There's something to be said for Kitchen Table Wisdom - you know, like in the old days when people sat around the kitchen table after a meal and talked about life, the universe and the meaning of it all - as well as the gossip doing the rounds in town...

Well, that's what this place is - a place to share common wisdom, thoughts and feelings about things important and unimportant, that bring us joy, laughter and happiness and that trouble, sadden, confuse and anger us ...

What I write here is what's 'real' for me. It won't always be PC or 'nice'. We're missing out on true connection and chances to grow and change because there's too little authenticity, too little honesty, too much holding back what we really feel and mean.

Welcome to my world...

I used to have a copyright claim here, but I've removed it...

Ideas don't belong to anyone -

they come to those who are receptive and are to be used for the well being of all...

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and I use them to accent/expand on my thoughts and understandings...

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As You Think, So It Is - Your Beliefs Create Your Reality

If your Reality isn't Working for You, Create a New One!

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(the Divine in me, recognises and honours the Divine in you)


Friday, June 25, 2010

Counting for Nothing - Women's (non) Value in the World's Accounting Systems

From TUC radio: 

"There is something fundamentally wrong with the way we measure the well being of a society. In our upside-down system of accounting (GNP & GDP) war is productive, misery caused by it is not taken into account and a dead tree is better than a living forest."

This is a radio version of the feminist economics film about the New Zealand author and former member of parliament Marilyn Waring, directed by the Oscar winning Canadian director Terre Nash.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


Well, its that time of the month again, for men and women all! Time to come and breathe your way to a new life... Please join me and discover the amazing benefits of circular breathing...
Sunday, June 27, 2010
10:00am - 1:00pm
5 Focus Fitness
1009 8th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109

Who knew that just a little extra oxygen in the body would bring such amazing results?   Use your breath to:
  • Achieve more focus, clarity, energy, motivation and insight.
  • De-stress, unwind, unburden yourself from the past month's challenges and set yourself up for a positive, productive, joyful month to come.
  • Clear blocks and release fears and other negative, draining emotions.
  • Work on specific issues.
  • Build and repair relationships and set goals - create an "Unlimited Life". 
  • Establish/add to a physical, emotional and spiritual self-care 'maintenance' program.
Sessions consist of experiential teachings around uncovering and releasing sabotaging core beliefs and behavior patterns, plus 90 minutes of Conscious Connected Breathing.
  • Appropriate for both beginners and experienced 'breathers'...
  • Maximum 15 participants.
  • Refreshments provided.
  • Bring yoga mat, pillow, blanket and writing materials.
  • Cost: $75.00/session (2-hour individual session usually $125.00)
This workshop repeats on the 4th Sunday of every month. Discounts are offered for those who pre-register and pre-pay for more than one session.
email: or call 206 679 1738 for more information and to register.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Triple Bottom Line Accounting in Socially Responsible Businesses

Speaking of old paradigms... there are some 'socially aware' businesses around the world who have adopted the Triple Bottom Line operating and accounting philosophy of PPP, which stands for People, Planet, Profit...

Now, in my opinion, they've still got the focus wrong: It should be PLANET, PEOPLE, PROSPERITY....

As a species we are merely one variety of life in the ecosphere; we seem to have developed the arrogance of
thinking the planet is our playground and we can do what we want to it, regardless of the rights of other species....

None of the beings on this planet can live within a damaged ecosphere, so our first responsibility is to the PLANET...

And I think the word PROFIT ought to be replaced by PROSPERITY... profit still implies exploitation and benefit only for some, while prosperity implies benefit for all...

Chicago Teachers Reclaim their Union

Victory Speech from Chicago Teachers Union President-Elect Karen Lewis

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Momentum Growing within Seattle Public Schools Community Demanding Removal of Superintendent

The Seattle public school community has had enough - three years of expensive chaos and incompetence under Dr Goodloe Johnson and its time for her to go.

Well, its been four days since we set up our Declaration of No Confidence in Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson online, asking people to read and to sign...

And word of mouth and media publicity is spreading the news...

We're running this petition to show the District that teachers are not alone in their dissatisfaction with the Superintendent. Teaching staff at four schools have voted no confidence in the Superintendent, and we've heard at least three other schools are also formulating a no confidence resolution...

And this very serious step of taking a No Confidence vote comes after three years of letter writing, blogging, board meeting testimonies, filing law suits, attending community meetings, phone calls, other rallies, all to no avail.

We wonder how long it will take, how much more evidence the School Board needs before it has the courage and integrity to act on its' constituents' desires?

We're doing this now because the School Board is currently evaluating the Superintendent's performance, considering whether to give her a pay rise and bonus and/or to extend her contract until 2013. We parents don't want her in the District for a minute longer than absolutely necessary - in fact most of us want her fired with cause, or to have her contract bought out. At a cost of $750K, it would be cheap at twice the price, considering the multi-millions of dollars her policies and incompetence have cost us already and will continue to cost us as long as she is here.

We're rallying and presenting this Declaration to the Board at its next meeting on June 16th; it will vote on Dr Goodloe-Johnson's contract on July 7. If you want more information and/or to join us, please call me on 206 679 1738. If you haven't read and signed the Declaration yet, please do...

And no, we do not want privatization and charters and more high stakes standardized testing in our city... We want COMPASSIONATE, humane, common-sense, grass roots change, easy to implement, taking time and honoring each student as a unique individual with unique talents, skills and needs...

If the Everett School District can do it, so can Seattle....


Sahila ChangeBringer
member, Seattle Shadow School Board
tel: 206 679 1738

As You Think, So It Is...Your Beliefs Shape Your Reality
If your reality isn't working for you, create a new one!