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Podcast – RP 28: AcroYoga | Recovery Community at Play

Recovery in itself is not a static process.  To be fulfilling, it must be moving, living, breathing and envelop new areas of one’s life, opening up different channels to wellness.  Grant Shipman of Yogabatics, today’s guest, is helping people do just that.  But first, hosts Kirk and Sandy and Jason explore the topic of acroyoga…

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Podcast – RP 25: Million Hearts Series Kickoff Episode

Taking heart health and wellness viral in the recovery community Sobering fact: people in recovery have higher rates of heart attacks and strokes compared to the general population. More than the damage we did to our organs in active addiction, its the chain smoking, artery clogging food choices and sedentary lifestyle that causes many of…

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Podcast – RP 24: Katie Barr

The new season of RecoveryPeople begins with diving deep into the diverse culture of recovery. Katie Barr is a recovered alcoholic and drug addict. She is also a member of the LGBT community. We examine her journey through recovery, as she struggled with her sexual orientation, to coming to embrace herself and surrender to the…

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Podcast – RP 23: Jason Wilkins

633,782 homeless in the United States. Whether it’s by choice or by circumstance, we see them every day. Have they given up on a better way of life, or is it just part of the social fabric of our era? In this episode, we get a unique perspective from Jason Wilkins. Jason has been on…

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Podcast – RP 22: Ben Levenson

There are new forces at work in the recovery industry, and change, although sometimes painful, is undoubtedly necessary. RecoveryPeople sits down with Ben Levenson, CEO of Origins Recovery Center, and we talk about how the world of addiction treatment has changed in the last several decades, and where it’s headed. We talk about some controversial…

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Podcast – RP 21: Ben Bass and the Big Texas Rally

Dude, let’s go rally! Ben Bass (Executive Director of The Recovery Alliance of El Paso, and Chairman of the Board of Texas Recovers) flies in from El Paso, and we talk about the Big Texas Rally for Recovery this Saturday here in Austin (on the South steps of the Capitol, from 3-5 PM). We also talk a…

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Podcast – RP 20: Jaime Loera

Spirituality: Higher Power, Creative Intelligence, Good Orderly Direction.  Whatever you want to call it, it’s undeniably a necessary part of recovery. Jaime Loera, Director of Alumni Services for Origins Recovery Center comes into the studio with Kirk to discuss spirituality, how it works and all the experiences around it.  Do we have to be totally…

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Podcast – RP 19: Michael Dadashi

Do recovery-oriented workplaces exist? Recovery is a success plan for life, but is it a transferable skill found in the workplace and in the strategic boardroom? “Absolutely!”, according to today’s guest, Michael Dadashi, who’s motto is “re-creating value and rethinking life”. He is the founder and CEO of MHD Enterprises, the 28th fastest growing business…

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