Rise Recover Live

The Phoenix Sober Active Community

Welcome to the Rise Recover Live Podcast, hosted by Bryce Cobb III and Liz McKean and powered by The Phoenix. Every week we share stories from The Phoenix community and beyond, celebrating the resilience of people, the power of community, and the journey of recovery in every form and pathway. We hope that listeners of all backgrounds are inspired to be part of the movement to break down stigma. Together, we rise, recover and live.To connect with community, download The Phoenix App. To learn more, visit https://thephoenix.org/

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Episodes

Bryan Wempen: Ugly Grace, Messy Resilience and Connecting with the Opposite
6d ago
Bryan Wempen: Ugly Grace, Messy Resilience and Connecting with the Opposite
#115: Bryan Wempen (he/him) is an acclaimed author and speaker, fearlessly redefining normal and inspiring personal growth. With his new groundbreaking book, "F**K My Demons Redefining Normal," Bryan challenges stigmas, empowering audiences to embrace imperfections and reclaim their power. Tune into the episode to hear the conversation with Bryan as we touch on his recovery journey and more, including:What happens when the main focus becomes chasing a feeling and our curiosity and drive for self-discovery fall by the wayside.Bryan's first exposure to recovery meetings while living in Atlanta. Although he was years away from recovery, these spaces became the only place he felt calm, connected, and above all happy.The day that something clicked and he gave himself permission to phone a friend and ask for help.Moments when Bryan heard his story in other people's and knew that he didn't have to navigate this alone.To learn more about Bryan and his three books, check out his website at bryanwempen.com.Find Bryan on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanwempen/.Follow Bryan on Twitter at https://twitter.com/bryanwempen. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Casey Kehoe: CrossFit, Resiliency & Pebbles in the Vase
Jun 4 2024
Casey Kehoe: CrossFit, Resiliency & Pebbles in the Vase
#114: Casey Kehoe (she/her) is a CrossFit Coach and Phoenix Volunteer from Philadelphia. As someone who has been doing CrossFit for 8 years, Casey knows the importance of community. Now with 15 months of sobriety under her belt, the notion of community has taken on a deeper meaning. Tune into the episode to hear Casey's story of resiliency, accountability and more, including:Reframing how we view accountability from something negative and laborious to positive and community-building.Building a relationship with ourselves so that we are able to show up for the tough situations that inevitably pop up in life.Casey's exercise of dropping a pebble in a vase for every day sober, giving herself the visual of how far she had come.Follow Casey on Instagram @Caseyk121 and check out the Phoenix Philadelphia @phillysoberevents.Check out the non-profit Eluna, an organization supporting children and families impacted by grief or addiction. Visit their website at elunanetwork.org.----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Taylor Williams: Today is an Important Day
May 28 2024
Taylor Williams: Today is an Important Day
#113: Taylor Williams (he/him) is a full time CrossFit and weightlifting coach, as well as a podcast host and a person in recovery. As someone who came of age during the height of the Opioid epidemic, substance use disorder was highly prevalent and normalized in his circle. What felt like small decisions led to bigger consequences and after a harrowing conversation with his mom, Taylor decided to change his trajectory. He went back to school and joined a CrossFit gym, finding friends that became like family. Tune into the episode to learn about Taylor and hear his story, including:Taylor's favorite part of recovery: being surrounded by folks whose stories sound just like his, and now being able to amplify those stories on his podcast.Conscious moments when he questioned "what am I doing?" and how in those moments thoughts of recovery slowly started to kick in.How CrossFit helped him to become the person he always wanted to be.Finding joy in the mundane and building a life you love even when it's boring.Follow Taylor on Instagram @tdakid91 and @hungrydogbarbell. Check out his podcast the Hungry Dog Barbell Podcast, available on all podcast players!Check out the Hungry Dog Barbell website at https://hungry-doghouse.square.site/.  Check out Taylor's fundraising page for the Dewey Beach Championship benefitting pediatric cancer research at https://secure.qgiv.com/event/dv2024deweybeachchampionship/account/1756523-Hungrydog. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Brian Hyman: Yoga and the Next Right Thing
May 21 2024
Brian Hyman: Yoga and the Next Right Thing
#112: Brian Hyman (he/him) is a certified yoga and meditation teacher, author, and father. Brian has been sober since 2009 and has been working at a prominent treatment center in Malibu, California since 2012. Yoga has played an instrumental role in his personal recovery journey. Nine months into sobriety yoga flowed into his professional life as Brian started teaching yoga so other folks in recovery could access its transformative effects. Check out the episode and hear Brian's story, including: His experience on the yoga mat in early sobriety where he found that recovery was more than putting down the substance: it was a way of living and connecting.The progression from discovering yoga to becoming a teacher at a treatment center, and how this mirrors Liz's own experiences.Trusting that we are all worthy of redemption and healing, and that if recovery is available to everyone then it is available to me too.Borrowing ideas from other folks in recovery and weaving them into the "patchwork quilt of our lives."Check out Brian's book Recovery with Yoga: Supportive Practices for Transcending Addiction at https://a.co/d/jhDhy7J.Visit Brian's website at brianhymanyoga.com. Check out Brian's courses on recovery and yoga and his guided meditations on the app Insight Timer at www.insighttimer.com/brianhyman. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Natalya Fearnley: Recovery Dharma and the Thousand Pound Door
May 14 2024
Natalya Fearnley: Recovery Dharma and the Thousand Pound Door
#111: Natalya Fearnley (she/her) started her recovery journey by opening the thousand-pound door at The Phoenix gym in Denver to attend a yoga class. After trying out various recovery programs she found her home in Recovery Dharma. She threw herself into being of service and quickly became an active member in the community. A year and a half into sobriety, Natalya was elected to the Board of Directors of Recovery Dharma. Tune into the episode to learn more about Natalya and her recovery journey, including:The practice of telling folks reminders you need to hear too, and how this is a way to serve others while serving yourself.How recovery is a building a relationship with ourselves. What tools can we use to help us navigate the world?Natalya's full circle moment when she returned to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, which she had studied as a child.Alchemizing loneliness into solitude and teaching yourself how to be your own best friend.Check out the Recovery Dharma Space on The Phoenix Mobile App here: ‎ https://thephoenix.page.link/onrq ‎To learn more about Recovery Dharma, check out their website at recoverydharma.orgCheck out Natalya's blog We All Need to Recover at rovingphrase.substack.comCheck out rovingphrase.com and find them on Facebook and Instagram @rovingprhase ----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Elizabeth Addison: From Surviving to Thriving
May 7 2024
Elizabeth Addison: From Surviving to Thriving
#110: Elizabeth Addison (she/her) is a multi-hyphenate (composer, lyricist, librettist, producer, music director & director) as well as a person in recovery from a variety of things including substance use disorder. She is also a creative recovery coach with The Meghann Perry Group, an organization equipping the behavioral health workforce with tools and education on addiction recovery. Check out the conversation to learn about Elizabeth and her work exploring the intersection of recovery and the performing arts, and more:Elizabeth's experience at a residential treatment center, and how she gave herself permission to grow out of the thing that initially saved her life.How starting her musical nine months into recovery gave her an anchor and sense of purpose.Seeing the world through a lens of love, and how this grounds her recovery.Learning to trust yourself and being able to say "I trust my recovery."Visit the Meghann Perry Group website at www.meaghannperry.com. Follow Elizabeth on Instagram @elizabeth.addison3 where she regularly details her recovery journey and how she uses art as a therapeutic tool. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there.Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ .Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverliveJoin the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Hilary Sheinbaum: Betting on Dry January
Apr 30 2024
Hilary Sheinbaum: Betting on Dry January
#109: Hilary Sheinbaum (she/her) is the author of The Dry Challenge and founder of GoingDry.co, an organization focused on creating unique and fun non-alcoholic spaces and curating non-alcoholic menus. As a strong proponent of Dry January and other sober months, Hilary introduces folks to experiences that don't involve booze, letting individuals explore sobriety in a fun and safe environment.Check out the conversation with Hilary to hear her story and more, including:Her experience first doing Dry January in 2017, and how her whole life has evolved since then.Experiencing events for the first time without alcohol, like dating and weddings, and how daunting this feels but how rewarding and fun it can be.How GoingDry.Co was created and their recent adventure to Hawaii.The rise of non-alcoholic beverages and how important it is to educate individuals about these options.Check out GoingDry.co and Hilary's own website hilarysheinbaum.comCheck out Hilary's book  The Dry Challenge: How to Lose the Booze for Dry January, Sober October, and Any Other Alcohol-Free MonthPreorder Hilary's next book: Going Dry: A Workbook: A Practical Guide to Drinking Less and Living MoreFollow Hilary on Instagram @hilarywritesny and @goingdry.co--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Sophie Pyne and Ryan Carpenter: Waves of Recovery
Apr 23 2024
Sophie Pyne and Ryan Carpenter: Waves of Recovery
#108: Ryan Carpenter and Sophie Pyne are Co-Founders of Waves of Recovery, the Los Angeles based non-profit dedicated to supporting people in recovery from mental health and addiction find healing, connection and community through surfing. As individuals in recovery themselves, Sophie and Ryan help folks navigate the waters and connect with themselves and each other on a deeper level. Check out the episode to hear from Sophie and Ryan as they discuss their own recovery journeys, and more, including:How one of the beautiful gift of recovery is the chance to pursue new hobbies and experiences you did not think were available to you.The moments when recovery stuck for Ryan and Sophie, and how now they facilitate that same connection and inspiration for others.How Waves of Recovery was formed, and the shared passion between Ryan and Sophie for connecting the mental health space with the outdoors.The reminder that working in the recovery field is not your recovery, and it's important to find ways to nourish yourself so you can continue to give.Learn more about Waves of Recovery at wavesofrecovery.org and check out their Instagram @wavesofrecoveryinc.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Liz McKean & Bryce Cobb III: Social Media and the Power to Click
Apr 16 2024
Liz McKean & Bryce Cobb III: Social Media and the Power to Click
#107: Bryce and Liz are back this week to discuss a topic that carries both positive effects and negative drawbacks: social media. If the opposite of addiction is connection, then social media can be a tool to connect us, like it connected Bryce to this podcast. For Liz, social media is how she discovered The Phoenix, as well as other recovery communities and yoga spaces. But just as social media can be positive, it can also negatively impact our mental health and become an escape. To that, Bryce reminds us of the "power to click" and allowing yourself to pause. Check out the episode to hear from Liz and Bryce as they dive into this topic and more, including:Bryce's experience working through some recent anxiety, and the beauty he witnessed after sitting through it.The moments of lightness and joy that lead us to make a change. For Liz, this moment was on the yoga mat. The gift of pause in recovery and filling the void with things that will make you feel better.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Mary Long: Taking Pause to Take Care of Yourself
Apr 9 2024
Mary Long: Taking Pause to Take Care of Yourself
#106: As a social worker and person in recovery, Mary Long (she/her) knows that her past experiences are some of her biggest assets when it comes to helping other people. When Mary started her recovery journey she did not foresee her life being this impactful. Now her story has meshed together in beautiful and painful ways, solidifying her sense of purpose in the mental health community. Tune into the episode as we discuss the balance between self-care and self-motivation and more, including: Taking intentional pauses from relationships to be able to show up with compassion.How recovery programs share similarities to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in how we examine our thoughts as they relate to personal experiences.Mary's experience recovering from hopelessness to then be faced with health challenges that feel very hopeless.Remembering that the light is not as impactful if the dark is not recognized.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Tara Mastracchio: Bringing Exhale to Those Holding Their Breath
Apr 2 2024
Tara Mastracchio: Bringing Exhale to Those Holding Their Breath
#105: Tara Mastracchio (she/her) is the CEO and Founder of Samay Trauma Recovery and Resiliency.  With a lifetime of learning to confront and overcome trauma, Tara walks with others to help them recognize and overcome their own trauma. Tune into the episode to hear the conversation as we discuss Samay International and more:How a plan to move to Central America for 2 months turned into 8 years of travel to 25 countries over 5 continents with 9 different languages.Learning to trust your intuition again, and the idea that "if that door opens, I will walk through it; and if it doesn't, I'm supposed to go somewhere else."Cleaning out the closet underneath the steps: looking back to see what made us turn to substances for a solution in the first place.We didn't create trauma by ourselves, so we don't have to solve it alone. Connection heals!To learn more about Tara and Samay International check out samayinternational.com/Check out Tara's Instagram @tara_samayinternational and her Facebook at Tara Mastracchio --------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Brian Sims: Service, Redemption and Project Rebirth
Mar 26 2024
Brian Sims: Service, Redemption and Project Rebirth
#104: Brian Sims (he/him) CRPS-V, VSR, CEI is a person in long term recovery from Substance Misuse, MST, and Co-Occurring Disorders acquired while serving his country during the campaigns and operations in support of the Global War on Terrorism as a US Army Infantryman. He is also a suicide attempt (2015) and street-level homelessness survivor.Brian is the Founder & National Director of Project Rebirth, a warrior recovery community organization dedicated to serving veterans, emergency responders, and families and loved ones. Check out the episode to hear Brian's story, including:How civilians and non-veteran focused organizations can work with the warrior recovery community because we all share grief and pain.The spirit of service and Brian's unstoppable drive to show up and use his knowledge and experiences to help others.The concept of redemption, particularly in service, and the message we send to others.How Marvel influenced the name of Project Rebirth, and how just like in the comics, the world is neither 100% good nor 100% bad.Check out Project Rebirth at https://www.projectrebirth.us/ and on Instagram @_projectrebirth_Visit the Project Rebirth Space in The Phoenix Mobile App!--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
The Phoenix Moab Retreat: Overcoming Challenges and Building Community
Mar 19 2024
The Phoenix Moab Retreat: Overcoming Challenges and Building Community
#103: This week Liz and Bryce are joined by Joie Gyondla (she/her), Beth Collinson (she/her) and Mike Ward to discuss the Moab retreat, a four day Phoenix-led camping trip in Moab, Utah. Check out the conversation to learn not only about the trip, but also about getting outside your comfort zone. Whether it is hiking the Moab arches, carpooling with strangers, or moving from Florida to New York -- let this episode be your encouragement to consider trying a new adventure.We discuss this and more: From hiking to gratitude circles, feelings of trust and camaraderie prevailed throughout the whole trip.How there were a lot of 'firsts' for folks in Moab, and the beautiful thing about sober people is that they already know how to create safe environments and hold space for each other.The magic of watching folks overcome challenges and accomplish things they did not think they were capable of.Throwing yourself into things you did not think you could do before recovery and the bravery that takes.Check out the Moab Retreat Space on The Phoenix Mobile App: https://thephoenix.page.link/XNMv ‎ To learn more about The Phoenix Moab Retreat 2024 visit:  https://riserecoverlive.regfox.com/phoenix-moab-2024 Check out Joie's episode of the Rise Recover Podcast: Joie Gyondla: Inclusive Spaces & the Non-Linear Road to Recovery and Self-Love--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
STAGES with Austin Marquez and Carson Rammelt aka SIXFOOT 5
Mar 12 2024
STAGES with Austin Marquez and Carson Rammelt aka SIXFOOT 5
#102: Austin Marquez (he/him) and Carson Rammelt join Liz and Bryce III to share their story of creating STAGES, the 11 track album written by Austin and produced by Carson. The album recounts the different stages of recovery. It speaks to experiencing the pink cloud, carrying guilt from the past, falling in love again in sobriety, enduring different forms of "relapse", and finding inner-strength. Check out the episode to learn more about the Carson and Austin and the beautiful piece of work they created together, including:How although producing the album was intimidating at first, the project was incredibly healing to Carson throughout his first year of recovery.The song Austin wanted to omit from the album and how Carson talked him through keeping it for others to hear.How a microphone is similar to a camera in the way that it picks up all the emotions and intentions.The many stages of creating this body of work -- from reaching a place of healing so Austin could write about recovery, to sharing it with Carson, and now sharing it with us.Stream STAGES on Soundcloud!Follow Austin and Carson on Instagram @austin_mrqz & @sixfoot_5.To learn more about Carson, check out his interview in People Magazine.Check out Austin's first Podcast episode Healing Through Music and Community.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Stewart Powell: Adventure, Challenge, and Connection on the Pacific Crest Trail
Mar 5 2024
Stewart Powell: Adventure, Challenge, and Connection on the Pacific Crest Trail
#101: Stewart Powell is back from his 2,650 mile trek along the Pacific Crest Trail and is here to tell us about his journey. For Stewart, this journey was the demarcation between his old and new life. What was always a bucket list item but never a possibility in active addiction, hiking the PCT felt like the perfect way to celebrate one year of sobriety. Check out the episode to hear about Stewart's adventure, including: His time solo on the trail and the opportunity to be alone with his thoughts in a positive manner.All the parallels to recovery: embarking on a journey because you feel called to do it; finding community; enhancing the experience by connection.How the landscape was only half the experience... a huge part of the journey were the folks he met along the way, including his 'tramily.'The funny thing about epiphanies on the trail.How he felt finishing the PCT: he's still the same guy just with a little more experience and an immense sense of gratitude and humility.Check out Stewart's first episode of the Rise Recover Live Podcast "Stewart Powell: The Trail to Recovery" To see more from Stewart's journey, check him out on Instagram at @sober_hiker_stew and on Facebook--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Bryce Cobb III: Language for the Solution
Feb 27 2024
Bryce Cobb III: Language for the Solution
#100: Welcome to the 100th episode of the Rise Recover Live Podcast! This week Bryce gets open and honest about co-occurring disorders. He and Liz dive into what it was like coming to terms with ADHD diagnoses, and how the process looks now. They also take a moment to express gratitude for their friendship and for this space that they get to share with each other and this community. Tune into the episode to hear more, including:How having conversations about ADHD gave Bryce the language to define the playing field and seek out tools and solutions.One of the biggest gifts in recovery: being able to show up for life on life's terms.Learning how to have compassion for himself, and how community can help us with this.The residual shame in recovery that can prevent us from living life to the fullest, and why it's important to be patient and honest with ourselves about what we share.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Jennifer Nicolaisen: SeekHealing, Social Health, and Connection
Feb 20 2024
Jennifer Nicolaisen: SeekHealing, Social Health, and Connection
#99: Jennifer Nicholaisen (they/she) is the co-founder and Executive Director of SeekHealing, an Asheville-based non-profit pioneering a novel “social health” protocol to address loneliness and social disconnection. As an organization, they tackle the root causes of the substance use epidemic and other national mental health crises. Check out the episode to learn more and to hear Jennifer's own path to recovery, including:Corporate hustle culture and seeking validation outside yourself, as well as the major burnout that ensued.The incredible mirror effect Jennifer experienced while helping a friend go through detox and realizing that high levels of presence and connection are what makes life feel good.Her experience undergoing Ibogaine detox in Mexico.What led her to co-found SeekHealing and take a social and relationship-oriented approach to recovery.To join the SeekHealing space on The Phoenix mobile app click here: https://thephoenix.page.link/crnz To learn more about SeekHealing check out their website seekhealing.org and their Instagram @seekhealing.To sign up for Listening Training visit the webpage seekhealing.org/listening-training. To bring Listening Training to your organization email training@seekhealing.org.Check out SeekHealing's Social Health Facilitation Training (SHFT) to learn how to facilitate group connection in your community: www.seekhealing.org/shft.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Trevor Flick: The Best is Yet to Come
Feb 13 2024
Trevor Flick: The Best is Yet to Come
#98: Trevor Flick (he/him) is an endurance athlete, an avid outdoorsman, an alcoholic, a dog dad, someone who is constantly on the hunt for candy, and a person who is attracted to things that can kill him. To Trevor, recovery is the gift that keeps on giving. From finding his community of like-minded individuals, to safely participating in extreme sports, his recovery has allowed him to rediscover so many aspects of himself. Tune into the episode to learn more about Trevor as we discuss recovery, failure, his community, and more, including:His failure to finish his first ultramarathon, and the humbling moments that followed as well as the growth and a mindset shift.How there are lessons to be learned in failure, and this only makes you more well-rounded and stronger for the next round.How Trevor stumbled upon The Phoenix at an important crossroads, and the important effect this had.Leaving behind his old social circle and creating a new one in recovery among individuals who want to be social, be fit and do better.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Mark LaFaro: Recovery and the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Industry
Feb 6 2024
Mark LaFaro: Recovery and the Non-Alcoholic Beverage Industry
#97: As a member of the hospitality industry and a lover of bar culture, Mark LaFaro has forged his own path in recovery. With a network of sober friends and ex-coworkers who are also in recovery, Mark navigates the hospitality industry and its culture as a sober person. Bartending while sober was not only eyeopening, but it rekindled his love for the industry. Check out the episode to hear more of Mark's story, including:His experience working in the alcoholic beverage industry and his fascination now with the non-alcoholic beverage industry.Building his toolbox, which included many communities and resources, such as Ben's Friends, and non-alcoholic beverages.How reporting and journalism have evolved into his recovery journey.The progress and excitement surrounding the non-alcoholic beverage industry, and how it can be another tool in the toolbox.Check out episode #72 with Mickey Bakst, the Co-Founder of Ben's Friends, and learn more at https://www.bensfriendshope.com/.To learn more about Mark, follow him on Twitter @marklafaro and Instagram @whatisraregrooveCheck out Mark's writing at https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/authors/mark-lafaro--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive
Michelle Costigan: Giving Yourself Permission to Show Up Authentically
Jan 30 2024
Michelle Costigan: Giving Yourself Permission to Show Up Authentically
#96: Michelle Costigan (she/her) is a licensed clinical professional counselor, clinical alcohol and drug counselor supervisor, art therapist, and yoga instructor. She believes that movement and nature have saved her life countless times and enjoys being able to share these tools with others through her role as The Phoenix's program manager in Las Vegas. Tune in to hear Michelle's story, including:What recovery means to her, including aspects adapted from the SAMSHA definition.Her experience working in clinical psychology ... and the scary but life-changing decision to leave her private practice and embark on a new career journey.Permission slips: allowing yourself to intentionally take up space and show up authentically in whatever pain you are experiencing.The incredible power of community healing.For any listeners who may be interested in finding an art therapist to work with, visit the American Art Therapy Association website at https://arttherapy.org/.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health or substance use related crisis, the following resources can provide immediate help.*If you are experiencing a medical/mental health emergency, dial 911.Dial 988 for the SAMSHA Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.  Available 24/7Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the NAMI Crisis Text Line.  Available 24/7Dial 1-800-622-2255 to connect with a nearby treatment center & community resources through NCADD Hope Line. Available 24/7Call/text 1-844-326-5400 for The GSCA CARES Warm Line.  Answered by Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialists with lived experience of SUD.  Available any day of the year, 8:30am-11pm EST*Note: The resources listed are provided for informational purposes only.  This list is not comprehensive and does not constitute an endorsement by The Phoenix or the Rise Recover Live Podcast.----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Join the Phoenix community & sign up for classes with a single click by downloading The Phoenix App! In the app, you can connect with Liz, Bryce and other listeners in The Rise Recover Live Podcast Group. Let us know what you thought about today's episode, and what you'd like to hear in future shows! We can't wait to chat with you there. Learn more about The Phoenix, sign up for classes, or become a volunteer at https://thephoenix.org/ . Find us on Instagram at @riserecoverlive