Friday Recipe Files: Cranberries with Jezebel Sauce

RecipeIf you don’t care for the tart tang of cranberries — try this recipe. It’s sweet & spicy with just enough tartness without overpowering your taste buds. A great condiment for cheese, meat, fish. Cranberries no longer need to remain a Thanksgiving side dish!  Read more →

Wednesday Tip Jar: 6 Tips for Accepting What is When You Feel Like You Can’t

acceptanceOften, much of the misery we feel in life (the suffering) comes from resisting what is. This then falls into two categories, what we can change and what we can’t change.

Spinning around these two categories are judgments of what is (or what isn’t), generally couched in phrases like, “X SHOULD be…!” Or, “X SHOULDN’T be…!” And, yet, here we are, confronted with something indicating its the opposite, refusing to accept it. Stubbornly. And suffering for it.

So how to change things so we aren’t in mental pain? Read more →

If the World Were Perfect, it Wouldn’t Be: The Destructive Force of Perfectionism

Perfectionism is perhaps one of the most destructive “goals” someone can have. It’s perhaps #1 on many a list of many a client, and it’s their #1 frustration. The #1 source of disappointment, anger, resentment, despair and just about any other mental block-creating emotion and thought pattern someone can have.

But how can this be?

Isn’t perfection exactly what you should seek? Isn’t that the highest state of living we can achieve? Where we’ll find peace, harmony and happiness? Where we’ll be free from all our mistakes and flaws and everything that’s wrong in our lives and our surroundings?

That’s the idea. But that’s also how we destroy much of what we have in our life that’s already pretty terrific. Read more →

Friday Recipe Files: Pepper Squash Soup

RecipeThis soup is creamy, velvety, tasty and could be served as an entree for a special meal and occasion. Great with a side salad and hearty bread of your choice! Read more →

Wednesday Tip Jar: 6 Ways to Eradicate To-Do List Overwhelm

When it comes to goals, most of the time, it’s obvious what needs your attention first, or at least what you want to attend to first if there isn’t a particular order. But sometimes, when your to do list feels overwhelming—either because there are so many items on it, or because your mental wherewithal has gone the way of the dodo—it’s hard to find a place to start.

Today’s tips are ones I’ve found quite helpful when I’m there myself for breaking the list down into smaller, far more digestible chunks. Read more →