Calling a woman “Sugar” aside from all the sexist connotations, usually insinuates that a gal is sweet and satisfying. Now the American FDA is requiring all food manufacturers to identify and call out all “added sugars” implying what many of us already know, that sugar may be sweet to our taste buds but rotten for our health.
A good drink is a good drink but call a liquid a functional beverage and I’m hooked. Not functional in a Red Bull induced frenzy of energy but a beverage that boosts the immune system, fights cancer, and is rich in antioxidants. Tea is one of those nostalgic drinks that warms the insides and provides us with health benefits.
Our culture tends to mock monogamy like it’s a self-imposed prison sentence for life. As a suck for pop culture (It’s my bread and butter) I’m inundated with celebrity quotes and quibs, song lyrics and psych assessments about our ability as humans to remain faithful to one person. Ben Caplan in his version of the famous song 40 Days and 40 Nights sings,
“That any man is a liar who says he desires
To be with one woman the rest of his days”
I think any man (or woman) is a liar who states this but you got to keep reading to understand why.
A memory from my childhood has thrust it’s way to the surface and filled me with a little glimmer of hope as I think about the adversity that so many children around the world face (I’m being intentionally general because as soon as I think of one sad situation another one comes to mind). It is such a small memory, a few seconds in time and although I was facing nothing as difficult as what many children have to deal with, I see the event now as a witness of what a child is capable of. Kids are physically weak and vulnerable but also so strong, perhaps the best intercessors we have; intelligent and able to process emotions and read situations in a way we don’t always give them credit for. Children are so tenacious in the face of adversity.
When Julianne Moore won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in Still Alice it put the spotlight on early-onset Alzheimer’s and the disease in general. I first studied Alzheimer’s in the Adulthood and Aging class I took at Simon Fraser University, on the way to getting my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and was struck by the severe loss of memory that prevents sufferers from recognizing loved ones.