This Means I Get To Use Real Butter, Right?

In the first section of William D. Lassek and Steven J. C. Gaulin's new book, Why Women Need Fat: How "Healthy" Food Makes Us Gain Excess Weight and the Surprising Solution to Losing It Forever, they look at how the American diet has changed in the past forty years. The authors say that one of the biggest changes we've made is taking a step away from saturated fats, which was supposed to to make us healthier. But has it? ...more
I am absolutely on board with #Teambutter and I agree wholeheartedly with what was in this book. ... more

Do You Choose Happiness?

It is entirely possible that Guy, the main character in Jeremy Page's Sea Change, simply does not know how to be happy. In the opening pages it seems we catch glimpses of it but as the story goes on it seems that happiness is not something Guy is willing to fight for. ...more
I try really hard to choose happiness, for my own sanity and to be a good role model for my ... more

How Do You Move On When You Feel Stuck?

In Jeremy Page's Sea Change Guy is stuck. He knows that he ought to move on with his life following accident that killed his daughter. He knows that life should continue. He writes of another life every day in his journal, a life in which they are all together -- if not happy. At times the Guy in the journal is far more insightful than the real Guy. ...more
When I am feeling stuck, I have to be careful not to get lost in my own head. It is always ... more

The Small Moments That Stick With Us

In the opening pages of Jeremy Page's Sea Change, Guy is having a moment with his young daughter. He is showing her a small thing -- a drop of water on a leaf that catches the light and shimmers. To the four-year-old it's like magic, as are so many things that we adults take for granted, and Guy tells himself that this is a moment he'll remember always. ...more
The moments that stick with me are the ones where I am with my family or friends and I am ... more

Running Away From Life

When the going gets tough, the tough get going. Or maybe they get hiding. After reading about the death of Guy's daughter in the opening chapter of Jeremy Page's Sea Change I understood Guy's need to run away. Guy is unusual in that he creates not only a new life for himself, but a new second life in his journals where his daughter is still alive. ...more
I think we have all wanted to run away from life at some time. In Sea Change Guy headed out to ... more

Week 3: Explore BlogHer.com and Win a BlogHer Food '11 Pass!

We still have so much good stuff on BlogHer.com to introduce you to, so how about we keep this going for another week and give you an opportunity to win your choice of a full conference pass to either BlogHer Food '11, May 20-21 in Atlanta, Georgia, or our annual conference, BlogHer '11, August 5-6 in San Diego, California? ...more

I have never been to the BlogHer Conference and would love to be able to attend the 2011 event. ... more

Writers: Don't Set Your Self-Worth By a Publisher's Opinion

When I left, I couldn't stop thinking about what she said. So many times as writers we wrap up our self-worth in every query letter or proposal we send out. Then we wait for the response and rather than just look at it as just that, a response, we use it to gauge our worth and abilities as a writer. If an editor/agent says yes, then we must be a good writer. If we get a no, then we must not be any good. ...more

Thank you all for reading my post and for taking the time to comment. I am so glad to hear it ... more