What is “intriguing” and how does that feel in your body?
Amy gives a pretty damn clear description of what it feels like when our bodies and our brains drive us back to old coping mechanisms.
Also, it’s funny.
My guest Amy Dresner asks this question and more as she embarks on this a healing journey around sex, love and dating in recovery.
Learn how I answered this question and have a laugh, have a cry, get ready this is real talk. You would expect nothing less from us, right? Right.
My guest Amy Dresner is a journalist, author, and former comedian as well as a recovering addict and alcoholic. She was a regular columnist for the addiction/recovery magazine theFix.com since 2012 and has freelanced for Addiction.com, Psychology Today, Vice, Salon and many other publications.
Her first book, “My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean,” was published by Hachette in 2017 to rave reviews from critics and readers alike. Elle magazine compared Dresner’s darkly comic memoir to Carrie Fisher’s “Postcards from the Edge” and Mary Karr’s “Lit,” calling Dresner’s book “one for the ages.”
Dresner has appeared on the television show The Doctors and on numerous radio shows and podcasts, including Dr. Drew, Dopey and Rich Roll. She does regular speaking engagements around the U.S. She is the co-host to Joe Schrank of the new Rehab Confidential Podcast. Her book is currently in development for a TV series.
In This Episode:
[:22] Amy is tempted in “intrigue,” SHOCKER!
[:49] But first, the indestructible Dresners and a bit of good news.
[2:10] What’s the point?
[4:05] Amy recommends Perimenopause. This is sarcasm at its finest people.
[5:04] “My body has never felt like home.” Can you relate?
[6:15] Amy gives herself some good advice.
[7:40] And back to the intriguing.
[10:04] The body keeps the score.
[12:00] Here’s the point: the “drug” of other people gets Amy into her body, but it blocks intimacy.
[15:15] Amy’s assignment: make friends with your body.
[16:00] And we have a special guest, Taryn Strong, in Part II who will address this from the perspective of a trauma-informed yoga instructor and embodiment expert.
Links for stuff we talked about in this episode:
- Hear Amy’s Rehab Confidential podcast here
- Follow Amy Dresner on Instagram
- Follow Dufflyn Lammers on Instagram
- Buy Amy’s book here
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