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Climbing the Stairs
My Journey from Addiction to Pure Joy
by Cheryl A. Pasieka


A powerful memoir of a recovery journey from alcohol addiction to a life filled with joy, and mindfulness. Cheryl has not only transformed her own life through her recovery journey, but is also following a calling to be vulnerable and share that journey in the hopes of helping others find a more meaningful and joyful life. She shares with readers a number of recovery options, including her experience spent in an addiction rehabilitation facility. However, as she describes, recovery is not just about overcoming alcohol, drugs, eating disorders, sexual, gambling and other addictions; it is about embracing our lives and putting into place solid tools and routines to ensure success and finding more enjoyment in our remaining time on this planet. More importantly, this journey includes the many facets of maintaining sobriety that Cheryl follows today including a variety of tools for the reader's consideration. Her tools include Kundalini Yoga (the yoga of awareness), journaling, mindfulness and meditation to name a few, which she uses to support her ongoing growth and well-being. This book is for all people wanting to find a more peaceful and joyous life, not just those who start that pursuit with recovery.


Cheryl is a remarkable person who has embraced her past struggles with unwavering courage and resilience, using them as stepping stones to personal growth and transformation. Through her steadfast commitment to her recovery, she has become a beacon of hope and inspiration for those who are still navigating their own paths to healing. What sets Cheryl apart is her genuine desire to share her life's lessons with others. She fearlessly opens up about her past, offering a raw and honest account of her journey. By sharing her vulnerabilities and triumphs, she creates a safe space for others to do the same, fostering a sense of community and support. Through her words and actions, she demonstrates that recovery is not just about overcoming addiction; it is about embracing a new way of life. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a source of inspiration and support for anyone seeking their own path to recovery and self-discovery. - Meghan Weir, Spiritual & Business Catalyst/Rapid Resolution & Hypnotherapist.


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Cheryl Pasieka was raised in Ontario and moved to Alberta in her early twenties. Now retired, Cheryl spent the majority of her career in the field of Human Resources, a career that she loved and a career that taught her compassion for others and wanting to reach out and help. Over the last four years, Cheryl was determined to make a change to her health, both physically and mentally. Just as she listened to a calling to go to addiction recovery, she also had a strong calling to write about her recent journey. Her goal is to reach out to others and inspire them to make changes in their lives towards a life of Pure Joy. There is a small window of opportunity to show our compassion towards others during our lifetime, and Cheryl is choosing this path to perhaps make a small difference in other’s lives. She relies deeply on her spirituality and belief that those who have passed on from this life surround her and continue to guide her. Cheryl is currently living in Edmonton with her spouse, Roger.


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