Doing Great Harm

I recently saw this quote on Pinterest- "One doesn't have to operate with great malice to do great harm. The absence of empathy and understanding are sufficient". (Charles M. Blow, journalist) Have you experienced a significant relationship with someone who lacked empathy and made little effort to understand you? This can happen, even with those … Continue reading Doing Great Harm

Paula’s Choice Skincare

A gal can get choice fatigue with all the skincare options that are available these days. I would like to introduce you to Paula's Choice Skincare this morning. I've been a loyal Paula's Choice customer for as long as her line has been available (which I believe is going on 20 years) and always have … Continue reading Paula’s Choice Skincare

Shrimp Etouffee

Shrimp Etouffee has been a special occasion meal in our home forever. My husband requests it each year on his birthday and Father's Day. I think this recipe originated from a Baton Rouge Junior League cookbook from the 1980's. Shrimp Etouffee (An adaptation of a Cajun classic) Ingredients: 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1 … Continue reading Shrimp Etouffee

Real Change

Many books have been written about attempting to change oneself, and I have read more than my fair share. Over time, I have come to realize that it is possible for a person to change. I believe this because I have changed. When I was a young mother, and because of my perfectionistic tendencies, I … Continue reading Real Change