Sunday, May 26, 2013

Fwd: Long Amazing Week

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From: Emily <>
Date: May 26, 2013, 5:53:16 PM MST
Subject: Long Amazing Week

It has been a long week. Coming home from a trip, the flu, a break-up, family in town, graduation, birthday parties. Name a emotion and chances are I've had it this week. I am tired. So grateful for my life, but tired. Emotions can do that to 'ya.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Beau Graduates

This was going to be my face book post this morning, but I took it down to Congratulations Beau. It has not been an easy 4 years, to say the least. In fact it has been down right horrible.

Honestly I can't believe he's graduating. I wish I felt joy, or pride or something other that ...flat line...I guess I feel kind of flat line. Maybe that's because up until Monday whether or not he was graduating was still up in the air, and I couldn't really be excited until I knew it was for sure...and what was a going to say if he didn't...with announcements our, a party planned, and family coming into town. It's been stressful to say the least. But he is graduating, and on time, and it is time for me to be proud of him...the last 4 years haven't been that easy on him either. ❤

It is with pride, and a little bit of shock Beau graduates today-from his original high school and on time...miracles happen. 

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Hot Yoga University

I am about to walk into yoga. I haven't been in a month. How soon I forgot the wonderful studio I belong to. My yoga studio is just one more place where I feel loved, and at home. That is a big deal for me. There were so, so many years that I didn't feel loved or at home no matter where I was. The fact that today there are places I can go where my souls sings makes me so very grateful!!

Thank you, Yoga University!

Saturday, May 18, 2013


I am home safe and sound. I am home a little more humbled, a little more in awwww over my life, and what it is becoming. I'm not sure I have the words to explain the last few do you explain the feeling of being around greatness. I spoke at a establishment that was created by a legend (and I didn't even know it)...I was half way through the event when I realized that Father Martin was the very same man who did "Chalk Talk" (look it up) half of what we hear in recovery came from him (I am sure if he were here he'd correct me on that-it came God...but his delivery was ingenious!) His explanation on the disease of alcoholism is spot on. I'm guessing that not knowing was what kept me right sized. God is VERY smart! Father Martin's Ashley is a beautiful, spiritual place. I feel in love the second I set foot on its campus. My very favorite part was when I entered their chapel...I looked to the right and of course found Holy water, but when I looked down the isles every pew had a Recovery Bible. It was a perfect combination as far as I'm concerned. As for my speech-it went great! I stepped in front of the microphone and the words just came to me, as they always do. I sure wish I would have just had faith that would happen-instead of torturing the hell out of myself the night before. Maybe next time :)

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Father Martin's Ashley

I feel honored to be part of such a special event today! I'll blog more about it later-now I must rest!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Bio

Emily Sadler has made it her mission to lift the stereotype of alcoholism and to help the people suffering from this fatal disease feel less alone. She has told her story in People magazine, on Dr. Phil, and in the documentary Lipstick and Liquor. Although she admits it isn't always easy sharing the most painful and vulnerable time of her life, she has no doubt that it is what she is meant to do. Emily believes that by opening it up, by putting it out there, by keeping the conversation on addiction and alcoholism alive, lives will be saved. Emily is also a motivational speaker and blogger (


 I am flying to Washington DC next week to share my story.  I am super raw right now.  In order to get prepared to speak I had to mentally go back to what it was like. I rarely do fact I don't do it at all-unless the story can help another alcoholic. It is uncomfortable, and it makes me sad. I forget how much I have been through-and I like it that way.

 I look at my past as a set of my very own encyclopedias. I can take one down from the shelf, share the information, and gently place it back up on the shelf until I need them next. Right now I feel like I have them all open at once, and it is upsetting.

This seems to happen when I share publicly. I guess everyone would do it if it was easy, right!?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Starting the Conversation

Dr.Ravi of the Journey Healing Center was on the panel that we had after the premier of Lipstick...he said something that's took my breath away..."My wife is a cardiologist-a heart doctor, and I have lost more patients this year than she has. More patients to addiction, than to heart failure...unbelievable"

When are we going to stop acting as if alcoholism and addiction isn't fatal. Everyone skirts around it, no one wants to talk about it, and certainly no one wants to call anyone else out. But what if we started talking openly about it, started talking about it before someone loses their life. What if calling someone out is the very thing that saves their life? All questions that it is time to start asking!

And here's another thing PREVENTION, does anyone talk about that-ever!?