When we are dealing with tough life situations we often don’t see a pathway to joy and healing.

It can be a frustrating time when you’ve tried everything you can think of to work through a challenge and you have no good answers that help. This is very common. In fact, Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used to create them.” That’s good news. For if you can think in a new way there’s potential for achieving joy.

You may be wondering then, what’s the key to expanding our thinking? New input. Whether you’re struggling with where you’re at in life, or your family is dealing with addiction, utilize professional direction and support. Having a neutral, experienced third party to work through the rough patches, will give you answers you never would have found before and get you on a healing journey.

This episode’s experts tackle the boulders that stand in the way of finding your answers and healing the trauma of addiction in a family. Their advice is life-changing.

Featuring Corinna Stoeffl & Margaret Swift Thompson

Our experts share their advice for women leaders and speakers:

Corinna suggests “Ask a question and then use the acronym STOP. S-shut up and listen; T-Turn 180, then turn some more and keep turning; O-be open to receive the answer; P-be present with what is going on.”

Margaret says “Learning how we have been impacted by the disease, learning to identify our triggers and how to tame the Monkey Chatter while separating the person from their disease is the work we get to do to find wellness again. I believed if I got them “well” I’d be back to “normal” (which is a setting on a washing machine) – I deserved and needed my our support to heal.”


Corinna Stoeffl is an Author, Coach, & Speaker. She empowers women, mostly 35 and up, to ask questions and be curious. You can learn more about Corinna at https://beinginawareness.com/

Margaret Swift Thompson is an Addiction recovery coach for families. She offers more resources and education for families who need a path forward when the addiction industry focuses on the addicted person. Addiction creates massive collateral damage in the family system, all deserve healing. You can learn more about Margaret at https://embracefamilyrecovery.com/

Our Host and Producer is Laura Rubinstein, Certified Hypnotherapist, Digital Media & Marketing Mentor and Business Transformation Strategist. Follow her blog here: http://TransformToday.com