The Plush Crave

The Plush Crave

aggressive anxiousness, persistent patience, nonchalant passion, bottomless heights direction lost, infinite orgasms, a blissful abyss, two magnets in a closed fist, melted chocolate, familiar mystery, shameless vulnerability, de ja vu times two, sleepless dreams, the last fruit snack in the bag, finishing the good mango no knife, waterfalls on a hot day, warm brownies on a cold night. Long stares before you blink, short stares in silence before we think.  The plush crave delivers the balance of receiving.

Plush – Comfortable, and of high quality,  rich fabric of silk, cotton, wool, or a combination of these, with a long, soft nap.

Crave – Feel a powerful desire for (something).

Weight Loss Support Group For Children

I still get quite a lot of messages so I thought I’d share her story. Hey everyone this is my daughter Melanie. She has always been a thick baby, but in the last two years she packed on a lot of weight and yes it was my fault. I just didn’t understand or know how to feed her. She is my first child and all I knew is if she was hungry, feed her. Her weight got so bad that she was complaining about being tired just walking, she wheezed trying to breathe normal and snored at bedtime. She also couldn’t keep up with other kids on the playground, showing signs of diabetes and was already getting teased. As a mom I felt so guilty and sorry for her at the same time. I was so determined to help her but I had to do my research. The hardest part of getting her to lose weight was honestly starting. I was so confused with “how”. I tried in the past and failed miserably.

After doing some research I found the book “red light, green light, eat right” written by Joanna Dolgoff a pediatrician that specializes in childhood obesity. From this I was able to calculate her BMI and figured out what an appropriate calorie was for her. (I needed a calorie allowance idea to help me plan her portions.

For her this was 1200 calories. This I broke into meals breakfast (breakfast 300, snack 100, lunch 300, snack 100, dinner 400) sometimes I switch the calories around. This helped alottttt with portions. In the beginning fruits and vegetables were free food… so if she was hungry after a meal I gave fruits/veg. We also did not waste calorie on drink.. so we only did water and flavored water.

Ok so it was time to start: I went through the cupboard and got rid of everything I didn’t want on our plan then I had a conversation with her telling her that we are going to get healthier so we can run faster, play and keep up with other kids, swim better and do gymnastics. I keep saying we because we did it as a family. Everyone ate and drank the same thing…total house support. I went and bought her a water bottle and the plates came in sections. I learned that variety and presentation helps a lot too.

We didn’t hang out in the kitchen because I noticed that she wanted to eat more when she saw the fridge…. OMG did we play and we played alottt!!! This was a main source of exercise… trampoline, park, swimming, gymnastics, scooter, bike, walk, run, water balloon fight, water gun and dart fight… anything to stay active.
I allowed her to cook with me.. I disguise vegetables in food and smoothies as I introduce them to her. Initially we did gummy vitamins to help with the change. Gummy fibers for bowel changes while we work on vegetables intake.

For the vegetables she didn’t like we played games at the dinner table and I would watch her eat vegetables she denied in the past. We made popsicles with flavored water, some with low fat yogurt and fruits. I packed her lunch for school. She did well I’m super proud of her. Everyone in the house loss weight and it didn’t feel like work. Thanks for supporting her. I’ll share more as I think it up.

I created a group to help other kids and we have been having amazing result from other kids.

Feel free to join the facebook group for support:



After being teased late last month, the fourth stop of  KAWS‘ HOLIDAYsculpture has made its way to Mount Fuji, Japan. On display until July 24, the large-scale outdoor exhibition is centered around a 40-meter-long inflatable COMPANION figure and a unique camping experience. Around 2,000 campers will be staying at the foot of the inflatable figure at the Fumotoppara Camping Ground sponsored by Herschel Supply.

This time around, KAWS’ iconic COMPANION figure has taken a relaxed position by the greatest symbol of Japan’s natural beauty. Created in collaboration with longtime collaborator AllRightsReserved, the exhibition will be opened with a drone performance by the SKYMAGIC drone team which will spotlight KAWS’ signature works, against the picturesque and tranquil scenery.

The KAWS:HOLIDAY JAPAN will be on display from July 18 to 24.

Fumotoppara Camping Ground
156 Fumoto
Fujinomiya, Shizuoka 418-0109


Book Select – The Secret Life of Plants

Explore the inner world of plants and its fascinating relation to mankind, as uncovered by the latest discoveries of science. A perennial bestseller.

In this truly revolutionary and beloved work, drawn from remarkable research, Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird cast light on the rich psychic universe of plants. Now available in a new edition, The Secret Life of Plants explores plants’ response to human care and nurturing, their ability to communicate with man, plants’ surprising reaction to music, their lie-detection abilities, their creative powers, and much more. Tompkins and Bird’s classic book affirms the depth of humanity’s relationship with nature and adds special urgency to the cause of protecting the environment that nourishes us.

Available to purchase on amazon or download the free  pdf here

South African Teens build plane and fly to Cairo

A historic aviation challenge involving twenty South African teenagers flying in a self-assembled Sling-4 aircraft that uses ordinary motor fuel and was built in only three weeks is set to take place from Cape to Cairo (and back). Their journey, that is scheduled to start on the 12th of June 2019, will see different teams of the twenty teenage pilots, charter a course that will cut across several African cities and towns spreading the key messages of an African narrative that started as a dream. Pilots Adriaan van den Heever and Abel Dlamini talk about the epic journey.

Why Film makers lose money?

In this Film Courage video interview, Chicago filmmaker Mark Harris shares why most filmmakers lose money on their movies.



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