Resolve to Evolve ~ Learning Café

Hello!!!  My story started about fifty some years ago with my French Canadian mother (from Montreal) who fell in love with an Intelligence Officer from the Pentagon in DC. How they met I do not know, but this affair lasted over several years. Go figure an affair that starts in DC at the Pentagon in…

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Don’t Quit! Wisdom from a Kid

 Time to quit the boring complaints, and laugh at ourselves without embarrassment. Brighter futures are self-made!   Life never loses its humor when a “KID’s” knowledge usurps most adults in “common sense.” Snap UP with some laughter at ourselves. I had to admit this month, It’s time for new directions in many areas of my…

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Laughter is Brain Fun

I love to Laugh! Deep belly (hurting)  laughter or long giggles, even short giggles will do; the need to Laugh. I love the sounds of laughter, because Laughter often indicates someone is Happy! Having a serious life means, I am a rather serious person. In order to balance a serious life and career, in conversations,…

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It’s Labour Day! For Whom?

Reading on LI this morning, many mentioning Labour Day. It did not seem like a holiday. What read was, Honour! I went to a popular grocery store, I was almost out of fresh food. Many were shopping. There was a bit of a frenzy in the air, this befuddled me, for Labour Day was forgotten….

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September 1st, The Decision!

Thirteen and half years! That is how long it took to recover from a fall on black ice and asphalt in 2004. The painful surgeries, were easy; it was the Traumatic Head Injuries, annihilated my life! I made the decision today to tell this story. The Recovery. The Shame. The loss. The Rebuilding. The Learning…

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Beauty in Chaos

Today the Solar eclipse occurred around the world, it was a Big Happening! And at the cafe where I was working, people all got up, invited others “The Eclipse is happening now.” People shared their protective eye wear, some were taking pictures and it really was a fun big deal! The Sun and Moon had a…

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The Commanding Power of Graciousness

July! It was Long And Hot. Emotions run the gamut, lots of car wrecks everywhere I travel, averting three which would have killed myself and my dog, Sade. The heat of July,brought a continuous experience of emotional whiplash. Some blame Mercury retrograde. My view is, Let’s Pay attention! How did the heat of summer bring me to Graciousness? Graciousness…

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TBI-Being Oddly Normal – Inspires People!

First: What is Normal? Leonard Nimoy, the infamous Spock on Star Trek was told by Gene Roddenberry, “be different than everybody else.“ Star Trek was a huge success for the uniqueness in cast, and its visionary Gene Roddenberry. We are completely ourselves, being human, with Quirks!   BLEND OUT with Your Quirks! What brought TBI’s to…

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It’s Brain Pain! Not a Headache

My Brain HURTS! as I argued with the Neurologist. It’s Brain Pain; my Brain is sloshing as if it were a dingy on a stormy ocean. “My Brain feels like Scrambled Eggs, “I can’t think, it is as if I were moving through thick molasses up a icy hill.”  I would repeat; “I have Brain Pain.” My…

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Amnesia: I See Myself Evaporate to Dust

  I had Transient Amnesia! My brain lived in parallel universes not knowing who and where I am, while Logically navigating through an Amnesia day! In hindsight, I remember the entire day, all activities accomplished, with considerable clarity. As a Scientist, this Fascinates me! I am aware of the moment when entering Amnesia. I watch…

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The Slippery Slope of Negative Thinking

    Let me have my Happiness! I was elated when given an unexpected act of kindness from Auto Zone employee.   My car’s air-conditioning was barely working. I called my nearest Auto Zone. The young gentleman told me to come in and to see only him. He walked to my car and boosted the…

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Death Never Takes A Holiday!

MicheleElys (!!!), as I answered my cell on Tuesday afternoon. Recognizing the heavy German accent, “MicheleElys, one of your horses is down! A neighbor has called me at work and said one of your horses is down!” My mood stood at a frantic anxious attention. “What do you mean? Is he sleeping, rolling, what? Which…

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The Ending Is Heartbreaking!

The Ethics of Caring for a Living Creature come under, having Mercy in one’s heart! A Kitten at deaths door begging mercifully for a morsel of comfort, possibly it’s last moments of life to be warmed and cared about! Personally, I would have picked up this kitten, held it closely giving warmth from my body….

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To Change Your Perceptions Implores Willingness Part II

  “There is a sense of Freedom experienced in our lives when we change our perceptions, for it is out of our own choosing.”     I’m Stuck! Ever hear or say these words? Stuck is a feeling we experience when we do not see “Newness or our desires and goals being achieved. Our very…

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Perceptions: Share and Augment Your World Part I

Love me or hate me, both are in my favor. If you love me, I will always be in your heart. If you hate me, I will always be in your mind. William Shakespeare Shakespeare’s statement profoundly reflects the human experience of perception.   I could fill pages with quotes from everyday man to esteem…

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Choice! Drama or Happiness

Every morning I wake to love and happiness. My cat Simsai, opens his eye, leans towards me and begins to purr. My dogs Sädé comes over excited to begin the day with playful happiness. Happiness Choice! The previous evening, I watched an action movie Jason Bourne, it’s entertainment. Thrilling – excitable – energizing creative juices…

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Turn Off The Computer & Have a Human Experience ~ Connecting!

  Humans have one commonality we all will share in a lifetime: We all will die! Throughout life we will have; loved & hurt, have changed & grown, fallen & climbed back up, failed & learned; we will live. We come from different cultures, parents, education, small towns or distant lands, enjoying a variety of…

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