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Mindful Sobriety The Podcast

Jane W Ballard and Amanda Cable

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Welcome to the Mindful Sobriety Podcast, where two wellness practitioners and friends join forces to change the narrative around living alcohol free. Drawing from their professional backgrounds in psychotherapy, sobriety coaching, and yoga, Jane and Amanda provide practical tools to nurture emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. Join them as they uncover personal narratives of hope, healing and creating a life so fulfilling that alcohol is irrelevant. Whether you're on your own journey ...
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In this episode, Jane Ballard interviews Karolina Rzadkowolska, a master mindset coach and author of 'Euphoric: Ditch Alcohol and Gain a Happier, More Confident You.' IN THIS EPISODE: Ditching alcohol can lead to discovering deeper purpose and achieving bigger dreams. Reevaluating alcohol is the fastest way to achieve your goals and dreams. Surroun…
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Amanda reflects on the different chapters of her life as a mother and the upcoming transition as her son graduates and goes to college. She discusses the importance of acceptance and living as her future self. Amanda also explores the impact of labels and the need to release relationships that don't align with her growth. She shares insights from h…
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Summary In this episode, Jane explores the concept of connection and how it relates to changing one's relationship with alcohol. She discusses the reasons why people drink and the desire for connection that often underlies it. Jane share's Brene Brown's definition of connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, an…
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Gabrielle Kinser's mission has evolved from spreading the word of yoga to focusing on healing the nervous system. She emphasizes the importance of healing on a deeper level than just physicality and highlights the role of the nervous system in finding answers and achieving overall well-being. She acknowledges that healing is not a quick fix and req…
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In this conversation, Jane Ballard interviews Emily Jacobsen, an alcohol-free coach, about her journey to sobriety and her decision to help others in their own alcohol-free journeys. Emily shares that her interest in coaching was inspired by her own 10-year process of working on her relationship with alcohol. She discusses how her need for certaint…
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Lisa shares her journey of growing up in a traumatic household, dealing with loneliness and low self-esteem, and finding solace in alcohol. She recounts her experiences of binge drinking in college, trying to find validation through relationships, and the impact of trauma on her mental health. Lisa discusses her career as a police officer, her batt…
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Alli Eldridge shares her journey of becoming alcohol-free and the doors that have opened since making that choice. She grew up in Florida with a loving family and had a happy childhood. Her relationship with alcohol began in high school and continued into her twenties and thirties. She noticed the negative consequences of drinking, including anxiet…
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In this episode, Jane Ballard discusses the topic of body image and disordered eating. She explains that body image is a fluid concept that fluctuates throughout life and stages of development. Ballard emphasizes the importance of aiming for body neutrality, where one doesn't necessarily love their body but also doesn't hate it. She explores the or…
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Jonathan Boyd, a recovery coach, shares his journey from growing up in an alcoholic home to finding sobriety and purpose in life. He discusses the importance of empathy and introspection in recovery and the role of humor in coping with difficult truths. Jonathan emphasizes that addiction is a chronic health condition and that recovery is possible f…
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Jane, Amanda and Renn discuss Renn's childhood and the journey she went through to find her identity. Renn grew up in a close-knit family and had a strong sense of belonging. However, in middle school, she started questioning her identity and wanted to discover who she truly was. This led her down a path of trying to find belonging and meaning thro…
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In this conversation, Amanda and Jane discuss the concept of getting out of robot mode and chasing after dreams. They talk about how sobriety and self-reflection can help individuals rediscover their dreams and find meaning in everyday life. They also discuss the importance of being present in the moment and not constantly striving for the next thi…
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Rory Kinsella, a Vedic meditation teacher and sober coach, shares his personal journey of quitting alcohol and finding meditation. Growing up in England and Australia, both known for their drinking cultures, Rory started drinking at a young age and continued heavily into his 30s. He found that alcohol helped him feel more extroverted and less stres…
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In this conversation, Alicia Mills shares her journey from struggling with alcohol addiction to finding sobriety and purpose in life. She discusses the challenges of moving to Texas, dealing with stress, and how her drinking escalated after the tragic loss of her youngest son. Alicia emphasizes the importance of self-discovery, embracing healthy ha…
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Summary Sweta, a Hollywood actress and the first female Marine from Nepal, shares her journey of overcoming childhood trauma and addiction to embrace sobriety. She emphasizes the importance of building a community of sober people and finding support through therapy and 12-step programs. Sweta highlights the role of social media in creating an inclu…
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In this episode, hosts Jane and Amanda interview Cindy, a licensed therapist, yoga instructor and alcohol free advocate. Cindy shares her experiences, struggles, and pivotal moments that led her to embrace a sober lifestyle. In sharing her story, Cindy hopes to inspire others on their own paths towards sobriety and self-discovery. Through vulnerabi…
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In this conversation, Amanda and Jane discuss the impact of labels and the sober curious movement. They explore the negative effects of labeling oneself and others, such as shame and self-limiting beliefs. They emphasize the importance of reframing labels and practicing non-judgmental awareness. The conversation also touches on the power of seeking…
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Summary In this conversation, Anne Nicely shares her personal journey of growing up in a small town, dealing with childhood anxiety, and finding healing and redemption. She discusses her experiences with her father's addiction and his transformation while in prison. Anne also emphasizes the importance of naming and understanding emotions as a cruci…
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In this conversation, Laura Martinez, licensed therapist, spiritual healer, and meditation guide, shares her journey and the integration of neuroscience, therapy, and shamanism in her work. She discusses the influence of her grandmother and the cultural background of shamanism. Laura explains the definition of shamanism and how it focuses on the be…
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In this conversation, Jane and Amanda discuss anxiety and its relationship with alcohol. They explore the role of emotions in drinking and the common experience of using alcohol to manage anxiety. They emphasize the importance of changing our relationship with anxiety and offer tools for coping with anxious thoughts. They also address the fear of b…
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In this conversation, Kati shares her journey with alcohol, starting from her early days of drinking in high school and college. She discusses the social consequences and the role alcohol played in her relationships. Kati also talks about her experiences with anxiety and depression and how drinking made things worse. She shares how she attempted to…
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In this conversation, Allison, a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety, trauma, and sex and intimacy, discusses the impact of alcohol on women's self-talk, relationships, and intimacy. She shares her personal journey of realizing the negative effects of alcohol and the lack of education on its impact. Allison emphasizes the importance of trust…
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This episode of Mindful Sobriety The Podcast explores the topic of marriage and sobriety. Jane and Amanda explore the role of alcohol in relationships and the challenges that arise when one partner decides to quit drinking. They emphasize the importance of personal growth, setting boundaries, and being authentic in order to navigate these changes. …
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In this episode, Jane and Amanda discuss the concept of mindfulness and its role in sobriety. They explore the practice of using the five senses to bring awareness to the present moment and how active listening can improve communication. They also differentiate between mindfulness and meditation, highlighting the benefits of both. The hosts share t…
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In this conversation, Jane Ballard shares her personal journey with alcohol and her decision to live an alcohol free life. She discusses her early drinking experiences, the turning point that led her to explore sobriety, and the tools she used to support her journey. Jane also talks about her inspiration to lead a retreat in Bali for women interest…
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Summary In this conversation, Amanda shares her journey of living alcohol-free. She discusses the impact of alcohol on her relationships, the pressure to drink in social settings, and the comparison and feelings of inadequacy that often accompanied her drinking. Amanda also highlights the power of releasing alcohol and the positive changes it broug…
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This conversation explores the journey of two individuals who met through the Mindful Life Practice and bonded over their shared interest in yoga and sobriety. They discuss the transformative power of living an alcohol-free lifestyle and the importance of embracing all emotions. The conversation highlights the role of meditation and mindfulness in …
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