The most embarrassing events that I have ever watched in Washington D.C. happened over the past 30 days. As a Patriotic American, I am still cringing at what others outside the USA must be thinking.
Shall we play a game of she said he said? (51 seconds).
Dr. Ford has a fear of flying which she explains here: ( 2:03 Length).
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1: CARRY A STRUCTURED HANDBAG Nothing says success like a good handbag. It doesn’t matter how corporate or casual you are, an expensive-looking bag will always pull your look together. And nothing looks more expensive than a classic structured handbag. For many women, a handbag is more accessory than necessity. But if there is one investment every woman should make, it should be a good handbag. It doesn’t have to be a big-name brand or luxury label, it just has to be structured, made of leather and be plain … very, very plain. Simple but elegant.
2: WEAR HEELS (when necessary) My grandmother always used to say that “we spend a third of our lives in bed and two-thirds on our feet, so it is essential to wear good shoes”. Shoes can make or break an outfit. Stilettos or high heels are a necessary evil, but they elongate the leg and will make any outfit look rich and expensive, even jeans. High heels also force you to throw your shoulders back and walk tall and more elegantly. But heel and toe shapes date more quickly than anything else, so if you must buy one item every season, make it a pair of on-trend shoes. And where possible wear all-leather shoes. Tip: Make sure your shoes are also unscuffed, reheeled and polished.
3: WEAR A NAVY JACKET WITH GOLD — OR SILVER — BUTTONS Navy is the colour of old money, private schools and the upper classes. It spells sophistication and elegance, particularly when worn with jeans or neutrals such as nude or white. But don’t just stop at the jacket. Navy is the epitome of European chic.
4: DRAPE A JACKET, CARDIGAN OR COAT OVER YOUR SHOULDERS OK, so this is not about what to wear but how to wear it. It’s an old trend that is back in vogue and won’t cost a thing! In warmer weather or if indoors, drape a cardigan instead. It looks sophisticated and oh-so grown up. Tip: Up the style factor and carry a clutch bag.
5: BELT AN OVERSIZED TRENCH OR COAT An oversized trench, cashmere coat or even a fur coat, especially when belted with no other clothing visible, gives the illusion that you are wearing nothing but designer underwear, expensive jewellery and an exotic perfume. Confident and sexy!
When I resigned from my teaching job four years ago, I resolved to do things around the house that I hadn’t had time for while I was working, like tackling our “garage of doom.” Our house, built in 1979, was showing its age, and our heavy wooden garage door looked shabby and decayed. I told my husband the garage had to be cleared out before we could order a new door.
This excellent post is worth your time to read. In the end, people don’t remember how much money you have or how much stuff you own. People will only remember how they felt when they were around you. Make it a blessed day and appreciate the small moments because, in the end, that is what you will remember.
So now let’s analyze the advantages of coming out of the comfort zone:
— More adaptive to change: Once you leave your comfort zone, you will become more adaptive to change and moreover you will yourself start bringing the change.
— More Creative: Since now you are no more in comfort zone, your thinking pattern will change as now there won’t be any boundaries or limitation in your thinking. You will become more creative in thinking and approaching towards things in your life.
Commentary On Leaving The Team Life Style by Mitch Santell with a hat tip to RR
Living in a world that is continually going insane is not for the faint of heart.
For many years I sincerely sought the use of teams and was continually looking for solutions on how to best coordinate an outfit of positive players.
Now that world is gone and it is now all up to you. You can do it!
REMOVING THE NEW WORLD ODOR
This is about spiritual survival in a world gone insane.
We have a tendency to feel helpless, unable to affect faraway events. In fact, we are on the front lines. The New World Odor wants our mind and soul. We fight back by dedicating ourselves to God instead.
First we have to short-circuit their two main control systems: sex and money. We can direct our sex drive by confining it to a monogamous relationship. We can escape the money compulsion by living within our means, and disciplining ourselves so money is a minor concern.
Henry David Thoreau said, “A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to leave alone.”
The truly rich man is the one who does not think about money. By this standard many billionaires are paupers. In fact, the more money a person has, the harder it is to think of anything else.
A CONCENTRATION CAMP IN THE MIND
How long has it been since you felt happy? Yes, it rankles that pathetic scoundrels control the world. But man is not the measure of all things. No matter what happens on earth, God is the only Reality. The earth is like a postage stamp. Look beyond man and focus on spiritual reality: beauty, goodness, justice and love.
Many years ago a dear friend of mine in the movie business told me that Ben Stiller paid extra money not to have anyone look at him while on a movie set. While I thought this was a bit extreme, I think Netflix has set a whole new standard.
The new sexual harassment policy started by Netflix is a bit overboard. It all boils down to this when you are in production you have 5 seconds to look away; otherwise, a charge of “sexual harassment” can be filed against you by management.
As part of an effort to further the goals of the #MeToo movement and enforce more stringent sexual harassment guidelines in the workplace, Netflix has independently implemented a series of feminism-inspired rules for some of their employees who work on shows like “Black Mirror” in the United Kingdom.
Among the most bizarre of these new rules is Netflix’s directive to film crew members that they should never “look at anyone for longer than five seconds.” This appears to be an attempt to stop all flirting in the workplace, and to be fair, it is quite hard to imagine how sexual harassment could take place at Netflix in the absence of normal social interactions where people look at each other while having conversations that last longer than five seconds.
The amount of zombies that pass as humans that I deal with on a daily basis blows my mind. I know that I should not “go there,” in this way but I can’t help it. For those of us who grew up in an Analog world which includes things like Audio Cassettes, Analog Amplifiers, and Schwinn Bicycles, this new digital crack addicted dopamine empire control grid can get a bit stressful at times.
Concerning evaluating the current Truman Show Like Matrix that is Southern California, a special friend sent this to me, and I had to share. Like I said when I started writing this blog months ago, I was looking to explore, evaluate and dialogue on issues that most people don’t think about or even consider.
(CJ Opinion) — In the movie The Matrix, humans are imprisoned in a virtual world by a powerful artificial intelligence system in a dystopian future. What they take to be reality is actually a computer program that has been jacked into their brains to keep them in a comatose state. They live their whole lives in that virtual simulation, without any way of knowing that what they appear to be experiencing with their senses is actually made of AI-generated code.
Life in our current society is very much the same. The difference is that instead of AI, it’s psychopathic oligarchs who are keeping us asleep in the Matrix. And instead of code, it’s narrative.
Society is made of narrative like the Matrix is made of code. Identity, language, etiquette, social roles, opinions, ideology, religion, ethnicity, philosophy, agendas, rules, laws, money, economics, jobs, hierarchies, politics, government, they’re all purely mental constructs which exist nowhere outside of the mental noises in our heads. If I asked you to point to your knee you could do so instantly and wordlessly, but if I asked you to point to the economy, for example, the closest you could come is using a bunch of linguistic symbols to point to a group of concepts. To show me the economy, you’d have to tell me a story.
“Am I good enough? Am I doing the right thing? Oh man, I hope what I’m trying to do works out. I need to make sure I get all my projects done. If I do that one thing first it might save me some time in the long run. Oh there’s Ashley, I hate that bitch. God I’m so fat and ugly. If I can just get the things that I want and accomplish my important goals I’ll feel okay. Taxes are due soon. What’s on TV? Oh it’s that idiot. How the hell did he get elected anyway? Everyone who made that happen is a Nazi. God I can’t wait for the weekend. I hope everything goes as planned between now and then.”
On and on and on and on. Almost all of our mental energy goes into those mental narratives. They dominate our lives. And, for that reason, people who are able to control those narratives are able to control us.
And they do.
Most people try to exert some degree of control over those around them. They try to influence how those in their family, social and employment circles think of them by behaving and speaking in a certain way. Family members will spend their lives telling other family members over and over again that they’re not as smart/talented/good as they think they are to keep them from becoming too successful and moving away. Romantic partners will be persuaded that they can never leave because no one else will ever love them. To varying degrees, they manipulate the narratives of individuals.
Then there are the people who’ve figured out that they can actually take their ability to influence the way people think about themselves and their world and turn it into personal profit. Cult leaders convince followers to turn over their entire lives in service to them. Advertisers convince consumers that they have a problem or deficiency that can only be solved with This Exciting New Product™. Ambitious rat race participants learn how to climb the corporate ladder by winning favor with the right people and inflicting small acts of sabotage against their competing peers. Ambitious journalists learn that they progress much further in their careers by advancing narratives that favor the establishment upon which the plutocrats who own the big media companies have built their kingdoms. They manipulate the narratives of groups.
Each day when you wake up, you get to make a decision. What is that decision? Today will be fantastic, or maybe I should have stayed in bed. (That is the decision). Your brain has millions and millions of neurons that are firing at all times. You can tell your mind whatever you wish, but it is still up to you.
One of the ways that I keep my brain calibrated positively is to avoid complainers as much as possible. Sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to complain about it, but I am talking of the deeper connection we have with our soul.
You cannot control what others say or do or even think, but you can control how you feel.
Here is something that you may find of interest in your quest for a most positive future. How is that possible? By changing your thoughts now.
Negative people are almost always complainers, without fail. Worse, complainers are not satisfied in keeping their thoughts and feelings to themselves; instead, they’ll seek out some unwilling participant and vent.
Undoubtedly annoying to their friends and family, these “Debbie Downers” aren’t to be chastised but understood.
You see, we all complain from time-to-time. In fact, researchers from Clemson University empirically demonstrated that everyone grumbles on occasion. Some just do so much more often than others.
Complainers generally fall into one of three groups:
Attention-seeking Complainers: People who seek attention through complaining; always dwelling on about how they’ve got it worse than everyone else. Ironically, (rational) people are apt to ignore outright the person rather than waste mental energy focusing on their negativity.
Chronic Complainers: These folks live in a constant state of complaint. If they’re not voicing about their “woe is me” attitude, they’re probably thinking about it.
Psychologists term this compulsory behavior rumination, defined as “repetitively going over a thought or a problem without completion.” Rumination is, unfortunately, directly relayed to the depressed and anxious brain.
Low-E.Q. Complainers: ‘E.Q.’ is short for emotional quotient, and constituents within this group are short on E.Q. What I.Q. is to intelligence, E.Q. is to emotional understanding.
These people aren’t interested in your perspective, thoughts, or feelings. You’re a sounding board – a brick wall. As such, they’ll dwell and vent at every opportunity.
People have ALL been born into a Maze of deception with countless alternative corridors, rooms, dead ends to walk into, trapped like Theseus in the “Labyrinth” of Minos; to face the Minotaur or his own Shadow Self confused, stifled, paranoid, fears kept private but NO escape.
And in this time, we are still engendering new Myths and Cultural Icons. Our Hercules, however, is a TV Wrestling Star on steroids. Our Aphrodite is a fake Reality TV Star. We have a “Mad Max” Apocalypse Culture emerging, glorifying images of savagery and death this 2018 CE.
Will it continue to be as ever in history that violent Myths and Religions will re-emerge and that the “Gods” of the Vanquished will become as always the Devils of the Victors?
This repeating History is too time worn and too dangerous for this Earth to bear in these times. Maybe we should ALL grow up at last, NOW. This IS the REAL “Childhood’s End” for Planet Earth. We as a Race-Collective, are at the brink of a new Renaissance, or the worst Dark Age in recorded History. We NOW have the technology to make the Earth a Garden of Delight or a burnt Charnel Field. This IS a Decision that must be decided upon Globally by the PEOPLE and NOT left in the corrupt murdering hands of the Religious/Political Ruling Hegemony as in Times past.