Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014



No one would be likely to argue that parenting is stressful and very hard work. Parents teach by example. Teachers see this regularly in the ways children choose to handle interpersonal issues. Children who bully are taught bullying by parents. Children who become victims see their parents being helpless when dealing with challenging situations.

It is unfortunate that today many families leave the teaching of social skills to the public schools. The job of teachers is to teach children how to learn, rather than how to treat others. Personally, I feel a lot of frustration when I hear parents say "Yes, he told the teacher and the teacher didn't do anything." Here is the truth: because the child did not understand that the teacher handled the issue discreetly. Frequently the teacher talks to the "bully" privately, or passes the information to the principal or school counselor. A teacher has no authority to suspend a student on another student's say-so. A teacher has no authority to use corporal punishment (most states have laws against corporal punishment.).

People who parent using corporal punishment or explosive behavior, are only teaching their children that the biggest person gets his way. I wish more parents would just think about the example they set for their children.

Personally, I was raised in a violent, explosive home. When I became a parent, that was my parenting style. One day I learned that I was using a learned behavior, and I could choose to behave differently. I began to practice a gentler approach to discipline. I never achieved perfection, but I keep practicing. Children are small and helpless and look to the adults in their lives for security and self-esteem.

Leaving for work...

Tonight's Program...

My zodiac reading for August 25th

A turning point: this can be and usually is a very positive time. But you can make more or less out of it, depending upon how you handle it. In most ways it represents a period of culmination in your life, and you will be tempted to expand beyond any reasonable limit. There is no question that you have a good chance for success in any one of a number of endeavors at this time and, within reason, you should pursue them. However, you should not restrict yourself solely to material and physical growth now. Even if you don't have all the material goods that you want, you should turn your attention to spiritual and inner needs. Ultimately, nothing satisfies like satisfaction. Objects that you acquire, possessions, money, and even social prestige are merely devices to make you feel that you have satisfaction. They are not the state of satisfaction itself. It is your inner difficulties that make your life less than it could be, even if you have corresponding problems in the material world. You must look for the solutions within yourself, and this time represents a turning point, where you should begin to look for the answers. Under this influence, the tendency is to go after everything that you want in the material world without caring especially about whoever is in your way, to gather as much stuff as you can and indulge yourself in what you want. Then, as the influence subsides, you may feel that this effort has failed, leaving your life as empty as it was before. Do not be arrogant toward others or assume that you have everything right. Through meaningful encounters with others, especially intimate one-to-one encounters, you can find out which way you should go at this time. Work with another person and think in terms of mutual growth. By trying to achieve goals set by both of you and by trying to be a twosome, you each will become more conscious of what you are as an individual. If you can recognize the real meaning of this influence in terms of your own life, this can be an extremely productive and growth-oriented time, a period that will always have meaning for you.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Hooray to Potato Chips

Sunday blogging

Life in the heart of 
Life in deserts was sandy, 
Life in caves was lonely, 
Life in ocean was salty, 
Life in stars was resplendent, 
Life in car was modern, 
Life in mountains was exhilarating,
Life in Sun was brilliant, 
Life in forests was mystical, 
Life in shadows was enigmatic, 
Life in battlefield was belligerent,  
Life in pearls was exotic, 
 Life in office was monotonous, 
 Life in sky was breezy, 
 Life in submarine was voluptuous, 
 Life in trees was mischievous, 
 Life in roses was fragrant,
 Life in grass was intoxicating, 
 Life in webs was silken,
 Life in paradise was divine, 
 Life in temples was sacrosanct,
 Life in gutter was abhorrent,
 Life in dirt was deplorable, 
 Life in rain was seductive, 
 Life in beehives was vivacious, 
 Life in wine was sensuous, 
 Life in computers was brazen, 
 Life in nests was sequestering, 
 Life in statues was stationary, 
 Life in icebergs was freezing, 
 Life in anthills was irascible, 
 Life in lakes was placid, 
 Life in locks was invincible, 
 Life in photographs was still, 
 Life in gardens was pleasant, 
 Life in mousetrap was asphyxiating, 
 Life in fists was curled, 
 Life in prison was disdainful, 
 Life in whirlpool was spinning, 
 Life in theater was dramatic, 
 Life in art was enchanting, 
 Life in boats was undulating,
 Life in diamonds was glittering, 
 Life in moon was milky,
 Life in kitchen was appetizing, 
 Life in beauty was ravishing, 
 Life in titillation was enticing, 
 Life in fantasy was stupendous, 
 Life in motherslap was blissful, 
 Life in medicine was healing, 
 Life in corpse was standstill, 
 Life in lavatory was pathetic, 
 Life in seedlings was blossoming, 
 Life in horseback was gallivanting, 
 Life in snakeskin was slithering, 
 Life in oven was sizzling, 
 Life in greenery was sedative, 
 Life in rebellion was evoking, 
 Life in discrimination was appalling, 
 Life in benevolence was gratifying, 
 Life in humanity was God, 
 Life in cheese was tangy, 
 Life in achievement was exultating, 
 Life in ambition was propelling, 
 Life in eyelashes was flirtatious, 
 Life in palms was dependant, 
 Life in fashion was bombastic, 
 Life in recluse was esoteric, 
 Life in keyhole was inconspicuous, 
 Life in kites was exuberant, 
 Life in glass was reflecting, 
 Life in tea was rejuvenating, 
 Life in sheep was impeccable, 
 Life in rocks was jagged, 
 Life in chains was abominable, 
Life in feathers was tickling, 
 Life in egotism was preposterous, 
 Life in dawn was brand-new, 
 Life in dewdrops was mesmerizing, 
 Life in intrigue was electrifying, 
 Life in eloquence was mystifying, 
 Life in clock was pragmatic, 
 Life in childhood was nostalgic, 
 Life in robots was mechanical, 
 Life in fabric was shielding, 
 Life in soul was stupefying, 
 Life in roots was entangling, 
 Life in chains was hedonistic, 
 Life in bareness was lascivious, 
 Life in haziness was romantic, 
 Life in knives was lethal, 
 Life in chili was piquant,
 Life in swings was fascinating, 
 Life in lechery was insane, 
 Life in rhythm was celestial, 
 Life in pulse was frantic,
 Life in lies was cowardice, 
 Life in superstitions was non-existent, 
 Life in revenge was pugnacious, 
 But life in the heart of your beloved; 

 by Nikhil Parekh


Sunday, August 17, 2014


We are all changing all the time. We don’t actually have the option. Most of the time we aren't aware of it or we avoid changing. People fear change. This is understandable because sometimes change means losing a sense of comfort. It might mean more work. It might mean losing sight of who you are. It could also be the opposite of all these things.

Right now I’m feeling really good about the idea of a drastic change inside of me. I’m gaining a new outlook on myself as well as everyone and everything out there. I’m excited to hit the ground running in a million different ways and see what I might discover. Sure, it’s still scary but sometimes when you realize your life isn’t going the way you planned, it’s best to change direction. Take a road you didn't even see on the map before. I’m screaming this out to the UNIVERSE!

Give me whatever you've got to show me. I’m ready to learn and I’m ready to change the way I think. I’m changing the channel from reality television and I’m listening to the static white noise. The white noise has more to offer if I listen to it carefully. I've been somewhat successful in making positive changes for myself but maybe it’s time to implement a lot at once. It’s time for a big shift. Perhaps the planets have aligned in my benefit or maybe it’s just that my head is clear for once. Get off the mule and saddle up on a jaguar!"


Not my text, but it fits to my moment.

"It's been two weeks that I don't have a good night rest and i'm thinking this PMS thing is hitting me harder than ever or is it that my existential crisis has at last blown over? so while i lay here letting my thoughts run wild inside my head i wonder what it'll take to find that peace of mind. I'm weary and tired of trying to please everyone, preventing pain as much as i can.

Some people really interfere with my inner peace. Lately, I'm having a hard time controlling my patience with individuals who seek to pull me away from this sanctuary of peace and love that i have adjusted myself to living. This idea i have about compassion and civilness and kindness and empathy at its purest form. I live in this happy little state were very few things perturb me for more than the 20 seconds it takes me to breath in, out, and release.

It's not so much their actions, its this idea that they play with in their heads with any phrase, word, or sound that might make a connection with this false perception. so yes dear, it is a false perception.

Let me get this out of my system, so that i may fall asleep and wake up feeling renewed and bathed in a green/golden light. for 2 minutes i will let my inner bratness come out, so that i may put her away and be done with it once and for all..... here goes nothing:

please, please, pleaseeee go away and i mean that with all the kindness of my heart, its really just embarrassing. It is incredibly annoying to have to deal with pathetic acts for attention.  I mean seriously change the page, close the book, read another story. i mean Jesus F-ing christ (sorry jesus) i'm already out of college AND graduate school; i shouldnt have to deal with this shit.

Be graceful, Be peaceful, Compassion, Kindness, Respect, whateverrrr but i exhort or i welcome anyone to try one of these qualities they are really good for the soul.

uuffff.... well that was 2 minutes, i think i didnt get it all out but thats more than enough.

Someone once told me meditation is good for the soul and i thought meditation=sleep. Then one day overwhelmed by the world i closed my eyes and built a brigde that crossed into a peaceful rainforest. it is my safe haven, whatever my troubles i can close my eyes, cross that brigde, go into the water and become water.

be water."

by Shei Shei

My office is a "Horder's Shrine"

...and I am so proud of it! Ha.🎉🎉🎉