Inside the Mind of Isadora


Wayne Dyer – Dies at 75

Dr_Wayne_DyerWayne Dyer died on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in his home in Maui, Hawaii. He was age 75. He was a long time self-help guru, spiritual teacher, best selling author of over 30 books, and lecturer.

He grew up in Chicago in a tumultuous household with an alcoholic father. He was placed in a succession of foster care at age 3.
As an adult in the 1960’s, he taught social studies at Detroit’s Pershing High School. Eventually, he became a counselor at a Catholic all-girls school Mercy High School in Farmington Hills. His motivational and self-help lectures at St. John’s University, where he was a professor, attracted a great many students to him. His first book ‘Your Erroneous Zones’, was published in 1976.

He was a long time friend of Deepok Chopra who tweeted: “Grieving deeply at sudden passing of my life long friend @DrWayneWDyer. I saw him 2 weeks ago at Chopra Center in good spirits.”

A close friend of Oprah Winfrey and contributor to the Super Soul Sunday on the Own channel Winfrey tweeted: “It was always a pleasure to talk to @DrWayneWDyer about life’s big questions. He always had big answers. RIP Wayne. You brought the Light.” Oprah.

On a personal note: In the 1970’s, I started my journey to self-discovery. Coming from what is, now known as, an abusive childhood I was searching for answers for my emotional pain. Wayne Dyer, Deepok Chopra, Leo Buscaglia, Don Miguel Ruiz, Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and the Dali Lama have all been part of the roads that I’ve traveled up until this point. I thank them all and wish Wayne Dyer Peace.  2015©Isadora DeLaVega

wayne-dyer-quotes-1Wayne Dyer   Change Your Thoughts _ Change Your Life

Deepok-ChopraDeepok Chopra    The Way of the Wizard

dalai-lamaDali Lama   The Path to Enlightenment

9a8213a3646fb1c90c4c17eaa33e7e45Thich Nhat Hanh   Peace in Every Breath

holi Sri Sri Ravi ShankarSri Sri Ravi Shankar   Celebrating Love

Eckhart-TolleEckhart Tolle   A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose

Leo-Buscaglia-QuotesLeo Buscaglia    Living, Loving, Learning 

ruiz-e1374146323981Don Miguel Ruiz     The Four Agreements


Traditional Mexican Dancers From Every Angle

Originally posted on Isadora Art and Photography:

On a Norwegian Epic cruise in 2010, Costa Maya was one of the ports we visited.
We took a 6 hour bus ride and tour of the Chaccoben Mayan Ruins. The video at the end
of my photos was taken by the cruise line. It showcases the history and the tour we experienced.  

Upon our return, we were given the opportunity to shop and rest while enjoying a cold beverage.

While sitting in the plaza these traditional Mexican dancers put on a show for us.

It was extremely hot but with our cold beverages we enjoyed their every movement.

All of the costumes were very colorful. The beautiful lady below was wearing white because she was representing a bride.

The dance is a traditional wedding dance in which the couple unite a ribbon with their feet.

                    Costa Maya, Mexico 2015©photographs…

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Friday Fictioneers – Jilted Lover

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He’ll never do this to another woman again. I fell for the outer trappings.
Tall, dark, with piercing green eyes that bulge out like beacons. The penthouse in Manhattan overlooking Central Park.

I fell for it all. What a fool I was.

Never again!

An office romance never works out. And my boss, no less.

What was I thinking. I lost him and my job.

He won’t get away with it. I’ll ruin him.
No one will suspect me. I’ve always had access to the files.
I’ll get to them, copy his business and personal information.

Then, call his wife.

2015©Isadora DeLaVega


Genre: Flash Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words

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Recent news reports about the hacking of a cheaters web-site influenced this story. Read more below:

CNN It must have been a panic attack weekend for Ashley Madison website customers wondering whether they were soon to be outed in the latest highly publicized breach of cybersecurity. The website openly facilitates adulterous relationships with the help of a sophisticated advertising campaign which promised discretion and security. Its name, “Ashley Madison,” is a clever blend of two particularly popular female names with a ring of class and elegance, aimed at attracting the married men who largely populated the site. Information©Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former homicide prosecutor and media law professor. He is “of counsel” to two law firms: Edelman & Edelman PC and Callan, Koster, Brady & Nagler LLP. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.


Nurture Yourself – with Music

Nurture Sunset 560.web       Divine Love        2015©art and photography by Isadora

        Travel Cabo San Lucas Sunset.web

Cabo San Lucas Sunset  – Original Image

2015©photo by Isadora DeLaVega

Music is something you feel, just like Divine Love
Listen, relax and let your heart open
Close your eyes and feel the harmonic connection
Divine Love is within you right now … anonymous

Namaste, Isadora

Celebration of Twin Flame Love

I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.


Becca at On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea
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I’ve been thinking of infusing a little humor on my blog because there’s been so much tragedy in the news lately. Summer is coming to an end. The autumn weather will soon bring cooler temperatures. Those living in areas where the climates are cooler will settle in and need a boost of humor to keep their spirits up.  If you’ve been following me for some time you know I live in Florida. There are a great many elderly people who reside here. A few of them have become close friends despite the age difference. I’m quite used to their sense of humor about aging and being elderly. This was sent to me by one of those friends. I hope you enjoy without taking offense.

If you have a joke you’d like to share, create a post on your blog and leave the url with your comment.                                              Thank you for smiling today …



An old geezer, who’d been a farmer for a long time, became very bored with it and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said:

Dr. Geezer’s clinic. “Get your treatment for $500, if you’re not cured you get back $1,000.”

Doctor Young, who was positive that this old geezer didn’t know beans about medicine, thought this would be a great opportunity to get $1,000.

He decided to go to Dr. Geezer’s clinic.

This is what transpired:

Dr. Young: “Dr. Geezer, I’ve lost all taste in my mouth. Can you please help me?”
Dr. Geezer:  “Nurse, please bring medicine from box #22 and put 3 drops in Dr. Young’s mouth.”

Dr. Young: “Aaagh !!! ”That’s Gasoline!”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations! You’ve got your taste back. That will be $500.”

Dr. Young is annoyed but goes back after a couple of days figuring he’d try to recover his money.

Dr Young:  “I’ve lost my memory, I cannot remember anything. Can you please help me?”

Dr. Geezer:  “Nurse, please bring medicine from box #22 and put 3 drops in the patient’s mouth.”

Doctor Young:  “Oh no you don’t.  That’s Gasoline!”

Dr. Geezer:  “Congratulations! You’ve got your memory back. That will be $500.”

Dr. Young: (after having lost $1000, by now) leaves angrily and comes back after several more days.”

Dr. Young:  “Doctor, my eyesight has become weak I can hardly see!”

Dr. Geezer:  “Well, I don’t have any medicine for that so – “Here’s your $1000 back.”

Dr. Young:  “But, Doctor, this is only $500…”

Dr. Geezer: “Congratulations!  You got your vision back!  That will be $500.


Moral of story  —  Just because you’re “Young” doesn’t mean that you can outsmart an old “Geezer ” !!!!

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Nurture Yourself – Spread You Wings and Fly

Butterfly flying away.web

Always fly like a butterfly in the wind,
as if singing a song of happiness
with every single step you take. ©mary janet

Butterfly heart.web

A child is like a butterfly in the wind.
Some can fly higher than others
But, each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one to another?
Each one is different.
Each one is special.
Each one is beautiful.
2015©isadora delavega

 ♫ Vangelis ~ Prelude ♫

I honor the place in you
in which the entire universe dwells.
I honor the place in you
which is of Love, and of Truth,
of Light and of Peace.
When you are in that place in you
and I am in that place in me.
We are One.

Namaste, Isadora 🙏🏻



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******Photos from Google Images


Little Green Orchids

Flower Green Orchid - saying.web2015©

If you could see the miracle of a single flower clearly,

our whole life would change.  Buddha


A morning delight was waiting for me today.

 New little green orchids were smiling and wishing me a good day.

As you can see, there is another bud that needs to open but I just had to photograph it.

The miracle of Mother Nature surprising me everyday.


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A Day Trip to Matlacha Island

Matlacha Horizon.webAn old Florida fishing village, the tiny town of Matlacha (MAT-luh-shay), is an islet west of Fort Myers.

Boutiques, art galleries and seafood restaurants bedeck main street.

Its’ traditional Florida cottages retain the charm of a quiet fishing village.

We dined at the famous Sandy Hook restaurant which offers a variety of items on their menu.

 Fish, steak, salads and scrumptious deserts like Key Lime pie.

The photo above is your beautiful view while dining.

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Leoma Lovegrove –  Colorful Home

Leoma Lovegrove, local artist in residence, should be elected the queen of color. Her home is as colorful as her gallery.

The gazebo, in the rear of her gallery, offers a quiet place to take a short respite after you’ve viewed her artwork.

There is an abundance of outdoor art offerings you to view, too.

She showcases other artists in addition to her masterful works. She does little to hide that she is a huge fan of the Beatles.

She pays homage to them in some of her paintings and by playing their music inside and outside the gallery.

Artist Leoma Lovegrove

Florida artist, impressionist-expressionist painter, wife, celebrity, local historian, patriotic,

colorful, energetic, business savvy, kooky, vibrant, marketing genius,

Midwest transplant, animal lover, fisherwoman, devoted friend and did we mention colorful?

These are just some words one might use to describe the fun-filled gal that is

Matlacha Island, Florida artist extraordinaire Leoma Lovegrove.

Take a step inside her color-filled island life and enjoy the ride.

She’s known worldwide for her colorful artistic depictions of flora and fauna.

She calls Matlacha Island, Florida her home.

It is here that she is inspired within her own waterfront gallery

and gardens where she greets thousands of visitors each year.

Leoma’s contagious love of Florida has been instrumental in encouraging tourism to the state.

Her works are on display in galleries throughout the world and are in two Presidential libraries.

She was also honored at an artist’s reception at The White House given by First Lady, Laura Bush.

These are just a few of the reasons Bealls Department Stores

has partnered with Leoma as their Florida Artist.

Her Good-Day Sunshine collection created exclusively for Bealls is currently in stores statewide.

info from her web-site:

Leoma Lovegrove Gallery & Gardens Matlacha, Florida
Matlacha Island, Florida

 Lovegrove Gallery and Gardens Matlacha, Florida

Leoma Lovegrove Paints painting in Three Minutes


Nurturing Yourself – Journey to your Heart

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Breathe In – Breathe Out

Breathe in, breathe out
Open your eyes
Do you see beauty?

Breathe in, breathe out
Close your eyes
Were you praying too?

Breathe in, breathe out
Let yourself fall
Did someone catch you?

Breathe in, breathe out
Open your heart
Did you let someone in?

Breathe in, breathe out
Reach out your hand
Did someone reach back?

Breathe in, breathe out
It’s time
Are you ready?
2015©isadora delavega


BERNWARD KOCH – Journey to the heart

The Lotus has symbolized spiritual enlightenment.
The essence acts to accelerate spiritual evolvement
and enhance healing on every level within the system.


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Friday Fictioneers – The Flame Flickered

Friday Fictioneers - moon-and-sky1.webPhoto Prompt – ©Madison Woods

I can see the flicker from my living room window, especially on this blackened night. I know it’s that damn candle. The flame is flickering like a bolt of lightning piercing through the sky.

I can’t understand why Mona wanted someone to take care of the horses. I was still capable after my heart attack.

Dang, doesn’t that cowhand get it??? That barn could go up in flames in a minute and light up the sky.

My patience is wearing thin.

But, I’m reduced to silence. I know what she’ll say.

“No need to worry, honey, it’ll be fine.” “Relax.”

2015©isadora delavega


Genre: Fiction
Word Count: 100 Words

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****** Revision: I revised two line to help the reader better understand who the main character (the husband) is referring to.
To maintain the 100 word count, I eliminated a word in one sentence and made it two sentences.
Hope this makes the story flow better.
Thank you for my blog critiques.
Dang, didn’t he get it?> original line
Dang, doesn’t that cowhand get it?> revised line
But, I’m reduced to silence because I know what she’ll say>: original line
But, I’m reduced to silence. I know what she’ll say>: revised line
Cowhand – a cowboy employed to tend or ranch cattle or horses; a cowboy or cowgirl.

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