Friday, November 30, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Anderson is primarily known for inflicting the world with the comics books, King, I Want To Be Your Dog, Wise Son, and Scream Queen.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
It is well known that people don't always ‘speak their minds’, and it is suspected that people don’t always ‘know their minds’. Understanding such divergences is important to scientific psychology. This web site presents a method that demonstrates the conscious-unconscious divergences much more convincingly than has been possible with previous methods. This new method is called the Implicit Association Test, or IAT for short.
We will ask you (optionally) to report your attitudes toward or beliefs about these topics, and provide some general information about yourself. These demonstrations should be more valuable if you have also tried to describe your self-understanding of the characteristic that the IAT is designed to measure. Also, a variety of factors may influence your IAT performance. The score is provided for entertainment purposes only.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
MEDITATE: Start your day strong. Take a few moments each morning for prayer and meditation. Studies show that meditation may even change how our brain works by increasing activity in a part of our brain associated with positive feelings. Focus on peaceful and uplifting thoughts. Imagine your day going well. Review your goals and dreams. For maximum benefit, meditate several times each day. Even if you can’t get away from work or family, close your eyes and relax your mind.
Think thank you. Being grateful reminds us of the many things we have to be happy about. For example, if your job’s driving you crazy, appreciate the fact that you have a job. Many people don’t. Spending less time complaining and more time counting our blessings helps us look at the upside of life. We can even be thankful for the problems we don’t have.
Self-praise is important. Cheer yourself on. Acknowledge your achievements each day, however small they might seem at the time. Marking our accomplishments is encouraging and reminds us we are on a path of progress. Recite affirmations like, “You go girl (boy)” or “Life is wonderful,” to program positive thoughts. The secret
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Comics in the class room is created by Scott Tingley, an early years teacher in the New Brunswick (Canada) public school system
His site includes k-4 level plans -lesson plans for teacher BUT most can be easily adapted for older students:
- Language Arts -
Developing good word choices - I developed it for use with Write Traits and uses a comic strip as an important part of the plan.
Monday, November 19, 2007
Harry Belafonte is an International Treasure, speaking out against racism in-justice and for non-violence as a tool of engagement from the
He spoke to mostly young organizers giving an inspiring speech on how the youth and the artist can truly change things.
Below are clips of the legendary social activist speaking out against Bush, and
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
I have spent part of this year focusing on Africa, because it is critical that African Americans youth understand that their future may lie in many of the emerging opportunities that will be available in
. First we must educate ourselves beyond what the media presents us, war and Aids. The continent must be seen in its entirety, its poverty, riches, progress and opportunities. The three speakers below believe African must fix Africa and that foreign aide hampers not assist progress. Africa
Andrew Mwenda: Let's take a new look at African aid
Eleni Gabre-Madhin: Building a commodities market in Ethiopia
Patrick Awuah: Educating a new generation of African leaders
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
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Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
By Amanda Arcilla
Most of us can agree that when there is something that we want to accomplish that means a lot to us personally, we have yet to develop a thick skin in accepting we will make mistakes and avoid making a decision at all. Unfortunately going this route in the long stops us from realizing our dreams and happiness and maybe contributing something great to society.
We're afraid to take action because we fear the embarrassment if we fail, I say "jump in" knowing the water will be cold, your body will adjust to the temperature the longer you stay in then at least you've given yourself the chance to see how far you can swim.
We stifle any movement in any direction and creativity stagnates when we are in a place of fear. We have to start thinking mistakes equates progression to success. What's the point of perfect execution if you can't land the fall? The desired outcome and product is what we're after and if you still can't get over the perfection complex consider the idea that mistakes are a gateway to discovery, the very thing you were trying to avoid has now given you a gift and at times as history is evident of this has given us greater things than what we were aiming for, can you see where not making enough mistakes is so underrated?
We cannot deny our natural tendencies as human beings and a culture to evolve past our current circumstances, to become better, more efficient and to play life full out. If we are to fulfill our natural instincts we have to get over our personal restrictions which is an illusion we take way too seriously.
So if you have an idea, a dream, something you want to do, experience and create, dare yourself to get off the fence and initiate the mistakes so you can get to your dreams and success quicker.
Amanda Arcilla is an Attraction Coach. You can read her unique story or get in touch with her at http://Intentionalvibe.com