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Are you mystified by the grace of rock bottom? Do you ever wonder what happens in the downstairs church? Let’s explore recovery (addiction, mental health, [insert your thing], grace, and other radical concepts together. Whatever space you identify with (the upstairs or downstairs church, this letter is for you). Subscribe now to get full access. Never miss an update.

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Outcasts, ragamuffins, misfits, and anyone who is looking for hope in the grit: This is your circle.

I'm so glad you're here.

This is a place where we can share and celebrate our stories of recovery and resilience without judgment and without shame.

Together, let's explore topics like:

Addiction, Mental Health, and Trauma Recovery.

If you are feeling stuck in your recovery or life or want to help others, you are in the right place.

Share your story

Recovery is all about community. One of the things I love about this community is being able to highlight YOUR story of recovery and resilience.

Interested in submitting your story? Contact me today. I’m currently looking for submissions to Circle of Chairs.

More about me:
Caroline Beidler, MSW is an author, recovery advocate, and founder of the storytelling platform Bright Story Shine. Her new book Downstairs Church: Finding Hope in the Grit of Addiction and Trauma Recovery is available anywhere you buy books. With almost 20 years in leadership within social work and ministry, she is currently the Membership and Outreach Manager for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education. She is also a team writer for the Grit and Grace Project and blogger at the global recovery platform In the Rooms, along with founder and visionary of the annual International Women’s Day Global Recovery Event presented by the SHE RECOVERS Foundation. Caroline lives in Tennessee with her husband and twins where she enjoys hiking in the mountains and building up her community’s local recovery ministry.

Connect with me @carolinebeidler_official and  https://www.facebook.com/carolinebeidlermsw

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