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Candy Girl

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210 Ideas for Creating A Sweeter, Thinner Life Between Meals

Sugar and food addiction had me in its grip for decades. Then I discovered that food wasn’t the problem. How I was living my life was the problem. So I learned to build a sweeter life between meals, lost a lot of weight, and put food in its proper place. Part memoir, part how-to book, Candy Girl describes how I got off the merry-go-round of food compulsion and obsession and how you can too.

To read an excerpt and find out more about the Life between Meals program described in Candy Girl, click here.

Sober Truths

Sober Truths

My memoir tells the stories of how I learned to be dishonest as a kid, lost myself through alcoholism, and recovered that self in honesty and sobriety. Sober Truths was a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. The Oregon Book Award judge, Barbara Sjoholm, called it a “valuable reading for anyone looking to deal with on-going recovery issues that present themselves in terms of anxiety, loneliness, and self-doubt.”

Click here to watch a PBS interview with Jill on Sober Truths.

Click here to read the first chapter of Sober Truths.

Sober Play


Sober Play is for everyone looking to find more joy and meaning in life. You don’t need talent or special skills to be creative. You just need the same things you need for recovery from illness or addiction or grief: willingness, courage, and perseverance. The ideas here will get you started!

Click here to read a selection from Sober Play.

Using Creativity and the Chakras for Getting Things Done

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This innovative guide is designed to help you get your own projects completed.

  • Great for artists and non-artists alike.
  • Includes explanations, step-by- step instructions, worksheets, and resources.
  • Can be used individually or with a small group (leader materials included).