This week Mary discusses one of the SAMHSA Guiding Principles: that recovery occurs via many pathways. Individuals are unique with different needs and strengths. Your pathway to recovery will be different than others. Expecting the same recovery path from everyone is not wise, and when we are where we are supposed to be we will flourish. Have the courage to forge ahead along your own recovery path.
Facebook Live, June 29, 2018
Mary wants to talk about self acceptance, dependence, and self reliance. She discusses on how during her own recovery she felt she needed to be healed from being herself, but she wants to remind you that you are important and who you are is by design. Take a note from Mary rejection of self is not needed for recovery- hope for more, love more, reflect more, and accept yourself more.
Facebook Live, June 22, 2018
Mary’s in Hawaii working with Naval Suicide Prevention. This week she discusses how important and special it is to acknowledge your successes and accomplishments in your own life and recovery. Forward movement, growth, and hope always.
Facebook Live, June 15, 2018
In this video, Mary talks about suicide, its prevention, and recovery. Everyone has a role in suicide prevention. Please take moment to watch this frank discussion about suicide how you can help. Remember the suicide prevention hotline is for everyone (those that are thinking about suicide or those that want to help).
Suicide Hotline: Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text 741741.
Facebook Live, June 8, 2018
Mary ponders what true success is versus what we think success should be. Is it perfection or is it acceptance of self? Can you be successful if you are denying who you are? Mary goes on to discuss success in recovery and what that might mean. Watch, learn and, as always, keep your hope alive.
Facebook Live June 1, 2018
This is a very special Friday Morning Live because Mary is out-of-town in Ohio getting to discuss Hope with her own father. Hear them discuss how Hope, faith and peer support can help with so much in life. Learn more, connect more, hope more.
Facebook Live, March 25, 2018
Mary visits Bremerton, Washington to talk how to provide an assist workshop. She gets into a discussion with people from the coast guard, former marines, and civilians about determination and how to fuel it. Part 2/2.
Facebook Live: May 18, 2018
Recovery involves the strength and resources of individuals, families, and communities as a foundation for recovery. But what happens when you are the parent? Parenting while in recovery is tricky since you are still in your illness.How do you deal with your recovery and be a good parent? Learn more in this Mother’s Day Friday Morning Live cast.
Facebook Live May 11, 2018
Mary and her special guest, Stephanie, discuss how to be yourself and appreciate who you are as an individual. Remember you can’t see beyond what people are showing you. Make sure to always reach out for help, set boundaries, don’t over help, and never long to be anyone else but you. Stay hopeful!
Facebook Live May 4, 2018
Staying flexible with yourself and expectations is tough. It’s already hard enough to be rooted in who you are when dealing with difficult things like recovery. Don’t be afraid of messing up or the potential for things to not go your way because you have a support network. Recovery is supported through our relationships that enable us to believe in our ability to recover, offer hope, and strategies for change. Check out more of Mary’s Friday Afternoon Lunch Live Episode.
Facebook Live, April 27, 2018