Dr. Cali Estes Featured in Bravo TV: When Helping a Friend, Do They Owe You?


Dr. Cali Estes featured on Bravo TV regarding helping a friend, what do they owe you? Are you doing business or kindness?


When You Help a Friend in Need, What Do They Really Owe You?

Luann de Lesseps and Bethenny Frankel continue their fight over who owes who what.



Dr. Cali Estes Interviewed in Cheatsheet Regarding Celebrities and Mental Health Issues and When it is OK to Return to Work. 

See what Dr. Cali Estes has to say about Britney Spears and mental health issues. Cheatsheet interviewed her regarding celebrities and mental health issues and when it is OK to return to work.
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Britney Spears: Returning to Work After a Mental Health Crisis

Sheiresa Ngo |May 19, 2019

Britney Spears’ manager spoke to the media, saying the pop star might never work again. The singer’s mental health has reportedly taken a downturn, and those close to her are saying she needs to slow down and step away from music.

Work can take a lot out of you. Over time, your job can wear you down physically and emotionally. What if you have a mental health crisis, but unlike a celebrity, you can’t afford to leave your job? How can you transition back to work safely? The Cheat Sheet reached out to Dr. Cali Estes, a therapist and founder of The Addictions Academy, to learn the best way to ease back into work after having a mental health crisis.

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Dr. Cali Estes on KTLA TV: Failure to Launch Syndrome Affecting Millennials and Gen Z; What You Need to Know!


Dr. Cali Estes on KTLA TV: Failure to Launch Syndrome Affecting Millennials and Gen Z; What You Need to Know!

Dr. Cali Estes featured for the 5th time on KTLA TV in Los Angeles for her work with Failure to Launch Syndrome and the adults that won't seem to launch.

Dr. Cali Estes is a recurring guest on KTLA TV in Los Angeles.  For her fifth visit, she discusses her work with Failure to Launch Syndrome and the adults that won’t seem to launch.

Combatting Failure to Launch in Millennial and Generation Z With Dr. Cali Estes


Tune in to hear Dr. Cali Estes discuss signs and symptoms of this syndrome and what you can do to help an adult child stand on their own two feet and be successful in life.

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Dr. Cali Estes on NBC Discussing How to Process Grief When You Still Need to Work.


Dr. Cali Estes discusses  how to grieve while still having to work and keep a daily routine. Check out her feature on NBC here:


Working while mourning: How to grieve when you’re on the job

By Nicole Spector

Grief is an unpredictable and unavoidable part of life. Mental health experts share coping strategies for mourning when curling up in bed isn’t an option.

Dr. Cali Estes is a Guest on MeTime with Frangela: Can A Baby Save Your Marriage?



Dr. Cali Estes joins MeTime with Frangela to discuss if having a baby is a good idea to save your marriage.  See what Dr. Cali Estes says on her TV appearance below:

UNPAUSE YOUR LIFE Podcast with guest Darren Prince – Aiming High


Darren Prince – Aiming High
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Darren Michael Prince is a sports and celebrity agent who grew up in Livingston, New Jersey. Prince started a mail order company selling baseball cards at the age of 14 called Baseball Card City and also traveled around the country doing trade shows. At the age of 20, he sold his company for $1.0M and formed Prince of Cards which became an industry leader in private autograph signings for sports and celebrity memorabilia with athletes and celebrities. A-List celebrities like Muhammad Ali, Magic Johnson, Pele, Joe Montana, Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Dennis Rodman, Hulk Hogan, Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, and Jenny McCarthy all worked with Prince.

In 1995 Prince started a new venture called Prince Marketing Group (PMG) which represented athletes and celebrities for marketing deals consisting of endorsements, licensing, TV, Movie, book deals, autograph signings, and appearances. His first client to sign with the firm was none other than Magic Johnson. Soon after Smokin’ Joe Frazier, Hulk Hogan, Pamela Anderson, Chevy Chase, and Dennis Rodman followed.

If you ask Prince his biggest and most important accomplishment he would tell you is being a recovering addict having celebrated 10 years sober and is a public recovery advocate and speaker who has appeared on Dr. OZ, CNN w/ Chris Cuomo, Good Day NY, Good Day LA, Extra TV, and many others.

In 2018 Darren Prince released his memoir, Aiming High. Aiming quickly became an International best seller in 4 countries and on October 6, 2018, made it to Amazon #1 new release list. Soon thereafter Darren became a representative for Banyan Rehab Treatment Centers. On October 24, 2018, Darren was 1 of 225 invited guests to the White House for the historic signing by President Trump of the $6B bill to help fight the opiate epidemic. Currently Darren is a highly sought after keynote speaker often speaking to students in high schools about avoiding the pitfalls of addiction and learning to feel comfortable in your own skin and hanging with the right crowd In his presentations Darren talks about his secret hell of a 23 year plus opiate addiction while representing some of the most Iconic figures of our time.

The sports/entertainment industry is a small world and very competitive,” says Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group. “Prince Marketing Group has prospered over the years by delivering out of the box thinking for clients and building relationships through the practice of good business and effective networking.”

Prince Marketing Group is currently a multimillion-dollar business that has negotiated over $200 Million in deals and secures marketing deals, arranges signing/memorabilia appearances, commercial licensing, product endorsement, voice-overs as well as negotiates television and movies deals. Darren is a true entrepreneur as he has been able to continuously reinvent himself and continue to grow his business over the years.

How do I choose a CBD oil?

How do I  choose a CBD oil?

Quality over quantity is the key when it comes to buying a CBD related product. Many of us are just finding out the health benefits and risks involved when taking any form of CBD. Study all aspects of a product before buying into anything. It can be hard to distinguish between a good company and a bad company without testing their products for yourself so here are 5 tips to help decide the right one for you. 

  1. Look for a company with that uses 3rd party testing to verify what they are putting in their products. Some extracts can contain pesticides or harmful ingredients that will be sold to consumers without their knowledge. 
  2. Do your research on what type of product works best for you. I recommend not overusing a vegetable glycerin based product due to the strain it can put on your kidneys. There are many ways to intake CBD that don’t involve an excess of oil. 
  3. Understand the dosage rate and stick to it. Too many times people will think that more is better. Use CBD properly and you will find it more effective than taking as much as you can. 
  4. Consult a doctor if you feel sick or nauseas after taking any CBD product. Consider switching to CBD isolate or even making your own oil at home if you live in a state that allows it. 
  5. Find a company that cares about its customers as much as it does its sales. Some of them are in the industry for profits and some are in it to truly help others. Don’t be afraid to call and ask questions. Be thoughtful when making your decision and you can never go wrong. 

There are my 5 tips to choosing the right CBD product for you. Always trust your instincts and ask as many questions as you can to further your understanding on CBD. The more you know about what you consume, the better your decisions will be. I hope you find CBD to be a useful ingredient to a happy life. 

Healing Love or Sex Addictions with Mind-Body Coaching

Students completing The Addictions Academy Mastermind Mentorship program are now able to navigate so many avenues of their business. Each and every student is following their own unique path and we are here to offer tools and to guide them to follow their individual passions and Live The Life They Want!

Please meet Michael Roth!

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Hi, I’m Michael Roth, C.Ad, SRC. I am an experienced and dedicated Holistic Addiction and Wellness Specialist, and have been practicing in Ventura County, CA for over 35 years.

I could give you a long list of my credentials. But at the end of the day, the only credential that really matters to my clients is – “Can you help me? I’ve tried many different methods, and so far none of them have worked. How are you any different?”

I firmly believe that THERE IS HOPE, no matter how many failures litter your past.

I myself grew up in the world of addiction. My family culture was characterized by secrets and cover-ups. As a result of this and other factors as well, I internalized feelings of deficiency that led me down a slippery slope into my own set of addictions.

I have lived with the shame and guilt that comes from addiction. I have felt the regret and lived with the consequences of my decisions. But I have moved from despair to hope, and eventually to healing.

I have spent the last three decades practicing and continually learning new, cutting-edge modalities as an expression of my commitment to my clients. I approach each client holistically, with an emphasis on the mind/body connection. This is my passion.

I am currently a Certified Addictionologist (C.Ad), a Certified Sexual Addiction Recovery Coach (SRC), a Certified Intimacy Anorexia Coach, and a nationally Certified Life Coach.

If you or someone you love struggle with addiction, please don’t continue to live in despair. You don’t have to be local to the Ventura area; I have helped clients from all over the world!

Healing Love or Sex Addictions with Mind-Body Coaching

By Michael Roth, C.Ad, SRC

Hopelessness. Denial. Despair. Shame. These are certainly terms that anyone who has dealt with addiction for any length of time has experienced. The entrapment that you feel when caught in the throes of a substance or behavior that utterly controls you feels overwhelming — like you are powerless to ever hope of overcoming it. That is how I felt when I, well-respected holistic practitioner with a thriving practice, realized that I myself was entangled by the cords of addiction.  

When we speak of addictions, most people consider drug or alcohol addictions. Others expand the term to think about addictions to food or gambling. These addictions are certainly legitimate, but there are many other forms of addiction that aren’t always discussed, nor are they always as obvious. One such case is the addiction to sex and love.

People with addictions to sex or love often have a hard time maintaining long-term, intimate relationships. They often have multiple, simultaneous sexual or romantic partners, and may have issues with their emotional health.

In this article, we’re going to explain the basics of sex and love addictions so you can understand how these issues might be affecting you. We’ll also talk about some steps you can take to help overcome these sexual addictions with the help of a holistic addiction recovery coach.

What Is a Sex or Love Addiction?

Sex and love addictions are both process addictions. This means that the individual afflicted with the addiction is not addicted to a substance per se, but rather an action, behavior, or process. Biologically, the addiction is caused by the release of chemicals in the brain that occur when a person experiences this process.

Love Addiction

Love addiction occurs when a person becomes addicted to the sensation of being loved. There are a number of things that can make a person feel loved:

  • Validation. One of the simplest forms of love addiction – and in fact, something that most of us struggle with to some degree – is a need for validation. It feels nice to have someone else approve of what we’re doing, what we say, and who we are.

In serious cases, people may attempt to be something other than what they are in order to feel validated. Instead of speaking their mind, they may say what they believe other people want them to say so that they feel validated. Instead of expressing their beliefs, they may adopt the beliefs of others to feel accepted.

In the case of love addictions, people strive for romantic or intimate validation. This means that they often go to great lengths to secure close, personal relationships with people – sexual or otherwise – that make them feel validated.

  • Grooming. It feels nice when somebody else grooms us, and it may also provide a feeling of physical validation. Some people may experience an incessant desire to be groomed by others to fulfill the needs of their addiction.
  • Intimacy. While intimacy can be sexual, in most cases it is not. Intimacy is a term used to describe a close, personal encounter, and it can be emotional, physical, or mental.

Many people with love addictions crave intense intimacy. They often go far out of their way to be in intimate situations with people – cuddling, kissing, holding each other or having intimate relationships. This makes them feel secure in their own being and provides them with the self-confidence to move on.

Sex Addiction

Sex addictions often occur simultaneously with a love addiction. Sex is arguably the most intimate experience that a person can have, and many people are addicted to both sex and intimacy. Sex addicts often have unaddressed issues with personal intimacy or emotional health that arose during childhood.

Sex addicts have a need to frequently or constantly engage in sexual activity to feel satisfied with themselves. Unfortunately, the more they engage in these activities, the more dependent they become on them to be happy.

This vicious cycle leads to an increasingly intense desire for sexual activity. Sex addicts often have multiple partners and have a hard time maintaining a monogamous relationship.

  • Intrigue. Some people are intrigued and ‘fired up’ simply by the idea of sex. This can lead to issues in their interactions with the people around them, especially those they find sexually intriguing. It can also lead to excessive masturbation and the use of pornography.
  • Sex and masturbation. Most sex addicts engage in more sex and masturbation than the average person. They can often begin to feel depressed or agitated if they don’t have sex or masturbate for an extended period.
  • Fantasy. One thing that many sex addicts engage in is fantasy. Fantasy can take many forms, and the exploration of these fantasies leads sexual addicts to get a deeper gratification from their sexual acts. Things like dressing up and BDSM can be considered fantasy.

Managing a Sex Addiction with Holistic Coaching

One of the best things you can do to help manage a sex addiction is to talk to a sex addiction recovery coach. Holistic coaches can help you manage your sexual addiction in a number of ways that can be more beneficial and comprehensive than traditional therapy.

Holistic coaching takes into account the whole person, rather than looking at the addiction as the sole focus. It aims to tackle not only the issues that traditional therapy addresses, but also other aspects of the mind-body relationship. These are some of the ways a holistic coach can help you:

  • Somato Emotional Repatterning. This is a type of coaching that helps to identify abnormalities in an individual’s energy flow. It’s been known for some time that imbalances in an individual’s energy or emotion can result in physical and psychological changes. For example, stress is known to raise the heart rate and cause sweating, and in the long-term, it can cause disease.

A sex addiction coach using Somato Emotional Repatterning will help you identify a whole scope of patterns in your mental and physical state. They will be able to draw conclusions and address the root of your sexual addiction so you can heal the problem from its core.

  • Neurofeedback. Neurofeedback is a process in which your coach will use specialized equipment to determine your body’s responses to certain stimuli. They will help you reprogram the responses that you have to sexual stimuli and cravings so you can develop healthier patterns for living.
  • Supplementation and nutrition. While malnutrition won’t cause sexual addiction on its own, it can certainly contribute to anxiety, depression, and other issues that may make a person feel the need to reach out sexually to feel heard and accepted. A coach may help you review your current nutritional intake or provide herbs, supplements or vitamins to help balance your sexuality.

Benefits of Holistic Coaching

Holistic coaching is much more comprehensive than traditional counseling because it addresses both the mind and the body, whereas traditional therapy deals mostly with the mind.

This means that the holistic coach will be able to take much more into account. They will have a better understanding of your physiology, your mental health, and your life as a whole, and they will be able to develop a more clear picture of what’s actually going on in your situation.

Holistic coaching can help you eliminate the issue in a way that ensures it won’t come back again. So get in touch with a holistic coach who can help you identify the root of your sex or love addiction and put you on the road to balance and recovery!

What do I do next?

If you or someone you love struggles with a sex or love addiction, there is hope! Contact me at (805) 256-0372 or via email at Michael@BreakthroughAddictionRecovery.net.

Also, please get your free copy of my latest book, Sex and Love Addiction Recovery. It is available for immediate download on my website, https://BreakthroughAddictionRecovery.net.

How to reach me:

Website: https://BreakthroughAddictionRecovery.net

Email: Michael@BreakthroughAddictionRecovery.net

Phone: (805) 256-0372

Contact Form: https://breakthroughaddictionrecovery.net/contact-us/

My latest book, Sex and Love Addiction Recovery is available for free download by signing up here: https://BreakthroughAddictionRecovery.net

What others are saying:

“When I first saw Michael my life was at a very low point. Our early sessions were life changing, as have many since then, often in times of trauma…. Thanks again Michael.”    – J Wright

“Intimacy/Emotional Anorexia…once a state of being my entire life, Michael Roth has now provided me with the tools to not only recognize this deficiency, but also expand my emotional capacity, living an enriched life of love, intimacy, & vulnerability.”    – B Parker

Happy People Don’t Do Drugs. Guest post written by Kevin Parker


Students completing The Addictions Academy Mastermind Mentorship program are now able to navigate so many avenues of their business. Each and every student is following their own unique path and we are here to offer tools and to guide them to follow their individual passions and Live The Life They Want!

Please meet Kevin Parker! 

Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker is an addictions specialist who primarily works with young men that are struggling to break free from their addiction.  As a former addict who lost his leg and nearly his life, he understands the hold addiction can have on you.  Now 7 years drug-free, he has dedicated his life to helping others stay clean and unlock their fullest potential.  He is a certified interventionist, an expert recovery coach, family coach, and a professional case manager.  He can help with all your needs from active addiction to filling the void of post addiction. At Kevin’s company True Warrior, he helps you stay clean, get healthy, find your passions, pursue your dreams, strengthen relationships, create confidence, jumpstart your life, and unleash your true warrior!  If you want success and the life you deserve, then Kevin at True Warrior is your solution.

Website; Truewariorsuccess.com

Email: kevin@truewarriorsuccess.com

Happy people don’t do drugs.

As a certified recovery coach and certified interventionist, this has been the pattern I have seen with every single one of my clients.  This is just the universal truth when it comes to all addictive behaviors.  People use drugs and alcohol in excess to fill a void or a need that is not being fulfilled in their lives.

When you’re not happy with your life, your job, relationship, family, situation, and even yourself, you look for something to fill that emptiness.  And unfortunately, it does nothing but temporarily numb you from the root problem and actually makes things worse.   By not dealing with the actual issue at hand you are merely slapping a band-aid on a broken leg.  You are going to continue to move forward temporarily for as long as you can until it gets worse and worse and you never really heal or solve the issue. This is why all addicts lives progressively fall apart until they are absolutely hopeless and can’t find a way out.  You are stuck in a negative feedback loop.  Feeling unfulfilled and sad, you take drugs.  You get high, feel good, and forget about your problems for a moment,  then come down and feel even worse.  You start feeling really bad and you take even more drugs.  This is the vicious cycle and negative snowball effect your life becomes.  There is no solution or end to this lifestyle and it eventually consumes you.  As a recovery coach, I have learned that the only way to deal with this successfully is that you have to take inventory of your life. You have to fix the problems that are leaving you unfulfilled, and create a life that makes you excited to wake up every morning.

I’m speaking from personal experience.  I was an addict for 10 years.  Not knowing at the time that I was suffering from mental and emotional abuse, I never felt like enough or ever felt like I fit in.  I was very self-conscious, didn’t feel like I belonged, and struggled with an inferiority complex as a young boy.  I turned to many different addictions to compensate for how I felt.  I became addicted to cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, pornography, sex, ecstasy, Xanax, painkillers, and eventually heroin.  Each had a specific role in masking my insecurities and feelings of inadequacies and worthlessness.  From the outside everyone thought I had the world by the balls because I was smart, athletic, handsome, well-known, charming, tough, and truly loved.  But inside I felt helpless and worthless.  No matter what I did or accomplished I never felt like enough.  Throughout my whole adolescence from 15-25 years old I was an addict in every sense of the word.  Nothing was ever enough and I did everything to the extreme.  I created this larger than life persona to make myself feel better about how I truly felt, and when the drugs wore off and the party was over, I was left in the gutter feeling lower then trash.  I was in such a bad place I needed an interventionist to step in and help because I wasn’t going to do it on my own.

This lifestyle had me coming from a very negative place full of scarcity and fear.  I would always walk around saying “why me?  I have the worst luck!” And by thinking and feeling this way that’s exactly what I attracted more of into my life.  This self-sabotage and self-fulfilling prophecy systematically took my life apart piece by piece until I looked around and I had nothing left.  Every friend I ever had, gone.  Every relationship ended.  Every job, opportunity, and good thing in my life dried up, and I was left with nothing.  My car, my apartment, my dignity and everything in my life vanished before my eyes without me even noticing it was happening.  My family tried to step in and perform an intervention but it wasn’t by a certified interventionist and all it did was make me angry and defensive and I stormed out the house.  I winded up overdosing that night, ending up in a coma fighting for my life.

For four weeks I was in a coma with multi-organ failure and 105 fever, my body was completely shut down and my brain was frying.  I died three times in the hospital and they even read me my last rites.  Miraculously without any warning I just woke up!  It was a four-month vicious battle for my life but I eventually won.  Not before losing my leg, over half my body weight, and developing severe nerve damage throughout my entire body.  Believe it or not this was a gift from God and still the best thing that ever happened to me.

Although I was completely physically broken and worse off then I started, it gave me a second chance at life.  It gave me the opportunity to rebuild myself from scratch and prove to myself and everyone around me how truly strong I was and that I can overcome and do anything that I put my mind to. I decided to become my own recovery coach. I taught myself how to walk again, eat again, breath again, and regain all the movement in my remaining three limbs.  These incredible feats of pure will gave me the ability to create a new identity as a true warrior with unshakable confidence in my abilities and potential.  I now had a new drive and burning desire for greatness.  I knew I was saved for a purpose and I had no room or desire for any type of drug or addiction in my life.  I quit everything cold turkey and never looked back.  My new passion and obsession was self-mastery

I started working out, getting my physique back was the first step to feeling good.  Then I worked on getting my degree in psychology because I loved the human mind and how it worked.  I picked up every book I can read to become excellent and knowledgeable in human behavior, success, sexual energy, manifestation, spirituality, sales, and self-mastery in all areas.  I had a burning desire to become the man I was always intended to be.  I went to seminars and trainings, got all types of certifications until I found out what my true purpose was, and that was to help people and be in service to others.  My gift and passion in life was to help other people master their lives and fill it with purpose, gratitude, fulfillment, and abundance.  To set their souls on fire with passion, inspiration, and motivation.  This is what excites me about life now.

I am now currently a public speaker that speaks at schools to inspire and educate kids on what is truly possible.  A certified interventionist that stages interventions to get people into programs so they can finally reclaim their lives and be freed from the chains of addiction.  As well as a certified recovery coach who specializes in young men in recovery that deal with any kind of impulsive behavior.  I help get their lives on track and accomplish any goal they desire.   I also work with families as a certified family coach.  I give them guidance and coaching on how to deal with an addict when they feel hopeless and don’t know what to do.

My life is filled with so much happiness, fulfillment, purpose, and gratitude that I will never need any drug to cope with life because I now manifest my reality.  I can go out and have a drink at a social event and not have to worry it’s going to lead to something else. Because I don’t need something else.   My life is amazing and it’s all because I dealt with the underlying issues that were causing my addictions.

Be happy, live passionately, get clean, and live free!

Kevin Parker

Contact me:

Kevin Parker: Certified Recovery Coach, Certified interventionist, Addiction Specialist

Website: Truewarriorsuccess.com


Dr. Cali Estes Featured in BUSTLE: 11 Subtle But Effective Ways to Win Any Argument





Do you want the tricks to win an argument? Dr. Cali Estes discusses ways to win an argument and how you can deal with angry people.

11 Subtle But Effective Ways To Win Any Argument


When you’re disagreeing with someone, it can be tempting to try to win the argument by taking them down or shutting them out. But it’s important to remember that getting the person to see your point of view is more about communicating effectively, than anything else. And while it can be tough to do at first, this is a definitely a skill worth working on, as it can come in handy in a variety of situations.

After all, “disagreements are inevitable and handling them well can make the difference between a relationship that strengthens over time and one that dissolves,” Celeste Headlee, communication expert and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter, tells Bustle. And that means not only making sure people understand you, but that you understand them, too.

You can, however, influence the way someone reacts to you — and maybe even help them to see your side — by using a few simple hacks. How you speak, how you hold yourself, and even what you say back to them can impact their reaction, as well as whether or not they’ll be willing to compromise. With that in mind, read on below for some ways to win an argument and get your point across, according to experts.

Follow the link below to continue to the full article with the complete list of 11 ways to win any argument.