Tennie Talks About Terry from A&E’s “Intervention”
Earlier this year, A&E’s hit show “Intervention” featured Terry, an alcoholic and compulsive overeater. Tennie was called in to help counsel Terry and Shades of Hope was enlisted to provide treatment for Terry’s addictions and eating disorders. We asked Tennie to provide some additional background information about Terry’s situation that wasn’t included on the TV program. […]
Shades of Hope on A&E’s “Intervention” Season Finale
On tonight’s season finale of the A&E hit show “Intervention,” alcoholic and compulsive overeater Terry will get treatment from Tennie at Shades of Hope. Here’s a quick summary from A&E’s website about what to expect: Once a stunning model and devoted mother, Terry binges on vodka every day to escape her mother’s taunts and her […]
Acceptance is the answer…Ouch.
When I hear the word “acceptance”, I think about Coach Ham, yellow squash and this little thing we deal with called, LIFE. Last night I was lamenting beautifully to my Sponsor about my day. I was explaining to him the many trials and tribulations that lay ahead of me… and how, if ever, anyone would […]
Dr. Oz: The FLAB card, what’s in your wallet?
F-L-A-B (Frustrated – Lonely – Anxious – Bored) Yesterday on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’ the famed health guru and friend of Oprah asked TV land, “Are you addicted to food?”. “Why yes, yes I am”, I replied back emphatically. The focus of the show was on three women who thought, but he knew, they were addicted […]
The Six Day Intensive – Day 1
This is the Day One video journal of my participation in the Six Day Intensive at Shades Of Hope in Buffalo Gap, TX. Please know that this isn’t scripted or rehearsed… I just hit record and went on with it. So, please excuse my little idiosyncrasies. For me, the Six Day was life changing. For […]
The world through detoxed eyes. Life after the Six Day Intensive.
“If left to our own devices we will fail. We can’t do this alone.” – Tennie McCarty I arrived. I survived. I am detoxed. After six days of intense therapy and a diet abstaining from caffeine, flour, sugar and gluten, I feel better than I have in years! Or ever? I haven’t been without one of […]
My reflection in the looking glass
I awoke this morning with the pressing reminder about an assignment I was given. Well, that’s not correct… Sponsors, don’t issue out assignments or homework, they offer up suggestions. It was suggested to me that I write down any occurring thoughts that I might be having. You see… First, let me warn you that I’m […]
Tennie McCarty appears on Dr. Oz
“Addiction is the only disease that says, you do not have it!” – Tennie McCarty Click on image to watch the clip Is food controlling your life? Do you feel out of control? Meet someone with a food addiction and find out what it takes to break the cycle.
Resentments Part One
It occurred to me, in between shots, that maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on my parents anymore. I mean, we all make mistakes, right? My friends and I were bar hopping in West Hollywood celebrating my 27th birthday, fun was expected and excessive drinking required. Ahhh, I still remember that old Irish Gaelic drinking song my friends sang […]
Shades of Hope featured on A&E’s ‘Intervention’
Shades of Hope was featured on an episode of the Emmy award-winning show “Intervention” on A&E. “Intervention” is a television series that profiles people with addictions or other destructive behaviors that have led them to a point of crisis. Each episode ends with a surprise intervention held with friends and family led by an intervention […]