R U Awake????

So you woke up this morning and….. …you woke up…really?  Let’s put it to the Sassy Zen test…  Once you were no longer sleeping, is gratitude the first thing you felt?  If not…oh well… then you didn’t really wake up …because, if you had, you would have noticed you were awake and you would have...
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How do you define “Romance”?

Is the definition of “romance” always something that involves two people?  Two people in love?  …and today is Valentine’s day…and maybe there isn’t a romantic partner on the horizon???  Is this an iron clad recipe for disappointment and despair? Let’s test the Sassy Zen spin here and consider the possibilities of a different point of...
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Don’t Take Away my Bagel! GRRRRRRRRRRR

When we think about wanting to lose weight, we immediately think of things we have to stop eating…Of course, that means giving up all the foods we most enjoy…uhhhhh…so is it any huge surprise that the endeavor seems just too too unpleasant and difficult…OY! …the deprivation…  OK…clearly beginning something that just seems like such a...
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PLAYLIST

You don’t exercise?…….can’t exercise…no time…no energy…no motivation…. Does exercise sound like crunches…weight lifting… running like a hamster on a treadmill???  Well….eeeeuuuwwww….really…how to get motivated to do such things???  Hey…this is not say that some people don’t enjoy them…I’m writing this for those of us (moi included) who don’t. Still…we gotta move move move…our bodies were...
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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

…………sooooooooooooo…..mmmhhhmmm…what’s the problem with new year’s resolutions????  You know…all those grandiose plans…that this year we will __________________ (fill in the blank)… …and how many years have we been setting ourselves up for the disappointment of not following through????  How many years have we been creating more reasons for self criticism and self judgement for not...
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GIFTS

When we think of a gift…or a present…do we think of “stuff”?   Well…a gift is also a talent…(a gifted musician…a gifted scholar…etc.)…  And a present?  …THE  present?…NOW!  Mmmmhhhmmm…and the point is????  Let’s go back to gifts…Do we value our gifts?  Are we grateful for those talents and abilities that are innate…that come easily and effortlessly...
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Stress Makes a Bad Situation Worse

Divorce and stress do seem to go together…and stress just makes a bad situation worse! While there may be no way to 100% avoid the stress , there are ways to manage it and keep it from making us sick. When we’re stressed out, we’re more likely to make poor food choices, to forgo our...
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Green Beans for Thanksgiving

We’re all familiar with that Thanksgiving staple…the canned green bean/cream of mushroom soup/onion ring casserole, right? Mushy canned green beans????  Why? Some veeeeery  questionable ingredients in that soup, (listed below)… Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom Soup .Water, Mushrooms, Modified Food Starch, Wheat Flour, Contains Less Than 2% of: Salt, Cream, Dried Whey, Monosodium Glutamate, Soy Protein...
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When NOT to do affirmations

  When feeling sad and discouraged, we are so often told to do affirmations and we’ll feel better.  REALLY?!?!?!? How are we going to feel better by telling ourselves that we’re happy and successful when it just sounds so untrue?  In fact,  trying to convince ourselves by repeating such affirmations is likely to make us...
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