Monday, October 9, 2017

Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim Uprising

Pacific Rim came was released to theaters about 4 years ago. It got fair reviews but being that me and my household (okay just my son and I) are lovers of science fiction and action movies and we loved it. So imagine my excitement when the trailer for Pacific Rim 2, Pacific Rim Uprising. Not only is the trailer a good one but Mako is still in it, looking like a boss, and they added John Boyega! Side note: It is really a shame that Charlie Hunnam's movie career (or just plain old career) did not take off as people hoped or expected (The Lost City of Z box and King Arthur both box office bombs).

Special effect on this look great. I love that the two crazy scientist are back. Not a fan of Scott Eastwood although I did like his character in the last Fast and Furious installment. Not really sure what he will bring to the table.

Release date: March 23, 2018
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Be your Guru because Tony Robbins is Not Your Guru

I am Not Your Guru is a intimate look at Tony Robbins in action. It is now playing on Netflix. Recently, I have been more and more interested in watching documentaries on Youtube, Netflix and Amazon. Believe me, I can watch them better than I can read them and this is coming from someone who loves to read.

While searching from something interesting to watch and avoiding TIME: The Kalief Browder Story because my heart and soul cannot bear that heartbreaking story, I stumbled upon I am Not Your Guru. I am a fan of come ups so I decided to watch it. First off, I did not realize that Tony Robbins had such a potty mouth. I like it LOL. It too have a potty mouth but I would not go around cursing people out like he does. I may throw in some shits here and there though.

The potty mouth revelation was the only thing that I liked about the self-help display. I did not make it to the end of the program. I could not. I am not at all hating on his success but as a medical professional and someone who lost a loved one to suicide, there was some disturbing aspects to me. Also as a disclaimer, I am not a fan of bearing my soul to a room full of people and then getting hugged up from essential strangers.

I thought to myself that some of these people need professional help from qualified, licensed therapists. Maybe that's my training snob coming out. I thought paying thousands of dollars for a weekend pep rally was over the top. I also felt like the set up was very close to those psychic medium tours. You know the ones where they gather information about you then call you out and connect to a deceased family member in the spirit world and help get closure on an issue. I thought to myself that spending this much money on this pow wow was clearly some White people stuff (no offense wypipo but come on lol).

The whole thing was a little disturbing but I guess I cannot knock his hustle even though I am sort of knocking his hustle. Nevertheless, he seems genuinely interested and committed to helping people with thousands of dollars to spend on his brand of break through.

I will end with this by emphasizing for us to be our own guru. Taking the first step to get help in whatever capacity is taking control. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to seek help for what ever you are going through. Talk to someone. Do not ignore your feeling. Do not ignore yourself, your health, your well being or your family. There is help out there for what ever you are going through. You are worthy the effort. You are worth the time. You are worthy to fight for yourself no matter what you are going through.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Live for Today

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree. - Martin Luther

This is how we should live life. This echos the sentiments of carpe diem, living for today. It seems to take it a step further in that regardless of knowing for a fact that tomorrow disaster will strike, a person still chooses to live today. I think that is why it is better to live in the moment and not to worry too much over the on goings of tomorrow. Of course there any many things that we plan on. We plan birthday parties, vacations, graduations, and retirements. I do not think we should stop doing those things; however, do not get so caught up at it stops you from taking action today. Do not let tomorrows worries stop you from enjoying life today. If you plant that tree (or seed) who is to know that it will not survive? In this came what will happen tomorrow may be known but because of our ability to survive and overcome adversity how we react to this is not known. The bottom line is not to give up on yourself no matter what. Live for today while not giving up on tomorrow.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Create a Stress Free Zone

You are now entering a stress free zone.

I am working on creating a stress free zone in my home and in my mind. When I think about what a stress free zone means to me, it is a place where I let go of all worries. It is a place where I decide to have fun, laugh, smile, love myself. It is a space that when I step into it, I make an effort to leave the drama, stressful thoughts, negative behind.

I have not given much thought to creating an actual space in my home or my mind. I usually talk about it but now I am planning to make it reality. I will have to take a picture of this spot when I am done. Usually people and myself included have state that there bedroom is that stress free zone but yet they bring negativity in that space. In reality your home should be the place that shields you from that bad of the outside world but I know for a fact that my home is sometimes the cause as well. Creating a space that you are allowed to leave the stress behind is key to re-balancing yourself. It should not only trigger your to leave the stress behind but also to be silly. It is okay to be silly.

My physical stress free zone will be for myself and my kids. In this zone we will not get angry, we will laugh and smile, we will place, we will not yell or fight with each other and we will relax. Now as far as the mental one ... that is a matter of focused meditation. I will have to work on that one and come back to it. Mental stress free zone is a work in progress LOL.

Join me in making  a stress free zone. If you already have one, comment with a pic.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Share Your Authentic Self

The authentic self is the soul made visible. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

Keep it real. People always want others to keep it real i.e. be true, be authentic, be real. There is nothing that I appreciate more than someone being his/her authentic self. It is about honesty and being upfront. Is it not better to know what and who you are really dealing with? If I know who a person really I then I know how to interact with them accordingly or not to interact with them at all. This is important in keeping your life drama free and clear of negative energy. It is important in knowing how to deal with coworkers and acquaintances.

Being your authentic self is even more important when dealing with ... yourself. I find that people are not honest with themselves enough. If you do not know where you are how can you plan to become better. If you ignore your shortcomings you cannot change them. This is so important for personal growth. Knowing who you truly are allows you to be aware of how you can handle things in life. Knowing how you cope with life's difficulties is the way that you can help deal with stress. Being your authentic self is an overall step to better holistic well being if you take action.

Being authentic is a great place to start in the journey of better health, well being and less stress.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Geo Storm

Geo Storm

I love a good disaster movie and Geo Storm looks to put all others to shame. It actually looks absolutely ridiculous in the amount of devastation that is to occur. There are a few things that I like about the trailer besides the insane destruction. My favorite is Andy Garcia. I have always enjoyed him on screen. To be perfectly honest, I do not have big expectation for this movie because it looks so out of control from the trailer. The concept of satellites controlling the whether is pretty interesting and will of course have conspiracy theorist at a frenzy.

Geo Storm in theaters October 20, 2017.
Starring: Andy Garcia, Ed Harris and Gerard Butler.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Find Peace Within

If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. -Marvin Gaye

Peace is a funny thing. One does not just come by peace. I wholeheartedly believe that you have to make peace happen in your life. You have to make a conscious effort to choose peace over strife or stress or worry. If you cannot be at peace with who you are, regardless of whether or not you want to change your life circumstance, a person will always be stuck. In order to move on and make the necessary adjustments that may be needed you have to first acknowledge where you are at, who you are and make peace with that. 

Accept who you are, faults, warts, stinky farts and all. Not only are you to accept who you are but you are to love yourself. Love yourself enough to want more or better if you are not happy with your life. You cannot find that level of understanding and self love from others. You have to first believe it from within. You have to first love yourself enough to try it. I will continue to emphasize how wonderful and beautiful and awe inspiring we are. I will continue the emphasize that just by our being here we are beyond expectations in fabulousness (I know that's not a word lol). Understand how special you are. Understand how marvelous you are. Understand that you are not a cheap knock off but the original real deal. Understand your wonder and you will find peace within that will give you a strength the change your life.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fifth Harmony Album

Fifth Harmony's Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony's new self titled album has been out since August with hit singles Down and He Like That. I have been bopping my head to the album for the last couple of weeks. The clean version is my go to when I am riding in the car with the kids, which annoys them to no end because they would rather listen to their crap music, but guess who's smiling the entire time.

The album has ten tracks and I think that is not enough. I would have liked a couple more songs to round it out. They have the right amount of up tempo versus slow but it could have done with a good ballad to show off their vocals a little more. All in all, I am enjoying the album. It has some fun, sexy songs and some uplifting ones as well. Rate: 9/10,

I am really feeling He Like That right about now and the video is pretty hot and sexy. These young women have come a long way since X-Factor. 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Break Free from Comparisons

Don't let comparisons steal your joy. -Unknown

The only comparison that one should consider is her past self to who she is now to who she wants to be in the future. All other comparisons should be banished away as they may serve to erode away at your self-esteem unless we use them as motivation to get us to the next level. Beyond using it as a motivation tool, comparing yourself to other people in terms of what they appear to have or not have is like practicing magic. The life that other people appear to have is an illusion of the image they want to send out. It is not a realistic view of their lives. It is not a real view of the pain, hurt, or complete feeling of loss they may be experiencing. An outwards appearance, does not take into consideration the genuine ups and downs that everyone goes through. 

Do not let anything steal your joy. Joy is precious and comes in spurts. When you have some joy in your life, hold on to it, nurture it, spread it, live in it, and enjoy it. Life is not without it's ups and downs and there will come a time when you will feel as though joy has been snuffed out of you. Be mindful that it is not. It is just making room for you to work through your emotions so that it will be loud again. Life has enough issues to keep up busy. That is why it is especially important that we do not manufacture reasons to lose our joy. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

A Wrinkle in Time

My readers already know how much I love the arts and how much I LOVE trailers and science fiction. So, it should be no surprise that I am completely, over-the-top excited about this movie coming out in the spring. First off Ava DuVerny is directing. Swoon, scream in excitement and all that other happy dance stuff. The cast is an outstanding ensemble of seasoned and fresh face actors. Lastly, the production, costumes, and cinematography already look amazing. The only other thing to do besides watch all the trailers that come out is the order the book and read it.

A Wrinkle in Time
Release Date: March 9, 2018
Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Storm Reid, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
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