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The Bubble Hour

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The Bubble Hour is a weekly podcast hosted by recovery author and blogger, Jean McCarthy. Real People. Real Stories. Real Hope. The "Bubble" is what we use to stay safe and happy in sobriety (especially early sobriety). We surround ourselves with things and people who bring us joy, laughter and comfort. What do you put in YOUR bubble?

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Jean McCarthy asks twelve women to share how they found their way into recovery. Recorded live at a SheRecovers retreat in Mexico in December 2019, this is the third installation of the women's stories. Various ways to approach... more

Numerous women in recovery share how they navigate the holidays. These interviews were recorded on-site at a SheRecovers retreat in Mexico and include women in various stages of recovery. To learn more about retreats, visit... more

Have you ever wondered what is said when someone calls a sponsor? Or what kind of advice someone with decades of recovery might offer to a person who is feeling triggered? What about the newly sober - how do they suggest coping... more

Friends of the show and former cohosts offer their warm wishes, tips and advice for getting through the holidays with your sobriety intact. Be sure to check out "UnPickled Holiday Survival Guide" - the new book by our host Jean McCarthy,... more

Bubble Host Jean McCarthy chats about recent events, including walking a labyrinth in Mexico, creating a family recipe book, her favourite crafts, update on her book and hints at the upcoming holiday special episodes. To see pictures... more

Emily Lynn Paulson is the author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life. Emily is an entrepreneur, certified professional recovery coach, She Recovers Designated Coach, and a member of the... more

Jessica is a Registered Nurse, Certified Professional Coach, and a She Recovers designated Certified Professional Recovery Coach. Since childhood, Jess experienced debilitating anxiety. As an adult, she suffered from distorted eating... more

Robin was in a serious car accident that nearly took her life. After nine surgeries and months of slow, painful healing, she began to use alcohol to manage the lingering pain and emotional trauma of the event that changed her life forever.... more

Terri Hug's path to sobriety was not simple or direct. It took lots of stops and stars before she was able to unwind the patterns that kept leading her to relapse and discover tools that could help support sustained recovery. Now at 4 years sober,... more

Colleen looks back on how social drinking went sideways from a young age, and how she normalized it as she got older. She got sober just three weeks after her wedding, and the change brought a lot of adjustment into her relationship. Now... more
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