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A mom in recovery

It's that time of year. Mother's day. For some of us in recovery we tend to still beat ourselves up with guilt and shame of our past harm we caused our children. For those moms who are still addictive in their addictions, come home because your kids are waiting for you and it has been my personal experience that they are the most resilient beings out there and just want us back and present in thei...

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She Recovers

May 4th- May 8th 2017 was life changing. She Recovers put on a event with some of the biggest names like Glennon Doyle Melton Marrianne Williamson Gabby Bernstein and the list went on. But I have to confess, some of the most amazing experiences I had was conversations with women just like me who showed up because we want to change the World and what Recovery looks like. What I do know now by...

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I am Me. Women's Day 2017

I never wanted to be treated equal to a man. I just want to be respected for who I am as a woman. I am not afraid to say what I want or to stand for what I believe in. My insides match my outsides and I believe and fight for every challenge thrown at me if I'm passionate for it.
My wish is for the young girls/teens (especially the ones close to me in my family and circle of friends) to be the...

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Peace Out 2016

Making New Year's resolutions can suck the soul right out of your body. It starts off innocently enough with setting motivational goals, but most of us are left with a bunch of New Year's resolutions that just end up making us feel useless. There is nothing wrong with trying to become the best version of yourself, but many of us become focused on transforming into someone completely different. Jus...

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Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

Story 16/25 Survivor: Shannon Tucker

What makes me a survivor ??
From a very young age I learned I needed to be a survivor. At the of age two, I was taken from my family, and placed in the foster care system. I am a survivor of abuse, neglect, and loss of family and identity. I was a teen mom who struggled with poverty, lack of supports, judgments from others, as well I struggled with mental health,...

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Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells

Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells
Where to start and open up about myself, my past and my present journey. I'm afraid it could turn into a very long series of novel books. But I can share a little about my upbringing and recent tragedy of the loss of my brother due to addiction.
I grew up in Nanaimo BC in Harewood to be exact where not too many of us had much of anything. I lived with my mom...

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Story 14/25 Survivor: Iesha Murdoch

Story 14/25 Survivor: Iesha Murdoch
By the time I was 18 I was beaten, broken, assaulted, addicted and found the rooms of 12 step meetings. I thought I was a survivor then - until January 4th when I was 21. I was raped in my house by someone I knew. This is when the fight for survival began for me. 
People say I "went crazy", that I stopped taking my medication, that I relapsed and just slashed my...

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Story 13/25 Survivor: Melissa Johnson

Story 13/25 Survivor: Melissa Johnson
My name is Melissa J. I have been in recovery since May 19th, 2015. I was addicted to alcohol for many years, my addiction took me down some really dark roads. I hit many rock bottoms but I couldn’t stop drinking, I kept digging a deeper hole. Even though I had many consequences over the years, I still couldn’t imagine my life without alcohol. I had no clue who...

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Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack



Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack
"She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won"
I love this quote because I truly believe that being a survivor means taking the broken pieces and making something beautiful out of them. I like to think this is what I've done with my life. Surviving is great, but THRIVING is even better. Taking all that "stuff" and turning...

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Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware



Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware
Today my story is more about how I have stayed clean versus what I have overcome. I got clean at 24 when my daughter was 4 years old. I remember realizing that I needed help when someone asked me to use with them, and even though I had committed to not using and everything in me wanted to say no, I still said yes. That was the core of addiction for me; the impulsive...

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