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.

Where Have I Been?

It has been a very long time since I wrote anything on this blog site.  It had been my intention to write here regularly about all the “Good Times” possibilities that we can discover or create in our day to … 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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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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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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Trying Not to Let American Food Kill Me

After a few months of serious over-work, I’ve spent the last week and a half in what I call a Spa Staycation — staying close to home, catching up on reading, exercise, a little self-care. One of the things I’ve … 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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