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The Begin Again Podcast

Health & Wellness Podcasts

At the Begin Again Podcast, our mission is to inspire and to showcase the incredible stories of those who have overcome addiction and achieved massive success in their fields and who have found redemption and purpose in sobriety. Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible, and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of sobriety, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world.

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At the Begin Again Podcast, our mission is to inspire and to showcase the incredible stories of those who have overcome addiction and achieved massive success in their fields and who have found redemption and purpose in sobriety. Through authentic, inspirational, and often spiritual conversations with our guests, we aim to break the stigma around addiction and show that recovery is possible, and that sobriety can be a source of strength and resilience. We believe that by sharing these stories of sobriety, we can empower individuals to achieve their fullest potential, create positive change, and build a better world.

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English


Episodes

EP 33 - 🎬Jenny Leone: From Victim to Survivor to Inspiration

2/22/2024
Join host Gary Menkes in this raw and inspiring episode of The Begin Again Podcast as he sits down with special guest Jenny Leone. In this powerful conversation, Jenny opens up about her incredible journey of overcoming childhood trauma, addiction, and the challenges she faced in the adult entertainment industry. Jenny's story is one of resilience and transformation. From a young age, she turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism, but she made the courageous decision to leave her home country and start a new life in LA. However, she found herself in a difficult situation with an older husband and a job in the television industry. Despite facing heartbreaking experiences and being let down by the justice system, Jenny never lost her determination to break free from her past. Through her journey of vulnerability and authenticity, Jenny found her path to recovery and personal growth. She obtained a degree in drug and alcohol studies and worked her way up in the treatment industry, becoming an advocate for recovery. Jenny now uses her Instagram platform to connect with individuals on their sobriety journey, providing inspiration and support. Tune in to this emotional rollercoaster of an episode and be inspired by Jenny's story of resilience and transformation. ABOUT JENNY LEONE: Jenny Leone is an inspiring individual who has overcome tremendous challenges in her life. From childhood trauma to addiction and working in the adult entertainment industry, Jenny has faced it all. However, through her journey of vulnerability and authenticity, she has found her path to recovery and personal growth. Growing up in a divided family, Jenny turned to drugs and alcohol as a coping mechanism. She made the brave decision to leave her home country and start a new life in LA, only to find herself in a difficult situation with an older husband and a job in the television industry. Despite facing heartbreaking experiences and being let down by the justice system, Jenny never lost her determination to break free from her past. Jenny's journey of overcoming addiction, including struggles with eating disorders, pills, and alcohol, led her to seek help and find purpose in helping others. She obtained a degree in drug and alcohol studies and worked her way up in the treatment industry. Today, Jenny is an advocate for recovery, using her Instagram platform (@jennys_sober_lifestyle_) to connect with individuals on their sobriety journey. Her long-term vision is to open a treatment center, JSL Recovery, to provide free services to those who can't afford it. Follow Jenny Leone on Instagram to be inspired by her story of resilience and transformation. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:55:32

EP 32 - 🌟Tony Hoffman: Tapping Into The Source To Find His Purpose

2/15/2024
Join us on an inspiring journey as Tony Hoffman, a remarkable figure who has triumphed over personal struggles and addiction, shares his story of transformation and finding purpose in life. In this thought-provoking podcast episode, Tony opens up about his journey from discontent and addiction to a profound shift in perspective that led him to discover the power of giving instead of consuming. Tony's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Through spirituality, self-improvement, and accountability, he found the strength to overcome his demons and embark on a path of self-discovery. His experiences of surrender, self-realization, and the importance of giving back to the community will leave you inspired and motivated to make positive changes in your own life. But Tony's journey doesn't stop there. Driven by his passion for action sports, he transformed his struggles into a nonprofit organization that empowers youth through BMX riding. By sharing his gift as a skilled BMX rider, Tony teaches young people about resilience, self-belief, and the transformative power of positive change. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation filled with resilience, self-belief, and the pursuit of purpose. Tune in now and be inspired by Tony Hoffman's incredible journey of addiction recovery and finding meaning in life. ABOUT TONY HOFFMAN: Tony Hoffman, a former addict turned inspirational figure, has transformed his life through spirituality and self-improvement. His journey emphasizes giving back and empowering others to find resilience and positive change. Tony uses his BMX skills to mentor youth and is a passionate advocate for innovative addiction treatment, envisioning a $20 million facility in Dallas for inmate rehabilitation. To stay connected with Tony and be inspired by his story, follow him on Instagram at @tonymhoffman. You can also visit his website at PHwellness.com for addiction treatment services and TonyHoffmanSpeaking.com for further engagement and updates on his written work. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:13:08

EP 31 - 🏡Mending Fences: Janice Johnson Dowd's Path to Redemption

2/8/2024
In this powerful episode, join host Gary Menkes as he sits down with Janice Johnson Dowd to discuss her inspiring journey of recovery and the transformative power of recovering out loud. Janice's story is one of resilience and healing, as she shares her personal experiences growing up in an alcoholic home and the detrimental effects addiction had on her family. From finding solace in sports to becoming a social worker, Janice used her own struggles with addiction to empathize with and support others. Through seeking help and finding support, she overcame her challenges and repaired her relationships. Tune in to this episode to gain valuable insights from Janice on repairing relationships, making amends, and finding hope after addiction. Discover how she navigated the challenges of parenting while in recovery and how she rebuilt her relationships with her children. Janice's journey is a testament to the power of recovery and the importance of repairing relationships. Don't miss out on this empowering conversation as Janice and Gary delve deep into the complexities of addiction and the path to healing. ABOUT JANICE JOHNSON DOWD: Janice Johnson Dowd is a remarkable individual who has overcome tremendous challenges in her life and is now dedicated to helping others on their journey to recovery. Growing up in an alcoholic home, Janice experienced the detrimental effects of addiction firsthand. However, she found solace in sports and eventually became a social worker, using her own experiences to empathize with and support others. Janice's personal struggles with alcohol addiction led her to seek treatment, and through her own recovery process, she discovered the power of recovering out loud. Janice's story is one of resilience, healing, and the importance of repairing relationships. Follow Janice Johnson Dowd on her website, https://www.JaniceJohnsonDowd.com/, and Instagram profile, @parenting_in_recovery, to gain valuable insights, guidance, and tools for repairing relationships and navigating the challenges of parenting while in recovery. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:57:24

EP 30 - 🚀Nomadic Addict: Zac Spowart's Spiritual Recovery Journey

2/1/2024
Join Gary Menkes as he sits down with Zac Spowart, also known as the Nomadic Addict, in this powerful and inspiring episode. Zac opens up about his personal journey of overcoming alcohol addiction and embracing sobriety, all while living a life of purpose and adventure. From his upbringing in Monterey, California, to his high energy and excitable personality, Zac shares the ups and downs that led him to his battle with alcohol addiction. He candidly recounts the harrowing experiences that pushed him to seek treatment and make the life-changing decision to get sober. But Zac's story doesn't stop there. With a newfound appreciation for life and a passion for travel, he has embarked on a mission to inspire others to explore the world, celebrate life, and create unforgettable experiences. Through his project, Nomadic Addict, Zac combines his love for travel with his expertise in counseling, focusing on mental health awareness and personality disorders. Tune in to this episode to gain valuable insights from Zac's incredible journey. Discover the importance of living life on your own terms, the power of gratitude and acceptance, and the impact of embracing sobriety. Get ready to be moved by Zac's raw honesty and his unwavering mission to inspire others to overcome their own challenges and live a life filled with purpose and adventure. ABOUT ZAC SPOWART: Zac Spowart is a seasoned adventurer and travel enthusiast who has spent years exploring the world and documenting his experiences. With a passion for discovering new cultures and immersing himself in different environments, Zac has become a go-to source for travel inspiration. Through his Instagram account, @nomadicaddictt, Zac shares captivating photos and stories from his journeys, showcasing the beauty of our planet and inspiring others to embark on their own adventures. For more travel tips and insights, be sure to visit Zac's website, https://www.NomadicAddictt.com/. Follow Zac on Instagram and join him on his next escapade. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:52:54

EP 29 - 🌟 Finding Strength in Sobriety: Samantha Lander's Journey of Redemption

1/25/2024
Join host Gary Menkes as he sits down with Samantha Lander, a functional nutritionist, personal trainer, and influencer, in this powerful episode of the Beginning Again podcast. Samantha courageously shares her inspiring journey of overcoming addiction and her time spent in prison, leading to redemption and resilience. From battling with addiction and hitting rock bottom to finding hope in rehab and achieving personal success, Samantha's story is a testament to the strength of the human spirit. In this incredible conversation, Samantha delves into her transformative experiences, her dedication to helping others optimize their health, and even her plans to write a children's book. Discover the power of embracing one's past to create a brighter future, as Samantha shares her insights on hope, healing, and the importance of personal growth. Don't miss out on this inspiring episode filled with valuable lessons and motivation. ABOUT SAMANTHA LANDER: Samantha Lander is a renowned fitness expert and personal trainer who is dedicated to helping individuals achieve their health and wellness goals. With years of experience in the fitness industry, Samantha has developed a unique approach that combines physical training, nutrition, and mindset coaching to create lasting transformations. Her passion for fitness is evident in her energetic and motivational training sessions, which have inspired countless individuals to lead healthier lifestyles. To learn more about Samantha Lander and her fitness journey, visit her website at https://seefitpt.com/. You can also follow her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/seefitliving/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seefitpt for regular fitness tips and updates. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:46:25

EP 28 - 🔆 Arlina Allen: Embracing Sobriety and Finding a New Lease on Life

1/18/2024
Join us on this inspiring episode of the Begin Again podcast as we explore the remarkable journey of Arlina Allen, who conquered addiction and alcoholism. Arlina courageously opens up about her traumatic past and how it led her to rely on substances for solace. She recounts her path from rock bottom to sobriety, sharing insights into her struggle with destructive behaviors and her ultimate surrender to professional help. Arlina's story highlights the transformative power of working with a compassionate sponsor and the importance of addressing unresolved trauma and beliefs. Discover Arlina's journey into alternative paths to sobriety beyond the 12-step program, including hypnosis and parts work therapy. Learn about her insights from renowned hypnosis expert Dr. David Spiegel and the significance of empathy and trauma in recovery. Don't miss this transformative episode where Arlina also shares valuable tips and insights from her podcast and book, offering hope and inspiration to those seeking their own path to sobriety. ABOUT ARLINA ALLEN: Arlina Allen is a remarkable individual who has triumphed over addiction and alcoholism. After experiencing trauma and using substances as a means of solace, Arlina hit rock bottom and realized she needed professional help. Through her journey of self-reflection, empathy, and taking responsibility for her actions, Arlina embraced sobriety and found her true self. She has since created the Sober Life School, a resource hub for individuals seeking alternative paths to sobriety. Arlina shares valuable insights from her own experiences, debunking common misconceptions about the 12-step program and offering hope and inspiration to those seeking their own path to sobriety. Follow Arlina on Instagram (@arlinaallen) and visit her website (https://www.SoberLifeSchool.com/) to learn more about her work and join her community. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives an ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:02:11

EP 27 - 🙌 From Undercover Cop to Gang Leader to Greatness: Ruben Palomares Story

1/11/2024
Join us for an incredible episode as we explore the inspiring journey of Ruben Palomares. From a troubled upbringing in LA to an Olympic-level boxer and undercover cop, Ruben's story is gripping. Facing life-threatening situations and PTSD, Ruben found redemption in solitary confinement through faith, counseling, and confronting his trauma. He now helps others in prison and raises awareness about mental health within the police department. Don't miss this powerful episode filled with gripping stories and a message of hope. Tune in to hear Ruben Palomares' incredible story of transformation and redemption. ABOUT RUBEN PALOMARES: Ruben Palomares is a remarkable individual who overcame a challenging upbringing in the tough neighborhoods of East L.A. Despite the odds stacked against him, he excelled in school and became a Golden Gloves boxer, even sparring with boxing champions Oscar de la Hoya and Sugar Shane Mosley. After joining the LAPD, a shooting incident left him with PTSD, leading him down a destructive path. However, through a transformative encounter with God and the support of counselors and Christian psychologists, Ruben found healing and redemption. Now retired from the police force, Ruben is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health issues, particularly within the police department. He uses his own experiences to advocate for better programs and support for individuals with trauma. Follow Ruben Palomares on Instagram (@otherlevel_coaching) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/people/Ruben-Palomares/100086164346192/) for more inspiring content. Don't forget to grab his ebook, "Redemption: From Rogue LAPD Cop to Inner Healing," available on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Rogue-LAPD-Cop-Palomares-ebook/dp/B0734JNG53/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1EVRUMKUSMUHZ&keywords=ruben+palomares&qid=1703186161&sprefix=ruben+palomares%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-1). DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:07:18

EP 26 - 🌟Michael Conklin: A Journey of Healing and Personal Growth

1/4/2024
In this powerful episode of The Begin Again Podcast, host Gary Menkes sits down with Michael Conklin, a certified addiction recovery coach, to discuss his personal journey of finding purpose in recovery. Michael shares his own struggles with addiction and the realization that fixing internal problems with external sources only perpetuates the cycle of addiction. Throughout the episode, Michael dives deep into the negative impact of holding onto resentment and the importance of letting go in order to experience personal freedom and emotional well-being. He also shares his initial skepticism about the need for long-term attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and how his journey of fear, resentment, and transformation in sobriety led him to seek guidance from someone who has experienced similar challenges. From his early experiences with alcohol to the challenges he faced as a father and husband, Michael opens up about the impact of his addiction on his family and his journey towards recovery. He shares powerful moments of realization and surrender, emphasizing the importance of seeking help and staying connected in the recovery process. Throughout the episode, Michael and Gary discuss the power of spirituality, higher purpose, and the underlying causes of addiction. They also touch on the transformative impact of sharing and seeking help, and the importance of addressing childhood trauma in recovery. Join Gary Menkes and Michael Conklin in this inspiring episode as they explore the journey of addiction, recovery, and personal growth. Whether you or someone you know has struggled with addiction, this episode offers valuable insights and a message of hope. Don't miss out on this opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of addiction and the path to a fulfilling life beyond recovery. ABOUT MICHAEL CONKLIN: Michael Conklin is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and a Life Coach trained at the Jay Shetty Certification School for Coaching. With over 25 years of experience in the food service industry, his life took a dramatic turn three years ago. Despite feeling like his life was over, Michael embraced the idea that sometimes we need to let go and lose things in order to make room for greater things meant for us. This realization led him to become a passionate advocate for change and personal growth. Michael firmly believes that it is never too late to make changes in our lives and that people are capable of achieving far greater things than they ever imagined. He is dedicated to helping individuals in recovery and those who feel stuck in life, guiding them towards a life of fulfillment, joy, happiness, and abundance. Michael finds joy in getting to know his clients, witnessing their awareness of their capabilities, and being part of their journey towards realizing their fullest potential. To connect with Michael Conklin and learn more about his work, visit his website and follow him on Instagram. Together, let's support each other on the journey to personal growth and happiness. IG: https://www.instagra ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:24:11

EP 25 - ⚾ Curtis Pelletier: Recovery Through The Lessons and Love for Baseball

12/28/2023
In this powerful episode, host Gary Menkes sits down with Curtis Pelletier, a certified mental coach and author, to explore his extraordinary journey of battling alcoholism and finding recovery through his love for baseball. Curtis courageously shares his personal struggles with addiction, revealing the profound impact it had on his baseball career and personal life. Join us as Curtis opens up about the surprising intervention that led him to seek treatment, and the importance of using fear and shame as motivation for success. He shares the challenges of transitioning back to real life after rehab and the significance of prioritizing personal relationships. Through this inspiring conversation, Curtis provides valuable insights into his own journey of understanding recovery, self-love, and adapting to life after rehab. He also discusses the conflicting emotions of witnessing friends achieve traditional milestones, while using their success as motivation to delve deeper into his own journey. Discover the profound impact of sobriety on Curtis' life, as he reflects on the positive influence it has had on his relationships with his children and the freedom from emotional baggage. Curtis also shares his remarkable transformation from being a successful general manager in the baseball industry to selling his business and focusing on helping people in recovery. He emphasizes the importance of prioritizing personal relationships over seeking validation from others, and the significance of surrounding oneself with individuals who prioritize their responsibilities and take care of their business in all aspects of life. Don't miss this captivating episode, filled with powerful insights and inspiring stories of resilience. Tune in now to hear Curtis Pelletier's incredible journey of overcoming addiction through the lens of his love for baseball. ABOUT CURTIS PELLETIER: Canadian-born Curtis Pelletier is a certified mental performance coach, life coach, and recovery coach. With an impressive background in baseball, Curtis has played at the highest levels of the sport, including being a Professional All-Star, College World Series Champion, and a member of the Canadian National Team. He has also worked as a scout for the Chicago Cubs and Miami Marlins. Curtis's athletic talents extend beyond baseball, as he was also a standout in soccer, football, and golf. As a happily married father of three daughters, Curtis has also successfully run and started various businesses, showcasing his diverse skills and experience. Despite his numerous accomplishments, Curtis has faced his fair share of challenges, including battling addiction. However, he has overcome these obstacles and now dedicates his life to helping others achieve their goals and find recovery. Follow Curtis Pelletierfor more insights and inspiration. Website: https://www.CurtisPelletier.ca/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/CoachCurtisMPC/ DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:52:03

EP 24 - 💪 A Life of Purpose: Karen Thomson's Journey of Empowerment

12/21/2023
In this captivating episode of The Begin Again podcast, we dive deep into Karen Thomson's incredible journey from addiction to empowerment. Join us as Karen shares her personal experience with addiction and how she overcame it to become a beacon of inspiration for others. Karen Thomson, the founder of the Sugar Free Revolution, has dedicated her life to helping individuals break free from the grips of addiction and live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Through her own struggles and triumphs, Karen has gained invaluable insights and wisdom that she generously shares with our listeners. Tune in as Karen takes us on a transformative journey, sharing her powerful story of addiction, recovery, and ultimate empowerment. From the darkest moments to the brightest victories, Karen's resilience and determination will leave you inspired and motivated to make positive changes in your own life. If you're ready to break free from the clutches of addiction and embark on a journey towards empowerment, this episode is a must-listen. Follow Karen Thomson's lead and discover the power within you to create a life filled with health, happiness, and purpose. ABOUT KAREN THOMSON: Karen Thomson is the founder of the Sugar Free Revolution, an online program and blog that aims to provide support and guidance for individuals looking to break free from sugar and carbohydrate addiction. As a recovering cocaine and sugar addict herself, Karen understands the challenges of addiction and the importance of having a support network. She believes that addiction is a disease that is best tackled with the help of others. To ensure that the Sugar Free Revolution offers comprehensive support, Karen has assembled a team of addiction specialists, counselors, and a registered dietician. Together, they provide a diverse range of expertise and personal experiences to help participants on their journey to freedom from addiction. Karen has also written a book titled "Sugar Free: 8 Weeks to Freedom from Sugar and Carb Addiction" and has hosted The First International LCHF Health Summit with Professor Tim Noakes. Follow Karen on Instagram at @SugarFreeRevolution and visit her website at TheSugarFreeRevolution.com for inspiration, practical tips, and resources on living a sugar-free lifestyle. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:54:54

EP 23- ❤️‍🔥Motherly Love: Kim Bellas’ Sober Mission

12/14/2023
Join us in this powerful episode as Kim Bellas, a courageous mother and a beacon of hope, shares her deeply personal journey of addiction, resilience, and transformation. In a world where addiction is often stigmatized, Kim fearlessly opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and her son's illness. Through her vulnerability, she reveals how her son's illness inadvertently became the catalyst for her own healing and the reclamation of her life. Listen as Kim takes us on a remarkable journey of sobriety, where she not only found the strength to overcome her addiction but also discovered a newfound purpose. Witness the birth of "Sober, the New Cool," a powerful movement that seeks to provide unwavering support and a sense of pride to those who choose to live a sober lifestyle. Discover how Kim reinvented herself after quitting drinking, embracing a newfound positivity that radiates through her every word. Hear how she formed deep connections with individuals who entrusted her with their stories, forging a special bond with a young woman in London who sought a symbol of the motherly love she never had. Through her podcast, Kim defies insecurities and negativity, determined to make a difference in the lives of others. She emphasizes the importance of connection and finding common ground, both in mother-daughter relationships and in the journey of self-transformation that comes with quitting drinking. Kim's passion for helping others shines brightly as she shares her personal experiences and connections with inspiring individuals like Eve Goldberg. Her words resonate deeply, making people feel heard and supported, regardless of their gender. Prepare to be inspired as Kim recounts her empowering experiences of connecting with people through messages, culminating in a transformative moment during New York Fashion Week. Witness her fearless participation in a fashion show, where she breaks societal norms and stigmas surrounding body image, mental health, addiction, and acceptance, igniting a spark of inspiration in others. Kim's commitment to making a difference knows no bounds. Discover how she organized a virtual walk for recovery month, which unexpectedly led to the resounding success of hosting a physical event in Montreal. Learn about Kim's brand, "Sober is the New Cool," which not only promotes sobriety but also embodies the spirit of giving back. Explore the range of empowering products available on her website and be inspired by the global network of ambassadors spreading the message of hope and resilience. In this podcast episode, Kim Bellas reminds us of the power of storytelling and the importance of sharing personal stories to inspire and connect with others. Join us as we delve into her journey of triumph over adversity, and witness the impact one person's courage can have on the world. Tune in to this captivating episode and be prepared to be moved, motivated, and inspired by Kim Bellas' incredible journey from darkness to light. ABOUT KIM BELLAS: Kim Bellas is a courageous and inspiring individual who has triumphed over advers ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:39:51

EP 22 - 💥Helping Other People Evolve: Tammy Lyn Connors’ Inspiring Story

12/7/2023
In this powerful episode of the Begin Again Podcast, we sit down with Tammy Lyn Connors, a remarkable individual who has overcome addiction and is now on a mission to help others do the same. Tammy Lyn shares her deeply personal journey of growing up in an alcoholic household, experiencing tragic events that shaped her life, and ultimately finding herself trapped in a cycle of partying and substance abuse. But it was a series of life-altering moments that pushed Tammy Lyn to the edge - the devastating loss of her son, the decision to leave her abusive partner, and her own battle with alcoholism. She takes us through her rock bottom moment of being fired from her job, which became the catalyst for her surrender and the beginning of her journey to sobriety. Through sheer determination and the support of a strong network, Tammy Lyn found the strength to turn her life around. She shares the importance of surrendering and being willing to do whatever it takes to stay sober, as well as the fear of relapse and the need for a solid support system in recovery. But Tammy Lyn's story doesn't end there. She went on to create the inspiring podcast "Helping Other People Evolve" (HOPE), where she interviews everyday individuals who have overcome their own challenges and provides a platform for them to share their stories. Through her podcast, she aims to spread hope and support to those struggling with addiction and other difficulties. Join us as we delve deep into Tammy Lyn's journey of resilience, loss, and finding purpose through her podcast. Discover how she uses her platform to connect with people, provide a positive space, and inspire others to overcome their own obstacles. From her powerful "Night of Hope" events to her plans for a nationwide expansion, Tammy Lyn's story is one of transformation and unwavering hope. If you're looking for a story of triumph over addiction and a reminder that there is always hope, this episode is a must-listen. Tune in and be inspired by Tammy Lyn Connors' incredible journey on the Begin Again Podcast. ABOUT TAMMY LYN CONNORS: Tammy Lyn Connors is a remarkable individual who has overcome addiction and is now on a mission to help others do the same. Growing up in an alcoholic household and experiencing tragic events that shaped her life, Tammy Lyn found herself trapped in a cycle of partying and substance abuse. However, through sheer determination and the support of a strong network, she found the strength to turn her life around and is now dedicated to spreading hope and support through her inspiring podcast, "Helping Other People Evolve" (HOPE). Tammy Lyn's story of resilience, loss, and finding purpose through her podcast is one of transformation and unwavering hope. Follow Tammy Lyn to stay connected and inspired by her incredible journey: Website: www.tammylynconnors.com/ Instagram: www.instagram.com/tammy_lyn_connors/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/tammy.l.connors DISCL ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:55:43

EP 21 - ⚓Rising from the Depths: Dr. Robb Kelly's Sobriety Journey

11/30/2023
Join us in this powerful episode of our podcast as we delve into the gripping story of Robb Kelly, a remarkable individual who triumphed over addiction. Robb Kelly, a renowned expert in addiction recovery, shares his personal journey of battling addiction and how he managed to overcome it against all odds. In this candid conversation, Robb opens up about his own struggles with addiction and how it impacted his life. He shares the dark moments, the challenges, and the turning points that ultimately led him to a path of recovery and redemption. Through his unique perspective and expertise, Robb provides invaluable insights into the complexities of addiction and offers practical tips for those who may be facing similar battles. His story serves as a beacon of hope for anyone seeking inspiration and guidance on their own journey to recovery. Whether you or someone you know has been affected by addiction, or if you simply have a keen interest in personal growth and transformation, this episode is a must-listen. Robb's experience and expertise in addiction recovery make for a compelling and enlightening conversation that will leave you feeling empowered and motivated. Tune in to "Unveiling the Journey: Overcoming Addiction with Robb Kelly" and discover the resilience of the human spirit and the power of determination in the face of adversity. Let Rob's story inspire you to embrace change, seek help, and embark on your own path to a brighter future. ABOUT ROBB KELLY: Dr. Robb Kelly is a renowned expert in addiction recovery who has overcome incredible adversity to become a leading figure in the field. He has triumphed over homelessness, alcohol dependency, trauma, PTSD, and a series of challenging events to become known as the "Gordon Ramsay" of the addiction treatment world. Before his struggles with addiction, Robb had a successful career as a bass guitarist, playing alongside legendary artists such as Queen, David Bowie, and Elton John at Abbey Studio. His musical pursuits helped fund his education at Oxford University, where he earned a Ph.D. in Psychology. Robb experienced a powerful spiritual awakening while living on the streets of Manchester, which ultimately inspired his dedication to helping others overcome addiction. Follow Dr. Robb Kelly on his social profiles to stay updated on his inspiring journey and valuable insights into addiction recovery. IG: https://www.instagram.com/drrobbkelly Website: https://RobbKelly.com DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:01:12

EP 20 - 💥Knocking Doors Down: Jason LaChance's Story of Hope

11/23/2023
In this powerful episode of our podcast, we delve deep into the gripping journey of Jason LaChance as he shares his personal experience with addiction and how he triumphed over it. Join us as we explore the raw and unfiltered reality of addiction, as Jason opens up about his darkest moments, the challenges he faced, and the turning point that led him to seek help. Through his candid storytelling, Jason provides a beacon of hope for those who may be struggling with their own battles. With his unique perspective, Jason offers invaluable insights into the complexities of addiction, shedding light on the underlying factors that contribute to its grip on individuals. He also shares the strategies and resources that helped him break free from the chains of addiction, offering practical advice and inspiration for anyone seeking a way out. Whether you or someone you know has been affected by addiction, this episode is a must-listen. Jason's story is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and serves as a reminder that recovery is possible for anyone willing to take that first step. Tune in to this episode as we explore the transformative power of overcoming addiction with Jason LaChance. Prepare to be inspired, educated, and motivated to create positive change in your own life or in the lives of those around you. ABOUT JASON LACHANCE: Jason LaChance is a powerful voice in the realm of addiction recovery. Growing up with a family history of addiction, he was aware of the patterns that could easily consume him. With a background in radio broadcasting, Jason found solace in connecting with others through a shared love of music. However, as he faced personal struggles including divorce and single parenthood, he began to confront his own battle with alcoholism. Embracing his addiction and speaking openly about it, Jason realized his calling to lead a more purposeful life by helping others. Through a chance encounter with Carlos Vieira, author of "Knockin' Doorz Down," Jason found the opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations with individuals who have overcome adversity, not just in addiction but in various areas of their lives. He considers it an honor to create a safe and loving environment where people can share their vulnerabilities and inspire others to keep growing and making positive changes. Jason's journey is a testament to the fact that anyone can overcome their struggles and keep "Knockin' Doorz Down." Follow Jason LaChance on social media to stay connected and be inspired by his transformative story. WEBSITE: www.kddmediacompany.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/knockindoorzdown/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/knockingdoorsdown/ DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a dive ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:04:08

EP 19 - Finding Strength in Stoicism: Derek Castleman's Recovery Story

11/16/2023
Join us in this powerful episode as we delve into the gripping story of Derek Castleman, a remarkable individual who battled and conquered addiction. In this candid conversation, Derek opens up about his personal experiences, shedding light on the dark and challenging path that addiction can lead us down. Through his raw and honest account, Derek takes us on a journey of self-discovery, resilience, and ultimately, redemption. He shares the pivotal moments that led him to confront his addiction head-on, offering invaluable insights into the complexities of addiction and the immense strength required to overcome it. As we navigate through Derek's story, we also explore the various factors that contribute to addiction, including societal pressures, personal struggles, and the importance of a supportive network. Derek's unwavering determination to break free from the chains of addiction serves as an inspiration to anyone facing similar challenges, reminding us that recovery is possible, and a brighter future awaits. Tune in to this episode as we uncover the profound lessons and strategies Derek employed to regain control of his life. From seeking professional help to finding solace in support groups, his journey serves as a beacon of hope for those grappling with addiction. Whether you or someone you know has been affected by addiction, this episode provides a wealth of knowledge, compassion, and guidance. Join us as we shed light on the path to recovery, empowering listeners to take the first steps towards a healthier, happier, and addiction-free life. Don't miss this transformative episode, as Derek Castleman's story of triumph over addiction will leave you inspired, enlightened, and ready to embark on your own personal journey of recovery. ABOUT DEREK CASTLEMAN: Derek Castleman is a renowned author and the creative mind behind "A Stoic Guidebook for Recovery." With his insightful and empowering words, Derek has become a beacon of hope for individuals seeking guidance on their journey to recovery. Through his unique blend of Stoic philosophy and personal experiences, he offers a fresh perspective on overcoming challenges and finding inner strength. Follow Derek Castleman on Instagram at @thesoberstoic for daily doses of inspiration and wisdom. Join his growing community and embark on a transformative path towards a more fulfilling and resilient life. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:09:02

EP 18 - Rising Above: Moira Kucaba's Inspiring Road to Recovery

11/9/2023
Join us for an eye-opening episode of our podcast as we delve deep into the journey of addiction and recovery with the remarkable Moira Kucaba. With her raw honesty and unwavering determination, Moira shares her personal experience with addiction, providing a rare glimpse into the struggles, triumphs, and invaluable lessons she's learned along the way. In this thought-provoking conversation, Moira takes us on a transformative exploration of addiction, unraveling the complexities and shedding light on the often misunderstood subject. Her story serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us that recovery is possible, even in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges. As a seasoned expert in the field of addiction, Moira offers invaluable insights and practical advice for individuals grappling with their own battles or seeking to support a loved one through recovery. From the initial stages of recognizing the signs of addiction to the crucial steps towards healing, Moira's wisdom and resilience will inspire and empower listeners from all walks of life. Whether you're personally affected by addiction or simply curious about the human experience, this episode is a must-listen. Prepare to be captivated by Moira's authenticity, as she fearlessly confronts the stigmas surrounding addiction and shines a light on the path to redemption. Tune in to this extraordinary episode and embark on a transformative journey towards understanding, compassion, and ultimately, hope. Don't miss out on this powerful conversation with Moira Kucaba, as we unveil the road to recovery and ignite a spark of change within us all. ABOUT MOIRA KUCABA: Moira Kucaba is a remarkable individual who has overcome the grips of addiction and emerged as a beacon of hope for others. With her raw honesty and unwavering determination, Moira has become a sought-after speaker and advocate for recovery. Through her personal journey, she has gained invaluable insights and wisdom, which she generously shares with others. Moira's authenticity and fearlessness in confronting the stigmas surrounding addiction make her a powerful force for change. Follow Moira on Instagram (@moirakucaba) and visit her website (MoiraKucaba.com) to stay connected with her inspiring message of redemption and transformation. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:54:38

EP 17 - From Darkness to Light: The Tim Lodgen Story

11/2/2023
In this riveting episode of our podcast, we delve into the depths of addiction and the inspiring story of Tim Lodgen, a remarkable individual who has triumphed over his battle with addiction. Join us as we unravel the complexities of addiction and explore the path to recovery. Tim Lodgen, a survivor and advocate, shares his personal journey of grappling with addiction, offering a raw and honest account of the challenges he faced. Through his story, listeners gain a profound understanding of the power addiction holds and the immense strength required to break free from its clutches. With an empathetic and compassionate approach, we explore the underlying causes of addiction, debunking myths and shedding light on the societal factors that contribute to this pervasive issue. Tim's experience serves as a catalyst for a deeper conversation about the importance of destigmatizing addiction and fostering a supportive environment for those seeking help. As we navigate through Tim's journey, we uncover the pivotal moments that led him towards recovery and the valuable lessons he learned along the way. This episode offers a beacon of hope to those currently battling addiction, as well as their loved ones, by showcasing the transformative power of resilience, determination, and a strong support system. Whether you or someone you know has been touched by addiction, or you simply seek to broaden your understanding of this prevalent issue, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we embark on a profound exploration of addiction, recovery, and the indomitable human spirit, guided by the remarkable story of Tim Lodgen. ABOUT GUEST: Tim Lodgen is a survivor, advocate, and an inspiration to all who have faced the daunting battle of addiction. He is a former US Marine MMA fighter and junior Olympic boxer with an incredible story of overcoming bipolar disorder, alcoholism, drug addiction, and multiple suicide attempts to become a fitness and health coach, traveling the country to raise awareness about addiction and mental health. Having triumphed over his own struggles, Tim has emerged as a beacon of hope for others seeking recovery. With unwavering resilience and an indomitable spirit, he has overcome the clutches of addiction and now shares his story to empower and uplift those still fighting. Tim's journey serves as a testament to the transformative power of determination, resilience, and a strong support system. Follow Tim Lodgen on Instagram @tLodgenn to stay connected and be inspired by his ongoing journey of healing and advocacy. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:26:30

EP 16 - 🎙Resilience Unleashed: DJay McGrath's Path to Recovery🌟

10/26/2023
In this powerful episode of our podcast, join us as we delve into the inspiring story of DJay McGrath, a remarkable individual who battled addiction and emerged stronger than ever. DJay McGrath, a former addict turned motivational speaker, shares his deeply personal journey of addiction, recovery, and ultimate redemption. Through his raw and honest account, DJay takes us on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, shedding light on the dark realities of addiction while offering hope and guidance to those facing similar struggles. With a unique blend of vulnerability and strength, DJay reflects on the pivotal moments that led to his spiral into addiction, as well as the turning points that propelled him towards recovery. He shares the challenges he faced, the rock-bottom moments he experienced, and the unwavering determination that fueled his transformation. Throughout the episode, DJay offers valuable insights and practical strategies for overcoming addiction, emphasizing the importance of seeking help, building a support system, and developing a strong mindset. His story serves as a beacon of hope, reminding us that no matter how deep the darkness may seem, there is always a way out. Whether you're personally affected by addiction or simply seeking inspiration, this episode will leave you feeling empowered and motivated to conquer your own challenges. DJay's authentic storytelling and genuine desire to help others make this a must-listen for anyone on a journey of self-discovery and personal growth. Tune in to this captivating episode as we explore DJay McGrath's experience with addiction, and discover the resilience and redemption that can be found on the other side of adversity. Don't miss out on this transformative conversation that will leave you inspired to create positive change in your own life. ABOUT GUEST: DJay McGrath is a remarkable individual who has overcome addiction and emerged as a beacon of hope for others. Once trapped in the dark grip of addiction, DJay has now transformed his life and become a motivational speaker, inspiring countless individuals with his story of resilience and redemption. DJ is passionate about advocating for mental health and addiction support in the hockey community, particularly for young athletes, and shares his story and message with the audience. DJay shares his deeply personal journey, shedding light on the realities of addiction while offering guidance and hope to those facing similar struggles. His raw and honest account serves as a reminder that no matter how deep the darkness may seem, there is always a way out. Follow DJay McGrath on Instagram and TikTok @djaymcgrathhockey to stay connected with his inspiring journey of self-discovery and personal growth. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:00:37:55

EP 15 - 🎙️Sober Gangster: Jason Williams' Triumph Over Addiction 🎙️

10/19/2023
In this episode of The Begin Again podcast, we delve deep into the inspiring journey of Jason Williams as he triumphs over the clutches of addiction. Prepare to be moved as Jason fearlessly opens up about his personal battle, offering a raw and honest account of his experiences. Join us as we navigate the complex world of addiction, shedding light on the challenges, triumphs, and the unwavering resilience that fuels the path to recovery. With Jason's unique perspective, we explore the depths of addiction, unraveling its grip on individuals and society as a whole. Discover the transformative power of self-reflection and personal growth as Jason shares his profound insights, gained through his arduous journey towards sobriety. Through his story, we aim to inspire and empower those who may be facing their own battles, offering a glimmer of hope and the knowledge that recovery is possible. As we unpack Jason's story, we also delve into the broader societal issues surrounding addiction, shedding light on the importance of compassion, understanding, and destigmatization. Together, we strive to create a space where conversations about addiction can flourish, fostering empathy and support for those in need. Whether you or someone you know has been affected by addiction, or you simply seek a deeper understanding of this pervasive issue, this episode is a must-listen. Join us as we embark on this transformative journey with Jason Williams, reminding ourselves that no matter how dark the path may seem, there is always a glimmer of light at the end. ABOUT GUEST: Jason Williams, also known as The Sober Gangster, is a beacon of hope for those struggling with addiction. Having battled his own demons, Jason has emerged as a symbol of strength and resilience. Through his website and Instagram page, he shares his personal journey of overcoming addiction, offering support, inspiration, and guidance to those in need. With his unique perspective and unwavering determination, Jason has become a powerful advocate for destigmatizing addiction and promoting recovery. Follow him on his website, SoberGangster.com, and IG @sober.gangster to join his community and gain valuable insights on the path to sobriety. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:01:07

EP 14 - Breaking Free: Jonathan Niziol's Extraordinary Battle with Addiction

10/12/2023
In this riveting episode of The Begin Again Podcast, we delve deep into the powerful journey of Jonathan Niziol, a remarkable individual who has triumphed over the grip of addiction. Prepare to be inspired as Jonathan fearlessly opens up about his personal battle, sharing his struggles, setbacks, and ultimately, his path to recovery. Join us as we explore the raw emotions, the moments of despair, and the glimmers of hope that shaped Jonathan's addiction journey. Through his candid storytelling, he sheds light on the harsh realities of addiction, dispelling common misconceptions and offering a unique perspective that will leave you with a newfound understanding. But this episode isn't just about the darkness. Jonathan's story is one of resilience, strength, and the power of the human spirit. As he shares his pivotal moments of self-discovery and the strategies that helped him break free from addiction's clutches, you'll gain invaluable insights and practical advice for anyone facing similar challenges. Whether you or someone you know has battled addiction, or you simply seek to understand the complexities of this widespread issue, this episode is a must-listen. Jonathan's unwavering honesty and vulnerability will touch your heart and leave you feeling empowered. So, join us on this episode as we embark on a transformative journey with Jonathan Niziol, shedding light on addiction, recovery, and the incredible strength of the human spirit. Get ready to be moved, inspired, and equipped with the knowledge to make a difference. ABOUT GUEST: Jonathan Niziol is a remarkable individual who has triumphed over the grip of addiction. Despite his success as a model, Jonathan has faced a lifelong battle with addiction, a struggle he kept hidden from the world until recently. In a courageous act of vulnerability, Jonathan shared his journey of addiction on Instagram, breaking the silence and shedding light on the realities of this widespread issue. His story is one of resilience, strength, and the power of the human spirit, inspiring countless individuals who face similar challenges. Follow Jonathan Niziol on Instagram (@jonathanniziol) to stay connected with his journey of recovery, personal growth, and advocacy. Through his posts, Jonathan continues to share his experiences, insights, and practical advice, offering support and empowering others who may be going through similar struggles. Join his community and be inspired by his unwavering honesty, vulnerability, and commitment to making a difference in the lives of those affected by addiction. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show! ► Visit our website here: TheBeginAgainPodcast.com ★ Let's connect: Twitter - https://twitter.com/BeginAgainPdcst Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thebeginagainpodcast/ TikTok - https://www.tiktok.com/@user8619235129226 Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheBeginAgainPodcast/ Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups/thebeginagainpodcast/

Duration:01:27:15