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Ashley’s Story, Recovering Beautifully.

*TW: Eating disorder.* So I softly said to my body “I want to be your friend.” It took a long deep breath and said “I’ve been waiting a lifetime for this.” When I made the decision and had this chat with my mind and body it took months of waking up and deciding, “I am […]

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Helpful Links for those who are struggling.

I receive many emails each day from supporters of mine who are struggling. I want more than anything to be able to help each person individually, but I have found that because I care about each of you SO DAMN MUCH, that oftentimes I end up becoming incredibly overwhelmed because I can’t help but to […]

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Overcoming Autism: A Mother’s Story of Triumph in the Face of Adversity.

By: Micki Webb Copyright 2019 mickiwebb626@gmail.com I remember the day so vividly, the words ringing hard in my ear pressed against the cold phone, “You’ll need to come into the office. Something is off in the numbers on your AFP test.” The nurse from my OBGYN’s office announced this to my five months pregnant self […]

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Recovering Beautifully – Megan’s Story.

***Domestic Violence*** Have you ever made a decision in your life that was so large that it not only changed the direction of your life, but also the lives of those around you? I have. Twice. However, you wouldn’t know it by looking at me. I’m your average mom: I have three kids, a nice […]

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Recovering Beautifully – Jessica’s Story.

*TW – Eating Disorder* I’ve always been a little chubbier than the kids my age, but I was never very overweight. I had a normal childhood and did lots of sports in my early years at school. When I approached high school, I stopped doing sports, because I felt like I wasn’t good enough to […]

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Recovering Beautifully – Dorothy’s Story.

**trigger warning, drugs and abuse** Hi, my name is Dorothy and I am an addict.  Many people in my life, know some of my story, however I have never felt strong enough or brave enough to share it all; until now, thanks to Tiffany and all of the other amazing people that have shared their […]

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Amanda’s Story

You can see clearly from the “then” picture posted above that I was not healthy. I was underweight and my eyes, well, they just look awful. My name is Amanda Burns, I am 26 years old and it has been 3 years, 8 months, and 22 days since I have been free of addiction. I […]

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Coco’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

It was a Saturday during the wee hours of a frigid November morning in 2015 that I had finally been found out. The wails coming from my hysterical sister’s mouth were horrific. We were on the back patio of her home, and I had just confessed to her my truth—that I was a drug addict. […]

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Kirsta’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Self Harm & Sexual Abuse. (Triggers)     I grew up in a very chaotic and abusive family, my father and mother were born into chaotic families themselves and had very little skills in the way of parenting, loving, or emotional/self-regulation. They did the best they could, but it left me and my brother very […]

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Emily’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

  Four years ago, I was a stay-home mom to two beautiful children. Despite being in an unfulfilling marriage and feeling like a desperate housewife, my children gave me purpose. Over time, the demands of motherhood and beginning a new career to get out of the home and find myself again, proved too much, too […]

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Ambree’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

I recently celebrated six years clean and sober. How is it possible that the before photo was really me at one time.? I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. I remember getting arrested that morning six years ago like it was yesterday. I was so lost and so broken. I was only a shell […]

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Gary’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

  From as early as I can remember, I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin. The outsides never matched the insides. I had it all growing up. Love from my parents, privileges, opportunities, and material items. Yet somehow, I was never happy and always wanted more. From a very young age I acted out, […]

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Brittany’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

  My parents divorced when I was 11 and I felt like I was robbed of a life. We went from family vacations and getting tucked into bed every night, to scraping up loose change in order to eat. Growing up in the house with my mother who was once a safe, at-home housewife, and […]

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Cayla’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

I knew from a very early age that both of my parents were addicted to drugs. By the time I was fourteen my mom had left us to go be with some guy. When I was seventeen, a senior in high school, my dad was handed four –  99 year sentences. Despite this fact, I […]

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Emma’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

    The first time I snorted a Percocet, I knew I had found what I had been looking for; something to fill the void in my soul.   Something to curb the depression and numb the anxiety. I had tried Vicodin before, but this was different. My body was warm, my smile was almost […]

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Jennifer’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Trigger – Domestic & Sexual Abuse, Drug References.   So what went wrong?? After high school, I met….him. He was the “bad boy”. He was handsome, charming, said all the right things, and for some reason, he showed interest in me. The first time he hit me was because I made a joke at his […]

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Alechia’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Hi My Name is Alechia, and I am a Thankful Grateful and Blessed Recoving (Meth) Addict. My Clean Date is July 27 2008. Life wasn’t always the Hell I created it to be, I wasn’t always a prisoner stuck in my own mind. At one point I was a normal, regular girl who started going […]

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Sarah’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

**Trigger – Miscarriage** I was nineteen when I had my first miscarriage… I started having a severe pain on my left ovary, and I went to doctor after doctor for years trying to find the cause of it—with no success.  I was referred to pain management, and it felt as if I had been given up on. My choices were pain meds…or […]

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Jessica’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

“You know I hate when you just stand there and stare at me,” my husband said from the couch, barely looking up from his video game. “Yeah, but I married you, which means that I get to stare at you whenever I want,”  I replied as a mildly defeated, sort of smug smile formed on his face. […]

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Annie’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

My name is Annie and I am a addict. I come from a family of addicts. My mother, father and siblings battled this miserable disease long before I did. So let’s just say the odds have been stacked against me since I escaped the womb. My parents were also extremely abusive to one another. I can […]

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