EP 241: ‘We Are the Luckiest’ with Laura McKowen

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It’s a reunion! Author, teacher, and speaker Laura McKowen returns to the podcast today to talk with Annie about her new book, We Are the Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of a Sober Life. In addition to Laura’s story and the book, they share thoughts about the “third door,” Alcoholics Anonymous, spiral dynamics, and fear. And, they may or may not make each other cry.

Let me ask you a question. What is better than change? Lasting change, of course. If you’ve had trouble making change stick, either with alcohol or in any other area of your life, you are in for a treat. I created the 100 Days of Lasting Change to ensure that we don’t just change for a moment, but we truly transform for a lifetime. This program is so close to my heart. Thousands of people have been through it, and their results are incredible. But don’t take my word for it, check it out at thisnakedmind.com/100days.

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We Are The Luckiest

It took over a year of stops, starts and embarrassing moments including a DUI and leaving her daughter alone overnight in a hotel room for Laura to overcome addiction. Learn more of her story and how the writing of “We are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of A Sober Life” came about.

Find The Book

We are The Luckiest: The Surprising Magic of A Sober Life will be available January 7th. If you’re looking for some great quit lit before then you can also start reading This Naked Mind for free now – https://www.thisnakedmind.com/book

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  • The Third Door
  • The importance of feeling things
  • Compassion in recovery
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • The beauty of making mistakes