Voice of Recovery: Esther

Name: Esther Nagle Age: 44 Location: Rhondda, Wales, UK Recovery Date: October 12, 2014 Recovering From: Booze, weed, cigarettes About Esther: I am a writer, yoga teacher, stress in recovery coach and speaker. I am a single mother of 3 amazing souls. I love music, walking, yoga, learning, reading, and dancing. Website: Balance and Breathe […]

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Why I Talk, Why I Will Never Stop Talking

I’ve been speaking out, telling my story of addiction to alcohol and my journey to recover since the moment I took my last sip of wine more than two and a half years ago. And, in honor of National Recovery Month this September, I have invited people in recovery to share their stories on my […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jenn

Name: Jennifer James Nickname: Jenn Age: 38 Location: Austin, TX Recovery Date: March 2, 2016 Recovering From: Alcohol About Jenn: I’m an artist, mom, step-mom, common-law-wife, friend, daughter and a 20 year employee at Costco. That’s the simple answer. The true answer is I have no idea who the hell I am anymore! Each day […]

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Voice of Recovery: Ashley

Ashley and I will be doing a Facebook Live on the Quit Wining Facebook page on Sunday, September 17th at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time. Hope to see you there! Name: Ashley Longmire Age: 31 Location: Mississippi, USA Recovery Date: May 6, 2015 Recovering From: Alcohol About Ashley: I’m a 30-something sober woman, wife, mom, and […]

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Voice of Recovery: Jackie

Here it is! My first “Voices of Recovery” feature for National Recovery Month 2017. Before I post the Q&A, just a little note about Jackie. She is an incredible woman who has been commenting on my blog posts, offering her own experience, encouraging me, cheering me on, and supporting me practically since day one. I […]

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The Simple Truth About Being An Authentic Fraud

Ever since I started writing about my alcoholism and sobriety and recovery, I’ve received a lot of praise from people congratulating me not only for acknowledging and battling my addiction but also for being brave and courageous and honest and truthful in the way I tell my story. While I appreciate their kindness and respect […]

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How a Big Mess Delivered the Serenity I Needed

Earlier today, I ended a two-and-a-half week hiatus from recovery/sobriety writing and social media sharing/engagement. Something has been missing for me, and I didn’t know what it was. What I did know was that I was looking on social media for whatever I had lost (or never had to begin with) — constantly scrolling through […]

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