September 20, 2022

Food for a football party. Table with bowls of chips, dips, salsa, cookies and drinks

I grew up watching NFL Sundays in the ’80s with my family. Grandma’s onion dip and deviled eggs. Supermarket hot chicken wings. Mom’s special hot cheese dip, which made the Easy Cheese whiz look like an amateur appetizer. My family did NFL Sundays right back in the 80s. What it really was, was an excuse

September 13, 2022

Jeff Bristol is in his ninth year of recovery from drugs and alcohol, and is currently the co-owner at one of the top 10 gyms in the US. Jeff shares his heartbreaking story of spending his twenties in the turmoil of his addiction- in and out of prison and rehab for almost a decade. Jeff

August 30, 2022

VIC 6 Jenn | Alcoholism

Voices InCourage VPs Jenn and Tucker open up about their struggles and successes while handling the dynamics of Tucker’s alcoholism and recovery. They share their ups and downs, failures and triumphs, as they continue to navigate this disease in their marriage and as parents. They uncover the unexpected, the real and raw scenarios that challenged

August 23, 2022

Woman on a dock looking at the water

I remember the years when he was newly sober, and I had hoped we would start to come back together again after his drinking. What happened, actually, was the exact opposite.  We grew further apart in his initial months and first years of sobriety. He was unhappy, irritable, short, and angry the majority of the

August 16, 2022

VIC 5 | Addiction

Meet one of Voices InCourage’s founding community members, Sparkle. Sparkle speaks on the journey of our experiences with alcoholism and addiction. Being ready and willing to be open and honest is different for everyone. Learning to respect, honor, and acknowledge that everyone’s timeline is different is an integral piece of understanding the journey with an

August 9, 2022

Pathway on a beach overlooking water

Carving a new path, when you want the old way so much to be like it was, was my Achilles heel. I battled to let go. I fought to make it the life it used to be. But it was never mine to battle. There was a new trail for me- I just had to

August 2, 2022

VIC 4 | Addiction

Joanne and Sarah share their experience as mother and wife of their late son and husband, Bart. During Bart’s struggle with addiction, Joanne and Sarah learned to lovingly detach and navigate life moving forward. They speak on the distinction of engaging versus letting go, walking that fine line, and developing and following through with boundaries

July 19, 2022

VIC 3 | Secrets

Meet Voices InCourage community member Jeannie. Jeannie teaches us an important lesson: “Our Secrets Keep Us Sick.” In this conversation with KL Wells, Jeannie explains the importance of being your authentic self during difficult times and not “stuffing your feelings”. She also touches on one of Voices InCourage’s pillars in the “Five Acts of Courage,”

July 5, 2022

VIC 2 | Breaking Your Silence

  Breaking your silence with an alcoholic spouse can feel almost impossible. In this episode, Jenn joins KL Wells and shares her story about how her fear and internal emotional turmoil as the spouse of an alcoholic prevented her from asking for help. How one Sunday going out for a run changed her entire life

July 1, 2022

Annie Highwater Podcast Unhooked

Annie Highwater & KL Wells – Mom to Mom In this episode, Annie speaks with KL Wells about her journey.  KL openly shares her journey and the perspective that has given her so much comfort and hope while navigating a situation near and dear — the struggles of an addicted child. The purpose of this