LOVE IS UNIVERSAL – Have you ever looked at the word LOVE.  Take a new look at LOVE in 80 different languages in the world.  LOVE knows no boundaries, borders, ethnicities, religions, gender, race or sexual orientation.  LOVE IS LOVE.  Rediscover it with everyone.

Saying Love in Middle-Eastern Languages

Language Ways to say love
Arabic الحب
Hebrew אוהב
Persian عشق
Turkish aşk

Saying Love in African Languages

Language Ways to say love
Afrikaans lief
Chichewa kukonda
Hausa son
Igbo n’anya
Sesotho rata
Somali jeclahay
Swahili upendo
Yoruba ni ife
Zulu ukuthanda

Saying Love in Austronesian Languages

Language Ways to say love
Cebuano paghigugma
Filipino pag-ibig
Indonesian cinta
Javanese tresna
Malagasy fitiavana
Malay suka
Maori aroha

Saying Love in Other Foreign Languages

Language Ways to say love
Esperanto love
Haitian Creole renmen
Latin amare
Let’s not buy into fear or building walls – let’s promote love and positive change everywhere in the world.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!


“Burning Love”


How many times have you been asked a question that makes you wonder if the person asking you that question is serious?  There are countless times when people have asked me, “When did you  realize you were gay?”  I am sure that the question is asked in a malicious manner.  I also believe that what most people mean to ask is, “When did you begin to live your life authentically?”

The LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer) community recently celebrated COMING OUT day.  There was a time in my life in which I thought ‘coming out’ was important if you were a celebrity, professional athlete and even a politician.  I found it gave credibility to the gay community and would allow everyone else to accept us.  I no longer feel this way because I feel we are not ‘coming out’ for anyone but those who are uncomfortable with individuals from the LGBTQ community.  Straight people don’t ask each other how long they have been straight – being heterosexual is just the regular and normal thing.  My ‘straightness’ was a learned behaviour which completely suggests that being homosexual could be a learned behaviour as well, right?  Well according to many of my friends that identify as being heterosexual – you can’t just become gay.

For as long as I can remember – I have always been attracted to the same-sex however, all my life, I have been told that I must find someone of the opposite sex, get married and have children.  Every where I turned, there were couples of the opposite sex cuddling, making out, getting married, having babies and creating their lives.  I turned on the television and it was the same, I opened a magazine and it was more of the same.  Everything around me was heterosexual and many of those same heterosexuals where condemning and judging people who identified as homosexual.

I have never been ‘straight’ – I have never identified as heterosexual, that label was forced upon me.  My authenticity and my identifying with being a homosexual man was conditioned out of me.  I was forced to become straight from society, from family, from my religion and from my friends all because people decided that it wasn’t okay to LOVE.

Don’t oppress, don’t judge – live your life from LOVE and allow people’s differences to shine and to allow them to live the authentic lives they were meant to live.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!





I am not a black male but this fact doesn’t mean that I don’t have empathy for the marginalization, abuse, systemic racism or murder of black men, women and children.  Being a white male, I have definitely not experienced the type of systemic racism and judicial inequality the many black men have faced and experienced.  I don’t fear leaving my house thinking that I may be abused, harassed or even killed by police officers due to the colour of my skin.

As a gay male, I have been harassed and a victim of crime because of my sexuality.  I don’t believe to be what society deems as a “stereotypical gay male” and would not think that I would be singled out and murdered because of my sexuality – at least not in Canada.  I know that many black men and women are targeted by police and are not treated fairly simply because of the colour of their skin.

Many people have defended police forces everywhere indicating that “not all cops are bad or racists.” and “all lives matter.” and even indicating that if black people are not committing crimes or guilty of anything – they wouldn’t be targeted.  I’ve also heard many people, including friends, indicate that the Black Lives Matter movement is just an angry mob asking for trouble.  Correct me if I’m wrong – if a community or group of people have been targeted throughout history, wouldn’t you have the right to peacefully protest that marginalization.  Yes, there have been many atrocities committed against minorities and many minorities continue to be treated in horrific ways – their movement will come.  Today – every other story in social media is about a black person being brutally beaten or killed at the hands of police.  I have read stories of white males committing the same or worse crimes than black individuals and are given much lesser sentences.  White men and women across America are paid more than most visible minorities.  The incarceration rate of minorities far outweighs the incarceration rates of white people.  Opportunities are not the same for minorities because of income inequality and I don’t understand why many doubt these facts!

I have three nephews and one niece who are bi-racial, born to white mothers and black fathers, and I see the difference in how they are treated.  I always think of them as they go about their daily routines and imagine that they will mostly likely be stopped and targeted because of the colour of their skin.  This sickens me to the core of my being.  Yes, all lives matter but today, it is the lives of those who are being targeted and killed that I stand with.  I want my niece and my nephews to have the same chances in life as most white men and women but that isn’t going to happen until there are some fundamental changes in how people view and treat visible minorities. In the meantime – BLACK LIVES MATTER protests should continue, voices should be raised because right now there is a lack of respect for black people and other minorities.

It seems that the lives of minorities are less valued.  When people such as policemen and politicians show a lack of respect for minorities – why should the average person? It is irresponsible when someone who is running for president of the United States of America and leader of the (not so) FREE WORLD spews hate speech and demoralizes a whole group of people.  That isn’t leadership – that is preying on people’s fear, hatred and ignorance.

Remaining complacent and ignorant does nothing to create positive change in the world – it is those who stand up to tyranny, ignorance, hate and fear that make the world a better place.  So, instead of criticizing and continuing to marginalize certain minorities – why not try STANDING with them and supporting them?


Together, we can make the world a more positive one!




Today, a human decided that it was his responsibility to be judge, jury and executioner of innocent people enjoying their day. Omar Mir Seddique Mateen killed 50 people today – 50 people who were celebrating joy, happiness, love and life.  I am outraged.

I read a Facebook post that included tweets congratulating the shooter for ridding the world of these 50 human beings.  Why?  Simply because they were born gay.  Most of the comments were in support of the shootings because homosexuality is a sin according to religious doctrine and ideologies.  I become completely outraged when people use their religion or their God to reinforce their hatred of something.  This hate stems from a doctrine that was clearly written by man in order to bend the shape of society so that they are controlled and conformed.  This belief that I have about religion doesn’t come from hate or any violence, it is from my life experience that not much good comes from religion.

In my short life on this planet, I have witnessed the horrors of hunger, the genocide of animal species, the never-ending destruction of our planet, religious greed, corporate greed, poverty, slavery and so much more and no God or religion has presented a solution that these atrocities will ever stop.  But I have hope.

HOPE is a word filled with never ending possibilities that humans from all backgrounds and lifestyles will come together and create positive and lasting change in the world.  As I said, I am outraged that this happened.  I am outraged that you can buy a gun from a corporation who feels it is necessary to be protected yet, most of their employees need to supplement their income with food stamps in order not to starve.  I am outraged that Americans and so many individuals in LGBTQ  communities around the world had to fight for simple civil liberties while governments negotiate war.  I am outraged that people continue to die because of someone else’s religious beliefs.  I am outraged that we glorify HATE so much more than we promote LOVE.  But I am hopeful.

My heart and thoughts are with the families of those who lost their love one’s today.  This year, let’s celebrate PRIDE for them!  To all my LGBTQ brothers and sisters around the world – HAPPY GAY PRIDE!

Heart In Turmoil (2nd Original Art Piece)


Low energy feelings can come from anywhere and from any situation – it is how we deal with them that will either benefit you or keep you feeling down.

Understand where the low-level energies come from:  What triggered your low level energy feelings?  Was it an argument you had with a significant other, family member or a friend?  Was there a stressful situation you had to deal with at work?  Was there a death of someone who is close to you?  Are you watching too much negative television?  Whatever the issue is – know that you are capable of addressing it right away.  If you had an argument with someone, don’t put blame just ask for understanding and forgiveness so that both parties involved can move forward in a positive way.  Dealing with issues at work can also be very stressful and cause low-level energy feelings – these issues can also be dealt with by talking with your employer, co-worker’s or Human Resources department by bringing the issue to them in a positive manner and asking for assistance to resolve the issue.  When death happens, we can’t ask for emotional healing overnight, there is a process to healing and you must let that process happen naturally.  Don’t let anyone tell you when or how long you have to heal, we all grieve differently.

Redirect the low-level energies by doing something positive:  The best way to get rid of low-level energies is to engage in something you love.  Write, draw, paint, dance, sing, walk, exercise, talk, do whatever it takes to bring love in to distinguish hate, anger or sadness.  If you are depressed or angry, take your depression and anger out by exercising and getting your blood flowing.  Feelings of sadness will diminish if you bring joy, laughter and love to others in need.  Surround yourself with animals if they make you happy – they love unconditionally and always bring joy and love into our lives.  Allowing yourself to engage in the activities you love will ensure that you will always remain joyful and filled with positive energy. 

WE ARE NOT ALONE – we all experience low-level energy feelings, we may not know what others are experiencing and why they may be expressing their low-level energies onto you.  Remove yourself from that negative situation and send healing and love to the person who is expressing those low-level energies.


Together, we can make the world a more positive one!



Are ocean temperatures rising?  Are the oceans warming?  Are the polar ice caps melting?  Is climate change really happening?

I’m not a scientist but most of the information I read from Greenpeace, and The David Suzuki Foundation suggests that we are having a climate crisis and it will get worse over time.  Many argue that this has been the way since time began and that weather changes have been happening since the dawn of civilization.

Could the extinction of dinosaurs have occurred due to climate change?  Are animal migrations caused by weather patterns changing forever?  Could the warming of our oceans be damaging to fish and other wildlife?

Here is what is the reality.  Man is responsible for the changes to our weather patterns and the change in our climate.  We can’t expect that mass deforestation, pollution, and over population isn’t having an effect on our planet and our environment.  The industrial revolution made things much more efficient for humans but at the cost of our planet.

Let’s look at some facts about forests and deforestation (from

  • Forests cover 30% of earth’s land.
  • It is estimated there will be no rainforests within 100 years.
  • Agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation.


Developing means of farming and agriculture is the reason humans live in the world they do today.  It is a necessary means of survival, without which there would be famines all over the world.  For thousands of years, agricultural was a natural process that did not harm the land it was done on.  In fact, farmers were able to pass down their land for many generations and it would still be fertile as ever.  However, modern agricultural practices have started the process of agricultural pollution.  This process causes the degradation of the eco-system, land and environment due to the modern-day by-products of agriculture.

  •  There are more than 121 natural remedies in the rain forest which can be used as medicines.
  • According to the Rainforest Action Network, the United States has less than 5% of the world’s population yet consumes more than 30% of the world’s paper.
  • 20% of the world’s oxygen is produced in the Amazon forest.
  • 25% of cancer fighting organisms are found in the Amazon.
  • Deforestation has considerably stopped in places like Europe, Pacific, North America and some parts of Asia due to lack of agricultural land.
  • Half of the world’s tropical forests has already been cleared.
  • Poverty, over-population and inequal land access are the main causes of man-made deforestation.

For more information about clean, renewable and sustainable energy, please visit 

The first step to creating positive change in the world is having the knowledge and the will to do something to create that positive change.  Being armed with the facts allows you to go to your elected officials to do something about it.  Let’s face it, without air to breathe, clean water to drink and clean soil to grow our food – we will not exist.

We are at a crucial moment in history.  If people stand together and demand our right to clean water, food and a healthy planet – positive and lasting change will come.

Would you rather this:

OR, this:

In the mean-time, what can YOU do to help?  Here are some suggestions:

GO VEGAN – remember, agriculture is the major cause for deforestation.  We need trees for oxygen.  The less meat we eat, the less space for agricultural farming is needed.  Raising animals puts a direct strain on our natural resources and is a very cruel industry for cows, pigs and all other animals.

RECYCLE – Used products that have been recycled.  Support businesses that have green initiatives.  Compost your organics and use it as soil.  Don’t buy/use plastic bags or bottles – plastics are dangerous to all wildlife and may be harmful to you.

CONSERVE WATER USAGE – Don’t let water run.  Fix leaky faucets, take shorter showers – let nature water your gardens or keep rain barrels and re-use that water you’ve collected to water your plants.

I may not be here in 50 years but that doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t care about the fate of our planet.  She has given so much to us and why should we not give back to her?

Together, we can make the world a more positive one. 





It’s easy to get caught up in our day-to-day struggle that we forget to show love and compassion for others and for our own health and well-being.  Here are some things you can do to reconnect with yourself and to provide on-going positive energy into our world.


It is corporate media’s job to TELL YOU what products you should be buying, what medications to take and what food to eat.  They are in the business of making profits and are not concerned with your wellness.  Think about it.  Companies are not advertising foods that prevent positive health.  Television is notorious for selling the foods that perpetuate illness such as; high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes. These diseases ensure drug companies maximize their profits by giving people the dependency to live longer with their illnesses without quality of life.

News networks are not independent and are only there to serve the corporations that own them.  Look to other news sources for things that are happening locally and internationally. is a great resource.


By turning off your televisions from distraction, you are able to enjoy and be present to what is around you such as nature.  Reconnecting with our environment is an excellent way to restore health and piece of mind.  You can clear your mind from daily stress by going for a walk and breathing fresh air.  Going for walks allows you to get your blood flowing and burns calories.  This is a great opportunity to give back to mother nature.  Bring a garbage bag and pick up any garbage that can harm local wildlife and that makes where ever you are walking an eye sore.


Meditation is a great way to release any stress that may be living inside of you.  Stress leads to emotional and physical disease.  There are many great resources to guided meditation.  A great resource is


Perform random acts of kindness.  Not only is this beneficial to the person receiving the random act – it’s great for those who initiate it.  This doesn’t have to be a monetary act – it could be in form of a compliment or even a hug.

LOVE is powerful.  LOVE creates positive change.  LOVE is the essence of where we all came from.  It is in us to give and it is for us to receive.



Together, we can make the world a more positive one!






Can we really choose our sexual orientation or is our sexual orientation already built within our DNA?  I can’t answer that question on a scientific level but I can certainly answer it based on my life experiences.

Let’s start as far back as I can remember.  I can’t pin point the exact moment that I realized that I was attracted to other men but I always knew that this was part of my being.  I wasn’t forced to choose my sexual attraction to other men – I was forced to simulate to what was around me and what other people thought was ‘normality’.  Society, religion and family forced heterosexuality upon me.  I grew up thinking that my attraction to other men was wrong because it was an unacceptable behavior in our society based mainly on religious beliefs.

So as a child – I was already being forced to accept other people’s ideas of what they thought was right.  I was told that my purpose in life was to get an education, get a good job, find a women, get a house, get married and start a family.  This was what was considered ‘normal’.  It wasn’t until I was a pre-teen that these ideas seemed wrong for me, especially the idea of being in a relationship with someone of the opposite sex.  That notion seemed completely against who I was – it wasn’t an authentic feeling.

Needless to say, I lived my life for the benefit of making other people happy.  I dated girls because it was what I had to do not what I felt.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved women but not in a sexual way.  For me, women were nurturing, emotional, great conversationalists, beautiful and loving.

When I began my journey into manhood, I realized that my life of lies, deceit and self-hate were only hurting me.  How can I love others if I don’t even love and respect myself?  I began my life of authenticity – it was a long and painful process.  I had to really look within and start being honest with myself.  I had to release all of the internal homophobia I learned from society, religion and family and then start living my life from love.  This was a struggle and continues to be a struggle but it in the end – it had to happen.

No one can tell you that you must love a certain person.  Love and attraction just happens naturally.  It is something that you can’t choose – I didn’t choose my sexuality, it was chosen for me.  As I said above, I was forced to assimilate to what was considered to be ‘normal’ and was stripped of an authentic part of who I was.

I love who I am today.  I love that I found a path that is in line of who I was meant to be.  I love being an individual with my own thoughts and ideas and I love that I no longer have to hide who I love.  I gained emotional scars throughout my journey but I have learned to love and cherish those beautiful scars because they have shaped me in becoming the person I am today – and I LOVE that person.

Don’t conform to what others tell you – look within and listen to the authenticity that lives within you, that authenticity should guide you in all the endeavors your life’s path will take you on.

Together, we can make the world a more positive one!




We all have hardships – we all have bad days.  Life is sometimes to unbearable and it is okay to shut it out once in a while but we can’t and shouldn’t ignore it all the time.  So many of us have struggled and overcome so many obstacles to be where we are today.  Be thankful and don’t forget that everything we do – all the struggles and pain we go through make us stronger.

We – ALL OF US, our alive and in the land of the living.  Be proud of who you are and the person you have become.  Use your voice, your struggles and your obstacles to empower others to create positive change in the world.

Here are some inspirational lyrics to a great song by a great artist who has overcome her own struggles and creates positive change with her music.  The song is entitled, “Land of the Living” from the album of the same name.


I got a mirror, a bottle and a pen
The mirror is cracked
The bottle is empty
And my pen don’t know where to begin

I’ve got a picture, a letter and a song
The picture is torn
The letter is worn
And my tune has been sung before

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
No, no callers come around, baby

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living
Oh, I can’t believe that I survived
And I’m in the land of the living
Can’t believe that I survived

I saw the city, the lights and the music
The city is hard
The lights they have lied
The music just seems to have died

And I had my hope
Oh, I had my faith
Oh, my pride, yeah
And to hope I cling
To faith I am blind
And my pride I have left far behind

Another show is over
And the lights have gone down
There’s no flowers at my door
Ain’t no callers come around, babe

But I’m glad to be alive
And in the land of the living, babe
I can’t believe that I survived
Oh, still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I’m alive

Still in the land of the living, baby
Can’t believe that I survived
Oh no, I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

You see another night is over
And the curtain’s come down
I see no flowers at my door
Oh no one’s comin’ ’round, yeah

But I’m glad to be alive
Still in the land of the living
You can’t believe that I survived
Still alive in the land of the living

Oh babe, I’m still alive, oh yeah
In the land of the living
I bet you, bet you can’t believe I survived
Oh, I’m still in the land of the living

Oh, oh, another night is over
I’m still in the land of the living
I see the curtains coming down
But baby, I’m still in the land of the living

I bet you can’t believe me, I bet you can’t believe
Yes, here I am, I see that I’m still in the land of the living
Yeah, I’m gonna take my curtain call
Oh, I’m in the land of the living

Can’t believe that I’m alive
I’m still in the land of the living, living


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Kristine W


With so much going on in the world – the horrible terrorist attacks in Belgium, the mass exodus of Syrian citizens fleeing to other countries because war, the blatant racism and hate that Donald Trump is spewing in his bid for president of the United States of America and the never ending greed of corporations and their continued destruction of earth’s natural resources in order to make astronomical profits.

Are you not sick of it?  Do you not want to ensure you are committed to creating positive change in the world?  Positive change begins with YOU!  Look inside you and ask yourself, “what is more important – what I want or what the world needs?”  The answer is simple.  So what can you do to begin creating positive change in the world – that is simple also, here are some examples of what you can do to change your attitude and to begin sending love to the world and to yourself:

  • Be kind to yourself and to everyone in your life, including strangers – you don’t know their stories.
  • Take up meditation and send love to the areas in the world that need it most.
  • Send love and gratitude to our mother earth for giving us life.
  • Stop listening to or watching negative news, especially corporate media as they are part of the problem in keeping the status quo of big corporations and corrupt politicians.
  • Run for office and LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE and what they want.
  • Think of future generations and make changes today in order to ensure they have a brighter tomorrow.
  • Smile.
  • Make no judgments of others, especially if you don’t know them.
  • Live in the moment, forget about the past and don’t worry about the future.
  • LOVE.

Never under-estimate the power of our mind and the willingness to create positive change in the world.  So many have done so before us; Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Princess Diana, Harvey Milk, Ingrid Newkirk, Diane Fossey and Jane Goodall (just to name of few).  So many organizations are committed to making a difference for the environment (Greenpeace,, The David Suzuki Foundation), for animals (P.E.T.A., Mercy For Animals, WWF) and for Human Rights (HRC, Amnesty International, United Nations) – let’s join them and make differences that count.

Together, we can create positive change.