Ep. 13 | The Messy Journey To Recovery and Turning Your Life Around with Carmell Pelly
Recovery looks different for all of us. And even more so, the things we are recovering from. In my own journey, I found that my awareness of it and my decision to change my mind are some of the first steps to overcoming it. But what comes after that?
I know all of us are destined to find that turning point where we will say "That's it! I no longer want to live in these chains.", and even if it comes wrapped in something that seems like it would break us, I hope we'll have the wisdom to recognize the breakdown as a breakthrough.
Carmell Pelly of Recovery Lifestyles shares her journey to sobriety and a purposeful life where she now helps empower women who are struggling with addiction, mental health and other negative patterns through mentorship, coaching, her podcast, blog and books.
I met Carmell awhile back and from our very first meeting, I asked if I could call her my spiritual mom because truly, she is someone I can talk to about God FOR HOURS and not feel weird or too churchy about it. She has also been a big source of inspiration when it comes to doing life and being empowered to share my own story no matter how scary it is and how vulnerable it makes me feel.
You guys, this conversation was a bit hard for me to go back to because when we did this interview, I felt like some things just really had so much hold of me at the time, and I didn't know if I was ever going to be able to share my story to inspire others. But seeing her and how now she uses those things as her footstool, it has shone a new light and really, there's power in diving in.
Her tips on this one is very actionable so I'm very excited because maybe you could do this on your own too! I am actually publishing a blog post about my take on breaking my own patterns and oh, your girl is just so much braver.
Our recovery, getting our minds and our lives back, it will be ugly, messy and like she says, it will take everything we've got, but in the end, I'm certain it will be one of those things that will make us say it was worth all the pain.
I guess you could say this was a therapy session for me.
About Carmell Pelly
Carmell is passionate about helping women step into their power by finding their voices to be seen and heard. Coming from many different experiences of Recovery, Carmell is an advocate for self-transformation and success with over 14 years of sobriety.
A life-changing, tragic car accident, when she was 19, left her than 20month old son on life support and in a coma. By the grace of God her son awoke but not without a long journey of recovery and learning. Becoming a teen parent to a child with physical and mental disabilities was a challenge with many hardships and trials along the way.
Carmell believes strongly that life empowers you to have a breakthrough from a breakdown, so you can break an old habit.⠀