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Audio: Alcohol in the house

For episode #86, available for sober podcast thingy subscribers, I answer a question submitted by Zenmeg: “How to cope when alcohol is in the house. Either someone brought some over for dinner, as a gift, or you bought some for dinner guests and it is still unopened and in the house.” So I try to address this question, both in how I personally deal with it, but also how other people adjust their lives. There is no one size fits all answer here but I try to hit the big ideas on what YOU can do to make it easier for yourself going forward.

The full audio is 14 minutes long, here’s an extract (this is the first 2.5 minutes):

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Audio: Life Challenges

Episode #85 for my sober podcast thingy is definitely the hardest audio I’ve ever recorded. How do you deal with shitty life events and be sober. What about cancer, or death. What about worry and frustration. Is it still worth being sober? Bob sent me an email asking these questions, and this audio is my response to her. There will be tears. This is hard.

Below I’ve posted a 4 minute extract from audio.

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Audio: The High Jump and the Wheelchair

Episode #84 for my sober podcast thingy is about the high jump and a wheelchair. Yeah, OK. I know you don’t think these two things go together. But what if you wanted to do the high jump and you were in a wheelchair? Can it be done? I would have said no before. And I would have been wrong. Like I was wrong about so many things.

This audio mentions how Europe is like sobriety, how being out of debt can make you cry, and i tell you story of my friend with the unfailingly positive attitude. Grr.

Below I’ve posted a 2 minute extract from audio.

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Audio: Embrace the Lifestyle

just recorded episode #83 for my sober podcast thingy based on an email that Helena sent me about moderation and about living as a sober person. She really highlights the nonsense we have in our head (which i’m now calling the Wolfie Radio Station, on the AM dial, it’s W-O-L-F, broadcasting bullshit, 24/7, morning, noon and night).

In this audio, I read her letter, and then give you my ideas. Of which I have many!

Below I’ve posted a 2 minute extract from audio.

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Audio: Control

gabbygirl sent me a question, and in this podcast I try to answer it … this is episode #81 for my weekly sober podcast thingy.

is there a relationship between drinking and control issues (and anxiety). What are the things you can control, and the things that you can’t?

Below I’ve posted a 2 minute extract from the beginning of the audio. The entire full-length thing is 17+ minutes.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract and I’ll pick one comment to be my sober rockstar favourite comment of the day :)

You can listen to the extract here:

To hear this entire audio (and others), you can sign up for the podcast subscription (how about a 1 month trial). Of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want. You don’t even have to ask me to cancel, you can just go in at any time cancel … no hassles. Promise.

 

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Reminder that most of what i’m doing these days is going out by micro-email. Like my new secret writing project, the meetup in Paris, and daily photos. If you’re not on the micro-email list, you can add your name here.

 

sober treats

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Imported wall lamps (shipped from germany) for our fundamentally unfurnished apartment,
and a new MP3 player for listening to podcasts while running (this replaces my 9 year old shuffle)

 

 

Audio: Blowing a Fuse

so yesterday i had a super crappy day, too long, not enough accomplished, frustrating. and i went to bed at 6:45 pm and … well, I recorded podcast #80 for my weekly sober podcast thingy from under the covers.

I talk about frustration, safety valves, being too hard on ourselves, and am i the only person who hates carrying an umbrella?

Below I’ve posted a 5 minute extract from the beginning of the audio.

Where this audio begins, I’ve just walked for hours to find a clothing store, and it turns out to be the wrong store. And things get worse (rapidly) from there …

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract and I’ll pick one comment to be my sober rockstar favourite comment of the day :)

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listen2click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

 

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Are you the type to feel rebellious, and say “Why can’t I drink? Other people can drink. I feel so pissed off that I have to give up drinking. I should be ALLOWED…”

Is that you?  (yeah, me too!)

Well, the pouting, the “why can’t I drink,” comes from focusing on not being ABLE to.
But when you flip it on its head, and you turn it into a decision, then you get to say:

“I don’t drink because it’s not good for me.
I don’t do cocaine either.
There’s a whole list of things I don’t ingest
just because other people do.
I do what’s best for me.
I also don’t drive without a seat belt
and I don’t walk in dog shit.
I am taking care of me.”

[Team 100 has 1866 people in it. You can join now — no matter what day of sobriety you’re on.]

What, you want more?

How about this:

Allie (day 38):This is the longest I’ve been sober in awhile … in the last 3 weeks, I managed a 2 week sober vacation, ran a 5K, avoided numerous drunk fights with fiancé, didn’t embarrass myself once, felt proud of myself, had hope and lots more stuff I can’t think of right now … I’m planning a trip for the end of the month with all of my savings!

You can sign up for the 100 challenge here. once you sign up, there’s a ‘welcome’ audio recorded when i was at the beach. completely with obnoxious bird and wave sounds :)

Audio: London Meetup 2014

Time to record an audio about the recent London meetup for my weekly sober podcast thingy.

So here’s what I know. We have more in common than we think. I’m reminded of this every time I do one of these lovely bakery meetups.

And I know now, in a more meaningful way, that we’re in a sober ‘community’, whether we realize it or not. The online sober thing? It’s real, it’s not just virtual.

Below I’ve posted a nearly 4 minute extract from the middle of the audio.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract and I’ll pick one comment to be my sober rockstar favourite comment of the day :)

Click the blue button to listen:

listen2click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

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