Today’s guest Laura Whitesel not only broke up with alcohol, she also broke up with sugar
Karla Adkins is an alcohol-free coach, wife, mother and Christian who is also the face of the dark and dangerous side of drinking. In 2014, Karla found herself in the hospital fighting for her life as her liver was failing. Her drinking to quell her panic attacks had resulted in the terrifying diagnosis of cirrhosis. Karla discovered first hand the shame and stigma associated with this disease and is passionate about opening up the conversation between patient and provider. Her first book, “And She Came Tumbling Down” is available for pre-order and will be released on September 7th.
This conversation is raw and real, heartbreaking and triumphant. Karla, by sharing her personal story, is breaking the silence that surrounds this disease. Her courage is paving the way for each of us to question our own relationship with alcohol and to open our hearts to others who are struggling with their own freedom.
Karla is on a mission to normalize not drinking and to help people make the shift from feeling shame to being courageous. After a life-altering event, her perspective on life changed, and through that experience, she created a safe, judgment-free zone where people can talk about their alcohol fears without being labeled. Drawing from her own experience as well as her certificate as a Certified Senior Coach through This Naked Mind, Karla helps put people back in control of their lives by empowering them with the tools and knowledge they need to remove their desire to drink.
In her free time, Karla spends time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and dog on the East Coast of South Carolina.
- The Anxiety Connection
- Shame as the front runner
- My ‘battle wound’
- Giving alcohol ‘jobs’
- Alcohol is extremely predictable
- A Love Story
- Compassion for our loved ones
- Opening up the conversation between patient and provider
- Not afraid anymore
- Karla’s website: karlaadkins.com
- Instagram: @karlaadkins
- Podcast with Lorna Wilson
- 5 Healthy Reasons to Take A Break Teri’s guide to understanding the impact of alcohol