Karen has 25 years of recovery and deep spiritual practice. Her work centers on taking recovery beyond simply “staying sober” and into living a life that is deeply rooted in the spiritual principles of the 12 steps. She offers new insight on how the 12 steps, when seriously undertaken for both recovery and spiritual growth, improve the quality of our lives and bring us into relationship with Spirit, Self and Other. Karen is also an ordained minister, retreat facilitator, speaker and workshop presenter.
Since getting clean from crystal meth in 2006, Skip has come to understand that working the 12 steps leads to the spiritual awaking of recovering the authentic self. Having a dual diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder and been diagnosed HIV+ since 2004, he has also learned the Power of practicing the Principals in all our affairs. Reclaiming the talents he once thought were lost to addiction, he uses his gifts to guide meditations that enlighten, compose songs that inspire, and to lead workshops that empower. Skip is a member of a fellowship for drug addicts as well as a fellowship for family members.