My Story

Grant Me Serenity & Shit is the personal side to KTU Consulting, where I share my story and thoughts that inform & inspire my coaching practice. To help others, I believe in living out my values – honesty, opening, and vulnerability.

I started this blog as a way to tell my story and help others. My story is not like the ones we think of those who struggle with alcoholism and substance abuse – I had a good job, friends, a place to live, and my life seemed put together. Behind the scenes, things were slowly falling apart. I didn’t lose everything, but I could have.

I want others to know that you don’t have to lose it all to get help and that every story is different. It’s important to talk about the struggles we face and how we get to the other side. Through being authentic and speaking my truth, I hope to guide others on their journey.

The Magic of Journaling

Journaling is one of the tools that I use on a regular basis to process my thoughts and feelings. Getting them out of my head and onto paper helps me to view them from an alternate perspective. I find this is one of the most effective ways to be reflective and encourage my clients to… Continue reading The Magic of Journaling

Growth in a Pandemic…

I’ve been struggling with how to spend my time during physical distancing outside of work, meetings, and virtual get togethers. Part of me feels like I should be productive all the time, but another part of me feels like it doesn’t matter since the world is falling apart (I’m being dramatic, but it certainly feels… Continue reading Growth in a Pandemic…

The Mountain (part 2)

I spent this past weekend on the Mountain and a spiritual recovery retreat with 53 other LGBTQ+ and ally individuals in various stages of recovery and in different recovery programs. Last year, I attended this same retreat and had an experience focused on deep realizations about myself. This year was different – my experience was… Continue reading The Mountain (part 2)


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