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Mar 13, 2020

This week on the podcast we have a special interview episode with Holly Whitaker! Holly is doing great things in this world in the space of addiction recovery. She started a movement called Hip Sobriety (now rebranded as Tempest) that leads others through a modern, accessible, and empowering approach to recovery that is built around the individual. Holly knows that there is not a one-size-fits-all path to recovery and through her work, she exposes those she helps to a wide range of tools, teachings, and practices pulled from many different schools of thought.

Holly and I have a very candid, open conversation in today’s episode and I think you’ll really love it! We get into her own story of addiction and recovery, how she created her system to help others, and why she believes it is so vitally important to expand the scope of what addiction looks like and make it more accessible for others to find the help that they need. Throughout the podcast, Holly also shares many incredible resources, tools, and actionable steps that you can start utilizing today! I cannot wait for you all to tune in to learn more about her story and mission in this world!


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Topics Discussed:

[:40] About today’s special interview episode.

[7:16] About my free workshop!

[8:07] The interview portion of the podcast with Holly Whitaker.

[10:11] Why we’re the “punk music” of the addiction recovery industry.

[15:05] Holly Whitaker shares her story of transitioning from the tech world and making her addiction “work” to leading a recovery movement through Tempest.

[19:02] Holly speaks about her transition from realizing that the traditional/institutional methods of recovery did not work for her (and for the majority of people)!

[23:59] The reality of recovery: everyone has their own, unique recovery story.

[25:47] Holly speaks about the steps she took in her own life to go from falling apart to creating her own system.

[31:11] What was the leap like from the tech world to the recovery space?

[32:13] Holly speaks about why it is so important to expand the scope of what addiction looks like and make it more accessible for others to find help.

[37:37] Holly speaks about what her experience has been like once she stopped being anonymous about her addiction and recovery experience as well it what was like once she started her business.

[44:16] What keeps Holly going?

[47:27] Holly and I give our alternative recommendations for addiction recovery.

[48:09] Thanking Holly for joining the podcast today!

[48:28] Why Holly rebranded from Hip Sobriety to Tempest.

[49:28] Holly imparts her last message to listeners.

[49:58] Be sure to check out the incredible work Holly does!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Holly Whitaker — Hip Sobriety

Holly Whitaker — Tempest

Holly Whitaker — The Temper

Smart Recovery

This Naked Mind — Annie Grace

New FREE Igntd Recovery Workshop

Bill Wilson

Ceremonial Chemistry Ritual Persecution, by Thomas Szasz

Quit Like a Women: The Radical Choice to Not Drink in a Culture Obsessed with Alcohol,
by Holly Whitaker

Allen Carr Books
Impact Theory — Tom Bilyeu

Quest Nutrition

Tommy Rosen

The Abstinence Myth, by Adi Jaffe — Free book just pay shipping!

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle

Gabby Bernstein

A Course in Miracles from the Foundation of Inner Peace
Refuge Recovery

Women for Sobriety

Secular Organizations for Sobriety (SOS)
LifeRing Secular Recovery

Rational Recovery

Eight Step Recovery


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