Monday, August 25, 2014

#CKASGD In The Hamptons

Hope you all had a magical weekend- wherever you rocked it sober!

As you already know, it's incredibly important to enjoy life. And you know what?
Can't Keep A Sober Girl Down -that's what! ;)


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CKASGD In Washington D.C.

What a spectacular visit! If you have not yet visited Washington D.C., I highly recommend it.

From the monuments to the museums, there is so much to see and do in this history-packed city! You can even dine in the Watergate building and walk next door to the J.F.K. Center to see a show and enjoy a sparkling rooftop view ( great!).

Thought I'd share my trip with you because, no matter what city she's visiting or thriving in, ya can't keep a sober girl down! ;)

Wishing you a curious day, wherever you are.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Working On A New Book

Hello to you all! Hope you're having a fabulous day.

So, I've decided to come down to Greenwich Village in NYC to work on a new title I will be publishing soon.
Hint: It's about sobriety and love. ;)

If you have any questions or input, I'd love to hear from you!


Monday, August 11, 2014

A Moment Of Silence For Robin Williams

He struggled, though he is now at peace. We lost a great man today. Tremendous talent and heart! Sending up prayers for those who were his dearest.

Addiction and depression are deadly. Please seek help. Please, please do not give up. You are not alone, ever.

Hello Monday!

Monday, August 4, 2014

"The Qualification of Douglas Evans" -The Amoralists

Dearest Ladies and Gents,

Ehem! Hi. This is urgent. If you live in or around New York City, you must go see the play I watched last night: The Qualification of Douglas Evans written by Derek Ahonen and directed by James Kautz. Please believe me when I say this production will move you!

If there was anyone in The Walker Space Theater last night who was not moved by this show, they're lying to themselves (or possibly numbed out). I mean, after the show my very good friend actually stayed in his seat for many minutes after everyone had already left the theatre just so he could absorb what he watched for 2 1/2 hours. I, on the other hand, quickly ran downstairs to the bathroom mirror so I could erase the coal-colored streaks from my dampened cheeks! (Tip for when you go: where waterproof mascara and bring tissues.)

Getting to the grit... There was a specific part in the production where I felt as if someone had just drop-kicked me back to a pivotal point in my past. Many of you would probably relate. For me? I was unnerved, disorientated and thrown off balance. It was like looking into a time-warp tunnel...though I knew about the twisted insanity of alcoholism ( I thought!). I was many years into my own recovery already when this shared experience left me dumbfounded in my own life.

Here, let me share that piece of the script. It's the scene where Douglas Evans, a 29 year old practicing alcoholic, meets a perfect, codependent candidate named Robin:

DOUGLAS: (Beat) Listen...I think I'd like to go out with you again, but um...I'd like to be sober.
ROBIN: I'd like that too. Want to go out tomorrow?
DOUGLAS: (Beat) I would. But I'm going to need a few days in bed with a bucket to sober up. Alcohol withdrawal is a sonofabitch.
ROBIN: Oh. Is that like a hangover?
DOUGLAS: Ha. I'd welcome a hangover. No. This is...when you've been as drunk as long as I have, all the cells in your body turn into alcohol cells and they depend on alcohol to... (Douglas becomes embarrassed.) I know it sounds pathetic.
ROBIN: It's informative.
DOUGLAS: Yeah...well the skinny of it is that I'll shake and sweat and go from freezing to boiling in seconds. It's like food poisoning times a hallucinations.
ROBIN: Is there no other way to sober up?
DOUGLAS: Some people can taper off but uh...For me I gotta go cold turkey to really break the cycle.
ROBIN: Can I come with you?
ROBIN: To your place. I can help.
DOUGLAS: You don't want to do that.
ROBIN: I do.
DOUGLAS: Listen, it gets ugly. Nobody should have to see that unless they deserve it.

Can anyone guess whether or not she goes with him? You're probably correct! Earth angels always seem to shake and wake those in denial, right? Unfortunately, some go back to sleep. But maybe, just maybe, she's not an earth angel though. You'll have to go see the show in order to find out!

For the sake of wrapping this up... as many of us know, seeing or having delerium tremens in life is horrifying. The acting (behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances), writing and directing was real and it honestly matched that same --insane-- intensity. This show freakin' rocked!
Of course I say B - R - A - V - O!

The Qualification of Douglas Evans is a must see and it ends this week. So, RUN! 
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I'd love to hear your very own qualification. If you would like to share, please email me at