How to find the Healing Happiness in Cooking

“A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.” ~ Elsa Schiaparelli

Cooking heals. Cooking can soothe jangled nerves, heal broken hearts and cure boredom, insomnia and anxiety.

Cooking is therapy and, fattening or not, it’s effective.

It worked for Julie Powell, who set out to whip up every recipe in legendary chef Julia Child’s cookbook when she felt stymied by her own problems. The blog and book that resulted, “Julie & Julia,” are portrayed in a must see film starring Meryl Streep and Amy Adams. I highly recommend watching it. Continue reading “How to find the Healing Happiness in Cooking”

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Creating Happiness, Freedom, Butterflies and Splashing Colors in 2011

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you” Nathaniel Hawthorne

As the year comes to an end and a new year ushers itself on us tonight, we will all be thinking about the year ahead. In lieu of what we went through in this year, we think the next year will either be similar. Instantly flashes of what went wrong in this year will leave their residue in the year to come, if you Let them. The smart and positive thing to do is to leave this year to its original colors and SPLASH the coming year with colors of happiness, freedom and of course butterflies. Continue reading “Creating Happiness, Freedom, Butterflies and Splashing Colors in 2011”