The Bubble Hour S8E30 Jenny’s Story

https://www.blogtalkradio.com/bubblehour/2020/08/03/jennys-story

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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Some of the resources discussed in this episode include:

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S8E21 The Bubble Hour: Margaret’s Celebration

S8E21 The Bubble Hour: Margaret’s Celebration

Margaret shares her story as part of her double celebration: 50 years old and 1000 days sober!

As a kid who felt awkward but just wanted to fit in and be liked, Margaret lost herself into the expectations of others, choosing a career she wasn’t passionate about and allowing her own wishes to fade into the background in an effort to stay agreeable. When she discovered wine, it seemed like a solution to her discomfort. As her pattern with alcohol became problematic, she had to overhaul her thinking completely.

Resources discussed in this episode:
A Woman’s Way Through the 12 Steps by Stephany Covington

Margaret’s favourite noise cancelling headphones for sleeping
Margaret’s favourite board game: Catan

Jean’s blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com. Learn about Jean’s latest book releases here

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The Bubble Hour S8 E20 Lynn Matti

The Bubble Hour E8E20 Lynn Matti

Lynn Matti is a therapist who has been sober since 2010 when she checked herself into Hazelden Betty Ford to free herself from alcohol and benzodiazepines for good. She hosts a weekly podcast called The Sober Therapist and is the author of 5 Weeks to Self Confidence. Learn more about Lynn at www.sobersoulrecovery.net and follow her on Instagram at Sober Soul Recovery.

Host Jean McCarthy’s blog UnPickled is here and her latest books are at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books. Follow Jean on Instagram here

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The Bubble Hour S8E19 Kara’s Story

S8E19 Kara’s Story

Kara epitomized the image of a good girl. She was brought up in a deeply religious family, followed the rules, and helped to care for her younger siblings. She did not drink alcohol until her 21st birthday, and even then it was an innocent experience. After she was married and became a mother, she discovered that a bit of wine helped her get through hard days with little ones and things quickly unravelled.

Resources discussed in this episode:
Educated by Tara Westover
We are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen
But It’s Your Family by Sherrie Campbell

Jean’s blog UnPickled is at www.unpickledblog.com. Learn about Jean’s latest book releases here

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The Bubble Hour S8E18 Audrey’s Story

S8E18 Audrey’s Story

Audrey reflects on the effects that her dysfunctional family of origin dynamics have had relative to her slide into a problematic relationship with alcohol and subsequent sobriety.

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