The Sober Butterfly Podcast

Nadine Mulvina

Welcome to The Sober Butterfly podcast! Unfiltered shares about sobriety, recovery journeys, self-care/wellness tips and compelling stories, hosted by Nadine Mulvina.

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Wealthy Girl Glow Up: Smart Spending and Investing Tips with Rachel Talks Money
2d ago
Wealthy Girl Glow Up: Smart Spending and Investing Tips with Rachel Talks Money
In this episode of the Sober Butterfly podcast,  Nadine welcomes back Rachel Covert from Rachel Talks Money to discuss the financial aspects of sobriety and managing spending during the summer. They delve into topics such as the increased tendency to spend money during the summer, alternative budget-friendly activities, and the importance of setting financial priorities. Rachel shares valuable tips on mitigating unnecessary expenses, saving for future goals, and investing wisely to build long-term wealth. The conversation also explores various avenues for wealth creation, including online businesses, affiliate marketing, 401-plans and the benefits of investing early. Listeners are encouraged to examine their spending habits, make informed financial decisions, and plan ahead for a financially secure futureListen to Part 1 of this conversation 🎧https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stop-overspending-on-self-care-in-sobriety-how-to-reframe/id1633341419?i=1000646323522Watch Part 1 on YouTube ⬇️https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnHun07vFvk&t=5s✨ Rachel's Freebie ✨https://www.electrifiwealth.com/optin1654273482604Connect with Rachel 💗Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/rachel_talksmoney/?hl=enTikTokhttps://www.tiktok.com/@rachel_talksmoney?lang=enThis episode's sponsor 🥂 Drink MomentUse Code: TSB23 for 18% off your orderConnect with Nadine 🦋Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/the.soberbutterfly/YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn10zHObzJiRA5PBilZeXDQNewsletter: https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Thanks for listening! New episodes available every Friday.Please follow the show and leave a 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review! Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Kathy's Story: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Debtors Anonymous, and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
Jun 27 2024
Kathy's Story: Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Debtors Anonymous, and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous
In this episode of the Sober Butterfly podcast, host Nadine Mulvina interviews Kathy, a dedicated member of several 12-step programs including Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon, Debtors Anonymous, and Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous. Kathy opens up about her experiences with substance use and addiction, her tumultuous family background, and the journey to sobriety and recovery. Her story highlights the importance of anonymity, the impact of support systems, and the transformative power of these programs. The episode also touches on the concept of addiction transference and the holistic nature of recovery, offering listeners a profound and relatable perspective on tackling various forms of addiction.00:00 Introduction and Guest Welcome00:41 Kathy's Early Life and Family Struggles03:53 Discovering Al-Anon and the Start of Recovery06:23 Journey Through Multiple Anonymous Programs11:00 Personal Struggles and Turning Points19:47 First Year of Sobriety and Challenges28:31 Personal Loss and Early Recovery Challenges28:45 Learning to Follow the Steps29:39 Self-Diagnosis and External Influences31:05 Introduction to Debtors Anonymous33:38 Tools and Practices in Debtors Anonymous43:19 Exploring Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous45:54 Overcoming Deep-Seated Trauma51:31 Advice for Seeking Help56:32 Conclusion and Contact InformationIf you or someone you know is struggling with substance use or addiction, know that you are not alone and that help is available. Here are some resources for support:Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): aa.orgAl-Anon Family Groups: al-anon.orgAdult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA): adultchildren.orgDebtors Anonymous (DA): debtorsanonymous.orgSex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA): slaafws.orgThe episode also includes a sponsored segment promoting a non-alcoholic beverage brand, Moment, highlighting its health benefits and commitment to mental health causes.Use TSB23 for 18% your order.Connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Navigating Sober Dating in Your 30s: Insights and Advice
Apr 17 2024
Navigating Sober Dating in Your 30s: Insights and Advice
In this solo episode of the Sober Butterfly Podcast, host Nadine Mulvina shares her personal experiences and insights on navigating the dating scene as a sober girly in her  thirties. Having taken a break from dating on her therapist's advice, Nadine discusses her return to dating, the importance of honesty about sobriety, and the challenges and nuances of dating without alcohol. She offers tips on disclosing sober status, choosing sober-friendly date activities, and maintaining confidence in one's sobriety. Additionally, Nadine emphasizes the significance of focusing on connection rather than alcohol-induced interactions. 00:00 Welcome to the Sober Butterfly Podcast00:12 Navigating the Dating Scene as a Sober Individual00:24 Reflecting on Past Relationships and Sobriety01:45 The Journey Back to Dating Post-Breakup05:16 Tips for Sober Dating: Honesty, Confidence, and Connection07:38 Navigating First Dates and Disclosing Sobriety15:10 Embracing Confidence in Sobriety During Dating 18:35 Focusing on Connection and Clarity in Sober Dating23:18 Conclusion and Encouragement for Sober DatingThe episode also includes a sponsored segment promoting a non-alcoholic beverage brand, Moment, highlighting its health benefits and commitment to mental health causes.Use TSB23 for 18% your order.Audible Free Month of Audible: https://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24Use TSB24 for free monthConnect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Humor Heals: Elaine Williams on Comedy and Recovery
Apr 10 2024
Humor Heals: Elaine Williams on Comedy and Recovery
In this episode of the Sober Butterfly podcast, host Nadine welcomes guest Elaine Williams to discuss the significant role humor plays in the journey of recovery from alcohol addiction. Elaine shares her personal journey of overcoming addiction, including the challenges she faced growing up in a dysfunctional family, dealing with substance abuse, and ultimately finding sobriety. Elaine emphasizes the importance of humor as a tool for dealing with life's challenges and maintaining sobriety. The conversation covers various topics, including the misconceptions about sobriety being boring, the transformative power of humor in recovery, and practical tips for incorporating comedy into the sober lifestyle. Elaine also shares her experiences of using her comedic talent to support and uplift others, encouraging listeners to embrace comedy as a means of empowerment and connection. The episode concludes with Elaine offering advice to those struggling with sobriety and highlighting the value of external support and professional help in addition to peer support groups like AA.00:00 Welcome to the Sober Butterfly Podcast00:13 The Power of Humor in Recovery02:39 Elaine's Journey: From Early Struggles to Sobriety14:10 Finding Healing and Purpose Through Comedy19:39 The Transformative Power of Acting and Speaking Out23:59 The Power of Moment: A Refreshing Partner25:46 Unlocking Humor in Sobriety25:46 Exploring the Connection Between Sobriety and Humor27:10 Embracing the Comedic Mindset28:41 The Transformative Journey of Sobriety30:07 Becoming the CFO of Your Life in Sobriety36:30 Navigating Sobriety Through Travel40:22 Harnessing Humor as a Tool for Healing40:55 Cultivating Comedy in Your Sober Journey47:54 Finding Support and Embracing ChangeWatch the FULL EPISODE on YouTubeConnect with ElaineFollow on IG: @elainewilliamsfunElaine's Latest Book: Power of Community: Courage, Compassion, & Collaboration Leads to Success. Available on AmazonWebsite: https://captivatethecrowd.com/Connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Moment:https://drinkmoment.com/?rfsn=7080382.a3f1fb2Use TSB23 for 18% your order.Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Sober Success: Building a Life You Don't Need to Escape From with Darryl Dittmer
Apr 3 2024
Sober Success: Building a Life You Don't Need to Escape From with Darryl Dittmer
In this episode of the Sober Butterfly Podcast, host Nadine Mulvina talks with Daryl Dittmer, author of 'When I Stopped Fighting: The Unexpected Joy of Getting to Know You.' Daryl shares his inspiring journey of overcoming substance abuse and achieving 39 years of sobriety. Raised in a Midwest Protestant family with no initial association to alcohol, Daryl's first encounter with drinking at 13 led to years of substance misuse.This conversation explores Daryl's transformation from struggling with substance dependency to his commitment to personal growth and resilience, ultimately leading a fulfilling sober life. Daryl's insights on reevaluating belief systems, life's purpose, the importance of gratitude, and finding one's own level of happiness and success provide valuable lessons for anyone facing similar challenges. Additionally, Daryl discusses the significance of his book and the message of hope and change he aims to impart. The episode also touches on the impact of sobriety on personal relationships and the journey towards finding contentment and purpose in life.00:00 Welcome to the Sober Butterfly Podcast00:22 Diving Deep with Daryl Dittmer: A Journey of Sobriety and Personal Growth01:25 The Early Days: Daryl's Introduction to Alcohol and Its Impact07:20 The Turning Point: Seeking Help and Embracing Sobriety14:23 Navigating Life Post-Treatment: Successes, Failures, and Lessons Learned25:15 The Philosophy of Sobriety: Redefining Success and Embracing Change33:47 Defining Success and Taking Risks34:32 The Essence of True Success36:01 The Journey to Waking Up Happy37:10 Exploring Beliefs and Sobriety38:30 The Power of Self-Improvement and Gratitude42:55 Redefining Faith and Higher Power49:04 The Impact of Moment Drink on Wellness50:50 The Importance of Meditation and Self-Reflection52:41 Writing to Inspire and Guide Others56:33 Attracting the Right Relationships01:05:45 Closing Thoughts and GratitudeConnect with DarylFollow on IG: @whenistopfightingFollow on X , formally known as Twitter: @DarylEDittmerBook: When I Stopped Fighting: The Unexpected Joy of Getting to Know You.Website: https://www.daryldittmer.com/Connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Soulfully Sober - Jasmine's Story
Mar 27 2024
Soulfully Sober - Jasmine's Story
In this episode of the Sober Butterfly Podcast, host Nadine Mulvina sits down with Jasmine from Soulfully_Sober about her inspiring journey to sobriety. Jasmine shares her before and after, highlighting the transformation from a life characterized by excessive drinking to one focused on personal growth, resilience, and motherhood. She opens up about the challenges that led to her decision to become sober, including debilitating hangovers and the desire to be a better mother. Jasmine discusses the pivotal moments of self-awareness, the impact of attending AA meetings, and the positive changes sobriety has brought into her life, including improved relationships and a newfound sense of clarity and intention. The conversation emphasizes the value of trying sobriety, viewing it as a social experiment rather than a permanent restriction, and encourages listeners to consider the benefits of living alcohol-free.00:00 Welcome to the Sober Butterfly Podcast00:18 Meeting Jasmine: A Journey to Sobriety01:13 Jasmine's Life Before Sobriety: Party Girl to Motherhood02:38 The Turning Point: From Debilitating Hangovers to a Sober 201803:15 The Relapse and Realization: Embracing Sobriety for Good04:26 Exploring the Depths of Sobriety and Personal Growth07:09 The Impact of Sobriety on Relationships and Self-Perception29:40 Navigating Triggers and Cravings in a Sober Life31:32 Jasmine's Advice: Giving Sobriety a Chance33:40 Closing Thoughts and GratitudeConnect with JasmineFollow on IG: @soulfully_soberConnect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
From Pouring to Soaring: A Bottle Waitress's Path to Sobriety (Steph's Story)
Mar 20 2024
From Pouring to Soaring: A Bottle Waitress's Path to Sobriety (Steph's Story)
Join host Nadine Mulvina in this captivating episode of The Sober Butterfly podcast as she sits down with Steph, a NYC bottle waitress, to uncover her remarkable journey from pouring drinks to soaring in sobriety. Steph courageously shares her struggles with addiction, including her reliance on ketamine and alcohol, and the challenges she faced working in an environment where drinking with clients was the norm. Through raw honesty and vulnerability, Steph reveals how she found the strength to break free from toxic relationships and embrace a life of sobriety. Tune in to discover the inspiring story of Steph's transformation and her journey to self-love and empowerment.Key Points:Steph's experience as a bottle waitress in New York CityThe normalization of drinking in the service industrySteph's struggles with addiction to ketamine and alcoholCoping mechanisms and toxic relationships fueled by substance abuseFinding strength and support through sobriety programs like Alcoholics AnonymousEmbracing self-love and empowerment on the path to recoveryConnect with StephFollow on IG: @meowxstephConnect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Why Community and Representation Matters in Sobriety with Danay Jones, Founder of Sober Girls Houston
Mar 13 2024
Why Community and Representation Matters in Sobriety with Danay Jones, Founder of Sober Girls Houston
In this episode of The Sober Butterfly podcast, Nadine sits down with Danay Jones, the founder of Sober Girls Houston, for an insightful conversation on the journey to sobriety and the creation of a supportive community for sober women.We also get into:Life Before Sobriety:Danay opens up about her life before getting sober, sharing personal experiences and challenges she faced while navigating addiction.When the Party is Over:Delving into the realities of addiction, Danay and Nadine discuss the moment when the party lifestyle loses its allure and the journey towards sobriety begins.Founding Sober Girls Houston:Learn about the inspiration behind Sober Girls Houston and how Danay founded this empowering community for women seeking sobriety.The Importance of Representation:Danay and Nadine highlight the significance of Black representation in the sobriety community, discussing the unique challenges and perspectives faced by Black women on their journey to recovery.Supportive Networks:The conversation explores the role of supportive networks in the recovery process, emphasizing the importance of community and connection in maintaining sobriety.Empowering Women:Discover how Sober Girls Houston empowers women to embrace sobriety, fostering a safe and inclusive space for growth, healing, and self-discovery.Looking Ahead:Danay shares her vision for the future of Sober Girls Houston and her ongoing commitment to supporting women on their journey to sobriety.Closing Thoughts:As the conversation comes to a close, Danay and Nadine reflect on the power of vulnerability, resilience, and hope in overcoming addiction and building a brighter future.Connect with Danay and Sober Girls Houston:Website: https://www.sobergirlshouston.com/Instagram: @sobergirlshtx @randomly_rudeConnect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Tune in to The Sober Butterfly podcast for more inspiring conversations and stories of transformation on the journey to sobriety. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a five-star review!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
The Magic of Sobriety vs. The Illusion of Alcohol with Magician and Educator Michael Six Muldoon
Mar 6 2024
The Magic of Sobriety vs. The Illusion of Alcohol with Magician and Educator Michael Six Muldoon
Michael Muldoon is a magician turned teacher who is passionate about using his skills to help educators build powerful connections with their students. Michael decided to quit drinking alcohol to  become the best version of himself, utilizing his passion for magic and teaching.Growing up in  New York City, Michael faced numerous hardships. At a young age, tragedy struck when his family house burned down, leading to struggles in school and a period of truancy as he grappled with the aftermath of the fire. Amidst the chaos, Michael discovered solace and purpose in magic. The art of illusion became his sanctuary, offering him an escape from the harsh realities of his surroundings. Through dedicated practice and unwavering determination, Michael honed his skills, finding a sense of empowerment and control in the world of magic which led to work with Magicians Without Borders, an organization focused on helping underprivileged youth get off the streets and pursue higher education. Through his work with  Magicians Without Borders, Micheal decided to pursue a career in teaching. Drawing upon his own experiences, he became a beacon of hope and guidance for his students, instilling in them the importance of resilience, perseverance, and self-belief.Join us as we explore Michael Six Muldoon's inspiring journey from the depths of drinking to the pinnacle of teaching excellence, proving that with determination and courage, anything is possible.To watch this week's episode, check out this video Connect with Michael:Instagram @sixfingermagicYouTube @MAGICSIXWebsite sixfingermagic.comConnect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/If you liked this week's episode, please leave us a 5 star rating and subscribe to stay to date with all things TSB!New episodes premiere every Wednesday!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Exploring Medium Fun and the Need for Non-Alcoholic Spaces: A Sober Chat with Sam Bail, Founder of The Third Place Bar
Feb 28 2024
Exploring Medium Fun and the Need for Non-Alcoholic Spaces: A Sober Chat with Sam Bail, Founder of The Third Place Bar
Join us for an insightful conversation with Sam Bail, the visionary founder behind The Third Place Bar, a revolutionary non-alcoholic popup bar in the heart of NYC. In this episode, we delve into Sam's journey, her perspective on the toxic drinking culture in corporate America, and her fascinating insights on the contrasting drinking cultures between NYC and Germany.Key Points:The Third Place Bar: Sam Bail introduces us to The Third Place Bar, a haven for those seeking a vibrant social experience without the need for alcohol. Discover the inspiration behind its creation and the vision driving its success in redefining social spaces.Medium Fun vs. Toxic Drinking Culture: Delve into the concept of "medium fun" as Sam elaborates on the pressures of toxic drinking culture prevalent in corporate America. Gain valuable insights into the societal norms surrounding alcohol consumption and the alternative narratives offered by non-alcoholic spaces.NYC vs. Germany Drinking Culture: Sam provides a fascinating comparison between the drinking cultures of NYC and Germany, shedding light on the differing attitudes towards alcohol and socializing. Explore the nuances of these cultural contrasts and their implications on individual lifestyles.Realizations on Drinking: Through personal reflections, Sam shares her journey of self-discovery and realization that drinking never truly made life easier. Hear firsthand accounts of her decision to embrace sobriety and the transformative impact it has had on her life and perspective.Conclusion:As we conclude our conversation with Sam Bail, founder of The Third Place Bar, we are left with a profound understanding of the complexities surrounding alcohol consumption and the growing movement towards non-alcoholic alternatives. Join us in embracing a culture of inclusivity and mindfulness as we navigate the realms of socializing and self-discovery, one sober sip at a time.Connect with SamFollow on Instagram: @thirdplacebarnycFollow on TikTok: @thirdplacebarnycSubscribe to Newsletter: https://www.thirdplacebar.nyc/Connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/If you liked this week's episode, please leave us a 5 star rating and subscribe to stay to date with all things TSB!New episodes premiere every Wednesday!Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Learning to Truly Love Yourself in Sobriety
Feb 14 2024
Learning to Truly Love Yourself in Sobriety
This episode of The Sober Butterfly podcast explores the profound journey of self-love within the context of sobriety. Join Nadine as she delves into the transformative power of embracing all parts of oneself: the good, the bad, and the ugly, while cultivating compassion, and discovering authentic love in this journey of sobriety.We also get into:Embracing Vulnerability: Acknowledging the challenges and vulnerabilities on the path to sobriety is the first step towards self-love.Cultivating Compassion: Learning to treat oneself with kindness and understanding, especially during difficult moments, is essential for nurturing self-love.Uncovering Authenticity: Sobriety provides an opportunity to rediscover and embrace one's true self, free from the constraints of addiction.Seeking Support: Surrounding oneself with a supportive community and seeking professional help can aid in the cultivation of self-love and sobriety.To connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Resources from the Episode:The Love Atiya Experience Podcast - Sober Sex & Healthy Dating Tips with Nadine No Bad Parts: Healing Trauma and Restoring Wholeness with the Internal Family Systems Model Sober Toolboxes, But Make Them Sensory FREEBIE Guide to Quitting Alcohol - 30 Day Transformation (course)Partners:Drink MomentUse Code TSB23 for 25% off your orderAudibleFree 30 Day Trialhttps://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24Thanks for tuning in! New episodes premiere every Wednesday !Support the showSupport the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
An Honest Conversation With My Mum About Her Journey To Sobriety ft. Lerene Gooden
Feb 7 2024
An Honest Conversation With My Mum About Her Journey To Sobriety ft. Lerene Gooden
This week's episode delves into the captivating journey of my mother's path to sobriety. From Lerene's early memories growing up in the pub culture of 1970s London to navigating the lively party scene of the 1980s, my mother shares her experiences of being a part of an era defined by its social indulgences. My mum reflects on her own journey, where the lines between social drinking and dependency became blurred, leading to moments of introspection and realization. However, it was a profound turning point in her life when her best friend was diagnosed with cancer, serving as a wake-up call that prompted her to reevaluate her relationship with alcohol.We also get into:stressors that perpetuate the "mommy wine culture" if my mum knew I had a drinking problemwhy moderation isn't on the tablesubtle societal cues that normalize drinkingTo connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Resources from the Episode:FREEBIE Beginner’s Guide to Dry January (e-book)FREEBIE Guide to Quitting Alcohol - 30 Day Transformation (course)Partners:Drink MomentUse Code TSB23 for 25% off your orderAudibleFree 30 Day Trialhttps://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24Thanks for tuning in! New episodes premiere every Wednesday !Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
"We Have What You Want" - How To Handle Jealousy Or Envy In Sobriety (and red flags to look for)
Jan 31 2024
"We Have What You Want" - How To Handle Jealousy Or Envy In Sobriety (and red flags to look for)
"We have what you want" is a common expression heard in AA. But what exactly do we (sober people) have that you (others/non-sober people) want? In today's episode, Nadine delves into a nuanced topic – the experience of others being jealous of your sobriety, exploring the implications and ways to navigate this unspoken challenge.We also get into:-The three things people are most jealous of and why sober people have these things-Jealousy versus envy, defining how  to distinguish one of the other-3 red flags to look for to determine if someone is jealous of your sobriety-How to pivot and address jealousy in sobrietyResources mentioned in the episode:Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience by Brené Brown (Amazon)or listen with a free 30-day trial with Audible To connect with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Resources from the Episode:FREEBIE Beginner’s Guide to Dry January (e-book)FREEBIE Guide to Quitting Alcohol - 30 Day Transformation (course)Partners:Drink MomentUse Code TSB23 for 25% off your orderAudibleFree 30 Day Trialhttps://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
Faithful Narratives: A Sober Author's Perspective on Honesty and Recovery with Angelica Roberts
Jan 17 2024
Faithful Narratives: A Sober Author's Perspective on Honesty and Recovery with Angelica Roberts
Angelica Roberts grew up an avid reader and passionate storyteller with a natural acumen for writing. As a military kid who moved around often, she never felt like she belonged. That is until she attended Florida A&M University (FAMU), a historically black college/university (HBCU) for undergrad. Here, Angelica finally felt she had found a home and a strong sense of community. Still, it was also here that Angelica first started drinking alcohol, which led to years of active addiction and ultimately led to sobriety.Join us for a conversation that goes beyond the surface, weaving together narratives of resilience, redemption, and the unwavering belief that honesty and faith can pave the way to a fulfilling life after addiction.We also get into:Exploring the complex relationship between artistic torment and alcohol as a means of expression and escape.Labeling and stigmas, specifically identifying as an alcoholicThe importance and necessity of diverse stories in recoveryThe value of forging a connection with your higher powerHow honesty helps you get soberTo connect with Angelica:Website: https://www.angelicarroberts.com/shopThe Root Cause, Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POtByhnTsj4Instagram: @Read.Write.RobertsAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Angelica-R-Roberts/author/B0C897G8J4?ref=ap_rdr&isDramIntegrated=true&shoppingPortalEnabled=trueTo connect with Nadine:Stay connected with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Resources from the Episode:FREEBIE Beginner’s Guide to Dry January (e-book)FREEBIE Guide to Quitting Alcohol - 30 Day Transformation (course)Partners:Drink MomentUse Code TSB23 for 25% off your orderAudibleFree 30 Day Trialhttps://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.
The Illusion of Control: Reframing Relationships to Substances with Prakruti Makan
Jan 10 2024
The Illusion of Control: Reframing Relationships to Substances with Prakruti Makan
Prakruti Makan not only brings her personal story of recovery, with almost four years of sobriety from substances like cocaine, alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and caffeine, but also gems from her professional experience as a sober coach for the Reframe App and former psychotherapist. Prakruti shares unique insights into the process of reframing one's relationship with substances and life experiences in this week's episode.We also get into...Cognitive reframing how to respond to life's curveballsWhy celebrating monthly milestones in sobriety is importantThe illusion of controlHow to reframe your relationship to substancesParenting/dating/relationships in sobrietyConnect with Prakruti Follow on IG: @brownwonderwoman2023Follow on TikTok: @brownwonderwoman2023Stay connected with Nadine:Follow on IG: @the.soberbutterfly @soberbutterflypodcastFollow on TikTok @the.soberbutterflySubscribe to YouTube channel Subscribe to our monthly newsletter,  https://thesoberbutterfly.com/Resources from the Episode:FREEBIE Beginner’s Guide to Dry January (e-book)FREEBIE Guide to Quitting Alcohol - 30 Day Transformation (course)Partners:Drink MomentUse Code TSB23 for 25% off your orderAudibleFree 30 Day Trialhttps://www.audibletrial.com/tsb24New episodes air every Wednesday :)Support the Show.Please note that this episode may contain paid endorsements and advertisements for products and services. Individuals on the show may have a direct or indirect financial interest in products or services refereed to in this episode.