Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

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Thank you so much, Martina and Lori, for bestowing me with the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. My blogging experience has already exceeded my expectations. I frankly didn’t anticipate the kindness and encouragement that the blogging community has shown me. Continue reading

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Scottish Shortbread

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I was in a shortbread mood. But what kind of shortbread would I make? I contemplated caramel shortbread, chocolate caramel shortbread, chocolate chip shortbread, oatmeal shortbread, oatmeal chocolate chip shortbread, lemon shortbread, lemon rosemary shortbread… and I kept going around and around in circles until, in a fluster, I decided, screw it, I’m just going to make plain old Scottish Shortbread. Continue reading

Brains Over Beauty

One for every mood swing.

One for every mood swing.

Thankfully, the false dichotomy between brains and beauty that once pervaded society is slowly fading away. Magazines and other media outlets have begun to celebrate attractive, intelligent women like Marissa Mayer and Michelle Obama. Similarly, supermodels like Christy Turlington and actresses like Emma Watson who complete their university education are touted as ‘stars with substance’. Continue reading

What Worked For Me

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The road to recovery is never the same from person to person. Strategies that seem to work for “everyone” could actually work against you, or you might discover an effective strategy that no one else has ever used. One of the most frustrating aspects of recovery is that there will be a lot more strategies that don’t work than do work. The only way to find strategies that work for you is through trial and error – a long, difficult, sometimes crushing, but ultimately rewarding process. Continue reading