Thursday, October 03, 2013

Dr. Paul Christo's Aches And Pains: Is Pain A Curse From God?

Aches and Pains Podcast, September 28, 2013

When pain overwhelms us, we feel compelled to ask, “Why did this happen to me?” “Did I do something wrong?” “Is this experience a curse from God?” Religion is an important aspect of life for many people and often not discussed in the health care setting. Yet, people often rely on their faith when faced with difficult medical situations, like pain. There are, however people who have studied scriptures and dedicated their lives to helping us gain spiritual enlightenment while providing guidance along the journey.

Two such individuals, Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn of Temple Emanuel in North Carolina, and Father Paul Holland, rector of the Jesuit Community at Fairfield University help clarify the question, “Is Pain a Curse from God?” Religion is an important aspect of life for many people and often not discussed in the health care setting. Yet, people often rely on their faith when faced with difficult medical situations, like pain. Answers to spiritual questions are not easy because faith is personal.

There are, however people who have studied scriptures and dedicated their lives to helping us gain spiritual enlightenment while providing guidance along the journey. Two such individuals, Rabbi Mark Strauss-Cohn of Temple Emanuel in North Carolina, and Father Paul Holland, Rector of the Jesuit Community at Fairfield University help clarify the question, “Is Pain a Curse from God?”

You can listen to the entire podcast at Aches and Pains.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Wordless Wednesday ~ October 2, 2013



sliced pork, sautéed apples and onions with arugula, romaine, tomato on a garlic bread Panini. Yummy!!

Bye-Bye Sickeness: I'm Feeling Much Better



Thank goodness I'm feeling so much better. I can now enjoy this beautiful autumn weather, in Vegas.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Glasses.Com In Home Try On Frames Review



I recently heard about Glasses.com on a HuffPostLive segment, featuring Brad Goreski. Brad spoke about his love of eyewear and the importance of considering your eyeglasses as fashion.

I love the idea of trying on different glasses for a few days so that you can make the right buying decision. After all, eyeglasses can be expensive so who wants to regret that purchase. Right?!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Sunday's Lunch: Shrimp Spaghettini

Hubby and I decided to make Shrimp Spaghettini on Sunday, for lunch. This recipe makes enough for 2 but I shared some with our son. We love all of the layers of flavors, especially the lemon and red pepper flakes. It's quick and healthy too.



Blue Apron sends you all the ingredients and recipe cards. So all you have to do is pull out your cookware and extra virgin olive oil and start cooking. We had so much fun making this dish together. Everything was so fresh. Are you a fan of fresh mint too?



Shrimp Spaghettini recipe card are easy to follow. The cards are laminated so they wipe off clean.



Here's the results of our handy work. This is now a family favorite.

Menu Plan Monday ~ September 30, 2013

Sunday night was a busy for TV fans. Let's see, there was Breaking Bad finale. We also had Real Housewives of New Jersey. For Foyle's War fans, the series wrapped up on Masterpiece Theater, on PBS. Oh, and my favorite, The Good Wife has returned for Season 5, on CBS.

It's going to take me a week to catch up on many of my favorites. Yikes!

Menu Plan Monday





roast, salad, green beans





What Is HuffPostLive?



I wish I had a quarter for everytime someone ask, "What's HuffPostLive"? Well, Google+ has managed to answer that question, quite well, with a short video.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sunday Social ~ September 29, 2013



Sunday Social

1. What is your dream job
?
Oh, that would be a paid moderator with HuffPostLive. I enjoy being able to chat with the Community, have your questions or comments read to the guests or appear as a Google Hangout guest. If you read my blog, you probably know that I'm a fan.

2. If you had just won the lottery and didn't need to work for money, what would you do with your time?
I no longer work so my daily life wouldn't change much. I would love to travel, once a year, with my hubby. And I would have funds to seek alternative pain management treatments.

3. What piece of career advice would you give to someone just starting out in your field?
I worked in the call center industry for more than 20 years. I was able to work at home, for 7 years. I would recommend that one stay current with customer service trends, keep their computer skills current (word processing, spreadsheets, etc) and develop multitask skills.

And if you're working at home, make sure to keep your computer equipment updated and maintained. Also consider having backup headsets, keyboards for emergencies. I actually spilled coffee on a keyboard, during a work shift. I had to log off, contact my supervisor and run to Walmart for another one. Yikes.

4. What would be your ideal "just for fun" job?
That's easy! I love being a housewife. I actually have fun cooking, baking, cleaning and decorating our home. And I get lots of wonderful benefits. (kisses, hugs)

5. What was your first "real" job?
I had a job as a secretary, for a property management company. I actually thought that's what I wanted to do with my life. I was fired 2 weeks later. That was a blessing.

Sunday ~ September 29, 2013



Today, as I listened to the Lakewood Church sermon, online, this morning, I heard a wonderful story about looking at people with non-judgmental eyes. It brought tears to my eyes. A reminder: Don't judge by appearance.

Sunday