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R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Gimme Some Baby!

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

shutterstock_94177198Have You heard this Italian Proverb?

“One Should Learn to Sail in All Winds.”

What does that mean to You??

1 quality that can help us all sail well in any given situation or circumstance (or with any given person in any circumstance) is Respect.

How do You describe/define Respect? How do You demonstrate Respect? What do You Respect? Whom or What deserves Respect in Your life? How do You choose to display Respect? Would You agree, we all could experience more wellness in life IF we cultivated more of this positive trait: R.E.S.P.E.C.T. ?!

Here’s some on-line definitions of Respect to consider:

Boyle, Sagan: Scientific & Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency Part 5.

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

shutterstock_83267182Shut up!-Part 5, really??…YEP!-lol:) For current context check out: Boyle, Sagan: Scientific & Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency: Part 1 Tweeting Bird: Say What? aka Boyle, Sagan: Scientific and Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency Part 2 Boyle, Sagan: Scientific and Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency Part 3 Boyle, Sagan: Scientific & Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency: Part 4

Warning: IF your individual digestive needs (as in brain/mind/perception/scientific/spiritual food digestive needs) do not require any green leafy vegetables or you are averse to eating/sampling any food that is different (i.e. hot or spicy, gooey or sour and not necessarily sweet and texturally what you are comfortably accustomed to regularly consuming or If You have any brain/mind allergies)…PLEASE, don’t read on!:)

IF you eat only what you like: Read at your own risk, okay? OKAY-lol:) Are you an advertuous mind-food sampler/eater?? Curiosity can be deadly…but, you’re not a, i’m sure you’ll be fine! -lol:)

Ah, this post intro reminds me of when my kids were babies and feeding them different veggies to sample for the first time…you know, the song singing, the whirling of the spoon up and down and all around, trying to get them to open up and eat: You’re not gonna spit this post back at me…are YOU?!-lol:)


From: joanie

To: my blog Readers:
i care about Your Wellness or i wouldn’t write! :)
i’m telling ya, this post series covers a variety of  ingredients/topic(s) of science and spirituality…compassion calls for vegetable soup; Yummy. My last post on this topic series: Boyle, Sagan: Scientific & Spiritual “Understanding” of Life Interdependency: Part 4 spot lighted Sagan….this one will focus on Boyle. …

Injury Prevention Important!

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

shutterstock_30418717It is an OUTRAGE! Safety measures, injury prevention and using some smarts could save so many young/innocent lives…what am i talking about: Dummy parents who refuse to respect water and life! Here in Florida…i’ve heard so many super-sad-stories of beautiful-fragile-life drowning because of a lapse in supervision, etc…Just overheard another incident/tragedy and i’m ANGRY.

Okay, not out-of-control angry…just VERY upset by stupidity and senselessness. (Thus–the inspiration for this post.) Yeah, we make mistakes as parents, (and my heart breaks for any parent who has lost their child in death:(

But, can’t we be more vigilant when it comes to our kids’ safety?! Parents must protect their kids. Parents must respect life. Parents must respect water. Parents must respect time. Parents must WAKE-UP/PAY ATTENTION before kids drown…Until our kid(s) are grown, our job as a parent is: LIFE GUARD! (not just talking water)

Scope of the Problem       

Florida loses more children ages 1–4 to drowning than any other state. Annually in Florida, enough children to fill three to four preschool classrooms drown and do not live to see their fifth birthday.

Florida overwhelmingly has the highest unintentional drowning rate in the nation for the 1–4 year old age group with a rate of 6.98 per 100,000 population (Oklahoma was second for this age group with a rate of 5.04) for 2007–2009.

Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida have the highest overall unintentional drowning rates in the nation between 2007–2009, with rates of 3.53, 2.90, and 2.09 per 100,000 population, respectively. The soaring rate for the 1–4 year old age group drives up Florida’s overall rate, so if we can impact the 1–4 year old rate, we can also make an impact on Florida’s overall rate.

Sun, surf and sand…sand, sun and surf…baby powder sand of Siesta Key Beach is 1 of my all time favorite beaches…had the privilege/experience of living close by (Gulf Gate)…Hubby and i would pop over in the evenings (when the sun wasn’t so strong) with the babies/toddlers…and i remember one of our first times at the beach (after relocating from Massachusetts to Sarasota)…word was spreading around the …

Listen UP: a lamentation.

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

shutterstock_124715863Listen UP: Terror and tears. Listen UP: Timing and fears. Listen UP: Worrying and cares. It’s a dirge. It’s a lamentation…of a nation!:(

Listen UP: Choice and choosing. Listen UP: Helping? or boozing?…can’t drown this pain?…better refrain. Listen UP: Violence and silence..Listen UP: Justice and guidance…can love prevail?…better avail. Listen UP: Stupid? and Smart? should Listen UP: Stop! and Start…healing, no revenge, no retaliation…IS a compassion nation.

My HEARTFELT THOUGHTS, PRAYERS & SYMPATHIES to ALL BEAUTIFUL-FRAGILE-LIFE affected by Boston’s Marathon Bombing Tragedy 2013!:(

Did You know: “The race — which draws more than 20,000 participants — is the world’s oldest annual marathon, dating to 1897.” ~Cnn:“Sadness, resolve as Boston comes to grips with deadly marathon bombing.”

Growing up in Massachusetts and having many warm, loving memories of this special place and (special) events…it NEVER occurred to me that some day in the future–someone would violently exploit this part of Boston’s culture. How awful…this and any exploitation and violence.

Why is it so hard for some of us to get along?? Why is it so hard for some of us to have peace?? Why is it so hard for some to forgive?? Obviously, one thing’s for sure: the horrible bombing event was not motivated by love and compassion. That’s why the culture of compassion MUST be TAUGHT. Compassion must be a priority.

THANK YOU for making Compassion a Priority in Your life!:)shutterstock_92378209

Read this blurb: “Why is World Peace so Elusive?” 2 Reasons: Self-interest and ambition.

Also, hatred and prejudice…”What is Prejudice?”…

“Researchers struggle to define prejudice. Some say it is “a negative attitude or feeling toward an individual based solely on that individual’s membership in a certain group.” Others say that this attitude is based on “insufficient information,” which leads to the “prejudgment of members of [a] group.” Whatever the case, prejudices can be formed against another person because of his race, weight, gender, language, religion or virtually any perceived difference.”

It’s soooooooo sad that human history both ancient and recent is: “Man has dominated man …

What’s Holding Your mind? What’s Holding Your heart?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

shutterstock_125177609What is holding your mind? What is holding your heart? Love? Fear? Accurate Knowledge? Superstition? Impartiality? Partiality? Nationalism? Universal Hospitality?

Sadly, we live in a divided world, country(s), region(s), neighborhood(s). A world/globe divided by mind-made/man-made/fear-made/prejudice-made borders, boundaries, divisions, differences, discriminations and fears.

Are you personally able to promote peace by embracing the concept of an International Brotherhood of Breathing-Fragile-Life encompassing our globe? Of course, how can one embrace an International Brotherhood if one cannot embrace their local neighbor? How can one embrace their local Neighbor if one cannot embrace their Mother, Father, Sister, Brother under the same roof?

Human Race = Fragile Family! Family = Gift! Do You Cherish Your Family?  Do You Appreciate Your Gift? i do!:) (Who doesn’t like getting a gift?:)

The human condition is flawed…on varying levels so, at times, family doesn’t get along like it should!:( How can we all: “better” get along?

We all need to get better, get well: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually…one way is by cultivating love and compassion and empathy and forgiveness!:) It takes education and patience. It takes work and effort. It takes practice and application…in the home, in the neighborhood, at school, at work, etc.

i like/prefer simple, practical solutions to challenges: tweaking. So, i like “practical,” ancient wisdom:

Continue putting up with one another and forgiving one another freely, if anyone has a cause for complaint against another…Clothe yourselves with love, for it is the perfect bond of union.” (Colossians 3:13, 14)

All of us have a cause for complaint!…i’m sure some of my Readers have a cause of complaint toward me that i may not be aware of…SORRY!:(…THANKS for putting up with me! SORRY to offend & THANKS for Reading/Supporting my blog!:)…when i’m trying to put up with someone who’s irritating me or worse…i try to think of the situation like this:  As a Mom…babies are so cute, adorable and loveable…yet, they do seemingly offensive/gross stuff..i.e. spit up on you, poop on you, etc. You LOVE the baby sooo much…you don’t hold it against …

Plat-“O”…didn’t know!

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

As Caregiver, Partner, Friend, BFL (Breathing-Fragile-Life inhabiting this earth:)–Death is a difficult topic. All of us have lost a dear, loved one in death.

SORRY for your loss!:(

Your pain is my pain, truly! Hope You are coping in a positive manner and are finding the comfort you deserve!

I don’t fear death…not my death. I’m not “controlled” or “exploited” by that fear. (May be, by another fear…which i will not confess here.) I choose to face my fear/s. When you face fear-it is not so scarey anymore.

Do you face your fears or run away??

Millions have been profoundly “influenced” by so-called smart men and women (and poets) through the centuries. You and i are among the influenced…whether we openly acknowledge it or not. Every day we come under somebody’s influence (positive or negative)…most likely via media. I refuse to listen* to the lie box aka TV. (*listen or accept and obey without question as truth to follow.)

I carefully choose what I watch–then I weigh the information/discern and decide what is reasonable to believe. I just don’t blindly accept everything I see coming at me. My thinking is not being molded by mass/popular opinion. What is molding your thinking? Is the popular course the best course?

Of course…Sure, you know it, this writing is an “attempt” to influence You, my Readers:)–to Open your mind, Open your heart further…to Compassion and to Truth and shut off the lie box every now and again!:)

You have a choice as to what you believe and how you act on any particular belief. That is a gift of life–choice! Choose Well My Friend!:) and Choose your friend/s well! Our friends have a real impact on our choices. I’m truly THANKFUL to have “genuine” friends in my life who help me in a “positive” way!

Our “faith” in media, our faith in each other/humanity, our faith in government, our faith in religion, our faith in medicine, our faith in science, our faith in education…is constantly being tested; tested as to accuracy, honesty, practicality. We do well to examine the evidence objectively. The evidence can lead to …


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