Like many of you, I am distraught, saddened, and sick to my stomach over the recent shootings in Sandy Point, CT. As a parent of a young child, I cannot fathom the pain of this community, most especially those who lost loved ones. Sweet, innocent children filled with love and yearning taken from this life too early and for no good reason. Brave and selfless adults who gave their lives to save others. Families left devastated.
There are no words.
As we head into the holiday week and start thinking about a new year, it’s easy to get carried away with things that aren’t important. For me, my priorities have been – and remain to be – taking care of my family and boasting my self-worth.
Continue to keep your life’s priorities in mind and in perspective as we move through the peak of this holiday season. Remember who and what is most important to you and keep it close.
Self respect is a work in progress, an everyday reminder to act on the things in life that truly count:
My very best wishes to you for a holiday filled with peace, love and of course, self-respect. Please remember to keep those less fortunate than you in your thoughts. Let us all send loving energy their way so they may navigate through unimaginable difficulties to heal and prosper again as best they can.
I was discussing my garden plans with a friend recently when he confessed that he too really wants to grow something edible. The caveat: he lives in a flat downtown (read: no yard) and his balcony space is super limited. My advice: start with a few potted herbs.
Who says strawberry pots are just for berries? My mint loves its multi-level home, and is especially suited to a pot because it will take over a garden if not contained. Oh, and it’s key for those summertime iced teas and mojitos!
This year I am sharing Mother’s Day with K-Bear who will be celebrating her second birthday. This is rather serendipitous, because truthfully, at times I wasn’t sure I would survive motherhood for this long.
I’m not kidding.
But then I think of all the things I would not have experienced without it. Like trying to hide leaking boobs and sleep-deprived delirium at work, or waking from a dead slumber to be called into a dark room to search for a lost pig. Or scrambling to pull new items from my bag of tricks on a cross-country flight that took WAY too long while a tired and cranky one squirms and screams in my lap. Continue reading →
This soup is not only delicious and easy, but also full of fiber and vitamins. Pureeing a portion of the soup gives it a lovely creamy texture. As always, use organic ingredients whenever possible. Continue reading →