Great Story of Recovery

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Glad I Don’t Look Like What I’ve Been Through! 💋

Glad I don’t look like:

🔅Depression/Anxiety

🔅Worrying over an Incarcerated child

🔅Fear/Doubt

🔅Suicide

🔅Chronic Pain

🔅Brokenness

🔅Procrastination

🔅Tiredness

🔅Sleepless Nights

Nope it hasn’t been easy, and yes I have cried my pretty little eyelashes off! But I got up and decided one day that I no longer like the sad woman I saw in the mirror! And I finally needed to do something about it, so I got off my butt and NOW….

I love ❤️ the way I look, happy, confident, strong, and free!

Yesssss….free!

Free from caring about what people think of me, my illness, my sobriety, my businesses, my child, and my relationships, HELL MY LIFE!

We have to learn how to dance even when it’s raining, remember the tears we shed are watering our seeds of growth!

Don’t let 2019 keep you stuck the same way 2018 did!

Stop suffering alone and in silence!

As we come to the last Sunday of this year, decide what you want different in the new year!

Decide that you will get up, get dress, and show out!!!

You deserve to be happy and free!

Let’s #upgrade and go after everything God promised!

Are you ready!??????

https://calendly.com/ashestobeauty

Olivia 💋

Six tips to help those in recovery avoid alcohol during the holidays | New York Amsterdam News: The new Black view

The holidays are a time for family and friends to gather and share laughs, memories and perhaps a drink or two. But for people recovering from an addiction, all that alcohol often present at special events can be worrisome.
— Read on m.amsterdamnews.com/news/2018/nov/29/six-steps-recovery-acohol/

Great read, love the one about creating new traditions! My church will be toasting with sparkling grape juice, it will still be so cheerful and festive!! 🥂

Olivia

Black Friday Mentoring Alert🚨 Work with Me☺️👇🏾

Joy to the world! ‘Tis the season to be jolly! Festive music fills the air; holiday cheer abounds . Everyone is happy at holiday time — right? Wrong.🤷🏽‍♀️

🤶🏽This time of the year isn’t filled with cheer for some

🤶🏽Holiday Depression is a ’thing’

🤶🏽I know for me I’m usually sad or little jealous because families are all getting together and mines is so spread apart, not because we live in different states, no because we are so damn dysfunctional 🤦🏽‍♀️

🤶🏽Can you relate

Do you feel like you can’t make it through another holiday feeling this way?

🤶🏽Well, let me help you!

🎄From December 7 December 28th, I’m offering to be your Holiday Mentor 🧚🏾‍♀️

For just $47bucks

You will get:

🎁Unlimited messaging, phone, email support

🎁1 Skype or Zoom talk per week

🎁Unlimited text messaging inspiration to your cell phone daily

🎁Workbook, resources, and tools for support

🎁Be able to join my FB group for motivational live messages, encouragement and support

🎁I’m basically your virtual mentor / friend for the rest of the year!!!

🎁Sounds good then schedule your free 30-minute call or skype to see if we’re a fit!!!

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What she said about working with me👇🏾

I owe more than great gratitude to Olivia B. Shepherd for helping me regain my freedom and my life back again. I’ve always worried very much but things got much worse with time and at my lowest point, I couldn’t stand large crowds and was afraid of driving alone. The only place I felt safe was around my family. My mom heard about Olivia from a friend and got me signed up. Everything has been a fairytale ever since. She has equipped me with techniques to deal with my depression and anxiety issues. Her love and support has helped cast worries and fear out of my life. I can’t put a price on the assistance I’ve got so far, you are a God send Olivia. Loads of thanks!

Pearl Andrews

Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness – May 18th – Alcohol Use Disorder — My Loud Bipolar Whispers

Post a Day in May For Mental Health Awareness – May 18th – Alcohol Use Disorder — My Loud Bipolar Whispers

https://growinggiantcornstalksandhotpeppers.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/post-a-day-in-may-for-mental-health-awareness-may-18th-alcohol-use-disorder-my-loud-bipolar-whispers/
— Read on growinggiantcornstalksandhotpeppers.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/post-a-day-in-may-for-mental-health-awareness-may-18th-alcohol-use-disorder-my-loud-bipolar-whispers/

Alcohol Awareness Recovery is Possible

Even today, at 3 1/2 months of being sober, I have to remind myself that recovery is possible and I can kick this habit. I abused alcohol and have come to grips with that fact that I became an alcoholic. Alcohol much like many addictions can turn you into a different person, I hated the person I had become. I almost lost relationships, friendships, and work. I would be so hung over I wouldn’t even get out the bed in the morning, then I would lie to my clients who trusted me so much. Alcoholism is a disease, I can’t just stop drinking cold turkey like some of you may think. Although, I now know that recovery is possible I look forward to being sober for a long while to come. So here’s to all of you are in recovery from something, here are some affirmations you can say aloud when your mind is wandering about drinking or taking that next hit. Please share with other fellow recovery addicts, we should and will stick together. 

Ms. Fran

“The best way is always through” -Robert Frost

“There is no better high than discovery”-Edward O. Wilson

“Change your behaviors and your feelings will follow”-Susan McManhon

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out”-Robert Collier