May 30, 2023

a single hand - in a signal for help

When my husband was in the beginning of battling his disease with alcohol, I didn’t know where to go or who to turn to~ I just felt like life was spinning uncontrollably. I didn’t reach out much at all to friends or family due to the stigma and shame associated with this disease, as well

May 23, 2023

VIC 25 | 34-Day Dry

  Today, KL Wells sits down with her friend and collaborator, Rachelle Babler, a TEDx speaker, #1 International Best-Selling Co-Author, and Entrepreneur & Advocate who grew up in Southern California. Rachelle has a background of a variety of careers, ranging from paramedic to forensic analyst to entrepreneur. Years ago, Rachelle was diagnosed with a rare

May 16, 2023

a couple hugging, background setting featuring a lake and hills

On Valentine’s Day a coach greeted me with a big, warm hug when I walked into the gym. It was a purely platonic hug, but it didn’t matter. It was the first time I had been hugged like that in a long time. I noticed my breathing changed when I was hugged. I took a

May 9, 2023

VIC 24 | Traumatic Experiences

  In today’s podcast, KL meets Mary Beth O’Connor, author of “From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction.” In this podcast, Mary Beth shares her journey of going from a lifetime of abuse, trauma, PTSD, and anxiety, to being sober and in recovery since 1994. Six years into her recovery, Mary

May 2, 2023

A person in the mist

When your addict isn’t feeling well, and his or her mood changes to frustration, anger, or irritability, it can be hard to not take it personally when their mood changes from one second to another. If you’re the only one sitting next to them, it’s hard to not think, “What did I do?” The answer,

April 27, 2023

Conquering Personal Trauma – My Story Hi everyone, I’m KL Wells, and I’d like to share my personal journey of overcoming trauma and transforming my life. I believe my story can offer hope and encouragement to others who may be facing similar challenges. Throughout my life, I’ve encountered traumatic experiences that, at the time, left

April 26, 2023

Welcome back to another entry in our series on generational trauma at I’m KL Wells and today, we’re diving into the silent struggle of living in the shadow of addiction. When we think of addiction, we often think of the individual who is entangled in its grip, but seldom do we consider the ripple

April 25, 2023

VIC 23 | Addiction

  Today KL sits down again with Sparkle, who is 30 years sober from her meth addiction, to touch on the importance of acceptance and compassionate, unconditional love with your addict. Sparkle speaks on disconnecting from the emotional impact of the addict’s behavior on you. Sparkle reminds us that boundaries are key when the addict’s

April 11, 2023

VIC 22 | Addiction

  Today KL Wells is back with Jim Horton, the founder of the Zachary Horton Foundation, this time with Jim as a featured guest on the Voices InCourage Podcast. Jim is the father of Zach, who died of an accidental opioid overdose. In today’s conversation, KL and Jim focus on the grieving process of losing

April 7, 2023

Today, I’m peeling back the layers of my own story to reveal a chapter that significantly shaped my journey, which unfolded nearly three decades ago. I was newly married to a Vietnam veteran who, unbeknownst to me at the time of our vows, battled daily with post-traumatic stress and alcoholism. These were the unseen demons