The Catholic Sobriety Podcast

The Catholic Sobriety Podcast

Welcome to The Catholic Sobriety Podcast with your host Christie Walker! This podcast is dedicated to empowering Catholics to live lives of freedom by providing tips and tools to help them be successful as they reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption. Christie Walker, a compassionate Catholic life and sobriety coach, is here to support you on your journey toward a healthier, more fulfilling life. Are you questioning whether alcohol has taken control of your life? Do you worry about the impact it may have on your well-being? Many people find themselves in this situation, fearing the loss of pleasure and stress relief associated with alcohol. They assume that giving it up will only bring deprivation and misery. But Christie offers a different and much more positive perspective. With Christie's expertise, you'll discover the joy and peace that come from embracing a healthier lifestyle rooted in the Catholic faith and tradition. Ready to get curious? Start listening! Be sure to subscribe to this podcast so you won't miss a thing!

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July 12, 2024 16 mins

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In this minisode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, host and sobriety coach Christie Walker shares insights on how to overcome excuses for not achieving sobriety. 

She draws parallels from Yoda's quotes from Star Wars to emphasize the importance of a mindset shift from 'trying' to 'doing,' the need to unlearn harmful conditioning about alcohol, and addressing fears obstructing...

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In this episode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, host Christie Walker is joined by Steve Pokorny, founder of Freedom Coaching, to discuss the harmful effects of pornography and unchaste behaviors and how to find freedom through a Christ-centered approach. Steve shares his personal journey from battling pornography, to his transformative encounter with God's love, which guided him to help others overcome...

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Can storytelling illuminate God's presence in your life and initiate a profound healing journey? On this episode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, we uncover the transformative power of sharing personal narratives with our guest, Emanuela Hall, a dynamic speaking coach and story consultant for Christ-led entrepreneurs and leaders. You'll hear about Emanuela's inspiring journey from performing a...

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In this minisode host Christie Walker shares 10 practical and fun tips for having a fabulous summer without alcohol. 

From exploring creative mocktails to engaging in outdoor activities, Christie provides a variety of ways to enjoy the summer season while maintaining sobriety. 

Tune in for inspiration on hosting alcohol-free gatherings, connecting with friends, and even finding spiritual enr...

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Join host Christie Walker as she shares invaluable tips to help you navigate your first week of alcohol-free living and beyond. 

Whether you're considering a short break or a long-term commitment, this episode is packed with practical advice, personal insights, and powerful reminders that you don't need a label or rock bottom to make a positive change.

Learn how to overcome romanti...

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In this informative minisode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, sobriety coach Christie Walker dives deep into the adverse effects of alcohol on aging, particularly for women. 

Learn how alcohol consumption accelerates aging, disrupts hormones, damages brain health, liver function, skin appearance, and increases cardiovascular risks.

 Christie provides actionable insights and tools to help yo...

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In this episode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, host Christie Walker welcomes Maureen Brintnell, a certified personal trainer specializing in menopause, nutrition, and wellness. The discussion focuses on the complexities women face during perimenopause and postmenopause.

Maureen shares her personal journey, emphasizing the integrated approach to managing health during this life stage, which includ...

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In this minisode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, host and sobriety coach Christie Walker discusses five ways alcohol may be hindering your life. Christie explains how alcohol affects mental clarity, physical health, relationships, spiritual growth, and self-discipline. 

She emphasizes the importance of understanding these impacts to make informed decisions about alcohol consumption and to help main...

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Embarking on a journey towards alcohol freedom can sometimes invite unwanted scrutiny from others. In this episode, discover strategies to stay unbothered by external reactions to your decision. 

Learn how to confidently navigate social pressures and embrace your healthy choices without the need for justification. Join us as we empower you to remain unbothered on your path to personal well-being. Let...

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How can a simple doorknob rosary transform your faith journey? Join us as we welcome Kathleen Borsh, the creative genius behind Knots of Grace ®, who shares her inspirational tale of faith, creativity, and resilience. Kathleen's journey began with a unique find at her daughter's school, which blossomed into a profound spiritual adventure, especially during her family's time in Singapore.
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What if an unwavering commitment to living alcohol-free could transform not just your life but the lives of those you love? In this minisode of the Catholic Sobriety Podcast, I respond to a question from a client about my journey after stepping away from AA two years into recovery. I recount my personal story, emphasizing the foundational support I found in AA and outpatient treatment, despite its mixed succe...

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Have you ever felt like alcohol was both your best friend and your worst enemy? Dive into a relatable episode where we unravel the intricate dynamics of our bond with alcohol. Join me as I candidly share my journey, from seeing alcohol as a crutch for courage and acceptance to realizing its detrimental effects on my life, including manipulation, anxiety, and self-doubt.


Explore the parallels between toxic...

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Embark on an insightful quest with Rita Johnson and me as we unravel the connection between reducing or eliminating your alcohol intake, optimal nutrition, and holistic health. Rita Johnson, with her rich background in the Creighton model and nutritional therapy, joins our discussion on the transformative power of nutrition and how understanding your body's response to what you put into it enhances your ...

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When I heard Father Mike Schmitz's homily on Divine Mercy Sunday, his words about our deepest wound being distrust resonated with me. His homily was a catalyst for my reflection on the quarter spent at Encounter School of Ministries, a time rich with learning about the transformative power of forgiveness and the journey to inner healing. 

Imagine a fortress, not of stone, but of our own making, ...

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"How will I be able to connect fully with my husband without alcohol?"

This is a question I get from nearly ALL of the married women that I work with and that is why I invited Ellen Holloway, from Vines in Full Bloom to be part of the discussion.

You'll learn that as a Catholic wife, you hold the sacred key to cultivating a thriving, God-centered marriage. One of deep love and...

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Shatter the chains of unforgiveness and discover liberation on the other side of resentment. In this episode, I'll reveal the truth behind six myths surrounding forgiveness that often serve as barriers on the road to alcohol freedom.

We'll unpack why forgiving is not a sign of weakness, nor does it pave the way for future harm. This episode promises to peel away the layers of misunderstand...

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Have you ever boldly asked Jesus to remove your desire to drink? Drawing from the wisdom of Pope Benedict XVI, who once said, "The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort; you were made for greatness," we explore the journey towards sobriety through the lens of faith and greatness.

This episode challenges you to confront your fears and dependencies, encouraging a life lived in ful...

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In this episode, we explore the remarkable parallels between the stages of diamond cutting and our spiritual growth. I share some of my own experiences of detachment during the early years of marriage and motherhood. They taught me invaluable lessons about the nature of faith—its ability to endure, adapt, and ultimately illuminate.

I take you through the six transformative stages of diamond cutting, ...

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This episode was inspired by a dinner conversation I had with my boys and delves into the power of critical thinking and curiosity in understanding and transforming your drinking habits.

I discuss some practical strategies for self-reflection and prayer while emphasizing how these skills can lead to greater freedom and control over your alcohol consumption.

Whether you're looking to r...

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Steve O'Connor from Catholics Fight Porn is back again for a candid conversation on faith, addiction, and the power of community. We navigate the rugged terrain where personal struggles with addiction intersect with our pursuit of a spiritually anchored life.

Steve shares insights into his coaching work and the profound impact of togetherness in battling the demons of pornography and sexual add...

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