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Episodes

March 25, 2022

#55 Pamela O'Leary: A new year's resolution that actually stuck

My next episode includes a guest that made a new year's resolution to get sober and 4 years later, she is still sober. She talks with us about her journey into sobriety and how she did it. It wasn't the typical path, and it h...

March 09, 2022

#54 What does "Letting Go" really mean?

You hear it all the time with people who have loved ones with substance abuse issues. The "Letting go". But what does that really mean. Sometimes we have a misconception on what "Letting Go" really means. It's more about lett...

February 05, 2022

#53 The Key is a Mother's Love

Linda Sue Key is my next guest on the Unbreakable Boundaries Podcast. She is a Mother of a son who has been in his addiction for over 25 yrs. She worked for over 20 years as a substance abuse counselor, including working in a...

February 03, 2022

#52 People Can't Give You What They Don't Have

When we go out to get support and our emotional needs met, we have to be careful and make sure we are going to people that can give us what we need. Some people just can't give you what you are asking for. Within that, we hav...

January 24, 2022

#51 The Exchange Principle

The Exchange Principle is something I use to navigate a lot of my decisions when it comes time to help someone. I want to make sure I am helping, and that means I can't put more energy into something that the other person is ...

December 21, 2021

Ep #50 Dr. Susan Birne-Stone: How to See, Hear, and Listen to Yourself

Creating unbreakable boundaries is really about honoring yourself and others. In this episode, Dr. Susan and I get into some really great conversations about creating awareness around the question that Dr. Susan loves to ask,...

December 13, 2021

#49 What to look for in choosing a rehab for your loved one

In this episode, I go through some different things I look for when I sit down at a computer and look into a rehab. This is just to start narrowing down all the different options you have. *How long have they been open *How m...

November 15, 2021

#48 Mental Health does NOT Equal Mental Illness

Working on our mental health is preventative like working on our physical health. Sometimes though, we hear mental health and we think about anxiety, depression, bi-polar, addiction, etc. It is just as important for you to wo...

October 08, 2021

#47 Live as if your prayers have already been answered

"Live as if your prayers have already been answered" -Tony Robbins What would happen to your life if you started living as if your prayers had already been answered? Would you be sleeping better? Eating better? Enjoying doing...

September 28, 2021

#46: Opening the Can of Worms

In this podcast, I discuss the can of worms. What gets in our way of "going there with ourselves?" What do we need in order to go to the depths of ourselves that we need to go to? We need people in order to help us go there s...

September 19, 2021

#45 The 4 Non-Negotiables of Recovery

In this episode, I talk about why I took a step back from recording podcasts for a minute and what you can expect moving forward. I also go into the 4 non-negotiables of recovery. My Website is https://www.maneelyconsulting.c...

July 21, 2021

Ep #44 Adam Gunton: Tell Your Story

Adam Gunton is helping other people in recovery to tell their story. In this episode, we talk a bit about how he is doing that and why. Adam Vibe Gunton delivers a powerful message of hope for any audience. His story of overc...

July 01, 2021

#43 Training for the Obstacle Course of Addiction

When it comes being a family member with a loved one in addiction/substance abuse issues, we have to come at it like we are training for a obstacle course where we don't exactly know what the obstacle course is going to look ...

May 04, 2021

#42 Allison Livingston: Remembering to Connect with Yourself in Chaos

I met Allison as part of my Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown Book Club. Wholehearted living is so important for people who are dealing with loved ones in addiction. Through the situations we find ourselves in during this ...

April 13, 2021

#41: Nicole talks recovery for the families; we all have our journey

In this conversation we talk a lot about the family dynamic of what it means to grow up with an alcoholic parent. Family has a big influence over our lives, it can be both positive and negative as in Nicole's case. Having gro...

March 30, 2021

#40 Nick and Kaitlin: Sometimes you just want to punch them in the face.

I sincerely doubt I will ever find another opportunity to get to interview a couple like this again. Nick is a person in recovery, his wife Kaitlin is what we often will refer to as a "Normy", meaning someone who does not has...

March 24, 2021

#39 Jeff Jones: We are changing the conversation about addiction.

Jeff Jones is a licensed therapist, addiction counselor, interventionist and family recovery coach. He has a mission to change the conversation about addiction in the addiction/recovery space with family members and professio...

March 16, 2021

#38 Dr. Rhoberta Shaler gives tips on how to save your sanity

Dr. Rhoberta Shaler, PhD, The Relationship Help Doctor, provides urgent and ongoing care for relationships in crisis. She helps people on the journey from recognizing to recovering and rebuilding after toxic relationships. Ev...

March 09, 2021

#37 James Brown: Steven Spielberg can't even make this stuff up

James Brown, struggled with sobriety his whole life He came from a partying family, he was abused as a child, traveled quite a bit. He had numerous DWIs, lost a home due to a fire, was stabbed by ex wife, which is the story w...

March 02, 2021

#36 Brittany Brown: Recovery is NOT a Straight Line, for the Addicts or Their Families

Recovery is messy, it can be awkward, weird, and totally worth it. It doesn't look the same for everyone and every family will have a different experience. In this episode, Brittany and I discuss, and not in a straight line, ...

February 23, 2021

#35 Jared Diehl is Fighting the Stigma of Mental Health

Jared Diehl is from La Verne, California and has been dealing with mental illness his whole life but has spent the last 15 years managing bipolar depression and anxiety. He also has been a suicide survivor. Out of the sufferi...

February 09, 2021

#34 Sean Loves his Recovery Life

In this next episode I am interviewing a gentleman named Sean Owens. He currently has almost 7 years clean and he loves his recovery lifestyle. In this episode, we discuss how he got to where he is at today. Sean had a rough ...

February 02, 2021

#33 Polly Shares with Us Her Journey into Recovery

Polly Jessen is a person in long term recovery. She was born and raised in Kingsport, TN and currently works in Johnson City, TN at Frontier Health as a Recovery Navigator for Crisis Services. She struggled through active add...

January 26, 2021

#32 Stacy shares with us the wild ride she put her family through

Stacy is a 37 year old person in long term recovery. In this episode we talk about how she was born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia where she fumbled through life the best way she knew how. Her family was along ...