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Parents Offer Advice: 7 Naughty & Nice Tips

21 Dec

Parents Offer Advice: Naughty & Nice

Parents! What are you teaching your children?

As the holidays ding-a-ling-ling and ho-ho-ho themselves

into our hearts and psyches…

let’s take a moment to reflect ūüôā

 

Naughty Nice Pearls of Wisdom

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Random Advice from Parents

 

  • If you look at your phone screen¬†50 hours everyday, you will get eye stroke!

Eye stroke exists…¬† https://bit.ly/36OPGl9

 

  • Don’t bathe in sequins, glitter or anything shiny that can lodge itself in your nether regions.

Naughty news: Woman bathes in glitter…¬† https://bit.ly/38UmwD2¬†

 

Naughty Nice Parental Advice Funny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Robots are not your friend.

Wacky robot hotel admits its bedside cameras could have exposed guests to peeping hackers…

https://bit.ly/35M2V6l

 

  • Don’t gulp your food. Chew it 22 times before swallowing, especially if it’s a chunky smoothie.

 

  • Warning: Don’t run with scissors, X-ACTO knives or chainsaws. If you must run, run away from the wolves.

Parental Advice Funny Books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Caution: “He/She/They/Prefer not to identify with any gender” who laughs last… and needs the joke explained to “Him/Her/Them/They/Prefer not to identify with any gender“… may be suffering from a concussion. Consult a doctor or Google.

 

  • Among other things, life is a full-time job.¬† Nice work if you can get it – even if it doesn’t always pay well.

 

Holiday stress… this, too, shall pass.

 

Parental Advice humor books

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humor Books Available on Amazon

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Holidays: ‘Tis the Season to Survive the Stress

14 Dec

Happy Holidays

Holidays and stress go together like eggnog and rum, like millennials and artisanal creameries, like politicians and lying.

Deck the halls with boughs and blabber
‘Tis the season to be grumpy,
Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la
Tis the season to be jumpy,
Ha-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

A new study published in the British Medical Journal claims that your risk of heart attack is greatest on Christmas Eve and the following two days.

An excerpt from The Misery Manifesto,

the¬†month-by-month survival guide…

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December * Holidays Are A Pain In the Aspirations

You’d like peace and quiet for the holidays. You want to relax. You want to stop and inhale the roses. You’re sadly optimistic on this count. […]

The Holidays! Do You Have Exploding Head Syndrome?

14 Dec

Holidays

The holidays are upon us

Yay! and Ugh!

The Holidays are Here Barb Best

 

‘Tis the season to be harried

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

‘Tis the season to be melancholy

Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Holiday Humor Barb Best

 

Do You Have Exploding Head Syndrome YET?

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Stress Relief Tips for the Slightly Miserable

13 Aug

 

I feel your pain.

Barb Best Humor Stress-Relief Tips

Stress and anxiety are rampant.

Millions of Americans are experiencing “voter stress.”

Many of our fellow citizens are plagued by horrifying “OMG! Summer is almost over!” panic attacks. At our local schools, grief counseling will be offered to all students and teachers in dealing with this tragedy.

Cats everywhere are tormented by “whisker fatigue” and “feline acne” caused by eating from¬† non-ergonomic feeding bowls.

I ask you… is there no end to the agony and suffering?

7 Quick Stress-Relief TIPS

  • Get yourself a “support monkey” – seriously, what could be more fun? A barrel of support monkeys?

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A Bucket List for the Burned-Out

17 Mar

 

Feeling weary? Tired? Burned-Out?

If you don’t have a case of Vitameatavegamin or Red Bull handy to give you an energy boost, try revising your bucket list DOWN. This will likely reduce that intense pressure and fatigue that you feel.

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Feeling listless? Here’s a list!

A Bucket List for the Burned-Out

  • Savor success by facing your fears head on. Yes! Clean out that crazy ass kitchen drawer – you know the one.

 

  • Empower yourself. Learn to set the digital clock on the car – before it’s time to fall back and spring forward again.

 

  • Empty the crumb tray in the toaster. Should be done once in your lifetime.

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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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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. […]

Lighten Up Japan!

12 Jun

 

Masako Kusakari is on a mission. She wants to bring more laughter to Japan.

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

Masako & Allen Klein April 2013 at AATH

 

“My mission is to help Japanese people lighten up and enjoy conversation using ¬†humor. Many Japanese people take things too seriously,” says Masako.¬† “I think if we learn to be more playful, we can enjoy life more.”

Masako lives in Yokohama City, the second largest city in Japan by population after Tokyo. Several months ago, Masako’s husband got her the best selling book The Healing Power of Humor by Allen Klein – translated in Japanese.

“I was thrilled!!!” […]