My thoughts on Bitcoin/Blockchain:
1. Bitcoin is Airbnb for payments. It’s a peer to peer payments system where the ledger is distributed on everyone’s computer, decentralised and crowdsourced.
2. Wallets/Exchanges like London Block Exchange/Coinbase will become the new HSBC/Lloyds Bank (where you keep your cash).
3. We are living in a post-capitalist world where power is shifting away from governments and to the people – Blockchain is the technology upon which we 7 billion people will organise ourselves.
4. Imagine getting paid to post on Facebook? That’s what will happen with the blockchain – you will own your data and get paid for sharing it.
5. We are living through what will become the greatest transfers of wealth in history. Blockchain is the system that will facilitate this change. (thanks Andrew Torba for this one)
6. Since blockchain is decentralised and crowdsourced, the more you collaborate over being competitive, the more money you will make.
This article great insight into emotional abuse in intimate relationship or marriage. It gives both the ways in which the abuse occurs, and just as important this insight behind why someone might engage in these tactics.
While this dynamic is by no means isolated to men being the abuser in this context, for the sake of this conversation, and my professional experience in this work, I am going to speak from the perspective of a women being emotional abused in the relationship.
The challenging question that many women ask is, “when is it time to leave?” I myself was involved in several abuse relationships in my early 20’s, which is a major part of why I do coaching work with women around sexuality, men and power that I do.
The reason I stayed in the relationships for so long was because of my belief that “If he truly understood what he was doing and why he was doing it, then he wouldn’t be cruel to me”.
What I learned is I cannot be the only one in the relationship who desires to make the change, and this is the work that I coach many women in.
Often, the emotional abuser in a relationship has such an intense fear of losing their partner, that that fear bypasses any ability or conscious desire to shift the dynamic in such a way where there is an equal empowerment.
It makes sense that men are more likely to experience this blindspot, as society has conditioned men to believe that being emotionally vulnerable is not a safe or viable way to create intimacy–as it would have them appear weak, which could threaten their inherent “masculinity”.
It can be easy for the recipient of abuse to become consumed in the desire to save or “make their partner” understand what they are doing.
Ultimately, the only change that the recipient of abuse has command to change is their own willingness to receive abuse.
It is essential that the recipient of emotional abuse looks at where they hold beliefs that they “deserve” the cruel treatment, or fear setting a boundary that would stop the abuse because they may lose the relationship or be abandoned.
If you are a woman or man who is currently experiencing these challenges in your relationship, I invite you to PM me and we can talk more.
I just received confirmation that I’ll be speaking at CatalystCon – Sparking Communication in sexuality, activism and acceptance. in LA in May 2018!
The topic for my session will be on:
“A New Paradigm for Intimacy & Relationship”
I’m excited to engage in more public speaking on the topics of intimacy, sexuality, relationship and consciousness–and would love to invite your creative brainpower to support my words and work reaching more people.
Is there a festival, a conference, and event you feel I would be a great fit for? I’m book all the way out into Summer of 2018. Thank you in advance for being a part of the creative web of connection.
Personal Intimacy Research:
The more I allow my partner to feel my genuine anger, frustration and discomfort, the better our sex becomes.
Deeper insights to follow soon.
Pro tip for bonus points: Try not to fornicate right after getting a manicure. It usually results in having to go back and get another manicure.
“We are sexually repressed. And we are particularly repressed in the area that relates the to the psychedelic experience.”
“Authority is a lie and an abomination. Authority will lead you into ruin. It’s not real. What is real is experience. What is real is this moment.”
“It empowers the individual. It dissolves the cheerful model of science. It enriches the accessible universe ten-fold. It makes the individual complete within herself.
“Being complete within oneself extremely destructive to the plan of the dominators, which is that you will be a cog in a machine.”
“We have bought into the idea that we have to serve or else chaos will engulf the world. We thrive in chaos.”
“I believe that a society on the brink of social breakdown is the healthiest for individuals.”
For the men who desire emotional intimacy sexual connection with the women in their lives. For the men who want to embrace their masculinity, their desires and their appetite for sex without fear of being unsafe, uncalibrated, or unwelcomed. For the men who want to bring their emotions and vulnerability into relationships with women. This is for you.
“The president* presented his national security strategy on Monday. That strategy seems to consist primarily of his impression of his own obvious greatness. The speech was fat with banalities that he struggled to pronounce, vague policy prescriptions that he struggled to enunciate, and sheer unmitigated bafflegab that he struggled to deliver. Plus sniffing and gasping and a two-handed death-grip on a small glass of water. The president* himself sounds worse than his rhetoric does, and that boggles the mind.” …baffleagab! the asterisks, love this.
The news is a parade of trauma, a surreal Orwellian dystopian drama. They’re coming for us all, for the journalists, the scientists, the facts. We’re all cast as antagonists in this play with no acts, wherein a mad man believes he is a king, seeking to destroy everyone, everything. How will it end, will the arc bend slowly toward justice? Or will it break, and does it depend on just us, and if it does, well then, can we trust us.
Big story. Potential obstruction of Justice here.
Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina, the intelligence committee chairman, said in an interview this week that Mr. Trump told him that he was eager to see an investigation that has overshadowed much of the first year of his presidency come to an end.
“It was something along the lines of, ‘I hope you can conclude this as quickly as possible,’” Mr. Burr said. He said he replied to Mr. Trump that “when we have exhausted everybody we need to talk to, we will finish.”
For all the lovers – even the haters- may you have a blessed Milad-an-Nabi. Today is the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, celebrated throughout the world with prayer, songs, charity, food and service. If you’re visiting a Muslim majority country be sure to attend a spiritual gathering. You’ll be in for a treat.