Celebrate Your Compliments ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ¥³ðŸ‘ŠðŸ»

Do you celebrate your compliments? That might sound odd but I bet some of you don’t. What I mean is this: when someone gives you a complement, do you say thank you like we should or do you give some other explanation? Thank you can be hard to say like I’m sorry but I know firsthand how it works. Us “sensitive” folks chalk it up to a coincidence or: “this ol’ thing?” Here’s an example: ” Wow, you look great in that outfit!” Some would respond: “I just threw it together, no big deal.” It’s tough to accept a complement and give thanks back because sometimes we are always the ones giving and not receiving. Perhaps too, we haven’t gotten many compliments overtime so our answers become nervous in nature.

Here’s another take on it all. Do you complement another expecting something in return? Come on, we are all guilty of this but really just take notice. No expectations, remember? It is a difficult pill to swallow not taking something personally when it affects us negatively but when it is positive, we feel confused. The negative comments we stew over and find hard to forget but the good ones seem to get brushed aside like they don’t matter. THEY DO. You are worthy of them despite being humble which is a lifelong lesson for me that started in childhood. Let’s get into adult situations though.

I remember being at a summer bonfire party years ago and my friend and I walked over to the barn where the band played. We listened for a bit and then one of the bandmates came over to us. Yes, we had been drinking but just wine coolers which my one wouldn’t have made a difference. I was a smart girl. Anyway, this guy noticed me in my black tight sleeveless shirt so I thought he’d be flirting. I was not ” hit on” very often but he complemented my upper arms. Yep, you read that right. How about that ladies? 🫤 I had been working out but not using arm weights back then. Maybe today’s girls would love that as fitness has changed so much but I was a little surprised. Um… yeah, thanks I guess. Nothing about anything else but hey, I was proud of my results and didn’t celebrate that too much. He went on to play more sets as I just moved on as well.

Another memory was many years ago when I was heavier but then slim down. I was making too many “hearty” meals and had added on more weight than I thought. As some may know, this issue has been written about before but slim fast worked plus my “muscle arms”~ ha ha. We were at my sister’s house and her friend noticed my smaller frame. I’m not one to flaunt this type of thing and never posted the weight loss journey on social media. This woman was so complementary and I felt awkward with her being larger but she never seemed jealous at all. I was humbled and overwhelmed. We’ve known each other since teenhood. My mom comes over and after this friend said how great I looked, Mom says: “she doesn’t need to lose any more.” Is that a compliment or just a statement? Very different reaction from me on that which takes us to the next point.

Now, it’s Warrior’s turn of course. Many probably know all the negative statements said about him over the years which would be SO many but here’s some that are quite common: ( am just paraphrasing on this.) “Yeah, I worked with the guy… he did his gimmick… looked great… got paid well… the fans loved him…” And on and on… O.K. Those CAN be complements and for the most part are but in many of their cases, it was NOT. They are merely just stating facts without stepping on toes so to speak or starting controversy. Yep, I’ve heard it all but it’s been done to me as well, thanks Captain Obvious! 🙄

When I was applying for the second preschool job, my former boss would not say anything specific about my time there. I had quit for various reasons and there was some animosity. Luckily, I had many other references but the boss is the boss. It was just how I had worked there for 6 years having been an aide for 2. Nothing much else but the compliments from others I celebrated for sure. Business is different as people need to protect their own a** so take those real compliments in stride warriors. How about that? I had another three count of examples to share (:

It does involve principles as I’ve stated before but is it harder for you to give a complement or receive one? We do need to choose our words carefully but with Warrior, honesty was what you’d get. There were those he would complement greatly but I’m not sure if they’d appreciate it for what it was worth. Some definitely WOULD but others maybe could’ve cared less what he thought of them and vice versa for sure. It all depends on the person and situation they are in or what deserves a complement. If one earns a complement from you, take it and acknowledge it fully. Some may be direct and not mince words like Warrior had done, so will you be offended? Again, it varies but I for one get tired of “walking on eggshells” around others always thinking everyone will get offended. People will no matter what seems to happen.

Give and receive those compliments in the right way warriors and celebrate them. You will know when and if they are truly genuine. Stay humble but never think you are not worthy when it’s a job well done. Some may hold high standards but do your best and learn more every day. That’s the lesson of a real warrior...

P.S. Happy Birthday to Warrior tomorrow in parts unknown! I usually get “something” so we shall see… I complement you Warrior so celebrate all the GOOD you did. 🙏🏻💙💖

P.P.S. I have been given many compliments on my work and it’s always so rewarding. I thank all of YOU for contributing to this world in your own unique way. 🥰🙋🏻‍♀️👍

~~~ We will be on vacation next week for some much deserved R and R. Not to worry, I will be back with dreams coming up and so much more! 😴✍🏻💪🏻

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My Warrior Painting Therapy ðŸŒŠðŸŒ¥ðŸ’–

Hello warriors! I am BACK but then in a few weeks we will be on vacation so you get a bit of new posts until then. Miss me? In some ways, this writing break was tough but I was able to concentrate on other things~ like painting. I didn’t share my little journal art which was mostly nature inspired but decided instead to show a painting from 2017. This is called “Ocean Serenity” and it hangs in my home. Have any of you heard of these painting places that guide you to create a picture? I signed up for a class through a yoga studio at the time. I never thought I’d be painting again but it was suggested to help with my creativity in writing.

First, I had my warrior therapy last year with PT and now painting. That ocean picture wasn’t too challenging as I’m sure it would’ve been easy for Warrior. I was excited but my issues were more social besides painting back then. The owner of the yoga studio was coming and as usual, I had such high expectations. I’m learning on that… She’d be the only one I would know as we did chair yoga halfway through the class. She wanted to establish herself in the community and I loved this idea. We’d talk, sip wine,🍷and paint together. It would be such fun! No idea she brought a friend.

No big deal since we could all have some girl time despite this session being a family day at “Pinot’s Palette.” It became awkward though when she asked me to take their photo together. Yeah, then I knew they would be a twosome with me flying solo. I still followed along as music played in the background while sipping my wine. The ocean was progressing nicely and then I heard some fun 80’s music which got my groove back on. “Don’t You Forget About Me” by Simple Minds was a song I would seem to hear on repeat after Warrior passed for months among others. That brought a smile and a chuckle despite the social tension. It was then that the friend of the yoga teacher complemented my painting as she was struggling with hers. I gotta say that surprised me but I humbly accepted her praise.

I actually struggled getting the skyline just right. Not perfection as this class might’ve frustrated my daughter, but just the colors. Where you see that hot pink~ should be orange! I tried but couldn’t keep over-correcting so pink it remained (: I love both colors but guess mine needed to stay pink. My favorite part is the fence posts. They just pop out from a distance but with water pictures, I usually get lost in the perspective. I never went there again and that place is now a relocated popcorn shop. The pandemic am sure factored in but grateful to have had that opportunity while proving my painting ability, albeit a guided one.

Besides painting, so much has happened in my family and there’s still more to come. My daughter turned “sweet 16,” is close to getting her drivers license, my son graduated high school, and I’ll be prepping for his party in early July. This vacation can’t come soon enough until it all returns with the boy getting his wisdom teeth out on top of all the craziness! I am trying my very best to remain calm as everything seems to come all at once. Painting truly was therapeutic as I’m sure Warrior knows. I would have an idea but didn’t give it too much thought before hand. There were some clouds against a pink cotton candy sky, a daisy flower, a monarch butterfly, a beautiful red, orange, and yellow sun, summer bugs, a sailboat in the water, some simple designs, plus a spring tree with flower blossoms. The sun, butterfly, and tree are my favorites of those. ☀️🐝🐞🕸⛵️🌳

Have you ever needed to change your routine up some to get back a spark of creativity? Maybe you haven’t but we all need to recharge and switch things around for variety sometimes. Just look at how Warrior approached his character in wrestling. Some aspects needed to remain the same but always needed to be innovative with his approach and I believe he succeeded. It wasn’t just him personally or professionally and for us fans as well.

I also worked on a new YouTube video while breaking from writing. It’s all about the challenges of dealing with our old 3D world while accepting the new 5D one. Yeah, it’s kind of spiritual but I break it down (hopefully in a simple way) for all you confused folks out there. I also updated the website with some new links of more recent Podcasts while deleting those inactive ones no longer valid. Check it out if wanting more me, ha ha!

So warriors- I do hope all of you reading are well as we move into summer quite soon in the U.S. We’ve had enough rain so I’m manifesting a warm season as we love the outdoors, our pool, and being in nature. Maybe you’ll do some painting too? Next week is more about Warrior as some of you fans might be wondering. After that post will be another week off but I have some more blogs coming so please stay tuned… Thank you all for reading and catching up on old posts if you did. Warrior himself has inspired a few more ideas and dreams so get your gear in place and head to the squared circle! Oh, and hearing that graduation song brought much emotion my way but as a warrior, I moved through it all. Hard to believe my “Until We Meet Again” post was last September and now it is June. It mentions my senior year and my son’s…, I will “see”you all next week!

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The Indy Trip ðŸŒðŸðŸ†

No, warriors- I wasn’t at an Indy 500 race or had been in the area but my husband was. He rarely if ever goes away on business and if he does, it’s just for the day. Sometimes, there will be the occasional overnight so back in 2015, he went to Indianapolis. I remember Warrior mentioning how the WWF used to go there a lot in his early years and well, he was from Indiana which is also his oldest daughter’s name so how about that? WrestleMania VIII was also held in the Hoosier dome there in 1992.

My husband had gone east to PA and even further west to the St. Louis arch in Missouri but never Indy. He was able to see the track and went into a souvenir shop. The kids were excited to get some T-shirts as gifts plus a few other goodies when he arrived home. My daughter’s shirt was all about the DreamWorks movie “Turbo” which came out in 2013. We actually bought the film since they loved it so much! A snail racing in the Indy 500? Where do they come up with such ideas? Cute movie though.

Am remembering the only thing I struggled with when he was gone became math homework. Ugh, so not my subject and even then- the kids were past the ages where Mama could help. We’d screenshot the problems they’d get stuck on and send them as he’d call from the hotel room with answers. I let them stay up later and wait outside on the patio with the dog as the sun set waiting for Daddy to get home the next night. Of all places to go back then and he gets sent to Indiana. It was also in April, oh my… 💙 That’s almost an hour away from Warrior’s hometown of Crawfordsville. Why not north to Michigan or even south to Kentucky? Nope, he went one state away to the west. “One State Away” is a chapter in my book Spirit and Belief but that’s another story. I still think it would be cool to take a trip there just to see the track and even though I am not much of a racing fan, it’s historic which is very popular to the state. It started back in 1909, such rich history. I wonder if Warrior ever got there? 🏎

It’s held Memorial Day weekend here and that is always around my daughter’s birthday in May. We did like the 2019 movie ” Ford vs. Ferrari” and believe it or not, there was a Warrior connection but that’s just a little sidenote for me… 😉Signs aren’t just in dreams, when I’m working out, looking at U.W. videos, or even during meditation.

Moving on as that was just a little short memory of Indiana once again. Remember how I talked about color last week? Well, that connects to something I was advised to try– painting👩🏻‍🎨 . Warrior was an artist as is my girl so why me? At my last Energy Healing session, I had asked about some new issues and especially concerning my right leg. There’s always something, huh? I have had discomfort but nothing that would impair me from doing activities. I do have those internal fibroids and a hamstring that acts up sometimes but this seemed different. It can be just the calf muscle but then in the upper thigh. I was wondering if we could possibly explore this so she did.

Those guides or angels of mine came through and related how it’s a creative issue. We always assume the physical but what does that mean? I know with our brains how the left side is logic and right is creative but is our body different? Turns out after looking up some info, she discovered that our right side is the masculine while the right is feminine. Not to worry here, we need both and use both every day. My masculine side of doing, going, and thinking needs a rest. The feminine side is the intuitive or relaxed and the part that needs me to just BE for a bit. It makes sense since the sign of Virgo (me) is controlled by the planet Mercury which is intellect. Geminis have this too. Don’t want to get into too much astrology here, but it’s very true on this journey of mine.

There’s some new info for all of you I bet as it was for me as well concerning the body types. It seems I have some creative blocks with writing and I actually knew this. Both blogs have kinda put me in slumps lately and I’ve struggled bringing engaging content. I LOVE writing and sharing with everyone on these platforms but it was suggested I not wait for my summer trip and break now. At least for a month anyway. I was shocked to hear that and tears formed a little. My guides don’t steer me wrong and I know I needed to listen to these words. Painting was their idea but not to give it much thought. Just even a few strokes on paper regularly to feel inspired in a new way. I’m not expecting a masterpiece but those two Geminis in my life that are artists can witness my “creations!” This will be a first taking such a long break but I have painted before. It was part of a yoga class and my beach scene hangs in our house. All of it was guided though while this is to be spontaneous. I need to go with the flow more and just BE… I do have free will to not take their advice but I’m learning to listen more.

This actually is a good time to break for me as soooo much will be happening with my kids and family concerning important milestones. Plus, I’m liking how that pic of Warrior you see is more current than a wrestler pic so that fits to end this month of April. I will MISS connecting on here but to anyone new, you have 5.5 years of posts to get all caught up! 😬 I will return hopefully more creatively inspired and maybe a lighter tone. I do share quite a bit as SO many personal stories get back in my Warrior memories but perhaps these writings will take on a different angle. Not to fret, I will always relate in the same way with Warrior stuff and myself but evolving we must do.

I still hear from fans and even those who have read my book so it’s always very encouraging. A woman in my FB intuitive group had messaged me a little while back about re-reading the pages on a spiritual awakening. Had to look up those sections to be sure! When she had sent that message, I was in the middle of reading something Warrior had written. I told her that and she commented on it being a sign. Of course it was because I always believe. 📗

I believe in all of you too whether you are spiritual, a fan of Warrior, or just like my stuff. Spend time doing what you love but take those breaks too. We have to let go of control and give that doing side a rest. Most of us aren’t pro wrestlers who have to GO all the time. We also need to switch up our routines every now and then. Guess this is what I am advised to do so despite some initial fear, I believe it is for my highest good. Happy early month of May warriors and reach out to me about your ultimate stories! This leg block has got to go… Let’s all take time to slow down on that Indy track and enjoy the ride.

P.S. I have also loved getting in touch with some other guys Warrior knew personally the last several years of his life. I am humbled they took the time to respond. ❤️‍🩹😊

P.P.S. I feel like watching the movie “Turbo.” Maybe I will (:

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*** The book is basically a diary of sorts filled with short stories on my beginnings with wrestling, following the Ultimate Warrior, psychic terms explained, humor, family stuff, and other goodies. He got me to trust my own intuition more as *SIGNS* manifested shortly after his passing. It’s on Amazon and other book retailers. I would love a review as it’s much appreciated!

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*** Until June, always believe warriors as I will too! 👍🙋🏻‍♀️🎨

My Warrior Week â£ï¸

Notice anything different? How can you really tell when I haven’t written yet! Well, maybe you’ve figured it out with that beautiful word of warrior above. Another first here. These posts have either had a photo of Warrior, Ultimate Warrior, other references, or that rare selfie. This time, it’s something entirely new. I do have more pics of Warrior himself coming up of course but my cousin sent that image to me and had to use it today. I have referenced her before in the post titled: “My OWN Wrestling Stories” written 3/4/20. She has two boys who did the “real” wrestling all through high school and we are Spiritual Sistas. After buying my book a few years back, we reconnected in a new way and have shared many experiences of our own in regards to spiritual topics. You can read that post to familiarize yourself with her story but I’m sharing a warrior week with all of you today.

She meditates daily just like me and sometimes we go deeper with music or healing frequencies. I won’t get all detailed but different levels of sound heal in many ways and our brain waves respond. So, when she was almost finished, this popped up on her phone:

WARRIOR TITLE

FULL RELIEF. ***What does that mean? She has native blood so the message might’ve been for her but she thought of me. I can’t possibly guess but she is a strong warrior woman in her own right. She hadn’t typed or pressed anything, wow. Perhaps she’s finding relief from some of her situations but so happy it got sent my way.

It gets more involved with this warrior week of mine. Her one son and daughter-in-law took his two boys to the “Arnold Classic” in Columbus, OH a few weekends ago. I was not familiar with this at all but it’s been around for years. Of course it’s after Arnold Schwarzenegger and is part of the IFBB or (International Federation of Bodybuilding) all about nutrition, fitness, competitions, apparel, booths, and so much more. They sent her a pic of one of the boys punching a machine. Behind him on a sign it read: “Everyone is a Warrior. Everyone has a fight.” Again, she thinks to include me with these warrior words and I love it. The boys had a blast! A few of her other grandsons are still wrestlers and she got a pic from another daughter-in-law. Her grandson placed 2nd but his opponent’s singlet read “Savage.” She sent me that too, “OH YEAH!”

Last is about her only granddaughter by her daughter. She is homeschooled along with her brother and now they are starting archery. My cousin or “Nani” as she is affectionately called by the kids, decided to send this girl her first child youth bow. How nice! She buys one and snaps a pic to send me. The brand name is: “WARRIOR.” How about that? I just kept laughing and smiling all the while at these wonderful warrior happenings. She takes time out of her day across the country to send me warrior inspired messages. We share a lot of laughs but she has truly been a huge support to me as I have been for her.

I knew she’d listen and enjoy the podcast I did with “Kee on Sports.” Here are some of her words:

” You are blessed with the gift to speak and obviously write… this definitely is your forte and such a beautiful way to share and help others. Keep up the hard work and just let it pour from your spirit.” She went on to say how proud she is of me and to reach for the stars! I’m not sharing to boast at all but just to inspire others to continue on in what you truly want to do while helping along the way. I wasn’t expecting such incredible words from her but it felt so good always knowing she’s in my corner. She told me it was my warrior spiritual day and I always believe.

Those warrior signs kept coming as I had gotten a few more emails earlier that week asking about “Warrior’s Web.” I sent them some info and they were grateful to connect. One even wants to buy my book (: You never know the influence or impact you may have on another as I said before. I just do what I love and the rest follows. That’s how we all need to be in every facet of our life. Some days, we don’t really try that hard when the right person, place, or thing just finds us. Keeping being YOU warriors, not anybody else and celebrate all your victories.

That was quite a week and really not just a Warrior day for me but so uplifting and fun. We have enough negativity out there in this world so go and be the positive. We need more of that warriors! Doesn’t it feel good to get compliments from another? Sure, it does but don’t forget to send words of praise in the opposite direction. You all might not have a warrior week or day like mine but be a warrior every day by tapping into your own spirit. Look for those signs that will guide you in the right direction. It just might be a “random” text, photo, or email. There are no coincidences, always believe that...

P.S. I also found several Bluejay feathers on a walk during Warrior week too!

***P.P.S. My extreme condolences go out to the family of Scott Hall, a.k.a.“Razor Ramon.” I thought about posting this first but didn’t want to take away from the tone of the blog this week. His passing hit me really HARD as I had mentioned him in a post several years back. I know Dana and the girls met him backstage after Warrior’s passing during the following year’s WrestleMania weekend and he shared memories of their Dad with them. He had told the girls how they have lots of “uncles” and “aunties” watching out for them now. Scott was inducted along with Warrior as part of the WWE HOF class of 2014. So, it was a little personal for me this time more than with some of the others. I did see a pic of Warrior and Scott shaking hands during 2014’s HOF backstage ceremony. I cried a lot but I do know that he is at peace . So long for now “Mr. Bad Guy.”

💙🙏🏻😓 Thank you Scott for showing us how you truly were a GOOD guy…

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*** Find me here for a more in-depth spiritual blog but this week was kinda double duty as my cousin is mentioned on that one too. You can also find book info there as it’s titled: “Spirit and Belief.” It’s available on Amazon or other outlets and shares short stories about my beginnings watching wrestling, psychic terms explained, dreams, family stuff, and of course LOTS of Ultimate Warrior connectors! Check it out, I would love your feedback….

~ I am also in a Facebook U.W. group, Twitter, and YouTube. I have recently made a few NEW videos so find those as well (:

Ultimate Warrior Podcast

Hey fans! Check out my interview with Kee on Sports and my friend Vince McKee. I have know him on and off for years now and we finally made this happen (:

We talk about my book Spirit and Belief, intuition, and of course Warrior! Here is the link:

https://youtu.be/KkFp2dOvso

*** Please give it a listen and share with anyone interested! You can find it on my Twitter page or Kee on Sports, the Ultimate Warrior Facebook group and on their YouTube channel. Still have to upload it to mine but I hope you enjoy..

*** I’ll be back next Wed. for another great post! Always believe!!! 💙🙋🏻‍♀️💪🏻

Oh, he asked me 6 questions, go figure!! 🤣That number again..,

All These Emotions ðŸ˜¬ðŸ’™â¤ï¸

There’s a photo full of emotion, isn’t it? Yeah, that’s my topic today and it’s sort of a continuation of last week about Warrior’s Web just a little. I had thought to expand on that post with my thoughts on emotions. Bet you fans got somewhat emotional reading those feelings of last time but we all express them in different ways. Before I start this “match” of sorts, there’s one more thing that I’d like to mention about Warrior. He got called “cerebral“and “misunderstood” quite a bit and I know I’ve said those as well. He mentioned how back in WCW many weren’t making real decisions about storylines and thought he was too cerebral for their content. He of course disagreed as nobody else wanted to think through ideas the way he did. As far as being misunderstood, he goes another way on this. He said how someone must’ve understood (meaning his gimmick, character, etc.) or he wouldn’t have gotten such a push. I’m sure he was referencing Vince on that one. Being cerebral and misunderstood both can invoke emotion, just not in a typical fashion.

Let’s tag Warrior out and tag me in. Here’s some words or phrases I was told as a kid: “you’re too emotional,” “too dramatic,” “over- sensitive,” and the list goes on. I OWN some of those opinions now but as a child, it was extremely hurtful to hear– especially from those closest to you. I was to believe those words were very negative and despite my best efforts, couldn’t hide emotions. Most may think this always has to do with being sad or crying which it does not.

When I helped my son study types of health a few years ago, emotional health was one of them. When I asked him how he defined those words I bet you can guess what he said. Ding, ding, ding! If you said “crying,” you’d be right. Boy, was Mom there to correct him on that. It’s about self-esteem and how you feel about yourself. Boys especially are taught to not express emotion that much but most likely hurt or sadness. That makes you weak or vulnerable and boys can’t cry, right? They have to be tough and then as men, even tougher. Warrior had said how a warrior is gentle and tough. I’m not sure how things were for him overall as a child but hiding emotions I bet factored in. He was hurt many times in his life like we all are but we get to that point where we just won’t share anymore. I became like that too but my emotions aren’t worn on my sleeve like the saying goes but on my face. Just thought of Warrior and his mask on this… We do need to find balance though in expressing our emotions at the right times. We can’t be like toddlers throwing a tantrum. We need to be smart enough to think it all through in a reasonable way but not pack our emotions down into a stuffed suitcase either.

I have always said how we don’t want to be victims but can’t become penniless either. This means we can’t always say: “ poor me” and let others walk all over us but also we can’t save the world either by doing everything for everyone. This plays way too much with our emotional state. Here’s a quote from Morgan Freeman: “Don’t allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.” ~~~ Warrior would love that, don’t you think? This may sound like I’m contradicting myself but really that statement by Morgan is true. I have let my emotions get in the way without thinking ahead because I listen to my heart most of the time. That is a good thing but there are other factors to consider. The head needs to be there too along with the gut. We can’t forget that. Balance again warriors.

Warrior may have been too emotional or extreme with some decisions he made but we don’t want to get to that boiling point before our emotions take over. The head and heart always want to be the winner but they need their tag team partner with that inner voice of the gut too. You just have to be the one to decide how the storyline goes. Anything actually invokes emotion and it isn’t just the big stuff in life. Reading invokes emotion. Writing invokes emotion. Warrior would agree to that as well. Using our senses invokes so many emotions. Just think of the years you fans (including myself) watched him all those times during the WWF years and beyond. Were you emotional? Of course you were through it ALL.

Sometimes we don’t need those emotions labeled as we are taught to do. They just are there– good, bad, right, wrong, or indifferent. Often times, what one may see as a good or positive emotion won’t affect another the same way. I have thought to myself many times over about how others don’t react the way I do. I can’t understand why they don’t. Being an HSP or (highly sensitive person) isn’t a curse, it’s a blessing. We just feel things differently but need to use it as an advantage. Yin and yang every day. It’s how energy moves through us and for many like myself, it can become pretty intense.

Most regular readers know my posts are full of emotion and always have been! It’s the funny stuff too that brings out our feelings, at least I hope it does. I think the take-away point I’m trying to make here is this: bring a balance into those emotions you have every day without letting something kind of spiral out of control. It’s happiness (which is the best of course) but sadness, anger, jealousy, disappointment, bitterness, guilt, and a million more emotions for our lifetimes. OK, the happy stuff can get out of control in a good way but we all know life isn’t like that all the time.

I realize too that being in the sport of pro- wrestling can be quite the ultimate challenge of handling emotions for a positive result. You become defensive and don’t want to let your guard down. We have to compromise a little though. For a sport that was predominantly men for a long time and their egos, women would be the emotional ones. Guess what? It’s all that for both because we are people. It’s what makes everyone of us human. How you handle your emotions is what this is all about. I know with me, things would just come out. Plenty of times did I question the WHY but I understand better now. We work on it every single day. Let’s bring our head, heart, and gut together to get the balance of all three. Don’t be too cerebral where you become emotionless. Don’t be too emotional where your brain goes on vacation either. We are not our emotions. Let them pass as they will. Listen to the gut as Warrior said. It never lies and can keep those other two in line. Next time you hear the word emotion– don’t think of crying in a sad way. Let’s go for the GOOD. We need to always believe that every day.

P.S. Remember also that crying tears is good for you to cleanse and vent. Sometimes those tears are joy filled! I actually say in meditation every day to bring a balance to my head, heart, and gut. I really do...🙏🏻🙋🏻‍♀️

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Oh, That Deja Vu… â˜¯ï¸â¤ï¸â€ðŸ©¹

We all have those moments of deja vu in our lives without truly realizing it but then again, there are those times that we do. Warrior’s final appearance on Monday night RAW April 7, 2014 brought some deja vu, at least to me anyway. A little of what he said echoed his past appearance of 18 years prior in 1996. That exact date was April 8th, (sigh) close enough to 2014’s. He also referenced the audiences with the word of “YOU” several times being voices that wouldn’t die becoming storytellers and legends. A 3.5 year absence doesn’t compare to 18 but a little deja vu, oh yeah.

I would often think of that word in regards to Warrior’s comings and goings. After an absence and a return, would it be like deja vu all over again? Would those same “difficulties” possibly surface regarding money, contracts, appearances, or any of that? Those weren’t always prevalent but some can say deja vu if issues repeat themselves. I, of course wished none of that stuff became like deja vu but every time was different.

Another reminder that is more recent involves the untimely passing of Bob Saget. It pains me to even type this as I still can’t believe he is gone. Deja vu hit my phone when I found out that news. I had gotten two text messages. One from my brother and one from my youngest sister. I loved the show “Full House” but mostly because of John Stamos. He was another of those celebs when I wrote “The Rebel Warrior.” The show was adorable but Bob was really incredibly loved by all. Those same two siblings also had me in a group text almost 8 years ago informing me of Warrior’s passing. That was another post but connects here.

They engaged in that for quite a while when I finally responded saying how I couldn’t respond but got all the messages. Those texts were so detailed like they were consoling me in such an intimate way. It was endearing but I got so defensive because of all the emotions. They knew it would hit me unbelievably hard and were checking up on my well-being. The texts about Bob were brief but I immediately thought of deja vu as it seemed to repeat again only less personal. Neither had ever texted me so close together about another celebrity death.

Whew, moving on… My home now has some deja vu with my childhood home. Both are older, both have big backyards, both had grapevines, both were places with pools, and probably so much more. When I moved here, yep- deja vu struck again. We can have life imitating art or vice versa. Even dreams will maybe send us that deja vu as we go about our lives thinking we’ve done this before, been here already, or something similar. Dreams can go even deeper for some in their past but it’s all a belief system. I know a few that have very strong connections to a certain way of life involving a culture or even a specific place. Past lives are part of a belief but that certain kind of deja vu hasn’t happened to me. It still may though, who knows? 🤷🏻‍♀️

Sometimes we repeat an idea or activity because we like it and it feels right. Other times though, we repeat it because subconsciously, it works in our life whether we realize it or not. I know that sounds crazy but I’ll use some easy examples. Let’s look at wrestling since, I dunno- just because! Vince made Hulk Hogan the WWF champion over and over again back in the day. So many reasons factored in like popularity, money, the character worked, and others. I realize this technically isn’t deja vu but hear me out. That is a business and is scripted unlike our lives but it’s a literal example of something repeating. 

How about our lives? We repeat what works for our own reasons but on a deeper level, there’s more. It’s familiar and comfortable because it’s part of us. I like to write when I was younger but no idea déjà vu would be an issue 10 years later. Most that do a fitness routine may become robotic over time and yes, that happens with me too. Warrior probably would switch his repetitive routine sometimes as well. We want to stay fit. Those things are routine but your true passions will affect you differently.

A passion can become dormant for a while and then resurface when you thought it was done in your life. I’m sure you can think of examples of your past kind of repeating in a new or unexpected way. Warrior’s return to the WWE in 2014 brought about much déjà vu for him I’m sure as he remembered many memories -great, good, and bad. Just think of another NOLA appearance he made in 1984 with bodybuilding and then 30 years later for WMXXX weekend. I’ve mentioned that before but déjà vu playing out again.

I think with most déjà vu moments, they are more subtle than direct. We know our every day stuff or routines but think of those times that perhaps aren’t as obvious. You might not know why something resonates with you at that moment, but it just does for whatever reason. It may just connect to a recent past memory but maybe the déjà vu goes way back. It can get tricky though as we do repeat activities for a lifestyle but there might be more to it than that.

Whether one believes in déjà vu as part of them or not, it does exist as we sometimes just gloss over all those moments in time. We say: “been there, done that” often but deja vu sneaks up on us when we aren’t expecting it. Sure, it can also come about as planned like big stuff typically does but the little things should get attention too. I have written many stories about little thoughts that matter just as much as the big ones. Many did involve déjà vu but not always in the way one might think.

Look at your life for those déjà vu moments and accept them as part of you. It doesn’t have to be super deep all the time and quite often, isn’t. You may not have a repeat return, a backyard memory, or a text message but déjà vu is there. Our past does come back in doses to remind us to stop and think of two little words called déjà vu and what it truly means in life. If it repeats, look to the real reason why. I can agree with this most ultimately! 💙🙋🏻‍♀️🥰

P.S. When some of my spiritual gifts developed more, it seemed to fit so naturally like I wasn’t just learning it all for the first time. Déjà vu indeed for you deep soul thinkers!

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The Principle Plan ðŸ‘ðŸ»ðŸ‘

How about this word of principle warriors? No, not someone who is in charge of a school but rather someone who is in charge of their life and beliefs. Yeah, of course Warrior was, but are you? This word I could discuss forever with you all but I know my limit on posts! Would you consider yourself a person of principle? Well, some use this word conditionally or only when it suits them. It suits me always but standing by a certain principle, belief, or feeling does have its consequences. Warrior knew this all the time and yet never fully wavered on many aspects. Sure, he evolved like we all need to do over time but abandoning his true principles to their core-never.

Here’s some scenarios in my own life so let’s see if any of you can relate. I have a lot of common sense like perhaps many of you but it does get tested quite often. While growing up, I just couldn’t understand why people made decisions the way they did. Don’t they get it? I still shake my head at some people but it’s all in our perspective. Many do things just to prove they can or to fit in with a group. I’ve said this before but it does get personal.

This has happened to me regarding dating back in high school. Sometimes, when I wouldn’t be with someone, my younger sister would invite me to tag along with she and her boyfriend or another couple. Thanks but no thanks. Would you want to be a 3rd or 5th wheel? Um, not me. She was trying to be nice and I do understand so without becoming too defensive, I’d politely say no but thanks for thinking of me. Some may let it go at that but not she or my Mom either. “Come on, it’ll be fun!” That’s what they’d say. O.K., yes, it would be fun but again- principles factor in here so would YOU go? Maybe you would but not me. I’d rather have nothing going on than to be an “extra” on a date or double-date.

Another time for me was senior prom. Nope, never went to that either. You may think my dating life then was pretty sad but hey, I had standards. I didn’t realize why I felt that way but now it makes more sense. Most of my friends had boyfriends during senior year, but I didn’t. Nobody serious anyway and girls didn’t go together in a group over 30 years ago. My one friend had recently broken up with a guy who was a real player. He became such a jerk and everyone knew. She was dating someone else and asked if I wanted to go to prom. She could fix me up with him as they still talked. Why she still kept in touch with him, I didn’t know. Part of me couldn’t believe she was asking this. Another part wanted to say yes just to hang with my friends. I could handle myself with this guy, or could I? She was o.k. with me saying no but I made the mistake of telling those same people at home once again. I got the same reaction from them.

Lesson learned for sure as I started keeping my mouth shut about those conversations. Why couldn’t they understand the principle here? I am not fake and never do something just to do it in that way. Alright, I’ve bent the principle plan a little but not on that topic. I have no regrets even all these years later.

Sometimes now I am faced with the same scenario involving grown women in my neighborhood. Have you ever seen the 2004 movie “The Stepford Wives?” Another movie again! All the women seem to be clones or robots of another, real creepy. It’s the feeling, remember? So many women I know have to fit in that mold of being a martyr, victim, or looking a certain way. Not me. My principle plan always wins that match. I will help in the schools and have plenty over the years but you’ll never find me baking 12 dozen cookies, 5 lasagnas, or volunteering for everything. I do what works for me and don’t need to brag, show off, or be Little Miss Perfect. Sorry to all those who do a lot but you CAN, I just do it differently. Don’t get me wrong. Not all women are like that and I have several who aren’t.

Maybe I stick to these principles too much for some but that’s just who I am, like Warrior was also. Many guys have even come forward and said how Warrior injured some of them by not showing respect. I do feel bad if all that happened back then, so why? Was he so into a match that his aggression came out? Maybe other things factored in as he became the Ultimate Warrior, I don’t know. His principles could have been an issue with that and again, I am sorry if any of them were injured. ☹️

Your principles matter too in so many ways but really think about those that will be a priority. Maybe it’s all or nothing with you but perhaps a compromise could be reached. When it comes to morals or a certain code of beliefs, I always stick to my principle plan as I hope you will too. Don’t worry- I was not dateless all the time but we do need to take chances in order to grow internally. You will know those areas in your life that require a principle plan and those that can be wavered on some. All or nothing will become a very difficult way of life but let your own principles guide you always. I could share so many more stories but think I’ve left enough for you warriors to reflect upon. Don’t be a 3rd or 5th wheel or even a “Stepford Wife” ( to all the ladies.) Use the principle plan that works best in your life. 😊

***P.S. I didn’t have one for this post and this totally doesn’t relate but want to share anyway! Last fall, I was at First Energy Stadium to cheer on my Cleveland Browns against those Pittsburgh Steelers, boo! 🏈We lost, barely but during the football game, I had asked my husband what he thought the seating capacity was. I hadn’t been here in a while and with a rivalry, it’s insanely LOUD! His guess was I dunno, around 67,000 or so?

*** What??? I just chuckled to myself since WMVI back in the Toronto Skydome had 67,000 plus. Of course my brain went to that! Here’s the numbers:

Stadium- 67, 431.

WMVI- 67,678. ~~~ Too funny for me…😂❤️

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The Two Anniversaries ðŸ™‹ðŸ»â€â™€ï¸

Oh my warriors… We have come to another year of these writings as I celebrate two anniversaries. This blog was officially started 5 years ago on the 4th and my book Spirit and Belief will be 4 years old tomorrow on the 7th. I say officially for the blog since June of 2016 was when my warrior writings really started that summer in my hammock. No stats this time but I do enjoy sharing with all of you as the interest seems to keep growing. Thank you readers but especially those who were or are still fans of the Ultimate Warrior or even Warrior. Thank you also to those fans of spiritual gifts because there are still topics some feel too judged to share. I understand, believe me. Despite some detailed and emotional posts, I don’t divulge everything. Just like Warrior, we need a few things to be a mystery.

A few years back, I had posted how Mattigan Warrior ( his youngest) being 17 then was the same age I was when watching her Daddy win WMVI. I was going on 18 but still… My daughter is 15 going on 16 and that was when the Ultimate Warrior first appeared on my T.V. Never had I seen him perform as any other character except as U.W. in Nov. 1987. What a journey it has become minus some missing years in between. That was another post.

I am in awe really when I think back on all this. Sure, I still have some books in my attic that I never could sell but it was a lesson learned. Just knowing that book plus this blog have gone all over the world to many countries warms my heart. Thank you to those who have kept coming back week after week to read, maybe laugh a little, maybe cry, or just reflect on your own life along with Warrior’s. It’s like those wrestling fans who keep supporting their favorites in any way they can. You are my fans so I give you ultimate thanks. Feel free to leave me feedback on the book if you have read it, I’d so appreciate it! 😉📗

Sometimes I actually do get writer’s block which I never use to. I try to connect a photo or video with a post but that isn’t always the case. What I do with most is to either share personal stories which is my favorite way or to share Warrior’s ideas that always aren’t wrestling related. I do hope over the years you have found inspiration or even just compassion in some way. Believe it or not, I also go back and read a few because of nostalgia or even to get motivated myself. If you are new, oh boy you have some catching up to do or should I say running?! Just kidding newbies. Read at your own risk or connect with me. I’ll do my best to answer questions although some topics might be off limits for me. There always seems to be more stories to tell though.

An interesting note to add is about that shirt you see in the photo. Back then, I wanted an authentic t-shirt from the U.W. website. Before all the gear got brought to the WWE shop, I bought from ultimatewarrior.com. Never did I find a pink tank but I love this one and still wear it sometimes during a workout. You’ll find me in a YouTube video with it on and I believe a photo for one of these previous posts. The funny part is when ordering the shirt, I never noticed his image on the back. Guess I just saw the front with being warrior girl and that was enough for me. When it came, I was surprised thinking I might not have gotten it with the back printed. I KNOW that does not sound like a true fan but for lack of a better word- I always say it’s “different” for me. He’s got my back though and I love it.

It’s like getting my Warrior logo tattoo. Never would I get his face or body inked on mine. I know guys do and maybe some girls do but not sure how that would go over with my hubby. 😳😬Despite that, I couldn’t do it anyway. My stuff can be external like these stories but most are internal and emotional so it’s too overwhelming. You fans can do what you want though! Some tattoos really do capture his likeness and I am truly amazed at such creative artistry.

There, I hope you giggled at all that. Another bittersweet story concerns the book. Four years ago before I had sent it out to be published, it was Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. We were covering our pool and this monarch butterfly kept hovering by where I was. I did snap a pic as one had not stayed that long around me ever. Once a blue one came close when I was writing and that has been blogged. I always get sad as summer ends but that butterfly was so beautiful to watch. Later that day, I asked my husband to help a little with emailing the rough draft out. I had been thinking of asking him but was procrastinating. That butterfly gave me courage to go for it and they remain a great symbol to me today. Metamorphosis, change, growth, and beauty are what this process was to me. Every year now I remember that spot where the butterfly was and having the warrior spirit to make my book known to the world. They are still around but not like that afternoon.

Well warriors, “there’s your fix for now” which is from the man himself. I will continue writing as long as I see fit to do so. Whatever comes my way, I will go with the flow. That expression is everywhere for me lately and I have written all about it on my other blog. Am even reading a book about it now. Whatever milestones you encounter, celebrate them how you see fit. Channel that inner warrior spirit to keep going with what you love. I thank Warrior most of all for his continuous belief in me despite any outside naysayers. From my warrior writings to Spirit and Belief, my ultimate thanks because I will Always Believe! 💫

~~~~~ Kathy~~~~~

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The Rebel Warrior ðŸ˜¬

With it being a few days before my birthday, I thought to kinda put myself on the spot with some other past celebs I followed. No need to list all those guys I “liked” starting at age 10 but a few come to mind. Yes, there were others besides Warrior after all but I would notice a pattern and how some were sorta rebels. Not all but a few. One of them was the OTHER Andre in a different sport and not quite a giant. Andre Agassi was a former pro tennis player and I watched him for years. Over time I felt that some advice to give a future daughter of mine would be to NOT follow or like a pro athlete! Well, we can’t necessarily choose but emotionally, it’s the most challenging compared to a T.V. star, (on a sitcom or drama) movie star, or even those rock musicians. At least that’s how I feel about it all.

Being introverted meant a part of me craved those rebellious guys who maybe had long hair, broke the rules, didn’t conform, and all that. Andre was like that which was similar to Warrior and even had colorful gear. They were opposite me most of the time except for the long hair! Always very different though and that was something I could identify with. O.K., physically I liked them for various reasons but there was more to whatever character they played which interested me. I could see beyond that. They may have seemed tough and crazy but I knew underneath there was someone else.

Often times I’d ask myself: “Kathy, why do you like these guys when they don’t seem like who you’d probably go for?” I did question that often although my brain gave my heart a break one time from that rebel type. Besides two, (one being Andre A.) most also were much older than me so with friends, no way did I share much. Once at a sleepover, I did privately and my good friend understood. My husband is 11 years older than me so another pattern repeating. He’s no rebel though. In high school, I probably didn’t know one girl who either liked Jon Bon Jovi or Bret Michaels of Poison. They were the guys back then. I always just thought I needed that rebel because I wasn’t one. Well, I AM but in another way. Now, I know more and it isn’t just that reason. The REAL reason is because by watching them, they gave me permission to know it was o.k. to be yourself without apologizing to anyone. They were true to themselves and were confident in that despite others objections.

Little by little, I learned why I became attracted to more than just their looks or talent. It was those guys or even their performer selves being genuine that transformed me to recognize my genuineness too. Maybe breaking rules does have consequences but they were willing to take risks which I needed to do more. It wasn’t just that side but the softer aspects too that made me melt. I knew they had those big hearts that would be shown on occasion. I’m a sucker for that, still am. I needed those rebel guys to teach me not just to be different but that it needed to be respected because you were. It wasn’t just the “good girl” liking a “bad guy.” They really weren’t that at all.

Am sure there are those of you who have liked or followed the famous for years so why do you? Did you in your younger teen years as well? Some stay in our thoughts longer or disappear for a bit only to resurface in another way. It’s so different now with the internet and other forms of social media. Back then, we bought magazines and hung up posters in our rooms. Most may know I never did that with Warrior, the posters that is. A little more is in my book Spirit and Belief. Kids today seem to flock to those celebs at much younger ages too. I thought I was young at 10 and felt very intimidated. No regrets about not sharing much in those days. Some girls got teased sometimes if it wasn’t that “acceptable” person which some of mine were not. I would like a few that my friends did but not too often.

I hope none of you regret who you liked back then and maybe a part of you still does. 😉For this list, they’re good guys in my book but Warrior is in that rebel category all by himself. It doesn’t matter if it’s T.V., the movies, music, sports, or anything else. They are yours to like but just be prepared if those emotions take over sometimes. My kids don’t share this part of their lives with me but if they ever do, Mama knows… Mama knows… If it lasts, there’s a reason and my rebel Warrior has always been there in some way. I thank all the other guys too for teaching me to be ME!

P. S. I WILL be watching WMVI around my bday of course! That became a pattern too… 💙👏🏻💪🏻

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