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...

February 13, 2018

I just wrote the following note to some of my dear coaching colleagues, and I decided to post it here.

I have been thinking about the theme of "heal yourself first", which I was trying to explain to you on the weekend. Here is a quote which better explains it:

"The body...

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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