Still recovering from getting my wisdom teeth out last weekend, I’ve been doing some jaw exercises to relax the muscles and help lessen the pain. So when I came across this exercise of the voice, I found it helpful. Well, maybe not so helpful, but it sure made me laugh when I tried her suggestions, […]
Temper, Temper, Temper!
Q Dear Miss Abigail: Is it polite to throw things at people? Signed, Miss Kate A Dear Miss Kate: Hmmm . . . why do I think you already know the answer to this question? But just in case you need a refresher course in common sense, I’ve located the following excerpts: the first is […]
A Sunny Disposition
“This little book is born of a desire to help and encourage our girls who are struggling with the problems that come up in teens,” Mabel Hale writes in the foreword to Beautiful Girlhood. “Youth has its problems, its heartaches, and disappointments. It is not always a smooth path to the perfection of womanhood.” Ya got […]
How Do I Banish Blushing?
Q Dear Miss Abigail: I blush easily and I hate it. In certain situations, I get so uncomfortable that my face really turns bright red. This usually happens when I get embarrassed or just when I’m with people or friends. When the teacher calls me, I blush. When someone comes up to me, I blush. […]
Laughter, a Great Tonic
According to this worthwhile excerpt from The Household Guide, hearty laughs are where it’s at, folks. Stay away from those giggles. When you laugh, laugh with purpose! C’mon everyone, laugh with me! Ha ha! Ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha! Ba ha ha! Whew. That felt good. 1902: Laughter, a Great Tonic Keeps the Spirit […]
The Fine Art of Smiling
I just saw a program on Botox treatments, and boy does that look weird. No matter how many books I read on the subject of beauty, it’s still hard to understand the extent that folks will mutilate themselves for the sake of it all. Although I personally would never get a treatment such as that, […]
Crying and Health
I’ve read a lot about the benefits of laughing, but I think this is the first I’ve seen on crying. When I saw this paragraph, Al Gore and his groaning and sighing in the presidential debate [years ago] came to mind, so I thought it was appropriate to share. It was written by C. H. Fowler […]