Tom Shanahan – Healthy, Wealthy, & Full of Spiritual Adrenaline

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The Book: Spiritual Adrenaline: A Lifestyle Plan to Nourish and Strengthen Your Recovery– Tom Shanahan

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Tom Shanahan is a personal trainer, weight management and sports nutrition consultant with certifications from the American Aerobics Association International and the International Sports Medicine Association. He is also certified as a health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and as a meeting facilitator for Yoga of Twelve-Step Recovery (Y12SR).

Tom Shanahan is a personal trainer, weight management and sports nutrition consultant with certifications from the American Aerobics Association International and the International Sports Medicine Association. He is also certified as a health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and as a meeting facilitator for Yoga of Twelve-Step Recovery (Y12SR).

Tom has served in government as well as a private sector attorney specializing in civil rights litigation, serving as an advisor to New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, Public Advocate Mark Green, and as a high-level policy advisor to two New York State Governors.

01:50 – Surrounded by a culture steeped in drinking, Tom shares his story of demise and (spoiler alert) rebirth

05:13 – Tom’s life began to fall apart and his drinking/drug use escalated after a political scandal and a series of medical tragedies engulfed his world

11:46 – Broke, 140lbs and almost too sick for treatment, Tom entered rehab

14:35 – Rev. Vern Milken had a profound effect on Tom’s view of rehabilitation and spirituality

15:41 – Hopelessly addicted to nicotine, cigarettes and diner food, Tom realized that the culture around his 12-Step experience was out of whack with the goal of an overall healthy lifestyle

18:42 – Wanting to understand health and nutrition on a deeper level Tom attained certifications in personal training and nutrition and began writing the book

22:55 – In researching the book Tom actually went to the archives of the founders of 12-Step recovery to understand how even they didn’t fully comprehend how necessary a healthy lifestyle is

28:02 – Spiritual Adrenalinegets into the science of why a healthy lifestyle is important and can repair the damage that afflicts many in the addiction/recovery community

38:58 – Too often in mental health and addiction treatment there is no discussion of diet and exercise

45:36 – Tom is active within The Sober Active Movement along with a growing effort of others such as, The Phoenix, Addict to Athlete, Temperance Training, Ignite Fitness, Rise and Grind and many others.

49:07 – Inca Trail Trip & Spiritual Adrenaline Adventures– for those in recovery who are looking for amazing vacations that take people out of their comfort zones

57:15 – Recovery is possible but not always easy or fun

58:40 – For people who want to know more about Tom and what he’s up to

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