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LAUGH with DORAZ…The First Date*

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It was their first date, and she’d shown the patience of a saint as he babbled on and on about his hobbies, his pet peeves, his driving techniques, and even the standards he used to choose his barber.
Finally, he came up for air and said, “But enough about me. Let’s talk about you.”

She breathed a sigh of relief.

He went on, “What do you think about me?”

On a first date, a guy escorts a girl home and asks, “Can I come up for a cup of coffee?”

The girl replies, “Actually, I never invite guys over on a first date.”

The guy thinks for a minute and says, “Well, what about the last date?”

The boyfriend said, “We’re going to have a GREAT time Saturday. I’ve gotten three tickets for the big game.”
“Why do we need three ?” asked the girl.
“They’re for your Father, Mother, and kid sister.” he replied with a sheepish grin.


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Here is a special birthday wish to “all” of you out there with APRIL birthdays!!! Make it a fantastic one!
Many, many more!!

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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Cockatiel Humor with Doraz & Gang…………*

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A man finally gets his prescription for Viagra. Anxious to try it out, he takes one as soon as he gets home, and waits for his wife to come home from work, but, in his excitement he forgets and leaves the package open on the table and his cockatiel eats all of them.

Seeing the results and panicking the man grabs the bird and stuffs him into the freezer to cool off.

Unfortunately, his Viagra kicks in just as his wife comes home and it is hours later before he remembers the cockatiel. He runs and looks in the freezer expecting the worst, only to find the bird breathing heavily, drained with sweat and totally exhausted.

“What happened?” the man asks, “You were in there for hours and yet you’re not only alive but you’re sweating like crazy?”

The cockatiel pants: “Man, have you ever tried to pry apart the legs a frozen chicken?”

Get a Grip On Committment, Already!

Some of you may not like what I am going to say, so please leave the room.
Are we ready? I am real big on making a commitment and staying with it all the way to the end. I may not always enjoy the way down the road I chose to take, but I stay with it! Making a true commitment sends messages to others, as well as to yourself (if you are listening) ,about who you are as a person at that point in your life. It develops a trust factor in your personality and it shows others your true dedication to seeing things through. If you chose to voluntarily place yourself emotionally, physically, or intellectually to a course of action, you are making a commitment and need to see it done! It shows that you are sincere and focused in what you have chosen to undertake.So, review your commitments. They can be those found in relationships, goals, jobs, family, friends, your physical health, and your emotional health. If you have made the sincere effort in those areas of your life, great! I applaud you. If you feel any hesitation, time to sit yourself down and review some things, right?So, please do not make a promise or an agreement to do something in the future, unless you will give it your all! You can do anything in life, as long as you are alive and well. Once you’re gone, oh well.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

“Smile”, it could save you……


‘Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.’

Sometimes I get so angry with someone I just really want to punch something or throw something! I have learned to just stop and take a deep breathe before I act. As I am taking this deep breathe, I am thinking to myself, ” Is it really worth the heart attack I could get?” The answer is sometimes…YES…I have to admit, but I say NO instead.
I try to keep in mind that the other person is the one with the problem, not me! I figure, like all the rest of us have, they are just having ” One of those days.” So, I just smile and walk away. It is not the coward thing to do, just the smart one. I rather have my mental and physical health in check as opposed to getting into a fight with someone over something STUPID!!!!

So, I agree with the statement above…WE ALL NEED TO SMILE. If that doesn’t work…just SCREAM!

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Let the Sunshine In……

I recently read an article in the July/August 2008 Weight Watchers magazine. I agreed with a lot of the statements they made. I would like to share some with you. In a recent New York University study, a fellow at the nonprofit Environmental Leadership Program by the name of Patricia Zaradic, Ph.D. said, “ Nature acts as a buffer against life’s stressful events.” I agree 100%.
The article goes on to say that just by working in your garden for 45 minutes , you can lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Nature relaxes you and helps you breathe more calmly and slowly. It also goes on to say that your brain produces serotonin which helps in boosting your mood.
It mentions that you can help guard against osteoporosis by getting 5 to 30 minutes of vitamin D-rich sunlight as least twice a week. They claim that by exercising outdoors, you will feel less bored and be more likely to stick with your program goals.
So, the next time you get up in the morning and see that sun shining into your bedroom window, get yourself out of bed, smile, and take on whatever the day throws at you with a little more sunshine and a lot less stress!

Be sure to go to Healthtips 101 to see what Jennifer added to this article, it’s cool!!!!

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Humor and Stress…….

The main reason I decided to start writing articles for Healthtips 101 and Doraz Says was to help me control my stress. I really like to express myself through humor. I believe that humor is the way to go when all else fails! Sometimes, granted, things just are not funny….but, if you can get past the aggravation and disgust over what just happened to stress you out, just take a few deep breaths, and smile.
According to an article I just read in the September 2008 issue of Shape magazine, just thinking about maybe laughing helps. Researchers at Loma Linda University Schools of Applied Health Profession and Medicine have found that the anticipation does wonders for your health. “Just the act of imagining a positive experience brings us hope and decreases the level of the stress hormone cortisol and epinephrine, says lead study author Lee S Berk,Dr.P.H. “ And because it also triggers the release of other hormones that optimize the immune system ,it could even help fend off illnesses.”
So, like I have been trying to get you to do…LAUGH. Who would not want to lower their stress? Think of some ways you can just have fun. I love to put on some crazy music and just “let it go!” I also get together with my friends and family and talk to them about stuff that really does not make any sense…they just give me that look! Hey, why not start a site like I did, Doraz Says is a “Spin Off” of Healthtips 101.
So stick with Jennifer and I. We’re having lots of fun. Hope you are too!

Dr. Berk was kind enough to comment on this article. It is posted under “About Luisa Doraz.” Thank you Dr. Berk!



Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

What’d You Say to Me???????

What’d you say to me?

I always base my responses to people I speak to on a daily basis with facts. I look into my heart before I actually blurt out a response. I am fortunate to admit that I do not have any hesitations with confrontations with individuals, who in my opinion, are NOT making the accurate conclusions in a situation that just occurred.

Here is what I mean. Have in ever been grocery shopping and you are on your way to the cash register to check out and someone comes flying out the blue and cuts right in front of you. Now, I know what you are thinking. You figure what is the big deal. Just let them go. No problem, right? Well, in my opinion, there is a problem. I believe we should all be courteous to one another, but not abusive. I feel if I do nothing in this situation, someone one day will be very upset if it happened to them. You know that person will do it again. They do not think they are doing anything wrong. Right?

So, what I would do is this. I would acknowledge what just occurred to the other person involved. I would state the facts of what just happened. I would let them know that I am not going to let the situation go by un-noticed. Then I would tell them that if they were in such a hurry that they had to be rude about it, go right ahead.

Usually the other person will either ignore you or they will say they are sorry. Hopefully you will feel better about yourself by being about to speak to someone with sincerity and see that they actually care!


Believe in yourself;


I believe there is a room, somewhere other then here on Earth, that has millions and millions of books! I believe we are all the main characters in them. See, you did not know you were famous, did you? Let me explain my crazy statements, ok?
Think about a handful of people you know that are either family members, friends, coworkers, etc. Take a moment to figure out when you last said, :What’s their problem?”
Well, I believe we are all playing out what is in our book and that we are doing our best to coexist with “the others” who are obviously on a different chapter! It has nothing to do with anything going on with you personally, it just is.
If you can follow this, it will help you stay a lot calmer in your dealings with other individuals on a daily basis. Each of us are unique. Each of us are weird. Each of us are just trying to stay alive. We need to focus on ourselves, and not get so involved in the lives of others so that we can expand our own personal growth. I am not saying we should not be empathetic to others. We should always do our best in guiding those that ask for help. We just can not get too involved or we will lose sight of our goals and our plans. Professional help is always available.
So, teach yourself ways to learn to tolerate stressful situations in your life. Take them on a daily basis. When you feel like you are about to have an explosion, just relax, take some deep breaths, and remember we are all on different chapters in our books of life. If you are lucky, maybe a few times a year you might actually be on the same page!!!!

Believe in yourself;