Monthly Archives: January, 2016

Pear & Crystallized Ginger Gingerbread (Paleo, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

This recipe is my variation on the genius 5 Minute Paleo Dump Bread from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition. Ingredients: 2 cups almond butter (or any other nut butter) ½ tsp Himalayan (or sea) salt 1 tbsp of mixed spice (could probably also use pumpkin spice) 1 tsp ground ginger 1 tsp ground cinnamon (make sure it is real, Ceylon …

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Link Love (2016-01-30)

Thought-provoking ““It will never be okay,” a friend who lost her mom in her teens said to me a couple years ago. “It will never be okay that our mothers are dead.” At the time she said this to me she wasn’t yet really my friend. We’d chatted passingly at parties, but this was the …

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Link Love (2016-01-23)

Religion “Where are the fact checkers in Young Earth Creationist’ (YEC) organizations?  And why do simple errors and profound misconceptions of science persist among their ranks?  I have commented multiple times that the YEC organization Institute for Creation Research (ICR) has a self-editing problem. As I have documented (Eg.  The Case of the Shrinking Comet …

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Chronic Illness, Body Image & Getting Married

Seeing my wedding photos felt like staring at a stranger, who has somehow managed to impersonate me on that special day.  I quickly click away, before the tears reach my eyes, before I have to acknowledge that this – stranger – is me. My illnesses have been hard on me, and they love to multiply …

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Link Love (2016-01-16)

Thought-provoking “HARO and CRHE point to the reality that homeschooling fails some children colossally. This is because homeschooling is only as good as the parents it relies on, and the resources those parents have to offer. In the hands of parents like Claire’s, homeschooling can be a powerful tool promoting children’s wellbeing. In the hands …

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December 2015 & January 2016 Quick Reviews

I was too busy with wedding preparations to put together the quick reviews for December, there’s so many books to get through that I’ve decided to only cover up until the end of 2015 here, and the rest will be covered next month. Reviews The Art of Home-making by Alison May ($2.94 on Kindle): May is the …

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Reflections on 2015

In many ways 2015 has been the most difficult year of my life. I have gotten increasingly sick, been through countless medical tests, trialled several different medications (all to no avail), and my doctors increasingly consider me a difficult case. I became unable to work. I spent a month bedridden, with migraines and throwing up …

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Link Love (2016-01-12)

Thought-provoking Johann Hari: Everything You Think You Know About Addiction Is Wrong – TED “In fact, anger and sadness are an important part of life, and new research shows that experiencing and accepting such emotions are vital to our mental health. Attempting to suppress thoughts can backfire and even diminish our sense of contentment. “Acknowledging …

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Link Love (2015-01-09)

Thought-provoking “I sometimes respond to people with facts and figures, showing how the raw number of connections in one’s network doesn’t matter as much as who those connections are, and how engaged they are. But the truth is, our technological leaders have built these tools in a way that explicitly promotes the idea that one’s …

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Link Love (2016-01-02)

Thought-provoking “Maybe the old way has worked so far. But in the long run, it burns people out. There’s a reason people are struggling to find cooks right now. Our industry is populated by young people. As they get older, they fall out of the trade because they can only take the abuse when they’re …

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