Life Transformation

Hello, my name is kris stout I would like to share my story of survival, addiction, mental health, and facing adversity. When I look into the sunset, I think of my past, present, and future, what it was like, what happened, and where I'm at now. Have you ever felt that you were born to lose? With all the adversity...

LISTEN TO JENS STORY HERE: [audio mp3="https://insponation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/InspireORG.mp3"][/audio]   I look around at my happy, peaceful life and not one day do I take what I have or the road it took me to get here for granted. For decades I fought a woman that took up residence in my soul and she was killing me more every day while she stole my...

I was literally dying. My health started to suffer as a result of my frantic lifestyle. My friends were completely oblivious to the physical signs of substance abuse, and I began to wonder if they cared for me at all. I lost around twenty pounds in a relatively short time, and very often, I had deep, dark bags under my eyes...

LISTEN TO AUDIO VERSION OF STORY: [audio m4a="https://insponation.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/S-Market-St.m4a"][/audio]     It's hard to get over a fear of the dark, when your monsters were real. I'm a survivor. I was raped repeatedly for several years of my childhood. I speak of that trauma in my memoir, You Have Such a Pretty Face, but it is still something I have difficulty discussing with anyone except my...

On June 5, 2019, I made an important decision. A decision that I thought I had made many times before, but I hadn't. In the past, I would hold on to the idea that maybe someday I would be able to use drugs or drink "sometimes," without everything falling apart. But I was wrong.  I grew up surrounded by a large...