RIP, Nelson Mandela. Thank you for your vast heart and for teaching others [including myself] the true meaning of ‘one love’.
The empathy trap: therapists and counselors almost by definition are empathic, to facilitate clients’ recovery - but this quality can mean those carers are targets for sociopaths, aided by what Dr Jane & Tim McGregor call “apaths”. The first…
Important read for all empaths, whether degreed or not. I got stories. Doozies. I could write a book. Actually, I’m writing it now.
[I’m not homesteading just for the gardening, yo.]
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Hannah Rosengren 2013
US Weekly No.1: Time to Look at More Assholes
basically all celebrity magazines forever
With the majority of its workers making less than a living wage, one Walmart is holding a food drive for its own employees.
OMG. GTFOH. Hall of Shame! Walmart holds food drive for its own underpaid employees!
“There is resistance: in Canada it’s coming from First Nations. But it’s worth remembering that that’s a world-wide phenomenon. Throughout the world, the indigenous populations are in the lead. They are actually taking the lead in trying to protect the earth. That’s extremely significant.”
Chomsky argued that this resistance is supported by one of the most ancient documents of English law, the nearly 800-year old Magna Carta. For in addition to asserting civil rights like the presumption of innocence and the right to jury trial, the Magna Carta included a “Charter of the Forests,” which “had to do with protecting the commons”—all of the commonly shared things in nature that sustain human life—“from the depredations of power.”
Since the development of capitalism, Chomsky said, the commons have been under attack. “What Canada and the US and others are doing now,” he added, “is trying to take away what is left of the commons, includ[ing] the global environment—privatize it, take it away.”
We have been telling people that this is the Eleventh Hour
Now we must go back and tell the people this is the Hour
And there are things to be considered:
Where are you living?
What are you doing?
Are you in right relation?
Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!
There is a river flowing now very fast
It is so great and swift that there are those who will
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The Elders said we must let go of the shore, and
push off and into the river, keep our eyes open, and
our head above the water.
See who is in there with you and Celebrate.
At this time in history, we are to take nothing
Least of all ourselves.
For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth
and journey comes to a halt.
The time of the lone wolf is over.
Banish the word “struggle” from your attitude and
All that you do now must be done in a sacred manner.
And in celebration.
We are the ones we have been waiting for …"
— The Elders, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona
Tornado damage, today - Washington, Illinois -