Grease Those Gears βš™οΈ

It’s time for double-duty on both blogs this week so gear up warriors and let’s put our machines to good use. Greasing those gears can mean so much and this topic I just ran away with. Maybe not quite like the Ultimate Warrior did back in his prime but metaphorically speaking of course! There are so many things we need to use everyday just to make them go.

Think about it for a moment. πŸ€”What do you have that needs to move with all its parts? Let’s see… our vehicles, kids toys, machines, and ourselves. It is endless. Our body is that vehicle we use everyday and its gears need to be greased. Huh? Well, if you don’t do that with other things, what happens? They will rust, wear out, and possibly break if not used often enough. That applies to all of the above listed items but let’s look at ourselves.

The body. The mind. The spirit. Yet another group of threes I seem to go back to time and again. Warrior referenced all these throughout his career in wrestling and beyond. Am sure you know these three just like I do. If not, start greasing those gears and make sure they work for you. You don’t need to be intensely physically disciplined or over exert to exhaustion but just do what feels right. Remember that intuition? πŸ’‘

Yes, many of us are aware that we don’t utilize most of our brain or body but some forget the spirit in this equation. We will get stagnant if not enough variety is incorporated into our brain, our body, and our spirit. Sure, we love routines but don’t ya think sometimes things need to be switched up some? I sure do. It is whatever you like but challenges are necessary to thrive. Yep, blogged about that too. Am sure you can think of your own examples but I’ll get you started.

If you have a fitness routine, great. If not, get one. Make it simple. Make it hard. Just do one. Learn everyday. After you’ve gained confidence and mastered some moves, machines, or weights- increase and add. This will in turn affect your mind and spirit as well. We program our minds to train our bodies, not the other way around.

Warrior said this often and it’s very true. You may be happy with constant repetition and we do need it from time to time but then boredom may win the match. Most may have thought Warrior was all about the body but in fact, he was about the mind which again influences the spirit. He was ( and still is!) a thinker first. You still want to stay true to your core values which is the authentic spirit but flexibility needs to be tagged into the ring.

The mind thinks, writes,( but of course!) creates, shares, and so much more. All of that is influenced by those gears that keep getting greased by your inner spirit. Are you keeping up with me? If not, tackle one idea at a time. Think about a body reference. When you walk, you use your arms and legs to move. I’m not saying waving them around all crazy but just regular walking or power walking for more effect. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈYou need all those parts working together in order to go. All the body takes us around and they line up in sync. Once greased or used, our gears work great. This applies to our insides along with our outsides. Fuel it well and you’ll feel well.

The same can be said of any vehicle, machine, toy, or anything else using gears or similar parts. Everything evolves over time with new inventions, modern technology, and yes- even us. Evolution is part of nature and those gears may change with age. Are you willing to keep up with change or are you gonna leave those gears to rust and wear out? Always your choice warriors.

My spiritual practices have evolved too as I do like switching it up some. There are routines we need the same but then we have the freedom to start again with something new if we want. When that happens, your spirit of intuition is calling! Answer it and get those gears going again.

It doesn’t matter what form it takes. They all need to be used in the way that keeps them running daily. Our body, mind, and spirit included always. Get your gears greased and keep going. It may not exactly be the same but at least you’re doing it YOUR way. We are more important than any car, toy, or other vehicles. Move those gears with body, mind, and spirit everyday. It all matters so make your life count because it truly does.

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Follow Your Intuition πŸ’«

So, warriors, does this sound familiar? It should for you fans or even if you’ve followed this blog. Warrior preached it all the times, I’ve mentioned it numerous times, and also sign it in all my books given out. I realized it has never gotten its own post and my other site references this topic quite frequently. Maybe some of you might not even know what your intuition is much less trying to follow it.

A few months ago, I started a private Facebook group with a friend of mine who has led many workshops these last few years on spiritual things. It’s all about using your own natural gifts and listening to what you FEEL. I have this question to ask of the group but I’ll ask you all as well. What is your first answer to this:

“I can best use my intuition by…”

It does help if you know what it is but I’ll explain a little.

We have 3 big internal systems warriors. Am sure you’ve heard of them. If you’re a regular here, you can probably guess. It’s your head, (logic) heart, (emotions) and gut (intuition.) Your gut is the one that ropes them all together. That’s why you hear about gut instincts, your first response, and then acting on that. Listen to yourself, not others. It’s that voice that comes from within when faced with any decision- big or small.

I will answer that question on behalf of Warrior himself and me. It’s the same thing and he’d agree.

“I can best use my intuition by doing what feels right for me.”

You can word it however you wish but that’s essentially what it comes down to. The gut never lies and you need to trust it- always. I’m not dismissing the head or heart of course ever. Balance is key. O.K., sometimes we regret later but remember that it’s never the action but the WAY of the action that can be changed.

Let’s ponder another question. How about this? “What happens if you don’t follow your intuition, how can you tell?” It can be tricky because sometimes we may not have a sensation or feeling right away. For me, I get a physical knot. Guess where? The gut! I actually have had this my entire life but ignored it for years. Now, I don’t and know better. You may get a physical feeling of being “off” anywhere in your body like a rapid heartbeat, low back pain, or anything. This is only when faced with making a decision and not extremely medical or everyday aches and pains. It can be emotional too, not just physical.

The best way to get in touch with your intuition is by doing things you ENJOY most. That will give you the greatest feelings ever. It doesn’t have to be complicated at all warriors. You don’t need to be a nature fanatic or into meditation like me but those work incredibly well. It’s all your belief systems and how you do the work.

Observe signs that will lead you towards something. Yours may not be mine since all our journeys are different but just notice. Work with your senses and keep the balance of all 3 parts. This may sound super spiritual to some but really it can be any practices you love.

Once you tap into your own way of intuition, you can use it, trust it, and know it your whole life. I never knew this word growing up- did you? I learned it as “conscience” since that is a religious term. It’s the Spirit or God working thru you. If this isn’t a belief of yours, just think of it as the inner part of you that knows right from wrong, good over evil, and how to best guide you. Yes, some things are taught but many choices we make as adults are instinctual. Others may disagree but your free will gives you the ability to decide situations for yourself, not others. When you move thru life as we all do, reflect sometimes on these choices. Remember your feelings count and actions taken back then were right at that time.

Follow your intuition warriors since nobody can do that for you. It is always there for us all. Warrior thrived on this message and I am continuing what he began so long ago because my beliefs are the same. We may need a wake-up call to find it but once you do, you have your OWN internal GPS for life. It can be fun too! πŸ˜‰πŸ’™

~~ A side note: I draw a card everyday as I’ve talked about oracle cards some but today from my Shaman deck I drew:

***Luminous Warrior… How “intuitively” perfect for my Wednesday of writing! I wrote a post a few years ago on that card!

“Never apologize for trusting your intuition- your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.” ~~ Rachel Wolchin

P.S. Warrior stressed needing time alone – however that looks to you. Make it long enough to count. Don’t fear being alone, it truly works. Take it from him and take it from me. Don’t ya love that quote above? I bet Warrior does too… πŸ₯°

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Success in Stubbornness

As a kid, I got called stubborn

A LOT… Did you? It’s another word in my warrior way that I am clotheslining to the mat! It sounds so negative but let’s make it positive. When did standing up for your beliefs become being stubborn? I guess if you never compromise or make it “my way or the highway,” it can get kinda ugly but not always.

I’m not talking about if your daily routine gets shifted around or even errands and chores. What I mean are big life issues that affect us morally, psychologically, and in other ways. Some may have said Warrior was stubborn on many things in his life which is probably putting it mildly but there’s more. The more being his success that came from that stubbornness.

I’ve mentioned numerous times in his life where he fought against naysayers or a “system” of authority. You can google all that negative stuff as I’m not here to dig up old buried dirt. Maybe his success with specific ideas wasn’t quite what he anticipated or hoped for but without a sense of stubbornness, he wouldn’t have been truly him.

Some of you may remember a post I wrote a few years ago now about Birth Signs. Vince McMahon and I share the Virgo while Warrior and my daughter are those Geminis. Yes, I will still say are for Warrior as that embodied his life here. Well, as much as those signs can butt heads, they do come together when it matters most. Stubbornness that turns into success gets achieved by both. I can honestly say that this is true for all four of us.

Think about times in your life when YOU were stubborn with something.,, Even little things count. Maybe you start a new project but it’s getting later, even close to bedtime and you just gotta finish. My husband can be like this too. Tomorrow is too late~~ it must be done today! Then, you reap the benefits of successfully completing that task and can rest. Sometimes perfectionism takes over or obsessiveness but again, not going those routes today.

I so wanted a specific story about me to share with stubborn being part of my nature but can’t seem to connect to any in particular… My one sister always called me stubborn when we were growing up but then also~~ she could be too on many things! It just made me feel awful like it was a wrong quality to have. Now, I know better and OWN it as only a warrior should. A few little stories came to mind but they truly don’t paint me or another in a great light so nah, not telling those.

We do like our stuff certain ways like I’ve said multiple times but when are you so stubborn that it makes people call you out on it? I hope you proved them wrong with success that came from your stubborn way. When someone doesn’t agree, we can either accept or walk away. There is always a choice and my wish is that you chose what you won’t regret. The hows and whys maybe could be different but never the whats. That will always stay the same.

Let’s choose to make the word stubborn a good one and eliminate its meaning of negativity. The word success is positive but it is worth interpreting with how one’s life goes. You have this body on Earth with one mind, heart, and gut. Use them to make the most out of your experiences and adventures. Sure, there will be disappointments and failures but those only make a warrior stronger. We get stronger in everything when we actually go thru all that gets thrown at us.

You have a right to defend whoever and whatever you wish without being called stubborn sarcastically. You also have a right to success in however that works, even with those obstacles and detours. I’m stubborn, Warrior was, (is!) and you are too. I know you are because it’s part of each one of us. Use that stubbornness and change it for the good. Success comes and it will despite that one who always said:

“You’re so stubborn!” πŸ™„πŸ˜¬

P.S. I recently noticed that the ’96 WWF magazine I have been using for pics this whole month except for one– was from July! WOW… Guess it was only truly ultimate how I decided to get that out and look for ideas!!! πŸ’™πŸ˜‰Intuition my friends and I am covering that soon!

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Debunk Those Myths…

Wow. There are certainly a lot of myths out there warriors. We jump to conclusions, we assume, we hear one side, and on and on. I am a HUGE myth buster and wanted to dive into this more. Last summer I wrote: “Don’t Make Assumptions” which was mostly about physical appearances. This one “wrestles” bigger topics than that. Thank you to ALL for finding that post as it has been quite popular lately. You fill my heart with GOOD- truly you do. πŸ’œI just love his tie in that photo!!!

My book Spirit and Belief debunks many myths surrounding psychic gifts and spirituality. I tackle those right from the beginning but now I’ll list possible myths for this blog:

~It’s all about the Ultimate Warrior.

~It’s a wrestling blog about yesteryear.

~It’s a “fanatic” blog.

LOL—a 3 count again!

Oh boy, I can list others. I so hope you loyal readers don’t feel that way. If some do, just read them. You’ll see for yourself that it is not any of those. O.K.- I do mention Warrior, wrestling, and my “fan” traits but I always include all of YOU. In the beginning, it was very different and I will admit that. We all evolve as I continually say. Hard to believe some of my stories back then involved matching hairstyles or a fashion statement similar to Warrior’s! Well, wouldn’t you agree the topics are much more diverse? It still is my warrior writings just in a new way.

What are myths others have about you? I know it sounds like assumptions but to me, myths go deeper. After all, the word myth is in mythology which I’ve blogged and those were all about belief systems. They involve more stories with groups of people whereas an assumption is based around outward looks or even being uneducated on a topic. My other blog addressed this as well. You are making a guess without facts but a myth can be proved wrong with facts. Yes, to some those myths of long ago were true but to some, they were not. We do have many things in our culture from mythology but I digress…

Just because others have their own way of believing and doing, doesn’t mean your way needs to be their way. This is true with so much in our lives regarding numerous topics. My spirituality didn’t follow all those others of childhood experiences or even a family history. Warrior’s career in wrestling didn’t follow a family legacy or using many “technical” skills. We are both myth busters who didn’t fit the mold.

Some may not like you for not fitting in the way you should and they may never come to like you ever. Fans who always disliked the Ultimate Warrior character never liked Warrior the man either. It could be very different reasons of course but then there are those who actually hate just because of a difference in opinion. I would never call someone a piece of sh**, trash, garbage, or any other vile word who’s point of view is opposite mine. NEVER. Yes, things can get extremely heated but I am better than that. You should be too. BUST those myths about how we should all be agreeable and just agree to disagree. There is so much to life than politics, religion, lifestyle choices, and other serious ideas. We NEED more lightheartedness warriors…

It is O.K. to not like people, it really is. It is also O.K. to make your voice heard like I do or leave comments with your own myth busting. Let’s be better humans though. Truthfully, if you like or follow someone on social media, refrain from engaging in ongoing ridiculous debates. Am sure you have more important things to do, right? I’m all about opinions obviously but horrendous comments- NEVER. πŸ™„πŸ€¬

You can bust myths by just sharing your views but there are those who will never change their minds. Let them be. Our precious time on Earth isn’t worth getting that upset over. I know there are Warrior haters out there and you don’t bother me. I have a right too and that has always been getting to the why and how of emotion. Balance that head and heart to best serve while myth busting. Be civil, not evil. Your own people are worth the energy, others are not. It’s all about respect too so if we give it, we’ll get it. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Decide which myths are worth busting and which ones aren’t worth your time. Share your beliefs but let others share theirs.

P.S. I recently bought a new oracle card deck by Nicole Piar called: “Inspirational Cat Cards.” I watched a YouTube flip-thru and one card is a WARRIOR. No idea at first, how typical.,, πŸ˜½πŸ˜‰Some of it reads: “… stand up for ourselves… set boundaries, or be daring.” Bravery is also mentioned so bust those myths that are TRULY worth that of a Warrior. Let’s all try to enjoy the GOOD along this journey of ours…

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Ultimate Crazy Challenges πŸ’ͺ🏻😬

How do you handle challenges warriors? You can accept them or admit defeat. The Ultimate Warrior character and Warrior himself thrived on challenges. He is quoted as saying:

“Challenges are what make me tick. Challenges get me off.” (1996)

He always liked the challenges of the business as that kept him in it. When he didn’t feel that way or agreed, he left. He also rose above all the professional and personal challenges in his life by thriving and not just surviving. Can you say the same?

It was only fitting that I use this word since Wrestlemania VI was called “The Ultimate Challenge” and the ‘ol WWF had a show called Wrestling Challenge back in the day. How could I forget that crazy as it was? I do realize those are only empowering titles or words and some of you have extreme challenges everyday. We all will encounter them as being physical, emotional, mental, or psychological.

Just look at all the challenges in our world today. It’s not the challenges themselves but our response that makes or breaks us. We obviously can’t compare our life situations to anyone else but without challenges, our journey isn’t interesting at all. Those challenges teach us life lessons we need to learn in order to evolve. Many may have thought Warrior never did this but in fact he did as we all need to. I can’t even imagine others challenges that aren’t my own but always remember your inner self works on those. The outer external world we can’t control but our true selves and reactions we can.

Being a pro wrestler has many crazy challenges that involve so much more than just stunt work. Many things take place behind the scenes during training we as fans are unaware of but do get some glimpses. It was very different back when Warrior performed but any challenge should get you motivated to succeed. Here is another quote from Warrior: ” Success in Pro-Wrestling depends more on desire, unique individuality, and entertainment ability than it does on technical wrestling knowledge.” Some questioned his thoughts on that but those naysayers gave him challenges he conquered. He may not have won “King of the Ring” the technical way but that challenge brought out something he always embodied- integrity.

Yes, he was very intimidating with his beliefs but without them, challenges would’ve been extremely difficult for him to fight. He may have been ostracized much but never admitted defeat. The confidence you need for yourself makes all the differences in how you face those obstacles and challenges with your own life. Obviously, yours will be very different than Warrior’s was, mine, or anyone but we do need them. Complacency or normal will give you life but it won’t sustain it. You can love it the same but without a variety of challenges, you aren’t truly living.

Financial challenges also need to be considered as that influences everyone throughout their lives. It’s our livelihood and when that suffers, it affects us in numerous ways. Your way of life is yours but how you deal with challenges is yours too. Look to those who have thrived off insurmountable challenges and see if they make you tick as well. That puts it in perspective as sometimes our little “nuisances” aren’t really challenges at all.

When we are young, challenges affect us differently than when we become adults. Putting food on the table is not comparable with who sits next to you at the cafeteria school lunch table. Both challenges but with varying levels. Once you are equipped with handling a small challenge, your mind will know how to make an educated decision with bigger ones.

Face those challenges warriors and learn to thrive off them, not just survive. Whatever life throws at you, throw it right back like only a true warrior can. Take those ultimate crazy challenges and slam them down– always!

P.S. We usually would be on vacation this week and just planned some day trips for summer– pre COVID. Funny how that worked out… Our kayaks came the other day so can’t wait to get out on the water! πŸŒŠπŸš£β€β™€οΈ

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Passion or Obsession?

“What’s your

F***ING Passion?”

Another intense yet honest quote from Warrior. No, it wasn’t part of that interview above and don’t be swayed by this title. You could be thinking I am referencing something else here but that is not the case. Does a passion lead to an obsession? If Warrior not had passions that led to obsessions, he never would’ve achieved success in the way he wanted. These can overlap in some areas and an obsession doesn’t have to be all bad. Being extreme isn’t the healthy way to be but let’s explore this a little more..

Passions should be those things in your life that truly interest you like I’ve mentioned before being hobbies, activities, or anything outside your livelihood. These lead to benefits not necessarily linked to money and may serve you well in the future. We need them to keep our creative energies flowing throughout life.

Obsessions tend to be a little more tricky addressing. A brief interesting story was when I was around 11 or 12. My best friend lived across the street and she was a year older. Obviously, this involved a teen girl’s emotions as you guys can never relate directly but go with me on this. Well, my friend had a HUGE “crush”( I have always disliked that word) on John Stamos when he was on the soap “General Hospital.” Her entire bedroom door was full with photos of him. Not one piece of wood was showing. Big centerfolds, little pics, color shots, black and white– you name it and she added it on.

I remember just staring at that in awe not knowing what to make of it. Was it creepy or a masterpiece? Did any of you guys do this back in the day? So much time and effort but something I could never do. Ironically, I “liked” him years later when he starred on “Full House” but just hung up a few photos on my closet door. No photos ever of Warrior as I’ve said that before…Was my friend passionate about her collection? You bet. Was it obsessive? Kinda for me but not hurting anyone and it was just a teen girl expressing her feelings. I know there are those extreme collectors out there as I have blogged about in the past. It is too much for me but it’s a passion and it’s yours. No judging as that is not what we should do.

From my perspective, obsessions can also be like those crazy people on shows or in the movies. You know what I mean with the magazine cut outs and putting an X on their significant other while placing their own photo in that spot. These are adult situations and not teens but those obsessions can become a reality outside of shows or movies.

Obsessions can turn into addictions if we aren’t careful. Passions we can possibly walk away from and try something new but obsessions aren’t that easy to move out of our lives or at least make them healthy. It’s all your own viewpoints as some may highly disagree with what is regarded as passions versus obsessions. Some may even attack me with my relationship to Warrior in spirit. My passion with sharing stories and the book Spirit and Belief led to a greater purpose. Am I obsessed with it to the point of isolation or extreme thinking? No. Could some be? Sure.

Warrior’s passions led to obsessions that some viewed as destructive however, they never interfered with his family or life obligations at all. He knew how to schedule his time well and once again, we should not judge but respect. It was his destiny and he followed it. His passion truly was self-belief and getting others to believe that as well. He ultimately embodied that discipline of the mind over the body throughout his life and wanted people to fight for that passion.

Am sure you will know the difference when something gets out of control and others need to interfere for your well-being. I do hope nothing gets like that for you where a passion that is an obsession becomes an addiction affecting your overall life.

O.K, warriors I bet you have some passions in your life but are they obsessions? I guess it truly depends on what you classify as those and how you manage them. Just know they can lead to greatness ( remember my genius post?) or they can lead to destruction. It’s your choice and you have free will to decide.

Take that f***ing passion and make it work. Go for the good since only you can choose how to best succeed. That obsession can be healthy if you allow it to be.

P.S. I recently made a new YouTube video on my celebrity connection with Warrior in spirit. You can find it here:https://youtu.be/TDAqhBLld48

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The Kid in Us πŸ“šπŸ˜‰πŸ“½

Wake up Sleeping Beauties!”

~~~ Warrior began a video with that profound statement as I just froze thinking of my Sleeping Beauty references. πŸ‘‘πŸ˜΄He was talking about getting physically disciplined of course but the Disney animated movie and him have something in common. They were both “born” in 1959. I have said that before but it does link them and I together in a way…

We are all just kids at heart really. Remember how you loved hearing the same bedtime story over and over again as a kid? How about playing your favorite game multiple times until you won? Maybe you have these memories also with your own children or like me when teaching little ones. They like their routines just like we do. As adults, we like many things too– including comic books and movies ( look above!)

Did you like something or come to love it as a kid and still do? You die hard wrestling fans will understand although I wasn’t super young. This is the same idea with movies, books, or anything really at all. The wrestlers have their brand of familiarity with music, gear, moves, and slogans but so do those classics we know too well. Not exactly the same but am sure you get what I mean.

Sleeping Beauty has always been my favorite Disney Princess. Both my sisters liked Cinderella but I had reasons for making Princess Aurora my fave (: First, she had an actual mom! None of the other princesses of her time could say that. Also, pink roses are another favorite and she was Briar Rose with the fairies. My sister gave me a music box years ago as that pic made an appearance in the “Creative Collections” post. I even dressed up as S.B for Halloween at work one year and surprised my niece on her birthday with wig on my head and tiara in place! In second grade, it was my go to book on the shelf for silent reading time and years later, I found it again at one of my preschool jobs. If things come back, it’s meant to be- right? I guess that applies to Warrior as well…

Thanks guys for staying with me as that was a little bit “girlie.” It is all me though!! I found this info out too. Stephanie McMahon must also love Sleeping Beauty since she and Triple H’s oldest daughter is named Aurora Rose. She’s the same age as my girl! How about that?

So, warriors what childhood items or favorites have brought the kid out in you? I still love comic books and remember reading so many of my parents when I was younger. There was Archie, Looney Tunes, Little Lulu, Fantastic Four, and many others I can recall. Archie was the best for me. So glad Warrior was able to put his ultimate mark on the comic book industry with his own stories. I mentioned comic books also with the collections post. We do have those things that stay with us forever as favorites whether in childhood or adulthood.

I bet you even watch your favorite movies over again or classic reruns of old T.V. shows. I sure do. It does bring out that kid in us with liking our stuff the way we like it and our reaction is always the same. We laugh, we cry, we still respond as if we’re seeing it for the first time. That’s how kids are. Nothing ever seems to get old or boring to them because it’s theirs. It’s comfortable and makes them feel secure and us adults do that too.

We may think those attitudes should be left in childhood but nah, they stay with us. You can probably answer that more personally for yourself . I for one NEVER get bored with my Ultimate Collection DVD as I truly thought it might be tiring a few years back. I decided to never question my kids again with watching the same episodes of certain shows while laughing in hysterics! 🀣 I do the same thing. Kids, adults, it really doesn’t matter sometimes. Sure, it may not be a big deal to others who don’t understand but we need to have fun with this life of ours.

Don’t get me started with music and all my songs. Quite another topic that ignites kid memories, teen ones, and now adult experiences. Check out my book Spirit and Belief for more on that! We may start with something so innocently as a child but then it truly does stay forever etched in our hearts.

“Once Upon a Dream” will be with me as this Sleeping Beauty is now fully awakened!! Happily Ever After is what we make it to be. Get out your movies, comic books, or anything that matters to you and be that kid again. It’s o.k. even as a grown-up…

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The Strength of Dads

With Warrior’s birthday having just been yesterday,( on a Tuesday… that day again) I had to talk about all you Dads out there. Father’s Day is in a few days so the strength of Dads can be measured in many ways. I’ve mentioned International Women’s Day a few years back and have never done just a Mother’s Day post so maybe next year…

That photo you see is of course me and my Dad taken around the time I was 2 or 3. Not sure where we were but I was Daddy’s Little Girl back then. There came a time when we were distant but years later, discovered our love of writing. We are closer now as I am grateful to never have suffered abuse or neglect. My Dad was a yeller and it did get kinda bad but he never abandoned us like Warrior’s Dad or never verbally abused us to the point of shame like Dana’s.

Dads aren’t perfect just like Moms aren’t. Warrior was the Ultimate Dad to his two daughters who are now grown women. He had his faults too but Dana has said how much he adored those girls like nothing else. Despite being a celebrity, he put together a Barbie Dream house, attended all their events, and was just Dad to them– not the Ultimate Warrior.

The silliness of Dads can be very different than that of Moms. My husband would play the cutest games with our kids that only was for all three of them together. I never wanted to interfere as it was so comical watching after Mommy playing all day. There was “Roofball,” “Sitting Game,” and Truck Races down the driveway. Dads are even the ones to toss kids up in the air more or in the pool! None of these games were competitive like a sport, just simple silly fun. 😜

So many qualities make someone a Dad. Just like with my Hero post last week, the need to be brave is always for their kids. WWE mourned the tragic and sad loss of Shad Gaspard as he sacrificed his own life for his son’s. He truly was the epitome of the most heroic Dad. We don’t realize until becoming adults that despite setbacks, Dads do the best they can. I mean those Dads who are present and active in their children’s lives but don’t always get it quite right even as they age.

It is about more than just a roof over your head or food on the table. Dads of years ago were feared or the punishers. That’s not how it should be and I am thankful times have changed. At least I hope they have for most. Kids won’t remember every little detail as grown-ups but they will know the love behind every effort and all the fun.

To those of you who are not Dads, that’s o.k. Maybe you are a male adult in someone’s younger life and you do matter. We all do– just in different aspects. If you are one, just show up for your kids in ways they’ll remember that’s good. Life is too short to not have happy memories.

Every family is unique with its contributing members. Warrior created his own family crest, creed, and code of honor. What an incredible legacy leaving behind for his girls to carry on. Some may disagree but for someone as bold as he was, it fit– ultimately! Guys reading this, think about what it truly does take to have that strength of a Dad. It could be yourself, your own Dad, Grandfather, or anyone earning that title without a belt. Biology doesn’t necessarily equate with being Dad material. Remember also, strength is not always physical but it comes from inside and flows outward in many ways.

We will have the good and bad memories as that is life. When you are gone to “parts unknown” someday, what will people say about you as a Dad? What will your kids fondest memories be? Make them count now so your years are spent in anticipation and not anxiety.

The serious, the sad, the silly. We own them all. Can you think back to the best memory with your own Dad? I hope you have too many and can’t choose just one. Happy Dad’s Day ( as I prefer that to Father’s) to all of you earning the best title I believe a guy can have! πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯‡πŸ†

P.S. A belated Happy Birthday in spirit to Warrior and an early Happy Father’s Day. I know his girls have their OWN ultimate Daddy memories forever in their hearts. πŸ’–πŸ’–

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Be A Hero πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

A hero is defined as someone with admirable qualities and usually is represented as a male character in a book. Hmmm… I agree with the first part but we have evolved greatly with the second part. I’ll just change the word sometimes to heroine. Warrior doesn’t necessarily mention Don Muraco as a “hero” in that video photo above but admiration for sure. I loved this video because of its contrast to other guys he feuded with.

Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces relates the journey of a hero in all its (his) stages throughout myths and cultures of the world. Yes, Warrior has referenced this book but I had heard of Campbell and wanted to check it out for myself. I have always loved mythology and even blogged about it last year. This book is captivating but it may not be for everyone. I feel reminded of what I believe to be its female counterpart in the book Women Who Run with the Wolves. I blogged that a few years back but Campbell’s book totally connects with the male version of stories throughout time.

Do you have heroes you admire? Am sure we all identify with heroic measures always taken by essential firefighters, police officers, ( the good ones) EMS workers, health care providers, doctors, nurses, teachers, and the list continues. As kids, we had our own superheroes of Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, BUT cannot forget Wonder Woman and those ladies. Even us wrestling fans had our favorites that epitomized being a hero of sorts.

Heroes aren’t just physically strong but emotionally also. Throughout history, it wasn’t just the situation a hero was in but how they coped and survived. That applies to us as well. You can have your heroes but be one too. Help a neighbor, give a hug, be a friend, or any little thing. Sometimes those small acts are more heroic to someone than you may think.

Did you ever wonder about your ancestors or relatives with hardships they faced? Maybe they had to be a hero to survive or provide for their families. Two women in my family tree deserve hero status. Sure, there are plenty of men but us girls stick together! Both of these women would be too humble accepting a hero role. I decided for the balance of both parents sides and thought of these ladies. My Great-Grandma with my Mom’s side and my Aunt on my Dad’s.

My Great-Grandma loved Gorgeous George the wrestler as I mentioned waaay back but that’s not why she is a hero to me. I never met her but do know some stories. She was a young widow as were some other women in my family. That again doesn’t make her a hero but it’s how she coped and raised three kids. My Mom has said her Grandma remained positive and active until a stroke led to her passing at 92. She did housework and errands in the neighborhood to put food on the table for her kids. Always a worker but still so much fun.

My Aunt who is my Dad’s sister is probably the most generous and compassionate person I know. After infidelity on her husband’s part ended their marriage, she too had to raise three children while being a social worker. Many years later, she also provided care for my Grandma who suffered from dementia. Always is she present at family functions and remains extremely caring with connections. I so wish she lived closer and that we could’ve been around her more growing up. She is just a joyful soul I am honored to be related with.

I was reminded of this quote:

“Be the Hero of your own story.”

Didn’t even realize it was from Joseph Campbell! Warrior has said this too. We all should since nobody can truly write our lives and story but us. You don’t need to write a book like I did. Being a hero is remaining true to your values, morals, ethics, and beliefs while sharing them with others. It’s kinda like my Genius post of last week.

I am a music girl so of course many songs came to me about heroes. There’s “Hero” by Mariah Carey which is all about being your own hero. There’s also “Go the Distance” from the animated Disney movie Hercules who was that hero demi-god. How about “Holding out For a Hero” by Bonnie Tyler? That song is similar to Hercules but still worth mentioning. So many more but truly listen to the lyrics as am sure some may resonate in your life.

Those qualities of a hero are all inside us if we just learn how to best use them. You can admire others but make yourself admirable too. No need to be the next Superhero like the Ultimate Warrior was but just a hero in your corner of the world. We are all heroes just be showing up everyday in this great life to live.

P.S. Warrior has also said:

“It’s never wrong to do the right thing.” ~~~ Be the Hero and ALWAYS do the right thing! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜‰

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The Genius in You βœŠπŸ»πŸ§ 

Would you believe you are a genius if one person said this? How about two or even three? Well, warriors you get three people saying you are a genius in this post. That word does sound intimidating for sure. We usually equate it with having superior intelligence or really great ideas. We ALL are geniuses, all of us. I’ll let you know why…

These three people telling that you are a genius happen to me, Warrior, and Mel Robbins. You obviously know me and some may know Warrior as the subject of my book Spirit and Belief but some may not know Mel.

Mel Robbins is an American T.V. host, author, and motivational speaker. She has been featured on CNN, given TED talks, and is a life coach to millions. She like Warrior and myself want you to spend time doing what you love because you are a genius.

It’s so easy for me or anyone else to write words and say them to others but what about to yourself? We talk the talk but can we walk the walk or practice what we preach? I believe in the greatness of myself. Warrior did as does Mel. Now, it’s your turn. Try this exercise. Look into a mirror and repeat that phrase.

“I believe in the greatness of myself.” *** Say it as many times as you need to warriors! The more you say it, the more you’ll believe it. I’ll do it too…

Mel suggests beginning your day as a genius with greatness before 7:30 A.M. Take 30 minutes or just 15 if you can’t do the whole half hour just for you. Truly spend time on you, not anyone else. I don’t mean a household chore, errand, stuff for your spouse, kids, pets, or any of that. Also, no life skills either like brushing your teeth or eating. Try to stay away from social media as well. Make it your time for YOU. Nothing robotically but mindfully.

Pray, meditate, write!, read, exercise, be outdoors in nature, take a bath, listen to music, be creative in any way you like. Stick to it every single day for at least 30 days. You will notice a difference with how your day gets started and guess what? That’s being a genius warriors.

Here’s a quote from Warrior: ( and that video above)

“Bold is genius. You came here to be a genius… Take that f***ing genius inside of you and show it off to the rest of the world!”

Yes, he used profanity A LOT! It is dramatic but we do need to share ourselves with others and make a difference in this life. Be passionate about what you love. He had also said he never met anybody that didn’t have greatness inside to be a genius. They just may never fully realize its full potential. Don’t be one of them. He goes on to say that the mind controls how that genius comes about. You have the power and control over your thoughts everyday through self-belief. Just make the time and use your own unique gifts, talents, and skills to make it happen.

Of course I knew that from Warrior. When I found Mel as part of Hay House’s World Summit this year, it struck me how similar their statements were. Hers without swearing! 😬

Here’s a quote from Goethe:

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

*** His quote is very much the same as Warrior and Mel’s messages. Another idea Mel shares is to eliminate the “to-do” list. Do you really need to write down– laundry, walk the dog, or get groceries? Maybe you do but your brain will know over time. I have mentioned on my other blog making a working to-do list you’d actually accomplish without too many things in a day. Can you try this too? Don’t forget to remember yourself on that list! We take care of everyone and everything else (especially women) but can’t forget us in the process.

Whatever your list is like, make time for you as a genius. It sounds intense I know but that’s how we need to be in order to accomplish any goal. Get rid of that list altogether! I have and it truly does work. I’m not fixated on those to-dos and really know what needs to be done or what I’d like to do. Some of you extreme planners may be offended so just take baby steps one at a time each day.

Take it from me, Warrior, and Mel. That genius is already inside you just waiting for its day to come into greatness. Listen to us and yourself with that gut instinct you possess. You will never have this life back so own it now and tap into your inner genius. 15 or 30 minutes is all it takes. Use your greatness to be that genius you are meant to be.

P.S. Here’s a quote from Mel:

“Greatness is Hearing Your Truth And Speaking It, No Matter How Your Voice Shakes.”

P.P.S. Warrior has made MANY videos on this topic so check them out at:www.ultimatewarrior.com

*** Also on the YouTube channel of the same name where he calls them Injections of Inspiration. πŸ’ͺ🏻

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