Mindfulness, Meditation and Me

21 Oct

 

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MINDFUL AWARENESS can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is an excellent antidote to the stresses of modern times. It invites us to stop, breathe, observe, and connect with one’s inner experience.
- Diana Winston, Director for Mindfulness Education at UCLA MARC / The Mindful Awareness Research Center/Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology

 

Sounds painful, doesn’t it? 
All that paining (oops, I mean paying) attention?

 

In an attempt to build my meditation muscle and tone down my snark impulse…

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How To Skunk Writer’s Block

14 Oct

 

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Are you having trouble writing?

You are not alone.

Whether it’s a thousand page trilogy or merely a text to your cousin you can’t finish, you need support.

I suggest you join Writers’ AnonymousWA.

For full-time professionals, it’s WA WA.

You will learn the necessary tools and steps to lick writer’s block in the bud. [...]

7 Celebrity Products We’d Like To See

7 Oct

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Bruce Jenner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Do celebrities annoy you?

The narcissists who never cease to amaze us with their sheer lack of restraint?

Thanks to an avalanche of 24-7 celebrity “news”

we are bombarded with celebrity drama queens’ constant cry for attention.

They appear. They promote. They publicize.

They SELL, SELL, SELL!

7 CELEBRITY PRODUCTS WE’D LIKE TO SEE

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Physically Fit? 7 Clues You’re NOT in Good Shape

1 Oct

Are you physically fit & healthy?

physically fit, in shape, healthy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you in good shape?

Do you feel strong?

Take the quiz…

7 Clues… You’re NOT So Physically Fit

  • Texting tires you.
  • Your blood type is no longer B+   It’s D-

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A Third Breast? 5 GOOD Reasons to Add One!

24 Sep

Mamma Mia!

Woman undergoes surgery to add third breast.

Why? You ask!

“I got it because I wanted to make myself unattractive to men. Because I don’t want to date anymore,” Jasmine said.
Honey, couldn’t you just skip waxing and adopt five cats?

Also, it seems Jasmine has the dream of having her own Reality TV show.

Not a bad hoax. But it got me to thinking…

5 GOOD REASONS TO ADD A THIRD BOOB

  • You just had twins. Or triplets. And you plan on breastfeeding.  Do the math.

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Prescription Drug Name or Disney Character?

17 Sep

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What’s in a name? In a prescription drug name?

Drug companies sell directly to the consumer/patient/poor schlub like me via TV commercials.

Doctors now take prescription requests.

“Doc, I saw this snazzy, sexy ad for “Beallus” that was shot on the beach in Hawaii. God, I’m in pain.

I’d like to try some of that! Pen me a prescription, will you?”

The prescription drug names are cool and catchy. They promise an orgasmic paradise, a spa experience, a pain-free existence.

But… many drug names sound like Disney characters to me. [...]

Pet Peeves and the Curmudgeonly Spirit

10 Sep

Curmudgeons are in a perpetual state of annoyance.

They cultivate their pet peeves wholeheartedly.

With art and age comes a greater license to voice such pained sentiments.

If you can kvetch in a funny way – it is a blessing to all.

In the spirit of the book by Joan Rivers I Hate Everyone… Starting With Me

And with tongue in cheek

My PET PEEVES… Stuff I Hate!

Stemless wine glasses   (They look like cheap jelly jars for preschoolers)

Lengthy Minimalist newsletters   (Duh) [...]

Cry Me a Joan River

4 Sep

 

 JOAN RIVERS was a force of nature. Early on especially, Joan bubbled over with playful, hyperbolic, self-deprecating humor. Fresh and feminine. Clever. Smart. I was thrilled to have written, sold one-liners to her for over 5 years. She was an amazing performer, writer, editor, author of 12 books. She’ll be funny always. Like Robin Williams, she is also being remembered for her kindness and generosity.

https://www.facebook.com/BarbBestHumor

Joan Rivers

“My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. 

Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.”

Reality TV – An Escape from Reality

2 Sep

 

SEPTEMBER…

Back to school for many,

Back to Reality TV for many more.

We know that Reality TV bears no resemblance to “real” reality – as in “the” news, world events, family problems, and friend dramas – hence it’s wide appeal and immense popularity.

Yum. Reality TV is junk food for the brain. [...]

I Feel Your Salmonella Pain

26 Aug

 

This week,

I was going to write a scholarly (yet hilarious and insightful) treatise on the societal impact of dual hula hoop and ice bucket challenge addictions…

but I was deterred – and perhaps sickened – by the latest salmonella peanut-almond butter scare.

EXHIBIT A:  My jar of almond butter fingered by the FDA.  Selected for it’s superior nutritional value. It’s so tasty, too!

 

Almond Butter [...]

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