|Posted by AstralBooBaby on July 2, 2019 at 4:15 PM||comments (455)|
With all of the talk and push about bitcoin, I decided to look further into the matter and decided to share a link giving the pros and cons of Bitcoin... I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Even if you don't offer any feedback - by all means, look into and see if it resonates with you!
|Posted by Marie <3 on September 2, 2014 at 6:55 AM||comments (866)|
Acclaimed humanitarian photographer Lisa Kristine creates more than images, she inspires change. A master storyteller, Lisa documents indigenous cultures in more than 100 countries on six continents, instinctively identifying the universal human dignity in all of us. Awakening compassion and igniting action in a worldwide audience with powerful, broad-sweeping images of courage and tender, intimate portrayals, Lisa elevates significant social causes—such as the elimination of human slavery and the unification of humanity—to missions. Her work resonates in the heart and moves us to act.
Lisa has gained broad recognition for her collaboration with the NGO Free the Slaves. This breathtaking body of work, illuminating human enslavement, is brought together in Slavery, published in 2010. Lisa has received global attention for shining a light on contemporary slavery across media platforms, including CNN and Reuters, speaking at TED events, museums, NGO’s, business conferences, colleges and universities. Lisa was the recipient of the 2013 Lucie Humanitarian Award, which honors the greatest achievements in of master photographers around the world.
In 1850 it was difficult to capture a slave and then transport them to the US. Today, millions of economically and socially vulnerable people around the world are potential slaves.
This “supply” makes slaves today cheaper than they have ever been. Since they are so cheap, slaves are today are not considered a major investment worth maintaining. If slaves get sick, are injured, outlive their usefulness, or become troublesome to the slaveholder, they are dumped or killed.
Since slavery feeds directly into the global economy, it makes sense that we would be concerned by the ways in which slavery flows into our homes through the products we buy and the investments we make. Slaves harvest cocoa in the Ivory Coast, make charcoal used to produce steel in Brazil, weave carpets in India—the list goes on. These products reach our stores and our homes. It is worth noting the items in your home and see if they are linked. FairTrade is a good way to start - buying FairTrade means better treatment and pay for people who work in 'slave-like' conditions.
University of California, Berkeley found documented cases of slavery and human trafficking in more than 90 cities across the United States. So yes, it's on our doorsteps, in our homes and you can do your bit by considering what you buy, who you buy from and where your produces/items come from. Together as a whole, we can stamp out slavery.
|Posted by KarenW on November 17, 2013 at 5:10 PM||comments (320)|
I was surfing the net today on tools of power. Both for change and healing. You know the one link, leads to another link, to another and probably never be able to find it again book mark.
I ran across these tools for use with meditations. Hand positions. I believe it has something to do which chi/prana. I tried a few of them. I can tell you some were easier than others. What I did notice was that the ones I had trouble in forming were the areas I have need for improvement.
Thought I'd share.