Posts tagged recovery

The Mirror and the Door

The Mirror and the Door

No matter what I have been through I am not alone, there is hope and recovery is possible.

Climbing Back from the Brink

Climbing Back from the Brink

Welcome back Matthew, I missed you.

Listen to the Cry of the Child

Listen to the Cry of the Child

‘Here is a picture of the little girl you molested. You don’t know who I am now but you will remember this child. The adult woman before you now is courageous & strong but I want you to remember this child as I speak to you.’

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My Recovery From An Abusive Relationship

My recovery story begins when I asked for help getting out of an abusive relationship. I was dating a guy who gave no regard to me or my body. He made me have sex with him and do sexual things every time we were together. I was afraid of him. I never directly said no […]

From Suicidal To Supermodel

From Suicidal To Supermodel

“People tend to think of suicide as not seeing or appreciating the good in their life, but that’s not it. Usually there’s a little bit of good, a lot of bad, and no break from any of it, so suicide is about wanting to be free; free from the relentlessness of life. If you don’t like your job, you take a holiday; if you’re tired from housework you take a break; but when it’s your body and brain causing the difficulty, there is no escape.”

I Finally Met My Mom, Sober

I Finally Met My Mom, Sober

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” — John Wayne When I was twenty-two I got a call from my father early in the morning before work. He called to […]

It Takes What It Takes- Alcoholism Recovery

It Takes What It Takes- Alcoholism Recovery

I believe I was born an addict. As a kid I started using fantasy to escape. I would be so deep in a daydream at school I didn’t hear a thing. There is also a cute story in my family about me at 2 years old getting sips of champagne from all adults at my […]

Grateful for My Life 7 Years Clean

Grateful for My Life 7 Years Clean

If you ask me to describe my life now the words that jump out at me are happy, content, grateful and peace. Rewind 7 years and ask me the same thing and what words come to mind? Terrified, lonely, dark, hell, hopeless, sad… Quite a change isn’t it? So I bet you want to know […]

Recovering Myself- A Bipolar Recovery Tale

Recovering Myself- A Bipolar Recovery Tale

I Discovered My Power and Recovered Myself- A Bipolar Recovery Tale Recovery in mental health is not what you normally think of when you hear the word “recovery”. Because in mental health it is not about returning to something, returning to a state of “normal” or returning to a place you have been previously. It […]

My Journey Through The Darkness

My Journey Through The Darkness

I knew I’d been running on fumes for months but I had to keep going anyway. There is always something to take care of but sometimes it can get so overwhelming you don’t know where to start and ultimately nothing gets done. I woke up on a Thursday morning and noticed I had what felt […]