The Courage to Change: A Recovery Podcast

20 | VH1’s 'Love & Listings' Star Shares What It’s Like to Be In Hollywood and Have 9 Years of Recovery - with Sarah Scheper

Episode Summary

Sarah Scheper is a real estate agent in Southern California, and recently got picked up as one of the stars of the hit reality series "Love & Listings" on VH1. Along with telling her amazing story of recovering from bulimia and alcoholism at a young age, Sarah brings a hilarious sense of humor along with her wit and willingness to dig deep and talk about the pressures of being in the Hollywood limelight and maintain her recovery in the midst of it all.

Episode Notes

Sarah Scheper is a real estate agent in Southern California, and recently got picked up as one of the stars of the hit reality series "Love & Listings" on VH1. Along with telling her amazing story of recovering from bulimia and alcoholism at a young age, Sarah brings a hilarious sense of humor along with her wit and willingness to dig deep and talk about the pressures of being in the Hollywood limelight and maintain her recovery in the midst of it all.

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Show Notes:

3:00 - Sarah’s background

3:45 - Sarah talks about the beginning of her eating disorder

10:00 - Starting drinking again in her senior year of high school, and leading into college

13:50 - Coming from a real estate family

16:15 - Staying sober through the glitz and glam of Hollywood

20:00 - Getting her real estate license and establishing her community

22:00 - Talking about Overeater’s Anonymous

23:55 - The take on God or a Higher Power in recovery and the 12 Step community

26:45 - Sarah’s experience on the VH1 Reality Series: Love & Listings

31:10 - Encountering difficult situations on the show

38:06 - Doing inner work and keeping up her recovery

42:02 - Sarah uses a meditation app called “Insight Time” along with listening to some of her podcasts by Tara Brach and Gabby Bernstein, along with the OA Podcast

45:39 - How she got up to LA

52:30 - Dating in recovery and how to be true to yourself

54:40 - Sharing a quote from Gabrielle Bernstein’s book

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https://www.amazon.com/May-Cause-Miracles-Guidebook-Unlimited/dp/0307986950

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