Never Alone, Never Again

Newest podcast interview available NOW! I recently had the chance to sit down with Brett from Recovery Survey, & discuss my recovery – both the good AND the bad – & talk a little about my book, “Against Such Things: A Memoir of Trauma, Addiction, & Survival.” “Against Such Things” is the riveting true accountContinue reading “Never Alone, Never Again”

Reflections & Reparations

Today, somehow, it’s been 5-years since my father passed from this life into the next. Five years since the most complicated, tumultuous, loving relationship of my life ended. Five years. Losing a parent is HARD. Losing a parent who was both your lifelong cheerleader AND long-standing nemesis? Well, that’s a whole other ball of wax.Continue reading “Reflections & Reparations”

The Real Gift

My daughter’s birthday was last month. She turned 27, which is WILD for so many reasons. I promised her a special present, but didn’t get it to her until yesterday. It wasn’t because I forgot about her, or was too self-absorbed to finish it on time. (And, make no mistake, it DID used to beContinue reading “The Real Gift”

New Podcast Dropped Today!

I had a chance to sit down Missing Mei from The Creative Sober and talk about my book, confronting #toxictheology, the creative process in sobriety, and what recovery looks like for me today.

Livestream Video of Author Reading

First author reading ✅ Had a great time virtually hanging out with Orca Books today! Read a few chapters of my memoir, answered some questions, and shared a message of hope. Check out the video above, if you missed it! #peaceloveandagainstsuchthings #againstsuchthings #wedorecover #recoveryispossible #memoirsofarach

Breaking Generational Curses

My sweet daughter made me this. My daughter, who along with her brothers, I once-upon-a-time gave up for my addiction. But, today? Today she is my biggest cheerleader and dearest friend. Do NOT believe the lie: WE F’N DO RECOVER 💓😭🙏 #againstsuchthings #wedorecover #thelieisdead #thehealisreal #nomatterwhat

Book Release at Last!!

After days and weeks and seeming centuries, the day has FINALLY come!! My memoir – my life story – the culmination of blood, sweat, and oceans of tears is HERE. In the flesh. (Well, in a tree’s version of flesh, anyway, ha) It’s here, and although I am currently feeling allll the emotions – IContinue reading “Book Release at Last!!”

A Rachel Story You May Not Know

Here’s a Rachel story you might not know: Once upon a time, I went to prison. (Well, twice upon a time, actually, but I digress…) Yes, me: Rachel. Your aunt, cousin, neighbor, co-worker, friend: Went. To. Prison. Are you waiting for the punchline? The part where I tell you, ‘Oh, it was to visit someone’Continue reading “A Rachel Story You May Not Know”

Remember, Remember

It’s been a long day, week, month of editing and I find myself sinking into anxiety and future tripping. Worrying, worrying, worrying what people will think: what YOU will think about all the bad, hard, shameful things I’ve said, I’ve done, I’ve been. And then I remember: I survived. Not only that, but I OVERCAME.Continue reading “Remember, Remember”