Peacekeepers: Emotional Equilibrium in Sobriety
April 29, 2024

Peacekeepers: Emotional Equilibrium in Sobriety

On today's episode, Sonia and Kathleen delve into the vital topic of protecting your peace. As life throws its many challenges at us, finding and maintaining inner tranquility is more crucial than ever, especially when it comes to sustaining sobriety and mental health. Join them as they explore strategies to safeguard your emotional and mental balance, ensuring you stay strong and serene no matter what life brings your way!

Ever wonder how to keep your cool when life gets tricky? Or how to say 'no' without feeling guilty? Sonia and Kathleen have got you covered! They’ll be unpacking how to set boundaries that stick, ways to dodge life’s curveballs, and the secrets to building your personal calm zone. It's all about finding peace in the chaos and making sure it stays that way.

Today’s takeaway is all about real-life strategies: learning how to recognize when you’re stressed before it’s too late, setting up your personal boundaries like a pro, and mastering the art of 'me time.' By the end of the episode, you’ll have a toolkit full of ideas for maintaining your emotional balance that you can start using right away.

And because everyone loves a good story, Sonia and Kathleen will share their own experiences with keeping peace at the forefront. They'll tell tales of personal trials and triumphs, bringing to life the strategies discussed and showing that if they can do it, so can you!

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[00:02:01] Explanation of what "protecting your peace" means in the context of maintaining emotional and mental balance.

[00:02:19] Kathleen talks about the importance of setting boundaries for peace protection.

[00:03:01] Kathleen explains protecting peace in simple terms and how to filter experiences.

[00:04:24] Sonia relates protecting peace to both physical environment and emotional stability.

[00:05:14] Kathleen shares a personal anecdote about changing job environments to protect her mental health.

[00:06:07] Sonia and Kathleen discuss the role of self-awareness in avoiding emotional spirals.

[00:07:51] A detailed account of how Sonia has learned to handle family disagreements without spiraling.

[00:10:30] Sonia and Kathleen delve into how gossip can affect personal peace and discuss strategies to avoid it.

[00:12:44] Celebration of Sonia's seventh sobriety anniversary and its emotional significance.

[00:14:26] Sonia recounts a poignant memory tied to a breakup and how seasonal changes can trigger emotional responses.

[00:16:30] Discussion on the impact of social media on emotional well-being and how to manage exposure.

[00:19:00] Sonia talks about the physical symptoms she experiences when her peace is disturbed, particularly by family dynamics.

[00:20:21] First-time disagreement story shared by Sonia, focusing on maintaining peace during confrontations.

[00:22:10] Kathleen emphasizes that healthy conflict is possible and shares insights from her professional experience as a couples therapist.

[00:23:27] The complexities of family relationships and how they challenge personal peace discussed by Kathleen.

[00:25:13] Kathleen explains her need to step back from family drama to protect her peace, ensuring it wasn't perceived as abandonment.

[00:27:31] Strategies for managing unexpected changes and maintaining stability during uncertain times.

[00:33:13] Sonia and Kathleen discuss essential self-care practices and rituals that help maintain their peace.


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