Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:06 am
It’s Thanksgiving week, and I find myself focusing on many things I can be thankful for. And this Hot Flash Universe column is at the top my list. I really loved most of the adventures I experienced over the past year.
Posted Oct. 9, 2015, 6:00 am
They say that Vitamin IV drips (yes, IVs) are the modern day way to boost your immune system, fight stress at a cellular level, and help you live life to the fullest.
Posted Oct. 4, 2015, 6:00 am
This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop gets new lashes.
Posted Sep. 25, 2015, 6:00 am
Forget about the overdone eyes that will never fully shut, or the plumped-up lips that look like you’ve been in a fistfight.
Posted Sep. 13, 2015, 8:46 am
This week on Hot Flash Universe host Barbara Bishop tries out some new looks at Wilshire Wigs, a third-generation business, opened in 1967
Posted Aug. 29, 2015, 9:08 am
So for more than a year, I’ve been writing this column, Hot Flash Universe. I have a confession to make. I thought I never had a real hot flash. Until now.
Posted Aug. 15, 2015, 8:06 am
I did it. I got my nostril pierced. And the whole process was filmed for Westside TV. Here’s how it happened. I first did my research to find the highest rated piercing expert.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:24 am
When I was in my 20s, the flattest thing on my body was my stomach. That sexy flatness lasted well into my late 30s, even my 40s. I really took my flat belly for granted.
Posted Jul. 4, 2015, 6:25 am
Water. Everyone says drink water. It’s healthy for you. It will help you lose weight faster. It will help your skin look beautiful. It will make your whole body run better.
Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:25 am
I think I’m going to get my nose pierced. Yes, my nose, my right nostril. I thought about it for a long time. I’ve done my research, and I’m ready.
Posted Jun. 9, 2015, 9:29 am
I love makeup. My favorite gift ever was my first make-up kit given to me by my favorite Aunt when I was 12. One item in the kit was a beautiful light pink lipstick. I loved it. It smelled so good, and made me feel a little more grown up. I also got “Love’s Baby Soft” cologne; I still adore the smell of that.
Posted Apr. 25, 2015, 9:32 am
For years, my friends have told me to spend a weekend by myself. A weekend to clear my head, focus on and create what I want to do for the rest of my life, and get spiritually centered.
Posted Apr. 10, 2015, 8:46 am
So the other day, I was looking in the rearview mirror, and I caught a glimpse of myself. The sun was shining on my face, the cool breeze blowing softly. Sounds lovely, yes? Not.
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:10 am
A couple of months ago, I won a series of ballroom dance lessons – the grand prize from a raffle drawing at a luncheon I attended.
Posted Feb. 28, 2015, 8:34 am
Have you ever thought you were “too old” to do something? Most people argue that you’re never too old to do what you want to do.
Posted Jan. 19, 2015, 9:18 am
So it’s 2015. Resolutions have been made. What’s interesting is that all of a sudden, everyone’s talking about meditation as the hot new thing to do to this year – heal yourself, lose weight, find a mate, and get rid of stress. Yet, it’s been around for thousands of years.
Posted Dec. 19, 2014, 9:15 am
It seems like every holiday season, my stress level triples. This season started out the same way. There are always too many things to carry in from my car. Zoey (my rescue pup) peed on the rug again. There’s a small leak in our roof from the rain.
Posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:27 am
Every holiday season for the past six years, I have passed the Santa Monica ice rink at the corner of 5th and Arizona, determined to skate “this year.” Each year, even though I swore I was going to, I just never got around to it.
Posted Oct. 27, 2014, 7:51 am
Do you know what a Pocket Rocket is? A Rabbit? A LELO? I do now. The other day, I went with a friend to an adult toy store. An adult toy store – I am whispering now. Just writing this story I’m turning red.
Posted Oct. 15, 2014, 9:46 am
I love to take photos of flowers. I started about a year ago when I bought a decent camera to really capture the amazing details of nature. I feel like I go into another world when I am doing it, and I’ve taken some amazing shots.
Posted Sep. 2, 2014, 9:06 am
I have been consistently weight training for more than a year now. I tried it when I was younger, but it never really worked out.
Posted Aug. 19, 2014, 9:16 am
It lowers your blood pressure. It helps you to stave off depression. You can also lose weight while having fun. Sound like a miracle drug? This drug happens to be a furry, four-legged friend.
Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 8:56 am
Do you ever have those days where you’re so stressed that your insides feel like they’re bubbling up and are about to explode? I have. I call them “waves of evil.” I usually get them right before my period, or when I’m really tired. And it seems as if nothing can stop them. And I feel sorry for anyone who happens to cross my path when I’m in this state. Until recently. I discovered mudra and meditation.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:03 am
Recently, I had to move out of my house for a week. We were getting our hardwood floors redone, and the refinishers highly recommended we leave the house while the work was being executed.