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The Thing About Self-Care

The thing about self-care: it doesn’t have to be about spending exuberant amounts of money. It can simply mean doing our best to stay aware of the actions and choices we make daily to take care of ourselves and our sense of well-being. Maybe you can relate to this; I...

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The Value of Experience in Recovery Coaching

In my role as a Life & Recovery Coach, it's not about what I think I know. It's about all that I've experienced as a woman and as someone in long-term recovery. Coupled with my struggles in addiction, the 'me too' of my lived experience gives valuable insight that...

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Pardon Me While I Expose Myself

There was a time I was quick to shy away from admitting when I fucked up. On occasion, I would readily point out the mistakes of others and all the errors of their ways. Yet when it came to myself, I would slowly and quietly tiptoe away from the carnage that my...

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My Recovery: Through the Lens of Responsibility

When I first showed up in recovery, it was obvious my life had become completely unmanageable. After using drugs and alcohol to cope, avoid pain and bypass the lessons I was too afraid to face for so long, I saw – finally and clearly – that regardless of all the...

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4 Steps to Change Underlying Commitments

Does this sound familiar? You're at a meeting and too afraid to speak up and ask about something when someone else pipes up and asks the very question you had in mind? And then you berate yourself for not asking? You're experiencing some angst, and when asked how...

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Women Who Have Our Backs

Over the course of the weekend, we heard from a diverse group of women, all of whom inspired us with their stories. They validated our strengths and gave us permission to be ourselves. They taught us we liberate each other by revealing our true selves. They showed us there is wisdom in every wound and there is no need to hide our insecurities in order to be loved and accepted. We learned that we are stronger together and as a result, we co-create a safe space in order to grow and thrive.

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