Leslie Shapiro December 7, 2020
In this episode, we discuss how to find and harness this elusive “space” between an event and our response. How this simple space, when used with intention, can lead to significant change and freedom.
Leslie Shapiro November 30, 2020
Vanessa and I talk about how the holidays can be a painful time for alcoholics and their families. The memories of years past—sometimes more like nightmares—can induce fear and stress. We may feel resentful that we cannot drink like “a normal person.”
Leslie Shapiro November 23, 2020
We are back! We have really missed you and are so excited to kick-off season 2 with an exciting new change, Vanessa Merlini joins the Secrets of a Sober mom team as our new cohost!
Leslie Shapiro August 10, 2020
In this season finale episode, I talk to MY sponsor Tara about hope and higher power and sponsorship. Tara is a mother of 2 and has 16 years sober. Her kindness and wisdom to me have been truly a gift.
Leslie Shapiro July 27, 2020
I go down memory lane with my very first young love Gregg. We reminisce about how we were both such straight-arrow kids, the fun we had as adolescents in love and how we lost touch for decades, and how we reconnected as recovering addicts.
Leslie Shapiro July 21, 2020
In this episode, I talk with Jessica Lahey about the balancing act of parenting, addiction, and how they often combine. Jessica is a teacher, writer, and mom. Over twenty years, she’s taught every grade from sixth to twelfth in both public and private schools.
Leslie Shapiro July 13, 2020
Amy Dresner is a journalist, author, and former comedian as well as a recovering addict and alcoholic. She has been a columnist for the addiction/recovery magazine TheFix.com since 2012 and has freelanced for addiction.com, Psychology Today, Vice, and many other publications.
Leslie Shapiro June 29, 2020
This week I’m speaking with my friend Vanessa Merlini about “Mommy wine culture,” “Mommy Shame,” and then the best of all, sobriety.
Leslie Shapiro June 23, 2020
My dad passed away before I got sober. I will regret that for the rest of my life. Fortunately, he wasn’t alive to see descend into a life of hell. I honestly don’t think he could handle seeing his daughter slowly kill herself.