Well, I fully understand the disease of addiction because I've been there. 15 years ago I made it a lifelong mission to share my experience of recovery to as many people as possible! So far, tens of thousands have seen me as a speaker, author, sober coach and radio/TV broadcaster. In 2013, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse awarded me their "Gateway Award" for carrying my message of recovery out to communities. I am most grateful for my years working in classrooms, as a member of Supporting Teens At Risk (S.T.A.R.). That experience motivated me to create a comprehensive online course, which takes parents through the process of utilizing their crucial role in helping their children avoid drug experimentation. So far, I have about over 780 students from over 70 different countries. I hope you'll check it out as well.
Published by Kunati Books
In it's first week Cooked in LA rose up to be the #9,129th ranked book on ALL of Amazon book sales. Also a #1 Riverfront Times Bestseller, it follows my startling 3 year roller-coaster ride working on the radio in St. Louis and Los Angeles while poorly managing a substance abuse problem. The STL Post Dispatch said the book comes "With wry humor and great insight," and Booklist Magazine called it “Eye-Opening!”
I'm taking my story and message to the front lines of where substance experimentation is born. With pot legalization, the opiate crisis and Juuling, I believe the situation is dire for our adolescent generation. I won't be stopped!
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Most people lack the awareness to recognize they are living a very distracted life. I sure didn't. And we don't stop to really understand the serious health consequences caused from this way of living. But you can feel a dramatic shift. I am blessed to have discovered a simple, but powerful, solution.
Trauma may not be what you think. The body, brain and nervous system will register overwhelming-shock from thousands of situations. I know what it's like to put max effort into finding out why you have long stretches of feeling crappy - only to end up with another new "drawing board" over and over. I'm so grateful I discovered what in the hell was wrong. I can help if you feel you're in a perpetual funk. Let me show you.
I truly believe most people get addicted as a response to some type of trauma they have experienced. They might not even recognize this, but they are trying to cope the best they can.
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My TOP TEN Shows To Stream When Home in bed for MULTIPLE DAYS... 1. Deadwood - HBO, Best cast ever! 2. True Detective - S1, HBO McConaughey and Harrelson are totally gripping through decades 3. The Wire - HBO originally, Eye-opening & real 4. Patriot - Amazon Prime, Visionary comic creativity 5. Marco Polo - Netflix, Epic, sympathetic & beautiful... This list is subjective, of course, what would a couple of your suggestions be?
Most on-air folks are always getting asked what a career on the radio is like. I created a quick survey to help people have a more informed decision about possibly seeking a job in today's radio.