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The Begin Again Podcast

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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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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 40 - 🔥Phoenix Rising: Jeanine Coulter's Inspiring Story of Recovery

4/11/2024
In this captivating podcast episode, we delve into the unexpected journey of Jeanine Coulter as she shares her personal and harrowing experience with addiction. Breaking down stereotypes and misconceptions, Jeanine highlights the importance of understanding that addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their upbringing or background. Jeanine takes us through her past, reflecting on her belief that addiction is a personality trait and how she felt that rules didn't apply to her. From her high school and college days, she shares examples of her rebellious nature and the consequences that followed. But the story doesn't end there. Jeanine also reveals her husband's battle with addiction and the pressure from her family to leave him. She discusses the challenges of supporting someone in recovery and their joint journey towards healing. Through personal anecdotes, Jeanine's story resonates with readers, offering inspiration. From facing homelessness to undergoing rehabilitation and personal growth, Jeanine's resilience is evident. Join us as we explore Jeanine Coulter's journey of addiction, recovery, and the stigma associated with it. Her story is a testament to the power of hope, understanding, and the transformative nature of embracing a supportive society. ABOUT JEANINE COULTER: Jeanine Coulter is a remarkable individual who has overcome the grips of heroin addiction and is now dedicated to helping others on their own journey to recovery. Her story is one of resilience, strength, and the power of redemption. Through her website, "Chasing Heroine," and her Instagram profile, @chasingheroine, Jeanine shares her personal experiences, insights, and words of encouragement to inspire those struggling with addiction. Her unexpected journey into heroin addiction shattered stereotypes, highlighting the fact that addiction can affect anyone, regardless of their upbringing or background. Jeanine's story is one of transformation and hope. She reflects on her past, debunking the belief that addiction is a personality trait and showcasing the consequences of her rebellious nature. Her journey includes hitting rock bottom, experiencing homelessness, and finding the strength to do the work on herself in rehab. Now, as a speaker and co-host on "Self Help Junkie," Jeanine incorporates personal growth and development topics into her spin classes, providing actionable tasks for listeners. Her passion for speaking to others about recovery shines through, offering hope and understanding to those in active addiction or early stages of relapse. Follow Jeanine Coulter on her website, Chasing Heroine.com, and her Instagram profile, @chasingheroine, to join her on this inspiring journey of recovery 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:01:11:28

EP 39 - 🌟Empowerment: Jen Hirst's Inspiring Story

4/4/2024
In this powerful and inspiring The Begin Again podcast episode, we delve into the extraordinary journey of Jen Hirst, a woman who triumphed over addiction and transformed her life in unimaginable ways. Jen opens up about her personal struggle with addiction, sharing the pivotal moments that led her down a destructive path and the harrowing consequences it had on her life. From hiding her struggles for years due to fear of ruining her image, to self-medicating with Adderall in college, Jen's story is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. But it is in the face of adversity that Jen finds her true purpose. Through her journey of recovery, she discovers a passion for helping other women overcome addiction and embrace a sober lifestyle. She becomes a Beachbody coach, using fitness as a tool for healing and empowerment. Jen's story is a beacon of hope for anyone who has ever felt trapped by their circumstances. Join us as Jen shares her experiences of taking back her life, finding inspiration in motherhood and fitness, and building a community of support for women seeking sobriety. With honesty, vulnerability, and a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those on the path to recovery, Jen's story will inspire you to embrace the endless possibilities of living a sober life. If you're seeking a supportive and empowering community focused on self-care and wellness, Jen provides valuable resources through her Instagram account and website. From book club discussions to meetings and guest speakers, Jen's platform offers a safe space for women to find support and embark on their own journey of transformation. Don't miss this incredible episode that will leave you feeling inspired and ready to embrace sobriety as an incredible opportunity. ABOUT JEN HIRST: Jen Hirst's journey from addiction to empowerment is truly inspiring. Initially hesitant to seek help, she found solace in realizing she wasn't alone. Multiple treatment stays transformed her perspective. Concealing her addiction for years, Jen's reliance on Adderall reached a breaking point, even impacting her wedding day. This moment spurred her to seek recovery. Through resilience, Jen rebuilt her life, achieving her goals of family and career success. Now a Beachbody coach, she shares her story to support others. Her group coaching program emphasizes sobriety as an opportunity for growth. For a supportive community focused on wellness, explore Jen's Instagram @jenleehirst and website joinlighthousesobriety.com. Access insightful reels and join book club discussions, meetings, and guest speakers. Follow Jen's journey and find inspiration to live addiction-free. 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:00:56:27

EP 38 - 🙏Finding Strength in Sobriety: Dan Jett's Remarkable Recovery Story

3/28/2024
In this captivating podcast episode, we explore the life of Dan Jett, a remarkable individual who has triumphed over addiction with raw honesty and vulnerability. Dan shares his tumultuous childhood in Detroit, shaped by the prevalence of alcoholism, offering insights into the lack of support he faced before social media's era. His journey includes battling addiction through martial arts and bodybuilding, facing the toll on his relationships and well-being. Despite the darkness, Dan finds redemption through spirituality and positive habits, inspiring listeners to embrace sobriety. Join us as we delve into Dan Jett's journey of overcoming addiction, finding spirituality, and using fitness for transformation. Get ready to be inspired to lead an alcohol-free life. ABOUT DAN JETT: Dan Jett is an inspiring individual who has overcome tremendous challenges in his life to become a beacon of hope for those struggling with addiction. Growing up in Detroit, he experienced the complexities of a close-knit community, the prevalence of alcoholism, and the impact it had on his family. Dan's personal journey involves overcoming alcohol addiction, battling with mental health issues, and finding solace in fitness and spirituality. Through his own experiences, Dan has become a certified personal trainer and a passionate advocate for addiction recovery through fitness. His Instagram profile, @addictionrecoverythrufitness, offers valuable insights, motivation, and support for those on their own recovery journey. He believes in the power of positive thinking, establishing new habits, and being present in the moment. Dan's dedication to helping others is evident in his website, JetBoxing.online, where he offers a personal training program for weight loss and shares his free ebook, "Knock Out Alcoholism," which provides guidance and inspiration for overcoming addiction through exercise and nutrition. Follow Dan Jett on Instagram @addictionrecoverythrufitness and visit JetBoxing.online to join him on his mission to inspire and support those seeking recovery from 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:00:55:50

EP 37 - 💪 From Addiction to Advocacy: Dana White-Guerrie's Story of Recovery

3/21/2024
In this episode, we sit down with Dana White-Guerrie, a woman who has overcome addiction and trauma to become a strong advocate for recovery and sobriety. Dana shares her personal journey with addiction and the challenges she faced, including the concept of bonding through trauma and the impact it had on her identity and relationships. She also discusses the importance of focusing on hope and positivity in recovery, rather than dwelling on past traumas. Dana opens up about her experiences with cross addictions, the power of communication and education in breaking the cycle of addiction, and the unexpected opportunities that have come with her sobriety. We also hear from host Gary Menkes, who shares his own struggles with alcoholism and how he has found strength and support in the recovery community. Join us as we delve into the complexities of addiction and the power of overcoming it with courage, determination, and a supportive community. This episode is a must-listen for anyone who has experienced addiction or knows someone who has, as Dana's story is a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit. ABOUT DANA WHITE-GUERRIE: Dana White-Guerrie is a recovery advocate and digital marketing expert with a passion for helping others heal from trauma and addiction. She is the founder of The Yarn Consolery LLC, a company that offers support and resources for those seeking recovery and personal growth. Dana is also a proud mother, wife, and sober warrior, who uses her own experiences with addiction to inspire and empower others on their journey to sobriety. Through her social media presence, Dana shares her story and insights on recovery, mental health, and self-love, while also collaborating with other advocates to spread hope and awareness. Follow Dana on Instagram at @theyarnconsoleryllc or visit her website at https://TheYarnConsoleryLLC.com/ to join her in breaking the stigma and finding strength in vulnerability. 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:00:43:29

EP 36 - 🍃 Sobriety and Self-Worth: Gigi Langer's Story of Healing and Growth

3/14/2024
In this episode, host Gary Menkes sits down with Gigi Langer, a renowned author, speaker, and expert in the field of addiction recovery. Gigi shares her personal journey of overcoming childhood trauma and finding self-worth through therapy and a higher power. She also opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and how she found recovery through therapy and 12-step meetings. Throughout the conversation, Gigi shares powerful insights and tools for finding inner peace and fulfillment in sobriety. From the importance of stage two recovery and healing self-defeating patterns, to using the law of attraction to overcome fears and achieve goals, Gigi's wisdom and personal experiences are truly inspiring. Gigi also discusses the role of therapy and support groups, such as Al-Anon, in managing stress, anxiety, and difficult relationships. She shares her journey of finding love and overcoming her fear of men, using tools like Radical Forgiveness and guided meditations. With her self-published books, "50 Ways to Worry Less Now" and "From Worry to Wealthy," Gigi offers a wealth of resources and stories for handling life challenges and finding peace of mind. This episode is a must-listen for anyone on the journey to recovery and seeking inner peace. ABOUT GIGI LANGER: Gigi Langer is a renowned author, speaker, and coach, known for her expertise in addiction recovery, self-compassion, and personal growth. She is a certified addiction counselor and has over 35 years of experience in the field of recovery and mental health. Gigi is also a survivor of childhood trauma and addiction, and her personal journey has inspired her to help others find peace and fulfillment in their lives. Gigi's books, "50 Ways to Worry Less Now" and "From Worry to Wealthy," offer practical tools and personal stories for overcoming worry, fear, and self-defeating patterns. She also shares her insights and experiences through her blog and social media platforms, where she has a strong following of individuals seeking guidance and support in their own journeys. Gigi's warm and compassionate approach to recovery and personal growth has touched the lives of many, and her work continues to inspire and empower others to live their best lives. Follow Gigi on her website, GigiLanger.com and Instagram, www.instagram.com/GigiLangerWorryLessNow, for daily inspiration and guidance on finding peace and joy in 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:00:59:46

EP 35 - 🎙️Recovering Out Loud: Dan Karaty's Journey to Sobriety

3/7/2024
In this powerful and inspiring episode, host Gary Menkes sits down with TV personality, talent judge, and choreographer, Dan Karaty, as he opens up about his personal journey of alcoholism, rehab, and sobriety. Dan shares his experiences of feeling disconnected and alone during his time in rehab, highlighting the value of self-discovery and the power of recovering out loud. Throughout the conversation, Dan reflects on the challenges he faced, including a pivotal moment when he prioritized drinking over being there for his son during a serious illness. He candidly discusses his struggle as a parent, admitting to prioritizing his own desires over his son's well-being, only to feel remorse afterwards. Dan also delves into the impact of the pandemic on his mental health and coping mechanisms, which led to excessive drinking throughout the day. However, he shares the transformative experience of checking into rehab, overcoming guilt, fear, and shame, and finding a new sense of freedom and joy in the process. Join Gary and Dan as they discuss the misconceptions surrounding addiction and the ongoing journey of recovery and personal growth. Hear how Dan's journey of overcoming alcoholism has positively impacted his relationships with his children and wife, and discover the small steps he takes towards self-improvement on a daily basis. Don't miss this intimate and inspiring conversation with Dan Karaty, a true testament to the power of resilience and the possibility of finding hope and healing in the face of addiction. ABOUT DAN KARATY: Dan Karaty is a TV personality, talent judge, and renowned choreographer who has captivated audiences around the world with his incredible dance moves and infectious energy. However, behind the glitz and glamour, Dan has had his fair share of personal struggles, particularly with alcoholism. In his memoir "If I'm Being Honest" and his podcast of the same name, Dan fearlessly opens up about his battle with addiction, his journey to recovery, and the transformative power of sobriety. Through his honest and raw storytelling, he sheds light on the challenges he faced, the relationships he had to reevaluate, and the personal growth he experienced along the way. Dan's story serves as an inspiration to those who may be struggling with similar issues, reminding them that they are not alone and that there is hope for a brighter future. By sharing his personal journey, Dan aims to break the stigma surrounding addiction and encourage others to seek help. To stay updated with Dan's inspiring content, follow him on his website, www.DanKaraty.com, and Instagram profile, www.instagram.com/DanKaraty, where he continues to share his experiences, insights, and words of encouragement. Join Dan in his mission to recover out loud and embrace a life of authenticity and self-improvement. DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of th ► 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:01:11:36

EP 34 - 🙏Finding Purpose: Garet McLendon's Inspiring Redemption Song

2/29/2024
In this gripping podcast episode, join Garet McLendon as he courageously shares his personal journey of addiction and recovery. With raw honesty and vulnerability, Garet takes us through the harrowing depths of his struggles, from growing up in a broken home to finding himself trapped in a destructive cycle of substance abuse and repeated incarcerations. Through his story, Garet emphasizes the power of being present in the moment and finding freedom through prayer and gratitude. He highlights the heartbreaking consequences addiction had on his life, relationships, and his role as a father, and how hitting rock bottom became a pivotal moment for him to seek spiritual strength in his recovery. But it is not all despair. Garet's journey also reveals moments of hope and transformation, such as the warm welcome he received at a treatment center and the profound impact of meeting Dolores Thomas, who helped him find love, kindness, and the desire to break free from his selfishness and addiction. As Garet rebuilds his life, he shares the challenges he faced, including his experience in a treatment center and the obstacles he encountered when trying to get his driver's license. Through it all, he highlights the importance of seeking God, doing service work, and the transformative power of the 12-step program. Join Garet McLendon on this inspiring episode as he reflects on his journey of recovery, rebuilding relationships, and finding purpose through helping others. His story serves as a powerful example of commitment, accountability, and the profound impact that love and acceptance can have on one's path to healing. ABOUT GARET MCLENDON: Garet McLendon is a remarkable individual who has overcome tremendous challenges in his life to emerge as an inspiring beacon of hope for those struggling with addiction. His personal journey of addiction, neglect, and repeated incarcerations is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of recovery. Through his story, Garet emphasises the importance of being present in the moment, finding freedom through prayer and gratitude, and seeking a higher power for guidance. With a deep sense of humility and a commitment to helping others, Garet has become an advocate for recovery and a source of inspiration for many. His experiences have led him to recognise the transformative power of the 12-step program, the importance of rebuilding relationships, and the value of being accountable to one's family. Garet's story serves as a reminder that no matter how dire the circumstances may seem, there is always hope for redemption and a chance for a better life. To stay connected with Garet McLendon and gain further insights into his journey, follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/garetmclendon/. Join his community and be inspired by his commitment to selflessness, love, and the pursuit of a purposeful 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 ► 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:01:13:02

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