One the most basic and simplest pastas and quite trendy in fact. I absolutely love it. It’s filling, and one serving is more than enough for dinner. You can have cheese and pasta and stay within your calorie budget – it doesn’t get much better than that. Read More
School is back in session and therefor the theme for this week’s top ten Tuesday hosted by The Broke and Bookish is the favorite books I read while in was in school, books I think should be required reading, books to complement a history lesson, or books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher.
My list consists of the books who taught me the joy the of reading. Books who taught me about history, cultural and social issues.
This of one of the better books I have read this year. I think it would resonate with anyone who have had any experience with depression or anxiety. The book could also be read with anyone who knows anyone who suffers such ails, which makes the book pretty much of interest to absolutely everyone. Instead of doing a typical review, I thought I would just list what I took from the book.
The Broke and the Bookish hosts a book meme called Top Ten Tuesday; “an original feature/weekly meme” who was “created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish.” As a fellow listaholic, it makes perfect sense for me to join in.
The topic for this week is ten books that have been on your shelf since before you started blogging and remains unread. As a newbie in the world of blogging, that isn’t going to far back – so I’ve assembled a list over the unread books that have been there longer than I care to admit.
Currently reading, and thoroughly enjoying, “Anxiety Rebalance” by Carl Vernon. In his introduction he addresses something that I have experienced and have strong feelings about. The moronic things people can bring themselves to say to someone who is suffering. That being said, I stand by the fact that it’s better to try and reach out then to stay quiet. However, some common sense could go along way. For instance; I was told by a boyfriend to “end the pity party”. That sure brought my spirits up.
Things NOT to say to someone suffering from depression.
When I am at a stump for what to have to dinner this is my go to recipe. Because it’s delicious, but not fancy and oh so very simple to make. Sometimes I chop up whatever vegetables I have in the fridge, but I prefer to used a frozen mix with broccoli, water chestnuts, carrot, baby corn, parsnip. For me; broccoli, water chestnuts and carrots are a must in this dish.
Healthy food doesn’t mean hours in the kitchen. Katarina’s silky summer vegetable soup almost makes it self.
I had just moved to a new city and was crashing at my friends place while flat searching when she whipped this up. She served it with chilled white wine. Not a mistake my friend. I asked for the recipe, because I loved how the soup was creamy and light at the same time. She had just thrown stuff in there, so she didn’t remember quantities so feel free to experiment with this one. Below are the quantities of ingredients I use however, and that brings us down to a total of 80 calories per bowl! Enough said.
My heart, it hurts. Does it always beat this fast? I can’t breathe. Don’t say anything, I think to myself. Don’t say anything, I don’t want to hear it. But yes, I do want to hear it. You have to talk, to say something, the right thing. I need you near me, just hold me. When you do, I feel a sense of calm and everything goes quiet. It makes me happy, and it makes me scared. You managed the impossible, you gained my trust. You have to be magical. I was lost, I was drowning. There was no love, just pain. Then I found you. My light, my branch, my happy. You don’t know how you saved me.