Author Archives: Good Times Manifesto

About Good Times Manifesto

A blog dedicated to finding the happiness and well-being in life even in the hardest times. Maintained by Debra Leigh Scott, writer, playwright, arts educator and good times advocate.

Trying Not to Let American Food Kill Me

It has been a few months of high-intensity life changes, followed by some serious over-work focusing on building and restructuring some of the programs in my arts organization, Hidden River Arts.   This also included launching an expanded new awards program, … Continue reading

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The Continued Food Revolution

There is a growing chorus of voices around the U.S., calling for change, demanding accountability of the corporations and financial institutions which have driven us to ruin. One of the most hated companies in the country now is Monsanto, the … Continue reading

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Why Does America Practice Capitalist Yoga?

I recently read an article that called Americans to task for the way they approach “yoga”.   I was in complete harmony with what it had to say.  In fact, I’d long wondered at the way in which “yoga” was … Continue reading

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Where Have I Been?

It has been my intention to write here regularly about all the “Good Times” possibilities that we can discover or create in our day to day lives — especially in difficult times when finding joy is harder to do. But … Continue reading

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Surprised by 9th Street

For far too long, my life has been over-booked, over-planned, over-scheduled.  I rarely have a day that isn’t at least partially planned, with a “to do” list, and a series of jobs I want to accomplish.  I end most days … Continue reading

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Try a Stopping Spree

I’ve never been a shopper; it’s simply not in my dna. There is a story that was told often in my family, about a day when my great aunt took me shopping to a Woolworths, the old five and dime … Continue reading

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The Power of Potassium

The average American eats a diet that is deficient in potassium; worse than that, our habits often include things that deplete our system of its potassium stores. Water pills (diuretics) draw potassium from your system, as do medicines for asthma … Continue reading

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