009 – Michael Arnold – From Flatlining to Becoming a Recovery Coach

ABOUT:- I am a ball of energy and a hurricane of happiness that is here to serve you – Founder of Michael Arnold Coaching where her slogan is Make Shift Happen. – Co-author of the soon to be released book “Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim” – Fur mommy to two hilarious little weiner dogs.

About

– I am a ball of energy and a hurricane of happiness that is here to serve you

– Founder of Michael Arnold Coaching where her slogan is Make Shift Happen.

– Co-author of the soon to be released book “Drowning in Addiction: Sink or Swim”

– Fur mommy to two hilarious little weiner dogs.

Story

– acceptance of my disease (it was never just one drink)

– living fear of judgment

– being an actor putting on a show- so many secrets- so much shame- the show needed to end

– actually loving myself- feeling all the feels

– the GIFTS of sobriety: gratitude everyday, attention to detail, actually LIVING

– community- find your tribe and surround yourself with people that support you

– dealing with my past and making amends and being okay if people didn’t accept it

– going to Harmony and having all the staff be in recovery, I honestly don’t believe I would’ve been as successful as I am if I had to talk to a therapist that didn’t go through addiction like I did. Harmony’s staff new me. They really made me feel okay and that I wasn’t a bad person

Takeaways

– my past is my greatest asset

– I do not judge. love and tolerance is my code

– sobriety is and always will be #1- if I don’t have my sobriety then I don’t have anything

– I have faith- I know the universe has my back. I do good- good shit happens