Posted: May 4, 2013 in Uncategorized
Sometimes I feel helpless to the powers that be. I do realize however that we the people as consumers DO have some power.
Jeniffer Louden tweeted this timely article entitled; How shoppers can help prevent Bangladesh-type disasters I respect and admire Jeniffer; you may be interested in her blog, Savor and Serve. I loved Jennifer’s book The Comfort Queen’s Guide To Life, she’s funny and gave me lots of good stuff to think about.
On the other end of the spectrum the tragic Bangladesh garment factory fire killed many workers, mostly poor and minimized women earning very little money. Much of what was found in the burnt remains of the building were tattered garments meant for Walmart, Disney and other big clothing corporations who contracted with the factory.
We have the power say no to these corporations. We do not have to accept corporate reality. We can say we don’t want poor women treated unfairly. We have the opportunity to make the world a better place and bring it up a level.
I have been buying my clothing from secondhand stores for as long as I can remember, it”s become an art form for me. I do still buy new underwear but most other garments are used. I’ve stopped using shampoo and conditioner on my hair opting for baking soda to wash with and vinegar for a rinse, baking soda for brushing my teeth and I don’t wear make-up except for once in a great while. While I feel comfortable with this I am not asking any of you to do any of this. I would like you to read the linked article and see what options are available for you.
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.”
― Jimi Hendrix
Was looking through my old posts and ran across this from Feb 9, 2013.
Posted: April 29, 2013 in quote
Posted: April 25, 2013 in definitions, Thoughts, warning
Here is an article from Organic Consumers Association. They point out one of the many ways that the powers that be are out right lying and conniving us. Labeling products is the word of the manufacturer. It is suppose to be the truth. But it seems that money is more important than truth. So now it’s possible when you read a Fair Trade label you are only getting hype. It’s a marketing ploy with not a hint of honesty. We can not trust the companies who put profit first. We need to say NO! Here’s how, Fair World Project.
Posted: April 12, 2013 in Thoughts, Uncategorized
Back home now, from my road trip to Oregon to help my sister move. We had a great road trip and experienced a lot of nature, weather and sharing. Nothing like quality time with your Sister! It was great spending time with my family in Oregon and I hope to get back up there real soon.
Saying a great big hello to my Sister, Penina and my Cousin, Joe. I hope you are all doing well, especially you Joe after your resent procedure.
I found a photo of Mt. Shasta with snow on it….not like it is now!
Posted: March 12, 2013 in Blog article, Thoughts
Ukiah Blog This is the local blog in my town, a very good one I might add. This is a two part piece….very interesting!
I recently had a phone conversation with my daughter who had been collecting unemployment after receiving a Master’s Degree in Education. She is currently working as a substitute teacher. Of course she is totally depressed since she can not make ends meet and feels like a failure. She’s 65K in debt for her student loans with no way in site to make the payments. So is “Higher Education” worth it?
Read the article and find out for yourself.
Reality is what you believe it to be.
It’s what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
I see now how this is true. Been doing some inner child work and belief is everything.
Posted: March 9, 2013 in quote
Tags: belief, reality