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Sexual Harassment Needs Perspective

Would you be more likely to put someone in jail that grabbed a contemporaries ass or that raped an eight-year-old child?

We are in a news cycle devoted to stories on sexual harassment. There is a broad spectrum of bad behavior ranging from forceful kisses to rape. A lot can be said and is said on this issue but even more is left unsaid. Behavior between men and women is complicated, and new rules will not be determined overnight or even over the next few years. While it is a good thing to weigh in on this crucial topic, it is also a good idea to keep it in perspective.  Continue reading “Sexual Harassment Needs Perspective”

How Do I Get A Soul? (Fun Fiction)

The only downside was the fact that the organic brain still required oxygen and glucose to survive, and over time would eventually expire no matter how much bioengineering got thrown at it.

The book on my lap had been given to me twelve hours earlier, and I had not put it down to eat or go to the bathroom. This book had been written 40,000 years into the future and was a textbook for college students, or whatever the equivalent would be 40,000 years from now. What it said and how I received it is the topic of this article. Continue reading “How Do I Get A Soul? (Fun Fiction)”

Tax Reform

The thing about our country is that we the people have the power to change things, and that is good. The problem is that we the people do not spend time understanding essential topics until they become dire.

Tired of hearing about taxes? This is one of the mega topics guaranteed to grab your attention every time. Why? Because it affects nearly everyone and yet few people understand how taxes get calculated or what those taxes pay. But first, this article is not meant to be “us against them,” it is about awareness on an important topic. It is intended to help you understand why taxation is so complicated and what you can do to make it fairer. Continue reading “Tax Reform”

Emotions

Once I realized that my anger was a feeling of pain I could start to see it was the way that I called out for love, for connection, for validation.

Emotional Energy

Emotions are signals from our brain to take action. They are the highlighter of our mind. Emotions emphasize important points and underline what the mind feels is vital for us. Because they engage the body too, emotions leave the mind as energy. That energy must physically move, maybe to get out of the way of an object, perhaps to defend ourselves, and possibly to cry or physically express yourself in some other way. Continue reading “Emotions”

Action Plan For Weight Loss

Some time ago, it became my belief that feeling unsafe and unhappy about my weight and diet, along with feeling bad about myself, did more to exacerbate the problem than anything else.

Anyone fighting the battle of being overweight knows one thing – it is not easy! They do not need any more advice, diets, help, or education on what to do. They are usually not lacking in motivation, discipline, desire, or ability. So then, why are they still overweight? Continue reading “Action Plan For Weight Loss”