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Common Ground talks with Kelly DeBie author, blogger (and mother of four) about addiction.

Host of Common Ground

Annette Ross is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she concentrated her studies in religion and ethics. She was a visiting scholar at the Hastings Center for bioethics where she explored the broad subject of hope and medicine. Her purpose with Common Ground is to ask questions, and to share, through thoughtful conversation, the aspects of humanity that so uniquely connect all of us. She is a happily married mother of five spirited young daughters.

"The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity"- Leo Tolstoy

Kelly DeBie

A good friend and I were recently trying to come up with 5 word descriptions of people we know. Here's mine:

Busy, surprisingly crunchy, super mom.

I have four kids, so I am obviously busy. That one was easy. The surprisingly crunchy part comes as a shock to most people. Guess I don't seem that way.

But then most people are shocked to find out I have a tattoo too.

I lost my father to lung cancer in 2011, my mother to diabetes in 2013. I write about them. A lot.

I have suffered from post partum depression, and live every day with anxiety and PTSD. I am active in EMDR therapy, and I write about that too.

I'm a doula. I have milk delivered straight from a dairy and buy most of my summer produce at farmer's markets. I'd have a garden if my poorly behaved dog wouldn't eat it all. I make almost all of our meals from scratch. We make our own beer, even. I secretly long for a clothesline.

I love organization, though my home is a journey in chaos. I love photography, though I rarely have a chance to take pictures of anyone or anything but my children.

I'm writing four books, and have been a contributor to two that are published already. Then there is the matter of this whole blog thing. I blame you, Blythe. I blame you.

In my past life, I was an aspiring attorney. I over analyze everything.

I've been down an interesting path in life, one which involves a high school sweetheart, cancer, several stalled careers, a few major tragedies and four amazing kids.

I have awesome friends. I have a crazy family, whom I adore completely. And if you aren't nice to me, I'll write about you.

So be nice.

Common Ground

Thursday, Feb. 13th, 10am

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