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Women, life, happiness
  • “Why did I have to be the one to get sick?”

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    August 26th, 2010Keryl PesceHealthy Living, Life in general

    "This sucks. I'm a good person. I don't deserve this. Why me?"

    Yes, I'm sure it does and I'm sure you are.

    Maybe it's not a question of deserving or not. Maybe "Why me?" isn't the question to be asking. Maybe better questions are "What is this telling me?" and "What's the best possible way I can respond to this?"

    Have you ever seen continue »

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  • “I’m feeling depressed, like there’s nothing left to live for.”

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    July 9th, 2010Keryl PesceHealthy Living, Life in general

    I realize this title isn't the most uplifting of posts I've had. It was not my intention this week to write about this. However when I logged in the other day and realized that someone, a wife, mother, daughter, teenager, father, I have no idea who, typed these exact words into his or her browser and landed on my blog, posting about it became my most immediate priority.

    Somewhere out there is a precious human life contemplating whether or not he or she has a reason to continue living. I have no way to reach this person directly, other than to post this and hope he or she comes back and reads this. So to my unknown visitor, this is for you. Even if it wasn't you, please read this.

    I want to address this first from continue »

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  • “I’m not happy with my life, but I don’t have a choice.”

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    July 1st, 2010Keryl PesceLife in general

    Allow me to get right to the point. Bull shit.

    I don't think there is another combination of five words I like less than "I don't have a choice." OK, maybe "I like your camel toe." But even that can be borderline acceptable if it's spoken with a smile and direct eye contact. That could be downright impressive if you ask me.

    So why does this phrase make me want to yack like over-cooked lima beans gone cold? We're given 26 letters to play with, and we get to arrange them in any order we choose to create whatever words we want. The order we decide to put them in not only represents what's going on inside of our head, but actually determines what happens around us. Choose your words carefully, for they are the universe's magnets.

    I dislike that phrase so much because  continue »

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  • Creating the Happy Bitch Martini!

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    June 27th, 2010Keryl PesceLife in general


    Check out the slide show on YouTube! So fun!

    Special thanks to:

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  • The Happy Bitch martini is officially here!

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    June 25th, 2010Keryl PesceFun stuff!

    What a fun night! The Happy Bitches came out in force last night (along with some fabulous guys). Cosimo's Trattoria took amazing care of all of us, keeping the final four cocktails poured for everyone to taste. All votes tallied and the winner was drink #4.

    Oh, you want to know what's in it? OK, here's the winning recipe: 

    2 parts raspberry vodka

    1 part amaretto

    2 parts cranberry juice

    generous squeeze of fresh lime

    garnished with 2 blanched almonds

    We really wanted this martini to represent what a Happy Bitch is about. She's strong, yet sweet. She's pretty in pink and a little nutty. And here's the best part: continue »

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  • “Why are men such pigs?”

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    June 17th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships

    Oooh!  Somebody's got their pretty little panties in a bunch! 

    Obviously this chick has some sort of evidence or personal experience to prompt this question and the embedded assumption that all men, in fact, are pigs. I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess her man cheated on her.

    First, let me say I appreciate all of you who show interest in what I have to say by following this blog and particularly those of you who send me questions. So to my girlfriend who asked this, you need to know that my number one goal with the time, energy, thought and effort I put into this is to give you the best possible feedback and advice I can to lead you toward a happier existence – even if doing so means I need to disagree with you. And it is with love and a genuine desire to help you that I do . . . disagree that is.

    I don't doubt this girl  continue »

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  • “My friend really hurt my feelings.”

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    June 10th, 2010Keryl PesceFamily and Relationships, Life in general

    Let's imagine for a minute that you are having lunch with a girlfriend. It's a gorgeous sunny day, and you landed a great table outside. Your girlfriend is sitting across from you sipping on a glass of wine and wearing a trendy new pair of sunglasses complete with the proverbial rose-colored lenses. She pauses in the midst of the juicy gossip, looks at you and says. "Your face looks awfully pink." 

    Now, if you're like me, and depending on how many glasses of wine you've had or where you are in the process of a sip, taste and swallow, you'd likely laugh just hard enough to shoot a bit of your Chardonnay right out your pretty little nose  – right before you call her a ding bat (OK, maybe dip shit).

    Why? Because you know damn well continue »

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    June 8th, 2010Keryl PesceFun stuff!

    This doesn't count as this week's post. I promise to have some juice for you before the week is out. But I didn't want you to miss out on this.

    If you are in the area, please join us on Thursday, June 24 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at Cosimo's restaurant in Poughkeepsie. You may have seen on my Happenings page that we are creating a brand-spanking new pink martini called the Happy Bitch. Join us on the 24th, taste the finalists and vote on the winner. Boys and girls are welcome, but you do need to be on my "in" list. Go to and click on "Get Happy" to join.

    Just imagine, before long, you'll be able to order up a Happy Bitch right from the menu. How fun!

    Oh, and if I'm feeling happy enough, I just might give away a prize that night. We'll just have to see.

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  • “I’m tired of worrying all the time.”

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    June 2nd, 2010Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt

    Fine. Then don't.

    The way I see it is worry is Enemy Numero Uno. She's a bitch on a tear who stirs up unnecessary crap and leaves a trail of anxiety and misery in her wake. She'll steal your money (or keep you from making it), break up your marriage, make you look bad at work, cause you to look and feel older than you are and even make you physically sick. Given the opportunity, she'll completely annihilate your happiness.

    So don't let her.

    How? Quit continue »

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  • “I’m so stressed out! I feel like I’m on the verge of a nervous breakdown!”

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    May 13th, 2010Keryl PesceLife in general, Stress and Guilt

    Sounds like the song of today's modern woman, doesn't it? We hear "I'm so stressed out." with as much frequency as we apply another coat of  lip gloss on girls' night out.

    It's been said life is a dance, but I don't think they ever meant today's frantically choreographed tap dance of reacting to one crisis after the next, putting everyone else's demands above our own and the brain-dead notion that we were ever meant to multi-task. It's almost like a badge of honor these days. WTF?

    "The faster I do this and the more I get done, the sooner I'll be able to relax."  Oh, so that's how it goes. Really?

    News flash: continue »

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