Episode 123 Whatever Works for You!

Which direction will you choose?

Which direction will you choose?

Whatever Works

What tools do you have in your tool box to stay sober?

Bizzy and Weezie discuss what works for them. Different lives, different schedules.  We need to do what works for us but we also have to make sure that we put sobriety first.  Maybe that’s in the form of a meeting or simply reaching out to another sober person.  Whatever path you choose, whatever works for you, just make sure your tool box is full.  

Episode 122 Time Flies

A butterfly represents change and transformation over time....

A butterfly represents change and transformation over time....

 

A 13-year anniversary coming up!  Where did the time go?  Bizzy and Weezie reflect on the time when they thought it would never be possible to get sober.  Imagining life without a drink and imagining life if we kept drinking.  Weezie recalls a time when she believed she was one of the unfortunates that was incapable of sobriety.  How did that thinking turn into a life of patience, promise and forgiveness? 

#forgiveness

#patience

#promise

#recovery

#13years

#podcast

#busylivingsober

Episode 121 Three Strong, Sober Chicks

Three Strong, Sober Chicks

Three Strong, Sober Chicks

As promised Amy, Bizzy and Weezie continue talk about what it is like dealing with life and being Mom’s battling addiction. 

Sober not ashamed.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we embraced that all the time.

How do we get rid of the shame and replace it with gratefulness.

The answers are pretty easy but as an addict we complicate everything. Too much thought. Too much noise. Let’s move on from the shame and be still, be present, be our authentic self.

Episode 120 Interview with Melanie Tolbert singer, songwriter

Melanie Tolbert

This is a first for us. Melanie’s battle was not with alcohol and drugs but with food. For the past nine years she has beat the urges. How did she get past her demons?

Listen to hear how she is on the road to recovery.

After battling this disease, she was inspired to write a song. You will find the link below.  

Thank you, Melanie, for reaching out and sharing your story.

 Please reach out with any questions to Bizzy@busylivingsober.com and I will forward Melanie any questions you may have for her.

 Keep getting busy living sober

Here is her song:

Episode 119 Three Strong, Sober Chicks

Sobriety Rocks

Three friends discuss their personal journeys

The different paths they took, the different obstacles they faced - all to receive the same gift of sobriety.  Listen as Amy describes her depression and Weezie talks about her anxiety and how those two things alone coupled with their disease almost crippled their lives.

How acceptance and surrendering transformed a life they believed would never get better into the best life ever. 

Episode 116 Richie Crowley is Riding Across America

Richie Crowley

Richie Crowley

Richie and I talk about his journey of 18 months clean and sober and his latest quest which is, the Wellness Ride, you can find more information by clicking: The Wellness Ride is an 85 Day Athletic Art Installation. Basically Richie has designed the ride to educate the public on the accessibility of wellness and encourage individuals to invest in their own wellness, while also raising meals for the hungry across America. He will be documenting the intimate moments of this adventure through writing, images and good ole fashion pineapple dances.

The goal of the wellness ride is to raise 5,000 meals and empower individuals to invest in their own wellness.

Richie is very passionate about his sobriety, meditation and plant based diet. His enthusiasm and zest for life is contagious.

The books he mentioned in the podcast are:

Undo It - reverse disease with plants
Finding Ultra - sobriety, adventure and plants
The Blue Zones Solution - longevity through accessible wellness.
How Not To Die - plant-based eating made simple

You can follow Richie:

Donate and Follow Ride: The Wellness Ride

Follow: RickieTicklez LinkTree

Thank you Richie for all that you do and your fearless personality. We are excited to hear all about your adventures when you get back to LA October 10th!

Be Careful and keep getting Busy Living Sober

#richiecrowley #podcast #thewellnessride #RickirTicklez #sobernotashamed #busylivingsober

Episode 112-Relapse doesn't mean game over!

Weezie and I talk about her experience with relapse and what it was like and how she got back.

Just because you relapse doesn’t mean you can’t get back on the wagon.

Here we have some suggestions and tips as to how you get back.

Please reach out with any questions or topic ideas to:

Bizzy@busylivingsober.com

Keep getting Busy Living Sober.

We also want to thank all of our loyal listeners we are all on this journey together.

XO Bizzy and Weezie

Episode 111 The Squirrels in Your Head.....

Weezie and I talk about the thoughts running through our heads and how our head tells us lies!

The lies are always negative, we need to learn to not listen!

Talking to a friend or a loved one about how we are feeling rather than keeping things to ourselves is one of the key ingredients to a happy life.

Here is the link to the article about how addicting Facebook is…

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2019-05-17/regulate-facebook-like-big-tobacco-not-like-a-phone-company

Keep getting Busy Living Sober and please reach out with questions, suggestions, or if you just want to talk to Bizzy@busylivingsober.com

#podcast #itunes #sober #recovery #stayoutofyourhead #inspiration #youarenotalone

Episode 110 Interview with the Founders of The Women In Recovery Conference

I had the opportunity to interview Snow and Diane who founded the Women in Recovery Conference in Delray Beach, Florida. We talked about the history of the conference and this years upcoming event that is the weekend of August 16-18, 2019.

Please check out https://www.thewomeninrecovery.com to register.

Come make new friends, share your story, get support and most of all have fun!

I will be there and I hope you can make it!

Please reach out to me with any questions at Bizzy@busylivingsober.com

Episode 108 My Daughter is Going to India!

Hello My Followers;

I am starting something new this week, I will be interviewing individuals on subjects that I feel that you will find interesting. This week is my first and I have interviewed my daughter about her upcoming trip to India where she is going to study Buddhism. I think you will find it interesting.

The Bizzy and Weezie conversations will continue on Tuesdays and Thursday will be interviews.

Let me know how you like it and keep getting busy living sober!

Bizzy

Episode 106 Can One Really Handle Life with a Hangover?

Weezie and Bizzy talk about what it was like to manage life with a hangover.

Does booze do anything to enhance your life?

We all need a little faith rather than always going to FEAR!

Feelings, feelings, feelings…..

Please reach out anytime at Bizzy@busylivingsober.com

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

But most importantly keep getting busy living sober!

#sobernotashamed #busylivingsober

Episode 105 What Defines Rock Bottom?

Weezie has been going to the prison to visit the women that are incarcerated. On these visits she has learned a lot and shares with us what the inmates are going through.

What I found so surprising is that 100% of the people are there due to drugs and alcohol.

A lot are repeat offenders, some even question hitting rock bottom?

Very insightful podcast this week.

Please reach out with comments and topic ideas to Bizzy@busylivingsober.com

Episode 104 You tried to stay sober and you picked up.....

Weezie and I talk about when you have decided that you can’t drink anymore and you quit for a couple of days or months and you drink again. You feel terrible but change that and get back on the wagon.

What to do with your feelings.

Being open and honest with your friends and family.

Setting healthy boundaries and how it is to be true to yourself but it is necessary.

Please reach out with topics you would like for us to cover at bizzy@busylivingsober.com

#keepgettingbusylivingsober