If It’s January, Those Must Be Vitamins You’re Popping

11 Jan

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It’s January.  You are especially mindful of your health. You are exercising. You are resisting being seduced by the Valentine’s Day chocolate that is (don’t look!) everywhere.

And like a good little soldier, you are taking your multivitamins and supplements.

Hmm. What do you think of the name of this multivitamin for boomer women 50+?

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“Alive!”  Not setting the bar too high there, are we?

Guess the one for women 60+ is called “Barely Alive!” [...]

Is Your Pet a Party Pooper?

4 Jan

 

Pets… can’t live with them; can’t live without them.

FYI – I am both a dog person and a cat person.

Dogs will swallow anything (you know what I mean).

However, we expect more from cats. They are the mere embodiment of discernment. They control their unbridled enthusiasm. They appreciate understatement. They are refined.  Above all, they are really fussy eaters.

But, no. On the busiest party night of the year, pussy cat has swallowed something festive and is decking the halls with projectile vomit and decorating the hearth with (use your imagination).

Ho. Ho. Ho. Forget that fancy dinner dance with “A” list celebrities. Forget the overpriced, hand sequined killer outfit you bought for this special occasion. Forget the stardust and forgive the feline. We’re off to see the ER vet! [...]

What I Learned In 2013

26 Dec

Life is a teaching moment. Or a learning moment. Whatever. I feel your pain.

Here’s what I learned in 2013:

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  • Do NOT purchase a dining table on the internet. Not unless you and the family enjoy the novelty of Thanksgiving Dinner picnic-style on the living room floor with the pets.
  • “Try yoga. I hear that helps!” is the new “Take two aspirin and call me in the morning.” [...]

Merry Christmas Baby!

20 Dec

 

Wishing YOU a Merry Christmas! And a week full of light and laughter!

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The best part is the anticipation, don’t you think? [...]

Affirmations 4 U

12 Dec

 

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LAUGHABLE AFFABLES FOR YOU!

Affirmations from the heart & liver:

Repeat after me…

I am humble.

I am happy.

I am mellow.

Dang it. I am downright swellow.

PLEASE note that affirmations are more effective if you are not chewing, nibbling, sucking, slurping, imbibing, scratching or inhaling.

Close BOTH eyes.  

I am calm… [...]

This Is Your Brain On The Holidays

6 Dec

 

The holidays can be overwhelming… we are bombarded with too much of a good thing: work, play, kids, relatives, parties, wine, chocolate, candy, shopping, cloying music, fattening food, holiday spirits – and that’s just online.

Your truculent toddler isn’t the only one who needs a quiet time out in a dark corner! Your brain needs a time out, too.

 

“Easy as pie… did someone say PIE?”

 

Pity your poor besieged brain cells. Why not pamper them with a mini-meditation break?

Think of MEDITATION as a well-deserved respite for you and your 50 shades of gray matter – only you don’t have to lock yourself in the bathroom with a jug of cheap chardonnay. [...]

Gratitude With An Attitude

29 Nov

 

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Like many, I am acutely aware of being grateful – health, family, friends, pets, laughter, chocolate, caffeine, a working internet connection – are obviously priceless.

 

In honor of the whole “Give Thanks” thing… I’ve been keeping a Gratitude Journal… 7 Notes:

 

* Am grateful that a migraine attack only lasts a day.

 

* Thankful Aunt Carrie puts a truckload of bourbon in the yam soufflé.  Can you say “Pass the potatoes!” fast five times… fast enough? [...]

Comedy Shorts

22 Nov

During the holidays, I like my wine and my comedy vintage…

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Have you seen these classic comedy films on DVD?

After all, what’s more satisfying than reading Benchley? Viewing Benchley!

By watching Robert Benchley in these clever and hilarious shorts, you can savor his impeccable comic timing, the subtlety of his understated humor, and the endearing sweetness of his nature. [...]

7 Questions for Reflection

15 Nov

 

*This blog is gluten free and GMO free.

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“I like mine strong!”

Meditation teaches us that thoughts are merely like clouds passing in the sky… a few questions for reflection:

Why don’t I get a pet kangaroo?  Have I no sense of adventure whatsoever?

Would it be less stressful (aka healthier) spending the holidays in Cupcake Rehab or Workout Boot Camp than entertaining the cranky kids and in-laws for two weeks? [...]

Food Network’s Damaris Phillips of Southern at Heart

8 Nov

To celebrate November (OMG it’s November!) and the joy of food…

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Here is an entertaining interview After The Show did with the FUNNY & CHARMING Food Network star Chef Damaris Phillips.

Enjoy!

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I caught up with Chef Damaris Phillips, star of Food Network’s new show Southern at Heart and the winner of last season’s Food Network Star.

Damaris shares her take on the relationship between food and music, her favorite Louisville bands and venues, and the best Taylor Swift karaoke songs.

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After The Show: Do you ever listen to music while cooking? Would you recommend that people use music as a way to enhance the cooking experience?

Damaris: When I am throwing a party, I always listen to pop music of today OR the ’90s. I like to dance around the kitchen singing and gearing up for fun. For mass quantity of cooking, I’m going modern country, not too loud, but perfect for singing along and breaking up the monotony.   <MORE… CLICK HERE>

 

 

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