Dr. Allen Berger and Dan Griffin Talk Addictions and Addiction Recovery

Internationally-recognized clinical psychologist, author and addiction recovery expert Dr. Allen Berger joins NOL for a second time to talk addictions. His colleague, author & friend Dan Griffin, also a recovery expert and Senior Fellow at The Meadows (with a focus on working with men), joins him. In this super informative episode, the men explain the brain science behind addictions, how to know if you have an addiction, and the stages in the process of recovery.

Show Notes

Points covered in the episode:

– Addiction as an illness, a brain disease

– Causes of addictions

– Addictive personality traits

– How to know if you have an addiction

– Process-focused recovery counseling and what it is

– Addiction shame vs. “man rules”

– How relationships with others change when in recovery

– Sobriety self-righteousness

Allen’s website: www.abphd.com

Email: abphd@msn.com

Dan’s website: www.dangriffin.com

Email: dan@dangriffin.com

Additional resources mentioned:
For books by Dr. Allen Berger, including 12 MORE Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery, visit his website: http://abphd.com/dr-berger-s-book-store.html

For books by Dan Griffin including “A Man’s Way Through the 12 Steps”, visit: http://www.dangriffin.com/dans-books/

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

I’ll Quit Tomorrow – Vernon E. Johnson

Narcotics Anonymous

SLA Anonymous

“Open meetings” at AA gatherings – can attend and you don’t have to participate

Pleasure Unwoven – DVD by Dr. Kevin McCauley– brain science behind addiction

TheMeadows.com – addiction, trauma, codependency…this is a resource for any type of suffering and is not just about alcohol or drugs

Email Dr. Berger or Dan personally. Emails above. 

Millennial Cameron Brown On Thriving In the Modern Age

To round out Millennial Month on NOL, Cameron R. Brown joins the show all the way from Australia. Cameron has turned his dream and passion for helping others into a socially conscious company that has impacted millions of lives around the world.
As founder of The Thriving Collective, Cameron helps people dream big, live fully, and use their unique talents and strengths to make a positive impact.
Through the talks he gives, people he coaches and music & videos he creates that have an audience in 195 countries, Cameron discusses topics including the pursuit of happiness, creative thinking, social isolation and living an extraordinary life.
He also facilitates quality introductions and creates events & experiences around the world that allow remarkable people to connect with one another, experience new adventures and develop personal, business and philanthropic opportunities.
Cameron loves helping good people thrive, because when good people thrive, they do more good, and that’s what can truly change the world.

Please visit thrivingcollective.com for more information on how to become a “Thriver”!  Everything launches November 9, 2016.  Be one of the first peeps to join!

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NOL Panel Discussion 1 – Three Millennials Educate Us About Their Generation

Three Millennials, ages 21, 25 and 33, join NOL to answer questions about their generation, such as why they are perceived as entitled, how they use technology, how they approach relationships, and much more, in order to help the older generations understand them better.

Topics covered:

-Millennials’ reputation for acting entitled or not caring

-the level of competition they have within their generation

-famous Millennials who they think give their generation a bad rap

-phone calls vs. texting

– the use of emojis

– different approaches with social media depending on their age range

-Millennials’ approach to relationships

-the music industry and what’s considered old to them

-latest phrases and sayings (keep in mind that this was recorded in July, so “everything” is missing)


-views about the generation below them

Thank you to MacKenzie Bennett, Ryan Peterson and Major Lattimer for being representatives of their amazing generation in this panel discussion!

Show Notes

The Millennial mindset says to look it up yourself.  🙂

Coming up next week on NOL’s Millennial Month is an episode that discusses a less-than-awesome result of technology – social isolation – and how to overcome it and thrive in the digital age.  Don’t miss it.

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Angus Nelson On The Millennial Mindset At Work

Angus Nelson, speaker, coach and facilitator, has worked with executives of the world’s largest companies, such as Walmart, Whole Foods, Coke, BMW and more. In this show, he explains to NOL listeners the Millennial Mindset at work and changing the way you lead to engage and encourage their development.

Show Notes

Angus’ website: www.angusnelson.com

Download your FREE e-book from Angus called “How To Network With Effectiveness and Credibility”



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B.J. Mendelson, Public Speaker, Author and Writer, Unveils The Myths and Realities of Social Media

Millennial public speaker, author and marketer at heart B.J. Mendelson kicks off Millennial Month on NOL!

B.J. shares how his financial struggles during The Great Recession led him to build a national breast cancer outreach tour. B.J. took the advice given by prominent social media marketers, and despite landing a major sponsor, the tour failed using the recommended social media tactics. B.J. decided to try a second tour for Wounded Warriors Family Support, and this time he used more traditional approaches he knew would work. It was a huge success and has continued to run every year for the last five years. B.J. went on to write a book called ‘Social Media Is Bullshit’ based on his experience. He later earned media attention for taking on prominent social media experts and companies, appearing on MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, Yahoo! News, the CBC, TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, and numerous other national outlets.  

B.J. has made presentations at South by Southwest, Social Media Week: Chicago, The Do Lectures in the UK, R.O.A.D. in Moscow, the Word of Mouth Marketing Association Summit, Social Media Explore, National Automotive Dealers Association Conference and various colleges.  He has also appeared at the United Nations to debate the ambassador to Pakistan, Abdullah Hussain Haroon, about the effects of social media on society and its involvement in political revolutions.  

Listen to this incredibly insightful episode as B.J. shares the myths and realities of social media and explains why social media is not magic, nor is it the future of marketing.  

Note:  This show is a bit longer than most NOL episodes because it’s chock full of great information, and I couldn’t bear to edit any of it out.  You’ll thank me after you realize you were on the treadmill a bit longer this time AND way smarter about social media marketing than ever before! 

Show Notes

B.J.’s Website:


Buy the book that B.J. authored, “Social Media Is Bullshit”:


B.J.’s blog and other writing: http://bjmendelson.com/writing

Wounded Warriors Family Support:  http://www.wwfs.org/

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