Throughout my life in recovery I have had so many experiences that keep bringing me back to family, co-dependency and my work learn to love those close to me without an agenda. I was a foster parent to high-risk teen girls for 15 years. I had to learn to detach there. I got married, had two beautiful daughters, went back to school a couple of times and then got divorced - another lesson in detachment and expectations.
I have walked through so many challenges - friends dying, learning my oldest daughter would have developmental challenges, loosing family members, watching my parents age, career changes and coming into my own as a sober woman, a Mom and a counsellor.
I am now a single mom (with a whole lot of support), an active member of the recovery community and a passionate and compassionate counsellor helping Moms who struggle with their addicted children. I am surrounded by friends and family who love me and who I love. I am so very blessed and I am grateful for the joy and soulful life I have.
"Courage isn’t an absence of fear – it’s feeling the fear and stepping forward anyway. Life might bring you to your knees, but you don’t have to stay there. Empowered women know that when you bond with like-minded women, there will always be someone to extend a hand to help you back up. We’re not meant to do it alone. Together, we’re stronger."
~ Christine Awarm
This is how women are successful... we help, support and hold each other up. We build on our strengths and share our struggles. This book is all about 15 amazing women who had the courage to tell their story of strength and courage. We came together to share our wisdom to help others learn the lessons that have made us happy, successful, joyful, playful, understanding, loving and courageous women.