Waking Up Sober in a Convent.

In this episode of Giving Voice to Recovery Elizabeth interviews Kathy Stolecki. Kathy is a singer/songwriter and a health coach. She is also the author of the book Waking Up Sober in a Convent. Kathy shares how she came to that moment of clarity and realized that she needed and wanted to get sober. She…

Love Without Martinis – Chantal Jauvin Interview

Love Without Martinis – How Couples Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery – Chantal Jauvin Interview Check out my interview with Chantal Jauvin, Author of a new book titled Love Without Martinis, How Couples Build Healthy Relationships in Recovery, Based on Real Stories. As a person in long-term recovery, who is also in a long-term marriage…

The Interview With Recovery Coach David Malow

Join Elizabeth as she interviews David Malow Recovery Coach.

David’s mission is to provide a bridge of guidance and support for individuals and their loved ones who are struggling with chemical dependency, while helping to facilitate the action steps which are necessary to maintain a happy, healthy sober lifestyle.

The Windshield & The Rearview Mirror

As we start a new year a lot of people will be declaring new year’s resolutions. I used to do this and it did not work, now I know why.

A resolution is when we resolve to quit something, something that’s not good for us. Addiction easily falls into this category. “Swearing off” is rarely effective because it doesn’t deal with the complex underlying issues involved.

However, the main reason resolutions are rarely successful is that just quitting isn’t enough. In recovery we make a decision to change. We decide to take a new direction; in fact, the word decide comes from the same root word as disciple – it means to follow, to take a new direction…

The Gift of Giving Thanks

Something really important happened for me that day, that simple act of giving flipped the switch from being a taker to a giver. I had acted my way into right thinking.