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#41: Kevin Kirby | CEO of Face It Together

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CEO Kevin Kirby of Face It Together joins Sober Conversations

CEO Kevin Kirby of Face It Together joins Sober Conversations

Today’s episode is a conversation with social and business entrepreneur, Kevin Kirby. Kevin is the co-founder and CEO of Face It Together, which works in Kevin’s words, “In revolutionary ways to solve our nation’s most challenging health and social issue–the disease of drug and alcohol addiction.” Kevin’s passion for this trail blazing work stems from his own 12 year and counting survival of the disease. He says it clearly right up front, “Everything we think and do about addiction has to change. That means we’re driven by a commitment to collaboration.” Kevin and his team at Face It Together are committed–NO DRIVEN to disrupting the status quo and transforming our world for the better…a team I’m standing up and cheering for. If you want to learn more about a team of people who are harnessing the forces of change and the tools of business to unleash the full potential of individuals, families and communities, listen in. You can find out more about Kevin Kirby and his work at WeFaceItTogether.org.

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#40: Beth Wilson | One Woman’s Recovery Journey

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Beth Wilson joins Sober Conversations

Beth Wilson joins Sober Conversations

Today’s episode is a conversation with Recovery Advocate and leading addiction recovery blogger, Beth Wilson. Beth has been in the Recovery Community for many years and now selflessly contributes to the New Recovery Advocacy Movement as an integral part of ManyFaces1Voice.org and FacesAndVoicesOfRecovery.org. With her background as a seasoned journalist, Beth is also the ghostwriter for The Anonymous People’s Greg Williams. Her blog, BHereToday.com with its tag line, “Be present. Find peace. On purpose”, will come through loud and clear through this thoughtful and focused advocate for addiction recovery. Beth will share her recovery journey generously and transparently in her now 24th year of living here, now and proud of it.

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#39: Joe Schrank | Recovery Advocacy

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Joe Schrank of TheFix.com and Rebound Brooklyn joins Sober Conversations.

Joe Schrank of TheFix.com and Rebound Brooklyn joins Sober Conversations.

Today’s episode is a conversation with, Joe Schrank and his refreshing and direct perspectives on recovery advocacy. Joe has spent his life in and around active alcoholism. After stabilizing his own post-undergrad depression and alcoholism, he returned to school and studied clinical social work at Iona College and the University of Illinois. Following a tenure at Promises in Malibu, CA, Joe established the first sober living facility in New York City, Loft 107. Frustrated with the lack of media attention on the recovery community, Joe then co-founded TheFix.com a really great online presence on things addiction and recovery. Most recently, Joe founded Rebound Brooklyn, an innovative treatment program in Brooklyn, New York. Joe has a regular media presence in mainstream media as an outspoken and well spoken Recovery Advocate par excellence.

Joe’s hobbies include obsessing over the Yankees and avoiding human contact in that very New York and great way. Joe’s dog, Mik, is one of the staff at Rebound Brooklyn in a very unique way. Joe’s been intoxicant free for a long time and just wait till you get a hold of this man’s “go brainer” as a result. To find out more about Joe go to TheFix.com and ReboundBrooklyn.com.

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New Meditation Series | Dr. Walt Jessen

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Dr. Walt Jesson

Dr. Walt Jesson

This is an invitation and announcement of a new meditation series beginning Monday, June 2, 2014 in the garden office of Dr. Walt Jessen, meditator and psychologist.

During these weekly meetings you will learn how to become aware of how a meditation practice, which includes heart, mind and body impacts other people. The series will explore the experience of connection with yourself and others.

Through meditation practice, prescribed behavioral interaction and reflective writing activities, we will experience the roots and behavioral manifestations of loving kindness. Also, we will examine which kinds of connection are optimal for growing happiness, resourcefulness and attunement to others.

The course is open to meditators, therapists and others. The training will be conducted in a small group (up to 10) format. This format potentiates the learning process through acquiring information and insights from each other that deepens awareness and sharpens one’s skills. The bond amongst members brings personal support and enjoyment to the learning process.

We will meet consecutive Monday nights from 7 to 9pm (PDT) in Los Gatos, California. The fee is $40.00 per meeting. Please call 408 358 0777 for more information.

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#38: Myrton Wesley Running Wolf | Native American Wellbriety

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Myrton Running Wolf joins Sober Conversations

Myrton Running Wolf joins Sober Conversations

Today’s episode is a conversation with Myrton Wesley Running Wolf. Myrton is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Indian Tribe, has an undergraduate degree in mathematics, a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and is a Ph.D. candidate in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University. The soon to be Dr. Running Wolf is also a professional actor seen in the wildly popular, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and he produces short subject films heightening awareness about Native American issues that are really all of our issues. I asked Myrton to come to Sober Conversations to explore Native American Wellbriety and the similarities and differences with the issues and challenges of our Native America and addiction recovery. For more information on Myrton, see the “people” tab at Stanford University’s Department of Theater and Performing Arts and the search word, “WellRed” at Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.