Life may not come with a manual, but some of these gems below are the next best thing. They have helped me better understand my life and ambitions, change my habits, and live better – so of course I want to share them.

Life: happiness, habits, and productivity

Books: the Happier Series by Gretchen Rubin
The Happiness Project
The Four Tendencies

Podcast: Cortex

Improving relationships with others

Podcast: Radical Candor

Alchemy – just for fun

Came here just for the recipes? I got you. Use the category Alchemy, or, use the gallery & search feature below. I’ll be adding more every couple weeks, so stay tuned!

Rice Stew EruptionBy donna naThis savory congee topped with green onions, crushed peanuts, and shiitake mushrooms is as flavorful as it is comforting.
Taelpar Harvest GaletteBy donna naNot your typical galette, this orange & cream ensemble is part breakfast, part dessert, and 100% delicious.
Sweet RollBy donna naLet me guess: someone stole your sweet roll. This fluffy baked treat is drizzled with a sugary, creamy glaze.
BlamCo Mac & CheeseBy donna naGourmet macaroni and cheese from only use non-perishable pantry items... because this isn’t the Pre-War times anymore, so who has fresh, non-irradiated food, anyway?