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...

March 29, 2020

I am here to take a stand for aliveness and awakening. 

I am here to take a stand for not missing out on your life. 

I am here to take a stand for the possibility of changing your entire life.

I am here to take a stand for making sense of your story so far.

I am here to ta...

August 7, 2018

What is good about your recovery from addiction?

I asked this question to participants during the first week of my Integral Recovery Toronto group coaching program in April. It was not a popular question! Why? Probably because there is a lot of shame and guilt and gener...

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...

December 22, 2017

What is THE WORK?

THE WORK is the work of your life. It’s learning to be a fucking resilient human being. It’s getting your shit together, it’s waking up, it’s growing up, it’s stop harming the planet, it’s start reaching out to people, it’s start meditating. It’s stop...

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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