Behavior Charts

Over the last few months, I’ve grown my therapy practice to include a lot more work with children.  While some kids in therapy struggle with complex and daunting issues, many simple problems faced by families can be easily modified through the use of behavior charts.  Conflicts over things like doing chores or finishing homework can…

Film Photography Basics

A friend of mine was recently given an old film camera by his mother who was cleaning out her attic.  When he showed it to me, I was instantly flooded with nostalgia from my childhood–my mom loves to take pictures and I still remember my fascination from the days long before “digital” meant anything related…

Best Carrot Cake

To follow up from last week’s post on the BEST RED VELVET CAKE, I figured I’d post another favorite dessert of mine, the classic carrot cake.  I tend to experiment every time I make it, but one of the best recipes I’ve found online is this one from Live Well Bake Often.  There’s a trend…

Red Velvet Cake

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Eat This, Not That! sent a newsletter containing this article, Why Exactly is Red Velvet Cake Red?  It’s no secret that red velvet is one of my absolute favorite desserts, so I figured I’d share the article along with my favorite Red Velvet Recipe from Divas Can Cook for you…

51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False

I was shocked by a lot of myths that I’d been subscribing to, but Eat This, Not That! published a list of 51 Cooking Myths That Are Actually False.  I mean, I knew not to oil or rinse my pasta and that over-cooking a steak is a sin, but I had no idea that keeping…

Great Sleep Hygiene

I focus on sleep a LOT (it’s one of my favorite activities!), but it’s something we spend about 1/3 of our lives doing, so making sure you get proper, restful sleep will play a really big role in your mood, stress response, and physical health.  I recently posted an article about what NOT to do…

Hosting Holiday Gatherings

Eat This, Not That! put out an article called 17 Secrets Every Holiday Party Host Needs to Know.  If you’re going to take their advice on a signature beverage, you can try my Sparking  Spiced Citrus Sangria as your cocktail of choice.  As a seasoned veteran in the Christmas Dinner arena, I found that these…

Healthy Kitchen Must-Haves

Just in time for Christmas, Eat This, Not That! put out a list of 40 Things Healthy Cooks Always Have in Their Kitchen.  Although I’m now adding an Oil Spritzer to my Amazon Wish List, I’m pretty impressed at how well equipped my kitchen is by these standards.  How did yours measure up? P.S. You…

Too Much Sugar!

We’re right in the thick of the holiday season–the first binge-eating holiday has passed, and we’re plummeted right into the most wonderful retail-rushing, Starbucks-grabbing, family-visiting, cookie-baking, holiday-partying, cocktail-downing time of the year.  I always have a killer sweet-tooth, but with all this holiday madness whirling around me (and it’s sweater season anyway, you can’t see…