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Why Creating Welcoming Third Spaces is Essential for Mental and Emotional Wellness

Here's why I'm so passionate about making drinks & 3rd spaces that help you feel and heal ๐Ÿ‘‡


The first time I dared to dream so big, I was a baby performer in Madison, Wisconsin wishing that one day I'd make it to Vegas ๐ŸŽช


I accomplished that dream way earlier than I anticipated. I was 23. And, the night I flew back from Vegas, I had a local show I was producing so I jumped straight off the plane and onto the stage (literally applying stage makeup while in the air).


I made it. I was a real #TravelingShowgirl โœจ


I was riding such a high, but when I got home that night after the show, I had one of the worst dopamine crashes of my life.


Accomplishing your dreams wasn't supposed to feel this dark...


I drank too much whiskey and told my roommate I wasn't okay. They didn't really respond, so I kept chugging.


I figured, well maybe I got the dream wrong, maybe I need to MOVE to Vegas and really DO THE THING.

So I did. I produced shows with members of Cirque Du Soleil, performed all around Vegas, made enough money doing so to buy a house...


But the lingering doom always wanted to come back... until I stopped feeding the demons the spirits they craved.


The thing is, my childhood dream of running away with the circus didn't account for the immoral, unethical, disgusting things I had seen in backstages and back alleys. Show business is even more disgusting than any "Conspiracy Theorist" could ever describe.


So I vowed to never come back unless I was sober, it was my venue, my circus, and my rules.

I've had cancel culture mobs after me when I just barely started to expose the industry back in 2021. I walked away from my "community", my dream.


Then I found kava ๐Ÿ’•


Now, life still happens, there's always something that happens (in the last year I had a miscarriage, we walked away from a toxic job, we almost had our dog die, our family members weren't all in great health, etc)...


But the difference is that I don't let the demons drown me in spirits. Instead, we craft our own Mocktails that help us fortify our defenses instead of releasing the inhibitions and giving the demons a home ๐Ÿ”ฅ


So, I won't be quietly sober, especially not in this space ๐Ÿฅ‚

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