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Interview on the Sheila Show about The Law of Sobriety Book

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http://attendthisevent.com/?eventid=14838483   “Inspiration For Your Life with Sheila Gale” Radio Assisting People in Living Extraordinary Lives!

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Learning to Face My Fear of Speaking

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I think I have probably told every person in my sphere about my speaking this Friday at my first book signing.  I laugh because the book is all about positive energy and I am going around putting out fearful energy.  […]

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Recovery from Eating Disorders and The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC September 8, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss recovery from Eating Disorders with my new  book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” Book Signing Presented […]

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The Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah: A Time of Renewal and Hope

posted by sherrygaba

This week is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. A new year is always a time of renewal and hope, and Rosh Hashanah certainly is that. In its customs and traditions, too, there’s a lot about this holiday that resonates […]

Did Michael Douglas have a problem with alcohol?

posted by sherrygaba

       It was a quite a shock for audiences to hear that the actor, Michael Douglas, has Stage IV throat cancer. What was even more alarming was to learn that it most likely was caused by drinking alcohol and smoking. […]

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC September 1, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com 8 AM Pacific Time to discuss everything you always wanted to know about my new book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive […]

The Ego-Less Self: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding

posted by sherrygaba

Science improves and saves lives, but the spiritual domain is where healing and happiness reside. In the book, “The Ego-Less Self: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding, the author, Cardwell C. Nuckols, Ph.D. presents the truth to you from […]

Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments

posted by sherrygaba

This morning I had to re-read the chapter in my book “Learning to Let Go of Resistance and Attachments.”  My book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery” comes out this Wednesday, September 1, 2010.  I […]

Turning Your Childhood Trauma into Adult Hope and Healing Your Pain

posted by sherrygaba

The trauma and grief of growing in a an alcoholic or addicted family create a lifetime of baggage.  If you grew up in an addicted family, the dysfunction that permeated every  aspect of your childhood may have seemed “normal,” and […]

Radio Interview with 2 Moms and a Mic

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 25, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com 8 AM Pacific Time to discuss everything you always wanted to know about addiction and rehab.

Learning How to be Happy

posted by sherrygaba

  “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” Everyone knows that little serenity prayer, and many 12-step meetings close with […]

How I Found Simplicity and Letting Go of Resistance in Camping

posted by sherrygaba

This weekend turned out to be one of those life lessons that when we let go of resisting something, anything and everything is possible.  My husband has wanted to go camping for the longest time with our family and I […]

Surviving as a Single Parent

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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/5675876/surviving_as_a_single_parent.html?cat=25

Radio Interview on Celebrity Worship

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ? Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 18, 2010 at 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss your children’s addiction to celebrities.

Alcohol and Depression: Which Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

posted by sherrygaba

Depression and alcoholism often go together, but which causes which is a chicken-and-egg kind of question. As I know all too well from personal experience that a couple of drinks can break down your inhibitions and give you feelings of […]

How Celebrity Author and Spiritual Guru Deepak Chopra Taught me Humility

posted by sherrygaba

Friday I was screaming of joy when I learned from my editor that Deepak Chopra had endorsed my book. Although, it will not be on the book cover because the book has been printed already, it will appear in other […]

How do you Feel about Single Parenting by Choice?

posted by sherrygaba

As a single mother of a twenty-six year old woman since she was one years old, I was outraged by Jennifer Aniston’s remark that men are optional in child rising.  Although this is a blog on addictions, I felt I […]

Radio Interview on Love Addiction and Adolescents

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 11, 2010 tune in 1400 KKZZ.com to discuss Love Addiction and Adolescents

Embracing Simplicity

posted by sherrygaba

   We live in a time of great worry. Our minds, hearts and stomachs have trouble settling, slowing down and finding peace. From one perspective, we have good cause for concern. The economy’s unpredictability stirs anxiety about our ability to […]

In the Flow

posted by sherrygaba

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a professor and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, has been working with a concept he calls “flow.” The process of flow occurs when your consciousness matches your goals, allowing psychic energy […]

Acceptance and Compassion: Cornerstones to Working Through Life Transitions

posted by sherrygaba

 Periods of change and transition can be stressful for most people. But for those grappling with an addiction, how you deal with change takes on even greater importance, since your addiction typically functions as your (maladaptive) coping mechanism in times […]

A Case of Missing Identity

posted by sherrygaba

A few decades ago, scads of people searched in earnest to “find themselves”. The general public dismissed this as a lot of hippy hooey. How does it happen that “you” have wandered away such that travelling to relocate yourself is […]

Celebrity Addiction Radio Interview on 2 Moms and a Mic

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC August 4, 2010 tune in 1400 KKZZ.com .

Compulsive Shopping: The Closeted Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

You’ve heard the term before. “Shopaholic.”&nbsp; The reference is usually to someone always on the hunt for a new item, a bargain, or the quest to have the latest and the best.&nbsp; But <em>oniomania</em>–the clinical term for this behavior–is no […]

When You Are Afraid What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?

posted by sherrygaba

I have a client who’s a shy but talented girl. She loves music, and decided to join the band in her high school. She learned how to play the xylophone, and really enjoys herself when she plays at band practice. […]

Your Higher Power

posted by sherrygaba

One of the things that sometimes puts people off about 12-step programs is the idea of accepting a higher power into your life. What if you don’t believe in any particular religion? Why is it necessary to believe in something […]

Celebrity Addiction: What are the Differences?

posted by sherrygaba

I finally have had a moment to breathe after a week and a half working on Celebrity Rehab 4 to blog.  I always find each year on Celebrity Rehab uniquely different.  This year what has struck me most is realizing […]

Radio Interview with 2 Moms and a Mic

posted by sherrygaba

2 Moms and a Mic ?2 Moms and a Mic Get Ready as I join 2 MOMS AND A MIC JULY 28 tune in 1400 KKZZ . COM at 8am Pacific Time discussing Celebrity Rehab and my new book “The Law of Sobriety.” 

Are You Obsessed With Eating Only Healthy Foods?

posted by sherrygaba

  Is it possible to be addicted to healthy food?  According to one Physician, the answer is “Yes.” I spoke about this subject on KTLA Channel 5 News Los Angeles, which can be viewed on my web site reel at […]

Interview on LA Talk Radio: Celebrity Rehab and The Law of Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

http://www.latalkradio.com/Tony.php   On Air with Tony Sweet TONY SWEET   Tony Sweet is the youngest son of four children in a very musical family. He grew up in Grenola, Kansas, and didn’t start singing publicly until the age of twenty-five. […]

Celebrity Deaths from Pain Medication Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

With the recent deaths of Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, and Michael Jackson, most psychotherapists and physicians, who may not necessarily work in addictions, are becoming more mindful of this growing epidemic of pain medication addiction.  Yesterday the Los Angeles Coroner’s […]

Learning to Prioritize What is Important

posted by sherrygaba

As I go back and forth from the set of Celebrity Rehab, seeing clients, spending time with family and friends, and making time for me, I remember some advise a Life Design Life Coach, Leslie Gail, best selling author of […]

Celebrity Rehab: Learning to Live in Compassion

posted by sherrygaba

 I have the privilege everyday to work with addicts and alcoholics.  Most recently I am working on Celebrity Rehab 4 with Dr. Drew on VH1.  This is my third season, and every year is uniquely different.  One thing, however, I […]

Does Lindsay Lohan or You Have Emotional Sobriety

posted by sherrygaba

 I would say this is the one of happiest and most productive times in my life, but at the same time, one of the most stressful times.   As I have mentioned, while my book, “The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive […]

Mel Gibson: The Dangers of Alcohol Abuse and Domestic Violence

posted by sherrygaba

I couldn’t decide what approach to take on my blog about the recent Mel Gibson news and his recent recordings of verbal and implied physical abuse against his girlfriend Oksana Grigoriea.  Do I discuss the link between domestic violence and […]

Are You a Perfectionist?

posted by sherrygaba

  Often as alcoholics and addicts, we have what is known as black and white thinking which I shared in my last blog.  This is a cognitive or (thinking) distortion.  Part of that distortion comes from our perfectionist thinking.  For […]

How Distorted Thinking Gets in The Way of a Fulfilling Life

posted by sherrygaba

  Cognitive distortions are distorted, exaggerated, negative ways of thinking. For example, your boss tells you that your presentation was not as good as she had expected, and you take that to mean your boss hates everything you do and […]

Moving Beyond Your Co-Dependency

posted by sherrygaba

Have you ever felt you have trouble with your impulse control or coping skills?  Do you get anxious easily?  Do you have difficulty accepting help from others?  Do you self medicate and don’t consider yourself an addict or alcoholic?  These […]

Will Jail and Rehab Save Lohan?

posted by sherrygaba

Will jail and rehab save Lohan? www.msnbc.msn.com   Lindsay Lohan has been sentenced to 90 days in jail which we have been hearing repeatedly for violating the terms of probation.  It stems from two drunk-driving arrests in 2007 and her […]

Thinking About Michael Jackson

posted by sherrygaba

It’s been about a year since Michael Jackson died, and the anniversary has brought him back into the news and into my thoughts. Michael’s path to addiction and, eventually, overdose, was typical of so many addicts.             It started […]

The Dangers of Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

posted by sherrygaba

I read a very painful article the other day about a woman in her 30s from Korea who had been pressured to lose weight, and died from being on a so-called alcohol diet.  She was skipping all other meals throughout […]

Date Rape and Alcohol

posted by sherrygaba

After watching a Lifetime movie the other night about the disappearance of Natalie Holloway in Aruba, I found myself feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin.  Of course, I was saddened by the loss of this beautiful young lady and […]

Celebrating a New Kind of Independence this Fourth of July

posted by sherrygaba

I have had the honor of not only working with alcoholics and addicts in private practice, but at many rehabs throughout Malibu.  Not surprisingly, the census is often down around the Fourth of July, just as it is in December […]

Be Ready to Just Say No

posted by sherrygaba

One of the best strategies for staying sober is to avoid old friends who still use and make new friends who don’t. But even sober friends might have a drink or smoke a little marijuana in a social situation. Certainly, […]

Healing Trauma: What your Body Knows, Your Mind Forgets

posted by sherrygaba

 It has become clear to me after years of working in the field of addictions; trauma can play a huge role in determining whether or not a client can heal.  Many clients grow up in dysfunctional families where their parents […]

How Do You Know You Are Addicted?

posted by sherrygaba

This seems like a simple question, doesn’t it? So let’s start with the most simple answer: If you think you have a problem, it’s likely you do. But it’s not so simple after all, because addiction is probably the only […]

The Power of Transforming Fear into Faith

posted by sherrygaba

This morning when I woke up I noticed an associate of mine had recently landed a part in a reality television show that was focused on health and well-being. Her role is to help her clients look at what the […]

Welcome to Moving Beyond Addiction

posted by sherrygaba

  As I welcome you to my new blog “Moving Beyond Addiction: Nurturing Your Spirit in Sobriety”, I sit here in gratitude and wonderment as to how I got here.  I look forward to sharing with you my own journey […]

Previous Posts

Controlling Stress In Addiction Recovery
Stress is a six letter word that is probably one of the most damaging words in the English language when it comes to recovery from an addition. This is true for the "hard" addictions like alcohol and drugs as well as for addictions like ...

posted 3:35:47pm Jan. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Walking Through Fear: What’s the Worst Thing That Could Happen?
Sherry Gaba, LCSW, a psychotherapist and life, love, and recovery coach, is featured on Celebrity Rehab on VH1. Sherry is the author of  The Law of Sobriety, which uses the Law of Attraction to help people recover from addiction. Get your free ...

posted 3:28:09pm Oct. 31, 2014 | read full post »

Why I Created Wake Up Recovery
Four years ago when my book, "The Law of Sobriety: Attracting Positive Energy for a Powerful Recovery" came out I knew there had to be ways to get my message out besides the book so I did speaking engagements, tele-conferences, workshops, ...

posted 3:42:28pm Sep. 17, 2014 | read full post »

When One Addiction Replaces Another: The Rob Kardashian Story
While Rob Kardashian is certainly not the household name of his two sisters Kim and Khloe, he is also not an unknown to those that watch the family reality show “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”. It wasn’t too long ago that Rob ...

posted 1:13:29pm Jul. 30, 2014 | read full post »

Signs Of Danger: When Love Turns To Addiction
Love addiction can be equated to the need to be in a relationship regardless of how potentially damaging, abusive or even potentially self-destructive it may be. Often, when people are in a relationship, maintaining the relationship becomes all ...

posted 2:55:49pm Jun. 04, 2014 | read full post »

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