In this episode we have Elena Marrero. Owner of one of the best gift shops you will ever find, The Great Giftsby, in Dunedin, FL. She is affectionately known as the Singing Shop Keeper. At the age of 39, Elena was arrested for Driving under the influence for a second time and used that event as a… Continue reading Episode #27: Interview with Elena – DUI to Jail x2!
Two years ago, Sandra lost her husband to a drug overdose. In this episode, she walks us through watching Danny, the love of her life, slip farther and farther away while attempting to get help and not being able to maintain his sobriety. Sandra speaks candidly about how Danny’s addiction affected her and their children,… Continue reading Episode 20: Interview with Sandra who lost her husband to a drug overdose.
Patty grew up feeling pressure to be thin and was bullied for being overweight. “Fatty Patty” was the nickname given to her by the kids in school who bullied her. She struggled with depression, loneliness, and addiction while striving unsuccessfully for perfection. Patty walks us through the dark times and how they led to a… Continue reading Episode 16: Interview with Patty about her battle with depression and addiction.
When Dr. Rebecca Heiss was just 8 years old, her house burned to the ground one week before Christmas. At 11, she battled anorexia. In this episode, Rebecca shares with us how overcoming feelings of unworthiness, the love of her community, and gratitude helped save her. Rebecca is a scientist who studies the evolutionary limitations… Continue reading Episode 12: Part 1 of an Interview with Rebecca who Battled Anorexia at age 11.
Vicky grew up in a household that was unpredictable. She learned to cope with the instability by using drugs and alcohol. And it worked… until the day she decided to drive to “one last bar” and ended up taking someone’s life in the process. Vicky is now 28 years sober and shares her experience of… Continue reading Episode 5: Interview with Vicky who talks about addiction and jail time.
Trish grew up in a home with a father who struggled with his sexual identity and later became transgender. Her mother used alcohol as a coping mechanism. This all took place in the 60s and 70s at a time when no one talked about either of these subjects. Trish walks us through the good times… Continue reading Episode 4: Interview with Trish who talks about her father’s struggle with his sexual identity.
Catherine left her marriage of 17 years after it became toxic and unhealthy for her family. She tells us about the moment she realized she wasn’t happy and the denial that goes along with that realization. “Look at where I live and what I have. How can I not be happy?” And when life at… Continue reading Episode 3: Interview with Catherine who left her marriage after 17 years when it became toxic.