MAKING IT SAUCY

2019-02-19T16:43:15-04:00March 1st, 2019|Recipes|

Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash by Jillian Fraioli Making a quick pan reduction sauce is one way I elevate a weeknight meal. However, I hear from people all the time that they think making sauce is “hard.” Once upon a time, I would have agreed. The “Mother Sauces” were one of the first things I had to perfect in a professional kitchen. These include béchamel, hollandaise, espagnole, veluté, and tomat. The idea behind this learning process is that once you can make these, you can pretty much make anything. While the art of the sauce has inspired many a chef’s episode on TV, and [...]

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DIETING AND INTUITION COLLIDE

2019-02-19T17:37:31-04:00March 1st, 2019|Health|

Photo by Jennifer Burk on Unsplash By Joan Ridsdel "Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." — Louise Hay Did you make a New Year’s resolution to lose weight and get fit in 2019? I must admit that it was tempting to go back to dieting after seeing a flurry of new weight-loss advertisements and programs on TV as soon as January 1st arrived. The promise of weight loss by simply following a “reimagined program” that helps us on our way, fits our lifestyle, and has everything we need to succeed [...]

EVOLUTION OF A GIRL WRITER

2019-02-19T16:36:51-04:00March 1st, 2019|writing|

By Juna Guetter Photo by Jamie Brown on Unsplash When I was a young girl, I loved words. In first grade I thought the word “girl” was so cool because you could spell it “g-i-r-l” OR “g-r-i-l” and it could mean a “young lady” or a “barbeque” and grownups had to figure out what you meant. You could just move letters around. Writing was so playful for me. In those carefree days, as soon as I’d come home from school, I’d run to my big sheets of paper, sprawl myself on the living room floor with the box of 64 Crayola crayons I shared [...]

Woman on the Street: Writing My Way Home, AGAIN (Geez!)

2019-02-19T15:37:19-04:00March 1st, 2019|writing|

By Stella Orange When I started a writing business ten years ago, I wrote stuff for my clients five days a week. It made me a much more skilled writer. So years later, when I started teaching self-employed people how to improve their writing, I thought it made sense to teach writing skills. “Tell us how you write a headline,” my students would ask. “Show us how to write a catchy subject line for an email.” So at first, that’s what I did. But what I quickly came to realize was that learning skills weren’t actually helping my students connect with, [...]

EVER ASKED YOUR BODY TO TELL YOU MORE?

2019-02-19T16:25:18-04:00March 1st, 2019|Health|

Photo by Ana Tavares on Unsplash By Morella Devost, EdM, MA We have a communication problem when it comes to our health. It’s a communication problem that arises from our mechanistic view of the world and of the body. In a mechanistic view of health, the body is an apparatus much like a car or a clock. Health issues are seen as a broken part to be fixed; the body breaks down, just like an old car. The “cure” is to make the symptoms go away. But a symptom is not a problem. A symptom is a messenger. It brings clear communication that we [...]

TINDER IS THE NIGHT

2019-02-19T17:24:08-04:00March 1st, 2019|Relationships|

Photo by Victoria Roman on Unsplash By Anna Wilking When I first created a Tinder profile I did it in jest at the prompting of a friend. I had just defended my dissertation on sex work in Ecuador after an 18-month period of intense academic rigor. To say that I lived the existence of a nun would be an understatement. I followed a strict regiment in which I went to bed early and woke up early to have my breakfast and set off to the NYU library for a day of writing in precise 45-minute chunks. I would take a lunch break in which [...]

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