Thursday, December 27, 2012

Lessons from Geese--

--Author Unknown

As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% to the flying range than if each bird flew alone.

LESSON: People who share a common direction and sense of community can get where they are going more quickly and more easily because they are traveling with the combined thrust of one another.

Whenever a goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone, and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the "lifting power" of the bird immediately in front.

LESSON: If we have as much sense as the goose, we will stay in formation with those who are headed where we want to go.
When the lead goose gets tired, it rotates back into formation and another goose flies at the point position.

LESSON: It pays to take turns doing the hard task, and sharing leadership -- with people as with geese -- independent with each other.

The geese in formation honk from behind to encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

LESSON: We need to make sure our honking from behind is encouraging -- not something less helpful.


When a goose gets sick or wounded, two geese drop out of formation and follow it down to help and protect it. They stay with it until it is either able to fly again or dies. Then, they launch out on their own to join another formation or rejoin their flock.

LESSON: If we have as much sense as the geese, we'll stand by each other like that.


"Act like a Goose"

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

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"...A laptop is stolen every 53 seconds."  --CNN
"...More than 1 in 10 laptops will be stolen in their lifetime." --BBC
",,,Over 43% of pc users, lose music, photos, documents and more."  --PC World
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Twenty Fallen Angels Unite the World

Dear True Believer that we can make the World a better place!

Since I've been writing from about the age of eight or nine, very few things have caused me to go silent.  Words, have always seem to flow from me.  But, not this time.  THAT, I am a humanitarian, mother and grandmother, it makes  little sense to me that someone would actually plan the taking of a life.  And most certainly, not the lives of helpless children going about their 'everyday-schoolday' business of reading, writing, and arithmetic.   

How does someone do that...  the taking of a life?
'He' woke up this past Friday morning and likely ate a bowl of cereal, drank a glass of juice, perhaps ate a piece of fruit-- all the while dressed in full gear camouflage.  Casually drove to 'his' parent's home-- and killed 'his' mother with a high powered assault weapon.  But 'his' rampage didn't stop there.  'He' drove to the school where 'his' mother worked as a teacher and unleashed an unimaginable hellfire of bullets, killing twenty innocent children who were-- going about their 'everyday-schoolday' business of reading, writing and a little bit of arithmetic!!!  

Teachers and school administrators did not escape 'his' horrific carnage.  Nor did 'he', as the last life 'he' took was his own.  This boggles my mind.  How does someone do this?

We may find a few answers  in the work of Systemic Solutions Relationship Management expert Martyn CarruthersIn his "Human Systems" business model, Carruthers speaks to the generational predictability of chaos in family systems, as follows:
"...Each family has predictable patterns of interactions (family traditions) that are passed and replicated across generations.  Family interactions can modify but not end these cross-generational entanglements.  External observation and assistance is needed.  Each family member affects all other members of a family.  Parental moods and actions affect children and other relatives.  Family members respond to each other's issues in predictable ways.  Many solutions create new problems - and often a solution is worse than the problem."
We've come full circle again kindreds.  Sandy Hook didn't have to happen.  I really do believe that collectively we can make our World a better place.  And while I wish I had all the answers, Life doesn't come with an instruction manual.  Mental health professionals, doctors and probably even lawyers will  probably debate 'Sandy Hook' for years to come, in an attempt to try and figure out, "What happened?" this young man and his family.    We'll need to "make some logical sense" of this incident so that we don't go crazy ourselves! 

Politicians-- we'll need you to revisit our gun legislation statuts this upcoming session.  Gun shoppe owners-- we'll need your help in keeping a more watchful eye on  characters who come into your establishments!   Guns don't kill people.  People kill people.
Some events in  American history  are so looming in proportion that they REQUIRE our understanding and an immediate resolution.  Through education and enlightenment of others, I'm committed to doing just that in the memory of the twenty fallen angels in Newtown, Connecticut.  
If you'd like to help the community of  Newtown, Huffington Post has assembled a resource list here. 

Photo credit:  Sabine Sauermaul for

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Madisyn's Inspirational Thought of the Day

December 6, 2012
A Clear Current
Maintaining the Flow
--by Madisyn Taylor 

 Life energy flows through us like a swift stream when there is nothing to obstruct it.

The essence of all being is energy. Our physical and ethereal selves depend on the unrestricted flow of life energy that is the source of wholeness and wellness. Though the channels through which this energy flows are open systems and influenced by factors outside of our control, we ultimately choose what impact these will have in our lives. It is up to us to identify and clear blockages in the energy field to ensure that flow is maintained. A healthy, grounded individual absorbs some portion of the energy emitted by other people and the environment, but this does not interrupt the continuous stream of balanced energy sustaining them. The same individual copes constructively with stress and upset, and they are not subject to the stagnation that frequently goes hand in hand with negativity. When we keep the energy in and around our bodies flowing harmoniously, we are naturally healthy, vibrant, and peaceful. [Continue reading>>>]

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