October 15, 2014

Listen Independence, KS, Stress Kills

Why don't we listen to Mother Nature and do what our bodies are telling us to do. Why do we wait until our bodies break down before we realize our wake up call, for some not even then? It's a question that boggles the mind. Yes, stress can kill despite what friends or family may think.

There really is only so much we can handle in life and our bodies are not meant to be pushed beyond that limit, yet we continue to do so. Why do you think we have so many health issues from diabetes to cancers to diseases and simply failing health? When we lack energy and feel blah, there's a reason for that. We introduce junk to our bodies that the government is okay with because they profit from it. We work until we are fatigued without some time to ourselves to just relax simply because we cannot afford that time off or our bosses think we don't really need it because we've pushed ourselves before.

So what can we do to change this? How do we start living life again and stop abusing out bodies?

Well for starters, stop listening to your boss 24/7 and start using the word no. If no is not an option, try, "Can I postpone this until tomorrow?" If your boss isn't being reasonable and is expecting more than normal, maybe it's time you bring the situation up to a new pair of eyes or consider a better work environment.

On your days off, make time for yourself, even if it's just an hour or two out of a day. Get out of the house, go for a walk or window shop downtown. When I didn't work on the weekends I use to love going to yards sales in our hometown of Independence, KS to find books for myself, or things for my family and home.

Even if you can't get away from home, try something new. Cook something creative and bring a taste of the new into your home. I have always been fascinated with the Caribbean, so the idea of Caribbean cooking is a break away from Kansas to me.

Or if I'm one a tight budget and can only afford free at the time, I'll spend time at the park or our local library with a notebook and pen and just work on my novel. It's as simple as that!

September 24, 2014

Unanswered Questions

He was an agent for health coverage for a company older than time itself. She questioned it in the back of her mind. How was that possible? How could that be?

She'd always considered her life to be the normal boring. Nothing too exciting and certainly not a man who had not aged in centuries. Sure, maybe in the movies, but lets face it, this was real life!

Now here she stood outside of the agency, wondering just how many others were like him? Where did they come from? Why choose a health insurance company as their cover? There were so many questions she needed answered and now she was about to find those answers out.

September 23, 2014

Growing My Own in Kansas

I'm all for homegrown foods. In fact, I'm so much for them that I decided to save the Jalepeno and Bell Pepper seeds from produce I bought from our local farmer's market and start some potted plants of my own.

Now anyone that really knows me, knows that I really do not have a green thumb. I make major mistakes like starting my seeds too late in the seasons,planting them in really small pots, not giving them sunlight and forgetting to water my plants.

Well this year somehow, I got damn lucky! And yes, as you can see from the photos, the peppers are small, but by gholly they are growing and that makes this Insane Writer extremely excited!

Next project: Growing herbs indoors for all year round!


September 6, 2014

Okios Advertises False Hope to Customers Looking For Real Fruit

So you know the new commercials with actor John Stamos for Okios Greek yogurt? Well, I hope he knows he's promoting a yogurt that doesn't even have real fruit on the bottom like they advertise. No sirie. What you get is a jelly with the seeds of your favorite fruit.

How's that real, folk? Can you explain please. I would rather buy plain Greek yogurt from another brand and add my own real fruit.

Please, if you are going to say your product contains real fruit, don't bullshit us. We are not idiots. Thank You!