Ep 150: Guest Alex – Addicted to Comfort

Alex and I met back in 2018, and the way he articulates his story is so inspiring that I knew he had to be on the podcast. Alex is in two different 12-step programs, one for behavior and one for substance, in his case, food. That’s why episode 150 of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast is about how Alex was addicted to comfort, and his story through that recognition during recovery.

In this episode of the Fragmented to Whole Podcast, I’m sharing the importance of understanding the difference between comfort and familiarity, as well as actionable steps you can take right now to start to understand your own behaviors around comfort. 

Some of the talking points I go over in this episode include:

  • How Alex came to recognize his addiction to sugar through a 12-step recovery program. 
  • How much bigger of a change his perspective shift was over his weight loss, and the perspective shifts he’s made along his journey.
  • Alex’s relationship with a high power and surrender, and how that shifted from childhood age as a bully and being bullied, to today.
  • The big difference between comforting, comfortable, and comfort, and where Alex finds comfort now, vs his past.

Alex’s story of his own recognition of addiction and recovery are truly inspiring and encouraging. Be sure to tune in to all the episodes to receive tons of practical tips on living a more whole life and to hear even more about the points outlined above.

What is Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery?

This is the podcast “Fragmented to Whole: Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery.” It will help people who want to heal to move from fragmented to whole.

Hi, I’m Barb! I share my experience, strength and hope from 12 step recovery in each episode. They’re all 20 minutes or less. Unlike most recovery podcasts where you hear a person’s whole story, in this one each episode is about a specific topic.

There are many life lessons from 12 step recovery that are applicable to those in and outside of recovery. This podcast brings some of those lessons to the airwaves, including such topics as learning acceptance, recognizing and overcoming victim mentality and establishing healthy boundaries.

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