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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. Drugs took the pain away, and to be honest, I liked being high. I thought I was cool. I even had a nickname, 'Cocaine Shane'. I'm a regular dude from the suburbs in Northern California. After 17 years of struggling with drugs and alcohol, for the first time in my life I took a stand for something. I didn't care what anyone would say. I didn't care what anyone would think. I went to rehab and got sober September 11th, 2013. Now I talk to people about addiction, alcoholism, recovery, and more. If I can do it, you can do it too. 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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