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March  23

We Could All Use A Little Therapy

Today the Whole Body people at Whole Foods are “taking over the store” from 4 – 6 p. m.  It’s “Try This Thursday - stop in for a free chair massage, and pick up tips on nourishing mind, body, and soul. There are samples and reps from E3Live Green Drink, Pooka Body Care, Pure Essence Multi Vitamins, Renew Life Cleansing Products, Ecco Bella Chocolates, and Sambazon Acai Smoothies. Hyacinth Mills from New Life Journeys is there to talk about their Journey to Wellness nutritional counseling program.  Meanwhile, we want to know, what's your recipe for stress relief?

March 23, 2006 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


I go out for a run.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 23, 2006 11:44:49 AM

For stress releif, I check out the Barista of Bloomfield Ave.

When the posters start whining, I hand them back to their parents and I go home ;-)

Posted by: Tonoose | Mar 23, 2006 11:47:43 AM

I just had a lovely 15 minute chair massage at work - my company brings in 2 massage therapists twice a month for free!

My stress relief? Reading and treating myself to a whole body massage once a month.

Posted by: Anne Prince | Mar 23, 2006 11:48:41 AM

i chase p'ant around the park till i put him back on his leash.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 23, 2006 11:49:23 AM

That's a nice perk, Anne!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 23, 2006 11:49:35 AM


You haven't caught me lately.

It would be appreciated if you bought me a new leash. One that is coordinated with the color polish that you're painting on your lovely toe-nails.

Posted by: pissant | Mar 23, 2006 11:52:51 AM

If the trolls brought you to Red Cheetah some night, p'ant, would you promise to break your leash?

Posted by: cathar | Mar 23, 2006 12:08:36 PM

No, but I might break the bonds between water molecules as I twirled and danced.

Of course it's also dependant on what I'm drinking and the type of music being played.

Are the trolls meeting at Red Cheetah now instead of Church St.Cafe?

Does Red Cheetah have an all you can eat Mussel Maddness too?What does Spinelli think of all of this or does he own stock in the Magenta Cheetah.

Posted by: pissant | Mar 23, 2006 1:12:50 PM

troll meetings are held in a secret bunker in the foothills of the Shire.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 23, 2006 1:26:09 PM

My anit-stress recipe:

A shiatsu massage.

And just this week I got some scented oil, at Whole Foods no less, called "Emotional Rescue". It smells really, really good -- soothing, clean and fresh. It's a blend of orange, lavender, geranium and other oils. I tried the tester on a whim, and ended up making a special trip back a few days later just to get some.

Posted by: Skipwith | Mar 23, 2006 5:45:55 PM


Posted by: Skipwith | Mar 23, 2006 5:54:45 PM

i smoke grass.

Posted by: Left Of Center, like Suzanne Vega | Mar 23, 2006 6:13:26 PM


Kentucky bluegrass or some sort of hybrid?

Posted by: pissant | Mar 23, 2006 7:51:59 PM

Cats. They purr, they're furry.

Then they take a big smelly poop and you wonder why you ever bought into the notion that they were good for stress reduction.

Then they start purring again....

Posted by: crank | Mar 23, 2006 8:06:29 PM

How about gorgeous, fluffy, cuddly, adorable, but urinates all over the wooden floors?

Posted by: latebloomer | Mar 23, 2006 8:33:14 PM

We've had more cats like that than I care to think about!

Right now we're in a rare state where they're all pretty good about using the litter boxes. Though we have had to switch to plastic bedspreads....

Posted by: crank | Mar 23, 2006 8:38:03 PM

Plastic bedspreads-- eek!

I've never had a cat before that didn't always use the litterbox. But my Internet searches have shown me that it's quite common. Unfortunately every suggested remedy has not cured my little brat. He is lucky that he's so damn cute! It's like babies-- they make them adorable so you won't throw them out the window.

Posted by: latebloomer | Mar 23, 2006 9:16:23 PM

You cat people are off your rockers. If my dog urinated on the bed he'd wind up with a one-way ticket to the glue factory.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 23, 2006 9:36:45 PM

Oh, I also like petting Labbies as a stress-buster.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 23, 2006 9:52:06 PM

Cats are good, walleroo. We have 9, so there's always one or two who are up for being petted. Or, better, a nap. I've never had one that urinated on a bed. Sprayed in the sheets, yes, because I'd misjudged how far along they were in sexual maturity by way of getting them altered. (And because, with fellow males, I tend to wince even when thinking about hetting them spayed; it's a guy thing.)

But I'll bet you did similar stuff in your own formative years.

Posted by: cathar | Mar 23, 2006 11:15:52 PM

I adore my cat -- much, much more than she adores me. She'll hop up on the bed to let me pat her (and I do love the purring), but if I try to hold her, it's a scene straight out of "PePe le Pew". (She's even black and white, just like the paint-smeared feline in the cartoon.)

It seems like cats come in 2 varieties: the manical ones like Bucky in "Get Fuzzy", or the really affectionate ones like Chubby Hugs, who shows up in Get Fuzzy from time to time.

Posted by: Skipwith | Mar 24, 2006 7:32:32 AM

You have 9 cats, cathar?

My opinion of you just went up a few notches.

I'm sure you are thrilled.

Posted by: latebloomer | Mar 24, 2006 7:55:15 AM

9? 9. 9!

Posted by: Right of Center™ | Mar 24, 2006 7:57:46 AM

The man writes a million words on all sorts of subjects, and latebloomer is finally impressed... because he has nine cats. Ay carrumba.

Posted by: walleroo | Mar 24, 2006 8:32:19 AM

"You cat people are off your rockers. If my dog urinated on the bed he'd wind up with a one-way ticket to the glue factory."

Oh you heartless marsupial. I thought you were made of finer stuff.

I wasn't gonna dwell on this, but... The cat who made this necessary is a tiny black thing, permanently dwarfed after a devastating kittenhood illness that killed 4 of her siblings, which we were fostering. (Her brother died of a heart attack just shy of age 3 & broke our hearts at the time.)

Anyway, as the "runt" of the household, she is always at the bottom of the pecking order & always gets picked on. A couple of alpha cat shifts later, the new guy went thru a phase where he would corner her on one of the beds & she would respond by, err, letting it fly.

Now, I ain't gonna kick a cat out of my house under those circumstances.

Fortunately the cats seem to have adjusted their behavior, as they often do, & these events rarely occur any more. (I was going to say "they're over it," but wouldn't you know it, ironically there was an incident yesterday.)

I can heartly recommend Nature's Miracle for anyone with similar problems, it is a fine product.

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