Baby I’m worth it…
We can have everything…
This song just makes…..
Dance with me?…..
Stay inside! Dance… love.. be healthy and safe
Baby I’m worth it…
We can have everything…
This song just makes…..
Dance with me?…..
Stay inside! Dance… love.. be healthy and safe
In theses uncertain times
I can make it through it all
With one hand
As long as you’re holding the other
What?? It could happen.. 😆
Ahh these lyrics… just some highlights….
If you had one song left inside your soul
What would you sing tonight?
If you had one chance left before we’re old
The last song of your life
What is it you wait for?
Tell me who you are
Not what you’ve rehearsed
All the other parts
When you’re authentic, you’re incredible
I like the view behind your eyes
There was no one else who could break it down
And cut right through to the heart
I just wanna lie
Underneath this tree
While you whisper secrets
On a melody
If this is the last song of your life
Then I’m inviting you to get it right
I would be remiss if I didn’t share this aspect of my life.
Recent happenings have brought to my attention that I haven’t actually posted this.
Brace yourself, this could take a bit. I’m passionate about this stuff. I’ve lived it you know.
🤔 I can go way back but let’s not.
I was sick and getting sicker. My doctors were cool about giving me meds for anything and everything. Then proudly saying I don’t know what could be causing this.
The change came when my migraines got worse and the mere touch of my temples sent me reeling. I remember one day the pain being so bad in my head I didn’t know what to do, sit? Stand? Bang my head on the wall? I was so scared. I also had a couple of lumps. In the places women do not want them. Breast and underarm.
For the headaches I was given stronger meds that dissolve under the tongue and the lumps well you know how that goes. Tests and maybe cut them out or watch them. I was even offered anti depressants. They help with pain did you know this?
I’m a freaking ray of sunshine most of the time in case you didn’t know. Lol. I was not into that.
Well, all I could think was I’m not into drugs and I’m not going down this route. I asked the drs how this happened and how to stop it. They had no clue. Said maybe it was due to my age and that I needed to lose weight. Jerks 😆 No real fix though.
So the heck with that! I began a search into healing. Saw the Joe Cross documentary, Fat, Sick and nearly dead. The next day went and bought a juicer and juiced for 25 days straight. That’s right no food passed these lips. Juice that I made myself from fresh organic fruits and vegetables only. Killer right? The first three days were the most miserable days of my life. I wanted to die on the 3rd. But on the fourth day? It was like the heavens opened and let the true light shine on my darkened soul. I could see hear and just think more clearly. Like this thick fog had just cleared. This was just the beginning.
So yeah, there are stages of healing when you do a liquid fast. So I knew if I messed up I would have to start all over. No way was I going to restart. Talk about motivation. The hunger actually went away after a couple days and it was a great healing experience. I stopped all my meds. Now I did this on my own and no I’m not telling anyone to do this. Talk to your drs. I on the other hand was done talking. So yeah, I stopped them all and to this day haven’t taken any again. Five years now baby.✌️
I lost a few pounds too, boo ya drs! Yeah I need to still lose more. I’m not dissing doctors, they just have a place. When I broke my wrist, they fixed me right up. I have no reason to see them otherwise. I mean even their tests are toxic. So I’m good. Did you know doctors have very little training in nutrition?
I guess I should straighten out the fact that the food doesn’t actually heal you. But giving your body the right fuel helps it to heal itself. Think of a vehicle. Would you put water in a tank and expect it to run? But look what you put in your body. We are over fed and under nourished.
I read everything I could and watched documentaries as well as YouTube videos about health and it kept leading me to a plant based life.
It’s not easy, the people around you are the worst. It’s like they think you expect them to follow suit or something. I’m not sure why but sometimes, there is anger. They seem to have the need to prove we need meat. Then there’s all the killing animal jokes and needing a burger, haha I’ve never heard that one 🙄
Then there’s the protein question so let’s get it out of the way. We really don’t need as much protein as we are led to believe. There are studies that prove it. I will hook you up to places to get info later on. So you don’t have to take my word for it. I mean take a look at the animals eaten and what they eat. No additional protein needed. Look how large they get. Plants have all the protein we will ever need. Have you ever heard of anyone having a protein deficiency?
Carbs are life!
So as I’m reading and listening I learned a few other things. The Vegan guilt. So much guilt. It’s a stage that I read about but I had already been feeling it. If you don’t want to know why, stop reading now. 🙂 But I was raised on a farm. Animals had a place and a job and were sometimes slaughtered for food. I hunted with my father and brothers. I loved to fish. I was raised by three very outdoorsy men. Guilt. These animals don’t have a choice or a voice. Don’t bother trying to tell me otherwise. This is my path and I’ll live it in peace. I just wish I had known sooner. A person cannot say they love animals and eat meat. It just cannot be. There is no humane way to kill a living being either. Sorry. If you want to see some horror watch Earthlings a documentary.
I will never in my life hurt another living creature. Never. Nor will I pay anyone else to do so.
So with the healing of your body comes the healing of your mind. Which can lead you down some pretty ugly roads. You see yourself and the decisions you’ve made as well as the relationships you’ve had and want or don’t.
I also know what I want for the rest of my life. It’s so very basic for me now. I want to be near the people I love. Have open doors to anyone who needs to hangout and veg. Lol, I kill me. But seriously, there are friends I haven’t seen in quite awhile and by gosh I want to spend quality time with them. So I’m hoping they come stay with me awhile. We are not promised tomorrow are we? New friends too. Mi casa es tu casa. I actually mean it. I tell everyone if you want to start this way of life or juice and want help, I’m here. I will juice with you even.
I will live a life that I hope inspires others to live their best life.
I believe in love! My love life is complicated. I want the one. I also want to be the one. I only want what I would give. I don’t understand how someone can say they love you, and not care about your happiness, or consider your feelings when they do something. I’m a romantic fool nothing will cure this 💕
Freedom? I am free for the most part. But only because I have taken my freedom. This may lead to more changes but I’m cool with that.
I go to a gym every morning and have met new people and reunited with people from my past. I have heard so many crazy stories of illnesses and when I tell my story I get the omg she’s crazy look or the I can’t give up meat or cheese! I’m not asking anyone to do anything, but you asked me my deal so there you go. The women are all omg it’s you!? You look great, and some have even said I look better than when we were in school. Damn! I thought I was kinda cute in school! Ok not really, but dang gimme a break. It’s nice to hear, but it’s not about that. It’s that I feel great, have so much energy and you can too. One guy actually checked out a website I told him about and has been plant based a whole week. He feels better and looks great. His motivator is his heart. Doctors have told him he’s very close to a heart attack. You have no idea how he made me feel today, when he told me he checked out the website and has been keeping to it. Rock on lil buddy. I told him soon as my house is ready he’s coming over to hang. He’s all into it and I’m as excited as he is.
My family? Some are veg some aren’t. I have stories! My favorite one is when my grandkids go around telling their friends I’m their plant based Grandma and they are proud of me. Shoot, I’m the cool, fruit eating, bicycling grandma. When we are together and someone asks if I’m their mom, my heart swells when they say all proud no man, that’s my grandma! 🙂
Now I want to give you info and if you’re interested check it out. See for yourself.
I’ve told you about Joe Cross. He’s obviously my hero. So check him out. His documentary is Fat, sick and nearly dead. If you want to juice fast like I did here’s a Link where you can get info, recipes and guided help if you want.
Forks over knives a great website for info and recipes. There’s a link to their documentary on Netflix there. Watch it, it’s really good. They are on Facebook too. The page is amazing and so many uplifting stories to read.
Dr. McDougall The fat you eat is the fat you wear, one of his favorite sayings lol. Recipes and knowledge on that site! He has some amazing videos on YouTube as well.
Dr Fuhrman his book Eat to live is great too.
T. Colin Campbell wrote The China Study. Great book and website.
Love this documentary
If you want to talk or have questions I’m here any time. My email is in the contact info. You have my Twitter and Instagram here as well.
So live your best life now, go veg!
P.S. you may want to see this as well.
So much to be thankful for.
This is the first Thanksgiving with my family in 17 years. It’s already so emotional.
We’ve had to rent a place since there will be a few more than usual.
Along with my family are my friends, both in the real world as well as my internet ones.
You.. I am very grateful for you…
I am truly blessed.
So much love and so many blessings to you.
Choose happiness they say…
Happiness is within you they say…
The universe is always sending messages they say…
If you are thinking about them, they are thinking about you…. ok this one is funny, because it cannot be true.
Dime con quien andas y te dire quien eres. Means tell me who you walk with and I will tell you who you are.
El amor es ciego. Meaning Love is blind.
Life is not a destination, it’s a journey.
Ok you get the gist…. They say a lot. Who are they and why do they have to say so much? 😆
Seriously though, if we are the key to our own happiness then why do we have so many people around us that mean so much? Love is the key? Yes, I know love yourself… but isn’t it much better shared?
I can’t make myself tremble just by being, nor can I make myself ache to the core. My heart doesn’t quicken at the mere thought of myself. My voice doesn’t sound like music to my ears either. Rare is this kind of connection, yes I know. Worse is when someone breaks that connection. The magic is broken and then? Is it better never to have known it? And once broken, can it ever be revived? I don’t think it can be the same.
It’s better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all. Well señor Tennyson, I’m not so sure about that.
There is also the red string of fate. Have you heard of this? It a Japanese legend where a person’s pinky is tied to another person’s pinky and eventually they are fated to meet. I’m just here to tell you,that string gets knotted and tangled a bit. Who’s to say one person doesn’t own a pair of scissors?
I guess love is illusive, and elusive.
Much of it to you though
I’ve no job!
Retired! The future is wide open!
Smell that? it’s called freedom… lol
No more Brules for this one!
A new chapter begins, so much to do and see. New people to meet and connections to make. So much is changing… including myself. Like a tree, I will be dropping dead leaves and only keep the vibrant green along for the ride, or maybe growth. I suppose trees don’t take rides. Whatever, you get my gist. Lol!
Ahh La Vida!
Much Love ❤️
So many things happening at this time, and not happening at this time. So just a little update.
Boxes being packed on one side of the house and at work.
One week left at work. Ok, yeah, I do a happy dance every morning when I get to work. My coworkers text and email the countdown every day, down to the minutes. They are so happy for me and for the seat I’m leaving open to them. Lol
However, this move is much more that just a physical move to me. I’m done with everything from yesterday. My past has molded me, yet I’m done with it. Fifty-five years and I’m making my own rules or non rules for the rest of my life. The proverbial box is no longer my home.
I’m into love and happiness. My home will only have room for this. I know this sounds simple, and maybe a little woo woo, but it isn’t where there are different views on life and it’s so called rules. It’s going to be interesting to say the least.
Freedom comes in different forms and in the last few years I have found that once you reach a certain point, not everyone is going to be happy with your change. I’ve said before it’s so much easier to keep your head down and just keep going. Not making waves. Well I’m riding this one all the way.
Living la Vida! One moment at a time and in the moment with those who choose to share the same.
I’ve talked to so many people recently, that have hit their 50’s and are wondering what happened.
I’m fessing up to joining up on a website where you can be anonymously yourself and talk to others about whatever your lil heart desires. Yeah, it can be dirty or just be a place where you can let your hair down and speak your piece, or not. It’s a bit freeing.
I did learn that we all have our little secrets. So many of us walking around with that smiling mask, that even our closest people never see under. Now before you go judging me or my cohorts, take a look under yours.
Do you have a significant other that had asked you for something recently, or even in the past few years? Did they harp on it then suddenly quit? Did anything change? Do you want to keep that person? Now this can be anything. Usually sex yes, but can also be how or where you’re living. It can be anything this person holds dear or close. So don’t dismiss it as just a phase or whim. Listen people! Listen to your people! Because let me tell you if you don’t someone else in the same boat will. Do you want to risk that? How confident in your relationship are you? Deep? Nope actually easy. Listen, love,care and spend a little time. That’s it.
Now before you go thinking all these people are just in it for sex, stop, some of the men I spoke to, talk about wanting their wives. I found it sweet and heartening. Very few are done in their relationships. Just need to talk it out with someone they don’t know. Yes, a few feel trapped and need an outlet. But for the most part it wasn’t like that. I myself was on the site reading about different experiences and needing an outlet. I was feeling lonely and disconnected. Not looking for an online relationship. Just an outlet, like this, but with interaction.
So this took a different direction than what I had intended. Lol! I was going to write about hitting 50 and thinking maybe a change is needed. This experience I’ve had above didn’t make me feel this way. I already felt like I needed something else. I actually decided to get healthy. Well, a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. The fog cleared and all I could think is my life needs a change. I had to take a long hard look at myself. I found that work is what’s needed here. Inside and out. The only person that can do this is me. My happiness is on me. Time to take the path less traveled.
I’m in a committed relationship, have been for many years. However, I only want the same for him. A subject for another day.
Love, Love, Love
Yeah baby… love. So a person told me not very long ago there are many forms of love. Which yeah there are. I just really don’t think about it very much. Does anyone?
You love your family. Yeah
You love your friends. Yeah
You love your pets. Yeah
Then there is that one love.. Amor. The stuff you read about and movies are made of. That soul sucking, heart wrenching, mind melting stuff people dream of. Is it real? Damn straight it is. Ask any Latina out there. We love hard and so when we get broken.. we break hard. Haven’t you heard any of our sad, broken hearted songs? They make country songs sound like a ray of sunshine. Ok ok I’m kidding, kinda.
People use the term I love you all the time. The meaning seems to vary depending on the person saying it. I find that actions are so much louder. People are busy, life is busy. So for someone to take a little time in their day is indeed a sign. Then again no message is also a message.
Someone dear to me brought this song to my attention, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol. A few lines from it are:
Those three words
are said too much
They’re not enough
I have to agree. You can tell a person all day how much you care or love them, but at the end of the day its going to be how you treat that person. If you value their heart you will treat it with care, as if it were your own. Not just at first, because its new and exciting. But later on too.
ok I’m gonna come off as a fairytale reading kind of person. However it’s my story so deal.
Shouldn’t there be a bigger connection? Is there a bigger connection?
Ahh yeah, that one connection… The one who gets you, who doesn’t care about yesterday. This person knows that’s what made you today. Made you the person he or she adores. No judgement, just a learning and a yearning. Like that? Lol. They are also around to be there for you. To raise you up, not break you down.
What’s this got to do with this blog? Happiness, the pursuit of happiness. Love has to be a part of it doesn’t it?