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Remembering to Live

Khalil Rafati, Jeremy Brown

5 mins

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Khalil Rafati, entrepreneur and owner of SunLife Organics juice bars, recounts his journey from homelessness and addiction to personal and business success.

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Remembering to Live

Remembering to Live

by Khalil Rafati

Overview

In his 30s, Khalil Rafati was living under a bridge. His only goal for each day was to secure enough cocaine and heroin to feed his addiction. Sixteen years later, Rafati had become a successful entrepreneur. The recovering addict had started a fast-growing chain of SunLife Organics juice shops and his own yoga business. Rafati also founded Riviera Recovery, a transitional living facility for recovering addicts and alcoholics.

Remembering to Live is the at-times harrowing tale of how Rafati went from a life of desperation to one of abundance. In the book, Rafati offers advice on how readers can turn their own lives around.

Favorite quote

If a f*cking moron like me can crawl my way out of hell and live the life that I'm living, anybody can!

- Khalil Rafati

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