I AM 47 YEARS OLD. I AM MEXICAN-FRENCH.
I AM 5.2' TALL.
I AM A RECOVERED ALCOHOLIC.
I AM A BADASS (MOST DAYS, ANYWAY).
Those are facts - not stories. It's who I am. I have nothing but pride in every one of those statements. It took me a long time to understand that my being different (in more ways than one) was beautiful. Yes, that includes the fact that I can't drink like other people (I can't drink moderately) and that sobriety is the only option for me.
I love my life as a sober human. That's not b.s. - I truly do.
My job is to teach you to do the same. To help you ditch the self-sabotage patterns, find your best self - and love the hell out of your new life.
I am here to help you find Freedom. With a capital F.
Pictured here: my no-makeup, salty-skinned, Topo-Chico loving self. Joyful and free AF.
My early years resembled a movie script – living in Mexico, studying in Paris and being kidnapped at age 20. To survive this trauma, I started drinking - a lot. Wine was a good solution - until it became the opposite. I hit my personal “rock-bottom” at age 35.
In 2009 I quit drinking through AA - but sobriety felt lack-luster. After 5 years sober, I drank again, beginning a 2-year relapse. It was hell to be there. It was hell to get out.
Getting sober again in 2017, I knew “just sobriety” wouldn’t be enough. Becoming a Certified Recovery Coach and SHE RECOVERS Coach, I founded My Badass Recovery as a new way of approaching the journey of recovery.
Today, I teach the mindset that transformed my life beyond sobriety into the true freedom of recovery: empowered, grateful, and full of badass sass.
For more of my story check out episode 1 of My Badass Recovery Podcast.
OWNING MY JOURNEY WITH PRIDE
One day I woke up and realized I felt good in my body.
Good in a tingly, empowered, feel-like-a-rockstar way. The kind of good that´s not dependent on what´s "outside".
For the first time in decades, I liked who I was, inside.
I liked Me. It blew my mind.
I realized this feeling - this massive shift - came from ditching the shame about my addiction (and my past). I was who I was because of it. I felt empowered by my story (even the shitty parts), instead of victimized by it. I saw sobriety as a privilege, not a punishment.
My freedom came from giving myself permission to own the hell out of my life: sober, unapologetic, imperfect - and beautiful AF. I decided this was the only way to move forward. I would never let shame dictate who I was.
Thus began My Revolution.
THIS IS MY SON. I GOT SOBER (TWICE) SO I COULD BE THE MOM HE DESERVED.
Look, at the end of the day, you have to get sober for your own self.
But finding your WHY is fuel for mind and soul. If all you're focused on is the hard journey of "quitting" drinking, you are bound to fail. But when you understand this journey is about finding the best version of yourself, everything changes. I got sober so I could be present for my son. So I could feel proud of my life. So I could trust myself again.
What is your WHY?
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