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Art•I•Fact is a Wilmington, DE-based podcast for music junkies by music junkies focusing on left-of-the-dial personalities from the mythical land of Rock & Roll. Musicians, directors, producers, authors and more are all on the menu. Hosted by your spirit guides, Dan and Matt.
 
In the Holistic Trauma Healing podcast, I share the profound path to healing trauma that allows us to move out of the role of victim and into the role of conscious and empowered creator of our best possible reality through mental, physical, emotional, spiritual, and ancestral trauma healing. Learn how trauma affects every part of your existence and how to weave a new web of life that isn't ruled by the past. The HTH podcast empowers you to heal trauma in the same way it has affected you -- a ...
 
Sheri and Matt Salis just wanted a normal life – normal marriage, normal careers, a normal house and happy kids. Instead, they lived a life of lies and terror as they struggled with Matt’s alcoholism. While their experience sounds rare, with over 15 millions problem drinkers in America, their alcoholic marriage was all too normal. Matt has been writing about their experiences in alcoholism and recovery for years. On the Untoxicated Podcast, Sheri and Matt talk about it, too. No subjects are ...
 
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The first year of his permanent sobriety, Matt felt like shit. It wasn’t for lack of recovery effort. His pleasure neurotransmitters that had been hijacked by alcohol just took a year or so to adjust to his sobriety. Even after that year, Matt dealt with secondary addictions as he worked to understand the underlying causes of his alcoholism. A lot …
 
Welcome to PRIMETIME! Corey and Dr. West watch Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, courtesy of Peacock, as they recap their experience at the return of HorrorHound Weekend 2021 back in September. They also get you ready for HorrorHound Weekend 2022 which again will stalk the Sharonville Convention Center March 25th-27th in Cincinnati, OH. …
 
When Sheri and Matt were seeking expert advise on restoring intimacy and growing closer together in their post-alcoholic marriage, they turned to the Emily’s: Dr. Emily Morse of the Sex with Emily podcast, and Dr. Emily Nagoski, author of the best selling book, Come as You Are. On this episode, Sheri and Matt share the core messages from both the E…
 
This is the one-year anniversary episode of the Holistic Trauma Healing Podcast! In this solo episode, Lindsey... shares the 3 ways in which we are triggered shares why she doesn't do trigger warnings or content warnings on any of her content talks about why avoiding triggers isn't how we heal and why avoidance is a sign of victim consciousness sha…
 
Corey Gorechrist welcomes back Trey of CREEPING DEATH to FANTASM Podcast to promote their newest EP, "The Edge of Existence." Out October 8th! Follow Creeping Death: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/creepingdea...Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/creepingdeat...Twitter: https://twitter.com/creepingdeathtxSpotify: https://spoti.fi/2KeUbvVApple …
 
Have you, or has someone you love, ever been absolutely determined to be done with alcohol in the morning, only to be drinking that very same evening? One of the major contributing factors to that alcohol-related whiplash is decision fatigue. On this episode, Sheri and Matt talk about the reasons drinking alcohol adds volume and complexity to our d…
 
In this episode, author of The Healed Empath, Kristen Schwartz and I... explain what it means to be an empath and/or a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) discuss how empaths can navigate and maintain energetic and emotional boundaries discuss the paradox that HSPs and empaths feel feel when they're in their bodies, yet coming back to the body is the onl…
 
We’re joined by producer Gordon Raphael to discuss his life in music and his work with The Strokes (particularly on their seminal debut album Is This It). Crucial matters discussed include: Gordon’s various attempts to “make it” in New York City; how Gordon hooked up with The Strokes; getting fired from The Strokes’ third album, First impressions o…
 
The popular misperception of an alcoholic marriage is that it always comes down to a frustrated wife trying to decide if she will divorce her alcoholic husband. As is the case with most things related to the disease of addiction, an alcoholic marriage is quite often a great deal more complicated than that. In this episode, Matt reads excerpts from …
 
In this episode, hypnotherapist and money mindset coach Rebecca Wiener McGregor and I... explain what hypnosis is and what it isn't and share that each of us is in a hypnotic state multiple times a day discuss how hypnosis helps to re-program brain and body talk about how our language perpetuates trauma and triggers discuss identity as the single m…
 
When Matt thought he most needed Sheri’s support and sympathy while he was in early sobriety, Sheri was detached and focused on her own healing and independence. It turns out, Sheri’s detachment might have saved the marriage. What the alcoholic needs, and what the loved one needs from the recovery process, are counterintuitive and seemingly at odds…
 
We're joined by journalist and author, Annie Zaleski, to discuss her book in the highly-regarded 33 1/3 series on Duran Duran's Rio record. Crucial matters discussed include: Duran Duran's unlikely return to prominence in the 90's; the involvement of the great producer Nile Rogers of Chic in the band's catalog; why Duran Duran doesn't get the respe…
 
In this episode, the stripper with a Ph.D., Lux ATL, is here to... discuss the addictiveness of social media, why it's not your fault, and how to have strong boundaries for yourself and the time you spend on social media discuss the disciplined, singular focus required to accomplish your goals and how/why social media will try to keep you "multi-ta…
 
We’re joined by the fabulous Mike Mills, bassist, keyboardist and second vocalist from the legendary American rock band, R.E.M.. Crucial matters discussed include: Matt and Dan’s obsession with the band during their formative years; the anniversary of their incredible debut, Murmur; the many great reissues of their classic records; Mike’s work in t…
 
Success stories are too rare when it comes to recovering a marriage from the ravages of alcoholism and the challenges of recovery. We are so pleased to have Karen on the podcast to share her discovery path to healing her alcoholic marriage, now three years into sobriety. Karen uses compassion and lived experience to tell her story and inspire other…
 
In this episode with resident astrologer Tammy Antoinette, we... discuss Mars energy as it relates to the crisis in Afghanistan, social media polarization, and collective and personal aggression discuss the possibility that the biblical "Tribulation" might be happening share how the 9/8 New Moon Cycle will affect projects, crises, or anything you b…
 
Adam Biggs of Rivers of Nihil returns to FANTASM to chat with Dr. Vincent West about his new album, The Work, out September 24th on Metal Blade Records.Follow Rivers of Nihil:https://www.riversofnihil.comhttps://www.facebook.com/riversofnihilhttps://twitter.com/riversofnihilhttps://www.instagram.com/riversofnihilhttps://www.youtube.com/Riversofnihi…
 
Sean Clark returns to FANTASM to talk with Dr. West about his latest Horror's Hallowed Grounds episodes and more!More iconic filming locations: https://bit.ly/3iakiXfFollow Sean ClarkFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/malfuncseanInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/malfuncsean/Twitter: https://twitter.com/malfuncsean/Get your Horror's Hallowed Grou…
 
The loved ones of alcoholics almost always experience gaslighting – the manipulative conversations alcoholics use to normalize excessive drinking. On this episode, Sheri talks about the impact of Matt’s gaslighting on her, and Matt provides an explanation for why gaslighting comes so naturally and is such a universal aspect of alcoholic relationshi…
 
In this episode, Lindsey answers these listener questions: What are your tips on healing from workplace trauma when you continue to experience it daily? How do I stop nit-picking my partner? How do I break shame cycles? What's the next best thing if I can't do cold plunges? How to tell the difference between loving self-discipline vs. self-judgemen…
 
Worrying about stuff seems a common characteristic of high-functioning alcoholics. The object of concern can be work related, a family matter, or frankly, just about anything big or small. We use alcohol ineffectively to manage the worries. But this question remains: Does life stress create alcoholics, or does alcohol use create bad stress manageme…
 
In this episode, trauma-informed psychologist turned consciousness coach Dr. Janine Kreft (@kreftscouch) and I... talk about Dr. Kreft's reasons for adding alternative modalities, such as EFT and neurolinguistic programming, as well as consciousness and awareness to her traditional psychology education discuss the necessary intersection of mental h…
 
We received so much feedback about “Ep99 – Seven Fourteen Twenty-One: Relapse“, that Sheri and Matt felt compelled to address it in this unplanned follow-up episode. Some listeners were surprised to learn that challenges linger in extended recovery. Others empathized with the continued struggle. Still others felt like Matt’s insecurities continue w…
 
In this incredible and fascinating episode, spiritual teacher and Akashic Records reader Ashely Wood and I... talk about Ashley's lifelong sensitivity and connection to spiritual gifts and messages share how Ashley's connection to and knowledge of past lives intensified during her pregnancy and how her daughter told Ashley in a dream about her past…
 
100! This is episode 100! What better way could there be to celebrate than by hosting the people the podcast is for, and who inspire the topics we discuss. For Ep100, Sheri and Matt welcome Jessica, Kim, Suzy, Karen, Nickie, Barbara, Haley and Suzanne from our Echoes of Recovery program. This expert panel discusses why a support network is crucial …
 
In this episode, Lindsey shares her core beliefs about trauma-healing, nervous system education, bigotry, Mother Earth, food access, healthcare and medical freedom, abolition, and more. Every person matters. Everyone deserves a voice. No one is disposable. Apply for 1:1 Holistic Trauma Healing Coaching Program Moonology Oracle Deck My Course: Belie…
 
No alcohol, nor any other drugs, were involved in the making of this episode. This is about a relationship relapse back into the pit of hell. It is said that when we see devastation, we can't unsee it. Once we've experienced hopeless despair, we leave breadcrumbs on the shortcut that leads back to painful desperation. For Sheri and Matt, July 14, 2…
 
In this episode, Madison and I... share how our early relationships with our parents shape our sense of self and self-sovereignty share Madison's experiences in Evangelical Christianity and why she was obsess with "abusive theology" talk about shedding away the layers of life and trauma that smother our sense of self discuss the differences between…
 
On this episode, Sheri and Matt discuss another way to breakdown alcoholism into two components. Alcohol creates arrogant, rude, unsatisfied drinkers who create arguments and chaos. At the same time, stress makes alcohol necessary, and pushes the consumption to escalate. The couple discusses how the interaction between stress and alcohol played out…
 
Warning: Ep97 includes discussions about suicide and domestic violence.Sarah was born last of six siblings in a house dominated by alcoholism and other mental illness. When her brothers and sister grew up and moved out, she was left to navigate the storm by herself. She's always been close with her siblings - the way people are sometimes bonded tog…
 
In this episode, Holly and I... share Holly's journey into body acceptance and love and how that governs her current work discuss the real truth of how women have outsourced our behavior, beliefs, and beauty to people and systems outside of our authentic selves discuss how women's bodies have been controlled by religion, purity culture, patriarchy,…
 
Sobriety has brought improvement to the lives of Sheri and Matt and their family, but it has created a whole new set of problems, too. Matt is now reliable, predictable, and even safe and approachable. But he is not any fun.In this episode, Sheri and Matt discuss Matt's ridiculous work hours he uses, in part, to fill the void left behind by alcohol…
 
In this incredibly HOT episode, desire coach Janira Martinez and I... reveal why, as a Black Latina, Janira refuses to call herself "anti-racist" discuss why speaking our truth is non-negotiable talk about the consequences of not aligning with the current, mainstream social justice narrative reveal our thoughts on racism and bigotry in general and …
 
There are a variety of reasons an alcoholic blames his drinking on his spouse. Matt should know. He consistently blamed his alcoholism on Sheri for all the different reasons. And now, he is here to say that the reasons are all bullshit. On this episode, Sheri and Matt discuss the causes of this most potent form of gaslighting, and why it is so dang…
 
In this episode, sexuality and sensuality coach Ally Gayle and I... question why talking about sex is so taboo and off-limits in our present culture talk about sexual shame's beginnings in childhood with cultural stigma that discourages children's natural curiosity about their bodies discuss the harm of sexual trauma comparison talk about how repre…
 
On this episode, Sheri and Matt discuss the changes in mood and family involvement for Matt in sobriety compared to active alcoholism. Increased input and participation of an alcoholic in sobriety is a lot for the family to absorb. Unwanted advice, a compulsive need to share, and lots of opinions have made Matt a challenge to handle for the exact o…
 
In this episode, Human Design expert Melissa Kirk and I... share how our purpose and blueprint for our lives is often over-shadowed by our social and/or familial conditioning share the origin of Human Design talk all about the BodyGraph: gates, defined and undefined emotional centers, and more discuss the difference between Human Design and astrolo…
 
When Matt was actively drinking, Sheri had to deal with three unappealing characteristics of her alcoholic husband when on vacations or celebrating holidays: his moods were unpredictable, he was needy, and the alcohol accentuated his insecurities. There was nothing festive, and very little that was enjoyable, about vacationing with an alcoholic. No…
 
In this solo episode, Lindsey discusses self-trust. Self-trust is THE key to unlocking our healing. We can't and won't heal unless we trust ourselves to heal. Likewise, we also won't rest, change gears, take risks, set boundaries, start something new, or think critically without self-trust. Holistic Trauma Healing work will ALWAYS direct you back t…
 
We’re joined by screenwriter, Charlie Haas, and super fan and musician, Jeffrey “The Chairman” Couch, to discuss 1979’s legendary and subversive teen coming-of-age drama, Over the Edge. Crucial matters discussed include: the real-life planned community near San Francisco that inspired the fictional New Granada in the movie; the importance and selec…
 
Nickie knew she and Josh had relationship problems. When he first declared himself an alcoholic, she couldn't believe it. She didn't want to even think about a drinking problem until they had their marriage on good terms (little did she know at the time that the alcohol was the cause of the relationship troubles). Josh's friends told him he was fin…
 
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