Michele – Recovery From Alcoholism, Coping with Her Husband’s Head Injury, Parenting and Autism

I have been sharing a lot of book recommendations, but today I’d like to share a visualization exercise that’ve done several times to help me get focused on manifesting my goals. Its called a vision board and I first learned about this on Oprah about 15 years ago. John Assaraf also talks about it in the movie “The Secret” and shares an amazing story about it.

The idea is that you cut out pictures that represent things, places or experiences you’d like to bring into reality, then put them on a poster board that you place somewhere you can easily see it. I’ve had some cool experiences with them. For instance, just a few months ago I created one and had a picture of Cabo San Lucas on it. I had taken a picture of my vision board and put it as the background of my phone, so everyday I would see it and as I was chatting, I’d look at the pictures and think about Cabo as if I was already there. Not long after, I was notified at work that I had reached my annual goal and that I qualified for President’s Club…and the trip was to Cabo! That’s just one example of many I could share. If you go on Pinterest you can find hundreds of examples. It’s a great exercise to help you retrain your brain to be more positive and focus on what you do want.


You can find a link to it on my website at odaatchat.com

In this episode I’ll be talking with Michele. We have a wide wandering conversation that covers her family of origin and how that shaped her self image, dealing with a spouse who suffered a head injury in sobriety as well as coping as a parent of a child who is on the Autism spectrum. Michele has long term sobriety, she’s a kick in the pants, really a lot of fun, and she has dedicated her life to helping others. I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

If you would like to connect with Michele, you can find more information about her on her website: http://michelewaterman.com/

Or on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/michele-waterman-002a8b132

And with that, please enjoy this episode with Michele!

Peace & Love,


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