Have You Heard of Lupus?

15 May

 

If I MAY

Purple Photos for Lupus Awareness

Purple Photos for Lupus Awareness (Photo credit: Dave77459)If I MAY

No, it’s not World Trim That Belly Fat Day or

Belly Button Lint Awareness Week or even

National Spinach in Your Front Teeth Month[...]

Funny Mom Flicks 4 Mother’s Day

9 May

 

FUNNY MOMS!

Enjoy a laugh or twenty with your kids!

Funny MOM movies for Mother’s day!

Some of our faves…

Film poster for Freaky Friday - Copyright 2003...

Freaky Friday

Jamie Lee Curtis – she’s the mother, she’s the daughter, she’s the mother in the daughter’s body, she’s the daughter in the mother’s body?  Whatever!  Gosh, role reversal comedies are confusing!

She jams at The House of Blues with your garage band, tells your creepy English teacher to take a hike, hops on a Harley for a love ride with the dreamy boy you’re bonkers about and smooches him good – even if it is with her lips, not yours!

 

Mean Girls

Amy Poehler is alpha Plastic Regina George’s “cool mom” in Tina Fey’s screenplay.

What kind of mother flaunts her breast implants, talks trash with your gal friends and offers you an afternoon cocktail?

Hey, don’t judge – it keeps her feeling young! [...]

My BEST TIPS to RELAX ALREADY

1 May

 

Hooray for MAY!

April was National Stress Awareness Month… which frankly was rather stressful.

Remembering to breathe and all that nonsense.  Geez, what a chore!

 

Ahhhh!

Ahhhh!

My BEST TIPS to RELAX ALREADY

  • Have coffee (for the beans) in the a.m. and red wine (for the antioxidants) in the p.m.
  • Eat quality dark chocolate daily in amounts larger than your cell phone but smaller than your head.
  • When feeling anxious, play with something small and furry… maybe a cat or dog or ? Use your imagination.
  • Smile effortlessly ’til it hurts.
  • Help someone else… unless it involves excessive blood loss or advanced calculus.
  • Help someone else help you. Particularly satisfying! Requires an appreciation for manipulation, or as most successful leaders refer to it – motivation.
  • Laugh for no reason ’til you develop TMJ or until you are shunned by family, friends, and lonely strangers on the street.
  •  Instead of an onerous work-out in the gym, take a nap with a pair of earplugs and a gas mask.
  • Don’t drink green tea unless you love green tea. You know it and I know it – sometimes it tastes like expensive hand soap.
  • Have your kids and spouse write a gratitude list. Hopefully you’ll be mentioned now and then. This will make you feel good. Then request a massage… if they are truly grateful, they will comply.

 

See you on Twitter… I’m @HaBarb 

“More fun than a trip to the dentist!”

 

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Humoraholics Anonymous

23 Apr

You’re in the right place, friends.
This is the weekly meeting of HAHumoraholics Anonymous.
Welcome, all!
Well, I see many horrified new faces here tonight.
No fear. We have enough caffeine and sugar on the back table to blow your frazzled minds – and most likely feed a few additional addictions. Ha, Ha.
Sorry, I  joked in a compulsive way. I’m working on that. [...]

I Feel Your Pain

15 Apr

 

“My pain may be the reason for somebody’s laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody’s pain.”

Charles Chaplin

 

Chaplin PIC BarbBest

Wikimedia Commons: Public Domain

 

What’s causing your PAIN today?

Some suggestions:

Taxes, taxes, and more taxes – especially if you live in NJ, NY, CA, or CT!

Toenail fungus removal

Pet DNA registration and enforcement

Boomerang Kids who want to breastfeed

Helicopter Pet Parents at the doggie park

Viagra ice cream – “You scream, I scream, we all scream…” [...]

25 MORE Reasons I DON’T Sleep!

10 Apr

 

Damn, I’m tired!  Are you, too?

Are YOU getting enough sleep? What keeps YOU up at night?

SRGot Sleep

25 MORE Reasons I Can’t Sleep!

1) Dog needs to pee.

2) I need to pee… again.

3) The cat suffers from restless leg syndrome and is kicking me in the private parts.

4) Celebrity baby names [...]

Erma Bombeck * Mirth Mother

5 Apr

 

THANK YOU ERMA!

We baby boomers share a common “Mirth Mother” in beloved humorist and best selling author Erma Bombeck.

We were weaned on Erma’s wise and witty columns via newspaper clippings that our mothers proudly posted on the refrigerator door (this served as a blog in ancient times.) [...]

AATH: Send In The Clowns

28 Mar

 

Send in the clowns!

AATH is The Association for Applied & Therapeutic Humor -

THE home for humor and laughter professionals.

Their 27th annual humor conference is April 3-6 in Vincennes, Indiana.

AATH

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone loves to laugh,

but did you know that therapeutic humor is a valuable tool to help yourself and others?

I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful. — Bob Hope

Think of those who battle cancer and chronic illness, nurse patients with spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury, comfort the dying, care for a parent with Alzheimer’s, cope with the death of a son in a car accident, deal with the legacy of alcoholic parents, struggle with the aftermath of rape, miscarriages, suicide.

Unfortunately, “Pain and Suffering” is a reality show playing at a neighborhood near you.

Hard to believe, but I’m told some people stress out over traffic jams (not me!) or a a lost earring (nope!) or (God forbid!) a lousy internet connection.

AATH

Joel L. Schwartz, M.D. The Stress Less Shrink

 

AATH

Classic book by Allen Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The transformative power of humor is one of the best medicines.

I support AATH – YOU can, too!

 

Red Skeleton Museum of American Comedy

Giggle On * Laughter Therapy for Wellness & Success

Joel L. Schwartz, M.D. The Stress Less Shrink

Allen Klein Mr. Jollytologist 

Humor Quest

The Humor Academy

 

 

 

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Spring Cleaning for Slobs

20 Mar

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HAPPY SPRING!

IT MUST BE SPRING SOMEWHERE –

AND YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS…

SPRING CLEANING FOR SLOBS!

UGH! I HATE CLEANING AS MUCH AS YOU DO.

BUT IT’S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING WHEN…

1.   The icy dirt on your wood floors is starting to defrost.

2.   You can write a YA trilogy in the dust on your furniture. [...]

Portlandia: Kindhearted, Clever COMEDY

13 Mar

 

Do you prefer your COMEDY kindhearted or edgy?

Snarky (snide and sharply critical) humor can be funny in the moment…

BUT like junk food, I suspect a steady diet of snark is ultimately bad for your health.

I subscribe to the philosophy that “At the heart of comedy is a happy idea.”

Positive humor is a powerful tool in your life survival kit.  Comedy and laughter can heal!

I LOVE the IFC TV series Portlandia – it’s smart and kindhearted.  Have you seen it yet?

 

 

Great interview with PORTLANDIA stars CARRIE BROWNSTEIN and FRED ARMISEN. [...]

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