The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast
Summary: Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!
It's A Wrap!! Season 2 Wrap-Up with Ashley & Christiana
Episode Short featuring Kendra Allen from Episode #35
Episode Short featuring Chuck O from Episode #73
Episode Short featuring Caroline Strawson from Episode #54
Episode Short featuring Andre Roberts' Special Episode
Norman Curtiss: “I Got Caught Diverting Adderall from my Retail Pharmacy”
Pete Caraher: A Stay-At-Home-Dad’s Struggle for Identity and Sobriety
Bonus Episode: Holiday/2020 Wrap-Up Episode
Brock Bevell: A Former Undercover Police Officer Fights His Way Back From Addiction
After the Episode Combo for #'s 85 & 86: Walking Out 'One Day At A Time', Endurance for What Matters and Living In Authenticity
Kevin Barhydt: Abandoned At Birth - An Adoptee’s Story of Hope and Healing from A Life of Abuse and Addiction
Eileen could have never imagined how her life would change in the course of one wintery night. Authorities confirmed that the plane her husband was piloting on his way home to celebrate Christmas with the family had crashed, and he had not survived. With three young children and an entire lifetime ahead of her, Eileen’s journey through the valleys of grief and the peaks of hope brought her to a place that is nothing short of miraculous. Author, speaker, yogi, and philanthropist, Eileen Robertson Hamra, shares her experiences in her first book, Time to Fly, available now through City Point Press and Simon and Schuster. Along the way Eileen discovered that keeping promises to those that have left this world is a lifelong act, and honoring one love does not mean foregoing the freedom and love that is found in reopening your heart, trusting in new love and expanding your definition of family.
ATE for #'s 76 & 77 | After the Episode Combo: Covering Compulsive Shopping & Insight for Family Members with Loved Ones Fighting Addiction
Chris Paulson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over fifteen years of experience working within the field of behavioral health. He holds a masters degree in clinical psychology and has a wealth of clinical experience and expertise, having previously served as a clinical director, clinical supervisor, director of admissions, program director, etc at a number of behavioral health organizations ranging from the non profit to the private sector. Chris has been sober for over sixteen years, and much of his personal experience has helped shape his belief systems surrounding the effective treatment of substance use disorders. In 2018 Chris helped start and co-found a detoxification and residential treatment program in Washington state called Discover Recovery. To a large extent, this recent endeavor has been the culmination of collective experience borrowed from his previous work experiences. His life has not been idyllic, as he has had to overcome a significant amount of personal adversity, however, his ability to weather these proverbial storms has reinforced his belief in the process of healing and the ability to persevere. Chris has appeared on national television as an expert on addictive disorders, was previously a keynote speaker for the University of California's Collegiate Recovery Conference, and continues to strive to be a voice of compassion and humanism within the world of addiction.
Betsy Ames is the owner of Mindful Style. She's a Closet Curator turned Social Worker and is currently working toward earning her clinical license to become an addiction focused therapist. She's also a recovering compulsive shopper and alcoholic. She currently teaches others sustainable and mindful shopping practices and decluttering tips. She walks her talk and practices what she teaches. You can find out more about her by going to mindfulstyle.com/meet-betsy.