Friday, March 18, 2016

This Time Together by Carol Burnett

I just finished reading a delightful book, THIS TIME TOGETHER, Laughter and Reflection by Carol Burnett.
Carol wrote many short chapters, short stories about the people she met during her wonderful career. Many of these stories were hilarious, like how Tim Conway would play his part the way it was written during the first taping but during the next take, he used his own outrageous skits that had everyone rolling on the floor.

Other stories were touching like the dying girl named Kathy. Somehow Carol knew she had known this girl someplace and they bonded. Carol was with her when she died.

Bob Mackie designed all the costumes including the infamous dress from Gone with the Wind - the drape. Each of these wonderful stories are just several pages which kept the book so interesting and fast reading.

After I finished I wished I could have a chance to sit down and chat with Carol face to face.

I used to be a fan of the soap, All My Children but Carol was addicted. She tells a funny story about when she and her family were in Lake Como, Italy. A telegram came outlining the soap's weekly recap but the person delivering it thought all the bad news was about her family and dreaded showing it to her.

Letters from Joan Crawford was funny and so was the way they met. Carol and Lucille Ball (I love Lucy) felt like they'd always known each other, another wonderful story.

I was surprised to read that Carol married a younger man. Go Carol!

So if you want some fun and light reading I think you'll enjoy This Time Together by Carol Burnett. I did. The book is interspersed with pictures of her and the people she writes about and also, about the amazing signs she got from her daughter Carrie who died right before the play they wrote together was produced.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Watching the Stars

Wouldn't it be fun to be able to lay outside at night and watch the stars? I wish I knew how to do this without attracting bugs. I'd probably fall asleep and that would be okay too as long as a bear or other critter didn't come along. I guess campers get a chance to watch the stars. But laying on top of a hill? I don't have a bucket list but this looks like an awesome experience to have. Have any of you done this?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Voices in our Heads - Which ones are we feeding?

I saw this video posted and it spoke to me.
What voices do we listen to in our heads? What if we affirm that we are calm and confident but we really aren't? What do we do with that thought? It's not good to ignore it because it will either chase us until we listen and love it, or it will bury itself and show up in our bodies as aches, pains and illnesses. Or if we're not aware of feelings in our body it could show up as shopping addictions, drinking or eating too much, gambling addictions and more. I like to pay attention to those voices and thank them for speaking to me so I know what I need to release. There are many ways to release - meditation, talking to a friend or therapist, and more. My personal way is using Tapping, (Emotional Freedom Technique). Once I release these feelings and old voices in my head I feel more peaceful and loving. What helps you?





In our new video brought to life by Gobblynne Animation, featuring Sharon Salzberg, Sharon narrates a story about how mindfulness allows us to see our thoughts and feelings as they are.

Posted by Happify on Wednesday, January 20, 2016