An inspirational story through addiction, abuse, bankruptcy and a boring job by todays guest blogger Jo De Rosa
“I drink too much. I know I drink too much, but it relaxes me and helps me cope with what life throws at me. I hate how alcohol makes me feel the next morning, but I can’t quite seem to be able to stop after just one glass.”
“I’m stuck in a relationship that is going nowhere. He has become like an annoying brother that I love, but no longer like. I know that I deserve more but it’s just so much easier to stay in the safety of what I know rather than going through the hassle of breaking up, and starting over.”
“I hate my job. I’m stuck on a merry-go-round of doing what I have to to survive and pay the bills, but deep down I know that there must be something better and more fulfilling out there for me.”
“I’m really struggling financially. When the phone rings I worry about who is on the
other end, and have no idea how it got this bad. I know it’s serious because
I’m taking cash out on one credit card to pay the minimum payment on all the
All of these conversations were once me. I’ve had addictions to cocaine, cigarettes and alcohol (amongst other substances). I’ve been in an abusive relationship for 10 years which I tried to get out of for 9, and worked in the same building in the same job for 12 years! I finally broke free from the above (the alcohol proved to be most stubborn however) and set up my first self-employed business, it unfortunately resulted in terrible debt and ultimately bankruptcy.
Through all of these life dramas, and drama is to be expected in life, I have been lucky enough to have had a very strong yoga and meditation practice. It has literally saved me….sounds corny but it’s true. Yoga is like my best friend. It supports me, helps me, calms me, balances me and makes me feel happy to be alive. It has helped me to let go of the job that bored me, relationship that hurt me, and addictions that imprisoned me. Yoga and meditation gave me the belief in myself that I deserved to be happy, successful, loved and abundant.
Now I want to share my own personal story with you, to hopefully inspire you to believe in your dreams and face life head-on. Ask yourself this question right now:
‘If You Could Have Anything…..What Would It Be?’
Now I am very excited to be living my own dream and opening a yoga and meditation retreat centre in Lavenham, Suffolk. Anyone can now come and spend a 24 or 48 hour period with me, and be inspired and get motivated to push through the mundane and create the life of their dreams.
Next retreats: August, October and January 2014
I give motivational talks as well as holding workshops and retreats.
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