I wanted to share this full-length episode from the archived podcasts. It’s called “Community” (SP231) and it’s about an hour long!
why does online sober support work? and how does it work … like, what is it about having a community of sober people that helps us to feel not so alone.
Well wrap yourself in a blanket, and come listen to this audio. I talk about community (on my site, and in general), and then we start talking about the politician Anthony Weiner and some difficulties he’s had with sexting.
What’s the relationship between sexting and over-drinking? He’s clearly a very smart guy. Funny, self-deprecating, with a voice in his head that says …
Well, you can listen to the audio and find out.
The reason for sharing this today, is so that over the next 48 hrs, if you need a bit sober community, you can dip in here for 10 minutes at a time, and soak up some support 🙂
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after you listen, post a comment and tell me what phrase from this audio is an a-ha moment for you. Something that you’ve maybe heard before, but today you REALLY heard it. Loud and clear.
(ps, my blog allows for anonymous comments – so you don’t have to fill in a name or an email address to post your comment below).
show notes / podcasts mentioned:
- Orchids & Dandelions Part 1, and Part 2
- Lindsay Lohan and Oprah, here
- Link to be a podcast subscriber, here
- Empathy for Addiction, here
comments from listeners:
T: “Sober Community, particularly the online kind, works for me because I don’t feel like I fit in the rooms of AA but I can’t do this on my own but people without a Wolfie voice can’t support me because they don’t get it. That is why I podcasts and websites like yours and the others I use are vital tools to help me have that sober community. Thank you so much Belle for all you do :)”
J: “I think you talking about how you run your thing explains why it works; another forum soberistas didn’t really work. I struggled with posting as I cared too much about replies and posts can be alienating.”