Maxing out your joy and minimizing the impact of upsets are learned skills. My blog is based on the belief we can learn from the experts, our own experience, and each other. Circumstances may differ, but they often reflect common basic truths. Happiness is a Habit…we can learn how, practice, and have fun! Post your questions and comments, and I’ll try to show you how you be happy if…
KIRSTIE ALLEY (“My Big Life:) / OPRAH WINFREY
As a blizzard blankets New York, I think about layers of meaning for the word “snow job” Besides the flakes of white stuff whirling past my window and providing employment for street cleaners, “snow job” reminds me of the blather of celebs hawking their latest products and shows. To wit – yesterday on Oprah Winfrey’s talk show, Kirstie Alley – who is mainly famous for being fat – was spokesmodeling her personal weight-loss system. This system includes chicken wings with skin (where the fat is) and a green drink.
Immediately after these revelations, we broke for an infomercial, where experts informed us that obesity leads to diabetes, heart disease, and other revolting developments. Who am I to believe? The medical experts – or celeb spokesmodels like Ms. Alley?
Ms. Alley also has a new TV reality show “My Big Life”, where, as a dateless single mom, she raises kids, looks for a man, and gives diet and decorating advice – like how to decorate a bedroom for romance.
Whoa! Talk about multi-tasking! And what does this say about pop culture and celebrities?
Is celebrity itself a qualification? Does Ms. Alley’s career as a sitcom star and former spokesmodel for a weight loss product (Jenny Craig) provide the credentials to tell people how to lose weight and gain romance? Does her life in a romantic desert (with dessert) qualify her to advise the public? I guess so – at least if you want to take the advice.
I know this blog post is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but, staying on focus with my theme “How To Be Happy If…” here goes –
- Do what you love (in this case, watching talk shows)
- Make room for the occasional treat – like dishing celebs and pop culture
- Learn from everyone – I have to admire Kirstie’s spunk and the way she makes the most of what she’s got
“No matter what the music, learn how to dance!”
Hugs 2 U Dr. Sue
Dr. Susan Horowitz (aka Dr. Sue) is a Motivational Speaker, Media Host, Singer-Songwriter “CD: Dr. Sue “Keys of Love” , Author of “Queens of Comedy” (Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Ellen DeGeneres etc.) “Read with Me” (Children’s Book of the Month Club), “I Am Loved” (Inspirational Poetry) “Blog: HOW TO BE HAPPY IF”
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