Listen to Fragmented to Whole:Life Lessons from 12 Step Recovery
This episode is about learning to build trust with others and achieve true, emotional intimacy. Show NotesIf you’ve always wanted intimacy and have no idea how to get it, this episode is for you! I talk about learning to trust people, be vulnerable with them, and become intimate with them. I also make the distinction…
This episode is about how you can get over the fear of being judged by others. Show NotesIf you are someone who lives in fear all the time, especially fear of being judged by others, this episode is for you! I talk about how this fear was so powerful that it led me to feel…
As a follow up to the last episode, this episode provides additional ways to get past negative thought patterns. Show NotesIn this episode I continue to explore ways to get out of negative thinking by introducing ways to affirm ourselves. I talk about the role of affirmations in getting out of negative thought patterns. By…
This episode will address the negative thought patterns in our heads and how to get out of them. Show NotesIn this episode you’ll hear about negative thought loops, or ruminating. This will be contrasted with processing, which is a healthy way to deal with the thoughts roaming around in your head. Rather than staying stuck…
In this episode you will hear how I came to understand that I had a victim mentality and what that has meant for my recovery and personal development. Show NotesIn this episode, you will hear how I came to understand I had a victim mentality, which I was completely blind to previously. I will make…
In this episode you will hear how I learned how to accept things that I previously thought were UNacceptable. Show NotesThis episode describes the process I went through to come to acceptance, which has had a big hand in leading to my peace and serenity. There is also some reflection on emotional acceptance and self…
In this episode you will hear some of the many ways in which I have healed and grown as a result of my recovery in 12 step rooms. Show NotesThis episode describes the many ways I’ve tried my whole life to have a better life, how I got into 12 step recovery, and some of…
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."
"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."
"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."
"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..."
"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."
"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."
"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 world...you are a delight and a noble soul. Thank you. Grateful for your commitment to help heal our planet."
"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."
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