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Category: Recovery

9 months ago
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I was very nervous and unsettled about attending my first blogger conference.  I have attended small blogger workshops in the past, but never a larger scale conference.  It might sound weird that I would be trepidatious about gathering with…

2017
1 Jan

36 TV segments, 122 YouTube episodes, countless recipes, photoshoots, and a secret-something-I’m-contractually-unable-to-discuss-at-this-time-but-is-AWESOME all happened in 2016.  It was full of mountain-top experiences, seeing dreams coming into closer vision (the kitchen should be done in the next 6 weeks!), late nights…

2016
11 Dec

A week and a half ago, I landed another new client.  In the world of entrepreneurship, new clients are a blessing and a challenge.  The blessing is, of course, more income.  The challenge is being able to deliver more product…

16 Sep

The kids were getting restless.  They had been stuck in the house for a few days because Blaise had been sick.  But, he was finally getting back to his normal self and causing shenanigans with his compatriot, Calvin.  Before the official scaling…

14 May

Per my last post, I took the past two weeks to “chill,” er, well, ahhh, kinda.  In all honesty, there are still two little humans running around my house that need frequent attention.  Also, in the background of this…

1 May

I have been self-employed one year as of today.  Woot woot! May 1, 2015 kicked off what my therapist called “May Play,” a whole month devoted to all play and no work. April 30th was my last day at…

23 Mar

I have spent the past few days retracing the steps that led to making March 23, 2015 the day I stepped out of addiction and into recovery. There had been plenty of mornings prior, filled with regret, swearing, “I’ll…

1 Jan

I closed the books on 2015 in an uneventful way.  We made homemade pizza with the kids and set off fireworks at 7pm (much to Calvin’s chagrin as he’s not a pyro like his brother… yet).  We pretended it was midnight at…

2015
12 Nov

I spoke last week in this video about the moment I was inspired to leave my job.  At the end of it, I told a story about doing my first live TV cooking segment and how it confirmed the…

5 Nov

This weekend I shared my story in front of a live audience at the AZ Central Food & Wine Experience and the Arizona Storytellers Project session.  Other storytellers included AZ Central Food Critic, Dominic Armato, owner and rum expert…

29 Oct

I love my hairdresser. I trust her with my personal style. I share close physical space with her for the better part of three hours every 7 to 10 weeks as she covers up my ever expanding collection of gray…

23 Oct

I’m 7 months sober today, marking another milestone on the calendar.  Obviously, a lot has changed in the past seven months.  I quit my job, I’m cooking every day, I’m in touch with my soul, I feel God’s love…

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