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Topic ~ Caregiving


Part 2: Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

Yesterday as I wrote about respect and autonomy in the caregiver role, I tried to recall the moments that made this especially important as I took care of my mom. I'm sure they were numerous, but a few particularly stand out. Respect and autonomy aren't necessarily...

Respect and Autonomy in Caregiver Role

It's a Monday morning in New England. The sun is playing a game of hiding and seek. Well, it's just hiding. I don't think it wants us to find it today. I have days like that. They are useful for reflection and writing. Over the last few days, my mother has been on my...

Topic ~ Human Trafficking


The Hand that Milks the Cow

I continue to think of how results of Fairtrade practices filter down to farm laborers. Fairtrade considers fairness to farm owners but often leaves out fairness to laborers. This is often reflective of the need for awareness, education and a change in cultural...

Topic ~ Food


There’s No Resisting the Holy Grail of a Jewish Feast

This week, my Texan twitter friends spun a thread in a chat proclaiming brisket as a “Texas” thing. Texas can take credit for many things, but honest to goodness, brisket cannot be one of them. Let me tell you; I stood my ground as any true brisket lover should. I...

Holiday Baking Tips and Hacks With Sugar Cookie Dough

The holiday season brings us abundant opportunities for baking and creating. That's a pretty simple statement, but knowing where to can be an overwhelming thought.  When we’re short on time, how do we make it simple and fast? I have been considering whether I want to...

Wait Til You See Food, Stories, and Magic Create Gratitude

By the time this is published, Thanksgiving 2017 will be in the history books. Traditional food, lights, and stories of all that is magical about Christmas and Hanukkah will have become foremost in our thoughts. At least for most. For some, moments of cheeriness will...

Topic ~ Spiritual


Autumn Customs Make Right with Relationships

This is the time of year when there is no shortage of things to write about in regard to anything that has to do with food. This week particularly has interesting cultural events. Mabon is officially on September 22, which also marks the Autumnal Equinox. This timing...

Balancing Chakras with Colorful Food Choices

Last week was a tough week. However, much of the fracas with the week could have been spared had we slowed sooner by choice, rather than by necessity. One of the calamities was my coming down with “shingles.” It’s everything that has been said about it.  I chose to go...

Topic ~ Building Community


Autumn Customs Make Right with Relationships

This is the time of year when there is no shortage of things to write about in regard to anything that has to do with food. This week particularly has interesting cultural events. Mabon is officially on September 22, which also marks the Autumnal Equinox. This timing...

Balancing Chakras with Colorful Food Choices

Last week was a tough week. However, much of the fracas with the week could have been spared had we slowed sooner by choice, rather than by necessity. One of the calamities was my coming down with “shingles.” It’s everything that has been said about it.  I chose to go...