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What is the cost of keeping your story anonymous? How would anyone know that you could offer up some help or perspective in a situation they're in? How can we normalized life's challenges with family, mental health, addiction, & finding purpose if we don't share our story with each other? Here, we talk about how to use your life experience as your superpower. We are here to shatter the stigma associated with the shame, guilt & embarrassment of struggle. We are here to make counseling, therap ...
 
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As I journaled this morning I wrote about a topic that consistently comes up for me. Why is it that I have this vision of who I want to be when I grow up, the kind of father and husband I want to be, how I want my life to be and yet, when I get the opportunity to move in that direction or to do something productive for that vision, I’ll watch Netfl…
 
Have you ever wondered why something happened the way it happened? Why did my family member pass away? Why did that relationship end? Why did I grow up the way I did? Why did they let that happen to me? One of the things I love most is haring the story behind the art, the story behind the person, where are they from, how did they get there. and wha…
 
I met Peter 19 years ago in an NA meeting and as he remembers it, I didn't care for him too much. Really, it was because he talked too much... and that's not something I needed help with! I went from being someone who was forced to go to 12 step meetings, to realizing I had a drug and alcohol problem but couldn't imaging my life without them, to wa…
 
There are some conversations that check allllll the boxes... and this is one of them. I met Kendall when she was on Tea with Garyvee - #teawithgaryvee . What stood out to me was, she’s a professional combat athlete, jujitsu and wrestling specialist, business owner, influencer, was the valedictorian of her high school and has struggled with an eatin…
 
Have you ever felt like a kid in an adult's body? In one way or another, I have felt that for years. I chalked it up to being normal... who doesn't feel like a kid sometimes? However, what I talk about in this episode is different. Today, I cover the transition I've been in for the last year or so... moving from a childish and uncertain boy to full…
 
Born to a teenage mother, eventually becoming a teenage mother herself, drugs, dating drug dealers and a propensity for powerful men. Carmell was always chasing the next big thing in an effort to escape the mess and chaos that seemed followed her. After a chance encounter with a stranger who gave her a phone number and said, “when you’re ready to g…
 
Preston Moore interviews Rickey Green aka Dolla Green about his new single, Here We Go Again. featuring Kylee Love. There is something that happens when you connect with art. Sometimes you can't even explain why you like it, you just know you like it. With Rickey, I connected with his authenticity on Instagram stories first. Once I realized he was …
 
I came across a YouTube video of Ryan Holiday of the Daily Stoic Podcast, if you haven’t heard of it, check it out. What he talked about on the video was “These Simple Words Will Help You Through Life’s Most Difficult Situations.” The one that stood out the most for me was Amor Fati- loving everything that happens. I need to hear and remember this …
 
I keep having the same conversation with a few buddies that are still out there running and gunning... they say, “man, you’ve been sober so long I figure you’d have it figured out by now” or ”I’m surprised you’re still struggling, I might as well keep drinking and using!” In other words, they’re saying, since you don’t use anymore, shouldn’t your l…
 
Victoria's story is a great example of how easy it is to perpetuate the stigma and hide in plain sight under the guise of high achievement and professional expectations. There is a fine line between professionalism, career dynamics, and feeling comfortable enough to live authentically without repercussions. I loved hearing how she navigated self-di…
 
I was sitting on the patio at Panera Bread watching news coverage of the Lebanon explosion when suddenly, I was overcome with emotion. Normally, I would shove it down as quickly as possible and move on. I'd tell myself, ”quit crying... there's nothing to be so emotional about. It's not that I couldn’t feel compassion towards someone else’s misfortu…
 
I'm not sure this could get any more stereotypical. A young white boy raised in a mobile home park by a single mother struggling with mental health and an alcoholic father who was never around. In the 6th grade, this young boy finds that selling drugs gave him a strong dose of the attention he never knew he craved. Later, this turned into a life of…
 
I had a great conversation yesterday with Dr. Melissa Briggs-Phillips aka MBP (I just made that up!) with Behave Forward, Next Generation Behavioral Health in Columbus OH. Our interview will be out in the next month or so on this podcast so keep your eye peeled! This convo was perfect timing for me because of where I am in my own personal journey. …
 
Taylor shares a powerful story of early success in business, how his drug and alcohol use got out of control to being arrested multiple times, and eventually attempting suicide. All this while flying under the radar so no one was aware of his struggle. Finally, after multiple rehab stays and a ton of chaos, Taylor shares how he found recovery and w…
 
It’s funny, I recorded this episode months back but for some reason never published it. Well, now I know the reason. This morning, in my journal, I was trying to articulate what I’ve been feeling with regards to a couple conversations I had this weekend. The through line seemed to be, “why do I keep ending up in the same predicaments? Why do all my…
 
I wanted to check in from Struggle City... Now that it's in my rear view mirror, I feel a lot better, lol! I am not out of the woods yet but getting close. I am about nine days in, on 30 meetings in 30 days. I have started meditating daily. I am on day four of Wim Hof’s breathing techniques and a few cold showers... Holy crap they work! I feel much…
 
One of my favorite peeps, Maegan Kenney, joins us to share her addiction story and how she’s navigated the path to becoming a Doctor of Psychology. Full disclosure, one on of the reasons I love Maegan so much is because she is the host of the Addictionary Podcast... a favorite podcast of mine, where I’ve been a host and is responsible for me findin…
 
I have to say, I’m in a place I’ve never been before. I’ve got nervous energy for days, a consistent knot in my gut and a bit of a cloud hanging over my head. I’ve never really identified with the words anxiety and depression but this is as up close and personal as I’ve ever been with them. Before anyone gets to worried while reading this, I am doi…
 
Arissa and I grew up in the same town and ran in similar circles. Looking back, it’s funny how, what one thinks as “normal,” is relative. As Arissa put it, “if you didn’t party like me, get out the way”! OK, maybe I paraphrased a bit. There seems to be this common thread among all people... we attract what we are... as functional or dysfunctional a…
 
Perfectionist!? How is that possible, I’m not overly neat, I perform below my potential, I’m typically non-judgmental and the exact opposite of what I consider, a perfectionist. However, I am not very nice to myself. All my perfectionism lives between my ears in form of being self-critical. I talk a lot of crap to myself, I beat myself up and I’m n…
 
Yo fam! Ever get into a place where you feel super annoyed at everyone and everything and yet, you know that you created all the problems and discomfort yourself!? Yep, that’s exactly where I’ve been hanging out lately. What’s even more annoying is that I know this intellectually and still find myself feeling backed into a corner where the only way…
 
I didn’t know it until recently but Myric and I are related. She is the cousin of my father and his siblings. It was interesting to hear her talk about growing up and visiting my grandparents home when my father, uncle and aunts were younger. I’ve been paying so much attention to the theme of how mental health and addiction is a family disease. Par…
 
Eric Thomas the Hip Hop Preacher text me a message talking about motivation and discipline. What happens when you're no longer motivated to do something? What do you do when you "don't feel like doing it today?" His answer, "you will never be able to always be motivated therefore, you must rely on discipline. When motivation fails you, your discipl…
 
Heather Parady - from a 5th grade education to street ministry then remedial classes at a community college to a masters degree in counseling and mental health. Heather is unconventional and loves every minute of it! So much so, she started a podcast called the Unconventional Leaders Podcast. Here she explores the unconventional aspects of leadersh…
 
"Imagine, standing on the side of the highway, covered in blood, and thinking about how you are going to tell your mother you killed someone?" Angela was one of the very first interviews I ever had and due to my high-level tech skills, I couldn't figure out how to get the audio off of my wife's computer and onto the podcast. Well my friends, here i…
 
Trauma and Addiction Therapist, EMDR Specialist, Mother, Survivor, and valuable resources in Columbus Ohio. Sarah has helped me tremendously with learning about trauma. Specifically, helping me understand that traumatic experiences can be as simple as being scared of the dark as a child or witnessing your parents argue to more extreme examples like…
 
I went LIVE on Instagram Saturday to share what I realized after a conversation with my wife and being considerate of their time. I had a podcast interview scheduled from 11-1 today and they rescheduled. The person gave me a heads up so it wasn't a surprise. So I told Sarah, "if he reschedules, I'll do some work anyway." What transpired was this. M…
 
Trait 2: We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process. Trait 3: We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism. Oh boy, these are some goodies!! I've been an approval seeker all my life. If I could get you to like me or if I could get you on my side, then, I would feel safe. The problem was, I had to become a chamel…
 
For every trait we talk about in this series, there is also an opposite that is often, just as powerful. For example, Trait 1: We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. Although we may be afraid of people and authority figures, we may also be authority figures that use fear to intermediate people in our family or people we mana…
 
Multipart series that addresses the family, codependency, and emotional sobriety. A journey through parts of the Big Red Book of ACA, Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. I used to hear old-timers say in meetings, "the longer I stay sober, the narrower the path gets." I didn't understand what they meant at the time. All I was fo…
 
Oh, this could get interesting! I had my wife, Sarah, on the podcast. Anytime I think about having her on as a guest, I get nervous. She brings a TON of value, helps a lot of people and many identify with her... but oh do I worry that we are going to get into a fight, lol! We are both on a recovery path, love personal development, and self-reflecti…
 
How often do you look at someone's post on Facebook or Instagram and say to yourself, "man, they really have a great life... or family... or great... whatever." "If I just had that car... then... everything would be OK!" "Man, if I just had a six-pack and a full head of hair, my life would be totally different!" Intellectually, most people also kno…
 
Michael "Sweets" Wilson has a story similar to many. They start using drugs at an early age, their arrests get more and more serious causing them to bounce back-and-forth from prison to society and back. Michael was no exception, he started to believe that maybe he was an animal, meant to be locked up in a cage. Then, something happened. Maybe it w…
 
Is it God’s will or my will? Am I being driven by my higher power, or is it just my self-centered thinking? These are ultimately the questions we are taught to ask in recovery and in many spiritual circles. Even those that don’t believe in a higher power, ask similar questions like, what is the right thing to do in this moment? Or, is this decision…
 
How often do you find yourself defending something that doesn’t even matter? Simply, because you’re caught in the moment? I find myself there often; defending my behavior, my view, my intentions, my parenting, my food, my space and even my defects of character... All in an effort to ”not be controlled or told.” When I’m caught in the grip of my ego…
 
I’ve been thinking a lot about the conversation I had with Adam, which I talked about on episode 65. He pointed me back to the big red book, ACA’s version of the big book. Finally it clicked. I’ve been looking for a through line to help connect a better understanding of those struggling with alcoholism, drug addiction and mental health. One of the …
 
Paul is one of my favorite peeps to talk about life, relationships, and all things recovery. We cover intricacies in life that can only come from a wide array of experience, both good and ugly. Not only do I love that he is deep in a 12 step fellowship that directly addresses narcotics, but also, that he has opinions on the outside issues I love to…
 
One of the most valuable lessons I have to learn over and over again is, life is full of contradiction. What worked at one point in my recovery doesn't work anymore. Things that never bothered me before, now bother me. Things that were not negotiable before, have been negotiated... A number of times. All these ideas, situations and opinions I would…
 
If you struggle with the disease of addiction or alcoholism, this shut down must be doing a number on your recovery. I think back to my early recovery and realize how heavily relied on meetings and community. Having that taken away would’ve been a major challenge. A friend of a friend overdosed this past weekend and it really puts in perspective th…
 
One of the baddest men on the planet got arrested last week for the 3 time. Although I would agree he is making some terrible decisions, the on thing no one is talking about, at least not with any real knowledge about it, is... that man qualifies to go to the meetings I go to. Cunning, baffling, powerful and insidious... it will leave you wondering…
 
During this wild shutdown, which many are experiencing for the first time, uncertainty can rule the day. I find myself swinging from one end of the spectrum to the other, either we’re all overreacting to, man this shiz is kind of serious! I’m grateful that for the first time in 20 years, I’m not working for straight commission and that my job has b…
 
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