Positive Attitudes With A Baking Twist

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   Hi Everyone,

I am not one who shares personal information…yet today I want to share a few details in light that it can help you or someone you know who is in a quandary about where to go in life. 

Last year I had a full respiratory arrest, in a coma and there was a bit of time that oxygen was cut off to my brain, no major damage but just a twinge, so I have had to learn to deal with that uniqueness.  It has taken an abundance of determination, facing challenges, and allowing me to experience whatever it was I needed to experience to get to where I want to go.  Slight as it may be it still has had a profound affect on all things in my life.  From these experiences I have gained better insight and understanding of myself as me.  Decisions have not been easy for me and things I used to do in a twinkling of an eye, well, took a very long time to accomplish, outside my norm.  

This blog was my first step to regaining my creativity and life, literally. 

Newness is in my life.  As I am gaining more strength and mental determination, coming into my own so to speak, choices/decisions have been made and are now taking form.  I have made a decision to follow childhood dreams and resurrect my acting and writing careers.  I have had a 36 year hiatus from the stage and 20 years from television.  Looking at some head and body shots from decades ago of a slimmer and full head of hair me, my wife and I just laugh and wonder where the hair went…ah, genetics.

Determination has been revived and new plans of action are taking place for the acting and writing careers.  In order to get my feet wet; before I reactivate my union membership and secure talent and literary agents, community theatre is my start.   

Being a motivational speaker, writer, columnist, retired minister, and host/interviewer/creator/producer for two cable television shows all have been good prep work and stepping stones back to the fields I love and enjoy.

Looking back at my past accomplishments has enlightened and also astonished me…I forgot so much of what I did way back when.  How about you? Have you looked back at your past accomplishments, talents and abilities that have been in memory storage?  Take a bit of time and look back by creating a resume of your accomplishments.  If you are like me it will perk you up, spur you onward and forward.  It was in looking back that a boost of self-confidence filled my heart, my mind and my soul to pursue this new direction and it will for you too.

Don’t be like me and wait until you have that brush/experience with death to follow your dream(s).  Why not take a stab at something new and express your talents and abilities, dabble and get your feet wet, experience a new way of living and being; for that which is inside you is aching to be expressed.  Take a chance on yourself and allow yourself to be the you, you really are.  Know that to you all things are possible.

To all of you, thank you for being there and being part of my growth and continued growthI can’t tell you how important your support has been and is to me.  As the writing continues and new goals/ pursuits are achieved you will be one of the first to know.

Enter stage right…  

Jay   (I have just received a phone call informing me of a role in, The Odd Couple.)     


     One of the most unique things about us is, not only do we set the limitations in our life but we have the power and ability to remove these limitations to live a better life.

What causes us to set limits of what and how much good we can have in our life?  It could be something we were told growing up, a family belief, or a past experience-personal or professional.  In overcoming limits we surmount them by changing the way we think, see and believe about ourselves and the world we live in.  

As we change so will the people, places and situations in our life.  How we handle this change is of great import. It is up to each of us to act and not react.

Life gives us opportunities to change, in fact, the only constant in the universe is change, nothing stays static, and all is in constant motion. 

In the first quarter of 2011 there was a unique opportunity to change my life.  I died, crossed over and was revived.  I was not expected to live.  I do not recommend this way of changing your life, not fun.  I am still in the latter recouping stages.   It has been a year of challenges for me and my family.  Have I been presented with some tough challenges? Yes, and if it was not for my perseverance, the love and support of family and friends it would have been more challenging than it has been.  I have shed my tears, experienced frustration and anger, yet I never gave up on myself.  My perspective has changed as you can imagine. 

Within each of us is the ability to create new, positive and enriching experiences.   

Years ago I was in a discussion with friends about having to die to the old and be born to the new. This was in reference to changing our mental attitudes.  We need to know when to let go of  those thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve a positive purpose in our life.  It is time to bury the past, the anger and upset at ourselves, others and situations.  

Bring forth the positive in this present moment and create a better future in the here and now. We are not  to use our mind and thoughts to keep ourselves down but to move forward in our thinking and being; to move into new beginnings for a better life. Success, prosperity and wealth are great and wonderful goals but the greatest thing is for us to know and understand we are able to think creatively and achieve great things in our life. 

 So, I have a simple challenge for you and for me.  Pick one area of your life you want to change.  Then, once you have chosen that one area find the opposite, the positive counterpart and write down, “I am___.”  Or, “I now have___.”  Take that piece of paper, fold it up and place in an object that when you look at it brings you a sense of peace, harmony and joy.  Then affirm this positive as in your life now.  Whenever a negative thought about this pops up affirm the positive and accept it as the truth of your being here and now.  Do keep yourself on track, read or re-read the article on nighttime affirmations and see/visualize yourself experiencing this positive in your life now, down to the last detail.  Do this for 30 days and see the difference.  Please let me know what happens.

You are worthy of a better life, so give yourself permission to experience it, claim it, accept it, know you are a valued individual and that life is always for you.  

I will keep a positive thought for you and the accomplishment of your goal with ease, harmony, right knowing and right action, knowing you are led to the right people, places and things at the right time for the accomplishment of your goal.  We cannot want a greater good for ourselves and not want it for others.

 You are wonderful!


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