This & That: October 14, 2016

Oct 14, 2016

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The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith by Gabrielle Bernstein

Best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein’s new book is a journey through letting go of what no longer serves us (similar topic as this week’s episode of the podcast), and embracing a new found confidence in the life we are building for ourselves.

Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved and Died under Nazi Occupation by Anne Sebba

Next Tuesday best-selling author Anna Sebba’s book looking back to Paris during the Nazi Occupation will be released and with it insight into the daily horror and choices Parisian women had to make whilst attempting to survive in 1940s Paris. Knowledge of the culture many of us are so fascinated with provides much understanding of how traditions and ways of living have come to be, and this book is one I have a feeling will be eye-opening.

—Live Your Life, Not Theirs: 7 Money Habits to Live the Life you Want by Rachel Cruz

Daughter of financial guru Dave Ramsey, Rachel Cruz’s new book released last week offers approaches to dealing with money that begin with how we perceive the world around us. Beginning with refraining from comparison to shifting how you think about money, since money will always be an element we must deal with in our lives, why not learn how to master it?

What the F: What Swearing Reveals About Our Language, Our Brains and Ourselves by Benjamin K. Bergen

I absolutely cannot wait to read this book. Language is a living and breathing entity, and it is imperative we understand why we use the words we use. And due to the visceral reactions many have when they hear cuss words, yet so many of us utilize in moments of exuberant response, how did it come to exist and how do our brains grab on to these words without forethought? Released last month, if you’re a language teacher, like myself, this book is for us as well as the curious.


Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking by Naomi Pomeroy

Portland-based chef and James Beard Award winning talent Gabrielle Bernstein has just released her first cookbook, and it is worth taking a look through. Discover her hard-won lessons, her undying passion and secrets to learning the fundamentals in the kitchen. With 140 recipes, Pomeroy goes step-by-step through seemingly difficult as well as simple classic recipes, using the basic techniques so that you too can be a master in your very own kitchen. Just released last month, this cookbook is aworthwhile read as well as resource.


J.Crew workout wear

It seems every clothing company is taking note of the spike in athleisure wear that women are embracing in many walks of their lives. Consequently, J.Crew is doing something about it as it has partnered up with New Balance to release their first workout wear line of clothing. From bottoms, sports bras, tops, shoes and more, be sure to peruse the entire collection that just recently debuted.


—Barefoot Contessa Episodes (new season)

And she returns! Ina Garten’s latest cookbook, Cooking for Jeffrey will be released on October 25th, and as is her custom, a new season of Barefoot Contessa on Food Network will kick off as well. Tune in this Sunday at 10:30am for the premiere episode “Food is Where the Heart Is” and set your DVRs for a total of six episodes that will lead right up to the holiday season. I cannot think of a better way to enjoy a leisurely Sunday morning.



~recipe for Chocolate Blueberry Lime Tart~

The wind is blowing and the rain is falling. It seems that change is in the air, and while it may be melancholic to relinquish the beauty and warmth of the summer season, the change that is coming will offer much excitement and more opportunities indeed. As in life and here on TSLL blog, as we grow, we need to let go of what is no longer serving us well, and in just a few days, you will notice a significant change. I cannot wait to share with you what we’ve been up to behind the scenes.

In the meantime, enjoy any opportunities to dine outside as the above image depicts (and what a simple, but lovely centerpiece, no?), and if you cannot, step into the kitchen and indulge in the most fascinating of tart recipes (above). I hope your week has gone well, and you are looking forward to an enjoyable weekend. I have gathered a few articles you might enjoy, and until Monday, bonne journée!

~16 Hard Truths About Relationships No One Wants to Admit

~Speaking of Love . . . there are five stages of love, but many people get stuck at the third

~How to Be a Polite Guest in a French Home

~The Surprising (or not so surprising) Ways Americans Dine Differently than Europeans

~Perhaps our brains are capable of being more elastic than we thought no matter what our age . . . this article reveals some intriguing findings

~A thoughtful conversation about the modern day gentleman. Can he exist in the twenty-first century?

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One thought on “This & That: October 14, 2016

  1. Great links! I like the one about guest etiquette. And the one about eating makes a good point–vegetables and fruits really are expensive in the U.S., especially compared with junk food.

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