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Jean shares a new poem to encourage anyone starting fresh for the new year, and reflects on important milestones and decisions for The Bubble Hour. Download a copy of Jean's poem, 'The Pivot' at https://unpickledblog.com/2021/12/30/new-year-new-beginnings/ Learn more about host Jean McCarthy at http://www.jeanmccarthy.ca and order her books at http://www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books
This is a special episode intended for listeners in recovery to share with normie friends and family who want to understand how to make us more comfortable at their events. The list of tips is directed towards people who are not in recovery, but it can also be a resource for sober folks looking for ways to self-advocate. Listen alone and take notes. Or listen together, hit pause after each tip, and discuss. Forward to a friend or share on social media. Let's talk about sober socializing--what helps and what doesn't? The list can be downloaded as an image from Jean's blog, UnPickled. Click here: https://unpickledblog.com/2021/12/20/10-tips-for-hosting-a-sober-guest/ Learn more about Jean McCarthy at www.jeanmccarthy.ca Order books via www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books
Whether it's your first year of sobriety or you have decades of experience, the holidays can be a trying time. Here are a few things to consider as you make your way through the weeks ahead. This is an audio version of a post on Jean McCarthy's blog UnPickled. You can find the original post here: http://unpickledblog.com/2021/12/12/encouragement-for-the-holidays/
Host Jean McCarthy returns from an extended break and reflects on ways that sobriety has served her during her various adventures. Visit Jean's blog UnPickled at www.unpickledblog.com and order her books via www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books
Victoria Vanstone

Victoria Vanstone

2021-07-1457:35

Victoria Vanstone examines the lighter side of life after alcohol on her blog Drunk Mummy Sober Mummy and podcast Sober Awkward. "Me and booze don’t go well together, its like bunk beds and ceiling fans – the two just don’t work," says Victoria. "There are always disastrous results and it’s just taken me a million hangovers to realise that I was always the drunkest person in the room."
Kim Bellas

Kim Bellas

2021-06-2851:372

"I know now that alcohol was not my friend," says Kim Bellas. Kim quit drinking to model alcohol-free living for her teenaged son, who has a medical condition that will require him to do the same. She didn't think her drinking was problematic until she experienced how great she felt with alcohol out of her life.  Kim created a website www.soberisthenewcool.org to spread positive messages and encouragement to others who endeavor to be sober. Sales of merchandise support The Douglas Foundation IG: https://www.instagram.com/sober.is.the.new.cool/ * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soberisthenewcool.org/ * YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_tmHjBMjRmRj-HECQ3_Feg * Email: sober.itnc@gmail.com * Learn more about host Jean McCarthy, plus check out her books, and blog UnPickled by visiting her website at www.jeanmccarthy.ca
Betsy Byler

Betsy Byler

2021-06-2201:09:25

Betsy Byler is a woman in successful long-term recovery who is also a therapist. Betsy hosts a podcast aimed at educating therapists about addiction and recovery, "All Things Substance with Betsy Byler". Betsy's website is www.betsybyler.com - links are there to contact Betsy and hear the podcast. * Host Jean McCarthy's website is www.jeanmccarthy.ca and includes links to her blog UnPickled and her latest book releases, as well. For more episodes, visit www.thebubblehour.com
Sherry Hoppen is the founder of She Surrenders, a ministry encouraging women into faith-based recovery. As a Christian woman who has lived through the nightmare of addiction to alcohol, she helps others battling addiction through writing, speaking, coaching. Sherry leads weekly meetings for faith-based recovery in the group she started, Joyful Surrender. She regularly shares her journey with her trademark honesty and humor at women’s events, Bible studies, recovery retreats, and podcasts. In her book, Sober Cycle (New Hope Publishing, 2021), she shares her personal story of alcohol addiction and the nonsensical things she did to escape it.  An avid reader and cyclist, Sherry and her husband enjoy traveling and loving on their three grandsons. * Visit host Jean McCarthy's website www.jeanmccarthy.ca for more links and information about this episode and The Bubble Hour.
Host Jean McCarthy returns from an unplanned 3-week break and shares stories and insights from her time away. Plus information from Recovery Research Institute on the effectiveness of various recovery programs, celebrating and recognizing Bubble Hour milestones, listener letters, and thoughts on the one-year anniversary of the release of The Ember Ever There by Jean McCarthy.
Jenny Dalton

Jenny Dalton

2021-05-1158:46

Jenny's path to recovery included several "fasts" from alcohol - planned, supported breaks for 30 or more days as she worked to envision her life without drinking. When her father died, she longed to honor her grief by feeling it fully. She now sees how living alcohol-free allows her to live engage more actively in her life. As a writer, Jenny feared that alcohol was entwined with creativity--but has discovered the very opposite is true! She has used the down time during the covid pandemic to turn her attentions to a novel she wrote decades earlier. Of Butterflies and Bullies is loosley based on Jenny's experience of being bullied in her pre-teen years, and the project has been healing and gratifying. Visit https://www.butterfliesbullies.com to learn more and purchase the book. Follow Jenny on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/dalton_jen  * Host Jean McCarthy's website is https://jeanmccarthy.ca and her blog UnPickled is at http://www.unpickledblog.com
Bev Sartain

Bev Sartain

2021-05-0455:071

Beverly Sartain is a Psyche Strategist who helps helpers heal their wounds so that they can serve Self and humanity from wholeness. Image of Healing Roadmap created by Bev Sartain: https://holisticcoachtraininginstitute.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/HCTI+-+A+Healing+Roadmap.pdf  Website - https://holisticcoachtraininginstitute.com/ Book - Transcending Trauma: How I Use Spiritual Psychology To Heal My Life Workbook - Spiritual Psychology Healing Workbook Course - Spiritual Psychology Healing Course FB Group - Holistic Coach Network Podcast - Holistic Coach Legacy Podcast
Nicole Cameron

Nicole Cameron

2021-04-2755:00

Nicole has overcome great losses and built a life full of joy, but it was not an easy path to arrive where she is today. Grief was all too present in her life, even as a child. Nicole was just 11 when her mother died unexpectedly. Then, as newlyweds, Nicole and her husband suffered multiple pregnancy losses. Though she didn't necessarily see alcohol use as a coping strategy, her dysfunctional drinking patterns escalated throughout her teen years and into adulthood as life became more and more complicated. Nicole is now 13 years sober and her passion is to help others develop the skills to change the direction of their lives. She says, "My mission is simple. I help successful people create change. Change in their stories, change in narrative, and change in their relationship with themselves, others and substance, by providing solutions in healing their worth, practicing self compassion, living into core values, identifying character strengths and creating healthy and positive thought life." Learn more at http://www.coachwithnicole.ca Join Nicole's Mindful Recovery Community on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mindfulrecoverycommunity For more books and resources discussed in this episode, extended shownotes are here : https://jeanmccarthy.ca/2021/04/26/the-bubble-hour-s9e16-nicole-cameron/
Cybele Botran

Cybele Botran

2021-04-2049:371

Cybele Botran of Wide Awake Recovery shares her story of recovery and healing. Cybele believes that each of us can be our own healers once we get past the judgement, guilt, and shame that hold us back. She teaches transformative practices of self-love, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness to help others find the powers within to let go of unconscious beliefs and embrace joy. Cybele has a free download for listeners interested in learning more about inner-child work: Free e-booklet: Self-Love for Your Inner Child Website: www.wideawakerecovery.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/wideawakerecovery Facebook: www.facebook.com/wideawakerecovery (Pleae note: This conversation includes discussion of adverse childhood experiences including sexual trauma.)
Lori Massicot

Lori Massicot

2021-04-1349:321

Lori Massicot is a sober woman on a mission to help women over 40 create a life they love alcohol-free. For thirty years, Lori thought that alcohol was the solution to her anxiety and shyness, and on August 11, 2013, she decided to quit drinking and become the solution she had always been. Lori uses a simplistic approach to sobriety and helps women create a deeper relationship with themselves as they age through connection, self-care, and self-compassion. Lori is a Life and Sober Coach, Nutrition Coach, and host of the To 50 and Beyond podcast, where she talks openly with her guests about aging sober and creating overall wellbeing in midlife and beyond. www.lorimassicot.com She's lived in Southern California her whole life and is a mom and wife and a dog lover who strives to live a simplistic lifestyle in recovery.   * Host Jean McCarthy's website is www.jeanmccarthy.ca and her blog is www.unpickledblog.com
Penni Moussa

Penni Moussa

2021-04-0639:11

Founder of Recovery Buddha and woman in recovery, Penni Moussa is also a Clinical Psychologist, intuitive healer, writer, creative & mother of 3 young adults; the youngest of whom is on the Autism Spectrum. Having travelled a journey which includes recovery from addiction, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma & grief, Penni’s lived experience informs her work as a trauma therapist within the recovery community. Website: https://www.recoverybuddha.com  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RecoveryBuddha Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryBuddha  * Host Jean McCarthy's website is www.jeanmccarthy.ca
Will Black

Will Black

2021-03-2952:00

Will Black is a young man in recovery who shares his passion for wellness through his expertise in yoga and meditation. Will relates his experiences with using alcohol to alleviate symptoms of social anxiety and depression, only to realize drinking then became a problem of its own. Will is now three years sober and lives life to the fullest while inspiring others to do the same. https://www.willowenblack.com/ https://www.reddit.com/r/stopdrinking/  Episode website: https://jeanmccarthy.ca/2021/03/29/the-bubble-hour-s9e12-will-black/ Host Jean McCarthy's blog, books and links to other Bubble Hour info are available at www.jeanmccarthy.ca
Maureen Towns

Maureen Towns

2021-03-2301:03:09

In Broken Open, parenting and family consultant Maureen Towns shares her journey through her teenage kids’ mental health and addiction issues to help parents find freedom in chaos.  Maureen Towns BScN, MA is a relationship mentor with over 25 years of nursing experience in both public and private health care across Canada. After experiencing mental illness and addiction with her own children, she founded Maureen Towns Consulting to help families struggling to care for their own loved ones. Her work with parents inspires them to rediscover themselves within chaotic and challenging situations. Website: www.maureentowns.com  Broken Open Podcast: https://maureentowns.com/podcast/ More links and show notes at https://jeanmccarthy.ca/2021/03/22/the-bubble-hour-s9e11-maureen-towns/ * Host Jean McCarthy's website is www.jeanmccarthy.ca with links to her blog Unpickled, more Bubble Hour epsiodes, her books, and more
Ruby Warrington

Ruby Warrington

2021-03-1658:001

Ruby Warrington is the author of Sober Curious (2018) and The Sober Curious Reset (2020). Her books have given voice to a movement that embraces an alcohol-free lifestyle as a choice, and encourages people to explore their relationship with alcohol proactively. Ruby shares her personal story and digs deep into some unexpected results in her personal life, like deeper intimacy and greater authenticity. Ruby's website is www.rubywarrington.com  More links and shownotes here *** Host Jean McCarthy's blog is www.unpickledblog.com Her latest books are available through her website www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books
Spring Check-in

Spring Check-in

2021-03-0919:09

Host Jean McCarthy hosts a solo show with updates on her recovery, a big upcoming milestone, reflections on grief and celebration, plus heaps of encouragement for YOU! Learn more about Jean at www.jeanmccarthy.ca where you can link to her blog UnPickled, buy her books, and hear more episodes of The Bubble Hour.
Dr. Alice Kerby

Dr. Alice Kerby

2021-03-0157:24

Dr Alice Kerby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Health Consultant, Holistic Health Practitioner, and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner in training. She uses her decades of experience and training  to focus on the stress response from an autonomic nervous system and physiological perspective. She helps her clients to identify areas where they feel stuck, and provides a well regulated and supportive environment for them to begin gently touching past trauma or overwhelm, and heal these states through presence and awareness of the body in the present moment. She specializes in working with sober and sober curious women who are seeking additional tools to manage stress, increase a sense of calm, and move forward in creating their lives.  Learn more at www.kerbymethodconsulting.com and checkout her podcast Beyond The Pink Cloud For links to resources mentioned in this episode, click here Host Jean McCarthy blogs at UnPickled. Her latest books are available at www.jeanmccarthy.ca/books
Comments (14)

Lisa Quick

i could SO relate to this story!! All of the day 1s, the back and forth, etc. Thank you so much for sharing your story. it gives me hope that i can do this too.

Apr 17th
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Irma Montano

❤❤❤

Aug 14th
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Rosalind Maisonet Buchalski

Wasn't expecting a phone conversation. I'll continue to give it a go.

Jun 16th
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Shellers Haysy

Thanks for giving us the oppurtunity to hear from Brid. I live in Ireland and we badly need this movement💜

May 30th
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Irma Montano

WOW!!!!! this episode as old as it is it still speaks in volumes to me I too can relate to all that was discussed in this episode Thank you Ladies ❤👍

May 1st
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Irma Montano

I so needed this Today..Thank you for the encouragement.....being a newcomer to sobriety it put alot into perspective

Apr 10th
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jersey2777

Great work Irma!

Mar 31st
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Irma Montano

Thank you Ladies soooooo much I have been sober 16 Days today 3/27/18 it's been a lonely road but The Bubble Hour has kept me going I literally listen all day at work and am attending AA meetings ....I can so relate to all your stories Thank you for your service.i hope to one day have an amazing story to share❤

Mar 27th
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ChristineC

Thank you so much Jessica for sharing your story. It was so relatable it brought me to tears.

Mar 21st
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