Welcome to the Brighter Side of Recovery sponsored by SOBA Recovery Center! Finally, a radio show that not only tackles the brighter side of addiction, recovery, and mental health, but a show with the answers for the family, friends, and those who love an addict. Kim Pagano is your host, and she is a radio host, motivational speaker, mother of four, and so much more… Sherry Gaba is a psychotherapist and the go-to expert for addiction and recovery, and Jennifer Chastain is a concerned mom looking for the answers to all of your questions.
Carole Marie Downing is the author of the recently released book, Singing Beyond Sorrow – A Year of Grief, Gratitude and Grace, which was written in the year following the death of her husband from cancer in 2012. The book chronicles her personal journey with grief and the process of navigating life as a young widow with a six-year-old son. Carole’s background is in hospice nursing and she also holds a Master’s degree in Spiritual Psychology. She currently works as a professional coach specializing in the areas of parent coaching, grief coaching, and supporting individuals through life transitions.
Valerie Silveira, Author of “Still Standing After All the Tears” & Creator of the Nine Actions to Battle Your Beast. In 2004, Valerie’s eighteen-year-old daughter was shot by her ex-boyfriend. She would face the heartbreaking reality that Jordan is a heroin addict and the painful truth that she is powerless to save her from her Beast. “Still Standing After All the Tears” takes you on a journey through the agony and hopelessness of losing a child over and over again to drug addiction, and into the Actions Valerie took to battle her Beast. Valerie has an incredibly relatable style and her sense of humor shows through the pain. The book and the Actions are important not only for families of addicts, but for anyone struggling to move through or past a serious life situation.
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