of reluctant participation in the recovery process. It took some time for her to accept that she was like the other people in the meetings that she’d been attending.

“It was like waking up on a rollercoaster every single day,” she says. “Full speed. Strapped in. Tied down. Unable to do anything or think about anything until it stopped.”

Now Louise sees those meetings as “a place where we are able to practice being ourselves” and explore what it feels like to live more authentically.

Louise’s poetry page is on Instagram @mypoetryismytherapy

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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 S8E40 Kate Baily and Mandy Manners

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Kate Baily and Mandy Manners of www.loversober.com share their personal stories and chat about their new book Love Yourself Sober.

Their website includes links for personal coaching, an online community for women in recovery and tons of resources. Kate and Mandy are dedicated to helping others find a workable recovery plan that makes sense for the individual.

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

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2020/10/19/lotta-dann-and-the-wine-oclock-myth

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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