Inflammation? Watch this!

25 May

Deep Blue is a unique blend of essential oils that can address inflammation. I have had great success with using it on my knees when I have pain going up and down stairs – and it’s amazing!

Chronic inflammation is a symptom of so many conditions – from arthritis to Alzheimer’s. Control symptoms, provide relief, and get resolution for your inflammation issues with Deep Blue. The relief is almost instant!

Deep Blue is available as an oil blend in a regular drip cap bottle, also in a roll-on applicator, and in a lotion – how convenient!

If you’d like to try it for yourself, leave me a message indicating how best to contact you.

My favorite soup!

29 Apr

Print Recipe

Asian Chicken Soup with Napa Cabbage and Bok Choy

I loved this soup so much that I was thankful to Ciel for adding it to this week’s menu! It’s quick and easy, and if you love spicy food, just add a couple of teaspoons of sambal oelek!


Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Asian

Serves: 4


  • 1 T sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 1/2 T ginger peeled and minced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken diced into 1 inch cubes
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 T fish sauce**
  • 2 T gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 carrot cut into ribbons using vegetable peeler
  • 1/2 head napa cabbage chopped
  • 2 stalks of bok choy thinly sliced
  • 1 T lime juice
  • salt pepper to taste


  1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and ginger, sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown on all sides, 5–7 minutes. Add the stock, fish sauce, and soy sauce, bring to a boil. Add the carrots, napa cabbage, and bok choy. Cook until bok choy is tender, 2–3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the lime juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

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Shake the fake

19 Apr

Fake by shortie66 @ Flickr

Here’s a tip, and I won’t even charge you!

When you’re working to build a reputation – it is imperative that you tell the truth and represent yourself honestly at all times. Actually, that’s important even when you’re NOT building a reputation!

Everything, EVERYTHING, is so transparent these days – mainly thanks to social media. And that’s a good thing. But don’t say you’re doing something that you’re not doing, because someone will catch you out quicker than you can say “it was a typo”.

False airs and graces are just arrogant and annoying, and you will trip over yourself. I’ve seen it happen too many times. People who sell themselves as something they are not. People who claim to be proficient in things they have only a surface knowledge of.

The competition is fierce, folks. If you tell a client you can do something, you’d better be able to do it and do it well, because there’s always someone who can see through your smoke and mirrors routine.

Come clean. Be honest. Tell them you’re not proficient but you’re willing to learn. That will take you a hell of a lot further than faking it until you make it!

Image courtesy of shortie66 @ Flickr

Thought of the day

19 Apr

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

What to do?

18 Apr

Image courtesy of mintlipgloss @ FlickrI’m plagued by this dilemma which recurs every now and again.

It’s not uber-important.

The only person worried about it is [apparently] me.

But, it’s a dilemma nonetheless.

My current contract has me working at a large insurance company based here in town, and I’m part of a project that is detailed in a “playbook”.

When the latest version of the playbook was launched, I attended the meeting and I learned what I needed to know about the new playbook.

All’s well that ends well, right?

So, when I received a notification that there would be three more opportunities to view the launch, I was excited for the chance to reinforce what I had learned at the previous showing.

I then read that this “new” event was the same as the original event, and thought to myself that I had already seen it, so I really didn’t need to see it again.

Then the wave of questions hit …

… what if someone asks a question that wasn’t asked at the previous viewing?

… what if I miss the really important answer to that question?

… I really need to go to all the sessions!

Then I have to take stock and snap back to reality. The only people who need to attend all the sessions are the presenters. If there is anything earthshattering they need to share, they will let us all know.

Please let them let us know!

Image courtesy of mintlipgloss @ Flickr


Sri Lankan Curry

16 Apr Sri Lankan Curry

Sri Lankan Curry

This was REALLY good! Healthy, clean, cooked from scratch. 5 stars!

Thought for the day

16 Apr

Urgent does not necessarily equal important.



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