Nicola O'Hanlon
    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,, 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 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.

    Nurturing Yourself to Combat Anxiety (and a little bit about my Women’s Holistic Coaching Experience coming to – By Nicola O’Hanlon

      With the ever increasing demands on us to function in our high pressure world, many of us find we live in a constant state of high alert and anxiety. I myself, spent over a decade in sustained high stress situations (probably longer than that if the truth be told) and having to deal with the reality of my shattered life in recovery, without anything to numb the pain was tough. I was constantly physically ill and having type 1 diabetes for 30 years didn’t help. If I had used the knowledge I possessed from my training as a Reflexologist and Therapeutic Masseuse some 15 years earlier, I would have found the recovery process easier. However, having presence of mind to do anything in a logical and calm manner was impossible. I wasn’t sleeping. I was in a constant state of anxiety. There was conflict within family relationships and caring… Continue reading

    Yoga & Recovery – Podcast with Kyczy Hawk

    Kyczy Hawk RYT E-500 is a yoga instructor and author. She teaches in treatment centers as well as yoga studios in her hometown of San Jose, CA. Her volunteer time includes teaching yoga in Elmwood Women’s Jail and The Recovery Cafe San Jose. She has been a space holder for the internationally known Y12SR (Yoga of Twelve Step Recovery) for over six years. Kyczy has published several books including “Yoga and the Twelve Step Path” 2012 and “Life in Bite Sized Morsels” 2015. Her book “Yogic Tools for Recovery; A Guide To Working The Steps” which was launched November 14, 2017. Kyczy has developed a series of yoga sequences for Studio Live TV that incorporate recovery principles in all-levels yoga classes. The link for them can be found on her website Recovery has allowed her to heal and enhance her relationships with her kids, her family and her grand-family.… Continue reading Holiday Marathon Meeting Schedule

      Holiday Season is upon us and we all know how stressful it can be. None more so than for those in recovery. We all need a safe haven during the Season to take a breath and focus on ourselves for just a minute. But how do we manage to sneak away in the middle of all the chaos? Well, I’m here to let you know that our friends over at have it all under control. There are meetings on the hour, starting tomorrow from 6AM EST, all the way through to Midnight. You don’t even need to leave your house! Just tune in online at and find all the support you need. Don’t you feel better already? Clink the link below for the full schedule of AA & NA meetings available. But that’s not all! Their ACA community is also putting on extra meetings for their… Continue reading

    Podcast with Ricky Byrd

        I talk to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Ricky Byrd, about his new album “Clean Getaway.” He talks about his outreach programs and how he is using music and the proceeds of this album to support, educate and empower those with substance use disorders. The album is available across all music platforms and can be purchased at this link   Continue reading

    Happy 9th Birthday To

        October 6th marks the 9th birthday of, an online platform for people in recovery from every conceivable addiction, to connect from all over the world. Not only do you get the chance to meet people from around the world, but you also get to experience real live recovery right alongside them, through the hundreds of live online, interactive video meetings they offer, completely free! Kenny Pomerance, one of the sites co-founders says, “When RT and I first started, we never envisioned it being like this. Although the live video meetings were in our original plans, after a while, we dropped the idea because it was too difficult technically to pull off. Then, we came across our tech partner, Tokbox who had a platform that we were able to integrate with, and the rest is history! Live video meetings are a Recovery game changer! There’s no excuse… Continue reading