Yes, we all do these things, but they can suck the life from your conversations, says sound consultant Julian Treasure. Read this and strengthen your gift of gab. Over the years, I’ve identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. I call them the four leeches. Most people —… via Which of these habits are keeping you from being … Read More Which of these habits are keeping you from being a great communicator? — ideas.ted.com
IDEAS.TED.COM DEC 18, 2013 / Thu-Huong Ha Mental health suffers from a major image problem. One in every four people experiences mental health issues — yet more than 40 percent of countries worldwide have no mental health policy. Across the board it seems like we have no idea how to talk about it respectfully and responsibly. Stigma and discrimination are the two biggest obstacles … Read More How should we talk about mental health?
Republishing a Post Sometimes, you may want to republish an old post. If this is your goal, you have a few different options: You can reschedule your post by editing the date and time the post was published, entering a future date and time, then clicking Schedule. When the scheduled time arrives, the post will jump from its current position in your timeline to … Read More WordPress Instructions on Republishing a Post
Change.org IMPORTANT PETITION Regardless of where or when a data breach occurs, it leaves people feeling powerless and helpless; confused and angry. The ITRC has been tracking data breaches for more than a decadeand we hear from the victims of these breaches on a near-daily basis. Breaches of really sensitive personal information like social security numbers are nothing new, but the sheer size … Read More Change.org Petition: Equifax Breach
Posted on July, 2017 by Universal Life Church Monastery The Church of England has voted to welcome transgender individuals into the church with open arms. By an overwhelming margin, the church’s governing body (known as the General Synod) chose to support transgender inclusion. It was a historic decision for a religious institution that for centuries clung closely to tradition and conservative tenets of the … Read More Church of England Embraces Transgender Members
At the end of September, libraries and bookstores everywhere will be celebrating “Banned Books Week.” This got us thinking: why do people ban books (or, in extreme cases, burn them)? Literature is such a fundamental part of human life, and yet time and time again throughout history there have been concerted efforts to suppress or destroy certain books. These days, when we talk about … Read More Why are Books Banned or Burned?
Hi Melinda –Did you know that over 200 million people from around the world use the Change.org platform to support the issues they care about? Everyday, we see evidence that people-power really works. On average — 50 campaigns win in a month in the US 1 campaign reaches victory every 2 hours around the world 5.7 million signatures per week come from people around the … Read More Change.org 2017 Progress and Victories
What did Joe Paterno know and when did he know it? According to an explosive new CNN report published Saturday, the legendary ex-Penn State football coach may have known about Jerry Sandusky’s sexual abuse of young boys years before Sandusky’s 2011 arrest. CNN obtained a Pennslyvania police report that described Paterno’s reaction to whistleblower Mike McQueary showing up in his office in 2001 and … Read More Paterno knew about Sandusky’s child sex abuse before 2001: report
May 01, 2017 Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Conversion Therapy Ban The Supreme Court today left standing a lower court decision that the conversion therapy ban in California is legal. By declining to consider that case, the Court allowed the state ban to stay on the books, and by extension, the bans in five other states as well. The lead plaintiff, an ordained … Read More Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Conversion Therapy Ban
A federal judge ruled yesterday that a lawsuit on behalf of prisoners denied mental health care can head to trial as a class action on behalf of all prisoners, noting that there is evidence of systemic “deliberate indifference” to the mental health needs of the prisoners. https://www.splcenter.org/news/2016/11/26/splcs-alabama-prisons-mental-health-case-moves-forward
Exciting news for Zeppelin fans, media outlets report an unknown recording of Sunshine Woman was discovered. I’m not a hard-core Zeppelin fan, who knew they could sing the Blues? Xx M http://on.wsj.com/2bIBCkr
URGENT PLEASE READ NEW CHARGES AGAINST CHELSEA MANNING At this time, Chelsea Manning is not receiving adequate Psychological Counseling. Chelsea is a Trans being forced to serve out her sentence in an ALL-MALE Maximum Security Prison. Although Chelsea tries to stay focus on her writing and advocacy, being a woman in an all-male prison is dehumanizing and exhausting emotionally, according to ACLU. The post in … Read More Chelsea Manning may receive Nine Years added to her 35 year sentence
Urgent Please Read, Chelsea Manning needs your help Please read the critical information on Chelsea Manning, the Whistleblower who uncovered some of the Governments worst abuses. Chelsea is a Transgender woman being forced to serve out her sentence in an all-male prisonI have two additional post on Chelsea Manning including the Charge Sheet The Military Police Investigators. The additional charges are related to Chelsea trying … Read More US Government abusing Whistleblower Chelsea Manning, Columnist for The Guardian
Information provided by RAINN SHARE THIS ARTICLE: Twenty Minutes of Rape June 22, 2016 “I so admire this woman, who had the guts to expose what she is going through and share it with the world.” Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) offered these thoughts on a night when a bipartisan group of 18 members of Congress stood in solidarity, each reading parts of a victim … Read More Twenty Minutes of Rape
WOW! Mission Control we landed without to many Starbucks stops. I’m thrilled to receive The Versatile Blogger Award from Robert Goldstein at http://www.robertmgoldstein.com. Robert is a generous spirit. Thank you for choosing my blog worthy of The Versatile Award. Robert has a mental illness called DID, Dissociative Identity Disorder. He is open about the struggles he face. He is a strong advocate for Mental … Read More Robert Goldstein Awarded Me Versatile Blogger Award
Throw Back Thursday started over two years ago. Thank you for following me and leaving comments. I enjoy the comments, it’s also an education as I look for tunes each week. The 24 hour request line is open. I’m dedicating “Don’t Let Me Down” to Tangled Up In Music (by Ovidio Boar). We met today and his blog is awesome, most everything you want to know … Read More Throw Back Thursday * Sweet Memories From The Past*