Dan was one of the first people I met on the #RecoveryFriendlyWeb--and it's people like him who make up this fantastic, eclectic, and inspiring place. He shared my story not even two weeks after the birth of The Sobriety Collective and I remember feeling OVER THE MOON. In many ways, I see myself in him; in others, he's totally unique. Dan is a fantastic writer with a warm soul and I'm so blessed to call him a friend.
Name: Daniel Maurer
Location: St. Paul, MN
Sobriety date: March 1, 2011
Creative niche (art, music, writing, entrepreneurship, etc.):
Oh my! I suppose #1 is writing, since I do that professionally. However, I've recently ventured into managing a couple of other websites for another business. I was surprise to discover how much I enjoy the business aspects of that work. Translate: it's a nice break from constant creativity!
Drug of choice (or not of choice...): Opiates
Recovery story in a nutshell:
Learning to live into becoming an authentic human being.
Top 5 tools for happy/well-balanced recovery (from addiction, mental illness, etc.):
1) Sleep; 2) Exercise; 3) Reading; 4) Meetings; 5) Family.