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Recovery Rocks: Ep.23
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.23

When Sobriety Sucks

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Let's be honest. Sometimes sobriety sucks and we have bad days. Tawny and Lisa talk about their different approaches to getting through the tough spots without picking up a drink or a drug. Spoiler alert: there's no one "right" way to do it. With shout outs this week to Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Gin Blossoms!

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.22
Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.22

Sober Relationships with Family & Friends

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Tawny and Lisa talk about how their relationships with friends and family changed when they got sober, in ways both expected and unexpected. Sure, there can be FOMO and challenges, but there are also new ways of engaging that are so much more rewarding than spending just another night in a bar.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.21
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.21

Alternative Paths to Recovery

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Recovery is an extremely personal journey of self-work. No two people recover in exactly the same way. There are a variety of programs and methods to help people get and stay sober. Tawny and Lisa are happy to use this platform to discuss some of the lesser known options available, acknowledging that there's no "right" or "wrong" way to recover. Whatever works for someone is the perfect path for them.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.20
Feb
6
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.20

Lapse vs Relapse

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Lisa and Tawny talk through their very different views of Lapses and Relapses in recovery. Tawny shares a nuanced perspective on her personal experience of acting out sexually due to heartbreak and having a nervous breakdown. Despite serious debate about “powerlessness” and other terms, they both agree that smashing the stigma around relapse is essential. There is no shame in anyone’s path to recovery and no two paths are the same.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.19
Jan
30
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.19

Self-Care in Sobriety

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Taking care of ourselves and taking time out to do it is critical to our recovery. Tawny and Lisa talk about what works for them and how they learned to make self-care part of their lives. From making your bed and opening your mail to watching TV on your couch and taking naps, it all matters. Sex and the CIty, anyone?

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.17
Jan
16
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.17

Coping with Co-Existing Mental Health Issues while in Recovery

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It's common to self-medicate mental health issues with substance abuse. Lisa and Tawny did this for years before embracing sobriety. This week they share what their depression and anxiety look like, now, and how they deal with these issues in healthy, productive ways.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.16
Jan
9
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.16

Control Issues: We've Got Them

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When Tawny and Lisa got sober, these crazy things called "feelings" showed up and they couldn't drink them away. Some of those feelings included regret and shame about the past. Not to mention dealing with grief and "emotional hangovers" while sober. In this episode, they talk about how they deal with these feelings today.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.15
Jan
2
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.15

Control Issues: We've Got Them

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Tawny and Lisa both struggled with what they could and could not control, including their drinking and drug use. In sobriety, they still face this challenge, but have developed tools, from yoga to practicing acceptance, so they can handle what they can't control without picking up a drink or drug.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.13
Dec
19
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.13

Sobriety vs Recovery: What’s the Difference?

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When we put down drugs and alcohol, we learned about the meanings of sobriety (abstaining from certain substances and behaviors) and recovery (working on ourselves to understand why we had the desire to pick up in the first place). But, as with everything on this journey, they mean different things to different people and they can be done in all kinds of ways.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.12
Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.12

Entertain Us! Our Favorite Recovery Books, Movies, and More

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Lisa and Tawny dish on their favorite recovery-related movies, TV shows, books, and blogs. From Mom to Love to Shame to Party Girl to Some Kind of Monster to My Fair Junkie to Slash and Anthony Kiedis's autobiographies, we could go on and on. These works give insight into recovery from all kinds of substances and behaviors from all kinds of perspectives.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.8
Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.8

Allies in Recovery: Asking for Help and Supporting Others

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Lisa and Tawny discuss the important role that allies play in the recovery community. They also discuss the parallels between sobriety and being in the LGBTQ+ community. The perpetual coming out, the stigma that keeps us from embracing our true selves, and how allies can help us feel safe.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.6
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.6

Our Relationships to Alcohol and Why We Dumped It

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Not everyone's relationship to alcohol is the same. Tawny was a career bartender and social butterfly who rarely drank alone. Lisa was a so-called "high functioning" alcohol abuser who frequently drank alone to numb out. They discuss the similarities and differences of how they finally decided to quit drinking.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.4
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.4

Love/Hate relationship with Social Media

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Social media. It's the ultimate double-edged sword. It can inspire us and give us community. It can also be toxic and make us feel less than those we see with seemingly "perfect" lives. This week, Tawny and Lisa discuss their love/hate relationship with social media and how they try to navigate its rocky waters.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.2
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.2

Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone

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While the "get outside your comfort zone" rhetoric can be helpful at times, Lisa and Tawny discuss the beauty of comfort zones and the important role they play for someone in recovery. They also explore the necessity of self-forgiveness, learning to give yourself grace, and setting boundaries to preserve said comfort zones.

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Recovery Rocks: Ep.1
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Recovery Rocks: Ep.1

Welcome to Recovery Rocks!

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Lisa and Tawny welcome you to the debut episode of Recovery Rocks podcast! Lisa talks about being a lawyer/author in recovery while living in Manhattan. Tawny talks about being a sober blogger/event coordinator in recovery in Manhattan. They also share their opposing opinions on the extremely important topic of The Grateful Dead with John Mayer vs. Jerry Garcia.

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