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About HOWMusic4theMindBodySpirit

Musician, Songwriter/Vocalist, Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach/Mind Body Spirit Coach/ Lightworker/Intuitive and Empath/ Celiac and MS advocate. Lives blissfully with the Love of My Life and our three fur babies... Odie, Sherlock, and Cassie.

Long Time No Blog…





Let me first say Happy New Year to my Readers and Followers!
Life has been truly an adventure since the divorce this past May. I ended up finding/meeting the love of my life, and been in blissful union since. In the past I admit even as a CINHC I wasn’t perfect. I made a lot of bad decisions when it came to my own lifestyle. I now have someone in my life that keeps me in line, motivates, inspires, and is the best therapy a woman like myself could ask for. He is my mirror and holds me accountable and reminds me daily to “know thyself”, one of the eight rules that govern our lives together and individually. Right now we are working on our first book together. The Psychiatrist and The Nutritionist/Health Coach….Sounds like music to my ears.
What are our rules you ask?

Mike and Penny’s 8 Keys to Success

1. Know thy self
· Be honest and true to yourself and others
· Do what you need to do for you
· Do not compromise needs or honesty, no matter what
· Be firm but understanding in communicating those needs

2. Don’t mind the naysayers
· Ignore negativity and criticism
· Do not indulge others’ selfish needs or demands of you

3. Don’t be afraid to fail
· Be courageous and bold, even if you fail brilliantly
· No fear!
· Learn from failure

4. Break the rules (not the laws)
· There are no hard and fast social rules that *must* be followed
· Do and accomplish what others believe you can not, in your own ways. Communication that breaks the rules should be driven by communicating needs (see Rule #1)

5. Eat healthfully
· Eat clean and whole foods
· Limit processed foods, fast food, heavily refined products, caffeine, alcohol, avoid GMO products, too big of meals or inappropriately-sized portions, excess nitrates, fatty foods, carbohydrates, carbonated and sugary beverages, M.S.G. and high sodium products, high fructose and corn syrup, and unnatural sugar substitutes

6. Manage stress level
· Channel positivity
· Ignore negativity
· Clear energy, reset chakras, employ guided meditation

7. Work hard

8. Always give back




Calling 911!!!!



As soon as June 1st came, my life has been one huge whirlwind, and it is not about to stop just yet I know. Since the divorce it has constantly been one thing after the other, and I am not talking negative here, it has been chaotic to say the least. I have some speaking engagements now lined up, and that is great! I have an exam I have to take, and pass before I am able to start this new job. I am a little nervous because it is a very challenging exam, and one you can not really study for. So, prayers and positive vibes for me please on June 17th. I appreciate it. Now, this is the upside of the whirlwind, in addition to me moving out and having my own place once again. I am so excited for that!! I plan to fix it up and make it awesome!

The downside to this whirlwind happened in the middle of the day this past Friday. I was picking up groceries for myself and for my ex. husband, since he can not drive right now, and I thought I got everything on his list. I turn the sheet over and he has a whole page of items!! So after arguing and fighting with him as usual, I went back to the store, but as I was a few feet away, I suddenly hit the ground hard on my hands and knees, if I had not, I would have hit my head AGAIN! Krogers has a ramp that needs to finish being repaired, and that is how it happened. Two lovely souls rush over to me and ask if I am okay and they had to help me up since I was in pain and shook up. I am still recovering from the concussion I had in May, not even a month.

So I go into the store with my grace and swallowing my pride, but in sheer pain. I look down and see my palms are scratched and my left big toe is black from stubbing it on that damn ramp. Everyone saw and it was a bit unnerving, but I just kept smiling and being my happy confident usual self, and managed to get all the groceries at three stores and running errands, and not just for myself. The day before I was out having lunch with my mother, getting my hair cut, and having lots of coffee! I sat down to have my lovely healthy dinner, courtesy of #TastefullyPlated, when all of a sudden I became very sleepy, nauseous, and my head was pounding so bad I could not even think. I called my mother and couldn’t get her, and panic came over me, and so I called and talked to the pharmacist where she works, and they told me call 911 now.

I call 911 and the access me and see that I need to be taken to the ER ASAP since I just had a concussion in May. I have never rode in an ambulance and between that and all the motion and bumping around, I was nervous and hurting. I was admitted into the ER and had some neurological tests and they kept me under observation for a few hours. Thank God for miracles, because I had the same awesome doctor that diagnosed me with the concussion. He came talked to me and spent a little time with my mother and I, and I have to say he is a cutie too!!! Okay, back to the diagnosis…It appears with the concussion and now the fall, it has triggered the MS, and he looked over my CT scans, and said I need to have that MRI and see my neurologist soon, and to try to get them to move it up. I also had a really bad migraine and had to have an Imitrex injection. Having the PA, the Dr, and the most incredible nurses and staff I have ever seen at PCH, was a blessing. It was like I was in a whole different place. Apparently no one likes my ex sadly, and it was causing others to be pushed away and really causing pure hell during the last 4 years with everything.

Now this post is not for any other reason, but to let you all know what has been going on, why I haven’t been writing, and maybe I can help another woman to realize the dangers and the heartache of being married to a narcissist, and finally getting out. My ex. is a good man, and he was nice to me, at first. You can bet that I will be more cautious and even more selective, and not in any hurry to marry anyone. I am going to enjoy some me time, meeting people, dating, doing my music and coaching. I knew this was all coming, and my heart and mind already planned for it years ago.

More to come…