I usually have a cookfest on Sunday, and sometimes a new recipe evolves that turns out to be both tasty and healthy. This one combines veggies with white wine and herbs, and is saute'd slowly to create a syrup like sauce that is sweet and aromatic. It's great served alone, but also quite good over brown rice. Here's the recipe. Enjoy!
6 Ways to Avoid Competition in a Relationship
There are many behaviors that can slowly destroy a relationship, and "competition" is at the top of the list. Keeping a mental list of who does the most, one-upping, being oppositional regardless of the situation, excluding your partner in social settings, comparing assets (both personal and material), and the worst one . . . always turning conversations back to you when your partner needs you to listen.
Please don't fix it. Just listen!
One of the biggest complaints that comes up in counseling with couples is the listen vs. fix-it conflict. Actually, it doesn't just apply to couples, but to any interaction where one person is venting about something and the other person is listening. I say listening loosely here, because in many instances, the person on the receiving end is not really listening, but is trying to fix the situation.
It's pretty near impossible to operate on any given day without multitasking. With the explosion of technology, people have become used to talking on a cell phone while driving or walking, sitting at a desk and working on a paper and pencil task while glancing at email or tracking Facebook, cooking dinner and doing laundry at the same time, or any number of other scenarios that are familiar to us all.