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The After Gambling Podcast
13 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
AG 088: Why Exploring Shame & Stigma Matters
In the last episode, I highlighted some things about shame and stigma that I found interesting. In this episode (part II), I discuss why exploring this topic is so important.
21 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
AG 087: A Very Different View on Shame & Stigma
We often discuss the importance of language and the role of shame and stigma in addiction. However, it came to me today that this discussion is likely much more complex than we've considered in the past. In this episode, I share what I think is a very different view on shame and stigma.
7 minutes | Oct 8, 2021
AG 086: Answering a FAQ
I get asked this question all the time, so I decided to do an episode on it. It's also something I need to be reminded to get back to myself.
24 minutes | Oct 1, 2021
AG 085: Time to Start a War
While it's been over 11 years since I ran off the riverboat, there are still things in my life I need to address. In this episode, I share the unique framework I'll be using to go to war with my negative behaviors and actions. 365 Lovely Thoughts for Each Day of the Year https://www.sugarbooandco.com/365-lovely-thoughts-pad/
18 minutes | Jul 9, 2021
AG 084: Focusing on Our Health in Recovery
Over the past three years, I've been on a bit of a journey with my health and fitness. I've seen just how impactful diet and exercise can be on my mental and physical well-being. In this episode, I share the things that work (and haven't worked) for me.
18 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
AG 083: Using Coaching to Grow In Recovery
For the past several years, I’ve become concerned that the way we discuss mental health and mental health disorders might be preventing successful outcomes. In this episode, I share why I believe this and what I think we can do to correct the issue.
13 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
AG 082: Are We Complicating the Story of Mental Health Disorders?
For the past several years, I've become concerned that the way we discuss mental health and mental health disorders might be preventing successful outcomes. In this episode, I share why I believe this and what I think we can do to correct the issue.
15 minutes | Mar 5, 2021
AG 081: Taking on Challenging Tasks and Making Them Fun & Easy
Recovery can no doubt be challenging. However, the mindset we bring into a difficult task can influence our outcomes. In this episode, I share my thoughts on making recovery a bit more fun and enjoyable.
14 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
AG 080: A Different Take on How to Approach Gambling Ads
In this episode, I share insight into how/why advertising works to influence us and how a simple change of mindset renders them useless.
12 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
AG 079: Breaking Free From the Loneliness
One of the worst parts of addiction is the loneliness it creates. In this episode, I discuss that loneliness as well as how reconnecting can be so helpful in recovery.
11 minutes | Mar 3, 2021
AG 078: A Discussion About Pace in Recovery
In this episode, I discuss how seeing others recover along with the growing number of tools available has shifted my view on pacing ourselves in recovery.
15 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
AG 077: My Goal for You
In this episode, I discuss my ultimate goal for you. I also share a few foundational concepts that I'll be mentioning quite a bit in future episodes.
21 minutes | Mar 1, 2021
AG 076: Start Here! Season 6 Begins...
As I get ready to kick-off Season 6, I wanted to share my goals for the podcast and prepare you for upcoming episodes which will dive into more complicated and controversial topics. For anyone that might be new to the podcast, this is the new starting point! Please start here and move to the most recent episode, then head back to Episode 1.
64 minutes | Nov 13, 2020
AG 075: Matt Smith Shares His Story
Matt had his dream job working for talkSPORT, the world's biggest sports radio station. He was traveling the world watching sport and to a casual observer, everything in his life was going great. However, he was slowly being consumed by gambling. In this episode, Matt shares not only his struggles, but the success he has found as he now hasn't gambled in 6 years! You can thank Matt and give him a follow on Instagram @stinkingthinking
9 minutes | Nov 10, 2020
AG 074: Keeping Life in Perspective
"I can't wait for 2020 to be over!" I think we've all said or felt this at some point during the year. However, it's important to keep life in perspective.
58 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
AG 073: Thomie Isreal Shares His Story (Updated Audio File)
This one is a long time in the making and I can't wait for you to get to know Thomie! Thomie Isreal has been at the top running successful businesses, but struggles with gambling took everything away from him including his freedom and family. When Thomie first reached out to me, he was living in a homeless shelter in New York City. Now, Thomie shares his journey as he once again climbs the mountain on his Instagram page @FindingSummit and The Daily Bag Podcast. Be sure to follow his page!
13 minutes | Oct 31, 2020
AG 072: Let's Talk About Fears
With today being Halloween, I thought it would be a great time to talk about fears. GRAB A FREE 1 MONTH TRIAL OF AUDIBLE https://www.audibletrial.com/aftergambling Mark Manson's The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
13 minutes | Oct 29, 2020
AG 071: Doing the Work
In this episode, I discuss a great quote and framework for changing our lives from Sarah Wilson's First, We Make the Beast Beautiful: A New Journey Through Anxiety. GRAB A FREE 1 MONTH TRIAL OF AUDIBLE https://www.audibletrial.com/aftergambling Louise Hay's You Can Heal Your Life
19 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
AG 070: Self-Sabotage
After a four-month break, I'm back to share my thoughts on self-sabotage and the role it plays in my life.
61 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
AG 069: Nancy Shares Her Story
After two months away from gambling due to COVID-19 lockdowns, Nancy was drawn back to the casino. In this episode, we discuss the challenges of quarantine, how a big win was the hook for future problem gambling, how casino marketing creates issues as she tries to quit, and her definition of success going forward. I also provide a few tactical tips Nancy can implement today to help her as she looks to improve her life.
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