We have had a few changes here at The Bubble Hour, as you may have noticed! This site is no longer updated regularly (although the widget on the right side bar still has all current episodes listed and you can access them directly from there).
The show is now is Jean's VERY capable hands, as Ellie and Amanda have taken a step back to keep that work/life balance in check - and they are both doing well.
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Looking for sober resources (including how to become a member of the "BFB" secret FB support group we reference frequently on the show)? Be sure to check out the "Sober Resources" tab at the top of the page!
Thank you all, and happy listening!
Monday, October 23, 2017
Friday, November 11, 2016
Cory first wrote to Jean (via unpickledblog.com) when she was just 14 days sober. The two stayed in touch over the months that followed, encouraging one another and checking in with updates. When Cory wrote to say she was celebrating one year of sobriety, Jean invited her to share her story with listeners of The Bubble Hour.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Still waters run deep. Kirsten was a quiet, thoughtful child who kept a lot in. She learned to be an outgoing, independent woman who moved through the world with competence and yet, the feelings and thoughts she kept to herself were eating away at her from the inside. Here is her story of pausing to turn inward and heal herself from the inside out.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Courtney is someone you wouldn't expect to struggle, but she has. Born with a malformation of her right hand, she always felt flawed and tried to compensate with exacting standards and high levels of acheivement. Her inner pain crept out in other ways, though. This episode is a solid reminder about comparing our insides to others' outsides.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
The mother and daughter relationship can be complicated under the best of circumstances. Many times more so when addiction comes into play. Mom Leslie recently celebrated one year of sobriety. She and her daughter Amy share their individual perspectives on life before and after Leslie quit drinking.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Many of us spend our time in active addiction keeping secrets and staying silent. We feel like the WORST thing that could happen would be to tell someone, only to find in recovery that it feels GREAT to talk to others about the things we kept locked away. Guest Julie has been recovering on her own and recently connected with a group of other sober women. She has also discovered the joys of writing funny pieces about her experiences and observations.
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
It can feel awful when someone we care about returns to drinking. How to respond? How to be supportive? What about feeling rejected and diminished? How do we protect our own sobriety while helping others? Jean discusses these questions with a special guest whose voice you may have been missing!