Old Chicks Know Sh*t Podcast

002 From Addiction to Midlife Makeover with Maria Olsen

April 17, 2019

#002: At age 50, Maria Leonard Olsen drank her way out of her 25-year marriage. She had, against advice, put all her eggs in the motherhood basket, willfully derailing her successful law career.  In this interview she shares her story of coming to terms with her addiction, the journey to recovery and finding herself underneath the facade she had created to deal with everyday life. We discuss such topics as the importance of truly getting to know yourself,  How the principles of recovery from addiction can be applicable to anyone looking to reinvent themselves and her new book "50 after 50".  She has gone on to become a successful lawyer, author, and speaker. Her story of reinvention is poignant, gutsy and inspiring.


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