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Audio: Bash Wolfie on the Head (part 2)

Thought I’d share an audio clip with you today.

A couple of weeks ago I recorded a live call about support and the different ways we can get it. Why we resist. How to identify wolfie. The whole call lasted over an hour, and I’ve been sharing it with weekly podcast subscribers.

And here for you now is a 2.25 minute extract from the second part of the group call. It talks about support – how we like to get by with less than we need. I compare being sober to training for a marathon.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

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NOTE: If you are a podcast subscriber, you can access all 4 parts of the group call at once. Perfect for binge-listening :)

Audio: Bash Wolfie on the Head (part 1)

A couple of weeks ago I recorded a live call about support and the different ways we can get it. Why we resist. How to identify wolfie. The whole call lasted over an hour, and I’ve been sharing it with weekly podcast subscribers.

So today I wanted to put this here for you, it’s a 2 minute extract from the first part of the group call. I had started with an introduction of me, my story, and then I start to explain the voice that is wolfie, and how to separate that voice from YOU.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

listen2click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

NOTE: If you are a podcast subscriber, you can access all 4 parts of the group call at once. Perfect for binge-listening :)

Sunday New-House Treats

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Thanks to the Tiny Gift Button

Audio: Anonymous Noise

This morning. First morning in the new apartment. and i couldn’t wait to record a new podcast for my weekly podcast subscription thingy.

OK, so we moved yesterday. Bad news: a slight mishap with our one and only box of dishes (which i talk about in the audio, and what I think this MEANS).

But there is lots of good news too: very big, very bright apartment, with southern exposure and some light all day. we even sat on our mini balcony yesterday suntanning at about 5 pm. i will be able to grow rosemary for the first time in my life!

in this podcast i share my moving-induced insight on taking things personally (yes, it’s possible for me to take noise personally. yes, it’s all about me apparently.)

And you can hear the new apartment traffic noises. I know – you can’t wait, right?

OK, here’s a 2-ish minute extract from the podcast; the entire full audio podcast for subscribers is about 10ish minutes long.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

Note: The next person who signs up for a podcast subscription get a CHOCOLATE present from me. so if you see this message, then you still have time :) once the presents have been claimed, I’ll erase this… one. left.

Audio: That You Don’t Deserve It? … Not True

Yesterday I recorded a new audio for my podcast subscription thingy.

This audio is about the really loud lady upstairs. It’s about finally deciding that things need to change. It’s about overcoming the idea that you don’t deserve the new, good thing. And it’s about our ever-present idea that “the new thing is going to suck…” And i tell the story about my mother at the jazz festival…

Here’s a 2.5 minute extract from the podcast; the entire full audio podcast for subscribers is about 12 minutes long.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

Audio: What does drinking represent?

This morning I recorded a new audio for my podcast subscription thingy.

It’s about time travel.

You know, when you think that drinking will take you to another place. Like to the place before you had children. Or the place where you were single.

Does wolfie do that? Create imaginary scenarios and then convince you that by drinking you can GO there? Yeah. He does. The bastard.

Here’s a 2.5 minute extract from the podcast; the entire full audio podcast for subscribers is about 13 minutes long.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

NOTE: If you sign up to be a podcast subscriber in the next day or so, you’ll be able to access this full-length audio AND the last ELEVEN audios available on the site. Audios are archived regularly. But if you log today you’ll see a big whack of things. And you’ll be able to listen to all of them.

 

Audio: Beach Postcard

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While I was at the beach on the weekend, i recorded an audio to send to people waiting to do the 100 day challenge. Yesterday morning I sent out the audio and I got several immediate responses, including this one:

“I just wanted to let you know that your sober postcard brought me to tears. It was so spot on, and how interesting and beneficial it was to actually hear you. I am looking forward to joining the 100 day challenge and receiving a penpal.”

So then today I thought I’d talk more about my beach weekend and turn the whole big thing into a proper sober podcast for my podcast subscription thingy. And I inserted the welcome audio into the full length podcast audio (i know, how meta).

Anyway.

Here’s a 2.5 minute extract from the Team 100 welcome podcast; the entire full audio podcast for subscribers is about 20 minutes long, and contains before and after commentary.

There is also, for your listening pleasure, some obnoxious beach/seagull noises in this clip.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Click below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

Audio: Sober Time

On the weekend, I went back to the cricket-y park and recorded a new audio for the podcast subscription thingy.

We sometimes think that getting sober for us is HARDER than it is for other people. THEY have it easier. Those single people, those married people, those other people. Those people who work. Those people who are retired. Those people with busy lives. Those people with lots of time on their hands.

And then there’s the question of what do we do with all of our sober time once drinking is removed.

Please leave a comment after you listen to the extract … so that i know you’re out there.

Here’s a 2.5 minute extract from podcast; the entire audio is about 11 minutes long. There’s even an ambulance in this clip!

Click below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

Audio: Sober Musician

new audio recorded for my audio podcast subscription thingy.

What’s it like to be a musician, travelling, playing gigs, composing music … if you’re a drinker. Don’t we all associate being in a ‘band’ with partying?

This is a continuation of my series of audio podcasts where I read letters I’ve received from professionals about what it’s like to drink and do their job.  Doctors, lawyers, musicians, pastors.

Today’s audio is “What’s it like to be a musician who drinks?”

Musician CH (the now sober guitar player) tells us a bit about what it’s like to be a boozer in his profession.

There are some cricket noises at the beginning and the end of the audio.

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Below you’ll find the entire 3.5 minute audio; I’ll leave it posted for a couple of days.

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

Audio: Sober Doctor

new audio recorded for my audio podcast subscription thingy.

What’s it like to be a doctor, dealing with patients, advising people to stop drinking … Do you think doctors drink more than other professions?

This is a continuation of my series of audio podcasts where I read letters I’ve received from professionals about what it’s like to drink and do their job.  Doctors, lawyers, musicians, pastors.

Today’s audio is “What’s it like to be a doctor who drinks?”

Doctor C (the now sober doctor) tells us a bit about what it’s like to be a boozer in her profession.

Right at the very end of this recording I mention some kids in the park. Here’s the photo. You’ll understand better once you listen to the audio.

Below you’ll find the entire 7.5 minute audio; I’ll leave it posted for a couple of days.

Click on button below to listen:

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click here to try a podcast subscription (1 month trial) – and of course, when you get bored of me, you can cancel whenever you want

 

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