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Celebrate Your Independence!

Dear Independents,

Did you know we can vote in the primary as well as the midterm election without changing our “Independent” status (to Democrat or Republican)?  For more information, Arizona’s Pima County residents, click here.  Call 520-740-4330, listen to the brief recording, press 1, then 7.  Early ballots will be mailed out on July 29 — plenty of time for August 24’s Primary Election.

Americans, contact your local election center.  Every voice counts.  Vote!  Vote!  Vote!

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July 4, 2010 Posted by | America, Attitude, Change, Citizen, Collaboration, Education, Freedom, Mind, Politics, Purpose, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Realize BIG Dreams! Realize the Impossible!

“Don’t tell me the sky is the limit.  There are footprints on the moon!” (Unknown)

Dream!  Aspire!  Humanity at its best! 🙂

 

May 9, 2010 Posted by | America, Attitude, Business, Change, Collaboration, Dream, History, Leadership, Marketing, Passion, Purpose, Success, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

America — Struggles and Hopes Inside Foster Care

All a kid needs is one person to hang on to, to listen, to care, to show up consistently.  (Dr. Maureen Brennan, psychiatrist of residential treatment facility)

Imagine … abandonment, sexual abuse, lies, secrets, guilt, shame, drugs, distrust, nightmares.

Imagine … Help!  Hope!  Healing!

In America, more than half a million kids are in foster care.  Once they reach 18 and age out of the system, only two out of ten will make it.  Others will end up homeless, in prison or dead.

We can do better.  We must.  These kids don’t belong to someone else.  These kids belong to all of us.  They are America’s children.  THEY ARE AMERICA.

October 12, 2009 Posted by | America, Attitude, Body, Change, Collaboration, Compassion, Dream, Education, Freedom, God, Heart, Introspection, Journalism, Leadership, Love, Mind, Movie, Passion, Peace, Politics, Purpose, Soul, Spirit, Success, USA, War | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Coco Chanel C’est Magnifique!

“To be irreplaceable, you have to be different.”  (Coco Chanel)

Attractive, ambitious, charming, capricious, creative, elegant, simplicity, feisty, progressive, rebellious, legendary! 

Vive Chanel!

October 11, 2009 Posted by | Art, Attitude, Beauty, Business, Change, Dream, Europe, Heart, International, Leadership, Mind, Movie, Passion, Success, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Two Million Minutes — The 21st Century Education

“American students are capable of competing academically with the best in the world given the right curriculum, the right teachers, the right inspiration, and expectation for success.”  (Robert Compton, Executive Producer Two Million Minutes

To expect less than the best from our children and our students is CHILD ABUSE.

Alarming!

September 28, 2009 Posted by | America, Asia, Attitude, Business, Change, Education, Health and Wellness, International, Introspection, Leadership, Movie, Success, USA, War | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s Your Dream Vacation?

“Skywalk” at the Grand Canyon, tennis in Dubai, rock climbing, or bike along the cliff?

None of the above?! … I’m with ya!

What are your plans for the Fourth of July? 🙂

July 4, 2009 Posted by | America, Attitude, Body, Freedom, Fun and Games, Health and Wellness, Heart, Japan, Mind, Passion, Peace, Purpose, Spirit, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Long Life and Happiness — 70 Percent Lifestyle, 30 Percent Genes

How encouraging!  We have way more control over our lifestyle than we’ve ever imagined!  Genes are predetermined; lifestyle, we can change!

Someday, we’ll all be centenarians — pursuing our passion with the people we love!

Here are eight simple secrets to living longer, better:

  • Believe (spiritual or religious participation)
  • Family First (listen, laugh, appreciate what we have)
  • Belong (to a healthy, social network)
  • Move (simple activities like walking and gardening)
  • Live with a purpose (hobbies, work, contribute to the greater good)
  • Eat plant-based diet
  • Eat until 80 percent full
  • Drink one or two glasses of red wine each day (antioxidant — Polyphenol — scrubs away artery clogging materials)

Full Story

Curriculum Guide for Educators

April 25, 2009 Posted by | America, Asia, Attitude, Body, Change, Christianity, Collaboration, Compassion, Dream, Education, Europe, Food, Freedom, God, Gratitude, Health and Wellness, Heart, International, Introspection, Islam, Japan, Love, Mind, Passion, Peace, People, Purpose, Self Help, Spirit, Stress, Success, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Reallionaire — From Public Assistance to Millionaire at Age 14!

Born in Chicago’s southside, the youngest of four kids, raised by a mother working three to four jobs, hunger, the fear of eviction, gang violence — sounds like the perfect recipe for a HARD life; a STEEP uphill climb.

Not for Farrah Gray.  At 24-years-old, Gray is the ULTIMATE American success story!

Gray’s family couldn’t give him money or connections, but they gave him values to live by — pride, respect, hard work, preparation, inspiration, determination, and philanthropy.


Gray’s ten keys for success:

  • Understand the Power of a Name
  • Rejection– Fear Not!
  • Build an All-Star Mentoring Team
  • Seize Every Opportunity
  • Go With the Flow … But Know Where You Want to Go
  • Be Emotionally Prepared to Handle Failure
  • Dedicate Your Time to What You Know (and What You Love)
  • Love Your Customer
  • Never Underestimate the Power of Network
  • Know Your Partner  (Full Story)

WOW!  WOW!  WOW!

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?! —  “DRIVE!  DETERMINATION!  HUSTLE!”

Let’s “GO GET EM!!!!”  🙂

April 22, 2009 Posted by | America, Attitude, Book Review, Business, Change, Collaboration, Compassion, Dream, Education, Finance, God, Gratitude, Health and Wellness, Heart, International, Introspection, Leadership, Marketing, Mind, Money, Passion, Peace, People, Politics, Purpose, Self Help, Soul, Spirit, Stress, Success, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meghan McCain — The Face of the 21st Century Republican Party?

If Meghan McCain is an indication of the future Republican Party, I may, someday, become a registered Republican (as a fiscal conservative, socially progressive, left-leaning Independent, I never thought I’d say this.  But McCain’s refreshing spirit, “unify — out with the old, in with the new” definitely got my vote)!

“I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes,” said McCain. “There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being ‘more’ conservative — change nothing.  They just want to wait for the other side to be perceived as worse than us.  I think we’re seeing a war brewing in the Republican Party.  But it’s not between us and Democrats. It’s not between us and liberals.  It’s between the future and the past … most of our nation wants our nation to succeed — a pretty clear dig at the now-infamous remarks of talk radio host Rush Limbaugh. (Full Story)

Insanity is repeating the same actions expecting different results.” (Einstein)

Absolutely!  McCain may, one day, become our leader, bringing our country out of insanity!

“Yes, most Americans want our nation to succeed,” said McCain.

She hits the nail on the head!  I’m proud to be an American — for the diversity, the innovation, and the freedom we represent!  I, too, want our nation to succeed!!!

Out with divisive politics.  Out with the religious fanatics (my way or the highway?!  Oh please, give me a break.  We’re all pathetic sinners, you know)!  Out with the communists (I’ll get to you in a second)!

Jesus was history’s greatest liberal!  In just three short years, He changed the world’s values upside down (human beings are sinners, no sinner is better or worse than another, be kind to our enemies, etc., etc.).

If you’re a religious right, well, here’s news for you.  Jesus is the epitome of liberalism.  Without His divine wisdom, we’d still be operating under the carnal law, “eye for eye, tooth for tooth” — the dark ages where the blind and the toothless rule.

If you’re a communist, I too, have news for you.  Egalitarianism stifles creativity.  Egalitarianism hinders progress.  Egalitarianism promotes status-quo, if not apathy.  Why work hard if the person doing nothing gets the same pay?

It’s high time we stopped the finger pointing and strategize how to better ourselves and our society (ouch! — myself included!).

Republican or Democrat, a wise, courageous leader who unites — with, of course, a few expected growing pains along the way — will always get my vote.

How about you? 🙂

April 19, 2009 Posted by | Attitude, Blogs, Change, Christianity, Collaboration, Compassion, Dream, Education, Freedom, God, Heart, History, Journalism, Leadership, Mind, Passion, Peace, Politics, Purpose, Spirit, Stress, Success, USA | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment