Woman’s March

Posted in Life with tags , , on January 22, 2017 by darkjade68

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Love’s More Important Than Ever Right Now

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Arabian Nights

Posted in Life, Movie, Writing with tags , on January 21, 2017 by darkjade68

This Came On My Pandora, Kinda Made My Day

How To Overcome Frustration: 3 Simple But Effective Steps

Posted in Life with tags , on January 20, 2017 by darkjade68

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(ORIGINAL ARTICLE POSTED HERE)

An Interesting Article I Came Across

Frustration. It winds you up and can take so much out of you.

Because it not only sucks energy but also distracts you and can steal quite a bit of time.

So what can you do?

Well, sometimes that frustration can actually be a positive and can give you a new idea or angle on things. Or it can give you the power to keep going just a little bit more until you reach your goal.

But when you start going in circles, when the frustration just makes you mad or your mind foggy and the day is starting to slip through your fingers then there are steps you can take.

There are ways to turn such a state of mind or day around.

Into something better. Into something more helpful. And into something that will make you feel better again.

Step 1: Be here now.

When you are frustrated then you are often somewhere in the future in your mind. Somewhere you wish you would be. Or you are reliving a stumble or failure from your past.

Snap out of those headspaces and calm down by focusing your mind and attention on what is now, right here at this moment.

You can do so by for example:

  • Focusing on your breathing. Sit down, close your eyes and just focus on the air going and out of your nose for 1-2 minutes. Take calm and slightly deeper breaths than usual and breathe with your belly and not your chest.
  • Focus on what is around you at this time. The sun shining in through your window. The kids playing out in the street and the cars and people going by. The smells and feeling of the clothes and warmth of the sun on your skin. Do this for 1-2 minutes to get your attention back to the present moment.

Step 2: Appreciate what you do have.

After you have pulled your attention back to where it can be most helpful focus it on what is still positive in your life.

The quickest and easiest way to do so is to focus it on appreciating what you do have.

A favorite of mine during this step is the important things we may sometimes take for granted.  Like for instance:

  • A warm home and a roof over your head.
  • Plenty of drinkable water.
  • Not having to go hungry.
  • Access to the internet.
  • Your friends and family.

Spend a few minutes on this and you’ll find much to be grateful for.

Step 3: Focus on what you can do right now.

With your attention in the present moment and your mood a more grateful and positive one it is now time to get constructive about what frustrates you.

You can do that by asking yourself:

What is one small step I can take right now to improve this situation?

It may be to see what you can learn from what frustrates you and to try another path towards your goal.

Or it could be to try one more time and to keep going (because not all things in life will come to you the first, second or third time you try).

Or it could be you simply realizing that you may have taken on a bit much lately or things have been tough and that you need to take this evening or a few days to just relax, take care of yourself and perhaps simplify a bit.

So that you can recharge and then get back into moving towards what you want out of your life in a more focused way.

Thanks Obama

Posted in Writing with tags , on January 20, 2017 by darkjade68

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“White Jade” Possible Crowd Funder Rewards

Posted in Writing on January 19, 2017 by darkjade68

Crowd Funder Possibilities! Let me know what you think

Legends Productions

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I’ve Reached A Point Where I Need To Determine What Our Crowd Funder Rewards Will Be

Many Will Also Include A Producing Credit!

Here Are The Possibilities So Far!

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“Whit Jade” Scene Prints

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Or

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“White Jade” Comic Book Page Prints

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“White Jade” Baseball Hat (Black/Blue Font)

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“White Jade” Nayoko Hoodie (White)

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“White Jade” Ti Li Hoodie Sweatshirt (Grey or White)

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Black & Red Bokken Sword (Practice Katana)

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“White Jade” Nayoko Red or Black Jacket

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“White Jade” Detective Ben Wayne Trench Coat

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I’m Considering Purchasing This Pretty Expensive Motorcycle Helmet, Then Giving It To A Significant Contributor

It Won’t Be Used A Lot In The Series, But Will Add A Serious Punch To The Scenes

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These Are My Ideas So Far

Curious What My Cast, Crew And Followers Think

And Any Ideas Any Of You Might Have!

Let Me Know!

Here, Or EMail Me @ jameslegendsproductions@gmail.com

Thanks For Your Interest…

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How To Re-Parent Your Broken Inner Child

Posted in Family, Life, Psychology, Writing with tags , on January 15, 2017 by darkjade68

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(The Title Of This Post Comes From An Article I Was Just Reading, Which You Can Find HERE)

It wasn’t until this year, at age 48, that I finally began to consciously feel the fact that my dad left when I was two-ish

More than that, my parents got back together a couple years later and tried again to no avail

At the time he left the second time, I was glad

I remember thinking that they weren’t a good match

Growing up with a single mom was a powerful, amazing thing

Sure, it wasn’t perfect… Mainly because there were times when my brother and I were home alone

But she really loved us, and showed it

But now at 48, a few months after losing my Third Uncle out of Four

I find myself running out of Father-ish figures in my life

My last post was about Leonard Nimoy who I really admired

When he passed, I do believe I lost one of the Men I looked up to/admired to in my life

And it affected me a lot

But after losing this Third Uncle, who I really didn’t see very much during my life

But got along well with, and always kinda knew he was out there

I’ve hit a point that I think I have some healing to do in this area

Growing up without my Dad around, I always felt I adapted, as humans can do to a degree, and thus didn’t really need one

My mom has been with her Boyfriend for the last 39 years

And he and I are very close

But she told him, and any men she dated right from the start, not to parent us

And so, though I admire her boyfriend very much

He generally never Fathered me

On a Creative and Spiritual Level during the last 15 years, I’ve had a lot of growth

But in other ways, I’ve had some difficult things I’ve been dealing with

Namely some Anxiety issues

And though I had some serious breakthroughs last year

By the end of October last year, I found myself having to deal with them more again

Mainly, I suspect, due to several very stressful situations that were going on

Including losing my Uncle

I’ve been giving myself time to Heal…

And I have Healed greatly

But, like I say, just during this first part of the year I’ve come to realize more and more how much not having an emotional available father in my life is

I have had my Dad in my life my whole life…

But it’s a certain kind of relationship

One where we love, and like one another

But also one where I don’t feel he really knows me all that well

And now he’s 77, and I really don’t feel there’s any point in trying to convey this to him

He’s battling with being older I feel

And is doing the best he can

I used to call him every week or two, just to keep in touch

But that has become harder recently

Anyway…

The pain I’ve been feeling is very real in regards to all of this

And I am doing the best I can to cope, heal, and grow

Thanks for Reading/Listening

Hopefully some of you out there can relate

PICTURE CREDIT – Inner Child

DarkJade-

Leonard Nimoy As I Remember Him… Warm, Philosophical… A Poet

Posted in Life, Writing with tags , , on January 14, 2017 by darkjade68

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I am convinced

I am convinced
That if all mankind
Could only gather together
In one circle
Arms on each other’s shoulders
And dance, laugh and cry
together
Then much
of the tension and burden
of life
Would fall away
In the knowledge that
We are all children

 

Needing and wanting
Each other’s
Comfort and
Understanding
We are all children
Searching for love

by LEONARD NIMOY

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I watched the Documentary, “For The Love Of Spock” on NETFLIX tonight

Something I have looked forward since I heard his son was going to make it

In fact I followed him on Twitter and Facebook so I could keep up with the Updated in regards to the Production

But after seeing it, though it is good, and full of tons of Clips, History and Interviews

What I got from Leonard Nimoy wasn’t really present in the Production

There were periods where Leonard and his son weren’t all that close, and though this process I know was healing for him, and though they were close towards the end of his life, it’s just not the same as truly admiring someone for 40 years, which I have

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Beginning with SPOCK

I truly and always loved the Spock Character

He was my favorite, and the main reason that I followed both the Original show when it was ReSyndicated in the 70’s, and the Films

That kind of Depth of Character is Extremely Rare

Leonard Truly Shined Through

THE DIRECTOR

I then came to admire him as a Director

Particularly because I planned on being a Director myself

PHILOSOPHER & POET

But more than anything I admired his Philosophical Nature, and Poetic Soul

During the last year or so of his life I actually followed him on Twitter

He was a warm, giving soul

I suppose I don’t have much more to say… Only that he was one of my Favorite Human Beings of all time

Right there with David Bowie and Robin Williams

All three of which we lost in the last couple years

I’m looking at books on Amazon right now, and though I do want to read Leonard Nimoy’s “I Am Spock” Book…

I am tempted to get William Shatner’s “Leonard” book… Just so I can hear about Leonard from someone who knew him for 50 years

Because Leonard is very humble, and even he may not have truly appreciated himself as much as some of us out there

Thanks for Reading

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