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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Gluten-Free Pizza, Detroit Style Pizza Co.

I Ate Here: Detroit Style Pizza, Detroit, MI (gluten-free)

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. A friend recently said to me on my… 

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Sunset, Detroit

I Ate Here: Volt, 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. If you follow me on Instagram, you know… 

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Mudgie's Deli, Detroit

I Ate Here: Mudgie’s Deli, 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. As I often do when visiting an area… 

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Detroit | In Johnna's Kitchen

I’m in love with Detroit!

This week I’m sharing a series of posts all about Detroit.  The food, the museums, the food, the people, the food.  Did I mention the food? I visited Detroit for a few days earlier this month.  When I mentioned to friends we were planning this trip, I was met with questions like, “Are you CRAZY?… 

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Cosmic Coconut, Memphis, TN

I Ate Here: Cosmic Coconut, Memphis, TN

When traveling do you find yourself indulging in foods that you don’t eat everyday at home?  I definitely do!  I struggle to eat fresh fruits and veggies while traveling and don’t have a green juice or smoothie often enough.  This Summer I’ve been working hard to change that.  On a recent visit to Memphis, Tennessee,… 

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Buffalo Roasted Potato Tofu Casserole | In Johnna's Kitchen

Buffalo Roasted Potato and Tofu Casserole

Do you ever see a recipe floating around in Facebook, the one all of your friends are sharing and you think it sounds kinda good?  Yet you know it won’t work for you because it contains gluten or dairy or meat or whatever it is you can’t/won’t/don’t eat.  You know the recipes I’m talking about,… 

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