I don’t even know where to start. Except for October of 2012.  Almost 4 years ago. I received a phone call that made my back catch the wall as it took me to my knees on the way down. My Father had passed away. Those tears were the most confusing set of tears I had ever poured out.  I wanted to remember the good times.  Because when he was sober, he was so undeniably hilarious, giving, life-loving, and wonderful.  Just so wonderful. But I got a total of maybe 30 of those days in my entire lifetime.  I was 34-years-old when he passed away...so you can do the math there. But.  Unfortunately, the memories that wouldn’t stop flooding my brain was the actual life that he DID live.  I never mourned his death (sorry if that sounds heartless...I’m just being so real!), it was his life that I mourned. The people he hurt. And the generations ...

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I would like to dedicate this recipe to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. You might be thinking, ‘Dedicate a recipe?? That isn’t relative!’. But I sit here, almost SEVENTEEN years free from anorexia. I was a victim of such an earth shattering disease...and I WON. I won by simply educating my mind on the health world (knowledge is power!). I got down to 90 pounds and my brain completely broke. C O M P L E T E L Y.  I was hospitalized for two weeks and placed on medication that literally packed on 90 pounds in LESS than a year. Talk about one extreme to the next.  Man!  I was barely surviving. When I made my mind up to ditch my medication and FIGHT FOR MY LIFE, I made a decision to learn as much as I could about what “HEALTHY” actually meant. Because at the time, I was ANYTHING but healthy. I ...

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