This Woman Did Yoga on the Highway While Stuck in 2-Hour Traffic Jam
Jun24

This Woman Did Yoga on the Highway While Stuck in 2-Hour Traffic Jam

Perspective can enslave you or it can free you. You may not always choose the scenarios that arise in your life, but you can always choose how you will react to them, and in that choice you create your happiness (or misery). In an effort to “clear the traffic in her mind”, this bored driver hopped out of her vehicle last Wednesday to do some good ol’ fashioned blacktop yoga. The woman, Kristin Bjornsen, had been sitting in a bumper to bumper Miami traffic jam for two hours before finally deciding to do something fun. The driver behind her snapped a photo of Kristin’s spur of the moment cobra pose, resulting in a hilarious example of roadside stress...

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Stand with Standing Rock. How You Can Help.
Nov21

Stand with Standing Rock. How You Can Help.

What is currently happening: Article found at uproxx.com: “Ongoing protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (and their sympathizers) — who maintain that the Dakota Access Pipeline will disrupt sacred sites and possibly contaminate drinking water — saw authorities launch water cannons (along with rubber bullets and tear gas) into the crowd of protesters in below-freezing weather on Sunday. The Guardian reports that the water cannons injured 167 people (out of 400 total protesters) with 7 hospitalized (including 3 elders). The Standing Rock Medic and Healing Council calls upon authorities to “to immediately stop the potentially lethal use of these confrontational methods” and warns that there’s a “real risk of loss of life” from hypothermia to protesters who cannot warm up in the sub-freezing conditions. That doesn’t even account for the impact of the water cannons themselves. Throughout the protests, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department has provided their narrative on Facebook. In the above photo, the department describes “an ongoing riot” on a bridge where “protesters have started a dozen fires near the bridge.” However, some maintain that law enforcement started several fires, and The Guardian reports how protesters only lit “two bonfires to keep people warm and make soup and tea” while law enforcement began the rest of the blazes while discharging weapons. Meanwhile, the below photo shows that the cannons were possibly being aimed at people rather than towards any fires. The violence over the $3.8 billion project is only growing more intense with time. Tear gas and dog attacks were first used to deter protesters, and even journalists have met rubber bullets for their trouble. President Obama is mulling over solutions, which could either include a rerouting or a green light for the project.” How you can take action? talk about it. tag your friends and reshare this post. feel free to copy and paste ???? i stand with standing rock. the dakota access pipeline must be stopped, our people be heard, and our clean water be protected. #nodapl #waterislife #standingrock #mniwiconi #istandwithstandingrock #teekistandswithstandingrock **be sure to geotag your location standing rock, north dakota or check in to that location via facebook. meet us at standing rock. we’ll be arriving mid november with supplies, love, and an abundance of teeki girls for support. if you’d like to attend in person and can volunteer, please contact sacred stone camp to get more information on location, volunteer information, etc. http://sacredstonecamp.org/contact. you can review the on site resource packet here. sign these petitions: sign the white house petition: bit.ly/standingrockwh sign to stop the dakota access pipeline: https://www.change.org/p/jo-ellen-darcy-stop-the-dakota-access-pipeline sign to stop militarized response to standing rock water protectors: https://www.change.org/p/president-obama-stop-militarized-response-to-standing-rock-water-protectors sign...

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Choose Wisely, Our Future Depends On It.
Nov13

Choose Wisely, Our Future Depends On It.

Now is not the time to give in to hopelessness. Now is the time to think of our future, our children, and theirs. Now is the opportunity we have to mold their character as we set an example; how should they react when they don’t get what they want? Should they give up, get upset, retaliate with violence, and lose faith and trust in each other? Or do we try to Understand the root of the problem, stay positive, hold true to our values, and respect one another? Now is the time, more than ever, to teach them Love and show them Resilience, so that when the time comes for them to make a choice, they choose, not with fear and hate, but with the love we instilled in them today, tomorrow, and...

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Why You Shouldn’t Blame Trump Supporters and Especially Now, Must Choose Love
Nov09

Why You Shouldn’t Blame Trump Supporters and Especially Now, Must Choose Love

I had to stop blaming Trump supporters/voters, once I realized I was turning my anger to the wrong party. After all, this vote accounted for HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of the people in this country. People like you and me, who were tired of being dicked around and neglected by its leaders and establishment. Yes, it may be very easy for some of us to see thru the reality show character’s lies but obviously for many others it wasn’t and I had to think, why is that? Maybe because we have a public education system funded and founded by men like J.D. Rockefeller who said, “In our dreams, people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present education conventions of intellectual and character education fade from their minds and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into men of learning or philosophers, or men of science. We have not to raise up from them authors, educators, poets or men of letters, great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, statesmen, politicians, creatures of whom we have ample supply. The task is simple. We will organize children and teach them in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way. ~ First mission statement of the J.D. Rockefeller-endowed General Education Board in 1906 The Trump effect is just that, an EFFECT, due to the root problem; our government (the DNC to be specific in this case) and its greedy, small minded, manipulative ways. And in some twisted, ass backwards way, this really is a victory to the People by the People because they were able to defy odds, come together, and overthrow the whole damn establishment. Unfortunately, it was the wrong anti-establishment candidate. We could have had Bernie Sanders, a man who truly was and still is for the People and has spent most of his life doing so, without managing to get involved in lawsuits and reality show worthy drama. But the DNC made damn sure that wasn’t gonna happen and now they’re reaping what they sow. Sadly, the rest of this country is also gonna have to pay the price for their colossal error. This is what greed is and does. Still, I choose love and unity, because it’s the only thing that will get us all out of this, together. And as horrible as this all appears to be, and as bad as it most likely will get, I see hope, and this lesson; never give up, because it...

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Mini Bio-Intensive Farms Providing Organic Food in the Middle of a Seven Year Drought
Sep07

Mini Bio-Intensive Farms Providing Organic Food in the Middle of a Seven Year Drought

Big Ag models of farming thousands of acres of mono-crops, planted with copious herbicides and petroleum-based fertilizers have depleted our soil, and made arable, non-toxic land hard to come by, but low-cost and low-tech mini-farms sprinkled across America’s landscape are providing sustainable, organic food to millions as we continue into the future. Their model? Farms in Africa and Latin America (among over 150 countries) that are growing food under the harshest conditions imaginable. Companies like Monsanto have a repulsive habit of pushing their patented seeds, infused with infertility or harmful genetic material, onto communities in crisis. Terminator seeds have become famous in India, and linked to thousands of farmer suicides, while Monsanto’s cross-pollination (like it or not) of crops in Hungary and Haiti have also devastated entire communities. Bio-Intensive Farms Can Beat Industrial Farms Any Day! In Mexico, farmers and activists recently won a huge battle against Monsanto, who was trying to cultivate GM corn in an area known for growing more than 36 varieties of indigenous corn that took thousands of years to develop. Mexico’s Supreme Court blocked a move that would allow the cultivation of GMO soy in the Mexican states of Campeche and Yucatan, and in a separate appeals court decision, a federal judge upheld a 2013 ruling that barred companies such as Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer from planting or selling GM corn within Mexico’s borders. Likewise, a very patronizing attitude toward African farmers has been carried by Big Ag and Biotech companies desirous of insinuating their GM seed into the continent, too, but ‘terminator’ seeds are not wanted there. Monsanto has been out to monopolize the African continent with their seed, but there is a better way, and small-scale farmers are proving it so. It is clear that GM seed has devastated entire countries, let alone communities, but are there other alternatives to providing food for the 7.4 billion people on this planet? The answer is, simply – YES. Farmers like Olawumi Benedict are happily tending to her “little babies” – kale seeds growing in wooden flats just prior to being transplanted, and Jonnes Mlegwah is double-digging a plot of soil meant for potatoes. These farmers are from Africa now working in America, but are representative of a few thousand small-farm workers that have turned to bio-intensive practices from San Francisco to Maine in the US, as a means to generate income, and feed the hungry masses. Small-scale, bio-intensive farming is already happening throughout Latin American and African countries because it works. Its cheap, and effective, and doesn’t require any reliance on biotech’s patented seeds and cancer-causing chemicals. It has been gaining popularity in the States...

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“Under duress, we do not rise to our expectations – we fall to the level of our training.” — Bruce Lee
Aug09

“Under duress, we do not rise to our expectations – we fall to the level of our training.” — Bruce Lee

Under duress, we do not rise to our expectations – we fall to the level of our training. — Bruce Lee Pic...

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