Do It Yourself (or DIY)

There's a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem that comes from doing it yourself! And sometimes, after doing something yourself for the first time, you realize you're better off paying someone else to do it for you going forward. Competency isn't just about learning/knowing how to do things. It's about knowing the value of your time and the value you get back from expending your time.


Book Review: Family Meals by Chef Michael Smith

Canadian chef Michael Smith's most recent cookbook is full of mouth-watering recipes and heart-warming photographs. A strong advocate for real, homemade food and family mealtimes, Michael shares "go to" recipes from his home kitchen - where every member of his family participates in preparing simple, healthy food. These recipes call for fairly basic ingredients and …

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