Lisa N

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”.  I named it after my favorite 12 step group that meets daily, which is how we do recovery, one day at a time.

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’d like to share a thought for the day, and Google tells me this one comes from Iyanla Vanzant. She says: “At every single moment, we are given the opportunity to choose our future. What we do today will determine what we face next week, next month, or next year…”

So there you have it. Choose wisely my friends.

In this episode I’ll be talking with Lisa who shares her story of recovery from alcohol & drugs. Lisa talks about what it was like growing up with an alcoholic father, her own struggles and what life has been like since getting into recovery.

We also had a lot of fun discussing the rollercoaster of dating in the era of dating apps, the ability (and necessity) of stalking via Google, what it’s like from one woman’s perspective. Lisa is both funny and smart, which made for a great conversation.

Before we get started, I just wanted to say thank you for connecting with us! If you haven’t yet, please visit and read “Sharing the Secret” to find out more about who we are and how we can help. Our mission is to bring hope, happiness and food for thought to those who hear it.

We have a lot of fun and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Comments or questions? I’d love to hear it!

Peace & Love,


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  • QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.