Olivia Pennelle is a writer, journalist, and recovery activist. Her work has appeared in STAT News, Insider, Filter Magazine, Ravishly, The Temper, and Shondaland. She is the founder of popular site Liv’s Recovery Kitchen. She lives near Portland, Oregon. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
In honor of National Recovery Month, we look at why stories of recovery matter. It’s important to share recovery stories, during National Recovery Month, and every other month.
Dealing with trauma is tough. It’s more than tough, it’s heartbreakingly challenging and it shakes the foundation of your recovery.
Let’s talk smoothies! They can be a powerhouse of nutrients to fuel your day and having them regularly in sobriety has a whole host of benefits.
Can you get sober alone, without 12-step or other support groups? What’s more, some people recover with no method at all—contrary to popular belief. A recent study examining the pathways of recovery shatters the myth that you need to maintain a program of recovery to stay sober.
March is National Nutrition Month. As a person recovering from a disordered relationship with food, I’m a big fan of making more mindful choices and this is a perfect opportunity to take stock of some powerful tools you can use to enhance your recovery.