Category Archives: NJ-L

New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing Committee

Click here to see New Jersey Deaf Senior Housing Committee Flyer

I love Rock and Roll

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Lingo Game Nite

Ocean Deaf Club, Inc. Lingo Game Nite **NEW**  “BONUS LINGO” When: Saturday, April 21st Time: 6:30 to 11 pm Please don’t forget your membership dues. Members: $10.00 Non-Members: $12.00 The Presbyterian Church in Lakehurst 101 Orchard Street, Lakehurst, NJ (between Union Avenue & Pine Street) Doors open at 6:30 pm. (Please No early birds) Please [...]

Deaf Women United of New Jersey & Greater Philadelphia: Wine Tasting, Cheese & Dessert

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The Duty of the Local Deaf Firefighter Fire Safety + Demo + See Fire Engine Bert Rypkema, ASL Deaf Presenter Waretown Volunteer Fire Co., Assistant Engineer Officer Recipient of 12 Awards Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 1 pm Waretown United Methodist Church 27 Bryant Road, Waretown NJ 08758 (4 miles east of exit 69 on [...]

Saturday, April 7th Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 1740 Route 130, North Brunswick NJ For Current Members Door Open at 3:45 pm    Meeting at 4 pm It will be about Constitution & Bylaws Non-Members – please arrive after 5 pm Refreshment on Sale at 5 pm to 6 pm 50-50 Tickets on Sale * [...]

We’re thrilled to announce another sign-language-interpreted Shabbat Service and hope that you can join us! WHAT: A Service with full readings from the Torah, Haftorah (Prophets), and Song of Songs, not to mention a special Yizkor (Memorial) Service, too, to remember those loved ones who’d passed away WHEN: 10:00 AM — 12:30 PM on Saturday, [...]

NJ DDHH Monthly Communicator April 2012 Issue NOW Available Online   Dear Community,   The April 2012 issue of the NJ Division of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Monthly Communicator Newsletter is now available online at our website:     http://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/ddhh/newsletters/communicator/current/April%202012.pdf   Please feel free to distribute to other interested readers.   Enjoy!   [...]

Hello, Unfortunately, due to a lack of vendors, Ocean County College’s Deaf Awareness Day has been cancelled. However, the ASL Rock and Roll show will take place on April 21st at 7PM at Toms River High School North. Attached is the flyer for Ocean County College’s Interpreter Training Program’s ASL Rock and Roll Show! Contact [...]

The News of Cumberland County Cumberland County SPCA page for Monday, March 19 … The Bridgeton News – NJ.com This is our first indication that a dog or puppy is deaf. Another indicator is their color — because congenital deafness is pigment related, deaf dogs are often primarily white. Deafness can be confirmed by testing [...]

Wasa with Zucchini, Cherry Tomato, and Goat Cheese

Ingredients

¼ cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
1 small zucchini, sliced thin lengthwise
2 tablespoons goat cheese
2 pieces WASA Hearty Rye (may substitute any WASA variety)

Directions

Sauté zucchini in a non-stick skillet until soft and golden in color.
Spread 1 tablespoon goat cheese on each crispbread.
Top with sliced tomatoes and layer zucchini on top.

TIP: Substitute eggplant or yellow squash for zucchini.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Serves 1

Nutritional Value Per Serving

Calories 205
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 260 mg
Total Carbohydrate 34 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Protein 9 g
Calcium 94 mg

Lazy Bones

During yoga class the teacher, Tina, tells me to lift up a bit. I’m squatting in a pose (it’s sort of this made up pose that I’ve dubbed the Tinasana) and Tina says my middle is sagging.

“The muscles in your body will automatically revert to being lazy if given the chance,” she says.

Lazy? But I’m working so hard, I think.

Later, in Warrior II I’m concentrating on my arms when Tina reminds me to firm my thighs. If I don’t pay attention, they become lazy.

Yet another pose and my feet are splaying instead of pointing in the right direction. Guess why?

Really. Out of all the things in the world, I don’t consider myself lazy. But apparently even when I’m truly working on my alignment there are parts of my body that are secretly trying to get away with as little as possible.

After class I start thinking . . . does that apply to other areas of my life?

No way. I’m motivated! Diligent!Relentless in my pursuits!

Aren’t I?

Except in the mornings. I like to linger in bed. It’s warm and cozy. Plus I’m still sleepy. By the time I do get up, shower, and eat breakfast, I’m always surprised at how much of the day has gotten away from me before I make it to my home office.

And walking. I love my afternoon walks. Love them. Then why do I skip them from time to time, opting instead to sit and work a little longer?

Speaking of work, I realized something as I began investigating this whole laziness issue. If I have ten things on my “To Do” list, I tend to opt for the easiest projects first. When I do start working on a hard topic (say an article that requires a lot of research or possibly a personal essay that forces me to do some inner work), I will drop it as soon as I feel stuck. I tell myself I’ll get back to it and turn my attention to the easier assignments again.

Isn’t it funny the insights yoga gives us into our lives? So if you’ll excuse me, I have an article I’ve put off. I’d better get working on it.

Addicting Appetizer

Here is one of my favorite appetizers involving Wasa crispbread.

I searched Wasa’s recipe page and it’s on not on there, so I’m feeling rather innovative (except that I didn’t create it – the recipe was passed along by a friend of mine, but anyway . . .)

Spread a layer of organic cream cheese on Wasa crispbread.
Add two slices of cucumber.
Season with garlic power and sea salt.
Enjoy.

Skinny Female Dog

Have you read the book Skinny Female Dog yet? (That’s not the real title, but I don’t like to cuss on blogs.) I laughed my way through it with advice like “All carbs are not created equal. There are two types: simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates suck and are as nutritionally beneficial as toilet paper.” The authors’ big tip throughout the book was to “use your head” when you make choices about eating. They are proponents of no meat and no dairy. I’m of the mindset that I need a little of those food groups for a well-balanced diet (my head says there’s something not quite right about a replacing meat and dairy with soymilk, soy “cheese,” soy “meat,” etc. – BUT that’s just me. The book has some great info in there and is worth the read.)

Moving on, the point I’m trying to make is that I visited the authors’ website the other day. Watch their Video Interview. I loved it. It took one of the author’s seven years to transform her eating habits. The other one – ten years. Their message is so clear and true: the goal is to eat well and do the best you can, but no one is perfect. It’s takes time to change your diet. Taste buds need to be retrained. Moving towards healthier foods is a progression. You give up what you can and don’t beat yourself up when you eat something less than ideal.  Š

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