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Welcome to the Rise Recover Live Podcast, hosted by Bryce Cobb III and Liz McKean and powered by The Phoenix. Every week we share stories from The Phoenix community and beyond, celebrating the resilience of people, the power of community, and the journey of recovery in every form and pathway. We hope that listeners of all backgrounds are inspired to be part of the movement to break down stigma. Together, we rise, recover and live.To connect with community, download The Phoenix App. To learn more, visit https://thephoenix.org/

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#116: When Tom Coyne (he/him) got sober 12 years ago, he thought he would never be able to play golf again. As a sport that revolves quite a bit around alcohol, he thought that if he quit drinking then he would have to walk away from the fairway too. However, in recovery Tom found a deeper love and appreciation for the sport. Now golf is at the center of his recovery and his network is made up of sober golfers and friends. Tune into the episode to hear from Tom as he discusses his golf, his r...
#115: Bryan Wempen (he/him) is an acclaimed author and speaker, fearlessly redefining normal and inspiring personal growth. With his new groundbreaking book, "F**K My Demons Redefining Normal," Bryan challenges stigmas, empowering audiences to embrace imperfections and reclaim their power. Tune into the episode to hear the conversation with Bryan as we touch on his recovery journey and more, including:What happens when the main focus becomes chasing a feeling and our curiosity and drive for s...
#114: Casey Kehoe (she/her) is a CrossFit Coach and Phoenix Volunteer from Philadelphia. As someone who has been doing CrossFit for 8 years, Casey knows the importance of community. Now with 15 months of sobriety under her belt, the notion of community has taken on a deeper meaning. Tune into the episode to hear Casey's story of resiliency, accountability and more, including:Reframing how we view accountability from something negative and laborious to positive and community-building.Building ...
#113: Taylor Williams (he/him) is a full time CrossFit and weightlifting coach, as well as a podcast host and a person in recovery. As someone who came of age during the height of the Opioid epidemic, substance use disorder was highly prevalent and normalized in his circle. What felt like small decisions led to bigger consequences and after a harrowing conversation with his mom, Taylor decided to change his trajectory. He went back to school and joined a CrossFit gym, finding friends that bec...
#112: Brian Hyman (he/him) is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, author, and father. Brian has been sober since 2009 and has been working at a prominent treatment center in Malibu, California since 2012. Yoga has played an instrumental role in his personal recovery journey. Nine months into sobriety yoga flowed into his professional life as Brian started teaching yoga so other folks in recovery could access its transformative effects. Check out the episode and hear Brian's story, includ...
#111: Natalya Fearnley (she/her) started her recovery journey by opening the thousand-pound door at The Phoenix gym in Denver to attend a yoga class. After trying out various recovery programs she found her home in Recovery Dharma. She threw herself into being of service and quickly became an active member in the community. A year and a half into sobriety, Natalya was elected to the Board of Directors of Recovery Dharma. Tune into the episode to learn more about Natalya and her recovery journ...
#110: Elizabeth Addison (she/her) is a multi-hyphenate (composer, lyricist, librettist, producer, music director & director) as well as a person in recovery from a variety of things including substance use disorder. She is also a creative recovery coach with The Meghann Perry Group, an organization equipping the behavioral health workforce with tools and education on addiction recovery. Check out the conversation to learn about Elizabeth and her work exploring the intersection of rec...
#109: Hilary Sheinbaum (she/her) is the author of The Dry Challenge and founder of GoingDry.co, an organization focused on creating unique and fun non-alcoholic spaces and curating non-alcoholic menus. As a strong proponent of Dry January and other sober months, Hilary introduces folks to experiences that don't involve booze, letting individuals explore sobriety in a fun and safe environment.Check out the conversation with Hilary to hear her story and more, including:Her experience first doin...
#108: Ryan Carpenter and Sophie Pyne are Co-Founders of Waves of Recovery, the Los Angeles based non-profit dedicated to supporting people in recovery from mental health and addiction find healing, connection and community through surfing. As individuals in recovery themselves, Sophie and Ryan help folks navigate the waters and connect with themselves and each other on a deeper level. Check out the episode to hear from Sophie and Ryan as they discuss their own recovery journeys, and more, inc...
#107: Bryce and Liz are back this week to discuss a topic that carries both positive effects and negative drawbacks: social media. If the opposite of addiction is connection, then social media can be a tool to connect us, like it connected Bryce to this podcast. For Liz, social media is how she discovered The Phoenix, as well as other recovery communities and yoga spaces. But just as social media can be positive, it can also negatively impact our mental health and become an escape. To th...
#106: As a social worker and person in recovery, Mary Long (she/her) knows that her past experiences are some of her biggest assets when it comes to helping other people. When Mary started her recovery journey she did not foresee her life being this impactful. Now her story has meshed together in beautiful and painful ways, solidifying her sense of purpose in the mental health community. Tune into the episode as we discuss the balance between self-care and self-motivation and more, including:...
#105: Tara Mastracchio (she/her) is the CEO and Founder of Samay Trauma Recovery and Resiliency. With a lifetime of learning to confront and overcome trauma, Tara walks with others to help them recognize and overcome their own trauma. Tune into the episode to hear the conversation as we discuss Samay International and more:How a plan to move to Central America for 2 months turned into 8 years of travel to 25 countries over 5 continents with 9 different languages.Learning to trust your i...
#104: Brian Sims (he/him) CRPS-V, VSR, CEI is a person in long term recovery from Substance Misuse, MST, and Co-Occurring Disorders acquired while serving his country during the campaigns and operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism as a US Army Infantryman. He is also a suicide attempt (2015) and street-level homelessness survivor.Brian is the Founder & National Director of Project Rebirth, a warrior recovery community organization dedicated to serving veterans, emergency res...
#103: This week Liz and Bryce are joined by Joie Gyondla (she/her), Beth Collinson (she/her) and Mike Ward to discuss the Moab retreat, a four day Phoenix-led camping trip in Moab, Utah. Check out the conversation to learn not only about the trip, but also about getting outside your comfort zone. Whether it is hiking the Moab arches, carpooling with strangers, or moving from Florida to New York -- let this episode be your encouragement to consider trying a new adventure.We discuss this and mo...
#102: Austin Marquez (he/him) and Carson Rammelt join Liz and Bryce III to share their story of creating STAGES, the 11 track album written by Austin and produced by Carson. The album recounts the different stages of recovery. It speaks to experiencing the pink cloud, carrying guilt from the past, falling in love again in sobriety, enduring different forms of "relapse", and finding inner-strength. Check out the episode to learn more about the Carson and Austin and the beautiful piece of ...
#101: Stewart Powell is back from his 2,650 mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail and is here to tell us about his journey. For Stewart, this journey was the demarcation between his old and new life. What was always a bucket list item but never a possibility in active addiction, hiking the PCT felt like the perfect way to celebrate one year of sobriety. Check out the episode to hear about Stewart's adventure, including: His time solo on the trail and the opportunity to be alone with hi...
#100: Welcome to the 100th episode of the Rise Recover Live Podcast! This week Bryce gets open and honest about co-occurring disorders. He and Liz dive into what it was like coming to terms with ADHD diagnoses, and how the process looks now. They also take a moment to express gratitude for their friendship and for this space that they get to share with each other and this community. Tune into the episode to hear more, including:How having conversations about ADHD gave Bryce the language to de...
#99: Jennifer Nicholaisen (they/she) is the co-founder and Executive Director of SeekHealing, an Asheville-based non-profit pioneering a novel “social health” protocol to address loneliness and social disconnection. As an organization, they tackle the root causes of the substance use epidemic and other national mental health crises. Check out the episode to learn more and to hear Jennifer's own path to recovery, including:Corporate hustle culture and seeking validation outside yourself, as we...
#98: Trevor Flick (he/him) is an endurance athlete, an avid outdoorsman, an alcoholic, a dog dad, someone who is constantly on the hunt for candy, and a person who is attracted to things that can kill him. To Trevor, recovery is the gift that keeps on giving. From finding his community of like-minded individuals, to safely participating in extreme sports, his recovery has allowed him to rediscover so many aspects of himself. Tune into the episode to learn more about Trevor as we discuss recov...
#97: As a member of the hospitality industry and a lover of bar culture, Mark LaFaro has forged his own path in recovery. With a network of sober friends and ex-coworkers who are also in recovery, Mark navigates the hospitality industry and its culture as a sober person. Bartending while sober was not only eyeopening, but it rekindled his love for the industry. Check out the episode to hear more of Mark's story, including:His experience working in the alcoholic beverage industry and his fasci...
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Jerome Robinson Jr.

I can so relate to being afraid & insecure around people. Not feeling safe or accepted sometimes.

Jun 28th
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