Natasha, is a Recovery Coach in recovery and was our guest on episode 16.05 of the Since Right Now podcast.
As an ambassador for the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids she is currently promoting an initiative to address prescription drug abuse among teens. The center piece of the effort is the documentary short, Breaking Points.
The principal motivation for my creativity. Introspection, stillness, being alone with myself to access the inner creator.
The principal motivation for my sobriety. I wanted a better life.
My favorite qualities in a person. Trustworthy and respect for themselves and others.
What I appreciate most about my friends. They don’t ever pass judgement on me.
My main fault. Generosity without question.
My favorite occupation. Mom.
My dream of happiness. Spending time with the people I love on our family ranch in Montana surrounded by animals.
My idea of misery. Being a slave to an addiction.
My greatest regret.
I don’t regret any of my experiences because they have made me who I am today.
My proudest moment.
The day I got one year sober tied with the day each of my three kids were born.
Other than myself, who would I like to be?
I thought hard about this and really can’t come up with someone besides myself.
(Now that I really like myself.)
Where I would like to live. New York City and Montana.
My favorite color. Bright happy colors and pastels.
My favorite authors. Emmett Fox and C.S. Lewis.
My favorite poets. Maya Angelou and Kahlil Gibran.
My favorite painters/designers/photographers. Designer, Susan Galvani; photographer, my father, Stan Bell; painters, my kids: Sarah, Ben and Sam.
My hero(es). Dr. Rami Kaminski and the Flash.
My favorite food and drink.
My drug of (lack of) choice when I was using. Everything.
What I hate most of all. When my children fight.
The natural talent I'd like to be gifted with. To be a whiz with numbers.
How I want to die. Peacefully.
My present state of mind. Peaceful.
Faults for which I have the most indulgence. Cookies.
My favorite motto.
Learn to listen, listen to learn.
ABOUT RECOVERY REVELATIONS™
Our Recovery Revelations Questionnaire is based on the questions of a late 19th century English "confessions album" later mistakenly attributed to French novelist, Marcel Proust. Vanity Fair uses a version for their Proust Questionnaire and James Lipton uses a variation on Inside the Actors' Studio.
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