Let’s Go!

I hope you have practiced Laughter Yoga, Beautiful People, especially yesterday, on April 1st. You’ll share your fun with us tonight, at our get-together, where we talk, laugh, play music, and learn to make Tropical Salsa for Passover.

Here is your remote access information:

Tue, April 2, 2019 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM EST 

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/870930901 

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (646) 749-3117 

Access Code: 870-930-901 

More phone numbers

Australia: +61 2 9091 7603

Austria: +43 7 2081 5337

Belgium: +32 28 93 7002

Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373

Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69

Finland: +358 923 17 0556

France: +33 170 950 590

Germany: +49 692 5736 7300

Ireland: +353 15 360 756

Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80

Netherlands: +31 207 941 375

New Zealand: +64 9 282 9510

Norway: +47 21 93 37 37

Spain: +34 932 75 1230

Sweden: +46 853 527 818

Switzerland: +41 315 2081 00

United Kingdom: +44 808 178 0872 

First GoToMeeting? Do a quick system check:

https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

To make Tropical Salsa, you will need:

  • 4 Haas avocados
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 2 large ripe tomatoes
  • 1/3 to 1/2 ripe papaya (2 cups finely diced)
  • 1 red onion
  • 4 – 6 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Large handful of fresh cilantro (not on Passover)
  • Optional: jalapeno or any other hot pepper
  • Grated coconut or coconut shreds to garnish.

If you are in the area, do join us in person at 503 12th street, Miami Beach Florida 33139. 

No reservations are required, but feel free to drop me an e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com, or Skype Drdolly613.

Remember: happiness is a choice; choose to be happy today!

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What Friends Are For

Our October get-together is dedicated to friendship.

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“Find for yourself a teacher, acquire for yourself a friend, and judge everyone favorably” (Ethics of Our Fathers, 1:6)

To discover the magical powers of friendship, please join us tomorrow.

Remote access requisites will be given in a separate post.

You can always reach me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com and by Skype at drdolly613.

Happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

Explore Yourself

Isn’t it fortunate that we did our “August in September” get-together, since September is a Self-care Awareness month! As all 28 of you, Beautiful People, who joined us by remote access, have experienced, this is exactly what we did; we engaged in self-exploration.

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It isn’t always easy to talk about ourselves, so to make it easier, we had a “cheat sheet” called Just Be You.

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Watch the video to follow our explorations. Hopefully, it will inspire and motivate you to engage in your own self-awareness discovery process.

It is a rather long video, not broken into segments, as I usually do, so you might want to take a break or two and read a beautiful post by a great blogger Kamal.

https://boundlessblessingsblog.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/salt-v-s-rice/

Due to Sukkoth holiday, we’ll have our next get-together in the beginning of October. Stay tuned for further announcements and don’t forget to do your homework: use the chart above to become aware of these qualities that you already possess and actively seek a joyful state by using them to benefit others.

You can always reach me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com

and by Skype at drdolly613.

Recipe for Deconstructed Honey Cake is found here.

Have a sweet, healthy, and happy year!

Remember: happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

George Carlin 8-23-18

On the Eve of Rosh Hashana, when we hope and pray for a sweet year, full of blessings, I want to share with you, Beautiful People, an incredible insight penned by the late and great George Carlin, quoted by a fantastic blogger, the Fierce, Fabulous, and Funny Velma. Shana Tova u’Metuka – a Zis Yohr!

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George Carlin’s wife died early in 2008 and George followed her, dying in July 2008. It is ironic George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent and so very appropriate. An observation by George Carlin:

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways, but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We have…

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The Best of Times

Far from quoting Charles Dickens, Beautiful People, I am declaring, together with the Tony Award winning cast of La Cage Aux Folles, that “the best of times is now!”

To experience the best of times and practice to bring them into your “now,” join us tomorrow night at our August-in-September Lasting Joy Club get-together.

  • Where: Chabad of South Beach, 320 Meridian Ave, Miami Beach, Fl 33139.
  • When: 7:30 PM
  • Remote access information:

Please join our meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/942109381

You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (669) 224-3319

Access Code: 942-109-381

More phone numbers:

  • Australia: +61 2 9091 7603
  • Austria: +43 1 2060 92964
  • Belgium: +32 28 93 7002
  • Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373
  • Denmark: +45 32 72 03 69
  • Finland: +358 923 17 0556
  • France: +33 170 950 590
  • Germany: +49 692 5736 7300
  • Ireland: +353 15 360 756
  • Italy: +39 0 230 57 81 80
  • Netherlands: +31 207 941 375
  • New Zealand: +64 9 282 9510
  • Norway: +47 21 93 37 37
  • Spain: +34 932 75 1230
  • Sweden: +46 853 527 818
  • Switzerland: +41 225 4599 60
  • United Kingdom: +44 20 3713 5011

First GoToMeeting? Let’s do a quick system check:    https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check

If you want to create a delicious Deconstructed Honey Cake in a wine glass together with us, you will need:

  • 1 slice of pound cake or any not overly moist cake
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/2 cup of any fruit and berries of your choice, diced
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped cream ( we will use non-dairy)
  • 1 apple wedge
  • Optional crushed walnuts

Remember your homework, Beautiful People: recall times when you were joyful and allow those feelings of “Inner Joy” to flow from your head to your toes.

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Take it from a certified Potter-head: when we do things together, magic happens!

Reach out to me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com and by Skype at drdolly613.

See you tomorrow, and don’t forget that

happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

A Bit Bizarre

If you were wondering, Beautiful People, what happened to our last Tuesday of August get-together, King Arthur has an answer for you, or, rather, the incomparable Sir Richard Burton playing the lead in Camelot.

Yes, I know “it sounds a bit bizarre,” but to accommodate some Lasting Joy club members, we have made “summer linger till September.” I hope it does not inconvenience the rest of you, Beautiful People!

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As you see, we are still meeting on my home ground, South Beach. A great big THANK YOU goes to Batya Galloni Brud for designing our flyers and sharing them on social media! Requisits for remote access will be posted closer to the event, as usual.

Meanwhile, I received quite a few comments about last month theme “First Love Yourself.” Isn’t it not only “a bit bizarre,” but also quite a bit egocentric? One of the most used and misused Shakespeare quotes is To thine own self be true.  However, as it often happens, this is not the end of the sentence! Here is a bit of wisdom Polonius imparts to Hamlet in Act 1 of the tragedy:

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It follows, then, that first we have to learn to be mindful of our own qualities and explore our own hearts and souls. As a talented poet and a dear blogo-friend Chuck remarked,

If you know yourself

You will know the truth you need

and know it’s enough

You can enjoy Chuck’s poetry at    https://poetscornerblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/haiku-if-you-know-yourself/.

Next Tuesday, we will practice mindful exploration of ourselves, starting with this checklist:

Just be you

You’ll be surprised how many of these you possess! And if you think you don’t – not yet, mind you! – here is another bit of wisdom from yet another wonderful blogger, or rather a team called Lemonade Pink:

To sweeten the new beginning, and to bring us into the spirit of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, we will be making Deconstructed Honey Cakes (list of ingredients will be posted closer to the event).

Are you doing your homework, Beautiful People? Remember to recall times when you were joyful and allow those feelings of “Inner Joy” to flow from your head to your toes.

You can always reach me at drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com and by Skype at drdolly613.

Remember: happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!

We Can Fly!

Caling all supermen, superwomen, and generally, all super-people! I got news for you: I believe you can fly.
First Love YourselfAt our July get-together, we have practiced learning to F.L.Y.  This is what you do:

Breathe slowly and deeply. Repeat:
 I unconditionally love myself, even though I am not perfect.
 I love myself, even though I have faults and limitations.
 I love myself, even though I make mistakes and errors.
 I love myself, even though I feel envious.
 I love myself, even though I lose my temper.
 I love myself, even though I overeat.
 I love myself, even though I don’t utilize my time in the best and wisest ways.

 (Zelig Pliskin, Life Is Now)

We had 22 Beautiful People joining us by remote access – wow! Thank you for staying up due to time difference and participating! If you were unable to attend in real time, here are the videos:

As always, we have also created scrumptious desserts – individual no-bake Mojito Verrines in wine glasses. You can watch them being made in the next video. Full recipe is posted here.

Your homework for next month is to recall times when you were joyful. Allow those feelings of “Inner Joy” to flow from your head to your toes. Let my dear friend Alex Fox help you!

You can always talk to me privately via e-mail drdolly_lastingjoy@yahoo.com or by Skype drdolly613. Your comments are also greatly appreciated!

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Remember: Happiness is a choice – choose to be happy today!