“Many Keep Asking Me, How Can I Help Support You”? “Here’s How My Friends”…

Hello and Welcome Recovery Friends, Seekers, & New Visitors. Thanks for coming by!


I have been asked a lot recently how I’m able to be everywhere, everyday on Social Media, blogs, recovery support sites and more, and “How Can I Help Support You”?  It’s simple, I can’t work outside my home due to my health problems and mental illness. No, it’s not an “Excuse,” it is the “reality” of my life right now. There is so much many don’t know about me. Some is because I don’t want to be looked at as a “victim” of my health or circumstance, because I’m not. It’s very hard for me to ask for help. It just makes my HEART feel GOOD when I can be of help to others. It’s why I have published my story, and why I write, blog, freelance, and advocate, is to reach out and help others.
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ALWAYS IN RECOVERY...
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It’s my way of helping others who have been there for me when I first started in recovery, as my health issues came a few years before that.  One thing I remember very clearly when I first started gambling treatment, and Gamblers Anonymous. When new people came into the meetings for a few months looking for people to “Sponsor” them, not many of the long timers would step up and be sponsors. That really pissed me off.  That’s what recovery is about, at least for me it is! When we get clean time, we then start being of service to GA by maybe opening the doors, set up the room, make coffee, welcome people when they come in. Give material to the newcomers and so on. You start out small so as not to get overwhelmed in recovery. As more time goes by, you can learn to “Chair” a meeting, then maybe move into putting your name and phone# down for support to others on the Phone List if they get triggered or urges. Move into an “Official” capacity like become the treasurer or something. That’s all part of recovery and the unity & fellowship of our program. There is strength in numbers!
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So that’s why I do what I can to be of recovery service to others. It’s what is expected of me, and what God taught me through my addiction journey & recovery. Since I have been unable to work outside my home, I have more time to help and sponsor many others trying to Write from home. Because of my “Agoraphobia with panic, Bipolar Manic Depression, & med side effects,  my laptop is my “Saving Grace” as is the internet! It has really changed how many of us can achieve “Recovery Success” right from home, and for those who want anonymity, they have that! It’s the way I meet awesome, caring, and wonderful people in recovery from all over the world, and other writers and authors too! That’s a pretty cool thing. The internet has helped change and save lives for many from addiction. The wealth of information and resources on websites and blogs for support, treatment, even online step meetings and more, has changed the way we look and succeed in Recovery Today!
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I also get asked  a lot on how others can help support me in all that I do.  I try to make others understand that I love what I do, it makes me feel good to give back in “Honor” of those who came before me, and were there when I needed the help coming in recovery. They ask me as being an Author as well as a recovery advocate.  I enjoy helping people in recovery, and as a writer, all types of genres of authors and their books. It’s just who I am. I’m humbled for those of you who want to help support my authoring of my next 2 books, help me continue to be available to help others in recovery, who suffer mental illness, and survivors of childhood trauma,  I have an ongoing “Donation Fund.” As we all know, many think just because you have published a book that your “Rich & Famous” or something,…LOL….Yeah Right!!  I’m just as “Penniless” as the next writer trying to write that next #1 Best Seller!…HA!
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You can help support all I do to continue to Write, Freelance, Author Books, Advocate, Raise Awareness, Blog and be there for those he need help, support, a lift up and know others care if they live or succumb to addiction. I’m so tired of all the needless Suicides and Precious Loss of Life. Are you? That’s the other reason why I try to be of recovery service to others. That little green button of “Love” helps me become a better writer, will help cover publishing costs , cost for bipolar meds, and allows me to be across the web for those reaching out to recover from any addiction! Now I do have to give a very “LOUD SHOUT OUT” to my #1 Donor who has gotten my to 8% of my Dream Goal, and that’s my “Fab Girl, “Ebony-DEBORAH PALMER of Brooklyn, New York! And her *Fabulous Blog* Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit   Espiritu en Fuego —A Fiery Spirit Expressing Herself…
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She has been a wonderful supporter of mine for a while now, and my hubby and I can not THANK her enough for her generous donations!
My DREAM is to be able to go visit and meet my BFF in person someday! But until I can, I know Tom and I love her BUNCH’S!! Xo
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So there you have it! Now you know why I’m EVERYWHERE, EVERYDAY,  as much as I can be helping others recovery like ME!
My  past Career background was, 3 years retail through High School for Montgomery Wards, then got my first bank teller job after graduation in 1981 at a local Savings & Loan. Worked 18+years in Banking until 2000. Then 2 yrs for a Debt collection company as a clerical data-entry clerk until my 1st Mental Health/Addictions Crisis center stay after my 1st failed suicide attempt from undiagnosed bipolar with manic depression, AADD, PTSD, and treatment. Recovering from addiction was bad enough, but with the undiagnosed mental illness on top of it, was more than my body and brain could handle, and I completely Shut-Down!
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So I don’t wan others to have to go through the “Dark Journey” I went through.  Another reason why I do what I do. There is NO SHAME in asking for HELP before it’s to late…….
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May God Bless You All & Thanks For Visiting!
Catherine Townsend-Lyon
Author Of “Addicted To Dimes”
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*Please meet my good friend Dale Everret Kerr*


05/17/2013****Good Sat Morning to New Visitors and Recovery Friends***I wanted everyone to meet my very good friend & Recovery brother Dale Kerr. I’m currently helping him with a Fundraiser we put together a while ago, and I like to show his updated posts. Just a little background on Dale, in 2007, he got a call NO Father ever wants to take. His son who lived in Ohio was murdered, and passed away at the hospital. Dale left Colorado, where he lived, and went to Ohio to bury his son. While there he stopped to help a citizen, the man was highly intoxicated, backed his van over Dale and dragged him, not knowing Dale was under the van. Well, you can read the rest below, and Updates & Donor list here at: http://www.YouCaring.com/Medical-Fundraiser/Physical-Therapy-to-be-able-to-walk-again-as-well-as-Water-Therapy-/40078/ ((*HIS NEW LINK HERE WILL BE UP SHORTLY*))   I have committed a portion of sales from my New Book, and the eBook just released on Amazon for Kindle to his fund. He still needs help with out of pocket costs not covered by his insurance to get him to his new water therapy treatments, due to being in a wheelchair, he has to pay for a “Special needs van” with a lift & the nurse that takes him 2 to 4 times a week. So I’m calling on all my friends for help so we all can be a Part of seeing Dale Kerr walk again!! Thanks, and God Bless!  Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

  A Warm Hello to all my friends and donors. It has been some time since I’ve updated my Profile, and much has changed since my coming toYoucaring.com.   For those who are visiting for the “First” time, I appreciate you visit, and Welcome. As most my donors and friends already know my past, but just a brief backdrop. July 2007 my life would change in an Instant, as I was in Freeport, Ohio to lay my son to rest due to him being murdered, and something I wish NO Father ever has to go through. I was on my way home from the store when I stopped to help aman who, as I found, was Highly Intoxicated. As I went to see his need, he started to drive away and I got caught under his van, Crushed and Dragged. Well, 64 broken bones, many surgeries, and a MRSA infection. THAT WAS THEN, This is today. I’ve been fighting each day with Rehab and Physical Therapy, and all of you have been supporting me in this fight right along side me, for that I’m Truly Blessed and Grateful for your continued financial support, and love. I’ve come so far. I have now moved into a Prep stage, for my legs, with a New form of Water Therapy, with the first session complete, and wouldn’t have this opportunity to do so without Your GENEROUS support. This will take about 2 years. I’m ready for my 2nd session now, but it takes having to go 2~4 times a week, being I still need the Medical Nurse and Van for my wheelchair, some lodging, gas. These are not covered under my Insurance. So, again I need your continued financial support to continue this Water Treatment and Therapy for my legs to enable me to walk on my own again. My Good friend, and *Author, Catherine Lyon* has Generously committed to have a BOOK fundraiser to donate a portion of her SALES to my fund, YOU can Help by purchasing her Amazon Kindle eBook “Addicted To Dimes” here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0984478485/ **I’m Thanking You All In advance for your caring and generous donations.*Please share with others so I may grow my Donations List and Support!**Thanks Again, and may God Bless you!   Sincerely from my Heart, Dale Kerr…..(Everett Kerr)

by Everett Kerr ***BLOGGED ON JUNE 1st, 2013 By: Author, Catherine Lyon*****