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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 111 - Traci Salas

5/20/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are excited to welcome a very special guest, Tammi’s sister, Traci Salas. Even as they are on separate coasts, Tammi and Traci have always been close and in one of their daily phone catch-ups, Tammi challenged her little sister to give up drinking for thirty days. Well, that was a year ago this week and Traci is still alcohol-free. They talk about the challenges Traci had with being a mom and then later, an M.S. diagnosis, but during this year of...

Duration:01:43:32

Episode 110 - The Toolbox

5/13/2019
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This week’s podcast is all about tools! A question was posted by a listener in The Unruffled Podcast secret Facebook group sourcing ideas for FREE sober treats that provided instant gratification but didn’t indulge consumer culture. We all know that a mani/pedi or a massage feels great, but there are so many treats, tools and indulgences that are available to all. Tammi and Sondra list out all of the listener suggestions and add their own personal riffs. Get a pen and some paper, you’re...

Duration:01:19:15

Episode 109 - Emily Cornell

5/6/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Emily Cornell. Emily is an ex-advertising exec and now expat, living with her husband in Brussels where she is learning to claim “sober” and “writer” as part of her public identity, sharing her story for the first time. They talk about how living abroad has forced her to get creative not just in support of her recovery but with her recovery modalities as well and how things like the Recovery Gals Art Exchange, virtual coffee dates and the...

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 108 - Ingrid Miller

4/29/2019
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This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Ingrid Miller. Ingrid is a digital media and advertising exec and most recently, bookstore owner based just outside of Seattle. They talk about getting sober in mid-life, how recovery from diet mentality has played just as big a role in Ingrid’s healing as her recovery from alcohol and how placing her faith in her passions and creative pursuits has encouraged her all around self-acceptance and peace. You can learn more about Ingrid and her...

Duration:01:38:25

Episode 107 - The Discomfort Zone

4/22/2019
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Today, Tammi and Sondra riff on a Robcast, An Anatomy of Restlessness (Episode 231) or in their terms, the discomfort zone. They talk about the many uncomfortable places we find ourselves in, like overwhelm, change, boredom and impulsivity. They talk about what this looked like when they were still drinking and the work they’ve had to do in recovery to reframe these situations as an invitation rather than something to merely tolerate. This is an episode packed with solutions, so you may want...

Duration:01:34:10

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