Sleep is important to a simple life. 

I bought a new bed today.  A gel bed.  It’s supposed to be good for my broken neck and back. I don’t have constant pain but I don’t sleep all that great either. So I invested into my sleep. I have apps on my phone that record my sleep. And I take supplements and cbd oil to help me sleep. Nothing has been the same since the accident. So that’s like three years of poor sleep. 

You should spend 1/3 of your life sleeping. And if you don’t,  all keep kinda of problems can come up. Dreaming is a huge part of your life too. If you’re good at it, it can feel like you have a double life. So you want a comfortable bed to enjoy that third of your life. And you’re healthier for it. So yeah I didn’t mind investing in this amazing bed. 

Its placed on a pedestal that has massage features and the ability to raise your and feet. More high tech than you see on commercials in the middle of the night. 

So I guess I will see if there is any improvements. The bad news is I don’t get it until just after Thanksgiving. They make each beds to order. So I will go on my trip to Italy next Tuesday and when I return on the 23rd of November I will get my bed. 

Life should be simple. It isn’t , but it should be. I’m trying to eliminate all unnecessary stresses. Lack of sleep is on its way out of my life.  Yay. 


I walked along this sidewalk the Ligerian Sea to my left and this lovely yellow house to my right. Cinque Terre Italy  May 2017. 

A simple life indeed 

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People come and go

The more that time goes by the more I realize people are fickle. So all you can do is be yourself. Because as the saying goes you can’t please everyone so just please yourself. 

You know,  be your own best friend right? Hopefully at least your family will  be there for you. But if not, you always have yourself, so be good to yourself.  Sometimes the path can be lonely. Nevertheless I like it. Life is good. 

Sometimes it weirdly occurs to me that I’m a human being and I’m like wow!  And I am in awe.  It’s a common yet uncommon realization really.  And then I realize all the people around me are just like me. We are all in this together! It sounds simple but it’s actually pretty awe inspiring 

“So when people come into your life let them come and when they go let them go”. 

As Rumi says …  Be grateful for whoever comes because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.

I lost s friend the other day. He didn’t die, he just left.  Bye Scott

It’s all good…. 


The beach at Cinque Terre Italy. I was intrigued with the people who climbed to the top of the rock.  May 2017 

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It’s been a lifetime 

It’s been a lifetime since I visited this blog. But I’ve decided a need another place to post my photography. I think I overwhelm my followers on Instagram and Facebook. But I want to post somewhere. I can’t keep it on my phone. 

I was looking over the last few post of this blog and I can’t even remember how I created some of those pictures. My style has changed. I like what I did. But I think I did it on a computer. Now I do everything on my phone. All editing. I think I can do some of those effects on my phone now tho. I’ll have to experiment. 

So much has changed in my life. I got married. It was a toxic twisted passionate painful relationship. He’s being deported. It’s sad but a good thing for both of us. We probably wouldn’t ever end this nightmare if he was in this country.  I hate to even think about our relationship because it brings up such strong emotions for me, anger love hate sadness the list goes on and on. So I’m moving on for the moment.  

I also wanted to mention that I got into a really bad accident just over three years ago that has also changed my focus on life. I was really close to death but my recovery has been miraculous. I may revisit that experience from time to time in upcoming posts. 

I went to Europe this last May. I will post a couple pictures that trip. A lot is on my Instagram account  under the name  claire.nore . I will be going back to Italy in the next couple weeks. And I have several other trips planned in the coming months.  Yay! Lots of pictures and lots of stories. 

I’m also going to have to remember how Work this blog. It’s almost like I’ve never done this before. So please forgive a rocky restart. 


From my bedroom window in Florence Italy  May 2017

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Am I Awake Yet?

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I am craving  a simplicity in all things I only want to  thrive on  simple processes, simple desires and a very simple lifestyle. I dont care what anyone thinks about me or anything else.

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My surrounding environment has  little effect on me. I don’t take things personally anymore. Nothing is really worth getting that upset about. I  am beginning to have an understanding about how everything is connected. I know  that there are no mistakes, no accidents. I  see the humor in everything, I laugh more.

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I am  experiencing   life at a  more leisurely pace, I don’t  do anything I dont want to do. Things come to me, things I want  seem to casually fall into my lap. I only want to do what is mine to do and I no longer have have to do a bunch of  mundane things to survive.

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My relationships  have no issues related “hooks.”  We love, admire and adore each other for who we are with no dependencies.

Everything  seem miraculous, beautiful and magical…

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This is what I tell myself everyday…

Its right around the the corner, watch for it expect it.

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Desperately Wanting To Wake Up

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So much information out there

It is hard to focus

But there are some tell tale signs of awakening…

Feelings of deep inner sadness for no apparent reason. They say you are releasing your past (this lifetime and others) and this causes the feeling of sadness. Literally… pieces, parts… “aspects” of YOU are being released. Say, “good bye,” I love you. You have served me well. I no longer need you.”

A deep longing to go Home.  You may experience a deep and overwhelming desire to leave the planet and return to Home. This is not a “suicidal” feeling. It is not based in anger or frustration. You don’t want to make a big deal of it. Its just that there is a quiet part of you that wants to go Home. The root cause for this is quite simple……You are ready to begin a new lifetime while still in this physical body.

This sooooo me right now.

I keep thinking… “Yeah I’ve served my purpose here”

Sudden change in job or career. A very common symptom and one I have found myself having to deal with. As you change, things around you will change as well. Don’t worry about finding the “perfect” job or career right now. You’re in transition and you may make several job changes before you settle into one that fits your passion. But what is my passion? That leads me to the next symptom

Loss of passion. You may feel totally dis-impassioned, with little or no desire to do anything. That’s OK, and it’s just part of the process. Take this time to “do no-thing.” Don’t fight yourself on this. It’s similar to rebooting a computer. You need to shut down for a brief period of time in order to load the sophisticated new software.

I casually keep in mind the time of day 11:11. When I happen to catch it,  I say to myself… “DNA upgrade”.  I visualize being upgraded to a new and improved species of human being. If nothing else its a positive affirmation.

Body aches and pains, especially in the neck, shoulder and back. This is the result of intense changes in your DNA upgrade. More important, your energetic  body, is being upgraded and made new.  I believe aging, dis-ease, and limitations are freed within this awakening.

There are more symptoms like sleep changes, waking up in the middle of the night. Intense dreams, lots of self talk, feeling lonely even with people all around you.  Be happy when you see them and feel them, because you are on the right path.

Oh and pay attention to when you actually feel joy… do whatever it is more and more joy will come in all areas…
I believe…

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The Beauty Mineral?

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When our  bodies are  made up of healthy,  flexible cells we not only feel better, we look better too. The body is continuously at work replacing old, worn out cells with new ones.


The process goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without stop. When there are deficiencies, the new cells may be weak, rigid or deformed

One of the most important  materials for building healthy new cells is a form of organic sulfur known as methyl sulfonyl methane (MSM).  I am going to be trying this ‘FOOD’ for the next three months. I am looking to improve my skin, hair nails and joints. MSM apparently makes cell walls permeable, allowing water and nutrients to freely flow into cells and allowing wastes and toxins to properly flow out.  And as I understand it , you need to drink lots of water to let the toxins go.


MSM is responsible for the flexible  bonds between cells, including those that make up the skin. When sufficient sulfur is present for new cells, the skin is softer, smoother and more flexible. MSM provides that sulfur. Sulfur and vitamin C are also needed for healing. When the body is deficient in these nutrients, the new tissue will be elevated leaving an unattractive.  So I am making a cocktail of 1,000 mg of Vitamin C and 1,00 mg of MSM and drinking it every day…


I will be blogging my results… and as always taking more pictures…

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Burnt Watercolor Memories

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The boundaries which divide life from death
are at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends,
and the other begins?

Edgar Alan Poe

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This is the door knob from a little house I grew up in…

I remember this doorknob


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I was in first grade when I lived in this house

I lived with my ‘real’ mother and my two sisters, and my half sister

I say real mother because I was later adopted to someone else

I was the youngest

I recently went to see if this house still exsisted

It did, but it had burnt down

So many memories came to me standing in that yard

Looking in the back yard and the alley

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It had had; what seemed to me, as a child, a big fishbowl window… its hard to see it now

We were very poor and my mother couldn’t take care of us…

I remember trying to go to school without any underwear on, because I couldn’t find any.

Somehow my mother knew as I tried to leave the house, she asked me…

I cant remember what happened after that, did we find some?

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I remember her digging a quarter out of my throat as I stood on this counter top

I had tried to hide the money in my mouth to buy candy but I choked on it.

She kept change in a jar in the cupboard. I guess she saved me.

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We lived across the street from a huge house that looked down us in a majestic sort of way

We loved that house it was beautiful and magical to us

We were the peasants , they were the royalty…

That house is still there

It was a different lifetime…


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