My name is Guadalupe Aragón. I am a UC Berkeley Graduate. I am a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I hold a Certification for Transformative Life Coach and another for Recovery Coach. I am President of the Chemical Dependency Training Consortium of the Northwest. I am creator of Grace On You, LLC where I do my best to share all that life has taught me and where I develop presentations like Mindful Smoking© for professionals who work with individuals who use tobacco, have the desire to quit – but not in the next 30 days! I am a proud mom, a grandmother, and friend.
I came from a broken family. I am in recovery. I am neurotic, fragile, complex, and passionate about love and life. When I am in survival mode, where I fear I am not able to meet my own basic needs I kick into high gear doing what I can to get by.
You will and have seen the worst of me from this desperate space.
But when I am doing my best to meet my own basic needs I am and have been one of the happiest, loving and caring people you will ever know.
Lately I am humbled to say that I have been in survival mode. When I wasn’t at Planet Fitness I was donating plasma. When I wasn’t donating plasma I was working construction. Or I could be found in Gresham, Oregon facilitating DUII groups or Beaverton, Oregon providing life skills classes. Within this I squeeze in attending trainings and when my work schedule permits it I will be found at board meetings for the CDTCNW. And finally I can be found every third Saturday of the month presenting Mindful Smoking©.
As I write this I realize that something had to give – And I am so sad to say that I missed last month’s Mindful Smoking© presentation– while I was excited helping demolish a kitchen – I should have been available to present to professionals who may have attended the November event.
If this applies to you – I humbly ask that you please find it in your heart to forgive me.
I realized my mistake the Saturday after as I was preparing to go. I meant to post my error however shame and an overloaded schedule were my excuse for not owning my oversight.
Today, December 1, 2014 seemed a perfect time to own my mistake. It’s a new month. It’s the end of a year. It’s a time to reflect and look at what I can improve in my own life so I may be more available to continue this amazing adventure with you! Plus it’s a perfect time to put to practice the very foundation of Grace On You! Remove
shame and replace it with grace – right? “My Grace Filled Life after Addiction”
So let’s start the New Year with increased confidence in our ability to talk to vulnerable individual’s about their tobacco use. Over 450K people die every year from a tobacco related illness – that’s more than all other drugs combined.
Saturday – December 20, 2014
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
18428 SE Pine St. Room 105
Portland, OR 97233
I look forward to seeing you there!!!