The "Whiz-ard" That Is Dr. Oz

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Re-Evaluation: And So It Begins

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I’m in the middle of cleaning my bathroom – living the dream, I tell you!  Even though I’m giving myself until the end of the year to take Dr. Oz’s advice and improve my emotional and physical health by decluttering, I decided that I should kill 2 birds with one stone and go through all of my make up and packaged goods to see what I could get rid of.  The photo above shows what was tossed.  Did I really need an eye shadow with a price tag on it?  Nope – that just shows how old it is.  Those creamy eye shadow crayons that are pretty but I hate wearing? Nope.  How about gold lip gloss?  Um…let me think about that…I’m not going on Solid Gold or Electric Circus (a little throw-back for my readers) anytime soon, so NOPE.  Stinky Goth lipstick?  Seriously, me a Goth? Not likely so NOPE, I don’t need it or want it.  How about lipstick that makes me look like I’ve eaten a powdered doughnut without my hands?  C’mon, guess what the answer to that one is.  If you guessed NOPE you are right, but try eating that doughnut without your hands to see what I mean.  When I see girls walking around with pale, chalky lipstick I have to stop myself from taking a photo, blacking out their eyes and submitting it to Glamour magazine as a fashion don’t.  

As I was cleaning out some of my stuff – there would have been more, but I purged last year – I started thinking…and that’s a dangerous thing.  I don’t know what Dr. Oz has to say about this, and I’ll have to look it up, but I thought about what it would be like if we could purge things that just made us feel bad in general – feelings, worries, stress…Wouldn’t it be nice if we could or even do it for someone else?  

I was out with a very good friend last night.  I’m not going to reveal names but she knows who she is.  Let me tell you a little about her.  I’ve been friends with her for years – I think we met in 1995. She is funny, organized, talented and a great listener.  She’s always up for trying new things and overall, she’s one of my favourite people.  I know that she’s going through a bit of a rough patch right now, trying to find the right job and dealing with some life and wallet changing experiences.  I wish I could de-clutter the bad for her.  She is, without a doubt, one of the smartest people that I know.  She can learn anything that she puts her mind to.  I just hope, that in all of this, she doesn’t lose sight of the fact that she’s special and has friends that are there for her, like she was for them.  That’s all my friend.

I’m grateful today for many things.  I got a chance to see my good friend yesterday, I’m getting to hang out with my frousins tonight and get to spend the day with my two sisters and the world’s best Mummy tomorrow.  Not a bad weekend.  So now I’m off, to clean my toilet – it keeps me humble : )  and…

Gratefully yours,


Author: Jill Schneiderman

Hello and welcome to my blog. This started as a one year experiment to try to improve my health, turning to Dr. Oz for advice. One year became two and after that, the writing bug hit and writing about travel, lifestyle and my own musings became more fun. I'll return to the "Whiz-ard" when the feeling comes, but exploring other topics and getting to connect with new people and re-connect with old friends has been fun! Remember, any health advice you see here should be vetted with your family doctor. Any travel advice that I give though, should be followed! I am a marketing professional, working in media. This allows me to continue my obsession with all things TV and print and get paid for it. I'm an avid traveller, reader and shopper but make time for friends, family and volunteering so that I don't feel completely shallow.

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