Finding the next Sean McVay: Head coaches who call plays

It’s in vogue these days to get a head coach who also can call offensive plays, with 14 of the 32 current head men currently holding both roles.
www.espn.com – NFL

Finding the Fab Five: How Netflix’s Queer Eye Came to Be

Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo BrownLeave it to Mindy Kaling to tweet the truth.
“I’m gonna say what we’re all thinking: whoever cast the @netflix #queereye did an incredible job,” she wrote on June 24. And…

E! Online (US) – TV News

SPECIAL TIP UPDATE!

Finding the Fab Five: How Netflix’s Queer Eye Came to Be

Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, Karamo BrownLeave it to Mindy Kaling to tweet the truth.
“I’m gonna say what we’re all thinking: whoever cast the @netflix #queereye did an incredible job,” she wrote on June 24. And…

E! Online (US) – Top Stories

Special Entertainment News Bulletin:


Check Groupon First

Every team’s dream: Finding a draft night steal

What do Clint Capela, Donovan Mitchell and Draymond Green have in common? They flew under the radar and turned into big-time players.

on Yahoo! Sports – News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games

DISCOUNT UPDATE:


Get Great Deals at Expedia!

The Hands-Down Easiest Trick To Finding Your Perfect Foundation Match

Natural light is the most flattering and the most truthful.
Style and Beauty – Fashion News, Celebrity Style and Fashion Trends
FASHION NEWS UPDATE-Visit Shoe Deals Online today for the hottest deals online for shoes!

Finding New Meaning in ‘Mean Girls’

The movie is beloved. But it also pits girls against girls. How, then, do you make a stage musical that satisfies fans and meets our cultural moment?
NYT > Arts

SPECIAL TRAVEL DISCOUNTS:
Orbitz Worldwide Inc

Timeless’ Abigail Spencer on Finding Out Her Show Was Canceled and Revived in the Span of 3 Days

TimelessAbigail Spencer was on a roller coaster last spring. The Timeless star found out her show was canceled…and three days later it was brought back to life.
“It was wild,” she told…

E! Online (US) – TV News

SPECIAL TIP UPDATE!

We Tried It: Finding a Facial That Didn’t Make My Sensitive Skin Go Insane

Who Tried It: Lauren Lieberman, Senior Photo Editor

Why She Tried It: I have been putting off getting a facial for months because I always leave red and splotchy and I usually look like I have chicken pox for a week after. But after a summer of sun and lots of sunscreen, my pores were in serious need of some de-clogging. So began my search for a reputable place that wouldn’t be too expensive, but a few steps above the corner nail salon. After about an hour of googling and reading spa reviews, I came across the medical spa section of Sadick Dermatology.

I was surprised at the array of options on their menu of services (the phrase “medical cleanse” sounded promising), and the prices weren’t too bad either. After further research, I discovered that their very own aesthetician, Luzinete Ripardo, works on models right before they hit the runway. This shocked me! Like I said, my face is usually a disaster for days after a facial let alone a few hours. Being a Photo Editor for the Style section of People.com, I have been looking at up-close photos of models on the runway for the last few weeks now- could it be possible that they actually get facials right before runway shows? They have picture-perfect, blemish-free, porcelain skin! Plus the idea of going to the doctors office instead of a spa intrigued me, as I am wary of letting aestheticians who don’t have the proper training near my sensitive skin. So I decided to see if this miracle worker really exists, and called to book myself a facial.

After being thoroughly reassured by the receptionist that Luzinete does indeed work on models right before shows and photo shoots, I decided on the hour-long “Solution” facial, that promised to extract impurities from my acne-prone skin for $ 175. What I was especially excited about: the “hour-long” aspect. Cutting out all the frills of traditional facials that take up hours of your day was right up my alley – I’m always anxious to get the show on the road after just a few minutes.

Level Of Difficulty: 2/10. Upon meeting Luzinete I was immediately put at ease. She is an adorable Brazilian woman with a warm smile and amazing skin so I figured I had to be in good hands. She inspected my skin, agreed I had lots of clogged pores and milia (small skin-colored bumps that develop when skin flakes become trapped under the surface of the skin, that I cannot get rid of no matter what I do) and promised to take good care of me. When I told her my concerns and previous facial horror stories she was appalled and assured me that nobody has ever left her with scabs or bruises.

She first took my makeup off using a mild cleanser, then she turned on the steamer and let me relax for about 10 minutes to loosen up my pores. Next came the dreaded “medical extraction,” which was the part I was super nervous about, considering many aestheticians use lancets (small, sharp surgical needles) to open the pore, which can cause scarring if not done correctly. But Luzinete assured me she uses a very tiny, medical-grade surgical needle that can barely be felt. I woudln’t go that far, but it was much better than I was expecting. Then she used a gentle scrub to slough away dead skin cells. This was followed by a high-frequency light machine that is meant to close pores, minimize redness, and kill bacteria to control future breakouts. Last was a purifying and cooling mask to calm and hydrate the skin, and before I knew it the hour was up!

The verdict: Even though Luzinete kept assuring me that I was not red every time I asked her (which was about every 10 minutes throughout the whole hour), I still could not believe my eyes when I looked in the mirror. I didn’t see the usual red welts that pop up on my skin after poking at it myself, or the red scabby chicken pox-looking marks that I usually leave a facial with. I had an amazing glow and super smooth looking skin. Usually I have to hide my face and run right home after a facial, but not after this! I went to the grocery store and stopped to chat with my doorman for a bit without feeling self conscious at all.

Okay, I thought – this is all great now, but the true test is how badly I break out in the next couple days. I woke up the next few days increasingly amazed at how I still did not see any redness or bumps at all! My skin was still glowing and so smooth, I barely needed any makeup at all.

Overall, I could not have been happier with the whole experience. From the friendliness and professionalism of Luz, the quick yet thorough service (also the fact that she did not try to sell me a million products!) and of course the amazing results- I will definitely be returning. If you are like me and have sensitive skin but in serious need of a facial, I highly recommend letting Luzinete work her magic on you!


PEOPLE.com

Fashion Deals Update:

A Swiss Gallerist on Finding His Furniture Favorites

Gallery owner Stefan von Bartha and the Basel penthouse that holds his personal collection
WSJ.com: Lifestyle

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

John Mayer Opens Up About Finding Happiness Before Turning 40

John Mayer He may be months away from turning the big 4-0. But instead of fearing his upcoming milestone, John Mayer is completely content with the life around him.
In a personal new interview with…

E! Online (US) – Top Stories

Special Entertainment News Bulletin:


Check Groupon First

Finding The Love You Deserve

To quote a famed musician, love yourself “like Kanye loves Kanye.”
Weddings
FASHION NEWS-Visit Shoe Deals Online-Fashion News today for the hottest deals online!

Losing Their Clothes, Finding Themselves

A new book and YouTube project encourage women to shed their hangups about societal norms of beauty.
NYT > Fashion & Style

SPECIAL ONLINE DEALS!

Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc.

This Woman’s Solution To Finding Nudes On Bae’s Phone Is Genius

Savage.

On Monday, Twitter user @bonnntle posed an important question to the social media site:

Rebaneilwe, a 19-year-old from South Africa, saw the question and was struck by an immediate, funny and pretty petty response.

“It was off the top of my head,” Rebaneilwe told HuffPost. “[I] have never done that in my life. [It was] purely hypothetical.”

Though she came up with her advice spontaneously, people on Twitter were certainly intrigued by it.

Rebaneilwe did admit that some of her past experiences did influence her response, however.

“Shady things have happened to me. Men have deceived me many times so I’ve become a little more petty,” she said.

A little?

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Weddings – The Huffington Post
FASHION NEWS-Visit Shoe Deals Online-Fashion News today for the hottest deals online!

Finding Chic Kids’ Clothes: The New Secret Weapon

Buying uniquely stylish clothes for your offspring used to take forever. But these new, one-stop-shopping websites are turning the chore into child’s play.
WSJ.com: Lifestyle

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

WATCH: “Finding” the Time to Do Things

Do you have things you’d like to do, but keep putting them off until you “find the time”…? And in today’s busy world, where we are constantly bombarded with different things to give our attention to, how often does that strategy actually work out? Here’s a video to help you stop kidding yourself, and start enhancing your chances of success.

If you are new to tapping, it will be beneficial to also watch the first episode in the “Tap Out Your Fears” series — which explains the basics of EFT — click here.

As with any of my tapping videos, this is an abbreviated process for releasing uncomfortable feelings and enhancing good ones. Some folks may find their fear dissolve after just one tapping session, but for others, it will take some repetition, bringing the discomfort down little by little each time. (Still others may uncover specific issues that are best addressed directly with a wellness practitioner.) In any event, this brief video should help at least take the edge off the discomfort, freeing you up to enjoy life much more. Let us know how it helped you!

For a picture of the tapping points — and more info on EFT — click here.

Tapping can sometimes bring up long-buried emotions, which is why I state that, before tapping along, folks must take full responsibility for their own well-being. For more information about that, please read this disclaimer.

Until next time, feel free to tap along with any of the many videos I have on YouTube or the many recordings I have at www.TapWithBrad.com.

For EFT with kids, please visit: www.TheWizardsWish.com.

For more by Brad Yates, click here.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

7 Comics About The Everyday Magic Of Finding Your Person

It may take a while, but when you find a partner you want to share your life with, everyday life begins to change. Suddenly, simple acts like shopping for sweaters or going out to lunch contain a spark of magic that’s impossible to ignore.

Illustrator Sundae Kids captures the feeling perfectly in her adorable comics below. Take a look below.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Arts – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

Finding Dory – Junior’s – Whale How Are you V Neck

Finding Dory – Junior’s – Whale How Are you V Neck


Dory loves meeting new people, even if she doesn’t remember meeting them! Celebrate the friendliest Pacific regal blue tang in the ocean with the Finding Dory Whale How Are you White T-Shirt! A distressed print shows Dory speaking whale with the question “Hooow Aaare Yooou-uu?? written down the front of this fitted white Finding Dory V-neck tee. 100% Cotton. — From FifthSun.com’s Finding Dory t-shirt line. Color: White. Gender: Juniors
List Price: $ 20.00
Price: $ 20.00

Health Tip: Finding Help for an Overweight Child

Identifying the best program
healthfinder.gov Daily News
SPECIAL NEWS BULLETIN!-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News-
HEALTH SPECIALS!!-

Save up to 50% at Walgreens

The Secret to Finding Your Ideal Hotel

Curated hotel collections, such as Relais & Châteaux and Design Hotels, help narrow the field by targeting particular breeds of travelers. But how much can you trust their picks?
WSJ.com: Lifestyle

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

Buy.com (dba Rakuten.com Shopping)

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Draw String Tote Bag

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Draw String Tote Bag


Ideal for the Finding Dory fan in the house, this tote bag is ideal for parties or for storing smaller items. You can even use it as a party favor bag !
List Price: $ 7.99
Price: $ 7.99

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Backpack 10-Piece Hair Accessory Set

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Backpack 10-Piece Hair Accessory Set


Swim along with Finding Dory! Set includes 1 mirror, 1 comb, 6 terries and 2 barrettes.
List Price: $ 14.99
Price: $ 14.99

Finding Dory – Junior’s – I Speak Whale V Neck

Finding Dory – Junior’s – I Speak Whale V Neck


Dory has all sorts of hidden talents like speaking whale AND finding the most stylish fashions available like the Finding Dory I Speak Whale Black T-Shirt! The lovable Dory is displayed next to the hilarious declaration “I Speak Whale” in white print down the front of this adorable black Finding Dory V-neck tee. 100% Cotton. — From FifthSun.com’s Finding Dory t-shirt line. Color: Black. Gender: Juniors
List Price: $ 22.00
Price: $ 22.00

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Fun, Sea and Surf Backpack

Disney Pixar Finding Dory Fun, Sea and Surf Backpack


Going to school has never been more fun with this adorable Finding Dory school bag. Backpack measures approximately 16 in (L) x 12 in (W).
List Price: $ 24.99
Price: $ 24.99

Knicks finding their mojo, having fun (Yahoo Sports)

Knicks (AP)

The Knicks may seem like a roster full of big names that don’t seem to fit together, but they’ve suddenly turned into a pretty fun team to watch.



Yahoo Sports – Top News

DISCOUNT UPDATE:


Get Great Deals at Expedia!

Online Dating 101: Finding True Love Online, A Guide For Beginners

Online Dating 101: Finding True Love Online, A Guide For Beginners


Online Dating 101: Finding True Love Online, A Guide For Beginners This book covers several topics including: Chapter 1: Adult Dating 101 Chapter 2: Feel Loved With Online Dating In New York Chapter 3: Choose Online Dating Service And Meet Your Match Chapter 4: Choosing That Best Online Dating Services For Your Lonely Heart Chapter 5: Find The Best Online Dating Service That Will Work For You Chapter 6: Free Online Dating Its Advantages To Finding Your Match Chapter 7: Find Your Destiny On The Best Online Dating Site Chapter 8: Five Basic Online Dating Tips To Guide You Chapter 9: Experience How Friendship And Love Is Formed Through Online Dating Services Chapter 10: How To Enjoy Free Online Dating Services Like A Kid In The Candy Store Chapter 11: Online Dating Site A Great Way To Meet People Chapter 12: The Pleasure Of Online Dating In The Uk Chapter 13: Sharing Common Faith With Christian Online Dating Chapter 14: The Best Dates Are Online Chapter 15: Tips For Searching Free Online Dating Site Chapter 16: When Dating Gets. Chapter 17: Online Gay Dating Website-perfect Meeting Ground For Male-to-male Relationship Chapter 18: Tips On Finding Adult Date Online Chapter 19: Tired Of Unsuccessful Matches Try Online Dating Chapter 20: The Evolution Of Free Online Dating Web Site Scroll up. and click on “Buy Now” to deliver almost instantly to your Kobo or other reading device.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo U.S

Daily Deals: Overwatch, Finding Dory, Game of Thrones Box Set

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

The Black Friday Price for Overwatch Is Already Available

Like a Christmas present that your cool aunt lets you open early, you can currently get Overwatch, Blizzard’s blast of a shooter, for just $ 35 on all platforms. I’ve sunk more hours into Overwatch than any other game this year, and since it’s still getting a steady stream of free updates, it’ll make an excellent edition to your gaming collection.

Continue reading…

IGN All

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

GameStop, Inc.

Daily Deals: Overwatch, Finding Dory, Game of Thrones Box Set

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.

The Black Friday Price for Overwatch Is Already Available

Like a Christmas present that your cool aunt lets you open early, you can currently get Overwatch, Blizzard’s blast of a shooter, for just $ 35 on all platforms. I’ve sunk more hours into Overwatch than any other game this year, and since it’s still getting a steady stream of free updates, it’ll make an excellent edition to your gaming collection.

Continue reading…

IGN All

SHOPPING DISCOUNT UPDATE:

GameStop, Inc.

The ‘Finding Prince Charming’ Men Reveal Some Off-Screen Sizzle

The guys of “Finding Prince Charming” sat down with Lance Bass to dish about their behind-the-scenes goings-on in this exclusive snippet from Thursday’s reunion show. 

In the above clip, Bass asks the men if anyone hooked up when the cameras weren’t rolling. Not surprisingly, a few of them did find love, or at least a quickie or two. 

“I was open to love with anybody, and I was horny and I wasn’t into [Robert Sepulveda Jr., the show’s star] so fair game for me, baby,” Sam, one of the 13 suitors who was eliminated, explained. “All is fair in love and war!” 

“Finding Prince Charming: The Reunion Show” airs Nov. 10 on Logo TV.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Visit Gabby Love today for the hottest fashion entertainment online!
Ashley Madison - Have an affair. Married Dating, Affairs, Married Women, Extramarital Affair

Finding Nemo [5 Discs] [includes Digital Copy] [3d/2d] [blu-ray/dvd]

Finding Nemo [5 Discs] [includes Digital Copy] [3d/2d] [blu-ray/dvd]


Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc, co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor after an undersea predator swallowed up Nemo’s mother and her other offspring. It’s not Marlin’s nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo’s first day of fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son. What Marlin doesn’t know, however, is that while Nemo was looking at a boat passing on the surface, he was caught in a net and given a new home in a dentist’s aquarium. As Marlin searches for his son, he makes friends with a friendly but absent-minded Regal Blue Tang named Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), a Great White Shark named Bruce (voice of Barry Humphries) who is trying to cut fish out of his diet, a beach-rat Sea Tortoise named Crush (voice of Andrew Stanton), and Nigel (voice of Geoffrey Rush), a Pelican who can take Marlin’s search from the ocean to dry land. Finding Nemo’s impressive voice cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Eric Bana, Stephen Root, and Brad Garrett~Mark Deming

Price: $
Sold by Best Buy Co, Inc.

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Golf Gift Ideas

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Golf Gift Ideas


This book covers several topics including: Choosing The Best Custom Golf Gifts Gift For An Avid Golfer: Golf Accessory Fantastic Gifts Of Golf Accessories For Women Cleveland Golf Equipment: Discounted Or Junior Used Advantages Of Monogrammed Golf Gifts Online Ordering Tips For Personalized Golf Gifts Why You Should Have Corporate Golf Gifts Ready and so much more! Scroll up. and click on “Buy Now” to deliver almost instantly to your Kobo or other reading device.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo Canada

Finding Dory – Junior’s – Bailey Life is a Rainbow T Shirt

Finding Dory – Junior’s – Bailey Life is a Rainbow T Shirt


Bailey always sees the bright side of life on the Finding Dory Bailey Life is a Rainbow Black T-Shirt! The smiling white beluga whale, Bailey, is displayed alongside a rainbow and the statement “Life’s A Rainbow” printed in a distressed style down the front of this awesome fitted black Finding Dory shirt. 100% Cotton. — From FifthSun.com’s Finding Dory t-shirt line. Color: Black. Gender: Juniors
List Price: $ 22.00
Price: $ 22.00

Disney-Pixar Little Golden Book Favorites: Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille

Disney-Pixar Little Golden Book Favorites: Finding Nemo, Cars, Ratatouille


Finding Nemo,” “Cars,” and “Ratatouille”-all in one Little Golden Book collection ” This deluxe collection contains retellings of three hit Disney-Pixar movies. Young readers will love this full-color book featuring “Finding Nemo,” “Cars,” and “Ratatouille.

Price: $
Sold by Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Your Virtual Success: Finding Profitability in an Online World

Your Virtual Success: Finding Profitability in an Online World


”Alan runs our marketing department professionally, proactively and 100-percent virtually.”-Ron Cooperman, CEO, KCI Insurance AgencyThe more virtual your business, the more flexible the hours, the lower the overhead, and the greater the profit potential. Your Virtual Success will help a cash-poor entrepreneur, a small business scrambling for expansion capital, an existing business seeking to improve profits, or an independent professional in any service business.Alan Blume’s virtual model has resulted in large six-figure deals with people he’s never met face to face–and never will– and small sales that would never be profitable in a traditional business environment. In Your Virtual Success, he demystifies the cost-effective, leading-edge, Internet-based tools that are available to almost everyone, as long as you know what questions to ask and where to look.Your Virtual Success shows any entrepreneur, sole proprietor, partnership, or existing business how to:Leverage new Internet tools to grow your business faster and more profitably.Utilize free or low-cost online resources to hire, manage and expand your business.Rapidly create a new, work-from-home virtual business while minimizing the risks of a traditional startup.
List Price: 18.98
Price:

Finding beauty. Simonetta Lein The Wishmaker Meets Opera Singer Andrea Bocelli

When you look for beauty, when you look for good you will find it. This doesn’t mean we will not run into problems or that bad things will never happen, but rather when we encounter difficulties, then it is right there, within those difficulties, that we need to seek even more fervently for good and we will be able to see it. Simonetta Lein

A year ago, after being engaged for 10 years, I got married. When it was time to choose the songs for the wedding, it came so naturally to me to pick my very favourite of Andrea Bocelli’s songs: the famous “Con te partirò”, also known as “Time to say goodbye.”. We got married in Philadelphia, at the City Tavern, a restaurant renowned for its original recipes from the 1700s, where the waiters are dressed from that period. They seated my whole family in a very special room where George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin would hold their meetings and plan America’s freedom. In that room I played Andrea Bocelli’s song again and again. I am Italian, and have moved to the US, and for me there is no greater pride that listening to music in your own language in another country and realizing that everybody knows it. Tears still well in my eyes when I think about it. And from listening to a song to actually getting to interview Andrea Bocelli, as The Wishmaker, is something that makes me feel so happy, proud and truly fortunate.

2016-04-26-1461694023-5308509-andreabocelli33.jpg

When you were a child, did you wish for the career and for the life that you have manifested today?

In my case, reality has surpassed even the rosiest of dreams and has gone far beyond the most ambitious imagination of youth. My life, if I look back on it, really does look like a fairy tale with a happy ending, and my adventure in music has surpassed the most far-fetched forecasts, and rewarded me with a life brimming with satisfaction. Quite apart from fame (which came upon me late, when I was over thirty-five), singing has always given me, right from when I was a boy, moments of great happiness… Music was a great passion, it was also a fruitful hobby… Even then I was sure I would never abandon it. Encouraged first by my relatives, and then by everyone who heard me, I would daydream for example that one day I’d perform on the operatic stage. Then, after many attempts, success arrived and I have had the privilege to dedicate myself professionally to something which – I repeat – has always been, and is, my great passion.

**It is so beautiful and poetic to me just thinking of a great man and what his dreams were when he was a kid. What it would be to have that voice, play with it and feel the immense joy of being blessed with something so special? Possessing a talent is magical, yet very difficult to handle. Many talents flounder and get lost when they do not have the right encouragement and support. Many give up because the path to success is long and hard; even if you are special you always have to prove it. Andrea also had to fight with his health; I always wondered where he got his strength from, and I think he got it from such a passion. When you really enjoy what you do, you know you are blessed and you can fight the most difficult fights.

Name a wish that you had for your life or for humanity that finally came true.

From a personal point of view, an aspiration that transformed into reality is that of being able to count on a united and happy family, on a life-companion with whom to share the problems and the joys of everyday life, and on wonderful children who are growing up with the sound values that I myself absorbed from the education my parents gave me. Another wish that became reality is the foundation which bears my name: the Andrea Bocelli Foundation, a dream that my wife and I have nurtured for years and that we finally realized, giving life to a body that drives forward world projects aimed at overcoming the barriers caused by poverty, disability and social exclusion.

**We both share a big dream, to give voice to the voiceless, and we both created this dream with our life companions. Family is truly a blessing, and having a life-companion who understands with you that there is so much more to be done, that happiness it is real only when it is shared.

If you were granted one wish for humanity or for our planet, what would it be?

I’m an incurable optimist. I am certain that in every woman, in every man, there are unexplored universes, harboring positive qualities that can truly create miracles, every day, on this earth. My optimism does not solely arise from the strength of my religious convictions: I have faith in man himself, in his intelligence, his goodwill. I hope that the new generations can live in a world without war, where good triumphs over evil, where man is able – via progress in medicine – to conquer pain, where one may receive and celebrate with serenity that extraordinary gift which is life.

**You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.
I really do, I think that for as many times as this world shows its evil face, there are also very many people who are truly striving for peace, trying to be better people, to stand for good values and to sincerely create a better world. I firmly believe that many things can be changed by our attitude, with people coming together and demanding a better society. We the people, are the key and even when you think you are just one small person who has no voice and no power to change things remember you are not alone. Maybe we live, we work, we take action in different parts of the world but every action if united with other actions, no matter how small such actions may be, can change things.

If you could go back in time and ask one question from anyone from history, who would you want to meet and what question would you ask?

I’d have a thousand and one questions to ask and much to learn, for example, from the great composers I revere, ranging from Giuseppe Verdi to Giacomo Puccini and Pietro Mascagni. In addition, history is replete with enlightened women and men, who have spent their lives in the service of others in a condition of holiness: I would like to put questions to them, on their journey of faith, and hear the valuable advice they have to offer.

**To be a great artist means there is always a journey to be taken, to be a great human being there is a journey to be made. Many times faith plays a fundamental role along this path, and having faith in our purpose lends a totally different strength to our lives. We are often so full of our life that we do not pay attention to the great things that have taken place through the sheer brilliance and ingeniousness of great man and women. We just sit back and enjoy the results, if we are able to, and we forget the many years of struggles that were painstakingly overcome to reach that hard-won situation. In many cases, the greatest adventures, the greatest art forms, the greatest discoveries came from a journey within oneself. I would be so curious to know what pushed Verdi to write “La Traviata” or “Rigoletto”, or Puccini and “La Tosca” “La Boheme” or “Madame Butterfly” and what was the inspiration that Pietro Mascagni needed to write “Cavalleria Rusticana”. And lest we forget, there are so many man and women who gave their lives in the service of others. I personally would like to talk to San Francis and Siddhartha and ask them where they both found the strength to leave everything, renouncing every comfort and giving their lives to the joy of others. Since I cannot talk to them, I read a lot about them, I research into faith every day; it is so fascinating.

Please tell me what influences your unique sense of style?

I can’t really put my finger on precisely what it is that has influenced me, and made me become who I am. I can say that study and my habitual association with music has educated my sense of the beautiful, as has my upbringing in Italy, in a land devoted to beauty itself, in all its expressions, this may have contributed to shaping my identity as an artist. I’ve defined my whole existence, evoking and paying homage to, via song, the power of love. In love, therefore, in all its forms, I find my inspiration, starting from the people I love the most: my children, my wife, my family and my dearest friends… A further crucial element that has influenced my existence, my inner growth and my inner peace, is faith. A gift I strive to cherish, foster and enrich every day.

**Isn’t it beautiful, the idea that faith can influence your sense of style? Peace can really influence your style, joy, as much as anxiety and anger. My wish for all of you is to always look for the best that lies within your emotions and feelings; many times you have to train yourself to delve down deep within, to overcome anger and transform it into joy. We are the only ones wasting our precious time if we decide to stay angry or sad; sometimes we have to force ourselves to come out of that state, we can put on some music, we can remind ourselves to smile, we can try to do something we know we like. Our mind has many opportunities to be trained, and keeping it going is up to us and us alone. I wish for everyone l to strive for inner growth and inner peace in the best of styles like Andrea.

Who is your favorite fashion designer or brand right now and why?

I’ve got many friends in the world of fashion, there are just so many I could name. If I really had to select one here and now I’d like to mention Stefano Ricci, an extremely fine stylist and a person with a great heart… My wife and I are bonded by a deep friendship to his large and beautiful family, and together we’ve embarked upon several major philanthropic undertakings, thanks to their sensitivity and their genuine desire to do good.

**Stefano Ricci creates amazing suits for men, with typical Italian elegance. He also does very refined interior design. We all share the desire to do good, to use art, in this case music and fashion as a vehicle to open doors to philanthropy. As a fashion icon and expert I am strongly convinced that fashion can play an active part in bringing value, it can contribute through beauty which is very important and it can be actively involved in drawing awareness to crucial problems. I really wish one day that we could all be involved in a humanitarian project together.

What is your fashion mantra?

I don’t pursue any, I haven’t any magic formula or surefire recipes. In fact, I think that the forced seeking-out of a personal style or elegance, rather than being a strength, is a symptom of inner insecurity. As I am fond of saying: the goodness of beauty enchants me, the beauty of the good moves me. One must always seek out goodness, in oneself and in others, and one will also find beauty.

**It’s so true, when you look for beauty, when you look for good you will find it. This doesn’t mean we will not run into problems or that bad things will never happen, but rather when we encounter difficulties, then it is right there, within those difficulties, that we need to seek even more fervently for good and we will be able to see it.

What is your final message for our readers?

I’d first of all like to thank them for taking the time and having the desire to read these words of mine. I’m delighted to share with all of them an idea that I hold dear, a reflection that also lies at the basis of the philanthropic institution I referred to earlier, which I founded five years ago, the Andrea Bocelli Foundation: life is like a great banquet at which everyone can do well if they have the essential minimum. If someone is not doing well, for whatever reason, the party’s a flop. It’s for this reason that I maintain that solidarity is not only a moral duty, but also an act of intelligence. Even if it doesn’t make the news headlines, we know that what is good represents, for the whole of humanity, the only real pathway to take. I am sure that also those reading this are doing their best to leave a better world for our children. And it is to them that my grateful thoughts turn, along with my most affectionate wishes.

**Thank you so much Andrea. You are absolutely right. If someone is having a bad time, then the party is a flop. If someone else’s child is ill, we should all feel it. We are so numbed. But it is time to wake up. It is, as Andrea says, an act of intelligence, and good is the only path to take. I strongly believe we can all be at the great banquet that Andrea envisions, we can redistribute wealth, we can become more diligent in our duty of human rights for ourselves and for others. We have to educate our children to respect others, we can spread good messages, it is possible to still find the beauty in everything we see and we can act when there is something wrong. Sometimes we have to accept that “it is what it is”, but many times we can change the situation. At least it is worth trying. If you do not know where to start please join the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and also the Wishwall Foundation. If you wish to donate, if you’d like to give your time, your knowledge then please do contact us. I personally cannot do it by myself and nor would I want to do it by myself. Like Andrea says, this Earth is everybody’s banquet. We can do this.

As always, make your wishes come true.

From Philadelphia, Simonetta Lein, The Wishmaker

2016-04-26-1461694252-5059243-EveforSimonettaleinTheWishmaker.jpg

Credits: William Russell-Edu, Collaborator. Raphael Anthony Amabile creative director.
And a big shoutout to Opera Singer Marco Voleri and to Andrea’s assistant Alessia. Thank you all!

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Visit Gabby Love today for the hottest fashion entertainment online!
Ashley Madison - Have an affair. Married Dating, Affairs, Married Women, Extramarital Affair

Buying Books Online: Finding Bargains and Saving Money With Booksense Stores, Amazon Marketplace, and Other Online Sites

Buying Books Online: Finding Bargains and Saving Money With Booksense Stores, Amazon Marketplace, and Other Online Sites


There may not be a more practical addition to the library of any book lover, parent, or college student this year than Stephen Windwalker’s Buying Books Online: Finding Bargains and Saving Money with Booksense Stores, Amazon Marketplace, and Other Online Sites. Windwalker is the longtime bookseller who wrote the book on Amazon Marketplace and online bookselling with his recent bestselling entrepreneurship title Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon’s Marketplace and Other Online Sites, one of the top 20 small business titles of 2002 at Amazon. In his new book Windwalker demonstrates the same capacity for providing the inside scoop as he shows book buyers how they can safely navigate the global internet book marketplace to find the new, used, or rare books they want and need, in great condition, at huge savings. For starters, Windwalker’s book helps buyers to understand the basic terminology of bookselling so that they will be able to distinguish between different copies of a title with respect to condition, edition, binding, size, and age. They will learn how to evaluate the apparent professionalism of a seller based on customer feedback, book descriptions, customer service policies, and other available information, and are provided with a helpful listing of the best places to buy books on the Internet. Beyond these basics, the book buyers will pick up some useful “tricks of the trade:” � How to use “pre-orders” and “wants lists” to g
List Price: 19.94
Price:

Finding Cherokee Brown

Finding Cherokee Brown


Powerful, romantic and real. Perfect for fans of Cathy Cassidy, Zoella’s Girl Online and Sarah Dessen. The much-anticipated sequel to award-winning debut novel, Dear Dylan. His lips touched mine and for one split second the whole world stopped. Then every cell in my body fizzed into life. When I decided to write a book about my life I thought I’d have to make loads of stuff up. I mean, who wants to read about someone like me? But as soon as I started writing, the weirdest thing happened. I found out I wasn’t who I thought I was. And I stopped being scared. Then everything went crazy! Best of all, I discovered that when you finally decide to be brave it’s like waving a wand over your life – the most magical things can happen. Praise for Dear Dylan: ‘Tender, quirky, cool. Siobhan Curham is a name to watch’ – Cathy Cassidy ‘Funny, full of heart. I couldn’t get enough’ – Lauren’s Bookshelf ‘Touching, emotional, special’ – So Many Books, So Little Time Siobhan Curham is the award-winning author of Dear Dylan. Finding Cherokee Brown is the heart-wrenching sequel. She is the editorial consultant and writing coach for Zoe Sugg (Zoella), the You Tube vlogger and author of the bestselling blockbuster Girl Online series. She is an editor for Hothouse fiction, a life-coach, the author of several adult novels and she runs writing workshops for young people. Her brilliant YA novels also include the addictive YA romantic thriller series, Shipwrecked.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo Canada

PBS’ ‘Finding Your Roots’ Returns After Ben Affleck Controversy

NEW YORK (AP) — PBS’ popular “Finding Your Roots” series, temporarily shelved after an episode omitted references to the slaveholding past of Ben Affleck’s ancestor at the actor’s request, will return to public television for its third season in January.

The show has hired a new fact-checker and two new genealogists as part of its reforms, said the network’s Beth Hoppe on Monday. PBS had suspended the series after determining that the show’s producers violated standards by allowing Affleck undue influence on its content and failing to inform the network of his request.

“It has become a more transparent process and a more rigorous process,” Hoppe said, “but essentially at its core these are personal stories about people who are finding out about their histories. That hasn’t changed.”

“Finding Your Roots,” which is hosted and written by Henry Louis Gates Jr., returns on Jan. 5. Julianne Moore, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Sen. John McCain and television producers Norman Lear and Shonda Rhimes are among the 28 new celebrities whose backgrounds are traced.

Given the sensitivity of the Affleck case, the series makes certain to mention if its experts find slaveholding backgrounds for any of the celebrities featured this season, even if that isn’t a central part of the story being told, Hoppe said. That’s the case with several people in the new season, but PBS would not reveal which ones.

Hoppe said Gates has done everything PBS has asked to ensure the show has no further problems.

Also on HuffPost

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




Arts – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

Book, “Finding Style: How Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components” Irina Miech. Sold Individually

Book, “Finding Style: How Use Today’s Versatile Jewelry-Making Components” Irina Miech. Sold Individually


Jewelry makers crave creative instruction for using the myriad of new materials, findings and components available today. Who better than a renowned designer and shop owner who sees and sells these fun products every day? Irina Miech has created 27 projects using innovative materials to help beaders explore emerging trends in beading supplies. Intriguing new jewelry-making components and materials are now widely available, and jewelry makers are eager to use them. Finding Style presents “suites” of related projects featuring multiple uses for single components, encouraging designers to maximize potential and think “what if”? Softcover, full color, 96 pages 27 projects Book size: 10-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches Level: Beginning to intermediate Books are shrink-wrapped and are returnable if unopened.
List Price: $ 15.76
Price: $ 15.76

Finding Joy in Discipline

2015-08-27-1440709135-5816057-FireignitingNeilTackaberry.jpg

by Susi Amendola

SCENERIO ONE: My alarm goes off and I hit the snooze and sigh “6am already? Why can’t I just forget yoga for today? I can handle my day without it. What I really want is more sleep.” The alarm goes off again and I decide to sleep in. Yoga practice will just have to wait.

SCENERIO TWO: I wake up to the sound of soft chimes on my smartphone at 6am. I start with my intention for the day. “I want to bring more compassion and understanding to myself and others.” I say it a few times and then let it fill my heart as if it were already so. I remember how challenging the day can be when I’m not prepared internally or when I start the day out of sorts. I recall how aligned and centered I feel when I do my morning yoga practice. I make my way to my yoga mat and take three deep slow breaths as I prepare to practice.

Meeting myself at my yoga mat at 6 a.m. can be a battle or a joy depending on my own state of mind. Struggling to practice something that is good for me can be stressful unless I embrace the struggle and see the value in it.

What does it take to ignite the fire within us without igniting resistance?

As yoga practitioners, we understand the value of creating and maintaining positive habits. It requires a fair amount of discipline. For some the word discipline sounds punishing and invokes a sense of resistance, but interestingly enough the act of discipline involves igniting inspiration as a way to move towards something that has a positive outcome.

When we challenge ourselves to do something that is a little out of our comfort zone, we are encouraging ourselves to “rise up.” We ignite our inner fire that fuels discipline.

Think about the times that you had to do something that required you to act out of your “comfort zone.” Often, it’s hard at the beginning, but when you dive in, you end up feeling a sense of inspiration and joy.

I remember hearing stories of the great depression. My parents and grandparents talked about what it was like in the “good ole days” as if it was a happy time. They would talk about overcoming great obstacles with a glisten in their eyes and joy in their hearts. How can it be that struggle creates joy? It’s because it calls us to be brave, have courage, and be strong in the face of adversity. We begin to create space for our biggest selves to emerge. Finding our strength fills us with a sense of accomplishment and joy.

Finding Your Edge in Yoga

In our Yoga practice, we look for that edge of comfort/discomfort and we soften into it. We learn to lean into discomfort as training for when life presents us with challenges. We begin to get comfortable amidst life’s ups and downs.

Rather than waiting for difficult times to practice getting comfortable with discomfort, we can begin now to train ourselves with even the small challenges in our everyday lives.

How to Create Joyful Challenges for Yourself Everyday

During Exercise

  • Try something new. Break out of your routines and go dancing, take a different route when you walk, get on a bike, do some water walking, lift some weights.
  • Park further away than you usually do when shopping or going to appointments. When we park our car a little further away, we challenge ourselves just a little.
  • Turn the heat down just a couple degrees so you have to move more to stay warm.

With Nutrition

  • Try new foods; pick up something new and different each week.
  • Challenge yourself not to eat the same thing twice in a week. See if you can eat more widely.
  • Eat a little less and see what you notice if you stop before you are full.

Yoga Practice

  • Practice staying longer in postures or meditation
  • Try a pose that you normally wouldn’t do
  • Wake up earlier to start your yoga practice

In Relationships

  • Listen with compassion to someone who may be suffering
  • Allow others to support you even if you don’t feel comfortable accepting support
  • Take a risk and share your feelings with someone you love

When we challenge ourselves just a little we experience small victories that allow us to reclaim our strength, flexibility, and tolerance. We have the choice in each moment to lean into our discomforts as a way to polish ourselves so we can make difficult transitions with ease and grace. Or we can hit the snooze button.

How do you inspire new habits that take you to a new level of health and well-being?

Have a questions regarding transforming your way of eating and living, ‘Ask Dr. Ornish‘!

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Finding Meaning in a Digital Age

2015-08-21-1440171326-3063037-4762384399_9f80ff4168_o.jpg

Photo credit: Joel Montes de Oca
“Had I been blessed with even limited access to my own mind, there would have been no reason to write”.

~ Joan Didion

I was at my parent’s dinner table. Before me was a worn journal of thin and discolored pages and a neat script that was gently fading away.

It was my grand fathers journal and now belonged to my father. I never knew my grandfather. He had died in the months leading up to my birth, and had named me in his final days even though there was no proof that the baby to come would be a girl. In the expat life I grew up in, I never got to visit the home he had lived in, the places he had frequented and the people who had been a part of his life’s journey.

I was now about to enter his world, through the words that he had left behind. I smelled the mold of decades of wear and tear and touched the softness of the paper that had grown smooth with time. And within minutes, I was captivated by the power of the written word. It plays on the human’s mind’s capacity to time travel and carries us back and forth in a remarkable interplay of past, present and future. In the magical script before me, I was transported to another era, where guests arrived for no reason but to connect, and were forced to stay for dinner. An age where food was an everyday art, planned, prepared and enjoyed in the company of others. A time where people had the heart to pause their own lives in order to embrace each other’s struggles. All this was conveyed to me in the beauty of the words that flowed together to connect with the writer’s mind and understand the world they lived in. Reading the very words that my grand father had penned eons ago, I felt a strange kinship with him that stories about him had failed to impress.

That kind of writing seems to be lost on us today. The love for words, the agonizing over sentences and the ethical component of good writing that obliged us to pay certain kinds of attention to our experiences, seems to have succumbed to the speed of our times. We have gotten used to writing in bite-sized pieces for a public looking for ease and entertainment, and hungry for information. No wonder, there are nearly 200 million bloggers on the internet and a new blog is created somewhere in the world every half a second. Instead of adding to our collective wisdom, these writings are largely saturated with the vulgarities of human nature and the superficiality and impatience of our day and age. There are “3 easy steps” to whatever your imagination can conjure up, and endless trivial newsfeeds that shift miles in minutes and delude us into confusing meaning with information.

This deprives us not only of the skill of writing eloquent prose, it also inhibits us from delving deeper into what is truly important. Writing humbles us in a way that is vital for our character growth, by reminding us about the limits of the self and our appropriate place in the vast flow of life. Writing frees us from the tyranny of the ego, by helping us wade deeper into the unknown and making us comfortable with the unease of being stupid. For it is then that we let go of perceptions and beliefs that rein us in and truly open up to the magic of the world around us.

Writing also provides us with the courage to face what is happening while keeping our heart in the room. It allows us to choose suffering over safety like C.S Lewis in Shadowlands. Because suffering is not suffering when it is helps us find meaning in our experiences and make sense of our world. It is in staying with the pain of unexplainable circumstances and asking the questions that seem to have no answers, that we often arrive at the best possible response. After all life happens in living it, and meaning emerges not in our heads but in our journeys.

I saw all of this in the writings of my grandfather. His inner journey as he survived the partition of the Indian subcontinent, suffered the consequences of broken trust more than once, and yet never lost hope in the goodness of the human spirit. And I’ve seen it again and again in the writings of the greatest thinkers of humanity, whose wisdom is largely off the very internet that we see as our sole source of information. Their writing reflects deep thought on issues of human importance, such that T.S Eliot wrote no more than 150 pages of poetry in his entire career and James Joyce wrote Ulysses at the rate of a hundred words a day.

By undertaking an inner journey and understanding our own inner worlds, we are reminded that beneath all the layers of psychosocial patina lies a common humanity that shares the same pains, delights in the same joys, and lives for the same purpose. As Sherwin Nuland remarked in How We Die, “the more personal you are willing to be around the details of your own life, the more universal you are”.

And we are reminded too of the wonders of the inner world. For when we spend time contemplating on it, we find that we are all here to do good. It is what ensures our biological survival and brings us spiritual pleasure, if only we were to stop and consider it amongst all our worldly distractions.

It is not a privilege, reserved for a certain population amongst us. After all, the search for meaning is a universal human quest. Luckily life is difficult, mysterious and hard to understand. Andre Gide won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his “fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight”. We may never win the Nobel Prize. But by reflecting upon our experiences with intensity and writing about them with integrity, we can answer the call of the soul with the best possible response.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Finding Your Calling in an Epiphany: Aviva Kempner and Her Documentary, ‘Rosenwald’

Even though we might wish for it, few of us find our callings in an epiphany: a thunderbolt of lightning revealing what we are meant to do. From that moment on, everything in our life is changed and charged.

Aviva Kempner had such an experience reading Image Before My Eyes: A History of Jewish life in Poland before the Second World War. The book by Sara Brozowsky tells an unfamiliar story of the three and a half million Jews who were living free in a culturally diverse community of city and shtetl, religious and secular, scholarly and creative classes, from poor peddlers to rich merchants. Since the tenth century, only Poland allowed freedom for Jews while other countries restricted Jewish education and contribution or expelling, then murdering Jews. But Poland collaborated with the invading Nazis and turned on their Jewish communities, enslaving and annihilating them in the Holocaust. Aviva Kempner had always wondered why Jews hadn’t resisted and realized in reading Leon Uris’s Mila 18 and other stories about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising that they had, but their stories were little known. Researching her own family inspired her to become a filmmaker.

She might have learned this from her mother, Helen Ciesla Cybensky, who had passed as a Polish Catholic in Germany during the war, but then her mother, who had kept silent about her devastating experience as did other survivors. Her mother, whose parents and sister had died in Auschwitz, wanted to protect her children. In 1945, she was liberated by Americans and married a US Army officer whose own mother had been shot by the Nazis. Three and a half years later, Aviva, the first American-Jewish baby born in Berlin, moved with her parents to Detroit. Her mother, an abstract expressionist painter, exposed her early to art; her father, a political activist, encouraged her. But only in 1960, when Aviva read Exodus, did she understand why Jews fled Europe to settle in Palestine.

Aviva studied psychology as an undergraduate and earned a masters in urban planning — eventually linking the two subjects in her later films. She went to law school to specialize in immigration law and worked at a firm handling immigration cases, but she did not pass the Bar exam, based on multiple choice questions. Her mind, in opposition, was expansive and open.

Reading Images Before My Eyes sparked the epiphany that led her to her own purpose: discovering and filming documentaries of unknown American Jewish heroes. She made four documentaries, each winning awards, translating reality into film: Partisans of Vilna followed by a trilogy of three Jewish lives: The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, the first Hall of Fame Jewish baseball player, her father’s favorite; Gertrude Berg, the writer-director-producer-actor in television’s first family sitcom, You-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg; and now, her homage to Julius Rosenwald, the unsung CEO of Sears and quiet revolutionary philanthropist who transformed the lives of Jews and Blacks.

Aviva first heard about Julius Rosenwald twelve years ago, in Martha’s Vineyard, at a talk at the Hebrew Center for and about these two minorities. She listened to Julian Bond, the late eloquent social activist and senator, praise Julius Rosenwald’s gifts — building schools and housing for blacks in the early 1900s and giving grants to nurture emerging black artists and writers. Riveted, she began to investigate.

Julius Rosenwald had apprenticed in his father’s store. Samuel Rosenwald had come with twenty dollars in his pocket from Germany in the 1880’s, carrying dry goods on his back to sell to immigrants, Blacks and Indians. Julius, known as JR, never finished school and partnering with his cousin, started a factory in New York City to manufacture men’s suits. Then he bought into the company started by Richard Sears, a charismatic salesman, and together with his own gift for management built up Sears & Roebuck to be the largest company in the US. By selling goods through mail-order catalogues, a pre-Amazon concept, he replaced the need for peddling or in-store purchases.

JR took the Jewish motto Tikum Ulum to heart: to repair the world. He started helping great numbers of impoverished Jewish immigrants in New York City and then unified opposing German and Eastern European immigrant Jews in Chicago. Influenced after traveling to Europe and seeing a science museum with touchable exhibits in Munich, JR built his Museum of Science in Chicago without branding his own name. JR’s modest life style was visionary: spend a third of his income, save a third and give away a third as seed money.

He addressed racial inequality in America. When Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute invited him to serve on the board, he offered to build schools, desperately needed before desegregation, challenging black communities to participate through their own small donations and to seek larger donations from white sponsors. Black architects on Tuskegee’s faculty designed and taught construction skills to the Black community. When schools were repeatedly burned down by violent bigots, JR had them re-built again, and again. Rosenwald helped create over 5300 black schools across the southern part of the US.

He did more. To help cope with total discrimination in housing, JR created the Michigan Garden apartments in Chicago designed by his nephew. He wanted this living space to encourage real community: apartments surrounding a central park with stores serving the tenants who lived above them. When he recognized that educated black men traveling to northern cities were not permitted in hotels, Rosenwald funded YMCA’s across the country to rent them rooms.

JR created The Rosenwald Foundation to give grants to emerging gifted Blacks such as Gordon Parks, Ralph Ellison, Marion Anderson and others who, in turn, created radiant art, poetry, music, and memoir, enacted legislation and sang anthems for us all. Testifying to his extraordinary contributions in this documentary are Julian Bond, Maya Angelou, Eugene Robinson, Eleanor Roosevelt’s relatives and Rosenwald’s own grandchildren.

Julius Rosenwald is one of our greatest, most unknown heroes. Aviva Kempner’s hope is that this documentary will amend that. She has created The Ciesla Foundation for filmmaking, to keep alive her mother’s family name.

Once we learn what Rosenwald has done, we are inspired by the great panorama of his life’s work and the power of one person to repair the world. Aviva Kempner, an impassioned filmmaker, braiding art and activism through her lens of memory, is another hero.

To begin, you begin!

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.




Arts – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

7 Steps to Finding Work in the UK

7 Steps to Finding Work in the UK


If you’re planning to find work in the UK while you backpack and travel Europe then you have a lot to take in and the process can be quite a daunting task. While abroad in the UK or any other destination you will be in new surroundings, with new people and in a totally new environment. I know because I’ve done it all before…Swamped with information overload online it is easy to get lost around the internet trying to find the answers of finding work and how to go about it. To make the process easier for you I’ve created the 7 Steps to Finding Work in the UK. This guide will put your mind at ease with key tips and essential information that you will need in order to find and land a job in the UK. This guide will help you with the following;Decide on your work optionsProvide information on work visasFind the right recruitment agencies & potential employersResume tipsBlasting your resumeWhat is needed to start work in the UKThe essential interview skills neededAll of the above will increase your chances and show you how to go about getting a job in the UK mixed with my own personal experiences working in London.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo Canada

Thrive My Way to Finding My True Success

As the 4th of July holiday weekend comes to a close, I reflect on the independence that’s afforded to me as a citizen of this country. This type of independence is not only to exercise my faith freely, but also my freedom to choose my path to a greater emotional, physical, and spiritual health.

For the last six months, I’ve been trying to search for the measure of success. I started my career working for a major media company where leaders modeled working long hours and stress is quite the norm. As a Type A millennial, I ran the race in full force, which resulted in promotions, pay raises, and recognitions from top leaders. Who wouldn’t want these? Those results fueled me to run harder and stay in the course.

In Newton’s Third Law of Motion, he stated, “what goes up must come down.” Well, down went everything that made me human. Work became priority because there was no way that I would show any kind of weakness at work. My usual sleeping pattern of 7-8 hours dwindled down to 5-6 hours. For family and friends who know me well, sleep is very important to me and I have been known to fall asleep anywhere. All through college, I took naps in order to recuperate from my afternoon and evening classes. This habit followed me through my first few years in the workplace, and I would nap on my lunch break in my car. Those sleeping habits quickly were the first ones to suffer as soon as my career took off.

In my effort to lower my stress as the doctor and my mom nurse prescribed, I got hooked on yoga. I immersed myself in everything that yoga can provide. Meditation became a daily ritual that included prayer-based meditation, Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge, and Sound Baths. These rituals changed the way I dealt with stress and learned how to center myself, especially living in New York City.

Even though I found my rhythm at work even in the lack of sleep I was getting and putting more emphasis in my yoga practice, something was still not adding up for me. The stress level at work compounded in a way I could no longer sustain. My measure of success was no longer adding up to what I thought I was modeling after. My wake up call was a panic attack that occurred shortly after wrapping up a weeklong event. I knew that moment of inability to breathe that I was no longer being true to myself. No amount of money, success, or status was helping me get to my center because of the lack of care for myself.

In this journey of what success means, it’s the courage to make independent choices for what is right in your life. The influence of our culture, media, and even our loved ones can easily dictate what choices look good for our life. Only our individual selves can truly depict what is the true measure of success.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.



GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Ben Affleck Controversy Prompts PBS To Postpone ‘Finding Your Roots’

By Brian Steinberg

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – PBS will postpone new seasons of its documentary series “Finding Your Roots” after determining actor Ben Affleck was able to convince the series’ producers to omit a reference in an episode that aired in October of 2014 to the fact that he has slave-owning ancestors.

PBS said Wednesday that it, along with New York station WNET, “determined that the series co-producers violated PBS standards by failing to shield the creative and editorial process from improper influence, and by failing to inform PBS or WNET of Mr. Affleck’s efforts to affect program content. WNET had produced the first two seasons of the series, while WETA, based in Washington, D.C., has taken over production of the third season.

The actor’s request – and its influence on the production of the series – came to light in April, as media outlets reported on private email exchanges between Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the Harvard professor who is an executive producer on the series, and Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton in which Gates sought Lynton’s counsel over requests by Affleck to remove a bit from the episode that made mentioned the fact that slave ownership was part of his family history.

“I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a guy who owned slaves. I was embarrassed,” Affleck said in a Facebook post made in April. “The very thought left a bad taste in my mouth.”

PBS said it had decided to delay the third season of the series until its producers could hire an additional fact-checker and an independent genealogist. PBS also said it would not commit to a fourth season of the series “until we are satisfied that the editorial standards of the series have been successfully raised to a level in which we can have confidence.” The episode in which Affleck’s ancestry is examined will be withdrawn from all forms of distribution, PBS said, including digital streaming and home video.

The review was led by Beth Hoppe and Stephen Segaller, the executives who oversee primetime programming for PBS and WNET, respectively. To investigate the lapse, PBS and WNET said executives examined correspondence, production records, agreements, talent releases and other documentation regarding the episode, as well as publicly available material. Representatives also interviewed the co-producers, who, PBS said, “fully cooperated in this review.” The law firm of Covington and Burling, LLP assisted in the process.

Gates previously said he had decided to focus on the most intriguing parts of Affleck’s background. “In the case of Mr. Affleck — we focused on what we felt were the most interesting aspects of his ancestry–including a Revolutionary War ancestor, a 3rd great-grandfather who was an occult enthusiast, and his mother who marched for Civil Rights during the Freedom Summer of 1964,” he said in an explanation provided to PBS ombudsman Michael Getler in April.

“Editorial integrity is essential to PBS. As a mission-driven media enterprise, we know that earning and keeping the trust of the American public are our most important priorities,” said Hoppe, who is PBS’ chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming, in a prepared statement. “The co-producers of ‘Finding Your Roots’ have a strong track record of creating high-quality programming for PBS over many years. Improved editorial and production processes will ensure that all future projects will adhere to PBS’ editorial guidelines.”

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.



Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Entertainment News-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

BBW- Finding True Love

BBW- Finding True Love


She was headed to the country to start a new job. She was filled with a lot of hopes and dreams about her new adventure. She would be able to save toward her dream home and do what she loved best. She never expected that she would find a gorgeous man that was interested in a BBW like her. She had come to the conclusion a long time ago that most men just did not like fat women. She was on a diet to try and lose the excess weight. She does discover sooner than later that the type of guy that she had always dreamed about would run right into her. It just affirms that she did make the right decision to relocate.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo Canada

Girl Talk With JoAnna Garcia Swisher: She Opens Up About Cutting Her “Mermaid” Hair, Finding Love, and More

JoAnna Garcia Swisher uses the word magical multiple times over the course of our brunch interview, but consider this: She's a successful working actress, charismatic, and gorgeous, she's married to baseball player Nick Swisher, and…




All Entertainment
Call Now: 877-516-9953

Finding Your Purpose: The Secret Sauce of Success

2015-06-22-1434992920-6098030-Chopsticksformatted.HP.jpg

Not many people can say they’ve worked the same job for 75 years. Add to that such a deep affection for the work that it never grows old.

This describes Japanese sushi master Jiro Ono.

On two separate transcontinental flights recently my seat mates mentioned the film, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a documentary about Jiro Ono and his tiny sushi-only restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, unassumingly tucked away in a Tokyo subway station.

My fellow air travelers were headed to Japan and had plans to dine at Jiro’s restaurant, which has become a sort of pilgrimage. With only 10 seats, reservations must be made months in advance and diners pay top dollar (starting at 30,000 Yen) for an experience compared to a symphony in its composition.

He’s earned his success. Each day, even at 85, Jiro heads to his restaurant to strive for ever purer expressions of his art. But he doesn’t give a hint of being burned out, stressed, or ready to retire. And despite his global acclaim, he hasn’t expanded his restaurant or tried to build bigger. Instead, his love and dedication to the purity of his craft fuel his ambition.

Jiro’s story (you can find it on Netflix) stands out as an example of the healthy stamina that comes from having a pure motive for hard work and dedication to one’s career.

The secret sauce for Jiro’s success seems to be a good amount of talent, passion, and persistence. “Once you decide on your occupation, you must immerse yourself in your work. You have to fall in love with it. You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill. That’s the secret of success,” Jiro says. He certainly lives his advice after beginning his profession at 9 years old and hardly spending a day away from the kitchen since.

This example may sound like an anomaly in a day and age where job-hopping is the new normal for ninety-one percent of millennials, who, according to Forbes, change jobs every 4.4 years. And while their preceding generation of baby boomers were more interested in finding job security and starting families, millennials are more concerned with job satisfaction and finding real meaning, happiness and purpose in their work.

You might be asking, how can I know my purpose and find satisfaction in my career — and what if I never find it?

Those who define their purpose by achieving wealth or rank will eventually discover these outward markers don’t truly satisfy. Whereas aims that exceed materialistic goals bring a higher, more satisfying meaning to success. And seeing one’s purpose in direct relation to our God-given talents — in other words, defining ourselves in spiritual terms — can be a game-changer.

A friend of mine changed jobs many times throughout his career. He’s a Gen-Xer, between a baby boomer and a millennial. His multiple job changes, while supporting a young family, were at times extremely challenging both financially and personally. He wondered where he belonged and what his place was in the world.

As a deeply spiritual person, my friend is in the habit of finding answers through prayer. So he prayed to see the “golden thread” that didn’t just tie his many jobs together, but pointed to God’s hand in his life. He learned that it was his God-given qualities that brought consistency and value to his work, such as humility, honesty, trustworthiness, joy, clarity of thought, compassion. It was his expression of these qualities that not only promoted him, but also protected him while in and out of the workplace. With this understanding, he increasingly valued what he brought to his positions. Eventually, he had the courage to start his own business.

My friend studies Christian Science, which is the practical application of the laws of God and Christian qualities in daily life. He continues to glean insight from this idea today: “… business men and cultured scholars have found that Christian Science enhances their endurance and mental powers, enlarges their perception of character, gives them acuteness and comprehensiveness and an ability to exceed their ordinary capacity” (Science and Health, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 128).

Today, my friend is happier than he’s ever been with his work, in part because he knows deep down that his satisfaction isn’t derived from his career choice but rather from how he’s chosen to see himself through the lens of Spirit. His spiritual perspective freed him from the limitation of job titles and credentials.

Each one of us can, like Jiro, work diligently for a purer expression of our craft. And we can find the satisfaction and well-being that come with a deeper, spiritual view of our identity and purpose. Then our careers can’t help but flourish.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise: Fans, Merchandise, and Critics

Finding the Force of the Star Wars Franchise: Fans, Merchandise, and Critics


Used – In 1977 a single film called Star Wars exploded on the consciousness of the world. Since then the franchise, created by George Lucas, has become a global entertainment corporation. The merchandise of the original trilogy was largely confined to toys and games, but those games have since become computerized, the toys more sophisticated, and Star Wars has moved into the multi-media environment of the twenty-first century in ways unimaginable in the long-ago world of 1977. Computer games and

Price: $
Sold by Alibris UK: books, movies

The Art of Finding Nemo

The Art of Finding Nemo


Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Awardwinning creators of Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bugs Life, and Monsters, Inc, are bringing a new animated movie, Finding Nemo, to the screen this summer. This visually stunning underwater adventure follows eventful and comic journeys of two fish-a father and his son Nemo-who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef. The underwater world for the film was conceptualized and developed by the creative team of artists, illustrators, and designers at Pixar, resulting in a lush landscape rich with detail. The Art of Finding Nemo celebrates their talent, featuring concept and character sketches, storyboards, and lighting studies in a huge spectrum of media, from five-second sketches to intricate color pastels. This behind-the-scenes odyssey invites the reader into the elaborate creative process of animation films through interviews with all the key players at Pixar. There will be childrens books related to Finding Nemo, but no adult titles other than this definitive volume. Revealing, insightful, and awesomely creative, The Art of Finding Nemo will delight film-goers, artists, and animation fans alike.

Price: $
Sold by Wal-Mart.com USA, LLC

Off the Couch and Out the Door: Finding Meaning in Midlife, One Adventure at a Time

Off the Couch and Out the Door: Finding Meaning in Midlife, One Adventure at a Time


Somewhere around middle age, inspired by his children and determined to overcome a life characterized by stress, ennui and more than one bad habit, Bob Foulkes sets out on his first big adventure. That Outward Bound trek through the Coast Mountains of British Columbia opened the door to a lifetime of adventures that have energized, enlivened and inspired him ever since. From marathons and triathlons to trekking and adventures of the heart and soul, Bob’s quests take us from beautiful locales in his own backyard to exotic destinations. He becomes an unapologetic adventure junkie, compelling him to places as far-flung as Morocco, India, Kuwait, Ukraine and more. Through animated detail and charming, self-deprecating humour, Bob shows us that, whatever our age, means or circumstances, everyone can have thrilling adventures. We just need a little discipline, a bit of enthusiasm, a dollop of common sense and, finally, a tiny push to get off the couch and out the door.

Price: $
Sold by Kobo (UK)

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health


At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys'' wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who''s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he''s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.''s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals. Inside T.O.''s Finding Fitness, Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.''s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you''re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season. Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn''t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
List Price:
Price:

The Importance of Finding Your Tribe (VIDEO)

2015-05-22-1432312232-2116311-RobertandGary.jpg

I’m From Driftwood is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit archive for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer stories. New stories are posted on the site every Wednesday.

Throughout Robert Scott’s life, he had an alcoholic father, became overweight and addicted to drugs, and was affected by the AIDS crisis in San Francisco in the 1980s. Reflecting on his life, he realizes one thing: the importance of finding one’s tribe. Robert recalls:

I went from academic, grad school, Ph.D. candidate to a hippy living on a commune to a fat gay man coming to San Francisco, losing 130 pounds, finding tribes at every juncture. The only tribe that’s actually stuck for me at this juncture in my life is the tribe that I found in recovery. I’m still friends with those people, and it’s 40 years later.

After watching an interview of RuPaul, Robert heard something that connected with him and learned the value in listening:

Stop dividing yourself from other people, stop listening for differences, and start listening for similarities between you and the person that’s talking.

WATCH:

For more stories, visit I’m From Driftwood, the LGBTQ Story Archive.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Christina Aguilera Releases New Ballad, ‘Anywhere But Here’ For ‘Finding Neverland’ Album

Christina Aguilera takes on Neverland in her latest song “Anywhere But Here.”

The singer released the lyric video for the new song on Tuesday, which is Aguilera’s reimagining of the opening song from Broadway musical “Finding Neverland.” Matthew Morrison of “Glee” sings the original song in the stage production, which follows the story of author J.M. Barrie, the man behind Peter Pan.

Aguilera is just one of the many musical names contributing to the Broadway show’s concept album. “Finding Neverland the Album” also features music from Zendaya, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez and Trey Songz, Nick Jonas, and more. The album comes out on June 9.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Arts – The Huffington Post
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

Finding the Answer That’s Been There All Along: How to Discover the Direction With Wings

True desire is where everything begins.

I have a story to share with you about decorating my living room that isn’t really about decorating my living room. It’s about a miracle. It’s about getting unstuck. It’s about your career, your marriage, your weight, or maybe your living room.

I had been looking at my living room for months, feeling meh on the high end of the spectrum, and I am suffering a small plague on the other. Hoping for creative ideas, I started looking at houses online, even homes in other states. It felt a little bit like scoping out Match.com while your husband gropes through the refrigerator, commenting on how you could arrange the shelves differently. Romantic walks on beaches. I’d be checking out the dimensions of that living room, then noticing my own. I quickly learned, that every living room looks great with 900-foot ceilings or wall to wall windows and an ocean view. I have neither.

Paul, my partner, started dreaming about ripping up the ceiling and creating a loft above. Awesome, but way beyond what my overwhelmed mind and bank account had in mind. Realizing that really remodeling was just creating stress, Paul offered magic words: “What if there’s just one simple thing you can do, just to change the energy? What if there’s one thing that starts moving us in the right direction?” So I started looking around and imagining a new shade of paint, couch, or an unusual light fixture. But nothing clicked.

I felt tangled and impatient, a bad combination for courting revelations. Maybe you’ve felt this, with more important life decisions: I wanted change, but I didn’t want to put time into it. I wanted change, but I didn’t want to put money into it. I wanted change, but I didn’t even know what I really wanted to do. Pity our psychotherapists and God.

So I returned to my original desire. I want this room to feel great to me. That’s all I knew. “Don’t think about this room,” Paul suggested. “Just think about what would feel like what you want.”

I started thinking about what did feel great. I have a back room, an extension to our home built back in the 1920s. I love its energy. It’s got a quirky, formidable, black wood burning stove on its own little brick platform. But the best part of that room is an entire wall of exposed brick, uneven texture and happiness, worn solidity and a poetic karma you can’t find in new construction. I fell in love with that room years ago, winking its old house charm at me. It’s why I bought the house.

“I’d love something like that, an exposed brick wall,” I said to Paul, as though he could magically order one up out of a Home Beautiful catalog and have it shipped or maybe blink his eyes like a cartoon genie. It was preposterous. True desires often are.

But you know how when you start to focus on something you want, you start to notice all the reasons you want it? I began to notice movie scenes with people who had cool lives and living rooms. They often had exposed brick walls. Naturally this meant they had superior conversations, cheese, sex, iPads and income levels. It was just subliminal shorthand.

One day, standing in the living room, I was again talking to Paul about painting walls. Paul looked like he wasn’t listening (which by the way would never happen to people who lived in cool living rooms). He was staring at the fireplace in the living room and the large plaster wall (which I’d painted purple, “blueberry yogurt” says a friend) above it. It jutted out from the rest of the blueberry yogurt walls. “You know,” he began. “That wall that juts out is probably plaster over the chimney to the fireplace.” He stared intently. “Mmm,” I said as though he was beginning to explain the periodic tables to me, when, really, I was more interested in end tables.

“Well, if it is the original chimney to the house, then it’s probably brick.” I still didn’t follow his thinking yet, because, there is the small possibility that I was too busy judging him. So he spelled it out. “If we break off that plaster wall, you might have an exposed brick wall.”

Could it be? I was afraid to get my hopes up. But even the thought of the possibility was a rush. We decided to try our theory. We have a large wooden Buddha face from a Thai temple who hangs on the wall above the fireplace. We decided to poke a tiny hole in the plaster wall, figuring that even if we were wrong, Buddha could hide the emptiness and imperfection. It seemed appropriate.

Paul chipped away a hole, kind of like a baby bird pecking through a shell. Sure enough, there was a tiny hint of red brick, a rustic ruby, peeking back at us from the hole. It was like a bindi, the holy red dot on an Indian woman’s forehead, and to me, it was every bit as devotional. I gasped. My crazy, improbable desire might actually come true.

The next day, after an all-day meeting, I came home to find Paul covered in the white dust of plaster. He looked like a crazed baker. He smiled at me as I beheld his “cake.” We had an exposed brick wall above the fireplace. Worn out brick. Textured brick. Brick that changed the whole vibe of the living room, even more than I imagined. I couldn’t believe it. Who needed a fantasy genie or a stinking catalog? Real life was the real miracle.

The answer had been there all along. It had always been there. I’ve lived in this house for 17 years. It’s always been there. This house is over 100 years old. Really, it’s always been there. But I never would have discovered it if I kept looking at the room I thought was there. In A Course in Miracles, there is the teaching that a miracle is about “undoing the blocks to the awareness of love’s presence.” In English, that means a miracle, the presence of a loving perspective or resolution, is always present. But you have a belief in the way. You have an assumption in the way. You have a way of seeing in the way. I had a thick purple plaster wall in the way.

I was trying to decorate the room I believed existed. But it was only when I asked what I really wanted that I found a direction that had wings. It wasn’t about fitting a solution into my existing circumstances. It was about finding an answer or direction that changed my existing circumstances. So, are you ready to design your life? Never mind your current situation. What do you really want?

As a creative career and success coach, I see this repeatedly. I ask someone, “What do you love to do?” They tell me “I have an MBA and I’m in advertising.” Or “I’m a paralegal.” They tell me what they’ve been. What they’re trained for. Their age. They do not tell me about the destiny that is hunting them down. They do not initially admit that they’d like to leave it all and ride an elephant in Thailand. They do not mention the movie script that runs in their veins. Or their instinct to start a foundation.

“What do you love?” I ask. They treat me like I’m pretending to be Santa Claus, despite the fact that I am Jewish as well as serious as chicken soup about this question. I know that their real desire is the only way we will ever find the truth. The truth is there. The truth has energy to take them into the fierce lives in which they belong. Every limit they believe is true, will bow before the real truth within them. There is a truth. There is always a truth.

There is always a brick wall underneath your plaster. There is always the presence of everything you want, covered by the familiar. It’s waiting for you. It’s been there all along. There’s an astonishment beneath your confusion and habitual way of thinking. There is another way to see this situation. Let go of your grip on what you think the situation is. There is always love awaiting you, beyond every single fear.

***

Hey, want to discover more about YOUR true desire? Join me for a FREE coaching call “Your Desire is Your Destiny: How to Get There!” on May 13th (or sign up to get the recording) It’s my gift to you, awesome one. Who else do you know that might enjoy/need this? Please share the mojo because we want to create a world where everyone is doing what they’re meant to do. “See” you there!

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Finding Neverland: Family-friendly

2015-04-20-1429527336-2751936-neverland.jpg

As someone who once thought he’d spend his career writing about the stage (instead of film), I don’t get to see nearly as much theater as I would like.

So I gladly accepted an invitation to see Finding Neverland, which opened last week on Broadway, in order to write about it.

(Full disclosure: Finding Neverland is produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment. I’m currently finishing a documentary that was funded by the Weinstein Company.)

Directed by Diane Paulus, the musical is based on a 2004 Oscar-nominated movie, about the playwright J.M. Barrie, who wrote Peter Pan. It’s 1904 and Barrie (Matthew Morrison) has just opened his latest play – which everyone agrees isn’t as good as his previous ones. His American producer, Charles Frohman (Kelsey Grammer), assumes it’s just a fluke, that Barrie’s next will be a hit – because he needs it to be.

Barrie, however, isn’t so sure. He feels trapped writing the same drawing-room comedies – but it takes an encounter with a group of children for him to begin to see his true path. The children – sons of an ailing widowed mother (Laura Michele Kelly) – spark his imagination in ways it hasn’t been tickled since childhood.

Which is, of course, the key: getting in touch with his inner child to learn once more how to play. What better way than to create a character – Peter Pan – who refuses to grow up?

The script, adapted by James Graham, pits Barrie’s creative struggle against his personal life, with a status-hungry wife who doesn’t understand why her husband is playing with children and spending time with the kids’ widowed mother. It’s socially unacceptable in post-Victorian London. Meanwhile, according to Frohman, it’s professional suicide to present a play about fairies, pirates and a boy who won’t grow up. But, as one of the songs notes, you have to “Believe.”

The staging, by Paulus, is never less than imaginative, with a set by Scott Pask that seems to fold and unfold, creating everything from a London park to a posh dining room to a hellish dream sequence. Paulus has a solid cast, led by Morrison and Grammer, both of whom know their way around a punchline (and a song).

If the choreography seems more athletic than artistic, if the music feels a bit recycled (many songs sound like tunes from other shows, slightly revised) – well, that didn’t seem to bother the audience full of parents and children with whom I saw the show. If Finding Neverland isn’t a brilliant musical, it’s still an entertaining one, using all sorts of stage legerdemain to entrance an audience looking for good old-fashioned Broadway magic.

Find more of my reviews on my website.

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Entertainment – The Huffington Post
Entertainment News-Visit Adults Playland today for the hottest adult entertainment online!

7 Steps To Finding Your True Purpose

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com

With average life expectancy now approaching 80, Americans can look forward to spending almost two decades enjoying retirement. That free time can seem heavenly at first—until the days stretch on. “[After] the honeymoon stage comes the disenchantment stage,” says Dr. Sara Yogev, psychologist and author of “A Couple’s Guide to Happy Retirement.” “People feel like everything is purposeless. They can get depressed, and we would like to avoid that stage.”

Discovering your purpose—your driving force—is a proven way of escaping that emptiness. “From what we know from research, those that have a sense of purpose are happier,” says Dr. Yogev. “Their adjustment to retirement is better and their marriages are happier.” What’s more, studies show that retirees with a defined, actionable purpose have improved cognitive function and a reduced risk of stroke.

Of course, uncovering your fundamental motivation is no small task. We asked Dr. Yogev for tips on how to get the ball rolling.

1. Write your values and interests down
Nothing helps crystallize your thoughts like seeing them on paper. Take time to contemplate your strongest-held interests and central beliefs. Then, rate them. No, really. “Put them on a scale and rate them 1 to 10,” suggests Dr. Yogev. This exercise will help you prioritize what’s most important to you, which can guide you toward your essential purpose.

#2. Ask yourself how you want to be remembered
Contemplating your legacy—the accomplishments that live on after you pass—is key in resolving your reason for being. “Imagine your grandchild is talking to his own grandchildren about you. What is said? Would he say you were generous and kind? Would he say you were reliable?” asks Dr. Yogev. These questions can help guide you towards finding a purpose for which you will be proud to be remembered, and is compatible with who you are and how you are seen by others.

To help this exercise along, remember your own mentors and idols, and consider modeling your behavior after theirs. “Think about people you admire and respect. Who are they? What is it that they do that might be realistic for you to do, in some way?”

#3. Enter your state of flow.
According to Dr. Yogev, a state of flow is, “when time goes by and it flies, since you’re so immersed what it is you do.” For some people, it’s a social engagement. For others, all it takes is a favorite solo activity, like fishing or reading. Dr. Yogev asks, “Is it a stamp collection? Is it when you write or paint something? Maybe it’s when you’re with friends.” Consider the details, and use them as a guide toward finding your purpose: “What are you doing? Who is with you?”

#4. Don’t confuse purpose with passion
While your purpose and your passion can match up, they might not. “Be careful with the word ‘passion,'” says Dr. Yogev. “Passion is stronger than purpose. Most people have or can find something that gives them purpose, but isn’t necessarily something they feel passionate about. Expect to find a sense of purpose in retirement, where you feel needed, valued and contributing—but not necessary passion. Fewer people find passion most find purpose.”

For example, you may be passionate about rescuing elephants in Africa, but it may not fulfill you as much as volunteering at the senior center. Volunteering may make you feel useful and valued, but you might not consider it a passion. Ultimately, “You want to feel a sense of productivity,” she says. “As long as you feel productive, and it’s something that gives you a sense of appreciation, [you’ll be fine].”

#5. Remember: Your purpose is your own.
If you and your spouse share similar purposes, that’s fine. However, it’s important not to enter retirement believing they must mesh. Dr. Yogev says, “We cannot force or impose our values on a spouse. He/she needs to find one for themselves. Don’t force each other to do what is meaningful to you.”

Not only will this give you the freedom to choose your own path, but it will provide fuel for your marriage. “Give enough space,” she urges. “It can make a couple’s life richer. When you have dinner together, you have something to talk about.”

#6. Devise a plan of attack.
When it comes to purpose, “It’s important to be able to translate something you’re interested in to action mode, to a timeline,” says Dr. Yogev.

In other words, it’s nice to have dreams and goals, but to make them a reality, you must create an actionable strategy, complete with concrete dates to meet objectives. If your purpose is to teach English to immigrants, for example, you might set time aside to research local programs, and then choose an exact day to begin volunteering. “Be specific in your actions,” says Dr. Yogev. “Otherwise, nothing happens.”

#7. Find a compatible organization.
Once you have an idea of your purpose, motivate yourself by seeking out similarly minded people. “I’m a big proponent of volunteering—helping yourself by helping others,” says Dr. Yogev. “Find a cause or activity you care about, and find ways to engage in it.” To get you started, here are a few of our favorite philanthropies, clubs, and groups catering to older adults:

  • Encore.org: As stated in their FAQ, Encore, “advances the idea of leveraging the skills and talents of experienced adults to improve communities and the world.”
  • SCORE: Formerly the Service Corporation of Retired Executives, this non-profit pairs mentors with small businesses, to the benefit of both.
  • Senior Corps: The U.S. government’s main service engine for older adults includes Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Foster Grandparents, and Senior Companions, among many other groups.

Read more from Grandparents.com:
The 9 biggest health myths debunked
The 7 worst foods for your teeth
8 surprising sleep stealers

— This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health

T.O.'s Finding Fitness: Making the Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection for Total Health


At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys'' wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who''s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he''s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.''s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals.Inside T.O.''s Finding Fitness, Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.''s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you''re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season.Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn''t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
List Price:
Price:

T.O.’s Finding Fitness

T.O.’s Finding Fitness


At the top of his game and his sport, Dallas Cowboys’ wide receiver Terrell Owens has a phenomenal body: Muscle & Fitness magazine said this when they chose T.O. for the cover, but anyone who’s ever seen him play knows he has the best physique in football. Strong, fast, agile, and focused — when T.O. takes the field, he’s in complete control. Such mastery might seem out of reach for an ordinary athlete or someone just starting to think about getting in shape, but T.O. believes that everyone is capable of finding their ideal body. Whether you want to slim down or bulk up, develop explosive speed or increase your endurance, define your abs or fine-tune your form, T.O.’s Finding Fitness will unlock your potential with a diet and exercise plan tailored to your fitness goals. Inside T.O.’s Finding Fitness , Owens shares complete workout routines for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, all of which can be done using his T.O. Super Strong Man Bands, free weights, or his own strength-training stretches. Photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and helpful tips from Buddy Primm (T.O.’s personal trainer) guarantee results. Along with plans for general fitness and weight loss, there are separate guides designed to enhance your performance in football, baseball, golf, martial arts, tennis, and basketball. And whether you’re looking for the winning catch, the lightning-fast serve, or the money shot at the buzzer, or you just want to keep up with the kids and power through an afternoon at the office, you need the right fuel to stay at the top of your game. T.O. helps you make the right eating decisions with meal plans detailing his choices both in and out of season. Finally, as any athlete learns, just knowing what to do isn’t always enough. T.O. realizes how hard it can be to stick to a routine, so over the years he has figured out how to motivate himself and make every day count. His approach has given him the crucial mental edge on his competitors and kept him fired up through setbacks and injuries. Get inspired today: take control, make the mind-body-spirit connection, and find your own best body.
List Price:
Price:

I Keep Finding Eggs in My Shoes!

I Keep Finding Eggs in My Shoes!


I Keep Finding Eggs in My Shoes! : Paperback: America Star Books: 9781451205138: 20 Dec 2010

Price: $
Sold by Wordery

Finding Nemo (blu-ray 3d) (3-d) (boxed Set) (digital Copy)

Finding Nemo (blu-ray 3d) (3-d) (boxed Set) (digital Copy)


Andrew Stanton, who helped write Toy Story and Monsters, Inc, co-wrote and directed this computer-animated comedy-adventure about finding a very small fish in a very large ocean. Marlin (voice of Albert Brooks) is a more-than-slightly paranoid Clown Fish who is extremely devoted to his young son, Nemo (voice of Alexander Gould), the only survivor after an undersea predator swallowed up Nemo’s mother and her other offspring. It’s not Marlin’s nature to explore unfamiliar waters, but when he and Nemo are accidentally separated near the Great Barrier Reef en route to Nemo’s first day of fish school, Marlin gathers his courage and sets out to find his son. What Marlin doesn’t know, however, is that while Nemo was looking at a boat passing on the surface, he was caught in a net and given a new home in a dentist’s aquarium. As Marlin searches for his son, he makes friends with a friendly but absent-minded Regal Blue Tang named Dory (voice of Ellen DeGeneres), a Great White Shark named Bruce (voice of Barry Humphries) who is trying to cut fish out of his diet, a beach-rat Sea Tortoise named Crush (voice of Andrew Stanton), and Nigel (voice of Geoffrey Rush), a Pelican who can take Marlin’s search from the ocean to dry land. Finding Nemo’s impressive voice cast also includes Willem Dafoe, Allison Janney, Eric Bana, Stephen Root, and Brad Garrett. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Price: $
Sold by Best Buy

Finding Paradise

Finding Paradise


Days before her high school reunion, Kelly reconnects on Facebook with childhood friend, Nevaeh-a woman who, rumor has it, has lived a life straight out of some erotic novel. And, Kelly has a lot of erotica on her ereader! Ménages, slave fantasies, strangers and BDSM are all included in the stories Nevaeh has to share. This sexy, world traveler incites Kelly to forge a friendship unlike any she’s ever had before. She never knew a shopping trip could be so educational, especially in an adult store. With her head spinning and her panties damp, Kelly embarks on a crusade to reignite the passion her and her husband, Nate, once had with a few new toys and other surprises. When he surprises her by being a more than willing participant, she decides to test a few boundaries, push a few limits. Kelly becomes determined to find out if her old neighbor is right, if paradise can be found within your own four walls with the man you married. But, what happens when Kelly’s husband finds out about all of her time spent with Nevaeh? What will happen when Nevaeh’s husband, Hayden, comes into town for the reunion? Will her marriage be in trouble, or will things go further than Kelly ever dreamed they could go?

Price: $
Sold by Kobo (UK)

Finding Lily

Finding Lily


Used – When her newborn baby Lily dies suddenly, Claire Edwards runs away to live in a lighthouse she had fallen in love with as a young child. The lighthouse is reputed by some to have magical powers, but Claire isn’t looking for a miracle. She just wants an escape from her husband Jim’s colder way of grieving, and from their apartment filled with the tiny clothes and stuffed animals they had collected over the past few months. But once Claire is situated in the lighthouse, it begins to illumin

Price: $
Sold by Alibris UK: books, movies

Sams Teach Yourself E-Music Today: Finding, Playing, Recording, and Organizing Digital Music (with CD-ROM)

Sams Teach Yourself E-Music Today: Finding, Playing, Recording, and Organizing Digital Music (with CD-ROM)


New – In this easily accessible resource to the online music industry and MP3 players, readers learn the basics of MP3, including how to install, find, and download software and files and create custom effects. The book is written in a clear, conversational style and filled with practical examples.

Price: $
Sold by Alibris UK: books, movies

Tracy McMillan, Relationship Expert, On The Key To Finding Your Spiritual Partnership (VIDEO)

Relationship expert Tracy McMillan, author of the blog “Why You’re Not Married,” uses a simple two-word prayer to help her make decisions in life. In the above clip from her appearance on “Super Soul Sunday,” she shares how it also helps her to let go of the people who aren’t meant to be in her life.

“Prayer is a big part of my spiritual practice and my prayers are very simple,” McMillan says. “It will be a prayer like this: Show me. Show me what you want me to do. Use me.

“Whenever I’m at a decision point in my life, it’ll be like I’m just going to open my hand and if it’s supposed to go away or if the wind is supposed to come along and blow whatever it is off my hand, let it go.”

McMillan takes the same approach to her relationships. She says that if you’re truthful with a partner about what you want and that causes them to leave, let them go. “It’s because they’re not for you,” she says. “You want them to go away sooner rather than later.”

“Absolutely,” Oprah agrees. “So many people are afraid that if I actually just tell the truth, then I’ll be alone and I won’t find anybody else. And this was my one chance.”

Tracy says the opposite will happen. “In fact, unless you tell the truth, you won’t find that spiritual partnership. Because the spiritual partnership is based on the truth.”

“Super Soul Sunday” airs Sundays at 11 a.m. ET on OWN.

Like Us On Facebook |
Follow Us On Twitter

GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

Finding Nemo Figurines [4 Pack]

Finding Nemo Figurines [4 Pack]

For the ultimate collector comes these adorable Disney Pixar Finding Nemo figurines. Each measures approximately 3 inches.
List Price: $ 19.99
Price: $ 19.99

Finding Wisdom in a Fractured World

We need to discuss the nature of wisdom more than we do. Without a workable definition of wisdom, how do know we’re not fools? Without this knowledge, how can we stand on any conviction? At this particularly-difficult time when our country seems fractured down the middle, how can we not focus on the nature of wisdom?

With these thoughts in mind, I recently attended a lecture on wisdom. Unfortunately, the talk seemed long on words and short on substance. Recognizing my own limitations as a possible source of the problem, I tried to ask a few questions after the talk. I got no real answers before the speaker bolted. The question that sent him running was whether children and animals could be wise. I’ll come back to that question in a moment.

As I left the lecture disappointed, I wondered whether the speaker had merely aired some requisite number of words for the speak-or-perish world of academia. I also wondered whether his possible lack of real-world experience limited his ability to speak about real-world wisdom. As I pondered these things, it eventually occurred to me that his speech and flight might prove instructive after all. I could use counterexamples of wisdom from these events to back my way into a possible definition of wisdom.

Taking this approach, it seemed clear to me that a wise person does not dodge questions about wisdom, that she faces head on those and other obstacles in her quest to live a good and proper life, that she does not speak simply to speak, and that she does not speak authoritatively about things beyond her present abilities. These attributes of a wise person then seemed to me consistent with the following working definition of “wisdom”: wisdom is the art of grasping and taking the journey most appropriate to one’s station in life. Six implications of this definition then seemed (and seem) particularly important to me:

First, the wise person recognizes that life is a journey. As Cavafy sings in his Ithaca, the wise person savors the journey and does not miss life by focusing solely on the destination. I wish I had learned this lesson much earlier in life. The wise person also sees others in a similar light. He sees them in light of their over-all journeys, not merely in light of how their journeys go wrong from time to time or how they end. I hope this brings tolerance and respect for others.

Second, the wise person does not run from questions or other potential obstacles. He faces them head on and embraces their learning opportunities even when discomfort is involved. He understands along with Leonard Cohen that “Hallelujah” does indeed apply to times both good and bad.

Third, the wise person understands why we run from questions that we might not be able to answer, and why we wrongly avoid other obstacles or risks that we should face. Our default emotions have evolved to lament loss more than to celebrate gain. As Daniel Kahneman points out in his wonderful book Thinking Fast and Slow, we have evolved to avoid loss even at the cost of gain. This originally made good sense in the wild where risk of loss more often involved risk of losing life or limb. This makes much less sense in the modern world. Losing a debate over the nature of wisdom hardly equates to losing a leg. In fact, fear of loss in such a case results in loss of something precious–possibly understanding the nature of wisdom. Understanding this primitive loss response can turn one’s life around–I also wish I had learned this lesson much earlier in life. (To put the point in more perspective, Kahneman believes our default response accords losses twice the weight of gains. Since losing a dollar has twice the emotional weight of making a dollar, we unnecessarily compound suffering and foolishly avoid sensible risk.)

Fourth, the wise person has a workable method to determine his appropriate journey. Nietzsche’s advice seems a good place to begin when constructing such a method. Ask yourself “[w]hat have you up to now truly loved, what attracted your soul, what dominated it while simultaneously making it happy?” Examine these things in search of “the fundamental law of your authentic self.” Then follow Nietzsche’s additional advice: imagine an eternal return where you will have to take your same journey over and over again for eternity. Which journey would you have that be?

Fifth, the wise person has a workable method to determine whether he stays on his journey’s course. This involves careful attention to experience, detail, and the willingness to accept criticism and advice from others. When experience does not play out as expected, the wise person without hesitation or loss of esteem adjusts his beliefs to avoid the disconnect. The wise person embraces with William James the “. . . open air and possibilities of nature, as against dogma, artificiality, and the pretense of finality in truth.”

Finally, children and animals can of course be wise. The four-year-old child and her puppy who play in the yard and discover the flowers and birds both intuitively grasp and take the journeys appropriate to their early stages in life. Furthermore, as Walt Whitman notes, animals are not “demented with the mania of owning things,” they don’t kneel to one another or to others long dead, and they do not lie awake at night and “weep for their sins.” Who can doubt that’s wisdom?
GPS for the Soul – The Huffington Post
Special News Bulletin-http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.-American Consultants Rx -Pharmacy Discount Network News

The Post-Millennium Honeymoon – Finding a Way to Make It Work for You

Once upon a time, your honeymoon was almost as big a deal as your wedding. Not anymore. Sometimes it seems like only the rich and famous get to have real honeymoons nowadays. The rest of us have to rush back to our jobs much faster than we’d like, leaving a swirl of memories behind us and a feeling of “how could something that took so long to plan be over and done with so quickly?” We’re not ready to return to real life so quickly.

Traditionally, the groom was responsible for planning (and paying for) the honeymoon. But that tradition has gone the way of weddings paid for in their entirety by both sets of parents — it’s just not realistic for most couples anymore. Also, today’s workforce doesn’t have unlimited vacation time so if you need to take off a whole week before your wedding, odds are you don’t have a whole week to blow immediately after your wedding. And if you do, you aren’t going to spend two days of travel on either end to get to Fiji or the Galapagos Islands if you got married on the East Coast because it only leaves you three whole days to spend at your honeymoon destination once you arrive. So what are newly married couples doing?

Fortunately, the honeymoon has not gone entirely the same way as the engraved invitation. Meaning, it hasn’t become an anachronism our mothers remember fondly as they run their fingertips over the flat backs of lovely wedding invitations. Many couples take “mini-moons” right after the wedding with the intention of taking a longer honeymoon on their first anniversary or some other future date. Some couples that have destination weddings go directly home but plan a second trip to a different destination for the honeymoon later on. Some of my clients switch venues (usually to something more private and secluded), cut themselves off from any guests who are still here, and spoil themselves rotten for a couple of days without ever leaving our island. I’m an advocate of all of the above.

But the traditional, unrushed, honeymoon getaways of yesteryear are no more for the average Joe (and Josephine) who have 14 to 21 days of vacation in the entire year to work with and less understanding supervisors than those who existed 50 years ago. And the belief that the groom should plan and pay for the honeymoon is pretty much past tense too.

For the most part, brides still do the bulk of the planning although I must give men credit — every year more of my grooms take an active role in putting together their destination weddings with their brides. In one case, the groom planned most of the wedding for his bride in medical school who really didn’t have time. But generally speaking, it seems like most of the honeymoon planning gets done by the same person who did the wedding planning — and that’s usually the bride. Probably in part because that person is on top of the overall budget and knows the timeline they have to work with down to the very last detail.

Who pays for what is usually a non-issue long before the wedding, especially because the vast majority of couples have combined their households long before they actually got married. Even if they haven’t done joint bank accounts yet, they combine paychecks for the basics of life already, and together they’re paying the vast majority of their wedding tab. For many couples, it’s a balance of how much to spend on their wedding versus how much to put into the honeymoon (thus taking money away from the wedding budget). Quite a few brides and grooms would rather have all the bells and whistles on their wedding day guilt-free, so they postpone the big honeymoon trip until farther down the line. But I have had a couple of clients who spent twice as much on their own honeymoon for two than they did on their entire wedding weekend for 40 guests. So obviously, priorities vary by individual couple. Those priorities are what will determine how much honeymoon will (or won’t) be happening within 12 months of the actual big day.

Is it bad to postpone your honeymoon? I don’t think there’s anything wrong with putting off a big extended vacation together if it makes more sense for both of your schedules. I do think you should take a couple of days away together (even if you only go to a bed and breakfast a few hours away or to a fancy hotel in metropolitan area where you live) so that you can breathe, absorb the enormity of the step you’ve just taken together and appreciate the little details that you each noticed independently before you forget to share them. Once you return to the swirl of life, the details will get fuzzy faster than you can imagine. Especially as you settle into real life, writing thank you notes and doing everything you didn’t do while you were getting ready for your wedding for a few months beforehand.

Whether you honeymoon or mini-moon, and no matter who plans it, just remember that it’s really a time to turn off the phones, turn off the laptops and all your other electronic leashes and focus entirely on one another. Try to avoid social media too. It’s hard to do that in a world that’s been wired up so we’re always connected, but this is one time where nobody will find it odd that you’re unreachable. Take advantage of it!

Until next time, happy wedding planning from Weddings in Vieques and Weddings in Culebra!

Sandy
Weddings – The Huffington Post
FASHION NEWS-Visit Shoe Deals Online-Fashion News today for the hottest deals online!