Monday, December 3, 2012
But I can't really write about anything else at the moment, because these heart projects are on my mind, and I'm determined to spread the word.
I already posted about The Bubble Hour (a new internet talk show that is also available on iTunes). It's a show geared towards giving practical advice to people who are still drinking, thinking of stopping, who are new to sobriety and could use empathy, advice and community, or people who have been sober a while and are interested in hearing how other people get through the tougher times.
It's a practical advice show, with fabulous guests telling their own stories and opening up what has worked (and not worked) for them. Through story telling and sharing our own truths (just like on Crying Out Now, but this is spoken word) we are continuing to help people understand they aren't alone and that hope is out there.
I love the talk show format, because it puts real voices to these stories, real people with lives just like yours that have come out on the other side of the pain of addiction.
If you struggle during certain times of day (for instance, on last night's show cooking in early sobriety came up a LOT) these pod casts are a great tool - pop in your ear buds and listen to get through the more difficult times. It's another tool for getting through those early days, and another way to break down that stigma that keeps so many people stuck and alone.
And the best news is that it's growing by leaps and bounds (almost 3000 listens/downloads in three weeks) but we STILL need your help spreading the word. Even if you aren't in recovery, you never, ever know who you may be helping but telling people about this resource through FB or Twitter. It could be someone you know well who is suffering in silence.
The more we show the world that we ALL can come together- not just those struggling with addiction - the more that damn stigma will crack and more people will feel brave enough to come forward and ask for help.
Below is a widget that has the last four episodes on it - you can listen from there, or you can go to The Bubble Hour's website and click on the tab at the top that explains how to subscribe to our pod casts. Once you subscribe new episodes will automatically download into your iTunes.
PLEASE help us spread the word.
I promise I won't keep coming here and begging, but the early feedback we're getting is SO encouraging, and we know this is making a big difference. If you feel shy sharing about addiction and you're not an alcoholic or addict yourself, remember HUNDREDS of people support The Bubble Hour (and Crying Out Now) who aren't alcoholics, and have never even been touched indirectly by addiction, but you believe in a good cause and making a difference in the world.
Thank you. SO much. I appreciate all the support. You guys ROCK.