BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


“When I finally cut the cord that had been strangling me for years, I exhaled, and I realized that I was finally free. The blessing of a spiritual awakening.

I will never play small for anyone else’s ego. I will never compromise my values or beliefs for anyone.

I WILL NEVER BE HELD HOSTAGE FOR LOVE, as real love, spiritual love, is given freely, and never demands anything in exchange, other than love freely given.

I am the most awesome version of me living a gorgeous spiritual life. I love the woman I’ve become over these last 8 years of my recovery from Substance Use Disorder. I am the woman, mom, friend, counselor and teacher I’ve always wanted to be, practicing love and compassion, am extremely disciplined, working hard to earn all that I have, and am blessed to be guided daily, lovingly, by Spirit.

I am free to be me. And I am.”

Love, Wendy

BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


“I remind myself that when I am triggered by another’s seemingly benign words aka “blank shots,” I need to go within to ask myself what is it about these words that creates a visceral reaction? Where in my past did I experience deep pain in response to these, or similar words and/or actions which I am now carrying into my present day living?
Only then in recognizing the source, and working through the pain in a healthy and productive manner in the present moment, will I heal.”

Love, Wendy

#truestory #workinprogress #donotreact #observeemotions #takeatimeout #decompress #revisittosolve

BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


“Every day I require 3 things of myself…

  1. Before anything else, to practice self-care and self-love so that I may be my best self where I am in harmony with the Universe, joyous, ready to be productive, and where I can offer love and compassion to others.
  2. To offer my time, my love for humanity, smiles and prayers for the collective without any expectations other than respect of my time, and my boundaries.

3. To offer my deepest gratitude for my blessings and for being given a second chance at life, and to be of service as a loving counselor and spiritual guide as directed by Spirit to those who may ask for guidance. Every morning in prayer I say, “Dear God, today please show me where to go, who to see, what to say, and to whom to help another person.“

Love, Wendy

BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


“I have paused at the fork in the road as I observe the opportunity to choose my next steps…

The path to my left seems too familiar and unfulfilling, while the path to my right appears to be the road less traveled.

I have packed my belongings as I head on a new journey that is “right” for me. This “re-direction” offers me new perspective, new opportunities and an adventure that promises deeper spiritual growth and connection.

I readily and humbly embrace the guidance of Spirit.”

Love, Wendy

BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


Substance Use Disorder is scientifically documented in the DSM-5 As a mental illness. All of my work in the field of mental health and substance use disorder is grounded in raising awareness, eliminating stigma and normalization of symptoms of this disease.

We must have an ongoing dialogue to normalize these disorders/diseases as we do with any other disease.

Substance Use Disorder aka Mental Illness is a chronic and progressive brain disease. The great news is that it is diagnosable, treatable, and manageable, and we live a gorgeous and blessed life on the other side of recovery if we so choose. And, we can offer our journey as a way to empower and serve others.

In my opinion as a recovery leader, and mental health and wellness professional/practitioner, advocate and Keynote speaker, if we choose to remain “anonymous,” it can be indicative of shame and guilt, and reinforces the stigma surrounding this disease.

If we were living with Cancer, most of us would not remain “anonymous,” and we would readily ask for help to manage our disease.

We are trying to change the language and the mindset so that we come from a place of a public health approach where we all understand the meaning of substance use disorder and mental illness, and where we normalize these disorders so that those of us living with these disorders feel safe in asking for help no matter how many times we have relapses, and so that those living in silence and suffering feel safe in coming forward to ask for help. We deserve the same treatment as anyone else with any other disease receives…No shame. No guilt. No stigma.

A “12 step” program is a great adjunct to treatment, but in and of itself is not what sustains our recovery where we can thrive lifelong. We must have treatment along side of support in a program whether it is “12 step” or a “holistic health approach” as I offer in my practice, and is the way that I have sustained my recovery for nearly 8 years where I am thriving and helping so many on their journey.

My upcoming book “WRITE PRAY RECOVER:A JOURNEY TO WELLNESS THROUGH SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS AND SELF CARE” will be of great support to our recovery and wellness communities.

For information on my Holistic Health practice including coaching support for Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health, please visit my website at


I ask that we speak our truth aloud and together to create much desired change and recognition, to be empowered, and to help empower others in a PUBLIC HEALTH APPROACH.

Love and blessings,


BOOK, Harmonious Health 4 Life


“Allow yourself to cry…

It’s the soul’s way of releasing what one may have been holding onto for way too long. It’s the soul’s way of cleansing and surrendering. It’s the soul reminding us to release the burdens we choose to bear, and to trust that the Universe will take it from here.

Cry…It is a body, mind and spirit renewal of wellness on a cellular level.”

Love, Wendy