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Today I want to introduce you to a very special guest, Wendy Adamson. On the podcast, I’m all about highlighting unique stories and paths as I think it’s what makes the human experience the most interesting and inspiring.

Wendy hit rock bottom and has dealt with a lot of hiccups on her path to success, but that’s what makes this story so damn good. Not only is she inspiring and a wealth of real-life knowledge, but I think you’ll find her journey inspirational and everyone can take something from it.

In this episode we discuss:

  • Wendy’s non-traditional path to finding her purpose and writing her book, Motherload.
  • How her experiences shaped her children’s trajectory and paths as well and lead her son Rikki to create the non-profit Hav A Sole
  • Trauma, healing, drug addiction and recovery
  • The path to perseverance even if you can’t see a way out

With over twenty years of experience, Wendy Adamson is a seasoned professional in the field of mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation. She not only has a vast knowledge of addiction but as a sober woman, she has a deep understanding of the recovery process as well. She currently works at Polaris Teen Center, an adolescent mental health treatment center that serves troubled youth.

Wendy is also a dedicated activist who has been instrumental in directing the vision of Hav A Sole, a non-profit, whose mission is to deliver high-quality tennis shoes to marginalized individuals. Using her writing, marketing, and outreach strategies, Wendy has helped to turn Hav A Sole into the thriving organization it is today.

As a published author Wendy has had her articles published in the Huff Post, Singular Magazine and the Fix.com. Wendy’s debut memoir, Mother Load was released in May, that shares her own struggles of hitting rock bottom and her ultimate recovery. Wendy has told her stories on stage, on the radio and leads several creative writing groups in Los Angeles. 

Links:

Motherload by Wendy Adamson

WendyAdamson.com

HavaSole.com