Recovery is a Process

Arrested development is a sad relative that accompanies the already nasty beast that is addiction. Which means: the emotional development of an addict becomes arrested at the time, stage-in-life, level of maturity, that addiction began (Chapter...

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Get Out Of God’s Way

In long-term recovery we often lean back into moments from our early recovery that help and sustain us. In my book, OUT OF THE WOOD: A Woman’s Guide to Long-Term Recovery, I write about some of these experiences. Here is one of mine: When I...

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Out of the Woods

Welcome to Out of the Woods! This blog accompanies my new book about long-term recovery and the joy, humor, ongoing growth and of course, even new struggles that come with recovery after years ten, 20, 30 and more. What you’ll find here and in...

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