What are your favorite springtime pleasures?

Though the first day of spring is still weeks away, signs of it are popping up all over the place in southern California where I live. What are some of the simple pleasures you look forward to when the weather warms and the snow ceases to fall? Photography by Paulette L. Motzko Photography Studios Written by Paulette L. Motzko February 2014 Continue reading What are your favorite springtime pleasures?

The Highest – In The Name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful

This is an English translation by Thomas Cleary from the book called “The Essential Koran” The Heart of Islam. An Introductory Selection of Readings from the Qur’an. I remember looking at selected passages from the Koran in Honors English with Mrs. Covington telling us it was “poetry”, but it is really so much more. If you haven’t picked up the book before, I would highly … Continue reading The Highest – In The Name of God, The Compassionate, The Merciful

“That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” – Helen Keller, From her book called “The Story of My Life.”

I have been doing something I enjoy far more than going to Disneyland, and much cheaper by far, perusing the many shelves of the philosophy section, cooking section and lastly the biography section of the library. I asked the two librarians what books they had in stock here and checked out Helen Keller’s classic “The Story of My Life” I have read before but continue … Continue reading “That living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!” – Helen Keller, From her book called “The Story of My Life.”

Testing Typing Missing Two Fingers (My ring finger is fractured and the other is bandaged)

The last two weeks have surely been a test in patience, will,adapting, courage and of my pain thresh hold. Here at The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf sipping on some hot green tea and a madelaine, wishing the place stayed open a few more hours than minutes. I am understanding more clearly what it is meant when you lose a sense or the loss of … Continue reading Testing Typing Missing Two Fingers (My ring finger is fractured and the other is bandaged)

Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution. – Deepak Chopra

“Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution.” – Deepak Chopra Image found on Pinterest, Compiled by Paulette Motzko Continue reading Whatever relationships you have attracted in your life at this moment, are precisely the ones you need in your life at this moment. There is a hidden meaning behind all events, and this hidden meaning is serving your own evolution. – Deepak Chopra

Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

I created Totally Inspired Mind a year ago to connect positive, like-minded people together, change viewpoints, enlighten and educate others about a wide variety of subjects. A year ago and 713 followers later between 60 to 90 countries monthly tune in to look, browse, read and enjoy the site. Of all the web sites I created and maintain, it is the one that is the … Continue reading Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

What do you do when your plans fall through? Something could happen that is better than what you originally planned.

You adapt and make the most out of the situation in every way you can. Like what I am doing tonight. The original plans of making my own version of El Pollo Loco’s Pollo Bowl with Mexican Rice, cooked pinto beans, chunky salsa and diced up rotisserie chicken went up in flames on Valentine’s Day evening. So being that I am the master of adapting … Continue reading What do you do when your plans fall through? Something could happen that is better than what you originally planned.

The Quest for The Cancer Cure

http://paper.li/PollyMotzko/1384241312?edition_id=db9345a0-9549-11e3-bc34-0025907210e8&utm_campaign=paper_sub&utm_medium=email&utm_source=subscription Happy Valentine’s Day everybody. This issue has all kinds of ways to prevent cancer and ways to deal with it if you were diagnosed with it. I wish you health, love and peace of mind. Paulette Le Pore Motzko Image found on Pinterest February 14th, 2014 Continue reading The Quest for The Cancer Cure

May You All Know Love By It’s First Name

Happy Valentine’s Day to all the 707 members of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. What I meant by the title was: “May you all know love by it’s first name”- Paulette L. Motzko We all go through hardship, we all go through disappointments and pain of various kinds, and we all know love. I am hoping that everyone finds a friend to have … Continue reading May You All Know Love By It’s First Name

Nomination for The Inner Piece Award by Amreen from PaintingTheWorldWithWords.wordpress.com

Seven things about me-Paulette L. Motzko 1. I care about other people, the condition of the world and the people who live there and care about our future. 2. I try to live life with no regrets and do things right the first time, so I don’t need to do it again. 3. Children make me smile more now than they did twenty years ago. … Continue reading Nomination for The Inner Piece Award by Amreen from PaintingTheWorldWithWords.wordpress.com

If people said “Goodness be with you instead of God be with you, the world would be a much better place. It is goodness and kindness that changes the most powerful changes in this world.” Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Lots of hypocrites say “God bless you” but the good lies in what they do, in action, word and deeds. Paulette L. Motzko, February 2014 Photography by Joe Chaparo Continue reading If people said “Goodness be with you instead of God be with you, the world would be a much better place. It is goodness and kindness that changes the most powerful changes in this world.” Paulette Le Pore Motzko

“There is a fresh canvas every 24 hours” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

That is just one of the many fresh thoughts that Sarah Ban Breathnach has in her book I read daily called “Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy”. I read a little out of about 4 books a day and it gives me fresh perspectives, broadens my horizons, builds my vocabulary and it is just plain fun & relaxing. Are there books you have … Continue reading “There is a fresh canvas every 24 hours” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

Thoughts from Max Lucado: Negative thoughts never strengthen you. How many times have you cleared a traffic jam with your grumbles? Does groaning about bills make them disappear? Why moan about your aches and pains, problems & tasks?

“You must read the book by Max Lucado called “Every Day Deserves a Chance” where that quote came from. I found it at Book Off for only $1, which was my find of the week!  It is AWESOME. HE uses short sentences and word pictures that stay on your mind like a positive imprint that will change your life”.-Paulette Le Pore Motzko   Be careful … Continue reading Thoughts from Max Lucado: Negative thoughts never strengthen you. How many times have you cleared a traffic jam with your grumbles? Does groaning about bills make them disappear? Why moan about your aches and pains, problems & tasks?

Writing – Formulating an Idea, Choosing The Words, and Inscribing The Thought Onto Paper-Is Something We Take For Granted as a Pure and Simple Effort. But There are Those Rare Cases Where The Endeavor Surpasses The Ordinary, and Becomes Art. – Nobert A. Platt, President, Mont Blanc

Photography by Paulette L. Motzko Continue reading Writing – Formulating an Idea, Choosing The Words, and Inscribing The Thought Onto Paper-Is Something We Take For Granted as a Pure and Simple Effort. But There are Those Rare Cases Where The Endeavor Surpasses The Ordinary, and Becomes Art. – Nobert A. Platt, President, Mont Blanc

Books stretch our minds. They let us dream. They help us see over the rooftops of our neighborhoods to the world of thought that lies beyond. – From an advertisement for The Emergency Book Fund.

Photography by Paulette L. Motzko Continue reading Books stretch our minds. They let us dream. They help us see over the rooftops of our neighborhoods to the world of thought that lies beyond. – From an advertisement for The Emergency Book Fund.

My after forty face felt far more comfortable than anything I lived with previoulsy. Self-confidence was a powerful beauty-potion; I looked better because I felt better. Failure and grief as well as success and love had served me well. Finally, I was tapping into that most hard-won of youth dews: WISDOM. – Nancy Collins

It is as though I saw the world through a key hole and saw only a fraction of what was to come. As I grew older I gained access to the key and opened up the door! – Paulette Le Pore Motzko Continue reading My after forty face felt far more comfortable than anything I lived with previoulsy. Self-confidence was a powerful beauty-potion; I looked better because I felt better. Failure and grief as well as success and love had served me well. Finally, I was tapping into that most hard-won of youth dews: WISDOM. – Nancy Collins

Listening activates the part of our brains hardwired for empathy.

This quote comes from Dr. Stephen Post who wrote a fabulous book entitled “Why Good Things Happen To Good People.” He wrote it with Jill Neimark and it explores the real, scientific evidence that explains how being a giving altruistic person has direct physiological effects on your body, mind and spirit. This ties into a field that has fascinated me for years called psychoneuroimmunology and … Continue reading Listening activates the part of our brains hardwired for empathy.