The Zen master Hakuin used to tell his students about an old woman who owned a tea shop in the village. She was skilled in the tea ceremony, Hakuin said, and her understanding of Zen was superb. Many students wondered about this and went to the village themselves to check her out. Whenever the old…

This week’s Get Jiggy Weight Loss JigSaw Puzzle, “Weird, Phallic & Prickly” is inspired by a photo I took at Tohono Chul Gardens in Tucson, which FB friend Trudy said was “weird, phallic & prickly!”  Trudy’s right!!! Remember: 1.  Clicking burns calories. 2.  Time spent away from the kitchen saves calories. 3.  Exercising your mind…

Greetings Tushkateers (member of the Kick in the Tush Club), Devotees of Our Lady of Weight Loss and whomever else serendipitously landed on this page!  As some of you know, we (my husband and I) moved from NYC to Tucson and lo’ n’ behold there are pomegranate trees in my “yard.”  Because I am a…

Did you know that Workplace accidents and errors peak at exactly the same times that our circadian rhythms cause a drop in alertness – between 2 and 5 p.m.! “Think what a better world it would be if we all, the whole world, had cookies and milk about three o’clock every afternoon and then lay…

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