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Journaling is a form of self-reflection or introspection where one makes an account of their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It is a helpful tool for people who want to reduce their stress levels & anxiety and can also be an effective recovery tool for those recovering from addiction. Whether you are looking for ways to improve yourself or just want to explore what’s going on in your life, journaling can help you get there.

In episode 230, I'm joined by Noelle Van Vlierbergen (for the second time!), a certified life & addiction recovery coach and the author of the book; The Sober Leap: Practical Wisdom to Create an Amazing Life Beyond Addiction

Noelle shares her journal system, The Day by Daybook and tips to help you start a journal practice today! 


What You'll Discover

  • What led Noelle to get sober
  • Common misconceptions about journaling
  • Benefits of journaling in life and recovery
  • Alternatives to journaling if you don’t like to write
  • Tips on how to be consistent with journaling
  • How journaling helps reduce stress and anxiety
  • Tips on how to start a journal practice


About Noelle

Noelle is an author and certified life and addiction recovery coach. Her background includes many years in corporate America as an executive coach supporting leaders in the fast-paced work environments of Apple and Sony.

Noelle is the author of The Sober Leap, Practical Wisdom to Create an Amazing Life Beyond Addiction.

She is the founder of Sober Design Studio, a hands-on motivational program for individuals in recovery or living a sober lifestyle, and Sober Moxie, an online community that provides inspiration to women in recovery.


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Resources Mentioned

High Functioning Alcoholism with Noelle (Episode 24) 

Journal: Day by Daybook by Noelle Van Vlierbergen

Motivational program for individuals in recovery or living a sober lifestyle: Sober Design Studio


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