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Nov 25

Five Years Ago Today

From my amazingly strong and inspiring sister in law… About grief, healing and love that never ends.   Five years ago today and one day before Thanksgiving, TIM, my husband and the love of my life, passed away.  I have come to call November 25 my personal Ground Zero, the day when my whole world …

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Oct 20

A Humble Posture

Every Sunday I teach a Recovery Yoga class/Wellness Meeting with a principle focus and this week we’re working on humility. It’s not always an easy subject to address. Humbling experiences can carry many complex emotions and often include something that resembles shame. Recognizing the difference between humility and shame is a key factor in recovery. Humility is not meant to bring …

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Oct 15

Hard Work or Hardly Working?

I am happy to report that the companion workbook for Miracle in Progress is finally finished and out on Amazon. You can follow the links here or at the bottom of the page to check it out for yourself!  The idea of getting these two books published was an endeavor that seemed like it might be a little …

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Apr 28

Taking Care of Your Brain

This is a big deal for me personally so I had share.  Mental illness is one of the things I have feared most in life.  I lost my mother to early onset Alzheimer’s disease.  I am in recovery for grief and anxiety myself and have two children in addiction recovery.  As it turns out nutrition …

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Apr 24

Reason to Celebrate

Yesterday was Jane’s birthday! Two years ago today she was born (with the creation of this blog) in the early morning hours of my own birthday, at my kitchen table. I thought we should celebrate a little, and a peace cake seemed fitting, since that was all I was looking for and what being Jane …

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Mar 29

Getting Out of Your Head

We hear this advice a lot in recovery. Most people can’t, or rather don’t, get out of their own heads because they never realize that there is an alternative. We simply start to believe that this is how life is going to be. We strengthen our conviction that we have no control over our thoughts …

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Mar 03

Easy E and the Ego

I went to a memorial service over the weekend for a guy named Eric, lovingly referred to as Easy E. by many in the recovery community here in Phoenix.  It started raining on my way there, maybe not a big deal for some, but here in Arizona it is always noteworthy. We’re usually very excited …

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Jan 17

Miracle in Progress

“Jane Doe is the name used for an unidentified woman. The same goes with John Doe for a man.  It’s true that some of the images they conjure can be a little morbid.  We imagine morgues and billboards for missing persons but they are also terms used for the average, everyday someone and sometimes as …

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May 22


The devastation in Oklahoma has left me entirely humbled and reflecting on the subject of relationships. Think for just a second about all the people there, and in Boston, Newtown, Aurora… Think about just what those people would give to spend one more hour with their loved ones. Imagine the regrets that some of them …

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Apr 26

The Saturday Meeting

Come check out the ALL DAY meeting every Saturday on the JDR Facebook page!  We’ve got awesome speakers and great discussions going on relating to all forms of recovery. I do believe with all my heart that no matter why you’re here you will be inspired. Check the notes section at the top of the …

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