Tag Archives: Happiness

Doom & Doomer: Therapy Music Videos

16 Oct

Doom and Doomer

Is the world in crisis? Doomed?

Is it careening toward complete death and destruction?

Are you worried about the future of your children, grandchildren, and young pets?

Doom and Doomer Humor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apocalypse Anxiety

Are you in a frantic funk?  Devoid of hope?

May I suggest some doomsday therapy.

Watching music videos of Iconic Sixties Tunes will ironically help you feel better.

No Kidding

You think it’s bad now…

Guess what?

… it’s always bad 🙂 […]

Day by Day: Are You Having a Bad Day?

29 Mar

Are you having a bad day?

Or a good 24 hours?

Classic Judith Viorst children’s book

 

Two Months of Bad Days

According to a recent study (don’t you hate recent studies?)

The average American has two months of ‘bad days’ every year.

60 days!

This is darn near one-sixth of your entire year.

Bad Day

Let us define… “A Bad Day”

“My wireless went out for five minutes and I panicked. It wasn’t pretty. ”

“I had to wait in line for ten minutes at Starbucks for my afternoon Iced Cinnamon Almondmilk Macchiato. I thought I’d die.” […]

Video: How to Be Less Miserable in 39 Seconds

24 Mar

Parody = a humorously exaggerated imitation of (a writer, artist, or genre)

It’s time to have some fun with the self-help industry!

Available exclusively on Amazon http://amzn.to/2n8yaCF

 

 

Misery Manifesto: A Self-Help Parody Book

17 Mar

 

Misery? It’s not merely a Stephen King novel.

Happiness? It’s not just a smiley face or an emoticon.

You don’t need another self-help book. They suck.

Instead, you need to laugh at your troubles. Kvetch and complain. Embrace the pain. Feel the joy.

Humor me…

My NEW humor book!!!  BUY HERE 🙂

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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 […]

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. […]

Got Milk?

15 Feb

 

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True or False?

“Men won’t buy the cow if the milk is free.”

Duh! True –  if he’s lactose intolerant.

With “A Little Valentine’s Day Straight Talk: Young women in college need to smarten up and start husband-hunting

Susan Patton has raised important issues regarding young women, men, marriage, and happiness.

Nina Bahadur makes good points in her response in The Huffington Post

Interesting opinion from a man “Susan Patton Told The Truth” by James Taranto

Alexandra Petri has a hilarious take in The Washington Post

Before we become sucked up by and scarred from the intellectual “Mommy Advice Wars” cat fight –

How about changing the question… “Will women buy the cow if the milk is free?” […]

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? […]

7 Tips – How To Be Miserable

9 Aug

Deja Vu…

Woe is me.

As relationship expert and best-selling author Margaret Paul, PhD. writes at HuffPost Healthy Living, “While life is often challenging, lonely and heartbreaking, misery is a choice.”

HERE ARE MY 7 TIPS  – HOW TO BE REALLY  MISERABLE

  • Wear Spanx underwear daily, preferably in a size too small.  (Guess what? It’s ALL a size too small.)
  • Read, listen to, or watch The News. This applies especially to anything remotely political.  (Ugh. It’s ALL political.)
  • Deprive yourself of chocolate before noon.  (Cocoa Puffs were created for a reason.) […]

Affirmations for the Miserable

19 Jun

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Affirmations should not be just for the lucky lighthearted souls among us or for those busy bees tediously aspiring to be oh, so merry.

How about some AFFIRMATIONS for the rest of us?

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  • My joints ache with every new sunrise.    OM…
  • I nourish my inner curmudgeon.    OM…
  • I am one with trash TV.    OM…
  • The dog does not think highly of me. I languish in his disappointment.   OM…
  • Chocolate is my only friend.    OM… […]