Lyrically Speaking (again)…Hidden Away

The universe is really trying to convey a message or messages to me, because once again, the lyrics are speaking to me.

I enjoy Josh Grobans songs and Hidden Away is one I’ve liked for some time.  While I’ve listened to the lyrics, I must not have really heard them as they were yelling at me this morning. 

Over mountains and sky blue seas
On great circles, will you watch for me?
The sweetest feeling I’ve got inside
I just can’t wait to get lost in your eyes

And all these words that you meant to say
Held in silence day after day
Words of kindness that our poor hearts crave
Please, don’t keep them hidden away

Sing it out so I can finally breathe in
I can take in all the same
Holding out for something I believe in
All I really need today

I want to free your heart, I want to see your heart
Please, don’t keep your heart hidden away

You’re a wonder, how bright you shine
A flickered candle in a short lifetime

A secret dreamer that never shows
If no one sees you then nobody knows

And all these words you were meant to say
Held in silence day after day
Words of kindness that our poor hearts crave
Please, don’t keep them hidden away

Sing it out so I can finally breathe in
I can take in all the same
Reaching out for someone I believe in
All I really need today

I want to feel your love, will you reveal your love?
Please, don’t keep your love hidden away
I want to free your heart, I want to see your heart
Please, don’t keep your heart hidden away

Hidden Away

The recurring theme seems to be that I need to speak up, let my voice be heard, stop hiding (thoughts, emotions, etc.,).  These are not coincidences, but instead intercessions I need to heed.  I’m guilty y’all, but I’m listening and I’m hearing what God/the universe is telling me.  It’s not going to be easy boys and girls because you’re girl has a lot on her mind and much  that needs to be released.  It’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to do it. Phew!

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

A Timely Reminder…

I received the following in an email, which served as a timely reminder of ways to 1) live, 2) improve the quality of your life, and 3) because it’s worth sharing…

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Live the life you love; love the life you live!

And the Word says…

TRANSFORMATION – I am transformed when I live from my highest self.

But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into Him who is the head, into Christ. Eph. 4:15

Whatever your spiritual belief is, we’re told to live life fully and authentically.  We’re taught to speak the truth and speak it lovingly even when it may hurt the hearer.  We’re taught to live and grow into being fine examples for the Higher Power that has created us, suffered for us, and ultimately gave His life for us.  So, what better way for us to live, but to transform into something that is the absolute best of whom we can be. 

Go for it my lovelies!

Live the life you love; love the life you live!




Happy Endings

When you’ve suffered with a chronic condition, you welcome anything that will offer some form of relief. I’ve been getting chiropractic care on and off for years and it wasn’t until last summer that I began to get some consistent relief for my degenerated disc, sciatica, and intermittent shoulder pain. I sought out and found a Chiropractor in Philadelphia Dr. Alex Jamieson who had a spinal decompression machine, which I felt would be of great benefit to me. After the initial consultation, the doctor performed my spinal adjustment and then put me on the machine, which slowly stretched my spine; releasing the knot that had taken up squatter status in my back and its cousin had taken residency in my hip/pelvic area. After the first experience on the machine, I felt woozy and ached like crazy, but that was to be expected given my body had gotten used to functioning in this deficient manner. Later in the day, I began to feel some relief and I was on cloud nine. I continued seeing this chiropractor for a few more times before I stopped as it became a geographical conflict as I was no longer worlking in Philadelphia.

I did the best I could to maintiain good spinal health and mitigate my chronic pain/discomfort, but it’s not called chronic for no reason. So in January of this year when the dreaded pain escalated, I began my search for a local Chiropractor. I didn’t want to go back to the previous local one I used because I felt I needed more than he could give me after my experience in Philadelphia. I was speaking with a co-worker who told me he sees a Chiropractor and recommended his. Word of mouth is good advertisement, so I called and scheduled an appointment. The initial office consultation went well and then we were off to table. I was told the adjustments were usually at least 30 minutes as that would be the best way to really address the concerns and provide the best results. I was immediately wooed by this because my previous Chiropractor; not the one in Philly, didn’t allow that much time for his adjustments. They felt more like wham, bam, thank you ma’ams. Not that he was a bad doctor, but for me; more attention equates to a better outcome.

My initial adjustment took closer to 45 minutes and by the end of it, I felt like I’d experienced a non-sexual orgasm. My body, quivered, shook, and I outwardly moaned as this doctor worked his magic on me. I left his office feeling liberated of some of my pain/discomfort, in addition to being elevated physically to another plane. (insert smoking gesture 😉 ).

We’ve gotten to know each other pretty well during my office visits and each time I walk out of there, I feel like the proverbial Happy Ending has been given. My body has been greatly improved, my flexibility restored, and my pain level greatly reduced. We now joke about my reactions to the adjustments and how I feel when I leave the office. I’ve come to refer to my adjustments as the best sex I get with my clothes on :-). I wish I’d known about Dr. Daniel Colache prior to this year in order to be relieved of pain sooner, but it’s probably for the best that I did because if I were still single then, I’d never need a boyfriend 😀 . Jokes aside, Dr. Dan, as I affectionately call him, is a great doctor who provides outstanding healthcare with an infusion of humor and compassion for the patient. I’m happy to have a him as a great addition to my health care providers.

That is all!