FAILING TO WIN: A Blog, A Book, A Life
by Jean Krisle, CEO/Founder, 10,000 Beds, Inc.
I hope these words will remind leaders, mentors, persons in recovery, and all who visit that failure often leads to success, and winning isn’t everything. My goal is to inspire hope, promote excellence, infuse confidence, and improve outcomes.
Failing to win is nothing to be ashamed of, no matter how you look at it.
I'm not young, I was born in 1954 (a month late and I've been late ever since). In 1992, I reached the age of 38. Thirty eight, with the big 4 -0 right around the corner. At the age of 38 I was the mother of six children, my youngest just a year old, married to their...read more
Okay, so you relapsed. Or a loved one relapsed. You’re worried and scared things are going to go back to being like they were before. You worked so hard to get clean the first time, and now you wonder if it’s worth trying again … if it’s even possible to try again....read more
Let's be honest. Who doesn't want to visit Scottsdale, Arizona? I, for one, am always looking for a reason to return. And when I can combine business with pleasure, it's a win-win all the way around. We are on a mission of recovery. 10,000 Beds works with...read more
We are thrilled to invite you to attend the First Annual GRATITUDE GALA: Celebrating Recovery on April 7th in Santa Ana, CA at the Bowers Museum! Please join us for an elegant evening of celebration, including entertainment, live music, presentations, recognitions,...read more
Codependency: Are You Helping Your Loved One Stay Sick? Loved ones of an addicted individual are usually the ones who make the initial contact to a treatment centers or an interventionist. They know that the person they love has a substance abuse disorder, and they...read more
Too many days have passed since I’ve blogged. Too many things have happened to remember – after all, it’s a new year! But this I know: with everything that is happening in the world of addiction treatment…RECOVERY is possible. And it’s happening all around us. Media...read more
It's the little things that matter, especially when living in an RV full time #ontheroad4recovery: propane, hook ups, internet... And a good laundromat. Considering what we do as 10,000 Beds, this gives an entirely new meaning to the word "clean". It's not easy, doing...read more
Blaming, shaming, and name calling are a few identifiers of verbal abuse which can affect a victim emotionally. The victim's self-worth and emotional well being is altered and even diminished by the verbal abuse and the result is an emotionally abused victim. The...read more
Last week, Marcella, a grieving mother, reached out to 10,000 Beds and asked if in lieu of flowers she could request donations to our organization in memory of her son, Colin Windebank (LC) who had just overdosed and died. I did not know Marcella or Colin prior to...read more
What have you done with your last 1,000 days? I've set weight loss goals multiple times and never reached them, set financial goals multiple times and never reached them, set business goals and accomplished them #ontheroad4recovery with 10000beds.org, but I have to be...read more