May 11, 2022

From Numbness to Oneness: Recovering Body, Mind & Soul.


In my first post here on Elephant Journal, I shared about why I write.

Because writing saved my life.

For many years, writing has been an essential component of my journey of healing and transformation. I’ve written a number of healing stories about my life and recovery from trauma and addiction.

In addition to writing being such an important part of my own healing process, I see it as a way to inspire hope and understanding in others about trauma, addiction, and mental health. My greatest wish is that this helps to reduce stigma and create openness and dialogue about mental health and well-being.

In celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month, I’d like to share my story, “From Numbness to Oneness: Recovering Body, Mind & Soul,” with you.

In May of 2018, I had the opportunity to present this story with a group of brave individuals as part of “This Is My Brave Baltimore.”

The mission of “This Is My Brave” is to empower individuals to put their names and faces on their true stories of recovery from mental illness and addiction. Their slogan is #StorytellingSavesLives.

That has definitely been my experience!

Here is my story:

If you’d like to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to share anything my post stirred, or perhaps, why mental health awareness is important to you.


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