Tag Archives: Chocolate

Chocolate Krispy Kreme & Coffee: My Eclipse Party

17 Aug

As far as I’m concerned, it’s always time for chocolate and coffee.

Krispy Kreme

and a Total Solar Eclipse?

Sounds like an excuse to partay!

I’m ready. And I’m going to the dark side.

 

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Eclipse

“Dark” as in…

coffee and chocolate, of course.

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Back to Work: 7 Distractions You Really Can’t Ignore

21 Sep

7 Distractions We Can’t Ignore!

Sometimes it’s hard to focus on work when this important stuff is on your mind…

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  • Prepping my porch for fall

 

  • Harvest decor… why?

 

  • Gurgling intestinal sounds, mine and others

 

  • My body double has fallen and she can’t get up

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Why I Haven’t Responded to Your Email in 2 Weeks

12 Jul

 

So much email, so little time.

Why Haven’t I Returned Your Email in 2 Weeks?

Procrastination is not personal.

Trust me. It’s not you, it’s me.

Sometimes it’s just difficult to conjure up the same sense of urgency to email responses than I have for, say, attending a family funeral or watching the Wimbledon finals.

I know you understand ’cause you haven’t returned my emails either 🙂

Other Reasons for My Slow Email Responses

  • Memory clutter. Hiring a cleaning crew to come in and dust my dendrites.

 

  • Lost in the throes of a summer romance with frozen Yasso Greek Yogurt Coffee Chocolate Chip bars.

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I’ve Got Balls Yes I Do

12 Jun

 

Why, yes, I’ve got balls. Do you have balls?

Life can be tough. We all need them.

May I recommend?

Balls to relax us when we are stressed… which for some of us is much of the time.

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Balls for a gratitude squeeze. “Life Is Good” Think of it as a hand hug. […]

Measure the Pleasure Not the Pain

29 May

 

Why not measure the pleasure instead of the pain?

We have fitness trackers to measure every step we slog and every nano-second of sweaty exercise…

the Fitbit Surge, the Jawbone Up3, the Garmin Vivosmart, and the Apple Watch.

Why not measure the pleasure, too?

Let’s count the time spent having FUN!

Whatever makes you happy

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For example:

– 5 minutes singing in the shower

– 45 minutes playing card games with my kids

– 30 minutes baking chocolate chip cookies

– 2 hours watching trash TV […]

7 New Year’s RID-solutions to Ponder

2 Jan

 

Woo Hoo! 2015!

Got resolutions?

I’ve got RID-solutions!

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Good luck!

 

In 2015, let’s say Bye-Bye to…

1.      Denial.  “I’ll just have one more chocolate covered cherry because, after all, it’s a vital part of celebrating holiday traditions and participating in the pursuit of freedom.”

2.    Pride. I will not become irritated when I lose at tennis even though a) it is obviously my partner’s fault b) the sun is in my eyes c) I had too much coffee for breakfast d) not enough coffee e) I have a calf cramp f) I’m not wearing my lucky socks. […]

Migraine Trigger or Reason to Live? A HEALTH QUIZ!

28 Oct

 

WHAT? A HEALTH QUIZ?

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HMMM…. WHICH IS IT?

A REASON TO LIVE or A MIGRAINE TRIGGER?

 

1. Sleeping in late any chance you get

 

2. Mind-blowing rock concert at 115 decibels with laser light show

 

3. Family-size bag of dark chocolate drenched espresso beans […]

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. […]

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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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!” […]