Needy 129: How Neediness Can Support Sobriety with Laura McKowen

It can be tempting to lean solely on ourselves when we’re struggling and to hide what we’re going through from the world. But what if that’s the opposite of what we need? And connection is the medicine necessary for healing?

Today, I’m joined by best-selling author Laura McKowen. Together we discuss how being honest about her needs helped her embrace sobriety and re-build her life.

Laura is the founder of The Luckiest Club, an international sobriety support community. She has been published in the New York Times and her work has been featured in The Atlantic, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, and more. Her second book, Push Off from Here: Nine Essential Truths to Get You Through Sobriety and Everything Else releases on March 7.

Join us as we discuss…

  • How connection can help us work through addiction
  • How neediness can reflect back to us the truth of what we are
  • Being the piece of shit at the center of the universe
  • The strength in saying “I need you”
  • Laura’s upcoming book and how it felt to write it with her needs in mind

Hang out with Laura…

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