Jam Du Jour : John Lennon – Imagine

A new friend of mine, introduced me to this song a few minutes ago and I just had to share! I’ve heard this song before, but not really concentrated on the lyrics. This song is right on time for me!

When listening, close your eyes and feel the words.

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New Thought

It is so easy for me to get dressed. I always pick the perfect thing to wear.

(Louise L Hay,  I Can Do It 2014)

I was almost hesitant about posting this.  I was thinking how this affirmation was not as inspirational as other affirmations I’ve posted in the past. However, I started thinking about how I have absolutely no issues with picking out what I wear daily. I used to be the person spending minutes in the closet, but not anymore. I’m free spirited, I wear whatever the hell I feel like wearing!

No stress, and I’m cute!

Is it easy for you to get up and get dressed?

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Update!!

I just started training, Special Needs Kids Yoga Training! My schedule will be a little off for the next 7 days. The review on Being Mary Jane S1E5, will be posted by Tuesday morning. May Cause Miracles week 3 recap will be posted  on 2/25/14 and May Cause Miracles week 4, will begin 3/4/14.  The review on the Texas Yoga Conference will be released on the first Tuesday of March (3/4/14), to be featured in “Virgin Tuesday”.

Bare with me, while I concentrate on this very special yoga training!

Miracles & Blessings,

Namaste y’all! 😉

** Sooooooo, after long contemplative thinking, I decided to stop reviewing Being Mary Jane. I’ll still be watching, however I can’t give the attention to it, when I have so much to share about other things!

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I’m Blending Every Damn Thing!

#ImBlendingEveryDamnThing

Honeydew Melon

Spinach

Blueberries

Bananas

Almond Coconut Milk

Flaxseeds

Chia Seeds

Wheat Grass Shot

#ImBlendingEveryDamnThing

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Being Mary Jane: S1E4 Mixed Messages

I LOVE the opening of the episodes, they are soooooo fun and exciting! They keep you on edge for what’s coming next!!

So all the ladies that participated in the GNI (Girls Night In), opened up the episode with GNO (Girls Night Out). Jamming with the girls on the dance floor in a nightclub, clearly all the ladies were having all the fun! In the middle of jamming, Mary Jane pauses to text Andre, “Are we still hooking up later?” Drinks continue to flow, more partying with the ladies, and then Mary Jane receives a text back from Andre, “I don’t think so. I’m stuck at home”.

*See this is the shit I was talking about! I feel like if Andre wants Mary Jane so bad, why the hell is he still at home? Oh, for the kids? This is so not a fair situation!! Andre totally wants to have his cake and eat it too, but then some times I feel like he is really over his wife! I’m totally confused, and so is Mary Jane.

Andre receives a text from Mary Jane, “Let me know, I’m still out with the girls”, and as he checking the message, Avery is looking at him from afar. It’s almost as if Avery knows that he’s texting Mary Jane.

*I know it sucks to be her right now, she has to be on high alert with Andre’s ass, worrying about if Mary Jane is texting him, calling him, and sexing him. Now, Andre and Avery are cozy on two separate couches. Avery on one couch with son in her lap. Andre on the other couch with daughter on his chest. Avery asks Andre if he has to leave and he tells her no. They continue to speak to each other with hardly any eye contact about the kids wanting to watch a specific movie with the both of them, but fell asleep before it ended. Avery insists that maybe its because the kids just wanted Andre to be home.

Weekly Quote:

A woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself”

-Susan B. Anthony

Mary Jane & Kara

Mary Jane wakes up suddenly from an unexpected doze off, to see Kara next to her, on her laptop. Mary Jane asked Kara what she was doing and why she’s at her house. Kara explained that she was checking her messages from a dating website and no one was at her house. Kara asked Mary Jane’s opinion of how a certain guy on the dating website looked, which lead to a conversation about Kara hooking up with the latino intern, Carlos. Kara’s concern is that she doesn’t want Carlos to think that their hook-up is an easy way to get his green card. That’s when Mary Jane mentions “paranoia”, stating, “we’re all paranoid about something”. Kara asks Mary Jane about her profile on the same dating website she’s on, but Mary Jane claimed the profile is only for research.

*HMMMMMMMMM!!!

Kara tells Mary Jane that she needs to admit that she is just like the rest of the world, trying to find LOVE online and possibly still stuck on David (DO NOT ANSWER). Kara finds Mary Jane’s profile and they log in together to see what’s really up! Mary Jane ends up having 12 new messages and one from a nice looking professor. Mary Jane is apprehensive in her approach to even being open to the possibility of dating other men and says, “he’s probably married or has a secret family”.

*That was pretty much an undertone dis to the situation she’s in with Andre. Karma in language, Kara repeats to Mary Jane, “we’re all paranoid about something”. Mary Jane gets up and tells Kara to delete the professor, but behind Mary Jane’s back, Kara doesn’t, and proceeds to respond to the professor as if she is Mary Jane.

Mary Jane

Mary Jane in the bed with a head board full of quotes on post-its, which reminded me of an instagram post I laughed at recently, where there was a bed completely covered with post-its and the caption read, “Mary Jane  Gonna Have Girls Like…..”

Guess who’s interests is piqued? That’s right! Mary Jane, surprisingly, is chatting online with the professor that Kara was suppose to delete. Mary Jane glances at her phone to see if Andre texted, and of course not, it only displayed the last couple of messages that she texted with no answer back. Seeing that, gives her a little courage to continue to move on with Mr. Professor, asking him to tell her something that isn’t in his profile.

Andre

His ass!!! I’m so irritated with his character right now! I’m not really understanding why he’s still sleeping in the same house as the person he claims to not want to be with anymore!

His alarm wakes his ass up, in what looks like, a separate bedroom from his wife at 5am. I’m thinking that he’s gonna get up, possibly check on his kids, then get his ass ready for work. Instead, he gets in on his side of the bed with his wife.

I’m totally mad and confused at this point!

Avery feels him come in, grabs her pillow and situates her pillow and head on his body. It was a little unclear at first, seeing what she was doing until, the expression on his face read it all. She’s trying to perform fellatio, but with a pillow? So Andre, gets completely turned off and asks Avery what the hell she is doing. Avery responded with, “Isn’t that what you say you always want? To wake up with me going down on you?” But Andre says the same exact thing that I was thinking, “but you’re using a pillow!” Avery claims that the pillow was used because her neck was hurting!

What?!

Who does that?!

Mary Jane

Just wrapping up a segment about Poverty in America, Mary Jane is a little bit happier today than she is on most days on the set, and so is Kara. Kara greets and compliments Mary Jane on her interview, and tells her the good news, that she just finalized the format for the new Bradley Hour. Switching gears, Mary Jane tells Kara that if she’s going to pretend to be her online, she should know that she doesn’t use internet slang, like lol! Kara laughs it off, but totally wants Mary Jane to spill the beans on the conversation between her and the professor. Mary Jane left Kara, literally, desperate for juicy details!

Nichelle calls Mary Jane for a big favor, to have her speak at her luncheon. Apparently, the key note speaker, canceled on Nichelle and Mary Jane was her next person in line with such short notice. Nichelle pleads with Mary Jane, telling her that she has over 100 mentors and menthes, coming to the luncheon and she needs her! Being the great friend she is, Mary Jane accepts.

Mary Jane calls Kara into her office, and tells her to close the door, as if something is about to go down. Mary Jane asks Kara if she’s still sleeping with “Carlos the intern” and Kara says yes. Hella funny, Mary Jane says that she can’t tell if Carlos is giving off that Marc Anthony-waif, but a little dainty, or if he’s flat out giving off that Ricky Martin vibe! “I don’t know if his merengue is a little like lemon meringue. If a fight breaks out, you might have to jump in!”. She then tells Kara that she might want to have Mark check him out to see if he’s gay, because he’s checked out all the men she’s dated, including David! What?! LOL!! Now, we have our gay guy friends checking to see if the men we’re dating are gay?! OMG, hilarious!! But oooops, Kara does’t know that Mark is gay and Mary Jane just kinda told Kara that he’s gay!!

Mary Jane & Family

Niecey is filtering Mary Jane’s message system so the “unwanted winks” don’t come through. Mary Jane asks Niecey about the relationship between her and her almost absent baby’s father, Dante. Niecey, claims that every thing is good. Mary Janes digs deep, only because she is concerned, asking if Dante is still dating his other baby’s mother. Niecy, lashes out at Mary Jane, saying that her and Dante don’t speak about the other girl. Just then, a scream comes from the other room, sounding like it’s Helen. The whole family rushes in to see what’s wrong with Helen. She tells them that her diamond bracelet is missing.

Oh, shit! Automatically, I thought it was Patrick, because you know he relapsed from the last episode. So Helen, is hysterical and crying, because her diamond bracelet is missing and she wanted to wear it to the gala. Dad tells everyone to look everywhere in the house for the bracelet and they all leave out Helen’s room. That’s when the fishiness, occurs. Helen stops crying immediately, giving the feeling that she’s being sneaky or wants extra attention.

Mary Jane

In bed with Andre, Mary Jane is watching her interview she did with the tea party strategist, discussing Poverty in America. Mary Jane turns to Andre and asks to share his opinion. He does, he shares, and that leads to “what he likes” about her. Gazing at her, he tells her that she has this thing that she does with her eyebrows. She goes into the face quickly, raising one eyebrow up, scowling, and grinning. Andre says, he calls it “the Mary Jane serious face”, and says it’s intimidating. They playfully straddle each other, then Andre busts out laughing!! Intrigued by his hearty laugh, Mary Jane tries to get Andre to open up about what’s so funny. He tells her it’s nothing, but Mary Jane insists that nothing is not an option, she wants to know what is so funny.

Andre is hesitant at first, but proceeds to tell her how earlier AVERY ATTEMPTED TO GIVE HIM HEAD, BUT WITH A PILLOW!!!! Are you so freakin’ serious, right now?! Really, Andre?! Immediately, Mary Jane is hot, not wanting to hear about Andre getting oral sex from his wife, especially when Andre is suppose to be sleeping in a different room! So as he telling this story, he laughs it off saying that it was the laziest head ever. Mary Jane is pissed! She asked if he was sleeping in the guest room, and this fool tells her yes he is, but it’s complicated. So they get into this argument, because Mary Jane feels like he’s a liar and an asshole for sleeping with the both of them, and he’s mad at Mary Jane because she just told him that he could say anything, he can speak about anything with her.

Do men really think like that? Seriously? Like, when we tell you to tell us everything, do you really think that means EVERY DETAIL? You can tell when people can handle certain conversations, based on how open you are with them. From the way I see it, Mary Jane and Andre are not close enough to be talking about something so sensitive. The timing, it’s just not right yet. So Mary Jane inserts a loophole. “Since we can tell each other anything, you should know I’m dating.” Uh oh, Andre is mad now! Sternly, he tells her she’s not dating. Mary Jane gives a great “Kanye shrug” and says, “we can tell each other anything, AND I’m not lazy, I give it my all”

Mary Jane and Family

Ugh, so Helen thinks that Patrick’s wife, Tracy, stole the diamond bracelet. Tracy is furious, pleading to Patrick, about how she did not steal Helen’s bracelet. Tracy wants Patrick to handle it in  a way that takes the pressure off Tracy, which is Tracy’s truth, but Mary Jane tells Tracy that the timing isn’t right. Mary Jane asks Tracy to leave, but Patrick tells Tracy not to pay her any mind. Tracy is livid, claiming she’s done, and leaves out of the room. Patrick is now heated. Mary Jane tells Patrick that Helen doesn’t like Tracy being at the house all the time, but Patrick so not hearing it, saying that Tracy is family, she’s Asia’s mother.

Tracy decides to plead her case to Helen. She tells her that she cares about Helen despite the fact that she knows that Helen doesn’t like her, and that she did not steal her bracelet. Helen, just looked at her, stone-cold, and then interjected with, “I’ve tried to be civil with you for Asia’s sake, but you just can’t take a hint. I don’t feel comfortable with you in my house. I believe you took my bracelet because of your past drug addictions.” Tracy explains to her that her and Patrick share the same addiction, why wouldn’t she think it was Patrick. “Because he’s my son and I don’t believe he did it.”, Helen said Tracy storms out of the house with Asia.

Kara & Mark

Kara is trying to get Mark to agree with minor self changes, but like always he’s just not with it. Kara tells him to take his jacket off, Mark doesn’t and won’t take the jacket off. Kara tells him to walk, Mark walks, however it’s not good enough for Kara. She then blurts out that his walk is gay, which makes Mark suspicious, wondering if she knows he’s gay and if so, who told him.

Mary Jane  &  Sean 

Mary Jane shows up to a restaurant to meet her online date, Sean (played by Wayne Brady). There seemed to be some cute little chemistry between them, while they played the get-to-know-you-better game. However, it was interrupted too many times by text messages from Niecy, Mark, and Kara. Niecey thinks that her dad (Patrick) and Tracy are breaking up, Mark questions Mary Jane about telling Kara he’s gay, and Kara admits that she kinda let it slip out that Mark is gay. Mary Jane attempts to have a nice dinner date with Sean, but her phone is going off with message after message, which makes Shawn kindly excuse himself for the night.     Shawn tells her that his buddy owns the restaurant, the tab is on him, and for Mary Jane to call him when her life calms down a bit.

Mary Jane at the Luncheon

Nichelle ushers Mary Jane to her seat, all while thanking her for showing up on short notice. Nichelle sits Mary Jane at a table full of Atlanta chapter board members, who all LOVE her show. One by one, they each tell her how grateful they are to have Mary Jane show up at the luncheon on such short notice. The seat next to her is empty, which prompts Mary Jane to leave her purse there, but not if the seat is taken. One of the board members, tells Mary Jane that the empty seat is reserved for their top financial donor, who raised 1.7 million for Girls, Inc. Mary Jane thinks, that’s impressive and checks her phone for a text message that came through from Mark. Mark, apparently, has been trying to contact Mary Jane about the “gay” slippage but she’s dodging his calls. Just then, the top financial donor comes to take her seat, next to Mary Jane, and guess who it is?

Avery Daniels

AWKWARD

As Mary Jane is going through her notes, the ladies are discussing “law talk”, which leads to Avery bringing up  her husband’s affair. Avery tells the ladies that she found out her husband was cheating on her through his mistress. This juicy piece of gossip stuns the ladies and even Mary Jane, because Mary Jane doesn’t know Avery’s motive behind bringing up the affair at that moment. Avery puts Mary Jane on the spot, telling her she’s knowledgeable about things like this and asking how she should handle this. Surprised, but at the same time composed, Mary Jane strengthens up and says, “maybe I would up my sex game!”

LOL!!

That breaks the tensions around the table! Mary Jane goes in further with some facts, stating that the #2 reason why men cheat is because of bad sex, years and years of bad sex! One of the ladies from the table asks Mary Jane the #1 reason why men cheat, and Mary Jane tells them all, that men just simply fall out of LOVE with their wives. But, then she turns to Avery and says, “I’m not saying that happened to you.” So, Avery comes back with, “I read somewhere that men rarely, if ever, leave their wife and children for their romp partner”. Most of the ladies loudly agree with Avery. Then Avery tells everyone that her and Andre are in couples therapy, and they’re trying to save their marriage”

WTF?! See this is why I’m so not Team Andre, right now! How are you sleeping with somebody that you care about and who you want to marry, but yet you playing the role with your wife by going to couples therapy? Mixed messages, for real!!! What message is Andre sending Avery by still living in the house with her, playing LOVING dad and husband, and going to couples therapy? What messages is he sending to Mary Jane, by spending all this time with her, and confessing that he wants to make her his wife?

Anyway, so Mary Jane is introduced to speak, with the thought of Avery and Andre’s couple therapy at the forefront of her brain. She strengthens up again, takes the podium and begins speaking not about sisterhood. Instead, she does an impromptu speech to the younger girls about being #2, and being successful. She tells the room that being #2, gives you all the glory at being at the top without the pressure of being #1!

SHADE to Avery, lol!

Mary Jane continues with “the job of being #2, is to figure out what #1 is missing, what they refuse to see, and what they’re doing wrong.”

SHADE to Avery, again, lol!

Mary Jane tells the girls to learn, be patient, and to GET BETTER.

Meanwhile, through the whole speech Avery is tight-lipped and rolling her eyes.

Mary Jane finishes her speech with, “Remember to do the work, because if you don’t, [Kanye shrug], somebody else will.”

AND ONE LAST TIME, SHADE TO AVERY, LOL!

PATRICK & DAD

Dad confronts Patrick about Helen’s bracelet. Patrick tells Dad that he tried to tell Helen that Tracy didn’t steal the bracelet but she’s not really trying to hear it.

You know, Patrick is getting on my nerves. My opinion of him is just that he’s weak. I’m tired of him already.

Dad asks Patrick if he stole the bracelet, because of his past addictions and Patrick actually has the nerve to be thrown off by the questions, as if he should be trusted. So, Dad slides an empty urine cup on the table for Patrick to prove that he’s not taking drugs. Patrick declines, but also admits that he slipped up after 2 years of being clean. He said he got clean the very next day, and went to a meeting for support. So good, I’m glad, that eases my fears that he didn’t steal Helen’s bracelet. If Tracy says she didn’t take the bracelet, and Patrick didn’t take  it, who took the the bracelet?

Mary Jane & Mark

Leaving from her house, Mark meets Mary Jane to speak to her about the “slippage”. She begins to apologize, but he quickly forgives her. Mary Jane is so shocked and surprised at how fast Mark forgave her, that she tells him that she wouldn’t have forgave so easily. Joking, about his gayness, Mark tells Mary Jane “we are evolved creatures” I think he just wanted her to be honest and not dodge him about the “slippage”. Having her as one of his best friends means more to him than losing her over something so small.

Andre & Avery

Andre and Avery are at the first couples therapy session, we’ve all seen. And to be honest, I’m not hating on them going to couples therapy. I just feel like, if their choice is to really work it out, then he needs to stop creeping over Mary Jane’s house. Be working it out with your wife, Andre!!

The therapist mentions the encounter Avery had with Mary Jane, and asks why she is in attendance to the session. Avery feels like she’s invested her life, her career, and her everything to the marriage. She feels that she has a really good man, and doesn’t want to let him go, regardless if he cheats. Avery then compliments Andre on how good of a father and provider he is. The therapists interjects, telling Andre that Avery has picked out quite a few good qualities about him. She proceeds to say that over the last six months, when Andre & Avery first started therapy…….wait, what?!

Six months ago? They’ve been in therapy for six months, trying to work out issues in their marriage. That’s so oxymoronic!! How is he working on his marriage and cheating?! I’m so done with Andre! I hope Mary Jane moves on, soon!

Anyway, so six months ago, Andre made a commitment to the process of couples therapy and the therapist is wondering where his commitment lies at this point, why is he still in therapy. Andre tells the therapist that he doesn’t know why he’s still in couples therapy and that everything that he says in therapy, he’s already said to her.  He says he LOVES Avery, but wants Avery to LOVE him. Avery is disgusted.  Andre turns to Avery, grabs her hand and tells her that he genuinely LOVES her.

And I really felt that, coming from him.

Avery asks him, “Then why are you cheating on me?”

Andre honestly answered, “She sees me, and not the me from 10 years ago,  she sees me now, and she’s fun, and spontaneous”.

LOL, honest, huh?

Avery quickly drops his hand, she didn’t wanna hear all of that!

The therapist reminds Andre that the real heart of the argument is him. So , Andre tells Avery about her “investment”, how she “spruced” him up, how she corrected his grammar, married him despite what her parents thought, and just basically made him the man she wanted him to be, but what about what he’s invested? He states that he studied with her, he cooked for her, he listens to her, he validates every move she makes, everything, which has taken a toll on him. He feels that what he’s been giving to her is not being reciprocated the way he needs it to be. It’s all about learning your partner’s LOVE language. He feels like nothing to her, like he hasn’t paid her back from “marrying below her pay grade”.

WOW, there it is!

Mary Jane & Sean

Yes, a breath of fresh air, to see Mary Jane out on a second date with Shawn. They dig deep in each other’s personal life, even with her phone going off. Putting on her “Oprah hat”, Mary Jane asks Sean, “what did your ex-wife teach you?”

Good question!

Sean says that the biggest lesson his ex-wife taught him was forgiveness. Sean turns the tables, asking Mary Jane “what’s the biggest mistake you even made in a relationship?” Her answer, “falling in LOVE with a married man.” Mary Jane briefly goes into the story of how she found out Andre was married, stepping on his wedding ring.  Shawn tells Mary Jane that there is life after a bad relationship, she just has to keep looking for it!

I think this date is cute!!

Dad & Mom

Dad comes in Helen’s room with her diamond bracelet, he found in the laundry room, hidden under some dirty linen. Now, remember when she first yelled out and discovered it was missing, but when the family left to look for her bracelet, she stopped crying immediately, like how I said something was fishy? Helen claims she didn’t know how the bracelet could’ve gotten there and asked Dad to put it on her wrist.

LOL, BUSTED!!

Dad, asked Helen, why she hid the bracelet? At first, Helen tried to act like she didn’t know what he was talking about so he had to refresh her memory. “You had us running all over the house, kicking Tracy out, getting everybody worked up over nothing.” She admitted that she didn’t want Tracy in her house anymore. Dad was pissed, he left angry at Helen.

Mary Jane

Mary Jane pulls up to her house and receives a text from Sean! He thanked her for silencing her phone on their date and said he had a great time.

She’s all smiles!

But then, Andre’s ass shows up, like he’s been lurking, waiting for her to get home. He claims that he wants her and he LOVES her, and she’s putting up a good front for him too, like she doesn’t want to care about anything he’s saying until he breaks out with, “I’m filing for divorce.” Mary Jane breathes in deeply, holds back a little, had the viewers thinking she was just gonna walk away, and then, NO, she doesn’t. She smiles, gives him a big hug, and now I guess it’s all good between them.

As you can tell, I’m not really happy about how that ended.

But we’ll see what happens tonight on the  2 hour finale of Being Mary Jane!!

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New Thought

 I accept the true function of my body. I accept that I am a messenger for LOVE.

-Gabrielle Bernstein, May Cause Miracles

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New Thought

Today I accept the true function of my body. I accept that my body is an instrument for extending LOVE. As I heal my own perceptions of my body I will realize I am a vessel for sharing LOVE with the world. My healing will be extended into the world.

-Gabrielle Bernstein, May Cause Miracles

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