Current Edition

February 18, 2018

Vol 1

Your Life

  • Bucket List

    I was talking with some co-workers the other day, and the subject of “bucket lists” came up. No, nobody had received any catastrophic news about their health; we were just having a conversation about things that we’d like to do before our inevitable meeting with the Grim Reaper or as I prefer the Angel of Death. Talking about death is not morbid; it’s a part of everyday life. Just look at the number of bumper stickers and magnets that tout, “Live Each Day As If It’s Your Last”. While [...]
  • Cyber Monday

    Do you celebrate “Cyber Monday?" Hopefully you’ve lived through “gray Thursday”, “black Friday”, and whatever color they use for the Saturday and Sunday after Thanksgiving, without any mental, physical or emotional injuries. Now it’s time to move into the Internet shopping arena and begin Googling, Yahooing, and Binging for the best deals possible for that perfect Christmas present you couldn’t find over Thanksgiving. What happens, if you can’t find that perfect gift? Do you start going [...]
  • Cuddling

    Are you a cuddler? I am. Are you a hugger? I am. Are you a kisser? I am. I believe in the importance of cuddling, hugging, kissing, holding hands and touching for your emotional health. I came from a very demonstrative family who hugged and kissed if you went to the store. Researchers are now learning more about the importance of human touch. A study from Princeton University found that babies and kids, who are touched a lot, at least till the age of 12, had a greater capacity [...]
  • Trauma

    Do you believe an entire country can suffer from “trauma”? I do. The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster”. Emotional and psychological trauma is the result of unexpected stressful events that can destroy your sense of security, resulting in feelings of helplessness, vulnerability and fear. Sound like something the majority of American’s have been suffering from, since 9/11? Do you [...]
  • Blaming

    It’s not my fault…the dog broke the lamp. I don’t know how the cat got out; Jake must have left the door open. If Marge hadn’t called when she did, I wouldn’t have burned that roast. Roger didn’t put gas in the car; now I’ll never get to work on time. Sound familiar? Do you take responsibility for those annoying mishaps that happen to you or do you automatically want to blame someone else. Think about it. You trip on the sidewalk and automatically look at who’s to blame. Rather than [...]
  • American Fear

    What has happened to America that we have become such a fear-based society? If someone appears different, they aren’t to be trusted. If they’re Hispanic, they’re automatically perceived as illegal aliens. If they look Middle Eastern or have a Muslim name, they’re considered terrorists. If they are Black, they’re identified as criminals. These attitudes have become so pervasive it’s frightening. Have we lost our humanity? This is not the America I grew up in, the America that was the [...]
  • Overreacting

    What is going on with people? Overreacting is running rampant. Just listen to the news. All the Republican pundits are overreacting to anything Trump says. Every time the DOW Jones appears it might drop, the world is going to come to an end. Most American’s think there’s a terrorist around every corner. A man shoots a driver for cutting him off on the freeway. Just the other week a teacher, a principal and school had a14-year-old boy arrested, for making a digital clock they mistook [...]
  • Bucket Lists

    I was talking with some co-workers the other day, and the subject of “bucket lists” came up. No, nobody had received any catastrophic news about their health; we were just having a conversation about things that we’d like to do before our inevitable meeting with the Grim Reaper or as I prefer the Angel of Death. Talking about death is not morbid; it’s a part of everyday life. Just look at the number of bumper stickers and magnets that tout, “Live Each Day As If It’s Your Last”. While [...]
  • Sleeping In The Buff

    To sleep in the buff or not to sleep in the buff, that is the question. Which is better for sleeping? According to sleep experts, sleeping naked can be advantageous for your relationship, your health and the quality of your sleep. Unfortunately, according to a survey of 3,700 men and women, only 8% said they slept au natureĺ. Which isn’t surprising since the majority of people I talk with have difficulty with body issues. You may want to rethink those pajamas though. Studies have [...]
  • Social Media

    Have you ever looked back at your life and thought how grateful you are that you didn’t have to spell in order to communicate with your friends? You didn’t have to go through the litany of social media, Facebook, Twitter, texting, instant messaging, e-mail, video messaging or gaming, to converse with your best friend. It was so much easier when I was growing up. The majority of your friends were from your school or neighborhood. You talked in person or on the telephone. Yes, we did [...]

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