Allen Berger & Thom Rutledge

Emotional Sobriety: The Next Step in Recovery

Allen Berger & Thom Rutledge

  • Oh, the Places We’ll Go (with Joe C.)

Oh, the Places We’ll Go (with Joe C.)

Monday 25th September 2023

Join Thom Rutledge, Dr. Allen Berger, and Joe C. as they explore emotional sobriety through Dr. Seuss' wisdom and insights from AA history.
54 minutes

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Emotional Sobriety: The Next Step in Recovery
Allen Berger & Thom Rutledge
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Oh, the Places We’ll Go: Emotional Sobriety and Dr. Seuss

Episode Overview

  • Explore the concept of emotional sobriety and its relevance in navigating life's challenges
  • Gain insights into emotional sobriety through the lens of Dr. Seuss' 'Oh, the Places You'll Go'
  • Delve into the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous and the evolution of recovery literature
  • Unpack the impact of perfectionism and embracing life's paradoxes in the journey to emotional sobriety
  • Discover the significance of community support, relationships, and the science behind 12-step programs
More slumps are coming. That's true. You know, they're really true. More slumps are coming.
Imagine combining the whimsical wisdom of Dr. Seuss with the profound principles of emotional sobriety. In this episode, Thom Rutledge and Dr. Allen Berger, joined by Joe C., embark on a fascinating journey that does just that. They dive into Dr. Seuss' classic, 'Oh, the Places You'll Go', finding surprising connections to the emotional challenges faced in recovery.
This isn't your typical children's book discussion; it's an exploration of how simple, yet powerful messages can guide us through life's ups and downs, especially when battling addiction. Joe C. also shares insights from his recent interview on the Rebellion Dogs podcast, where he delves into the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its foundational literature. He discusses Bill Wilson's vision and the cultural shifts that have shaped AA over the years.
This episode offers a unique blend of literary analysis and historical context, providing listeners with a deeper understanding of recovery's evolution. Throughout the conversation, Thom, Allen, and Joe tackle perfectionism, the art of embracing life's paradoxes, and the importance of community support. They highlight how accepting life's unpredictable nature can lead to profound inner growth and resilience. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom for anyone on a recovery journey or those supporting loved ones through theirs.
With their compassionate and engaging approach, Thom and Allen create a space where listeners can reflect on their own experiences and find hope in shared stories. Whether you're new to the concept of emotional sobriety or looking for fresh perspectives, this episode promises to inspire and enlighten.