Recovery (Sort Of) - The Podcast

Recovery (Sort Of) - The Podcast

Welcome to Recovery (Sort Of), the podcast where we explore the winding paths of mental health recovery. Join us on a journey of self-discovery and growth, as we navigate the highs, lows, and unexpected detours of the recovery process. From managing anxiety and depression to coping with trauma and grief, each episode delves into real-life experiences, insights, and practical strategies for finding balance and healing.

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May 11, 2024 34 mins

We've been reflecting on our self-imposed obligations lately, realizing they're taking a toll. Balancing work, social life, family, and personal projects feels overwhelming. There's this pressure to excel in everything, but we're dropping the ball in many areas, leaving us feeling unfulfilled. It's time for a reevaluation of what truly matters and what we can let go of.

We've noticed a pattern of seeking rel...

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In this episode, we dive into the intricacies of relationships, self-discovery, and personal growth. We start by exploring the significance of nurturing meaningful friendships and communities, emphasizing the need to let go of relationships that no longer serve us. We reflect on the importance of taking initiative in seeking out connections that align with our values and aspirations, rather than passively waiting for them to come t...

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In this episode, we explore the idea of examining unspoken expectations and obligations within relationships. We realize that constantly doing favors can create resentment and inauthentic connections. We discuss the importance of clear communication and setting boundaries to establish healthier, more supportive relationships.

This episode touches on a few common themes in psychotherapy:

  • Codependency: We explore dynamics where...
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In our podcast discussion, we delve into the theme of uncertainty, exploring how individuals confront and manage the unknown in their lives. We share personal experiences and perspectives on faith, control, and coping mechanisms. One of us finds solace in the belief in a higher power or universal order, trusting that things will unfold as they should, while the other grapples with the absence of such beliefs and the need for greate...

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We continue our conversation by exploring the challenges of navigating uncertainty and the fear of failure, particularly in the context of career choices and personal growth. We talk about impatience about not knowing the future, and a desire for control, despite enjoying aspects of planning. Perfectionism and the fear of making mistakes, especially when it comes to our children, are also anxieties we discuss.

Through sharing perso...

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In our discussion, we explored the complexities of parenting, boundaries, and the journey of reparenting ourselves. We recognize the importance of setting clear boundaries in parenting, acknowledging that children thrive when expectations are established. However, we also admit to the challenges of balancing our children's desires with the needs of the family as a whole.

Generational differences in parenting styles became appar...

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The podcast episode explores the challenges of navigating relationships with family members, particularly parents, in the context of recovery and mental health struggles. The hosts share personal experiences and insights about setting boundaries, dealing with triggers, and engaging in self-reparenting processes to heal past wounds. They discuss the complexities of maintaining relationships with parents who may exhibit toxic behavio...

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This episode dives deep into the complexities of attachment styles and their influence on romantic relationships. In talking about our own relationships, we delve into communication difficulties and struggles to connect.

When one partner feels unheard and unseen when trying to express their needs, it can lead to a cycle of blame and resentment. identifying their attachment styles as "avoidant" and "anxious," can...

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We take on a question about sponsorship in a 12-step recovery program, around the topic of helping sponsees who have relapsed, and it takes a turn into the question we all face: "Where am I allowed to stop?". We question how much help to offer, feeling conflicted and guilty about whether we are doing enough. We grapple with the competing desires to follow our authentic self and fulfill external expectations, often experie...

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We're striving to cultivate a psychologically safe space for our children, where they feel emotionally validated and comfortable expressing their vulnerabilities. Witnessing our past interpersonal conflict may have unintentionally created an inhibitory environment for open communication. We acknowledge our own emotional dysregulation and limited capacity for affective connection, which could be contributing factors. We're a...

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The discussion revolves around understanding how our nervous system regulates our responses to emotions and how this influences our behavior. It emphasizes the crucial role parents play in shaping their children's emotional responses by modeling their own reactions. By recognizing and addressing our own emotional patterns, the conversation suggests that we can guide our children toward healthier emotional processing, fostering ...

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Continuing the conversation about near enemies, we explored the intricacies of cultivating virtues such as sympathetic joy, equanimity, and loving-kindness. We considered the challenge of experiencing sympathetic joy for individuals who may have caused harm or whom we perceive as undeserving, highlighting the need for genuine self-reflection and effort in cultivating positive feelings. Additionally, we emphasized the importance of ...

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In the latest episode of the "Recovery Sort Of" podcast, we delve into the concept of "near enemies," inspired by Buddhist principles discussed in Brene Brown's book, "Atlas of the Heart." Near enemies are behaviors that may outwardly resemble positive or moral actions but originate from a less authentic or well-intentioned place. The hosts explore this concept within the framework of the four Budd...

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In this episode of "Recovery Sort of," we delve into the concept of the Experimental Relationship Journal. This unique experiment, serves as a powerful tool to confront feelings of loneliness and worthlessness while fostering a deeper sense of interconnectedness with those around them. Through a straightforward approach, one can reflect on the order of daily interactions, encompassing various connection points, includ...

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In our latest "Recovery Sort of" episode, we delve into the complexities of self-care, unveiling personal anecdotes that shed light on the ongoing struggle to strike a balance between personal well-being and life's demands. We share candid reflections on the challenges of prioritizing tasks, managing household responsibilities, and navigating internal conflicts surrounding productivity and satisfaction.

Throughout the...

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Welcome back to another episode of the Recovery (Sort Of) podcast! In today's discussion, we delve into the complex world of self-care, exploring the ongoing debate between prioritizing the present and investing in our future selves.

Join us as we navigate the delicate balance between indulging in self-care pleasures in the present and making conscious efforts to secure a healthier, happier future. We'll share personal expe...

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In part 2, we continue the conversation around our societal norms and customs with family in modern times. We shift our focus to how to recognize and address this dysfunction that is happening in our systems.

We talk about the idea that rules we have been following are actually tools that we have put in place for a good life. And when they are not producing a good life, it might be time to apply a new rule.

Further, we present th...

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In this episode, we break free from the traditional script of family. We unpack the pressure to conform, question outdated expectations, and redefine what it means to belong. Join us as we explore:

    Boundaries with family: When to say yes, when to say no, and how to create healthy space without sacrificing love. Rethinking traditions: Are passed-down practices enriching or suffocating? Discover tips for honoring roots while ca...

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December 31, 2023 44 mins

Finishing up with Jason telling his story, we explore the recovery years up through the present day. Jason talks about moving from traditional 12 step recovery, into trying more holistic healing methods, such as medical marijuana and magic mushrooms. Themes of validation, infidelity, shame, recovery, and healing.

Jason's Story - Part 1

Jason's Story - Part 2


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December 24, 2023 65 mins

Continuing Jason's story this week. We move into the middle school, high school and young adult years. Rebellion, the results of a traumatic young life, whatever we call it, the downward spiral toward hopelessness continues. Lots of exploration of events and meanings.


Jason's Story - Part 1

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