Wednesday, August 20, 2014

These interactive photos are amazing!

WWII and the same places today 70 years later.

On each picture, Left click, hold and drag your mouse gently from right to left and it will become the exact same location today. Reverse the motion to take it back to the original.   Scroll down to see the next photo.  Amazing to see the same buildings in pictures 70 years apart!

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Friday, August 15, 2014

A comment on "I don't give a funk."

This article is my comment on Sue Fitzmaurice's article "I don't give a funk" 
I can relate and have lived in or through at least 10 of the 13 things on your article and came up with the saying: Lions don't grow on pabulum©
There are many books on how life is hard because MOST humans have or had a hard life. Having feelings and depression is not a sissy or cowardly thing. Feelings are what all-living things experience, and they only stop (or might not) after death.
Depression can be emotional, clinical or both. Sometimes it's just about getting over a painful situation; other times it’s an ongoing hurt or condition. The important thing, I find, is not to judge myself by someone else’s appearance, words, advice or fixes, like they say in a program I go to: “don't compare your insides with other's outsides.”
 As most of those that get into the healing occupations, I became a counselor because I needed to fix myself, and it helped and I was effective in helping others because I could relate. One time I was suffering from extreme phobia, and nothing seemed to lift it until I found a phobia group and a phobia book, and from sharing it was lifted.

Groups are great for discovering and recovering. In most groups there are winners, those that are in recovery and help others. Psychologist, therapists, counselors and doctors can also be caring and compassionate. 
By M.M.A-W

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Does your God have a pp?

A friend called me; her husband has been near death for years and in the hospital for the second time in two weeks. After listening to her feelings, they are both seniors, I suggested she write a letter to God and tell God, in her own words, about her pain, fears, wants, wishes, etc. I have some understanding of her pain because my first husband, father of my children, died at 49 years young.
"I write letters to Mother/Father God," I said.
"God already knows my heart” she said and went on about all the things God is doing for her to cope. "Besides, I can't write right now, it's too hard."
"The most relief in writing is found when times are hard, and feelings are raw." I said and paused. When she didn’t answer "Try to write a letter to Mother/Father God."
"Why do you keep talking about a Mother/a Father God, I am a Christian?" she said.
"Because to me God does not have a dick or pussy,” I said casually.
"Please don't say that," she said upset.
"Don’t say what?" I asked surprised.
"Please don't say that word… I respect a God."
"What? Mother/Father God or dick and pussy?"
"I asked you not to say that, I offensive," she almost yelled.
"Ok, I am sorry, I'll say penis and vagina," I felt like laughing but didn’t.
"Talking about God like that is offensive to me!"
"How can penis and vagina be offensive? If God created humans and so created penises and vaginas."
"Don't use those words about God!" This time she was angry.
"You disagree that God created us or that created us with penis or vaginas?”
"I am a Christian don't use those bad words on God."
"If penis and vagina are bad words, when you imagine Christ, He has no pp?
That did it and she went on to tell me that I had no business talking to her about a God and sex and how she understands God to be, and I let it be and just listen, in respect for her feelings, after all I didn't mean to preach.
"I hope all goes well for you, keep me posted" I finally said. "I'll pray for you."
"Ok, thank you..." She said with hesitation.

I thought, but did not say, to a Mother/Father God.

my blog

What do you think? I am in quandary about my blog. I think the name: might not be welcoming to some. I want to have an author's blog and not sure if I should create a new blog for my author's blog or not.

There are no Latinas on The View. Why? There are one White (were two) and two Blacks but no Latinas!!! What's  that about? Why not a Latina and an Asian to go with the White and Black? By not having Latinas The View is alienating a huge percentage of the population!  

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

To a giant, RIP

A beloved man is dead, long live his memory and work. Robin Williams, I pray you rest in the love and laughter you gave to all!

Famous screenwriter quotes

I really relate to this quote by Anthony Minghella: “I’ve been writing for over twenty years, all my adult life, and so I suppose that I’ve made peace with myself and my hopeless, undisciplined technique. I’ve stopped unraveling every time I’m unable to write. I wait. The drawer opens. Waiting is part of writing. When I write the word ‘waiting’ by hand it even looks like ‘writing.” From the 15 quotes by Minghella posted by MichaelChase Walker on LinkedIn. 

Catch the to know ticket

I am sharing Josh Kaufman's video, Two years ago, my life changed forever because it is a doable life changing lesson. Kauffman is one of those people that grow in giving. I totally enjoyed his YouTube,  Two years ago, my life changed forever it took me to the realization that I don't need to be paralyzed by what I don't know and that learning something new is in just a few, very important, steps and not 10K hours.

Watch Josh Kaufman and catch the to know ticketTwo years ago, my life changed forever

Saturday, August 09, 2014

worth a look

Check this article by Kent Nguyen: My secret to getting rid of burnout permanently . 
Here is my comment as posted on his site:  
"Great article and not the meditate for an hour, or do a 
specific kind of exercise, or eat this or that, although certain foods give energy and meditation is beneficial. The suggestions are simple and not about piling more on a tight schedule. I am a writer and entrepaneur working from home which leads me to put my needs last. I noticed that for the last few days, because my husband and I decided not to postpone our walks, I have felt cheerful, less tired and I sleep better. I will incorporate more things I love into my days, like lunch with friends, doing yoga often, and spending time with family. Marta"