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Kim Richards Talks About Being Sober and Staying That Way

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Kim Richards Talks About Being Sober and Staying That Way


We have all seen the ups and downs of former RHOBH star Kim Richards, and with her life now she says she feels “amazing.”

Kim has talked about how she has turned to Skydog Ranch to help her maintain her sobriety. So much so that Skydog’s owner Clare Staples is even Kim’s sponsor and mentor.

Kim talked about her experiences at the Skydog Ranch.

“When I’m here and when I leave here, I feel, I can’t describe it. When I’m here, I’m in it. I feel amazing. The horses make me feel so good. I feel like I’m a part of something so huge and I know I’m making a difference. It’s such a big picture of what’s happening and the changes happening and how they (the animals here) make me feel. There are no words to describe how I feel when I’m with the horses.  When I leave here, it’s like I’m in another world. I get this incredible feeling and I can’t wait to come back.”

The next question to Kim was about how coming to the Skydog Ranch has helped with her recovery process.

“A lot. My recovery has been amazing and I love how I feel. This has been a huge part of it and has helped me a lot. The Sanctuary keeps me grounded and keeps me at peace and it’s healthy for me. It’s been amazing for me and me coming here has really been a major part of keeping me sober. I think the other part of it has been having my grandson this year. That’s been a big part of my recovery process as well. Between working here with Clare and the horses and my family they’ve kept me grounded- how much healthier could I get?!

This new lifestyle of mine does not fit in with the old lifestyle (laughs) and this new lifestyle is beautiful and this place has been a huge part of my sobriety and my recovery process. Honestly, my sobriety kind of came with it- with spending so much time here. It just happened naturally.

Yeah, I found something healthy and beautiful to put myself in to, which doesn’t leave much room for the negative stuff. This has 100 percent been very therapeutic for me. Being here helps me get out of my head. When you’re constantly hands-on with something so beautiful and you’re so busy with it there really isn’t any time for negativity and bullshit. I just come in everyday and ride my horse.”

Have Kim’s kids or sisters come to see her at the Ranch?

“Well, my one daughter just had her baby and he’ll be one next month. The kids haven’t made it out here to the ranch, Kimberly has been here but Brooke and Whitney have not. They definitely will though. My daughter Kimberly and my son Chad have been here. My older girls have not and actually I’m working on a little something- I am planning a fundraiser here and planning to get my family involved. Let’s just say someone in my family will be singing wink wink and someone else from the family will be planning it so the whole family will be there for that. Something big is happening!”

Kim says that she has been coming to the Ranch for “a year and a half, but Clare and I knew each other a little before that.”

Kim talks about how she has found herself since coming to the Ranch.

“I do, you can’t not find yourself here with the horses and the animals. There is something about it and it gives me self-confidence and self-worth because sometimes people lose themselves and coming here gives me that self-confidence and self-worth that for a long time I thought I lost. Going through sobriety and being a part of this gives you back a huge piece of who you are. I’ve been given back that piece and I am Kim now. It feels amazing. Honestly, seeing these horses transform and feel love and watching them feel safe and happy- there’s not a feeling like it. To see the horses come in so scared and then months later see them be happy and feel loved and come over to me, there’s no feeling in the world like it. Every day that I’m here and every time I see them, they come to me and they feel good and I feel good and there’s just something between us and it makes me want to be here again and again and it makes me want to do more and help out more. It’s just the most amazing feeling and I want to enlighten the world on it.”

The last question from E! News is about what has helped Kim maintain her sobriety.

“Being a part of Skydog and Clare coming into my life, oh my gosh I’m going to cry, has probably been one of the most amazing things. She’s my best friend and I love her so much. She’s really been so helpful through it all. And also I have four amazing kids and having my grandson come into my life this last year has changed by world. He has lit up my life. My kids- I still enjoy being a mother as much as I did the day they were born. I still have so much fun with my kids. My daughter is married as you know and each of my kids has a significant other that makes them very happy. To me, seeing my kids have these amazing people in their life, we just went on a family trip together and to see all my kids with somebody special in their life is so rewarding. It’s so rewarding to see each of them with people who they love so much and having people love them back. Seeing my grandson and seeing all my kids with their significant other is so much fun. And for me to have this amazing life here with these horses, I feel complete. I really do. I have amazing friends, I have these amazing kids and their significant others and my grandson. I know that God has more out there for me but my life is so good today. It really is, I just want to share that last part about how I feel- life is good today. Between my children, my friends, my grandson, my life here, I just feel very blessed and very grateful.”

We are so happy for Kim!

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Trump will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

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Trump will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terror

President Trump said Monday that he will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, a move designed to further isolate the nation for its pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Trump said the move will impose further penalties on Pyongyang and result in the “highest level” of sanctions ever placed on the country. He added that the designation will be formalized Tuesday.

Trump said the decision “should have happened years ago” and will ramp up pressure on the “murderous regime” to “end its unlawful nuclear and ballistic missile development.”

The decision returns North Korea to a list it was removed from in 2008 to ease nuclear talks with the George W. Bush administration.

Trump’s announcement comes days after his return from a five-nation tour of Asia, which focused on curbing Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.

White House officials telegraphed the move before Trump’s departure.

National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters earlier this month that the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s half-brother at a Malaysian airport played into the decision. The half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, was killed with a banned nerve agent.

North Korea will join Iran, Sudan and Syria on the State Department’s list of terror sponsors.

The designation allows the U.S. to cut off foreign assistance, weapons sales, commercial exports and financial transactions with Pyongyang.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conceded the “practical effects may be limited” because Pyongyang is already heavily sanctioned by the U.S. government.

But he called the move “very symbolic” of the U.S. desire to increase pressure on Kim Jong Un in an effort to persuade him to drop his nuclear program.

“We still hope for diplomacy,” Tillerson told reporters during a surprise appearance at the White House. “This is only going to get worse until you’re ready to come and talk.”

Trump had been under pressure from members of Congress to slap the designation on North Korea.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) applauded the administration for relisting North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

“Over the past year alone, Kim Jong Un and his regime brazenly assassinated his brother with a chemical weapon and brutally tortured Otto Warmbier, leading directly to his tragic death,” he said in a statement, referring to the American student who died after his release from custody in North Korea.

“These aren’t isolated incidents, but are examples of a consistent pattern of terror,” Royce said, adding that Pyongyang’s push to develop nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles threatens global security.

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‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail’ (Trump’s Juicy TWEET)



‘I Should Have Left Them In Jail’ (TWEET)


President Donald Trump has regularly shown that he will lash out against people he feels do not show him the proper respect. Go ahead and add three players of the UCLA Men’s Basketball program to that list, all thanks to LaVar Ball, who is the father of one of those players, as well as our President’s tiny ego.

The three basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting sunglasses. One of the players, LiAngelo Ball, is part of a high profile basketball family. His father, LaVar, had some controversial words concerning the President’s role in bringing his son home.

Appearing on ESPN Friday, LaVar was asked about the President’s role in keeping his son out of jail. LaVar responded in his typical braggadocio:

What was he over there for? Don’t tell me nothing. Everybody wants to make it seem like he helped me out.”

In reality, the three athletes never actually went to jail. Trump spoke with the Chinese President Xi Jinping after hearing of their predicament, and they were allowed to return to the United States. They have since been suspended by the UCLA athletic program.

However, LaVar’s comments to ESPN appeared to strike a raw nerve with President Trump. He posted the following to Twitter, again making use of his newfound 280 character limit:

His tweet reads:

Now that the three basketball players are out of China and saved from years in jail, LaVar Ball, the father of LiAngelo, is unaccepting of what I did for his son and that shoplifting is no big deal. I should have left them in jail!”

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Just… unpack that.

The President of the United States is picking a fight with three college students, all because the father of one of those students brushed off the President’s role in keeping his son out of a Chinese jail for shoplifting sunglasses.

Meanwhile, the former President of the United States was apparently born in Kenya and is a secret Muslim spy. His handpicked predecessor is the leader of a tightly knit criminal conspiracy (and a WOMAN!). She also apparently raped children in the basement of a pizza parlor.


Featured image via Flickr user Michael Vadon / CC BY 2.0.

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Kyle Richards Opens Up About Having Fibromyalgia

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Kyle Richards Opens Up About Having Fibromyalgia


We thought we knew everything about Kyle Richards, but the RHOBH star is opening up about her struggle with Fibromyalgia and the chronic pain that comes with it.

Kyle revealed that she started getting this pain when her mother died. “My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, but as my mom was sick and taking care of her I started feeling really sick myself. I went to a lot of different doctors and they would say, ‘Oh, you’re just depressed because your mom died.’ And I was like, ‘I’m just not buying that it’s only I’m depressed. Why am I having all these crazy symptoms?’” Kyle said in an interview on The Healer. “Then I was talking with someone and she said, ‘You have fibromyalgia. Everything you just said is fibromyalgia.’ So I went to this doctor who specializes in it, and he asked me a lot of questions. All of a sudden I felt like I had an answer and I felt better because it caused so much anxiety.”

Charlie Goldsmith started to use energy to help heal Kyle in the episode, she said that she felt a “warm, tingling sensation going through the area that bothers me most,” which is her neck and shoulders.

Kyle was hopeful this would help her pain. “That would be amazing to think, you know, that I could just be free of these symptoms and my husband [Mauricio Umansky] would never have to hear about it again,” Kyle said.

See what Kyle’s been doing since the last season of RHOBH:

Photo Credit: Bravo

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