Asking the Big Question After Cancer Treatment – “Why Not?”

Asking the Big Question After Cancer Treatment – “Why Not?”

I keep going because I believe that even if we can’t erase the difficult parts of our story, and we can’t control how or when it’s going to end, each of us has the ability, right here, right now, to dream audaciously and ask ourselves the question, “Why not?” Terri Wingham I've written before about [...]

The Gift of Julia Child & a Broken Hot Plate

The Gift of Julia Child & a Broken Hot Plate

Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it. Julia Child Today is the 100th birthday of Julia Child, a passionate woman who never stopped embracing life. Her love of French cooking led a revolution that changed the male-dominated culinary world forever. Her exuberance and  fearlessness brought infinite possibilities to the home cook. [...]

Finding Strength in Our Kitchens, Our Families & Ourselves

Finding Strength in Our Kitchens, Our Families & Ourselves

"The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have spent at home in the bosom of my family." --Thomas Jefferson September 14, 2008. It’s a Sunday afternoon and we are strolling through a kitchen design store, excited to finally embark on the renovation of our 30-year-ancient kitchen. The next day, Lehman [...]

The Survivor’s Nest – 5 Tips For Decorating With Mirrors View

  There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton I did a lot of reflecting this week so, of course, I thought I'd talk about mirrors in today's The Survivor's Nest post. Looking around my own home, I realized I'm surrounded by wonderful examples I'd [...]

The Survivor’s Nest – A Very Special Courageous Woman with Cancer

The Survivor’s Nest – A Very Special Courageous Woman with Cancer

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. Mark Twain I'm doing something I've never done before with today's Survivor's Nest post - I'm talking about a person. This is a courageous woman with cancer who doesn't even have a nest of her own - she is homeless right now and [...]