Monthly Archives: February 2014


Baked Rice Final

Baked Rice – Easy, Peasy, Lemon-Squeezy

I decided to post this as a compliment to Western Chicken (although garlic smashed potatoes are equally yummy – hopefully soon to post that one!).  This is my favorite way to do rice.  If you are serving with beef, add beef bouillon.  You will never have a mess on your stove top with this recipe!  Plus, the […]


The Peacegiver

The Peacegiver – Book Review

Strained relationships are a significant cause of stress.  Whether it is with a spouse, child, parent, or friend, a problem interpersonally causes problems in many areas.  Although there are many behavioral tips for helping problems in relationships (perhaps a future post), this book gives many insightful and spiritual ideas that ring true.  I mentioned this […]


Reading, Cuddling, and Zooming! 1

  You may think this is off the beaten track of stress relief, but stay with me for a minute!  We all know that reading to our children is important.  It helps them in so many ways: academic excellence, stronger parent/child relationships, speech and communication skills, love of reading and learning, and logical thinking skills.  But in […]

Zoomer

Angry woman

Serenity Now! 1

There is an old folk tale about a Cherokee grandfather who tells his grandson, “My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside us all.  One is Evil.  It is anger, jealousy, resentment.  The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, and love.” The boy said, “Grandfather, which wolf wins?” The old man replied, “The […]