Soften Saturday: Overworked and Overwhelmed

Well, hello there, fans of Soften Saturday!  It’s been awhile.  I took a break from writing Soften Saturday posts every Saturday because, well, I was Overworked and Overwhelmed.

In addition to writing here, I also manage the social media for my site and my other business, teach cooking classes, coach folks new to dietary restrictions or those seeking healthy eating assistance, am a partner in a busy balloon artistry business, maintain a home, tend backyard chickens and a garden,  care for three fur-kids, am a wife, try to keep in touch with family and friends, travel for work and occasionally pleasure, volunteer in my community, develop new recipes, try to finish a culinary education program I started too long ago and probably ten other things I’m currently forgetting.

Yep, overworked and overwhelmed.

Can you relate?  I’m going to guess you can.  Nearly everyone I have asked this week has told me they feel overwhelmed often.  Among those I’ve asked, many have felt overworked and ALL of those I asked who are self-employed felt over-worked.

So what are we going to do about this?… 

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The Thanksgiving Game Plan, a truly special e-book

While teaching a cooking class recently, a concerned mom asked me how she was going to cook Thanksgiving while including her adult daughter who was recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance.  I made a few suggestions: keep it simple, cook naturally gluten-free food, start working on a game plan now.  Little did I know, my sweet… 

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Veggie Strata | In Johnna's Kitchen

Veggie Strata, gluten-free & dairy-free

It’s cold and rainy here…again.  The last week has been full of cooler weather, gray days and lots of rain.  The leaves, while colorful, are being pummeled to the ground by wind that sometimes has the rain blowing sideways. This is the beginning of comfort food season for me!  One of my favorite morning comfort… 

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Apple Fritter Bites, gluten-fre & dairy-free

Apple Fritter Bites, gluten-free & dairy-free

Rich with the flavors of fall and the comfort of a donut shop staple, today I’m sharing my recipe for apple fritter bites, gluten-free & dairy-free.  But first, how this recipe came to be… Recently I was shopping at Trader Joe’s with my favorite fella.  It was an early morning, very few folks in the… 

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Detroit Eats | In Johnna's Kitchen

Why You Should Visit Detroit and a Giveaway!

Hello, my sweet readers!  I’m glad you dropped by today, on this, the last day of my Detroit series.  Indulge me for a moment…and make sure you check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.  (Giveaway now closed.) It’s from my heart and I can’t wait to mail it to one of you!… 

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Inn Season Cafe, Royal Oak, MI

I Ate Here: Inn Season Cafe, Royal Oak (Detroit), MI

I’m writing all about my adventures in Detroit this week.  If you want an introduction to why I’m writing about Detroit, read this.  Make sure you follow along all week. Lots of great stories to share and a Made in Detroit giveaway to wrap up the week. Ever head out to lunch at a new… 

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Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit, MI

I Stayed Here: Westin Book Cadillac, Detroit, MI

I’m writing all about my adventures in Detroit this week.  If you want an introduction to why I’m writing about Detroit, read this.  Make sure you follow along all week. Lots of great stories to share and a Made in Detroit giveaway to wrap up the week. All week I’ve been telling you about the… 

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