Strength in partnerships… I talk about my relationship with my husband, Louis Calitz, my switch to a keto diet and other lifestyle choices including quitting alcohol to get myself fighting fit for the future. Also: love, compassion and bitcoin! Take a look at this final part of the 3-part series.
I don’t know where to put this because the Globalists are not quite my usual beat, but want it saved this posterior for posterity (yuck, yuck). This is at Davos 2022, and I am pretty sure, although I have not verified it, that that is white powder–anthrax? cocaine? baby powder?–coming out of the lady on the swing’s ass… Although, I just showed this to my hubby, and he says it’s paint and she’s rubbing it off, so who actually knows…?
Davos 2022 pic.twitter.com/QASIKjRI25— Art TakingBack 🇺🇸 (@ArtValley818_) May 24, 2022
Then there is this megalomaniac:
And this Control Freak:
This week, we talk about the benefits of intermittent fasting, garden sales, and whether anything is allowed to follow logic and reason anymore…
A reminder on this Saturday morning: #LiveFreeAndThrive!
YOU are the master of your destiny and YOUR CHOICES matter.
If you’re dissatisfied with an aspect of your life, be honest with yourself. Write it down and then jot down 3 things you could immediately start to do to change.
For example: say you want to eliminate unnecessary carbs from your life. Three things you could do is:
1. Purge your pantry: Get rid of those snackies that don’t serve your health. Eliminating the temptation is huge.
2. Buy an assortment of nuts (NOT PEANUTS, that’s a legume) for hand-to-mouth cravings.
3. Substitute a salad or, less ideal but still better, sweet potato fries instead of spuds at restaurants.
Suddenly, changing doesn’t seem insurmountable.
For the next week, implement your three steps for the change you are working on. Then find another change you want to implement and repeat!
Keep adding, don’t backslide on forward momentum, and soon, you will look at your life and say, “Wow! Putting your mind to something, breaking it down into smaller steps, and then just doing ‘the little things,’ WORKS!”
Feel free to share if you’re working on something and how you’re going about it. We can all learn from each other and help hold each other accountable. Galt speed on your journey to your best YOU!
An overnight leak of an unreleased SCOTUS decision appears to overturn Roe v. Wade, pushing the issue to the states. With abortion-talk on the table, Carla gets some thoughts off her chest. We also discuss In-Town Manchester’s demise, and how the City hampers new development even when they’re “helping.”
Recovery From Covid Gaslighting Starts with Your Willingness to Change Your Mind About the Government’s Role in Controlling Your Mind
Don’t let them get away with it! If it feels ever-so-much like YOU are living through your own gaslighting abuse, you ARE.
If you keep thinking “Was all of this necessary?” know this: It was NOT. If you are feeling like perhaps the officials overreacted, THEY DID.
As you assess how the government’s response to C19–not the virus itself but the misplaced control and media hysteria–stunted your own life, retarded your social and professional development, and made your relationships worse, direct your anger towards the right source: The government colluding with legacy corporations and UNELECTED global and local health bureaucrats who acted as though THEY OWN YOU, and vow to yourself today: NEVER AGAIN.
It’s difficult to face the realization you’ve been had, but the road to recovery starts with the following steps:
Accept what happened, figure out where you could have acted differently to have better outcomes, and do NOT TRUST THE GOVERNMENT going forward, because they don’t deserve your trust, and they are NOT here to look after you or, as you see from this headline, your children. That is YOUR JOB and yours alone. Be good to yourself and your family! Be exceptional!
If you are looking for tips to start: 10 Steps to Radically, Permanently Improve Your Life… Get Living!
Interested in my own evolution? READ THIS and apply it to your own life and correct your own thinking. PROOF that the keto lifestyle works. Choose low carb, medium protein, and high good fats like avocado and coconut oils. Be sure to avoid SUGAR and SEED OILS, they are incredibly damaging to your health. Living well is UP TO YOU.
It was a light cooking week in my rustic, #freedomnomnom #keto kitchen since I fasted from last Sunday night to Friday at 6pm, FIVE DAYS. (I’m working on a piece about the fasting that I will share this week.)Those who follow along–THANK YOU!– may have noticed I skipped a few weeks. I had other priorities, and something had to give and the time I spend on this on Sundays was it. But, instead of continuing to slack, here I am reporting for duty! Not to anyone. Not to people please. For ME. This habit informs many other positives in my life. It makes me cherish and guard my Sundays. It makes me chose healthy, locally-sourced foods. Cooking gives me flow, and this makes me appreciate what makes me unique in the kitchen. In short, it keeps me healthy. And, health is wealth, as Andy Warhol used to say. I just watched the 6 part series on Netflix. Learned a lot & was inspired to create more art, whatever that means. Or maybe just create more, period. The act of creating demands having command of your own attention span, your own mind. Anyway, enjoy this week’s meals, and let me know or drop a pic of what’s cooking in your kitchen in the comments below!
March 1, 2022 means Big Pharma is supposed to drop safety and efficacy data today. Is that why everyone is spoiling for WWIII? Reminders! Special election coming up in Ward 9 on March 15. Our pick is Victoria Sullivan for Manchester.
“But it’s for your own good.” C. S. Lewis on tyranny
NOVEMBER 1, 2013 BY PETER ENNS
Original link, h/t Curt Howland.
“I was having a productive day until a friend of mine sent me the following famous quote from C. S. Lewis in God in the Dock: Essays on Theology and Ethics, which appeared today (11/1) in the Wall Street Journal on page A17. Now I’m all riled up and I won’t get any more work done.
My contention is that good men (not bad men) consistently acting upon that position [imposing “the good”] would act as cruelly and unjustly as the greatest tyrants. They might in some respects act even worse. Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under of robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber barons cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some points be satiated; but those who torment us for their own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to heaven yet at the same time likely to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on the level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.
Abuse of power in Christian contexts justified on the basis of “it’s for your own good” is uncomfortably common. As “tyrannical” as this may be when even “good men” (as Lewis says) engage in such behavior, it is all the worse when guardians herd the masses toward the “right” conclusions under some sort of explicit or veiled threat, claiming “it’s nothing personal,” but only in service of the greater “good.”
I hope it goes without saying that leaders do indeed have the responsibility to lead, and there is often a fine line between leading and coercion. But I am reflecting here, as is Lewis, on the dehumanizing abuse of power that crosses far past that fine line and is, at least as I see it, more common than it should be in the church.
I’m sure many of you can fill in the blanks from your own experience.”
I turn 50 today! This seems like… a lot, but honestly, I feel like I’m just getting started! I told Louis the other day that I believe I will live until 150, and that I am DEFINITELY going to space. Maybe nothing beyond the equivalent of getting high enough (hah!) to float in Zero Gravity like a once-in-a-lifetime rollercoaster ride, but I’m going to make it happen. Now y’all know why I want Elon Musk to be my bestie.
A couple of years ago, I set the goal of learning to surf by 50. Then Covid happened, the world turned stupid, and we all suffered. I did go to an indoor surf class once, and I stuck the ride, much to the surprise of the college kid who was helping me. Then I stuck it again. And again. Then I fell… hard–ah, so THAT’S what the helmet and knee pads are for! I did recently get a RevBalance board, and do use that in my home gym, so I’m chalking this one up to “tried, failed to meet the deadline, but I’m still working towards the goal.” Maybe when I’m 60? Until then, Hang Ten, yo!
I had delusions of grandeur about throwing a Fancy Pants Soiree at The Currier Museum. Then Covid happened, people got stupid, and I refuse to support any place enforcing a vax pass, so… yeah. Then, for a hot sec, I considered renting a house in Mexico or Malta, and inviting all my friends from across the world meet me, but then Covid was still a thing, governments were still being stupid, and… yeah.
Fortunately, I live an intentional life in a large community of awesome people, so when I threw a Big Party to celebrate a past community success two weeks ago, my friends surprised me with a heartfelt rendition of Happy Birthday, my own cupcake, and a giant Porcupine cake. Thank you!
I had only one other goal for today, and that was to fit in this Little Black Dress… I’m healthier at 50 than I have been since my 20s. I am definitely healthier than I was when I turned 40, and that is an accomplishment that I am super proud of! After making a commitment to prioritize myself, I decided to deal with my shit, and become more of the person *I*–not society, other people, or anyone else living rent-free in my head–want to be.
While I’m still figuring out who that is, while I am still learning, evolving, growing, failing and getting back up–something I will always do because I believe this is the recipe for happiness in life–I know she looks smashing in that dress!
To Future Me, to the next 50, to 2072 when I will be 100, I say, keep at it, find all the big and little things to love, and then LOVE the world with all you got, grrrl!
Read about the steps I took to change my life.
Read about how I learned to love myself.
PS: The best gift I was given this year was Obi, our new puppy who will keep me on my toes for the next decade and more!