No one should feel or be treated as a second class citizen. Equality does NOT exist in the US.

“Familiarity really is the gateway drug to empathy”

Absolutely loved this TED Talk. Must watch

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No alien involvement? Egyptian secret has been there all along!

Sorry peeps, looks like the aliens weren’t helping our dear Egyptian slave ancestors move the gigantic pyramid stones around… UNLESS… the ETs were the ones that told them about the water? ::evil laugh::

Looks like the truth has been staring us right in the face this whole time (as per usual) and we should stop trying to be all thoughtful and deep about what a painting means and just take it for what it is (I’ve been saying this about Shakespeare’s work for years!)

Now how did they lift 2.5 ton stones to form the actual pyramid? And so the conspiracy continues…

Food For Thought: Why donating to Susan G. Komen and other organizations might be a joke

This guy Chris is quite the character. He was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer back in 2003, but he didn’t go about treating it the way most of us would – yes he had surgery to remove the tumor and cancerous tissue, but he didn’t proceed with the standard chemo/radio therapy treatments everyone else goes through. He did a lot of research and realized most diseases are caused by unhealthy diets, so he made a lifestyle change and switched to lots of salads, smoothies and juices. When originally diagnosed, the doctors recommended chemo, predicting a 50% success rate and a 5 year life expectancy.

It’s now 2014 and thankfully, Chris is doing well, alive and kicking – CANCER FREE! 11 years later (thank you, but no thank you chemo). Check out his website www.chrisbeatcancer.com for more information on his healing process and a ton of other stories of people who have healed naturally with a similar lifestyle change.

In this video, Chris talks about why he doesn’t ‘race for the cure’ nor donate any money to organizations like Susan G. Komen, and urges everyone to google “Komen Watch” to see where the money REALLY goes. I must say I’m always quite skeptical when it comes to those organizations and don’t really trust most of those “non-profit” labels. The content in this video is exactly why. BUT he also names organizations that are worthier recipients of your money if you are still interested in donating!

All in all – this video is definitely worth five minutes of your time.

Inspirational story of a 13 year old entrepreneur. Hey, it got Mark Zuckerberg’s attention!

It breaks my heart to see how some kids have to give up their childhood and become adults to support their families. This story is definitely one for the books, and far from over, since Michael and his family don’t have it made yet.

 

I’m downloading the app, staying posted for updates and hoping this takes off for him. Wishing his summer internship gives him a load of knowledge and some funds to continue innovating, and hopefully he can finish paying for his high school and college years.

And So Project Craft Room Begins!

Been dreaming of having a craft room for a few months and I’ve slowly started the process. Turning the guest room into my home office/craft room/ happy place. Already took out the guest beds and painted (obsessed with the color). Actually, I need to start building right now so I can’t do a full on blog on what I plan on doing, but I wanted to give this project the official “on your marks, set, BUILD!” sign 🙂

PS – final self-given deadline of December to have it looking exactly like I want it to look, taking into account everything I want to do.

Ikeaing, thrifting, painting, building… And GO!

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Thank you for proving Princeton Mom wrong!

I read excerpts of the Princeton Mom book “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding The One” a couple of months ago, and I must say, I was pissed. In this book she advises women to get plastic surgery in high school, find a husband before graduating college, and not spend too much time focusing on their careers… ::Deep Breaths:: I know, I know, “to each their own” and we all have different aspirations in life. But seriously, I remember when Nicki Minaj did the Roman Holiday Performance at the 2012 Grammys, and one of my friends tweeted something about Nicki’s performance setting us back in time and  eliminating all the progress we had achieved in society when truthfully, I thought it was quite harmless as opposed to what Princeton Mom did with her book.

This is why I absolutely LOVED this open letter. I couldn’t care less about Clooney and his relationships, but I did enjoy reading about Amal and her impressive life/work resume (see how her mom is an accomplished professional as well? what a concept. She had time to interview Bill Clinton AND raise a kick-ass family? Pfffttttt blasphemy). To me it’s not a choice of successful career vs. family life. I think both are attainable through balance and in due time.

So back to the link I’m sharing – this piece, written by a wife no less (seeing married women calling BS on Princeton Mom is PRICELESS) is perfection. Being a working woman doesn’t mean you can’t end up with the man of your dreams. Are we clear Princeton Mom?