April 28, 2020

I create the spaces I want to be in. I do this because I have often felt like an outsider, or like I didn’t quite fit in.

Creating space, showing up for others - these are a couple of my gifts. 

I want to create new spaces because I want to feel a sense of community, I w...

April 4, 2020

Fear Leaves the Body 

“We’re going to uncover the reasons why you were drinking in the first place” is something that a therapist said to me, after I had been sober for about three weeks. I was curious - what did she mean? Didn’t I get blackout drunk because I simply lo...

August 6, 2018

In the spring, I facilitated my first Integral Recovery Toronto (IRT) group coaching session. IRT is for people in recovery from addiction. I put together this group because I am passionate about recovery from addiction. In my own recovery journey, I found that somethi...

November 1, 2017

How do we grow and thrive in recovery from alcoholism and addiction?

Recovery is an ongoing process; it's something we need to work for. Many models of recovery focus only on specific elements of our being: like therapy, exercise, 12-step work. These pieces are importan...

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Melissa Armstrong
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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