20140422-060127.jpgThank you so much, BePresentYoga, for this Liebster Award!  I am very honored to receive it. Here is my official acceptance.

The rules for this Liebster Award are:
1. Thank the blogger who gives it to you.
2. Answer the eleven questions he/she asks.
3. Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 500 followers.
4. Ask these eleven bloggers eleven questions.
5. Let these bloggers know that I have nominated them.

Here are my answers to BePresentYoga’s questions:
1. If you could change careers and start a brand new one tomorrow. What would you do?

I would like to be an Executive Chef getting my creative groove on inventing new dishes and learning about and playing with Molecular Gastronomy!


Be a sidekick to Andrew Zimmern on Bizarre Foods! I’ll even try all he’s trying, even if they creep me out.

2. You win a 2 week vacation, all expenses paid. Where would you go?

It would be nice to take a small portion of a world cruise. Maybe an Asian or European one. That would be lovely. Can I please win it now? 😉

3. You’ve been given one super power. What would you choose?

I would like to be able to release people from their pain, so that they can move on with their lives much more easily. Kind of like how Rogue from X-Men could take people’s powers by touch, but I would like to be able to turn it on and off at will.

4 & 5. You have the opportunity to create a cure for one disease. What would it be and why?

Nerve damage. When there is nerve damage, and this can cause severe excruciating nerve pain, it really affects the quality of life. I have experienced nerve pain, and most recently due to a pinched nerve from the herniated disc I ended up dealing with.

I am one of the lucky ones who was able to heal without surgery through acupuncture, and I seem to be beating nerve and chronic pain. The medication for pain, nerve pain, and chronic pain are so bad! They made me feel so much worse than the pain I was experiencing. I am glad I am free of them as well, again through acupuncture.

6. You could have dinner and discussion with anyone living or dead. Who would you choose?

Dr. Brian Weiss. I find his work on past life regressions and future life progressions very interesting and inspiring. I would love to have a chance to learn more from him.

7. Favorite movie?

A Little Bit Of Heaven, starring Kate Hudson and Gael García Bernal. It’s about a woman, Marley Corbett, who has a great life, awesome friends, and a promising career. One day, she learns she has terminal cancer. She finds a way to accept her fate with dignity, and even open herself to love. She lives her life and loves fully until the very end.

8. Favorite childhood memory?

I learned how to drive a manual when I was 8 years old. My Dad’s late younger brother, who was about 13 years older than me, indulged precocious me. No coconut trees were harmed during his tutelage. While I can drive automatic cars, I only mainly drive manual cars.

9. If you could make a living writing on any topic. What topic would you choose?


10. Why did you start your blog?

My first, and deactivated blog, was created (in November of 2012) because I needed an outlet. I suffered from the most excruciating pain I have ever known. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t walk, and I felt helpless. It was a way for me to understand what was happening to me, but at the same time, learn to be open and continue to remain positive.

This second blog is about how I am progressing to living my life fully, soulfully, meaningfully, and joyfully. I am grateful that I seem to be beating chronic and nerve pain, and I am grateful that I can walk again, play again, and just be truly grateful for the gift of life. I had taken my life for granted. Not anymore.

11. You have the chance to guest star on your favorite TV show. Which show would you pick?

For someone who doesn’t watch that much TV, so many shows come to mind. I would like to guest star in The Big Bang Theory. The show is just too funny.

Here are my eleven nominees:

365 Simplify – http://365simplify.com/

Bavarian Dreams 4 Ever – http://bavariandreamsblog.wordpress.com

Breathe This Life – http://breathethislife.wordpress.com

Jeffrey Vionito (Freedom of the Heart) – http://freedomoftheheart.com/

Liz Isaacs (Liz Who Motivates) – http://lizwhomotivates.wordpress.com/

Madhuri (Effloresce23) – http://effloresce23.wordpress.com

Minus The Box – http://minusthebox.org

Nerd In The Brain – http://nerdinthebrain.com/

Pamela Morse – http://pamelamorse.com/

Tonya (Lost In Expressions) – http://2flames.wordpress.com/

Wendy (Ramblings and Musings) – http://wendysharesathought.com/

Here are my eleven questions for the nominees:

1. What message of wisdom or encouragement do you wish someone had said to you early on in life?

2. What message of wisdom or encouragement do you want to impart right now?

3. If today was your last day of life, what is one thing you would want to leave as a legacy?

4. What does the word “contentment” mean to you?

5. You are given a free day! No worries, no responsibilities! What is the first thing you are going to do?

6. What three positive words describe you or want to be known as?

7. If you could move to another country at a drop of a hat, where would you make your new home and why?

8. Name your favorite color, and now rename it to something much cooler and creative.

9. What would be your last meal on earth?

10. What is your current mantra or affirmation?

11. I love bacon, and personally, I prefer the fat of the bacon more than the meat part. I also like the icing on cakes more than the cake itself. How about you?

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Thank You to BePresentYoga Post
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