The fact that Garrett Sheppard is alive at all is a miracle. Garrett struggles with several mental conditions from anxiety to depression to PTSD and ADHD. He started using meth at a young age, and pretty soon it didn’t matter what kind of drug he took, he couldn’t live without them. Sheppard has a long list of felonies on his record and tried to complete suicide multiple times.
However, today Garrett has turned his life around by getting psychological help, plus incorporating exercise and a healthy diet. Now he’s reaching out to others who are “hard to love,” which is the name of his program that helps people suffering from substance use disorder, find their way to recovery.
Sheppard shares his story and how weight lifting and healthy eating have made a huge difference for his brain in this latest edition of Grieving Out Loud.
Garrett Sheppard is the Founder and CEO of Hard to Love Inc. He has experience in public speaking, marketing, and fundraising. He is a certified Life Coach specializing in confidence building and motivation, helping people rebuild themselves from the inside out through resilient recovery fitness. He is excited to be on the committee for Iowa Network of Human Trafficking to help them bring awareness and reduce the number of victim’s state and nationwide. He has a CPR and first aid certification, while also working towards his personal training and group fitness certifications, as well as completing his degree.
Garrett is a recovering addict who spent six months in Boonville Correctional Center in late 2019. The past two years have been the happiest and healthiest years of his life and is appreciative of everyone who has believed in him and been there to support him as he grows and develops. LOVE IS THE ONLY THING THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD