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LAF Life is a weekly lifestyle podcast hosted by four friends living alcohol free. In a booze-soaked world, the four of us made the unpopular decision to become AF(alcohol-free). What makes us different? This podcast is about sharing four unique perspectives on how we managed to pull ourselves out of this cultural epidemic and create a beautiful alcohol free life. Without using labels to define our choices, we debunk some of the myths about what life is really like without alcohol. We came t ...
 
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This is our Holiday Wrap-Up Episode. We had fun with this episode playing some holiday Scattergories, reminiscing about the ghosts of drunken Christmas past and sharing our top holiday party tips for surviving holiday gatherings alcohol free! LAF Life will be taking a break for the holidays to enjoy sometime with our families. Tune back in when we …
 
In episode 10 it was great to meet our guest Kim Kearns a fellow sober and strong Mom and Podcaster. Kim just released her 1st book "On the Edge of Shattered", a memoir of her experience discovering freedom through sobriety. Kim shares her personal struggle with ending her unhealthy relationship with alcohol which like many had started in her youth…
 
Enabling is something that occurs often in the relationship dynamic with an addict. It happened very unintentionally when we are trying to help our loved ones but we are actually supporting their negative behaviors. In Ep. 9 we explore some of our past actions when we were drinking that reinforced negative behavior. We identify what enabling is and…
 
In this episode we had a heartfelt conversation with special guest Steve McDonald. Steve is a recovered alcoholic and crack addict who went from living in his car at the peak of his addition to becoming a teacher and author. Through his years of experience in rehab and attending AA & NA meetings, he composed a collection of quotes he heard from oth…
 
In episode 7 the girls talk all things toxic! How that can include our relationship with substances, romantic partners and even work environments. Popular buzz words around toxic behavior like gaslighting and narcissist. We share some of our own experiences with toxic relationships as well as discuss 14 signs you may be having a toxic relationship.…
 
Martin Lockett blew us away in Ep. 6 with his amazing journey from Prison to Purpose. Martin is a recovered alcoholic that spent 17.5 years incardinated for a DUI that tragically took the lives of 2 people and severely injured 1. This episode should make anyone question every bad decision they have ever made! It's a perfect example of how poor judg…
 
Join your hosts in their own mindless chatter about how the little voice in our head, can either hinder or help us. The impact drinking had on our self worth and how once we all came to the bright side of life that our negative self-talk slowly turned positive. Our daily tip to help remind yourself how amazing you are, even when you don't believe i…
 
In Season 2, Ep. 4 Listen to how our guest Jamie Swaile's passionate spirit through has carried him through his 11 yrs of sobriety amid many struggles & challenges. How he has found his worth and continues to strive to be his most authentic self. The joy he’s found in nurturing and healing his inner child through raising his daughter Grace. Jamie r…
 
In this episode we explore the good, the bad & ugly sides of Social Media. How it has become the latest addiction that everyone needs to overcome. Ways to unplug and knowing when to put our phones away. Try some of our more nature suggestions for boosting your daily dopamine. Re-visit some of the old school practices we have lost touch with like a …
 
We welcome our 1st Guest of Season 2, Matt Gardiner! What an amazing exchange of energy with this fellow Canadian Podcaster and Recovery Coach. Listen to Matt's struggle through his first attempt at living alcohol-free and what he did differently the 2nd time around to be successful in his "AF" journey. We loved hearing about Matt's dedication to h…
 
What an amazing kick off to Season 2!! Catch up with us in Ep. 1 as we discuss the interesting alcohol related situations we ran into over the break and how we dealt with them. Through this conversation we discovered some very interesting facts through some new stats released about the harmful effects of alcohol consumption. We also highlight some …
 
LAF Life has been enjoying a much needed summer break. At the end of Season 1 we promised our listeners a couple extras and we delivered in this BONUS "Girls Only" episode!! When a strange turn of events left us short our male co-host Mike, the ladies of LAF Life decided to turn this into a fun impromptu "Girls Only" episode! From sober sex to what…
 
It's a Wrap! Our Season 1 Finale is a fun recap between friends of what surprised us this season, including all our amazing guests and some of our favorite episodes. We are so excited to see what's in store for Season 2! Thank you so much to all of our listeners for your support this season! We hope you enjoy this one. Until next time keep LAF'in!!…
 
Our last guest for Season 1 will be a memorable one! What an amazing conversation we had in episode 20 with Gregg Champion the founder of Start Up Recovery in Los Angeles, California and creator of The Recovery Playbook. Gregg has over 27 years of sobriety under his belt and has pursued his passion for helping people struggling with substance abuse…
 
In Episode 19 our youngest guest yet, Dan White blew us away with his story! At 23 yrs old Dan is wise beyond his years, this kid lit us up! After multiple stints in rehab, the loss of his best friend to an opioid overdose and a DUI, Dan is finally committed to breaking the cycle of his addiction. By partnering with his father Thomas, and creating …
 
Episode 18 is part of a special 2 part series. Thomas White with his son Dan, is the founder of Exact Nature Botanicals. After facing their own battles with addiction, Thomas had a natural interest in finding solutions to help people during the recovery process. When Thomas was introduced to the many benefits of CBD through a neighbor he used that …
 
Everything is temporary and this too shall pass! Although we love the AF (alcohol free) lives we are building, naturally there have been moments when we have struggled with our sobriety. In this episode we explore the situations where this can be a challenge and the things we have done to overcome them. **Please remember to: Like, Subscribe and lea…
 
In Episode 16 we had an amazing conversation with TikTok content creator Crissy Rodriguez. After seeing Crissy across multiple Social Media platforms, we fell in love with her content and we're curious to hear her story. She has been openly sharing on TikTok & Instagram about her own experience and what she has discovered about the effects of alcoh…
 
This episode was all about fun! Have you ever played Scattergories? Episode 15 we played our own version of Scattergories by throwing out some random topics and discussing how we felt about them. Starting with trigger words, then moving into embarrassing drunk moments and finishing off with what celebrating sobriety looks like for us. Next time you…
 
This is episode 14 and we have a special guest on today. **WARNING! ** the content in this episode is explicit. Our guest will be giving us details of her traumatic journey to sobriety and if you have the kiddos in the car you may want to save this episode for later but definitely tune back in as it's a very inspirational Episode. Nicole is a warri…
 
This is Episode 13 with guest author Eleanor Kotelniski. "What do you get when you take an alcoholic woman - who just happens to be a control freak - and let her run her life on her own terms? Chaos with a capital C!" Listen to her share her struggles and fears as she learns to yield from her own way of doing life to discover the beautiful rewards …
 
“In order to heal the first thing we must do is forgive.... and sometimes the person we must forgive is ourselves.”-Mila Bron- In this episode we realize forgiving ourselves is a huge part of the healing process after giving up Alcohol. How do we forgive ourselves for things we said or did as a result of drinking? The shame and guilt associated wit…
 
In this episode we tackle a common issue in today's society that has plagued us all, Anxiety! We noticed the topic of anxiety became a common theme for the 4 of us in most our episodes. We have all had the unfortunate experience of suffering with bouts of anxiety and even panic attacks. We used alcohol as a way to try to control our feelings of anx…
 
This episode will leave you with lots to think about! We dive into some of the most common types of boundaries like; Personal, Physical, Emotional, Financial and the Non Negotiable. When people are drinking they have zero boundaries which is scary because boundaries are detrimental to our mental health & well being as they help define who we are. T…
 
In this episode we discuss "Mommy Wine Culture". We ask questions like; why do women feel like they need to do it all, and how they work themselves to the point of burnout. What can women do to be more supportive of one another? We share our opinions on how social media, paid and unpaid alcohol marketing have influenced this behavior. We talk about…
 
We are so excited to welcome our first guest in this episode Kelly Starkell-Fissel. Kelly is a wife, mom, & entrepreneur who’s been living AF (alcohol-free) now for 2.5 years. Kelly talks openly about how her Father’s binge drinking lead to his sudden passing 26 years ago and the circumstances that lead up to the moment the she vowed to never be th…
 
There can be a lot of fear around navigating social situations and dealing with some of the social stigmas that come with living AF (alcohol free). In this episode we dive into how to combat these social stigmas and how we overcame our individual fears about socializing after giving up alcohol. We believe this episode will be very helpful to those …
 
With terms like; ghosting, catfishing, roaching, bread crumbing, benching and cuffing just to name a few, how do we keep up? In a world that romanticizes alcohol how do we find alternative ways to date? In this episode we candidly explore the relationship challenges we've faced since becoming AF (Alcohol-free). We explore different ideas to help na…
 
This episode explores how "Real Self Care" isn't selfish!! We challenge the societal norms that self care is a glass of alcohol at the end of the day to reward our hard work. Real self care starts with the daily habits we create for ourselves that embrace a healthy lifestyle. We share our individual daily self care practices that help keep us stay …
 
Episode 4-Tracey's Story is the last of our co-host stories. Tracey opens up about how wine became her companion and a source of comfort as she faced all the struggles of becoming a single mother and having to start over again at 40. Learn how Tracey's determination to become a better role model for her daughter drove her to finally break her unhea…
 
This episode is a unique twist from our co-host Mike Sutton on a male perspective. Mike shares how finally listening to his strong inner voice lead him to the decision to live alcohol free. Listeners will find it refreshing to hear his open and honest candor, proving it is ok for men to show their vulnerability too. Please Like and Follow us on soc…
 
Tune in to this episode to hear our amazing co-host Lindsey Harik reveals the moment that became her "wake up call" and how it helped her finally break free from her unhealthy relationship with alcohol. Lindsey has been AF (alcohol free) for just over 2yrs and takes an honest and genuine approach to sharing her journey. You can't help but fall in l…
 
Welcome to Episode 1 of the LAF Life. Today our co-host Kelly Evans will be sharing her story. We thought it was important to dedicate our first four episodes to each of our individual stories. Hopefully this gives our listeners an opportunity to get to know us better, to understand how and when our relationship with alcohol began and the unique jo…
 
We're so excited to be launching our very first LAF life podcast episode. In this episode, we're going to tell you what we're all about and hopefully it inspires you to keep listening! We are 4 friends that came together to share our four different perspectives giving up alcohol. We hope to debunk some of the myths about what life is really like be…
 
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