Thrive and Shine: Indulge Yourself

A conversation with Carmell Pelly, author of "Indulge in Mocktails"

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What is the title of your book?

Indulge in Mocktails

What is your name, title and website?

Carmell Pelly, Recovery Advocate and Author,

What inspired you to write your book?

The inspiration behind Indulge Mocktails arose during the pandemic as I found myself confined within four walls, like most of the world, planted at home. The days became long, and I soon began to explore new ways to keep busy. The kitchen became a focal point as I immersed myself in creative cooking most of the time with my two sons, ages 4 and 21.

In the pre-pandemic era, my days were spent speaking, podcasting, and traveling in pursuit of spreading awareness on empowerment among women and the esthetics of sobriety. So, naturally, I had hesitation. I actively talk and campaign passionately about sobriety. Was a recipe book consisting of mocktails going to make sense?

I soon realized that this would be a perfect fit. Not only for those in sobriety, but this recipe book could be fun for everyone. This book is the kind of beauty that I have been fortunate to have created during this time at home. This is the beauty I want to share with you without compromising the values that I hold so dear.

What do you want others to get out of your book?

That choosing not to drink does not have to be boring.

How can we all move forward on purpose and with great purpose?

Choosing to listen to that little voice inside that guides us and taking small steps every day in the direction of our desires.

What is something each of us can do to SHINE?

Encourage and lift someone up in the area of your expertise.

What does Thriving mean to you?

Living on purpose. Not being afraid to do things different even if others do not agree with you.

Are you planning antoher book or other launches?

Maybe …. I have a vision for a book of mocktails that are all made from healing botanicals. And a memoir is in the works.

Where can we get your book?


How can we follow or get in touch with you?

[email protected]

What is one thing you would tell others if they want to bring their message forward?

God is always pushing, pulling, and carrying you. Pushing you to find your healing, pulling you to your purpose and carrying you to your destiny. Tests and trials are necessary to reveal the best within you.

Anything else you would like to add?

Fear = False. Evidence. Appearing. Real

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