I'd love to hear from you, whether it is about recovery, cancer, jewelry or simply to introduce yourself and say hello, you can email me at

Where You May Have Seen Me:

Oprah Winfrey Show, October 27, 2009 

Redbook Magazine, 'My Mommy Is An Alcoholic', October 2011

Keynote speaker with Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary at a Fundraiser for St. Agnes House - August, 2012

Queen  October 30, 2013:  A Halloween Story

The Things I Do:

Founder and President of Shining Strong, (pending Non-Profit Corporation status).

Founder and Co-Host of The Bubble Hour, an internet talk show and podcast about alcoholism and recovery.

Founder and Co-Moderator of Crying Out Now, Voices of Addiction and Recovery, a site where women tell their stories of addiction and recovery.

Jewelry Artist/Designer of Hand-Stamped Jewelry at Two Little Birds Studio.

My Etsy Shop:   Shining Stones (

Enthusiastic Arbonne Consultant - read the story of how these products changed my life post-cancer here.

Guest Posts, Recognition and Appearances:

Liberty Mutual's Responsibility Project - Film - Roundtable on Celebrity Hero Worship August 2010

Syndicated on BlogHer - My Daughter's Anxiety - I Know How She Feels

Drinking Diaries Guest Post:  The Alcoholic Next Door

My Guest Post at Baby on Bored (part of Stefanie Wilder-Taylor's Don't Get Drunk Fridays Series)

Look, a post recognized as a Voice of the Year at BlogHer 2011

Better After Fifty

Guest Poster at The Mission List - St. Agnes' House; Helping Patients Focus on the Fight

Featured Post in BlogHer Families: This Mom Enjoying Sibling Peace, While It Lasts, September 2012

Interviewed by Parenting with Cancer:  Don't Go There Until You Get There, September, 2012

Practicing Gratitude, A Healthy Reminder, by Nichole Beaudry, featured on SheKnows, October, 2012

Featured as a Face of Recovery of Breaking the Cycles, October 2012

Panelist/Speaker - Blissdom Conference 2011 - Advocates and Activists - Harnessing Social Media for Social Good in the Face of Compassion Fatigue

Speaker (with Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary) at St. Agnes' House Fundraiser: A Beautiful Mess.  August, 2012

Discussion leader at the Creative Alliance Retreat/Conference: Surrender and Identity, September 2012 (also with Heather from The Extraordinary Ordinary)

Voted one the of the Top Ten most inspirational bloggers by SheKnows, Nov. 2012

Chosen as a Reader at BlogHer 13's Voices of the Year Community Keynote: