What we're about

1️⃣ Truth #1 We're all 'Broken.'


The good news is we all get a 2nd chance. Or a 3rd.


Yet many of us take this with a grain of salt and boy, are we sour.


Your cerebral self repeatedly succumbs to the inner script of self-sabotage and maybe a subconscious mindset that your situation is 'hopeless'. You're not alone.


2️⃣ Truth #2 We all have 1 or 2 'Toxic' relationships in our lives.


Sometimes you ignore it, deny it, or you may be silently overwhelmed by it.


Again, you're not alone. The purpose of our Meetup group, From Broken To Smokin' is to get together with others in similar situations, openly or discreetly share events that led up to their current situation and most importantly receive reinforcement and empowerment Tools to

A. cope with,

B. deal with or

C. strategize an exit plan


The people who participate in this group are at a crossroads in their life.


They are looking for a newly paved path in their journey to success. Whether you are single, engaged or married, as long as you feel you're involved with someone who is overpowering, manipulative, deceptive, emotionally distant or unavailable, narcissistic, bullying or critical, this group is for you.


Sadly most of the people we are in a toxic relationship with are very close to us. We all know the feeling. It's difficult to live or work with them yet we put up with it...Employee/Boss, Father/Son, Husband/Wife, Landlord/Tenant, Brother/Sister.

You're at your wit's end or perhaps you've come to realize you're at a crossroads in your life where you are always looking for answers, support or perhaps a consistent way to expand your options, consider alternatives to your current situation.

🔹Recognizing Blame-Shifters Who Don't Take Responsibility for their Mistakes

🔹The Narcissistic Boss

🔹Bullying Leaders, Customers, Partners, Landlords, Sales People, Adult Children, etc

🔹Identifying Partners Who Project Their Insecurities and Fears

🔹Cheaters Who Accuse You of Infidelity

🔹How To Move On From a Nasty Breakup

🔹Destructive Relationships That Deplete The Life Out of You

🔹Swiping and Other New Online Dating Trends

🔹Friends With Selfish Benefits

🔹How To Keep The Spark and Intimacy In Relationships

🔹Roommates or Lovers...Avoiding The Traps

You, like many of us, are in the process of reinventing yourself. You're not a quitter and you're certainly not a loser.

Our first Meetups are a combination of safe community-and-relationship building and networking in places where drinks and food abound and where you tend to let down your hair, loosen up or unwittingly spill your guts to friends, co-workers or even strangers you may or may not see you again. We all have a relationship with food, and for the passionate foodies out there, I've picked out the best Happy Hour, breakfast, brunch and dinner places in Orange County for you to conveniently add to your weekly calendar. Consistency breeds success, and that holds true in our career, business and our personal relationships.

Join us.

Every Meetup will replenish you. Walk away encouraged, motivated or inspired. Your new awareness will compel you to recreate your old self, a reinvention of sorts towards a happier, healthier emotional, mental and physical lifestyle.

Open to all Men, Women from Baby Boomers to Millenials.

If you live or work in #OrangeCounty, this Group is for you.

We have 2 simple requirements.

1. A profile photo of current self is required.

2. A commitment to empower and grow as a human being

WELCOME! We can't wait to meet you!


"I choose to surround myself with people who will help me achieve my goals and redirect my energy from people who drag me down."

-Ceil TheDeal, Meetup Organizer

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