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Saying Too Much often yields to A Setup

In Communication, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on December 10, 2018 at 8:19 am

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A genius R.E.M. once said:

Oh, life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no, I’ve said too much
I set it up…”


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A wise Qui once said:

“Stop talking
and focus on your walking.

Things will never let up
if you’re constantly trying to “setup.”

Whatever crazy off-the-cuffs that you want to divvy — DON’T DO IT.
Your future is always in the building stages – please don’t screw it.

I suggest we zip our lips, raise our arms and waive mo.’
I suggest working on an unspoken vibe; taking notes from PEYO:


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Peyo says nothing at all and wordless compassion is the perfect ‘get up.’
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee. From blah-conversation please do break free to avoid a future setup.”

TMJ and Surgery Day

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on December 8, 2018 at 9:20 am
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Surgery was on the lower rather than on the top.  EASY!

Ever since April of this year, I have been bracing for Winter, when I would have oral surgery. Braces were installed on my teeth in April and the journey began to correct my lower crossbite issue.

I entered into this journey knowing full well that braces would not solve my TMJ issues and that my Oral Surgeon had suggested Double-Jaw surgery; taking a hacksaw to the roof of my mouth to move my upper teeth forward just a bit and then sustain the position with titanium screws. This procedure would leave me with a more perfect “bite” position and a more perfect bite may help lessen my TMJ symptoms, that include chronic pain in the face, neck, & shoulders, and 7-day migraines. It’s also good for yielding a limited ability to open your mouth for food or otherwise.

After doing extensive research and traveling the states looking for a TMJ resolve, I found that there is none. Not even surgery is a fool-proof way to halt the pain associated with involuntary teeth-grinding. Still, I was willing to give it a go, knowing full well there would be an 8-week recovery that includes no solid food for about 4 of those weeks. Which is precisely why I went all in on Halloween and Thanksgiving. I knew Christmas would catch my mouth wired and the pounds melting off, as my body will decide to eat its own fat because my mouth will be pizza deprived.

I’ve had plenty of time to think about surgery. If not in April when they installed my brace, then how about in September when I started to get this lovely underbite? It’s quite noticeable.

A few weeks ago I woke up and didn’t want to have surgery anymore. It just dawned on me that TMJ has a whole host of pains associated with it including 7-day migraine sessions. Why then would I add to my pains the 8-weeks of healing from major a surgery that still may not resolve the TMJ?  Post-Double-Jaw surgery its very common to start having “seasonal pains” where the screws are bolted.  Seasonal pains!? I researched the cons of wearing titanium and I don’t feel the pros outweigh the cons for me. I do not want to add to my pain bank during my sincere effort to lessen it by having surgery. What can be done at this point? I began to wish that I had more teeth on the upper row to override my new protruding underbite. I wished hard.

No manifestation.

I took my ideas to my Orthodontist a week ago and shared my regenerative wish with one of her assistants who replied, “That’s easy to do; to make your top teeth fit slightly over the bottom teeth. But it’s a cosmetic procedure, and not comparable to surgery.” The Orthodontist came in and clarified that by removing two of my molars from the right and left side of my lower teeth would resolve the underbite situation cosmetically but won’t heal me of TMJ.

NEWS FLASH,” I yelled out! “That’s exactly what my surgeon said:  “Surgery may or may not heal me of the TMJ issue.””

So what’s the difference?” The Orthodontist left the decision completely up to me.

Life is about choices. There will be blood – one way or another, but it doesn’t have to be by hacksaw.

Eureka!

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So I had mouth surgery the other day.
I forwent the hacksaw for a two-tooth parlay.

Call me cosmetic, call me simple, but I won’t be crappy.
Not succumbing to titanium screws is what’s making me happy.

Now, I will have to wear these braces for another year.
But at least my skull will be originally intact; ear-to-ear.

Now I just have to do something about all of that Halloween candy and Thanksgiving dressing that I ate.
Good thing I’m feeling Invictus; I can control my calories. I can control my fate.

I’m exercising today. It’s a beautiful morning, I’ll start with brushing my teeth,
I’m Qui
Dealing with TMJ; braces yield fewer migraines and there’ll be no hacksaw for me.

Oui-Oui!!!

Perhaps we met in a past life…

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Video on December 3, 2018 at 5:20 am

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What is it that keeps us attracted to a persons spirit long after our physical relationship has ended? What then keeps you connected and caring for them years after you have both gone your way?

I ponder such things because one of my closest and most dear friends within whom I trust, was initially my boyfriend when I was 15, in the 10th grade and we are tight today – as if 10th grade yesterday. Like myself, he was an honor student and I had a crush on his brain. Today, I am happy to report that his brain is still quite attractive and somehow he is still single. We broke up because he was insubordinate to one of our academic instructors and stormed out of the building during a standardized testing session. I threatened that if he exited those doors, it would be over between us. He proceeded to exit and we were officially over.  We weren’t romantic so I was referring to our friendship. Boy, was I ever wrong?

So, the other day I was talking to him (whom I refer to as a best friend), and I casually inquired as to ‘why we get along so well,’ he confidently responded, “because we met before, in a past life.”

Do what? What an interesting thing to say, and what’s more, I think he may be right. We have an unspoken vibe. I am not a person that trusts easily, and I always lead with my gut. My solar plex is rarely disturbed when he is in my presence via phone or in person. I don’t ever have to “put on” for him. I’d like to think that he’s ultra fantastic and that’s why we click like we do. But I know several ultra fantastic people and I do not click with them like I click him.

What is this “past life” business? Do you ever wonder if you had one?

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I have been with the same partner since I was 17-years old.
We learned of each other when our self-worth was weightier than gold.

We knew no shame so we bared our true souls.
I wonder if we had a past life, that my conscience doesn’t know?

He’s a cool dude and we have the most innocent of begins.
He’s also cool with my ex-beau being one of my best friends.

I feel an Infinity spin.

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Not long ago I met a man at Senior Taco who was about eighty years old,
I chatted-him-up like I knew him; he called me an old soul.

Before I left the restaurant he asked me if we knew each other followed by wide eyes.
I responded off-the-cuff, “Perhaps we did good sir – in another lifetime.”

He stood in awe. I smiled, got into my car an drove away.
That run-in has vividly stuck with me until this very day.

What made me say that? I didn’t foresee it.
What made him stand there in recollect? As if he did believe it.

Hm. Interesting indeed. Yesterday draws  a smile and yields me wide-eyed,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, on you I am sweet. Perhaps we met in a past life.

5-4-3-2-1, Action!

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on November 30, 2018 at 5:28 pm

whats-up-scary-movie-spoofWhat’s up, what’s up, what’s up?
Does this evening have you feeling like LOVE?

Mine does. It is beautiful and chilly in this place where I sit.
I’m near a window, it’s perfect to compose a Griot spit.

So I am.
Last week did you eat enough turkey, beef or ham?
Are you working it off today? I surely am.

2018 has been good to me so far,
minus the political petty and food in my belly
the Science of Cinematography is the star.

I love filmmaking! We just wrapped at 5,
and kinfolk I’m here to tell you that I feel all-the-way-live.

I think I’ll mingle with good company tonight,
grab a couple of drinks and maybe a bite.

But I didn’t want to do any of the such
without stopping by and sharing some of this LOVE!

Ain’t nothing like enjoying life to-the-fullest and hugging your passions,
I’m Qui
Good evening to thee. 5-4-3-2-1, carry-on and let’s make some more ACTION!

Let’s start at Pappadeaux’s!

 

Frame your day After you Meditate

In Comedy, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on November 11, 2018 at 10:13 am

Terry-Crews-curious.gifIf you’re asking me, “Why Qui? Do what?
I sincerely wish for you to experience more love.

If you can think more of yourself, others will have no choice but to.
Rest in knowing God created, loves and resides inside of you.

Know without a doubt that your life is worth the living.
And when you’re a casualty of people who fall short –
please don’t let that stop you from love-giving.

Every day upon your initial awake,
take 5-10 minutes to pray and meditate.

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Do it once a day and you may find that you crave more.
I’m Qui
I keep clarity in my life by activating silence at my core.

Don’t let the life-of-the-day run you.
Acknowledge your life first and journey the day through.
Mindful framing can work wonders for me and you.

BOO’d UP

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 1, 2018 at 10:37 am

good-friends-knowledge-funGood afternoon Sweetie! Naturally, I ate too much candy last night,
though it was the fudge striped cookies that just didn’t do me right.

Did you celebrate Halloween last night? Unfortunately, I didn’t get a chance to.
No mimic-dress up for me – I was filming Roll B for a degree that I’m in pursuit.

I did dress “the part;” though, not quite one with bite, ghoul or ghost.
My fashion stroll was for the sake of the Cut Away roll – I stuck to the scripts wardrobe.

And not one kid knocked on my do’. That was truly the scary part.
I know Halloween isn’t my neighborhood’s scene – still I’m a kid at heart.

Oh! And of course, I was BOO’d UP.
I had a little something-something going on in the cut. 😉

But like I said no ghouls, goblins, or ghosts.
So, BIG UPS to the guy who held the boom mic pole.
Thank you, dear sir –  you’re a very kind soul. 😀

So then why am I just coming around, if I stayed in all night?
While I was asleep, my stomach and those darn cookies had a fight.

Those cookies are my favorite, el KEEBLER FUDGE STRIPES.
If those cookies are the culprit, I’m facing yet another fright.
I mean, come on man! I just bought those cookies last night.

I digress.
It’s not a must to consume cookies – I guess.
New comprehension; I accept and confess.

What about you, BOO? What have you got UP for today?
I’m Qui
I’m woke and ready to go post watching Oprah in the G-A.

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COZY-UP to the Idea of Good coming for you, in your cut.
Then MARRY the Idea and you’re officially BOO’d UP.

Good Luck.
Much Love.
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Life is A Game – Are you a Player

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on October 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

If Life is A Game and we are all participating players,
let it be a game of teams and put me with Oprah and Shawn Achor.

Shawn’s POV is quite giving and I’m a positively charged taker.
Please tell me that you know of TED’s friend, Mr. Shawn Achor:

POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY” and “how we look at the human brain”
are topics that I’m interested in – I’ll definitely hop that train.

I’m an avid TED fan. Every presentation comprehended shapes another fun day.
Shawn tends to frequent places that I value. Did you hear him on SUPER SOUL SUNDAY?

If you missed the original OWN TV broadcast back in 2014
I have posted the audio portion because I can’t find the interview scene.

It’s good stuff that you can grasp and build upon.
Have a life watermark? This is something you can focus and heal-on.

The thrill of anything non-real is a fad with an epically short wick.
But see, Shawn, TED, and Oprah seem to cleave to good and… it sticks!

Good takes root in the heart, warms the soul, and radiates through your physical glow.
I’m Qui
And life is a game that must be played, live every day yielding your best show.

You are the captain of your vessel.
Where whilst your ship go?

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Your move…

WHAT IT DO

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on October 26, 2018 at 3:29 pm


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I’m down with it. Are you?
In a few days, we’ll be in a position to do
WHAT IT DO.

I pray that we are all on one accord
Lest there be a future that we cannot afford.

Don’t even of think of not participating; don’t get bored.
I need you to Do WHAT IT DO for our future to prosper and soar.

Don’t Burn Out – DO Turn Out


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It’s the weekend baby, let’s preserve, community-serve, and have fun,
I’m Qui
saying, “Oui-Oui! I’m down for a little 7/11!
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This Stuff Right Here…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2018 at 5:29 am
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Yes, THIS.  😀

There’s so much to say, let’s wrap this up quick:
I suppose we could start on the VOTING Tip.

Make plans now to get out and vote on November 6.
Democrats are the choice if you’re concerned about care when you’re sick.

Our Republican friends
want the ACA to end.

Repealing the Affordable Care Act will take us back to the begin
when pre-existing conditions kept sick folks from getting in

on an insurance plan that they could possibly afford.
Mitch says if Dems don’t win —  healthcare repeal efforts will soar.

Hm. I just wanted to start out with that little bit. Please marinate on it and vote.
Don’t just turn out to the polls by yourself but bring your beloved kinfolk.

Voter suppression is real.
Be sure to turn out to let the governing body know how you feel.

This country is being divided-up on purpose. Let us recognize and heal.
It’s Friday, my usual get-live day, yet I want to talk about This Stuff Right Here.

I want to talk about you and me.
Where we are and where we want to be.
Tell me.

Please don’t fall victim to thinking that your vote won’t make a difference.
Ask Big 44. It matters so much, he made a few mentions:

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YOU MATTER and regardless of your message I want to hear from you.
I will understand you loud and clear after the tallied totals come through.

Dear beloved Americans: regardless of our differences, I am counting on you.
We didn’t see eye-to-eye in 2016; let’s unite on the white between the red and the blue:
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The topic of  America’s position on human rights at this time — is dark and lousy.
The prez debates while he waits on reports from the Turkish – Consulate, Saudi.

A WaPo journalist’s life has been brutally lost.
But a big contract from Saudi could be an adequate cost?

I paraphrased but didn’t make up the intended sentiment.
The price of getting away with murder is enough money being spent.

It’s nothing new that true history has not previously fed —
It’s just quite remarkable that it’s what the sitting prez said.

Yes-Yes! This Stuff Right Here is a sum that I could not make up.
If I did you’d cry fiction and tell me to wake the crux up.

I’m awake. Are you?
Let your intentions be true.

I need you to come through, to be encouraged with no fear.
I’m Qui
Imploring you to read up on the VOTE, and go to the polls
to change-up This Stuff Right Here.

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