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BIO SKETCHES:

Location: north node of pisces in past lives

Characteristics: moon-angel, summer gypsy

Philosophy: in life and love, don’t settle for less than 100%

Greatest sin: can do nothing for a day and stay in the “ now”

Education: a student of life on earth and outbound

Style: blend of classic and eclectic

Strengths and weaknesses: shadows chasing light; light chasing shadows

Luxuries:  inner spirit dancer, theater actress, educator, painter, poet, interior designer

Addictions: diet coke, rare collections, travels around the world

Unforgettable scene: pathways of Prague in Czechoslovakia around dusk

Claim to fame: the world's worst typist


LIFESTYLE SERIES 1: MOOD RELIEVERS OR BUSTERS?


Blog Posted:8/31/2012 6:47:00 AM

 

blame in on my being a part-time contributing editor for mags and dailies here… regarding lifestyle, i wrote an article on how our moods affect the way we treat-- FOOD ! ( notwithstanding retail therapy)… recent studies show that we crave  certain meals when our feelings are peaking at high levels..

for the angry me, I take packs of m and m’s mixed with toasted chunks of pork skin ( we call  this ‘ chicharon’) and cap the sinful treat with iced tea.. ( love the way I crush the nuts in my mouth, rawwrhrr!)…

salad soothes my pensive mood...lettuce, leaves topped with salmon, marshmallow, carrots, and deviled boiled eggs---crowned by squirts of ranch dressing---rev me up!

 and when i feel a slow rush of romance, i grab fruits like grapes or watermelon ( a freudian symbol of ‘juiciness’ ?)…

no matter what we eat during our emotional highs and lows, i discovered that the combined interplay of smell, texture, and taste allows the brain to kick in certain stimuli, memories and natural urges…

so when mom brings hot chicken soup on a lonely day, the mind translates soup to a sense of  emotional relief…yes, it does!

what kind of comfort food  makes you feel good, even for a short while?... don’t count the calories; count the rewards!...

 





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  1. Date: 9/8/2012 7:26:00 AM
    A couple cloves minced fresh garlic gently softened in a little butter--8oz whipping cream brought to gentle roll--8oz crumbled gorganzola cheese thoroughly mixed in--dip toasted garlic bread pcs....what calories?

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  1. Date: 9/7/2012 11:26:00 AM
    Chocolate .... Chocolate .... Chocolate .... Love it. - + Cold Pepsi Max - Oxox love Anne-Lise :)

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  1. Date: 9/2/2012 5:03:00 AM
    PD: what on your menu?.. i want!....rhonda: i think i'll have that latte; it' s been a while.. thanks for putting that in!..;) huggs

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  1. Date: 9/2/2012 5:01:00 AM
    yas: nuts and chocos are real mood delights!... sens some over here!...carol: seesm we are all into sweets, i am surprised!...

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 9:14:00 PM
    Pretzels covered with dark chocolate and the drink that soothes me, an extra hot chai latte, my favorite. I also love kashi cereal with almond milk. (comfort food for me) and bread hot out of the oven with olive oil. Now I'm getting hungry!

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 2:50:00 PM
    M&M's and Ice Cream are my comfort foods.

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 1:44:00 PM
    oi..i'm hungry.. now... gees thanks a lot... with hugs..pd

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  1. Date: 9/1/2012 3:25:00 AM
    marlon: are you sure it's your mom who is reminding you to have that beer?...j kidding!.... :) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 1:07:00 PM
    @ Nette, here two. Beer n skins is what they call it. I don't drink, but my mother who has dementia, tries to talk me into a bag and a beer a day. Somehow she remembers that!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 12:46:00 PM
    marlon: you are a walking carbo man, lol...and your dessert is really sweet, including wifey, ahem!... gawddd you're into chicharon too?.. yup, i buy mine in filipino stores when i go to LA... in my country, men enjoy these ' crackers' with their cold beer.... indulge!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 12:39:00 PM
    andie: movies can be boring without popcorn!... salty food and cheese-- those reserved for my naughty moods!... ruben: lol, i dip vinegar in my chicharon... calorific food!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:34:00 AM
    Here in L.A, you can buy fresh chicharones in the hispanic markets! They prepare them also with a tomato based stock, some garlic, Chile peppers, and salt, etc. It's unique, the best fat I ever had lol.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:28:00 AM
    Popcorn n raisinette's with a movie based on a true story. Nette your going to have me getting my cholesterol checked from the calories, that my mind is indulging in at this moment.

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 11:23:00 AM
    Fried chicken, Collard Greens, Homemade Mac n Cheese, Candied yams with honey and walnut crumbles, freshly squeezed lemonade, and my wife for dessert. My mouth is watering because I rarely eat fried foods now, and she cures my sweet tooth, if u know what I mean...lol..Bad scribe!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 10:16:00 AM
    In my country we used to prepare bread with little pieces of chicharron in it...now, Im hungry! LOL!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:52:00 AM
    dang, I am late for my tutoring job. But quickly I will tell you that I am not a fruit person though I force myself to eat fruits and veggies at least a few a day. I adore salty stuff!! and cheesy and fattening!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:52:00 AM
    oh, and my very favorite POPCORN

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:29:00 AM
    pizza with anchovies for me when i'm laughing out loud with pals, dan... it's my gang food!..:) huggs!

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:27:00 AM
    rocky road ice-cream, yes.. ruben, i am surprised you know about chicharon... mix those bits with m and m's and you'll get high on the salty-and-sweet combination!.. promise!..;) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:24:00 AM
    joann!...what's it about m &m roundies that make them so tempting?.. my fave is the one with peanuts!... chew, chew!..:) huggs

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:14:00 AM
    Ice cream! .....I love chicharron! I think it's part of the Spanish Heritage in the Philipino Culture. M&Ms with Chicharron? It doesn't sound yummy! : P

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  1. Date: 8/31/2012 8:02:00 AM
    M&M's, the dark ones or a chocolate chunk cookie.

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