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Laura Silverman

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The Illusions that Alcohol Provides Us as Women with Laura Silverman

Energetically You

Laura Silverman has been a booze-free babe since July of 2007. Founder of lifestyle blog The Sobriety Collective, wellness travel site Booze Free in DC, and Zero Proof Nation, a growing community celebrating nonalcoholic beverages and the people who drink/create them, Laura is passionate about #thesoberlife. When not tasting delicious new booze-free bevs, she's a karaoke rockstar, roller derby girl, nature lover, #mentalhealth advocate and treasures spending time with her close friends and family. “The only way out is through.” The topics we touched on: How bullying primary school really impacted her relationship with alcohol later in college.  What is her favorite thing about being sober for 14 years? Why she is a mental health advocate and passionate about sober beverages. Why we are jealous of GenZ and Millennials. Why a sober future is so exciting.  FOLLOW HER ON: Instagram: @wearesober / @boozefreeindc / @zeroproofnation Connect with Megan Swan Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/meganswanwellness LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-swan-079ba616/ Work with Megan Swan https://www.meganswanwellness.com


26 Oct 2021

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Ep. #153: Sober Curious, with Laura Silverman

Choose to be Curious

To be “sober curious” is to reassess one’s relationship with alcohol. It’s part mindfulness, part overall attention to well-being, part solidarity in a frank re-examination and redefinition of how we socialize and celebrate in this country. I was so pleased to have Laura Silverman, founder of Booze Free in DC, Zero Proof Nation, & The Sobriety Collective join me to explore what happens when we approach our drinking with genuine curiosity.Theme music by Sean Balick. “Shift of Currents” by Aeronaut via Blue Dot Sessions.


29 Sep 2021

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Roller Derby + Karaoke + Zero Proof Nation = Laura Silverman

Women Who Sarcast

Laura Silverman, founder of Zero Proof Nation and Booze Free in DC, shares her story of becoming sober at the age of 24, why it's an exciting time for the hospitality industry, and steps people can take to be part of the sobriety movement.  Tune in and learn Laura's favorite sport on 8 wheels and how alcohol free karaoke is badass.  You can find Laura Silverman at www.zeroproofnation.com and on social media @zeroproofnation and @boozefreeindc. We love our listeners and want to hear from you! Send us your feedback at womenwhosarcast@yahoo.com. Become one with your sarcasm and SUBSCRIBE wherever you listen to podcasts! Help us spread sarcasm around the world! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @womenwhosarcast! Show us your sarcastic wit and tag us on your posts!


7 Sep 2021

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Episode 19: Taking Up Space with Laura Silverman

Nature Untold

Laura Silverman (she/her) is a booze free babe. She has created some of the most well known booze-free social media communities out there - Booze Free in DC and Zero Proof Nation. She’s a lover of karaoke, roller derby, nature and chocolate. In this episode, we discuss: How she got into roller derby Our love of the movie ‘Whip It’ How she got sober at a very young age and how that’s impacted her sobriety journey Her relationship with recovery and how she prefers the word discovery for where she is now in her   life How more recent diagnoses have helped her move forward with her mental health How her sobriety has enabled her to be open and unashamed about who she really is Realizing that we are worthy of so much Importance of finding the right content and people for your recovery Building a recovery menu However you get to a substance-free lifestyle is great (!) How the recovery space has changed during her sobriety Her relationship with the outdoors Resources: How to remove alcohol ads from your Instagram Movie: Whip It Podcast: Unruffled Recovery Groups: Tempest Monument SheRecovers Wellbeing Brewing Connect with Laura: Her Instagram Booze Free In DC Instagram Zero Proof Nation Instagram Thank you, as always, for listening to this episode. Please follow along on the show’s Instagram, our private Facebook group, or wherever you’d like. We also have a Patreon if you’re interested in supporting everything Nature Untold is cooking up.


10 Aug 2021

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Author Laura Silverman On "Up All Night"

City Lights with Lois Reitzes

Lois Reitzes talks with Laura Silverman, editor of "Up All Night," a collection of coming-of-age short stories and harpist Elizabeth Remy Johnson about her new album "Quest."See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


21 Jul 2021

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Living in Harmony with the Natural World featuring Laura Silverman

Pull It Together

 Laura Silverman is a creative director and the founding naturalist of The Outside Institute - a gem located in the Catskills that connects people to the healing and transformative powers of Nature through guided hikes, foraging, wildcrafting workshops and botanical mixology. Laura’s desire to share her deep love of Nature inspired this venture. By nurturing humanity’s innate affinity for the wild, she hopes to inspire joyful awareness and an essential reciprocity between all beings. The Outside Institute, has published two volumes of its Field Guide to the Hudson & Upper Delaware Valleys and is about to release their third.  In today’s conversation Laura shares her personal relationship with Nature and what we can gain by embracing our childlike exploration of the natural world. We discuss nature as our biggest mirror and How to be in a reciprocal relationship with the land.

1hr 11mins

15 Jun 2021

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Ep35 | Laura Silverman- Finding a Sober Alternative

Move the District

On this week's edition of Move The District, I spent some time with Laura Silverman, founder of Booze Free In D.C.!  Booze Free In D.C. is a website to showcase sober-friendly restaurants, bars, wellness activities, and events.  According to Laura, "Booze Free in DC is what I hope will be a revolutionary new way of looking at travel and exploration -- even from the comforts of home."  This was a fun interview and I look forward to you all getting to hear what Laura has to say!  Enjoy! Topics discussed: Finding comfort in sobriety and letting go of toxic influences Events and organizations Laura is currently involved with Who is a typical 'Dry-January' participant Where to begin when one is sober-curious D.C.'s best places to find zero proof cocktails Reach out to Laura: Via Instagram: @wearesober, @boozefreeindc, @zeroproofnation Via website: https://www.boozefreeindc.com/


27 Jan 2021

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#204 Author Interview: Laura Silverman

What to Read Next Podcast

Welcome to the What to Read Next Podcast! Today I have an author interview with Laura Silverman. Laura is a YA author and editor. In this interview, we chat about Recommended For You, her writing process and of course some book recommendations. Now let’s go to the interview.    BOOKS RECOMMENDED: Recommended For You by Laura Silverman - https://amzn.to/3jnIgLW Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen - https://amzn.to/32xq2AQ You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman - https://amzn.to/32zlTfU Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman - https://amzn.to/2GbmvRs Up All Night Anthology Edited by Laura Silverman  Those Summer Night by Laura Silverman  Holly Black - https://amzn.to/34N0Lp6 Tithe by Holly Black - https://amzn.to/2QF7cCl The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett - https://amzn.to/2GfckeN Late to the Party by Kelly Quindlen - https://amzn.to/2QCvRaP Today, Tonight, Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon - https://amzn.to/31IYj1b   CONNECT WITH LAURA SILVERMAN  Twitter Instagram Website    JOIN PATREON COMMUNITY  Get weekly romance recommendations, early access to author interviews and exclusive Patreon audio series by joining the Patreon community. Monthly perks start at $1  a month. Want to join the fun? Sign up today; https://bit.ly/WTRNRomanceBookClub   FROLIC PODCAST NETWORK  What to Read Next Podcast is part of the Frolic Podcast Network. You can find more outstanding podcasts to subscribe to at Frolic.media/podcasts!    AMAZON AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE If you purchase a book through my Amazon link, I will receive a commission at no cost to you that will help cover the cost of the podcast    CONNECT WITH LAURA YAMIN  WhattoReadNextBlog.com  Instagram  Goodreads Twitter


1 Sep 2020

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Episode 174 - Laura Silverman

The Unruffled Podcast

This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are excited to welcome Laura Silverman. Laura is a force in the recovery community. Since 2015, she has built a dynamic community around The Sobriety Collective, Booze Free in DC, and Zero Proof Nation, with former Unruffled Podcast guest Chris Marshall (Episode 148) of Sans Bar. They talk about getting sober as a young adult, they talk about self-medicating mental health issues, and they talk about the abundance of on-line recovery support now compared to just a few short years ago. Laura has also joined forces with The Creative High Inspiration Series and will join Tammi and Sondra as chat support for a panel discussion with creative leaders in the recovery community happening this week, August 14, 2020. You can learn more about Laura and all of her creative ventures at thesobrietycollective.com, boozefreeindc.com and zeroproofnation.com and follow her on Instagram @wearesober, @boozefreeindc and @zeroproofnation.

1hr 19mins

11 Aug 2020

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12. Booze Free in DC with Laura Silverman

The Jackie Broe Show

In today's episode, Jackie sits down with Laura Silverman aka @wearesober on Instagram. Laura has over 12 years of sobriety and has created a patchwork recovery that works for her. She is the creator of sobriety lifestyle blog The Sober Collective and recently launched Booze Free in DC, a website to showcase sober-friendly restaurants and activities around the DMV. 

1hr 1min

11 Mar 2020