Ninja your Mind


The Kindness of Strangers By Z Zoccolante   Ani DiFranco, whose music has gotten me through many rough periods of my life, has a song titled 32 flavors. In it, she has a line that says, “Both my parents taught me about goodwill and I have done well by their names. Just the kindness I’ve lavished on strangers is more than I can explain.” – Ani DiFranco   Kindness is something that can be misunderstood. It can often be seen as...

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My Book: Coming Soon! By Z Zoccolante   HI Friends,   I’m elated that you’re the first wonderful people that I share this news with publicly.   My book will soon be published!!!!! And by soon I mean you can have it your hot, little hands or cool, little kindle in about a week or two!!   Hip hop, hooray!   This book holds a part of my heart because it’s about the eating disorder, and love triangle, that...

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Do you Keep Inviting the Tiger in the Circle of your Life? By Z Zoccolante   They say that things repeat until we learn the lesson. It’s like a circle that we walk around with a Tiger in the center. Even if we jump off the circle, the next circle we walk is going to have a tiger too because we haven’t yet learned the lesson of the tiger. We haven’t walked around the circle and closed the energetic loop.   For some of us this...

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How to Tell if Your Relationship is Healthy By Z Zoccolante   This week I’m working on a film, it’s a documentary style based on true stories of women who’ve been in abusive relationships.   Often when we hear the word abuse we think of physical abuse. If he’s not hitting me then it’s not abuse, right?   Wrong. A healthy relationship doesn’t involve any type of abuse.   There are many women who will never be hit,...

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Running By Z Zoccolante   It’s about 200 thousand degrees outside. The sun is finally thinking about setting for the day and the mist is rolling in from the ocean. Vega and I make our way to the grassy knoll, her little body pulling the harness like she’s trying to pull a sled through mountains of snow.   Today, I’m the only one here, in the open air, with the green grass and blue sky stretching over the bluff with houses...

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What I Have is Worth Sharing By Z Zoccolante   As the counselor closed the group at our drug and alcohol rehab, we all went around the circle and said one thing we got out of the group.   “That what I have is worth sharing,” one of the guys said.   Damn, I thought.   I liked this group because it wasn’t about all the triggers to relapse or all the ways people had ruined their lives and relationships. This group was...

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