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The Unruffled Podcast
73 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
Episode 205 - Anthony Eder
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Anthony Eder. Anthony loves music, knitting and connecting with people in recovery, all from the beautiful mountains of Southern California. He also hosts one of the queer-focused meetings at The Luckiest Club, an online sobriety support community. You can find Anthony on Instagram @mwendo.soul. This week, Anthony shares three items from his Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Author, Adrian Michael; (2) “When in doubt, dance it out!”; and (3) Knitting.
69 minutes | May 31, 2021
Episode 204 - Milestones
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra talk about some big and fast approaching milestones. Milestones, whether they are graduations, sober anniversaries or birthdays, are always part joy and part grief. This episode is about the navigation of emotions, emotions made available as a byproduct of recovery. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) Writing (2) Fiction; and (3) Good TV. Tammi: (1) Creating my audio-newsletter The Weekly WRAP; (2) The Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit; and (3) Facebook Marketplace.
81 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 203 - Casey McGuire Davidson
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Casey McGuire Davidson. Casey is a certified professional life and sobriety coach and the host of The Hello Someday Podcast. “Is sobriety boring?” is a question Casey hears often as a coach. They talk about the fear of boredom that keeps some people from considering sobriety, they talk about the irony of monotony (life actually gets bigger when you stop drinking), and they share ideas on making your life more fun and joyful when you quit drinking. You can learn more about Casey and her offerings at https://hellosomedaycoaching.com/ and follow her on Instagram @caseymdavidson. This week, Casey shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Other cool women who have ditched alcohol; (2) Putting myself first; and (3) Vision Boards!
63 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 202 - Overfunction Much?
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra work a few ideas out: overfunctioning, expectations that turn into resentments and efforting that goes nowhere. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times; (2) Volunteering at Austin Creative Reuse; and (3) #AmWriting Podcast. Tammi: (1) The Good Times Are Killing Me by Lynda Barry; (2) Sleep; and (3) Accountability partners.
71 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Episode 201 - Kate Baily
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome Kate Baily. Kate is a certified Life and Personal Performance Coach who specializes in helping women get, stay and love being sober. She is also the coauthor of the book “Love Yourself Sober” and is the cohost of the Love Sober podcast with Mandy Manners. They talk about the beautiful life that can bloom from recovery, in parenting, in ritual, in creativity. You can learn more about Kate, including her book and podcast, at https://www.katebaily.com/ and learn about her coaching offerings at https://www.the-coaching-academy.com/addictive/. This week, Kate shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Sensory Toolkit through Blurtitout.org; (2) Community + Connection; and (3) Self-compassion.
65 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Episode 200 - 200!
Tammi and Sondra are back from a much-needed podcast break, and they catch up on four areas: family, creativity, health and recovery. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) Do Nothing: How to break away from overworking, overdoing and underliving by Celeste Headlee; (2) On Being Podcast, What’s happening in our nervous systems? With Christine Runyan; (3) Sondra’s newsletter as connection. Tammi: (1) Leann Rimes’ album CHANT: The Human & The Holy; (2) The power of saying NO; and (3) The Robcast Episode 204 Menuha!
71 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
Episode 199 - Carrie Mallon
Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are excited to welcome Carrie Mallon. Carrie is a professional tarot reader, teacher, and co-creator of The Spacious Tarot deck. Carrie gives some history of tarot, explains the basics of a tarot deck and her ideas on how tarot can be part of any spiritual practice. Tammi and Sondra love Carrie’s website, http://carriemallon.com/, and refer to it often in their own tarot card practice. You can also follow Carrie on Instagram @carriemallon and buy her beautiful deck https://thespacioustarot.com/. This week, Carrie shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Zooming out; (2) Taking baths; and (3) Forest app.
31 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
Episode 198 - Inauguration Day
Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra reflect on Inauguration Day. They gush about the women and the diversity and the art on the stage. They talk about being spellbound by the fashion and the poet, Amanda Gorman. They talk about the message of hope delivered and received, and felt that was worth a conversation.
69 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Episode 197 - Natha Campanella
This week on the podcast, Sondra and Tammi welcome back their friend and favorite astrologer, Natha Campanella. (Natha’s first appearance was Episode 60.) They asked Natha to come back so they could discuss some things that were brought up in each of the various readings they’d had with her and give evidence as to how they’ve played out. They also beg for some positive forecasting for 2021.To learn more about Natha and her upcoming offerings, you can find her at https://nathacampanella.com/ or follow her on Instagram @natha_campanella_astrology. This week, Natha shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Tune in to my physical responses; (2) Walking; and (3) Tuning In. Getting Quiet. Awareness.
36 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
Episode 196 - Sobriety Is My Manager
Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra process some thoughts about January 6th, 2021. They talk about safety as a privilege, they talk about sobriety as a manager when all other leadership feels absent, and they talk about tools for anxiety (spoiler: sometimes a tool is pizza).
65 minutes | Jan 4, 2021
Episode 195 - New Year's Evolution, 2021
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra look ahead to the new year. This is their fourth time to do a New Year’s podcast and it definitely has a different tone than any they’ve recorded. They talk about the realities of a new year while still in a pandemic, they talk about their words for the year, and they talk about changes they are making that feel a little like hope. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) “Broken Open” by Elizabeth Lesser; (2) Long walks; and (3) Dreaming and scheming. Tammi: (1) Index card with 2021 WOTY; (2) Analog desk calendar; and (3) Brass Ring from Deer Hazel with 2021 WOTY.
78 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
Episode 194 - 2020 Year In Review
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra review the year, and what a year it’s been. They talk about the clarity that has come from 2020, the ways they double-downed on their recovery and they reflect on their 2020 Words of the Year, ending with a projection for 2021. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) Money work; (2) Planner/Ledger/Journal; and (3) Studio. Tammi: (1) My Quaran-routine; (2) Zoom; and (3) Therapy + Teachers.
89 minutes | Dec 21, 2020
Episode 193 - Cody Degerness
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome back their sweet French friend, Cody Degerness. Cody first told his story on the podcast (Episode 132) back in 2019 and returned in 2020 to talk about the Unruffled Florence Retreat (Episode 150) that sadly never happened due to the pandemic. Now he’s back to talk about life since then. They get right into it, including the challenges to staying sober during uncertain times. And with all of their conversations, it’s laden with a healthy dose of humor. This week, Cody shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Perspective; (2) Reading; and (3) Nature.
82 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Episode 192 - Linda Parmar
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra share a conversation with Linda Parmar. Linda is a Certified Money Coach©, Financial Recovery Counsellor℠, and Professional Recovery Coach who spent twenty years as a Financial Advisor. Becoming sober over six years ago, Linda also realized that she had an extreme addiction to spending money and getting sober magnified this. Tammi and Sondra talk about their own money stories and how they inform their financial habits today. Linda is a wealth of information and shares many practices that are helpful no matter where one is in their own financial recovery. You can learn more about Linda and her offerings at https://www.lindaparmar.com or follow her on Instagram @lindaparmarcoach. This week, Linda shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Sacred Start; (2) Money Gratitude Journal; and (3) Start Today Journal.
70 minutes | Dec 7, 2020
Episode 191 - Shari Hampton
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome back Shari Hampton. Shari was previously on Episode 84 two years ago as the founder of Served Up Sober, and now she’s back to talk about her new roles as a Trusted Advisor for SHE RECOVERS Foundation and an anti-racist consultant who works with recovery and treatment organizations to help them explore their biases and create pathways to stronger relationships. They talk about what safe recovery spaces look like for people of color, they talk about why keeping politics out of recovery is not an option for everyone, and they talk about Shari’s holistic approach to recovery. You can learn more about Shari and her offerings as a recovery coach and motivational speaker at http://sharihampton.com/ or follow her on Instagram and Facebook @iamsharihampton and @servedupsober. This week, Shari shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Exercise; (2) Reading; and (3) Giving.
88 minutes | Nov 30, 2020
Episode 190 - Becky Joyce
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are excited to share a conversation with Becky Joyce. Becky is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in private practice in Bend, Oregon for over fourteen years. Her business Noonday Counseling & Wellness was created out of a dream to provide a thriving therapeutic environment for anyone looking to experience healing, find joy, and dream big. She’s recently developed an online course that utilizes the wisdom of the Enneagram, and she’s on the podcast today to share her insight. She runs through the characteristics of each of the nine types and she breaks down some specifics for both Tammi’s and Sondra’s types. If you want to learn more about Becky and her offerings, go to https://therapeuticenneagram.thinkific.com/ or follow her on Instagram @therapeuticenneagram. This week, Becky shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) T.E.A. acronym; (2) Meditation; and (3) Nature reset.
32 minutes | Nov 23, 2020
Episode 189 - Holidaze III
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra dish about the approaching holidays. They talk about what it was like, how holiday 2020 will be like no other, and what they are doing to fortify their recovery. This week, Sondra and Tammi share three items from their Unruffled Toolbox: Sondra: (1) Martha Stewart Living magazine; (2) Pie; and (3) Games. Tammi: (1) Accepting What Is; (2) NA drink options; and (3) Meetings.
74 minutes | Nov 16, 2020
Episode 188 - Pete White
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra are happy to share a conversation with Pete White. Fun fact, Pete was the only male to ever be in the Unruffled secret Facebook group, but that was only for a couple of weeks. When they decided it was to be female-identified only, he was gracious to leave and Pete extends the same graciousness with a good dose of humor to the online recovery space. They talk about rock bottoms, divorce, and what thriving looks like in recovery. You can learn more about Pete at https://peteonrepeat.com/ or follow him on Instagram @pete.on.repeat. This week, Pete shares three items from his Unruffled Toolbox: (1) The Cloud; (2) Audible; and (3) The Little Brown Compact Handbook.
37 minutes | Nov 9, 2020
Episode 187 - Post - Election Download
Today on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra download some thoughts about the 2020 election, recorded on the day after. They express some emotion but to stay in solution, they share lots of tools.
79 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Episode 186 - Colleen Marie
This week on the podcast, Tammi and Sondra welcome their friend, Colleen Marie. Colleen works full-time in marketing and franchise business development for a fitness studio and is also developing a platform to help yoga teachers create their own businesses while she concurrently creates her own. They talk about thriving in sobriety, they talk about grief and loss in recovery and they talk about the cautionary signs of relapse. Content warning: there is the mention of suicide in this episode. To learn more about Colleen and her offerings, visit http://colleenyoga.com/ or follow her on Instagram @colleenyoga. This week, Colleen shares three items from her Unruffled Toolbox: (1) Steaming hot shower; (2) Yoga + Breathwork; and (3) Go to the bookstore.
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