I Swim

I swim because in the water I am thin and sleek and beautiful. For thirty minutes a few times a week I love my body and marvel at what it can accomplish. I cut through the water, feeling it on every part of me. The straps of my bathing suit form an X across my back, freeing my arms and shoulders to move without resistance, everything feels good. If I have time, when I am done I take off my bathing cap, and goggles and float on my back with my eyes closed just hearing the water lap in my ears, letting the water hold me....more

The Little House

Ten Cooking Myths Busted

Does January = Diet?

Now that January is here, almost everyone we know is starting their annual diet. I cannot even count the number of diets I've started, some a complete and total failure almost immediately, some more manageable. Even thin people seem to think, worry and even obsess about their weight.  And so for many people new year= new diet, and back to making themselves and everyone around them crazy. I think one of the greatest myths many of us swallow is that diet=healthy....more

January = Diet?

Now that January is here, almost everyone we know is starting their annual diet. I cannot even count the number of diets I've started, some a complete and total failure almost immediately, some more manageable. Even thin people seem to think, worry and even obsess about their weight.  And so for many people new year= new diet, and back to making themselves and everyone around them crazy. I think one of the greatest myths many of us swallow is that diet=healthy....more

Come Over to the Dark Side (of chicken)

Homemade Gnocchi

This is Not a Cheeseburger

Fall Into a Bowl of Soup

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What Does a Criminal Look Like?