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"I’m a mother of two, a wife, and a successful business owner. I’m a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I’ve run a half marathon and had my spine fused (in that order).
At 42, I had just begun to achieve greatness, all while subconsciously trying to sabotage myself by letting my addiction to alcohol spiral out of control. Luckily, one day I woke up and decided to change."


"I gave up alcohol on June 8th of 2016.  I am not going to ever drink again.  This is my story of hope and recovery-NOT of how f-ed up I was.  I hope with my blog, people find a little hope or a little laugh with this thing we call LIFE.   It's good.  It's bad.  It's real."

"I’m Laurie. A twenty-something blonde, self-acceptance & wellbeing advocate, living life alcohol-free.
Do you want to:
Get connected with yourself and the world around you?
Work on self love & self acceptance?
Be more and work through all the shit to find your version of wellbeing?
Then Girl & Tonic is for you. ♥"

Melissa is such an inspiration to me, especially since we've been sober for about the same amount of time. She started a non-profit (Clean Life Clean Home), speaks at different events, and so much more. Check out her blog and Facebook!

"I believe in hope, healing, and daily miracles--beyond what is considered reasonable to most. I love the ocean and the oxford comma. My passion is to teach others what I've learned so far & show them that they have the power to break free from their addictions & other self-sabotaging patterns. I help people RECOVER themselves. Life is way too wonderful to spend it hating yourself."

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