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That Sober Guy Podcast

My name is Shane Ramer. As long as I was high I didn't have to feel. After 17 years of struggling with drugs and alcohol on September 11th, 2013, I got some help. Life is pretty good today, and I like to talk shit and laugh about it all while sharing some of my own experience with the hope that it might help someone else. I try not to take things too serious, and I fold my toilet paper, people who crumple have to all wrong! Check us out at

May 5, 2017

TJ Woodward is a spiritual author, inspirational speaker, awakening coach and addiction counselor who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is the founding minister and spiritual director of the Awakened Living spiritual community and he also serves as the spiritual care counselor at Foundations San Francisco Intensive Outpatient treatment program. He is also an active advocate for recovery in the LGBT Community. TJ is in private practice as a spiritual counselor and awakening coach, and the host of Awakened Living TV and Awakened Living Radio.

In addiction, TJ is the author of the book, Conscious BEING: Awakening to Your True Nature. He is currently authoring his second book which is expected to have worldwide release in the fall of 2017. 




In this Episode We Discuss


  • Spiritual Connection
  • 3 root causes of addiction  - unresolved trauma, spiritual connection, toxic shame
  • consequences of being spiritually disconnected
  • staying spiritually connected
  • spirituality vs. religion
  • community around you
  • LGBT Community




Twitter - @tjwoodwardsf



Spiritual Author, Inspirational Speaker, Awakening Coach, Addiction Counselor.


Author of the book, Conscious BEING: Awakening to Your True Nature


Senior Minister and Spiritual Director of Awakened Living, a Member of the AGAPE Association of Communities 




Spiritual Care Counselor and LGBT Specialist at Foundations San Francisco IOP


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