Every day I help people through the toughest times of their lives. Every day I model the work I teach. Every day I challenge and comfort. Every day I teach and sometimes even beg. Everywhere I go I am asked advice. Everywhere I go people often feel comfortable enough to tell me their deepest darkest …

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Every day I choose to practice my recovery. Every day I choose to work on myself. Some days are good. Some not so good. Some days feel easier. Some more of a struggle. A pain in the ass? Yep! Worth it? Absolutely! Self compassion in recovery What I am finding is important in my recovery is to have self-compassion …

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Truly honored “Be free my guarded heart and I shall flourish. Tear down the walls that guard and I will thrive. Expose my inner depths and shine light on what’s real. Afraid and brave, she will live and love freely and entirely. Watch her fly. Watch her grow.” The words my client wrote as part …

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The house had a seashell room. The entire ceiling of a bedroom was decorated with a mosaic of seashells and mirrors. Picture frames made of shells. Lamps filled with more shells. Glass tabletops filled with even more shells. Then we found the moldy boxes full of seashells, at least four of them, buried in the basement. They …

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Sometimes this recovery thing is a real pain in the ass. I’ve taught it for years. I’ve really practiced it myself for the last couple. And, I literally talk about it daily to my clients. And yet, it is still a huge pain in my ass. My life has been crazy. My routine has changed. My …

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