Jean McCarthy returns to the show to talk about her book, “Take Good Care”  which is a collection of encouragement, reflections, and inspiration for sober living. Jean is an award-winning author, blogger, and podcaster who is best known as a voice of recovery advocacy. In this episode, we talk about the pros and cons of recovering out loud, as well as, Jean’s decision to end The Bubble Hour podcast and how in doing so, she created a special documentary and book that catalogs her ten-year journey as a podcaster and recovery advocate. 

PLUS, we are doing a BOOK GIVEAWAY! Win a copy of Jean’s book, “Take Good Care!” Be sure to listen to this episode to find out how. 

Featured Topics:

  • Getting grounded in her highest and authentic self is how Jean describes her recovery (6:46)
  • We talk about Jean’s decision to end the Bubble Hour podcast after ten years and how her book, Take Good Care, was released in tandem with the show's final season (12:35)
  • Recovering out loud: The pros and cons of being open about recovery and recovery advocacy in today’s world (33:28)

The Daring Way™ Online Group Coaching
Jean’s website
Episode R6: Interview with Jean McCarthy
The Bubble Hour Podcast
Jean on Instagram @jeanmccarthy_writes

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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Jean McCarthy is an award-winning author, blogger, and podcaster who is best known as a voice of recovery advocacy.

Her blog UnPickled began in 2011 and has continued to chronicle Jean’s alcohol-free lifestyle since her first day of sobriety. Thousands of readers credit UnPickled as a motivating factor in their decision to quit drinking.

Jean joined The Bubble Hour podcast as a co-host in 2013. She took over the weekly program as its sole producer and host in 2016. The show has a devoted and enthusiastic listenership with more than 4.5 million downloads. The 10th and final Bubble Hour season was recently released, along with a spin-off recovery podcast called Tiny Bubbles.

Jean is the author of five books about recovery, including:
UnPickled Recovery DIY (Fall 2023)
UnPickled Prepare to be AlcoholFree (2022)
UnPickled Holiday Survival Guide (2019)
Take Good Care: Recovery Readings Inspired by The Bubble Hour Podcast (2022)
The Ember Ever There: Poems on Change, Grief, Growth, Recovery, and Rediscovery (2020)

She lives in Alberta, Canada with her husband Ross and dog Scout.