Welcome to Live Free in Recovery! 

We are all recovering from something. It could be a past trauma, cancer, getting sober, or a mental illness. Live Free in Recovery is your one stop shop for women in recovery. Here we share honest, sometimes hard, but powerful conversations about recovery, mental health awareness, personal development, yoga, mindfulness, wellness, lifestyle, spirituality and how all these amazing things can influence your path to recovery. Inspired by my 20 years of practicing yoga, over 10 years of teaching, and my love of personal development and wellness – I have so much juiciness to share with you. My mission and passion is to provide you with your own spiritual toolbox, personal guidance, movement, mindfulness and all the awesomeness to navigate your recovery and create a life you no longer want to escape. 

 

I’m stoked that you’re here! 

What’s up! I’m Sheri Matthews and I’m super pumped you’re here. 

ADDICTION, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, LOSS, GUILT, FEAR, CANCER – Any of those words resonate?

YEP! I get ya! Well I hope this page, blog, community can shine a little light in your life. Rule #1 is we can’t be to damn hard on ourselves. Life is fucking crazy enough without us making it even crazier. Rule #2 is you got to live life one day at a time. Might sound a little cliche, but it’s the truth. Be present, show up present, stay present. We only have to today and that’s the God awful truth. Rule #3 is fuck the rules! LOL! I’m kidding, BUT I don’t live my life by rules as much as I do intention.
A little about me so ya know….. I’m the founder of Live Free with Sheri & the Live Free in Recovery blog. I’m a lover of life, mom to two pet rats and three crazy chihuahuas (larger version of rats LOL!!), and a wanna be vegan chef. I have a twisted sense of humor, maybe not always appropriate, but you can’t win them all and I love to laugh. I’m an E-RYT 500 hour Yoga Teacher, a certified Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, a certified Y12SR Yoga Teacher, a cancer survivor and a recovery warrior. Living life to the fullest and living and feeling free is my passion and purpose that I’m here to share.

I don’t believe anything is one size fits all. I think we need to try any and everything that feels good and fuels our heart and soul.Teaching and sharing yoga, meditation, mindfulness, wellness, recovery tools and a healthy lifestyle is my calling. Helping people find relief from chronic pain, addiction, PTSD, trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression is a blessing and I NEVER take that for granted. I thrive on finding a sense of balance through laughter and humor even when we’re moving through our darkest times.

I hope you stick around! Whatever your journey is, it’s always easier when you have a community of warriors behind you. Live Free. Love Life. Namaste.

Practice With Me Online

Yoga with Sheri is an online yoga community developed by moi. Yep, that’s right – and I’m bringing yoga to you in the comfort of your own home. This will consist of yoga classes, mindfulness topics, guided meditations, bi-weekly coaching topics around recovery and more. This is a paid monthly or annual membership subscription for those looking to embrace an alcohol free/sober lifestyle and/or who are currently in recovery looking to deepen their spiritual practices and principles. I’m sharing with you the practices I have learned and embraced over the past 20 years and have been teaching over 10 years now. Yoga is not one size fits all. It’s not about being loose, flexible or strong, or mastering a headstand. It’s about being present in our bodies. It’s about feeling and living free. And, I’m not gonna lie – I do have to throw a little humor into the mix. Because if we aren’t having fun, then what’s the point! Am I right?!

What we’re dishing on

Recovery & Sobriety

No one ever regretted not drinking. Recovery is not a one size fits all, but first we need to identify what our triggers are. Here we will share tools that will guide us on our path in recovery. A tool is anything that we use as a coping mechanism or to shift our current mindset/state. Tools can be unhealthy (e.g., alcohol, drugs, sugar) or tools can be healthy (e.g., breathing, meditation, yoga, & journaling).

Yoga & Mindfulness

Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation saved my life. We’ll be sharing yoga practices, mindfulness, personal development tools, and meditations that will allow you to stay grounded, focused, and connected on your journey. Creating spiritual principles and a spiritual toolbox that will last you a lifetime. Connection is felt in the heart, and when you’re connected you experience harmony, compassion, understanding and peace within yourself and those around you. 

Wellness & Lifestyle

Wellness and a healthy lifestyle is a game changer. Workout, do yoga, meditate, journal, enjoy nature, read, eat well, laugh (a lot), do things you love, travel, and don’t sweat the small stuff. Check out our wellness and lifestyle hacks to make your life easier. Fuel your mind, body, and soul with things that inspire and motivate you on the daily. Challenge yourself without judgement-remember your Ego is not your Amigo!! Figure out your core values and use those guiding principles to shape your behavior and actions. You got this! Now let’s have some damn fun already! 

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