where it all began
resilience2reform is a platform that will give a voice to those who are going through changes in their lives, no matter how simple or complex, and are willing and wanting to improve their situations.
We are Jamie & Morgan Molitor from construction2style and this is a new branch of our brand. Over six years ago, Morgan’s little brother, Noah Bergland was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for running a multi-state drug conspiracy. Prison became our new normal. Going to see him wasn't the best of vacations, but what we didn’t expect was how many good, good people are behind those bars. We’ve heard one too many stories that shook us to the core and we wanted to share them! So we created reslience2reform for people like Noah and so many others (not only people on the inside but outside, too) who are going through something or have gone through something, and/or/yet want to improve their situation. They want to be SOMEONE better! This is what this platform is all about. Supporting, building, educating, having a helping hand, and want to live a life. If this is you or you know someone, and don’t know where to start...resilience2reform is where you start. No judgments here.
When I was at the depths of my addiction I knew I could do better. I knew I wanted to stop. But I couldn’t. I guess I didn’t know how or where to start. resilience2reform will be where you start.
I had many options for which way I could turn, but they all seemed unbearable at the time…shameful, I guess. I am not one that wants to drag people to change because the majority of the time it’s time wasted, but I want the information to be available for when the person is ready. It never hurts to extend the olive branch to someone who is hurting, because even if they don’t act immediately, they will in due time. You don’t have to be in prison or an addict to contribute to this platform, it is much more.
One of my goals is to assist or be of service to both addicts and prisoners in the future and to help them with their transition into society. Help them realize their potential and show them a better way of life. I also want to help people in the free world; single parents, unemployed, abused, addicted, and depressed, to name a few. Anyone who has something to say in a positive way, I want them to be heard, so others going through similar struggles can be assisted in some way, shape, or form.
Resilience is withstanding shock or adjusting easily to change, something I have recently written about, and something my friends and family know all too well.
It stands for my daughter, mom, brother and sister, nieces and nephews, and all my friends and family members that have supported me before and during my incarceration. It’s because of them, reform for myself is even possible. This prison time could have only been the start of a long and prosperous criminal career. I could have taken what I knew, learned more, found better connections from either Texas, California, Washington, New York, or even Mexico, and built an enterprise that dwarfed my first.
But I chose reform. Which is finding a different way, a better way. And I hope this site helps you to all choose reform just like so many of us have.
- Noah Bergland
Say hello to our team! We're so thankful for this crew and hope you see and find the value that each of the bring to resilience2reform. Each of us are on our own unique journey in this thing called life and we hope through our experiences you can find hope, see the light, and always know that you are never alone. We come from all walks of life, none of them are perfect, but we're here with one common goal to shed new light and value into your life, no matter the depths of where you've walked.
Production Coordinator, Co-Founder
Morgan is the other half and co-founder of resilience2reform, wife to Jamie, sister to Noah.
10 years ago I watched my brother Noah roll down a very slippery slope into the depths of his addiction and eventually incarceration.
Never in my life did I think raising my children to visit prison would become their normal, our place of vacation destination.
Through lots of love, support, tears and laughs, I have been able to not only withstand the pain that this entire experience has caused but came out on the other side a changed and better person.
My brother and I are real, raw, genuine and completely open books. We pray that through these stories of ours that we are reliving and living, you will find knowledge, comfort and love.
For ANY questions or simply just need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
From the time we were two we knew how to take care of our physical self every day. We were taught to brush our teeth. Now, we do that every day. But what do you do every day for your mental health? Were you ever taught what to do?
Not long ago I asked my middle school students what comes to mind when I say the words “mental health”. Their answers varied from stress to anxiety to depression, addiction and suicide. I interrupted them as they were shouting out their response, “Hold on one minute. I asked you about mental health, what are we naming?” Boom! It clicked. Mental health is not mental illness. We need to rid our society of the inaccurate label of mental health and start seeing and practicing mental health strategies for what they are. When we speak of mental health it should be words like; self-care, stress management, rest, therapy, relationships, purpose, passion, and coping skills.
A person seeing a therapist should be treated no different than a person going to the gym. One is taking care of their physical health and the other is taking care of their mental health. We treat our physical injuries by asking for help. It’s time we treat our mental and emotional injuries the same way. There should be no shame in going to therapy for stress or trauma, just like there is no shame in going to the doctor for a broken arm or ear infection.
My purpose here is to rid the world of the stigma around a mental illness and addiction. To provide readers with daily mental health practices that can reduce the risk of developing mental illness or addiction.
Writer + Editor
Susan McCulley is a movement & mindfulness teacher, a writer, artist and coach. Her blog, Focus Pocus: The Magic of Inquiry & Intent is about taking body~mind practices from the studio into life.
Her two illustrated books Buddha Cat: Learning Awareness, Presence & Self-Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed and Octabusy: How To Let Go in a Sea of Doing are available at her website.