The Way You Make Me Feel~

Get Your Mind Right Monday~

"A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It's called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built it to house his remains. When the barbarians came they trashed it a long with everything else. The great Augustus, Rome's first true great emperor. How could he have imagined that Rome, the whole world as far as he was concerned, would be in ruins. It's one of the quietest, loneliest places in Rome. The city has grown up around it over the centuries. It feels like a precious wound, a heartbreak you won't let go of because it hurts too good. We all want things to stay the same. Settle for living in misery because we're afraid of change, of things crumbling to ruins. Then I looked at around to this place, at the chaos it has endured - the way it has been adapted, burned, pillaged and found a way to build itself back up again. And I was reassured, maybe my life hasn't been so chaotic, it's just the world that is, and the real trap is getting attached to any of it. Ruin is a gift. Ruin is the road to transformation"

--Ruin is the road to transformation--


Happy Birthday Mi Amor!

If this world were mine here is what I would do:

You bring out the best in me, you inspire me to be the higher me. I love you and your family so very much.


Soul Train Tuesday~

Oohhh check out the smooth moves on this video! Don't stop get it, get it!!!


"Ready or Not"...The Delfonics

Covered by Missy Elliott & The Fugees! The original can not be touched (my opinion)

Get Your Mind Right Monday~

A thoroughly good relationship with ourselves results in being still, which doesn't mean we don't run and jump and dance about. It means there's no compulsiveness. We don't over-work, over-eat, over-smoke, over-seduce. In short, we begin to stop causing harm.

In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.

Breathe deep, let go of what you can not change, begin that project you always wanted to, send letters & cards via mail, stay in touch with the people you love, be good to yourself.



Feliz Cumpleanos Angelita!

Happy Birthday my Kelly Kel (Aka Angel cakes, aka The General, too many to name.)

Time goes by so fast it seems like just yesterday mini and lowercase were just stars in the sky and we were running a muck. Back before pagers existed and our biggest worry was trying to trick our rents to let us go to Elitch's alone. We both will never forget the 1st day of high school, oh man the Wonder Years hahah. Remember how we used to play the ish out of Nirvana. Then cruisin' to Marilyn Manson and Lil Kim, so random. Well my friend the days of IOU's, double tube socks, furry Kangols, RR Crew, and Maybelline eye/lip liner are long gone but we always have the memories and will make even better ones. So today I bring to you a little trip down memory lane. I love you, mini, and the whole familia with every bone in my body and I always got know this.


Keep keep on!

Ever been with others and felt lonely? Boring/blah/boorish/bland company makes lonliness. Ever felt lonely when you are alone? Life is challenging. Dont, for crying out loud, add boring/ blah/ boorish/bland to the mix. T Just because you are offered rabbit pellets on a paper plate doesnt mean you have to eat it. Pass on by. No, thanks. Poof!


Thought Prover Thursday~


Get Your Mind Right Monday~

"What we call our destiny is truly our character and that character can be altered. The knowledge that we are responsible for our actions and attitudes does not need to be discouraging, because it also means that we are free to change this destiny. One is not in bondage to the past, which has shaped our feelings, to race, inheritance, background. All this can be altered if we have the courage to examine how it formed us. We can alter the chemistry provided we have the courage to dissect the elements."
- Anais Nin


M.I.A. XXXO - Whoo haw!

M.I.A. has got to be my favorite artist out there! She isn't afraid to bring the ruckus, plus her style is muy fuego, ay ay ay! Check out her dope new video, lyrically "XXXO" finds M.I.A. thinking about isolation and love in the digital age, "Cuz You Tweetin' me like Tweety Bird on your i-phone!" My favorite part about the video besides the futuristic jazzy beats and vocals is the "GOLD", love me some gold!

love the two gradient colors on the lips


Soul Train Tuesday~

Keep on Truckin' --- BTW there are some pretty sick dance moves going on in this here video so ch ch check it out!


Get your mind right Monday~

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time wisely.

Her Beauty~

Her beauty could not be contained
it came from deep with in, from suffering
and pain. Although she protected her heart
she gave love away to each person she
knew, and that made all the difference in a
cold and mean world.



Tributo a las Grandes Bellezas del Cine Mexico
Carmen Montejo
Maria Felix
Lilia Prado
Yma Sumac
Tongolele (Before Shakira there was Tongolele )
Sarita Montiel
Sylvia Derbez


Start your day right BEAUTIFUL~

I am most definitely going to add this to my am daily routine! This song makes me want to sing from my balcony for the world to hear!!! Yes I am that corny. If I haven't told my loved ones how much I love them lately this is for you all!

"One day you will learn how much it means to believe in yourself, so take these words, share these words to help somebody else"


Soul Train Tuesday~

Ooohwee how I love this song! If you didn't know now you know where the Fresh Prince aka Will Smith got the sample for "SummerTime"!

Kook & The Gang - Summer Madness - 1974


New Video Of The Day~

Been waiting for this video to come out! Whoo love Stevie Wonder sample..."Make me feel like paradise"

Hey Wonderful - Theophilus London from Theophilus London on Vimeo.

Get your mind right Monday~

As you may have noticed lately I have posted a lot of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola~Estes excerpts! I really, really admire her beautiful delivery of words. She has an positive energy that I find contagious so I hope that I can spread a little of the light that she dims upon me to you!

Adequacy: Is adequacy dependent on your say-so, or someone else's say so over your life?

Some say there are only two things we crave: to be found adequate by others and belonging.

Others say, we crave shelter, food, social interactions the most.

Yet others say we have a drive to power, and a drive to knock everyone down and kick a$$ to be king of the dirt pile, queen of the dung heap.

Even yet others say we are hardwired to be war-like, and in a constant rage for not having enough of whatever enough is, that we are secretly jealous of everyone, and can hardly stand beauty or truth.

Others say we are neurotic as hell and self-absorbed and care about no one but ourselves, and are a race of whiners and blamers.

Others say we are the slime of the slime, the jerks of jerkhood, the most disgusting and puny and weak and stupid of any animal that ever lived...

and then there are the great ones who have walked this earth, who say no such things, not in any way...

who never describe human beings with such opprobrium or distaste, but rather hold the human as noble, chipped and dented perhaps, but noble at true heart

The great ones across the world left us many enduring set of truths they gradually learned from their own las luchas, their own struggles ... wherein they finally learned to stop struggling for the world and its lesser values such as adequacy and various successes by cultural standards, and struggled for the priceless soul and its values to become visible in the world instead...

In this way we are assured we are present and adequate and more than adequate: radiant! Not by our say-so, not by others' say so, but because... well, let me put it this way...

There was once a Prince who lived 2500 years ago, and he too asked 'Am I enough? Am I doing enough? Am I real? Have I made my mark?' And he was a Prince who had and was given everything. People bowed before him. He had everything, and still he asked and asked if he were adequate...

until one day, he realized that he was climbing the ladder ... but the ladder was placed against the wrong building.

And that's when the Prince turned away, took the ladder away from the wall, laid it down, it is said by some, used the ladder as frames to plant flowers and vegetables in.

And in that sudden turning, that realization, the Prince told the story of how we can interfere with our adequacy, our nobility, in only two ways, and they are these:

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."

And thus the Prince defined adequacy not parsed by culture or ego, but by the soul.

The Prince's name was Gautama Siddharta. He lived 500 years before another teacher came, El Cristo. Their messages were from the same root stock, as are other prophets and teachers: You are enough. From the soul's eyes, you are the treasure ...and that is knowledge from the world you come from, and that is knowledge from the world you live most richly in, always.

It's not a search for 'being ok/ or for being found adequate or becoming a something or other'... it's a search for adequate and more than adequate meaning, from the soul's point of view.

And most of us feel the pull to this journey with soul, in night dreams, and more and more as we grow older.

While some might seek to know their callings decade after decade, as many grow more astute and grow more soul over time, they hear calling in a different way...

now they hear their names being called, and they rise and follow what is invisible, divine, and palpably felt.

Just so. And just right.

With love,

Dr. C P~E