I am a Certified Professional Coach, a member of the International Coaching Federation, an Energy Leadership Index (ELI) Master Practitioner, a Certified CRAFT Peer Coach trained by the Partnership to End Addiction and a Certified Trainer in the Invitation to Change Approach by the CMC: Foundation for Change. I hold a BA in English Literature from SUNY Binghamton.
I am the grateful mother of a sober son, taking it one day at a time. We speak together, including at organizations such as Hazelden Betty Ford, in the hope that others might draw strength from knowing they are not alone and benefit from the history of our personal struggle with addiction.
I am a writer, currently working on my forthcoming memoir, Near Miss, about coming through life's adversities, including ovarian cancer and a major stroke, with hope, faith and humor intact.
Cancer Revisited, an essay from my memoir, was published by a major literary magazine Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers.
The Haircut, another essay from my memoir published by Mamalode, can be found here.
Handyman Hazards, published by The Good Men Project, can be found here.
Mary Ann's knowledge, coaching methods
and personal experience gave me hope again.