Made it to the top of Camelback Mountain! What an amazing adventure! There were times when I didn’t think I could take another step, and then I did. My legs were quivering, my feet hurt, but I kept on moving forward. The payoff was spectacular! I just had to take this crazy photo, but now I think that wasn’t a smart thing to do. One little slip and I would’ve fallen down the mountain. Stupid. Stupid. But I was on a Rocky Mountain high! Proud of this accomplishment. Something that I will remember forever.
“Animals are more complete than people. They are wonderful teachers, therapists and role models for us all.”
Many people feel that their pets are part of their families. Dogs, cats, birds and even reptiles are included in holiday photos. Some pet owners have astonishingly bequeathed large sums of money to their pet companions in their Will. So why the love and adoration for these friendly companions?
Dogs are commonly referred to as “man’s best friend,” and for good reason. No matter how difficult our day is, no matter what we look like or how we feel, our faithful comrades love us unconditionally. When we are at our worst – feeling sad, sick, unsightly, ill, with bed-head, baggy sweats and no make-up, our cherished pals seem to love us even more. And the feeling is mutual.
An energy vampire is someone who sucks the positive feeling from you, leaving you drained and exhausted. They are also referred to as Emotional Vampires. Unfortunately, I’ve had a lot of experience dealing with people who may or may not even realize the affect their behavior and essence have on others.
My son, Rocco, and I were in an elevator when a man rushed in as the doors were closing. He was out of breath and breathing heavy. He began to thump the button for the 10th floor rapidly, as if hitting it faster and harder would have any effect on how quickly we would arrive. When he exited, Rocco and I looked at each other with confusion and exhaustion etched into our faces. Have you experienced something similar when someone else’s bad vibes cause your typically happy demeanor to become tainted?
Please be aware of chemicals & pesticides used in your home or office. This family was on vacation and now they are fighting for their lives.
I understand all too well what that’s like.
We became chemically sensitive after our home (featured on MTV Cribs) was contaminated with toxic mold between the walls. We never saw anything. It happened because of faulty building. Sadly, we lost our home and everything in it including Ted’s rock ‘n roll memorabilia and Rocco’s baby pictures. What’s worse, we all got very sick. Ted and I had 4 different types of mold in our bloodstreams. Rocco had severe asthma. Our immune systems were destroyed. I was on oxygen and couldn’t walk up a flight of stairs if my life depended on it.
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing.” – Mick Jagger
Dress Like a Rock Star
Ok, that might sound a bit extreme, but think in terms of what could be slightly more exciting or stylish than the clothes you usually wear. Rock stars carefully cultivate their image. Shop your closet. Mix things up.
Ladies: Step out of your comfort zone. Pair a floral top with striped pants. Look at popular fashion sites on the Internet for ideas. Add some dazzling earrings or a pearl necklace to a simple t-shirt. Coco Chanel once said “A girl should be two things; classy and fabulous.” If only for today, be those two things. Sarah Jessica Parker’s character in Sex and the City wore a pearl necklace with her pajamas when she went to visit a friend late one night. That’s fabulous!