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Podcast – RP 31: Sober Softball – Fun, fitness and fellowship in honor of Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia

On this episode of RecoveryPeople, Guest Stephen Bagwell announces the first annual RecoveryPeople Softball Tournament to be held on August 9th, 2014 which happens to be the 19th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s death. Jerry was the beloved lead guitarist of the Grateful Dead, and Jerry died of a heart attack while in Rehab. This is…

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Podcast – RP 30: Heart 360, Sign-up 4 Wellness

This episode on RecoveryPeople, Brion Oaks Vice President of Health Equity at American Heart Association and Marcy Wilson, the Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Stroke Community Outreach Coordinator for Seton Family of Hospitals join Co-Hosts Kirk Zajac and Sandy Hollier discuss how to lower our risk for a heart attack and stroke.  Brion talks about the…

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Podcast – RP 29: Rob Ruiz | From Troubled Teen and Pending Felon to Recovery and Wellness Mentor

On this episode of RecoveryPeople, Rob Ruiz shares his journey from troubled Teen and pending Felony to recovery and wellness mentor. He discusses his cathartic moment in jail and his support for the decriminalization of addiction in order to save lives and taxpayers’ money. Today, Rob is the manager of a retail store and the…

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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 27: Dr. Kerby Stewart | Recovery, a Journey from Head to Heart

If “recovery is a journey from head to heart”, today’s guest maps out the science and philosophy of addiction recovery and of cardiovascular health and wellness. And, he is especially qualified to do so. Dr. Kerby Stewart is a former ER physician who is currently the Clinical Coordinator for Substance Abuse Programs at the Texas…

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Podcast – RP 26: Peter T | Heart attack at 26 along the path to addition recovery

A Heart Attack at 26 y.o. — the consequence of addiction led to the gift of recovery. In the absence of hope, not even a near death experience curbed the thought: “If I am going out, I am going out high”. Thankfully today’s guest is now in recovery. Tune-in and find out what lead him…

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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…