Tuesday, December 23, 2014

How To Kick Depression In The Teeth Around The Holidays.

As humans we tend to dwell on what we don’t have in life, and Christmas and New Years accelerates these insecurities we all have when it comes to money and how we spent our year. A woman I know told me she prays to God each night to win the Lottery; I understand that and sometimes do it myself but I asked her why she doesn’t use some of her prayers to thank God (or Satan, Buddha, Scientology or whoever you pray too) for everything she does have?

According to NYU Langone medical center, depression and suicide happen more in the spring and not the holiday season, ”The media often inaccurately reports such a link, and also tends to blame suicides during the holiday season on depression or anxiety directly related to the holidays. However, studies have shown that people tend to be less likely to commit suicide during the holiday season, perhaps because of an increase in available emotional support.”

I’m no dippy over-positive person and I always see the negative before the positive, so believe me when I say it feels better sometimes to be grateful for what you do have instead of being fixated on what you don’t have. Bad things happen to everyone, big or small-rich or poor. Don’t focus on the negative (of course you’re not going to forget what upsets you; you just need A balance of the two)

So try this: What are you grateful for this holiday; your relationship. Your beautiful new baby. your friends. That raise at work. Losing 10 pounds? Whatever it is there has to be something good that has happened to you this past year. When you decide what it is; pat yourself on the back; go ahead you deserve to smile at how corny this sounds; but hopefully you’ll realize life is not as bad as it seems or could be.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

‘Tis The Season 4 Shoplifting: Top 10 Items Stolen 4 Xmas

Little Timmy smiled at the Target guard; gum drops and false chocolate stained his buck teeth. The guard bent down to pat the little imp’s blonde head, and a pack of Batman Underoos fell out of Timmy’s Muppet T-shirt.

Shoplifting is up 6 percent this year, according to Adweek; one out of every 11 people who walk into a store, walk out with a five finger discount.

Here's a look at the top 10 list of the most stolen items around the holidays:

1. Filet mignon: For the vegetarian in your life; just to be mean.

2. Jameson whiskey: You would gift this but you’re too much of a drunk to part with it.

3. Electric tools: For the lesbian next door; because she coughed you five bucks once.

4. iPhone 6: For your Ho; somebody’s got to call you in jail.

5. Gillette Mach 4 razor blades: For your momma, who really needs to shave her arm pits.

6. Axe brand deodorant: For the guy who can’t get laid in your office and thinks the mail lady would be hot if she got her bunions sanded.

7. Polo Ralph Lauren: For yourself; a guys gotta look sharp when you’re driving your mom’s 1986 Pinto.

8. Let's Rock Elmo: For one of your 5 kids; which one? Let them fight it out.

9. Chanel No. 5: For your babies momma’s-momma; it will make her trailer smell pretty.

10. Nikes: For the guy who got his Nikes stolen from you; when he was sleeping on the subway.