S9E1 New Year’s Wishes

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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

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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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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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