Bilbliotherapy and The Church Lady

October 13, 2010

Lately amongst the chaos that is normal I have been becoming my own therapist with the help of books. I’ve read and perused a few prior to this one. Three authors are on my mind currently. The first is Pema Chodron. What I gathered briefly was that she is a former first grade teacher turned Buddhist nun. One reason I like her so much is that she states Buddhist teaching in such simple ways while using it’s terminology.

The first of her books that I read is Comfortable with Uncertainty. I really wish I had bought this book instead of the more traditional meditative book Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind.  Comfortable with Uncertainties writings would bring me comfort while I read them as well as remind me of my goals. It is a text I found myself thumbing through on a daily basis, always opening to something that brought comfort. While Daily Meditations has many very useful meditation activities,it felt like more of a chore to read. And then I felt guilty when I didn’t jump right into a meditative exercise. Perhaps reading itself is meditative for me, and I need to have more of an open mind while reading through Daily Meditations for Calming Your Anxious Mind. Uh Oh Nit-Picking-Ninny-Teacher me came out there for a minute and said “You must always follow directions”

Bibliotherapy Lesson 1: Don’t be a Ninny-Nitpicker/ Recognize Your Inner Ninny-Nitpicker

The ultimate Ninny-Nitpicker IMHO is The Church Lady.

Created and played by Dana Carvey, The Church Lady is an elderly woman named “Enid Strict”, who is the uptight, smug and pious host of her own talk show, Church Chat. Enid is a spoof of “holier-than-thou” Christian churchgoers. She is known for always wearing a purple dress, a sweater, visible knee-high stockings, and a pair of cat’s eyehorn-rimmed glasses. She was known for the catchphrases, “Well, isn’t that SPE-CIAL?!”, “How con-VEEN-ient!”, and “Could it be…SATAN?

So friends if you recognize me going all Church Lady on you, please let me know. It’s harmful to me and those around me.


Women and Children First (for once)

February 24, 2008

Women’s (and children’s) Rights are Human Rights (DUH- People do forget this???)

By Georgie I’ve found it, some of what Feminism means to me

Global Feminism…..What is that You say? Here’s a great example of Global Feminisim from The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

And for those that won’t click through..(my addition)

Global Feminism”…seeks the advancement of women. …(giving) women equal rights in all aspects of their lives including political, health, educational, social and legal. It also calls for action in nearly every field of human endeavor: politics, law, employment, education, health care, commercial transactions and domestic relations”.

Da Babe

I found “rent a toy” through this blog

I may look into renting some for Moshie. This sounds like a great idea for the environment!! Check out Baby Plays

I like the advice in Coping with the Caveman in the Crib. I tried what it suggested and it worked, not surprisingly. How ’bout that, kids want exactly what we want when we are upset….understanding.

Just for a funny “Women’s News” Bitch is the New Black & Bitches get stuff done
From Tina Fey on SNL (after clicking scroll down for video)

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