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Now that I've stopped...how do I stay stopped!?

I meet so many people who have stopped!  Stopped drinking..stopped using drugs...stopped addictive behaviour...and they truly want to stay there.  But there is a vast divide, the Grand Canyon of good intentions, that separates wanting and…
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Black Widow | Part 5 - Numb| By Taryn

Okay…ENOUGH!!...of the bullshit fairy tale…ENOUGH of the "James Bond chick"…that ended. Anger, wrath & bitterness grew within me toward 'Black Widow' Slot/Slut machine. I somehow needed vengeance. SHE had not only STOLEN my money,…

Black Widow | Part 4 - Venom | By Taryn

After that night, I never waited for *Brouke or anyone else to suggest going to the casino ... why would I want someone hanging over my shoulder; breathing down neck anyway. As her 'venom' began pulsing through my veins, my every thought…
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The 12-Step Cafe | Recovery and a Coffee!?

The 12-Step Cafe, operated by George, is a wonderful place to create and build #RecoveryCapital.  The cafe serves light meals and snacks during the day, as well as a variety of hot and cold drinks.  The ethos of the cafe at The Foundation…

Black Widow | PArt III - The Bite | By Taryn

Screeching, "YES!!" before *Brouke even had a chance to finish the word, 'Casino', I immediately had a pulse rate of 200bmp. I had butterflies in my stomach that can only be compared to when I leaped myself off of 'Victoria Falls Bridge' with…

Black Widow - Tangled | Part II | By Taryn

How was it possible that MY 'Casino Royale' 007 Bond girl whom I had created a few hours ago, was right there, those piercing eyes looking at ME...looking at HER? Okay, I know that to anyone else she was just an image on a slot machine but…

The Power of Women | Lisa Ann Catano

The Power of Women Why do so many women try to change things: situations, other people, primarily their partners or spouses?  Perhaps we have forgotten who we are? There is a Native American legend of the goddess of corn and maize…
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Black Widow | Part 1 - The Web | By Taryn

It was an ordinary day for me that particular day, until a good friend of mine phoned me excited that he had just sold his car & for a higher price he had purchased it for...and he had cash...lots of it...a celebration was in order! I…

My Yellow Brick Road to Recovery Coaching | Lisa Ann Catano

I started dieting at the age of ten, the same year my father committed suicide. I stole my mother’s Fibre Trim tablets as I believed that I was fat. This perception was conceived from a tender age and looking into the mirror only magnified…
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Pursuing Purpose | By Zanny Collings

He died, after years of depression, drug abuse and multiple suicide attempts…he died. The last attempt was successful.  How my heart bled for a chance to see him again.  To hear his voice and to see him smile, but all that gripped my heart…