You know the Louis C.K. line, "Everything is amazing and nobody's happy?" This episode is something like that, except more like, "Everything is amazing and nobody's had enough sleep and it's all difficult." In this episode, Holly and Laura do a catch up on work, love, sobriety and home life after a bunch of travel, way too much junk food, and no sleep.
This week, Rebecca Campbell, best-selling author or Light is The New Black and Rise Sister Rise joins HOME. Rebecca is a spiritual teacher, mentor, and soulful guide who has led thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. She talks to the girls about her the path that led her to quit her job as an award-winning creative director to follow her call to spiritual service, how she relates to the divine feminine, and what she thinks is possible for women.
Holly and Laura talk about the weird, glorious, difficult, out-of-body, out-of-mind time that was the first 100 days of sobriety. They recap what life was like the week before and the week after their final quit dates, what it was like learning to walk on new legs in a new world, and a few memories that most stand out from that time.
This week, Elena Brower returns to HOME to catch up with the girls on work, some of her upcoming projects, the importance of simplification, her teachers, and what her life looks like at over two years sober. She also spontaneously shares her latest spoken word piece, which she'll be giving at the She Recovers conference in NYC in May.
Elena is an internationally recognized author, speaker and yoga teacher. She is the author of Art of Attention, and the creator of Teach.yoga, a virtual home for yoga teachers worldwide. Her latest book, Practice You, will be released in the fall of 2017.
Ann Dowsett Johnston, bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Woman and Alcohol returns to HOME to catch up with the girls about writing her second book, dating and not dating in relationships, the second half of life, depression, and writing her second book. "Drink" was named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post and is one both Holly and Laura's go-to picks for understanding women and addiction. Ann is an award-winning journalist and former Vice-Principal of McGill University. She's in her ninth year of recovery and one of the foremost and outspoken advocates in this space.
Karla Mosley is an LA-based actress and producer who currently plays Maya Avant on "The Bold and The Beautiful." Karla met Holly at a silent meditation retreat in 2016 and (once they could talk) they immediately bonded as women in recovery, among other things. In this episode, Karla talks to the girls about her eating disorder history, her ongoing recovery, and what it's like to go through these things as someone in the public eye.
Stephanie Snyder is a mama, a master yoga teacher, the founder of Love Story Yoga studio in San Francisco, and a fellow recovery warrior. She’s also one of Holly’s primary teachers from Episode 63: Teachers. She talks to the girls about her addiction and recovery story, yoga as a foundation in her recovery, and finding her dharma as a teacher.
This week, the girls talk to their friend and novelist, Aidan Donnelley Rowley. Aidan is an NYC-based mama of three who quit her job as a lawyer in her 20's and decided to pursue writing. In 2011, Aidan started bravely questioning her relationship with alcohol on her blog, Ivy League Insecurities, where she documented "A Year Without Wine." She talks to the girls about this, and the winding path that ultimately led her to choose sobriety last year, as well as family, grief, writing, anxiety and the importance of following your heart, even when you're unsure where the path will lead.
Melissa Febos is the author of the memoir, Whip Smart, about her life as a professional dominatrix, and the essay collection, Abandon Me, coming out February 28th. In this episode, she talks to the girls about the subjects she so eloquently covers (read: both Holly and Laura's minds were both totally blown on this book) in Abandon me: obsessive love, addiction, mental illness and recovery from all of it.