Audio: Signs from the Universe

I know, it’s getting to be a bit much! i have an audio podcast subscription thingy, and I recorded a second audio this week, podcast #39 about Signs from the Universe.

Sometimes we get messages from the universe and we don’t even know they’re happening.

I’ve had a few big ones that i talk about in this audio.

Here’s an extract from the podcast; this section is about 3 minutes long (the full thing is 13.5 minutes). This clip begins as i’m describing the biggest sign from the universe i’ve ever received. it involves a big white panel van.

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Feedback from podcast subscribers
about this episode:

CHow: “Love love love this one. Listened on the way to work — one of those where people in the cars nearby were probably saying ‘look at that crazy lady laughing out loud to herself.’ oh well — fuck em hehe. I think I shard some of my sign stories before but will have to share with you again soon–back to work for now.”

Lex: “Dear Universe, you must really think I am a foolish girl.. The amount of signs you repeat and constantly show me and I ignore, kind of are getting silly now. What am i supposed to learn here is quite the obvy:  There is absolutely no reason to drink.. NOpe.. Only time for resting and taking care of what is necessary and important right now.. NO not when you are sick as fuck and need someone for a week to take care of your kids and when the chaos of the real world is moving on.. I am not going thru this again Belle… I am taking the signs and running with them..  I know there is absoultly no reason to go back.. that will end up in weak me.. Going forward is strong me..”

Audio: Overwhelm

i have an audio podcast subscription thingy, and this is episode #38… it’s about Overwhelm.

“What are your tips on avoiding overwhelm?” Primrose asks. I say something smart-ass like “hide, run, avoid it all costs. Just don’t go there at all.”  Then I figured I could do a podcast about overwhelm.

And i talk about how you might feel like a clam.

It’ll make more sense when you listen, I promise.

ok, so here’s the extract from the podcast; this section is about 3 minutes long (the full thing is 23 minutes). This clip begins right when I’m talking about how I’m super sensitive to noise, and tags, and the pillow being not-quite-right.

Feedback from listeners:

Primrose: “I’m definitely with you on the oversensitivity thing. there are too many voices around here, both my kids and the ones in my head saying don’t forget to post that letter and what are we having for dinner and and and just STOP ALREADY! and so I get really really irritated by anyone else’s music playing.”

Overndout: “I had to smile when you used my swimming lesson ‘tragedy’ …  I wasn’t really understanding the whole overwhelm thing but what struck a chord with me is that how could I?  …  I’m so busy punishing myself that there is no way I would be able to recognize an oncoming overwhelm situation. It’s just always overwhelming and sometimes more than others but because I’m hyper-sensitive to everything it doesn’t take much. I may have had a light bulb moment!

Ruby: “Wow! Clam … Great analogy. Your podcast came at such a great time. I was feeling overwhelmed and exhausted … This is a new concept: disengagement as valid, important and kind act of self-care. A new permission to opt out. Very wise, Belle. I plan to take more breaks and sooner — periodic check-ins so I can begin recognizing and feeling my boundaries as I go along. Now that you framed it Belle, pushing, forcing and proving myself to my very tippy edges now sounds ridiculously dangerous. You have helped me. Thank you.”

 

(audio) the word ‘alcoholic’

i recorded a new podcast this morning. it’s about collecting seashells … but really, it’s about the use of the word ‘alcoholic’ … whether that word is necessary in order to quit drinking. And it’s about people who have low bottoms, or high bottoms (see my nice bottom?).

Or we can make it really simple. No quizzes online “are you an alcoholic? do you have more than x units a day/week/month/year?”

How about instead I answer one question. Do I drink more than I want to?

The full audio for the podcast is about 11 minutes long.  Here’s a 2 minute extract from the middle. Just before this clip starts, I was saying that as boozers, we have a lot more in common than we have differences.

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judging

i recorded a new podcast this morning. it’s about judging. we’re bad at judging. We judge ourselves too harshly. We suck at self-esteem. We often have some amount of shame.

It all gets better when we’re sober. And the longer you’re sober, the better it gets, the more realizations.

The full audio for the podcast is about 14.5 minutes long.  Here’s a 2 minute extract from the beginning.

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all those voices? they’re all wolfie

i recorded a new podcast this morning. it’s about wolfie. that bastard. and his clever disguises.

You know, the other voices that say “this is too hard” or “wah this isn’t worth it.”

What happens when you realize that wolfie, the lying bastard, is really behind ALL of those voices.

le sigh. then what?

The full audio for the podcast is about 11 minutes long.  Here’s a 2 minute extract from the beginning.

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this audio needs a clever title

i think i need a pep-talk. like, seriously. so i thought i’d give myself one. didn’t turn out quite like i had planned.

This audio is about you driving along in your sober car, and what happens when you turn down a small road and get lost. What happens when you’re hesitant to make plans because you’re used to your boozing brain that says “i can’t count on myself.” Yeah, like — once you’re sober, and you CAN rely on yourself — then what?

The full length podcast is 10 minutes; here’s a 2.5 minute extract from part way through. Once you listen, you can post a comment below…

When this audio begins, I’m talking about you driving along in your sober car, and what happens next …

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mashed potatoes

i recorded a podcast this morning and I have Oprah to thank for the idea.

Here’s how i know i’m a boozer. if something happened, my first reflex was that drinking would be a good idea. I never thought “mashed potatoes would be a good idea right now” (which apparently was oprah’s first thought).

This podcast is about the boozer brain, the reasons why we drink (happy, mad, sad, glad, tuesday), and how i know that drinking is not a good idea for me.

The full length podcast is 15 minutes; here’s a 2 minute extract from the beginning. Once you listen, you can post a comment below…

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* New music intro used with permission, (c) Chris Haugen.

we’re comfortable with things not being finished … (audio)

i recorded a podcast this morning about getting shit done. Or really, it’s about why we often do something to about 89% completion and then stop … OK, so maybe it’s an audio about why we don’t finish stuff. As boozers we’re used to things being wacky, a bit chaotic … so what do you do once you get sober?

The full length podcast is 17.5 minutes long; here’s a 2 minute extract from part-way through. Once you listen, you can post a comment below…

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post-goal letdown

i recorded a podcast this morning (and thanks to Primrose for the idea).

Maybe you’re coming up on 100 days sober, and you don’t know what to do next. You feel adrift. Goal-less. Wondering what’s the point.

This audio is about goals. And it’s about figuring shit out. This podcast will help … or it’ll make you laugh. Or both. (Or neither!)

The full length podcast is 15 minutes; here’s a 3 minute extract from the beginning. Once you listen, you can post a comment below…

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I’m drawn to staying up too late (audio)

i am so in love with my hand-held recording thing. I’ve had it for a long time, tucked away in a drawer, but just realized i could use it for the podcasts (duh!).

so in my excitement, i’ve recorded a new podcast this morning… about compulsive behaviour. (Thanks to an email from D. asking about weight loss, compulsive overeating, teenage dieting issues, and drinking…).

I talk about how we’re ‘drawn to’ doing things that don’t serve us. Even though we know there will be consequences.

On the list of behaviours: overeating, hair pulling, staying up too late, video games, gambling, oh and drinking (duh!). and eating chocolate chip cookies when we’re not hungry.The full audio for the podcast is (gasp) 19 minutes long.  Here’s a 2.5 minute extract.

The clip begins when I’m talking about examples of compulsive behaviour … and one of mine is staying up too late.

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