Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 33: Addicted to Perfect with Vitale Buford

Vitale Buford is a self-professed expert in numbing behavior. From a complicated relationship with achievement and perfectionism, to a long-term relationship with Adderall, Vitale looked to things to heal the wounds she hadn’t yet met head on. At the height of her addiction she began to doctor shop, and once she kicked Adderall and alcohol, she then found herself dealing with an eating disorder. 

Vitale had a moment of clarity, and began a deep process of understanding her triggers, healing her past trauma and learned to overcome the compensating tools she utilized to deal with life. 

Now sober for five years, Vitale is an executive coach, speaker, host of the Fresh Eyes podcast, and author of the upcoming book Addicted to Perfect. Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it. She has infused her professional education with her personal experience of overcoming a 10-year addiction to create a unique coaching system. She has a very specific process she takes clients through that involves Awareness, Perspective, and Action. 

I am so appreciative of Vitale’s vulnerability, will never forget her reminder that your life unfolds in proportion to the amount of scary shit you are willing to do. I love her desire to use her pain for purpose.

As the Adult Child of an Alcoholic, I hope to reach the hearts of those who deal with addiction or love addicts. We need to talk about these things and if you are finding yourself within Vitale’s words, or hiding within your pain, reach out to someone. Tell them about this episode and how it made you feel.

Connect with Vitale: www.vitalebuford.com or Instagram @vitalebuford

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 14: The Perpetual Heartbreak of Adult Children of Alcoholics with Travis Turner

Travis Turner has personally and professionally moved millions of dollars into his community and raised awareness to the scourge of domestic violence around the country. His is a very personal reason. After having a gun held to his head and watching his father batter his mother, who then turned to alcohol and methamphetamine, Travis decided to become a voice for those who are unseen or hide behind dark sunglasses and fear.

Travis is the Vice President of Administration for a FinTech organization and oversees their overall community and philanthropic initiatives. Travis just wrapped his term as President of Trustees for The Shade Tree Shelter and serves Noah’s Animal House, Executive Pride, The Mark E. Curry Family Foundation, The Smith Center, FanFare! And Club Curry. 

Additionally, Travis is a licensed and certified life coach through The Arbinger Institute. He has been recognized as one of Las Vegas’ most Intriguing People, person of the year for The Shade Tree and has been featured in many different articles recognizing his work and commitment to philanthropy. 

In this episode we talk about the life of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic (ACOA) and how those relationships either spur you to a life of intention or create cycles that have to be broken, and some really tough love advice he received from Sirius XM’s Dr. Laura. This is a heavy conversation, but so necessary for those with family members who experience addiction.

I hope this episode gives you a little insight into the mind of an ACOA and their perpetual heartbreak, whether it is you or someone you love. 

If it is you – I see you. I hope you find some comfort in the advice offered to learn how to take care of yourself, create boundaries and drop expectations. Wrap yourself up in the love, life and family you create.

It has taken me decades to find my own truth after a life lived in the shadow of a severely addicted parent. If you’d like to dig in to the work I walk you step by step through the process in my book LORE: Harnessing Your Past to Create Your Future on Amazon or barnesandnoble.com.

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my love notes at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J