When someone suffers from drugs or alcohol addiction their entire family is paying for that terrible choice. Addiction brings about serious damage to families and to relationships. Those who take drugs can experience deadly consequences such as overdoses, crime, traffic accidents, violence and suicide. Children of alcoholic parents are at high risk of mental, physical and sexual abuse. They also suffer from low self esteem, loneliness and fear of abandonment. Sadly, I am one of those children…
In this episode I’m talking to an incredibly intelligent and beautiful lady, Natalie Calkins Rountree, who was kind enough to share with us her epic battle with alcohol addiction and her journey to recovery. Natalie came from a good background but, due to some poor choices, she became addicted to alcohol early on. She lost her self worth, dignity, the custody of her young daughter and almost took her own life. After a 15 years battle with alcoholism she had finally kicked the habit and has been sober for almost a decade. She rebuilt her life, got her daughter back, she’s happily married and has a very successful career.
All couples have problems. No relationship is perfect. Some issues can be resolved while others are destructive, unhealthy, unacceptable and therefore you must learn to walk away.
Have you ever wondered why some people keep falling for the same type of person? Why do they subject themselves to the same pain and get burnt over and over again? Yet, they can’t seem to break away from these toxic characters. Cheaters, liars, narcissists…
Does this sound familiar?
In this episode relationship expert Dave Elliott explains why we do what we do and how we can change our destructive thoughts and behaviour patterns in order to attract the right people into our lives.
“When you can put other people’s aspirations and goals a little bit higher on the priority list, then you allow yourself to give more of yourself. And when you can give more of yourself, it’s just a good feeling,” Eric Bailey
Eric was born with a bone disease in his knees. The doctors told him that he would never be able to play sports and would never be normal like other kids. His biological parents didn’t want to take on the responsibility to raise him so they gave him up for adoption. Yet, he defied the odds and became an elite basketball player and NBL legend.
Eric grew up in poverty, in a rough neighbourhood in South Central Los Angeles. His young life was surrounded by crime, drugs and struggle. Today he is a successful entrepreneur, a renown inspirational speaker and world class coach. He was voted as the Top 22 Motivational Speaker in the world.
Your story is your medicine. Your suffering is part of your sacred experience.
Sophia is a wise, unconventional and enlightened woman. In this interview she’s sharing and showing you some simple yet very powerful and insightful tips of how to make peace with the bully that lives within your mind and heal from the negative, destructive and damaging self talk.
To get in touch with Sophia visit her website here.
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” – Buddha
Everybody has to deal with anger, shame, blame and guilt from time to time. And it’s perfectly normal but when you allow anger and guilt to consume you then you must learn how to deal with them because these toxic emotions will eat away and destroy your self worth. If left unchecked they will rob you of your peace and happiness.
She was raped and bullied but she refused to view herself as a victim. She is determined not to let her past rule her future. In this interview Shanti explains how you too can let go of these emotions and make peace with your past.
Shanti’s intimate workshop will be available in September. Please follow this link for more info.