About Me

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I am a Certified Life Coach and Author who writes about life as seen through the eyes of a recovering compulsive gambler.

I used gambling as an escape from my pain and troubles.  I experienced the rush and despair that gambling brings.  When I was playing video poker I felt like I could finally do something I was good at.  It brought me a sense of pride and became a comfortable space for me to exist.

Until it turned on me. The frenzy of the chase took over.  Even when I won I hardly ever walked away with money.  I couldn’t think about much other than when I was going to play next.

I began to beat myself up for my losses, for my wins, for going to play and for being such a loser.  Any excuse to belittle myself was good enough for me.  I would often wonder what was wrong with me.

Eventually I got tired of being so sick and tired.  I knew I had a problem.  I wasn’t sleeping, eating or taking care of myself or my relationships.  I was blowing through cash like it was nothing.

I knew I needed help.

I read books, went to Gamblers Anonymous (GA), saw a counselor, attended an outpatient program and tried a variety of other things.

There was no easy answer for me.  It took me years to get into this mess and I wasn’t getting out of it over night.

I wish I could tell you that there was a defining moment for me to snap out of my fantasy land.

But I can’t.  I “quit” numerous times.  I became stronger each time I did.  I learned a lot along the way.  Chances are good I understand what you’re going through.

Nobody understands a gambler like a fellow gambler.

This blog and the book “Numb No More” share my journey with you, past and present. I believe it is now my life purpose to help gamblers live better lives.

I continue to learn and practice my growth.  I am choosing to Live my Life with Feeling.

My Commitment to You:

  • I am here to support you without guilt, judgment or shame.
  • I am here through success and “failure.”
  • I honor where you are in life.  I know you are the one who gets to make your own choices.
  • I am providing you a safe place to land.
  • I am open to you and available for you.