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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.


Remembering to Live

Remembering to Live

by Khalil Rafati


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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