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Listening to books by sober people I admire and podcasts that feature them has been instrumental for me. Not overly famous people. Usually endurance athletes. I’ve discovered heaps of inspiring, sober legends on The Rich Roll Podcast.

Charlie Engle

Katra Korbett

David Clarke

Mishka Shubalay (phenomenal writer too).

Rich himself.

Just to name a few. All very ordinary people who battled through the adversity of addiction to go on to achieve some incredible things.

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I haven’t heard of this one Sam, thank you so much for sharing. I will definitely check it out. I often find that famous people and celebrities have a very different experience of addiction and recovery than ordinary people. It’s the ‘ordinary’ people’s stories that are extraordinary!

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Yeah, me too. The people listed above, all had their experiences before becoming “famous” and it was their stories of what they achieved through sobriety that is most impressive.

Rich Roll is in recovery himself and has something like 800 podcasts. He was an early adopter and has had a lot of amazing guests. I think you’ll like him. Let me know what you think.

Charlie Engle is by far my favourite.

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I will let you know for sure! Looking forward to listening to this! 🙏🏼☺️

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Love seeing what's in your recovery toolbox, Kate. In my first months of sobriety from alcohol, I devoured quit lit and sober podcasts...also did Annie Grace's online program and Holly's program and aftercare program. All of that, combined with my pre-existing practices like daily yoga and meditation, eating real whole food, etc., made getting sober an exciting, very alive time. It's a window of life that I actually feel nostalgia for sometimes, now that I'm more than 3 years sober. (But, of course, there are always new layers to explore!)

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So great to hear how you threw yourself into early sobriety Dana!

I wasn’t really aware of quit lit & sobriety podcasts when I first got sober.

For me it was lots of sleep (I began to sleep like a log!), lots of crying (cathartic) and a healthy amount of AA meetings (not 90 in 90, that’s would have been overkill for me), plus support from new friends in AA, and an insane amount of love and support from my husband.

I feel for people in lower socioeconomic groups who don’t have access to self care such as quit lit, meditation, yoga etc. Or those in rural areas who can’t get to meetings and find support in that way.

I love that you actually feel nostalgic for the early days of sobriety! That’s a hugely powerful message! I feel the same for a period of about 12-18 months in when I had an insurmountable amount of gratitude and positivity for life! I had a pink cloud period very early on but this later feeling had me all “I can rule the world and I’m doing it sober!” 😂😂😂

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