no good comes from “name calling”

My friend was in a trip-to-the-emergency-room kind of excruciating pain so intense she could hardly move. ” I have a really bad “UTI”! “ Except she and I are alike respecting medical intervention as the last resort; instead of the first. This time, three rounds of drugs with her third of such extreme side effects that…

a symptom is never ever ever the problem

PICTURE WITH ME…. Your child comes running off the playground with the beginnings of a black eye and a bloody nose. You wipe their little face clean, kiss the eye, and let them run back eager to play. A few minutes later, here they come running off the playground with the other eye bruised, and…

how the brewery saved my kitchen

More than 50 years I’ve been baking breads and NOW you tell me this?!!! It was fifth grade when, for one day, mother walked away from the kitchen to let me make my very own first loaves of bread for my History Class Project. Oh yes, I was ready to impress my classmates how the…

“let me know if I can do anything”

Like fingers on a chalkboard, right? Yet we’ve all been there, so think of it this way…. “If” sends the hope they won’t ask “Let me know” is one more decision put on them because IF they knew what they need, they would have already dealt with it They have no idea what you “can”…

sugar medicated issues

It is their literal KRYPTONITE! Who do you know who is forever on the lookout for Sugar, Sugar, Sugar!  Aside from what I know firsthand committed to our YL Ningxia Red antioxidant superfruits juice, from a most trusted source she told me…. YL Fennel YL Coriander YL Dill As a clinician, Mei-Ming applied each of…

resist to react, then respond

Next time someone insists on getting their way…. and YOU, by the way, feel the same about your opinion!…. as long as everyone is safe, I invite you to resist temptation to react with the argument for your side (plus a less than 50/50 chance of anyone really winning). Instead respond…. “Great idea! We haven’t…

“dental” floss and the dance

Okay, brother Dave, this is for you! You’ll be ready for that wedding! The secret you seek…. The secret to the Floss Dance is that you don’t move your hips, you bend your knees! (click here to read my story teaching latin dance) And for those here waiting to learn about actual floss, my favorite…

PIZZA – your best dough EVER

THREE YEARS NOW, I have self studied to master artisan pizza, pretzels, and bagels. THEN TODAY I GET THIS E-MAIL LINKED HEREand a ton of pictures from my baking supplier King Arthur: Note: Since the first posting I have also learned that when your dough is ready to form into pizzas, enough flour on the…