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Brittany’s Story

It’s been nearly twelve years since I began recovering. I didn’t think of my issue as an addiction until now. I didn’t realize how much I relied on cutting as a coping mechanism. I self-harmed and I’m recovering.  But not every day is an easy day. There are days where I long for the pain. I’ve never discussed my story, not in its entirety. Maybe, because even after 12 years I don’t understand it. I can’t remember how it started, but I do remember self-harming in elementary school. I stopped… Read more Brittany’s Story

Story Submissions WANTED!

Each week I am going to be posting an inspirational story from someone who has battled, and overcome adversity. You all were so moved by my story, so imagine what a VILLAGE of us sharing our truths can do! Types of adversities will include, but are not limited to: Drugs, alcohol, food, sex, gambling, hoarding, self-harm, co-dependency, abuse, violence, etc. If you would like to be a part of this amazing new endeavor and have your story considered, see submission guidelines below: 1) Tell me your story of overcoming adversity. I… Read more Story Submissions WANTED!

Book Update – There’s Good News & Bad.

Hey friends, I’m gonna keep this brief because I have to leave the house in exactly 4 minutes.  But, I couldn’t leave without giving you this update. The past week has been mentally exhausting.  Making decisions has never been my strong suit (spelling? Too tired.) So making a monumental decision such as publishing a book and how to go about doing it – has drained me completely. I have spent many hours this week staring at tiny print on a computer screen, googling and YouTube-ing countless how-to articles and videos,… Read more Book Update – There’s Good News & Bad.

Tonight Was Awesome.

I just got home from a meeting and had to sit down and document the way I feel, because I want to remember this feeling forever. This evening at the NA meeting, I had the privilege of sharing my story in front of a room full of people in early recovery. I have been a speaker at meetings countless times, and it is always the same.  The nerves begin to get to me a few moments before I’m introduced.  My heart starts pounding and my hands begin to shake. I… Read more Tonight Was Awesome.