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This show is all about how you can live your best-recovered life. The show provides a discussion for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. Our focus is on how to live the best-recovered life available by accessing powerful recovery-focused discussions, advice from experts, and recovered people sharing powerful insight into how to play full out in sobriety. The Recovered Life Show is hosted by Damon Frank, a Los Angeles-based business and life strategist. After decades of sobri ...
 
Do you love someone suffering from addiction? You're not powerless over this disease. You don’t need to wait for them to get sober. Join us for encouragement, hope, and some fun (because recovery doesn’t need to be depressing). If you feel exhausted from trying to help, depressed when they've been drinking or using drugs, and worried this roller coaster ride will never end – we can help.
 
Podcast where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives! You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan. Enjoy and happy reading!
 
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Have you gone back and forth (maybe many times) on whether you should stay or leave your relationship with your loved one who struggles with addiction? And let's be honest: that mental mind game can get pretty exhausting sometimes, right? Just know that it's okay if you don't know right now what you want to do. But it's also so important to remembe…
 
Have you ever thought that if you just keep a smile on your face and look pretty and perfectly together (even though you're barely hanging on), that it will be easier than expressing what you're REALLY going through while loving someone struggling with addiction? But how is that healthy? (Hint: it's not). Tune in to this new episode where I dive in…
 
You've more than likely tried expressing your feelings to them, right? Like how their drinking or using is affecting you and your relationship. Or that you're at your breaking point in dealing with their behavior. But has that actually helped to change anything? Tune in to this week's new episode, where we do some 'real talk,' and I give some lovin…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, have you ever thought about the possibility of leaving them? Because let's be honest, it can be exhausting wondering how much longer you can put up with the hurt and ups and downs. Right? And that's what I'm going to discuss with you today. Tune in to this week's new episode, where I share my persona…
 
About our guest Amy Guerrero: Amy is a life coach and owner of Thrive in Recovery, a company that supports people in recovery to feel more courage, hope, and confidence in their sober life. For more information on Amy click here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Your Best Recovered Life Re…
 
Have you ever felt crazy because of your loved one's addiction? Like, maybe their addiction is all in your mind and not real? Or that you're somehow at fault for their addiction? So how do you move past feeling this way? Tune in to this episode, where I share several new stories that I haven't told before about my personal experience of feeling cra…
 
About our guest Kyle: Born in Hilo, Hawaii, Kyle’s upbringing was ideal. He describes being brought up by his grandfather with wholesome family values and strong morals and ethics. After his grandfather introduced him to golf at the age of 5, Kyle quickly fell in love with the sport, dedicating every waking moment to perfecting his craft and becomi…
 
Have you ever worried that something bad might happen to your loved one that struggles with addiction? Maybe it's a fear of them getting in trouble legally or overdosing...or even dying. Just thinking about this might give you some anxiety, right? But how do you start to overcome this fear so that it's not consuming you? Tune in to this week's new …
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, you're more than likely taking on too much responsibility. I mean, let's be honest; you're probably the one who always makes sure that everything gets done, whether that's the household, children, finances, or many other things. It can be downright exhausting. So, how can you tell if you're taking on…
 
About our guest Lane Kennedy: As a certified Yoga Nidra Guide, MBSR practitioner, and Revelation Breathwork™ Teacher Lane offers private sessions which can be done on location or online. She will guide you into a deeply restorative, meditative state using a variety of meditation and breathwork techniques. For more information about Lane Kennedy cli…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, it can be frustrating because you see them self-destruct. And in turn, it can also sometimes affect you (and your children), right? I've been there before, too. So how can you start to feel better? Tune in to this week's new episode, where we'll brainstorm some consequences for your loved one's behav…
 
Are you attracting a codependent work relationship? In this episode, I speak with codependency and recovery expert Kristina Dennis about codependency at work. We discuss the warning signs that you might be creating a codependent work environment. Watch the full video episode here. --------------------------------------------------------------------…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, have you ever felt like you're losing yourself? Or maybe feel like you're crazy because of things your partner says to you? Here's the thing: that's not healthy. So, how do you find your way back to your true (and healthy) self again? Tune in to this week's new episode to hear some tips on how to do …
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, you just want to try to make sense of why this is happening to them, right? And you probably also want some validation that they really do have a problem (because let's be honest, addiction can make you feel crazy sometimes). So is there a way to be able to do that (and does it really help)? Tune in …
 
For more information on J.T. Wahlberg click here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We p…
 
As you know, there are many things that a person can be addicted to, such as alcohol, drugs, or pornography. But there's one type of addiction that I haven't really discussed much, which is gambling. I have been learning more and more about it, so I want to share what I've learned so far, including what causes someone to become addicted to gambling…
 
When you have children with your partner who struggles with addiction, it's important to know and understand that they have an increased risk of developing an addiction themselves. Regardless of how nurturing of an environment you provide to your children, there's still a possibility of this happening. So how do you break this cycle? Tune in to thi…
 
When thinking about your loved one who struggles with addiction, have you ever wondered why it affects them? What is it that makes some more prone to addiction than others? As I've said before, most of my episodes are all about you and your healing. I usually don't concentrate on those struggling with addiction. But I really think some of this rese…
 
To find out more about the talented and extremely creative Spencer Belko check out these links. Spencer Belko - IMDb Spencer Belko (@belkohmygod) • Instagram photos and videos To watch the video episode click here. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered …
 
As you may have heard several episodes ago, I'm taking a certification course at Stanford that's all about the history and theories of addiction in a very scientific way. And I'm not going to lie; it's a lot. But I want to share with you (in a more 'cliff notes' sort of way) some of what I'm learning because I think it will help you understand why …
 
For more information about the panel go to Recovered Life. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered li…
 
Dr. K.J. Foster and Fostering Resilience help individuals and families become more resilient, compassionate and empowered to successfully recover from substance abuse, addiction, codependency, and other self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. We teach individuals, family members, and other loved ones how to stop the vicious cycle and gain relief from …
 
This week, I'm switching gears a little bit to talk about a subject that may be a little sensitive to some of you (myself included): abuse. While the thought of possibly being in an abusive relationship may be a bit unsettling, knowing if certain behaviors are abusive is so important. Knowledge is power. Tune in to this week's new episode, where I …
 
A loved one's addiction can sometimes have a way of making you feel that what you're asking for in your relationship is unrealistic. Can you relate? But just know that you're not crazy for wanting those things. That's why it's important to understand the steps in their recovery (and yours!) that will help you manage your expectations in a healthy w…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, have you ever wondered what it could look like if they ever got sober? Or what their behaviors would be and if they're someone who you can have hope in? Over the last couple of episodes, we've been working through some of the '12 Steps' of recovery because it's important to have reasonable expectatio…
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Kim was a Toronto Police Officer for 30 years, retiring as a Staff Sgt. She went back to school as an adult and achieved her Masters in Leadership. She retired slightly early so she can pursue her dream of entrepreneurship. Kim also worked side hustles until she came upon a water ionizer that changed her …
 
If you tuned in last week, you heard me covering some of the first steps in helping you figure out where your loved one may be in their recovery. And this week, we're going to dive in even more. These steps will not only help you understand what recovery looks like for them but how some of it may even apply to your own healing, as well. Tune in to …
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
If you have a loved one struggling with addiction, you might have heard about the '12 Steps' of recovery. These are a set of guidelines (steps) to work toward recovery. As you know, I usually don't go into depth about their alcoholism or addiction. However, understanding these steps can help indicate where they're at in their own recovery. Tune in …
 
You can find out more about Parker on his Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/uglybluebike/ Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to con…
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
You can find out more about Jamie Whitney by clicking here. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered pe…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, they've most likely played mind games with you at some point. As a result, it can lead to anger or frustration on your part (which is completely understandable). So what do you do if they're making you feel like you are the crazy one for getting upset? Tune in to this new episode to hear an important…
 
Zach Mathers is someone that has always chased his dreams. At a young age, he started a non-profit organization filming stories of suffering in injustice around the world to help bring exposure to situations no one was aware of. This helped shift his worldview and have more love and compassion for others around him. Zach has always sought to encour…
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
Have you ever felt guilty for a tough decision (or many) you've had to make when loving someone struggling with addiction? If so, you're not alone. But why do these feelings come up after all you've been through? And how can you stop feeling guilty? Tune in for this week's new episode, where I address these questions and why feeling guilty is actua…
 
You can find out more about Gabri here. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, sha…
 
You can find out more about Jamie Whitney here. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to conn…
 
When you love someone struggling with addiction, there may be periods when they are sober. And then you see a tiny glimmer of hope. But when that happens, do you also worry about the possibility of a relapse? Tune in to this week's new episode, where I share some information about why (and how commonly) relapses occur so that you know what to expec…
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
You can purchase her book on Amazon by clicking here. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people t…
 
If you have kids, having a real conversation with them about your partner's addiction is important. Because here's the thing: not only is addiction common in many families, but kids are very observant. They notice when something isn't 'right' with their parent that struggles with addiction, and as a result, they may be feeling some shame or uncerta…
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
You can learn more about Kimberly Parham on Instagram. or connect with her here on Recovered Life. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives.…
 
When a loved one struggles with addiction, their actions and behaviors can lead you to feel hurt or angry sometimes, right? And it's easy to stay stuck in those feelings. This is why it's so important to learn how to love from a distance. But what does that look like (especially if you're staying with them)? In this week's new episode, you'll hear …
 
Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered people to connect, share, learn, and grow. t takes less than a…
 
You can find out more about Louben on Twitter, or LinkedIn. Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered pe…
 
Boundaries. You've probably heard that term before, and to be honest, it's one of my favorite subjects to talk about. But it can be a little confusing sometimes figuring out what your boundaries should be, right? And not only that, how do you determine what a good boundary vs. a bad one is when you love someone struggling with addiction? Tune in to…
 
Make sure to follow Gabriella on YouTube, and Instagram! Watch the full video show by clicking here. Live Your Best Recovered Life - Join Recovered Life Today! I’d like to invite you to our private community, Recovered Life.⁠ We are a community of like-minded people looking to live our best-recovered lives. We provide a resource for recovered peopl…
 
Today, I want to talk about something that's important for your healing: having more fun in your life. Yep, you heard me correctly. You may be asking, 'How in the world can I have more fun when I'm constantly dealing with my loved one's addiction?' Take a listen to this week's new episode, where I'll explain how having fun is a key element to movin…
 
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