Monthly Archives: September 2014

An A-list feta salad with crispy vegetables

This was the salad that landed me Elizabeth Taylor as my first client when I moved to LA. The irony didn’t escape me  – a codependent with eight husbands! Would definitely have sent her a copy of the manual if

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When silences are silent screams

 For any codependent the subtext of silence is rejection. Silence is a gaping hole that we fill with our fears and insecurities. When we are silent in retaliation our silence is filled with hostility, fear and silent screams. Silence is

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The Golden Rule – “I have the gold so I make the rules”

Did you know that for the most part money can only buy three things – status, security and power. Most of what you are buying, outside of the necessities like paying to fill your car, is one of those three

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Oscar Pistorius – The Verdict is in!

Today Oscar Pistorius, the talented, disabled athlete was found guilty by a South African High Court of culpable homicide. The State were unable to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that there was sufficient evidence to find him guilty of murder.

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Say no act yes

Do you have any idea of how often you say no but act yes? Philippa tells the story: “ My husband and I went to Thailand on holiday. On the last morning we had an argument because I thought he

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Fix a meal – not a man!

I fell in love with this addictive spicy tuna salad at Yen’s in LA. It’s a huge bowl filled with crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, tuna, crisp butternut squash and zucchini coated with a spicy dressing that’s just plain wicked. It almost

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Ray Rice and the Boy’s Club

Ray Rice beat his girlfriend. How insignificant that sentence sounds! The ugly truth is that domestic violence rages rampant behind closed doors of millions of households. Women still tell doctors that they fell down the stairs and walked into the

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