You got yourself into this. You get yourself out.”

After years of substance abuse and suffering and living with agoraphobia, one woman finally found the strength to step out and embrace her inner light

It came out of nowhere as I lay in bed, in my usual position, on a cold night in early January of 1998. Had I heard this voice a moment sooner, I would have hidden under my covers. Something was different about this moment somehow, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. I just knew that I suddenly felt different. So different, in fact, that when I woke up the next morning, I drove to my mother’s house.

This was a huge deal because for the past two years, I had been agoraphobic.

For those of you that aren’t familiar, agoraphobia is when you are afraid to leave the house, something I had not done for a long time. But I went to my mother and ended up in a tell-all conversation, sharing all the things that were bubbling up that I had been concealing for the last few years. I said to my mom…

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