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HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ME!

By on Oct 7, 2013

Ok, all kidding aside – this truly broke me down. I am very happy that Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment’s – Christina Lazzana “To dream is to Live” Award is a tribute to my buddy but I still miss her dearly. The events happened on my birthday back in January of this year (2013). I will from this point forward make it my sole effort to honor and respect the loss of Chris however I can. Check out the Sisters Acquiring Financial Empowerment’s video announcing their new – Christina Lazzana “To dream is to Live” award   The husband of a local businesswoman who was found shot to death in their home Jan. 26 faces a murder charge. Christina Lazzana-Webster, the 33-year-old co-owner of Big Top Popcorn, was found dead in her home with a gunshot wound Jan. 26. Her husband, Anthony Webster, 45, is ac Webster was arraigned in 38th District Court is accused in her killing. According to the Macomb County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lazzana-Webster was shot in the chest. n Eastpointe Jan. 29 on charges of second-degree murder and felony firearm. He stood mute to the charges. Attorney Randall P. Upshaw, who represented Webster during the arraignment, did not return contact attempts at press time. Bond was set at $500,000 cash or surety. Following the arraignment, Webster was taken to Macomb County Jail, where he will be held unless bond is posted. Webster has been in police custody as a person of interest, and later as a suspect, since early Sunday morning, less than a day after the incident took place. “The husband came in with his attorney around 1 a.m. Sunday morning, and he’s been in custody the entire time since then,” said Eastpointe City Manager Steve Duchane. Police were tipped off to the incident when an attorney, not necessarily Upshaw, phoned the station at approximately 2 p.m. Jan. 26 and said he had obtained information that someone may be in need of medical attention at the couple’s home in the 23000 block of David Ave. “When officers arrived on the scene, the side door of the home was unlocked,” said Police Chief Scott Bourgeois. “The victim was dead when police arrived.” A gun was discovered near the body...

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Point A and point B

Point A and point B

By on Sep 7, 2013

All life consists solely of two things, point A and point B. The distance between is often looked at as an eternity with no end in sight until completion. It is never easy when a path you cross reaches its destination first. Times of such should be used as a catalyst, a reminder if you would, to make the best of the journey -a catalyst to enjoy the passing of time. -John...

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I am a fairly relaxed person

I am a fairly relaxed person

By on Aug 11, 2013

Today is Sunday (again). I am reading because that’s sorta what I do with my free time. I have also noticed that my typing skills have grown over the last year or so of running this website and sharing my thoughts and passions publicly. I found a great article on psychologytoday.com and would like to share a bit with you (you can read the entire article HERE). If you know me personally, than you know that I am a fairly relaxed person and try to accept life as it comes. -Enjoy. 4: To make the most of time, lose track of it (flow). Perhaps the most complete way of living in the moment is the state of total absorption psychologists call flow. Flow occurs when you’re so engrossed in a task that you lose track of everything else around you. Flow embodies an apparent paradox: How can you be living in the moment if you’re not even aware of the moment? The depth of engagement absorbs you powerfully, keeping attention so focused that distractions cannot penetrate. You focus so intensely on what you’re doing that you’re unaware of the passage of time. Hours can pass without you noticing. Flow is an elusive state. As with romance or sleep, you can’t just will yourself into it—all you can do is set the stage, creating the optimal conditions for it to occur. The first requirement for flow is to set a goal that’s challenging but not unattainable—something you have to marshal your resources and stretch yourself to achieve. The task should be matched to your ability level—not so difficult that you’ll feel stressed, but not so easy that you’ll get bored. In flow, you’re firing on all cylinders to rise to a challenge. To set the stage for flow, goals need to be clearly defined so that you always know your next step. “It could be playing the next bar in a scroll of music, or finding the next foothold if you’re a rock climber, or turning the page if you’re reading a good novel,” says Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the psychologist who first defined the concept of flow. “At the same time, you’re kind of anticipating.” You also need to set up the task in such...

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The 14 Facts

The 14 Facts

By on Jul 24, 2013

The greatest enemy in life is: The Ego… The greatest deceit in life is: This is Mine … The greatest failure in life is: Narcissism … The greatest acid in life is: Envy & Jealousy… The greatest error in life is to lose Self-control … The greatest crime in life is betrayal of Parents … The greatest deplorable in life is pathetic Self- pity… The greatest success in life is correcting own failure… The greatest bankruptcy in life is lewd immoral conduct… The greatest wealth in life is health and understanding … The greatest debts in life is clinging and lack of purity… The greatest gift in life is Patience, Tolerance & Forgiveness… The greatest shortcoming in life is lack of present Awareness ! The greatest soothing relief in life is Generosity & kind Charity...

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Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.

By on Jul 19, 2013

Everyone asks, “how is it that you’re always ok with whatever happens, you’re never too happy or too sad -I could never do that”. Well, this is how, “Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience. It isn’t more complicated that that. It is opening to or receiving the present moment, pleasant or unpleasant, just as it is, without either clinging to it or rejecting it.” Sounds crazy -yes. Thinking in this way is uncommon in the US, especially in a bad economy. We do not control everything that happens to us but we are capable of understanding and accepting why we feel the way we do. This is the practice of becoming Mindful. You may have noticed some of my past posts saying “I’m upset” or “I’m in a lesser mood” or “I’m happy to be alive” -this is because I continually try to become more aware of myself, that I am always “feeling” and that all feelings are not “pleasant”. Without the understanding and acceptance of this very moment we keep our eyes closed and all progress is...

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Happy Rainy Memorial Day Michigan

By on May 27, 2013

Ok. This messed me up pretty good today. Happy rainy Memorial Day Michigan. Watch the first followed by the second video… You tell me what’s next.   Like True Activist on FACEBOOK. They are...

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Merely because you are older than I

By on May 7, 2013

“I do not think, sir, you have any right to command me, merely because you are older than I, or because you have seen more of the world than I have; your claim to superiority depends on the use you have made of your time and experience.” ― Charlotte Brontë

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I’m a supporter of gay rights

By on May 6, 2013

“I’m a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being… by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.” ― Paul Newman I personally believe that everyone deserves the right to be as miserable as anyone...

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There are unlimited opportunities available

By on May 4, 2013

“When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long. Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.” ― Steve Maraboli “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.” ― George Bernard...

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