Mei McIntosh, aka Missing Mei, is the founder of The Creative Sober, where creatives have an opportunity to connect with other like-minded people who are navigating sobriety, health, and spiritual awareness through highlighted stories, art, music, and creative expression.
Mei's recovery journey consists of being sober for four years and ten months and relapsing for 2 1/2 years before getting sober again on July 1, 2019. She was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii.
With a background in technology, design, and the service industry, she always wanted to be an artist. Mei found this through her draw to technical theater and eventually became a DJ. It didn't take long to establish a name for herself and submerged into the party life. That all came to a halt when she decided to become clean and sober right before performing at her last show in San Francisco.
Mei stayed sober for almost five years. She decided to start drinking again the same year she lost her best friend to a sudden car accident, experienced two car accidents herself, diagnosed with having severe anxiety, depression and preparing to have surgery to remove cancer cells. It's been six years since she relapsed and came back to sobriety.
Mei's life now is dedicated to healing past traumas in her life, spiritual growth, and creating a safe space for community and connection through conscious intention guided by intuition and heart. You can find her podcasting on The Creative Sober, creating content, and DJing when it feels good.
She believes that the opposite of addiction is connection.
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