How Islam Saved My Life

Fourteen months ago I quit drinking while residing in Abu Dhabi with my family.  Not only was I tired of the cycle of being hungover every morning and craving booze every night, my alcohol use seemed magnified in close proximity to a non-drinking Muslim population. Today, I credit a region of the world that confounds…

A Birth Day Post

  On August 2, 1997, in Kennebunkport, Maine, I married a Canadian musician, actor and filmmaker. I proposed to him after a year of dating and we decided to elope with his two sons – John and Andrew, aged 13 and 11, respectively. I was deliciously happy even though I was destined to be the…

183 Days: The Agony, Irony and Ecstasy

Happy Anniversary to me, myself and I. We are celebrating 6 months without alcohol. Though I will confess that the terms “happy” and “celebrating” are debatable. Giving up something you love because you love it too much is a hateful task. Especially if you loved white wine and vodka martinis because they took some of the hate, anxiety…