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Are They Just Your “Partner in Wine?”

mental health Jan 07, 2022

Codependency and substance abuse are two words often used in the same conversation. When two people are participating in toxic behavior together, it’s difficult for either of them to experience successful, long-term recovery.

Women often ask me how to tell a romantic partner they want to be sober. 

My answer is usually pretty simple! If they love and support you, it shouldn’t be a problem. 

When clients tell me their spouse “disagrees” with their sobriety, it’s usually because their spouse wants to continue their own unhealthy drinking behavior. 

I want you to find your own happiness. To find empowered sobriety, you need space to grow and heal. You need space of your own. 

Let’s talk about how you can do that!


What is a Codependent Relationship? 


Codependency involves an excessive, all-consuming dependence on a relationship. You feel like you couldn’t survive on your own or like you need this person to...

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Pro Tips for Overcoming Trauma and Healing Yourself.

mental health Jan 07, 2022

Hi Friends! 

You may or may not know that I host a Sober Vibes podcast

I talk about living openly as a recovering alcoholic and how my sobriety empowers my lifestyle. I was thrilled to interview Chris Nell, the Having a Cuppa podcast host, in a recent episode. We talked about overcoming trauma, narcissism, and Chris's journey recovering from drugs and alcohol. 

We covered a lot! 

Today I pulled some highlights from our episode to share with you on the blog. Of course, I recommend that you listen to the episode as well. Chris's story is truly inspirational and worth a listen. 

First, Chris opens up about how family dysfunction and his father's narcissism created wobbly circumstances for him growing up. We know that everyone has their own experiences and trauma in life. Unfortunately, that experience leads so many people to substance abuse

Both Chris and I both sought out AA as one of the first steps in our recovery. When you seek to overcome the...

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