Icky day? Watch this and “Put on a happy face!”

Enjoy this cool performance from 1963 of Liza Minnelli performing “Put on a happy face” at age 17. She was performing on her mother’s show, The Judy Garland show. Favorite parts: the shout out to Mom during the number and the slightly manic shriek at the end demanding that we “Smile!!!!!” Enjoy and out a smile on that face.

Good News of the Day!

I love chocolate milk! It tastes so good, especially when shaken in a martini shaker with crushed ice.  Yummy.  Until now it has  been a sugar filled treat that I saved for special occasions like “that day I briefly messed up my healthy eating plan” wherein it was the star accompaniment to a late night Krispy Kreme drive-by (p.s. my sweet tooth is …

Words to think on…

That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back.  If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.  —George Foreman  

Jeep believes that Positivity Works too!

Knowing that everyday, I have a choice to make Between watching the clock and occasionally, my back or I can greedily, rightfully, seize every ticking moment and never give one of them back I Live… —JEEP, “Clocks” commercial (2009) Since this so-called recession reared its ugly head, there seems to be an increase in “save money!” advertising out there, but …

Words to think on…

Use your talent (everybody has one) in anyway you can. Don’t keep it for yourself like a miser – spend it like a millionaire! —Lucy MacDonald

I cannot wait for The Princess and the Frog!

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtzpFN4tI7k&hl=en_US&fs=1&] I just took a gander at the most recent trailer (above) and I got so excited about it that I had to share. Doesn’t it look great?!  The first Black Disney princess, Tiana, looks so cute and I love Anika Noni Rose (Dreamgirls, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency) who voices her.  She has such a beautiful voice.  As …

Good news of the day!

Apparently this trend of youth-yoga is spreading across the world; it’s already in places like Georgia, Minnesota, Russia and even here in California. Parents, it may be worth it to check something like this out if you have a hyperactive child or even a child who has difficulty coping with his or her emotions. It would be a non-threatening environment to learn healthy coping skills and manage high energy levels. If a child can become balanced with their emotions and more positive, it is more likely that they would do better in school and be able to make friends more easily.

Mood Mapping – a tool in the fight against negativity?

Dr. Miller’s concept of Mood Mapping is based on identifying your energy levels and moods. She advocates for having your energy level plotted on a vertical line and the feelings associated with that energy level (depending on how positive or negative you feel) on the horizontal line.

My wonderful drive home

Despite defining driving as a chore, I must say that tonight I had an “a ha!” moment. My “a ha!” came when I found myself calmly driving the speed limit and bobbing my head with a big smile on face (this is coming from a speed demon who usually counts down every minute until I can stop the car and get inside somewhere). The reason…a nice relaxing walk beforehand, a wonderfully clear evening, minimal traffic, and an awesome soundtrack that resulted from a channel surfing/ipod mash-up.