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Happy Anniversary Bells Palsy?

 

A year ago today, my life split into “Pre” and “Post”. I look at the pictures from the early days and months and I cringe. Sometimes my emotions come to the forefront and I am remembering how I felt not being able to use half of my face. I remember not being able to think clearly or see clearly. I was trapped in my own body and in my mind. I couldn’t believe it was happening to me!

One of the strangest things about having Bells Palsy is that you don’t know and it can’t be predicted when you will be back to normal. People were telling me I would start to feel better in a few weeks. Yes that happens for some, but I was like many others where it continued and continued and continued. I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. Correction, I saw the light but it was a train coming at me!

This week my bells has been “acting up”. Luckily i have my support group to look to for guidance. My left side of my face has felt sore, my left eye has been a little watery, there has been some twitching under my left eye. It isn’t continous, but it comes and goes and its annoying as …But I do know some of the triggers and have routines to address each issue.

One thing I am thankful out of this trying year is that it has enchanced my business. I became obsessed with sharing Bells Palsy with the world. People of all ages are getting it and nobody is talking about it! So I developed a series of workshop based on my illness and practicing self care. It has taken me across the country and in front a wide variety of people! It has been so satisfying to see people open to the idea of self care and better health! And it fits with my LIfe Coaching, Professional Organizing, and Entertainment businesses.

I am grateful to be here on Earth still, that I am 95 percent better, and I am able to get out there and be creative and useful. I worked very hard to come back from Bells and again I would not wish this on anyone! A year ago today, my life changed forever…for the better.

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Posted by on July 2, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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Changing The Rules With Those Close To You

Over the last 10 years I have changed the ules with those close to me, So what does that mean?

Well I let people treat me a certain way for a period of time. Then I woke up  (usually thru self discovery or with help of a professional) and decided it was not okay anymore and changed MY behavior. THEN I didn’t accept the ways they continued to treat me.

I had to realized that it all begins and ends with ME. I can’t change THIER ways of doing things, but I could change my reactions.

I got tired of feeling bad or that I always got “the short end of the stick.” IN some cases you can talk with the people you are dealing with and sometimes change and growth can happen together. Of course that is usually the desired outcome you want! But many times that is not the reality. You have to find a way to let go of what THEY are doing and be strong and move forward and be able to defend yourself.

It’s oaky to say NO. It’s okay to simply say when something doesn’t work for you. It’s okay.

I quietly started changed the rules with certain people. I don’t even know if THEY have noticed. I havent done it in a mean way. When someone who does NOTHING for me asks for my help with something, I say NO if I  feel like it. AND don’t feel bad. If you talk to me a certain way, I choose how I want to respond and there are times I might not respond. I’m much happier these days.

I don’t let people put thier “stuff” on me! And you shouldn’t either. I try to walk through the world with care and compassion and non judgement. I stay in my lane and try to be nice to everyone. I also believe in being treated a certain way that is respectful to me! I encourage you all to do the same!

 
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Posted by on June 13, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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What Does Being Proud Mean

 

June is Gay Pride Month. February is Black History Month. March 17th is St Patricks Day. May 5th is Cinco De Mayo. The foruth Thursday of November is Thanksgiving. It has got me thinking about these specialized moments. These are set aside for specifice groups or events that happened. Each has their celebrators as well as their detractors. Blacks joke that we get the shortest month of the year. Some straight people are pissed there isn’t a pride parade for them. Some of the beginnings of theses days may have some controversy. It begs the question, do these moments help or hurt us?

Many people forget or don’t know some of these pride moments were born out of struggle and fight. Times to find their place in the world and be acounted for. They can be moments for awareness and education. It is no pain olympiics. We are in a great time. Some of the “history” is not accurate and not that’s changing. We are able to tell the correct history and right wrongs from the past!

There is room for everyone to be who they are. No one needs to feels threatned by any of these. We should feel proud of who we are and where we come from. We should feel proud of our rich heritages. It’s okay to look back and celebrate how far we’ve come. In the end, my hope is that we learn from the past and not repeat or continue things that don’t help us.

 
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Posted by on June 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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James at 150!

This is my 150th post. I started this blog years ago but didn’t post as much. But now I am posting more and have made a commitment to myself to build this as much as my other blog The Super Organizer Universe. 

Since I’ve been posting more on here, the numbers have gone up, naturally, and i’m having fun doing it! This blog is to give you more insight into me and my media work. Right now I am on a train. I have some traveling to do for work and for personal. I love any chance I get to leave LA and see other parts of our great country. I recommend to everybody! It’s good to leave you regualr surrounds and life and see others. I always come back to LA refreshed and reenergized. And in some cases, more appreciative. LOL

I’ll be turning 50 while on the road and this could not be more fitting. I have travelled so much in my life that this makes sense. I would hit a milestone birthday on the road! Also May brings the end of some things and the beginning of others. I am ending a TV show then starting another. I sold a home of mine but the money will help me with so much. I have new music coming out. I am currently working on several books and I hope to release them in May. I am ending some jobs that will free me up to new opportunities.

The last years have been a trying time for me. I have been retooling and editing my life personally and professionally. I feel excited about the future for the first time in a long time…

 
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Posted by on April 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

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9 Reasons I’m Happier These Days

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  1. I know better.
  2. I know that I can make it thru anything because the longer I live , I experience it.
  3. I have a great support system that I can trust.
  4. I am more comofrtable in my own skin
  5. I have forgiven everyone and everything.

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6. I feel ALL emotions and that is a great release.

7.I’m FINALLY in the career I want to be in!

8. I have forgiven myself.

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9. I have developed a spiritual side that guide me! (Also my garden is my safe space too.)

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

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