Tuesday, December 22, 2015


"When you are complaining, you become a living crap
magnet." T. Harv Eker

Did you know complaining, even when it seems justified, sets up a certain kind of energy pattern in your brain, hence, your body, hence, your life? Complaining is not a solution. A solution is a solution. 

When you find yourself complaining, stop. Now, get to work on a solution, With dignity. 

You're not a crap magnet, are you?


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Change, The Only Constant...But Not Always Under Your Control

This list comes via a great little book called The Five Things We Cannot Change...and The Happiness We Find by Embracing Them - David Richo 2005:

  1. Everything changes and ends
  2. Things do not always go according to plan
  3. Life is not always fair
  4. Pain is part of life
  5. People are not loving and loyal all the time

If you live by the Three Promises, you can embrace all this chaos with aplomb and a smile...
  •  Find joy every day. (It's always around, if you look for it.)
  • Do what you love. (Even if you have to squeeze it in between difficult tasks.)
  • Make a difference. (Small things matter; no need to make it major, at least not all the time. 
 Change is not always simple nor easy. But you can make it a little less difficult by choosing to be a player rather than a dupe.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Europe and Its Debt to the Native Americans, North, Central, South

If you believe in the 'righteousness' of capitalism, I highly
recommend you read this slightly edited speech to European heads of state by a representative of South American indigenous communities:

I, Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc, have come to meet with the participants at this meeting. Here, I, descendent of those who have lived in [the Americas] for 40,000 years, have come to meet with those who met us 500 years ago.

My brothers, the European userers, ask me to repay a debt of treachery from a Judas I never authorized to put me up for collateral. My brother, the European hypocrite, explains to me that all debts must be paid with interest even while he buys and sells human beings and entire countries without their consent.

Proven it is, in the archives of Native peoples, by paper upon paper, receipt upon receipt, and signature upon signature, that between the years 1503 and 1660 there arrived at San Lucas de Barrameda* [Spain] 185,000 kilos of gold and 16,000,000 kilos of silver from the Americas. Those...kilos of gold...[and]...silver should be seen as the first of many, many friendly loans from the Americas toward European development. The contrary would be to assume war crimes [against the Europeans] and not only immediate recompense, but indemnity for damages, pain, and suffering.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thank You, Steve Jobs (Quote of the Day)

"Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to
avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose." Steve Jobs, Stanford University Commencement, 2005

Hear, hear...