#182 Redoubling Our Efforts (Aug. 10th) - Paul Churchill (Long Island, NY)
Daily Reflection Podcast
Join us as Paul Churchill shares his experience, strength and hope around today's Daily Reflection, Redoubling Our Efforts. You can find Recovery Elevator at https://www.recoveryelevator.com/Paul's book, Alcohol is Shit: https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Churchill/e/B07WVQQPC8%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_shareAnd The Recovery Elevator Podcast: https://www.recoveryelevator.com/podcasts/REDOUBLING OUR EFFORTSTo a degree, he has already done this when taking moral inventory, but now the time has come when he ought to redouble his efforts to see how many people he has hurt, and in what ways,— TWELVE STEPS AND TWELVE TRADITIONS, p. 77As I continue to grow in sobriety, I become more aware of myself as a person of worth. In the process, I am better able to see others as persons, and with this comes the realization that these were people whom I had hurt in my drinking days. I didn't just lie, I lied about Tom. I didn't just cheat, I cheated Joe. What were seemingly impersonal acts, were really personal affronts, because it was people—people of worth—whom I had harmed. I need to do something about the people I have hurt so that I may enjoy a peaceful sobriety.Need the Daily Reflection Book?Visit our web siteRead about Recovery on our BlogVisit our Facebook GroupFollow us on TwitterSupport the Podcast:- On Patreon: https://patreon.com/dailyreflection- On PayPal: https://paypal.me/dailyreflectionIf you’re struggling with alcohol or addiction, or wondering how to stop drinking it’s helpful to know that there’s a solution that has worked for millions of people. The Daily Reflection Podcast provides hope, and inspiration through the shared experiences of people that have found a way out.
139: Stepping Into the Recovery Elevator with Paul Churchill
The Addicted Mind Podcast
Addictions are many things. But to simplify, they represent parts of our personalities that are out of balance. They represent a part of our body, mind, soul, or spirit that needs a lot of attention and that perhaps was neglected in childhood. As we continue using external substances, these imbalances get louder and louder until they have to be dealt with. Eventually, we get stuck in a cycle of shame and guilt that leads to hopelessness.On this episode, Duane speaks with Paul Churchill, the host and founder of Recovery Elevator. In 2015, Paul launched the podcast, which he thought was a risky move having only been six months sober from alcohol. It was a calculated gamble that actually saved his life. Now, it has opened a lot of doors for him to meet great people and impact other people’s lives.Paul was a normal drinker for about seven years since he was 15 years old. Soon, he found how the drug alcohol let him overcome his insecurities and fears in early childhood. At 22, after he graduated college, he moved to Granada, Spain and bought a bar. Moving to a foreign country with a drinking problem to buy a bar in Spain at a young age was a total dumpster fire. It was both the best time and the worst time of his life.The tipping point came at the very end when he blacked out for three straight days and realized he was tiptoeing around life and death. In 2010, he decided to go a month without alcohol and ended up going two and a half years without it. He was going forward on willpower. When you’re viewing life without alcohol as a sacrifice, your time is limited. So he went back to drinking, stopped again, and then went back to alcohol again. It was a cycle that gave him a sense of hopelessness to the point of him attempting suicide. In 2014, he finally surrendered and stopped fighting.Now, here he is – seven years later. He believes his addiction served a purpose that directed him to move forward in life without alcohol and to go internal instead of external for happiness and support.In this episode, you will hear:Paul’s addiction and recovery journeyBeing stuck in a cycle of shame and hopelessnessHow Paul was finding habits or distractions as part of his recoveryAddiction as an adaptive behaviorThe endowment theory that forces us to connect Ending the stigma of addiction itself and getting help for itOvercoming addiction through community and accountabilityKey Quotes:[03:13] - “Addictions are many things. But to simplify them, they represent parts of our personalities that are out of balance.”[04:16] - “Alcohol was a self medicating elixir in it. It worked wonders. The problem was it wasn't sustainable.”[07:11] - “It's a real dangerous cycle that we can get on where we have intense anxiety, alcohol relieves it. And then when alcohol goes away, there's more anxiety.”[10:18] - “Hope is constantly looking into the future for a better world, and that's a trap in itself.”[10:23] - “When you have lost all hope, and you really come crashing down into the present moment, that's where the bulk of the recovery work happens in this present moment.”[14:50] - “A lot of these addictions, especially in modern society, they're adaptive behaviors.”[19:40] - “Overall human beings, they're wired to help. And most human beings are really good people.”[23:08] - “It is a societal issue. And it's not the issue for just the addict or the alcoholic. And it's not even really their fault. A lot of this is generational and passed down.”[24:06] - “How to depart from addiction is complicated... but it can also be as simple as community and accountability.”Subscribe and ReviewHave you subscribed to our podcast? We’d love for you to subscribe if you haven’t yet. We’d love it even more if you could drop a review or 5-star rating over on Apple Podcasts. Simply select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” then a quick line with your favorite part of the episode. It only takes a second and it helps spread the word about the podcast.If you really enjoyed this episode, we’ve created a PDF that has all of the key information for you from the episode. Just go to the episode page at www.theaddictedmind.com to download it.Supporting Resources:https://www.recoveryelevator.com/ In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr. Gabor Maté Episode CreditsIf you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.Find out more at https://emeraldcitypro.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/the-addicted-mind-podcast/donations
136: Recovery after hitting rock bottom with Paul Churchill & Sarah from Sea Arch
Alcohol Free Life - Janey Lee Grace
Janey chats to Paul Churchill author, podcaster and founder of Recovery Elevator about his journey recovering from being at rock bottom, suicide, DUI et al, We also chat to Sarah Yate from Sea Arch Drinks who are sponsoring the Janey Loves Platinum Awards on their unique artisan 'not gin' Sarah has contributed recipes for great af cocktails for Happy Healthy Sober Don't forget to vote for the Alcohol Free Life podcast in the listeners choice of the British Podcast Awards (links to vote for Janey and for Platinum Awards here too) We have spaces on our Sober by the sea retreat afternoon / early eve events in Southend Essex, its all about self care and visioning the new you, spaces on Sat 21st Aug, and register interest in case of cancellation for July 10th and July 25th Heres all the info, its low cost, amazing value, small group If you love kombucha by the way, learn to make your own, Janey has teamed up with Naturopath Enid Taylor to create a video tutorial to guide you through making your own AF brew 4 vids and workbook Only £9.99 get yours here Don;t forget to follow Janey on social @janeyleegrace and if you want connection, inspiration, expert content, accountability join us in The Sober Club, its a full member portal with private small fb group where Janey responds to pretty much EVERY post Join us Here
Ep. 64: Giving Up Alcohol with Paul Churchill and Recovery Elevator
The Hello Someday Podcast
Today I’m talking about giving up alcohol with Paul Churchill, the founder of Recovery Elevator. Paul is a leading voice in the world of recovery having launched the podcast, Recovery Elevator, 6 years ago as an accountability tool when he was first getting sober. The Recovery Elevator podcast has been downloaded over 6 million times in 145 countries and has helped countless women and men give up alcohol and live a better life. Today, Paul and I discuss how he went from owning a bar in Granada, Spain and blacking out 7 days a week to launching a podcast about alcohol addiction, and using addiction as the fuel to start an online and in-person alcohol-free community and business. For full show notes, head over to www.hellosomedaycoaching.com/64 Want more support, resources and tools to help you go alcohol-free? You can Drink Less + Live More today with The Sobriety Starter Kit. It’s the private, on-demand coaching course you need to break out of the drinking cycle - without white-knuckling it or hating the process. Grab the Free Sober Girls Guide To Quitting Drinking, 30 Tips For Your First 30 Days Connect with Casey Find out more about Casey and her coaching programs, head over to her website, www.hellosomedaycoaching.com Take a screenshot of your favorite episode, post it on your Instagram and tag me @caseymdavidson and tell me your biggest takeaway!
130. Turning Content as an Accountability Tool into a Business with Paul Churchill
The Content Experiment Podcast
You went into your business as a way to help and support other people. So many of the clients I work with have started their business from a personal passion, and a desire to make a positive change in peoples’ lives. Today’s episode is different from any other episode I’ve done before. You may not recognize our guest, but he’s a master at online content. I discovered Paul Churchill last summer through his Recovery Elevator podcast. It was right around when I started my health journey and started toying with quitting drinking. In this interview, we talk about the moment when Paul realized that the podcast was so much more than an accountability tool—it was a way to help others and, eventually, to grow a business. I invited Paul onto the podcast to share that your passion CAN become a business. As you’re listening, I would love to have you listen with the lens of...what’s your passion? Have you built a business around it? Because your audience is waiting for it! Tune in! Mentioned in This Episode Café RE: Use the promo code OPPORTUNITY to waive the setup fee Alcohol is SH!T Podcasters Paradise The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber Johann Hari Ted Talks “Rat Park” Experiment Episode 61: Take Care of Yourself and Your Business with Allison Jordan Client Journey Ebook The Content Mastery Lab About Paul Churchill In 2006, Paul Churchill moved to Granada Spain where he purchased a bar. In the following three years he became dependent on alcohol, blacking out close to 7 nights per week. In 2009, Paul walked away from the bar hoping a geographical cure would curtail the drinking but continued to drink for another 5 years. In February 2015 Paul launched the Recovery Elevator podcast as an accountability tool to stay sober. Today, it's been over 5 years since Paul had his last drink of Alcohol and the podcast has surpassed 5 million downloads, and evolved into a private membership community with over 1,300 members from all over the world. Paul is the author of the best-selling book Alcohol is SH!T, has delivered two TEDx talks, was a featured speaker at My Brave in Los Angeles, and plans to continue eradicating the stigma surrounding alcohol and addiction. Follow Recovery Elevator on Instagram and Facebook.
Ep 96: Paul Churchill: Creator And Host Of The Recovery Elevator Podcast
Paul Churchill: Creator And Host of The Recovery Elevator Podcast and author of "Alcohol is Shit". In this episode James interviews Paul about his journey, how he overcome his struggles with alcohol and started helping others live an alcohol-free life through his work. ★ - (Free Guide) The Alcohol Freedom Formula For Over 40s Entrepreneurs & Business Professionals: https://www.alcoholfreelifestyle.com/guide ★ - (Free 35-min Call) Book a complimentary booze-busting call with James’s professional coaches to see if, or how, we can support you in your alcohol-free journey: http://alcoholfreelifestyle.com/schedule ★ - (Liver Cleanse) Natural supplements to support you on your alcohol-free journey: https://www.swanvitality.com/collections/all ★ - (Positive Shift Journal) The gratitude journal James designed to help his clients reduce stress and anxiety: positiveshiftjournal.com
Part 2 - Alcohol is #$%@ by Paul Churchill & Staying Clean in Suburbia
Recovery in the Middle Ages - Two Middle-Aged Suburban Dads Talk About Recovering From Addiction to Drugs & Alcohol.
RMA-Episode 34 Show Notes: Another week has gone by and Alcohol is still S**t. Mike and Nat continue their deep dive into Alcohol is S**t, the seminal work penned by the founder of the Recovery Elevator podcast and architect of the Cafe RE movement, Paul Churchill. Also, Mike gets interviewed by Annie Grace. How did THAT go? Are you your thoughts? Is there a way to silence the self-criticism and endless stream of intrusive thoughts that haunt your daily existence? Can you recover without doing the internal work? Listen and find out! Recovery In The News this week asks why the beer has gone to the dogs, and The Week in Weird is a tale of raptors on the loose in Florida. Don’t miss it! All this, plus the week in review, on a mindful, self-aware, bone-broth NA beer flavored episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages Hey, if you like the review of Alcohol is S**t and want to read it for yourself, we’d appreciate it if you purchased it through our Amazon affiliate link: PLEASE BUY FROM HERE IT HELPS US A LOT https://amzn.to/3esP2iF Recovery Elevator Recovery in the News The Week in Weird YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. You can reach us by email at: MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com Natx@middleagesrecovery.com Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone! Check out the website: Www.middleagesrecovery.com Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed). FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there! We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there. If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery. https://www.aa.org/ https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):
The Guys Discuss "Alcohol is Shi!t" by Paul Churchill - Part 1
Recovery in the Middle Ages - Two Middle-Aged Suburban Dads Talk About Recovering From Addiction to Drugs & Alcohol.
RMA-Episode 33 Show Notes: Alcohol is S**t. You know it, I know it, and Paul Churchill knows it so well he wrote a book about it. This week Mike and Nat start their deep dive into Alcohol is S**t, the seminal work penned by the founder of the Recovery Elevator podcast and architect of the Cafe RE movement. This week the guys lay the groundwork by discussing the first half of the book, deconstructing Paul’s theory on the origin of addiction. Genetics, environment, dopamine and happy rats are all on the menu. Recovery In The News this week takes a look at the Moderation Management program and asks, “why bother?” All this, plus the week in weird, and the week in review, on a moderately successful, genetically predisposed, environmentally influenced episode of Recovery in the Middle Ages Hey, if you like the review of Alcohol is S**t and want to read it for yourself, we’d appreciate it if you purchased it through our Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2RCEPZj Recovery Elevator YOU CAN NOW LISTEN TO RMA ON YOUTUBE PLEASE leave us a 5 star review on I-Tunes if you’re enjoying the show and SUBSCRIBE to get the latest episodes. You can reach us by email at: MikeR@middleagesrecovery.com Natx@middleagesrecovery.com Send comments, complaints, death threats, ideas and requests to be interviewed. We’ll talk to anyone! Check out the website: Www.middleagesrecovery.com Visit MiddleAgesRecovery.com where we have a new feature for an upcoming segment on the show, “This is YOUR life!” On the “tell us your story” Form on the website, write your recovery or using story and we will read them on the air! (Anonymity guaranteed). FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Join the Facebook Page! Exciting things are happening there! We also have a Facebook Group! Request to join the group. It’s a private space for continuing the discussion of what Nat and Mike talk about on the podcast. Hope to see you there. If you’re in trouble with substance abuse and need help, reach out. There are thousands of people who have put problems with addiction in their rear-view mirrors and you can be one of them. While we neither endorse nor condemn any particular program, the sheer number of available AA and NA meetings suggest that reaching out to those organizations would be a good first step on the road to recovery. https://www.aa.org/ https://www.na.org/meetingsearch/ Marijuana Anonymous (just in case):