As a practitioner of holistic healing techniques such as Reiki energy work and massage therapy, Rossio helps people reduce their pain and stress levels. “For me, it’s a great feeling when I can help someone feel better by the end of a session,” she writes on the website for her Baltimore massage therapy practice. “I consider myself to be a facilitator who can provide the space for healing, and a little help, support, and encouragement for your body and mind to come back into balance with itself.” Rossio has found her own life balance – and greater self-compassion – through her journey to heal from alcohol addiction. Thanks to online peer support and practical tools from the non-profit Women for Sobriety (WFS), Rossio has achieved more than a decade of recovery. It’s brought her meaningful relationships, a career she’s passionate about and “an ever-improving relationship with myself,” she says.