When someone complains about us, we often become hurt instead of thinking about how we have hurt others. We can take it personal, lash out, believe lies, get defensive before any understanding comes to the surface. Understanding builds relationships. If we want enriching, healthy relationships we make smart efforts to resolve differences, but of course … Continue reading Making it Right
Where’s the Battle?
We live in a quarrelsome world. Everyone wants to fight, to express their power, values, opinion. People are offensive, we are offensive to others, and no one wants to be responsible for the anger and dissolution dividing all of us. It seems easier to punch it out, yell it out, fight it out. It's hard … Continue reading Where’s the Battle?
Black Lives Matter
We are in a public discussion on Black Lives Matter, not how every life matters. This is known. Black Lives Matter is a movement that we all are involved and accountable because racial injustice happens in every community. Black Lives Matter is a strong, meaningful voice for our nation by means of educating and bringing … Continue reading Black Lives Matter
The Lost Art of Joy
Joy is as prominent as suffering. Accepting suffering with a joy is not impossible. If I were to say that joy suffers neglect on humanity's part in comparison to the complaining of sufferings, this would still not accurately relate to joy, how could joy absorb any neglect, any cruelty itself? This is joy, and we … Continue reading The Lost Art of Joy
End Political Civil War, or Not?
There is a civil political war over American values and policies. Issues about climate change, immigration, human rights, gun control, taxes, health care, and education have all been areas where compromise and collaboration get thrown out the window. Where does this leave the American people? Nowhere, in-between, without leadership. It's disconcerting that our country can't … Continue reading End Political Civil War, or Not?
The Grass is Greener
It hurts my heart when I see common attitudes of being jealous, dissatisfied, discontent, when people anxiously try to keep up with the Joneses, not like a sport, but a job. Most people want to be as good as the next, accepted, held in good opinion, but where does it get us to not to … Continue reading The Grass is Greener
Capitalism with Some Socialist Values
Capitalism with some socialist values is collaborative and smart. America is not in danger of losing our keen sense for individual rights. It is in danger of continually being one of the most ill equipped nations concerning health care, education, and renewable energy. Everyone is responsible to contribute, everyone is expected to pay taxes, then … Continue reading Capitalism with Some Socialist Values
Cliffs blanketed in clover and overgrown grasses, blackberry vines mound under the tall cypress canopy. Burgundy striped ice plant weave between wildflowers. At the rocky rim, winds cut away timeless sedimentary layers resembling sky blue and violet. The sky is lined in white scattered clouds, how grateful, how lucky, how safe standing between such a … Continue reading Climate Change
Revolutionizing the American Dream
I have always seen the American Dream as a type of money machine. We work to pay for family, houses and cars, or vacations, and yet think less on our daily quality of life. When younger, I had a hard time looking up to society, even today this struggle is present. I wonder at our … Continue reading Revolutionizing the American Dream
Censoring on the Rise
It is no wonder that efforts to censor public dialogue is on the rise considering the mass amounts of police brutality, racial profiling, unlawful justice, immigration cruelty, slanderous remarks made by leaders of our country, and so much more. The public has been crying out enough is enough. People will not live under social stigmas. … Continue reading Censoring on the Rise
Living an Aesthetic Lifestyle
People are continually in a state of creating. Thought instigates actions, action is the perpetual mode of the human being. Creating can be anything from the mere change in the atmosphere to a newly materialized invention. Creating is constant. We create neural pathways when we think. We create artistic design when we paint, imagine industry, … Continue reading Living an Aesthetic Lifestyle
Why have we not had an education overhaul in this nation! We are far behind the times and suffering. Anyone can look up the statistics, we’re at the bottom. With teachers not being paid enough, lack of resources, kids overwhelmed with schoolwork, but learning less, with student debt and absurd interest rates suffocating the young, … Continue reading Education Overhaul
Standing Rock is yet another example of privileged corporations making their disregard for others known. After all these years of American culture stealing, invading, hurting Native Peoples, First Nations, Native Americans, still today it is tolerated no matter the protests. Why were other plans not implemented for the pipeline, no matter the cost? For generations, … Continue reading Standing Rock
Collaborative efforts surrounding gun control are mandatory in the consideration of rights to bear arms. We must try and do something about the desperate need to protect the public from public shootings. To cling to laws that only protect private life and not public life, and after so many public casualties is highly controversial. We … Continue reading Gun Violence