In today’s episode we talk with Sam Morris about vulnerability in sobriety, and DeWone Bennett talks about coping with family estrangement.
Vulnerability in Sobriety
Sobriety is a healing journey. For those who struggle with addiction and are seeking recovery, today’s episode can help put you in the right direction. Sam Morris is a recovery coach and addiction consultant. He has joined us a few times to talk about his own recovery journey and other topics revolving around addiction. Today we talk about the power of vulnerability. Sometimes saying something out loud can really help you understand the depth of that issue. This is the same when it comes to sobriety.
The practice of vulnerability by sharing your testimony with others can be intimidating, but also rewarding. Things like depression, addiction, and eating disorders are all too common, yet those who suffer can feel extremely alone. By being vulnerable, and putting your own struggles out there you are helping others to feel not so alone. Listen in to hear all of Sam’s advice about this.
Coping with Family Estrangement
DeWone Bennett is a licensed professional counselor with over 10 years of experience. Today we talk with him about how to cope with family estrangement. Sometimes family members simply lose touch. Other times, family members remove themselves from the family. Either way, coping with this distance from family can be difficult. DeWone explains to us how family hurts cut a little deeper than non-family hurts. As well, they can be more difficult get through. Now that we have social media, it is much easier to keep up with family and friends.
However, it still hurts when you have holiday get-together’s or family reunions and certain family members are not present. This affects so many people and can really damage the family dynamic. The impact of a tight-knit family can be dramatic to a person’s health and wellbeing. We talk about the power of family along with how to cope with estranged family.