Comments13/08/2017 #13 David B. GrinbergHi Lisa, thanks so much for doing such a profound Live Buzz and speaking from the heart -- as always. I also appreciate the "shout out" per my "practice makes perfect" suggested advice about Live Buzz and live video generally.
I also want to mention that my better half, Nicole, loves the Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) -- and I actually watch it with her periodically! That's right guys, you heard me correctly, it's not all bad.
First, I never considered LMN to be a "man haters network" but merely a drama network geared towards women. Second, Nicole and I have polar opposite schedules: she's an early bird whereas I'm a night owl. Thus, while I don't watch LMN on my own, I do it to mainly to spend time with Nicole. Frankly, some of the episodes are pretty good, others not so much.
Thanks again, Lisa, for opening up with us. It's always great to see and hear you on Live Buzz!
- 29/05/2017Melania Trump is kind of interesting in the sense of, as the writer put it, willfully becoming a 'non-person' and one of the many women for whom marriage to a rich man is a business transaction. Was it worth it, baby? Is his money and power worth it all? Because she looks miserable. What does it say that so many women are willing to submit themselves to the degradation of being the wife of Donald Trump or others like him for the money? What's going on, ladies?Melania Trump isn’t a black and white issue – talia jane – Mediummedium.com While joining her husband on a foreign trip, Melania Trump was captured swatting away his efforts to hold her hand. Twice....
Comments30/05/2017 #4 Nicole Chardenet#1 Rumour has it there may be a divorce in the offing; that it was in the works before Trump got elected because neither of them expected he'd win. I think she's supremely pissed that this whole joke has gotten out of hand. I think it would be awesome if she dumped his ass right now. I thought it would have been awesome if Hillary Clinton had dumped Bill's ass the day after he was acquitted of his impeachment.
I don't feel sorry for her. Their marriage was a business transaction; I'll bet she wants out of her contract now :)29/05/2017 #1 Martin WrightSo far her support haa been obviously grudging, hostile and demeaning to her husband. She has distanced herself. If she wants out of the marriage then she should say so as she is behaving in a way which is distracting to her husband. It sounds like i am being harsh to her but when her first official picture as frst lady came out it was clear she had the look of a rabbit caught in the headlights . He has clearly gone ahead with whatever he wants without any regard for her.
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Comments16/05/2017 #16 Tricia Mitchell#15 Oh I love it @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Your nose - olfactory sense goes straight to the heart intelligence. What we call prime functions in mBraining for the heart are values, desires and connecting. From a META-Health (root cause analysis of symptoms) perspective, the nose may be to do with something that stinks (emotionally). If you watch dogs when they step outside, they tilt their nose into the air as they sniff the environment - to see if it's 'safe'. If a situation 'stinks'/is sh!tty/we smell a rat, it's not safe to sense the air around us using our olfactory sense, and so the nose will become blocked. Once we resolve the perceived "it's not safe to inhale our surroundings/environment" the blocked nose will heal, allowing us to sense the world around us through our sense of smell again.
Brain fog is one of the ways the head brain blocks us (its prime functions are thinking, perceiving and making meaning), so we might experience feelings of being unable to "think straight" for example.
Stay, no, go, gut-cycle - the gut enables us to take gutsy action. It's responsible for mobility, our identity lies within it and our self preservation (that's the gut's 3 prime functions).
Re the fire alarm, you may want to sit and meditate on whether there is a connection to your nose sensitivities - whether that's from a symptom perspective or heart intelligence prime functions - and, if so, what you are being shown (just a suggestion, of course).16/05/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#14 Yep, became a nervous system whisperer this last year or so. Both for myself and becuaMy gut kept telling me we'd be fine and it'd resolve without massive action. It is a robust digestive tract. My symptoms all come via my nose, well 85% - curious if this prompts anything in you.
It has been awhile in a stay, no go, cycle. I would shorthand it for most people as brain fog, but it was acutally a battle royale inside. In many ways, I am truly lucky as to the physical responses, but what has sent me on a spiral is how the mold seemed to fritz out my knowing.
How about this synchronicity. Home alone. Nothing on. Fire alarm goes off as I am talking about my nose sensitivities and how my nervous system is who I need to heal. It's gone off for a third time16/05/2017 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 I did. It told me to live by the ocean. Hence my 3210 mile drive! Now it wants me to make a career out of salt. Looking to figure out how to create a spa with float tanks and salt rooms. Just need that one investor. I've got all kinds of sweaty, salty equity to invest.16/05/2017 #12 Tricia Mitchell#11 I understand what you mean @Deb 🐝 Helfrich learning and then allowing whatever fusion wishes to emerge as a result of blended learning. Thanks for giving me a basic overview of the bodytalk process. I think because I already use kinesiology to communicate with the body field, I probably wouldn't learn BT now, but would go for a session to experience it.
You could try asking your nervous system what it requires to fully heal from the issue you're currently resolving, to see if that works?16/05/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#10 Working on resolving that fully! It has been a process, though. Bodytalks main technique 'cortices' is really just another form of tapping, but concentrated on the head, integrating the hemispheres. There is quite an extended methodology beyond that, but they keep it proprietary, and while I respect that, I am the sort who wants to learn for myself, to be able to integrate and cross-pollinate tips and techniques, so I sort of hit a dead end.15/05/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#8 I do have the bodytalk access certification - the entry level simple procedures bit. I had a great practitioner in Seattle who helped me adjust to challenges I faced when living in a moldy building. That was the precipitating event that flung me into today's outcomes. Trying to adjust and create a different sort of livelihood.15/05/2017 #8 Tricia Mitchell#7 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich thanks once again for your fruitful thoughts. About 8 years ago I started to question the patterns that existed in my life & within my family. I'd been aware of them (I think we all are, we converse about them, laughing about how we "must be jinxed" or even speak of "being cursed") but I started to ask why? I thought by providing a backdrop to my early years, readers would see the themes that flow as undercurrents in my life and, perhaps, reflect on some that exist in theirs.
I wholeheartedly agree with everything you've written. Identifying the cause of what isn't working for people by working with the body is possibly an ancient art that the west is becoming more familiar with. The practices I trained in, such as Emotional Freedom Technique, which you're familiar with, uses acupressure points - the end points of meridians. The Yin/Yang energy flows within the body & emotions associated with organs is taken from Traditional Chinese Medicine. I think it's the blending with my sensitivities as an Empath that makes it unique/gives it that air of "How does she do that?" (I don't know; I just can.) I'm not familiar with this technique, but the name says it all http://www.bodytalkmatters.co.uk/bodytalk_what_is_bodytalk.html My breakthrough coaching intake form is extensive & coaching questionnaire for prospects is in-depth, so yes, narratives are very useful. There is much wisdom in what you've written, the narrative is a great idea. Thanking you.15/05/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThe next topic of conversation about this post that really struck me as important, certainly for me, but also for anyone facing issues, challenges that seem to persist, is, @Tricia Mitchell, how you wrote out the narrative of your early life. It impacts us more than we currently acknowledge. Most of us see our childhoods in snippets of memory, but these images are keys to unlocking our behaviors today.
The key, I feel, is to write the narrative out, but not dwell in it. To be able to talk without overwhelming emotion about the emotionally pivotal events in our history shows we have acknowledged the lesson and are ready to move past. Those things we avoid looking at as capable adults ARE our illnesses and limiting beliefs.
The work that you do, however anyone wants to categorize it, gets to the heart of what hurts us. Your process of diagnosis is certainly not mainstream today but listening to our bodies and unearthing our memories and feelings will definitely be the next wave of healing.
I know that most people aren't quite as able to feel comfortable & safe as I do, when diving into a new healing experience, so I think it quite wise of you to talk a little bit about your process and what to expect. I mean, we are still at the stage (hard for me to believe) that massage therapists have to have that page on their websites.
The more the person is prepared, the more able they may be to shut down their inner critic long enough to allow healing information to surface. Perhaps giving them an assignment to write out this type of narrative is a great way to bring them to the place where their long created defenses are realized, so they have a better chance to stay open during your work together.15/05/2017 #4 Tricia Mitchell#1 (part 3) @Deb 🐝 Helfrich "What you are searching for to work on are feelings. Feelings must be felt and then moved through our bodies. In England & America for sure - we make kids denounce the movement, the fidgeting, and fluid full-body expression they truly need to mature into healthy adults."
You reminded me of a couple of stories.. one on Suzy's website of a child with autism repeatedly shuffling downstairs on his bottom. When Suzy or one of her trained practitioners spoke to the child telepathically, I believe, he was trying to keep the family safe and his movement was intended to earth the house. They checked the electrics in the old house and found that it the house needed earthing.
The tale one of my trainers shared was that Suzy (Miller) went to a school after a child with autism was being disruptive during story time. He would rock, then start making sounds and then pulled at the teacher's blouse. When she asked the teacher about the story, it was her favourite. She used to read it with her son, when he was younger, but they were no longer speaking, which saddened her. So, the boy was confused. He saw her smiling, but felt her sadness.
He tried to move the sadness by rocking, that didn't work. He then used sound, like a clacking sound and when that failed to shift the sadness from her heart, he tried to physically pull it from her heart. It was through telepathy that the children were able to express what they were doing. Thanks for reading and commenting Deb14/05/2017 #3 Tricia Mitchell#1 I love the freedom the loner journey enabled you to enjoy. "I simply didn't learn to consider how I might appear to a whole host of other people, since there weren't a whole host of people in my life to please." That makes me think about cultural (national?) & ethnic differences. My conditioning was, "Being Black [in a predominantly white town], you have to work twice as hard to prove you're equal to other people." I was one of 3 Black kids in my junior school - the other 2 were boys (brothers) & sprinters. I confused the teachers' stereotype - I couldn't run for toffee, but I could swim like a fish. So, I wanted to be White with blonde hair, and would hear "You're all right, Trish..." (I would verbalize the unspoken words "for a Black person"). My soul chose this experience of being different on so many levels and tr even adapting my accent to fit in with locals as I moved around...Ooh, after typing that I'm now wondering whether the auto-immune antibodies - the rejection of self - started much earlier? I love your wiggle of a nose expression.
I really enjoy reading your comments, Deb 🐝 Helfrich & the mention of feelings being moved through the body reminded me of Suzy Miller's work that one of my trainers put me on to. Are you familiar with her work? Awesomism as opposed to Autism. http://suzymiller.com/awesomism-stories/14/05/2017 #2 Tricia Mitchell#1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich we were meant to work together. I had no intention of giving away sessions, but that was the 'inspiration' or message I received. Synchronicity or divine timings ensured that we connected so we could work together. It was my pleasure to be able to contribute towards this leg of your journey. You're right, this post was a bit of a "dump" and perhaps several posts would've been better, but I didn't want to find an excuse to hold back. I think what we both experienced is part spiritual lesson to enable us to grow as spiritual beings having a human experience, and part apprenticeship. Perhaps there's a more appropriate word, but for us to be able to be ready to guide others, we need to first experience it ourselves.14/05/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI feel very honored to have had a chance to work with you, @Tricia Mitchell, and this is quite a rich post with much to discuss. Like you, soo much of what manifested to hurt, confuse, and ail me arrived so I would confront those early truths in my life.
I was absolutely, unequivocally a loaner in all ways, and tremendously happy as such. It suited my tendencies and only once I got out in the world did I see a different type of family. While working through the worse bits, I can celebrate the best bits - I have a very tiny social, peer-pressure filter. I simply didn't learn to consider how I might appear to a whole host of other people, since there weren't a whole host of people in my life to please.
It allows me to simply experience life, without worrying about how I appear or fit into any sort of group, and I am impervious to all the this-is-how-we-see-it thought-control tactics.
I have experienced and believe that there is healing to be had that can happen in the 'wiggle of a nose.' You demonstrated to me you can be a guide and conduit for that sort of occurrence. Sure, it has nothing to do with the procedures over time approach we follow in western medicine to fix the body. That implies nothing about the methodologies that will heal a limiting belief installed in childhood, or an emotional pattern downloaded as a toddler from a parent.
What you are searching for to work on are feelings. Feelings must be felt and then moved through our bodies. In England & America for sure - we make kids denounce the movement, the fidgeting, and fluid full-body expression they truly need to mature into healthy adults.
This rigidness is where so much goes awry.
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Comments15/05/2017 #46 Lisa Vanderburg#42 & #43 Alas my writing gigs are all pro bono - curiosity led to an act of love, or rant of passion :) But if it helps I was lucky enough to get some heavy -hitters' (neuronoggin's) attention on LI (in the good ol' days), so now I get requests to 'Dr. Lisa' to publish - lol - medical publishing if far from free even if I was qualified!
What @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee needs is exposure; syndicated preferably. The 'gofundme' is already becoming passé, and Joyce's unsentimental, honest writing deserves the best platforms. There are bloggers that post in the Huff and other major newspapers, but I don't know if it's paid work. If this buzz ended up as a syndicated media piece, the public would be stirred to humanitarian ire and help would come naturally - by far the most honest act in our jaded world. Like John #44 said. What we need @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is an eager-beaver in the media world to get it noticed? I know nothing of that world alas...anybody??14/05/2017 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#41 You know what would be helpful, @Lisa Vanderburg, when you have a moment! It would be great to understand how you got your writing gigs with YOPD and where you get the most 'support' when you share your work.
If we can help get Joyce's writing and name associated with an organization, it opens her up to more PR and more opportunities to get crowd sourced patron support for her writing.
I suspect most of it is about searching through websites these days, but a little mentoring from you on how you got your writing gigs might help her focus in on the best approach.14/05/2017 #41 Lisa VanderburgWow @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee...look at the good you have done with your immense courage! You have reminded us of how we should treat each other - individual to government! I just wish I could do....something; anything. As a species we have become more detached and less humane the more privileged we've become.And I agree Joyce - it's remarkably painful to lose 'stuff', even though you realize the insignificance in light of life. I do so feel for you..especially with books! Sorta like a timed tsunami..what do you leave?
#34 & 35 @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl; thanks for your openness and courage! Both me & hubby are disabled (at the same time), so my heart goes out to you too.14/05/2017 #37 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeTodd Jones
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#32 Thank you, Lisa. I hope everyone considers supporting Joyce's work through her patreon website. The measure of a society is how it treats its elderly.
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#32 Thank you, Lisa. I hope everyone considers supporting Joyce's work through her patreon website. The measure of a society is how it treats its elderly.
I would love to be able to stay in my home. Close14/05/2017 #36 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#35 Yes--it is an unforgiving system. Even now I find the need to struggle to take care of myself. I have very little but will have much less soon enough. But I will have a bed and bathroom facilities. In contemplating what is truly needed, I am surprised at what I realize I can do without. But damn--I will miss my "stuff."14/05/2017 #35 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#31 They did not know that my dad set up TRW Consumer HQ and Branches and my mom worked for the Board of Education. I worked for the State and was governor appointed to the Behavioral Health and Therapy Board. Also, the Arab, Jewish, Gay and Military communities had saved my life and I could not be anti-Semitic or anti-government... but they none the less tried to paint me as such. Then, my husband came down with cancer and I was assaulted again. I then had to face the system once again, begging for help, as a family in crisis only to discover our previous hard work had fallen off an evolutionary path for various reasons. I myself am disabled and was penalized when an employer over stated my wages. Not only that, this employer advertises that they accept disabled and veterans but they have a hostile work environment with discriminatory practices. Staff calling those they serve as vultures and mocking people when safety practices are not adhered to. I was facing homelessness again and still have to figure out a way to sustain myself without depending on a system that is unforgiving and fluxes by the whim of politicking. It is nothing short of psychological torture. But that is something I can survive. I've done it before and I'll do it again. 2 of 214/05/2017 #34 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#31 I was homeless as a teen. I brushed myself off and got back up and became a professional, tucking everything away in my big toe, pretending nothing happened. Then my daughter was almost abducted which brought it all back. Then I had a nasty custody issue and my daughter was homeless, got mixed up with human trafficking. So, I chased her down and got her off the street, however, the system was less than helpful. I decided to try to fix this becoming part of the solution and joined the parent networks and got on the local councils and boards. One was the Children's Mental Health council and worked with families as an advocate to navigating the system. Talked to the community, stakeholders and shareholders communicating with policy makers... Parents shared their nightmares and I was perplexed but optimistic. Then we were caught in a mortgage fraud [they packaged a 2nd variable in our 1st fixed without our knowledge]. I tried to bring awareness to the parents & youths dilemma through the tea party as disabled and incarcerated and youth are suffragettes and lack lobbyists with money to fight on their behalf. This made me a target, I was naive, I'll admit it. However, they tried to defame me and paint me as a bigot and anti-government person. 1 of 214/05/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg#4 ya know @🐝 Fatima G. Williams; I find this the best news to come out of @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee tale; to educate others just how harsh life truly is with degenative/neurodegenerative/chronic disease....particularly Stateside. This is the real truth of it!
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Comments02/05/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#20 That is SO sad @Nicole Chardenet to hear a of a new mom who wasn't able to come to terms with her temporary body after giving birth. Many lose weight and get right back into shape w/out even trying. I never had to try to lose weight and honestly, I thought I looked better after having 2 kids... probably because I worked and ran non-stop, my metabolism was super high.
But, to your point, yes- some people do need to go that extra mile to lose the lbs and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Plus, they meet other moms who are in the same predicament and that helps the psyche too.
Pec implants, omg what's next? lol01/05/2017 #20 Nicole Chardenet#19 There was a woman in Ontario about ten years ago who died getting liposuction after her pregnancy. The doctor who did it wasn't properly licensed. She left a newborn baby and a husband. She was 32.
I guess she was too impatient to just go back to eating for one. She would have gotten plenty of exercise in the next few years chasing a small child around (can't remember if she had others). It was such a tragic story, and so pointless - not just because a better doctor wouldn't have killed her, but because she didn't need to do that s**t in the first place. Ooooooo, I'm so fat from my pregnancy! Maybe it's all the celebs with their fat wallets who manage to lose all the weight forty-five minutes after arriving home from the hospital that make women think they need to do this.
But, surgery for men is going up too. Pec implants are the new male boob job.01/05/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 That's what bothered me the most, the surgeries!! Watching liposuction is very gross. It just seems like they jam in that long tube and it would damage a person. I've had one surgery and it was very scary. I will stay away from the operating room if my body allows, thank you. ;-) I agree, she suffers from what many of us do, we never feel satisfied with our bodies. I remember feeling over weight 10 years ago and I look back on my photos and wonder what the heck I was thinking? We can be our own worse enemies at times.01/05/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#14 Well said @Deborah Levine, the temptation is very strong but it's not something everyone can do once they hit certain ages. Some people develop issues that can be worsened by exercise for one. As for cosmetic surgery, forget it... I think it's fairly evident that women have that done if they are having a face lift or botox injections eg, they begin to look plastic.01/05/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#12 @david, thanks for reading. I'm copying my reply from Medium :) I’m sure it’s true that many former Celebs and even current Celebs do feel insecure David. They are held to a different standard than the average woman. I think it’s time ‘Hollywood’ re-creates their vision for women. It’s sad that so many women state their career is over once they hit a much younger age than most of us and it has to do with their ‘aging’ looks. Not to mention Hollywood always has newer and younger blood they hire. I think the average woman (possibly some men) get brainwashed very early on as to what is ‘acceptable’ by today’s standards thanks to what we’ve been brought up to view as normal and beautiful on TV and now Social Media plays a large role too. I agree 100% about young gals, my daughter truly thought she was fat and ugly when she became a teen. She developed body dysmorphia and would tell girls much larger than her how fat she was. She would complain to me about her weight over and over each and every day. I took her to a counselor but it didn’t help much. Thank goodness, she outgrew it as she matured in her 20’s. Maybe it’s time we hold Hollywood to a higher standard and start rejecting the images they want us to accept. What a big campaign that would be!01/05/2017 #15 Nicole ChardenetSounds like Ms. D'Errico suffers from the same ailment probably everyone on the planet suffers from..."I'm not good enough." And guess what...she probably STILL realizes deep down that she feels "not good enough." Because if she didn't feel that way she wouldn't have gone through all that mishigoss to try and be something she's not...young.
I got creeped out during the surgical procedures. Surgery has to happen to all of us sooner or later and it's never pretty but damn, to go through that when you don't have to???30/04/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergThanks for this good read, Lisa. I think former actors/actresses, models, and L.A./Beverly Hills types, generally, are more likely than most to feel insecure about their appearance for a variety of reasons. Most notably, influential institutions ranging from the Hollywood movie industry to the NYC fashion and advertising industries have created a dangerously false narrative in popular culture that all women should look like models and/or stick figures. I never understood this logic because who wants to look emaciated, unhealthy, ill, or just fake? Secondly, who wants to go under the knife voluntarily? Every surgery is dangerous to an extent, and this is true with the types of surgical procedures pointed out in the video. In short, vanity comes at a high cost, both literally and figuratively.
The bottom line is that, in the USA at least, we still live in a superficial society where looks and appearance are valued more highly by popular culture than more important factors -- such as content of character, for example. This continues to not only be a sad statement about societal values, but also highly negative to the self-esteem and self-confidence of women and girls. Do you agree?30/04/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 Im afraid of surgeries too. For the last 4 weeks ive been working out 4-5 days a week but Im not seeing great results. I have concluded that I just need to embrace each day and not worry about my perception of me. Good for you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View more#6 Im afraid of surgeries too. For the last 4 weeks ive been working out 4-5 days a week but Im not seeing great results. I have concluded that I just need to embrace each day and not worry about my perception of me. Good for you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, beach bods without a care united! 😘✌🍸 Close30/04/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#2 I have to agree Brian. I think men have the added pressure of looks to a certain degree too. Think of the 'hair transplant' commercials, viagra, 6 pack abs etc... so you're right, there are societal pressures on both men and women. I would like to say women are harder on themselves but I think men can be just as hard on themselves, they just don't share it out loud like we women do. Not all women are money driven and not all men are driven to women because of exterior beauty. Social Media and TV add so much more pressure though!30/04/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 I thought she looked just fine before her surgery too @Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa. I didn't realize young gals are dying their hair to look older, that is funny in an odd way. Just when I think I have things partially figured out, they change again. I'm with you on the hair, that's one thing I'm not ready for... total gray! This will sound gross but when I see liposuction and how they jam that tube in and out it makes me weak at the knees which goes to your thought, the long term effects? At some point these women will have to accept that they are growing old and it may be a very rude awakening. I always tried to teach my daughter to focus on her strengths and and also great emphasis was put on how we treated others but there's no getting past the teen angst so many girls go through. I see the beauty of her personality shine now, which makes me happy!
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- Producer12/04/2017The Rise of the She Shed (and how I want one!)So now we've all heard of Man Caves - some where for men to go and smoke cigars, play video games, pool, drink, fart and watch sports - now watch out Dudes - we have She Sheds!A She Shed is a quiet retreat for us ladies. Somewhere where we can...
Comments14/04/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 When we extended the home into the garden we used up whatever room there was for permissions. We built a two story extension where the back of the house is at three levels. The family went with a sloping roof because they were concerned about snow accumulation but I wanted a flat roof with a glass house extension to the third level of the home. What is done is done now - but that is where the possibility was - even the she-sheds you have shown are in effect glasshouses. We will also remain where we are because it such a perfect location for everyone - but I can add this to my future dream home when that long awaited day arrives.13/04/2017 #12 Claire L CardwellHmmm - Farm, not 100% sure, I did go to Agricultural College a very long time ago, so I have a whole bunch of farmers to get advice from a click away on FB.... Can't play golf either @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, hitting little balls with little sticks is not a game for me!13/04/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#9 I come from a family of farmers, and you and I are viewed as decadent bourgeoisie to my family. It is nice however for me to be the blacksheep of the family :-) Of course I would love to take that stuff out, it would mean no more gardening and no more running from gardening every-time summer comes. This week I watched the Seve Ballesteros movie, he too is from a farmer family but he actually did a lot of farming before becoming a golfing legend. I can neither farm or even play golf.13/04/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell@CityVP 🐝 Manjit - when I was researching the article a lot of people recommended simply cleaning out your existing shed.... It might be worth checking the planning laws from your Local Council and see how big/high you can make your shed and whether you can build a cellar underneath to house your garden tools.....13/04/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI love that metallic slanting green roof. Only problem is even though the garden is big enough I think we only get planning permission for one shed and we have already built that one. Pity that we think of sheds where put our gardening stuff and assorted junk away. Like the idea.
- 11/04/2017#thefutureofmen #jackmyers #mediaecologist #genz #millenialsThe future of men | Jack Myers Social analyst Jack Myers addresses the lack of direction when it comes to the future of young men -- and the need for men to lean in with equality...
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- Producer08/03/2017The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-Partner. The Grand-Mother...The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-Partner. The Grand-Mother...Women according to me are the most respectable entities in our society and our lifes. The Mother. The Sister. The Daughter. The Life-partner. The Grand-Mother....they are our...
Comments09/03/2017 #8 Ivette K. CaballeroLovely tribute to us! Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee. We live in such a competitive world that the workplace has become like a jungle. Lack of respect is big problem everywhere, that's why I like to promote the power of values. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/best-advice-respect-people-ivette-k-caballero09/03/2017 #5 Devesh 🐝 BhattInspiring buzz. I just hope that people also respect women outside the circle of friends and family. It would be great if we get there in this lifetime.
India has a long way to go in women rights and America seems more inspiring to Urban India than those women who work and toil in the shadows for the betterment of Indian society.09/03/2017 #4 Warren Kellamhttp://clashdaily.com/2017/03/yo-trump-haters-guess-many-jobs-created-trumps-1st-month-yuge/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=1283&utm_keyword=major1&utm_content=382717&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=subscriber_id:382717&utm_campaign=Are%20Women%20%E2%80%98Protesting%E2%80%99%20The%20Liberals%E2%80%99%20ABUSE%20Of%20Melania%20&%20Ivanka%20Today?
- Producer03/03/2017Three Generations: The Power of CourageEva is my grandmother's name and Martha is my mom's name, they're mother and daughter. Both of them have been very influential in my life, directly and indirectly. I like to watch to learn, and I've tremendously benefited from doing this throughout...
Comments07/03/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#16 @Milos Djukic My FFF. I'm sorry I'm missed replying to this comment I wanted too. Zora is a very beautiful name and I can imagine how pretty your Mom was considering you are so handsome. She has raised righteous, kind and intelligent son. A man of values and brains 😃. May her soul rest in peace as she smiles down on us all.
Mom and Fractals-forever ❤07/03/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#28 So true @Ivette K. Caballero, moms do love unconditionally :)) When my daughter was a teen and into her early 20's, she said so many things I was certain she hated me. I was strict with her and have no regrets. The point, I never held anything she said against her because my love for her is so much deeper. We are best friends today and she's 29. I'm thankful for her!! Glad you enjoyed my honestly LOL. I can't sew either. I can sew hems but I hate doing that too ;-)07/03/2017 #31 Ivette K. Caballero@Mamen 🐝 Delgado It's so great to know of another lady whose grandmother taught her how to knit, thank you Mamen for sharing this part of your life. It's great to know that my story filled you up with great emotions and brought back good memories and feelings to you. Yes, I am very blessed to have these wonderful women in my life. Thank you, once again, @Milos Djukic for being the marvelous messenger that you are!07/03/2017 #29 Ivette K. Caballero#16 @Milos Djukic What a wonderful way to honor your mom! I really like her name, Zora. Milos, I am so sorry about your loss. In simple, yet powerful words, you express what a wonderful woman and mother she was, which speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. You're a poet!07/03/2017 #28 Ivette K. Caballero@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I believe that every person has their "would've, could've, should've." We are imperfectly perfect human beings. I've also said things to my mom, things that I regret. Though as you say Lisa, "what matters most is that your mom knows how much you love her." I love this part you wrote: "Our bond was enough that I knew she not only forgave but let it go. That's love at it's truest essence, forgiving, forgetting and moving on." Moms are beautifully gifted to love unconditionally.
My mom knows how to knit too, though she prefers to buy things from a lady who's extremely skillful, and fast, at knitting. "I CANT DO THIS and I DON'T LIKE IT!," I can picture this scenario Lisa :) It's cute in a way. Not all of us have patience for all tedious tasks, I have patience for some and not for others. I am grateful for having you in my network, you're very sincere, sweet, and supportive.06/03/2017 #24 Ivette K. Caballero#11 @Max🐝 J. Carter It's true, "Letting go of the past and embracing the now are not easy. We let go of one view and embrace another. That is what drives the emotion." This is something to reflect on. We can all make progress in life if we are open and willing to break old and negative thinking and bad habits.
+206/03/2017 #23 Ivette K. Caballero#9 @David B. Grinberg I agree. Part of the the circle of life is learning and sharing, and sharing and learning from others; all which adds value to our lives. I'm so grateful for having amazing people in my network, people like you and each person who have read and commented on this story. We can't achieve much alone. We need to share what we know, we need to extend a helping hand, we need to encourage and inspire others; that's how we grow and become individuals who help our society be a better one. Again, thank you for the warm welcome and for your uplifting words.06/03/2017 #22 Ivette K. Caballero#1 @David B. Grinberg Thank you David for sharing your insights about the society norms that marginalized women at that time. Times have changed and women have definitely more opportunities to raise their children while also having a full or part time job. However, you're right, women still face discrimination of all sorts at the workplace, and outside of it as well. This is why is so important that we keep learning to stay informed about our rights. Knowledge and a support system play a key role. Thanks for the reminder about "Women's History Month" this month in the USA. I appreciate your genuine and insightful feedback. I learn from reading your comments :)06/03/2017 #21 Sarah ElkinsNo kidding: "We have mom and daughter issues like all moms and daughters do. That's the fun part about it... well, not so fun sometimes." And yet, what we learn about life from our mothers is absolutely priceless. Wonderful share, @Ivette K. Caballero View moreNo kidding: "We have mom and daughter issues like all moms and daughters do. That's the fun part about it... well, not so fun sometimes." And yet, what we learn about life from our mothers is absolutely priceless. Wonderful share, @Ivette K. Caballero, thank you. And thanks to @Milos Djukic for tagging me. Close05/03/2017 #18 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoDear @Ivette K. Caballero, this is such a beautiful tribute, and has filled me up with great emotions.
My grandmother taught me how to knit as well. 😉
Thanks so much for bringing back those memories and feelings, you made my day. And I feel you are (as I am in my side) very very lucky to have these two extraordinary women as a reference. 💫
Thanks @Milos Djukic for bringing my attention to this marvelous Producer. 😘
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- Producer17/02/2017Why women over 30 will not start their own businesses.A version of this article was originally published on LinkedIn. Republishing on beBee following complaints that articles can't be read on LinkedIn unless one is an account holder. Besides, not that many people read my articles on LinkedIn anyway,...
Comments17/03/2017 #28 Aleta Curry#27 Thanks, @Linda Adams - you get it! I, too, started my business after 30. I think that I'll have to work on a revised version of this one day, since I usually get either of two main arguments: a) but I know a lot of women who started their businesses after 30 (yeah, I know, I'm one of them, and I use a very successful older woman as an example in the post or b) you presume that women have to start businesses in order to be successful. I think the latter is a valid argument and that's certainly not what I wanted to imply. But I'll close here because this is getting long, and just thank you for reading and commenting.17/03/2017 #27 Linda AdamsGreat article. I co-founded my first business at the age of 48, and became a founder member and director of a software developer company at the age of 60 (actually I tell everyone I'm 36 and act and feel 36). So its not about age, or being a woman. I think women do business differently to men. I attend a lot of audio visual exhibitions which is predominantly a male domain but there is a growing number of women in the av industry and rightly so. I think women are used to multi-tasking, and if you want to find time to run a business, then you'll make time (watch a bit less TV, stop wasting time on computer games, be more focused and make the most of the time you allocate to your business). And all success to everyone.19/02/2017 #20 Aleta Curry@Phil Friedman said: 'And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger.'
I agree, actually. I think women may be hired-wired to aim for security. If you ever get a chance to see or read the play 'Defending the Caveman', do. Not only is it hilarious, but it contains some serious home truths.
'Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men.'
Yep. That might also explain the success of the mom-and-pop-shop combo.19/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#17 Perhaps, I am simply inferring what is not there. On the basis of so much BS on social media about starting your own business -- which for too many people seems to me to involve simply starting to blog and offering content for sale. But I commend you for tackling the subject. A more serious suggestion might be to look at the fact that men are truly from Mars and women from Venus. And women, if I may, have an innate tendency to plan too much and too long, which when it comes to starting their own small business, dissipates the energies required to actually pull the trigger. Against that, the pre-discussion and planning may be why a higher percentage of women who do start their own businesses succeed than do men. Just thinking out loud. Thanks and cheers!18/02/2017 #16 Phil FriedmanWith all due respect, Aleta, I suggest it is a mistake to see owning one's own as an end in itself. One can want to make a living (or get rich) doing something you really enjoy. Or prefer to be completely in charge of one's destiny. Or have any number of other reasons. But simply to own a business should not be one of them. Especially, if you already have a high-paying job, with benefits and retirement pension. And are relatively happy in that position. IMO.18/02/2017 #15 Kenneth MumfordWe have an app that will allow you to get paid watching ads on your cell phone. It is something new that you will share and others will do the same. You will make commissions you wont believe. It is called Divvee. Go check it out for yourself. If you want to know more message me. Have a great day. #1218/02/2017 #14 Yolanda BerryMore than ever, there is no better time than to start a business. Due to the rapid growth in technology, women and men can gain the knowledge, skills, and know-how. There are several online programs, webinars and professional organizations available. SCORE and the Chamber of Commerce are great places to start. Networking must not only be online, but in-person. Just taking small, baby steps is productive, despite feeling fear or rejection. Never get caught up in numbers. Quality is better than quantity. Finding your target audience is much more beneficial than having a large following. It all comes down to the basics and moving slow yet steady to produce the results you desire. Feel the fear and do it anyhow. It's only (FEAR) False Evidence Appearing Real anyway!17/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#11 I think one of these days (sooner than not) I need to speak to someone who can possibly guide me with some of my ideas or possibly give me some food for thought, maybe someone else would see something in me I'm not picking up on. It is very frustrating, we could use an extra paycheck lol. My husband is self employed and every year differs due to contracts that waver.
Oh so much fun with the middle of the night 'thoughts', not sure about you but my mind tends to run races at night. I was thinking of using notepad on my phone to type out some of my thoughts but that requires using that FUN keyboard LOL.17/02/2017 #11 Aleta Curry#8 I really don't think you're alone, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. It's the curse of the multi-talented to have trouble deciding which project it would be best to throw their energy into.
I do that middle-of-the-night thing, too. When I was in school my mother got me into the habit of keeping a notebook on the night stand. Doesn't always work; sometimes I'm too tired to be bothered, but I *have* sometimes made good use of the technique.
Thanks for the compliment, that's sweet.
- Producer14/02/2017It's All Your Parents' Fault!When you descend into your own unconscious, pack an extra lunch and an emergency kit. Things could get ugly. Photo by Darkday on Flickr What’s wrong with your life? How screwed up in the head are you? How much of a major...
Comments16/02/2017 #12 Brian McKenzieThe women in my life are friends, nothing more. I am not interested in anything else that is not on my terms not in my control. When I leave the country, none of them are coming with me. Just as I have done in 22 other countries.
Love is transactional, conditional, disposable and temporary - and each of them directly & clearly know that I will never get married and never have kids. This shit show ends with me. I am the last of my family, and I have no regrets about chopping down the family tree.16/02/2017 #11 Nicole Chardenet#4 I don't doubt you've had a tough life, Brian, and things you've said in the past indicate the problems started early and weren't the fault of a small child. I really don't like seeing a fellow human being in so much pain, even you, who go out of your way to try and bring everyone around you down with you. The thing is, whether you realize it or not, you have a *choice* to live happier or not. Maybe not happy-hippie-joy-joy but you *do* have the power to move beyond whatever is eating you (and it must be one mother of a demon. Maybe a father of a demon too!) Like it or not, it's clear you are absolutely controlled by others, especially women, who are apparently the root of all your problems. Why you give us so much power over you is beyond me but it's clear half the human race absolutely controls your brain as if we were a collective pink RFID chip in your cerebral cortex.
Remember, it's a *choice*. It wasn't your choice to be dealt the bad hand you clearly got in life, despite your 'privilege', but it's your choice whether to lead a miserable life or not. Right now, you *choose* misery.16/02/2017 #9 Nicole Chardenet#5 Much agreed, Max. Although I'd add that maybe we rely too much on others' opinions of us. But we do absolutely rely on each other, for pretty much everything, regardless of how 'independent' we think we are. Everything we use was made or harvested and distributed by others. Even the homeless guy living under the overpass and fending for himself isn't truly independent.16/02/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet#3 Hey Todd, I can thank my mom for my crappy lungs that picked up every winter infection back in the day and my father for my propensity to gain weight if I'm not careful, and them *both* for the crowded set of teeth that only modern-day orthodontia could fix. But, they did the best they could and I did get lucky in the birth lottery. Sucks to be us!16/02/2017 #4 Brian McKenzieDad should have kept it in his pants, mom should have held an aspirin between her knees. Getging randy in a van while trying to capture their own version of Woodstock was a bad idea. F*cking Hippies - there are few things on this planet I loathe more than F*cking Hippies. 8?/16/02/2017 #3 Todd JonesI blame my giant, freak clown-head on my father. He asked a lot of his baseball caps, which were always pushed to the verge of failure as indicated by the overtaxed last hole of the adjustable plastic back-strap. I've never queried my mother for confirmation, but I'm quite certain that I was a C-section baby.
Other than that, I have no one to blame but myself for non-genetic concerns, such as an unyielding propensity to learn everything the hard way. Another cheekily terrific post Nicole!
- Producer02/02/2017An Empowered Life Question To Self...Do I have the skills, authority, capability, autonomy, motivation to take charge of my life?That is one of my questions to self, as I grow older. I am accountable to the 'me' I want to be, and have been throughout my life.If I...
Comments03/02/2017 #13 Laura MikolaitisA beautiful message and lovely and vibrant poem, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. While we have definitely made strides in many areas there are still road blocks, aren't there? I continually deal with the label of "being a woman" in the work place and fighting for equal pay. It's an exhausting battle, but one that I have to fight. Not just for me but for those that come after me, and for those who haven't found their voice yet. It's disheartening to watch the inequality that reverberates throughout our society, and sometimes within the confines of our own environment. If you are a strong, intelligent woman who is passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, you risk being labeled as a bitch. And for a while, I let the labels and judgement hold me back from being me. It's freeing to walk the walk though and I'm so glad I finally broke free from the "can't" handcuffs.03/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a great conversation you had with your daughter @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Believe me, the things you speak about now may not seem to be resonating with her but your words will. You walk the talk and that's what matters. Your poem sounded like something Maya Angelou would have written, I really like it. Very inspirational read.02/02/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergThanks for this awesome buzz, DL. Put simply, sex-based discrimination against women and girls should never be tolerated -- period! Moreover, sex discrimination includes sexual harassment, pregnancy bias and gender-based wage discrimination (equal work for equal pay).
Further, I would be remiss without mentioning the many other types of discrimination ranging from the workplace to every place, including (but not limited to): race, color, religion, national origin/ethnicity, age/looks, disability, genetic information/DNA, etc.
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- Producer23/01/2017Women's-Only Groups: Are They Archaic?As we move into the most divisive era in modern times I find myself wondering: Aren’t women’s-only groups kinda retro? Even archaic?It’s 2017. Yes, I know who’s in the White House. Forget that for a moment. No wait, don’t. Keep it in the forefront...
Comments01/02/2017 #26 Nicole Chardenet#25 So goes the mythology, anyway, supported by what very few lives are actually saved by a "good guy with a gun".
But 99.99999 times out of 100, that guy is never around when some asshole starts shooting up a church or a kindergarten. All those guns in America, and so few good guys around when you need them.30/01/2017 #23 Harvey Lloyd#22 I wouldn't disagree. But i also believe the backlash will be based on the human and not the needs. Our globalness is bringing about change in economy and security. Attacking Trump will not answer the questions.
I can find reason for hate in any circumstance. It is more difficult to find solutions. While hate rivals our thoughts solutions will not come.
While we fight for the extremes we are occupied without divisiveness. History has displayed this in many civilizations and it doesn't end well. It's not about good and evil nor special interest, rather its about creating opportunities that our society can survive itself.
If nothing else it will be a spectacle as we move forward. The shame is the fact that so many great minds are out there with solutions and paths to this end. They are sidelined as representing one of the extremes. The one thing we can bank on is whoever wins the battle of extremes, we will suffer the fallout of the results, they won't.30/01/2017 #21 Nicole Chardenet#16 I still find remarkably few feminism groups for both men and women. I found a few on Facebook last night, but most of them still have that bunker mentality. Got a message from Meetup last night about a new "powerful women" group starting up, but when I went to check it out, guess what, no men allowed. And I thought, "You're not ready for the power, girlfriends."30/01/2017 #20 Nicole Chardenet#14 They do, Brian, which is why millions of female voters share the blame for any s**t Donald Trump pulls against women.
And if sexual predation becomes more of "the norm" now...yeah...some of them share that blame too. That's going to upset the victim feminists who sound like I'm saying "they're asking for it", but when you see a photo of a Trumpanzee with a shirt that says, "Donald Trump can grab my" with an arrow pointing downward...yeah, she's asking for it. Making it clear with that message that she's okay with you-know-what-grabbing.
Just the sort of thing women have got to START taking responsibility for.30/01/2017 #17 Harvey LloydI believe we have come full circle. Up to the fifties we lived in a world that was governed by a male dominant, egotistical segregated free world. Today we self segregate ourselves into enclaves so much that everyone now can identify with a social group. Not to much different than the nomadic ways of our distant past. Certainly more sophisticated.
We are humans. Although some needs are unique to various individual humans, for the most part we all need pretty much the same thing. Food, clothing, shelter, and the pursuit of happiness. Although special interest has its qualities it has its side affects also. Are the side effects worth the gains in the end? This question is for each individual human to make.
Your questions here were on point with reconsidering our current special interest make up. I will have to say that comments such as tying Trump voters to any class is degrading. From the High School graduate to the PHD, Female and Male, everyone voted for their candidate from the human aspects of their existence. Leading humans is a difficult task. We cant win an election by satisfying everyone and life as a human leader, has a way of demonstrating the dichotomy of decisions.
If we want change then it will start in the community we live with everyone participating.30/01/2017 #16 Claire L CardwellI agree whole heartedly @Nicole Chardenet - I started a networking group a while back called The Daisy Chain Network. Originally I conceived it to be a women only group, but soon changed my mind and almost from the beginning it was totally inclusive, anyone can join regardless of gender, race, creed or orientation. The whole point of the group was to give support to other entrepreneurs and small business owners, not only from referrals but from advice won from years of experience. In my opinion the only way to achieve balance is to be inclusive, men and women bring many different views to the table and if we work together we can only become stronger.26/01/2017 #12 Nicole Chardenet#11 Yes, well millions of Americans have just elected a supremely unqualified post turtle as President who depends on the same fake news sites and fake 'think tanks" as millions of law-abiding gun owners. Many millions of law-abiding Americans also disagree with the reality of climate change, evolution, and mountains of data demonstrating that easy access to guns is the main reason why America has such a high rate of gun deaths (two-thirds of which are suicides. Easy to blow that one off until it's someone you love who blows their own brains out.)24/01/2017 #10 Nicole Chardenet#9 An extraordinarily high gun deaths rate in the US says you're wrong. In many other countries gun control has brought down the gun deaths rate the way stricter DUI laws brought down the drunk driving rate. Note, DUI laws don't prohibit you from drinking or driving, just from doing them at the same time - with penalties if you screw up. The notion that gun control makes us less safe is sheer right-wing hysterical propaganda.
There's nothing polite about walking into a shopping mall, movie theatre or kindergarten and splattering everyone's brains for the helluvit.24/01/2017 #7 Nicole Chardenet#5 Thanks, Lisa! I don't know if Canadian women are more outspoken - my own sense as an ex-pat is not as much, actually, since Canadians in general tend to be a little too polite for our own good and because they're afraid of "offending" - especially if some other group will get criticized. So, many will often turn their heads and not address the misogyny issues in certain religions or cultures where that sort of thing is acceptable. From what I've read, some men *did* participate in the Women's March and I'd be in favour of actively recruiting them for it in the future. I'm with your husband on the 2A...I'm okay with gun rights, but that doesn't mean any idiot with a pulse should have one. It should be a right AND a privilege, and if you screw it up you lose your privilege (rather a lot like a DUI'er loses the right to drive). Thanks for commenting!24/01/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points you touched on @Nicole Chardenet. I must first say, your PM is quite handsome... OK, got that out of the way LOL. I admire that he embraces the 21st Century! Honestly, and correct me if I'm wrong but I have a few Canadian friends who I've been friends with for many years and they are much more outspoken than my American counterparts (females). I admire that they are able to be so open and respect it as well. As for women's groups.. been there, tried that in 2000 and hated them (the groups, that is). I found many of these women were less secure and gossip was socially acceptable within the groups- along with elitism. I didn't fit in. I like people from all walks of life and I will never pretend that I think I'm better than another. Ironically, I just received a questionnaire from a group within the US about more Marches and suggestions. I suggested that we make the Marches inclusive of men. There are many issues important to men as well and I felt if we included men, together we are all stronger. Women need to remember that many men support our freedoms as much as we support theirs. My husband is a gun owner who hunts but he is also in favor of stricter gun laws in our country as are many men. Like my husband said, if you own a shotgun, it should be used for killing animals which you are going to eat and if you can't kill it with 2 shots you shouldn't be a hunter, one shot is usually the norm for a good hunter. His point, people do not need to own assault weapons and I agree. I'm sure there are many men who would agree with this. Great topic Nicole, sharing!!