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In this episode I catch up with my friend and colleague Lyndal Hunt.  Lyndal is living proof of the importance of working a programme and how it is the key to long term success.   Wether it's AA, an online programme like mine or even if you design your own, sticking to that programme through daily practices and ongoing deeper work helps to keep you out of your own head, to manage your triggers and most important keeps you mindful and on track.  To reach out to Lyndal follow her on Insta @thesobrietygym or email thesobrietygym@gmail.comThis episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this weeks Soul Talk I catch up yet again with the beautiful Sam Brown, this week we talk about the importance finding your centre and staying there through times of stress.  Sam shares her own personal journey of sexual abuse and how finding her centre has helped her to heal.  She shares with how she has implemented it throughout stressful times even managing to stay calm and centred during a crash landing of a plane she was in with her son in Vietnam.   It's not always easy but like anything with time and consistent practice the better at it we become, the more peace we can create in our lives. For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode I chat with illustrator Beck Feiner.  We talk about  her struggle with post natal depression and how she used alcohol to ease those feelings which eventually became quite dysfunctional and Beck found her self sneaking booze, hoping her husband woudn't notice.  We talk about socialising sober and how to keep yourself content if you are a pre-party pre-loader. To find out more about Bec go to https://www.beckfeinercreations.com/ or find her on instagram at @beckfeiner_illustrationsThis episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this Soul Talk with Sam Brown we talk about taking responsibility, for your actions, owning when you have stuffed up, for you you treat yourself and how you want to show up in your life.  We all do it, we blame everyone else or our circumstances as a way of protecting ourselves and not having to be truly honest or vulnerable, let's face, that stuff is scary.  But what if we challenge ourselves to push through that?  I believe that when we are able to admit our wrongs and take responsibility for every aspect of our lives as adults we open the doors to freedom.  For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode I catch up with Andrew Addie, CEO of the sober events organisation Untoxicated.  Through trauma, sexual assault, extreme alcohol addiction, serious mental health issues,  and dealing with his sexuality.  Andrew has faced his demons head on and is thriving in his new life as a sober person and helping other people not feel so isolated and alone on their journey.  For more information on the Clean Slate Clinic go to https://www.cleanslateclinic.com/This episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
Making the smallest changes to your daily habits can have a massive impact on your choices, your moods, your relationships and set  you up for success.  Having a daily routine for me one  one of the most important keys to the success of my sober journey.  As soon as I started changing my daily routines I began to thrive in sobriety. For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode my hubby Ash Grunwald is in the host seat interviewing Greg Jennings The Booze Free Dad.  They talk about what is mean to be a booze free Dad,  being a good example for the future generations, how sobriety has positively affected the kids, pissing on the floor in a blackout and much more.  This episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery www.mondaydisillery.com
The beautiful Sam Brown and I are in the zoom room once again to dive deep into some juicy topics.  This week we chat about the avoidance of pain and the toll that can take on us, tuning in to find the root cause of your pain and asking the question, what am I avoiding in my life and what are the consequences of trying to avoid different pain points.  For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode I catch up with Kath Elliott, sober coach and breast cancer survivor.  We chat about the undeniable science that links alcohol to breast cancer, how women aged 40-60 are most vulnerable, listening to what your body is trying to tell you, how to celebrate milestones in a way that is nourishing rather than destructive,  having gratitude for our amazing bodies and how contemplating our own mortality could be the key to our happiness.  To connect with Kath you can follow her on instagram @thealcoholmindsetcoach or go to her website www.thealcoholmindsetcoach.com Some more interesting articles and links regarding breast cancer and alcohol. Drink Less For Your BreastsStudy - How the links between alcohol consumption and breast cancer are portrayed in Australian newspapersABC news article - What alcohol is really doing to MichelleBCNA - Reducing Your RiskAll content and media on the podcast is created and published online for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice.Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition. Never disregard the advice of a medical professional, or delay in seeking it because of something you have heard it on this podcast. This episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery www.mondaydisillery.com
Today's soul talk I recruited my good friend Lissie Turner, yoga therapist, ex triple J present Mel Bampton aka Mel In The Morning.  We talk about becoming the master of change, embracing the new and letting go of the old self beliefs and labels.  To connect with Lissie via insta go to @lissietuner or www.thepranaproject.com  For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode I chat with Luke Cooper from WA who shares story  of  his battle with  alcohol and one that he is so proudly winning.  We talk about him coming out to his friends and family as a gay man and.  Dealing with trauma of a violent bashing.   How drugs and alcohol are rampant  in the gay scene  Being continually trapped in hotel quarantine during the lockdowns and the effect that had on him.  How sobriety has enhanced his relationship and the importance of having a  daily practice. This episode was brought to you by Monday Distillery.  To check them out go to www.mondaydistillery.com For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery www.mondaydisillery.com
Deep diving with Sam Brown on all things self love.  Why it's so important, how to cultivate more of it,  what it means to have more of it and checking in to see where your level of self love sits.  For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol.
In this episode I catch up with Naturopath Jules Galloway to talk about how to support your body through recovery.   Jules is an incredible healer and also the host of the podcast Straight Talking Natural Health, she has an amazing story coming from homelessness from 16 years of age, to make ends meet she worked as a stripper and later a show girl.  A series of poor lifestyle choices left Jules's body in bad shape and she sought out the help of a friend studying naturopathy to help her heal her body.  This started her own love affair with natural health and healing.   In this episode we chat about all things health.  The dreaded after grog bog and what that can teach you about your gut health and signs of inflammation.How alcohol effects your gut  and thus  interferes with nutrient uptake of  vitamins like zinc, vit c, b vitamins and other nutrients.  How alcohol causes you to lose collagen in your skin and can make us look a bit er..."hagsy".Managing sugar cravings.  The connection between gut health and blood sugar balance. Supporting your liver with herbs.  The healing power of sleep.  Mental health and gut connection and so much more. To connect with Jules visit www.julesgalloway.com or follow her on insta @julesgallowayhealth.  Jules's podcast Straight Talking Natural Health is available on all good podcast platforms. For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery www.mondaydisillery.com
My good friend Sam Brown breath, meditation and yoga facilitator and I will spend the next few Wednesday's covering some topics that are close to our hearts that go hand in hand with recovery and healing.  For the first episode of our Soul Talk Series we cover accepting, allowing and embracing change.  A lot of the time we resist change out of fear of the unknown and we can't imagine our lives being different even though we are sick of the same old patterns.  In this chat Sam and I talk about tuning into your body when it's sending you signals that it's time to change,  getting into  flow and how to stay there, letting the changes unfold in your life and embracing them with an open heart.  For more information on Sam and her somatic release breath course go to www.soulfullifestyle.com.au or contact her on insta at @thesoulfullifestyle For more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this episode I catch up with one of the HIQA Grads, Matt from Perth.  Matt has been sober for just over 12 months after joining the HIQA 3 month challenge back in July 21.  Matt always said he could never imagine a life without alcohol but is now thriving in sobriety and life is better than he ever imagined.   As a heavy binge drinker, Matt would often have blackouts that leave him feeling shame, embarrassment, guilt and anxiety the next day.  We talk about blackouts, imaging a life without alcohol, what books he has found helpful, the tools that have kept him going, the importance of a gratitude practice, playing the tape backward to your last worst binge to keep you on track and how cultivating self awareness has been so transformative.The books mentioned in this episode are:The Untethered Soul - Michael SingerLiving Untethered - Michael SingerLoving What Is - Byron KatieThe Power Of Now - Ekhart TolleFor more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this episode I catch up with my friend Janine from Alberta, Canada.  Janine has been sober for almost 12 months at the time of recording, she gave up alcohol to reduce the symptoms of Hashimotos and Thyroid Eye Disease.  Along with healing the body Janine also took the deep dive into healing her mind body and spirit.   Janine and I talk about the importance of sitting with your feelings, asking yourself what it is you re really needing and having a compassionate approach with yourself. We also chat about what its like to navigate birthday weekends away with friends when you are the only sober one and it's your birthday, how you a trauma informed approach to recovery makes all the difference and how ignoring and storing emotions in the body makes us sick. Janine a single Mum has sick kids, two jobs and a coaching business helping others navigate their way through Hashimotos and Thyroid Eye Disease.  To reach out to Janine you an email her on janinehealthcoach@gmail.com or insta @janinehealthcoach The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.The books we discussed were. You Can Heal Your Life - Louse Hay In The Realm Of Hungry Ghosts - Dr Gabor MateWhen The Body Says No, the hidden cost of stress - Dr Gabor Mate for more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this episode I catch up with musician James Van Cooper, James is 25 years old (at the time of recording) and is 6 years sober. We chat about his very intense relationship with alcohol which had become a daily drinking habit years before he quit drinking,  how his last big night saw him locked up and the not so rock n roll side of having his nan picking him up from there at 2am,  how he used alcohol as a coping mechanism and how life is without the band aid of alcohol.  Living fully authentically.  To find out more about James head to his insta @jamesvancooper or go to www.jamesvancoopermusic.comTo book tickets for the HIQA live show in Byron Bay Nov 15th go to https://byron.sales.ticketsearch.com/sales/salesevent/76141for more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this episode I chat with Michelle French from Kinglake who is early days in her sobriety.  We chat about her many attempts at giving up the booze. -what made the difference this time. - the importance of connection- feeling your feelings-PTSD after the Black Saturday bushfires. - Survivors guilt. - The importance of not neglecting your own feelings even when others are suffering. - Leaning into crafty pursuits to keep you occupied. And lots more. for more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
What an honour it was to spend a couple of hours with Tom Carroll as he shared his story of his life through addiction.  Through childhood trauma, fitting in with his peers, looking up to older crew who were addicts and navigating the highs and lows of life on and off the pro surfing circuit.  It's been a massive journey for Tom who's addiction started with alcohol, then cocaine and eventually crystal meth. We talk about how he used the 12 step fellowship of NA and AA, rehab and a dedicated mediation practice to assist in his recovery.  He talks about the importance of steering clear of people who may trigger your enable your addictions when you are in recovery and the importance of learning to face your demons.  Surrendering to a new way of being, trusting the process and facing change. Tom now teaches meditation for free online for anyone who wishes to join his instagram live sessions which are held at 5.50am Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays (when he is in the country).  He also runs retreats which aren't just for surfing but deep dives into meditation and movement with his beautiful wife Mary.  To find out more follow Tom on instagram @thomasvictorcarroll or head to his website www.tomcarrollmeditation.com for more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery https://mondaydistillery.com/Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
In this episode I talk to my mate and hot cold therapy coach Cathy Downing about the benefits of jumping in to a bath of icy cold water.  This is something I have been doing for a while and I find it so beneficial for my mental health and also my physical health.  Cathy has a passion for health and wellness with a background in nursing.  We talk about how pushing your physical boundaries makes you more resilient,  how sitting in an ice bath can make your mindful, reduce inflammation and even help you burn fat amongst many other things.  To reach out to Cathy follow her on instagram @totalbalancestudio This podcast or episode is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Always seek the guidance of your doctor or other qualified health professional with any questions you may have regarding your health or a medical condition.or more resources go or to join the next HIQA challenge go towww.iquitalcohol.com.auFollow HIQA insta @howiquitalcohol This podcast was brought to you by Monday Distillery https://mondaydistillery.com/Music for Monday Distillery ads by Ash Grunwaldwww.ashgrunwald.comMusic for Podcast intro and outro written by Danni Carr performed by Mr CassidyIf you are struggling with physical dependancy on alcohol consider contacting a local AA meeting or a drug and alcohol therapist.   Always consult a GP before stopping alcohol. 
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