I started using alcohol at age 15 and it felt like the perfect solution to my childhood trauma and dysfunctional home life. My values changed almost immediately, and I went from having LDS background to the other end of the spectrum. I got a DUI when I was 16 and many underage alcohol misdemeanors. I was kicked out of high school and was ashamed that I had a GED and not a high school diploma. I was pregnant at age 18 and was able to stop drinking but started again shortly after my daughter was born. I didn’t have any more legal consequences after that first DUI, mostly because of luck. My biggest consequence from drinking was that it stunted my growth as a human being.

My recovery from alcohol has really been about recovering from the reasons why I drank, which I can address now that I am not drinking. My threshold for being unhappy was fairly low, in comparison to others’ stories. This is not to undermine or deny what I went through. I had withdrawal symptoms from alcohol, shitty relationships, and no sense of self. When people in AA say, “If I drink, I will die,” I don’t entirely relate. If I drink, I may die eventually and my disease will continue to progress, but more likely, I will be miserable in my existence. I won’t achieve my purpose, be connected to a higher power, or have fulfilling relationships. I have learned that my addiction to alcohol is a symptom of trauma, and drinking was merely a coping skill.  Alcohol worked very well to numb my pain and it helped me disassociate. I didn’t even know I was disassociating until I started my recovery journey. It becomes more and more apparent that I didn’t know how to cope with my feelings or know how to be comfortable in my skin.

My personal work and successes have been on self-forgiveness and love, forgiving others, learning healthy boundaries, and being the best mother possible. I am in recovery from alcohol and co-dependency. I am learning how to feel my feelings, cope with life, and stand up for myself and my worth. I live in Idaho, and I am a single mom to 3 amazing, beautiful daughters. I am so proud of myself for breaking the intergenerational patterns in my family.

My curiosity about sobriety started about 3 years ago. I started listening to podcasts in the beginning of my recovery and found The SHAIR Podcast with Omar Pinto. I loved his voice and his energy. I have found his interviews to have a profound impact on my ability to see my addiction as an opportunity and not a dirty secret. I eventually became a member of his FB group and then joined the SRC where I have connected with so many amazing people in recovery. I feel the SRC group has kept me sober.

I can access meetings via Zoom which has been crucial to me since I am at home with my kids and haven’t found an AA group in my community where I feel connected. The connection with others in the group has saved me from loneliness and isolation. I have found a sponsor in one of these groups who was willing to complete the 12 steps with me which has been transformational!  I am almost 5 months in my recovery from alcohol and 95% of the time, I don’t even think about drinking. I am so grateful for the SRC, the SHAIR podcast, my sponsor, the step work, and online recovery.

Eli Nash is a super successful entrepreneur and is here to bravely share his journey in recovery from sex addiction. Sex and porn addictions are growing out of control in this age where sex and porn are accessible 24/7 on the internet. Because of stigma, few people will seek help for an addiction that is just as dangerous and destructive as any drug.

Eli hid the details of his own abuse secret for many years. Now he is passionate about empowering others to speak up and to use their voice to be an agent of change in their community through MicDrop, a public speaking program he cofounded for those who could not imagine ever sharing their story in front of an audience.

Eli’s story gives hope to those suffering in silence. Escaping sex and porn addiction is possible.

MicDrop

Rosh Lowe has created a formula that harnesses the transformative power of storytelling to increase self confidence and stimulate personal and professional growth. The technique is fast and effective. It is essential for anyone looking to express themselves.

Storytelling is built into the condition of being human. Humans are different from all other species primarily because of language. We are speakers. We are sharers. It’s in our DNA to use our imaginations, to be creative, to step outside of ourselves and listen and hear our fellow men and women. We’re wired to connect through speech. But, we don’t always know how. And we aren’t all always brave enough.

When utilized on an individual level, MicDrop can help guide you to tap into a deeper self, to find your purpose, your passion. What drives you? What’s your story? Every single human has one. Let’s draw yours out together, and in turn, change from within.

Storytelling is not about a trauma. It’s about a message – your message. It’s about finding your most powerful experience of your life, and showing up with that. Perhaps you’re trapped in a conditioned way of thinking, or longing to communicate effectively with family and friends. Perhaps you’re needing some self-empowerment or looking to boost confidence or target a fear of public speaking.

In any case, everything about us as people can simmer down to communication. We are our communication. Our expression is the only way people know us. Let’s find your story. Let’s learn how to tell it. This is your truth. This is MicDrop.


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