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Soberful

Veronica Valli and Chip Somers are experts on recovery. Chip Somers was most recently described by Russell Brand in his book 'Recovery' as a 'right social liability.' Together they have been sober for almost 50 years and have a LOT of stories, messes, experience and occasionally helpful advice to share on living in sobriety. They bring all of that (and more) to the Soberful podcast. This podcast is for anyone who wants to live an alcohol-free life, is struggling to get sober or who is in long-term recovery.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 39 min

Chip and Veronica get to the root of addiction and explain the different types of trauma that people experience, leading them to abuse alcohol.

 

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Men and women get sober differently. The same methods won't work for women that work for men because women also have to battle hormonal changes that can dramatically affect their sobriety. In this episode Veronica discusses women's issues and sobriety with new Soberful Life practitioner and nurse practitioner Mimi Devine-Touhey.

 

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February 10, 2021 38 min

In this passionate discussion Chip and Veronica discuss the impact of social media and sobriety. They look at how the internet and social media has helped so many people get sober but also the negative impact it has had on people.

 

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February 3, 2021 32 min

About Coach Tiffany - As an RN, Intuitive Eating Coach, and person in long term recovery, Tiffany has helped
hundreds of women to achieve their goals. She works with high achieving women who can do anything they set their mind to but still struggle with food. Having experienced food obsession herself, she committed to finding a kinder solution that didn't involve depriving herself. She was able to heal her relationship with foo...

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Kristen Casey is a true survivor. In this honest and frank conversation, Kristin discusses her relationship with Eagles Legend Joe Walsh and how their love was destroyed by their addiction. Kristen saved her own life by getting sober and now helps others.

 

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January 20, 2021 41 min

Why do we procrastinate, why do we avoid doing things we need to do. In this episode Veronica and Chip explore how fear of failure and fear of change lead us to distracting ourselves. They also make a commitment to do things they have been procrastinating on!

 

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January 13, 2021 29 min

People often use alcohol to help them sleep. When we get sober, sleep (or lack of) can sometimes be a real challenge. In this episode, Veronica interviews sleep expert, Christine Hansen. There is much more to sleep than we think. Christine talks about stress and diet and sleep hygiene as all being factors of not getting enough sleep.

 

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January 6, 2021 37 min

In the first episode of the new year, Chip and Veronica outline how important it is to detox from alcohol safely.

 

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In their last episode of the year, Chip and Veronica discuss the things that changed their lives this year. Obviously, COVID and lockdown were a big part of the discussion as well as books, TV shows, and events that made an impact on them.

 

 

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December 2, 2020 43 min

Is an alcohol problem genetic or a learned behaviour? In this episode, Chip and Veronica discuss how drinking is modeled in families and how kids develop a relationship with alcohol, based on their parenting.

 

 

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November 25, 2020 41 min

Veronica interviews the founder of the Sober Black Girls Club Khadi Olagoke. Khadi talks frankly about her struggle with alcohol and why she was often the only Black girl in the room.

 

 

 

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November 18, 2020 43 min

How do you go from believing nothing is ever going to work out for you to feeling anything is possible. In this episode, Veronica and Chip discuss their shifts in mindset and how they viewed everything negatively, and how they discovered hope.

 

 

 

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November 11, 2020 33 min

Chip and Veronica explain what the 'pink cloud' is when people first get sober and how to navigate it in a healthy way. As with every new relationship and experience, there's a honeymoon period where everything feels perfect but which inevitably doesn't last forever. Recognizing the phase that you're in and how it fits into the whole process of sobriety makes your journey much easier.

 

 

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In this episode, Veronica interviews parenting expert Dr Laura Markham. Dr Laura explains what peaceful parenting is and why connection is the most essential part of parenting. We also discuss how kids trigger your unresolved childhood issues and how, as a parent developing your own emotional regulation will role model to your kids how they can manage their feelings.

 

 

 

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Kate and Mand got sober when their children were young, finally fed up with the messaging that alcohol was a good way to reward or de-stress from parenthood. They have created the platform Love Sober where they help other women realize what a sober life can be like. Their book Love Yourself Sober, A Self-Care Guide to Alcohol-Free Living for Busy Mothers is out now.

 

 

 

 

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In this powerful story of sobriety. Soberful Coach Tamara Kirby finally discusses her traumatic childhood and descent into addiction. Sober for over eleven years, she is a powerful example of doing the work of sobriety.

 

 

 

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October 14, 2020 42 min

Shame and guilt are big emotions that we have to deal with when we get sober. Veronica and Chip discuss how these emotions can fuel a lot of our drinking and what happens when we get sober and we have to face them.

 

 

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October 7, 2020 42 min
Jardine Libaire and Amanda Eyre Ward join Veronica to discuss their book, The Sober Lush. When they got sober, they discovered that everything about sobriety was the opposite of what they believed. It was fun, expansive and exciting. So they wrote a book to tell the world about what they had discovered.

 

 

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We hear this all the time 'but getting sober is so hard!' Chip and Veronica explain that it feels hard because of our perception about drinking and sobriety and it's actually having an alcohol problem that is hard.

 

 

 

 

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September 23, 2020 48 min

Our childhood sets us up for our adulthood. In this episode, Chip and Veronica explore how our childhood relationships with food, time and feelings then play out in adulthood.

 

 

 

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