Yep, the one and only. How do I begin to write an introduction on the man who practically wrote the book on a new, holistic recovery?
Oh wait, he did.*
Tommy is one of the forefathers (foreparents?) of a new recovery, one that takes principles from the 12 steps and also principles from yoga, meditation, wellness, happiness, psychology, etc. and levels recovery up to an even higher plane. I've had the pleasure of talking to him on the telephone and he's just as lovely and humble as you'd imagine. Definitely can't believe my lucky stars (yes, I'm fangirling) that he took time out from his very busy schedule of planning a new online conference or globetrotting to India or just sleeping, because hey, the man needs rest, to participate in this gal's #indierecovery project.
I guess Tommy can see that I, too, am trying to elevate my own recovery (10 years this July 14!)- and the recovery of others.
Thank you, Tommy, and #namaste.
Name: Tommy Rosen
Location: Venice, CA
Recovery date (turning point for mental illness or addiction): 6/23/1991
Creative niche (art, music, writing, entrepreneurship, etc.): Writing and Entrepreneurship
If applicable, drug of choice (or *not* of choice):
Have experienced many addictions
Recovery story in a nutshell:
Had the right idea for a destination, but got on the wrong train.
Got off the wrong train and boarded the express train to the Divine.
Feel better now.
Top 5 Recovery Tools:
4) 12 steps
Here I am posing with the book. A) Because I'm a ham for the camera, and B) because duh.
Day 25 of #apm30days / #recoverymonth / #nationalrecoverymonth and my #SELFCARE game is strong!!! Kickin it in my "Sober is the new cool" tank by @carlybbenson. Will enjoy a cup of tea in my Joy Junkie mug by @sasha_tozzi later this evening as I curl up with #LoveWarrior by our @glennondoylemelton! Next in the queue will be #Recovery2.0 by the no-introduction-needed @tommyrosen, then Stuff I'm Feeling Lately by the poet and she knows it, @thealiciacook, and lastly, a read by British author and restaurant critic of @thestmagazine, AA Gill. But first? ALL THE FOOD.