When we grow up in dysfunctional systems, we learn to protect ourselves. One of those survival mechanisms is keeping ourselves small, invisible, unknown. At the same time, we often develop a hyper vigilance to those around us and feel like
Our world is not linear. Yet, many times we think that is how it “should” be. We work through something, trauma, addiction, relationships, mother issues, or whatever it is, we feel some resolution around it, and we think that is
In this episode Amy celebrates her sobriety anniversary of 5 YEARS SOBER! She shares the three big principles that helped her get this far and why milestones are important to recognize.
During the month of July we celebrate Independence Day in the United States. Amy shares her feelings on declaring her independence from addiction and how that has impacted her life. Celebrating the day you declare independence is just as important
I’ve been struggling with what to write for this “first” blog post. I’ve felt so much pressure from myself to have the perfect beginning. I’ve wondered, do I start with my story? Do I start with where I am today?
All In: Episode Notes In this episode I share with you a recent revelation I have had about my life. I’m holding back. I’m not ALL IN! Of course, this isn’t the case in all areas of my life –
Mastering the Trauma Wound with Candice Christiansen Trauma can be complex and deep. It brings wounds into our lives that we try desperately to master. In an interview with Candice Christansen, Amy discusses the correlation between trauma and addiction, some
Episode 064: Engaged In The Struggle: Maureen Part 2 Engaged In The Struggle: Maureen Part 2 During the Worth Recovery event, “Engaged In The Struggle”, in Seattle, Washington, Amy sat with Maureen as they discussed their recovery journeys. Staying engaged
5 Years In Recovery, Part 3 In the concluding episode of the series about Amy’s 5 year anniversary in recovery, she discusses the 5 top things she has learned in these last 5 years. Listen to her discuss vocabulary, needs,
5 Years In Recovery, Part 2 In the second episode of this three part series, Amy reflects about her five years of recovery. With Dr. Aaron Glade, her first therapist in recovery, she reflects on some of the success and