This is a delightfully deep and far ranging conversation with author Laura McKowen (see her on her book tour!). We talk about her searing and authentic book, We Are The Luckiest, on finding sobriety and a healthy, inspired life. Laura and I went in many directions including a wonderful section near the end of dating, finding a conscious partner and the mysteries of relationships. This dialogue was so engaging and fun.
Laura McKowen had a long, successful career in public relations and the Mad Men–esque drinking culture of advertising. After getting sober, she quickly became recognized as a fresh voice in recovery, beloved for her soulful and irreverent writing online and in print. She now leads sold out retreats and courses, teaching people to how to say yes to a bigger life. She lives outside Boston, Massachusetts with her daughter.
Laura writes an award-winning blog, hosted the iTunes Top 100 HOME podcast, and currently hosts Spiritualish, a show that provides an irreverent take on self-help. She has been featured in WebMD, New York Post, Bravo, The TODAY Show, and more.
Laura has an MBA from Babson College and spent 15 years in advertising managing million-dollar accounts for Fortune 100 companies before transitioning to writing and teaching. She’s the founder of several online programs for sobriety and personal development and teaches workshops and retreats all over the U.S.
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