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2016
24 Feb

Fresh off a weekend getaway to the Rocky Mountains with Ryan, I came crashing back into reality and had a hard time adjusting.  In this week’s podcast I share why it was so hard, the self-defeating thoughts that got…

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…

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…

15 Oct

This week God had a message for me and it was loud and clear.  Every day, words, circumstances, Bible study, posts on Facebook, everything called to mind that life’s not fair.  I grew up knowing this, happily quoting Billy Crystal’s…

1 Oct

I was angry. Really angry, and I prayed, “Jesus, take this anger out of my heart. He didn’t do it on purpose, but all the same, I am angry that he would put me in this position.” Last weekend…

24 Sep

The topic of being over-scheduled has come up a bunch of times over the past few days.  It’s hard to miss in a culture of people on-the-go.  I read a post about someone working to declutter their schedule and thought…

3 Sep

Amazing Grace was played in church the Sunday after I re-launched this site, sharing my big secret with everyone. If you think I had a dry eye as we all rose to our feet, singing perhaps one of the…

27 Aug

Based on last Friday’s post, I was planning on writing about “Feeling God’s Love.”  I was going to write about a book my therapist gave me that opened my mind up to the idea that we all connect with…

20 Aug

In the midst of addiction, it was hard to answer the question, “Why am I such a mess?  My life is good.  I have it SO good.  Good family, people who love me, a good job, a nice house, two…

7 Aug

Need a good ol’ fashioned dance party? Turn up the speakers and queue the Night at the Roxbury guys.  …and 90s dance break! Man, that’s a weird video! I have no clue how this one ended up in my…

30 Jul

We sat around my in-laws’ dinner table, sipping coffee and sampling my latest baking experiment.  The discussion meandered around to the topic of marathoning.  My father-in-law, a talented poet, dug out some limericks, penned after several notable races, including…

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