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Eternally Amy - A Sober Mom of Eight's Journey from Jail to Joy

Apr 23, 2024

In this episode, we dive into a heartwarming conversation with Kim Bellas, the founder of "Sober is the New Cool." Kim shares her inspiring journey of sobriety, which began as a commitment to support her son, Matthew, through his epilepsy diagnosis. From personal challenges to societal pressures, Kim's story illuminates the transformative power of self-discovery and connection.

Key Points:

  • The Journey Begins: Kim's sobriety journey started when her son, Matthew, was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13. Committed to supporting him, Kim began her path to sobriety, initially committing to three months without alcohol.
  • Navigating Social Pressures: Kim faced unexpected social pressures as she abstained from drinking, realizing the challenges of navigating a world that often glamorizes alcohol consumption.
  • Sober is the New Cool: Kim's personal challenge evolved into the creation of "Sober is the New Cool." She empowers individuals to recognize their self-worth and prioritize their well-being, challenging societal norms around drinking.
  • The Power of Connection: Through supportive relationships and daily messages of hope, Kim helps others rediscover forgotten qualities and find their unique paths to sobriety. Connection is emphasized as key to hope, health, and happiness.
  • Matthew's Journey: Kim shares the challenges and triumphs of supporting her son through his epilepsy diagnosis. His journey underscores the importance of self-discovery and resilience in the face of adversity.
  • The "I Am" Exercise: Kim introduces the "I Am" exercise, aimed at empowering individuals to recognize and celebrate their positive qualities. Through simple daily affirmations, Kim fosters self-empowerment and confidence.


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