Addiction

What is Your Genius?

November 3, 2017

Wednesday was my four year sober anniversary. I was never a stereotypical “drunk.” But I loved to fill my free time with activities centered around drinking. Having wine at the end of the day, going to Happy Hour, Getting drinks with friends. I used to think I needed it to have a good time.Giving up […]

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An Open Letter to Introverts (From an Introvert)

May 18, 2017

  It all started in grade school. I couldn’t figure it out. Why did all the other girls get so giddy over slumber parties?   I hated them.   Most of the time I would go anyway and pretend to be having fun until I couldn’t stand it any longer. Then I would either retreat […]

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We March

November 1, 2016

She is in a dark room, there is music on the other side of the door, and voices. She is crying and afraid. She doesn’t like being in here in the dark, alone. But no one hears her crying. Then the door opens and a man looks in. She can see the outline of his […]

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2 Years Booze-Free: Here’s What I’ve Learned

November 18, 2015

The other day I was chatting with my niece… She’s a teenager. She was asking me if I go to shows to hear music. “No,” I replied. “They start too late, they’re too loud, and I don’t like crowds.” “Wow,” she said, “you sound pretty boring.” I quit drinking on All Saints Day 2013. I […]

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An Open Letter to Life Coaches About Social Media

October 19, 2015

She’s the most beautiful woman I know in real life. Well not exactly “real life.” I’ve only interacted with her on Facebook. On Facebook… Her hair is perfectly styled. Her lipstick is always that just-right shade of red. She wears only the finest labels. She vacations in exotic places. She looks exquisite in a bikini. […]

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The Yoga of Doing Hard Shit

December 17, 2014

I just got back from a yoga retreat where I did some of the hardest yoga of my life. Sure reverse triangle is a challenging pose… But Kundalini Yoga is a whole different kind of hard. It’s the oldest kind of yoga. The idea is to get energy lying around the base of your spine […]

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And Now Yoga…

December 3, 2014

I just got back from a week in Costa Rica doing yoga with a bunch of people in recovery from addiction. Yep. Addiction. Tommy Rosen, in his new book, “Recovery 2.0,” defines addiction as the habit of doing the same thing over and over again despite negative consequences. So before you write yourself off… ask […]

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How Amy Got Her Groove Back

November 19, 2014

A few weeks ago I disclosed something that a lot of life coaches don’t admit… Depression. Some people say this “label” is unhelpful. I actually disagree. Call it what you want, telling the truth about how I was feeling instead of denying it or hiding it helped me to figure out what I needed to […]

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8 Things I Learned From Not Drinking for Six Months

May 28, 2014

(Yes, I’m actually having fun!) You may recall from this post that my relationship with booze was becoming a problem… It’s been almost 7 months since I’ve had a drink and here are a few things I’ve learned so far: 1. Who Knew Boring Could Be So Excruciating? Worse than guilt, fear or gas, I […]

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82 Days: The Vulnerable Truth About Me

January 22, 2014

“Seek discomfort when it’s in honor of your dreams. Stop tolerating mediocrity to avoid doing what’s hard or scary.” Seek discomfort. Seek discomfort. Seek discomfort. It’s my core message. Which is why I have a confession. This just isn’t going to come out right. But as a mom of three, all under the age of […]

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