Circa 2018: Addiction is not a disease

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It takes Demi Lovato to get a Narcan shot back to life for people to restart a conversation about addiction? What about Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, Michael Jackson, Shannon Hoon, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, Whitney Houston… shall I go on??

Do you know how many times I witnessed right before my eyes… an overdose, someone turn cold, turn blue, drop to the floor, eyes roll back, & First Responders were called to the scene to administer a Narcan shot to save their lives? DOZENS, on the streets of Philadelphia, daily, back in the 90s & early 2000s. What about the 1000s EVERY DAY across the country dropping like flies, selling their bodies & souls? These people are nameless, faceless, & go unnoticed every single day just because they are “insignificant citizens,” or laypeople, if you will. Dozens right this minute are shooting poison into their veins. Every second in America, kids are getting that deadly sweet rush from a little blue bag or a crushed up Opiod pill. Heroin & Opiod pills, subutex, suboxone, fentanyl patches, methadone are all one in the same, if ya ask me.

With all due respect… Demi Lovato takes one too many pills, & all of a sudden the news media & online community holds up candles & sets balloons free into the sky & then holds a god damn conference on the “disease” of addiction & how it’s just like Cancer… but WORSE… they just said on GMA. Wow. What a misnomer, if I ever heard one.

Addiction is NOT A DISEASE. It’s a product of an unhealed society, war, a dysfunctional culture, poverty & low income demographics, a broken educational system, broken family dynamics, abused & mistreated children, cold closed hearts, malnourished souls & unhealthy eating. Addiction is a mistake, that must be learned from in order to not repeat. Flawed behavior, flawed patterns & programs… that must be redirected & then rewired. Morbidly obese people feel the same irresistible propensity toward food that “addicts” do toward substance abuse. The only “disease” we should be addressing is the dis-EASE or non peace in the mind, heart, body & soul that resulted from various buried, built up, accrued reasons via past pains & past lives. In the case of a person in the throes of an active addiction, the “wounded craving center” just so happens to have a louder mouth than the soul’s clear expression.

There is a very easy solution for the problem of addiction… CLEAR TOXIC KARMA, & rebuild from the inside out with SELF LOVE. What is self love you ask? Well, we learn how to love ourselves properly & efficiently via developing a connection with our higher self. The problem with our society today, is that everyone seems to be “spiritually bankrupt” for all intents & purposes. The only true way to experience self love is via having a relationship with our light bodies, not just our physical ones. We connect & develop this by learning how to meditate, not self medicate. We learn mindfulness & gratitude, communion with nature, clean eating, Chakra recalibration, breath & body work, reconnecting with our Divinity.

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{Calling all serial rehabers, “lifers,” addicts & recovering addicts….!}

Join a wellness center, a hot yoga class, get acupuncture, Reiki, a good massage… heck… run a friggin marathon or join a gym, stir up those trusty endorphins! Work with a holistic recovery center or healer. Get some balls, get help, ween off the shit, whittle down your desire, practice a little good ole fashion self-discipline, & CHOOSE to walk down a cleaner path. CHOOSE different people, places, & things. Relapses happen. So what. One day, THEY JUST WON’T ANYMORE. Score!

Why? Cause ADDICTION IS NOT A DISEASE. It is a symptom of a malfunctioning mind that must be rebooted, like you would a computer. If a person wants to be free enough from the merry go round of fruitless addiction… They can CHOOSE to walk along a different path. No one is CHAINED to an addictive disposition. Just because nature, nurture, mental illness, depression, criminal behavior, indigence, a bad marriage, bad parents, bad habits, self pity, or poor education, hygiene & nutrition play a role in keeping a person stuck in a negative pattern of weakness… doesn’t mean an obese person cannot lose weight with diet & exercise. An addictive personality can retrain the brain just as well… if they seek to.

No one said it was a walk in the park, sunshine & daydreams, ice cream cones & lollipops… everything in life is a process, but it sure as shit pays off in the end, & definitely beats hitting rock bottom like a dumb ass every time the high wears off. Come join the grown ups… we have fun too. Our fun doesn’t crash or withdraw.

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America the Beautiful

Beads of jewel, fire & sharp gem sparks that infuse the empty blue dusk sky. An open horizon stretching with skylines of grey & pastel watercolor just quiet above the main street hustle. Little birds play. Pigeons paint the park. Trees rustle up high. The American flag is streaming live & proud.

Today is the 241st anniversary of our nation’s formal founding. The name America, though, is much older, dating back at least 510 years. America was named after Italian navigator Amerigo Vespucci (1454-1512.) And although history has it’s disputes over original settlers, land, & territory… I think it is safe to say that we celebrate on July 4th as a united community of all breeds, colors & creeds.

We are a giant fondue pot of blended personalities, views, beliefs, & cultures. We are free to express & experience life to the fullest here. Our human rights are protected. The Amendments protect & serve us. We are certainly blessed to have this land we call: Home… & also so very blessed to have each other in it. Happy birthday, United States of America.

We salute You!

 

JZapp

Circa2017

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Calling all Fortunate Candidates: 10 of my Favorite reasons for why u should join UBER today!

802947-cars-cities-lights-night-vehiclesMustard yellow cabs are goin’ outta style, folks. Uber is sweeping the nation. As of late, I have had the privilege of assisting our community with the mission to keep our friends, neighbors, families & children safe, accident & Dui free via Uber. Pretty cool.

I haul ass pretty much between the hours of 11pm-4Am depending on party & fest stats. It’s a fun job. It teaches financial independence, entrepreneurial spirit, tolerance, patience, & how to un-attach from prior molds of the status quo to be under some kind of “influence” by the wee hours.

Stone cold sober, clear, alert, aware & on top of my game is essential for chauffeuring around a bunch of folks who are essentially relying on you to get them home safe & sound. Although it would be nice to join them sometimes with a fat juiced up martini at the club or bar….it seems to be a bit more rewarding to stay sober & be a late nite travel guide. Usually people are in good moods, high, happy, partnered up, have the munchies, giggly, & sparking with the leftover fever & buzz of a great band, party or dancefloor. I catch that buzz & usually have a little fun bein’ the chic who has the basket of dum dums in the middle console & a funny story to keep them smiling & awake long enough to get home.

I will admit…speed bumps royally suck….& Dui checkpoints frazzle me to this day…the occasional barf shower out my window splat on my car door is kinda gross….but, people are generally good-natured, spirited & fun. Oh yes….watch out for red light snapshots…oh boy, they sneak up on ya fast.

If you asked to give me a kiss as a tip…I probably won’t comply…but, I will take a hug, a handshake, & the leftover dollar bills in your pocket from the bar…:)

Uber Driver Pros: List of my 10 Favs:

1.

Uber saves lives. It’s cheaper than a DUI, even when it’s surging (1-3x the regular fare usually when there is a great need at 2am). When a rider taps the app, it’s all gravy after that, & they are guaranteed a no brainer lift to wherever their little heart desires. There will be no fumbling for payment methods, or figuring out directions, the nifty Uber App is our very own personal assistant for both teams, the rider & driver alike.

2.

Ya basically get to hang out with a bunch of really cool & interesting folks that are essentially on a mission to have a good time. They are on their way to or from a get-together, gala, gig or grab-a-date. Weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties are the best though! And, if you are typically a “people-watcher” at the mall, you will really get a kick out of all of the fashionable kicks & threads people sport!

3.

Surging times will give the driver at least 20$ an hour. Words of the day: EARNING POTENTIAL. Money, money, money! Did I mention….gettin’ PAID!! $$$$$$$$$$$ lol. In addition to the fact that every single person you refer to the Uber Drive program, will earn you a quick, fast, Ez, extra profit. They sign up, use your CODE……MINE IS>>>> (https://get.uber.com/drive-vs/?exp=vs-t&invite_code=pan4krpbue), make their first 30 trips (which goes by real fast), they get a bonus 50$, you get 150$!!! YES, you heard it right, 150$ smackerooskis…just for relaxing on your recliner & binge watching Game of Thrones. 🙂

4.

It’s a networking machine! For any and all of your little projects you’re trying to promote. Yes, you may pass out your business card or flyer to anyone who will listen…! Yay! Good deal, friends, work this little gig until your big dreams become bigger & burst! That’s the objective 🙂

5.

Although it’s highly recommended & wise to follow the trends of your own community, check flight schedules, have an App to alert you of festivals & concerts, wine tasting, sex toy bar bingo, masquerade contests, beach parties, bands, shows, beer week, salsa nite, square dancing, conferences, plays, or sporting events…..the driver always has the sole prerogative to make his own hours & work as little or as much as he wants. Period. Can’t beat that! BTW….you can work any time of day…surges happen randomly. If you are a mornin’ person, you can shuttle people off to their jobs, and send them off to a good day! People need rides all the time for a myriad of reasons. Anything goes. Wherever & whenever there is a need….strike while the iron is hot, my friends!

6.

My personal fav….NO BOSS! Suck it, Mister Loco man or woman in charge….I GOT THIS. lol. Enough said.

7.

The driver gets to soundtrack the entire experience from start to finish via Pandora, MP3, I-Tunes, Cd’s, Soundcloud, Satellite radio, Spotify, I heart radio (for that occasional news, weather & talk show fix)….& lest us not leave out NPRNational Public Radio is the old standby familiar staple on everybody’s dial. Jazz on Wed nites is the best…Jazz always seems to make passengers feel like they just scored a limo with caviar & crackers. lol. Make it even more fun role play….& get yourself a couple of cool classy hats, & a pressed suit jacket for the ultimate limousine experience for both parties. “24 Karat Magic in the Aaaaayrrree!” as Bruno Mars would say… 🙂

8.

Every single passenger….has either a story, opinion or serious sense of humor. I almost peed my pants on quite a few occasions from the comedian I scooped up from a late nite Hooters outing with his boys…Boobs & Budlite make an already funny dude….even funnier…lol!

9.

Everyone was born & raised somewhere different it seems, &/or lived somewhere for a time. Ask questions. Be an interviewer/investigator. People will give you the 411 on every town, city & state in the US, & sometimes abroad if you’re lucky. And, speaking of 411….You can damn sure expect to be “in the know” about every single hot spot in your town… who’s there, when, where, how much, what time. I can almost guarantee there will be no shortage of intel on the social scene in your community! Pretty soon you can count on being not only the cool Uber travel guide, but a tour guide as well. You will know about everything from, local legends, museums, to farms, to B&B’s, historic landmarks, histories of the area, conservatories, aquariums, Gem shops, Donut shops, bistros, ice cream, coffee, to the corner dive bar with a bomb-ass reputation for good food, local bands & local brews. You will be the on-the-go, go-to source for all things social friendly.

10.

Last but not least…two things> A) getting paid for being on an adventure that changes daily & (changes your life to boot), is always a pretty cool deal. B) When we are in the driver’s seat, we have the ultimate opportunity to bring Light & Love into people’s lives. It is a platform to share or spread joy, lend an ear or caring heart, encourage, positively influence, help, nurture, nourish or guide anyone that has the luck of landing in the passenger seat. That in & of  itself, makes it all worthwhile. Heck, I get guidance too…for sure. We all get blessed on the short or long ride, in some way shape or form. It’s a win/win.

Now, if that isn’t enough to persuade you to sign up to drive today, use my promo code, grab an extra 50 bucks while embarking on a new lucrative adventure…..then I don’t know what is! lol

Not to mention, the only places that seem to be open past 2Am are diners, Cook-Out, maybe Taco Bell, depending on what state…. & without fail: dunt da da da! A NY style pizza joint &/or Dominos…ofcoarse! When the belly growls after drivin’ for 4 hours on a Saturday night, you can bet your mama, that one intoxicated happy camper will bless you with sum GRUB! lol

Sign up today! Make that Loot Tomorrow! USE MY FRIENDLY CODE: https://get.uber.com/drive-vs/?exp=vs-t&invite_code=pan4krpbue

Get Paid!!!!!!!! Thank you! You guys rock…

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24K Magic in the Air

Uber is sweeping the nation. As of late, I have had the privilege of assisting our community with the mission to keep our friends, neighbors, families & children safe, accident & Dui free via Uber. Pretty cool.

I haul ass pretty much between the hours of 11pm-4Am depending on party & fest stats. It’s a fun job. It teaches financial independence, entrepreneurial spirit, tolerance, patience, & how to un-attach from prior molds of the status quo to be under some kind of “influence” by the wee hours.

Stone cold sober, clear, alert, aware & on top of my game is essential for chauffeuring around a bunch of folks who are essentially relying on you to get them home safe & sound. Although it would be nice to join them sometimes with a fat juiced up martini at the club or bar….it seems to be a bit more rewarding to stay sober & be a late nite travel guide. Usually people are in good moods, high, happy, partnered up, have the munchies, giggly, & sparking with the leftover fever & buzz of a great band, party or dancefloor. I catch that buzz & usually have a little fun bein’ the chic who has the basket of dum dums in the middle console & a funny story to keep them smiling & awake long enough to get home.

I will admit…speed bumps royally suck….& Dui checkpoints frazzle me to this day…the occasional barf shower out my window splat on my car door is kinda gross….but, people are generally good-natured, spirited & fun. There are all kinds out there…believe me.

If you ask if you can give me a kiss as a tip…I probably won’t comply…but, I will take a hug, a handshake, & the leftover dollar bills in your pocket from the bar…:)

Uber Driver Pros: List of my 10 Favs:

1.

Uber saves lives. It’s cheaper than a DUI, even when it’s surging (1-3x the regular fare usually when there is a great need at 2am). When a rider taps the app, it’s all gravy after that, & they are guaranteed a no brainer lift to wherever their little heart desires. There will be no fumbling for payment methods, or figuring out directions, the nifty Uber App is our very own personal assistant for both teams, the rider & driver alike.

2.

Ya basically get to hang out with a bunch of really cool & interesting folks that are essentially on a mission to have a good time. They are on their way to or from a get-together, gala, gig or grab-a-date. Weddings, bachelor or bachelorette parties are the best though! And, if you are typically a “people-watcher” at the mall, you will really get a kick out of all of the fashionable kicks & threads people sport!

3.

Surging times will give the driver at least 20$ an hour. Words of the day: EARNING POTENTIAL. Money, money, money! Did I mention….gettin’ PAID!! $$$$$$$$$$$ lol. In addition to the fact that every single person you refer to the Uber Drive program, will earn you a quick, fast, Ez, extra profit. They sign up, use your CODE……MINE IS>>>> (https://get.uber.com/drive-vs/?exp=vs-t&invite_code=pan4krpbue), make their first 30 trips (which goes by real fast), they get a bonus 50$, you get 150$!!! YES, you heard it right, 150$ smackerooskis…just for relaxing on your recliner & binge watching Game of Thrones. 🙂

4.

It’s a networking machine! For any and all of your little projects you’re trying to promote. Yes, you may pass out your business card or flyer to anyone who will listen…! Yay! Good deal, friends, work this little gig until your big dreams become bigger & burst! That’s the objective 🙂

5.

Although it’s highly recommended & wise to follow the trends of your own community, check flight schedules, have an App to alert you of festivals & concerts, wine tasting, sex toy bar bingo, masquerade contests, beach parties, bands, shows, beer week, salsa nite, square dancing, conferences, plays, or sporting events…..the driver always has the sole prerogative to make his own hours & work as little or as much as he wants. Period. Can’t beat that! BTW….you can work any time of day…surges happen randomly. If you are a mornin’ person, you can shuttle people off to their jobs, and send them off to a good day! People need rides all the time for a myriad of reasons. Anything goes. Wherever & whenever there is a need….strike while the iron is hot, my friends!

6.

My personal fav….NO BOSS! Suck it, Mister Loco man or woman in charge….I GOT THIS. lol. Enough said.

7.

The driver gets to soundtrack the entire experience from start to finish via Pandora, MP3, I-Tunes, Cd’s, Soundcloud, Satellite radio, Spotify, I heart radio (for that occasional news, weather & talk show fix)….& lest us not leave out NPRNational Public Radio is the old standby familiar staple on everybody’s dial. Jazz on Wed nites is the best…Jazz always seems to make passengers feel like they just scored a limo with caviar & crackers. lol. Make it even more fun role play….& get yourself a couple of cool classy hats, & a pressed suit jacket for the ultimate limousine experience for both parties. “24 Karat Magic in the Aaaaayrrree!” as Bruno Mars would say… 🙂

8.

Every single passenger….has either a story, opinion or serious sense of humor. I almost peed my pants on quite a few occasions from the comedian I scooped up from a late nite Hooters outing with his boys…Boobs & Budlite make an already funny dude….even funnier…lol!

9.

Everyone was born & raised somewhere different it seems, &/or lived somewhere for a time. Ask questions. Be an interviewer/investigator. People will give you the 411 on every town, city & state in the US, & sometimes abroad if you’re lucky. And, speaking of 411….You can damn sure expect to be “in the know” about every single hot spot in your town… who’s there, when, where, how much, what time. I can almost guarantee there will be no shortage of intel on the social scene in your community! Pretty soon you can count on being not only the cool Uber travel guide, but a tour guide as well. You will know about everything from, local legends, museums, to farms, to B&B’s, historic landmarks, histories of the area, conservatories, aquariums, Gem shops, Donut shops, bistros, ice cream, coffee, to the corner dive bar with a bomb-ass reputation for good food, local bands & local brews. You will be the on-the-go, go-to source for all things social friendly.

10.

Last but not least…two things> A) getting paid for being on an adventure that changes daily & (changes your life to boot), is always a pretty cool deal. B) When we are in the driver’s seat, we have the ultimate opportunity to bring Light & Love into people’s lives. It is a platform to share or spread joy, lend an ear or caring heart, encourage, positively influence, help, nurture, nourish or guide anyone that has the luck of landing in the passenger seat. That in & of  itself, makes it all worthwhile. Heck, I get guidance too…for sure. We all get blessed on the short or long ride, in some way shape or form. It’s a win/win.

Now, if that isn’t enough to persuade you to sign up to drive today, use my promo code, grab an extra 50 bucks while embarking on a new lucrative adventure…..then I don’t know what is! lol

Not to mention, the only places that seem to be open past 2Am are diners, Cook-Out, maybe Taco Bell, depending on what state…. & without fail: dunt da da da! A NY style pizza joint &/or Dominos…ofcoarse! When the belly growls after drivin’ for 4 hours on a Saturday night, you can bet your mama, that one intoxicated happy camper will bless you with sum GRUB! lol

Sign up today! Make that Loot Tomorrow! USE MY FRIENDLY CODE: https://get.uber.com/drive-vs/?exp=vs-t&invite_code=pan4krpbue

Get Paid!!!!!!!! Thank you! You guys rock…

 

#WootWoot! #GetUberLiscious #ShowTime #DailyDizz

All aboard! Hop the Twitter Train

Click FOLLOW  wand Abra Abra Cadabra…I wanna reach out & grab ya!

Nine Eleven: Tower Power!

I solemnly swear to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God.

Let us bow our heads today.

Nine Eleven. A day of rest for all the souls that left us in droves off to the realm of the many galaxies of light.

Nine Eleven. A day when we woke up.

Nine Eleven: A day when thousands of hearts were touched & opened.

Nine Eleven: A day that blossomed our bravest heroes.

Nine Eleven: A day that baptized by fire…. our nation into a whole new dimension of consciousness.

Nine Eleven: A day we recognized how precious life is.

Nine Eleven: A day we understood with crystal clear stark awareness, how every moment with those we love should never be taken for granted.

Nine Eleven: A day that all American civilians had a front row seat at the “drive-in” movie theater playing The reality show of “World War” …. right in our very backyard.

Nine Eleven: A day where we all were able to witness… fate, destiny, intuition, coincidence, and courage….alive before our very eyes.

Nine Eleven: A day when everyone was watching.

Nine Eleven: A day we felt almost helplessly suffocating slowly while our fellow folks were in distress or darkness.

Nine Eleven: The day that New York City streets became very surreal indeed.

Nine Eleven: A day our government breached it’s contract with premonition & preparation.

Nine Eleven: We felt defeated, angry, dismayed, confused, lied to & let down.

Nine Eleven: Many of us became saturated with pride & patriotism with racing thoughts of retaliation & retribution.

Nine Eleven: Watching intently, we became armchair avengers & righteous assassins ready to rise & conquer demanding justice!

Nine Eleven: A day others whispered peace, lit candles, chanted, prayed, harmonized efforts & saw no race, religion, party, color, gender or creed.

Nine Eleven: Together we were: Americans.

Nine Eleven:  United we stood.

Nine Eleven: A day thousands of American soldiers were deployed to never again return home…

Nine Eleven: Then…now….our flag flies lower. Our hearts beat a little slower. Our minds remember. Our bodies almost feel weak.

Nine Eleven: A day we “will never forget” because of these things.

God bless our Nation…

Surround us in a ring of white light.

Protect us with unity & oneness. Use our minds & hearts to spread love & vibrate PEACE.

Remembering 911

——-JZapp

 

Thank you

#September eleventh 2001 #we will never forget #heroes

Chapter Ten: Pack some snax, come follow the moon, catch a ride on the El-Train

Summary:
This chapter will tantalize your taste buds, make you smitten by nature, then bedazzle you with a visionary adventure of the coolest parts of the concrete jungle.
The reader will be truly indoctrinated by “Beautiful Feelings” and by the very amusement of this chapter. This is yet another one of the author’s colorful attempts to sweep the reader off their feet by serving them with a bounty of magnificent “Beautiful Feelings.” The author is a Culinary Arts graduate, which actually makes her a true authority on the subject of “snax.” She has a lot of fun with this one, and so will the reader.
The very last paragraph is actually the song lyrics to “Ghostbusters” from the 1980s motion picture film. It is humorously placed there as a sprightly segue to the final chapter, eleven…..which speaks of banishing the proverbial “ghosts” of past thought habits and patterns.

Almost home!

Stick around…