Another brave woman coming forward to share her story! I'm always so honored when women are willing to share their story with us! Natalie is from the UK and is an amazing trauma survivor and recovery addict. I've had the privilege of knowing her for just over three years and am continually impressed with her resilience and engagement in recovery. In this 3 part story, Natalie shares her family history, trauma story, and her brave recovery journey. Every time I hear the story of another woman, a new piece of me heals.
Marnie Feree is one of the pioneers of sex addiction recovery for women. Having been in addiction recovery for over 20 years - she was one of the first to ever show up in the 12-step circle as a woman. She conintues her work for women at Bethesda Workshops (http://www.bethesdaworkshops.org/), the first outpatient intensive program for women in sex addiction. In this episode, Marnie shares some of her own story and the amazing work she does for women and teens in recovery.
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 thosearound us and feel like we know everything about them. Or we can go the opposite way--overexposing ourselves and being shameless in our interactions with others. Listen to Amy share her experiences with the courage and desire to be known and how we can do a little bit more of that in our own lives.
Joyce was in sex addiction recovery for years before she ever saw another woman. After a few years, she left recovery and thought she had it all together. When tragedy struck, she came back and was surprised to find and see other women. Listen to part 2 of Amy’s great interview with Joyce.
Joyce was in sex addiction recovery for years before she ever saw another woman. After a few years, she left recovery and thought she had it all together. When tragedy struck, she came back and was surprised to find and see other women. Listen to part 1 of Amy’s great interview with Joyce.
After listening to a song from her nieces and nephews, Amy reflects and expresses her gratitude to the women who came before her. Finding gratitude in Recovery is not always an easy feat. Sometimes we use it as a way to bypass our emotions or it is used as a weapon against us. Reclaiming gratitue in a way that works for you is essential to recovery. Listen to how Amy did that for herself.
Continuing their interview, Sally shares with Amy what it was like to write and share her 1st step with her support circle. She shares some of her experiences in recovery and her life. We, at Worth Recovery, feel honored to Sally would share with us and through us, all of you.
In Part 2 with Shannon we discuss children, recovery journeys, daily routines and blogging. A few months ago, Shannon started blogging for Worth Recovery. Her words are real, authentic, relatable, inspiring and uplifting. Her story is the same. I'm excited to share with you a little bit of Shannon's experiences in recovery. You can read more about Shannon and her recovery journey at the blog: Worth Recovery Blog