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Recently I was told a story of a fly desperately trying get outdoors through a closed window. No matter how hard it tried, the glass wasn’t penetrable. Its life depending on its escape so intensified its fervor that it stayed obsessed in that one spot fighting to get out.

That will and determination is what the fly believes is the only way to succeed. But it is the thing that is causing it to fail; because on the other side of the room is an open door with free access to the life the fly must have to live. Confident that it is doing the right thing is exactly what stands in its way to success.

Thinking we just need to work longer, harder, do more of the same thing, or do it slightly differently is what keeps us going even though it isn’t leading to the results we want. Determined that our way is the right way, whether it works or not, can be our demise.

What if, like the fly, all we had to do was look in another direction, act in a different way, or ask new questions? Nothing hard, nothing we can’t do if we allow ourselves to open up to the possibility that what we believe may not be the only solution. What if there is another way if we just took a minute to consider it?

Attributed to Albert Einstein is the saying that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”

This year my goal is to look at my life with the possibility that there is another way to get the results I want. What if there is a different way, a better way, an easier way and I ignore it because I think my way is the right way?

This year, I’m staying open to see what I can learn.

I wish you all the happiest of New Years!


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Coming up - live interactive cooking classes:

Jan. 8, 2023 Online Cooking Class - Chili

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 4 pm ET

$10.00 Price

Learn how to make a meaty chili that is full of wonderful flavor.

Are you VEGETARIAN? I'll show you how to make it without meat!

If you can't attend the live class, no problem, we'll send you the recording.

Jan. 22, 2023 Online Cooking Class - Lentil Soup

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2023 4 pm ET

$10.00 Price

It's soup time! Learn how to make the perfect lentil soup.

VEGETARIAN? Substitute the meat and keepthe great flavor

If you can't attend the live class, no problem, we'll send you the recording.

Feb. 5, 2023 Online Cooking Class - Rustic Apple Pie

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023 4 pm ET

$10.00 Price

Start by Learning how to make your own pie crust. Don't panic, it's easy.

Then turn the crust into a salted caramel apple pie. Yum!

You'll be thrilled at how easy and GOOD it is.

If you can't attend the live class, no problem, we'll send you the recording.

Here's what people are saying:

"I attended the Rustic Apple Pie. Fantastic!!!! and now I know how to make pie crust. Adeline said it would be easy and it was. Thank you!" Arlene

"Thank you, Adeline! I enjoyed the class very much!" Laura

"Best pie ever!!!! The class with terrific. Everything was very clear and easy to understand. Nice people. You did an amazing job and I could see everything on camera very well.There’s no way I could’ve made this on my own. I’m so happy I got to attend the class and I can’t wait for the next one! Thank you!" Jane Hamill


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