The Alcohol And Addiction Podcast Episode #32 Lee Davy on 12-Week Planning

the-alcohol-and-addiction-podcast-needy-helper
When you quit alcohol you find a lot of time on your hands.

I call this white space.

[Read more…]

The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Kristy Arnett

12312213_938363882926047_977524341_n

Kristy Arnett is the co-founder of Mentor, a mobile platform that provides on-demand connections between people and mentors via live stream interaction.She is also the founder of Center LLC, a coaching business that empowers people to live vibrant, courageous lives through health, fitness, and emotional intelligence.

[Read more…]

Finding Ultra by Rich Roll, a Book Review

Rich Roll1
Rich Roll was a fat, middle-aged, overweight, alcoholic. Then he wasn’t. He was a lean, middle-aged, endurance athlete who didn’t drink alcohol. He is an inspiration. His life story is like a mirror. His story will touch frayed nerve endings. You will wiggle uneasily in your chair.

From rock bottom to the highest plateau, Roll changed his life in every conceivable way. There was nothing left of him to roll. I heard his story on the James Altucher podcast; purchased Finding Ultra, The Plantpower Way and subscribed to his podcast. He is now as much a part of my life as coconut water, and just as sweet.

[Read more…]

The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast Presents: Connection With Liza and Lee

IMG_7892
 

Rewind a few years and had you asked me what being ‘connected’ to my partner meant I would have thought about sex. I was a very one-dimensional being. On the outside, I appeared to care about everyone, but internally all I cared about was myself. I was incapable of empathy because I didn’t understand what it was. I couldn’t hold space for people because I was so desperate to fill it. I was unable to listen because I couldn’t stop talking. When someone close to me talked about their problems I tried to solve them.

[Read more…]

How Self-Compassion Helps You Lose Weight

5964129386_f92c185acd_z
 

The opposite emotions of compassion are hatred, mercilessness, indifference, and cruelty. It sounds harsh, but this is how we can speak to ourselves. Think about this for a minute. When the cruel talk starts we laugh it off, and numb out that unpleasant feeling with a swig of alcohol, eat junk food, or maybe even do the opposite of spending the whole weekend in the gym. This form of punishment takes place when there is no self-compassion.

[Read more…]

Dependency & Addiction

Fire Keeper

I blamed my ex-wife when my marriage imploded.

[Read more…]

Ask Needyhelper Episode #12: “Give me Advice on Habit Change.”

Collected Advice
 

This week’s question comes from Adriano in Switzerland.

[Read more…]

How Journaling Can Help You Quit Alcohol

Journal: Jan 1, 1960-1963 | "Amusing Recollections"
 

Sometimes my days just seem to blend into a blob.

[Read more…]

Choose Yourself by James Altucher, a Book Review

James-Altucher-Choose-Yourself
 

Vulnerability.

[Read more…]

The Vow

DSC00360
 

I stared in the mirror. I had never seen eyes as cruel as the ones that returned fire. What had happened to me? I was falling apart. I could handle that. But my marriage? That was precious. I would not allow my marriage to fall apart. It was time to buy myself a bouquet of dead flowers. I was moving on.

[Read more…]