If you think we love walking, just wait until you listen to this podcast episode of The Evolved Recovery Show! This week we chat with Chris Bailey, the man who walked across the country for recovery!! Less than two years ago, Chris was homeless and addicted to drugs and alcohol. His twin brother found him bloodied and at his bottom in a San Diego park. Not long after treatment and early recovery, Chris made the decision to walk from California to New York.
Enjoy this conversation today about Chris’ adventures over his 7-month journey walking across America for recovery. We talk about the undeniable connection between him and his twin brother. Chris tells us what it was like to completely unplug and be totally alone walking and how he’s turned his experience into a future of sharing his story with others. He will inspire you to seek mindfulness and celebrate recovery.
Continue reading Podcast Episode 40: Chris Bailey, Step Into Life
Welcome to podcast episode 39 (listen here), offering 4 easy to implement solutions to finding peace and understanding mindfulness!
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to “go with the flow” while perhaps you struggle to find peace? Maybe you’ve tried meditation, but found yourself distracted and turned off from the experience. You’re not alone!
Modern society hardly teaches us how to slow down. Everywhere we look, we see the go, go, go message. The more we do, the more we obtain the “busy” status symbol. Recovering alcoholics and addicts benefit greatly from practicing mindfulness. With mindfulness you can beat addiction, bust sugar cravings and obtain long-lasting, optimal health.
Spending thousands of dollars on gurus or moving to an ashram to learn mindfulness isn’t necessary. Follow these 4 simple steps to create your happy life today!
Continue reading Mindfulness for Beginners: 4 Simple Steps to a Happy Life
Every year in the fall and spring many half and full marathon races take place in my city, forcing major roads to close down to one lane. Orange cones line the streets, while police officers man corners to prevent cars from potentially driving into runners. Tents with speakers and music blaring surround several mile markers with the intention of keeping the runners momentum going towards that coveted finish line.
Before we go any further, let me express my love and adoration to my friends and all of those recovering out there who have returned from the depths of hell to become law-abiding and contributing members of society and most of all cross finish lines they never thought possible in their darkest days of addiction. I am proud of the accomplishments you have made to better your lives and your health.
Having said that, I believe the current message in the recovery world of trading “bad” addictions for “good” ones, may not be supporting us in our quest to find long-lasting, optimal health in long-term recovery. Hopefully, I will offer some insight to those who have found solace after they put down the bottle or substances and traded the demons for that sought after, endorphin release affectionately known as the “Runner’s High”.
Continue reading From the Bottle to 26.2: Why Recovering Alcoholics Are Becoming Marathon Addicts
It’s our first podcast since we got home from Washington, DC for the UNITE to Face Addiction event. We give a brief recap before we chat with our awesome guest today!
Our t-shirts were a huge hit at UNITE to Face Addiction and lots of people asked where they could purchase them. Here you go:
Continue reading Podcast Episode 38: Tera Bucasas, Yoga For Healing
Welcome to podcast episode 37 (Listen Here) where we offer 4 simple and easy to implement Sugar Busting Tips.
Sugar Addiction is the number 1 reason we created Evolved Recovery.
As nutrition coaches, we heard time and time again from other recovering alcoholics and addicts that sugar had become the ultimate replacement. Some people we talked to were only suffering minor setbacks due to their sugar intake, but others were severely affected by diabetes, cancer, chronic illness, and more.
First we took a look at our own sugar indiscretions in the past and saw what was working in our lives currently. Then we worked with clients in recovery to implement our tools. The following tips are what we have found to be the ultimate long-lasting key to busting sugar addiction.
If you follow these 4 Sugar Busting Tips, you will be rewarded with feeling amazing and finally stepping off of the sugar addiction roller coaster….
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This week we launched our 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery online course! We are so excited to be able to share the program with you and this week we’re giving you a preview and a discount!!
Continue reading Podcast Episode 36: 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery Preview
This week is the culmination of 9 months of painstaking, hard work and dedication between two alcoholics who came together to share their passion of health and wellness to other recovering alcoholics and addicts. As we launch 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery, Kendall shares the story of her journey to holistic sobriety, which eventually led to becoming a co-creator of this program we are so excited to share with you.
I first met Susan at an Ancestral Health conference just a couple of months before I quit drinking. When I finally made a decision that things had to change for me, I called her and she helped me so much through those early days of recovery with her many years of sobriety. Then as life happens, we would lose touch at times caught up in our busyness. In a really weird universal way, Susan and I ended up in a 3-hour conversation one Saturday night late in December after a long time of not talking. I was closing in on 7 months of sobriety and had a lot to say about what I was experiencing in recovery.
Continue reading 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery Has Arrived
This week as we vigorously chisel away at our 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery course to do list to get this empowering information out to you, we chat with Nicole Pittman. She is the author of The Gratitude Workbook.
An excerpt from Nicole:
“Gratitude has brought me out of the depths of my own mind and into the heart of my everyday life. Gratitude has given me the permission to feel joy, ask for what I want, and receive love.”
We LOVE talking about gratitude. What a wonderful way to truly live a recovery lifestyle. This is a wonderful conversation on mindfulness and finding thanks in your life. Nicole was even generous enough to offer you some Gratitude Workbook Freebies!!
Continue reading Podcast Episode 34: Nicole Pittman The Gratitude Workbook
The #meditate14 challenge continues! How is your practice going? Don’t forget to share with us on any of our social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or here in the comments below. The contest/challenge runs until August 31 to be eligible to win a free spot in our “Six Weeks To Evolved Recovery” online course which kicks off in September! You can also win by leaving a review on iTunes. See the bottom of this post for details!
This week’s guest is one of the Organizers At Large for the UNITE to Face Addiction Event on the National Mall in Washington, DC October 4. Laszlo Jaress joins us to share his story of recovery and tell us why this rally is so crucial to starting a national conversation about addiction and how to improve recovery rates across the country. Evolved Recovery is honored to be an official partner of this event so we hope to meet you in person in DC for this amazing experience.
Continue reading Podcast Episode 33: Laszlo Jaress UNITE to Face Addiction