Saturday, November 30, 2013

HOW TO GET OFF OF ADD MEDICATION: ADHD or ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER MEDICATION

After quitting ADD medication, a cup of coffee can help stablize your system. You can add natural stimulants. While making your morning coffee, add 1/8 of a teaspoon of cayenne powder and a teaspoon of Saigon cinammon directly on top of the fresh coffee grounds in a drip filter. Add water and let it drip. You can also take a bite of fresh ginger with your coffee. This activates your brain. Our pediatrician actually said that caffeine has the same effect as expensive ADD medications. 

After having a bad experience with Adderall, I was prescribed Vyvanse, which I was on for three years.

In August, 2013, I completely quit the medication. I weaned from the Vyvanse by titrating down for four weeks. The first two weeks I opened the 70 mg capsule and sprinkled half of it into my morning yogurt. The last two weeks, I sprinkled one-third into the yogurt so I was taking less and less each day.

Since I believe most dis-ease has an emotional component, even if it is genetically buried through generations of belief, I knew I didn't need to be on this medication. It interfered with my ability to connect and be fully conscious. In 12-step programs they call this 'conscious contact' with your inner self, higher power, or source of life, creativity and being.

And to be honest, I really love my ADD brain. I don't want to rein it in. In primitive times, man had to think on his feet in order to avoid danger. We are not made for long hours in front of a computer, focused only on one task. Some of us are meant to multi-task. It's the "hunter" instinct.

People with ADHD just don't fit into this society so well -- the society that lives in tick-tock mechanical man mode, as the spiritual humorist Stuart Wilde puts it. (R.I.P. Stuart Wilde, my favorite metaphysicst.  Here is a cautionary tale about his sudden death.)

I knew I had to have another catastrophic spiritual experience like I did when I quit drinking 19 years ago on September 11, 1994.

So on August 11, I woke up feeling tortured by guilt that I hadn't honored my one promise to myself: to   finish writing the book series I had started three years earlier when my husband left me for Gene Simmons.

That morning I saw a slim book sitting on my dresser that had been given to me by the inimitable comedy impressario L.G. Ross.  The book is called "The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battles" by Steven Pressfield.

I opened the book against my will and started reading. I was finished in an hour. I collapsed to my knees sobbing. This book gave me the kick in the butt I needed to finish what I started.

I got up, went to my computer and in two weeks I had finished the BOOK! Actually it's a book, movie and TV series that turns tragedy into comedy.

That day, I forgot to take the Vyvanse. I never refilled the prescription even though I had a few left. I am sending them to the moon on the next Virgin Moon flight. I don't want to pollute the water system. We are all too hyped up.

But in the meantime I am using natural stimulants like ginger, cayenne, cinnammon and yes, coffee!!

Love coffee.




Friday, November 29, 2013

LYDIA CORNELL, KELSEY GRAMMER, GENE SIMMONS FALSELY MALIGNED by RIP-OFF REPORT BY ABUSIVE STALKER AND SITE OWNER

RED ALERT: How can a website like Rip Off Report honestly serve the public if it refuses to obey court-ordered restraining orders and police evidence -- and keeps publishing blatant lies by a psychopath stalker. Rip Off Report forces honest people to have to "pay" the Arizona-based website to repair the damage done to their reputations! This is extortion and is a federal crime as it crosses state lines. The website Rip Off Report should be held liable for destroying people's reputations then demanding money to take down lies. I don't understand why this website is allowed to profit from misery. Oh, I forgot, that's what happens when capitalism runs amuck.



A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell

"Kelsey and I Were Both Framed by the Same Stalker!"

Amanda A. Brooks

"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZHuffington PostDaily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case!
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford and all my fans and friends on Facebook including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history.
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. I am in fear for my life. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my gay friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I am no longer suing Kelsey Grammer, never intended to sue him, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."
Cornell, a public figure and beloved sex symbol best known for the classic series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, and preparing her return to TV and the airwaves, including her show "Edge of the Universe" w/ Lydia Cornell." Her show will broadcast on the top-rated iTunes radio network "Beats and Eats". Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer, Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, fraud, bankruptcy and divorce. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.
 Listen to my new radio show on iTunes and Sticher. 
Teaser #2 and then jump to "Bite" with Lydia Cornell (they called me on the road) and then #15,  #44 for other episodes. 
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b-e-003-lydia-cornell-hells/id722565209?i=169021026&mt=2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beats-eats-comedy-pop-culture/id722565209  (#2, 15, 44) 

If you don't have  iTunes or Stitcher you can listen to the short teaser here:
http://traffic.libsyn.com/beatsandeats/Lydia_Cornell_Pilot_Teaser_12-1-13.mp3
      
STALKER BITE: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b-e-bite-lydia-cornell-tells/id722565209?i=173311759&mt=2
      
My First interview on Beats and Eats:  https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/b-e-003-lydia-cornell-hells/id722565209?i=169021026&mt=2


Lydia's show EDGE OF THE UNIVERSE is on the top-rated iTunes radio network "Beats and Eats". Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer, Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Join me on Beats and Eats with Matthew Fahey, Barret Beyer, Anthony Rodriguez, Nick Gelso and Ty Ray 
http://66.147.244.83/~beatsan2/2013/10/07/be-003-lydia-cornell-hells-kitchen-chef-barret-beyer/

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ARE YOU HUNGRY, LONELY, INVISIBLE? ~ A THANKSGIVING MIRACLE

Every time I go to the 24-hour Walgreens South of Pico, I encounter a homeless person waiting outside. It's usually a woman who asks me to please buy her a Coke or some coffee. One very sleepy woman asked me to buy her some freeze-dried Taster's Choice coffee and a bottle of water. The minute I gave it to her she drank the coffee "dry" by ripping open the coffee tube and sucking it down her throat, then taking a swig of water. I didn't know whether to be mystified or horrified, so I asked if she wouldn't rather just have a cup of hot coffee. She said "No." I guess this is the quicker way of getting caffeine into your system.

Around midnight last week I was driving home from a downtown event on the roof of the Standard Hotel for REDCAT's 10th anniversary and I stopped at Walgreen's for some toothpaste. A woman was waiting outside my car and asked if I'd buy her some Fritos -- the 99- cent bag. I asked if she wanted anything to drink and she said a Coca Cola. They were out of the 99-cent bag, so I bought her two smaller bags of Fritos and two ice-cold Cokes.

As I left the store, I gave the woman her junk food her and she ran off with glee. It doesn't take much to make people happy. But also outside the door I noticed a small man leaning up against the obsolete phone booth. He looked painfully shy, almost unable to look me in the eyes. He was slim and well-dressed in a leather jacket. At first I didn't think he was homeless because he was wearing a yarmulke on his head, the religous Jewish skullcap. This is an orthodox neighborhood full of synagogues and  tight-knit Jewish families constantly walking back and forth to temple. A lot of the men could be mistaken for Amish with their long beards and mustaches. Either that, or they are all members of the "Movember" movement to not shave their faces. The entire neighborhood reminds me of an episode of Seinfeld or Woody Allen's "Manhattan."

Anyway, the look in this slim man's eyes haunted me as I drove out of the parking lot. I got about five blocks away and then decided I had to go back. I had to find out if he was hungry.

I pulled straight over to him and rolled down my window and asked him, "Are you hungry?" He looked at me with pale blue eyes and nodded 'yes.' I handed him the bag of shortbread holiday cookies I had just bought as well as the last $20.00 dollar bill I had in my wallet.

He burst into tears and said "Thank you, thank you, thank you... " as if it had been his last day on earth and he had been restored to life.

I was so moved I said: "God Bless you, I love you."

I then pulled away and burst into tears and couldn't stop crying all the way home.

Lately, I've been so self-involved in "getting back into acting and launching my comedy and selling my books" and casting my pearls before swine and grieving the loss of a certain big-shot literary agent whom I fantasized about representing me but who only reps books written by ghostwriters (who didn't bother to read my writing at all ) — and lately I've been so self-obsessed with wanting things to happen the way I want them to happen — on my timeline and schedule  - that I forgot what makes the world go around.

I have never felt more useful than when I can make someone else happy. And as an added bonus, the more I give, the more I receive: I gave the man $20, and the next day I received $1,000 as gift, without asking.  But you have to give from your heart. I honestly would not have received this gift if I were "giving" for the wrong reasons.

Let's drop the cliche of "Happy Thanksgiving" and really be grateful for what we have, no matter how small.

I have never gone through such hard times as the past year,  yet my daily needs are met when I help others.


Yarmulke

Orthodox Jewish man





Friday, November 22, 2013

A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell



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A Public Apology to Kelsey Grammer from Lydia Cornell

"Kelsey and I Were Both Framed by the Same Stalker!"

Amanda A. Brooks

"I found out I was suing Kelsey Grammer when I read the headlines on TMZHuffington PostDaily Mail, Radar Online, The New York Post, and Yahoo in June of 2012: 'Kelsey Grammer Sued by Lydia Cornell After Both Get Duped in Ponzi Scheme,' says Lydia Cornell. When I tried to protest and correct the story, my counsel put a gag order on me. Then I discovered that the co-counsel in our case was a convicted felon posing as a lawyer who became my stalker who was really a hairdresser who had never gone to law school. And this was the person making most of the legal decisions in our case.
My question is: why can't I have a normal stalker like Sheryl Crow has?
On September 13, 2012, I was granted a dismissal with prejudice from the civil case. But just when I thought it couldn't get any weirder, my stalker, impersonating an "Attorney General", indicted me in the RICO act and named me as a defendant in my own lawsuit, along with our Judge (Hon. Jan Pluim); his Clerk, Kelsey Grammer, Gene Simmons, Corbin Bleu, James Hillis Ford and all my fans and friends on Facebook including acclaimed filmmaker Lonnie Senstock and Security expert Glen Ratcliff. He indicted me as a criminal in my own case against the alleged organized criminals! This was a Three Stooges court moment; one of the funniest moments in court history.
I try to turn every tragedy into comedy, but this is no laughing matter. I am in fear for my life. This man violated my restraining order, posted death threats along with my home address, stole the identity of an authentic war hero, bullied my gay friends - and got the tabloids to go along with it.
Then something so terrifying happened, it could only occur in a David Lynch-Alfred Hitchcock movie. Since this is an ongoing investigation, there are secrets I'm not allowed to disclose yet. But it's as bizarre as a true-life version of "Breaking Bad."
I am no longer suing Kelsey Grammer, never intended to sue him, and hope any damage to his reputation is repaired."

Cornell, a beloved public figure best known for the classic series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade raising boys, working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series, and preparing her return to TV and the airwaves, including her show "Edge of the Universe" w/ Lydia Cornell." Her show will broadcast on the top-rated iTunes radio network "Beats and Eats". Also featured on their network is former star of MTV's "Awkward", Matthew Fahey, "Hell's Kitchen" chefs Barret Beyer & Anthony Rodriguez, and sports broadcasters-turned-pop-culture podcasters, Ty Ray and Nick Gelso. Cornell's show discusses issues including paranormal sex, celebrity horror stories, spiritual recovery, and how to overcome hardship with humor. Her motto is: "If all you did was just look for things to appreciate, you would live a joyous, spectacular life."
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol, and Adderall addiction, tragedy, abuse, betrayal, and divorce, and being defrauded by the husband who abandoned the family and forced her into bankruptcy. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.
http://LydiaCornell.com
Join me on Beats and Eats with Matthew Fahey, Barret Beyer, Nick Gelso and Ty Ray 
http://66.147.244.83/~beatsan2/2013/10/07/be-003-lydia-cornell-hells-kitchen-chef-barret-beyer/


Monday, November 18, 2013

LYDIA CORNELL to appear at THE HOLLYWOOD SHOW at Loew's Hotel January 4 & 5 2014


Lydia Cornell will be appearing at the Hollywood Show, January 4th and 5th, 2014 at the Loew's Hotel / Hollywood  and Highland, Hollywood California. 

www.hollywoodshow.com


About Lydia Cornell


Cornell, a beloved sex symbol best known for the classic series "Too Close for Comfort," more recently seen on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and several award-winning independent films, has spent the better part of the last decade working as an activist for women's issues, writing her upcoming humor book series and preparing her return to the airwaves including her top-rated iTunes radio show "Beats and Eats" with "Hell's Kitchen" chef where Cornell discusses issues including paranormal sex and divorce.
Finding humor in the darkest places, Cornell's spiritual resurrection story is about overcoming drug, alcohol and Adderall addiction; tragedy, abuse, betrayal, divorce; and being defrauded by the husband who "left her for Gene Simmons of KISS" and forced her into bankruptcy. "But I couldn't leave my marriage sooner because I was getting too much comedy material out of it," she writes.
Cornell has been Invited to contribute her writings to The International Museum of Peace, which houses letters from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou and Sir Edmund Hillary

AFI Best Actress nominee and People's Choice Award winner, star of ABC's Too Close For Comfort; recently seen on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, star of new Sundance Film with Robert Downey, Jr.
In talks with Dancing with the Stars
Received the USO Distinguished Service Award for Beirut war zone trip.
Google Hot Trends: What is Popular What is Hot: Lydia Cornell in Google's top 100 trends for October, November 2008.  Cornell has written over 250 spiritual-political articles on government, politics, the election, sex and religion.
Breaking Yahoo! News: Too Close for Comfort actress Lydia Cornell interviews world leaders, presidential candidates and Pulitzer Prizewinners for new radio show http://www.lydiacornell.com/yahoocached.pdf
In January 2009, Lydia Cornell was the first celebrity of 2009 profiled on TMZ. “In the '80s, Lydia Cornell became famous as Ted Knight's blonde daughter on the TV series Too Close for Comfort. Guess what she looks like now? “Fergie from Black Eyed Peas!”
Had a feud with Ann Coulter; Interviewed Elizabeth and John Edwards.
Sundance Film: Lydia Co-stars with Robert Downey Jr., Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Jon Bon Jovi, Sarah Silverman in the indie Me, Miami and Nancy; Stars in new indie release Damage Done.
Founder of Comedy Dance Film Festival with Saturday Night Live alum Jon Lovitz, in conjunction with Universal Studios in 2011.
Known for her knife-sharp humor on HBO, in standup comedy concerts, and on morning-drive radio, Cornell has been called: “A fresh voice; one of the most original voices in America today.”

Author of new book series: Falling Up; Raising Aliens (Life with Boys);  Living with a Neanderthal. First of 5 upcoming books in her upcoming humor book series.
Lydia Cornell's blog - a triple Koufax nominee for best writing, recipient of the Thinking Blogger Award and winner of the Freedom Award and three World Report Awards, is “a consistently thought-provoking firecracker of pointed socio-political commentary and observant, caustic wit.” (Yahoo News; Shotgun Reviews.)
Host of Oxygen Network documentary “Safe Passage” on battered women.
Too Close for Comfort has been in worldwide syndication for over 25 years and recently began airing again on WGN and in top markets nationwide.
Has been invited to contribute her writings to The International Museum of Peace, which houses letters from Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mother Teresa, Maya Angelou & Sir Edmund Hillary
Stars in her original three-woman show: Pain is Inevitable, Sex Optional.
Political Voices of Women Best Writing Awards ~ World Report Award, Thinking Blogger Award; Weblog Award and Double Koufax Nominee.
Standup Comedy ~ Improv, Laugh Factory, Las Vegas at the Riviera, Sahara; opening for Paul Rodriguez at Pechanga 1500 seat theater
Radio Show Co-Host  www.BashamandCornell.com  KLAV 1250 AM morning drive Las Vegas' New Entertainment talk show
Teen Mentor - Mentors teens; Hosts “The Answer Room” for troubled youth. Volunteers with sons for Red Cross, Imagine L.A., homeless children, and houses a domestic abuse survivor.
Raising a special-needs child with Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease)

From - Yahoo! Finance News: Lydia Cornell interviews World Leaders, Pulitzer Prize Winners and Presidential Candidates for new Radio Show Recently interviewed Pulitzer Prize Winners, White House advisers, presidential candidates, Senators, Congressmen and women, and bestselling authors.


"Lydia Cornell is an award-winning actress, writer, comedienne, and talk-radio host best known for her role as "Sara Rush” - Ted Knight's dazzlingly beautiful yet stereotypically dumb blonde daughter on ABC's '80s hit sitcom, “Too Close for Comfort.” Lydia starred in over 250 TV shows & films including Curb Your Enthusiasm, Full House, Dukes of Hazzard, Knight Rider, A-Team, Hunter, Hardball, Hotel (2), Love Boat (6), Fantasy Island, T.J. Hooker and the pilot of the cult series Quantum Leap with Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell. She signed hundreds of autographs at their convention earlier this year in Los Angeles. She co-starred with three Oscar winners James Earl Jones, Jose Ferrer and Lila Kedrova in The Red Tide, shot in the Greek Isles.

Miscellaneous:

John Conley, a disabled Marine combat vet, sent her his Purple Heart for her courage in standing up to Ann Coulter's 'extermination speak' in her article “Death is Sexier than Sex.”

Cornell is a Synesthete and has Synesthesia, a growing population of gifted artists, including John Mayer and David Hockney, who see colors when hearing sounds, and see numbers and letters in color. The World Symposium on Synesthesia convened in Belgium last year.

She started experiencing 11:11 in 1994, when everything changed in her life.

Lydia won the People's Choice Award, was a Best Actress nominee at Method
Fest for her leading role in the AFI film "Miss Supreme Queen". She recently co-starred with Larry David on HBO's “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and is in the new indie film “Damage Done.”  www.LydiaCornell.com





Lydia Cornell and Larry David HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” The Christ Nail episode


Latest photos from the week of November 11-18

At Comics on the Spot at the Warehouse, Marina del Rey on November 11
watching the hilarious Brett Walkow!

at Preventing Abuse Foundation Gala at Galpin Motors with Tony Nassif and Mell Flyn .






Tuesday, November 05, 2013

IT'S TIME FOR EQUALITY NOW!

EQUALITY NOW: Ending violence and discrimination against women and girls around the world

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE TODAY - November 5

I've written extensively on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and will re-post the articles here shortly. We must see this through. It's time, past time for EQUALITY NOW!

Joss Whedon, Lydia Cornell

Last night at Equality Now at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills I met several feminist icons and girlhood idols: I was leaning against the wall alone when Gloria Steinem walked right up to me and reached out her hand. I have always wanted to meet her. She was so warm and lovely. I told her she was my inspiration. 

Then we heard the inimitable Joss Whedon speak. He is also one of my son's favorite creators. My son loves Firefly; I love Buffy.  Then I met Lily Tomlin, Gloria Allred, Donna Deitch, and Jessica Neuwirth the founder and president of Equality Now.   Jada Pinkett-Smith and Yasmeen Hassan spoke eloquently; Alison Hannigan introduced Joss Whedon; Colby Caillat sang her hit songs. (What a great performance.) Also in attendance were Paul Reiser, Jay Leno, Jane Fonda, Maria Bello, BlogHer creator Lisa Stone, and many more. 

Gloria Allred, Suzan Hughes, Gloria Steinem

During the dinner, three amazing young women stood on stage and performed true stories from the lives of girls who have been tortured and abused. My friend, the stunning, generous entrepreneur Suzan Hughes hosted several of us at her table: Samantha Faulkner, Gloria Allred and Janice Dickinson. 



I listened to stunning (and horrifying) statistics: more women and girls have died since 9/11 as a result of sex trafficking, abuse, gender violence, rape, domestic abuse -- than men have died in all the wars combined. 

Check out my Getty Images page which has over 400 photos from when I started in show business. :)) lol some of these are hilarious. Below are the newest ones from the red carpet. 

Lydia Cornell, Gloria Allred


Getty Images by Mike Windle 
Lily Tomlin, Lydia Cornell, Gloria Allred, Suzan Hughes
Earlier this week at the Women of Power luncheon at the Jonathan Club hosted by Covington Capital Management as a guest of Michael Smith. Above: Lydia Cornell, Phu Styles, Jen Egan. My old friend Hunter Drohojowska-Philip, Smithsonian curator and author of "Rebels in Paradise" about the 60s art scene, spoke at the event on the value of art investing.





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