Jenny's path to recovery included several "fasts" from alcohol - planned, supported breaks for 30 or more days as she worked to envision her life without drinking. When her father died, she longed to honor her grief by feeling it fully. She now sees how living alcohol-free allows her to live engage more actively in her life. As a writer, Jenny feared that alcohol was entwined with creativity--but has discovered the very opposite is true! She has used the down time during the covid pandemic to turn her attentions to a novel she wrote decades earlier. Of Butterflies and Bullies is loosley based on Jenny's experience of being bullied in her pre-teen years, and the project has been healing and gratifying.
Visit https://www.butterfliesbullies.com to learn more and purchase the book.
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Host Jean McCarthy's website is https://jeanmccarthy.ca and her blog UnPickled is at http://www.unpickledblog.com