Erica Mansfield

33 Flips | 5 Magazines | 5 Following | @emansfield | Keep up with Erica Mansfield on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Erica Mansfield”

4 Buddhist Monk Habits That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Benefit You Forever

Ever wondered how Buddhist Monks live and what habits they adopt to make them so peaceful?<p>I’ve been always been fascinated by this question so I did …

A Meditation Exercise For People Who Simply Cannot 'Quiet' Their Minds

<i>In a warp-speed world, it can be difficult to entertain even the thought of slowing down for a meditation. The following mindfulness exercise,</i> …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

personaldevelopment

15 Easy Vegan Desserts That Taste Like the Real Deal

Who needs dairy when you can have sugar?<p>1 of 15<p>Mike Garten<p>Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet<p>Freshen up your weeknights with this pretty-in-pink …

Easy Homemade Streusel Coffee Cake

This easy homemade coffee cake is baked in a square pan with a crumbly and delicious cinnamon-spiced brown sugar and pecan topping.<p>The buttermilk …

A protocol for ‘should’ thoughts

As a licensed professional counselor, I believe that cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) offers clients a natural platform to gain insight into the …

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

Why gardening therapy is being prescribed by doctors

It's time to whip out your gardening gloves because not only are digging and weeding great exercise, a good stint of gardening boosts mental health too.<p>Recent research carried out by Harvard University's public health graduate school and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that people living in an …

The Secrets of Russian Honey Cake, Revealed

When Michelle Polzine opened 20th Century Cafe, a tiny pastry shop in San Francisco in 2013, her majestic Russian honey cake enchanted sweet tooths everywhere. Food writers and pastry chefs flew in from across the country to marvel at the gravity-defying stack of airy cake layers slathered with …

Dessert

Apple Curd Stars in This Orchard-Inspired Tart

<i>Every so often, we scour the site for cool recipes from our community that we then test, photograph, and feature. This autumnal tart from Kitchen Butterfly began with a visit to an orchard, and ended on a plate.</i><p>When I think of orchards, I always see sunshine, blue skies, and windfalls—loads of …

Website is under construction

Italian-Style Carrot Cake Might Be the Best Carrot Cake

Italian Carrot Cake (<i>Torta di Carote</i>)<p>Serves 8 to 10<p><i>For the cake:</i><br>Unsalted butter, for coating the pan <br>2/3 cup all-purpose flour <br>2 1/2 teaspoons baking …

Vegan Apple Spice Cupcakes with Vegan Buttercream Frosting

Freshly caramelized apples, cinnamon, vanilla, and lemon come together to make these vegan cupcakes flavored with all things fall. Use a piping bag …

Strawberry Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This rich, dreamy ice cream -- which no one would ever guess is vegan -- benefits from fresh ingredients: seasonal, freshly picked strawberries and fresh vanilla bean. But if you only have vanilla extract, fear not. You're still going to get a supremely delicious dessert. —Gena Hamshaw<p>…

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

Recipe: How to Make Portuguese Custard Tarts

Lisbon is a city with a sweet tooth, and its most iconic pastry is the palm-size <i>pastel de nata,</i> or egg tart, a creamy custard tart available in <i>pastelarias</i> across the city. The recipe dates back to the 16th century, when the confections, like many other Portuguese sweets, were made by nuns in …

Baking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Toffee apple dump cake

This recipe for toffee apple dump cake is easy to make and perfect for entertaining friends and family. Drizzle extra toffee or caramel sauce for a …

Dessert

Baileys tiramisu

This tiramisu recipe combines creamy Baileys with soft sponge fingers, strong coffee and sweet almond liqueur to make a boozy and indulgent …

Dessert

Best ever Italian desserts

In our Italian desserts collection we have a number of fun and exciting twists on classic Italian desserts including, creamy tiramisu, super light …

The 5 Best Motivational Videos of 2016

These short videos will keep you inspired and motivated to make 2017 your best year ever.<p>Every year, I post the five most motivational videos to be posted on YouTube over the past 12 months. Here are my posts for 2015, 2014, and some timeless classics.<p>For 2016, I've focused on videos that will …

Motivation

Extreme Sailing in Australia: Pictures

Sydney Opera House

Radial!

13 Motivational Quotes For All You Procrastinators

You meant to start that big project today. Really, you did. But somehow between your Twitter feed and that impromptu Netflix marathon, today rolled by and you're no closer to your goals.<p>Procrastination happens to everybody. Sometimes, you just need that little kick in the butt -- and sometimes, …

The Ugly But Honest Truth About Motivation

Motivation alone will not help you accomplish your goals. There, the elephant in the room has been called out. We are fascinated by motivation, its origin, how to obtain it, keep it, fuel it and more. We have motivational speakers, self-help books and gurus all available and ready to help us be and …

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

Dessert

Lemon Pound Cake Dessert You Should Try Right Now

<i>If you are looking for an amazing holiday dessert, this homemade lemon pound cake has the perfect balance of tart and sweet! Great in summer …

Dessert