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Mental Health

Mental health runs in my genetics, I don’t know if I was truly aware of it when I was younger or understood it. When I got a job working in a busy ER I became super aware of mental health. It really made me aware that I have it in my family and need to […]

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Sobriety Corps Podcast

Check out my podcast episode on Sobriety Corps. I talk about my sobriety journey, how I can relate so much to now living with brain injury and how I used to drink to forget and would do anything to remember now. Check it out. And disclaimer: I sound great, I sound fine. What you can’t […]

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For Better or Worst

Chris and I have been together next month for 8 years. I cannot believe it’s been 8 years. Today we celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. I can’t say it’s all been easy and a walk in the park. It’s been my hardest relationship ever, but I know it’s for the right reasons and because he […]

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40 Forty Years Of Lessons, 41 months of sobriety

This blog post idea is from a hike I did with therapist Elyse Snipes in California at her weekends event. There were a certain amount of stops and viewpoints along the hike and we took our age and divided it by the number of stops and at each spot were to reflect on that age […]

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Victim Impact Panel Speech

I also just found this video from when I was practicing my Victim Impact Panel Speech for people that attend after getting a DUI, I once was one of those people who attended and it changed me. I never drank again. It’s interesting to see the difference in a year between my speaking. This is […]

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ThinkFirst Presentation

I volunteer for OHSU ThinkFirst and during this time of COVID we are not able to go to schools and do our VIP- Voices of Impact speeches. I was asked to record one and send it to the manger at OHSU ThinkFirst. Here is the speech I normally do for middle school students as part […]

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How life has happened for me, and not to me

So many things in my life have happened for me. I fully choose to think of it like that, how did some of the biggest losses, Trauma’s, stresses and crappy decisions and times in my life happen for me and not to me? Let me break it down a little and how I think all […]

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“When I was drunk” Why no good story in my life started with that line..

3 years ago on this day, I was on my way home from taking some girlfriends to my husbands family beach house- he was my boyfriend at the time. I drove our truck down to Rockaway, about an hour from home. My husband was newly sober, about 3 months and I didn’t drink at home […]