Podcast Episode 42: Mark Rogers, Simply Human Lifestyle

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We’re back with a new podcast episode! After a break for the holidays and much needed family time, we are returning to our weekly Evolved Recovery Show schedule.

We are also excited to share that we are now offering PERSONAL COACHING for our online 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery course. Education and Accountability! What more could you need to start this journey to long-lasting, optimal health?? Make 2016 your year to thrive!! We’ve got your solution. All you need to bring is the willingness to live the life you’ve always dreamed of!

There are three choices to choose from to start your path to holistic sobriety! Option 1 is the original 6 Weeks to Evolved Recovery online course. Option 2 includes the online course in addition to a 30 minute coaching call each of the 6 weeks and food journals to track your habits. Our premium option is the online course, the 30 minute coaching calls each week with the food journals. In addition, we’ll provide a 90 minute initial consultation to dig really deep into your current health. You’ll also have the option to take a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire. We’ll provide for you personalized recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplements.  Learn more at sobercourse.com!!

Now onto the podcast! One of our favorite friends from the Ancestral Health Community joins us today to talk about habits, willpower, and rewards. Mark Rogers is helping people discover how simple being a human really is. Eat like a human. Move like a human. Sleep like a human. Enjoy life…like a human. He blogs and podcasts at Simply Human Lifestyle. He recently wrote the Creating Human Habits series on EverdayPaleo.com. Make sure to read Part 1 and Part 2.

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Podcast Episode 40: Chris Bailey, Step Into Life

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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.

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Mindfulness for Beginners: 4 Simple Steps to a Happy 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!

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From the Bottle to 26.2: Why Recovering Alcoholics Are Becoming Marathon Addicts

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”.

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Podcast Episode 34: Nicole Pittman The Gratitude Workbook

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!!

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Podcast Episode 31: Breaking Down Meditation

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This week we dive deeper into the practice of meditation.  We talk about the benefits of meditation and how it affects our lives in a positive way. Meditation can help with quitting smoking, fat loss, sugar avoidance, and an overall happier, more productive life.

Meditation Challenge details coming soon!!

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Podcast Episode 29: Lucy Hendricks, Breathing Expert

Breathing is the most important job a human will do in their life, except most of us are doing it wrong! Today we get some great tips from Lucy Hendricks, graduate of the Lexington Healing Arts Academy Personal Training program and a current Student Massage Therapist. She has her FMS certification and is also a certified Restorative Breathing Coach. For the last four years, she’s been an integral part of the GYM Laird Strength and Conditioning team.  You can also find Lucy at Darkside Strength.

We welcome your questions and topics by email at info@evolvedrecovery.com. Listen on iTunes, Stitcher, download the MP3, or use the player featured below.

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Life’s A Beach

The past week was one of the best experiences of my life and I owe it all to recovery. It was a very simple thing really. Nothing in comparison to some of the bragging rights of my past, but far outweighs any of those ego driven experiences. I went on vacation with my family. Nothing new, I’ve done this many times. What was different? Me.

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Empathy and The Addict

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

― Henry David Thoreau

I used to watch a show called Charmed about three sisters who were witches with different powers. Alyssa Milano’s character “Phoebe” becomes an empath, meaning she could feel other people’s feelings. Being empathetic is not just a magical power. It’s something most humans are capable of. Well, perhaps sociopaths are incapable of being empathetic. Alcoholics and addicts can have a difficult time feeling empathy. We are generally self-centered during the time when this deadly disease is consuming our lives. A theory I’ve been looking at is that perhaps alcoholics and addicts are highly empathetic. We’re certainly a sensitive lot! I wonder if experiencing other’s feelings is too much for us. Just like pain and joy can be difficult to feel, we medicate all of the feelings, including empathy. In my quest to be more empathetic, I’ve begun a research project to better understand how empathy works. I imagine it could take years, perhaps decades, to complete this work but for now it’s a beginning.

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Podcast Episode 24: Nicholas Knutzen

Today we’re celebrating Kendall’s one year sober anniversary  and interviewing Nicholas Knutzen. Nick found optimal health while recovering in treatment. He loves to travel, crossfit and tennis. He is also a nutrition authority and an accomplished, experienced cook. He is currently developing a new program that he calls ReScovery, which is intended to extend current and well known recovery traditions and programs, focusing on those aspects that help create balance – transforming sobriety into joy-filled, contributing, fulfilling and productive lifestyles.

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