So cool to see so many show up to help Jared and Kinsey move into their new home, then watch the guys spring into action to fix a busted pipe that blew 5 minutes after getting to the new place (that would have flooded the basement had they not been there!). It’s awesome to watch the LifePointe family being knit together and to get to be a part of it.
Can’t believe this is only two days away!!! Many thanks to Pacific Standard Time Festival: Live Art LA/LA, REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater and VincentPrice ArtMuseum for their incredible support in making this a possibility! Also, many thanks to the artists involved, first and foremost, Laura Aguliar herself, and the performers responding to her work: Irina Contreras Aisec Domingo Lunez Cindy Vallejo & Freddy Villalobos!
I knew I’d study psychology before I even knew what “psychology” was.
I felt a strong desire to understand why people would alter who they are and how they act based upon the people and environment they were surrounded by in the moment.
I remember thinking to myself, “Why would a person act one way here, but act entirely different here? Why would a person hide this truth about themselves with some people, but be completely forthright and open around others?”
These questions boggled my mind as a teenager. I personally was terrified of people. I identified as a total dork, and spent most of my time in social situations being silent because I was terrified of saying the wrong thing, looking silly, or being rejected.
It was safer to not let anyone know me than to risk allowing someone to know me and think I wasn’t good enough.
So looking back on those times, insanely enough over a decade ago, I see how I was destined to do this work of helping people remove the blocks to intimacy and connection.
Imagine what it would feel like if you just got to be “you”, all the time. Imagine what it would feel like to not hide anymore–to be open and honest about your feelings, your desires, your preferences, and your boundaries.
God, it is so fucking liberating, to just let myself be myself. It’s magnetic, and it creates a vortex for the things, the people, and the opportunities to come pouring into my life that my soul most desires.
But if we spend our lives hiding, or changing who we are to please our perception of what the company we keep desires, we send out mixed messages and false flags to the Universe about what we actually want, and what we are ready to receive.
You want the fast track to completely changing the quality and experience of every aspect of your life? Start by engaging in the simple and deeply confronting practice of just being honest in your relationships.
Say no when you mean no, say yes when you mean yes, express excitement when you’re excited, express sadness when you feel upset. Create integrity between what your inner world experiences and how your outer body acts.
Rinse, repeat, rinse, repeat.
Intimacy is an art form. And for me it’s a full time job.
Want to learn more? Let’s talk. <3
I don’t really want Trump out for mental health reasons, bad precedent, but the lack of filter that allows him to use words like ‘shithole,’ and inability to filter out or censor racist comments, really does seem like dementia. I want Trump out for collusion and obstruction, proven, and I want it done soon.
“Language tropes can have far-reaching consequences, both for kids’ perceptions of those around them and their understandings of themselves. Research has shown that kids use TV as a key source of information about other ethnic groups, as well as about their own ethnic and racial identities. Linguists have also found that not only do people make judgements about their peers’ intelligence and education levels based on language characteristics (with those who speak standard dialects usually being viewed as smarter and better-looking), but also that those judgments often shape how a person or group of people is treated.”
Solid roundup of why these upcoming elections are so important. Talk to your community leaders and organizations. Mobilize. Get people out to vote. Run for office.
1) The Republican legislative agenda would be dead if either house of Congress flips.
2) Many more investigations into Trump’s administration would ensue if either house of Congress flips.
3) Trump would be enormously constrained on judges and other nominees if the Senate flips.
4) State elections could lead to new Democratic majorities, and new liberal legislation
5) Finally, a huge chunk of the 2021 redistricting will actually be determined by this year’s elections.
Pakistan has hardly been the most reliable ally but they also have grievances and lost 75,000 in the never ending war on terror. Trump tweeting threats isn’t the way to win over hearts, minds & diplomacy in a country of 200 million people critical to South & Central Asian security.
Here’s why I’m skeptical of nearly every movement that seeks to determine how others ought to live, or vote, or think: The dictators, oppressors and failed movements of history have taught us that every people group — every one of them — will seek as much power and influence as possible, and far beyond what’s healthy for them to hold. It doesn’t matter if we’re speaking of feminists, BLM, white males, Republicans, Democrats, the church, or any other group of people, none which has ever sought power and attained some measure of it has ever said, “Ok, that’s enough for us!”. It’s up to each of us to determine what is fair, reasonable and just for the society we share, and to not allow demands or fear mongering, to empower any person, group of people, or organization, more greatly than they are capable of exercising for the good of all and not just for themselves.
The cause will always sound and seem noble. Just remember that the people behind it, are as broken and defective as everyone and everything they oppose.
In life it’s not about what you get that will determine the size of your legacy…
It’s all about what you give.
My good friend William W. Wofford was in a terrible car accident recently and needs some help from us.
If you feel compelled to give anything this month to help him out out of the kindness of your heart it would mean the world to him.
I’ve already donated to help out but i’m only one person and there’s more power in numbers so for every like this post gets I’ll donate $1 until we hit the goal so slap that like button & let’s help Will get back on his feet!
Love you all ❤️
Beneath all isolation and fear, there is connection and love. That is all there ever actually is. And the only price to its sweet reception, my dear humanity, is the willingness to be seen, heard and felt in how much we desire that connection, how much we desire that love. It’s simple, but through vulnerability it can also become easy. Photo by Gerome Viavant.