Seasonal Hohohumbug
December 20, 2010

So are you feeling like Scrooge yet? Are you dreading and or resenting the work office party, the family dinner, the Christmas eve celebration, the neighborhood get together, the cookie exchange, the mall, the stack of cards in your mail, the grocery store and every Christmas movie, TV special, commercial and song ever? You are not alone.

Everyone knows the ways to combat these humbug feelings but let me review:

  1. Get plenty of sleep
  2. Exercise daily
  3. Eat and drink in moderation
  4. Let others do some of the Christmas chores for you
  5. Be realistic

Easier said than done, Right?

I suggest:

  1. Remember there is no recipe for the perfect Christmas Holiday
  2. Lower your expectations
  3. Say “Not this Year”
  4. Keep in mind those that want and expect the most from you do the least
  5. Who said Scrooge was so bad?

OK. You can also try the top 5 ways too!

Stay cool and Merry Christmas



Seeing Red
December 3, 2008

The first Ladies know the Power of Red

The first Ladies know the Power of Red

The Original Red Power Dress

The Original Red Power Dress

Red is a powerful color. It is a color that gets your attention. It is associated with seduction, romance, and now a study from the University of Rochester shows men find women wearing red more attractive.




The study on men measured the affects of color in assessing a woman’s attractiveness, and red won. An interesting point from the study says that the men “were unaware that the color red turns them on”.


Don’t ask me why research and time was allotted to this study. I am just commenting on the results because red is my favorite color.


Pictures of the US Senate and Congress show many women members wearing red suits. Do they get along better with their male counterparts when dressed in Red? I thought it was just a powerful color, not easily overlooked before I read this study. If men find women wearing red more attractive a conclusion can be made that they will cooperate and collaborate more with their female counterparts.


Case in point, when President Elect Obama and Mrs. Obama met at the White House with President Bush and Mrs. Bush, both wives were in red dresses. Conclusions can be made that if you are a woman and need to get along with men, wear red. Going to a party and don’t know many people, wear red. A social or business meeting with not your favorite people, wear red. Mrs. Bush, Mrs. Obama, and Mrs. Claus know to wear red!