Laura McKowen returns to the show! Laura opens up about the turning point that led her to sobriety and the underlying issues she had to confront. She also shares some insights and teachings from her latest book, Push Off From Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Sobriety (and Everything Else). She is also the Founder of The Luckiest Club, an international sobriety support community. 

We also discuss how drinking is often just one symptom of deeper issues and the importance of honesty and vulnerability in the healing journey. Whether you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, this episode offers insight and hope for anyone seeking a life in recovery and offers a compassionate perspective for understanding and overcoming these challenges.

Some of the topics we discussed include:

  • Laura's sobriety and the turning point that made her realize she had to get sober (5:24)
  • How alcohol can be a red flag for underlying issues (7:03)
  • Substance addictions are only a small part of a bigger issue of addiction that is almost always rooted in trauma (21:16)
  • Honesty as the foundation for developing healthier coping mechanisms and relationships (23:51)

Laura’s website
Previous Recovery Series Interview with Laura McKowen
Episode 414: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life with Laura McKowen

Book recommendations:
You know how I love a good personal development book, right? I’ve compiled a list of book recommendations, as mentioned in past episodes. Check out these amazing book recommendations here. Happy reading!

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Laura McKowen is the bestselling author of We Are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life and Founder of The Luckiest Club, an international sobriety support community. Laura has been published in The New York Times, and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, the TODAY show, and more. Her second book, Push Off From Here: 9 Essential Truths to Get You Through Life (and Everything Else), will be published by Random House in March 2023. She lives outside Boston with her daughter.