Ninja your Mind


Purple Flowers and Other Strange Things By Z Zoccolante   A year ago something in my life changed forever.   Today as I was driving, my gps took me through a random suburban neighborhood where purple flowers littered the branches and rained down on the sidewalks from the jacaranda trees above. I noticed the first tree yesterday while walking to a friend’s house. As I rounded the corner, the sky shone bright blue and purple...

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The Joy By Z Zoccolante   Even though we’re grown women her son drops us off at the bookstore like we’re teens again. As we walk through the doors we understand we’re in a world of words, of universes alive with every page and space on the shelf.   They call to us. We run out fingers over the glossy prints. Never judge a book by its cover they say but is that really true, because titles and the shimmer of designs is always...

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You Won’t Change Your Partner – Here’s Why By Z Zoccolante   Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”   I’ve had many a conversation with couples in distress. I’ve chatted with one-half of the partnership, in which I’m aware I’m receiving only one side of the story. I’ve heard about the disconnect in communication, problems with addiction, lack of sex or sexual...

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How We Find What We’re Looking For By Z Zoccolante   Among the beautiful things in my life this week, I also found myself pretty exhausted. I think it would be cool if they had little bumble bee hive pods like they do in Japan, and you could crawl into one of them and shut yourself in for hours or days. And, of course, they’d be magical so that when you were in them time was different and you could sleep for a day or a week in...

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This is Not Your Home By Z Zoccolante   Have you ever had those moments when you remember being someone else, in dreams or deja vu? You feel misplaced in your skin, as though your internal core has lived here before, somewhere else, in another time. This is the feeling of movies that pull back the matrix of our world and till our eyes open to another layer existing here admits us. It’s been here the whole time, but we see it only...

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Our Woundings Make Us Whole By Z Zoccolante   We all interpret the world through the different lenses of our own experience. We each have different woundings, usually beginning in our childhood. From there, we spend our lives guarding and protecting these fragile parts of ourselves.   There are some wounds that are formed later on. For example, a situation where someone’s been cheated on or physically or sexually attacked,...

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