News — Heidi Smith

Keep it simple stupid……REALLY!

Keep it simple stupid……REALLY!

"I no longer would fixate on the wrongs of others as my undoing. Instead, I could own my life, my past, present, and future."

Peace Out 2016

Making New Year's resolutions can suck the soul right out of your body. It starts off innocently enough with setting motivational goals, but most of us are left with a bunch of New Year's resolutions that just end up making us feel useless. There is nothing wrong with trying to become the best version of yourself, but many of us become focused on transforming into someone completely different. Jus...

Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells

Story 15/25 Survivor; Autumn Brown-Wells
Where to start and open up about myself, my past and my present journey. I'm afraid it could turn into a very long series of novel books. But I can share a little about my upbringing and recent tragedy of the loss of my brother due to addiction.
I grew up in Nanaimo BC in Harewood to be exact where not too many of us had much of anything. I lived with my mom...

Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack



Story 12/25 Survivor: Donna Tack
"She never seemed shattered; to me, she was a breathtaking mosaic of the battles she's won"
I love this quote because I truly believe that being a survivor means taking the broken pieces and making something beautiful out of them. I like to think this is what I've done with my life. Surviving is great, but THRIVING is even better. Taking all that "stuff" and turning...

Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware



Story 11/25 Survivor: Merry Ware
Today my story is more about how I have stayed clean versus what I have overcome. I got clean at 24 when my daughter was 4 years old. I remember realizing that I needed help when someone asked me to use with them, and even though I had committed to not using and everything in me wanted to say no, I still said yes. That was the core of addiction for me; the impulsive...