Today, as well as tomorrow, is quite a tough time for me, as it has been for the last seven years. On May 14, 2010, my partner Lesley, whom I had made my sober life with, suffered a massive heart attack. Looking back on that time, I can see the trauma that we all went through. By all, I refer to Lesley’s Mother, her sister, several close family friends and, of course, myself. Had it not been for a strong belief in the program and a very strong sponsor I can see that, at that time, it would have been so easy for me to return to my confidant for so many years, the bottle. This time of year is when I must make sure my head and my emotions are closely tuned to Twelve Steps and my Higher Power. Up until that time, I had gotten sober, lived on… Continue reading
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Meet our Editor-In-Chief, Nicola O’Hanlon. She created this website, along with the help of the InTheRooms team in September 2015. Her work has been published in several recovery magazines, including Recovery Today, In Recovery Magazine, AfterPartyChat.com, Psychology Today and Reach Out Recovery to name but a few. She has also had her work published in two Feminist anthologies and a book of personal recovery stories. Born and raised in Wexford, Ireland she still lives there with her two children, Christopher and Jessica. Her background is in healing through Massage Therapy, Reflexology and Sechiem Energy Healer. She has combined her professional and life experience and now coaches women on how to empower themselves. She runs the Womens Wisdom Healing Circle meeting, on InTheRooms.com every Sunday (Noon est 5pm UK & Ireland), which is a non program specific gathering of women seeking support, encouragement and healing. Already an expert on how not to live life she is a constant seeker of new and better ways of being. Nature is her Higher Power and she believes in magic, crystals and blames the phases of the moon for her multiple personalities.