HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF?

If you had to write a brief description of yourself, what would you say about yourself?  What are your greatest attributes?  What are the things you don’t enjoy about yourself?  Have you really ever thought about how others see you?  Do you even care?

I’m going to take a look at these questions and answer them as honestly as I can. 

What are my greatest attributes?

My loyalty, my passion, drive and desire to create positive change into the world, my empathy, my honesty and sincerity.

What are some things I don’t enjoy about myself? 

I like everything about myself.  I like the direction my life took.  I love that I advocate for the ethical treatment of animals.  I love that I have made the choice to become vegan.  I love that I think with my heart.  I love my strong convictions in creating positive change into the world.  I love being in love.  I love learning and growing.

Do I care about what others think of me?

The only person that matters in my life is ME.  Without trying to create the best possible me – I would not be able to motivate others into creating positive change in the world.  I do care about how other people view me – especially if they view me in a negative way.  I encourage feedback in order to ensure I become a better person.  What I don’t care for is when people make judgments about me.  I don’t care if you do not like what I am wearing, the colour of my eyes or hair, that I have gained a few pounds or that I raise my voice a bit when I am defending the earth, our environment, animals that have no voice or people who are oppressed because they were born with certain uniqueness. 

A brief description about myself:

To expand on what I have said above – my commitment in my life is being the best partner, husband and friend to my partner of 21 years.  I want to continue to advocate for the things I am passionate about (animals, environment and the LGBTQ community).  I want to become a beacon in creating positive change in the world – if I have influenced just one other person to be kind to animals, our planet or to each other – my job is done but I’m not going to stop.  I am comfortable and love living my life in the most authentic way possible.  I am not afraid to share my views about many of the injustices in this world.  I really believe that we should treat others in the same way that we want to be treated.  I am not afraid to be expressive and passionate in my convictions and have been known to get into heated discussions about those passions and beliefs.  I am avid believer that ‘one person can make a difference’ and get quite offended when people say that a problem is too big to solve.  I get annoyed when people also say, “you can’t change the habits or thoughts of so many people.” – I don’t think Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Rosa Parks, Jane Goodall, Ingrid Newkirk or so many other influential people thought this way.  Even Adolf Hitler didn’t think this way. 

I believe I am honest, caring, loving and passionate.  I am overly sensitive – which is an amazing attribute considering most people think that being overly sensitive is a negative trait and a sign of weakness.  Sensitivity is a sign of strength and empathy – people who are sensitive can really put themselves in any situation and act to ensure a positive outcome is not too far from reach.

Today, so many people are too concerned about how others see them and are afraid to live an authentic life.  Imagine the changes we can make in the world if people would just live authentic lives.  Imagine if more people cared about the environment, the poor, the ethical treatment of animals, child poverty, income inequality and other issues that are more deserving of our time and efforts.  More people care about Hollywood gossip than the possible extinction of certain animal species.  We can make huge strides in protecting our declining forests, lakes and oceans but we need to raise our voices and we need to raise them LOUD and STRONG!   The time is now.

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

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TURN OFF THE T.V. AWAKEN YOUR SOUL.

Turn off the television – stop the distractions and live a more positive life.

We all know that we attract what we put out into the universe – so, if you keep watching the news (which is mostly negative and biased) this is all that will return to you.  What’s the alternative to being distracted with celebrity gossip, around the clock breaking news stories about missing plans, coups, political scandals, wars, failing economies and banks and big corporations destroying our planet?  How about piece of mind, clarity, the opportunity to discover new talents, using your free time to be with loved ones, discovering nature, learning, reading, etc….

Here is an experiment for you:  Turn off the television for 1 hour after you come home and try to do something else – something you normally would not do had the television been on.  I’m not talking about cooking, cleaning or reading gossip magazines.  Try something new, something you have never done or experienced before; meditation, walk by the beach or park, yoga, dance class, tai-chi or simply talking with your partner (and I don’t mean talking about work, celebrities and the such – get to REALLY know them again).  With each day – turn off the television for longer periods of time and discover other things.  Become passionate, learn, engage and become involved in creating positive change in the world. 

Once we connect to a more positive, loving, compassionate and kind vibration – that is all that we will receive.  Ask yourself – Wouldn’t life be much more enjoyable when you connect to energies that what to instill positive change into our world?  Love is REALLY the key ingredient in making the world a better place and you can’t connect to the vibration of love when you are distracted by the negative and distracting energies of media, corporations and corrupt governments.  Remove the distraction, awaken your soul and create real, positive change in the world.  What have you got to lose?

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

FIREMAN SAVES KITTEN & ANTI-BULLYING HIGH SCHOOL ASSEMBLY VIDEOS

Firemen/women – don’t receive enough credit.  They risk their lives in order to save the lives of others – including animals, this video is amazing and, the fireman who brought this kitten back from deaths door is a hero in my eyes!  The video is heart-wrenching.

Here is a video from an inspiring comedian and educator – Michael Pritchard, giving a funny, yet very serious presentation about bullying….EXCEPTIONAL!

For me, it is videos like these that inspire me to continue to spread positive change and love into the world.  I find these videos are much more important than celebrities having nervous breakdowns or celebrity sex tapes….Our society has their priorities wrong and most of us are so addicted to media sensationalism, violence and irrelevant and worthless gossip.  Gossip is not good for our souls, violence is not good for our souls, getting enjoyment from other people’s disappointments is not good for our souls, so we need to stop this cycle of negativity and hate.

Let us learn from the above videos – how did you feel after watching them?  Didn’t these videos make your heart swell and give you a greater sense of hope?  Keep that feeling alive and, instead of spreading gossip, hate, violence and negative energy – spread love, compassion and positive energy into the world.

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

 

WAY TO GO MR. RUSSELL BRAND!!!

I don’t watch much television – especially news.  Television (mainly, the news) was a respectful and great outlet to receive un-biased information about what was happening around the world.  That isn’t the case now – television fills our minds with fear, anxiety, endless reality (that isn’t reality) television and biased programming and newscasts.

I applaud Russell Brand for holding the hosts of MSNBC’s – Morning Joe accountable for their lack of focus and their lack of respect for their guest.  If you haven’t seen the interview – here it is:

The main anchor (sorry don’t know her name, she’s the blonde)…..She indicates that she doesn’t know who Russell Brand is by stating “I don’t know pop culture”…..prior to having a guest on your show, shoudn’t you complete some form of research to ensure you know who you will be speaking with?

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

IN CELEBRATION OF PRIDE – MUSIC VIDEOS

I thought I would share some of my favorite videos to get you pumped and ready for Gay Pride celebrations around the world……ENJOY!!!!   HAPPY PRIDE!!!

MADONNA – Human Nature

KRISTINE W – Land of the Living

ERASURE – A Little Respect (HMI Redux)

DEEE-LITE – Power Of Love

ULTRA NATE – Free

CYNDI LAUPER – You Don’t Know

RUPAUL – Free To Be

SIR ARI GOLD – Love Will Take Over

GOSSIP – Heavy Cross

EN VOGUE – Free Your Mind

GEORGE MICHAEL – Outside

LADY GAGA – Born This Way

JANET JACKSON – Together Again

MACKELMORE & RYAN LEWIS – Same Love

You can find all these songs on iTunes or by visiting the artists official website.

Have a safe and HAPPY PRIDE!

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