From Junkie to Judge with Mary Beth O’Connor Untapped Keg Ep 134
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Mary Beth has been sober from a meth use disorder since 1994. She also is in recovery from abuse and trauma. Her history and her recovery are chronicled in her memoir From Junkie to Judge: One Woman’s Triumph Over Trauma and Addiction.
Mary Beth is a Director, Secretary, and Founding Investor for She Recovers Foundation. She also is a Director for LifeRing Secular Recovery. She regularly speaks on behalf of these organizations and about multiple and secular paths to recovery. Mary Beth also has had opinion pieces published, including in the Wall Street Journal.
Professionally, 6 years into her recovery, Mary Beth attended Berkeley Law. She worked at a large firm, then litigated class actions for the federal government. In 2014 she was appointed a federal Administrative Law Judge from which position she retired early in 2020.
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5:00 Mary Beth’s Story
12:00 Mary Beth’s Recovery
15:00 Finding Mary Beth
17:00 Finding Your Passion
25:00 Mary Beth’s Mental Health Recovery
34:00 Mary Beth, Boundaries, and Giving Yourself Permission
43:00 Mary Beth the Author
47:00 Mary Beth’s Final Message
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