There are quite a few brave souls that are trying out what is known as a juicing de-tox diet. What does that mean to you and me? Well, for one thing, the detoxification process entails a natural cleansing process. The daily exercise of taking in only freshly prepared home juice as part of your only natural diet for the next week or two can be a stringent one for those who have become accustomed to overeating, even on their good days.
This is my personal and juicy take on what it means to become healthy and fit once more. I say once more because I have only just turned the corner from being overly unhealthy and unhappy for at least the second time in my short life. That being said, I am now highly determined to live a long and healthy and happy life without any let up. This, to my mind, can only be successfully accomplished once you all have the right amount of determination to succeed. Ladies, health and fitness for women, as seen in glossy magazines online or in print, are not to be overrated or ignored.
Wonder Woman is one of my favorite superheroes. I like Cat Woman too. I had to wonder in awe just how fantastic Wonder Woman looked while Batman and Superman were dueling it out as if Metropolis and Gotham City depended on the outcomes. Well, as it turned out, it did. But Wonder Woman? What did she do, and how did she handle it all? To me, she seemed to take everything in her stride. She didn’t need to be able to fly.
What To Do About Bullying
Stories of the school bully extorting lunch money from the kids who were smaller and more timid are common. Parents are also aware of the “mean girls” who start rumors for fun just to make other girls cry. What is a parent to do if their child is the victim? What if you discover your child is the bully? According to experts, these are things parents need to be aware of and here are some tips on how to handle these situations.
Bullying in school is common and widespread. If your child is a victim, reassure them that they are not alone. Let them know that you understand their pain or fear is very real and there are lots of tools available to make the situation better.
What Did You Say?
English is not my husband’s first language, although it is mine. He speaks English fluently, however, sometimes I say something that he just doesn’t understand and when he asks me to explain it, I am often at a loss as to how to do this. Idioms are cultural expressions that, to me, it just seems obvious as to what it means. Over the years I have noted some of these sayings as well as recorded expressions from other cultures that I have encountered when traveling or conversing with people from another country.
Upgrade Me, Please
This fall my husband and I plan to do some traveling. We don’t have loads of money to book first class accommodations throughout the trip. There are, however, some secrets on how to manage to receive upgrades and get the star treatment.
How can such a thing happen before you even arrive? How can an upgrade at the time of booking happen? How can you score a free room-service breakfast throughout your stay? How can you receive the privilege of late checkout with no extra charge? And a complimentary spa package you say? Yes! It’s possible!
What Are Hugs Made Of?
Some time after my mother had been widowed after fifty years of marriage, we talked about some of the things she missed about having her partner. She told me she missed being touched by another human being every day. She missed holding hands and hugs. Although I made it my personal mission after that conversation to give her as much contact as possible, I know I can never make up for the loss of my father. But it made me question just what kind of psychological and emotional stuff are hugs made of?
The Water Wars
In our household there has been the great debate, or Water Wars, depending on who you ask, about what is better to drink: tap water, bottled spring water, bottled purified water, or distilled water. What’s the difference between them all? Do those differences really matter to the average drinker?
Simple gal that I am, as well as cheap, I’m all for tap water. I believe our local municipality is doing its job to provide clean water for consumption as well as to be used in personal hygiene and cleaning. I tell everyone that if they are so paranoid about the city being involved in some kind of conspiracy to turn us into social zombies through our water supply we can always invest in one of those purifiers that attaches to the sink or sits in a water pitcher.