I was so happy when Laura Silverman agreed to be a guest on the Sober Living Rocks podcast a few months ago. I love her website, The Sobriety Collective (http://www.thesobrietycollective.com/), the idea of a collective in recovery, when addiction feels so isolating, was very appealing to me, it is so important that we create and become part of a healthy community in recovery.
My conversation with Laura was such a lot of fun. We really connected a lot, discovering a shared love of The Beatles and George Harrison in particular. It is probably the least structured interview in the podcast so far, but it is really a lot of fun. I did think about editing some of the conversations, but decided against it as lots of the connection would be lost if I took out the random bits of chat!
Laura shares openly and honestly about how recovery from substance abuse doesn’t necessarily mean that we have every aspect of our life in order, that we can still struggle with other problems, and that is ok. When we don’t have the substance abuse to hide behind, we can at least look objectively at the other issues and recognise them. She shares the tools that she depends on to stay well in life, including friends, community, walks, reading, music, relaxation, TV and more.
Laura also asked me about my book, Bent Back into Shape, Beating Addiction Through Yoga. You can find out more about this here
Laura is a talented musician and singer. She shared a link to a beautiful recording she did of My Sweet Lord by George Harrison, which you can listen to here, and at the end of the episode