Published On: July 26, 2021625 words3.1 min read

Tribe Sober – inspiring an alcohol-free life!

This week my guest is Lane Kennedy.  A mother in long-term recovery she is a podcaster who has used meditation as a vital tool in her recovery journey.  She now helps others to learn how to meditate.

Lane quit drinking in 1996 so is 25 years in recovery.

In this Episode

  • Lane describes her drinking life as glamorous and great fun – until it wasn’t
  • Her drinking was inconsistent – she would sometimes only have two glasses – on other days she would drink to blackout
  • She did notice that she drank differently from her friends
  • Although she lived in a big house in Hollywood Hills and had lots of “stuff” but she wasn’t happy – drank to figure out why
  • She didn’t have a specific “rock bottom” but knew her whole life was falling apart
  • Some well-meaning friends tricked her attending an AA meeting, where she heard the message of recovery for the first time
  • It took her a year to get sober – up to 90 days it was really difficult and she missed alcohol which was her coping mechanism
  • 9/11 changed her life – she left the US and joined a Buddhist retreat in Thailand – looking for safety
  • She realised that in fact, the only safety any of us will find is deep within ourselves – and meditation enables us to reach that place
  • Meditation got her to the place she was looking for when she was drinking – a place of peace
  • Lane now believes that meditation and mindfulness are keys to handling addiction
  • She has a podcast called “Recover like a Mother” which includes episodes devoted to meditations
  • We discussed the “mummy juice” syndrome – and how motherhood is glamorised via social media
  • We talked about the importance of sober influencers – Lane’s podcast provides a platform for sober moms to spread the word
  • Lane has a podcast and a website –
  • Lane is thrilled about the rise of the Sober Curious movement which enables more people to find the space to try sobriety
  • Joining Tribe Sober is a great way to start your Sober Curious journey – find out more on
  • We’ll put you on a 30-day alcohol-free challenge so you can test your dependency
  • Membership also allows you to find your people as we welcome you into our supportive community
  • Just go to and hit the “join our tribe” button to read more about the benefits of membership

More info

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Episode Sponsor

This episode is sponsored by the Tribe Sober Membership Program.  If you want to change your relationship with alcohol then sign up today. Read more about our  program and subscribe HERE.

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Till Next Week

Janet x

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