Sister Giant was a conference that integrated politics, activism and spirituality, with its aim … [Read more...]
Prologue: This post is not meant to be a purely political one, although I will be mentioning the political landscape and Donald Trump.
Instead, this post is meant to take the long view and look at the big picture. It is meant to map out what exactly is going on here, as to many people it feels unsettling and like pure chaos.
Furthermore, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump, but my intention in writing this post is not meant to … [Read more...]
With all the tumult going on in the U.S. and world right now, what we we can't lose sight of is the reality that what we all want, what truly unites us, is a world in which we all can thrive.
This is a world in which we can respect our differences and understand our common bonds. This is also a world in which we all work together, to help everyone do well.
In that regard, I will be going to the [Read more...]
"Please allow me to introduce myself
I'm a man of wealth and taste
I've been around for a long, long year
Stole many a man's soul to waste"
And so sang Mick Jagger in the Rolling Stones song "Sympathy for the Devil."
Many a person's soul has been laid to waste by the taste of money, power and/or fame. Sometimes it is obvious when a person has been seduced by these. But … [Read more...]
As we enter into the season of light, the time of the solstice and the holidays, and as we enter into a new year, I give you my gift - the above short music video, entitled "Imagine/Vision." I encourage you to watch it with an open heart and an open mind - it may just inspire you.
The solstice is the darkest day of the year. Now that we are past the solstice, more light is present in our world. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, … [Read more...]
With the presidential election behind us, we as a people are at a precipice. The popular vote went one way and the electoral college another, and as a result Donald Trump will be the next president of the U.S.
People are hurting on both sides of the equation: those who voted for Trump feel the sting of an economy and world that is leaving them behind, and feel that they live in an America they no longer recognize. People who … [Read more...]
Here we are, Nov. 8, 2016 Election Day in the U.S. On this day, I have some thoughts:
As an Acupuncturist, I have come to understand that the way people achieve real health and make profound and positive changes in their own health and lives is by empowering themselves to take matters in their own hands. They don't just do what the doctors tell them, and just take medications or have procedures; they question if Western medicine is … [Read more...]
A few months ago I wrote a post entitled "The Revolution Marches On: Real Food Wins!"
In the article, I talked about the labeling law for genetically modified foods that was close to taking place in the U.S.
Vermont's labeling law was set to go into effect on July 1, 2016, and the Big Food companies were doing their best to … [Read more...]
John Wayne represented the quintessential go it alone American, ready to stand up and fight for American values. This was the role he played in many of his movies - whether he was the cowboy, the outlaw, or the solider - and his personal political viewpoints were mirror images of his movie roles.
This viewpoint is one that believes that it's my country right or wrong, and that you're either with me or against me. It's rugged … [Read more...]
I live in the United States. In recent weeks, the amount of societal strife, through police shootings of unarmed black men, and then of the police being fatally shot themselves in Dallas, has escalated and reached a point where we are witnessing a certain level of societal disintegration.
On top of the most recent incidents, there were the shootings that took place in mid-June at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, and that, along with … [Read more...]