Thank you for your prayers. My ankle has no pain and I can walk with no cane!

As promised, a much better photo of me taken by my friend John who is a waiter at the Grand Cafe at Red Rock Casino Resort.

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Taken on my dear friend’s 50th birthday….still with the awkward fiberglass splint up the back of my leg and underneath it!

After wearing a fiberglass splint on my left ankle and foot since the 10th of May and then having a large heavy boot stuck on my foot from Valley Hospital 2 days ago, I took my shower last night with both feet on the shower matt and tested my ankle out; I have absolutely no pain in my ankle and full range of motion in my ankle.

I just have a tiny tiny bit of pain in one of my toes which is nothing to be able to be wearing a Frankenstein boot for. After much writing and walking my left toe hurt enough to take one 600 mg tablet of Ibuprofin.
I walk normally now though and am nearly pain free, not requiring the cane and my life can resume again without hobbling around in slow motion.

I think for all good purposes; my foot is fine.

I’m going to go back and resume everything I did before and Lasagna is gonna be cooked up in my little kitchen for me to split with my dear friend David Rayburn. It is hard for him to cook in a wheelchair and it gives him so much joy and me too-knwing he has something great, delicious, Italian, homemade with TLC.
My Italian BIGA (starter) is on the counter waiting to make artisan bread from Como, Italy.

I’m so happy I have two legs again. Sometimes we don’t need to understand everything in this world. I only know I was very disgruntled yesterday and wondered if God forgot about me and said “if you are a compassionate God let Live and compassion rain down on me and health. Wealth and love.”

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You know you have to consider the source of what people tell and discern if yoy think they are lies or truth.

I knew that when I took that boot off last night and I took a shower- the first shower I’ve been able to take with both feet on the ground, without bandages or a splint on my legs or having to put a bag on my leg when I shower…..

I looked in shock as i mived mt ankle around having full motion and no pain. I ASKED MYSELF, why the heck am I wearing this dumb thing? I wasn’t married to rocket scientist for nothing when I realized I had no pain whatsoever in my ankle and was able to move it I knew the injury was not anywhere near what they thought or else it healed in the month.

I am still still taking kwgal action against RTC for turning me down for para- transit service, but I won’t have to be I won’t have to wait to live life.

I don’t know what happened last night only that I said some of the biggest prayers that I have ever said my life.

I’m able minded and wsnted to be able bodied again so I can walk to bus stops that get me all over Las Vegas.

I couldn’t be happier and  I know that people all over the world are praying for me, just like you all prayed for a miraculous recovery for my left wrist, and it healed.

You are the people who inspire me, touch me, enflame my heart and ignite my soul.

I know my Christian friends are praying for me and all those prayers combined together can heal and can make a difference.

Thank you again for your support that you’ve been over the last two and a half years with Totally Inspired Mind. I’d spent the last two and a half weeks just trying to get in to see a specialist and the medical system is really bad in Nevada.

The doctors and hospitals have a really low quality of care unlike California where I grew up.
I will go some place and get my foot and ankle x-rayed again and I make you a bet when the X rays come out it will show that my foot is healed.

Written by Paulette Motzko
Images created by Paulette L Motzko, Copyright 2015

Copyright, May 22nd 2015
6:03 p.m.
Updated May 23, 2015
4:42 a.m.

Pay Equity & Discrimination — IWPR

http://www.iwpr.org/initiatives/pay-equity-and-discrimination

What can we do in America as women banding together to get equal pay for equal work?
Men get $1.00 and women get 78 cents for the same work and job.
This is simply a civil rights case.
Can’t we as people simply make this right?
The few cents difference in pay will nor kill any employer and will reinforce a positive work force showing equality and good will towards all.

It would be a Triple Win because the job performance would increase simply based on women workers knowing they are appreciated and valued.

I would LOVE to see disabled people given jobs and opportunities based on their abilities instead of being castigated because they are simply different too.
The ADA has done wonders but I have been thrown out of the running of countless jobs only because I cannot drive due to having epilepsy. Discrimination exists and we can make things right if we only want to.

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Image written and created by Paulette L Motzko

May 4, 2015

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Writer, Photographer and Marketer

May 4th, 2015
11:42 p.m.

Severely disabled man with over 25 serious conditions shares inspiring message: ‘I’m still loving life because it could always be worse’

Once in our lifetimes comes a courageous, strong, capable, disabled but able, hero like this young man. The next time you think of complaining about the food you have in your cupboard or fridge-how would you like to not taste at all?

I am awarding Mr. Peter Foster The Extraordinary Human Being Award….for illustrating a heroic and positive attitude amidst great adversity.

God bless you!

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Extraordinary Human Being Award Designed and Created by Paulette L Motzko, March 2015

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Here is a wallpaper I found on Zedge I love that I give to you because I think you embody the DNA of all these wonderful qualities.

80 countries read my blog after two years and I am disabled with an invisible neurological disorder called epilepsy.

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SINCE I ALMOST DIED 5 times in my life….and am still here, I will always go up to a disabled person and say hello.

My best friends have always been disabled. I didn’t choose them for that reason. ..they were GREAT human beings with integrity and courage.

All those reading this -member to be kind to those who are different and always be grateful for what you have.

MY FIRST FRIEND WAS CHERYL LIGHT CAP WHO WAS BLIND. SHE DIDN’T JUDGE ME.

I DESCRIBED WHAT SHE COULDN’T SEE IN TECHNICOLOR DETAIL AND WAS HER EYES. She could feel the colors on my dress and was smart as a whip…..both of us.
Join his blog and spread the word to be kind.
I am so glad Mr. FOSTER HAD THE COURAGE TO COME FORWARD AND SHARE what he has been through. People like him have been given special gifts like an attitude that focuses on the good, the great and finds super-human endurance.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright March 2015
5:15 a.m.

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There are 230 contributors in this day’s issue and some incredible things are going on in the world of neuroscience.

Photography & Grapic Arts by Paulette L Motzko

Diagnosed with complex partial, tempera lobe epilepsy at age nine in January 1971.
If you are intractable like I was and have partial seizures, ask your neurologist about the drug called Vimpat. It has the highest success rate of any drug ever created in history for partial seizures. The side effects are extremely low as well.

Also, if you are a woman and are having seizures at your time of the month, ad I used to, before I went through menopause in 2001 and had a tubal ligation so I would never have periods again.
Progesterone has anti-seizure properties to it and around a woman’s period it causes a drop in progesterone, hence the seizures! I had this my entire life and hemorrhage every month, until I did extensive research and coined the search words: women, hormones, intractable and epilepsy and my diagnosis appeared:
catamenial epilepsy.

The first step in getting the help you need is knowing you have something.

Doctors do a lousy job of asking the right questions to see if a woman with repeat seizures has them only during or before their period. I diagnosed myself through hours of research.
After Nancy Tobin at St. JUDE Medical Center tied my tubes, took out my womb, and left my ovaries in for hormonal reasons, I LIVED a totally different life.
No mood swings, no excess bleeding, causing an almost anemic iron deficiency, and I felt great because I was seizure free.

I tell my story to help the millions of women who are suffering now but don’t know there are options because their doctors are idiots as mine were.

If I enlighten one woman and help one, it will make me the happiest lady on earth. If I help more, which I know I will, then it was worth something.
Most women who are intractable *having seizures that are uncontrolled, even with medicine therapy, they are having the hormonally aggravated kind. Nobody has ever diagnosed them with catamenial, so they never get the help or medical intervention they need.
The medical and neurological community needs to work on that big time!
Written by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright Match 12 2015
4:03 a.m.

Paulette L Motzko

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The Song of The Sea & Finding Your Inner Voice

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Original painting by Ramona Lea Le Pore entitled “Song of The Sea”
Graphic Design by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The sea and I are married though far from one another now.
We are connected in spirit, in mind and in the sounds I play now on progressive relaxation and meditation musical compositions.

Though living in the high desert with cacti and Seguaro with huge mountains surrounding me, I am beckoned to the sea song and ocean breezes.

This is a photo of an original painting my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore painted when I was very young. It is one of those treasures I look at with love because of its rarity and because my mother’s hands painted it.

I used a digital photo application that made it look even more like it wad painted in a French Impressionistic style….
The sound of the ocean waves are in my memory until I travel to the Pacific Coast line in California where I grew up.
Though I am fair skinned and don’t tan I am inspired to create, it rejuvenates the essence of my entire being somehow;  I don’t understand how,  but then again we don’t have to understand everything in life, do we?

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Original painting by my mom, now as valuable to me as any Van Gogh.

We only need to know that it is and count on knowing we are somehow better,  happier,  more joyful when we do what is meaningful to feel balance in our life.  Then when we know what makes us feel better and gives us inner peace, and serenity, we just need to experience it as often as we are able.

May you reading this know joy
May you reading this know peace in your soul
May you reading this know love

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright Feb 12, 2015
1:36 a.m.

“If You Believe” by Jim Brickman (Commentary by Paulette L Motzko

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This is my jam: If You Believe by Jim Brickman on Peaceful Dreaming Radio ♫ #iHeartRadio #NowPlaying http://www.iheart.com/original/215?cmp=android_share

Paulette L Motzko, Writer, Composer, Pianist, Photographer:
“I have always admired Jim Brickman’s extraordinary pianistic style and his choice of harmonies and chord patterns. His style reminds me of songs I have written at times. I can picture the two of us playing a duet in my mind’s eye.”

The Closed Fist Receives Nothing – Michele Oka Doner, Artist

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How many times have you been hesitant to reach out to someone else, mumbling under your breath things like “oh, that’s ok, I won’t ask her how she’s doing because nobody else is.” Or, “I wonder if that lady using the rolater or walker can get down the stairs by herself.” Then from there, what did you do?
Did you offer the lady help?
Did you walk into the person’s life and let her know she mattered?

My Golden Rule is:

I never compare myself with anyone else and I am not competing with anyone but myself and my own goals I set.

If you constantly stay in your comfort zone and never reach outward to others, you are limiting your innate abilities to do good.

I want to also stress my other Golden Rule:

Don’t do what others do and only do it IF they do it!

Would you walk into a flame because you watched everyone else do it?
Maybe what every one else is doing is being apathetic and lazy, and you MAKE THE DIFFERENCE.

BE SOMEONE’s ANSWERED PRAYER and joy will bommerang back on you too. I have found it always does.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Sunday, January 25th, 2015
12:06 midnight

Lumia Nights by Jonn Serrie, Planetarium Composer

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This is my jam: Lumia Nights by Jonn Serrie on Ambient Radio ♫ #iHeartRadio #NowPlaying http://www.iheart.com/original/245?cmp=android_share

Being that I was married to a rocket scientist for 15 years I will forever be following the celestial orbs and be interested in astronomy and forever looking upward in awe.
I hope this piece relaxes your body and soul and mind as it did mine.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 2014

Rinse Your Cares Away- Visualization Exercise You Do In The Shower

This wonderful and powerful visualization exercise comes from Diane Lang author of “Creating Balance & Finding Happiness.”

I found this when I was reading the September 2014 Family Circle. A magazine I have been reading since I was 12 years old and one I want to write for one day.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 2014

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Negative thoughts and anxiety can actually weaken your immune system. Stay strong with some smart thinking in the shower.

“While you wash up, focus on positive things in your life and imagine all your negativity running down the drain.” You’ll step onto that bath mat feeling refreshed inside and out.”

“Make your shower time a special ritual too”, says Paulette L Motzko, “with special shower gels in your favorite fragrances, a nice soft bath sponge or bath puff to wash with, put on nice music as well. Make the entire experience one of renewal and refreshment in body and mind.”

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Written and compiled by Paulette L Motzko
Copyright November 2014

News You Can Use – November 14th, 2014 Edition

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It’s the Final Countdown!

It is for reasons like Miss May’s courageous story of her battle with cancer that makes me want to do everything I am able to find the cure in my life time.

God bless you Miss May.

I had tears in my eyes as I read your story here. I was diagnosed with first stage hypertension at Desert Springs Hospital this week, which nothing compared to what you have faced and still will face.

I would love to stay in touch with you and be Soul Sisters how thrive instead of survive.

I will pray your cancer goes completely in remission and is eradicated out of your life.
I also hope the blood pressure medicine I took for the first time today, I wont have to take soon as the stressors are lifted from my world.

Sincerely,

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
I created an informative newsletter called The Quest For The Cancer Cure that I know you would appreciate.

I pray for only the best things for you and your husband and family.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Creator of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

Who Needs a Good Morning Hug? Hug The One You’re With & You’ll be Hugged Too!

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Good morning to all the 1,507 followers of Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate.
Thank you for sharing the stories, points and words of wisdom I write and hand select each day.

When you wake up in the morning don’t just run to get your morning cup of coffee (like I swear by) but show LOVE and THOUGHTFULNESS to every person who is in your path.

Set the coffee maker up the night before, make lunches the night before, set your clothes and accessories out & even take a shower the evening before (it will relax your muscles and help you sleep better), so all you do is wake up, be grateful you did wake up for another day on this great planet we share, and drink coffee (or tea or whatever you like), pray, meditate and get ready.

Allow yourself TIME so you can relax and NOT HURRY. Hug your significant other and tell your kids you love them as they head for school & work.
Show yourself you love yourself enough to give yourself TIME the night before and when you awaken so YOUR ATTITUDE will be BRIGHT along with the RISING SUN..

Written by Paulette L Motzko
October 29th, 2014
Copyright, 2014

To Reach Port You Must Not Stay Anchored or Drift-but SAIL! Rick Wagoner & Paulette L Motzko

My good friend Rick Wagoner does something wonderful everyday, throughout the day. He finds some of the best and most positive poignant quotes and shares them with the world on Twitter on @BigDreamFuel.

This post is a tester to see if I could share his tweet that I normally retweet on Twitter with my over 1,400 readers and the over 50 countries that tune in each month.

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Rick and I like to think with each post we write, we are putting good out in the world and changing people’s thoughts for the better.
When you change someone’s thoughts, you influence their actions for the better.
When you change the actions someone makes, you have just changed their life.

When you change enough lives you have changed the world by your actions.

God bless everyone reading this, and may this be the first in a series of light, empowerment and knowledge shared by Rick Wagoner and I, Paulette Le Pore Motzko.

Have a blessed and productive day.

Make at least one new friend today by finding the saddest and most alone person you can find and talking to them. You will never believe how valuable your words of “how are you” are to them.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 9th, 2014

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Your Epilepsy News Resource 234 Contributors in Oct 3 2014 Issue!

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Newsletter created by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Former Director of Orange County Epilepsy Foundation &
CEO & Founder of The Epilepsy Connection

Photography by Nick F. Belman & Mike Darras
Digital Photo Editing & Collage created by Paulette L Motzko

Copyright October 2014

Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily 177 Contributors in Oct. 3rd 2014 Issue!

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Floral Photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright 2014

Know Your Worth by Marco Jair Lopez (Quote by Shannon L. Alder) Text by Paulette L Motzko

http://marcojairlopez.wordpress.com/

I come in contact with dozens of people all over the world who take their time out to write me.

Marco Lopez wrote me yesterday wanting me to read his blog because he felt we were kindred spirits in the world of self-actualization. Turned out, to my surprise, he created his blog only days ago, not even a week ago!

Marco was correct when he thought I would like the subjects he writes about.

My mother Ramona told me when I was very young, “a bad person is like a rotten apple; it wrecks the whole barrel.”

She was correct.

A wisdom filled woman ahead of her time my mother. Everything I have become I owe to her teachings as I grew up.

On his blog I thought Shannon L Alder wrote the words because he gave her credit as the writer. Marco J . Lopez’s words in “Know Your Worth” were exactly what I needed today and they were enlightening for a friend of mine too. For being a brand new blogger and very young, he has a wealth of wisdom packed inside him.

Every day I am grateful for deep feeling and empowering people like Marco who make me more than I was the day before by knowing him.

Everything has a chain reaction -good, bad or indifferent.

You want to make sure the actions you create spring forth a positive, GOOD chain reaction of events.

For instance, I can see Marco Lopez, Shannon L. Alder and I – Paulette L. Motzko all collaborating on a BOOK TOGETHER one day…or only Marco & I.

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On the internet we can “know someone” without ever meeting them. Through their heartfelt, well thought out words we connect in our hearts.

Text written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 2, 2014
3:20 p.m.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Photo Credits of Paulette L Motzko
Taken by Leonardo Valencia
Digital Photo Editing Paulette L Motzko
Copyright Oct 2014

A Virtual Hug to My 1,360 Extraordinary Followers of Totally Inspired Mind!

I want to give warm thanks to all the many incredible people who read Totally Inspired Mind daily and who take their time to comment to me. My Galaxy S Relay Smart Phone resounds with positive comments about how they loved the quality content I search the world over for-and write and create.

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I wanted to thank in particular the anonymous viewers and readers from these countries:

United States
United Kingdom
Canada
Germany
Malaysia
Mexico
Philippines
Romania
Spain
Venezuela

I also want to thank yesterday’s viewers who brought in a totally different range of demographics:

United States
Canada
Romania
Australia
India
Oman
Philippines
Kenya
South AFrica
Ukraine

Thank you for making my life a pretty wonderful place to be, and it is just going to get better.

My wish for every reader who tuned into Totally Inspired Mind is to have a home that can be your sanctuary and have someone to love. Also my wish is that you have a job you love that doesn’t seem like work, and it more than pays the bills.

If you haven’t told the people in your life you love them for awhile, do it!
They won’t be around forever, and life gives no rewinds!

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Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photographs of Paulette Motzko by Leonardo Valencia
Photo Editing by Paulette L Motzko
Friday, September 26th, 2014

Ten minutes until midnight
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Thank You Image found on Pinterest,
Author Unknown

Other Image from TruthFollower.com.

Bless All in South Korea Whose Lives Were Affected By The flash floods

South Korea flash floods wash bus away
http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/weather/2014/08/26/ns-ramos-skorea-flooding.cnn.html

It is times like now, when I see innocent people who, thank heavens, managed to escape the bus, that I ask God why He allows things like this to happen.
I am grateful they escaped.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Totally Inspired Mind:Where Positive Minds Congregate

August 26th, 2014
12:15 p.m.

Thank You To My New Vietnamese Readers

Cảm ơn bạn độc giả Việt Nam mới của tôi về Tâm Hoàn toàn Lấy cảm hứng từ: ở đâu Minds tích cực tụ tập. Tôi hạnh phúc tôi làm cho bạn mỉm cười và cung cấp cho bạn một cái gì đó lạc quan để đọc hàng ngày.

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Written by Paulette L Motzko
Translation by Google Translater
Both images created by Paulette L Motzko
Photography & Graphic Artistry by
Paulette L Motzko
Copyright August 2014

Thank You To My Readers from Serbia.

Хвала мојим читаоцима на потпуно Инспиред уму: где је позитивна Миндс окупљају из Србије.

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Paulette Le Pore Motzko, Creator & Editor of Totally Inspired Mind
Photo taken by Leonardo Valencia
August 9th, 2014
Photo Editing by Paulette L Motzko
Translation by Google
Written by Paulette L Motzko

Paulette L Motzko
August 9th, 2014

11:34 p.m.

To My Italian Readers…

Un caloroso ringraziamento ai miei lettori italiani in mente totalmente ispirata. I miei antenati sono venuti da Palermo e anche se non sono mai stato in Italia tuttavia, è il numero uno al di fuori degli Stati Uniti che voglio visitare.

Sincerely,

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Written by and Photo Created by Paulette L Motzko
Italian Translation by Google Translator for Galaxy S Relay Smart Phone

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I wish we could sit at a massive table together and enjoy some cappucinno and some of my homemade biscotti!

Ciao and until next time…

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Thank You Keshav Sharma for the Nomination of Most Inspiring Blog Award 2014

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the Inspiring Blog Award.

Share 7 facts About Me:

1. I love Italian Food and am American/Italian
2. I love helping others,  knowing I have done something to change their lives
3. I used to be in a wheelchair
4. Strength, Courage & Persistence are my Middle Names
5. I care about disability rights and wanting all people with disabilities to live in dignity with all their corporal needs met.
6. My dog Wolf saved my life on Swan Street when I was four years old. He barked loud enough so it would get the attention of my parents-stopping me from going into a busy intersection.
7. I have 50 songs copywritten in the Library of Congress for piano, voice & guitar I would love to have produced and heard by the world

15 Blogs that daily inspire Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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This blog post is a work in progress…

If you feel your blog post is inspiring, then please comment with your full name & the URL and I will preview your site and include it in my list of inspiring blogs.

Paulette L Motzko
June 2014

Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose-Great Book

I just checked out the  book by Eckhart Tolle entitled “A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life’s Purpose” today at the Vista Library. My friend bragged about what an outstanding book it was and how it changed her life, and I must say it has been a joy to read.

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The spiritualist Eckhart Tolle talks about the beginning of the world and the first flower that ever bloomed and how it began and spoke of how Jesus talked about how we should be more like flowers. (I am not quite sure how, to be honest with you. Maybe you can elaborate on that thought.) Also, Tolle talks in the book of how flowers, more than any other primeval plant were associated with the human feelings of beauty and love and inspired countless poets and philosophers and painters and writers.

Also, Tolle mentioned that flowers influenced the concept of Zen in Buddhism and because of their fragrance and beautiful colors were one of the first things that we treasured and valued as beautiful that were not needed for survival.

And so goes what I have read of the book. As I read more, I will write about what I have learned.

What do you associate with beauty and love?

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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More people have epilepsy than you are aware, but they are afraid you won’t like them, or make fun of them or treat them differently.

Anyone at age can acquire the invisible disorder by having these things happen to them:

1. High fever
2. Blow to their head
3. Convulsions
4. A Coma

Watch your child when she or he is sick and if they have a fever, make sure you get it down quickly by giving children’s aspirin and checking with a digital thermometer every hour until normalized. Also putting wash clothes soaked in cold water put on their foreheads and neck will bring the fever down quickly.

I should know.

I used to be the kid with the high fever and had all those things happen to me and almost didn’t live to my second birthday!

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Support organizations like CURE.org Citizens United for Research for Epilepsy who give every dollar donated to new pills with fewer side effects and other medical technologies that help diagnose epilepsy faster so it can be treated.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
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Digital Photo Editing by Paulette L Motzko

May 31st, 2013

Home at Last by Paulette L Motzko

May 4th, 2014
9:00 a.m.

Home at Last

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We go through things in life that have us wondering why it all happened or we needed to go through these things. As we get older, the types of experiences number and we go through some trials, some tribulations and others-just puzzling with no real answers why.

What can we do when these things occur?

Keep going!

As Winston Churchill said: “What do you do when you go through hell? Keep on going! Keep going!”

I am typing with both hands now, and though it doesn’t feel like it did before and my left wrist is still sore-it moves without surgery! And though my index and ring fingers are sore when I type, I am typing back at my 80 w.p.m. and in time-I know it will get better.

My idea of occupational therapy is making homemade bread, typing, cooking, playing piano and just watching, very carefully, how I pick up things.

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My upright rosewood grand I will play again hopefully soon…

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I want to thank all of my many dedicated readers who said prayers for me that my wrist would mend itself and my fingers would work again, as before way me-because that prayer came true and was answered.

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I also want to thank the many who have followed along, Like Paton Place-me, my living situation and who prayed I would find a wonderful place to live.

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I found it and yes, I am home at last.

I am now a personal chef and caregiver for a wonderful lady in Laguna Woods, CA and all of her grown up children feel I am their Answered Prayer. They are mine and it is so peaceful, quiet and serene here. I am doing the same thing I did for my mom and dad but this time being appreciated and respected and compensated for it all!

She is my new found friend and the look in her eyes is one of genuine appreciation and love and kindness. When her son Don brought me to see the place I would be living and to meet his mother Mary Ann yesterday morning-I reached out my hand and said, “It is nice to meet you Mary Ann; I have heard so much about you!” She looked a me with a big smile and opened her arms up to give me a huge hug instead. We both wear the same Miraculous Medal around our necks and her mother prayed to the Blessed Virgin Mary-just as my mother Ramona still does. Aida had a smile like the sunshine and was also warm and kind and it was so wonderful to meet a family who so genuinely work with one another and care about their mother as much as I cared about mine.

My big bedroom overlooks a large balcony and this morning I was able to hear the birds from the evergreens planted all over the 18 miles of what is called Laguna Woods Village-sing their morning serenade.

There are shuttles that go in and out of Laguna Woods Village all day long-and since I don’t drive for medical reasons-it is like heaven to me. No more walking a mile or more in the heat, waiting an hour for a bus-from OCTA! I walk down the stairs and there are benches scattered all over that will take me virtually anywhere I would want to go!

Anyway, all I know is my blood pressure has dropped since moving here, I have met countless nice and helpful people here. For instance, I was trying to go to church with Mary Ann this morning but had no idea when the Laguna Woods Village buses ran. With a place as large as this, it is no wonder I feel lost here! I got a map of the area and opened it up and it was still confusing. I kept asking people how to get a bus back to the Laguna Woods Village area and ran across Mary and David-a handsome sweet couple coming out of J.C. Penny’s where I was told to wait for the bus-but I knew the person who told me was wrong! Turns out, I guess I am a good  “people reader” or have great hunches because Mary and David were my neighbors! Mary has the prettiest eyes and beautiful, curly, short hair and David, even though he was walking with a walker, with a hurt knee-made time for me-and said, “Oh, let’s just take her there Mary!”

I think these two really had wings hidden under their shirts! I know there was no random chance here, as sure as I know I felt a miracle was lurking on Craig’s List the day I found the ad that changed my life and Mary Ann’s. As much joy as Mary Ann has added to my life, in the short span since I have known her, I hope to add quality to her days as well.

I am looking forward to bringing in my desk and swiveling reclining chairs in on my  balcony and getting a little table to set my coffee cup down when I listen to God put on a Morning Serenade of birds here.
Here in what I call my Writing Room….or Outdoor Office

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It will be nice to bring in a few of my beloved books I miss, make meals with my Bobby Flay fire red cooking pans-that will cook meals for Mary Ann and hopefully her children and their children. Little did I know something like that would happen when I bought them. I only knew-with the way I take care of things, they would outlive me-like my rosewood grand piano.

Just when you feel like giving up-DON’T!

Just when you think you are forsaken-PRAY!

Open your heart up and lift your hands upward and pray the prayer of a despondent one, and then use the brain God gave you and do everything in your power to CHANGE YOUR SITUATION.

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Chances are, a miracle will happen, just like it did to me.
Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photography by Paulette L Motzko
Digital Photo Editing by Paulette L Motzko

Copyright May 2014
Sunday, May 4th, 2014

A Sketch Photo by Terrence Davis called “Fearlessness”

Usually when I come into my favorite Starbucks at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach, I run into a dozen people I know and it is a special place where those I don’t already know-I meet.

Terry came in with a bunch of porfolios of new artwork he did since I saw him last.

This one I especially loved called “Fearlessness”. What does it make you think of?

What does it make you want to write?

Try your hand out!

 

I will show it to Terry Davis.

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Artwork by Terrence Davis
Terrencedavis108@gmail.com

Photography by Paulette L Motzko

Dear Lord, I Thank You For The Gift of Life etc… (and the use of my left hand!)

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I found this on Facebook some years ago and once again-no name anywhere saying who created it.

If the creator spots this, write me and I will give you photo credits.

It is incredible how one event can change your life, how you do every day things from unscrewing a pill bottle, to pulling up your pants, drying yourself off after you get out of the shower, opening a pack of sugar for the relaxing cup of coffee and carrying things.

When I fractured my left wrist a month ago I was worried every passion and love I have in life was going to go up in flames like a bad forest fire, but thank heaven-the danger zone is over and I made it out the hoop of fire out the other end with a new found appreciation of everything and grateful I wouldn’t be crippled!

Two more weeks and my hot pink cast-this time exposing my fingers on my left hand-that I was never so happy to see, and the huge black and blue bruise that went up my wrist up to my elbow is not there.

My fingers still hurt when I bend them, but they bend and I have fingers, which is better than some.

As I write the last sentence of this post on April 10th, 2014 at 9:12 p.m., I wish all my best, most intimate friends, readers and dedicated viewers of Totally Inspired Mind and who simply know me in southern California, I wish you health and I wish you to be thankful for your blessings.

The more thankful and grateful you become, the more your life will be blessed.

 

Paulette L Motzko

Plant beauty in your heart…-Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

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What have you done today that planted beauty in your heart, or in the heart of someone else’s?

On the way back from Huntington Beach to Stanton I saw a lady fiddling through her purse going through receipts and papers and organizing things as I find myself often doing.
She was oblivious to everything around her. It took a long while for her to make eye contact with me.
I was reading the newest issue of Women’s World magazine, and love the article in the magazine, which are always uplifting and insightful. I asked her (Darlene was her name), if she would like to read the new Family Circle I just bought.
I saw her face look with a surprise and then a huge smile came on her face.
I intended on her simply reading it and handing it back to me once I got off the bus a half hour later. By the time it was my turn to get off, she had the most peaceful happy and content look on her face, I didn’t want to ruin that.
I did some good and knew it.

Written by and Photography by Paulette L. Motzko
Copyright March 2014

Heroism and Random Acts of Kindness by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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A tiled wall with each tile painted by a different child….an example of what we can do together. I wish adults would follow in the path of children. Hatred and racism are learned behaviors.

Totally Inspired Mind

Heroism by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright, October 15th, 2013

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

1:00 a.m.

Here I am listening to Andre Bocelli singing Corcovado about “quiet nights and quiet stars”; one of my favorite Latin American songs, typing to the beat of the music in a samba beat in the wee hours…

Yesterday’s theme of the day to the blog posts was “heroism”  with blog posts shared from Nisha Ellis’s movie review and video about Tom Hanks portraying Captain Phillips in a great movie that will be at your local theater, if it isn’t already.

Rob Brooks shared his post called “Endurance” about the historical account about the incredible voyage of Ernest Shackleton and how he survived the Antarctic expedition that went horribly wrong. The book is entitled: “Endurance: Shackleton’s Incredible Voyage”, by Alfred Lansing. It would be a great book report for your child, if he or she has one to do!

BlueJayBlog told about the life of Army Corporal Desmond Doss and how even though being a Seventh-Day Adventist he served his country and protected it.

The blog on Word Press entitled “Dream, Believe, Achieve” depicted with a striking digitally enhanced photo combined with a powerful quote: “Your spark can become a flame and change everything.” I totally agree and that applies to so many things in our lives. BE it politics and voting, helping a senior citizen across a street, helping a child learn a concept they didn’t know before, or teaching someone how to say their first words when nobody else could get them to speak.

There are ways to become what I call a “change catalyst” or a “fire starter”. You can volunteer at your library and teach a literacy class opening the world of reading and learning to people, expanding their horizons.

 

Today’s Theme is Random Acts of Kindness and Knowing You Have the Power to Change a Life.

You can do something like go into a children’s hospital and bring some big stuffed dolls anonymously and some fresh flowers to a senior in a hospital, just because you can and to see them SMILE. That is what it is all about. It isn’t about the glory of having your name in lights, but in knowing you made a difference.

What matters to you? Ask yourself and write down whatever comes to your mind.

Whatever sentences come rolling into your mind, write them down.

1.      Help the school with preparing lunches

2.     Offer your services at some homeless shelters in your area, even make the food if you have the budget and the time. Nothing is more rewarding than to see how appreciated something you take for granted is.

3.     What relatives are getting up in age in your family? Make a list. Do a good deed that is unexpected and unasked for.

4.     What about your dad-is there something you know he loves that he mentioned? Why don’t you make it possible if you can or get it for him? There may be a time when he isn’t here and you cannot do it.

5.     What about your mom-is there something you can do for her to show her you love her? After all, she gave you life, and made it possible for you to live, breathe and be the person you are.

Today’s theme is Random Acts of Kindness. I shared a story from The Kindness Blog called “Flowers of Kindness” where the author handed out flowers to people on the street and that she met. The responses were overwhelming.

In A Project For Kindness blog Claire Sinclair shows a photo of a little dog riding on the back of a horse in the water. I am amazed at shots like that because they seem almost unreal, but from http://www.MyLovelyQuotes.com, it is real. Animals and people all have the capacity for generosity and kindness and through our days there are plenty of opportunity to be the kind one or the hero.

In Step Up For Your Community’s post called “A List of Kindness” S. Murphy, author of the blog recounts the word of Princess Diana: “Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Next time there is a grand opportunity, don’t look to see what someone else is doing, just get up and open the door for the lady with the stroller and three kids.

Watch what happens afterwards.

Text and photography by Paulette Le Pore Motzko