Terrace House Wisdom

I have been "watching" (my version of "watching" is more like half-listening to while doing other things) the Netflix / Japanese "reality show" "Terrace House" and I just came across some wisdom that I suppose I had overlooked while halfheartedly "watching" / listening to the show. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this … Continue reading Terrace House Wisdom

Succinct-ify THAT Sunday!

In my last long post (earlier today!) the basic "idea" I'm driving at and driving MYSELF toward is to try to be "a voice" within the "Chronic Illness Community" that is less showcase-y and less sad. There is already so much sadness and so many bad things we deal with on a daily basis - … Continue reading Succinct-ify THAT Sunday!

An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

I don't know if this is "common" knowledge, but there is this general idea in Japan that one should consume 30 different kinds of food a day. This includes the rice that is eaten at almost every meal (that would count as "one kind" of food, even if eaten three times in one day) ... … Continue reading An Easy Way to Have a “Healthier” Diet

The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

Who ever would have thought I would be quoting "Gossip Girl?!" But here I am and here it is - something to think about in many contexts - "It's not the secrets that cause the problems; it's the assumptions that people make about them." This doesn't apply just to "secrets;" it applies to relationships we … Continue reading The Wisdom of … “Gossip Girl?!?!?”

“Flip It!” Friday

I have been experiencing some personal difficulties lately with a "private project;" it is something I do not really discuss with anyone but suffice it to say that it is something I dread and something that entails the firm utilization of "NEVER AGAIN!" - and I am NOT a person who does well with the … Continue reading “Flip It!” Friday

Friday Freedom

FREEDOM is the ability to RESPOND to any situation by looking at it antithetically.. If your natural REACTION to a situation is one way, try stepping back and thinking about it in exactly the opposite way. For example, my last post about "helping others help themselves" - that is, knowing first that the person who … Continue reading Friday Freedom

Thursday Thought – Help…?

I'm sure you have all heard the adage "God helps those who help themselves." This phrase finds its "origins" all over the globe - from numerous usages by the ancient Greeks to being stated in the Quran and, of course, "our" Western "knowledge" of it from Christian "Holy" scripture. Its history and usage are so … Continue reading Thursday Thought – Help…?