Full Potential, Now! Addiction Podcast, Episode 16 – Sean Mahoney – Stigma, Prejudice & Addiction: Journey of Truth and Hope
In this week’s episode of Full Potential, Now!, Ted interviews writer and podcaster Sean Mahoney. In Part 1 of their conversation, we learn about Sean’s experience growing up with alcoholic parents, as well as coming out as gay in that environment.
You can find Sean’s writing at seanalogues.com, and listen to past episodes of his podcast Sloshed Cinema on the Sincere Right Now podcast network.
Stay tuned for Part 2 of Ted’s conversation with Sean Mahoney, coming soon!
This Week’s Ted Tool Resource
This week, Ted would like to recommend two essays from guest Sean Mahoney’s blog, seanologues.com. First is A Hot Mess, Now At Room Temperature, a piece in which Sean discusses the idea that things aren’t always perfect, even with sustained success in recovery. “I woke up today happy and well rested. Yet I realize that this is all a moment-by-moment proposition all contingent on how I take care of myself.”
The second essay is Eventually, You’ll Think About Your Ass, a humorous reflection on accepting the things one cannot change. In it, Sean says, “Despite having the interests of a 13 year-old girl and the mental focus of a 22-year-old, I have to accept that I’m aging.” Sean recommends this piece as his personal favorite from 2017.
Produced by Ted Izydor and John Praw Kruse. Music by Patrick Reinholz, Lovely Socialite and John Praw courtesy Other Obscura.