As 2020 gets rolling, Shelley and Jackie share their favorite (and least favorite) Zero Proof Book Club reads of the previous year; discuss how their recovery evolved in 2019 and how they hope it grows in 2020; and introduce a new Zero Proof: Author Interview special series.
Shelley and Jackie discuss the disease model of addiction and why it doesn’t work, according to “The Biology of Desire.” They also share their New Year’s goals in light of the book’s explanations of finding long-term motivation without addictive patterns.
“I’m Just Happy to Be Here” is a memoir that gives Shelley and Jackie giggle fits—at least when it’s not making them cringe in recognition of the author’s addiction, relapse, and self isolation in addictive mind and recovery.
Shelley and Jackie share their favorite tips and tools as they relate to recovery from “Radical Acceptance,” the seminal 2003 book by author Tara Brach, a psychologist, Buddhist meditation teacher, and a woman you’ve probably seen on YouTube.
Shelley and Jackie talk motherhood, otherhood, and the social importance of a harrowing memoir such as “Drunk Mom,” a controversial book that made many people angry for its stories of a very addicted mind (a mind now also responsible for an infant).