MY WORK...MY PASSION

~ Certified Transpersonal Hypnotherapist ~ Dream Analysis (Jungian, Gestalt, Freudian) Workshops ~ Trained Psychotherapist: 13 Years Experience (Gestalt, Jungian, Zen, Reality and Energy Therapies) ~ Men and Their Journey: the neuroscience of the male brain, and the implications in sexuality, education and relationship ~ Women: Their Transformation and Empowerment ~ ATOD (Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs) : 21 years experience ~ Ordained Interfaith Minister & Official Celebrant ~ Social Justice Advocate ~ Child and Human Rights Advocate ~ Spiritual Guide and Intuitive ~ Certified Reiki Practitioner ~ Mediation / Conflict Resolution • “Intentional Love” Parenting Strategy Groups ~ Parenting Workshops ~ Coaching for parents of Indigo, Crystal, and Rainbow Children ~ International Training: Israel & England ~ Critical Incident Stress Debriefing ~ Post-911 and Post-Katrina volunteer


B.S. UNC-Greensboro

M.S. UNC-Chapel Hill


The degree of our enlightenment is the degree of passion that we will have for the whole world." ~The Greystone Mandala~

"An Unending Love"

This blog and video is devoted and dedicated to my daughter, my grand daughters, and my grand son. They are hearts of my heart. Our connection through many lives..... is utterly infinite.




By happy fraternity amongst themselves, the embodied beings get the supreme peace. Then all this earth shines like one house. When the men, the embodied beings, treat each other with equal respect and have good brotherly feelings amongst themselves, great peace and harmony abound. Then all this earth shines like one house. The whole world shines like the one dwelling house of the entire human family.

~Ramana Maharshi~

"THRIVE"


"ONLY LOVE PREVAILS ....."
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The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

Winston Churchill


Saturday, August 29, 2015

"Won't Somebody Please Think Of The Children?"

"The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), in their continuing effort to protect people from reality, hasslapped an R-rating on Lee Hirsch’s new documentary 'Bully,...."    CLICK HERE TO READ!

On Rightwing Christians: Have you noticed something odd about this Ashley Madison scandal?

"Since the Ashley Madison scandal broke, I have noticed a distinct lack of condemnation from you rightwing christians......."
CLICK TO READ THIS PROVOCATIVE RANT!

THIS Is What Institutional Racism Looks Like

"There has been a lot of talk about institutional racism recently with most of the focus being on the strong and important #BlackLivesMatter movement, but that's not the only way our society discriminates against people of color and sometimes we are lucky enough to get a first hand glimpse into other aspects of this blight on our country. Today is one of those days as the University of Pennsylvania study..."   CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE READING

Cartoon: Trumpacabra

Cartoon: Trumpacabra

Thursday, August 20, 2015

6 Signs of Narcissism You May Not Know About | Psychology Today

"How can you recognize the fragility behind the narcissist’s grandiosity?" ...  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE!

The Drama of Deception | Psychology Today

"Somewhere on this planet there’s a Navy SEAL or two who has committed all sorts of violent acts, and chances are few people know he’s done them. Not his wife, not his kids, not his parents or friends. ......"  CLICK HERE TO READ! 

There was that time JEB! forced single mothers to post their sexual history in the newspaper...

This man cannot be president.
I am not exaggerating what happened here.
If a mother was going to give up her child for adoption, the conservative legislature--supported and signed by one Jeb Bush-- she was required to PUBLISH HER ENTIRE SEXUAL HISTORY in a major newspaper.    CLICK HERE TO READ!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Bush campaign lied about meeting with Black Lives Matter activists

If you were suspicious on hearing the news that Jeb Bush, of all people, had a "face to face" meeting with Black Lives Matter activists in order to address their concerns, you were right. It turns out the Bush campaign simply lied about it.  CLICK HERE TO READ MORE LIES BY YET ANOTHER BUSH !

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Sen. Elizabeth Warren To GOP: 'Did You Fall Down and Hit Your Head"??

In my book, Warren is the REAL THING!  

No more than Sanders, though!  My 

fantasy is a Sanders/Warren ticket.  Many 

of my so-called fantasys about elections 

have evolved, so I am just hoping here!!!


She has a way with words, she does. 

Sort of like presidential candidate Senator 

Bernie Sanders,Elizabeth Warren (D-

MA) gets to the point without apology and 

holds nothing back. It was no different 

when she spoke on Monday before Congress."   CLICK TO READ MORE!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

"WHAT DO THE KOCH BROTHERS WANT?"

What Do the Koch Brothers Want?  (From Bernie Sanders' site, and fact-checked)

As a result of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, billionaires and large corporations can now spend an unlimited amount of money to influence the political process.

Perhaps, the biggest winners of Citizens United are Charles and David Koch, owners of the second-largest privately run business in America Koch Industries.

Among other things, the Koch brothers own oil refineries in Texas, Alaska, and Minnesota and control some 4,000 miles of pipeline.

According to Forbes Magazine, the Koch brothers are now worth $80 billion, and have increased their wealth by $12 billion since last year alone.

For the Koch brothers, $80 billion in wealth, apparently, is not good enough. Owning the second largest private company in America is, apparently, not good enough.  It doesn’t appear that they will be satisfied until they are able to control the entire political process.

It is well known that the Koch brothers have provided the major source of funding to the Tea Party and want to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

David KochWhat else do the Koch brothers want?

In 1980, David Koch ran as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential candidate in 1980. 

Let’s take a look at the 1980 Libertarian Party platform. 

Here are just a few excerpts of the Libertarian Party platform that David Koch ran on in 1980:

“We urge the repeal of federal campaign finance laws, and the immediate abolition of the despotic Federal Election Commission.”

“We favor the abolition of Medicare and Medicaid programs.”

“We oppose any compulsory insurance or tax-supported plan to provide health services, including those which finance abortion services.”

“We also favor the deregulation of the medical insurance industry.”

“We favor the repeal of the fraudulent, virtually bankrupt, and increasingly oppressive Social Security system. Pending that repeal, participation in Social Security should be made voluntary.”

“We propose the abolition of the governmental Postal Service. The present system, in addition to being inefficient, encourages governmental surveillance of private correspondence.  Pending abolition, we call for an end to the monopoly system and for allowing free competition in all aspects of postal service.”

“We oppose all personal and corporate income taxation, including capital gains taxes.”

“We support the eventual repeal of all taxation.”

“As an interim measure, all criminal and civil sanctions against tax evasion should be terminated immediately.”

“We support repeal of all law which impede the ability of any person to find employment, such as minimum wage laws.”

“We advocate the complete separation of education and State.  Government schools lead to the indoctrination of children and interfere with the free choice of individuals. Government ownership, operation, regulation, and subsidy of schools and colleges should be ended.”

“We condemn compulsory education laws … and we call for the immediate repeal of such laws.”

“We support the repeal of all taxes on the income or property of private schools, whether profit or non-profit.”

“We support the abolition of the Environmental Protection Agency.”

“We support abolition of the Department of Energy.”

“We call for the dissolution of all government agencies concerned with transportation, including the Department of Transportation.”

“We demand the return of America's railroad system to private ownership. We call for the privatization of the public roads and national highway system.”

“We specifically oppose laws requiring an individual to buy or use so-called "self-protection" equipment such as safety belts, air bags, or crash helmets.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Federal Aviation Administration.”

“We advocate the abolition of the Food and Drug Administration.”

“We support an end to all subsidies for child-bearing built into our present laws, including all welfare plans and the provision of tax-supported services for children.”

“We oppose all government welfare, relief projects, and ‘aid to the poor’ programs. All these government programs are privacy-invading, paternalistic, demeaning, and inefficient. The proper source of help for such persons is the voluntary efforts of private groups and individuals.”

“We call for the privatization of the inland waterways, and of the distribution system that brings water to industry, agriculture and households.”

“We call for the repeal of the Occupational Safety and Health Act.”

“We call for the abolition of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”

“We support the repeal of all state usury laws.”
In other words, the agenda of the Koch brothers is not only to defund Obamacare.  The agenda of the Koch brothers is to repeal every major piece of legislation that has been signed into law over the past 80 years that has protected the middle class, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the most vulnerable in this country.

It is clear that the Koch brothers and other right wing billionaires are calling the shots and are pulling the strings of the Republican Party. 

And because of the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision, they now have the power to spend an unlimited amount of money to buy the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the next President of the United States.

If they are allowed to hijack the American political process to defund Obamacare they will be back for more. 

Tomorrow it will be Social Security, ending Medicare as we know it, repealing the minimum wage.  It seems to me that the Koch brothers will not be content until they get everything they believe they are entitled to.

Our great nation can no longer be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers.


For the sake of our children and our grandchildren, for the sake of our economy, we have got to let democracy prevail.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Statement by Vice President Biden on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act - Barack Obama | Government News from the White House and Congress - Senate/House of Representatives

CLICK TO READ: Statement by Vice President Biden on the 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act - Barack Obama | Government News from the White House and Congress - Senate/House of Representatives

The GOP's First 2016 Debate Showcases Its Right-Wingers and True Crazies | Alternet

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT MORE OF THE GOP INSANITY!

Why Jeb Bush's Pitch to the Koch Brothers Should Scare You | Alternet

"Private companies are great, Bush said, 'because they can do whatever they want.' As president, he’d help them do just that."  WHAT???


How scary is that?  Well, perhaps secondary to his claiming, "My father is the greatest man alive." 

A son's loyalty to his father is great to see. However, one wonders if "Jeb" is operating from a sense of reality.  His calmly stated, lluminati-gilded, silver spoon presentation also thinks that "poor women should get their life together and find a husband".  And then there's this:


Character?  Hmmmmmm.  I'll say no more.  This man is one of many buffoons currently in the GOP lineup. Critical thinking skills are clearly not present in this man.  Possession of those would indicate the man's abilty to have clarity about all sides of a question. 

Ironically, Bush confronted Trump about Trump's sexist ideas!  Just another kid, who either has no real clue about his father's history, or is in complete denial. 

Winston Churchill once said, "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter."

Well, since Bush represents a percentage of the polls/voters, their votes clearly exemplify this quote!!!

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Narcissistic Personalities Love to Take Advantage of "Fixers"


Cracking the code on curiosity | GreatKids

One father dives into curiosity research to help spark his daughter’s passion for distant sciences — and finds a link to intelligence development.
by: 

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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

HO'OPONOPONO...The essential meditation and therapy.


I did not discover Ho'Oponopono until some years into my clinical profession.  Simply pronouncing the word seemed somewhat odd;  seeing it as a therapy tool seemed even a bit of a stretch.  A stretch, I thought, especially when working primarily with adolescent males, to whom "touchy feely" or anything akin to meditation was eyebrow raising.  These young men had histories of abandonment, assaults on their abilities to feel espcially in front of peers, and a fundamental lack of belief in their inherent goodness. 

Once, when I was unprepared for a group due to a plethora of crises on a unit, I thought I would present Ho'Oponopono in a simple form.  My guilty expectation was that it might fall flat with them.  But...the group and evening turned out quite   differently.

Initially, they were cautious, glancing at other group members to evaluate each others' responses ... as only teens can do (!). In my corner was the fact that this was the last group before their bedtime, so a slight sense of the day's closure was present.

They responded like they loved it.  I, somewhat more skeptical, thought it would be interesting to see what evolved in their chatter after that.  

There was no chatter.  Egoistically, I thought, I was right.  

But two minutes into group, they asked if we could do "that 'HoPo' again"...And night after noight, the same.  It became an anticipated ritual.  It was one that was completely compatible with their individual senses of faith.  But more than that, the exercise is about culpabilty and personal responsibility
with a deepest of reverence for the human.

Ho'oponopono means to make right. Essentially, it means to make it right with the ancestors, or to make right with the people with whom you have relationships. We believe that the original purpose of Ho'oponopono was to correct the wrongs that had occurred in someone's life including Hala (to miss the thing aimed for, or to err, to disobey) and Hewa (to go overboard or to do something to excess) which were illusions, and even 'Ino (to do harm, implying to do harm to someone with hate in mind), even if accidental.
This description is by no means a complete training in how to do Ho'oponopono. While appropriate to do for yourself, for yours and others safety, it should not be done with someone else without training.
For example, let's say your five-year-old grandson punched another five-year-old intentionally with hate in mind. If asked, then the one who was punched would forgive the other immediately, because it is inappropriate for anyone to carry guilt any longer than they had to, if it were not necessary.
We call this the Hawaiian Code of Forgiveness, and it's an important thought, because when we forgive others, who are we forgiving? Ourselves, of course.
If you are familiar with Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), there is a saying, "People are only doing the best they can with the resources they have available." If you've heard that before, it has to do with forgiveness. Think about it. As you do consider that you are included in "people."
In the Eastern traditions, too, there is a real tradition of being aligned with and cleaning up relations with the ancestors. In Japan, China, as well as the Hawaiian tradition, it is thought to be important to align and clean up any past problems that you've had in relationships, especially with relatives.
At the same time, perhaps there are family patterns you do not want. Certainly you have heard the saying, "We just don't do that in our family," or "That's the way it is in our family." What happens then, is that certain generational themes get passed along in families, like sadness or any number of different traits. Ho'oponopono will allow you to clean this up.
THEORY: We carry inside us as parts of the Unconscious Mind, all the significant people in our lives. (These parts of us often look very much like Carl Jung's archetypes.) Ho'oponopono makes it "all right" with them. The process of Ho'oponopono is to align with and clean up our genealogy as well as to clean up our relationships with other people in our lives.
The Process of Ho'oponopono:
  1. Bring to mind anyone with whom you do not feel total alignment or support, etc.
  2. In your mind's eye, construct a small stage below you
  3. Imagine an infinite source of love and healing flowing from a source above the top of your head (from your Higher Self), and open up the top of your head, and let the source of love and healing flow down inside your body, fill up the body, and overflow out your heart to heal up the person on the stage. Be sure it is all right for you to heal the person and that they accept the healing.
  4. When the healing is complete, have a discussion with the person and forgive them, and have them forgive you.
  5. Next, let go of the person, and see them floating away. As they do, cut the aka cord that connects the two of you (if appropriate). If you are healing in a current primary relationship, then assimilate the person inside you.
  6. Do this with every person in your life with whom you are incomplete, or not aligned.
    The final test is, can you see the person or think of them without feeling any negative emotions. If you do feel negative emotions when you do, then do the process again.

Friday, July 31, 2015

5 Most Absurd Conspiracy Theories Peddled By Anti-Choice Christians | Alternet

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How Donald Trump Is Causing the 5 Stages of Republican Grief | Alternet

While once thought of as a flash in the pan, Trump’s candidacy has proven to be a far bigger problem for the Republican Party than establishment figures ever expected. In coping with such a colossal headache, the Party seems to be following the Kübler-Ross model of grief – the model frequently used to describe how people come to grips with the death of a loved one.
Let’s observe:
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"ONLY IN AMERICA....."


Cheney's Halliburton killing babies. Where are the pro-life rallies?

"In most places, detecting a grave risk to children would inspire people to name a street for you. But in Vernal, a town literally built by oil, raising questions about the safety of fracking will brand you a traitor and a target."
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

"How to catch a falling son" | GreatKids


He was tested as gifted and loved learning. But somewhere along the way, my boy slipped through the cracks and nearly out of the school system. Is it too late to save him?
by:  CLICK HERE TO READ....

Kindergarten: ready or not? | GreatKids

CLICK TO READ: Kindergarten: ready or not? | GreatKids

Empathy's poster child | GreatKids

Vivienne Harr was 8 years old when her parents brought home a book featuring photographs of modern day slaves. She looked at the pictures of the bodies, bent and weathered, eyes gazing out at her from realities far from her sun-dappled yard in Fairfax, California. In one picture, two boys her age carried flat stone slabs as large as their bodies strapped to their heads. According to her father, Vivienne’s response was childlike. They shouldn’t be working like this; they should be playing. We have to do something.
It was a momentary expression of feeling by a naïve little girl, and yet it became the pivotal event that changed the trajectory of her family’s life forever.....CLICK HERE TO READ MORE...