On routines, cooking, and being ready.

“Mise en place forces cooks to account for every minute of their time and every moment,” as chef Dwayne Lipuma is quoted in a recent NPR article.First, what the enfer is mise en place? It’s french for “put in place”, and it’s a term used in cooking for the setup of ingredients and tools gathered... Continue Reading →

Just do it.

I am good at mulling things over. This can be a good quality— it leads to introspection, self knowledge, and considered action. But it can also lead to paralysis, and talking yourself out of things, and second-guessing. So we all have a natual “set point” that we operate at— some people are impulsive, some people are... Continue Reading →

Mindful mondays: 3 ways to get un-stuck

Does it sound daunting to commit to something every day? It does to me, sometimes. Especially when I get in a rut. You know, a daily-grind, feeling run-down, feeling sorry for myself rut. Ugh.  But think about it. . . that “rut” means I’m not committing to myself. It means I have my priorities out... Continue Reading →

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