Thursday, June 29, 2006

I used to love going to Disneyland when I was a kid. It was always fun even though we lived 250 miles away and it took four hours to get there. I loved seeing Mickey, Donald, and Goofy and going on all the rides. I especially liked Fantasyland. I feel that Fantasyland is where I have lived much of my life. When I was growing up I felt that I could be a 2nd baseman for the L.A. Dodgers. The only problem was that I couldn’t hit that well, I was a slow runner, and made lots of errors. I still love the game. Even today I think what might have been if I had only practiced and played more. Maybe I could have played for the L.A. Angels who play right next to Disneyland within sight of Fantasyland…

Monday, June 19, 2006

Adult vs. Inner Child
For many years I had problems between the Adult and Inner child parts of me. They would fight and I felt constantly tortured. My Inner Child, Jimi, would want to have fun and play. James on the other hand was the serious Adult part of me. Jimi used to take care of the money and James would just go to work and stay long hours at stressful jobs. James was very impatient and would not let Jimi out to play especially at work. Jimi on the other hand was put in charge of my finances and he wanted everything now new clothes, dinners out, going to lots of movies, plays, and baseball games. I was deeply in debt and very confused. I didn’t know if my Inner Child was a spoiled brat or an abused child that I ignored.
Finally I decided to go to therapy over this and what I learned after several years was to have balance in life. James was put in charge of the money and over a period of years I paid off the debt. Now Jimi is allowed to come to work and I have a much better time there. He still gets to play but now it is basketball and standup comedy.
Now I live more in balance in my life and go by Jim and of course I still live in California…

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Feng Shui is the study of the environment and how it affects people. For the past five years I’ve wanted to be Feng Shuied and June 1 I was - by Cathleen. She gave me some ideas to improve the nine areas of my home. I had always thought there were just 2 areas of my home with one and a half baths, but now I know there are nine. From what I knew about Feng Shui, I had visions of wind chimes, and mirrors but I didn’t get any of that. Instead I ordered an indoor Envira Scape Relaxation Fountain which looks like 3 melted yellow candles with lights for my career area, a family of carp in water picture for the prosperity area and red towels and a nightlight in the bathroom to help my fame/success area. I have felt more successful in the bathroom ever since I put the light there.
At first I was worried my friends would scoff at the idea and say it’s not for men. And then my friend Gary did. He said "I suppose you will be having lots of mirrors and wind chimes in the house. Isn't that a woman-thing? ” I can take the criticism I have broad shoulders. I believe what Chairman Mao once said “Feng Shui works." And I think he's right and Gary is right. Women in California love a man who Feng Shuis…I Feng Shui and I'm proud of it…