Fragmented to Whole

Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery

This podcast can help you go from fragmented to whole. The title of the podcast comes from my journey of recovery in 12 step programs where I came in feeling fragmented and now I AM WHOLE. I talk about how that happened, and many of the lessons I've learned in recovery. I cover such topics as learning acceptance, overcoming unrealistic expectations, intimacy, forgiveness and boundaries.

All episodes are 20 minutes or less, most are less than 15. The first episode is my story in brief so you'll hear about the kind of profound life changes that I experienced in 12-step recovery. Other episodes cover specific topics such as Acceptance, Victim Mentality, Overcoming Negative Thought Loops, etc. You don't have to be in recovery to benefit from it though!

One last (very important) thing. I don't speak for or endorse any particular 12 step program of recovery. Though I'm a huge fan of 12 step recovery, and a member of two 12 step fellowships, I cannot speak them. Take what you want and leave the rest.


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Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 66: How to Stop Comparing Your Insides to Other People’s Outsides

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

Learn how and why to stop comparing yourself to others. Show NotesIf you suffer from feeling that you’re not enough or don’t have enough, this episode may help. Comparing yourself to others is potentially endless – you can always find someone who has it better than you. That means it’s almost always a losing battle.…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 65: How to Go from Anger and Frustration to Loving the World

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

This episode lays out just how the 12 steps of recovery transform us from angry and frustrated with the world to loving it. Show NotesIn this episode you’ll learn just how the 12 steps allow us to clean up the wreckage of the past, heal lifelong wounds, and transform. We become happy, joyous and free…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 64: From Indecisive to Decisive

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

Learn a variety of ways to go from being indecisive to decisive. Show NotesIf you have difficulty making decisions, this episode should be helpful. You’ll learn strategies such as minimizing the number of decisions you need to make. You’ll also learn how focusing on your decision-making process rather than the outcome of your decisions leads…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 63: Reading People’s Minds Doesn’t Work!

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

If you’ve been expecting other people to read your mind, you might find this episode helpful! Show NotesI realized early in recovery that I’d been expecting other people to read my mind. I came to understand, with the help of some of my fellows in recovery, that this was because that’s how I thought it…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 62: GET To vs. HAVE To

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

Learn how to change your perspective so that your new behaviors are seen as a privilege instead of a burden. Show NotesThe recovery process, just as any process of personal growth, is in large part one of changing perspective. In this episode I cover the perspective shift where we move from “I HAVE to _”…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 61: Willingness to Change vs. Wanting to Change

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

You don’t have to want to make changes, but you do need to be willing which you’ll learn about here. Show NotesFor anyone who is trying to grow and change, including those in recovery, willingness is key. If you’re willing to make changes, even if you’d don’t really want to, that can be enough. Learn…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 60: Tips and Scripts for Saying “No”

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

If you have trouble saying “no” this episode is for you! Show NotesI share several tips for how to say no. I also share several scripts – specific words and phrases you can use in various situations to set boundaries with others. These include scripts for saying “no” to friends, family, bosses and clients.

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 59: Making Things Mean Things That They Don’t

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

If you interpret other people’s actions as against you all the time, this episode might challenge your thinking. Show NotesIf you decide that things that happen around you almost always mean something negative, you might be “making things mean things that they don’t.” In this episode I give a really good example of how I…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 58: End the Chaos!

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

The opposite of chaos is predictability, and this episode talks about how to create more predictability in your life. Show NotesIf you’ve lived a life of chaos and want that to end, this episode is for you! In it you’ll learn how to slowly begin to put some structure in your life. This will give…

Fragmented to Whole Podcast 57: Turn Off the Spigot of Negativity and Purify the Well of Your Mind

By krativeadmin | November 5, 2020

Learn how to get rid of the negative audio playing in the background of your mind, it’s poisoning your mind! Show NotesWhen negative thoughts continually run through our minds it’s like poison in a well. It’s impossible to love yourself when the well of your mind is full of poison. Stopping the negative thoughts helps…

What listeners are saying

"Barb, it's clear that you're speaking from your lived experience, and what you talk about is beyond the rooms of recovery. You actually operationalize recovery."

- C

"Barb. My goodness. I just finished your [One Day at a Time] podcast. It was incredible. Thank you....

So I've listened to your first podcast. I was connected to what you said especially how your life has changed.  PAUSE, which I've learned about and love. And flawsome. Amen...Thanks so much. You give hope. It was powerful...

Just listened to #2 Acceptance. Gonna have to listen again. It was powerful. What really comes across is your sincerity. Thanks."

- K

"Hey! Finally started listening  to your podcast. It’s really good.  I listen to over 1000 podcast probably in the past two years. Your shit is official. You’re totally Flawsome.  You’re like a dynamic special ops recovery person. You're totally sensitive and have the [anonymous program]  active listening and true compassion characteristics. Combined with a little bit of adorable cheesiness (e.g. Flawsome). But then also like a tough guy old timer that’s gruff and doesn’t take shit from people."

- J

"I'm a minute and 22 seconds into your episode on Acceptance... I still have these [negative] thoughts...The solution: growth mindset and surrounding myself with this kind of information...thank you for doing this, definitely helps motivate me..."

- E

"Your podcast was a delight to listen to. Authenticity, sincerity starts within and re-parenting oneself with gentleness, humor, love and respect are the tools that fuels the process."

- A

"Full of useful, helpful guidance!!!! So, I say thank you for your efforts! It was not preachy at all - and I guard against 'preachiness.' ...Thank you for your efforts Barb."

- A.C

"I play [your podcasts] for people when I give them rides home from meetings. They find them awesome as I do...I am hoping to begin using your podcasts in groups at work - short enough to hold people's attention and wonderful topics that all can benefit from as we try to bring healing and freedom from suffering into the are a delight and a noble soul. Thank you. Grateful for your commitment to help heal our planet."

- R

"If I had to describe it....I bathed in episodes 1-3 this morning and I feel much more prepared to engage in the tasks that will bring me success...thank you."

- V

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