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A Life-Saving Lecture from Dad

Remember when you were a teenager? Maybe you’re  teenager right now! We all get those lectures from our Dads–we roll our eyes, we tap our feet, but if we really listen–they do mean well–we might learn something we never expect can save our life one day!

I’m an artist–but a scientist who loved me–my Dad was an MD/MedProf/Researcher/Institute Director– taught me about the brain when I was just a kid. That’s how I knew the MD’s just had to be wrong when they said I’d be ‘brain-damaged & BLIND—forever.’ As a dancer & artist who grew up inside mainstream medicine, I learned a LOT about health & wellness, how-to be well, & I learned a lot about holistic health & wellness! When the worst that could happen happened to me—-I had to figure out how to get well again. Some call me a brain-injury survivor. I call myself a brain injury VICTOR. All the MD’s said I’d NEVER SEE & NEVER get WELL AGAIN! I believed in miracles. I knew how to make miracles & I became a miracle! I GOT BACK MY SIGHT & my WELLNESS & became an inspiration for many people who demanded I share HOW! No joke: when people learned that that “poor blind woman” could now SEE–I got over 10,000 e-mails & letters asking HOW I did it! I wrote a book to answer all those questions–it’s called ‘Zeeva the Art of Wellness: The True Story of How Z Got Well Again & YOU Can Too!’ WON’T YOU GIVE ME a THUMBS UP on the vid? & I invite you to follow my BLOG! It’s been a long road & filled with adventures–some bad, some good, & I’ve done a lot of interesting things & met a lot of interesting people along the way!

And oh yes—BUY the BOOK! You can get it direct on AMAZON.com HERE: http://goo.gl/DmiuN8 or you can click on the picture of the book (to the right of this blog.) Even if you just click on that pic to see what it’s about & what your ordering options are–please do me a favor & click that FB LIKE button–y’all know that matters! & if you don’t mind–choose the Amazon option as that will help my new book get that coveted Amazon rating & THEN you can add your Amazon review once you read it! You KNOW that MATTERS too!

JOIN me as I take back my life & SHARE the Art of Wellness & Living Life Well… it really IS an Interactive Work-in-Progress! As I develop this site (& I’m not a tekkie–but I’m doing it ALL myself–HOW ‘brain-damaged forever’ is THAT?) I’ll be adding things from my bag-of-tricks & YOU can participate & help me! & Please COMMENT! I WANT to know what you think & I have SO many things to share–your comments will help me know WHAT of the things I LOVE & have to share you want to see on this site! THANKS for joining me & I’ll see you next time!

A brief speech, a presentation to the City of MECDA's Healing Through Dance Program for Women & Girls at-Risk, an Invocation...& I announced: “LET the DANCE BEGIN!”

When Zeeva was BLIND-#Throwback Thursday

April 29, 2003 Zeeva brings the art of Dance to the Los Angeles City Council on the International Day of Dance
April 29, 2003 Zeeva brings the art of Dance to the Los Angeles City Council on the International Day of Dance
In 2003, Zeeva was blind and dependent on supplemental oxygen. Her white cane & her oxygen tank were her constant companions. Here, Zeeva & Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Writer, Producer, & Arts Activist Marta Schill listen to City Council proceedings, awaiting their turn.
In 2003, Zeeva was blind and dependent on supplemental oxygen. Her white cane & her oxygen tank were her constant companions. Here, Zeeva & Dancer, Choreographer, Teacher, Writer, Producer, & Arts Activist Marta Schill listen to City Council proceedings, awaiting their turn.
The event began with the Pledge of Allegience.  L-R Marta Schill, Zeeva International, Los Angeles City Councilwoman & supporter of the Arts Jan C. Perry... as to what followed? "the wildest "Morning Moment of Inspiration" the Los Angeles City Council had ever seen, as reported the following week by The LA Weekly: ”there had been nothing like it since fictionalized Owens Valley herdsmen ran their sheep through this very hall to protest the theft of their water."
The event began with the Pledge of Allegience. L-R Marta Schill, Zeeva International, Los Angeles City Councilwoman & supporter of the Arts Jan C. Perry… as to what followed? “the wildest “Morning Moment of Inspiration” the Los Angeles City Council had ever seen, as reported the following week by The LA Weekly: ”there had been nothing like it since fictionalized Owens Valley herdsmen ran their sheep through this very hall to protest the theft of their water.”

 

A brief speech, a presentation to the City of MECDA's Healing Through Dance Program for Women & Girls at-Risk, an Invocation...& I announced: “LET the DANCE BEGIN!”
A brief speech, a presentation to the City of MECDA’s Healing Through Dance Program for Women & Girls at-Risk, an Invocation…& I announced: “LET the DANCE BEGIN!”
NO ONE coming to the Los Angeles City Council meeting that day expected anything like this! The majestic doors of the hall were thrown open-music began to play-& a bevy of beautiful Dancers-ages 19-77-entered...to bring Dance "to where it normally is not."
NO ONE coming to the Los Angeles City Council meeting that day expected anything like this! The majestic doors of the hall were thrown open-music began to play-& a bevy of beautiful Dancers-ages 19-77-entered…to bring Dance “to where it normally is not.”
The Dancers entered the Council circle, bringing beauty & grace & joy & INSPIRATION to where just a few moments before was contention & frustration. When Zeeva got back her sight & saw this photo of her beautiful dancers among the politicians...she titled it "The Sacred & the Profane." Though I've spoken to LA City Council many times since on other ARTS issues--they all say "OH! Zeeva International!" & smile, remembering the belly dancers! SO MUCH GRATITUDE to ALL who DANCED that day, & to former LA Councilwoman Jan C. Perry, a great supporter of the ARTS, who helped make it happen!
The Dancers entered the Council circle, bringing beauty & grace & joy & INSPIRATION to where just a few moments before was contention & frustration. When Zeeva got back her sight & saw this photo of her beautiful dancers among the politicians…she titled it “The Sacred & the Profane.” Though I’ve spoken to LA City Council many times since on other ARTS issues–they all say “OH! Zeeva International!” & smile, remembering the belly dancers! SO MUCH GRATITUDE to ALL who DANCED that day, & to former LA Councilwoman Jan C. Perry, a great supporter of the ARTS, who helped make it happen!

Did you know I was BLIND for more than 5 YEARS? It was the hardest time in my life! But even blind, I did my best to keep Art alive in my life–knowing that ART HEALS!  I started life very young as an artist & dancer… & ART–when I say ART–I mean ALL the ARTS: that which we know in the USA as Fine Art (painting & sculpture,) Music, Dance, Poetry, Theater, & some or ALL of them combined in what we call today “Performance Art.” But from childhood–I was always an activist–doing work for my communities in the areas of ARTS, Environment, & Human Rights.  I’d been blind for more than 5 years & getting ready to travel south of the border for holistic treatments unavailable to me in the USA  when my friend & sister-dancer Marta Shill gave me a call. “Have you heard?” said Marta–then President of MECDA–the SoCal Dance, Culture, & Music association she’d co-founded more than a quarter century ago, “UNESCO’s challenged dancers worldwide: on this coming International Day of Dance, bring DANCE where it normally is NOT!” I began to visualize… Of all the many beautiful places in Los Angeles I still held in my mind’s eye where Dance was NOT–where could we bring DANCE? WHY NOT CITY HALL? So we DID!  The MUSES were delighted & the Gods must have been pleased. A few days l left for a Holistic clinic in Mexico… & returned with the gift my SIGHT regained…

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Miracle of Miracles… at LAST!

Life is a creative Work-in-Progress… welcome to mine.

Like my life–this site is an interactive WORK-In-PROGRESS! As we go along, I hope you’ll tell me what you would most like for me to share of my passions, & what I’ve learned in my journeys. I will humbly do my best, honored to serve.

I’m a lifelong artist, dancer, storyteller, mythologist, adventurer, activist, performance artist, peak performer, peak performance consultant, & Reiki Master who was decimated by Acute Toxic Chemical Exposure in 1998 & told I’d be BLIND & Brain-Damaged for the rest of my life. “You’re never gonna get better,” said all the MD’s. “Take these drugs & go into a board & care.” I grew up on the INSIDE of American Medicine & Medical Education-& so chose Holistic for my personal health style when I was a kid. THAT saved me when the MD’s & Western medicine gave me up for a goner. Today I write, make art, am an Ordained Minister, Reiki Master, & online High Priestess of Body-Mind-Spirit Natural Health & Wellness, LOVE & TRANSFORMATION. 

I live in a state of LOVE. In love with life. In love with the world. In love with nature & people & my friends & all that IS.  Coming back hasn’t been easy & I’ve had LOTS of adventures… then… that’s what life is–isn’t it? There’s a lot to learn & I’m doing this all by myself–me–the once-blind woman, learning how to create videos, create my website, & now that I finally got the BOOK –the one that so many people who’d followed my story on Holistic forums demanded I write– I can finally take back my life as a CREATIVE BE-ing again… this site will change & grow as I do, & I’ll SHARE what it’s been like SINCE I became a Miracle– & as you tell me what I have to share that YOU are most interested in!

But for NOW–I’m SO EXCITED to share that my BOOK is now available & here’s the link to GET it:  http://outskirtspress.com/zeevatheartofwellness
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YES–I promise I AM improving this Page, very soon–I’ll be ADDING Pages & Categories for you to have a lot of FUN with!  But for the moment–I’m not some well-off person & my book marketing will have to a be REAL GRASSROOTS event for now! So I am AM very grateful as you help me get the word out & SHARE with everyone you know! I want EVERYONE to LIVE WELL & BE WELL!

the Art of Wellness & Living Life Well… an Interactive Work-in-Progress