EP 23 – Motherly Love: Kim Bellas’ Sober Mission

Join us in this powerful episode as Kim Bellas, a courageous mother and a beacon of hope, shares her deeply personal journey of addiction, resilience, and transformation.

In a world where addiction is often stigmatized, Kim fearlessly opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and her son’s illness. Through her vulnerability, she reveals how her son’s illness inadvertently became the catalyst for her own healing and the reclamation of her life.

Listen as Kim takes us on a remarkable journey of sobriety, where she not only found the strength to overcome her addiction but also discovered a newfound purpose. Witness the birth of “Sober, the New Cool,” a powerful movement that seeks to provide unwavering support and a sense of pride to those who choose to live a sober lifestyle.

Discover how Kim reinvented herself after quitting drinking, embracing a newfound positivity that radiates through her every word. Hear how she formed deep connections with individuals who entrusted her with their stories, forging a special bond with a young woman in London who sought a symbol of the motherly love she never had.

Through her podcast, Kim defies insecurities and negativity, determined to make a difference in the lives of others. She emphasizes the importance of connection and finding common ground, both in mother-daughter relationships and in the journey of self-transformation that comes with quitting drinking.

Kim’s passion for helping others shines brightly as she shares her personal experiences and connections with inspiring individuals like Eve Goldberg. Her words resonate deeply, making people feel heard and supported, regardless of their gender.

Prepare to be inspired as Kim recounts her empowering experiences of connecting with people through messages, culminating in a transformative moment during New York Fashion Week. Witness her fearless participation in a fashion show, where she breaks societal norms and stigmas surrounding body image, mental health, addiction, and acceptance, igniting a spark of inspiration in others.

Kim’s commitment to making a difference knows no bounds. Discover how she organized a virtual walk for recovery month, which unexpectedly led to the resounding success of hosting a physical event in Montreal.

Learn about Kim’s brand, “Sober is the New Cool,” which not only promotes sobriety but also embodies the spirit of giving back. Explore the range of empowering products available on her website and be inspired by the global network of ambassadors spreading the message of hope and resilience.

In this podcast episode, Kim Bellas reminds us of the power of storytelling and the importance of sharing personal stories to inspire and connect with others. Join us as we delve into her journey of triumph over adversity, and witness the impact one person’s courage can have on the world.

Tune in to this captivating episode and be prepared to be moved, motivated, and inspired by Kim Bellas’ incredible journey from darkness to light.


Disclaimer:

The views and opinions expressed by our guests are their own and do not necessarily reflect the stand or beliefs of the host or the podcast. We aim to provide a diverse range of perspectives and ideas, fostering open and respectful discussions. We encourage critical thinking and forming your own conclusions. Enjoy the show!



About Our Guest (Kim Bellas)

Kim Bellas is a courageous and inspiring individual who has triumphed over adversity and transformed her life. As a mother, Kim has faced the challenges of addiction and her son’s illness head-on, using these experiences as a catalyst for her own healing and personal growth. Through her podcast, “Sober is the New Cool,” Kim shares her journey of sobriety and empowerment, encouraging others to embrace a sober lifestyle and find their own strength. Her vulnerability and positivity radiate through every word, creating deep connections with her audience. Kim’s passion for helping others is evident in her commitment to making a difference, whether it’s through organizing events, creating empowering products, or forming a global network of ambassadors.

Follow Kim on Instagram (@sober.is.the.new.cool) and visit her website (www.soberisthenewcool.ca) to be inspired by her story and join the movement of empowerment and resilience.


Show Notes

  • [03:32] Kim Bellas shares her personal journey as a mother, struggling with alcoholism and her son’s illness, and how her son’s illness inadvertently helped her reclaim her life and find a newfound energy and positivity. 
  • [06:12] Kim shares her journey of sobriety and how it led to the creation of “Sober, the New Cool,” a movement that aims to provide support and a sense of pride to those who choose to live a sober lifestyle. 
  • [12:26] Kim shares how she reinvented herself after quitting drinking, realized her lack of positivity, and how she formed deep connections with people who trusted her with their stories, leading to a special bond with a young woman in London who wanted matching tattoos to symbolize the motherly love she never had. 
  • [14:57] Kim talks about overcoming insecurities and negativity to make a difference in the lives of others through her podcast. 
  • [17:06] Kim discusses the importance of connection and finding common ground in their mother-daughter relationship, and the impact of quitting drinking for oneself and the transformation it brings
  • [19:01] Kim shares her passion for helping others and the importance of making people feel heard and supported, regardless of their gender, through her personal experiences and connections with inspiring individuals like Eve Goldberg. 
  • [22:49] Kim shares her experiences of connecting with people through messages and how her words have inspired and brought light to others, creating a powerful and transformative moment during New York Fashion Week. 
  • [25:42] Kim shares her empowering experience of participating in a fashion show, breaking societal norms and stigmas surrounding body image, mental health, addiction, and acceptance, and inspiring others to do the same. 
  • [27:34] Kim shares her experience organizing a virtual walk for recovery month and the unexpected success of hosting a physical event in Montreal. 
  • [33:22] Kim Bellas discusses her brand “Sober is the new Cool” which promotes sobriety and giving back, with products available on her website and ambassadors worldwide.
  • [36:54] Kim Bellas expresses her gratitude for the podcast and the power of storytelling, emphasizing the importance of sharing personal stories to inspire and connect with others, while Gary Menkes reciprocates the appreciation and highlights the value of maintaining relationships and looks forward to meeting Kim in person.

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About Gary Menkes

Gary Menkes was born and raised in Port Washington, NY and struggled with alcoholism since his early teens which took him to places he never wants to go again and which took a toll on his health, relationships and professional endeavors. However, Gary completely transformed his life when he was given the gift of sobriety on May 13, 2006. Determined to break free from the cycle of self-destruction, he embarked on a remarkable journey of recovery.

Today, Gary is an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous in New York, married to the love of his life and father of two amazing children of which he owes all to his sobriety. Gary is now launching his own podcast, The Begin Again Podcast.