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Omar Pinto, the host of the SHAIR Podcast, is a world-renowned Life Coach, Recovery Coach and Speaker. He helps people break free from unhealthy habits and heal the areas of their lives that are preventing them from living a life of happiness, fulfilment, and joy. Each week Omar interviews individuals who SHAIR their incredible journey of recovery as well as coaching people one on one live on the call. If you are interested in exploring an Alcohol-Free Lifestyle, becoming the best version of ...
 
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Six years ago, The SHAIR Podcast began as a small recovery podcast with intentions of interviewing others about their experiences in recovery. With no expectations about where it would lead, today, the Podcast has over two million downloads. The SHAIR Podcast is a testament to the transformative power of connecting with others. With nearly 300 epis…
 
For many, the joys that come along with being a parent can be equaled out by the stressors and chaos that follow behind. Driven by an innate need to nurture and love, parents can live their lives for others, sacrificing their own hopes and dreams. What if we can’t absorb that unconditional love for ourselves that we give to our children? When we do…
 
After fleeing from an abusive marriage, Rebecca Davison found herself using alcohol as a way to cope with her PTSD. She explains, “if I had a bad day, I would have an extra drink, I was very much a gray area drinker, but I didn’t like being drunk, it made me scared and anxious.” Because of her support system and healthy childhood, Rebecca rationali…
 
We all have goals, dreams, and aspirations. But, what happens when the undertones of your past limiting beliefs gets in the way of achieving them. “I’m going to fail, so why even try?” “I’m not good enough.” “I’ll never be as good as them.” “I’ll never be as good as I was years ago.” When we compare ourselves to others, or even begin to compare our…
 
If you grew up in a strict religious home, you were most likely taught about heaven, hell, and a very long list of what makes us a good person or a bad person. At times, it feels as if our most intimate feelings can be judged and create feelings of guilt, confusion, and inadequacy. Whether it be Jehovah's Witness or Judaism, people tend to hand ove…
 
Nothing good comes from self-shaming. When relapse happens, it can be easy to fall into a shame cycle of self-loathing. When we promised ourselves we’d “quit for good,” or “never fall back into old patterns,” and find ourselves back there, it can be overwhelming. We may find ourselves scouring our memory to understand how we could have gotten back …
 
After the loss of her Father, Brother, and Aunt, and a failed business, Lori Windfeldlt found her first sip of alcohol, “glorious.” As a stay at home mother, her habit continued to escalate until she had the realization that she lost her identity in a bottle of wine. Upon reaching her rock bottom moment, she found herself in a state of surrender as…
 
For anyone looking to heal from past hurts, inner child work and reparenting is crucial. No matter what we do in our lives, we're trying to feel something. When we don't feel secure and confident within ourselves, we can find ourselves acting out with maladaptive behaviors caused by underlying hurts. Whether we know it or not, we spend years abusin…
 
In 2011, Don Cummins was homeless, desperate to get high, and had already served 20 years in prison for bank robberies. Not only suffering from mental health issues, addiction, and incarceration, the court had also declared him insane. Willing to do anything to escape from reality, he went to any lengths to not feel discomfort from the trauma he ex…
 
With addiction comes lies, deceit, and betrayal. However, with recovery can come the looming after effects of guilt, shame, and regret. When we get sober, we must learn to love, forgive ourselves, and make peace with our past. Acknowledging the mistakes we’ve made and moving forward is often easier said than done. Forgiving ourselves requires empat…
 
Do you believe that everything happens for a reason? We’re all drawn to different things for different reasons and learning to tap into our intuition can help us find the answers to questions we’ve long asked. One of the most common ways individuals can find the messages they need to hear is through an oracle deck. This communication vehicle betwee…
 
There are so many elements that go into co-parenting, including charged emotions, high anxiety, and dysfunctional dynamics - which is maybe why you got divorced in the first place. Though, what about co-parenting when one person is in recovery and the other person is still in active addiction? When your children are away and you fear that your ex-h…
 
“When I was around my friends, they gave me all the love I wasn’t getting elsewhere. I had a deep fear of rejection and judgment.” At the age of 20, Traci Butz claims she was addicted to fun. Fulfilling her need for socialization, love, and connection that spearheaded the relief from childhood wounds, she felt less of a need for education and struc…
 
Relationships are a two way street, but you can’t make your partner or spouse recover with you. Sometimes when we’re in the midst of a healing journey, we outgrow the people we love. While you may still be head-over-heels in love with the person, you’ve started to notice that you want different things in life, or that you’re going in two separate d…
 
Whether it be drug or alcohol addiction, money, or a relationship, we all have attachments that may or may not be serving us. However, when we’re able to identify them, overcome them, and use them as part of our story, that’s when we can truly find freedom. Russ Perry’s experience was no different. After a tumultuous affair and battle with alcohol …
 
We all go through tough times. But why is it so hard for many of us to ask for help during these times? Asking for help is the cornerstone of sobriety, though, it’s one of the biggest barriers that prevent us from getting sober and living out our true potential. Asking for help requires us to be vulnerable and in doing so we ultimately put ourselve…
 
‘What we really need more than anything else during this pandemic is some hope.” As the COVID-19 pandemic struck us all with fear, frustration, and anxiety, Lori Livacich saw it as an opportunity to make a big difference with a small gesture. Stemming from her initial idea of creating something of recognition for front-line workers, Lori Livacich c…
 
How many of us feel like we’ve had to prove our worth as soon as we get sober? What if our friends, colleagues, or family discover we do not actually deserve everything we’ve accomplished? Just like recovery, self-worth doesn’t happen overnight. Falling into a state of “Imposter Syndrome” takes up our time and energy. When this happens, guilt, sham…
 
From weeknight dinners and homework sessions to Christmas card photos and vacations, Nikki and Ben created a tight-knit, enviable family. From the smallest daily tasks to the biggest life events, they both work well together. However, it only took a divorce to get them there. At 12 years sober, Ben was what some might call a “dry drunk.” Searching …
 
“I’m not good enough, I’m not pretty enough, I’m not old enough, period.” We’ve all told ourselves this at one point or another. When these limited belief systems interfere with our daily lives, they prevent us from living in the present and fulfilling our true potential. These beliefs can get triggered by family, friends, and outer chaos that’s go…
 
When we get sober, we prioritize healing our mental, emotional, and spiritual health, but what about our physical health? Stress, anxiety, and unprocessed trauma can leave an imprint on the body and affect our health for years to come. On this week’s SHAIR Recovery Podcast, Practitioner Chris Ruane shares about a lifesaving practice that not only h…
 
In this week’s SHAIR Recovery Coaching call, we helped Chris navigate the uncomfortable world of boundaries. At home during the COVID-19 quarantine with his two adult sons, Chris has found himself engaging in maladaptive coping mechanisms to handle his frustrations. Even after nine years of sobriety from addiction, he's fearful that his kids still …
 
"I felt nothing and it was such a glorious experience. I didn’t feel anxiety, depression, or out of place." That was Comedian Tiffany Jenkins first experience with alcohol. Years later, her addiction brought her to a desperate place where she prayed for death. Later, diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Depression, Mild Schizophrenia,…
 
How do we combat the inner critic that tells us we’re no good? Negative self-talk is something we all have, and it’s one thing that prevents us from fulfilling our full potential. It’s in the moments of self-doubt, fear, and being uncomfortable with ourselves that we created self-soothing in the first place, and it’s in these moments we crave relie…
 
With no higher power or 12-step work, Meredith Atwood white-knuckled sobriety. After substance abuse, suicide attempts, and binge eating issues, she had realization that she would be dead within a year, and made the decision to stop drinking cold turkey. Growing up in a religious cult, Meredith couldn’t subscribe to the thought of surrendering. Aft…
 
Setting effective boundaries is hard. In this week’s SHAIR recovery coaching call, we helped Brandi navigate boundaries with her Mother. It’s completely normal for all of us to expect our parents or loved ones to be loving people. However, when addiction, trauma, and other issues come into play, we can begin to feel responsible for our loved one's …
 
At 38, Amberly Lago was a personal trainer, avid runner, and sponsored by Nike. However, she never expected her life to turn upside down. Hit by an SUV, she underwent 34 surgeries to save her leg from amputation. Diagnosed with an incurable disease dubbed the “suicide disease” she lost her business, self-confidence, and dealing with chronic-pain in…
 
On this week’s Recovery Coaching call we helped Barbara, Jill, and Frank. Barbara feels like she’s running on low-energy. Wanting to sleep a lot, she is having trouble finding motivation to participate in activities that are conducive to her recovery. However, when she partakes in her favorite craft, she feels more energized. The group helped Barba…
 
This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re joined by author and advocate, Erica C. Barnett. Erica had tried everything to stop drinking. Detox after detox, and treatment center after treatment center, she continued to find herself in a state of relapse. Stating that rock bottom is a lie, Erica believes that it is always possible to go lower than your lo…
 
There are multiple pathways to recovery, including recovery coaching. In our first Recovery Coaching call, Omar Pinto introduced us to his style of recovery coaching and the concepts behind it. By holding space for others, and using our intuition to guide us, we can help others address struggles, find accountability, and process uncomfortable feeli…
 
After a tumultuous relationship, a five year heroin addiction, and three overdoses, Jeanae White had all but given up. Trying 12-step support groups, multiple treatment centers, and therapy, Jeanae still struggled, felt sad, unhappy, and unfulfilled. However, that all changed when Jeanae found plant medicine. This week on the SHAIR Podcast, we’re j…
 
Is there a past hurt or toxic trauma that’s keeping you from being your best self? Whether it be a person, ex, principle, or a belief system, many of us are used to sitting across from doctors, therapists, and psychiatrists only to hear them tell us that there’s something wrong with us or we have a chemical imbalance. However, what if the only chem…
 
Meditation should be easy, effortless, and joyous. In today's world, people are practicing meditation more than ever. Though, there are still many that aren't reaching the positive, uplifting, and spiritual effects that they desire. Dr. Susan Shumsky has dedicated her life to helping people take command of their lives in highly effective, powerful,…
 
Is it possible to quit drinking cold turkey without rehab and stay sober without AA? There are many different pathways to recovery and today’s guest is living proof that it’s possible to quit drinking and get sober on your own. The one and only Mishka Shubaly is back on The SHAIR Podcast! He’s here to talk about his new book Cold Turkey: How to Qui…
 
Today we have Mark Gagarin on The SHAIR Podcast. He is the host of the Battle Tested, a podcast about triumph over adversity. It’s not only about the war with addiction. It’s about showing up as our best selves to every challenge we face in our lives. Mark believes that everything we’re experiencing can be used to benefit people. When we’re faced w…
 
Today we are excited to have Holly Whitaker on The SHAIR Podcast. She was the co-host of the HOME podcast, the bestselling author of Quit Like a Woman, and the founder of Tempest, a holistic, evidence-based digital recovery platform It’s not just people in addiction recovery who hit a bottom. We all will have that point of reckoning in our lives th…
 
We are thrilled to have Stefanos Sifandos on The SHAIR Podcast. He is a relational alchemist whose mission is to assist individuals in actualizing the fullness of their potentiality, to relate to each other with authentic love, to be conscious stewards of Earth, and to continue to evolve and expand the entirety of their being. He is also husband to…
 
A few months ago, life was normal and predictable. But the coronavirus has drastically changed our lives, seemingly overnight, and we are all reeling from the mental, emotional, and spiritual fallout. It is a challenge for those fighting addiction, but today's guest says it's a special opportunity for those in recovery. Today, we have Rabbi Simon J…
 
Our guest today is a bone cancer, heroin addiction, and coronavirus survivor. Matt Moremello is also an ayahuasquero at New Life Ayahuasca. Today he talks about what it was like to live through the coronavirus, his agonizing battle with opioids, and how ayahuasca saved his life. He also talks about how ayahuasca for recovery from addiction works, w…
 
Many people develop an addiction to soothe sexual abuse or childhood trauma. Our guest today is Lisa Erickson. She is a chakra-based energy worker and the author of Chakra Empowerment for Women. Lisa tells us how self-guided techniques using energy healing can be the first step in moving on from trauma. She talks about the tools and techniques she …
 
When we talk about addiction, we have to talk about overcoming odds. The idea of getting clean and sober seems impossible and the thought of living the rest of our lives in recovery can be paralyzing. But the world is bigger than us and our addictions, and people have to overcome all sorts of odds. Oleg Lougheed is our guest today. He knows the ann…
 
Dan Peres looked like he had a glamorous life. He was working in New York City in a great career as an elite journalist. No one knew that on the inside he was broken, alone, and terrified. Dan Peres always sought relief from a cripplingly low self-esteem. He became instantly addicted to opioid painkillers when he was given them after a surgery, sen…
 
Today we have Rebecca Daigle on The SHAIR Podcast. She’s been a member of the SRC since 2017 and has one unconventional story. At first, alcohol was a fun compliment to Rebecca’s exotic life. But her addiction unconsciously evolved, turning into a Jekyll and Hyde division that brought her such despair, she felt like it would kill her. Then Rebecca …
 
In our society, we are taught to hide our emotions and feelings. Most of us feel isolated even when we’re among people. We pretend everything’s okay, using our accomplishments and material possessions to hide the suffering and inadequacy that plagues us. We become addicted to substances, objects, and behaviors, when the key to our happiness is insi…
 
Brandon Turner is the author of Personal Finance for People in Addiction Recovery. Brandon is a coach, facilitator, and real estate investor committed to adding value to the lives of others. After Brandon dropped out of college, he went into selling drugs, making 200K a year. He was living large according to his delusional ego, until he got set up …
 
Today’s show is about sex. Though it’s not directly about addiction and recovery, sex and relationship issues are often what drive people to use drugs and alcohol. Melanie Curtin is a sex researcher and men’s coach. She talks about the huge role sex plays in our relationships and how it can affect our recovery. She explains how to confront past tra…
 
Corey Harrington's story began with childhood wounds and existential angst. He always felt like an exposed nerve and used drugs to numb the pain. But he felt time ticking by, and a growing sense of dread began to drown him. Corey knew that he had to stop using or risk spending his whole life in the meaningless cycle of addiction. Corey recently cel…
 
Michael King’s life looked inspiring on paper. He was a democratic executive, working on projects he was passionate about. But he led a double life. On the other side, he was addicted to alcohol and gambling. His problem became so out of control that he began embezzling money from work, eventually leading to an embarrassing public arrest that lande…
 
Laura McKowen couldn’t control her addiction to alcohol and believed that the people who could drink normally were the lucky ones, but after leaving her 4-year-old daughter alone in a hotel room all night, Laura had to break down and get help. To Laura, having to get sober was the end of everything. It was purgatory, but once she stopped resisting …
 
Tim Moon is a long-time listener and member of the SHAIR Recovery Community. His is one of the many success stories experienced by SHAIR members and listeners. Tim was addicted to alcohol for over a decade. He kept believing he could control it, even though his marriage and the relationship with his kids was falling apart. Finally, his wife said it…
 
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