This is my personal safe space to share my optimistic awkwardness, graphic design entrepreneur hustle, experience as a professor & writer. Storytelling my lived experience as a sober living, dog loving, chapstick applying gal with two terrific teenage boys (I can say that ’cause I am their mama.)
The seeds were first planted in grad school from a curious ask: “Why am I here?” How I began to understand addiction, toxic positivity, and the resilience and mindfulness tools within you that can lead to physical, mental, and spiritual health. How to build a safe space where a creative career and life can align honestly and authentically. How through the work of recovery, you are responsible for cultivating and creating your own gratitude.
Ground & Gratitude is a new podcast created out of the idea of keeping the addicted artist conversation going since my grad school thesis. I am a designer with one year in recovery. This podcast is created with compassion from within a safe space I now hold for myself and others looking for a better way to live this beautiful life clean and sober. This podcast will be a space where I will share and interview folks, laugh a lot, cry a little maybe, explore, expand and let honest conversations in resilience, recovery and rituals ebb and flow.
“Being able to feel safe with other people is probably the single most important aspect of mental health; safe connections are fundamental to meaningful and satisfying lives.”
– Bessell van der Kolk
HERE'S WHERE I POUR OUT BUSHEL BASKETS FULL OF WRITING. IT'S A PLACE TO PUBLISH MY WORDS, UNDERSTANDING AND RESEARCH ON ALL SORTS OF FUN TOPICS THAT INTEREST ME LIKE MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL HEALTH, EATING WELL, WRITING, RECOVERY, & RITUALS.