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Soul Food

January 21, 2016


I’ve been thinking a lot the last few weeks about love. Friend love, colleague love, true love. It’s no secret that I place a lot of importance on the relationships in my life. I am very intentional about who I surround myself with and who I spend my time with. I want to be around […]

Practice Makes Perfect

September 19, 2015


One of the things I have an awareness of in my twisty little addicted brain, is my ability to be so hard on myself. As they say, we are our own worst critic… or something like that. Over the years of sobriety and recovery one of the things I have come to know is that […]

A Heart Full of Sobriety and Gratitude

August 3, 2015


This past week has been incredible. I spent three days in Santa Barbara seeing old friends and colleagues and making new friends that I look forward to connecting with in the future. The feedback I have received from my training curriculum and Pop Talk has been amazing and truly keeps my passion alive. I am […]

Addicted to Fear

June 4, 2014


My journey over the past several years has been very clear. It has not been easy or without adversity, but I was focused on the end result and I have been resolute about what I was working to achieve; I have worked very hard and my path has been clear to me. Currently, I find […]

Overland Park Addiction Professional at Alta Mira

April 27, 2014


Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio spent time at the hotel Alta Mira after their wedding in the 1950’s. Their room is quaint, with a small balcony and views that will easily take your breath away.  Now Alta Mira Recovery Center, this historical landmark is rich with history from its time as a hotel in the […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman- Addiction & Overdose

February 3, 2014


It is never easy, as a person in recovery, when addiction claims another life. You may think after so many years, so many deaths, so many headlines that it wouldn’t sting quite as badly. But it does, every single time, whether it is someone I know personally or not. For me, as an addict, I […]

Alcoholic Birthday #8

January 8, 2014


Somehow, another year has passed. Each one seems to fly by more quickly than the last and this one caught me by surprise. I think it is very natural to be reflective on my sobriety birthday, I think most people are to some extent.  Most years I sort of acknowledge my personal milestone, I get […]