TAL #043 GLORIA ALLHISER

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TOPICS OF NOTE:

  • Gloria's Everyday Truthtelling Letters as a journey into owning her own crap
  • How reading the feelings of others helped her not feel alone
  • Social media reflecting experiences that were not her own
  • Why connecting through letters is different than through social media
  • Cultivating an intentional audience and a disciplined practice for reflection in her letters
  • Walking the line between sharing what is intimate vs. personal
  • The definition of codependency for Gloria
  • The role codependency plays in living with addictions
  • The nasty beast of active alcoholism 
  • Living in survival mode when alcoholism is present
  • The sigh of relief that is still happening in her life
  • The long road of recovery and rebuilding 
  • When medication is life-saving
  • The partner's overlooked perspective in recovery
  • The illusion of going back to normal
  • Navigating in a never before lived life
  • Viewing marriage in a new way
  • Relationship fallout, new healthy undoings, and rebuilding
  • The value of a new support network

And, during AFTER THOUGHTS Colleen reflects on what Gloria has shared and asks the question, "Are there any truths that we aren't speaking?

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QUOTES OF NOTE:

It is so healing to be able to healthfully be able to share these intimate and personal details so that other people can also find courage and compassion.
— Gloria Allhiser
We need more voices who stand up and say β€˜Hey, I’m experiencing this and this is how I’m working through it’.
— Gloria Allhiser
The becoming is what happens with the undoing of all the crap.
— Gloria Allhiser

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