PODCAST & BLOG

PODCAST & BLOG

Michelle Smith joins me for a conversation about breaking the stigma of sobriety and recovery.  Michelle is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for women living or exploring an alcohol-free life. In this episode, we highlight the importance of seeking help and support and how practicing self-awareness and setting boundaries can go a long way in the journey toward sobriety.

This episode marks the end of the theme of recovery. Thank you so much for tuning into all of the themed episodes we’ve explored over the last year.  Next week we return to episodes featuring guest interviews covering various areas of personal development. Stay tuned! 

Featured topics:

  • Some alcohol truths that no one talks about such as alcohol does not discriminate – alcohol dependency can affect anyone (4:28)
  • The first steps someone can take towards sobriety such as practicing awareness and curiosity about why you are drinking, as well as taking a look at your social circle (8:12)
  • Mother-drinking culture as “self-care”: If we are not addressing “why the grief, why the stress, why, the pain, why the overwhelm?” women are going to keep drinking (16:11)
  • Why are boundaries so important in sobriety (33:39)

Resources:
The Daring Way™ Online Group Coaching
Michelle’s website
Recovery is the New Black Facebook Group for Women

Book recommendations:
I love a good personal development book, and you do too, 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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Michelle Smith is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for women living or exploring an alcohol-free life. Michelle struggled for years with alcohol addiction that looked like “overdoing it.” In reality, she was drinking to escape the stresses of life—and the “mommy juice” drinking culture was helping her self-destruct. Since getting sober in 2016, she integrates both her personal experience in recovery and professional experience as a mental health and addiction advocate toward normalizing sobriety in our boozy culture.

Michelle’s work has been featured on The Today Show, TEDx, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Scary Mommy, NBC, ABC, and more. Michelle lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and adorable dog.