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46 minutes | May 5, 2021
Marlee Watts: Tattoos and Sobriety
I sit down with Marlee Watts- she is the co-founder at Hemlock Tattoo here in Calgary. They are an all female crew with attention towards consent based work and trauma awareness practices. After personal experiences of toxic treatment towards women in the tattoo industry, these ladies set out to make sure what they became familiar with doesn't happen to others. If opening a completely revolutionary business during a pandemic wasn't enough- Marlee has also done it while pursuing sobriety. Listen in as Marlee shares about her teams practices and blows my mind throughout with her insight and awareness.
36 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
CJ Beats Bipolar and Toxic Traits
Chris Johnson knew something wasn't right when he found himself breaking down and crying at work as a crane operator in the oil fields. Since that event, he chose to take a deep look at his mental health. We sit down to discuss his diagnosis with Bipolar disorder, becoming a Bell Lets Talk Ambassador and how he has turned these experiences into helping men work through toxic traits within their own masculinity.
52 minutes | Mar 23, 2021
Tilena Read: Battling complex body issues with minimalistic art
Tilena Read and I met through the Universe....don't stop reading! I have been wanting to sit with her since coming across her minimalist art and creative brand on Instagram; One day, her name was casually mentioned through my nutritionist who knows her! I can't ignore it when things line up like that and by that afternoon, she was set to be my next guest.Tilena and I share our experiences navigating our relationship with food and body image. Much more prevalent than in the past, it is still something that deserves a bigger platform. Tilena opens up about her first known memories with adverse eating behaviors, major moments in her life, taking back the enjoyment and control over the food and how art has carried her through her journey.
47 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
I'm the guest to my 5 year sober party!
Ask and you shall receive. It took lots of back and forth with her PR team but I did it- Nicole Walker Lyons is my first ever special guest host!!!!! You know her from her Alcohol free lifestyle and travel journal, but she took time out of her sunrise hikes to dive into my experiences within my first five years sober. Listen in as we talk about topics ranging from Covid fashion and style regrets to my experience with rehab and losing loved ones.
43 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
April Hicke- Owning her sobriety through motherhood
I get to connect with April Hicke. She recently celebrated 6 years Sober and sits down to share her experiences of motherhood and owning her sobriety. She opens up about how she ended up in treatment (spoiler: she booked it while blacked out) and the opportunities she's been given since prioritizing her sobriety. In order to be there for her family- she has learned that she needs to put herself first.
54 minutes | Jan 22, 2021
Michelle Ivanek: Balancing life with ADHD
I get to sit down with Michelle Ivanek. Expressing her passion through the Performing Arts, she advocates for mental health and often shares her own journey about navigating the confusing world for a proper diagnosis; after years of medical appointments and troubleshooting, she was successfully identified with ADHD. Try to follow along as Michelle and I discuss:1) The tools she uses on the daily2) The connection sobriety has with mindfulness3) How I came to be thrown from a vehicleAll while having a ton of laughs throughout the interview! She is a beautiful example of taking heavy topics with a light heart.
26 minutes | Jan 6, 2021
Wild Rose County: Creative clarity through sobriety
I am honored to connect with Jonny Grothe and Sean Lee - two members from the Canadian rock band, Wild Rose County. They are a group focusing on helping those in recovery! Having met while in treatment and surrendering to a higher power, they each bring years of experience from within the local music scene and decided to join together to create their strongest sound yet . We sit down to discuss how their roots from Alberta not only inspire their wardrobe, but also their creativity and how the guys are navigating the music industry.Click the link to listen to their latest release, Diesel and make sure to follow their creative process on Instagram: @wildrosecounty
30 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
Ainsley Wilkinson: Not allowing history to repeat itself
In this episode: I sit down with Ainsley Wilkinson, who brings her experiences of having her father pass away from alcoholism. Together, we uncover how diverse alcoholism is and the contributing factors that increase the possibilities for abuse. She shares about identifying trending behaviors from past relationships and how her family has turned her fathers passing into opportunities for uncomfortable conversations in order to prevent similar outcomes with loved ones. Sprinkle in our deep dive into defining "comfort" and a challenging lightning round and I hope you take away some tips for opening the dialogue of addiction.
50 minutes | Nov 19, 2020
Kendall Raymer BHSc. BEd. Choosing your sobriety
When I first started my sobriety, there was only ONE WAY to do it. Thankfully, over the years, that opinion has changed. This awareness is one of my goals with Fashionably Sober; to open people up to the multiple ways they can experience sobriety!Kendall Raymer is an Addictions Counselor who focuses on Harm Reduction methods and managing ones substance abuse. She sits down to lend insight to other avenues of recovery, from Harm Reduction to 12 step, to community groups anyone can connect with. We discuss everything from methods for purging your closet to the terminology gaining popularity for replacing society's label of the "Alcoholic" or "Addict".
54 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Carl Abad- Balancing your life and wardrobe
Carl Abad (https://www.carlabad.com/) is a veteran in the Fashion industry (and my old boss!). With over 20 years, he's brought his experiences back to his home city. As knowledgeable as he is with Fashion, he has figured out that sobriety can be just as transformative. I sit down with Carl to talk growing up in the LGBTQ+ community in a conservative city, while trying to navigate his sexual identity, cultural boundaries and his years as a Personal Shopper helping clients understand how to best represent themselves. After a reality check from his Doctor, Carl then decided to pursue sobriety. With over 2 years under his belt, we dish about how to navigate social situations, triggers and the biggest lesson he's learned- how to love yourself and stop giving a f*ck what others think.
38 minutes | Oct 21, 2020
Sam Towns- From dropping the bottle to picking up weights
In this episode- I sit down with Sam Towns (@sam.towns92). Team Bam is back! Him and I met through a serendipitous blind pairing for our very first CrossFit competition. In between sets of lifting things fast and dropping them quick, we found out we were both sober. Together, Sam and I discuss the power of mullets, our personal outcomes from the competition and how his non linear path of sobriety has brought him back to education and to being a stronger person for his family.
33 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Sarah Stokes- Supporting siblings and the power of makeup
Sarah Stokes @glammingguru is a well established makeup artist in the city. Through her journey in the beauty industry and behind her strong pallets- rests a sibling living with inspiration from her brother who passed away from substance abuse. Listen in as she shares how she creates "lewks" with her clients and opens up about her experience with addiction. How it's not always easy to spot warning signs and how she went about supporting her brother through his process.
32 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
Samantha K: Family and Addiction
Samantha Konotopsky is my pseudo sibling! We try to stay focused when discussing the three item rule anyone can follow in order to express your personal style with the least amount of effort. Sam comes with experience of watching her mother's journey through addiction. We talk about what it was like growing up, the night her mother chose recovery and the importance the family unit has with the process.
28 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
Marissa Poirier: Sobriety behind the lens
Marissa Poirier @marissapoirierphotography has her hands in many fields within the fashion industry. Having success modeling, photography and as a Booking Agent- she was able to use her driven personality towards sobriety. Listen in as we uncover her path and the tools she uses to maintain her life with sobriety.
30 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Coach Amber: Lifting weights and being kind
This is for anyone who struggles with their goals thinking the only option is to go all in. In this episode, I sit down with Amber Brososky- an 8 year fitness and nutrition coach. Listen in as we uncover how to get through mental blocks within your fitness and nutrition journey. She reminds me how kindness can take you further in your goals and shares her experience with alcohol. Reach out to Amber for at home custom fitness routines and nutrition plans via email Amber_rock@hotmail.com and follow along on her Instagram @coachamberdawn
1 minutes | Jul 30, 2020
Welcome to Fashionably Sober
Hey there and Welcome to Fashionably Sober!My goal for the podcast is simple: I aim to share experiences with sobriety! Why individuals chose this path, the key moment(s) that made them decide to try sobriety and, most importantly, what they have gained from sobriety. We will also cover surprising areas that they didn't consider to be impacted by their experiences with alcohol and how they have changed-think anywhere from diet and sleep or relationships and finances.Where does the "fashionably" part of the podcast come into play? From my experience with Wardrobe Editing and Personal Shopping, I gained amazing insight to an individual's emotional attachment to clothing! Together, we highlighted and celebrated pivotal moments in their life! I'll be looking to do an "emotional edit" with my guests and uncover the challenges they face with with their style and if they tie their garments to certain events in their life!...oh and don't worry- I always make time for a last minute lightning round of random questions.
24 minutes | Jul 29, 2020
Nicole Walker Lyons- Sobriety and Blogging
Nicole Walker Lyons is the founder and content creator behind Nicole's Alcohol free lifestyle and travel journal, nicolewalkerlyons.com (previously branded as InkedbyNicole and referenced as such during this episode). She is a ridiculous achiever of goals and thankfully, she sits down with me to discuss how a wardrobe edit spread into other areas of her life and how sobriety has impacted her creativity. I'm not as consistent with 5 am wake up calls as she is, but damn- she makes me want to focus on my intentions and get sh*t done!
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