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The Unruffled Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas that explores all topics relating to creativity in recovery. When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill that void. The Unruffled is passionate about creating and making and how those pursuits fuel recovery, specifically from alcohol. Come with them as they unruffle the old stories and write new ones, to not just exist but thrive.

The Unruffled Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas that explores all topics relating to creativity in recovery. When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill that void. The Unruffled is passionate about creating and making and how those pursuits fuel recovery, specifically from alcohol. Come with them as they unruffle the old stories and write new ones, to not just exist but thrive.
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The Unruffled Podcast is a weekly show hosted by Sondra Primeaux and Tammi Salas that explores all topics relating to creativity in recovery. When an addiction is removed, there is a void that is left and this show digs into all of the ways to fill that void. The Unruffled is passionate about creating and making and how those pursuits fuel recovery, specifically from alcohol. Come with them as they unruffle the old stories and write new ones, to not just exist but thrive.

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Episodes

Episode 106 - Heidi Ferrer

4/15/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Heidi Ferrer. Heidi is a woman who wears many hats: screenwriter, novelist, Mom, blogger, YouTuber and wife but “sober” is one in which she’s most proud. It wasn’t a smooth road for Heidi, however, and she shares the struggles she encountered, including a few relapses and the ladies so appreciate her vulnerability. Heidi’s soaring in sobriety and you will feel her effervescence through your earbuds. To see what Heidi is up to, including a...

Duration:01:39:14

Episode 105 - This Is Us (Vol 3)

4/8/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra catch up on four topics: Recovery, Health and Beauty, Creativity and Family. They talk about service work and coasting. They talk about feeling good in your skin, perimenopause, teenagers and Spring yielding an abundance of creative ideas. It’s always fun to catch up! This week Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolboxes: Sondra: (1) Live events; (2) Spring walks; and (3) Library books. Tammi: (1) Spiritualish Podcast Ep. 57:...

Duration:01:45:45

Episode 104 - Amanda Kuda

4/1/2019
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This week on the podcast, Sondra and Tammi happily welcome Amanda Kuda. Amanda is a thirty-something, living and thriving in Austin, Texas, where she advocates for the alcohol-free lifestyle through her platform, Authentically Amanda. They talk about the “alcoholic” label and how that can potentially hold some back from cutting alcohol from their lives, they talk about ambition and sober dating and the ultimate happiness Amanda has achieved from taking time to get to know herself fully. This...

Duration:01:23:17

Episode 103 Kim Miller

3/25/2019
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This week on the podcast, Sondra and Tammi are happy to welcome Kim Miller. Kim is a sober Mom, writer, artist and outdoor enthusiast based in Las Vegas and is the creator of Sober in Vegas, a website dedicated to exploring the alcohol-free lifestyle in her beloved sin city. They talk about the relationship between anxiety and alcohol, spending and alcohol and the recovery tools Kim used to unravel those things. They also talk about how becoming a mother felt like ground zero all over again,...

Duration:01:25:05

Episode 102 - Kristi Coulter

3/18/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are excited to welcome Kristi Coulter. Kristi is a Seattle-based writer, dog-lover, running enthusiast, unofficial expert on red lipstick and is the author of the 2018 essay collection, Nothing Good Can Come From This. They talk about getting sober in the tech world, patriarchal influences on women’s alcohol use and of course, her Medium essay “Enjoli” that nudged Kristi’s writing career forward. This conversation is packed with gems and if you want...

Duration:01:44:06

Episode 101 - Dawn Nickel, Ph.D.

3/11/2019
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This week, Tammi and Sondra are thrilled to share a conversation with Dawn Nickel. If you don’t already know Dawn and all of her amazing work, she is the visionary behind the SHE RECOVERS movement, the online and real life space that offers connection, supportive and empowerment opportunities for all recovering women, because “we’re all recovering from something.” Dawn has also been in recovery herself from substance abuse disorder since 1987 but also identifies as being in recovery from...

Duration:01:20:44

Episode 100 - 100!

3/4/2019
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Today Tammi and Sondra celebrate the 100th episode! They revisit the impetus for starting the show, they talk about the first few episodes, the most downloaded episodes and they talk about all the gifts they’ve received for showing up here for 100 Mondays in a row. Most of all, they celebrate all of their amazing guests and listeners. It’s a big love fest and they are so happy for all of the encouragement and support. Thank you. This week Sondra and Tammi share three items from their...

Duration:01:10:23

Episode 99 - Mandy Manners

2/25/2019
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In this week’s episode of the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are happy to share a conversation with Mandy Manners. Mandy is British-born sober Mom, now living by the sea in France. She is also the co-host of the Love Sober podcast. They talk about the hedonistic 90’s, British pub culture and healing from trauma. They also talk about the beautiful, creative life that Mandy is now living and in addition to the podcast, she’s content with mala-making, speaking events, recovery coach training and...

Duration:01:42:40

Episode 98 - Jodi White

2/18/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are happy to welcome Jodi White. Jodi is a licensed therapist who through working on her own issues around codependency and alcohol, found that she was a love addict. She now specializes in helping others struggling with love addiction, substance abuse and trauma through her private practice is Austin, Texas. They also talk about her time living on both coasts, her relationship with Guru Singh and the piles of journals she found cleaning out an old...

Duration:01:37:48

Episode 97 - Tricia Lewis

2/11/2019
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Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are happy to share a conversation with Tricia Lewis. Tricia, a former “high-functioning alcoholic”, now spends her time exploring the alcohol industry, labels and solutions on her podcast, Recovery Happy Hour. They talk about growing up comparing your drinking to family members, getting sober in the food service industry, and creating events that move closer to normalizing non-drinking culture. Tricia’s first event for 2019, in cooperation with Austin’s...

Duration:01:20:20

Episode 96 - Jennifer Beck Furber

2/4/2019
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This week, Tammi and Sondra are happy to share a conversation with Jennifer Beck Furber or as her friends know her, Jenn. Jenn is a San Juan Island mama, she is also a teacher, writer, photographer and is the founder of the Orcas Island creative retreat, Write Doe Bay. Jenn speaks gently but with such clarity and purpose that she can only attribute to letting go of the substances that no longer serve her. Now the creative ideas that flow from Jenn, like the ocean around her, are vast and...

Duration:01:43:05

Episode 95 - Boundaries

1/28/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra address a topic they felt reluctant to talk about as they didn’t feel they had much to say until they started rolling: Boundaries. It was after they both looked at what their lives looked like before they got sober and could clearly see instances where they lacked boundaries that they could see how they are intentional and decisive in their lives now. They define boundaries, discuss examples of their power and usefulness and share how they are each...

Duration:01:14:26

Episode 94 - Payton Kennedy

1/21/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are so happy to welcome Payton Kennedy. Payton has logged two decades as a Canadian-based event planner and production manager, but you may know her as one of the beautiful faces behind the SHE RECOVERS retreats and events. However, Payton is an artist at heart, and the ladies talk about her rich background as a musician, dancer, writer, yoga teacher and style maven and counts her sobriety and creating her beloved community as some of her biggest...

Duration:01:46:31

Episode 93 - Irma Schutte

1/14/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are happy to share a conversation with Irma Schutte. Irma is a New Zealand-based practitioner, student, teacher and writer who is healing herself through holistic modalities and helps her clients do the same. Since she’s gotten sober, she’s been on a “megaquest” to find out who she truly is through shamans, fasting, superfoods, silent retreats, dancing and lots of time just being with herself, finding her voice. Irma has traveled through much pain,...

Duration:01:59:13

Episode 92 - New Year's Evolution 2019

1/7/2019
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In this episode, Tammi and Sondra are sharing all of their big dreams, plans and goals for 2019. They start off talking about their tarot Year Ahead Spreads with The Wild Unknown Tarot, how it has played out in their lives in previous years and how they use it as a tool of intention for the coming year. They talk about the words they each chose as their guiding lights for 2019, how the practice has also helped them in the past, as well as exercises that may help you land on a word for the...

Duration:01:33:32

Episode 91 - Jackie Mantey

12/31/2018
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In this week’s episode, Tammi and Sondra are excited to share a conversation with Jackie Mantey. Jackie is a Chicago-based copywriter, journalist, podcaster and artist. They talk about how making art saved her in early sobriety and how that practice culminated into an exhibit and companion book, titled “Gone, Country”, that debuted in September 2018. Jackie’s story is so relatable but extraordinary at the same time, they know you will be inspired. If you want to see Jackie’s past and current...

Duration:01:24:07

Episode 90: 2018 Year In Review

12/24/2018
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In this episode, Tammi and Sondra have fun reflecting on 2018. They start with a podcast rundown and highlight some of the amazing writers, visual artists and thought leaders they were fortunate enough to interview on the pod this year. They talk about the endearing Sober Sister Summer Series and all of the lessons learned along the way. They also recount their own paths of growth, creatively, spiritually and in their recovery and the gratitude they each have for this year. It’s been a good...

Duration:01:45:28

Episode 89 - Anna Bielby

12/17/2018
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Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome their friend, Anna Bielby. The girls met Anna in August at the She Recovers conference in Los Angeles, and they’re here to tell you, Anna radiates light. It wasn’t always Anna’s story though, and she takes you through some dark places but that ultimately saved her because they led her to recovery. Now Anna “lives big”, which includes exploring nature whenever she can, being a thriving member of her community and being the best Mom and wife she...

Duration:01:40:11

Episode 88 - Before The Relapse

12/10/2018
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra catch up about a topic that isn’t often explored until after it’s happened: Relapse, specifically life’s events that can lead to a possible relapse. They talk about the meaning of the word and how it can be broadened to encompass emotional relapse and lack of spiritual maintenance, and how those factors can be just the things that could lead a person to a lapse in alcohol abstinence. They both include very personal accounts and real-time solutions...

Duration:01:31:46

Episode 87 - Adriana Marchione

12/3/2018
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Adriana Marchione. Adriana Marchione MA, REAT, RSMT, Director has been involved in the arts for over 25 years, from filmmaker to Argentine tango dancer to expressive arts therapist. She’s also been in recovery for as long. If there is a recurring theme in this conversation, it is how art can save us, and Adriana generously shares many times how she has recovered through her art. Her latest project, a documentary film (currently in...

Duration:01:37:18