My Body Shame.

Last week on Instagram and Facebook, I posted a picture of myself in a super cute dress, baring my legs. While this may seem like no big deal on the surface, it was a defining moment for me. You see, I’ve never talked about it publicly, but I’ve been covering my legs for yearrrrs. Sure,…

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Sobriety Starts HERE.

As you know, 16 years ago, my life was shattered into a million little pieces, and I was left to rebuild every single part of it. It was a grueling process that left me exhausted at times, elated at others, alive and present for it all. As a woman in long-term recovery, I wear the title…

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Ellen, That’s Just Not Funny.

Let me start by saying that I am a HUGE fan of Ellen Degeneres. In fact, I taped her “coming out” episode back in 1997 and watched it until I could essentially recite every line (fortunately, for me, my roommate was also a fan) and I fist bumped the TV every single time it got…

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I am 4 Years Old.

On Sunday, Facebook reminded me that I had been using their platform for 4 years. And when I look back at where I was in my life when I made the trepidatious leap into the world of social media, I feel incredibly grateful for how it has helped me show up in a bigger way…

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Writing Your Story

Today I am sharing an article I wrote for The Recovery Village, a treatment centre that offers a personalized approach to recovery with various locations in the U.S. I encourage you to check them out as they are doing amazing work. Here is the link to the article. Since writing my book and sharing my…

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Ray Of Light

Original photo courtesy of Katia Pershin Photography Mixed media artwork by Tammi Salas using b/w image, acrylic paints on a 5″x 5″ wood panel. As you know, I am a woman in long term recovery. As such, I am getting to meet some incredible people; people like California girl, Tammi Salas. I had the pleasure of…

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Tending.

A few weeks ago, I woke up with a kink in my neck. I figured I just slept funny and hoped it would just go away. After a day or so, I didn’t really notice it. Two Saturdays ago, after my power class at the gym, I felt like I had strained my right pectoral…

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Tips To Deal With Sugar Addiction (Part 2)

It’s Valentine’s Day today, and a day where many of us give and receive gifts of candy and chocolate. It can feel like the whole world is covered in sugar and for some of us, sugar addiction is real. This time of year can be extremely difficult for those of us who struggle, whether we…

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10 Tips To Deal With Sugar Addiction (After Getting Sober)

I am compelled to write this post because of the many requests I get from people asking the question, “Why am I bingeing on sugar now that I quit drinking?” I have broken this post into two parts. Because I wrote too much and it was getting too long. 🙂 Even if you aren’t in…

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Sharing My Story With The World

Last week, I appeared on Rogers Daytime to share my story. I was afraid to do it, and so I figured that was a really good sign that I should. I used some of what Kathie Donovan taught me when we sat down to talk about her book Inspiration In Action: A Woman’s Guide To…

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