Recipes for Joy

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Lasting Joy. Last Tuesdays. Second Event. Recipes for Joy. Book Tour with Dr Dolly Aizenman. amazon.com/author/koolkosherkitchen Event will include Cake Pop Hamantashen Making with facilitator Dr. Dolly Aizenman  Tuesday, Feb 27, 5:15pm Chabad Chayil, 2601 NE 211 Ter. Miami, FL 33180 Being Happy Starts With You! This series is based on Rabbi Pliskins book: Life…

Practice Makes Happy

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
How much time are you willing to spend every day to practice being happy? Yes, Beautiful People, learning to shift emotional gears to a joyful state will not happen just because we want to get there. You can only learn walking by practicing walking, step by baby step. You…

Chocolate Roses for Valiant Bloggers

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
A while ago, the fearless Daily Warrior Liz C. nominated me for a Valiant Blogger Award that she created. I am sorry, dear Liz, that it took me all this time to respond, and that’s not only due to my busy schedule this semester. Mainly, I kept thinking: why me? I’ve met quite…

Florentine Omelette for an Unlucky Queen

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
What an unlucky queen Mary Stuart was! Losing her father when she was only six days old, the baby queen was sent off to France at the age of five, to be married to a three-year old Dauphin Francis, the heir to the French throne. The actual marriage between the two…

The Magic of Love

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Something magical happened today! As I came to work, I found a lady responsible for coordinating class schedules and assignments being exceedingly overwhelmed with all kinds of issues that converged, as challenging issues are wont to do, suddenly and at the most inopportune time. Normally calm and controlled, she…

Upgrade Your Identity Mnemonic

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
I got news for you, Beautiful People: you have the right to feel frustrated, annoyed, hot and bothered. You have a full right to feel upset, angry, even steaming mad! So you cry, you scream, you get your blood pressure up and your heart racing, and you use every…

The Dudes are in the kitchen with Dolly

Originally posted on shehanne moore:
? Dolly. As I am more attuned to cat diet, rather than hamster food, I consulted with Mona, my granddaughter’s hamster.  She complained that she wasn’t getting any chocolate, and she would love some! Even though Mona is a dudette, rather than a dude, I am totally ready to offer…

Token of Appreciation

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
I am honored and overwhelmed by being one of the three “chosen people” to receive this distinction. Thank you, dear Patty, for your kindness! Read on, Beautiful People! From https://dreampack.org/2018/02/09/token-humanity-week-2/: The Token of Humanity, brought to you by Humanity Lives On and Dreampack, is aimed at creating awareness on the impact of what…

Raisins in the Pudding

Almost forty years ago, as I landed in the U.S., I came across a short poem and was stunned by the powerful images. What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore– And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust…

Wake Up!

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
How do you wake up? Do you tend to keep hitting the snooze button until it hits you back with resounding YOU ARE LATE AGAIN shrill? Do you crawl to the bathroom, look at yourself in the mirror with one eye barely open, and the other one tightly shut, still…

Sweet Potato Twigs

Originally posted on koolkosherkitchen:
I had a craving for potatoes.  Not just potatoes, but long, thin, crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, deliciously greasy french fries! But I am too good for my own good – I don’t even have potatoes in the house, to avoid exactly this kind of temptation. I…

Bewildered? Switch Gears!

Originally posted on Lasting Joy Club:
Years ago, I watched an interview with Maya Angelou, one of my all-time favorite people – stunningly beautiful, immensely talented, unbelievably courageous, simply amazing woman, fighter, poetess, and larger-than-life personality. Maya Angelou was known as a gracious hostess who would welcome hordes of people to her house. She was…