Sober Shoutouts

Featured Book/Audiobook of the Month: Yumi Sakugawa’s There is No Right Way to Meditate: And Other Lessons

“Take a Moment and Breathe!

In There Is No Right Way to Meditate, award-winning artist Yumi Sakugawa helps you tap into your inner self and finally find the peace that you’ve been seeking. Each page offers a unique perspective on how to lead a more mindful life, with captivating ink illustrations and encouraging words like, “it’s okay if the only thing you did today was breathe.” From simple ways to get rid of a bad mood to instructions for making your intentions come true, her lessons will inspire you to become more aware of the present moment and find stillness no matter where you go.

With Yumi’s uplifting guidance, you will dig deeper into your soul to discover the tranquility already surrounding you.”


Featured Ted Talk of the Month: Britt Wray’s How climate change affects your mental health

“For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world,” says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being — mental, social and spiritual — and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.

Featured Podcast of the Month:

Science VS’s Alcohol: A Pour Decision?

“For decades we’ve been told that having a glass or two of wine is good for you. But recently there’ve been reports that even a little bit of booze is bad for you. So what is going on? Is just a bit of alcohol dangerous? To find out we talk to epidemiologist and nutritionist Prof. Eric Rimm, psychologist Prof. Tim Stockwell, and cancer researcher Dr. Susan Gapstur.”

Archives Found Below

August’s Book: Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

August’s Ted Talk: Wendy Suzuki’s The Brain-Changing Benefits of Exercise

August’s Podcast: Soberholic’s “Serenity, Acceptance, Wisdom- Which are you looking for?”

July’s Book: Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

July’s Ted Talk: Robert Thurman’s Expanding your circle of compassion

July’s Podcast: Former monk, Jay Shetty’s Podcast On Purpose; Ashley Graham: On Body Shaming and How to Stop Negative Self Talk

June’s Book: Erica Spiegelman’s Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery

June’s Ted Talk: Judson Brewer: A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit 

June’s Podcast: Former Monk, Jay Shetty’s On Purpose: Being Open About Mental Health With Charlamagne

May’s Book: Russell Brand’s Freedom From Our Addictions

May’s Ted Talk: Jan Rader’s In the Opioid Crisis, Here’s What it Takes to Save a Life

May’s Podcast: Happy Sober Podcast’s Should I cut back on drinking or quit drinking completely?

April’s Book: Annie Grace’s Control Alcohol

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March’s Book: Angelique Graves’ Good Night, Heartache 

March’s Podcast