FTY: Rachel Carson

April 22, 2011

I had never heard of Rachel Carson until I was at the NCRA convention. The interactive read aloud seminar contained excerpts of a book about Rachel Carson.

I am not surprised that I’ve never heard of heard of her. As an American woman I know I am woefully ignorant of women in history.

From PBS Bill Moyers Journal. A conversation with Rachel Carson  part 1.

I love the title “A Sense of Wonder”. Working with young children and seeing their sense of wonder in discovering things that are now mundane to me is what keeps me coming back to helping kids. That last moment where those neurons connect for the very first time electrifies me.

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Sites I like:

Silent Spring Institute

You can take the self-compassion quiz/ scale yourself. My scores were uh, revealing to say the least. I’ll share mine later if there are others willing to share as well.

FTY: Quantum Activist

April 8, 2011

I wish Netflix had the option of closed captions. Listening through an accent can be difficult for me. I will have to watch this movie again.

Film Synopsis

Be prepared to take a discontinuous leap.There is a revolution going on in science. A genuine paradigm shift. While mainstream science remains materialist, a substantial number of scientists are supporting and developing a paradigm based on the primacy of consciousness.

Dr. Amit Goswami, Ph.D, a pioneer of this revolutionary new perspective within science shares with us his vision of the unlimited potential of consciousness as the ground of all being, and how this revelation can actually help us to live better.

The Quantum Activist tells the story of a man who challenges us to rethink our very notions of existence and reality, with a force and scope not felt since Einstein.


Saturday Thank You: Jon Kabat Zinn

December 18, 2010

Goes to these  org’s/ programs/ people for inspiring me!

Wellness Works Curriculum Guides

Duke’s Integrative Medicine program and Maya McNeilly my MBSR teacher

Jon Kabat Zinn and Jefferey Brantley

Omega’s Mindfulness in Education Conference

B Corporation

The Science of Sex Appeal

At this point I am still unsure what I am going to do with all this lovely information but I am confident the steps will appear to me.

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i love this image/message:

Delusions of SocioEconomic Status

November 16, 2010

Thanks Suburban Guerilla

Class Warfare separates Middle-Lower Classes. Quote from Ezequiel Adamovsky, author of The History of the Middle Class

the capitalist political system is about separating those two classes in different fields, I think that the most important challenge that we have, politically speaking, is to reunite part of the middle class with lower class in new kind of bonds and links of solidarity.

I wanted to insert a clip from Weeds but I can’t find one. Here’s a description— The Addiction Clinic finds out Celia has faked having insurance. She gets transported from the nice detox facility that is mostly middle class, to the ‘sister’ center where she meets ‘long time drug addicts’ (lower class). She doesn’t stay there long after seeing who is treated there.

Cake Analogy describing the “class” divide from Echidne and link to a HuffPo Article

social security judges facing violence

Chaotic Notes:

“The major barrier to a loving relationship with another person is an unloved part of yourself.” ~ Conscious Loving

Social Justice For All

November 11, 2010

From the Autobiography of Mother Jones Clarence Darrow:”This <the labor movement> contest is one of the important contests that have marked the progress of human liberty since the world began.Every advantage that the human race has won has been at fearful cost. Some men must die that others may live. It has come to these poor miners to bear this cross not for themselves alone but that the human race may be lifted up to a higher and broader plane.”

<Italics are mine>

While I was surfing some mom-bloggers I found the following heartbreaking entry The Kid with Superpowers of Invisibility. It got me thinking…. are we ‘the masses’ invisible to corporations, media, and government? We spend so much time passively sitting in classrooms or consuming media or other forms of ‘consumer culture’. I feel lulled into in-activisim <or click-activisim>. And helpless when I think of organizing something on my own or blazing a trail…(like this quote from a Florida teacher’s letter)

The message comes in loud and clear that a group of people in business suits can more effectively determine how to provide exemplary instruction than I can. My expertise is waved away, disregarded, and overlooked. I am treated like a day-laborer, required to follow the steps mapped out for me, rather than blaze a trail that I deem more appropriate

At one time disabled kids were not treated as kindly as they are now. Parents still fight to have their kids included into regular classrooms. Some progress has been made. Certainly not enough to make Redneck Mommies son visible during Halloween.

We US’ians are fearful of “entitlements” like social security, disability, truly supporting our veterans and dare I say inclusion. Why? Because we think we/and others don’t deserve them? And we want to hide from what scares us?

Sometimes I feel stuck in a Wayne’s World skit….


ADHD in action while surfing mom blogs
These moms inspire me because they are honest  Most confessional Mom Bloggers —–>Also I surfed the funniest and of course the most controversial

Eventually I get to Free Range kids– gee they both have sons- <free range girls? Bueller!> which leads me to remember

mind in the making<—-gotta read this book

which also reminds me of that new book on gender that just came out—mr google what is the name of that book? Delusions of Gender

I read Dr. Sax’sWhy Gender Matters and he almost had me convinced until I started reading about Delusions of Gender.

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