SHOWING UP
WITH ASHER G.

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Everyone has challenges in life. There’s no one that knows this better than entrepreneur and spiritual mentor Asher Gottesman, who overcame lifelong addiction issues only to self-destruct. Now more than a decade sober and in recovery, Asher has devoted his life to teaching others how to show up.

In this podcast, Asher asks fellow entrepreneurs, athletes, celebrities, influencers and other public figures about what “showing up” means to them. These real, raw and sometimes humorous conversations about personal development will inspire listeners to show up in their own lives.

Amy Dresner Shows Up To Write About Addiction And Sobriety

Duration - 01:11:35 Hour

Just a heads up—we recorded this episode before the coronavirus outbreak. But we felt like it was appropriate to post because it gives a great perspective about trying to stay sane during challenging times. 

Author of My Fair Junkie and recovering addict Amy Dresner joins us today to talk about her addiction, recovery and struggles with depression, anxiety, and epilepsy as well as her book. We even get into the science of addition including the role of genes and the effects of dopamine deficiency. 

Amy was raised mostly by her father in Beverly Hills and didn’t start using drugs until her 20’s. After finding that crystal meth made her feel normal, she finally became sober after being sentenced to community labor. She is open about her past and current struggles not only with addiction but finally learning how to be an adult in her 40’s, taking care of her elderly parents, how her public image doesn’t necessarily reflect her reality, as well as her challenges with dating and relationships. 

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Adam Sud Shows Up For A Major Lifestyle Change

Duration - 01:01:28 Hour

If you need to hear a powerful story of change and inspiration, get ready for this amazing episode with Adam Sud. We get deep.

In 2012, Adam Sud’s life was completely out of control. Although he grew up privileged, he never felt like he was “enough,” after being diagnosed with ADHD as a child. He became addicted to drugs, fast food, and had begun doctor shopping and forging prescriptions. His life nearly came to an end when he attempted suicide by drug overdose. After he woke up, Adam realized he was trying to escape pain, not life itself. 

He checked into rehab where he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, erectile dysfunction, bipolar disorder, suicidal depression, anxiety disorder, sleep disorder, and ADHD. 

Then after staying at Asher’s sober living facility, Transcend, Adam’s life changed completely. He began a plant-based lifestyle, becoming a vegetarian and eventually vegan. At four months sober, he no longer had diabetes and finally felt like he was enough. His life changed forever. 

Adam is now a diabetes and food addiction coach for Mastering Diabetes, a program created by Robby Barbaro who was previously a guest on the show.

He is also the founder of Plant Based For Positive Change, and currently studying the effects of implementing a nutrient-dense diet and nutrition education in early addiction recovery.

More importantly, he finally feels like he is able to show up fully.

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Jed Payne Shows Up To Be A Christian

Duration - 42:22 Minute

A rabbi and a Christian walk into a podcast to discuss spirituality and sobriety. Today our guest is Jed Payne who hosts the Church and Other Drugs podcast. Like Asher, he grew up in a religious household.  Jed had a fear of sin, going to hell and suffered from anxiety. But he didn't like drugs until he tried cough syrup and then became addicted to cocaine at age 15. 

Jed shares his story of going In and out of treatment, burning bridges, becoming homeless and living in his car. His relationship with God was at odds with his addiction, as he smoked crack and preached the gospel at the same time. But after a spiritual experience in rehab, he had a massive surrender to the process of recovery. 

While he is sober today and works in the treatment industry, Jed bravely opens up about the challenges he still experiences. This includes his fear of having children, living with depression and waiting for the other shoes to drop after he has been through so much. Although Jed and Asher practice different religions, they learn they have similar views of God.

Asher was also a guest on Church and Other Drugs. Don't miss his episode.

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Robby Barbaro Shows Up To Master Diabetes And Health

Duration - 01:07:43 Hour

Author of NY Times Bestseller Mastering Diabetes Robby Barbaro joins us today to talk about taking charge of your own health. Even if you don’t have diabetes, you will learn so much from this episode. After experiencing symptoms of diabetes (his brother is type 1), it turned out his intuition was correct.

Robby also followed his intuition and research when it came to nutrition, proving that most of what the medical community will tell you to eat when you’re diabetic is wrong. His revolutionary approach to mastering diabetes along with other chronic health conditions including PCOS, obesity, high cholesterol, cancer, pre-diabetes Alzheimer’s and more, will surprise you.

In this episode we talk about health, nutrition, why carbs aren’t evil (and why you can eat bread!), why processed foods are a problem, food addiction, keto, Forks Over Knives, corn, the science of nutrition, fruit, and insulin resistance.

We also get into the specifics of his vegan diet plan and why it isn’t as difficult to be vegan as you may have assumed. (REALLY!)

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Erika De La Cruz Shows Up To Inspire

Duration - 01:04:12 Hour

TV host and bestselling author Erika De La Cruz joins us today for an incredible episode. Looking at Erika, she appears to have it all. She's talented, beautiful and professionally accomplished. You would never believe her that she lost her family home as a freshman in college or that her mother is voluntarily homeless. She shares her incredible story about going from someone who grew up middle class and went to private school to losing everything. But this episode isn't sad!

Erika talks about what to do when life falls apart, how to cultivate happiness from within, her fear of abandonment, manifestation, shame, and so much more.

She reveals what happens behind the scenes at Passion To Paycheck, which is her annual event that's inspiring people to change their lives.

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Ali Levine Shows Up To Be A Mom

Duration - 57:35 Minute

You might have seen media personality and mom influencer Ali Levine on Bravo’s Stripped. Today, she joins us to talk about parenting and her experience with postpartum depression.

While Ali seemingly had it all and loved being a mom, she had no idea she was experiencing postpartum until she hit an emotional bottom. Like many first time moms, she didn’t understand how she could love her daughter, Amelia Rei and be sad at the same time.

As a father of five, Asher gets deep about the challenges of being a parent, especially as Ali is now pregnant with her second child. The two talk about parent shaming, the stress of comparing yourself to others, why shame doesn’t lead to self-improvement, and why taking care of yourself makes you a better parent.

Whether you have kids or do not, you will relate to this episode.

Asher was also on Ali’s podcast Striptd Down: You can listen here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/striptd-down-with-ali-levine/id1464605227?i=1000465842747

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Chris Medina Shows Up To Be A Psychic Medium

Duration - 46:14 Minute

A rabbi and a psychic walk into a podcast, but this isn’t a bad joke!

Chris Medina is a psychic medium with an incredibly interesting story. If you aren’t into psychics or don’t believe in them, know that Chris thinks most are frauds as well. But we all experience intuition, whether its psychic intuition or feeling like something is or isn’t trustworthy.

Chris had a challenging childhood, where he felt guided by spirits instead of his parents. He also talks about struggling in an unhappy life, addiction issues, finally becoming comfortable with his own psychic abilities and how we all have gifts. But most importantly, he isn’t afraid to keep it real.

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Andrea Arlington Shows Up For Reality

Duration - 34:10 Minute

Showing up for friends and family with addiction is tough. No one knows this better than former reality star and founder of Families United For Recovery, Andrea Arlington. You might remember her from Pretty Wild on E! (Leslie Mann played her in the movie The Bling Ring) or her daughters Alexis Neiers Haines and Tess Taylor. Today, Andrea is a completely different person than you probably remember her to be.

With two daughters in long term recovery from heroin addiction, Andrea shares her own story of leaving home as a teenager to become a model, having a brother who was an addict, and feeling like she didn’t belong. She opens up to Asher about guilt, shame, how Brene Brown changed her life, the dangers of being a people pleaser, numbing out, healthy boundaries, feeling like a bad mom and how her son-in-law’s brutal honesty was exactly what she needed to change.

Today, Andrea is a Daring Way Facilitator, ICF, PCC Life Coach, a better mother, grandmother and inspiration to others.

Asher talks about how he had some of the same maladaptive behaviors and what lead him to change, as well as why drugs and alcohol are a short-term solution to a longer-term problem.

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Ben Spielberg Shows Up To Fight Depression

Duration - 28:58 Minute

Ben Spielberg from TMS and Brain Health joins us today to discuss TMS, which is a clinically proven drug-free treatment for depression. But years ago, he could hardly show up to get out of bed. After suffering from depression and ADHD as a teenager, he got sober at the age of 20 and found a new passion: neuroscience!

In this episode, he talks about why TMS is the ultimate form of biohacking, how TMS works, what it can do, and presents evidence of how it changes lives for people with depression, ADHD, PTSD and more. If you are looking for alternatives to traditional treatments or an inspirational story, this is the episode to listen to.

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Chanel Kenner Shows Up For Body Positivity

Duration - 01:06:46 Hour

Do your new year's resolutions involve dieting? Maybe they don't need to.

Nutrition coach Chanel Kenner went from suffering from anorexia as a teenager to being a warrior for health as an adult. She didn't always love herself, but doing the work transformed her mind and body. In this episode, she sits down with Asher to discuss the dangers of diet culture, the obesity epidemic, why size has nothing to do with how she feels about her body, why it's okay to eat cupcakes, intuitive eating, the importance of food education, why need to stop the shame and so much more.

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Anthony Pazos Shows Up For Good Hair & The LGBTQ Community

Duration - 51:01 Minute

Beauty guru and media personality Anthony Pazos (you probably remember him from LA Hair on WE) shows up today for an equally fun and deep episode. He talks about how he became a hairstylist, meeting Kim Kimball, how doing hair can be emotionally draining, and why he sometimes feels like a therapist.

Anthony also discusses his childhood, being abused, bullying, knowing he was gay, his new business venture (hair extensions), admiring Jeffree Star,  his involvement with My Friend's Place, the homeless crisis in Los Angeles and more. Producer Amanda, who is friends with Anthony also gets on the mic for a few minutes.

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Dave From Dopey Shows Up For His Audience And Family

Duration - 53:18 Minute

Dave from the Dopey podcast joins us today to get deep about addiction, recovery and podcasting. If you haven’t listened to Dopey, it’s one of the biggest addiction podcasts with 3 million+ downloads and has been featured on This American Life, Vice and Hollywood Reporter. They’ve had a ton of celebrity guests including Artie Lange, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marc Maron. But the future of the podcast was in jeopardy when one of the cohosts, Chris died of a drug overdose.

Dave talks honestly about his decision to continue the show after the death of his cohost, his best friend Todd, and why he ultimately decided to show up for his audience as well as himself. He also gets into being a heroin addict, when he realized he needed to change and why family is so important to him. 

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Jordan Grahm Shows Up To Change Lives

Duration - 48:21 Minute

You might recognize him from The Biggest Loser, but trainer and nutrition coach Jordan Graham is a big winner with a big heart. He used to weigh more than 420 pounds and has since lost over 200, gaining muscle, a new lease on life and a beautiful wife.

If your resolution this year is to lose weight, exercise more or overhaul your lifestyle completely, this is THE episode to listen to.

Jordan gets deep about what being obese was like, using food to mask emotions, losing his mother as a teenager, the car accident that lead to a moment of clarity in his life, why his dog was a great workout partner, his cancer diagnosis as well as the challenges he faces today. He also shares some practical tips if you need a little extra dose of motivation.

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Emily Lynn Paulson Shows Up To Be A Sober Mom

Duration - 31:15 Minute

Emily Lynn Paulson was just like Asher—a parent to five kids who had a seemingly perfect life on the outside. She had a thriving business and an Instagram feed anyone would be jealous of. But everything was edited, filtered and Photoshopped (at least in the spiritual sense).

In real life, Emily was an alcoholic who was hiding deep secrets. In this episode, she gets deep about making mistakes and learning to forgive herself, the importance of self-care, sleep, meditation, Catholicism, exercise, making certain things in her life non-negotiable and how she finally got sober.

But perhaps the best lesson here is that she finally learned to stop caring what other people think, which is something most of us struggle with.

Emily also talks about writing her book Highlight Real.

Emily’s sobriety date is January 2nd, 2017! If you’re struggling this time of year, Emily’s story will prove that you don’t need a glass of champagne to celebrate a new beginning.

This episode is a must-listen listen for everyone. Even if you don’t struggle with addiction, alcoholism or being a parent, it’s very easy to relate to Emily’s story.

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Veteran Ronny W Shows Up For A New Life

Duration - 49:56 Minute

Israeli soldier turned artist Ronny W shares the brave story of going from Tank Commander in the 401st Armored Division to the accident that left him in a wheelchair. After making a decision that he “wasn’t going to be disabled,” Ronny ended up having a thriving music career.

He gets deep in this episode about the challenges of rehabilitation, body image, disability, PTSD, dating, life as a veteran, and all the challenges he has had to overcome.

Asher and Ronnie discuss the true meaning of showing up.

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Terra Newell Of Dirty John Shows Up For Victims Of Domestic Violence

Duration - 36:54 Minute

Terra Newell of Dirty John, both the podcast and Bravo show (now streaming on Netflix), joins us today to talk about showing up for herself, family and victims of domestic violence. She recounts her story including the final incident with Dirty John and how she had to trust her intuition.

Terra opens up about connecting with the victims of domestic violence, coercive control, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, self-care and how she has been healing with EMDR.

She also discusses red flags and practical tips for those who are currently experiencing domestic violence relationships.

Asher reflects on the importance of forgiveness.

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Metta World Peace Shows Up Off The Court

Duration - 39:06 Minute

Former NBA player Metta World Peace joins us for our first episode to talk about showing up for yourself and others. While many professional athletes feel untouchable, Metta opens up about his mental health challenges. He shares openly about the importance of vulnerability, self-awareness, diversity, failure, depression, parenting, anxiety and habits. 

Additionally, he talks about introducing Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom, as well as being an influencer and social media’s highlight reel.

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Trailer: Asher Gottesman Shows Up

Duration - 14:24 Minute

“Don’t buy the lies your mind is selling.” – Asher Gottesman

Thought leader Asher Gottesman is many things, including a father, entrepreneur, and mentor. But nothing in life has come easy to him. The son of a prominent Los Angeles Rabbi, a challenging childhood led him down the road of addiction. But that didn’t stop Asher from having a successful career in real estate. But ultimately, a cocaine habit and all the morally questionable behavior that comes with that lifestyle, caught up with him. Asher went from flying on a private jet to barely being able to pay his electric bill.

After experiencing extreme shame and regret, he began to make plans to end his life. But then someone showed up for him. He had a moment of clarity, decided to get sober and find his true purpose in showing up for others.

Now more than a decade in recovery, he shares his story from the depths of depression, anxiety, and self-hate to helping others turn their lives around.

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