"If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading"
Is there a disconnect between the person you truly want to be and your behavior?
If you are a woman who is new to sobriety or recovery-curious, this is an opportunity to see your possibilities, build on your strengths, align with your goals, enhance your most authentic self and create a recovery pathway that is sustainable and prevents relaps
It took me years before I had the courage to "retire my corkscrew"! I was concerned about my alcohol use and was searching for something outside of me to "affirm" I had a problem. I didn't look or act like how I perceived an alcoholic or a problem drinker to look like. I maintained a full-time job, didn't miss work or experience trouble with relationships or the law. I went prolonged periods of time without drinking, yet I always returned to my old habits. I could not imagine what life without alcohol would look like, or who I would become without it.
On the outside life appeared great. On the inside I was disorganized, having difficulty sleeping, gaining weight, experiencing anxiety and brain fog. I had serious concerns about my health and knew at my core I needed to quit. The traditional 12-step program did not resonate with me, and at the time there were very few alternatives available. Then one night, after spending many hours at a summer party, I spilled a tray of boiling water down the front of my leg. I was burned from my thigh to my foot. In the painful moments and days to follow, it became very clear that I no longer needed something outside of me to "affirm" I had a problem. It had to come from inside me and it was there all along
Just like me, you don't have to be an alcoholic for alcohol to be destructive in your life. We are living in a culture that promotes alcohol misuse and abuse as a means of coping and entertainment. We are bombarded with advertisements and social media memes on a daily basis which makes is hard to imagine a life without drinking. I had my last drink in August 2013. During the 7 years prior, I spent my time researching alcohol and recovery and read just about every self help and spiritual book available. At the time I had not realized this would all play out as part of my unique recovery pathway.
My commitment to recovery was as strong as the memory of my recent trauma. Although I was successful, I felt there were elements missing on my journey and I decided I wanted to be for others what I wished I had for myself when contemplating and implementing recovery. I continued my education and became a Certified Professional Recovery Coach (CPRC), Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and a She Recovers Coach Designate (SRCD). I also studied under Gabrielle Bernstein completing her level 1 Spirit Junkie Masterclass.
A Certified Recovery Coach helps people with addictive behaviors and co-dependency by offering experience, confidentiality, resources, accountability, tools to communicate with, and personal, one-on-one support. The relationship is collaborative, guiding, and can help with identifying and achieving goals that you choose for yourself.
I seek to help encourage and empower woman who are struggling with sobriety and co-dependency to find sustainable happiness and health. We focus on our individual strengths, take care of our mind, body, and spirit, so we may find peace with our past, and live fully in the present. Each of us are recovering in some area o our lives, but you do not have to wait for desperation or hopelessness to change your path.
Meg is a certified recovery coach and registered healthcare professional with over 30 years of experience working in direct patient care, management and education. Always a proactive individual, Meg is passionate about designing unique recovery pathways in complete confidentiality, and able to assist clients from the privacy of their home via phone, Skype or Zoom.
I believe that lasting change is a journey and cannot be accomplished in one session. I offer 1-month, 3-month and 6-month packages that will help you or your family member in preventing relapse.
Please contact me to schedule a complimentary 30 minute discovery call and we can discuss what is ideal for you!
Take back your power and begin a self directed journey to wholeness.
One of my greatest fears was who I would become in recovery, but who I became was one of my greatest gifts. Through this journey you will REVEAL your true and authentic self.
Through your journey you will remember what you love, what brings you joy, what lights you up and why you are here.