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Setting and defending boundaries is the difference between letting someone else run your life, or you getting the life you've always wanted. Through my experience of being in recovery of a severe drug addiction, and managing my codependency with toxic people, I have learned a thing or two about the importance of boundaries. Boundaries is something that is forever changing, growing, morphing, and something to keep a constant check up on. This podcast is your check-in for your own boundaries, and maybe even give you the strength and wisdom to set the boundaries you know you have been needing to set for yourself.

Setting and defending boundaries is the difference between letting someone else run your life, or you getting the life you've always wanted. Through my experience of being in recovery of a severe drug addiction, and managing my codependency with toxic people, I have learned a thing or two about the importance of boundaries. Boundaries is something that is forever changing, growing, morphing, and something to keep a constant check up on. This podcast is your check-in for your own boundaries, and maybe even give you the strength and wisdom to set the boundaries you know you have been needing to set for yourself.

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Setting and defending boundaries is the difference between letting someone else run your life, or you getting the life you've always wanted. Through my experience of being in recovery of a severe drug addiction, and managing my codependency with toxic people, I have learned a thing or two about the importance of boundaries. Boundaries is something that is forever changing, growing, morphing, and something to keep a constant check up on. This podcast is your check-in for your own boundaries, and maybe even give you the strength and wisdom to set the boundaries you know you have been needing to set for yourself.

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@JManeely

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English

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Episodes

#36 Brittany Brown: Recovery is NOT a Straight Line, for the Addicts or Their Families

3/2/2021
Recovery is messy, it can be awkward, weird, and totally worth it. It doesn't look the same for everyone and every family will have a different experience. In this episode, Brittany and I discuss, and not in a straight line, a lot of challenges and triumphs recovery has. Passion and finding joy for ourselves as part of our recovery is incredibly important and Brittany has found hers in podcasting and specifically her podcast called NiteCap: A podcast about true crime. I invite you to def...

Duration:01:17:53

#35 Jared Diehl is Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health

2/23/2021
Jared Diehl is from La Verne, California and has been dealing with mental illness his whole life but has spent the last 15 years managing bipolar depression and anxiety. He also has been a suicide survivor. Out of the suffering has come a message. A message of hope for those that feel like they are alone. Jared works with the National Alliance of Mental Illness as a speaker. He helps reduce stigma by sharing his own story and how he copes with mental illness. He also has a podcast on mental...

Duration:01:00:08

#34 Sean Loves his Recovery Life

2/9/2021
In this next episode I am interviewing a gentleman named Sean Owens. He currently has almost 7 years clean and he loves his recovery lifestyle. In this episode, we discuss how he got to where he is at today. Sean had a rough childhood growing up with a father who was addicted to drugs. His mom worked 3 jobs to raise three kids and moved around 21 times before he was 18. I moved around a lot myself and I know the impacts it had on me as a kid but I can’t imagine 21 moves. Sean also had a...

Duration:01:06:24

#33 Polly Shares with Us Her Journey into Recovery

2/2/2021
Polly Jessen is a person in long term recovery. She was born and raised in Kingsport, TN and currently works in Johnson City, TN at Frontier Health as a Recovery Navigator for Crisis Services. She struggled through active addiction for 8 years of her life and Is grateful to say that today she has over 8 years of consecutive recovery time. She was one of the first Tennessee Recovery Navigators since the program began in 2018 and her day consists of meeting with and assessing overdose victims...

Duration:01:06:12

#32 Stacy shares with us the wild ride she put her family through

1/26/2021
Stacy is a 37 year old person in long term recovery. In this episode we talk about how she was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia where she fumbled through life the best way she knew how. Her family was along for the ride. After many years of doing everything they could to try to curb the behaviors and the substance use, they were left with no other option but to let go and live their lives waiting for the day that the phone would ring or someone one would come to the door to...

Duration:00:53:44

#31 Andrew shares his journey as an adult child of an alcoholic

1/19/2021
Andrew found out his mom was an alcoholic when he was around 12. In this episode we talked about how he has been affected by his mom's addiction, and some of the resources he uses to cope. He has some great coping strategies and resources he shared with us in this episode that will benefit a lot of other families out there that are experiencing having loved ones with substance abuse issues. But he is more than just an adult child of an alcoholic. He is also a mechanical engineer working in...

Duration:01:06:00

#30 Bekah Shares With Us Her Journey And What She Is Doing To Give Back

1/12/2021
In her late 20’s, Bekah could not stand to look in the mirror. She couldn’t stand to look her loved ones in the eye and see their disappointment. After nearly ten years of being broken with addiction, she had the sudden revelation that if she continued the way she was going, her life would surely end. She had destroyed her relationships with her family, and shamefully avoided all her friends that mattered most. She went into a wilderness therapeutic program for just shy of 90 days. At...

Duration:01:06:18

#29 Dr. Linville Meadows; an award winning physician ends up in rehab; but lives to tell his story

1/5/2021
Dr. Meadows is an Honors graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and studied at Duke University. He later held faculty positions at both institutions. He was recognized internationally for his work in cancer research, receiving both grants and awards; he authored numerous scientific articles. He was designated a Clinical Investigator of the National Cancer Institute. His recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol began May 7, 1997. Since then, he has counseled a...

Duration:00:51:13

#28 Kawan; A survivor of three brain surgeries, substance abuse, and suicidal ideations

12/29/2020
Kawan Glover is a Survivor because he has lived through a stroke and three brain surgeries. He also dealt with suicidal ideations, one attempt, opioid addiction, depression, and been $1.2 million in medical debt. Despite these hardships, he has started his own company called Overcome Adversity, which leverages his ordeal to help others, as the name says, Overcome their Adversity no matter the shape or form. He is also a writer, public speaker, and a self-published author of a memoir entitled...

Duration:00:34:50

#27 Alison reminds the families out there how important it is to put yourself first

12/22/2020
Alison Jane Ryan spends her days empowering mamas to step into the fullest expression of who they are and who they’re meant to be by creating a Morning Practice. She’s passionate about supporting you through the foggy seasons of motherhood so you can emerge as the woman and mama that feels true and nourishing for you! Alison is an example of what's possible when mothers put themselves FIRST and intentionally make time to prioritize their needs, dreams & desires. Many members of my audience...

Duration:00:48:37

#26 Jason's tragic loss sent him spiraling out of control, how did he get his life back?

12/15/2020
This one goes out to all the dads out there. Jason Palmer was raising his wife's younger sister alongside his sons as their child, him and his wife watched her as she fought a battle against a nasty disease HLH. When she lost her fight, Jason picked up a whiskey bottle and dove in. He swam around the bottom of a bottle for a while until he realized it was time for to sober up. It's been 4 years since his last drink. This episode goes into details about how he got his life back. As a foster...

Duration:01:01:00

#25 Helen Hannah shares with us some healthy coping strategies

12/8/2020
When families are in the chaos of helping their loved ones, we can often find ourselves in unhealthy patterns such as drinking a little too much ourselves. Not alcoholically but enough to impact our minds, our sleep patterns, and so much more. In this episode, I brought on Helen Hanna, a Transformation coach helping overwhelmed women and no one is more overwhelmed than a mother who fears losing their child. www.helenhannahcoaching.com

Duration:00:33:20

#24 Marcus Shumate tells us about his ideas on who is successful in recovery

12/1/2020
In this episode, I discussed with a good friend of mine, Marcus Shumate, what he notices in the recovery community of who "makes it" versus those who don't seem to do so well with the recovery journey. Marcus Shumate did his undergraduate studies in Philosophy and Psychology and completed a masters degree in mental health counseling. He previously worked his way through a residential co-occurring disorders program until he was tasked with developing a program specifically for young men. In...

Duration:00:57:42

#23: The Early Recovery Series: Sharon tell us about her journey

11/23/2020
Parents want to protect their kids and many times they do this by not telling them everything. The parents maybe waiting for the kids to become more emotionally mature to handle certain information. Maybe parents fail to realize it is important information. We don't often get to know how the information will impact our lives. For Sharon, her family kept a secret and she found out. It started making her realize a few things about herself, about her life, and about her family's secrets. Find...

Duration:01:23:28

#22 The Early Recovery Series: Rhett shares with us his journey

11/18/2020
We are whoever we need to be while we are in active addiction. We don't often know how to be anything else other than a chameleon. Rhett shares with us about his journey into finding himself and being comfortable with who he really is. He also continues to help other recovering addicts working in a great rehab in North Carolina. To hear a great story of overcoming obstacles, challenges and finding oneself, listen to this episode now. I've also put something together from this series....

Duration:01:27:55

#21 The Early Recovery Series: Jamie shares with us her journey

11/11/2020
The desire for us to fit in somewhere is so strong that we will almost destroy ourselves to find our place in the world. Jamie shares with us the challenges she faced long before the drug abuse and how she coped with the world around her. Growing up, she always felt a little different than the rest of her family. Later, she found out why and it was surprising. She felt like she had been living a lie for her whole life. Find out what her family was hiding from her in this episode.

Duration:01:00:34

#20: The Early Recovery Series: Sarah shares with us her journey and how her family supported her

11/4/2020
Sarah's journey through recovery is both the same and different than most. She came from a good family, two loving parents, two siblings...it seems like the American Dream, and yet, Sarah battled with her own addiction. What would make her turn to drugs? And how did her family handle it? Find out in this episode.

Duration:01:01:58

#19 The Early Recovery Series: Natasha P. Tells Us What Boundaries Her Family Set Out for Her

10/28/2020
Every family is different in what works, what boundaries to lay out, and the experience they have with their loved ones battling addiction. Natasha P. tells us what some of the boundaries her family laid out for her. She also goes deep into the mindset of what was going on behind the scenes and informs us of some of the red flags to watch out for.

Duration:01:28:44

#18 Bonus Episode: How Bilinda Uncovered Important Patterns

10/22/2020
As humans, we all have unconscious patterns that impact our relationships around us. For Bilinda, a mother with two kids with substance abuse issues, the patterns she uncovered will forever change her relationship with her kids. She discusses a exercise that is part of my Unbreakable Boundaries Program that helps unlock these patterns. If nothing changes, then nothing changes. For the families, we need things to change. If you have a loved one in addiction, this exercise could be life...

Duration:00:57:14

#17 The Early Recovery Series: Mike Fills Us In on his Powerful Journey

10/21/2020
Very quickly, Mike begins by telling us about all the different masks he put on. We often do this where we are whoever you need us to be. The challenge is when we are ready to be ourselves, we don't know who that is because we have been hiding ourselves for so long. Mike shares with us how he began to break free of his masks. He also goes into the story of how he got clean, which wasn't totally normal. He ended up in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury that forced him to learn how to...

Duration:01:04:20