The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

Welcome to The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast. We are a community of recovering people who have overcome the odds and made monumental life changes. We don't shy away from the nitty gritty - we like to laugh give inspiration and remind you there is hope. Come join us no matter where you are on your recovery journey. Together, we have the courage to change! Subscribe and join our podcast community to hear amazing stories of courage and transformation!... Show More

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August 11, 2020 95 min

Michael Collins, founder of ​SugarAddiction.com​ and Board Chairman of ​Food Addiction Institute​, has been completely sugar-free for over 30 years and has worked closely with others to help them regain lives ravaged by this addictive product. 

Mike has been in recovery from substance use disorder for over 34 years and can speak on recovery topics separate from sugar.

He raised two children sugar-free from the womb to over six years ...

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Taking care of our mental health and finding our purpose in life.

⁠This After the Episode dives into some deeper topics covered in Steve Grant and Kyle Dean Houston's episodes (#'s 59 & 60!) from these past few weeks.⁠

⁠Join Ashley and Christiana for this brand new ATE!

 

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Kyle Dean Houston is a speaker, author and coach who is committed to bringing hope into the world.

In the mid-1990s, Kyle Houston developed a disturbingly poetic love affair with both needles and the alchemy of creating drugs. Far removed from his small-town values, the drug underground of Kansas City was a world that turned him into first a user and then a notorious meth cook.

He prayed for an overdose but instead, he got arrested. ...

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On a December day in 2010, Steve Grant lost his 24-year-old son, Kelly, to an overdose. Five years earlier, he lost his 21-year-old son, Christopher, in the same way. His only two boys: gone.

After a downward spiral of losing his marriage, his only two children and dealing with the repercussions of such, Steve decided to take matters into his own hands and established the Chris and Kelly’s HOPE Foundation to fight back. The Foundati...

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Spirituality, alignment, self-healing and personal growth.⁠

⁠This After the Episode dives into some deeper topics covered in Michael G Dash and Jodie Sweetin's episodes (#'s 56 & 57!) from these past few weeks.⁠

⁠Join Ashley and Christiana for this brand new ATE!

 

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Jodie Sweetin melted our hearts and made us laugh for eight years as cherub-faced, goody-two-shoes middle child Stephanie Tanner. Her ups and downs seemed not so different from our own, but more than a decade after the popular television show ended, the star publicly revealed her shocking recovery from drug addiction. Even then, she kept a painful secret--one that could not be solved in thirty minutes with a hug, a stern talking-to...

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Michael Dash is a recovering addict and the best-selling author of Chasing The High, the Founder of FATE - (From Addict To Entrepreneur), a mentor, speaker and philanthropist.  

He struggled with multiple addictions throughout the course of his life, with the main one being gambling, which he was introduced to at 11 years old.  Struck with an unrelenting drive to succeed in life, Michael’s addictions grew to also include work, cocai...

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It's another After the Episode coming at you every other Thursday!  Don't have time to listen to every guest episode on Tuesdays?  Enjoy learning more about specific topics?  Do you also like to laugh?  Then these episodes are for you too!

This week, Ashley and Christiana review and cover topics from Episode #53 (Co-Founder's Interview), and  Episode #54 (Caroline Strawson). Tune in to hear their usual antics (including ...

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Caroline Strawson is a multi- award winning EMDR & Rapid Transformational Therapist specializing in self-healing the trauma after narcissistic abuse. She is the author of the best-selling book Divorce Became My Superpower, and she is a leading international authority and expert in narcissistic abuse and trauma. 

After going through her own devastating divorce from a narcissist where she had over £70,000 of debt ($85,000) and her...

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Today’s episode is very special, as Ashley gets to interview the other two Co-Founders of Lionrock Recovery - Iain Crabb and Peter Loeb.

You may remember Peter from Season 1, Episode 8 where he and Ashley shared their journey together as father and daughter through Ashley's struggles in addiction.  When discussing other special episodes to produce, we thought it would be fun to do an episode that talks about another story of tri...

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Jessica Buch is a model, student, volunteer and advocate, and she is also in recovery. She has been the face of Pantene, Covergirl and more. Jessica is currently an undergrad student studying pre-med at Santa Monica College, and she is planning on transferring to UCLA in 2021. 

She recently came out publicly as Intersex, and she is now an Intersex advocate. Diagnosed with CAIS (Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome) at a young ag...

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Many of you may know that our very own Producer, Christiana Kimmich, is the Founder and Director of Haven Dance Company based in Orange County, CA.  She and the company have been working to  produce and release a dance concept video telling the story of the deep pain and struggle felt by someone stuck in the grips of addiction, and they've finally released that video this week.

Join Ashley as she interviews Christiana on the bac...

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Note: the man on the left side of the episode artwork photo is Andre's Great Great Grandfather, Everett.  Andre asked us to place their photos side-by-side for his episode, as learning about Everett was a very special milestone for him in knowing his family history.  Andre not only has this picture of Everett, but also has a bill of sale for Everett from when he was a slave.

Andre Roberts is a Personal Trainer and Tennis Instruc...

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For the past 2 weeks, we have paused The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast to show support and give respect to the #BlackLivesMatter Movement. We also wanted to take some time to reevaluate who our next guests would be, and we are happy to announce that our remaining guests interviews for June will be aligned with either the BLM or LGBTQ communities.
 

We look forward to using our platform to help educate ourselves and others, an...

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It's another After the Episode coming at you every other Thursday!  Don't have time to listen to every guest episode on Tuesdays?  Enjoy learning more about specific topics?  Do you also like to laugh?  Then these episodes are for you too!

This week, Ashley and Christiana review and cover topics from Episode #50 (Alyssa Rocco), and  Episode #51 (Ben Moroski). Tune in to hear their usual antics (including some quarantine cabi...

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Ben Moroski is an L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award-nominated writer and actor. His plays have garnered numerous Los Angeles theatre awards and nominations. His first L.A.-produced play, This Vicious Minute, recounted his years-long battle with self-injury after being raised in a cult. Upcoming acting roles include the forthcoming short films Admitted and Discharge (which he also wrote and produced), both of which shed light on the c...

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Alyssa Rocco is on a mission to create positive change in the world.  Along with living her recovery from alcoholism and an eating disorder, she is currently a Senior Life Coach at Handel Group, which she discovered seven years ago after finding a deep desire to change her career. After one session with a coach at Handel Group, she quickly discovered what was missing - she wasn't living true to her own dreams; she wasn’t happy,...

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It's another After the Episode coming at you every other Thursday!  Don't have time to listen to every guest episode on Tuesdays?  Enjoy learning more about specific topics?  Do you also like to laugh?  Then these episodes are for you too!

This week, Ashley and Christiana review and cover topics from Episode #47 (Amy Dresner), and  Episode #48 (Jay Shifman). Tune in to hear their usual antics (including some quarantine cabin...

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Jay Shifman is passionate about issues of Addiction and Mental Health. A Speaker, Writer, Consultant, Coach and Advocate, Jay lives intentionally around seeing the realization of his dream; to end the stigma around issues of Addiction and Mental Health. Jay works with individuals and organizations to make real change in how they approach, act on and talk about Mental health and Addiction. A graduate of Northern Kentucky University,...

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May 7, 2020 40 min

We know this has been a very trying time for everyone, and taking care of our mental health is more important now than ever.  Here at The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast, we wanted to create a very special episode to inspire hope in the midst of uncertainty.  

This COVID Hopecast is a collection of inspirational stories, quotes, sayings and more - read to you by some of our AMAZING guests from previous podcast episodes!

We invi...

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