Showing posts with label be authentic. Show all posts
Showing posts with label be authentic. Show all posts

Monday, September 30, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Classy and Fabulous

Always stay fabulous and classy ladies. Love yourself the most. 
                                         kisses, m. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013


The best ability is flexibility. Learn to change your habits & stop wasting time: my time & yours. love yourself more.

Kisses, m.  

Tuesday, April 30, 2013


"According to Kierkegaard you are leading an authentic life when you Stop Underestimating, Start Practicing Empathy Not Spurning Everyone you meet in life. Love yourself more!"

Kisses, m.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Over it!

It's hard not to look at something when you're standing over it!

Chris Zylka c/o - december 2013

Honey's, understand one thing and one thing alone: You are standing over the rest of your life everyday. It's at the bottom of your feet waiting to be conquered for you, by you. There is only an obstacle if you decide there is one. You are only out of control if you want to be. You can choose happiness, love and to see the good in everyone if you want to. It is in your control. However, you can not control people or the future. It's best to accept those things as they come and control how you react to them. That is truly authentic!

It's remarkable that I'm discussing this exactly three years later but it seems that someone needs to have it explained. When I wrote The Inauthentic Life I was knee deep in trying to figure out my direction at the time. It makes me laugh daily to realize that someone thinks it is a way to try to deter my direction at this point in my life. That in itself is Inauthentic of them. kisses!

Do you really want to know what an authentic life is?  To live an authentic life is when you are in control and decide your own direction by taking full responsibility for your choices and committing to them. Take that and apply it to everything. Your work or your passions outside of your work are the things that fuel your creative spirit, they are what interest you and enhance your abilities. Authenticity begins with you and not what someone else says or does to influence you. And realize constructive criticism isn't the same as crushing your spirit. When someone perseveres to attempt to squash your dream don't listen to them. You can succeed at anything at any age. I can give you a list of people who started their career at 35, 45, and 55 to be very successful! And I know a handful of successful youngsters that started at 15, 18, and 21. It's up to you to do whatever you wish and whenever you wish. 

When someone, ANYONE, including those you idolize tell you to give up your dream and focus on only what's in front of you, they are encouraging you to live THE INAUTHENTIC LIFE. Make no mistake you should always be aware of what's in front of you but don't discount that there is more in this world and if you want to see it, then GO. An Inauthentic Life, is a life that no one should live unless they want to, and in that case it would no longer be INAUTHENTIC. If you are living a life that does not bring you happiness, creativity, inspiration and are content with the lack of challenges you face then continue to do so. For many others it is Inauthentic but for you it is Authentic if you are satisfied with it.

If anyone tries to stop you or give you a bad time about what you're doing in life, please realize they are the one with the problem and hardly fulfilled by their life. You keep doing what you do best and love yourself the most! When someone that disagrees comes along by all means give them exactly what they give you and get OVER IT! Love yourself the most!

Kisses, m.

**Please read Kierkegaard if you are confused or check out this site: Authentic Life There is a lovely page devoted to explaining Authenticity. 

Friday, April 26, 2013


"According to Kierkegaard you are leading an authentic life when you make certain to Look Over everything in front of you before moving forward! Love yourself the most!"

Kisses, m.

Monday, April 15, 2013


"According to Kierkegaard you are leading an authentic life when you Enjoy Making Present Thoughts Your focus! Love yourself more!"


Saturday, March 9, 2013


What do your eyes see? I always think of cloud-watching and my favorite zen master when I see something interesting in the sky. How about you? Ever see things that really aren't there. Even in the actions of others. You imagine what you want to see in life. And you choose how to act upon it. There's only insincerity if you hold that inside yourself. We see ourselves in the actions of others. Whether it's good or bad is entirely up to you. Ridiculous as it seems you can not control what others perceive and you will go crazy trying to. Best advice: Take care of yourself first then help others. You're opinion is the only one that matters. Love yourself more. Here's a picture I was playing last year, [I love to play with digital photos & editing tools. Technology exists to be used!] and a story about the fun in seeing things that aren't really there. BE AUTHENTIC to you and you won't give a fuck about what others are doing or thinking. It's not what you see it's how you see it. Create the life you want to live and ultimately live it.

Kisses, m.

Lolita in the sky with diamonds. 2012.

What do you see?

What do you see?” He asks.

“I’ll tell you what I see if you tell me first,” he insists.

He tells me to go first to see what I’ll say. Always like a challenge wanting to be answered. It was his version of a psychologist’s test to gauge the mental processes with the imaginings of the eye. There was nothing analytical about it.

 “It’s a clipper ship,” I say and smile while running my hand through his hair. “With great white sails that dance in the wind.”

“Really, I think that it’s just smoke.” He points to a line breaking across the horizon and through the middle of the mast of the ship and smirks with a hint of laughter. The funny part is that he always says the same thing. Even though he knows it’s not true it’s always the same thing.

“No there, look it’s a handful of feathers pouring out of an overstuffed pillow.” His eyes light up when I contradict him.

“And above the pillow there’s a head of hair waving.” He joins in.

“How about there?” I motion toward a new formation.

“It’s white gloved fingers pointing in the direction of the wind.”

“No, it’s a cat with a wide-toothed smile larger than the top of his head.”

The birds are dancing through the teeth of the great big cat that knows a secret he refuses to share and I know this just one of those games that we love to play. It’s never just smoke in the sky. Clouds are but a dream away from the touch of a hand as we lay back and watch the sky.

“Is this a dream?” I ask him.
“But what is a dream?”
“Something the mind sees and makes real.”

“Clouds are a dream.” He tells me while reaching over and brushing the leaves from my hair. “That’s what my mother used to tell me when I was a child.” It’s a conversation that we had a thousand times and the same story never grew old. He tells me about this story with a small smile in his eyes. After the story it’s always the same.

“What were the clouds like when you were growing up?”
“They were big and fluffy and had the most beautiful colors.”
“What kind of clouds were they?”
“Big white ones like today, sometimes small streaking ones, and occasionally there were the rainclouds.”
“Tell me about the rainclouds.”
“Oh, the rainclouds brought the most amazing thunderstorms with them. The grays and purples among the colors of the breaking daylight…”
“The most amazing storms came and went. Reaching across the landscape. Those Arizona plains slightly dampened. Like hands dropping water through them upon a dry scene. It is nothing like today. ”

Today is different. The transition of colors moves and shifts against the clear blue backdrop. Slowly grows the grays and purples mixing in with the white. Creating a multicolored oversized version of a Rorschach puzzle that awaits our interpretation.

“How so? How is it different?”
“The clouds aren’t one, they are many and look there’s a man with a hat holding a dagger made of cotton sticking out of it.”
“You’re right the sky is different. But he isn’t holding a dagger it’s a pair of scissors with a feather in the hat.”

The colors are growing darker and the shapes keep intensifying deeper and fuller. He asks me “What do you see?” again and again and I tell him there’s a million things that are creeping across the newly coated blanket of gray against blue. He tells me that its not a million things. I tell him its now a slow climbing a black balloon with a white diamond in its eye that watches our movements. He laughs and agrees that it’s rising and rising to overcome it all. The birds are still dancing through the white upon blue, in and out of the gray-black in the corners.

“Maybe it’s just smoke.” I tell him.
“Is that what you think?”
“Maybe I’m inclined to agree?”
“Then smoke it is?”
“You don’t sound convinced.”
“It’s not just smoke.”
“Well, before it starts raining and the clouds lose their shapes and colors, tell me…What do you see?”