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Do you love someone who battles addiction? Trying to “survive” without the support of people who understand what you’re going through can often lead to deep feelings of shame and prolonged suffering for you and the addict. This podcast shines a light on these issues to help shift focus away from the darkness and on to a life of hope. Mothers of addicts and all family members are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. Interviews with mothers of addicts, family members, and experts who work in addiction recovery along with personal reflections and insight help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for families deeply impacted by substance abuse.

Do you love someone who battles addiction? Trying to “survive” without the support of people who understand what you’re going through can often lead to deep feelings of shame and prolonged suffering for you and the addict. This podcast shines a light on these issues to help shift focus away from the darkness and on to a life of hope. Mothers of addicts and all family members are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. Interviews with mothers of addicts, family members, and experts who work in addiction recovery along with personal reflections and insight help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for families deeply impacted by substance abuse.

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United States

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Do you love someone who battles addiction? Trying to “survive” without the support of people who understand what you’re going through can often lead to deep feelings of shame and prolonged suffering for you and the addict. This podcast shines a light on these issues to help shift focus away from the darkness and on to a life of hope. Mothers of addicts and all family members are under immense pressure and stress, day in and day out. This can lead to incredible challenges both at work and at home. Interviews with mothers of addicts, family members, and experts who work in addiction recovery along with personal reflections and insight help shred the shame and highlight strategies that work to alleviate and eliminate common stumbling blocks for families deeply impacted by substance abuse.

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@sharlynej

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English


Episodes

S3E4: FOREEL Recovery with Manny Mendez

12/7/2020
Manny Mendez from FOREEL Recovery joins me today to talk about how they are connecting art and recovery. FOREEL’s goal is to not only help individuals achieve long term recovery and fulfill their dream, but to also find purpose in life. They have found that their approach to help overcome addiction has been successful by utilizing the creative mind through art in all of its many aspects. FOREEL believes addiction to be a disease of the mind, body and spirit. Those who have participated in...

Duration:00:40:35

S3E3: Beauty from Brokenness with Aundre Washington

8/3/2020
Today I’m talking to my friend, Aundre Washington. He shares his personal experience of darkness and what it means to not give up. I hope his story brings you encouragement, wherever you are in your journey today. First, Aundre and I share the story of how we met. It’s a unique story, but I’m grateful that he reached out to me, so that I could get to know him and develop our friendship. Aundre is passionate about faith, family and seeing others make progress in their life. He believes...

Duration:00:41:47

S3E2: Self-Care to Help Calm the Unsteady Times with Stacy Fisher of Living Upp

5/14/2020
Today I bring you a wonderful conversation I had with the amazing Stacy Fisher, who is an incredible self-care “guru.” A certified dietician, hilarious, compassionate, fun, but such a beautiful light. We talk about some of the bigger things in life, things that bring joy, the “deep” stuff. Stacy feels these are what leads us to what we can do to contribute and to support ourselves first so that we can support others. That’s why we’re here, to support one another. But we must understand the...

Duration:00:37:40

S3E1: Learning to Live with Your Loved One’s Addiction

3/12/2020
Hey everyone, I wanted to take just a moment to reach out to you and let you know that we are still here, fighting the fight, living our lives. And I wanted to thank you for all the love and support that you’ve given me. The emails and the text messages, it means so much to me. I wanted to let you know that if you are struggling with anything, whatever it is that you’re going through, if you’re struggling right now, just know that you’re not alone. And I too have been struggling over the...

Duration:00:20:35

S2E4: Riding the Relapse Rollercoaster

7/22/2019
It’s not a ride I want to be on, and I’ve been on it enough times already. But I find myself back and feeling all the emotions that come when you discover your loved one has relapsed. Unfortunately, it’s a real piece of recovery. And during this honest and open episode, I let you in on what’s been happening in my world and what I have been doing to try and take care of myself. In order to move forward when our loved one has moved back towards their addiction and away from recovery, we must...

Duration:00:31:49

S2E3: Advocating for Addiction Recovery… And Our Loved Ones

4/15/2019
What’s been happening? During this episode, I chat with you a little bit about what’s been going on in my world. I know my last episode kind of left things in just a state of flux. I had recorded kind of what I was going through at that moment and I try hard to be as transparent as I can with this podcast while also respecting my daughter. I feel really, really blessed because my daughter is so supportive of what I’m doing Throughout the last six years or so, throughout my daughter’s...

Duration:00:15:42

S2E2: That Familiar Place

2/11/2019
Tonight, I’m recording this episode from an old familiar place. I recently learned that my daughter, who had been doing so well. Left rehab after 15 months. She just walked away from it. All the hard work. The relationships that she’d built. Right now, this second, I am sickened with worry, fear, and feelings of guilt ... wondering what went wrong? What did I miss? And why? We've been here before, but this time I feel the separation. Separated by the deep blue ocean, people, time, and...

Duration:00:18:07

S2E1: Dealing with Traditions and Old Memories

1/25/2019
Hey everyone, welcome to Beyond Hope Radio! I am so happy to be talking to you today and I just want to wish you a happy, happy new year. Some of you reached out to me over the last couple of months and I just want to thank you so much for thinking of me. You may have been wondering where I've been and I've gotten some nudges from you to record and I just want to say thank you and I've never forgotten about you and I'm not bailing on this podcast, but I really struggled with the timing of it...

Duration:00:15:18

Ep025: Shar Jones - Still Learning How to Let Go

10/2/2018
Hi everyone, it has been a little while since I've recorded an episode but I have been thinking about you and I want to thank everyone for the encouragement and support. I was reminded why I started this journey and who I am here for...maybe that's you if you feel stuck and confused. It wasn't long ago that I was feeling a little stuck and the circle around me kept getting smaller and smaller. I think being vulnerable, sharing my voice and my story, while scary, is less painful than it...

Duration:00:17:17

Ep024: James Hamilton Healy - The Recovery Struggle Is Real, And Worth It

7/19/2018
Hi everyone, it has been a little while since I've recorded an episode but this will be worth the wait. I'm sharing with you an interview that I did with James Healy. I am lucky to call him a friend, but also we work together. He produces my podcast and every time I talk to him, I'm laughing and learning something new about him. Just prepare to be inspired. Before I dive into that interview I want to just let you know how much you mean to me. Thank you for listening and thank you for...

Duration:01:08:54

Ep023: Shar Jones - Reflections from Long Beach, Washington

6/15/2018
Welcome to this show. I am here in Long Beach, Washington, which is about three hours from my home and I came here for a couple of nights over the memorial day weekend, just kind of packed up my dog and he and I hit the road and we've been staying here for a couple of nights. We leave tomorrow, but it's been really good. I have been doing a lot of walking on the beach and a lot of reflecting. The last time I was here I was visiting my daughter. She attended treatment out here a couple of...

Duration:00:18:13

Ep022: Shar Jones - Yes, You Can Reclaim Life and Joy

5/17/2018
Listen to this episode as I reveal a Special Announcement! Yes, I have been absent for a bit as I have been doing some processing lately. I had to take a step back and finally make a big decision. I felt like I was up against a bit of a wall, a little stuck. And now I am moving forward with an exciting new project... I am writing a book! It has been something I have been contemplating for some time and now that I have made the decision and started the process, I am so excited! Listen to...

Duration:00:10:31

Ep021: Laura Worley - Tapping and Transformational Intensive, Free Yourself

4/5/2018
I am joined by Laura Worley, who is a Transformational and Educational Coach. Laura has helped hundreds of people overcome their past and begin to live the life of their dreams. It is her core belief that we can overcome anything. When we change our patterns and beliefs that keep us stuck; there are truly infinite possibilities that come into our awareness. Laura works with me to show how Tapping and EFT can help free us from being stuck in past trauma or experiences. Trauma has been...

Duration:01:01:19

Ep020: Jeff Dougherty – Saving Lives on the Ground

3/6/2018
I am joined by Jeff who shares his journey from addict to working with drug abusers on the streets, letting them know that there is hope. Jeff's story begins in his early teens when, having been raised by missionary parents in a poor family environment, he rebelled against his religious upbringing. He began dealing drugs, rejecting his family, turning to gangs and inevitably got caught in a vicious circle. Jeff faced major spiritual and emotional questions during this period in his life...

Duration:00:47:05

Ep020: Jeff Dougherty - Saving Lives on the Ground

3/6/2018
I am joined by Jeff who shares his journey from addict to working with drug abusers on the streets, letting them know that there is hope. Jeff's story begins in his early teens when, having been raised by missionary parents in a poor family environment, he rebelled against his religious upbringing. He began dealing drugs, rejecting his family, turning to gangs and inevitably got caught in a vicious circle. Jeff faced major spiritual and emotional questions during this period in his life...

Duration:00:47:05

Ep019: Shar Jones & Chad Stephens – Understanding Addiction: Am I Enabling? (Part 2 of 2)

2/1/2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Habilitat is extending a special opportunity your way - A full, all expenses paid scholarship for your loved one to participate in Habilitat's unique and highly successful program. Go to https://habilitat.com for more information about their program and if interested in the opportunity, please let them know you heard about them from Shar and Beyond Hope Radio. This episode is part of a mini-series with Chad, a deep dive into some of the core questions and challenges...

Duration:00:23:54

Ep019: Shar Jones & Chad Stephens - Understanding Addiction: Am I Enabling? (Part 2 of 2)

2/1/2018
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Listen for more information! This episode is part of a mini-series with Chad, a deep dive into some of the core questions and challenges surrounding addiction in some families. During this episode, we continue the conversation about enabling, what it is, and how we may play a role in our loved one's addiction as a possible enabler. We also provide tips which may help family members to stop enabling the addict. If you are doing things for your adult son or daughter...

Duration:00:23:54

Ep018: Shar Jones & Chad Stephens – Understanding Addiction: Am I Enabling? (Part 1 of 2)

1/31/2018
This is the first episode of a 6 part mini-series with Chad, a deep dive into some of the core questions and challenges surrounding addiction in some families. Be sure to tune into Part 2 for an exciting announcement you won’t want to miss!! So, what is enabling? As parents, we always want to do what's best for our children. It's always been that way. But, are we helping or are we enabling? Are we making it easy for them to make poor or good choices? Ask yourself, "How can I enable my...

Duration:00:30:12

Ep018: Shar Jones & Chad Stephens - Understanding Addiction: Am I Enabling? (Part 1 of 2)

1/31/2018
This is the first episode of a 6 part mini-series with Chad, a deep dive into some of the core questions and challenges surrounding addiction in some families. Be sure to tune into Part 2 for an exciting announcement you won’t want to miss!! So, what is enabling? As parents, we always want to do what's best for our children. It's always been that way. But, are we helping or are we enabling? Are we making it easy for them to make poor or good choices? Ask yourself, "How can I enable my...

Duration:00:30:12

Ep017: Stephanie Myer - Choose to Grow Your Beautiful, Internal Garden

1/16/2018
Stephanie Myer, as The Martyr Coach, helps people reclaim their identity and higher purpose so they can stop the self-imposed suffering and start their truth-telling journey. In her work, she partners with clients to come up with the specific program to meet them where they are at and begin to live life in alignment with who they truly are and always have been at their core. Not who they think they should be for others, or unintentionally taking on traits of others around...

Duration:00:56:34