From my deepest sincerity, the Sanctuary saved my life. The ultimate goal of this beautiful oasis is not to identify you, label you, reprimand you or deny you any of your true value as an individual. All of the practitioners, staff and peers play significant roles through the healing process. When I entered, I was fighting what has been standing next to me: happiness, life, freedom, hope! Without these key fundamental components, we live in our own reality such that continues to play over and over and over. My reality was wearing 20 different hats, relying on my environment to identify who I was as a person. I forgot who I was and fell into the downward spiral of drugs and alcohol. I have 2 beautiful children and myself! This alone is enough to fight for my life. After all of the love, care, nurturing, kindness and support, I realized I am worth it! My body, mind and spirit needed some readjusting. I have been disconnected from my authentic self since I was a little girl filled with light. Thank you to Dean and Kelley for redirecting me and believing in me. They facilitated this process and reconnected me to this natural world around me. One that I am interconnected with, one that I am a steward of, one that is heaven. My journey is just beginning, but I truly believe that if I continue to work towards goodness, show gratitude, forgive my enemies, surrender to the uncontrollable and love myself, I won’t need a pill or a drink. The simplicity in life will fulfill me because I will be free.