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Episode #1269
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July 8th, 2020
Remodeling Your Life
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Inspired by popular television shows such as “Fixer Upper,” “Property Brothers,” “Flip or Flop” and other programs featuring home remodels and makeovers, Hope Andersen sought to answer the question, “How does one remodel a life?” After all, it was her own “remodel” that rejuvenated — and ultimately saved — her own life. She shares how she learned to live a happier and more peaceful life despite wrestling with alcoholism and a bipolar disorder diagnosis and the many struggles and pitfalls she faced in order to get there. While getting sober in her mid-twenties improved her life greatly, Andersen was still subject to despair. But it was her husband’s own brush with death as they entered their sixties that opened her eyes, allowing her to begin life anew. Her poems have appeared in a chapbook, Taking in Air, and in a variety of e-journals including Ink and Nebula and The Literary Yard.
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How to Remodel a Life: A Guide to Living Well with Alcoholism and Bipolar DisorderBuy
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