This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. Thanks for your continued support Don’t be scared by the name of this post. Although there’s actually more vegetables than fruit in this bowl, you’d never know it based on how delicious it is. Since I know I don’t eat enough greens on a daily basis, I usually try to do it in one fell swoop in my smoothies. I use a ridiculous amount of greens, toss in a zucchini (among other things), and use blueberries as my fruit of choice, which basically leaves the whole thing looking some weird black/brown/swamp color. #photooftheyear… View Post

Hey hey it’s Monday! I had a great weekend in NYC and am back for another four day week. BAM. My sister comes to visit on Friday, so I only have one client in the morning and then it’s time for more city adventures! Before I get ahead of myself, let’s backtrack to this weekend. But before backtracking, here’s a shot of Chicago on our way back in to the city. We left for NYC Friday morning and got in around 11 am. I had grand plans to hit three dessert places before a family dinner we had planned for… View Post

Hello friends and happy Friday! I can’t believe this is my 100th weekly Five Things Friday post. There have actually been more of them, but I didn’t start numbering them until later in the game. Crazy! I’m currently on my way to NYC to spend the weekend with some family, so if you have any recommendations while I’m out there — leave them in the comments! It’ll be a short trip, so I won’t have as much time to do everything I’d like to do, but definitely pass any ideas along. Also, make sure to watch my Instagram stories for… View Post

A life in active addiction often brings about interactions with the legal system. Many of the friends I made in recovery (myself included) had brushes with the law and consequences related to actions we had taken during the darker times in our lives. Several years ago, as I attended the hearing of a friend, I listened to his lawyer recounting┬áhis experience representing addicts over the years. He was speaking to his own observations on the likelihood of certain addicts to return to a life of crime, referring to those who were addicted to heroin as “the dregs of society.” I… View Post