Building Flavor and Texture

Learning to build flavors and textures that compliment each other requires tasting and experience. Here’s a great way to practice!


Toxic is a substance, not a person

Labeling someone else – or your relationship with them – as toxic is not a healthy perspective.  It dehumanizes the other person. 

On Becoming:  Stuff Does Not Define Me

These messages have been so effective that we are veritable shopping machines, with packed garages and basements, and a burgeoning multi-billion-dollar personal storage industry as evidence.

Just rest

I don’t do “rest” well. How about you?

Forgiveness, Part 2:  Take Back Your Power

They say that resentment is like drinking the poison and waiting for someone else to die, and that forgiveness is a ceasing to hurt yourself. Well, I say fuck that. You do not owe them a thing. 

Forgiveness, Part 1: Mothers and Children

Every once in a while, I encounter a book, a movie, or a poem that really speaks to me, so much so that I will re-read or re-watch it many times over.  There is one movie that I’ve watched so many times that I can practically recite the whole script, and that’s saying a lot…

Believe them

When your gut says “get the fuck out,” listen to it.  Ain’t nothin’ good gonna come from taking that crap. 

Washing the lettuce

How do you do that when you feel defeated, when life has thrown you a curve ball, when you feel like you can’t go on? You start small.  One foot in front of the other.  You wash the lettuce.

Save yourself

Please find a way to show yourself some love today, if only for a few minutes.  You deserve it.