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Episode 42: Addiction is a Family Disease with Josie Teresi

On today’s episode, we have Josie Teresi back on the show, and she talks about her son’s addiction.  When a family member becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, not only do they face significant challenges, but it also impacts the rest of the family.  It affects not only the individual with the “problem,” but also causes sickness within the entire family unit.  The effects hardly go unnoticed: they can include broken trust, communication issues, financial problems, childhood trauma, PTSD, fear and anxiety, shame and guilt, lost relationships, and estrangement.  Drug addiction causes the entire family unit to adapt to the chaos of addiction, negating their own health and well-being, creating new negative patterns to deal with loving someone suffering from the disease of addiction.  All lives become interrupted and rattled.  There is no doubt that addiction is a family disease.  You can find Josie at

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Episode 29: Fear is an Illusion

Most of us spend a lot of energy organizing our lives around steering clear of what we fear most. What if fear isn’t something to avoid, fight, or feel badly about? What if fear exists to actually help you? When we ignore the message that our fears have for us, fear can become a health risk. On today’s show, Josie Teresi and I talk about our fears, and the important message it may have in our lives, as we talk about shifting our thinking to improve our overall health and well-being. Join us in this fascinating conversation! You can find Josie at

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Episode 14: Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Josie Teresi

Narcissistic Personality Disorder is a mental condition in which people are self-centered, have an inflated opinion of their own selves, have a deep need for admiration and attention, and lack empathy for others. They are in love with a self image. But when a self image is not based on reality, it can manifest in behaviors that are manipulative, patronizing, selfish, and abusive. Josie Teresi and I talk about our own personal experiences with narcissistic personality disorder. You can find Josie at

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