Voting Everyday in a Way that Makes a Difference

voting for loveI checked Facebook the morning after the election and it was post after post of voting woes. Then I looked away from my phone and saw my 19 month old son playing happy as can be without a care in the world. He doesn’t care who won the election, he probably doesn’t know there was an election, nor what an election is…

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What kind of world is my shopping creating?

Shopping until you drop - Hong KongI was shopping for a new propane hose for a camp stove.  A big box hardware store was selling it for $25, and at the small local hardware store it was $40.  

Both stores were about the same distance out of our way, my first thought was what a ripoff, why pay more for the exact same product?  And then I wondered if I really wanted to go to the huge warehouse megastore and feel unknown in some cold uncaring system?  In my feeling torn over where to shop the question that came to me is what is that extra $15 supporting?  Or what does our world look like when our custom(er) is to support local mom and pop shops or huge international chain megastores...


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Turn off the “News” and Turn on YOUR truth YOUR Power

News - This is what is new for meI challenge you to stop watching the news, listening to news radio, or reading news magazines and websites, and NOT feel better.  I certainly felt much calmer, relaxed, peaceful, and at ease without that constant stream of negativity conditioning us to believe that this is the dominant way of our world. The proof for me is asking this question: how many people do I know personally that commit violent acts or are violated on a daily basis? I don't know any people who commit acts of terror, murder, rape, robbery, or battery, and yet if I watch the news I'm told these people are everywhere all around me. And even if our world is this violent how does sitting on the couch watching endless stories about it help...


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Dieting and Workouts are Bad for my Health

Workouts - Playing out at the beachWhat?!? Sound crazy? Well for me eating food I don't want to eat and doing workouts I don't want to do, that's crazy. I tried for decades to commit to formulaic diets and regimented gym workouts. I stuck it out for months and sometimes as long as a year, and every time I would eventually burnout. I wasted thousands of dollars on unused gym memberships and uneaten supplements, protein powders, and bars.

Why did I fail? Or did I? A lifetime spent doing stuff I don't want to do sounds more like failure to me. I like to see it as I succeeded at escaping some miserable choices that weren't really mine, I broke out of Shawshank...


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Getting “Married” to Our Neighbors

BirdsTogether_8542What would you call a couple that lives in separate houses, doesn’t eat meals together, dates other people, and splits custody of their children? I would call this couple separated and if they aren’t already I’d say they will be divorced soon. We have this similar separation from our neighbors and our community and yet we don’t say we are divorced, we say this is normal and the way we are supposed to live.

I am twice married and both times our relationship changed significantly after we got married and lived together. In my dating experience there was often much time apart, and before we saw each other there was a discussion about where, how, and when we will be reunited. Then there was the parting of ways and saying goodbye for the night or maybe forever. For me that’s the real difference between dating and being married, we are uncertain where we stand and if this person is going to be in our life and for how long. Probably the real question we need answered is…

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Appreciating our home or home appreciation?

PoolSurfI’m sitting on the lanai in Maui enjoying breakfast after a really fun surf at the break we can see from the kitchen window. The enjoyment of the sound of the waves breaking and the birds singing is interrupted by the roar of leaf blowers and a sit down lawnmower. Cue the phrase “first world problems”, and that’s when it sank in how far from natural this development is.

The monthly Home Owners Association (HOA) dues at this gated community in Maui are around $800 and where I live in California are $380. Both grounds are beautiful and very well taken care of, and at the same time I’m wondering where are the crops, the orchard, and the fruit trees? Every Tuesday a full crew of people come and mow the lawns and blow the leaves for what is usually a full days work. What if instead of taking the mowed grass and tree trimmings to the landfill they left…

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