• Health & Well-Being

t's hard to tell when Pres. Trump is talking straight or playing at theater because he habitually says things that are strikingly abnormal. Some pundits say Trump's health-care bill failed due to incompetence.... But was passing the bill Trump's aim? Or did he strive only to appear to be aiming to pass it? Read more →

Finally, I can stop posting about beds. I bought a Loom and Leaf memory foam bed.... I liked many aspects: high-quality workmanship, green-manufacturing processes, etc. But the mattress was too firm for me.... After a 3-to-4-week break-in period, I decided to keep the bed. Read more →

My mom bought a $5,600 Sleep Number M7 bed with adjustable base. . . . The salesman said she could return the bed within 100 days if she paid a $180 return fee.... He didn't say that the $2,300 adjustable base was NOT returnable.... At least our family's losses were under $3,000. Read more →

I don't work for a bed seller and wasn't paid for this review.... What I Received & Paid... Mattress Details (Firmness... Warmth... Off-Gassing... Construction... Other Details)... Foundation... Warranty... Delivery... Read more →

I’m not a Martha Stewart wannabe, not obsessed with bedding, and not in denial. Really, I'm not.. I just spent weeks researching sheets.... I bought 6 sets and returned 3 after washing (see reviews)... How They Feel Before & After Washing...Thread Count...Long Staple... Single-Ply... Read more →

It's the damndest thing. For the first time in years, I'd let negative events in my personal relationships & professional life poison most of my present moments--for months. . . . Needing a jump-start, I spent hours searching YouTube for hypnosis videos. Eventually I found one by Alexander Wilon: "Positive Attitude Positive Thinking Hypnosis Session" (shared at bottom of this post). . . . What I like about it . . . . Tips & Notes . . . . Other Blog Posts . . . . The Video. Read more →

This exhibit is powerfully moving, and it's at the Harn Museum auditorium in Gainesville through August 5, 2016. . . . Art is supposed to challenge the perspective, and that’s the effect that Stacey’s work has had on me. Read more →

I love the Kiwifruit's blend of tartness and sweetness. And I love that kiwi is loaded with Vitamin C (90%-100% RDA per 2-inch fruit). [Vitamin C is an antioxidant that's good for (among other things) the immune system, cardiovascular system, eyes, and skin.] Eat kiwi raw if you want Read more →

For months, my outlook was bleak, and I doubted my ability to change it.... There were multiple causes, and they don’t matter. What matters is that I'm writing about it in past tense.... What helped me recover... Through a weird progression of events, I revisited specific songs that had (decades ago) made me feel empowered, hopeful, and bursting with potential. Read more →

I don't farm mangoes and don't own stock in a farm. I just love the mango because it's a nutrient-rich super food. A whole fruit--minus skin and pit--weighing about 330 grams, reportedly has the following nutrients, among others Read more →

When I want sweet coffee, I use real maple syrup (a teaspoon or 2) . . . Maple syrup has minerals, antioxidants, and other compounds that promote health . . . It also has a lower glycemic index than white sugar. . . . Research suggests that white sugar and artificial sweeteners are bad for us. . . . Read more →

Things that destroy vitamin C. I rely on raw fruits and vegetables for Vitamin C because cooking can destroy Vitamin C.. . . List of vitamin c foods + % recommended daily value . . . Some benefits of vitamin c Read more →

GOOD PEOPLE CAN BE INCOMPATIBLE Two video gamers might enjoy each other. A barfly and a recovering-alcoholic probably won’t. Good relationships require common ground beyond sex so the people can blend their lives beyond the bedroom (or elevator or kitchen floor).... That a man isn’t compatible with me doesn’t make him Voldemort; it makes him a Read more →

Meditating reduces mental chatter: that near-constant stream of verbal thoughts (also called “chattering monkeys”). The monkeys can distract us from being all that we can be. . . . When the mind is clearer, we're more perceptive, effective, and powerful. Read more →

Cancer, birth defects, memory problems, lung problems, fertility problems, allergies—all have been linked to chemicals in air fresheners and other scented products, like laundry detergent and candles. The info isn't new (links below). Even Wikipedia discusses toxicity. Common toxins include . . . Read more →

How we view and deal with ourselves affects how we relate to others . . . . Many successes require other people’s contributions, so how we relate to others affects our success.. . . What "loving ourselves" means . . . How to build a habit of loving ourselves Read more →