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I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.

I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.

Location:

Australia

Description:

I am a recovering alcoholic. In this show I talk about the confusion and stigma surrounding alcoholism as well all the different things I have learnt over the years that have helped me in life. My personality is incredibly enthusiastic. I'm the person that no one can believe has suffered from anxiety and depression. These podcasts are messages to my old self in the view that someone else may be where I used to be, which was a very horrible place. I hope these podcasts can help you in some way or another. It's not all doom and gloom, I intend to talk about long distance cycling adventures too, of which I've done quite a few now. Living a sober life is not about prohibition, it's about living a life full of adventure. Understanding what adventure is, is part of the topics.

Language:

English


Episodes

Interview with David Essel - author, counselor and recovering alcoholic

1/25/2020
I am crazy busy moving to Germany, hence why I missed last week's episode. But this week I am back to taunt your ears. Have you ever thought of starting a business but not quite sure what? This week I interviewed David Essel, he really well known in the Counselling and life coach area. Apologies, the sound quality on my side wasn't the best, I'm still learning to be better at the sound component :-) David shares a tonne of interesting information around getting sober and all of his...

Duration:01:01:36

Is it the Patriarch, corruption or just me?

1/11/2020
So after I did the Satireday Special (embarrassingly) I kinda almost wished there is an actual patriarchy. I mean, I fit into the supposed qualification and wouldn't it be good if there was an older protecter type of brother who just sticks his hand out and says - here you go. But it's not how life works. We have to take on as much responsibility as we can bear. The more we take on (and here's the kicker, responsibility isn't one dimensional) the better the chance of success. It's a bit...

Duration:00:18:40

Interview with Serrah - works with Police officers

1/5/2020
This podcast is quite different to usual. It was actually one I recorded quite a while back, but I've been waiting for the right time to publish it, which is now. Serrah does very interesting work. She works with police officers in a psychological context, which also includes those who suffer from PTSD. Throughout the interview you might here my eternal optimism, which wants to believe that people can recover from anything. This is not the case. Some things will alter your life in...

Duration:00:54:49

Evert and Kathy Tuccaro talk about life and recovery

12/27/2019
I had the great pleasure of interviewing Kathy Tuccaro. Kathy has just celebrated 7.5 years sober, now drives the biggest truck in the world, is an author and a motivational speaker. Sadly, she also suffered serious abuse from a very very young age. The thing that struck me the most about Kathy is her incredibly optimistic personality. She is the kind of person that has come out on the other side of a deeply traumatic situation and is without a doubt thankful for what life is giving...

Duration:00:58:55

Is Jordan Peterson an intellectual bully?

12/21/2019
So I've met a few people now who don't like Dr Jordan Peterson for a few different reasons. This of course is totally fine, everyone is entitled to their opinions. Personally I'm really confused as to why this is, because to me everything he says makes pretty good sense. In this podcast I try to lay out some arguments I've heard and I try to counter them. I don't want to sound like some little JP disciple, instead this podcast is to welcome some discussion as I think there are some...

Duration:00:28:45

Do I just want to be right?

12/15/2019
So I made this podcast after someone told me that I just want to be right sometimes. I decided to think about it and work out why this is. I guess for one, I've never met someone who actively wants to be wrong, so I might not be alone. But in all seriousness, I decided to talk about how I think about this. Hopefully when I use the word lifeline you don't see me as too arrogant, it's not meant in a high and mighty way. It's more meant in a, "hey I'd like to help out if I can" way.

Duration:00:22:33

Satireday Special

12/7/2019
Being a victim of alcohol abuse is a terrible thing. When I say a victim, I don't mean people who drink and then abuse others. I'm talking about the fact that alcohol is the abuser! It's a bit sad, but I feel like I need to clarify that this entire podcast is satirical, given the PC culture we're in.

Duration:00:12:34

Blackout drinking and "profound" thoughts on a wall

11/30/2019
Hi everyone In case you hadn't noticed, my podcasts are starting to branch out beyond just drinking and I'm starting to address psychological issues, which end up touching on political aspects. The main reason why I find it interesting is because of the profound personality shift I've had since I became sober. I used to be very liberal in in my thoughts and am arguably more conservative now. I was pretty nervous making this podcast because I share a story that was definitely a low point...

Duration:00:15:03

What happens if I press this button - A white South African Mentions the word Racism :-O

11/24/2019
Hi everyone I had a really interesting conversation with a friend a few weeks back. I was a bit reluctant about making a podcast about that conversation, but I found it very fascinating, so I couldn't resist. This podcast is a bit different than usual and I'm starting to branch out into slightly different topics that are strictly related to alcohol. Hope you enjoy it. :-)

Duration:00:23:28

Elena - my best friend

11/17/2019
Hi everyone, this is my short tribute to my closest and best friend, Elena. There's also few lessons in it that I have learnt from being an alcoholic a drunk and being in a long term relationship with someone so special, so it's not just "oh Elena is so perfect blah blah" I hope you enjoy it. :-)

Duration:00:13:16

Interview with Lukas - Am I an alcoholic?

11/10/2019
Hi all After doing an interview with my friend, another person was interested in talking to me about alcoholism. It's another long conversation, and there's a big sound jump after about 8 minutes because we had some tech problems. Sorry for the lack of professional editing. I decided to keep the whole conversation unedited, so you can get the whole thing, rather than just snippets. Thank you Lukas for coming onto the show, and sharing part of your life story with so much openness and...

Duration:01:34:42

How do you eat an elephant?

11/3/2019
Hi everyone Todays podcast is one that came to me after my interview with my friend last week. I've since done a similar interview, which I will post next week. The interviews can be quite long, so I thought I'd pull some highlights and put them in a seperate podcast, as well as mention some thoughts around points which I didn't mention during the podcast. The elephant in this case represents a problem. I won't give too many more spoilers, I hope you enjoy it. Finally, as I am now on...

Duration:00:30:15

Is my friend an Alcoholic?

10/25/2019
Hi everyone I have been talking to a friend of mine about alcoholism for a couple of years now. In this episode he wanted to test if he is an alcoholic. We spoke at length and did two tests. The first test is to see if he is a primary alcoholic, which involves drinking 3-5 shots of very strong alcohol to get your heart rate up. If your heart spikes by more than 8 beats per minute it could suggest that you are a primary alcoholic. The second test involved a questionnaire. I have...

Duration:01:36:10

My friend Cal

10/19/2019
Hi Everyone Today's podcast is a bit different than usual. It's a tribute to my friend Calum, who sadly passed away recently. The podcast is separated in two parts, the first part is some funny stories that Calum created and some of which I was lucky enough to share a part in. The second part is to do with some of the lessons that I have learnt from knowing him. This was the 4th podcast I recorded, but I waited for approval from his family before I published it. I say this only in...

Duration:00:28:49

Forests, rivers, monkeys and rat parks - with some added culture

10/13/2019
Hi everyone In this podcast I recap the most important part of my 2nd podcast after receiving some feedback that a few people got lost. Thanks to those who pointed it out!! :-) This podcast is essentially different visualisations as well as some truths that exist in nature and scientific experiments that you can use if you feel as though you're in a mental rut so to speak. I also talk briefly about the drinking culture at the end of this podcast, I could talk about this topic much...

Duration:00:21:26

How to help someone with Alcoholism or depression

10/6/2019
Hi everyone, Someone asked me to a do a podcast on this topic, so here it is :-) The podcast is structured in 2 parts, one is more to do with the person struggling him/herself, and what it might mean to help. The second part is more practical things that you could actually do. First half: 1. It's not always up to you to be able to help. The person who needs help needs to be WILLING to be helped. The age old saying, you can bring a horse to the water, isn't a saying for nothing. 2. What...

Duration:00:28:35

"Just do something" nihilism, egoism and meaning

9/29/2019
Hi everyone In this podcast I discuss how I was struggling to break through from the feeling of doing nothing and feeling as though things were essentially void of any meaning. I hope you find it helpful, as that is my overarching goal in every episode. I also make these podcasts for my old self, which was being an active alcoholic, I wonder if these podcasts would've reached that person.

Duration:00:20:18

In Search of life

9/22/2019
Hi guys Thanks heaps for the very sincere and positive feedback on my first podcast. It's inspired me to keep going. This one is on: * Anxiety * Includes a really amazing visualisation, which morphed into a slightly different visualisation, that I can briefly explain in the next podcast if you like? * an extract of my personality profile from understandmyself.com, maybe you can relate to the snippet, maybe not. * This leads to the carnivore diet I try to keep the pod casts to...

Duration:00:26:40

My name is Evert and I am an alcoholic

9/15/2019
The most powerful admission I have made in my adult life. Saturday the 14th of September marked 2 years since I made this admission and my life has been outrageously better since. If you're curious about alcoholism or think you may be one, feel free to listen. I am passionate about talking about it, get in touch if you feel like you are stuck in a corner!

Duration:00:33:14