On episode 298 of The Nurse Keith Show career and healthcare podcast, Keith interviews nurse and Life and Recovery Coach Tiffany Swedeen of RecoverandRise.com. The conversation centers on why it’s so very important for the work we do as healthcare professionals to remain fully aligned with our personal values and well-being.
Tiffany is a Registered Nurse and Certified Life and Recovery Coach, working in a medical ICU and as a clinical instructor. A survivor of job burnout and substance use disorder, she passionately advocates for nurses to embrace self-care. Tiffany is a mom, writer, meditator, and VW van road-tripper. She proudly lives “sober out loud”.
On her website, Recover and Rise, Tiffany writes:
Addiction does not discriminate. I know. As an educated, athletic single mom and highly functional registered nurse, I still found myself gripped by addictions to opiates and alcohol in my early 30’s. Desperately searching to find a way out of the dark, I tried various treatments but struggled to find one that resonated with my values. Unwilling to settle or subscribe to a program that wasn’t meaningful in my life, my search led me to lasting recovery through a shift in the way I relate to my thoughts and myself. I came to understand that the substances aren’t the problem – they are a coping mechanism that inevitably quit working – not to mention caused some severe consequences in my life! I used drugs and alcohol to numb, escape, and avoid situations that felt too painful, scary or uncomfortable to deal with.
I experienced a significant transformation when I started practicing mindfulness, and learned how to make healthier choices one breath, and one moment at a time. Since then, I’ve been consistently moving towards a life of Radical Self Love!
My recovery journey started years ago, and I’ve been officially “Sober Out Loud” since May 2016 – advocating, writing, and connecting with a purpose!
I look forward to connecting with you on your journey
Cheers & Gratitude!
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