This is seriously tugging on my 16 year old hearstrings even though it’s a trip for adults: My friend Andrew Greenblatt is bringing a group of 15 people to Tibet this fall. They’ll spend a few days learning about Tibetan Buddhism and visiting Labrang Monastery, then 100+ Tibetans will descent upon the village for a basketball tournament. The trip proceeds sponsor the tournament, but you don’t have to be an athlete to join, just an adventurous spirit. It’s Oct 16-23. If you can join him, send him a message…here’s the site: express P.S. David Gale you need to meet Andrew Greenblatt the next time you’re in town.
My son: Can you bring me and my buddies to ‘Six flags’ for my birthday ?
Me : yes, whatever makes you happy… (if you work hard and behave well )
Today is the day of roller coasters, screams, loops and much more…
Have kids they say
Love my son and my tribe
hey online community – looking for housing for an incredible young filmmaker I’ve worked with since my time w/ Tribeca Film’s LGBTQ youth program. She’s coming back to NYC (her home) after a while down south – putting the word out for affordable (yes in nyc I know that’s a tall order) housing and any work in film/ media programs.
If we live our life in fear of our desires, in fear of our true self; that is surely the world we will create. If we want to experience fulfillment in relationship that we never one thought were possible, we must begin by looking within.
Where do we resist the truth of our own heart? Where do we hide the truth of who we are, to gain approval or love outside of ourselves?
Our ability to transform the quality of our intimate relationships begins with a willingness to reveal and embrace our own particular flavor of beauty, our own unique expression of insanity. #newrelationshipparadigm
I see men asking themselves these questions:
Where have I consciously or unconsciously violated a woman’s boundaries? Where do I still violate women on subtle energetic levels that perpetuate that dynamic of violator-victim between men and women?
As a woman, I am asking myself these questions:
Where have I consciously or unconsciously violated myself by allowing another person to violate my boundaries? Why have I perpetuated that pattern for so long? Where do I play into role of the victim without be asked or forced to?
These are questions that can understandably trigger many challenging emotions–as the inclination to protect ourselves and avoid making ourselves wrong can be strong.
This is not about minimizing the severity or impact of anyone’s experience, nor is it a desire to persecute anyone for their actions.
It is a sincere invitation to create a dialogue free of shame and persecution, so that each sex feels safe and invited to share the feelings, questions and personal experience with each other.
Rather than pointing fingers, or labeling one gender at fault while the other gender as the victim, let’s create a safe, conscious, and connected dialogue between women and men around what wounds must be heard and healed to re-establish trust, communication and compassion.
It will require each of us to be willing to replace judgment with curiosity, and replace the desire to be right with the desire to connect.
I’m ready to facilitate and create a safe space for this dialogue. Who wants to join me?
From Juan Mata who wants to make it normal for all players to donate part of their salaries (http://bit.ly/2yDpblq) to Chris Long from the NFL who is sending is last 10 game checks to educational charities, #giving is on the verge to become also a NORM in sports.
A good example to follow in every sector of society.
Today is BroadSoft Connection Day 1! Thank you for inviting me to discuss with hundreds of your employees, partners and customers at your annual event in #Phoenix! I’ll explain how innovation can play a major role not only in technology but also in the social good sector. I will share how at EPIC, we use open innovation and design thinking to help people in need.
Thx Taher Behbehani
James Comey took some time off from the U.S. Attorney’s Office (1 year) to pick up a $6 million paycheck from Lockheed-Martin.
While he was out and about in the private sphere (a very exclusive sphere at that), he was also made a board member of HSBC Bank, a known drug money-laundering international bank ultimately fined in the $1 billion range. But wait, there’s more!
With the collusion of Jamie Dimon, Timothy Geithner and Eric Holder (amongst others – ahem – the 44th President of the USA), 75% of fines levied on the big banks are eligible for being forgiven as a tax write off.
But I digress.
Following Comey’s tenure at Lockheed-Martin and HSBC, he was then installed as FBI Director where his tenure was “interesting” and likely interest-bearing as well. And as a footnote, his brother is or was the accountant or book-keeper of record for the Clinton Global Initiative or the Bill/Hill/Chel Foundation.
Now why couldn’t they have named her Chillsea, dammit?
Doo-Dah… nothin’ to see here folks, moo-ve along…
The corruption being equally distributed and all-pervading across the so-called “diversity of the U.S. political spectrum” is the wonder to behold. Any time people rear up to excoriate the Republicans to the exclusion of the Democrats (and vice-versa), well, you’re just keeping the larger game of their personal enrichment alive.
Let the chips fall where they may… ~ djo
I imagine a world where women and men can openly and vulnerably speak to the things that light us up and shut us down. The things we desire and the things we resist. The things that have us avoid connection.
I imagine a world where women and men can conversationally share about their intimate experiences in relationship, in intimacy, in sexuality–feeling safe, held, and perhaps even pleasantly tingly throughout the experience.
This is the space I hold at my Essential Intimacy gatherings. A space for all genders to share authentically about the things that most of us spend our lives hiding, or avoiding bringing to the table of conversation.
Why do I do this? Other than the fact that it’s one of the most intrinsically fulfilling, meaningful, and connective experiences I have the grace to facilitate over and over again?
I do it because this world needs more vulnerability. More willingness on everyone’s part to be honest about who we are, what we want, and what we believe. More willingness to not take things personally, and instead get curious about why we become defensive and shut down in the first place.
I hold these gatherings regularly, and one is coming up this Thursday evening from 7:30-9:30pm in Fairfax CA.
If you’d like to join us, or stay updated on future gatherings, click the link in the comments below to RSVP and stay connected.