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Slammed with overwhelmingly painful behaviors resulting from her son’s struggle with addiction changed Lisa - for the better.

Awareness | Truth | Gratitude | Love

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Shifting from reacting with fear to responding with love -

Welcome to Transforming to joy!

Lisa's welcome -


Welcome to this website! This site compliments my journey and book Transforming to Joy; Responding to My Son’s Struggle with Addiction. Some background on how this little book has come to fruition follows.

My thinking and being in the world shifted from reacting with fear to responding with love. Why the shift? Interestingly, the impetus for my change was every parent's nightmare: my son’s struggle with addiction. 

I hit my bottom in 2009. The frustration and anger at my son for repeating destructive behaviors and at myself for not being able to control or cure him began to affect my physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. I simply couldn’t go on the way I had been. 

Transforming to Joy begins here, with the conscious choice I made to change. I am happy to share with you my story about my relationship with my son, Adam. Through this relationship, I have learned to live a more aware, truthful, appreciative, and loving life. May our story inspire you!

With a heart full of gratitude,

Lisa L. Frechette

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