Blog & Podcast

Love, encouragement, understanding, and support.

Blog & Podcast

Love, encouragement, understanding, and support.

Episode 117: Ask Me Anything #1

We asked you inside our Secret Facebook Group to let us know what personal questions you had for me. No question was off limits. And we received so many responses we decided to turn them into a new series. We’re calling it: Ask Me Anything. We’ve organized your questions into categories (because we’re type A)…

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Episode 116: Six Ways To Avoid Another Holiday Full of Drama

I know that we’re in the middle of the holiday season, and for a lot of us, this time of year can be really difficult, can’t it? The holidays can bring on drama from addiction that’s not easy to deal with. Particularly when we’re driving along in our car, or pushing our cart down the…

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Episode 115: How One Of Our Sisters Learned to Relax

Are you all ready to listen to a very wise woman? Today we are going to discuss how we convince ourselves that they really don’t have an issue and the delusion that if we try harder, they really will get sober once and for all. We’ll talk about how addiction affects our friendships, how we…

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Episode 114: 18 Reasons To Be Grateful for Addiction

There are many blessings of loving someone who struggles with addiction, and many reasons to be grateful for addiction in your life. Yes, you read that correctly. I know it feels dark and hopeless sometimes. But… addiction can be a gateway. An opportunity to grow into the women we are meant to be. To learn…

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Encore – Episode 75: Dealing with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? This Is a Must-Listen

This episode was originally released earlier this year and it’s been one of our most popular. We’re encoring the episode so you can re-listen or listen for the first time if you’re new to our community. Enjoy! — Do you know the story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde? I’m sure you do. Let’s be real…

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Episode 113: The Worst Relationship Advice – From Good People

I was a keynote speaker for a group of professionals who said they always encourage their clients to leave their relationship if addiction is involved. A few months later, I spoke to another group of professionals and they said they never encourage their clients to leave. Conflicting advice, right? So…should we stay or leave? What…

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Episode 112: 3 Warning Signs You’re Being Manipulated by Someone Suffering from Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol

I’ve been writing this blog for over 8 years now. And can I tell you how many times this strong and brave community of women, loving someone suffering from addiction, talk about the idea of leaving vs. staying?? And, how can we not think about it?? When it’s dark and the day is done, we’re…

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Episode 111: Feeling Trapped In Your Relationship?

Let’s be real: feeling trapped in your relationship with someone suffering from substance use disorder can suck the life right out of you. You love them so you don’t want to leave, but you feel like you can’t handle their addiction. The drama and stress are enough to make you feel like you’re going insane.…

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Episode 110: Warning Signs That Our Self-Care Isn’t Healthy

First, let me start off with the fact that I LOVE that our community views self-care as a necessity and not a selfish act. We’re smart enough to understand the benefits of self-care, right, especially when we love someone who suffers from any kind of addiction. And if you’re new to the subject of self-care…

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