I decided to watch The Today Show and see last week’s BL eliminated contestant, Cassandra, before sitting down at the computer, this morning. She is down 86 pounds and looked just awesome in her fitted dress and high heels. While many didn’t care for her quirky ways on the show, I liked her from the beginning because she came on to the ranch with her grandma. I thought that was sweet. Today, she talked about the biggest change in her life, which she said was how she used to sit back and watch life, and now she is actually living that life. She used to have grand dreams that she never believed would really happen, like living in New York City…and writing for a living. Now she is living in the big A and actively seeking employment. According to last week’s BL episode, she will go on a second interview with Conde Nast Traveler after the show’s finale. Good luck Cassandra. You look totally awesome!
What else should I stumble upon watching the Today Show this morning, but a segment on the homeless people that were hired to serve as wi-fi “hot spots,” at the SXSW conference in Austin, Texas this past weekend. That’s exactly where Kyle and his Steel Cast “team referrin,” were. Can’t wait to hear all the details when Kyle is finally back home and somewhat recuperated from this road trip!
In health news, reports show that people that take sleeping pills (even those that don’t take them nightly) are at a higher risk of dying than those that don’t. Perhaps if the media would stop bombarding us with messages about how we NEED 7 hours of sleep a night, we wouldn’t need to take those pills. I was always raised to believe that the older we get, the less sleep we need. The media (probably pressured by Big Pharma) has made people believe they are not all they can be if they aren’t getting enough sleep. I say, try some yoga, some deep breathing, a cup of sleepy time tea, etc. You will not only sleep better, you will NOT have a sleeping pill hangover and you will reap so many other health benefits as well. As a side note, ALL medications have rebound effects so it’s no wonder if you take a sleeping pill one night, the next you will probably need one again…and again…and then we wonder why we have become so dependent upon them. Personally, I get in plenty of exercise, deep breathing, yoga, etc., and still I struggle with a good night’s sleep. The good news is, I am not tired in the day, which makes me think it is true about the older we get…I can honestly say that post-menopause, I sleep less (and definitely not as soundly) yet I am less fatigued than I was in my childbearing years, which is a nice perk of being post-menopause, at least for me.
Time to hit the gym. Be there this morning and tonight for all regularly scheduled classes. Tonight, BL at 8pm. Happy 30t to my nephew, Aaron. Thanks to all for your continued support of my fund-raising effort. Hope you have a happy, healthy and terrific today!
- Insomia Sucks, But Sleeping Pills Can Increase Your Risk Of Death 400% (blisstree.com)
- BBH responds to the critique of their Homeless Hotspots at #SXSW (adland.tv)
- SXSW “Homeless Hotspots” ignite controversy (cbsnews.com)