Welcome to Odaat Chat, my name is Arlina and I’ll be your host. In case you didn’t know, ODAAT stands for “one day at a time”. If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes so you don’t miss out on upcoming episodes.

You might be wondering the purpose of the podcast, and what I can tell you is that besides wanting to clear up a lot of misconceptions about addiction and recovery, I also wanted to share the teachers, ideas and exercises that have helped me on my own journey over the last 22 years that fall outside the parameters of 12 step groups.

I’m not sharing any resources today, but I did want to say a quick thank you to everyone who has subscribed, left a review on iTunes or provided feedback. It’s so awesome to hear about the experiences the guests have after they are on. At some point, I’ll gather some of those stories for a blog post or maybe do a podcast talking about that, but for now, I just wanted to say thank you to you all for participating. It means the world to me!

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Today’s episode is with my sweet friend Kerry. She actually has a special gift and talent that I don’t think she even recognizes because it comes so naturally to her. Kerry has a way of noticing when members of our tribe are not feeling a part of, and she is able to connect and makes them feel comfortable and valued. She is quietly and unassumingly the glue of my favorite meeting and I adore her for it. Kerry doesn’t like to talk about herself but she is always willing to share her experience if it helps someone else. She’s a wonderful person, she’s super funny, and one of my favorite people ever.

And with that, please enjoy this episode with Kerry.

Peace & Love,


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