IF THE ELEVATOR TO SUCCESS IS BROKEN TAKE THE STAIRS
If you've found your way to the Wellness Window, consider yourself in receipt of a gift with this entry. Shared in its entirety is the 34 minute (November 16, 2017) TheGrio interview of actress, comedian, singer and activist Jenifer Lewis-compelling to the last second.
No different than an icy flame that stimulates while simultaneously soothing, Lewis massages your heart while calling you to be your best self-in spite of yourself and the current political and darkness that we are experiencing.
After viewing this interview and hanging on her every word (like I did), you won't be able to be anything but your best self ever again.
For those very few that have not heard of or seen Jenifer Lewis, 60, she is one of Hollywood's most familiar faces, with more than 300 appearances in film and television and was dubbed a "national treasure" by TV Guide.com and is known as The Mother of Black Hollywood, which is also the title of hercurrent book and memoir.
Her current role as mother and grandmother Ruby Johnson on the hit ABC show, Black-ish, earned her a nomination for the 2016 Critics Choice Award. In her characteristic unflinching style of delivery, she is raw and real and opens up about everything from losing legendary roles (including "Dreamgirls," "Orange Is The New Black", and "Getting On"), engaging in physical confrontations with fellow cast members, overcoming sexually transmitted diseases, substance abuse, and her struggle with mental illness.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1990, Jenifer says she deals with her mental health issues every day, but she’s happy with her life thanks to really loving herself.
(From TheGrio interview (11-16-2017): Jenifer Lewis says one must simply create their own life, ride the wave, come through the fire, find their passion, focus on it, get what they want, pursue happiness, get help for their addictions, and live.)
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IT'S WHEN YOU'RE HARDEST HIT THAT YOU MUST NOT QUIT
Her Dog Was Killed At A Boarding Facility. Now A Woman Has Sued To Prove He Was Much More Than A Pet
But LaPonzina said she wants more than money. She wants the courts to recognize the role pets play in the lives of their owners.
Fallen LaPonzina filed a lawsuit in D.C. Superior Court last week against Wagtime Too, which operates doggy day care and boarding facilities in Washington. She alleges that the business was negligent in allowing her dog, Dax, to be kept alongside another canine four times its weight. She is seeking $150,000 in damages...But LaPonzina said she wants more than money. She wants the courts to recognize the role pets play in the lives of their owners.
While accidents may happen, a level of care and responsibility is given to and expected of pet boarding facilities. It is interesting to note that Wagtime Too, the upscale boarding facility in Washington, D.C. had another reported incident in May 2015 as well as Wagtime Warning and A Puppy Died While In A DC Daycare-Who's To Blame? amongst a few others.
"One of the reasons for these therapeutic effects is that dogs fulfill the basic human need to touch. Even hardened criminals in prison have shown long-term changes in their behavior after interacting with dogs, many of them experiencing mutual affection for the first time. Stroking, hugging, or otherwise touching a loving animal can rapidly calm and soothe us when we’re stressed or anxious. The companionship of a pet can also ease loneliness, and most dogs are a great stimulus for healthy exercise, which can substantially boost your mood and ease depression." (Helpguide.org-Trusted guide to mental & emotional health)
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