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“Fate” is Way More Powerful Than You

2018-07-16T06:58:11+00:00 July 15th, 2018|

Embed from Getty Images  “The Fates Lead the Willing, and Drags Along the Reluctant” --- Seneca   Modern Western man has a deeply breed abhorrence for the concept known as “fate.”  It is archaic at best, but to most (especially to Americans) it is an offensive heresy.  Does fate control your life?  Are you a [...]

Why Violence Against Women Will End in Our Generation

2018-07-09T09:28:52+00:00 July 9th, 2018|

Embed from Getty Images I am far from an optimist by nature.  I grew up in untrustworthy Los Angeles, with a street savvy and tough single mother as my role model.  I was raised to distrust virtually everything I encounter.  Yet, after years of working professionally to fight Gender Based Violence (G.B.V.), I am profoundly [...]

The Real Price of “Free-Dumb.”

2018-07-02T09:35:43+00:00 July 2nd, 2018|

This July 4th Holiday, think about the patriotic “buzz words” which drop from your lips.  Just how “free” are you? “Freedom is not free!”  We hear this phrase tossed about by the political right quite often.  As we enter this most patriotic of holidays, the 4th of July, I think it is important for us [...]

Word, Sound and Power

2018-06-18T11:05:19+00:00 June 18th, 2018|

The Subconscious Power of Our Words “Word, Sound and Power” is a Rastafarian concept that affirms the profound subconscious power of words.  The subconscious power of our words is lost upon this distracted generation. We speak forth words unthinkingly. Too often we speak words (into the ears of our children and loved ones) without really [...]

Losing a Mentor: The Impact of Death of Anthony Bourdain

2018-06-11T09:42:51+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

Embed from Getty Images It was a serious hit for me the morning I heard of Anthony Bourdain’s demise.  Ironically, I had just finished telling my wife of his story of how his amazing media career blew up from a lone article published in The New Yorker Magazine.  Seconds after I relayed that story, she [...]

3 Things I Learned from Selling All My Worldly Possessions

2018-06-04T10:09:19+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Embed from Getty Images “Free is the Man Who Can Carry All of His Worldly Possessions Upon His Back” --- Charles Doughty Two years ago I sold all my earthly possessions, quit my job, and left the city of my birth.  I went straight from Los Angeles and flew to the continent of Africa.  I [...]

Why I am Not Pleased with Weinstein’s Arrest: An Open Letter to Influencers

2018-05-28T10:16:29+00:00 May 28th, 2018|

Embed from Getty Images On the Friday before the U.S. Memorial Weekend, Harvey Weinstein showed up at a New York police station to “turn himself in.” Many of the opinion pieces I read over the weekend hailed this as a major victory for the victims of the #Meetoo movement, and for women worldwide. It is [...]

School Shootings and Trump News Got You Down? Listen to Bob Marley — Again

2018-05-21T08:36:27+00:00 May 21st, 2018|

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” --- Bob Marley Americans are now in a state of perpetual crisis.  Collectively and individually, we are stressed out to the point of just about losing our minds.  The nostalgic old-school Cold War has nothing on the perma-present “War on Terror.”  The Cuban [...]

You Must Create Your Own Dam Healthcare System!

2018-05-14T09:06:24+00:00 May 14th, 2018|

"Always Remember This Power that Nature Gave You” --- Marcus Aurelius (from the Stoic Philosopher’s book, “Meditations”) Newsflash! You are your own savior, your own doctor, your own guru.  You do not need an intermediary between you and the health and lifestyle you desire.  The cavalry, government, institutional systems, and gurus cannot do a dam [...]

Are You A “Warrior-Healer?”

2018-05-07T09:12:56+00:00 May 7th, 2018|

What Differentiates a Warrior from a “Warrior-Healer?” Warrior-Healer               For the most part in Western culture, warriors get a bad rap in the morality department. They may be interesting to watch on a T.V. program like, “Vikings,” but you would not really want to be one, or [...]