|March 11, 2014||Money||no comments|
|March 06, 2014||INSPIRING CHANGE||no comments|
|March 04, 2014||Inferno||no comments|
|February 26, 2014||Bird’s Eye View||no comments|
|February 25, 2014||Potholes||no comments|
|February 20, 2014||Way Better Than The SuperBowl||no comments|
|February 18, 2014||Beyond Smart||no comments|
|February 13, 2014||My Own Kind Of Fashion Week||no comments|
|February 11, 2014||Lots Of Reasons To LEAN-IN||no comments|
|February 06, 2014||The Old Boys Network||no comments|
In the midst of totaling our expenses for taxes, you are probably as unhappy as I am realizing the great power and control that money has over how we live.
What does money mean to you? Does represent safety? Or success? Or prestige? Do you share money decisions with your partner/spouse/family or are there unspoken issues with hidden values that create fear of unopened wounds?
Things change. Businesses start and fail. Jobs are landed and lost. Markets collapses and expand. Babies are born. Elders retire. Some hoard, some spend and some get so anxious they can’t make any independent financial decisions.
Fears hold us back from fully coming into our own. Self-limiting beliefs about money restrain us. Researchers have identified four core beliefs, usually established at childhood, that drive our financial behavior and habits. Try this study to examine your core money beliefs.
It's not about what money you have or don't have, spend or save; it's about your perceptions of yourself, your world and what you value in life. No amount of money can replace your love and compassion for yourself. Face your fears, set some goals, ask for help, and make some changes. The key to the whole megillah is to realize you are worth it!
March 8th is International Women's Day. This year the theme, Inspiring Change, calls for challenging the status quo of women's inequality to inspire women's advancement everywhere in every way.
The first International Women's Day was held in 1911 in support of the women’s suffrage movement. In 1917, Russian women chose March 8 to protest the deaths of more than 2 million Russian soldiers in World War I. Days later, the czar stepped down and the provisional government granted Russian women the right to vote.
International Women's Day was adopted by the United Nations in 1975.
Today, Russian women wear red roses. Italians and Albanians use yellow mimosas. In China, women get a free half-day with passes to go to the movies. Uganda has the marathon with the proceeds donated to hospital maternity wards.
Locally, Monday, March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM in the Carnegie Museum of Art Theater there will be a showing of the film “Madame Presidenta: Why Not U.S.,” a film by Heather Arnet, which explores the growth and prosperity occurring globally as more women assume political and economic leadership roles.
On our recent visit to the new Pérez Art Museum Miami, we were fortunate to be in attendance the same day as Israeli artist, Yael Bartana. I have referred to her work before because it offers lots to explore about the complexity of contemporary Jewish values and life. She also is an artist for the Carnegie International. Here are some examples of her work.
Bartana’s newest work, Inferno, is the story of the rise and fall of the third Temple of Solomon (Templo de Salmão) in São Paulo. It is part of a larger project from Brazil that focuses on its new religious movements. It is hard to believe but built to the biblical specifications of the first temple in Jerusalem, our temple is being built by a Brazilian Neo-Pentecostal Church.
The movie is a scary powerful look at the place, history, and belief of a Latin American country that gives rise to this size of a temple project. I hope you will get to see it!
Probably the most exciting thing on the SouthSide these days is that our pair of resident bald eagles, living along the bike path in Hays, hatched another egg.
With the help of her mate, the 5½-year-old female is incubating three eggs that should hatch by the end of March.
You can watch it upfront and personal on the live camera supplied by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
It might seem a little crazy to be discussing potholes when the snow is back but actually the new snow only complicates the issue. More snow or not this is the season of potholes.
Our streets are built in on compacted earth and gravel. Some of our older streets even have an old subsurface of bricks. These layers are covered with asphalt, a blend of bitumen, oil byproducts, curatives and aggregate gravel. Potholes form because asphalt cracks under the heat of the day and the constant stresses of traffic. This allows snow and rainwater to seep into the underlying dirt and gravel. During cold nights, the water freezes and expands, pushing out some of the dirt and gravel, leaving a hole when the water melts.
Road maintenance crews have two different way to fix the damage. During the winter months, potholes receive a cold winter mix. This is a temporary fix consisting of soft asphalt poured into the holes after they have been cleared of debris. A layer of gravel may be added to increase strength and stability, but the damage is often expected to reappear by spring. A more permanent fix is called a hot summer mix. This combination of asphalt and aggregate is designed to last for years, but it can only be applied during dry, warm weather.
Call 311, the major’s hotline or fill out this website form to report potholes. With this new round of snow- driver beware!
Things are happening so fast these days it’s a puzzle how to stay informed unless you follow the MIT Technology Review whose mission is to identify important new technologies, deciphering their practical impact and revealing how they will change our lives. They have just released their 2014 most innovative companies list.
The 50 companies are innovators that invade new, low-end markets and displace existing businesses. Apple and Facebook are not on the list but Walmart and Google are. The number one company is a DNA sequencing business called Illumina.
It’s worth reading about each one- why it’s a leader and how it’s making strides in this modern computer age.
It’s an amazing world we live in!
Alternately, it has been fun to see the Olympic patchwork quilt donning the Sochi 2014 Olympic events.
All of this got me in the mood to redesign something for myself: a coat made from three of my old fleece jackets. Cool?
Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, talks about her concept and the title of her book Lean In that explores the ways that women still struggle with success in the business world. She encourages women to become their most capable and not be intimidated by the boys.
As part of that mission, Ms. Sandberg started a nonprofit, LeanIn.org, where women can meet regularly with others in small peer groups called Circles to learn and share. Sounds like the new form of conscious raising that was so successful in my era.
This week LeanIn.org announced a partnership with one of the biggest providers of stock photography to offer a special collection of images that represent women and families in more empowering ways. The new library shows professional women as surgeons, painters, bakers, soldiers and hunters. There are girls riding skateboards, women lifting weights and fathers changing babies’ diapers. It’s quite an improvement over some of the horrific digital campaigns of the past.
On the political front, EMILY’s List has launched an Impact Series to highlight the fresh perspectives and innovative approaches to a political system by Democratic women in Congress. Some of the issues address sexual assault in the military, threats to reproductive rights, inequality in the workplace and hindrances to the advancement of American women and families. The series will not only showcase the importance of the political force of women but also work to encourage and empower more women to join the ranks. To date there are twenty women in the Senate and seventy-nine women in the House of Representatives.
Watch this film, Koch Brothers Exposed, and read this article Not Just The Koch Brothers, to understand how coal, oil and gas billionaires, Charles and David Koch use an extensive network of think tanks, advocacy groups (They founded Americans for Prosperity and Institute for Energy Research.) and friends on Capitol Hill (Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo) to not only spearhead campaigns against renewable energy but also increase federal tax breaks and subsidies for the oil and gas industry.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, wind currently generates about 4 percent of U.S. electricity. By 2030 it could produce more than 20 percent but not until we put a stop to Charles and David Koch. Watch the film. Tell your friends. Force the Koch brothers out of the shadows.