Since last writing a post, a lot has transpired and I have VERY exciting news to share!!:D
So it has been a lifelong dream of mine to move to California and pursue music or dance, as I have always liked to sing and always loved to dance. Through a series or twists and turns I found myself out of a job and living back with my parents and working towards my Masters in Industrial/ Organizational Psychology. The first semester was refreshing and satisfying, I was excited to be learning something new after a two year hiatus after finishing my undergraduate degree and putting some work experience under my belt. About half way through my last semester, deep down I still questioned my investment in more formal education and considered a few things. I would be at least 3 years longer in school before finally entering into the workforce, and when I did finally did enter the workforce, I would be working at a desk, in a occupation of 9-5 perpetuity.
I feel like all things in my life have been leading me to this point ! I am beyond excited! I now live with my family and work at the YMCA. I am passionate about group fitness and living a healthy and nutrition lifestyle. I am becoming Zumba certified and want to live and work in beautiful and sunny Los Angeles California! I will continue to work in Canada until next March and then I will be making the move to Los Angeles, California with my friend. We will be driving from Eastern Canada to Los Angeles and documenting our entire road trip adventure! I want the world to come along for the ride, and experience some of the most breathtaking scenery North American has to offer! 🙂 During our trip across Canada and the U.S my friend and I will be taking lots and lots of high quality photos of landscapes, cityscapes, and other scenery as we make our way to California. My goal is to combine the photos into a photo book that I can sell. To make this an even more fun, exciting, and worthwhile experience, AND make a positive contribution to an excellent charity, I have created a Kickstarter account and have set a goal of $2000. I will donate 20% of the proceeds of the sales from the published book to a Fitness charity like the YMCA, that provides financial assistance to children and families so that they can have opportunities to have positive experiences like charities such as the YMCA provide. If I reach my goal on kickstarted the proceeds will be used to cover the cost of having a photo book compiled. These funds will not be used by me personally. Only once I have compiled and successfully managed to sell any of the books will I receive money from this whole venture! I hope to raise the money to have a photo book or publication produced. I hope the photo journal will inspire other youth like myself, who had a dream, and are willing to take the risk to make it a reality. Even if it means picking up and moving across the continent!
My friend and I have started looking for apartments within a affordable price range. Would certainly appreciate input from any readers who live in CA or have any advice.
If you live in Canada, you probably own a cellphone! In Canada Telus, Bell, and Rogers have a monopoly over the cellphone market. Today, hearings of the CTRC have concluded and ushered in changes to the way telecom does business!
No more 3 year contracts or cancellation fees! See for yourself!
Bring 1 – 1 1/2 cups of water to boil. Add oats, simmer and stir for 5-10 minutes on low. When thickened to preferred consistently, add frozen (or fresh) blueberries, flax oil (or seeds), milk, and vanilla. Stir and enjoy! Blueberries, vanilla, and milk provide just the right level of sweetness.
Heat pan on medium heat until coconut oil has melted, fry eggs to desired texture.
Add oil to wok or saucepan. Once heated, add garlic and onions and sauté until fragrant. Add sliced mushrooms, basil, parsley and stir for 2 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and reduce heat and cover. Allow the ingredients to steam for 5-6 minutes before serving over quinoa.
Since the unspeakable crime that took place at a grade school in Connecticut, celebrities, and other U.S citizens alike have been publicly acknowledging and pushing for tougher rules on gun control. While I agree certain strides can be made by amending legislation surrounding owning guns, I also believe that targeting legal gun owners will not solve crimes such as those that took place on December 14th that took the life of 20 innocent children.
I believe people are reacting emotionally which is expected in a situation like this, and calling for gun bans. This will only scrape the surface of the true problem at hand. It has become quite apparent over the last few years that shooting incidents are on the rise in the U.S. Many countless innocent lives lost in the Aurora theatre shooting in July, the current one, not to mention the many others that have occurred throughout America.
The solution is not a quick fix, or an easy one, to tackle such a multifaceted problem.
The mental instability of the criminals responsible for these heinous crimes is one part of the problem. If we approach the nature of these acts by looking into the potential root causes, we have to consort a holistic approach. This involves looking at the psychosocial state of the perpetrators in question. It is very clear that one or more mental instabilities have left the people responsible unable to make moral and rational decisions. I approach the situation from this vantage point.
From a psychosocial perspective, the problem to be solved is one rooted in deep emotional trauma or some other diminished mental capacity. To tackle this problem, takes a lot more coronation and team work than petitioning congress to change legislation on gun ownership. The solution here, is to truly dig into the psychological issues behind this behaviour, and start by implementing it broad scale in whatever forms available.
A PAIR of world-renowned quantum scientists say they can prove the existence of the soul.
American Dr Stuart Hameroff and British physicist Sir Roger Penrose developed a quantum theory of consciousness asserting that our souls are contained inside structures called microtubules which live within our brain cells.
Their idea stems from the notion of the brain as a biological computer, “with 100 billion neurons and their axonal firings and synaptic connections acting as information networks”.
Dr Hameroff, Professor Emeritus at the Departments of Anesthesiology and Psychology and Director of the Centre of Consciousness Studies at the University of Arizona, and Sir Roger have been working on the theory since 1996.
They argue that our experience of consciousness is the result of quantum gravity effects inside these microtubules – a process they call orchestrated objective reduction (Orch-OR).
In a near-death experience the microtubules lose their quantum state, but the information within them is not destroyed. Or in layman’s terms, the soul does not die but returns to the universe.
Dr Hameroff explained the theory at length in the Morgan Freeman-narrated documentary Through the Wormhole, which was recently aired in the US by the Science Channel.
The quantum soul theory is now trending worldwide, thanks to stories published this week by The Huffington Post and the Daily Mail, which have generated thousands of readers comments and social media shares.
“Let’s say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, the microtubules lose their quantum state,” Dr Hameroff said.
“The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can’t be destroyed, it just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large.
‘If the patient is resuscitated, revived, this quantum information can go back into the microtubules and the patient says “I had a near death experience”.’
In the event of the patient’s death, it was “possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body indefinitely – as a soul”.
Dr Hameroff believes new findings about the role quantum physics plays in biological processes, such as the navigation of birds, adds weight to the theory.
You have to ask yourself, aside from the date December 21, 2012, coinciding with the end of 13 Baktun in the mayan long count calendar; if societies’ supposed understanding and belief in perpetuating the dooms day prophecy hints at something else. Perhaps a willingness and a yearning for something different to miraculously come about upon this date.
Worldwide conflicts and information leaks pointing to corruption and revealing the moral hypocrisies built into the current global system: the failing economies, endless quantitative easing of the markets in the U.S by the federal reserve to artificially inflate the markets and barely keep them afloat, along with bankrupt European nations, and an increasing level of unemployment and instability throughout the the world point to serious problems. In light of all this there seems to be a change happening as people are becoming aware and proactive.
Protests in nations around the world have taken place in Spain, Egypt, and Syria, to oppose unfair and unethical government sanctions and policies that prevent societal progress from being made.
In light of the current state of the affairs in the world, I think society welcomes, and maybe even wishes something world-changing would occur on the much anticipated date. While I am not a believer that the date will usher in an apocalypse or a disaster, I do have one hope. That when the date comes and goes people will be proactive and stay true to their hopes of ushering in a new generation of change.