‘No-one is broken, just lost’ by Beth Burgess

london recovery coach.jpgHere’s Beth’s latest from the Huffington Post.

‘From around the age of nineteen, I considered myself a broken person; I was an alcoholic, a prostitute and was plagued by a crippling anxiety disorder. Little did I know that one day it would all be resolved, proving that nothing about me was broken, only lost.

If I had been broken, I would never have been able to get over my litre-of-gin per day habit. I would never have ever been able to walk outside without shaking and sweating with fear. I would never have been able to turn my life around to such a degree that I now help others who are suffering as much as I was.

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Beware the lamp post!

Good friend and Storyteller Ian Macdonald – he and his wife Irene wrote their very moving Recovery Story for this website – was amused by the hole in the path poem. However, he thought there should be another message, to which the title of this blog refers.

Taken from one of my favourite TV comedy programmes. Thank you, Ian.