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March 22, 2023

#65: Let's Talk About that Dirty Word Called SHAME

Are you willing to dive into some of the things that are coming up for you in order to be the support person that your loved one needs?

February 08, 2023

#64 Caroline Holke: How to Deal with Resistance When We're Trying to Make Changes.

Caroline Holke works with Type A, high performing women who drink more than they intend to sometimes. It wouldn't be classified as a drinking problem, but they have a problem with using it as a crutch and want to get their co...

December 16, 2022

#63: Chelsea Curtis: The Power of Sharing From the Heart

Chelsea is a Narcotics Unit Paralegal Specialist with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and a member of Silent No More. Addiction has rattled just about every one of her family members, ultimate...

December 02, 2022

#62 Michel O'Hare: Breaking the Cycle

Michel has lived through absolute hell and can smile on the other side of the abyss. Her life's work is to facilitate healing and to guide people back to the knowingness of their own inner strength and to not just survive, bu...

November 11, 2022

#61 Tanya D: Finding Peace in Recovery

Tanya D. is a Certified meditation instructor (C.MI™), Usui/Holy Fire® III Karuna Reiki® Master, Sound Vibrational Reiki Healing Practitioner, Animal Reiki practitioner, Certified spiritual life coach, and Yoga4Sobriety Teach...

October 19, 2022

#60: Freida Macdonald: You Gotta Know Hope

Know Hope North Carolina's mission is to remember those we have lost, support those in recovery and give hope to those still struggling. Create memorial banner and billboards with faces of those lost to addiction in NC. Ref...

October 19, 2022

#59: Tracy Redfearn: Finding Your Voice

Outline of Episode • Introduction to Tracy Redfern. 0:02 • How much does trauma play a role in the adolescent experience? 1:32 • How do I hear someone’s story? How do I not go into the place of pity? 8:53 • How do you deal with parents who don’t understand? 14:20 • Be quiet, be quiet be quiet. 19:30 • What are your questions that gives your child their voice? 26:15 • Jen’s experience with her mom and her relationship with her grandmother. 30:06 • How do we move forward from the past? 34:36 • Tough love is not about being tough on them. 40:31 • Connecting at a heart level through the heart. 44:13 • How do you know when you need to disconnect? 51:07 • Grief is in everything, not just death. 56:44 • What do you need? What do you feel you need. 1:03:51

October 07, 2022

#58 What to Expect When They Get Out of Rehab

It can be a really confusing time when your loved one gets out of rehab. It can be confusing for you as well as them. It's emotional, it's a little chaotic and not at all what you would expect it to look like. In this next po...

September 19, 2022

#57 Michele Rogers: A Mother's Pledge

In this episode, Michele Rogers shares with us her journey of losing her son. This was a powerful conversation about what happens next as well as her experience. The biggest take away from this conversation is, this is not a ...

August 13, 2022

#56 Lisa Falbo: Facing Every Parent's Worst Nightmare

Lisa grew up having a great family life with 3 brothers. She moved from Ohio to NC when she was twelve 12. She has two sons from first marriage and divorced after 9 years of marriage. Lisa raised her boys as a single mom and ...

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 ...