Two painful addictions, one incredible woman?Mitzi’s story is truly remarkable. From the moment we met, I fell in love with everything about Mitzi: Her zest for life, determination to make a change (in herself and others), ability to love unconditionally, and her constant positivity. She is just one of those people who you want to keep with you all day, everyday, and who has a way of making you feel like everything is going to be alright in life.
Mitzi’s biggest fear of being on the show was allowing her hoarding addiction to be known by so many people. She knew she needed help changing her life, but was terrified that judgement and criticism of her home would overcome the joy of transforming her body. I vividly remember the day that she resisted allowing me into her home. I remember the fear in her eyes as I opened the front door. I also remember loving her more once her door opened, and I saw what she had been calling “home” for so many years. My heart truly did hurt for this beautiful woman (and I cry as I type this, just remembering the moment). Someone so kind, giving, loving, warm, and caring to everyone else did NOT deserve to have to call this home!! Mitzi deserved so much more, and we knew she simply needed help getting out from under the possessions she had allowed to control her for so many years. Mitzi needed help letting go of it all and taking control of her life.
Clearly, she did an incredible job. Clearly, she took all of the required steps to clean out her home and her life. Clearly, Mitzi is a very different woman today. Clearly, I love this woman tremendously!!! Judging by the feedback on social media, it appears I’m not the only one who loves Mitzi ;).
You’re in luck today…because I have a fun little vid we shot with Mitzi right after her finale (below). Sit back, relax, and enjoy…
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