I first "met" Connie through a pod cast my friend recommended to me, Recovery Happy Hour, and Connie was the guest. A few days before I listened to this podcast I had come to a tipping point with my relationship with alcohol. I tried to "break up" several times, but alcohol kept tempting me to come back. It would just show up reminding me of our special bond and when I decided to invest time, I would be reminded that I felt worse every time I allowed it back. Alcohol was there through the lows of my life and when I was ready to celebrate - always there to tempt me. Connie's story about her journey made me feel not alone. The way she spoke about her experience was raw and not condemning. I knew she was the next step on my journey. I had to meet her. Contacting her made my decision real. Not once did I feel bad about the steps back as I made significant steps forward. Her spirit and generous soul was keeping me away from the voice in my head that alcohol consumed for many years. It was as if I was with an old friend and a part of a club that I desperately wanted to be a part of. A sober club. A non-judging club. She provided a warm heart and hand to hold me through a very tough few months. They are still tough but she has provided me structure and showing me what life is without alcohol.
Chrissy, Oakland CA
Vanetta Harris, Owner of Hands of Touch