This media analysis is especially important to me, given the current coverage of sexual misconduct allegations. It's so easy to get swept up in the victim's perspective and automatically ignore, or worse, invalidate that of the accused. The point is, it's not for the media or the public to judge. That's the reason humanity invented (thankfully and rightfully so) the justice system.Read More
NEWS ALERT! There’s been some more “collapsing” of plans and “plunging into crisis” in Europe — in Germany, to be exact.
If you’re not entirely sure what that means, it may be for good reason. Dramatic, subjective and vaguely defined terms like those in red create strong impressions that aren’t backed by much data. So if you were asked to explain what these terms mean, you might be grasping at straws. See how much drama that just brought in? That’s how spin works.Read More
The national debate about sexual harassment has “come full circle” as it again involves President Trump — at least that’s what The New York Times writes. But there actually haven’t been new public allegations against Trump, and it seems to be the media itself that’s revisiting previous ones. So what exactly does The Times mean by “come full circle”?Read More
This quote struck a chord the first time I heard it seventeen years ago. But it wasn’t until recently that I was able to take it from from the elusive to actual explanation. And it’s thanks to a conversation between Keith Raniere (a scientist, among other things) and Tiffany Persons (a leader of an international non-profit). If the idea of breaking out of glass prisons is part of your bucket list, you’ll want to keep reading.Read More
Fantastic quote of the day:
– Robert Tew
I'm so, so excited to share part of my life and work with the world today. Since 2001, I've been part of NXIVM and Executive Success Programs, which are founded by scientist and humanist Keith Raniere. His mind, character and personal example have had a profoundly positive impact on my life. Today, these companies are unveiling video footage of Mr. Raniere for the first time.
Keith Raniere Conversations features him in one-on-one interviews with different notable individuals. I've had the privilege of working on this project for a few years, and absolutely love everything I've watched (and I mean it!). I find his "informal thoughts" tremendously insightful, thought-provoking, funny, and a catalyst for some serious soul searching.
If you enjoy expanding your mind and examining issues related to civilization, ethics and humanity, definitely check out this website.
What you seek is seeking you.
My friend and dancing partner in crime, Sahajo Haertel, sent this to me. It's worth an honorable mention—check it out!
You take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing, no one to blame.
– Erica Jong
Los invito a formar parte del Compromiso por la Paz (CxPaz). Es parte de un movimiento para trascender la violencia en México. Toma 3 minutos hacer todos los domingos y realmente puede transformar a nuestro país. Por favor regístrense en esta página y promuévanlo en sus redes sociales. Gracias y espero contar con ustedes. http://cxpaz.com/
This quote came via a newsletter from Jness, an international women's movement promoting some really, really cool concepts and endeavors. If this is your first time hearing about Jness, you'll definitely want to learn more about it.
We cannot change what we are not aware of,
and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.
– Sheryl Sandberg
Like birth, creation is a painful process. To be able to create, one has to destroy first, and destruction is synonymous with pain. I have seen people who have been with you for the last forty years and they are still petty, still full of the small self. I do not want that...Read More
Recently I've caught a few episodes of a show in which the main character—who was alive during the American Revolutionary War—is brought back to life in present day. Various movies and books play with the same theme, but I found this show to have decent writing and a clever way of juxtaposing past and present so it reminds us just how fortunate we are to be alive—how much we have, yet take for granted.Read More