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Zero Proof Book Club: The Podcast
66 minutes | May 18, 2020
In the season finale of Zero Proof Book Club, Shelley and Jackie dig into future plans, listening to the self, and moving on, all inspired by the healing work and writing in love warrior Glennon Doyle’s latest book, “Untamed.”
76 minutes | May 4, 2020
The Body Keeps The Score
As part of their discussion about Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk’s book, “The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma,” Shelley and Jackie talk through EMDR therapy, sex before and after getting sober, and how our bodies can carry bad experiences, even long after they’ve happened.
79 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
In review of Julie Buntin’s novel about two teenage girls and the year that killed one of them, Shelley and Jackie discuss pills, sober medical diagnoses, friendship, and the romanticism of “troubled young woman” throughout history and its negative effect on generations of girls.
68 minutes | Apr 6, 2020
Melissa Febos’ book of memoirs leads Shelley and Jackie on a discussion of the changes and challenges of long-term sobriety and the way hunger shows up in our lives physically and emotionally. Jackie discusses her new therapy focused on recovering relational trauma and Shelley considers doing the 12 steps.
64 minutes | Mar 23, 2020
A Candid COVID-19 Convo
Jackie and Shelley pause the book club to talk about the COVID-19 crisis and how we’re both dealing with the experience.
59 minutes | Mar 9, 2020
A Piece of Cake
Shelley and Jackie discuss the 2005 memoir by Cupcake Brown, a survivor of child abuse, rape, gang violence, and much more. In recovery, Cupcake eventually became a lawyer at a prestigious firm and now shares her profound story of recovery around the world.
77 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
We Are The Luckiest
Shelley and Jackie gush over Laura McKowen’s incredible ability to write about big emotions that can make you feel small and her new book “We Are The Luckiest.” Also covered: the truth about lying, finding what you love to do in sobriety, and making big life choices with a clear head.
70 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
Quit Like A Woman
Shelley and Jackie dissect the arguments of Holly Whitaker’s book “Quit Like A Woman” and discuss recovery accessibility, AA, sexism in alcohol advertising, “normal” drinkers, and the radical choice to quit drinking in a culture obsessed with alcohol.
61 minutes | Jan 27, 2020
Author Interview: Jen Elizabeth
Shelley and Jackie interview Jen Elizabeth, survivor, advocate, warrior, and author of the 2019 book "Shape of A Woman." Jen shares her words of wisdom on recovery, healing feminine and mother wounds, writing and publishing your own story, and approaching self care as you share your journey with others.
55 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
2019 Year in Review
As 2020 gets rolling, Shelley and Jackie share their favorite (and least favorite) Zero Proof Book Club reads of the previous year; discuss how their recovery evolved in 2019 and how they hope it grows in 2020; and introduce a new Zero Proof: Author Interview special series.
68 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
The Biology of Desire: Why Addiction Is Not A Disease
Shelley and Jackie discuss the disease model of addiction and why it doesn’t work, according to “The Biology of Desire.” They also share their New Year’s goals in light of the book’s explanations of finding long-term motivation without addictive patterns.
66 minutes | Dec 16, 2019
Shelley and Jackie dig into the life and times of (fictional) drug addict Rachel Walsh, friendships, sex, recovery love stories, and more during their discussion of “Rachel’s Holiday.”
75 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
How to Break Up with Your Phone
Shelley and Jackie talk through the most helpful tips and tricks for getting unaddicted to the dreaded scroll, courtesy this week’s book, “How to Break Up with Your Phone.”
63 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions
Shelley and Jackie decipher Russell Brand’s grand sentences, example of modern manhood, and annoyingly charming philosophies in “Recovery,” a re-examination of the 12-step program done as only Russell Brand can.
65 minutes | Nov 4, 2019
I'm Just Happy to Be Here: A Memoir of Renegade Mothering
“I’m Just Happy to Be Here” is a memoir that gives Shelley and Jackie giggle fits—at least when it’s not making them cringe in recognition of the author’s addiction, relapse, and self isolation in addictive mind and recovery.
71 minutes | Oct 21, 2019
A Return to Love
Shelley and Jackie take on 2020 presidential race unicorn Marianne Williamson and her book “A Return to Love,” which made her Oprah-famous in the 1990s, discussing higher powers and forgiveness in sobriety.
74 minutes | Oct 7, 2019
The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober
Shelley and Jackie dive into “The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober” by sharing strategies for navigating the first 30 days of sobriety, the changing friendship dynamics post-alcohol, and the weddings you’ll now attend sober.
63 minutes | Sep 23, 2019
Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha
Shelley and Jackie share their favorite tips and tools as they relate to recovery from “Radical Acceptance,” the seminal 2003 book by author Tara Brach, a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and a woman you’ve probably seen on YouTube.
79 minutes | Sep 9, 2019
Drunk Mom: A Memoir
Shelley and Jackie talk motherhood, otherhood, and the social importance of a harrowing memoir such as “Drunk Mom,” a controversial book that made many people angry for its stories of a very addicted mind (a mind now also responsible for an infant).
59 minutes | Aug 26, 2019
I’m Black and I’m Sober: The Timeless Story of A Woman’s Journey Back to Sanity
The first autobiography written by an African American woman in recovery, “I’m Black and I’m Sober” leads Shelley and Jackie in an awakening discussion of how discrimination, racism, and marginalzation impacts both alcohol addiction, and sobriety.
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