Journey and Ramblings of Recovery by Author, Catherine Lyon . . .

I continue my recovery from my book "Addicted To Dimes" and information about my Addicted Compulsive Gambling, Childhood trauma & abuse, Dark family secrets, Recovery, and I ADVOCATE for those who can not, who have no voice, who suffer from Mental & Emotional illness & disorders. Gambling addiction is REAL, and it destroys lives. I have no ill will towards those who can gamble normally, but I many others can NOT. It's time we talk, inform, educate, and SHATTER the STIGMA of those who choose to live life in recovery! And for those who battle these other important topics.

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"Sharing Some News & Events Of Recovery & Gambling Addiction"

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Hello Recovery Friends, Readers, and Donors,

"Finding Our Way Back Home"

I think my last update was  bit short, and forgot to finish what I was sharing!! Well, my AADD is still alive and well. It is a daily challenge sometimes living with Mental health issues, and more challenging living in recovery and being 'dual diagnosed. I'm happy to say book 2 is almost ready to go!

I'm also happy to say that my current book is still selling well, but to me? It is spreading the word and informing others through my book about gambling addiction the disease! I also received more 5 star Amazon & Barnes and Noble Book Reviews! WOW!

I have some awesome news! A couple of events I have been invited to and excited to share them! First, in June 2015, I will be "Recovery Guest" on Blog Talk Radio! I will pass along the links and times as soon as I get them, so you all can tune in and listen.

Host, Sarah Beth Wheeler of "There's Life After Drugs" in the Christianity/Recovery blog talk lineup will be interviewing me about recovery from gambling addiction, my current book, Addicted To Dimes, and a lot more!! I'll keep you updated on the exact date and time.
Theres Life After Drugs ~ Blog Talk Radio Show
With Host & Author of "MY 7 SECONDS IN HELL THE COMPLETE STORY" Dale Garrett And Featuring Guest Host Sarah Beth Wheeler Author/Poet . . .

Next is a special invite to be a 'Guest Speaker' for the 'Gamblers Anonymous Mini Conference' being held in Toledo, Ohio!! That will be mid July! I'm very honored to be speaking. Of course I'd love to be there in person, but with my Agoraphobia with panic disorder, it prevents me from flying, plus the airline ticket price is outrageous! LOL.

So I'll be speaking via Skype! I enjoy sharing my recovery with others, as it helps keep ME in recovery!
More good news, I'll be finally sending my book 2 to the editors soon, and almost got the book cover choices down to 2. 

I also got my 1st quarter Amazon Books & Barnes and Noble 1st quarter results and royalty check, and this was BEST I have ever done since my 1st book was released! Now, it is not about the money earned, it is about leaving a foot print here on earth, leaving a Recovery Legacy for those who suffer from addicted gambling long after I take my last breath here on earth!

What an awesome life accomplishment to be able to leave a little bit of your "recovery spirit" here after your gone. Since my book happened purely by my higher powers intervention, it was God showing me my 'True Purpose' of his work that he wanted done through me and through my book & blog here! I truly 110% believe that.

See, all that I try to do to help others from the cunning disease of addicted gambling has been part of my Life Plan all along. Either good or bad, he has us learn from our experiences in order for us lost in addictions, help us find our way back home. I know all my recovery friends will understand this. 

I continue my recovery work and continue to share HOPE to others. We need to let others know that you can recover from this thing called, Compulsive Addicted Gambling. Don't let your past addiction define WHO YOU ARE, let your Recovery do that FOR YOU!!  

Many Blessings & Happiness Friends!

Catherine Townsend-Lyon, Author & Recovery Advocate 

I live life in recovery, but my "PASSION" is also writing, blogging, authoring more books, and Advocating to help others in recovery. To help educate the public on the dangers of becoming addicted to gambling. I've achieved almost 8 years in recovery. I recently had to relocate from So. Oregon to Sunny Arizona. I've been married to my Soul-Mate for 25 years. I'm a Christian, a Cat Lover, 1/2 Italian and I have a Big Voice! ...LOL.

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