How Random Encounters Can Change Our Lives

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Sometimes random encounters can change our life forever. This was the case when I met Jeff Carreira for lunch at a vegan restaurant in 2012. The next time you meet someone through unusual circumstances, stay open and allow the bigger picture to reveal itself in time. I was desperate to feel differently, willing to take…

Why You Should Start Drinking Kombucha Today

Why You Should Start Drinking Kombucha Today

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Start drinking kombucha today. It will change your digestion entirely in a few months. If the taste doesn’t appeal to you, suck it up and drink half a bottle to start off. It will grow on you. If your stomach bloats a bit in the beginning: that means it’s working. If you don’t drink alcohol,…

Do You Believe in Magic?

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Do you believe in magic? Unbeknownst to us, events in our lives are often set into motion long before they take place. Steve Jobs said it best in a commencement speech that he gave at Stanford in 2005: “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have…

Bulletproof Coffee

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Morning coffee has always been sacred. My alarm goes off at 6:30 and I have to get the kids out the door on their way to school by 7:30. Waking up before the kids to meditate or journal is not my gig. Even with a self-imposed curfew of 10:30 pm, I don’t fall asleep until…

How I Came To Believe in God

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Today, I love the word God. It’s direct access to power that I cannot tap into on my own. My strength depends on my relationship with this simple word. When I say it, hear it, or read it, I am reminded to get out of my way and get into faith. You can’t be fearful…

The Gift of Being an Alcoholic

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Grateful for my DNA, being a recovered alcoholic is the best part of my life. I cannot fathom another way to experience this life other than through the wide-eyed wonder of sobriety. For the past fourteen years, I have plugged into energy beyond the limited container of self which has allowed me to be a…