The Connection Between Mental and Physical Pain

The Connection Between Mental and Physical Pain

My trauma occurred in February of 2011. As I stood in front of the podium and spoke at a state summit in Michigan, I recounted my trauma — my past — in front of a room filled with strangers. I shared my vulnerable story and my transition from victim to thriving...
Reframing Thoughts During Coronavirus

Reframing Thoughts During Coronavirus

On a recent (pre-COVID 19) retreat I attended, we focused on reframing thoughts, feelings, and past experiences and turning negatives into positives. I have found myself using some of these reframing skills during our current coronavirus pandemic experience. I am in...
What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

I came across this quote on my Instagram feed the other day. I thought it was so profoundly true that I wanted to share it with you. “I don’t believe in rock bottom. I’ve had a lot of what I thought were rock bottoms, only to discover another, rockier bottom...
8 Tips for Sober Travel

8 Tips for Sober Travel

You have completed your detox, gotten through the worst of the Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and now you are thinking “I need a vacation.” Great idea! Just like every other part of your recovery plan, this needs to be carefully thought out and planned. Some...