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“The Blessings of Mentorship”

My Beliefnet Guest Essay: “The Blessings of Mentorship” “During a pivotal crossroads in my early thirties, some rare grace led me back to my small hometown of St. Marys, Pennsylvania, in search of a simpler path. There, I discovered an unlikely mentor, Sister M. Augustine, O.S.B. At 87 years old, the reclusive nun—barely over five […]

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“10 Ways a Mentor Can Change Your Life”

My “One Good Thing by Jillee” Guest Blog Essay: “10 Ways a Mentor Can Change Your Life” “Sometimes mentors come to us in the most unlikely forms, and when we most need them. And on occasion, we are called to be that one good thing in someone else’s life. This became clear to me at age […]

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Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Appearance

I officially play a bartender on TV! On December 1, 2014, I was invited to be the guest bartender on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live to promote The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Happy Hour. For the occasion, which happened to fall on my birthday (!!!), I created a special cocktail titled VanderPunch, a high-octane homage to the Bravo […]

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The Ultimate Beer Lover’s Oktoberfest Blog Tour

“Amazing recipes . . . Yum!” ~ Virtually Yours with Kelly Stilwell ~ “Impressed with the creativity of the recipes” ~ Super Duper Fantastic ~ “Tongue tantalizing recipes“ ~ Somm in the City ~ “It’s all about delicious recipes that go perfectly with that special something in your life… your beer.” ~ Guy and the Blog […]

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