Elsie & Angie Blabs ……. as well as more Blab news ……

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Elsie Mychols interviews Angela Estes (Cheerleader of Life)

What am I worth?

The Gabriel Method Discussion with Angie & Elsie

The Best Medicine

So What If It’s Christmas with Angie & Elsie

So You Say You Want a Resolution (Special Guest Dr. Henry Kahn)

It’s Like Therapy … Chakra Style …

Rock the Chakra (ROOT) with Angie & Elsie (Special Guest Randy Johnson)

Upcoming on Blab with Elsie & Angie (Fridays 9am PST)

This Friday (Jan 22) we talk 2nd Chakra (Sacral Chakra) and Monday (Jan 25) we will have a special Blab talking about Conscious Parenting with Arayeh Norouzi.

I think this shorter version of the blog is working well … so ….. fingers crossed … as long as I can log in …. I think I can keep these coming more regularly.

I also want to introduce a notion.  I am always circling around videos I would like to do … discussing things like whether or not weed is ok and why so many post 50 year olds aren’t having sex …. but I feel like I want to be cautious releasing more controversial videos out into the world willy nilly.  So I am considering making the more controversial videos a pay service only.  (The theory being .. you can’t claim I forced it on you if you actively chose to pay.  lol)

If you have a subject you’d like me to talk about  …

drop me a line @

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Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Wow … I’m Back …. I’ve Been Locked Out for a Week …. lol

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So I’ve missed adding a whole bunch of The Next 99.

Some of them were even missing from Youtube.  Ah life .. How you sometimes get in the way of our Ego plans!  lol

The Next 99: Friday, Jan 8th

The Next 99: Saturday, Jan 9th

The Next 99: Saturday, Jan 9th (Not sure why I did 2 videos this day?)

The Next 99: Sunday, Jan 10th

The Next 99: Monday, Jan. 11th

The Next 99: Tuesday, Jan 12th

The Next 99: Wednesday, Jan 13th

The Next 99: Thursday, Jan 14th

The Next 99: Thursday, Jan 14th (The non Power Ball One .. Aka Sharing Energy)

The Next 99: Friday, Jan 15th

The Next 99: Friday, Jan 15th (After the Yoga)

The Next 99: Saturday, Jan 16th

The Next 99: Sunday, Jan 17th

The Next 99: Monday, Jan 18th

The Next 99: Tuesday, Jan 19th

The Next 99: Wednesday, Jan 20th

Think Globally, Act Locally (A Next 99 Bonus Video)

 

ok .. there …..  I’m caught up on those.   lol …  Now that I can log in again.  I will have an update again soon.

I promise 🙂

 

 

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Emulating Others On the Way To Becoming Ourselves

 

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I had a rather weird epiphany today.  The only person I could remember looking at and thinking, “That’s what I want to be like when I grow up” was Ruth Gordon, who I was first introduced to in the movie “Harold and Maude.”  At first I wanted to link the trailer or a clip from the movie, but I realize it is probably more to the point if I simply describe her.  After all, it was my perception of her I wanted to emulate.

An independent elderly woman, her world is filled with passionate memories of passionate people.  She lives in an old train car in the middle of nowhere.  Alone, in what could be a time capsule of interesting things.  Despite her age, she is generally pretty much up for anything.  I quote her often as she often had such a positive way of viewing the world.

My younger self would be proud of my progress.  lol

At the same time when I told an old boyfriend that I had been diagnosed with PTSD he was concerned.  Long after we split, he had become a substance abuse counselor.  He was quick to jump to the notion that a charlatan had perhaps salted my memories when I interjected it hadn’t been much of a surprise.  After a moment or two of quiet he said, “That’s right.  I remember you really liked “Harold and Maude,” didn’t you?”

Yep, found it funny as Hell.  Haven’t watched it in a couple of years, but I’ll bet I still do.

A friend commented something on Facebook the other day, I commented back and, honestly, I don’t know if we had a connection of the minds.  I’m not sure we ever were talking about the same thing, but it made me remember.

When I was younger I used to see people on TV or in a movie, maybe even if real life, and if I admired them, I’d frequently go through this phase afterward where I saw myself as a little bit them.

It’s a little hard to explain and it is DEFINITELY like “Harold and Maude,” in that it was or is a big part of my life, but I’m not sure it’s good advice.  Or more accurately, I’m not sure it isn’t borrowing from your pathology to get access to a tool usually used for evil.

Look back at what I said about the character Maude.  Was any of it negative or unhealthy?  I love the way color and art, inspired in a tiny bit by Maude, has been translated by me.  I love my little nest of a home base.

I really believe that many of your bad habits, rather than trying to abolish them.  To borrow from Star Wars, turn them back away from the dark side.

I can give you an example of one that inspired me.  The movie was “Housesitter” staring Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin.  I won’t give anything away other than Goldie is at a dance lesson.  I was in awe of how she danced with such abandon.  “That IS freedom,” I thought.”  So when I’m feeling like I need to feel a little bit more free, I picture that version of Goldie.  So wild and free her feet are barely ever on the floor.

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Sometimes, I guess, I needed to see a picture of the thing I imagined I was missing in order to discover it again.  Give it a try.  See someone feeling something you want to feel?  Imagine their look on YOUR face.

How do you feel?

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This Christmas I noticed a phenomenon which apparently is not new, but was new to me.  Across Facebook, on a Mastermind call, people were commenting on how expensive this time of year is and they were all agreeing it was all due to sudden unexpected expenses.

Ok I admit freely I did have an unexpected expense this year.  A tooth broke and a crown needed to be replaced.  I didn’t see it the same way, though.  I don’t look at the entire Christmas season with an eye towards dreading the expense ….. anymore.

Can you recognize the argument that what I once would have called a self fulfilling prophecy, but now would say is the Law of Attraction? Can you recognize the theory that you caused your extra expense yourself?

Does this feel familiar?  You enter November, having already been hit by Summer and Back to School, wincing in anticipation of the year’s expenses.  If you were honest to yourself, you spend more time during the holidays worrying about the holidays and the expense than you do enjoying them.  Meanwhile every dime that slips through your fingers unwillingly buys you more of a disservice than anything else.

Think about it in terms of moods.  Giving money joyfully.  I feel joyful.  I can’t help but attract joy from that action.

What are you attracting when you spend your money?

See you tomorrow.

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The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Tiptoeing My Way Through Cutting the Cord from Cable/Satellite

 

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My life recently is all about knowing who I am.  I am not one of those people who refuses to have a tv in my house.  Neither am I one of those people who will only watch PBS.  I am actually a fan.  Abraham Hicks talks about our vortex and the things we have stored in our vortex because we have desired them due to the contrast of not having them.  I see a lot of our electronic developments as being things that stemmed from that sort of evolution.  Consider this, while you are condemning television, prior to the internet, TV was actually the largest element expanding an individual’s empathy and understanding of the greater world.

The first time my family had TV we got three channels.  All in B&W and two of them poorly.  The only things I remember watching at that house were Dark Shadows, right after the school bus drove up to our house and Lost in Space.  I don’t remember when that played, but I do remember wondering who Lyndon Johnson thought he was interrupting my show!

The second house where we had TV, cable was available.  We jumped from three channels to twelve.  It was thrilling!  This was still before Cable TV as it is now.  There was no HBO.  More channels involved getting the San Francisco AND Sacramento versions of a network channel and a few isolated PBS channels or independents.  It was also the first house where we got color TV.  I remember Samantha Eggar selling color TVs ON TV for some company and talking about how beautiful this color was or that color was and thinking, well the color is only as good as the color on the set I already own, right?  lol  The best thing gain then was a guy who played scary movies on a Sacramento channel.  He dressed up as a ghoul every weekend.

The best thing during the TV years with my parents after we got cable were the occasional gains in channels.  Even after I moved away, I usually would give my mom a call every time I got new channels via my provider.  It’s a silly little thing, but I gain a lot personally from television and movies.

Over the years I’ve changed from one provider to another and I’m aware that the new model is to cut the cord.  It comes up a lot with me lately as I decide more and more details of who I really am and who I am not.

What shows do I really want to watch?  What about sports?

 

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I’ve been in this place before back in 2002 or so when I got my divorce.  It was also the first time I had people approach me in a spirit of gratitude for me sharing my experience with them.

Doing Without – Divorce Essay

Any of you who have any good insights .. drop me a line ….

angieceable@gmail.com

 

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I know what you mean LeRoy Neiman, TV was my Playboy.

See you tomorrow.

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The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

 

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Vision Board – Mardi Gras

 

 

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Honestly, I think my dream job at this point would be to lead one to five clients on a vacation geared towards personal growth.  Me, along with as many as five individuals who want to have fun, stay in their vortex and grow in places like Italy or Costa Rica?  Ireland or New Zealand?

Please.  A little slice of heaven.

Right before I decided to go to Mardi Gras last year, an unexpected red ball dropped into my roulette slot when I had bet on black.  No biggie.  Just one of those moments where you realize your life is once again NOT going in the direction you had expected.  It’s still better to be ALL IN when we’re talking life.

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Finding myself adrift, I decided to make big moves, one of which was to visit New Orleans DURING Mardi Gras.

On Facebook I had a friend who appeared to be going to New Orleans EVERY Mardi Gras.  When she answered indeed she was, I saw an opportunity.  Mardi Gras was the sort o something big I was thinking about first.  That or New York City on Thanksgiving for the Macy’s Parade, for my tastes New Orleans at Mardi Gras delivers more bang for the buck.

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Get to know yourself.  You will get more out of Excursion Self Exploration and Growth if you become a bit more acquainted with yourself.

Start a journal.  Set goals for what you want to achieve out of your journal.  Let your first goal be the capability of writing a good strong, true list of five things about yourself.  Here’s my list:

  1. I love cats.  My home would not feel like my home without one.
  2. I love heights.  My favorite excursions involve a bit of height.  My dream excursions right now are:  Walking the Brisbane bridge in Australia and the rooftops of Stockholm, Sweden.  I enjoy that sort of height adventure better than an amusement park ride.
  3. I’m a bit of a crow and I enjoy dressing up in fancy dress (cosplay or bordering on) for an evening.
  4. I benefit from a daily meditation.
  5. I love working in the digital darkroom.  It is growing to be as enjoyable as the regular darkroom used to be, but without the chemicals.

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This is the sort of vision board item that should make you really excited.  Don’t wimp out on yourself.  Be honest with yourself about what you really enjoy and like and go out there and experience more of it and grow!  (For example, my Mardi Gras trip required dressing up in costume.  It just would not have been the experience it was without getting involved IN the experience.

Once you begin to do that, you realize that what you have just done is told yourself a great big YES.

Yes, I love you.  Yes, you deserve this experience.  Yes, life IS fun, isn’t it?

Yes!

 

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I want to go back to NOLA for Mardi Gras.  I’m not sure I’ll get there this year, but if my two krewes will have me (KDW and KOE), I know I’ll be back some day.

My advice to you.  Find out what you really really enjoy in life.  Go find other people already doing it and ask them to teach you the ropes.  You may just find a loving community who will do just that.

That’s your next vacation.

See you tomorrow!

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The Next 99: Monday, Jan 4th

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The words “I am” carry the power of self creation.  Tell the world who you are.  Send an “I am” video to angieceable@gmail.com and I’ll pick up to 5 to be featured on my blog, “Angiece Cheerleader of Life”

The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Resolutions and Change

 

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I am not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions.  Think about it from a Law of Attraction stand point.

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With a resolution, you are resolving to fix the things in your life that are problems.  With the Law of Attraction we realize that we are attracting our life’s circumstances 24/7.   We also soon learn that it requires the light touch of letting go, not the stronghold of resolve.  With a resolution, you are trying to make something happen.

Change happens whether you want it to or not.  It sneaks into your present moment and suddenly distorts your vision to see things you once couldn’t.  Change can hurt, but it always leads to new growth.

I’m at a weird time physically.  You would think, fibroid removed, end of story, but if you think about it, that thing was in my body for a whole lot of years.

And I’m a thinker.

For instance, I wonder if working out or dieting would have made even the tiniest difference in my body shape during the last five years.  I wonder how many women’s waistlines surrounding me in public are the same.  Equally unmoved by exercise or diet, yet they damn themselves with faint praise every day the don’t eat a cookie.

At the same time I know I am at the crossroads of a rare and wonderful opportunity and I fully intend to take advantage of it.  Like everything else I do, though, I wade in with my eyes wide open as I decide which elements to try first.  Lately I repetitively find truths I used to believe were givens aren’t either anymore.

Today I let go of all of the things I thought were true, but which were only my point of view.

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I am beginning with balance, lean muscle mass and I am starting with an adjustable wobble board, free weights, and an elliptical.  The book is “Definition” by Joyce Vedral.  I don’t know if it is still available, but I used it when I first worked out with free weights, in the 90’s.  For my intents and purposes, remember what I am not doing is New Year’s Resolutions, this is just the next phase of my personal discovery journey.  January 2nd can be considered Day 1.

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You can opt to play the games over at Facebook in a mindful manner, you know?  You know how we seem to believe in other people’s capacity to change rather than our own?  I love to play the different quizzes by answering questions from my best self.  I’ve learned the the only difference between you and whichever self you want to be is a little bit of time, practice and belief in yourself.

I once convinced a friend to play FarmVille by telling him it was like an adult coloring book.  That is still true.  Now let me see, what is it that I’ve been hearing about adults and coloring books?  They work almost like meditation?  Can you say FarmVille meditation?  Or Candy Crush meditation?

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Ladies and Gentlemen, angiece is proud to present ………………            The Hour Zero

See You Again – The Hour Zero

 

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The Next 99: Sunday, Jan 3rd – Before Star Wars

The Next 99: Sunday, Jan 3rd – After Star Wars

 

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The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

 

 

 

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

Clinging to Rules Like Ropes

 

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angiece personal rules nos. 1 through 4

I saw a video the other day with a blind boy in Sacramento, California.  He was able to navigate his world by sound much like a bat does.  Someday I will be smooth like that with my personal growth, but right now I am clinging to rules like ropes.

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Meditate.  I can tell that it makes a huge difference.  I seem to particularly respond to MindValley’s Omharmonics.  When I am on a creative spree though, so far there has inevitably been that moment where flow gums up, I opt not to meditate and, where I am no longer down as low as I have been, I will have dropped.

Interesting.  Two days ago everything was Ebenezer Scrooge to me and today I have the first warning shot that I’m going to be thinking about Neil Gaiman’s Delight/Delirium for awhile.

That does seem to be how it works.  I can only sustain euphoria for about three weeks.  I have lost relationships over that three week ceiling.  lol …After that, the momentum.  It is moving so fast the terror that accompanies the thought of the fall causes a natural “made you look” phenomenon.

The minute you “look” you have broken the chain that was keeping you euphoric or “in the vortex.”  At that point, it is a momentary stumble.  It is how you react to that stumble that is important.

It is how you react to anything that is important.  As Abraham-Hicks would say, “Alignment trumps everything.”

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Create.  I need to create something nearly every day.  In fact, I need to do two different types of creation and there must be a balance between the two.  The first is something like painting which is best done from a no mind state.  It is a time to give the brain a rest and just appreciate beauty at a source level.

Then you switch to a mindful activity like washing dishes or vacuuming.  I find that’s when inspiration whispers in my ear the most.

The basic idea is to get some mindfulness mediation logged in then look for inspiration.  Except like everything else, you can’t really look.  You have to pretend you’re not looking (i.e., keep busy doing other things) and then it will look for you.

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When something isn’t working, consider this might not be the right time to be making the attempt.  After three failed attempts at something, regroup and try again another day.  Listen to the message the universe is bringing you.

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NEVER get offended.  Anytime you begin to feel offended resist the urge and know you are in a learning moment.  You are being lightly alerted to an incongruity between how you behave and what you believe.  The slight discomfort of offense tells you that you lightly felt someone was threatening your power.  First, no one can threaten your power.  No one aligned with their source would want to and no one not aligned with their source really has any significant power.  Your best offense and defense is simply to be aligned with YOUR source as much of the time as is possible.

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This is sort of a guided meditation.  I want you to think of an earlier time when you were very happy.  You might want to close your eyes, but really focus on what feeling felt like.  See if you can begin to isolate tiny details from the original experience.  Practice until you can touch the feeling of the experience in an instant.  When that happens …

Congratulations!  You’re welcome.  Apply as needed.

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Blab with Elsie & Angie special guest Henry Kahn 1/1/15

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This is a twofer.

First, always keep learning something new.  It helps keep you young.

Second, when learning things, particularly those that involve technology, remember the panic you occasionally feel is all about YOU and not about technology.  It is that little piece of you who believes it when you say you don’t know what you’re doing and will never be any good at this.

Start telling a different story and you’ll have a different experience.

See you tomorrow!

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The Next 99: Saturday, Jan 2nd

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The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.

The Eye of the Beholder (incl Rodan+Field review)

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So this just happened.

I posted something very like a meme that was a Carrie Fisher quote about not debating about whether or not she had aged well.

I expressed my unabashed enthusiasm for Carrie Fisher.  Add one part Fisher to one part Craig Ferguson and I will have received enough stomach pain from laughing to make up for years of missed situps!

A friend commented that she thought Miss Fisher had had a face lift.

Angela Estes-the admirer could not believe she would do that and googled it.  She found an article that cryptically talked about 50 lbs and surgery and connected that perhaps the weight loss had done damage in terms of loose skin and Miss Fisher had simply corrected that.  I commented as much to my friend who commented something more and then I started to except I realized.

I was now debating something someone I greatly admired had asked me not to.

Only thing to do is own up, say my very best Homer Simpson, “Doh!” and move on.

Doh!

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Before

After

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I’ve mentioned once or twice that I am a big believer in WEN and that I was going to give Rodan+Fields a whirl.  I have been using it for approx 3 weeks at this point.

I don’t know if you can tell by the pictures, which is a shame.  I guess I’ll have to post more pictures in another week or so, because the stuff IS helping me.

It takes a little bit of discipline for someone like me.  I have spent a lot of years using barely more than soap.  I’ll tell you what, though. my skin doesn’t just feel better to the touch.  It feels better wearing it.  The air blowing against it feels better.  Honestly, my face feels a bit more alive.

What about that underlying question?

Why do it at all?  Why not just age gracefully?

Actually this IS me aging gracefully.  Prior to trying out Rodan + Fields I hadn’t used much more than water on my face.  I had no clue for one thing and I wasn’t very motivated for another.  Now, doing these videos, which I love doing.  They require me to maintain a certain level of self confidence.  It’s just easier to do that when my appearance isn’t even on my radar and it is easiest not on my radar if I am confident I have done everything I can do on that front.

With Rodan+Fields I will be.

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I have spent a lot years judging myself based on superficial things.    Let’s assume the darkness in each one of us can be summed up by a hyphenated word combo regarding our base negative emotion and what we feel it about.  This year I realized mine would be:  self-disappointment.  I realized it because I am at some bizarre pivot point in my life where my personal discovery and growth is off the charts.  I realized it because I also know this.  None of this matters a hoot.  Not one bit.

Who I am truly is the witness inside.  The one who looks bemusedly at the human suit’s little stories and dramas, but who prefers creating art.  Creating anything, really.

The human suit world I live in is like the part at the beginning of the book where they tell you where the prince or princess lived.

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Main character?

Anyway … it sets up the rules and attributes of the environment the … main character will be working with.  In mine right now a lot of people are focused on judging Carrie Fisher.  Including Carrie Fisher, I suspect.

It has little to do with me.  Not with who I really am.

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Empathy Test

You just noticed last night’s dinner left out on the stove today.  You told X (X=someone you love and care about) they could have the food for lunch.

What is your first thought at the moment you see it?  (Roughly.  You know the spirit of what you would be thinking.  lol)

A.  Oh shoot, I wish I had reminded X!

B.  Damnit X!  You wouldn’t remember your head if it wasn’t attached!

C.  Something else.

Who are you feeling empathy for?  Do you know?  This is what I think for each one.

A
B
C

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In my experience, while I needed to attach to love outside myself, self value in terms of appearance was also dependent on other people finding me attractive.  Once I realized love was an inside job; I  realized all of my needs are.

One more time.

ALL.

See you tomorrow!

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The Next 99: Saturday Jan 1st – Happy New Year!

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The Next 99: Wednesday, Dec 30th

Writer/Photographic Artist/Law of Attraction Certified Coach

Human crow who enjoys colorful shiny things.