Recovered Life Contributor
I help anyone who struggles with sharing their life with an addict.
As a Certified Professional Life Coach, Certified Professional Recovery Coach, and a member of NAADAC, I bring a wealth of expertise and personal experience to my work with clients. My background in dealing with addiction and trauma and my journey towards self-care and boundary-setting allow me to provide unique insights and empathetic support. By leveraging my certifications and membership in a prestigious organization, I can guide clients through their healing and recovery processes. My passion for helping those who love addicts, combined with my professional qualifications, make me a valuable resource for those seeking to break the cycle of generational addiction and create a more balanced and fulfilling life.
Addiction has been a constant presence throughout my life, reaching as far back as my earliest memories. Growing up in this environment, I never had the opportunity to learn about the importance of personal boundaries for both myself and those around me. Establishing and enforcing boundaries is a crucial act of self-love. Unfortunately, self-care and self-love were not taught or modeled for me during my formative years.
Taking time for myself – whether it was through meditation, getting a pedicure, socializing with friends, reading a book, or listening to a podcast – was a rare occurrence, often accompanied by guilt. I felt as though I should have been caring for someone else instead. I am now striving to break the cycle of generational addiction and teach my adult child and grandchildren that daily self-care, even if it’s just for five minutes or spans five hours, is highly beneficial.
Trauma is often deeply intertwined with life experiences involving addiction, be it living with, growing up with, or loving an addict. The traumas can vary, from betrayal experienced by a porn or sex addict to the mental, emotional, or sexual abuse that occurs in the presence of other types of addiction. As you work towards recovery from trauma, I want to be by your side, supporting you in achieving your goals. Through confronting my own trauma, I discovered my life’s purpose: to be a life coach and help those who love addicts find peace in their lives. My passion for helping those who love addicts is immense, and I aspire to be the support for you that I had during my own healing journey.
As a trauma survivor and ovarian cancer survivor, I believe that our bodies truly bear the burden of our traumas, and it is essential to work through them to promote overall well-being. Healing from trauma is a vital component of self-care, and addressing the impact it has on our bodies and minds can lead to a more balanced and fulfilling life. Acknowledging and confronting these traumas empowers us to move forward with strength and resilience.
My experiences have shaped my perspective and inspired me to become a life coach for those who love addicts. I am committed to helping others navigate the complexities and challenges that come with loving someone who struggles with addiction. My mission is to provide guidance, encouragement, and support as you embark on your journey of healing and self-discovery.
By breaking the cycle of generational addiction and embracing self-care as a daily practice, we can create a brighter future for ourselves and our loved ones. Together, we can work towards overcoming the challenges associated with addiction, trauma, and recovery, ultimately achieving a greater sense of peace and balance in our lives.