• Joy Ride 2016

    Why do so many people make resolutions?  Will it make them happier?  Create lasting joy? What is the difference between joy and happiness, anyhoo?!  Some say "happiness" is generally determined by an outward force

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    DIY Holiday Gifts

    Don't get your tinsel in a tangle with gift giving.  Cyndy Bragg, The Whoopie Queen, is here as Santa's helper with DIY gifts that will warm the hearts of your friends, co-workers, neighbors, teachers, hostess, and

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    Thanksgiving Fun & Games

    Need something new to do with the family?  How about a take on the game Hedbanz where people guess what is on the card by the clues given by the players of the game.  Each time you guess, you get to put a feather in

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    Stress Less & Party Like a Pilgrim

    I have an uncle I see during the holidays who picks me up and squeezes me so tight that my bootie thunders.   That's code for fart.  And no, I don't whisper in my panties. Family can be stressful sometimes!  Don't

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    Halloween Costume Ideas for Couples

    Looking for last minute Halloween costume ideas?  Here's your power tool to make sure you can DIY in a fab get-up.   Watch this video for ideas on Empire's Cookie & Lucious (prison wear), Tooth Fairy & Tooth,

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    Quality Time in Half the Time

    I was at lunch with a friend who kept checking her phone, making excuses for how busy she is.  My patience wore out.  I left the table and texted her to reschedule when she had time to be with me.  We don't have time

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    Magic of Tidying Up

    Is it true that getting your house in order you get your emotional house in order?  There are so many magazines that show you how to get organized.  I thought people who needed help with clutter were OCD and had too

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    Smile for Less Stress?

    It's ironic that World Smile Day is coming up and smiling is the last thing I want to do.  I'm dealing with a medical issue, a legal situation is causing stress, and a person in the community is talking smack about

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    Love Letter to the Pope from a Fallen Catholic

    Hi Pope Francis.  Welcome to DC.  My daughter Gigi and I made a video for you to participate in  #JokeWithThePope.  It is such a great way to use humor for a good cause.  We even made pope hats in your honor. 

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    Tipping My Hat To Gratitude

    Oooooo, don’t mess with me if you come knockin’ on my door unsolicited.  Two guys from the "gas company" flashed their fake badges and demanded I turn myself around to get a copy of my gas bill while they

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