Confident Sober Women

Motherhood, Honesty, and Envy w/Laura McKowen

October 04, 2022 Shelby Episode 98
Confident Sober Women
Motherhood, Honesty, and Envy w/Laura McKowen
Show Notes

Laura McKowen is the bestselling author of We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life, the founder and CEO of The Luckiest Club, and the host of Tell Me Something True Podcast. Laura started drinking in her teens and continued through college, her marriage, and early motherhood. She shares that she was forced to get sober after hitting her rock bottom following her separation from her husband.

Laura also shares her reasons for not identifying as an "alcoholic"--which she believes has very negative connotations--but rather as "sober" or "in recovery." We discuss the challenges of motherhood in sobriety and in general, as well as the catharsis of having to be honest in recovery. We also talk about jealousy and envy--especially in the age of social media--and how we can shift our mindsets to overcome it.

Laura's new book, Push Off From Here, comes out March 7, 2023 and is available for pre-order now. You can find her on her website or Instagram.

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