Girl Walks Out of a Bar with Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith is a writer and a lawyer. Clean and sober for more than 10 years, she is passionate about breaking the stigma of drug and alcohol addiction, particularly for professional women. Girl Walks Out of a Bar is her story.

Prior to beginning her more than 15-year legal marketing career, Lisa practiced corporate finance law at a leading international law firm. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she received a B.A. She received her J.D. from Rutgers School of Law, where she served on the Editorial Board of the Rutgers Law Review.

Her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, After Party Magazine and Lisa is on the Board of Directors of The Writers Room in Greenwich Village.

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Here’s my favorite gems from this week’s episode:

  • Lisa’s journey from addiction to recovery
  • How to stay sober despite work hard/play hard culture
  • How writing helped her heal from addiction
  • There’s more sober people than you realize (you’re not alone!)
  • How sobriety helps you to show up as the best and most empowered version of yourself
  • How to shift your focus to enjoying events rather than looking forward to drinking
  • Your real friends will support and nurture your recovery


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