Paulette Motzko’s First Shutter Song in History

My first Shutter Song in history. When you go to that URL above with either a Web browser who is the shutter song app for either Android or Apple – you go to the Shutters Song page then click on the left-hand side of the photo, it will open up and play my voice and an inspirational thought for the day.

I had in mind what I wanted to do yesterday, and I knew if I looked long enough I could find an application that would accomplish what I envisioned.

I was researching and looking around and I found this wonderful application called Shutter Song. I was able to record my voice and imbed the recording into the image and create short inspirational motivational thoughts that people can carry around with them through the day- kind of like carrying around Tinkerbell in your pocket reminding you to smile.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Perseverance always pays off when it’s worth it.

Written by Paulette L Motzko
Photography by Paulette L Motzko, PLM Studios
Copyright March 2016

There will be many more Shutter Songs and then e-books when I can figure out what the best publishing mediums are, and motivational & inspirational audio books on topics like:


Like attracts like

Attitude and perspective



True life inspirational stories

Paulette- Le Pore Motzko
Written & Created on March 29th, 2016
7:40 a.m.


THANK YOU to my 2,467 extraordinary followers on Totally Inspired Mind.



Totally Inspired Mind I’d my Gift To The World….where the beautiful and extraordinary people, places and events are found. It is a place for creative and positive people who enjoying giving something back to the world-simply because they can.

It is a place where racism doesn’t exist-I hope I see that day- and all people are treated equally and kindness, love, and compassion are promoted- because that’s the DNA of my soul.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
March 24th, 2016
6:25 p.m.

Healing Hands of Hope

Healing Hands Of Hope by Convergence House of Prayer at on #abideis


Healing Hands Wallpaper Image from Zedge

Paulette L Motzko
March 20th, 2015
9:25 p.m.

If you have epilepsy like I do, and even though your medicine works most of time, but you’re not feeling that great because you overdid it -like I did today….
Say this prayer.

If you have cancer or some other life-threatening disease….say this prayer. You will find strength and hope.

If you have osteoarthritis or other crippling ailment…say this prayer.

If you have Alzheimer’s disease or any other didability- physical or hidden- say this very short inspiring prayer I found on the app ABIDE.

You will feel better and I hopr you find strength, as I did.

Paulette Motzko

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This newsletter is going to be seeing some major events in the next week to come….for the better.

What kind of news would you like to see on this paper?

Is there a website that you follow that you feel is extraordinary?

Share and tell me and I will add it to the new sources that this newsletter is built upon.

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News You Can Use

On The Eve of Christmas Eve….Calzone Making Baking Singing to Christmas Time by Brian Adams


This is my jam: Christmas Time by Bryan Adams Christmas Rocks ♫ #iHeartRadio #NowPlaying





The whole wheat calzones before baking with the herbed turkey filling ready to bake….
Finshed recipe will be on later. I have a few to add….been busy.

Paulette L Motzko

Recipe for Herbed Turkey Calzones will be on
Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly

As I am kneading the whole wheat dough for my Healthy Herb Garlic Turkey Calzones….
Listening to Christmas music…
I really love the WORDS to this one by Bryan Adams & hope you do too on this Eve before  Christmas Eve 2014.

Paulette L Motzko
December 23rd, 2014
3:09 p.m.

The world is changed by your example, not your opinion. – Paul Coelho

What values do you bring to the world that have been consistent and have helped others because you stood up for them?

What are you passionate about to change the quality of other’s lives by your example?

Think about this.

There is a positive or negative chain reaction for everything that happens in the worth.

Apathy brings no action at all and in my opinion is the worst crime in the world, when you know you CAN DO SOMETHING to change the affairs of another.




Images & Quotes of Paul Coelho found on Pinterest
Title taken from Quote from Paul Coelho
Text Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 2, 2014
12:31 p.m.

Don’t let anyone’s ignorance, hate, drama or negativity stop you from being the best person you can be.


I once allowed my very negative family members to pollute the clear beautiful sea of my life. Once I realized what they were doing and saw that they never had anything good to say and were not well adjusted people, I eliminated them from my life and ulcers left me too with that powerful decision.

You have more power than you know. Start using the mind God gave you and keep in your life only positive people who care about you and have goals and something good to say.

This is a wallpaper you can save on your smart phone by left clicking the save image to device option.

Put it on your phone as a reminder that YOU ARE WORTH only associating with good people. If you have to extricate a few sick  relatives who like to argue and cause you pain and misery, so be it.

Paulette Motzko
October Copyright 2014

6:55 p.m.

Wallpaper hand selected by Paulette Motzko for her readers on the app called Zedge

Paulette Motzko Sends Good Karma to Each & Every One of Her 1,413 Followers

Thank you to all of the many readers and viewers who tune in and read the carefully chosen and selected words on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. The stats goes as such: 2, 721 posts varying in topics in 245 categories, and 2003 tags.


And speaking of Karma or “what goes around comes around”, as my Nanny said…

I wish you the same you give me…
I wish you all the good stuff in life. If you are in emotional pain or physical pain, I hope you seek the help you need to feel your optimum best.


LOVE wallpaper hand selected from
Paulette L Motzko for all of you courtesy of Zedge.

And the feeling I know I am doing my part to make this world a better, happier place…
One word at a time.


Rainbow Ocean wallpaper courtesy of Zedge. A gift from me to all of you. You can save the image and use it as a wallpaper on your smart phone or computer.

Thank you to the 396 who shared Totally Inspired Mind with others.

1. Marco Jair Lopez’s “Know Your Worth” is number one on the Top 10 of Top Posts and Pages

2. In the number two spot is the Home Page/Archives

3. Number 3 is “Some People Feel the Rain and Others Just Get Wet”, which usually makes it on the Top 10 most every day.

4. Number four brings the CNN story “12 Inspirational Women in STEM”

5. Number 5 spot is the CNN story “Unemployment falls below 6% for the first time since 2008.”

6. Astonishing Photo- Realistic Portraits You Won’t Believe Were Painted by Hand” courtesy of CNN

7. Number 7 comes “Dear Music, I will Never Be Able To Thank You Enough For Always Being There For Me.”

8. The Biggest Facebook Hoaxes

9. In the number 9 spot comes one of my personal favorite newsletters I created called ” The Quest For The Cancer Cure”

10. Lastly comes “Your Epilepsy News Resource”

It has been a really interesting week for so many reasons. Just meeting Marco Jair Lopez and mentoring him  on how to make blogging easy.

Wherever you are have a blessed evening.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 3rd, 2014

3:20 p.m.



I want to thank The United Kingdom

The Good Ole USA my Homeland










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.



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

United States
United Kingdom

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

United States
South AFrica

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!



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,
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Thank You To My Readers from Serbia.

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


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 the many Filipino people who daily read Totally Inspired Mind..I say Thank You

Dito ay upang ang maraming mga mambabasa Pilipino na tune sa araw-araw sa ganap inspirasyon isip. Sinasabi ko “Paulette Motzko salamat sa iyo mula sa ilalim ng aking puso.”

I did this on Google’s new translator app you can obtain from Google Play on your smart phone.
I remember using the translator when I translated Italian to English, and my Italian friends said it did a very good job.
Hopefully you are able to read this and the sentiment is carried forward.

Paulette L Motzko


Written by Paulette L Motzko
Image created by Paulette L Motzko
Translation by Google for Galaxy S Relay smart phone

The Meeting of Two Artistic Souls: Ruby and Paulette Motzko

The Meeting of Two Artistic Souls: Paulette and Ruby

Photos of us together at The Bahama Breeze will be added of us that were taken as soon as I get them from Ruby P.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
7 Rules of Life image found on Facebook from Image From The Heart
Ray of Light Photo found on Flickr

Copyright July 2014

July 11-12, 13th, 2014

Ever meet someone who comes into your life like a ray of sun after 20 days of darkness? Ever look into someone’s eyes and you immediately connect? I did earlier today with Ruby P. I met her at the University of Las Vegas NV yesterday afternoon when I was once again hoping and praying I would find my way to the Disabled Students Center, and felt as lost as I had felt each time I was there. I hate being confused and lost.


I never had trouble like that at Golden West College in Huntington Beach and got a grip quickly after looking around. I never had that trouble when I was in the Master’s Certification program at Chapman University in Orange, CA where I graduated top of my class in the Voluntary Leadership Program and held the Summit Meeting, which was an honor and also a major accomplishment I will relish the rest of my life. I think the trouble is with the University of Las Vegas is too me it has too many of the buildings look alike with nothing to differentiate them. People paid $250 each to hear me speak about what epilepsy was and wasn’t and I filled up a classroom at Chapman U of about 50 people. It was a wonderful experience and it wasn’t even difficult to do. It was as though I had lived my whole life preparing me to do that; it was extraordinary. I didn’t tell them I had it until the end of the hour long presentation with an overhead projector and Power Point handouts. To see the shock on their face and the tears in their eyes when they looked at me and smiled and said “I never ever would have guessed you had epilepsy; I thought a friend of yours did, like you said. You didn’t let your disability get you down.” Those words were better than the applause and it was what I worked for since being a kid at nine years old made fun of and called names by a bunch of brats called kids who made fun of anything and anyone who was different than them. A few stood out like Sandra Newman and Cheryl Lightcap-who was blind and who didn’t judge and helped and knew ME-the person.

Anyhow, back to my meeting of Ruby who saw me at ULVN lost and said, “Hello Sweetheart, can I help you? Are you lost?” At that point, I was disheveled and worn out, hot and sweaty, (all of which I cannot stand.) Prior to meeting Ruby I was going through an ordeal getting my Tegretol prescription at Walgreens this week; I passed out two days before from the heat and carrying too much on the bus-with all my “people” I know gone on a trip to Los Angeles. Ironic that they went where I have wanted to go to go to my storage vaults there. Due to lack of communication and never being able to talk to the lady who owns the place I rent-no way. So close and so far away.
Even though I wore my sunscreen and more in the makeup I wore that day, my cheeks were flushed looking and I felt worn out. I will get the scooter or my Chariot of Fire, as I called it back in 1998 when I was having intractable auras every day to the point where, even with 3 medications, they were not working. Now, provided I am in the heat for short periods, which isn’t possible YET, and I keep myself hydrated, I am fine. I have a stable place I can call “home” now. It isn’t mine and what I used isn’t mine, but it is something and stable. I am moving up on the rung of life and though it rakes on my nerves because I have been waiting for so long…but I am used to having my own. My things may not impress others, but they are mine and after all I have lost, they are all I have left…along with my great friends who asked every day-how are you? Where are you? What is going on? I was entitled to a housing voucher since the amount I get in SSI is very low. Perhaps some string pulling can be done and this post I will have the mayor of Nevada read and see what results from it. The open mouth gets fed in this world, and I don’t mean eating!


Prior to meeting Ruby in the hot and steamy parking lot-I had said an emphatic prayer asking God to see to it I would never be alone and my life would be easier. Within 10 minutes Ruby appeared as though a messenger from God. It was longer than this but what I basically said was: “C’mon God, I am a nice lady and I am trying to work hard and seeing nothing for it. Make things easier on me…please, for God’s Sake and don’t allow me to walk alone any more. I am sick of it. End my struggles.”


Image found on Pinterest,


Ruby was there and heard of some of my trials and tribulations and, even though I didn’t ask for a darn thing, she went to her purse and looked to see what she had and simply kindly gave it to me. When I saw her pull out a $5, and then another $5, and then another $5 and lastly another $5-I just look astonished and shocked at the same time and felt bad she was handing it to me, but I needed it and with the kind smile on her face, with her son Josh standing there smiling-I took it and said a whopping “thank you” and we hugged.

You see, what nothing is for one is everything for another. I remember when I was married to the rocket scientist and money was not even thought of, was always there-I gave $20 bills to homeless people that were living in the streets-and I saw them there. I was never in the street-but I have seen some bad places and dangerous places, just because they were cheap.

(I felt like I won the slots in Vegas. (I have been here 2 months and haven’t put one quarter in a slot machine-why? I can’t afford it. After paying two months’ rent in one month and buying a few household things, a very few personal care products-the money was gone after paying my phone bill. But then again, when you get under a thousand bucks a month-it vaporizes.)

She invited me to go to Bahama Breeze restaurant and, once again, asked me again and I my heart was melted by her kindness and generosity combined. It had been ages since I rode in an SUV or any car for that matter, since I am always schlepping around on a bus on my own. She ordered coconut shrimp, onion rings the size of donuts with coconut breading-which were amazing, empanadas with a curry beef and vegetable filling and lobster quesadillas. I am not sure if I died and went to heaven between the company, the beautiful tropical surroundings and then the food.

Turns out Ruby is a visionary woman like me who can see photos in her head of what she wants to paint and does graphic design reminiscent of her favorite artist Picasso. Her digital paintings she showed me on her IPad were simple but elegant but had intricate stories about her life imbedded in each one. With each word she told me about why she painted the photo, I saw how deep feeling she was.

I knew also that she and I would collaborate on creative endeavors be it written, painted, digital imaging, web sites, books, videos-or a combination of many of these mediums. She was born with special gifts and I was born with special gifts-so unique and so different from one another, but each can understand the other and appreciate what the other does in a way that two usually cannot.

Financial hardship is temporary and it is because I don’t have all of the things I earn a living with at my fingertips like my desk, books and piano-to teach on. I am finding new business leads in marketing, writing projects and photography projects that are highly rewarding, more rewarding than teaching ever was. I paid the house payment when the ex lost his job with Boeing years ago in our 6 bedroom cape cod style house. I had 20 piano students in Sandy, UT and taught every Mormon kid up and down the block. It was a wonderful place to live and have only great things to say about the Mormon church and their philosophies. I didn’t agree about everything they did, but you don’t have to. You only have to show respect for the other’s beliefs, and I did, so I got respect in return. Pretty simple stuff really.

I wrote a piece before this comparing me as the Phoenix Rising from the Ashes-which was my past life in southern CA.

In it I mentioned about my longing to find a good man, a gentleman, an intelligent, intellectual, generous-man-other than my dear friend Ron B-who doesn’t want a relationship or to marry.

The man I am thinking of moving in with who is a gentleman and kind and good is Greg M. We have been friends-which he was smart enough to see I really needed one. The trouble is he has no phone and there are decisions to be made and I need someone who can be reached.

I am not sure yet who my room mate will be but it will be someone financially & mentally stable…pretty funny requirements, but in southern CA, I never met anyone that met those simple requirements who was a good person that I would want to wake up every day and look at! Or, they were on drugs. Tons of drugees in CA all going to surf on the beach covered with tatoos and piercings in strange places.
In Las Vegas, NV people make eye contact, which is refeshing, go out on a limb to help you, and are not wired up to their bluetooths as often or texting all the time.

A man named Fred called me tonight- who is an electric engineer met at a restaurant and who took a liking to me-and was visiting Las Vegas when he was but had a house in Los Angeles. He wanted to go out with me and is single. I have always liked engineers and they have always liked me because I am creative. Time will tell.

One thing is for sure, God does listen when you pray a desperate prayer calling out into the oblivion.

You have to be very specific though. The more specific you are the better your results will be.
I know I will never be alone again. By moving to Nevada, I have met wonderful, kind, thoughtful caring people who have shown me more genuine kindness and who have not lost humanity, as I saw from my own family.


Sometimes your family is nobody you are related to-that was my case it turned out. I am not the only one in the world that can say that, which gives me some consolation. Sometimes people choose things instead of people, greed instead of generosity, and apathy instead of love.
I began with my mother, who read to me before I was ever born, then taught me phonics, the piano, the guitar, kindness, compassion and a giving spirit. For her I began and with her I end it seems, with friends that are stellar who would do anything for me, and I them.


I created this photo quote from words my mother Ramona Lea Le Pore said to me…


I have a nice place to live and it will continue to get better and better. Through the literal hell I went through last year I was shown genuine love and kindness and to the point of doing without from one of my friends let me sleep in his own bed and he slept on the couch! I swear to God-and for that I will never ever forget-and will help him in every way I can. Another friend helped me get my medicine and is sending it to me. He cares more for me in his little finger than the “family” I am related to. If you lumped all my siblings and my brother-in-law/power of attorney together, they lack the compassion, integrity, intelligence to create even one normal person! Everything has a cause and effect in this world. They responded in the worst possible way to what should have been loving kindness and sensitivity to their sister-and they failed miserably where my mother Ramona’s needs were concerned-monetarily and physically. I am broke largely because I bought my mother what she needed as well as myself since only I was making sure she had what she needed. I also enjoyed spending time with her, because with advanced Alzheimer’s disease, I knew my time would be limited with her. So, whatever she wanted she got-while I was with her. All the focus was on dad.

I apologize if some of my regular fans and readers have heard this before, or something similar to it. In writing this, I wanted to just “get it all out there and then move on”. It is needed so I can re-build myself and move forward in a healthy way.

I had no medical care as long as I got alimony and my medical care costs a lot of money. I was selling things to afford my pills, and I am not kidding! I couldn’t collect alimony and SSI; it was either one or the other. I don’t know who makes the rules in CA, but they need revamping! Now in a week or so, with the help of my friend Ruby, she is driving me to the Medicaid office and it should a pretty easy thing, according to what I have been told in very high places, and from people who have done it.

My goals this week are to switch the Medical to Medicaid. That is my goal this week and to call some places where I can get a scooter for around town….

The above sentence was typed last night around midnight. Today Ruby calls me and tells me I can borrow a scooter she has that she isn’t using that would help me more than her. Yes, it is an answered prayer. Trick is, one more hinge-where I live is upstairs and there is no storage! (God likes playing games like this with me, making things hard and giving me something then making it impossible or near impossible to accept the gift!) I am a more industrious thinker than that though. I have two friends who live walking distance from me: One is Dr. Tariku Mekonnen-who happens to be sitting across from me at Starbucks-as though God put him there. We know the answer to the root of the problem is simply move to a ground level room, which I will begin looking. Then I can have a garage or storage for it. Where can I live for $350 a month here in Las Vegas, NV-or is there an even better plan awaiting me? I think so; I know so. IT was great while it lasted and was a good launching platform to catapult me to better and bigger and more harmonious places, where it is quieter and where I see the people I live with and I choose who I live with. There is a huge difference in that statement.
If I lived on ground level I could take my hand cart and put my computer and camera and other things in it-which is like the trunk of my invisible Mustang Turbo! Hey, when you don’t drive you have to invest in the best shoes made because my feet are my tires, and they have to carry me a long way.

I don’t drive due to a very near fatal accident over 15 years ago, and I am happy to be here. I can pay for a nice rental car and someone to drive it, and I will happily be the passenger and hand-select the right music to listen to….and put a smile on the driver’s face. That is where I was supposed to be. It is safer there than behind the wheel. The ex-used to always tell me “go for your independence” all the time, and like a nut I did. Then the worst nightmare happened; I had a seizure behind the wheel and the car ended up gnarled up in the chain link fence of a school yard! The worst part was I was unconscious and didn’t see the accident happen! I was unconscious for a while-then a guy who saw it happen called the paramedics and all along Sheer Lane in Huntington Beach, CA-where our house was-at the time-were people praying and hoping I would emerge unscathed. I didn’t have one scratch and no kids were killed-THANK GOD TEN TIMES OVER. That was enough for me. I am a quick learner and I must have said thank God a thousand times and said “I will never do this again!” I almost lost everything including my future by having a little so called “independence”. I heard my neighbors applaud and say “Thank God she’s alive!” The Ford Tempo I was in looked like a dinosaur from Jurassic Park picked it up and smashed it and threw it a mile. So, you could lay thousands of dollars on a platter and I wouldn’t drive if you paid me. I also wouldn’t do drugs that I don’t need, or drink because it would interfere with the medicine I take and send me to a hospital I don’t really want to go to. (I can think of much more fun things to do. Besides, I get drunk of Martinelli’s Sparkling Cider!)

I am a rich person because I have what I need and a lot of what I want now. Not all of what I want, but I will get it because I have been told by people that I have “drive” and “moxy” and courage and a “will of iron” and I am not afraid to work and to study to get something good in the end. I have also been told by a Maria Lourdes Lipardo, a friend who lives in the Philippines that I am transparent. Ruby told me today that “You are a truly sweet woman” and last night she said to me, which had me think and rethink myself because I never heard it: “Goodnight Sweet Child of God.” One thing’s for sure, I never talk bad about anybody’s back-unless it is truthful- who are in my life, because I am not friends with anyone like that!

This week I got everything I needed and a few unexpected extraordinary unique GIFTS that no money can buy like my new friend RUBY P.

Thank You To My 1138 Followers on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate

I also want to thank these countries for viewing various posts today and reading and commenting and reblogging material on the site:


The United States


New Zealand







South Africa


To the many who have encouraged and and inspired me and educated me on countless topics, I say THANK YOU.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko


Photographer- Johnny Davis
Photo Editing- Paulette L Motzko

July 1st, 2013

Las Vegas, NV


Today it was the hottest day I have experienced in my nearly 53 years—a whopping 115 degrees! I felt like a human cookie being baked in an oven called Las Vegas, ha ha.
Buying a case of water bottles was in order, so when I go out and take the RTC bus, which is pretty damn good, and world’s better than OCTA in Orange County…I won’t melt.

The trick of surviving in Las Vegas, NV is to learn the less is more rule: less clothes, less drying your hair….just go out side with it wet and the hot, dry, sometimes windy weather will dry your hair naturally, as though you were under a hair dryer!

Wherever you live, be it by the sea, in the desert, or in the mountains, I wish you health and that you have more than what you need in terms of money, so you can worry less and enjoy life more.

Thank You To My Wonderful 1007 Followers!

Here is a Virtual Standing Ovation to all of you who read and comment on what I write each day!

Today I would like to thank these countries in order of views for finding my creation here interesting, entertaining and uplifting and insightful.

United States

United Kingdom


New Zealand








Paulette Le Pore Motzko


Photo taken of Paulette Le Pore Motzko, 2013
Photographer Nick F. Belman


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Written by and compiled by Paulette L Motzko
May 13th, 2014
1:20 p.m.

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


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

Study after study has documented that when women have the opportunity to start businesses, own land, and receive credit…entire economies expand. – Hilary Clinton

Women have come a long way since the 60’s when I was a kid and they were still making and pouring coffee for their overpaid male bosses. That used to be written into job descriptions, but now women are making headway in what used to be male dominated fields like engineering, science and the medical fields.

In time I hope to see women get dollar for dollar the same pay for the same job. If they aren’t, it is a crime and just as unfair as being treated differently because of the color of one’s skin or what religious preference one believes.

I bet a woman will find the cure for cancer and I would love to see a woman president. Women give birth and tend to communicate rather than blow up chunks of a country killing children and mothers to hit one target.

The more chances a woman has to be educated, the more she will succeed in life in every way. Self esteem grows in direct proportion to education level too.

I don’t want to see any women have to be dependant on another for survival.
Being financially independent should be a goal of every woman and every parent should teach their daughters they can do anything they aspire to.

Written by Paulette L Motzko




Photography and Photo Editing by Paulette L Motzko
March 2014
3:16 a.m.

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 a body part-temporarily in my case, and how the others get stronger and make up for its absence.





On the long ride home, typing with two thumbs on my MYTouch Q smart phone, I want to report that the day had a wonderful ending. After the first coffee & tea shop closed, I walked across the street to Starbucks where I met Jon Valmont, the Director & Founder of

After talking about what I do for a living: writing feature stories for restaurants, press releases, presentations etc, he hired me to be a regular content writer for his company.

He was specifically looking for more good writers for his company, and I was looking for work. The perfect match made only at Starbucks.

My slogan for Starbucks: “It isn’t so much what’s in your cup, but who walks through the door!”

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

What awesome words Nancy Collins wrote here in my book written by Sarah Ban Breathnach called “Simple Abundance”.

I can say I agree wholeheartedly with Ms. Collins in that I like the me I am far more than the me I was as a child or a teen or even a newly wed. Every stage of my life was completely different but as my life has gone on my health has improved dramatically and the medicine I take for epilepsy works the best of any ever prescribed and I think better and am able to do so much more.

I am also more confident, knowledgable and know about so many more things and therefore the world looks different to me now at 52 years young. It is as though I saw the world through a keyhole and only saw a fraction of what was to come in the years ahead and as the years went on I found the key and opened the door!

It is a spiritual journey day-by-day in calendar format through the year, giving you ideas of what things to do as the seasons change, you change your ideas to newer, positive ones.

I found this great book again at a used book store I go to called BookOff for $1!

The ISBN # is :ISBN 0-446-51913-8 hardcover
Copyright 1995

It is categorized under these topics:

Religious Life
Self-Actualization (Psychology)
Devotional Calendars


Photo by Paulette L. Motzko taken on her Android MyTouch SmartPhone.

I hope this day on Sunday February 2, 2014 is a productive one and health is your best friend along with interesting work and new things to learn. I also hope you give of yourself to some kind, unexpecting soul who needs a friendly word or two and that joy will happily return your way.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copright February 2014

11:16 a.m. 11:36 a.m.

The Promise of God: As Vibrant, Glorious, Beautiful and Manifested as His Brushstrokes in the Sky

“The Promise of God: As Vibrant, Glorious, Beautiful and Manifested as His Brushstrokes in the Sky.”  Mena Habeeb, Writer & Photographer.


My dear friend Mena is a such an intelligent, sensitive and sweet young man. He must have known I needed to be cheered up today. He sent me this photo on my phone accompanied by his inspiring words.

I didn’t realize, until texting him about the many things I have done, since he and I saw one another at our Starbucks we go to, that I had done so much and there was so much I was working on. So many “irons in the fire” I am waiting for the bonfire to burn from my dedicated efforts.

Thank you Mena for making enabling me to see the light, and think and reflect on the things I should be smiling about, which are many.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Written by Mena Habeeb and Paulette L. Motzko

Photography by Mena Habeeb

Monday, January 27th, 2014

6:35 p.m.


Paulette Motzko Says Thank You For The Most Influential Blogger Award

The Most Influential Blogger Award

January 17th, 2014

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright January 2014

I was honored to be given this award, The Most Influential Blogger Award last year, and I think it might have been from my friend Shoes Summerfield, since was also awarded that same award. If it wasn’t him, it could have been from a dozen other extraordinary writer, photographer and blogger friends I have had the honor and privilege of “meeting” virtually though WordPress.

Here is go, camped out at a Von’s Pavilions I have been going to for over 15 years when times were simpler and I was married and didn’t have to work quite so hard to get paid for a job well done.

Listening to my favorite male singer-Andre Bocelli singing on my iPod his amazing “Passione” album in Italian while my fingers do the typing to the beat of the music.

Something tells me, after answering all the questions outlined here not only will my 636 awesome followers learn more about me, but I will learn more about what I like and what matters to me too!

(Guess we will all learn something!)

  1. What is your favorite season?- It would have to be fall when I was born-the end of August, because I love the fall colors and in CA it is usually cooler and there is more varied foliage around. Though springtime is another favorite of mine, when the crocus blooms and the garden wakes up from its winter slumber. It might be a tie on the two of them!
  2. Who is your favorite singer? –Andre Bocelli as he can sing in 4 languages-English, Italian, Spanish and French. Though Nat King Cole would also have to be included-who was internationally known in his time-before 1950, and also was sang in “multi-languages”. Please let me also include runners up of Dean Martin, Billy Joel, Elton John and of recent times Kelly Clarkson in her “Stronger” album, which has become my personal mantra.
  3. What is your favorite kind of music?- I was fortunate in that my dad-now in heaven-exposed me to all kinds of music from Mantovani to Henry Mancini to Frankie Carle ragtime music, to pipe organ music-which I play all of them on the piano. Easy listening, New Age, Blues, Jazz, and about any kind of music where they aren’t bashing a guitar around or eating a mouse’s head or something!
  4. Who is your favorite author?- I read mostly non-fiction and seldom pick up a fiction novel and spend more time writing my own stories than reading someone else’s! As for contemporary authors, Max Lucado amazes me at how prolific he has been and I was honored when Jack Canfield began “following me” on Twitter. Jack Heffron gets royal praise for his book I bought myself for my birthday last year entitled, “The Writer’s Idea Book” that has 800 writing prompts of all kinds in all genres of writing. I also loved the writings of Leo Buscaglia in his book “L-O-V-E. I constantly read and re-read books from my literary mentors: Henry David Thoreau, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Edgar Allen Poe, Helen Keller etc.
  5. IF you had enough money, what charity would you donate to?
  6. If you had enough money, what room in your home would you renovate?-I would like to have a home to renovate for starters then I would simply live and enjoy what I have. I am working on writing every director in all the Urban Housing Department, to enable me to get the voucher needed to go hand in hand with my very low SSI payments I live on. It is SAD that our leaders allow the disabled community and veterans who are dependent on subsidized housing to about die in front of them! Stay tuned because I know I will have to lobby I congress to change that fact, but I will change it. Someone has to point it out and make them realize that if you are on SSI or SSDI SUBSIDIZED HOUSING IS MANDATORY. That is another subject entirely though.
  7. What is your favorite television show?-My favorite shows on TV are not contemporary ones. They are Cheers and Everybody Loves Raymond, which always make me smile, no matter how many times I have seen them. When I want to just goof off and relax I love watching Discovery, Animal Planet or The Food Network…to learn something and broaden my horizons.
  8. Which of these is your favorite drink: Pepsi, Coke, Iced Tea or Water-.My favorite drink of the choices given would have to be iced tea.
  9. Do you own a desktop, PC or laptop or both?-I own a small Asus EE PC Flare Series computer. I used to have another Toshiba Dual Processor but the thing was stolen last year when I was moving a suitcase and had no help! That was another element of this last year I could have done without! I could really use a nice computer with a wide monitor to do help me with my photo editing etc. When I get some money I am owed I will be able to buy a brand new one and set up my nice office again with my oak roll top desk and my comfy office chairs once more. Working on talking to a friend of mine to see about us being roommates. I hope the doors are opened for me and there are no more obstacles in my way.
  10. What would you rather do for relaxation, read a book or watch television?-I would rather read a book or even better write one of my own!

Sheez! 941 words and still going!

Accepting these awards takes time, but of all the ones Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate has won last year this is the MOST MEANINGFUL TO ME. The reason being, it means with the words I write I am enlightening the people who read it and influencing them in a good way. I hope I always be doing that as long as I live.


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Huntington Beach, CA

January 17th 2014

7:10 p.m.

My nominations for The Most Influential Blogger Awards go to these blogs, added a few at a time, because I want to really do some thinking on my selections.

1. Amreen Shaikh’s Her inspiring words will enlighten you.

2. Mike O’Connor’s show stopping blog called You will remember and talk about the things Mike finds and writes here.

3. Don Charisma’s blog. He is an amazing computer guru and marketing genius..and a nice guy too!

4. Still thinking of who are going to be awarded the other Influential Blogger awards. Be patient folks!












If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, what are you adding to it?

Here is the question of the day:

If you aren’t adding joy to a person’s life, then what are you adding?

If you aren’t helping empower someone, what are you doing in their life?

Think about the people you know.

Think about the people you call friends.

When was the last time you did something for one of them, for no good reason, just because you could tell them you appreciate their existence?

Remember that to keep a friend, it has to go both ways.

Be someone of value so you can make people really glad they know you!Image

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Happy Holidays & a Prosperous Healthy Happy New Year 2014



May all of the fans, readers and followers who tune in to hear my words, see my pictures and the articles, poems, quotes that I hand select from thousands of topics…

May you have a joyous Christmas or holiday season, however you and your family celebrate it.

Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate was nominated for Best Blog of The Year 2013 by Don Charisma of  I was soooo happy and felt a genuine sense of being rewarded when he told me yesterday.

Also, also won Best Blog of The Year 2013 and Most Inventive Blog too.

Those two are held near and dear to my heart as well as the first hosted on called “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World!”

I hope this rings in a year of health, prosperity and all things wonderful for every one of you!

Paulette Motzko

Images from Pinterest, Authors Unknown

Happy Holidays 2013 to my 556 Fans & Magical Winter Poem

Magical Winter by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Magical Winter
Giving, Loving, Sharing and Believing
I wish the Christmas Spirit would continue all year

Sweet Joyful Children
Smiling, Laughing, Loving, Hugging and Receiving
Give to the less fortunate who can’t afford presents

Nativity Scene
Jesus, Mary, Joseph and The Wise Men
Following the Star of Bethlehem to guide them with hope





Images found on Pinterest
Authors unknown

Life Lessons or (These Things Shouldn’t Have Happened) by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The Lessons of My Life

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright December 14th, 15th, 2013

As I was sitting at the bus stop waiting for the bus that never came….I was thinking about the many events of this past week-some turbulent and some disappointing and then the things that worked out great that I was responsible for-which are always great.

In life there are times when what we envision is not what it turns out to be. In my case mine is a tragic story that I am determined to make a happy ending.

Let me set the scene for you: It is 2010 and I am recently divorced after a marriage to a real rocket scientist for 15 years. I graduated with honors in a Master’s Certification program in 1997 a few years before with a Master’s Certification in Voluntary Leadership. I was a presenter at The Summit Meeting that year as the CEO and Founder of The Epilepsy Connection. It was one of the high points in my life “proving a lady who is disabled with epilepsy could do the work” as Dick Cheshire had put it when he let me in the program and said I had the Life Experience for the program. At the beginning of the program I told the class of 50 people that “a friend of mine had epilepsy and the subject has always been near and dear to my heart and I knew I could help others who had it.” I did a PowerPoint Presentation with transparencies on an overhead projector that my now ex-husband Mark helped me with, answering what epilepsy was and was not, and explaining in human terms that anyone at any age could acquire it.


Once the presentation was over and I had answered everybody’s questions I told them that “oh by the way, the friend of mine was me!” People looked shocked at me and many stopped in their tracks and others came up to me with tears in their eyes and gave me the once over with their eyes and then smiled and said to me-“I never would have known!” I was so happy as that is just what I was shooting for. I didn’t tell anyone beforehand because I didn’t anyone having any preconceived notions about me or any biases and I thought it would best illustrate that anyone with epilepsy can do anything by being the prime example.

Another high point of my life was when I lived in Sandy, UT and times were great, not just good.

It was 1986 and I was just married, graduated with my AA in Piano Pedagogy and was building piano students and teaching all the Mormon kids on the block. One wonderful lady who went by the nick name of Friendly Robertson who was years young. She wanted to teach her how to play Chopin Nocturnes in a legato manner. I still have a handwritten book she gave me that with poems she wrote and songs she gave me in my piano bench.  The best memory of my piano teaching days-that lasted 20 years-was when I got a call from Golden West College who asked if they could give my number to The Deaf Children’s Athletic Association. They asked me if I could teach two acutely deaf children piano. I had no idea if I could by the way. I asked how if they had residual hearing-and they did, and each wore two hearing aids to magnify what hearing they had. Justin and Adrienne Chang were their names and they were Japanese prodigies. Their father’s dream was to see their children play songs at a recital. I made that dream and my dream come true. At a recital in Riverdale, Utah they each played 3 songs a piece that I had taught them by signing everything I said to them and also signing the concept of what I said and “turning the audible to visual”….

Seeing someone’s inherent abilities and talents is something I have always been good at, but then my mom was always doing that with me. It is like I can see someone’s inherent abilities lying dormant in their soul, much like the tulip bulbs I planted in Sandy, Utah when I lived there.

I learned in life that some things you only get to enjoy for a while-be it many years or for decades and then they fade like the geraniums mom used to grow needing to be deadheaded of their brown leaves…

Other facets of my life are and will always be the same, like my mother Ramona Lea. She is still my best friend, my cheerleader and a smart, sweet lady, who though she has Alzheimer’s disease, will guarantee to light up a room with her smile and win over even the dullest of personalities. I saw her paint smiles on people’s faces in The World Market. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish her the best and that I don’t want the best for her and pray she always remembers me and that the disease doesn’t take my mother away. She inspired me to create “Ramona’s Alzheimer’s Disease Daily” that has about 40 new sources on it with subject like neurology, neuroscience, memory, prevention, caregivers and dementia.

Back to The Lesson of My Life-

After my divorce in 2001 I opted to move back in the duplex I had lived in when I was 24 years old, when my dad bought it because he thought the second house would make a nice rental for me. It did just that for the most part and I got rent and I paid most of the mortgage on their house.

I would have never believed that the same family that I grew up with had the ability to make such rash and callous decisions about my mother’s life and mine.

But they did.


One of the expensive recliners belonging to my parents Bunker and the gang hacked with an ax because they were too lazy and stupid to sell them and give the money to mom Ramona Le Pore. Sooooo sad!

I cried for weeks after seeing the mass destruction on what Mike Bunker, Brenda Bunker, Michael Le Pore and Robert Le Pore allowed to happen.

Mike Bunker and my brother Mike hacked up with an ax an oak rocking chair I bought mom for mother’s day! I am related to crazy people!


Mom’s things in her beautiful house thrown all around the sides of it!


My side of the duplex bought in 1984 and sold my Mike Bunker in June of 2013 for $460,000.
I paid approx $50,000 in rent during that 13 year period.

Hey lawyers…help me here. I know I am entitled to something here.

I would have never believed that they had could take mom from the property as though they abducted her from her own domicile, forcing me to file a missing person’s report. But they did have the audacity.

But the shocked me.

They betrayed me-and I have thought long and hard about the actions of my other siblings, and how their hypocritical actions over the last 5 years illustrates how apathetic and what small human beings they really are.

Mom, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is a victim of elder abuse just as I was and still am. I am not a senior yet, being 3 years short of being classified a “senior” by the state of CA. I am therefore excluded from countless senior programs that would help me.

I did not create my family but they had the same foundation as I did, but their ideologies and beliefs were distorted over time. I did not change who I was and the strongholds of my belief system I have held onto with an iron-clad grip: integrity, honesty, passion and courage.

Some have it all and don’t even tap into the reserves and talents they were given. Others like myself, defied the odds and though diagnosed with epilepsy went on and was successful as a piano teacher.

I would be a piano teacher now if my upright grand wasn’t in storage! Being on ssi I am entitled to earn money and still collect it, to a certain point. I made $200 per student a month or $50 an hour. I taught nearly every kid in Sandy, Utah by them merely seeing the piano being rolled in our living room. The usual questions were:

1. Do you play piano?
2. Do you teach
3. How much do you charge?
4. I have —- kids and when can we start?

Then the cycle begins and their kids will learn how to play a song within a week, learn how to read sheet music, stage, ear training and theory plus presence, confidence etc.
With my piano in storage it is like having my hands tied behind my back! I have lost income and gained stress culminating with a diagnosis of PTSD!

Do I use the state of CA for stress and my diagnosis of PTSD, a year of hell, money that I used to have paid on hotels because with only $886 a month in ssi, all the greedy people who rent rooms in southern CA want $600 to $800 to live in their bedrooms? That leaves me with not enough to pay my phone bill and internet and storage bills.

I put an ad on and Craig’s List to exchange one of the many valid services for a room in a non smoking household where I could cook and clean for a family. No worthwhile responses only 3 men ages 25, 48 and 50 who wanted casual sex for a place to live of which I said NO.

I told the 25 year old, who had a girl friend, to look up the word integrity and STDs.

It is a sad state of affairs that you have to be diagnosed with something like depression or PTSD before programs and housing programs open up for you!

I went to Huntington Beach Hospital last night and took myself via bus. I couldn’t find any of my friends that would either answer their phones or who would even answer a text back! That did not impress me, by the way!

I made it down there because I suspected that something was terribly wrong with me, and I was 100% right. Like all my assumptions, after doing research on the topic, I am usually 99% correct. I was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder by the doctor that talked to me for the longest time.

I asked him to shut the door and then just told him the key points that had happened to me over the last year. He told me that I was amazingly strong and I should be proud of everything I had been through.

I was stressed out and felt as though the stress was accumulating like the water on top of a – cooler in my bathroom in Utah-that eventually caused the ceiling to tumble down when my now-ex-husband and I went to dinner. We went out to dinner and when we came home water was coming down from the smoke detector like a waterfall-just missing my upright grand piano! The most amazing part of the ceiling blowing out and falling down because Mark didn’t turn the swamp cooler off for the winter-was that in the Victorian bathroom, the ceiling fell down to the rafters and all the bisque porcelain figurines in there were not broken, and a pair of antique bisque praying hands were standing up in the bath tub straight up!

I resent that after doing everything right and choosing NOT to smoke or drink or do drugs all my life that there are no support services available for someone like myself.

I want to be the first intelligent white lady with no kids who refused to be treated like a second class citizen because I knew what birth control was and the real facts of life at 9 years old. (I grew up early and wanted real answers and not the stork story!)
More women should be responsible and accountable for their actions where sex and birth control are concerned. There are far too many illegitamate kids being “raised” without fathers to mothers who are 16 years old.
It has become quite a scam having kids to “get the $800 a month” per kid. I was told by countless social workers at the Garden Grove Medical and Food Stamp office to “get a kid and you will get $100!” I love kids, couldn’t have kids for medical reasons-epilepsy- but thought of adopting when I was married but we thought the $20,000 fees were we didn’t.

All the housing programs go to families first and I am not a family, so I am disregarded as though invisible.

I am not envisible or non-existant.

They should put a sign on the front of the Medical office and welfare office that reads: “if you are single or divorced and you don’t have a child we don’t care about you, your life and how you survive financially.” That is the truth.

It took me 7 years to get Medical at the Garden Grove office. When my new medicines Vimpat $20 a pill and Tegretol over $300 a month were forcing me to sell things to afford it, I put two and two together and realized all the people who turned me down were Vietnamese with the last name Nguyen. I had been told a bogus statement that I needed a kid to get medical, which was false. I threatened to sue all the parties personally for FRAUD to the director of the director and got the director named Barbara to fax my information to Sacramento labeled URGENT and had my medicine paid for $100 in a week.

Why this fight though?

Racial discimination against white people exists in Orange County, especially in Garden Grove and Little Saigon.
I am American and among the things I want to do is to crack down on this kind of abuse. An article was in the Walls Street Journal last year how in Vietnam they brag how they take advantage and abuse our welfare system in the USA.

I don’t hate Vietnamese people but I hate racist people and I am the victim of a hate crime that gave preferential treatment to the Vietnamese. I was told in Garden Grove by over 20 Vietnamese they “didn’t want a white piano teacher!” When I heard that I was appauled and shocked and outraged, as I still am now.

I became a displaced worker because of their hatred and bias and stupidity and would probably still have an income stream. I do writing, marketing and photography now with and do what I can.

Our house was a beautiful six bedroom Cape Cod style house with dormer windows and 3 bathrooms. The place was so big that we had my sister and her husband and three kids over and rented beds for all of them. I had a regular bed and breakfast and at that time they were normal and nice people and didn’t have a bad or malicious streak at all. That was to come later down the line when I divorced. Their care for me was in direct proportion to how much money I made a year. My best friends and when I lovingly invited them all to massive parties where I wanted to create memories –not just dinner parties. I did. And though they all have selective memory now, remembering only what they want to-it happened.

In time the bathroom was rebuilt and it after builders came and remodeled, you would have never known anything happened. Thank heaven we had good insurance with State Farm!

How can someone change like a chameleon that magnifies the colors of its surroundings? A counselor can ask them for years what did it-jealousy, envy or just caring more about money and making a quick profit than to mom’s feelings or mine. I think that was it.

I have no idea where I am going with this story here, but it makes me feel better writing it. Once a person becomes an adult at 18 years of age it is their choice who they keep in their life.

When I was moving, I thought and then rethought again everything I wrapped up in a box. I got so tired of packing and it amazed me how much “stuff” I had collected over my 52 years young!

I had read a book on simplifying your life and scaling down what I owned before I made the move to prepare me to take only what I loved and what made me smile when I looked at it. Ask yourself if you love it enough to dust it. You might be surprised what your answers are.

That is the same motto I take to the people in my life. Do they make you smile? Do they bring you up? Support your dreams? If you answer “yes” to all those questions, then you have a keeper there. If you answered one “no” then you better rethink how that person fits into your life.

If you have people in your life that have withered and turned into people who are abusive and tear you down, then if you have tried discussing with them the problems but nothing seems to work, then remove them from you life. You will suffer if you don’t.

After 1653 words were typed I am going to sign off and leave you with these words of wisdom. Think about what you would like to hear when you say something to someone else.

Everybody please pray that Paulette Le Pore Motzko gets the housing voucher she needs to afford a nice place of her own here in CA. Also, if you want to write a congressman or influential person in CA to put pressure on them, be my guest! The most who speak out about something, the more likely things will CHANGE. Also, go beyond me and write your local congressmen and women to add more funding to the Urban Housing Authority’s HUD Housing Program so more vouchers can be created. A ten year wait is a joke and an insult to the intelligence of every person on SSI and SSDI. We don’t want to see displaced disabled people at the bus stops and trying to take care of themselves, along with veterans, who are in the same “boat”, if you will.

I learned to take care of yourself first and make sure you are alright and have what you need, and then you will be more apt to have strength reserves to take care of everybody else.

Write you congressmen and women and contact The Urban Housing Authority in the State of CA in Sacramento, and in The Urban Housing Authority in the largest city in your state. Write and tell what you see in the streets, get involved and watch your efforts blossom into better lives for all people.

For now until today at least until this morning, for a week I was staying at The Super 8 Hotel in Westminster, CA which for he money at $65 a night is one o the nicest, cleanest places around-if you have to “live in a hotel” and can’t afford Residence Inn-with full kitchens, like Boeing used to pay for when I was married.

The way things change is to SHOW THE TRUTH and MAKE PEOPLE CARE.

I took photos of my hotel room and intended on creating  story that would include and show how I was living since evicted in April 2012 by Mike Bunker.

He needs someone to cultivate a moral conscious and explain why what he did was wrong and still is wrong, since he has cut all communication between mom and I for a year.

Thank you Ron Bittelari for sending me the money to make staying here possible. You are even more generous and caring than my ex was.

I have the most kind caring friends.

Do you know anyone who also has been working on getting subsidized housing?

What is your story?

We can team up and work together to put pressure on our leaders who keep saying with a blank expression “there is a 10 year wait for more housing vouchers.” What are we supposed to do until then?

If you make too much $ then you risk losing medical. Silly rules, if you ask me.

There is a song by Kelly Clarkson called “Stronger” that is my mantra and perfectly describes me and what God has felt it necessary for me to go through along with the poor social workers, welfare programs and lies told to me by Vietnamese workers in both the Garden Grove Medical office and social security offices.

If you are caucasion on ssi or ssdi, on medical or are trying to get one of those benefits, what would you think if I told you I was lied to 100% of the time by 100% of the Vietnamese in the welfare system? I was.

It happened.

That is not a racial comment as I still have Vietnamese friends who admit the abuse goes on but they speak English and know many put them in a bad light.

For those on ssi and ssdi or medical be leary and be alert. I personally now, after being lied to, suffering, doing without and living a substandard existence because of false information given by Vietnamese people now will not allow them to wait on me.

I was married to a rocket scientist for 15 years and I use logic. I try to increase the odds of being successful to 100% in everything I do. If you know something hasn’t worked, then don’t do it again. If you know that by doing something else, it increases your odds of accomplishing something, by all means do it.

People get upset when I say this, but it is fact. Abuse happens until it happens with me, then it stops for good and I also set mendates so it never happens again.

I would reccomend going to the Santa Ana Social Security office because they have a wide demographic of all people-Mexican, Filipino, Japanese, Vietnamese, Caucasion. It was refreshing. In one day the underpayment of $400 a month that the Garden Grove office did to me for SSI was increased $200 in one day. Then by going every week, not letting up, until I saw every director there…it is now $886 a month. I refused to let Vietnamese wait on me and by asking for another caucasion person I never had to worry about a hate crime.

If people are racist they shouldn’t be allowed to work at the social security office or any other place that is supposed to treat everyone the same.

We should employ a questionnaire to people coming over from other countries asking them what they are BRINGING to the UNITED STATES and why they are coming. Also a charcter assessment should be given to screen out racists and white haters. Nobody wants to talk about it but that just eneded as I type this sentence.

I am talking to the law dept at Chapman University where I graduated, and I will get representation to sue and get monetary compensation, sue for fraud, the people, who I know by name.

It is the principal here.

I believe everybody is the same and just with others felt the same way.

Once we clean up the fraud and what I believe is the Vietnamese are purposely turning white people down for benefits to bring more of their own kind in.
I talk to people.
I am observant and see who is going out with something and act like a reporter & journalist asking others and find similar stories. I am the only one that will underveil the abuse and stop it once and for all. Every American, white, single lady I have talked to had the same horror stories as me.

Yet I talked to a Mexican family, not even American citizens, who received Medical, Food Stamps and money to live per month in 20 minutes!!!

What do you call that?

On the application they ask if you are Latino. I refused to say because I said, does that mean I get the benefits if I am?

This kind of nonsence goes on in America and it is wrong and against my civil rights.

I want a news station to go in to both offices and see what they find. I bet my assumptions are correct.

I know I am talking about three things in this post:
My life
My background, intelligence, education, hud housing, vouchers
Ssi, ssdi
Hate crimes
Preferential treatment to Latinos, Asians, Families, Women with kids from many fathers
No help for people who tried to do things right
Racial profiling on ssi and medical and food stamps apps
American citizens are given the backseat to needed programs helping disabled survive
Subsidized housing going hand in hand with ssi ssdi

Increasing funding for subsidized housing
Lowering the epidemic proportions of sad displaced disabled people like myself

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 16, 2013

Happy birthday Brenda-Paulette’s sister who helped make her homeless in April 2013.

I have no idea how my oldest sister Brenda Bunker and her poor excuse of a husband can sleep at night with what they did. Some have a conscious and others don’t. Some have souls and some do not.

Bunker was unfortunately made power of attorney by my demented father who is dead, assigning care of my mother and all his personal assetts, along with the house I paid on for 13 years.

I need a good, hard hitting attorney to make this right and have a good ending. One who cares about elder abuse and disabled people. Since mom didn’t know what she was signing and dad didn’t realize he was giving power to a man who would abuse the power given.

My goals:

Remove Mike Bunker from power of attorney
Assign someone to manage my mother’s funds and medical other than me. I need to take care of myself and that is all.
I already made enough sacrifices in my life

Get a house or apartment on some kind of subsidized housing plan in a safe area, since I do not drive.

Sue Mike Bunker for harrassment, stress and going to the hospital numerous times with breakthrough seizures.

I would be seizure free with a place I can call HOME again.
With all the money I saved the state for the 13 years I helped pay my parent’s mortgage, made meals for them etc I feel the state of CA owes me! Especially since I had 0 income during the time I was wrongly turned down for medical and social security after my divorce in 2001.

photos will be added later today when I go to a place with wifi. My Verizon Jetpack is maxed out of time so I am writing this via my Android MyTouch phone.

2:02 p.m.
December 16th, 2013

I want to air this on a major news station or in The Orange County Register. Good things will happen as a result of it. I know it.

Paulette Motzko Needs A Room in A Home-She Will Cook & Help with Housework

The first time I was nominated for The Most Versatile Blogger Award was on October 31st, of this year 2013 and was just nominated again yesterday by another fellow blogger that goes by amintiridinbucatarie at
Thank you again to my fellow readers and bloggers.

Me at year ago in my old kitchen I lived in for 13 years and what was my parent's place-sold for $460,000. Need a hard hitting lawyer to make sure Bunker didn't spend it all! He is the guy that evicted me and threw mom's things in a dumpster! I have filed more than my share of complaints with Adult Protective Services. Such a tragic thing-what they did to mom and I.

Me at year ago in my old kitchen I lived in for 13 years and what was my parent’s place-sold for $460,000. Need a hard hitting lawyer to make sure Bunker didn’t spend it all! He is the guy that evicted me and threw mom’s things in a dumpster! I have filed more than my share of complaints with Adult Protective Services. Such a tragic thing-what they did to mom and I.


I answered all the many questions about myself and nominated my choices for which blogs I felt worthy of the same award.

I still have to accept and nominate for The Most Influential Blogger Award, and I forget who nominated me! Sorry folks, but I have been really busy leading the most tumultuous part in my life in history. That award means the most to me because it means that my words meant something to a lot of people and not only got them thinking but acting in new ways.

All of these awards and the 73 countries who have been reading this site on a monthly basis-didn’t know these things were going on, but they are. The readership doubled on this site in the last two months. It makes me elated that I managed to do it all.

I met a nice lady who was a nurse with her two children at Arby’s this week. We had so much in common and she said two words to me- very simply said “Stay Sweet”. I am so happy that people still perceive me to be “sweet’. I didn’t let all the apathy and callousness regarding my mother and I jade me and I will always think that most people are inherently good-if you are good to them.

It is eight months to date since I was callously evicted from my mother’s place (that I chose to live in 13 years ago helping my parents pay their house payment while I  had a place to live in the massive duplex they owned in Garden Grove, CA. That ended in April 2013 when my brother-in-law Mike Bunker-made power of attorney by my dad-which was a royal mistake-and my mother-evicted me. I have been in and out of two star hotels, trying to afford expensive southern CA rent, which is impossible with no room mate.

Dinner for my friend Ron B. from MA. Table set with homemade stew a promo for Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World! my first blog.

Dinner for my friend Ron B. from MA. Table set with homemade stew a promo for Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World! my first blog.

I am eligible for HUD housing but women with kids get priority and I am treated as though I am not alive. (I am not done fighting on this matter to change this fact. I wish I didn’t have to be the only one fighting, since it affects more than myself.)

Of course I am alive and searching day by day to find a family to live with and cook for the family in exchange for a nice, clean safe non-smoking environment I can live in and relax and take care of myself. It will be easy to get ahead when I don’t feel like I have a shot gun to my head rushing around or else I will be out on the street when the money runs out for the hotel I am writing this from!

It is a hell of a way to live and if you would have told me that I would be doing this, when my family once had morals, values and stuck together, I would have never believed you. I am in charge of me-and that is it. That is what I learned out of all this. I am not sure why I have to go through so much and endure so many tragic things in my life, but I will be glad when I have a place to call home. I am working to make more and more money but it is going out the door as fast as I get it.

I have been looking on Craig’s List for Orange County but everybody in CA is greedy and wants $800 to rent a lousy bedroom. In New Mexico you can get a two bedroom two bathroom place for $700 with full amenities! about less than half of what it takes here in Expensive-Ville.

I met a really nice lady today and helped her grand daughter who has ALS find resources and will be posting the story about her and the way to help the family pay for all the medical care for her. I met her at Staples where I do work all the time and noticed her having printed signs with a pretty little girl on them and wanted to know more. The story about her will air as soon as I can get a photo of her. I also emailed the director of ALSA, an association that helps people with ALS and found a clinic for her and her family.  All these things are possible because I could and I simply did. I wish more people had that kind of attitude.

My nanny used to say, “What goes around comes around”, and I hope that some of the great things I did in my life, that I never got paid for or recognition for, come back my way and someone helps me now.

Whatever God you pray to, Christian, Native American Indian, Jewish or Buddhist-pray that I find a place to stay soon and better yet, if you know someone who either has a room I can stay in-in exchange for helping with cooking and housework and helping with the kids-let me know.

If you know a person who has been looking for someone who is stable mentally and financially-and who is a good cook and has a good sense of humor and a positive attitude, let me know. I want to sign a year or better yet more-lease. 3 vaults of my life that I pay on each month have been in storage since April and I would rather sit at my desk again in my office chair, cook in my gourmet kitchen and read the many books in my library. Make it so God and let this struggle end

Christmas is only weeks away and here I am watching cable TV-first I have seen of it in months, in a hotel I call home with no kitchen but a microwave, fridge, freezer in safe area. It is $70 a day that could go towards a month in a room in a house.There are cheaper two star hotels that are highly unsafe and dangerous and I have stayed in them but my blood pressure was elevated and I never got any sleep and when I heard a guy beating up a woman in the room next to me, I swore to God I would do everything humanly possible to find the best deal and find a way to pay the higher price in better hotels.

I didn’t know when I wrote about The Most Versatile Blogger Award this would come out but it did. Probably for the best.

I know I am special because have been going through all this without mentioning it to the world. I do know in one heart beat I help others and get such a great joy and high out of it.

Imagine what kind of things I could write and do if only I had one stable nice place to live with no worry?

The possibilities are endless!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Email me any leads or connections you may have at

Put in the subject box: Room For Paulette Motzko-Hope For The Future

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I wasn’t born to live in a hotel and need a home to live in because I am disabled with epilepsy. I also am too nice and too kind to have the guy I was living with hit me, but he did…which is what brought me to this hotel.
I have just kept myself absorbed in my work, in what matters and relentlessly contacting congress people and talking face to face with every friend I know on Facebook and elsewhere-and realizing that people, when you go through hell-with totally flaberghast you!

One friend, that I thought was a friend at least-heard about me in the hotel, the guy hitting me etc., things that would have at least got an “Are You OK?” …or something showing that you have a heart and soul and a pulse-got nothing. Just talk of sugar cookies and setting her opulent table with gold baubles on hanging everywhere. I am not jealous because I have all that “stuff” in storage waiting to come out and be united with me.

Since I am in a position where I have the whole world, or at least 73 countries reading what I write on a monthly basis, I am using this podium to get ACTION-for me.

My future means a lot to me and I tried to do everything right.
I am the only kid who got any college degree, let alone two.
I know that my best years are still yet to come and once I am settled in a place I can move onward and put the ugly past behind me. That is what I need and crave is closure.

Does anyone know a social worker in Orange County who can pull some strings for me and get me the benefits and help me live to the fullest of my ability?

Any information would be beneficial here and it is all appreciated.

If you read to the end of this sentence, you are better more precious to me than gold-but are like platinum because you care about what I write and you care about allowing the lady who writes the words you read to live the best life she is able within her abilities.

That is really all you can do in life.
All I want for Christmas is the hope of a nice place to live and know I can build my future and to know I can see my mother Ramona any time I want for as long as I live. She is the only living family member that is worth anything and without her, I wouldn’t be the person I am with the talents I possess reaching out to the people I do.

For my mother to see-Ramona Lea Le Pore


We are close and will always remain close and nobody will ever stop that. I will always keep my word and make you proud and the philosophy you gave me about “putting my mind to do anything I wanted has paid off”. People read what I write all over the world now on 9 web sites and I constantly mentor young kids I run into. It is all because of you mom and your kind and gentle spirit.

I got you something for Christmas-here and you will love it. I will make it to see you and sorry I couldn’t see you for Thanksgiving, but that was due to Bunker who erases every call I put in. He is a walking ball of hatred and a horrible human being who I hope realizes the damage he did to you and I and pays for it the rest of this life-if even in his conscious.

Mom and I at The Bella Terra Mall when I dressed her up and took her all around to meet the many people I know there-business people etc. Mom has a magic about her. I saw people smile that day at Whole Foods Market who never smiled in their life. When we went to dinner, Starbucks- I remember it like yesterday and mom's memory is way better than people give her credit for. I want to have more times like it.

Mom and I at The Bella Terra Mall when I dressed her up and took her all around to meet the many people I know there-business people etc. Mom has a magic about her. I saw people smile that day at Whole Foods Market who never smiled in their life. When we went to dinner, Starbucks- I remember it like yesterday and mom’s memory is way better than people give her credit for. I want to have more times like it.

“You have been on my mind and in my heart all year long. I couldn’t see you or talk to you because I was struggling in some of the most dangerous cities nearly on the street at times. Just like the Kelly Clarkson song “What doesn’t kill ya makes you stronger”, well it did and I went through the ring of fire looking back on the rubble behind me. I was strong to begin with though.”

I have friends who are going to help me get to Marino Valley where you live and even though Bunker and Brenda ban all the calls that come through and pretend I don’t exist-I do and have never forgotten about you one bit. It has been one year since I have seen or talked to my mom-and I used to see her 3 times a day, making meals for her-because I could and I wanted to.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
3:40 a.m.

I require 8 or more hours sleep and need a private room I can take care of myself in-my medicine that keeps me alive and writing this.

Also, if any of you know any political figures I can contact-let me know or anyone who would change my situation if they only knew. I call people like that Change Catalysts. I am one of those and am hoping I can find one for me now.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

December 8th, 2013

2:48 a.m.

We are all sculptors and painters, and our material is our own flesh and bones. – Henry David Thoreau

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
December 6th, 2013
1:41 a.m.

I spotted this wonderful quote in my vocabulary builder daily word and had to open my WordPress app on my Android MyTouch Smart Phone and capture it.

Henry David Thoreau is one of my favorite authors and my love of his works began with Honors English class and my fantastic teacher Mrs. Covington telling me how he wrote the book “Waldon”. Thoreau wanted to go back to nature, and not use electricity, and refrained from progress. He wanted to get “back to nature” and lived in a cabin with only a kerosine lamp to light his way as he wrote what would be one of the great classic literary works of all time- Waldon.

If you weren’t lucky enough to have the great English teachers that opened my world to how they wrote and why and understanding what the great writer’s motivations were….helping to understand and appreciate the book or poem more fully…check it out from the library, or you might find it on GoogleBooks on the Google Play section. Many books in the public domain are available to read on your IPOD, IPAD or computer for free or for a few dollars..most under $5.

I often remember the words Mrs. Covington told me about writing and creating. She said these to me that I tell young adults writing term papers and especially people who hated English or writing or reading to inspire them.

“If you write in a journal each day you will become a better writer. When you read each day you will be exposed to new ideas, concepts and words building your broad view of the world and people in it. The better writer you are the better speaker you will be, getting better jobs and having more friends and a wider circle of people around you. It is all connected.”

Everybody hated the English classes and sat falling asleep in class or talking behind Mrs. Covington’s back but she was a friend of mine and her words were gold to me. I saw the merit and value in everything she told me…and she was right.

She have me a white Buxton jewelery box I for my graduation in my senior year I still have to this day and wish she could see what all those book reviews and grammar exercises bought me.

Thank you to the 500 Wonderful, Intelligent, Loving & Caring Followers on Totally Inspired Mind-Happy Thanksgiving!

Have a peaceful and happy Thanksgiving everybody!
Remember it isn’t important how lumpy your gravy is that goes with the turkey, but that you are blessed enough to have turkey to eat.

Nobody cares about the dust on your furniture but sitting with you on the couch or chair and talking and visiting with YOU.

You don’t have to be a carbon copy of Martha Stewart (I hope there aren’t any walking around anywhere!), but listen to your inner voice and be true to yourself. Do what you can afford, not what your neighbor does.

Life isn’t a contest or a relay race.

Slow down.

Smile more.


If you can’t be with your family, be with loved ones around you who care about you, support you in act, word and deed.

Look around your table, instead of what’s on the table.

Hold hands.

Pray in your own way.

Say you love the one who is sitting with you.
If you have nobody to celebrate with, as I almost did, until my friend Mike Darras called and invited me to a wonderful turkey dinner….volunteer in a senior home to help in cook or serve or do something. You will be appreciated and nobody will eat alone.

If there were a table that would seat all the followers of this site…or a room that would seat all of you, it would be a huge ampitheater.

Thank you all for being dedicated readers of what I create.

I am thankful God gave me many talents of writing, photography and cooking and I am thankful for all 500 of you my readers.


God bless you all.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright 2013
November 27th, 2013

Images from Pinterest

A Great Day & Even Better Weeks Ahead….


There are a lot of awesome things happening in my world this week. New friends, finishing the Feature Story for Marri’s Pizza & Pasta Italian Family Restaurant in Anaheim, CA and continuing shooting the photos for what will be a new picture menu for the prize-winning Italian restaurant.

I was asked to be the writer on a family cook book illustrating recipes handed down generations and also being the food photographer and food stylist on the project.

I was elated, excited and honored at the same time.

I am bringing three new talents to my first blog & cooking site “Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World” and you can stay tuned as you see the new features on my site being created specifically for each person to highlight their innate special talents.

Have a great day and remember this is Thanksgiving week. According to Twitter Butterball has a shortage of turkeys, so get your bird now, if you’re planning on serving one.
Nomatter if it is a feast with family or volunteering you cooking prowess and serving abilities to a local soup kitchen, have a BLESSED WEEK.
Thanksgiving is November 28th.

What are you doing this week that is new and different than you have done before?

If you cannot think of anything,; create a lasting memory!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 18th, 2013
6:42 a.m.

Writer’s World Newsletter

Are you a writer? Chances you are if you have a blog on Word Press or other blog creation web platorm. After all, there would be no content without you writing it!

Writer’s World Newsletter was just created by me this year and is constantly being improved with each issue.

I hope you enjoy it and subscribe & share with other writers.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Editor-In-Chief of Writer’s World Newsletter

November 2013
6:13 a.m.

Totally Inspired Mind Accepts The Dragon Loyalty Award & Paulette Motzko’s Nominations

The Dragon Loyalty Award

Finally having time to accept my nomination


inner-peace-awardDon Charisma awarded me the Inner Peace Award. I hope I accepted it. I got an avalanche of awards within a short period. I think I accepted this one, but in case I didn’t add it to Totally Inspired Mind, here it is.

(I am looking for the jpg file of The Dragon Loyalty Award and not finding it yet!”

Finding a bunch of others though! 😉


Another I found in my award file

versatile-blogger-award-imageAnd another….

I have to add the award picture later on after I save it again folks!

I want to thank Growth Hunter at

for nominating me for The Dragon Loyalty Award, which had kind of an ambiguous significance until she researched it for me.

The award’s origin originated with Vintage Book Fairy, and you can read the meaning here:


The Dragon Loyalty Award is awarded to writers/bloggers for consistently writing back their fans and making comments on other fan’s works. In other words, it shows you acknowledge your fans support with every word you say to them and how you foster loyalty between them (the audience) and you-the writer & photographer blogger.

I was asked to tell you about 7 interesting facts about myself, so here it goes…

1.   I am American with my ancestors coming from France, French Canadian, Italian-Palermo, and Blackfoot Indian.

2.    I would love to have my own show on the Food Network or The Food Channel one day. I am hoping I take both and there one day. Just one talent scout is all it would take.

3.   I care about humanitarian issues like the environment, children and their futures, the fiscal debt we have and paying if off, finding cures for cancer, epilepsy, arthritis and Alzheimer’s disease.

4.   I love mentoring others who want to do what I am now doing. This week I ran into 2 people in 2 different locations with varied backgrounds who will be future writers on Cooking Up a Storm All Over The World! I am talking to the first Travel Correspondent, another waitress who has baking as her passion when not working. She will be featured on a special baking segment. Stay tuned to see the rest!

5.    I love main streets any main street will do. There you find the heart of a town and where the locals talk about current events.

6.    I love an ocean view and the sea gulls, sound of the surf and beach life. I don’t tan and wear a lot of sun screen but I find inspiration by the sea shore.

7.    Lastly, since I was asked to tell seven things about myself, I have always been a visionary thinker since I was a kid with a picture memory. If I could picture it, I could do it.

Bloggers Paulette Motzko is Nominating The Dragon Loyalty Award To….


1.   Dale Rogerson at

2.    Don Charisma at

3.   Dyan Diamond at

4.   Brittius at


6.    Rich Cross at

7.    Paint The World With Words at

8.   My Life in 24 Hours at:

9.   Vintage Book Fairy at:

10.                   The Wine Wankers at

11.                   Esther at Hortus Closus

12.                   Pernilla Bredolt at

13.                   Susan Lattwein at Putting In a Good Word

14.                   Middle Of My Story

15.                   The Talking Violin

16.                   Sally Ann Frederick at Sally’s Special Services

17.                   Ann Johnson Murphree at

18.                   HeartFlow 2013

19.                   Loving Food, Fashion, Life

20.                   The Crazy Mom Cook

21.                   Rupa at RupaCoach

22.                    Rao at

23.                   Versa and You at

24.                   Growth Hunters at


To all the wonderful and talented writers, coaches, photographers, change catalysts as I call them, when you empower others to positive change or just more positive ways of thinking and acting and choosing.

I am giving you a virtual standing ovation for the joy you give me with your words. I am glad you felt I was worth another award. Thank you!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

November 16th, 2013

7:51 p.m.


Images from Pinterest

Paulette Motkzko is Looking For A Room Mate

After about the thousandth run in with the room mate I have due to him calling me “stupid” when I test near genius, I have to expedite my leaving here.

I prefer to live in Orange County, CA if possible, but will stay open minded.

I am looking for these qualities: Dependable, Reliable, Kind, Clean Living Habits and since I am allergic to cigarettes and don’t want my things smelling like an ash tray, I want the well adjusted person to be a non smoker.
I am looking for someone preferably with a good sense of humor who is financially stable and mentally stable.

I have looked on Craig’s List but found nothing and if one of the nearly 500 followers of Totally Inspired MIND READS THIS…CHANCES ARE THINGS WILL MOVE IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION.

I AM LOOKING FOR SIGNING A LEASE OF A TWO BEDROOM APT FOR A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR. I HAVE A GOURMET KITCHEN IN STORAGE, MY OFFICE, BEDROOM SET, upright grand piano AND KITCHEN TABLE and library. I would love to share my world with another person who preferably drives who likes a lady who is a good cook, is a writer, photographer and works a lot but likes to have fun too.

Email if you or someone you know might fit that category. To open the box of possibilities, if I had to, second choices would be Albuquerque, NM, Las Vegas, NV as living choices because the cost of living is so much cheaper.

I hope this leads me to the room mate I have been looking for.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
9:47 a.m.
November 17th, 2013

Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change. – Malcolm X

“Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.” – Malcolm X

Malcolm X is dead on right. I am angry but I don’t sit around and bitch. I am in the process to contact my congressmen and women to allocate the funding in Orange County, CA in a more intelligent manner.
I want to see every disabled person on SSI or SSDI with a place they can live with dignity and integrity. I am one of those people.
We either need to scrap the housing voucher entirely and come up with a program/solution to the many homeless or displaced disabled people who hear there is no vouchers given for nearly 10 years!
That is unacceptable!!
Those people will be dead by then or put in dangerous situations and injured.
Housing solutions for our Veterans of the USA is another one I want to tackle and the bus systems of OCTA.

As long as I live in Orange County and use the bus systems, I know I can improve the funding to get more buses running so it doesn’t take two hours to get somewhere.

The Access buses have seat belts in them because of me and the lobbying I did with OCTA telling them it was unsafe to drive without them.

Housing rates number one in importance. I want to start a petition and get signatures on it and send it to Washington, D.C.

I am a fire starter that kindles a fire within others for positive change.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko




Images selected from Pinterest, Authors Unknown

No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it. Helen Keller

“No one has a right to consume happiness without producing it.” – Helen Keller

I get so much joy doing things for other people. It always turns my days from lackluster to warm and wonderful. I can almost feel a light turn on inside me when I know something I did was just what that person that day.

when was the last time you did something for someone for no reason at all?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
November 9th, 2013

9:30 p.m.


Hot Pink Hibiscus photo by Paulette L. Motzko
Tea pots from Pinterest, Author Unknown


All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet. Wangari Maathai

“All of us have a God in us, and that God is the spirit that unites all life, everything that is on this planet.” – Wangari Maathai

I hope that the citizens of the world can unite to help the 1200 who died in the typhoon in The Philippines. There is a link in another post showing how you can donate medical supplies and other needed things there through UNICEF.

I also hope the storn bypasses Vietnam entirely and dissipates like harmless water vapor. Mother Nature has done enough damage for now.

Paulette Motzko
November 9th, 2013
8:20 a.m.



Images from Pinterest

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up. – Pablo Picasso

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso


What kind of artistic ability do you have?

Are you doing something with it today?

If not, it might be a good idea to go get a canvas and paint or draw or write, or compose a song, or create a culinary masterpiece, or write the novel you have been talking about.

As long as we are always creating, learning and becomining someone more than we were before, life will never be boring and we will never grow old in mind or body.-

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Image from Pinterest

November 3rd, 2013

11:34 a.m.

Look How Far You’ve Come…


So often we are so busy trying to achieve major goals in our life that we forget to look and see just how far we have come.

What goal have you been working on?

How did you mark your progress on that goal?

Did you reward yourself on smaller time markers as you stay on track, working to achieve what you set out to do?

It could be a college degree, losing weight or reading a book and doing the exercises in the book.

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Photo found on Facebook, author unknown

November 3, 2013

7:11 a.m.

Thank You Don Charisma For Awarding me The Inner Peace Award and Sunshine Awards




ImageI want to simply say a whopping Thank You to all my many readers all over the world on Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate. I was laying down and writing on my Android MyTouch phone, and since I wasn’t quite tired, I simply turned the light on and got on my laptop. In the still and quiet of the night I have no interruptions and when it is quiet I can hear my soul speak. You can quote me on that.

When I accepted The Inventive Blogger Award, I told 15 interesting facts about myself, and some were tragic. The point I wanted to make here, in the 10 things I will tell about myself, is I am not a tragic person. Those things don’t define me. I don’t let them define me.

1. I love going to the beach and walking on the pier, any pier at all from Huntington Beach to Newport Beach, Seal Beach and its quaint, neighborhood-like feel or Corona Del Mar. 2. I love main streets anywhere….there is so much history there and you can learn so much about the town you are in there.

3. I see the potential in everyone I meet and the possibilities in every situation. That is just me. It is who I am.

4. I do my best on everything I set out to do. Basketball is the only sport I really like and enjoy, mainly because the guys aren’t killing each other! 😉 I picture myself throwing a basketball in a hoop that is over the heavens and making it in. Even if I get slightly under the hoop, it will still be damn good!

5. I love kids and mentoring people to do what I have already done and succeeded at. It gives me joy, strength from within to know I can help show someone how to do something they will never forget that will impact their life in a great way.

6. Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, The Corner Bakery Cafe, and The Chocolate Iguana in Tucson, AZ are some of my favorite places for who I meet there.

7. A motto of mine is simply this: Do what works and do it over and over again. Also, avoid what doesn’t work and learn from your mistakes. If you master those rules, you will win at anything you do. I think Einstein said that it was insane to repeat the same thing over and over again even if you knew it didn’t work. (That is what I think when I see people smoking, only because you are paying to slowly die or at best have lung problems when you get older.)

8. I love old movies before they really got naked in movies and only things were implied.

9. I want a 50’s style coaster bike so I can go riding down by the beach. My Nanny had a great saying that has now become mine. “Use it or lose it!” She meant in regards to her legs that had arthritis in them, but she walked with me many miles at a time, and coughed from time to time with asthma. She was an awesome lady who helped raised me with an iron clad will. I thank her for imparting the courageous spirit she helped build in me.

10. I want to go to Rome Italy and Palermo one day, but I want to know conversational Italian before I do.



God bless all of my 395 followers, readers & Word Press Family

I have met so many wonderful, intelligent, creative people here who I have shared their stories and photos with and have become good friends as a result.

I look forward to reading every comment throughout myy day and night and all your comments I read are very valued as is you as people, writers, photographers, political activists and just good people.

Thank you for being there…which is where I am.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
2:23 a.m.

“The Palace Called Solitude” A Haiku by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

The Palace Called Solitude

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Rights Reserved October 22, 2013

Everyone’s palace

Is based on what gives them joy

Mine is Solitude


When in solitude

I can expand on ideas

Create unique things

Albert Einstein said

With pen, paper and thought

You will have the world….. 

And you do!




Images on Pinterest, Authors Unknown
Text written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 22, 2013

Wars Are Poor Chisels For Carving Out Peaceful Tomorrows

“Wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.” –

Martin Luther King was not only an amazing leader but his speeches and words helped enable Afro-Americans to be treated fairly, which was so badly needed. When I was a small child I heard racial remarks said every day but hated them, because I knew we were simply all the same as people and everyone deserved to be treated with respect and dignity.

I wish somehow our leaders would send more MEDIATORS instead of building and financing more BOMBS.

It is through peaceful negotiations that we can ever hope to break through archaic barriers and the shackles of prejudice.

I hope I help write a speech one day that will help The United States of America sign a lasting Peace Treaty.


War kills and kills 99% innocent people for the one you aim for!

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 21st, 2013

1:00 a.m.

367 Dedicated Readers and Counting-Feeling So Appreciated & Rewarded

I want to begin the first sentence by saying I am so grateful for the hundreds of dedicated readers/followers who tune in to Totally Inspired Mind: Where Positive Minds Congregate each day.

I am so elated it has been so well received by the world since I created it a year ago.

Between 13 countries to 35 countries read, appreciate and are inspired by the posts I write, share, endorse and the photographs I shoot. I would have never believed when I was a small child I could “hold the whole world in my hand”, just as the folk song I used to sing with my mother Ramona.

With my MYTouch Android phone and the WordPress application, I can add new content any where be it a bus, store, park, or anywhere the inspiration hits me.


To give a person a new way of thinking is to give a person a new life. To show them how to rise above the misfortune they are going through is like showing them how to fly.



If you would like to get on my book list, so you are alerted when my books are finally finished and out for you to read, my email is

Include your first and last name and say you want to be included for any news related to me, my career, book publications, press releases, ect.

I will not give your information to anyone because to me that is a capital sin. I will put you in my contact database and send an email when you can buy my books. I am working on two now.

Remember, everything that has ever been created in the world begins with an idea. From there it only takes action and persistence and patience to transform it into reality.

May only wonderful things and people come your way.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
October 17th, 2013
121 p.m.

Written by Paulette L. Motzko
Photo of Author Paulette Motzko taken by Nick Belman
Photo Editing on Instagram by Paulette L. Motzko

Images found on Pinterest, Author Unknown

Heroism and Random Acts of Kindness by Paulette Le Pore Motzko


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, 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

Metamorphoses by Paulette Le Pore Motzko



I am like a caterpiller that is crawling slowly on a green leaf
Everything appears so huge and daunting

Though I have made such a long journey to where I am now
It is nothing compared to where I am going

Once the life of a caterpiller is over the transformation begins to become a colorful, beautiful butterfly with wings to fly.  One crawls so close to the ground and moves so slowly and the other is light as air and flits faster than the eye can see.


I know I am going through a metamorphosus, in my own cocoon of sorts, and will emerge more happy, light hearted and more in harmony and at peace very soon. I do things every day to stress the positive elements in my life to make this happen.

Just as in this proverb which inspired this piece:

“Just when the caterpiller thought the world was over, it became a butterfly!”

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Images from Pinterest, Authors Unknown

October 11th, 2013
4:30 a.m.

Starbucks is Getting into More Than Making Coffee-Sign The Come Together Petition to End The Government Shut Down & Create a Fiscal Budget


I added my digital signature in less than 2 minutes and so can you. I am so happy to see a company who is as American as apple pie get involved and take a stand.

They will take all the collected signatures to Washington, D.C. and I know with enough people revolting and coming together, we will impeach Obama, end the government shut down and strive to erase the trillion dollar debt so China won’t own America completely one day!

Grab a cup of joe and while you are at it take a minute and put your John Hancock on the petition. It sure cannot hurt and can do a heck of a lot of GOOD.


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Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Writer, Blogger, Photographer, Marketer
Political Advocate and Disability Advocate

A Quarter Short by Paulette Le Pore Motzko


A Quarter Short

By Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright October 10th, 2013

10:00 p.m.

This month my SSI check did not come. It is now over a week after the usual time of having it wired in my bank account on the eve of the first of the month. I am not on SSI because I want to but because I need to be. So many people say horrible things about people who are collecting various forms of social security. There are three forms: Social Security that you pay into all your life that is taken out on weekly checks and you are given when you retire from your job. Then there is SSDI for people deemed disabled by the state and cannot work because they are so severely disabled they cannot work. I was teaching piano until the Vietnamese in Little Saigon didn’t want a white teacher. I didn’t want a bigot for a neighbor either, but there were more of them


This is where I find solace and peace and find clarity of intention. The sea is my church with the blue sky and clouds and ocean breeze blowing my troubles away. I know things will be alright but I will be glad when they are. It isn’t for lack of me trying!

than me. If they earn any money or are given any money they can be thrown out of the program. Then there are people like myself, who collect SSI, or Supplementary Social Security Income.

I am allowed to make about a thousand dollars each month over the $886 I am given. Prior to that time, if I didn’t make that amount I was selling things in my house. I did that to get my medicine, which for complex partial epilepsy is $250 a month for Tegretol and $20 a pill for the Vimpat, making it $1200 a month. So, just for my medicine comes to $1450. Would I got on something cheaper? Prior to the UCB releasing Vimpat for use in the United States I was intractable, meaning I had upwards of 50 seizures a day. I used to be in a scooter when I was married that I designed with a 20 mile radius and now I take the bus and can walk up to two miles a day!

I have a different mind, a different soul and the world is my pearl. (I don’t like oysters!) My ex-husband loved them though!

I feel like a beach ball that has been whacked around from place to place, from person to person since the unlawful and apathetic eviction from a my mother’s house (I paid rent into for 13 years-which nearly paid their mortgage on their house, which is why I did it. Not because I had to.) I finalized a 15 year marriage to a rocket scientist ex and could have moved anywhere in the United States, but I chose to live with them.. Dad is dead now a year and mom has Alzheimer’s disease. I pray she always recognizes me and knows my name. My sister is playing games with me seeing her and sometimes what we think should happen in life does not and the opposite happens instead.

What do I want in life?

I am a simple lady and when I pray it is always this order of importance to the Man Upstairs-God or The Omnipotent Presence for a Universal term for God.

Dear God,

Give me health, wealth, security, peace of mind and then love it is meant to be. More specifically give me a home I can afford and let me have what few things I own and chose to take with me when I was thrown out of a place I should have been given. I am hassling with attorneys trying to get justice on what I am owed by California State Laws concerning the vested interest I had in the property. I will never make it right, but I can at least know I didn’t do what my siblings did in regards to my mother’s welfare. I didn’t buy her cartons of cigarettes knowing she was diagnosed with COPD! I did make meals for her; give her wonderful memories and me as well that I will cherish my entire life. I did weed out all the clothes she had with holes in them and replaced them with beautiful Alfred Dunner ones to let her walk with her “head held high” as she used to tell me to do when I was a child. I did throw out her old shows and buy her new ones, and tried to get her whatever she needed during the 13 years I lived in Garden Grove.

Due to there being no housing vouchers with HUD housing for ten years, I am forced now to leave the state and go where I can afford it-probably Las Vegas, Nevada.

I long to see my upright grand piano again and earn the $50 an hour I did for 20 years all the time I was married again. Ten kids and I am doing alright, then I am not scraping like a chicken scrapes for grain anymore!

I went to school for a reason and was on the Honor Roll with a high GPA in high school and college. I want to see the paycheck that warrants. When you live in a place that prevents you from working because you don’t speak Vietnamese or Spanish, it goes against my right as an English speaking American citizen. That implies that America is a Vietnamese speaking world or Spanish Speaking world, doesn’t it? How about forcing people over 18 years of age to learn English fostering communication for all people? That would be the best way to do it and get interpreters for those who need it.

Where does the title for this 736 word diary entrée come in?

I called Denny’s from Walgreens to see how much a cup of decaf was and the manager said $2.25. I then took a bus to Tiffy’s where I know the manager there who is an awesome man, and heard the same price of which I was “a quarter short.” I didn’t want charity and walked out. I was going to go to The Paradise Point resort hotel where I love taking my computer and writing and they like me there and I get along with everybody because they cater to a very rich demographic and the people are always mannerly. Often when people see me at my computer they ask my favorite question: “What are you doing?” When I tell them, they often want to keep in touch or hire me to do one of the many writing, photographic or marketing things I do. I could do a heck of a lot better when I am in a better frame of mind. Last time I went there I asked the concierge where I could go to get a cappuccino or tea and does some computer work, and she suggested the lounge in the Grand Californian.

That brings me back to this evening on Thursday, October 10th, 2013.

I walked into Coco’s Restaurant & Bakery and the first person who smiled back at me was Joseph Revera who was the 3rd person I asked my coffee question to. He said I had enough and my $1.75 would cover my cup of Joe. So, I sat down and noticed I was a quarter short and he said don’t worry about it. I thought about it and then asked him, “why are you so nice”, which was a more redundant question that anything else. He saw tears coming down my face probably from begging with T-Mobile keeping my phone running, worrying that my web sites will be destroyed because Ming didn’t get their money on time, and just feeling ravaged in general.

I would rather have a few tears drizzle down my face like rain and get it out of my system then go to counseling for the next 20 years whining. I am strong. I will go on. I am a resilient person. I helped countless people as the CEO  & Founder of The Epilepsy Connection, was the first person with epilepsy who acted as Director of The Epilepsy Foundation before that. I graduated from Chapman University’s Master’s Certification program back in 1997 and held the Summit meeting that year. I am proud of those things.

I just want to simply move on in my life and have what it takes to do so.

I am going to contact the Urban Housing Authority one more time and some congress person I haven’t thought of about getting me a housing voucher. According to what I read about it, they are awarded to disabled people and to certain low income people. I already contacted Mayor Villages and he only cares about bringing more Mexicans in over the border and really doesn’t give a damn about white people like me. Nobody wants to talk about these things, but they go on.

I would rather earn my own money and not need SSI. I would like to make a salary so huge that I am never a quarter short again. I hope I find a place I can call home and never have to rely on a roommate or a man who treats you terribly, as I have seen.

What I do know is I will go through the ring of fire I am currently going through. I will have total control of my surroundings, as I wish I would have had long ago. IN southern California they expect you to make 3 times the rent. The rent price for a one bedroom apartment is a whopping ridiculous $1200 to $1600 and that isn’t even a nice one! You can pay double that in Newport Beach or Costa Mesa which are much nicer cities.

Joseph came by me and gave me some pumpernickel bread and sourdough with butter. It amazes me how I consistently run into some of the nicest people who are total strangers and my family has dust for a heart, soul and conscious. I guess they are the ones that will regret that one day when they have no idea what state I live in. Nobody needs abuse of any kind.

I met a lady on the bus on the way here who I hope gets help. She nudged me from behind and I guess she nudged the right person because I care and am not, nor will ever be apathetic. I was once the lady in the wheel chair and was once the lady in the motorized scooter. I went through hell and lived to talk about it. She was 65 but was homeless due to a system that didn’t make sure she had somewhere to call home. Her children didn’t care about her and I told her she should be getting social security and medical and Medicare and gave her the name of my attorney. I told her not to back down and to go to a church that helped me once. I sure hope she goes. I hope I was her answered prayer today. She was mine because she reminded me why I want to lobby in congress to see that the budget takes care of the American people first and the disabled people and veterans are on the top of that list. What is left after that, so be it. At least our country is acting on the best behalf of its natural citizens.

After about 20 hours on the phone and successive trips to my bank with them verifying the Social Security wired my check to an account that had been closed months ago, so they would have permission to issue me one I could use…..I go tomorrow and I was told they would cut me a check. Why didn’t one of the people I spoke save me headaches and time and tell me that long ago? Not everybody thinks like I do. Show the person the fastest, most efficient way of doing something.

How awesome is that? I just checked the stats on my site called “Totally Inspired Mind-Where Positive Minds Congregate” at I had 100 more views today than the highest in history of the one year of the site-275 views today. That makes my day and lets me know that even amidst the hell I am going through I am doing something right.

God bless all who have read the last word of this sentence out of the 1,859 words.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

October 10, 2013

Ten minutes to 11:00 p.m.

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.”-Ernest Hemingway

“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway

I must agree with Mr Hemingway. From the book drives in elementary school to the first cook book given to me by my cousin Patricia as a kid, that lead to hundreds more through my life; books need to electricity and can be carried any where. Some antique books are like good friends of mine that I turn to over and again.


Paulette Le Pore age nine playing Nanny’s Henry F. Miller piano

I ended up going to college to learn how to teach piano and taught ages 6 to 86 for 20 years and showed kids and adults how to play, learn chord charts, and even taught two children who wore hearing aids using sign language! Nanny gave me her piano many years later and I gave it to my neice Jennifer when my now ex husband gave me the rosewood upright grand I now have as a graduation present from college.


I have about 1000 in my personal library. My mom read to me all the time when I was a small child. I remember her teaching me how to sound out words and my parents always took time out to answer how to sound out a word and congratulated me when I did it right.

The gift of learning, exploration, reading and creativity were awarded in the Le Pore House. We had a Music Room and aside from the music played in there by me on my organ my dad bought me one Christmas, a Rickenbacker guitar for my brother Mike, drums for Bob, an art set for Brenda and an art set for Mom. Mom was the matriarch of the family, the stronghold and who always created peace no matter what was going on. Mom could paint beautiful landscape pictures and figure out how to sew anything she looked at or make anything from a satin rose to a doll dress to go on an antique doll. What she didn’t know how to do, she read how to do it.

She taught me, along with my Nanny- (dad’s mother), how to play piano. When she walked into my world at age nine and came to live with us, I had no idea how she sould change my life and make an impression. Her birthday would have been today, come to think of it.

Mom taught me how to play guitar and sing at nine years old, and cook in the kitchen. The first cook book I got from the book drive at school had me baking a Giant Gingerbread Man. There I was with my book open wide, mom by my side, apron tied in a ribbon “just so” as Mom would say…whipping up my first baked thing. Books fuel ideas and they will never go out of style as some say who hold their IPODS and Kindles and Nooks. I have an IPOD and have many trade books that are handy to carry with me as reference writing & photography books on there. Many books are cheaper via IPOD. But, when I am in my sleepers, laying in bed, if I am not adding new content to one of my web sites, I love picking up a book with a cover and pages. Books are handy for down time, waiting for a bus or whatever. You can pick em’ up and put them away in a second.

When my mom Ramona Lea’s mother Ruby Hart was older I used to buy her the enlarged print Reader’s Digest and she would read every one I would buy in a day or two. God bless her. I wanted to keep her mind active, doing, becoming and enjoying stories instead of just sitting around.

TV is a more passive past time for seniors because they just “sit there”. If you have any family or friends with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, put a book in their hands about something they love- (provided they are able to still read) and let them enjoy. Also, I used to read to my mother when I lived next to her in the large duplex that was sold recently.

Have your loved one read a paragraph and then you, then you accelerate reading from a solitary activity into a family activity.


Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright October 2, 2013

Photographs from Paulette Motzko’s Family Album
Paulette Motzko & Pinterest
Author Unknown

All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower…..

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.” –

Abraham Lincoln

Inspiring someone is the most rewarding thing one is capable of doing. To show someone their hidden potential is like planting a daffodil in fall to have it bloom in the spring.
– Paulette Motzko


Photos taken in Oceanside, CA by Paulette Motzko


We Must Share The World- A Haiku by Paulette Motzko

We must share the world

We need communication

Tolerance to all!

Written in the wee hours of the morn when the many troubling things in the world were bothering me and wishing the world leaders would think of what is at steak by sacrificing all for the one.


Mother Teresa was a saint in action long before the church recognized her as one. Her words are timeless today and mine mirror hers in that she knew we need to find solutions to our world problems, and we need to learn to work together somehow.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright September 2013

Kindness is Contageous by Paulette Le Pore Motzko


I went to Del Taco one morning last week, primarily to get something to drink and wait until the restaurant I really was interested in doing a story and photos for-opened!

I saw a young man, limping, actually nearly crawling, supporting his weight on about anything he could find to do it with-planters, garbage cans etc. I then saw him picking through the trash looking for what would be his “breakfast”! It made me sick, made me wonder what happened to him, and wonder how could a young kid (about 20 years old) end up in such a pathetic state.

He stood next to me at the counter and was going to try and buy something to eat. He counted his 50 cents in change and no matter how much he counted it would never end up to the cheapest thing on the menu- (one dollar) on their value menu.)

I could have given him fifty cents or five bucks and I chose the 5 bucks, and knew it wouldn’t even be able to scrape the surface of the things he needed to help himself.

I gave him the five because he didn’t ask for it. When I did he looked like I had given him a million dollars and had tears in his eyes and smiled a smile that would beckon the saints in the heavens. His name is Richard and there are a lot of guys like Richard I run into these days with the epidemic of homelessness in the United States that President Obama has his back turned to. His friends are oil companies that he gives billions of dollars to each year even though they are a company, and are generating over ten billion a year!

There is something criminal about that and it irkes me how the we can allow that kind of misallocations of funds. I don’t and hope in time I can change that with other American intelligent citizens speaking out in a proactive way.

As for Richard, I remembered there was a Salvation Army on the corner. I also pictured in my head the many walkers and rollators that I thought they might have to help him stabilize his weight.

My Android My Touch phone was dead, but the lady named Karen next to me gave me her iPhone to call and see if they had one. They had 5 of them. Would you believe that Karen, a woman I had never seen or heard of until walking into a Del Taco, drove down to get Richard a walker that was better than any one my dad had (who was nearly paralyzed before his death last September)? She did.

When she came back, even though Richard was over six feet tall, the walker fit him perfectly. I went to give Karen the $12 for the walker and she wouldn’t take it.

She told me it gave her joy to go do it and besides, it was my idea after all.

That event, was the single, coolest thing that happened to me this week, and just wanted to share it with you all.

I wish all who read this health, peace of mind, and I hope one day, if you see something you can do that would change someone’s life, if even in a small way, that wouldn’t bankrupt you, that you would think of doing it.

Sure there are a lot of people acting like they are homeless to get a buck for their booze or drugs. But then again, there are people who have simply seen one bad event after another and who need someone to simply CARE.


Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright September, 2013

Try and Be Someone’s Answered Prayer


Maybe it is because I grew up being a very sickly, disabled kid that no other kid liked (because I was “different”), but I was always a sensitive person who learned big words at a young age and knew the meaning of compassion- Today when I see a door that needs someone to open it, I simply walk over and open it for the man with the cane who is trying to carry his coffee and open the heavy, weighted door.

Many people go through life comparing themselves with others. Here is my advice on that: The moment you stop comparing what you do with other’s is the minute you will do what is right and not what is easy, and pave new pathways to better solutions.

Very simply put…

If you see a need, try and fill it.

If you see a wrong, do everything in your power to make it right, if you can.

If you know things could better for more than yourself about an issue that affects millions of people…if something was changed…as in medical insurance, the epidemic of homelessness I have seen in Orange County, CA, or doing something to create more jobs…do it!


On the way on the bus I met a man named Johnny who was out of work over a year. I asked him if he would be willing to try something new in a new industry, and he was receptive.

I heard that Panera Bread is hiring in all positions now and told him to apply for manager training or be trained as a master baker. He loved both ideas and is going there this week.

I know people in the food industry and I get around.

In a funny way I was Johnny’s Answered Prayer.

To become someone’s answered prayer you can’t walk around with your ear piece on pretending the homeless don’t exist and ignoring the poor disabled guy who for some God-forsaken reason is crippled from the war serving this great country of ours but has no home after he gave his life and permanently crippled from it!!

It is things like that which will annoy me until I see that I have peace of mind knowing I made grand efforts to change them to make things “the way they should be”!

Who can you help today that didn’t even ask for it?

What cause do you know by your actions can help more than yourself?

I hope this post makes you think in new and energizing ways.
If I did that, then it was worth writing it.
You will need to unplug your stupid ear piece from time to time and really listen to what is going on in the world around you, and the people in it.

You will have to look around, be perceptive, intuitive and look for things that don’t look right, and not be afraid to ask if thing’s are alright.

Can you remember when the last time you looked eye to eye with your husband, wife or partner and talked around the dining table…with no cell phones around?

Probably not for a long time, if you are like most families.

Try it.

Unplug yourself and tune in to the sounds of a bird chirping, people talking and the world in general.

Maybe you will be someone’s Answered Prayer this week. It isn’t hard to do. It all begins with a “hello” and a genuine, simple “How are You”?

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Copyright August 26th, 2013
6:56 p.m.

I am looking for a room with a bed in exchange for cooking & cleaning

Looking for a temporary room to stay in a non-smoking, Christian home.
In exchange for living in a room (I am only bringing 3 suitcases and a few bags that have the things that make living in a hotel “livable”-water kettle and small crock pot and my daily groceries, because I can’t afford to eat every meal out.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

I can then for you do any of these things for a month’s stay:

1. Cook for the family
2. Help with housework
3. Help with older children-I was a master piano teacher for 20 years but my upright grand is in storage now!
4. Do typing work-80 w.p.m.
5. Write content for your web site

Please contact Paulette at: 714-728-6037 or Email her at:

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I need to save up to move my 3 vaults from storage and pay for the movers & truck to either move it somewhere in Orange County, CA- which is what I really want, or I AM LOOKING AT CHEAP PLACES TO LIVE ELSEWHERE LIKE SACRAMENTO AND CITRUS HEIGHTS. If I had a room mate who was non-smoking and had a reliable money source who didn’t smoke, drink or have weird fetishes, any bratty kids or a ferocious pit bull dog or other deal breaker-Please feel free to contact me.

I have seen the gamut in trying to locate a suitable person-then also contact Paulette at: I HAVE ALREADY BEEN TO TUCSON, AZ AND DIDN’T CARE FOR THE BUS LINES OR DISTANCE BETWEEN THEM…ABOUT A MILE.

So if any of my readers know anyone in Orange County who would be receptive to bartering a room for cooking/cleaning or other services, let me know!
Email me or call me at 714-728-6037

I hope something turns up here.

If I found a nice, reliable, non-smoking room mate here in OC….who was trustworthy we could split a two bedroom some where in a safe city, because I walk around and don’t drive. I am looking for a place close to stores, bus lines and doesn’t have a crime committed every 5 minutes!

I will say a hopeful prayer and hit the post button.
I am hoping is I can help them and they can help me and everybody is happy.

Paulette Le Pore Motzko

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Creating Balance In Your Life

Creating Balance in Your Life

Written by Paulette Le Pore Motzko

Copyright January 7th-8th, 2013

This piece is dedicated to my friend Frank and Ed and myself and all the workaholics who don’t take enough time out for themselves and for smiling and creating that simple thing called JOY in their lives. Life doesn’t last forever and along with working, we need time to take care of ourselves-the whole person-mind, body and spirit/soul.-

Paulette Motzko

Too often we go through our day stumbling through our morning coffee, not taking time to meditate, say hello to those around us or even take time we think out what our priorities are.

I have always had a philosophy of “people first and things second” and I try to apply it throughout my day in any situation. For instance, I am a writer and I can work anywhere I take my laptop and Jetpack that connects me to the internet. I have places where I frequent where I know many of the people there and it is like a “club”. What people I don’t know I seem to meet and then fantastic things happen.

I am never too busy, even with earphones listening to a song on on one of the many stations I created there, or listening to an instrumental piece via my IPOD, to look around me and be aware of my surroundings. I will never ever wear an earpiece for any reason, and I believe many people have zoned out of their life to the world and the people around them using them. I realize that many jobs that require driving or other things, where you need to be “hands free” might require them. Even those, often don’t. I have seen people driving (as I am sitting waiting for the bus), waving their arms talking with one of those things, putting on mascara and holding conversations with themselves, looking like they are crazy. Wouldn’t it be better to simply drive? Have all one’s attention on the road; have all one’s reflexes paying attention to the lady or guy ahead of you or in back of you? Wouldn’t that increase your life span by increasing the odds you won’t get in an accident? That is how I think anyhow. It is only logical, and I was married to a real rocket scientist for nearly 15 years, so part of me thinks in that way now, which isn’t all bad.

Some things should be SACRED and you need to figure out what matters to you so you can preserve your integrity and your sanity. People make time for what and who matters to them, and to do this, you can either make the list using paper and a pen, or by using your trusty computer and a word processing program.

Define the things that you love doing and make sure you take time out for them every day. To begin with, a half hour might be all you can fit in. Gradually schedule an hour in, and I would greatly advocate more than that. This will lower your blood pressure, take some wrinkles off your forehead and let you have time to breathe easy, which is needed by everybody on the planet. Sure work is important, but if you aren’t having any fun and aren’t really “living” what is it all for? If all you are doing is work to keep up with the guy next door or outdo the other lady who is the fashionista. After all, who are you trying to impress?

I personally only am competing with myself and that is all. I read lots of books and magazines and know who the top of the food chain is in my business, and I want to impress them and others in the journalistic world. I also want to hopefully write words that help other or teach or inspire.

If I do that then it has been a good day.

Something I realized just last night that I need to create balance and harmony in my life is to set a mandate of no more than six hours a day to computer work. I will begin timing it and working smarter and working less. By doing this it will free up time for other avenues of my life that generate life and laughter and rest and rejuvenation, which is necessary for human life.

To figure out what you need to make you happy you have to think about what makes you “flourish” or as some say, “what make me tick” like a clock. I prefer the concept of a human being flourishing like a flower that needs water, soil and fertilizer to grow and bloom. Much like that flower, we need work, play, friends to do things with and share things with, and exercise and meditation and our spiritual life as well.

I just joined 24 Hour Fitness and I noticed how much better I felt and thought and how my attitude improved. I felt less lethargic and was getting compliments more often since I was going. The Adidas Tennis shoes and leggings I that I thought I didn’t look particular great in was the outfit I got the most compliments from! Funny how that works, isn’t it in life. I love walking by the sea or any other beautiful big open expanse. I can walk forever as long as I am looking at something extraordinary. The combination of the sea air, the people, the big expanse of blue invigorates my being and my very soul.


What makes you “come alive”?

What invigorates your soul?

Think about it. If you never did, it is a very fascinating and wonderful exercise.

I guarantee if you INVEST  the TIME in YOURSELF you will reap the DIVIDENDS a thousandfold in the quality of your life.

Paulette Motzko One With the Sea

Keep people around you that respect what is sacred to you. If they do not then they probably are not true friends. Once you make a list of the things you truly need to be happy, and then expand on it.


What these things are called is “Self-Exploration” and the more you do it, the more you will accomplish in your life. For instance, when I work, I know what music helps me focus the best and I play it when I write. I also know what to avoid, and so I follow that. If you know that you work best in the early morning and are your most creative, then by all means, keep that schedule and KEEP IT SACRED.

If you know that you feel lousy if you don’t take your medicine, THEN BY ALL MEANS KNOW THAT YOU ARE NUMBER ONE AND TAKE IT AND SET LOUD ALARMS SO YOU WON’T FORGET IT. I was constantly telling my clients this when I was helping those with epilepsy as the CEO/Founder of The Epilepsy Connection and also as the Director of The Epilepsy Foundation in Orange County. I would change lives just by telling them to invest in a simple alarm watch!

Here is a model for creating balance in your life and I am going to do this right along with you this week!

Divide this into hour blocks and then you can see how much of each you are getting.

Work-6 hours-especially if you do computer work-so you don’t get carpel tunnel or arthritis!

Play/Things That Give You Joy-Preferably One Hour Minimum

Exercise-30 minutes minimum

Spiritual/Meditation-30 minutes minimumImage

Paulette Le Pore Motzko- Writer, Photographer, Cook, Composer, Marketer, Blogger

Photography by Jackie Teeple by Huntington Beach Pier, November 2012

Sign Paulette Motzko’s Petition Making Financial Assistance Available to Women & Men Without Kids &Veterans



The Petition

I am a disabled white American woman and would you believe it took me 7 years to get Medical that pays for my $3000 medicine for epilepsy? I had to file fraud charges in the Garden Grove office where I kept applying over and over and was told I “needed a kid” to get it by 3 Vietnamese workers. After filing FRAUD charges because that statement is wrong, I got insurance.

Much in the same way, when my ex who is a very prominent rocket scientist making over $200,000 a year and didn’t pay me for over two years, I lived on $400 that came from a room mate that lived with me at the time.

The way the system is set up-YOU ARE INVISIBLE IN THE EYES OF THE GOVERNMENT IF YOU are a WOMEN WITH NO CHILDREN or a MALE who needs financial assistance.
Once I realized this I knew it needed to be changed.

We need to teach accountability in this country and instead of giving people $800 PER CHILD AS A BRIBE TO HAVE CHILDREN FOR THE WRONG REASONS, WE NEED TO GIVE FINANCIAL NEED TO:


The United States is the greatest country on this earth and those that come to this county should know about America, the people of America and strive to learn English and teach it to their children.

I want to not see Veterans who are homeless and with no housing due to the stupid laws of women with kids first before all else and leaving thousands like myself in the dark with nowhere to go,

We will save millions yearly and then those who need help most will get it. Also, as it is, on the welfare office-for medical and food stamps etc., they should put a sign on the front of the building, “No help for women without kids and men without kids or veterans of the United States of America.”

Paulette Le Pore Motzko
Petition Creator
December 26th, 2012