About Me

My name is Ann Marie and I'm a mom with two children, Kate and Oliver.

After spending decades in California, I now live with my husband, our kids and our two cats just outside of Austin, Texas.

Why Cheeseslave?

This blog started it in 2007 the year my daughter was born, to write about food, health, and feeding families.

I named my blog Cheeseslave because I love cheese. Also because I am a believer that traditional food is the healthiest food you can feed your family.

I went on to build the blog into a blog network, in the healthy living space, Village Green Network.

We grew that organization to 1,000 blogs and $1.3 million in revenue in its fifth year.

I learned about making money online by doing it. I never took any investment money — the whole thing was bootstrapped and started off a coffee table.

My blog network was destroyed in 2014… keep reading to find out what happened.

Hell Yeah or Hell No

In the words of Helen Keller, “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”

My blog is about living life to the fullest and taking risks to follow your dreams, even if it means doing things unconventionally and not listening to what everyone else says you should do.

Even if it means losing all your money and having everyone turn against you… yes, that happened to me.

In 2014, the blog network I built from scratch was attacked and destroyed.

Read the full story.

I learned that running a million dollar company is all about making decisions. You have to learn to make decisions quickly and be willing to fail. Because it is through your mistakes that you learn.

Decision making and risk taking is about learning to trust your gut. One of my favorite quotes of all time is from Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby who sold the company for $22 million.

He said making decisions is easy… “Everything is either a hell yeah or a hell no. And if it's not a hell yeah, it's a hell no.”

Life goes by fast and one day it's over. You don't want to be lying there at the end of your life, thinking yeah, I never did much of anything. Maybe your life is boring. Maybe you're broke. Maybe you're miserable.

It might just be because you haven't taken enough risks.

Or maybe you're miserable and depressed and broke because you took a lot of risks and you just haven't recovered yet. Respect (fist bump)!

Give it a little time. When you take risks, you often fail, and then you're miserable for a while, but then in time you rebound and you're a better person for it.

I've been there, done that, got the t-shirt. And YES! I am stronger and happier having gone through it.

But most people I know who are miserable/depressed/broke, it's because they haven't taken enough risks and are just wallowing in mediocrity (the safety zone).

If you are reading this blog, maybe you want more out of your life. I hope I can inspire you.

What's With the Politics?

I've started writing a lot about politics here on my blog since 2020. You can read one of my posts here: Why I'm Writing More About Politics These Days.

I have been very vocal about my support for President Trump back since 2016, despite the intense negative backlash from friends, family members and my followers.

I don't do things because other people think I should. Although I do care what people think, I always try to do what's right.

I realized back in 2016 that all of the problems plaguing us in the world were due to the Deep State banksters.

The globalists banksters (banker/gangsters) are the ones poisoning our food and water, pushing toxic chemicals and pharmaceuticals on us, and taxing us and manipulating our currency to the point of enslavement.

Until we break the Deep State's hold on us, there will be no food freedom, no medical freedom, no free speech, no right to bear arms, no right to privacy… none of our God-given freedoms.

We came very close to losing it all. Thank God for the patriots in charge right now who are shutting them down.

So I'll get back to the recipes later. We have a war to fight right now. And I'm serving on the front lines.

And for those of you whose fingers are itching to leave a nasty comment (I get those daily), go right ahead. It won't phase me, though.

I don't give a crap if people think I'm a conspiracy theorist. I will always research for myself and I will speak the truth.

Don't like it? Unfollow me.

I was born on the 4th of July for a reason. I'm on a mission for God — to fight for our country and for our planet.

As I say over and over again, if you have a problem with that, I don't really care. You can thank me later.

Thank You for Following Me & Supporting Me

I'm very grateful I have this precious opportunity to work from home building a business I love and raise my children. I am really loving this joyful time in my life.

I'm also very grateful to all my readers and followers. You are my extended community of risk takers and truth tellers that I cherish very, very much.

Thank you so much to each and every one of you for reading and commenting and sharing.

Contact Me

Click here to contact me.

With all the censorship happening online right now, the best way to keep track of my whereabouts on social media and beyond is to go to my flowcode page.

Or just hold your camera phone over the QR code below and it will take you to the flowcode page.

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Find Me Online

I have been censored on many platforms. Here's how to find me:

  • Subscribe to my mailing list and get notified when I publish a new video or blog post. This is the BEST way to get updates.
  • Follow me on Telegram: my Telegram channel This is the second best way to get updates. Telegram is an app you can add to your phone. You should do this quickly because I heard Apple is trying to shut it down.
  • Follow me on Gab: https://gab.com/cheeseslave
  • Subscribe to my Bitchute channel. I'm hoping this site will not go down. I'm going to be posting videos on Gab -- but I will back up on Bitchute.
  • Subscribe to my YouTube channel. I haven't been posting YouTube videos because I know it's going to get censored. But subscribe there for when I do post again (if I ever do).
  • Support me on Patreon I'm still setting up the bonuses from the tiers but you can start donating now. I will start posting exclusive content on Patreon when I get back to work (soon).
  • Follow me on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/cheeseslave I have been banned on Twitter.
  • Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cheeseslave I have been completely banned on Facebook
  • Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ann.marie.michaels/I have been completely banned on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cheeseslave My website links are banned (marked as spam) on Pinterest.
  • Support Me & My Work

    I have been blogging about real food, alternative health, and about the dangers of vaccines and Big Pharma since 2007. As a result, the cabal has punished me severely financially via the IRS, FTC, hacks, etc. I lost my blog network in 2014 which I now believe was an orchestrated attack. Last summer, I lost 80% of my income from my blog due to the Google algorithm change that impacted almost all health bloggers including Dr. Mercola.

    I'm now working to build my blog and YouTube channel and I appreciate all the support from my fans. Once I can start making more money, I will be able to hire some help and childcare, so I can create more content. Thank you for any help you can offer.

    Here are some ways you can support me as a content creator and journalist:

    1. Support me on Patreon I'm still setting up the bonuses from the tiers but you can start donating now. I will start posting exclusive content on Patreon when I get back to work (soon).
    2. Buy my shampoo or skincare. Want more info? Read my review of MONAT. Got questions? Send me an email at annmarie@cheeseslave.com with any questions or if you need help placing an order.
    3. Send me a donation via Paypal: annmarie@cheeseslave.com
    4. Enroll in my online course: Online Marketing Simplified. Updates to the course are temporarily on hold so I can cover Q -- but I will be back to adding course lessons as soon as the storm is over and we are out of quarantine -- any week now!
    5. If you can't help financially, it's OK! You can help by sharing my content. Share my blog posts, YouTube videos, and Facebook & Instagram posts, and leave me comments. Sharing helps get my work seen -- and liking and commenting helps boost the content in the search engine algorithms.