Jim Carrey: Actor / Comedian / Human - Keeps It Real With Homeboys

Everyone loves Jim Carrey.
I mean, who hasn't seen his movies, The Mask, Ace Ventura, The Truman Show, or when he first started on national TV with In Living Color!?

It's all acting tho. It's not real. And we, who are on the other side of the movie screen or TV, somehow have this belief that our lives ought to reflect what is being portrayed. Like a big commercial.

There's this notion that actors, musicians and people in the limelight don't suffer as much as we do with life's problems or stress, because of what they have, such as notoriety, money, bling, etc. But the deeper I go into this field and meet so many, I find more often this is not the case. As we've seen with Robin Williams, Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington, their fame did not keep them from leaving this world. They were tortured souls who were dealing with so much more than they could handle - from medical issues to mental illness.

I'm guessing that Jim Carrey also suffers from s…

Do we "own" our illnesses? Maybe it's time we shouldn't

When talking to a friend about my battle with stomach issues and thyroid disease, I didn't realize that I used the word, "my" when telling her about them. Calling them, "my ulcer," "my thyroid problem." She stopped me and said, "did you hear what you said? You owned them, but you don't have to."

That made me think about a book my chiropractor gave me called "Switch On Your Brain" by Dr. Caroline Leaf. I am looking forward to reading it, but I just found this on her website. I am guilty of having toxic thoughts. How freeing to know that I don't have to. But check this out. . . .

Toxic Thoughts

75% to 95% of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about affects us physically and emotionally. It's an epidemic of toxic emotions.

The average person has over 30,000 thoughts a day. Through an uncontrolled thought life, we create the conditions for illness; we make ourse…

I Will Always Miss My Arm

Recently, a dear friend lost her son. Although he battled depression, it was assumed that his death might have been a suicide, which it was. Nonetheless, his death has left an enormous hole in her, her family and friends.

She poured her heart of her son's loss on her Facebook this week. It touched me so much, I asked if I could post it here on my blog. For me, I find it difficult to inquire how someone is doing after such a devastation. Her post helped me not only to understand what she is going through, but how I might be able to be there for her and for others.  Perhaps her post will help you think about how to approach someone when they've lost a loved one, especially a child.

From my friend:

"I have been asked how I am doing, so many times I needed to really access things. What is it like? Well, I think it’s like having my left arm cut off. I will NEVER get over it. What about time healing all wounds? Yes, I have experienced that in other losses, but this one is crippl…

Lo Takes On a New Business Adventure!

My 50's are definitely an exciting time for me!

I am now a represenative for one of the most innovative handbag companies around. . .


Visit my Miche website Spin That 45
And my Miche Facebook Page

Take time to rest. . .

With suffering from an ulcer for the last 4 years, it seems all I've done is "rest." Never "enjoying" it. Because of my illness, the loss of interest in my home followed, which I loved working on and alot of times, loss of time with my family.

Now. . . finally taking the right medication, I am on my way to being ulcer free and finally feeling whole again. As a result, I have that wonderful urge to make my home feel warm and inviting. As well as spending more time with my family.

Take time out to rest and heal if your body is telling you to do so.

Life can be so busy. . .

Don't forget to take time to "enjoy" the precious moments with those you love. And if you've been too busy to do what you love. . .find the time. And even include your loved ones. I couldn't have created this "space" without them. It was fun! We laughed alot!

I'm looking forward to more times like this!

Beauty For Ashes & Healthy Changes

Facebook has implemented the new Timeline. I have to admit, I was not too excited about the change. Just as I get used to the "new way" of doing things, it all has to change. But I have forged ahead, trying to make the best of it. I truly did NOT like the idea of going back and looking at what I've posted in years past. Who wants to look at all the yucky status updates we've posted???

And for Facebook themselves, there's alot of negatives attached to them. But I have to admit, I think the Timeline theme was a good move. For me, at least.

You see, this was not the best year for me in respect to health and some personal challenges. And as much as I don't care to go back and look at 2011, I needed to go back. And you know what?? I saw so many WONDERFUL blessings!!! Even the ashes were beautiful!!

"Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and …

Age Is Just a Number. It's What's Inside That Counts!

I turned 50 this summer! I can’t believe I am 50 years old!!
I was just a little girl not too long ago! I was just 18 a few years ago!

Looking for something cute online to express how I felt about entering this new decade and saying goodbye to the last one, I found a quote and decided to make it part of my profile pic.

Age Is Just a Number

I am thankful that I am in good health. Sure, I could stand to lose a few pounds, but aside from my replacing my nearsightedness for farsight and a healing ulcer, I want to keep it that way.
So I am pumping the probiotics and going gluten free!!

And like all the Hispanic women before me, I will always stay a brunette ; )

Celebrating my big day by doing a little karaoke.
My friend in the background is a CRACK UP!!