Tuesday, January 28, 2014

We Shall Overcome- We will walk hand in hand Pete! RIP

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Dear Pete, May you Rest In Peace, your music was transforming, amazing and life changing.  I just loved it growing up and it's never left me. I've been imprinted for life by it. Especially Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and so many others.




Pete Seeger at age 88 photographed on 6-16-07 at the Clearwater Festival 2007
 by Anthony Pepitone
Photo taken by Anthony Pepitone from Wikipedia






Peter "Pete" Seeger (May 3, 1919 – January 27, 2014) was an American folk singer. As a songwriter, he was the author or co-author of "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" (with Joe Hickerson), "If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)" (composed with Lee Hays of the Weavers), and "Turn, Turn, Turn!", which have been recorded by many artists both in and outside the folk revival movement and are still sung throughout the world.

This too is such a BEAUTIFUL SONG!! If I had a Hammer- Peter Seeger 1956

These are my two favorite verses, just listen to what he is saying here, so powerful and moving...Pete Seeger was a amazing soul.
Lyrics
I'd ring out danger,
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.




If I had a hammer,
I'd hammer in the morning
I'd hammer in the evening,
All over this land

I'd hammer out danger,
I'd hammer out a warning,
I'd hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a bell,
I'd ring it in the morning,
I'd ring it in the evening,
All over this land

I'd ring out danger,
I'd ring out a warning
I'd ring out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

If I had a song,
I'd sing it in the morning,
I'd sing it in the evening,
All over this land

I'd sing out danger,
I'd sing out a warning
I'd sing out love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

Well I got a hammer,
And I got a bell,
And I got a song to sing, all over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

It's the hammer of Justice,
It's the bell of Freedom,
It's the song about Love between my brothers and my sisters,
All over this land.

Folk legend and outspoken activist Pete Seeger dies
Seeger's music won him heaps of accolades, among them a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Harvard Arts Medal, the Kennedy Center Award, the Presidential Medal of the Arts and a spot in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In 2006, Bruce Springsteen released We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions, an album that introduced a whole new generation to the folk hero’s music.


Bonus: I've never seen this..Going to watch it now

 ..Watch a full-length documentary about Seeger here:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Morally Counts- Watch These Videos

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Here is a great video with a SUPER POWERFUL MESSAGE!! Please Keep an OPEN MIND,  Listen and Share.

This is really so moving...I remember a very lengthy discussion about this subject in my Psych class many years ago, in trying to understand why people in positions of power do things....sometimes very terrible things and then respond with "I was just following orders!" It is important to teach our children to think for themselves and do what is morally right. It's also critical that each and everyone of us act accordingly and not be sheep but be leaders...



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http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/?page=society

As more and more people awaken to this truth, the power of the beast known as "government" diminishes, and the power of humanity grows. In a very real sense, the world really is on the brink of "anarchy": a society of free, equal, peaceful human beings. The age of statism and authoritarianism--and all the pain, injustice, suffering and death it has brought with it--is nearing its end. The age of peaceful coexistence, and a truly free and voluntary society, is about to begin. Whether you will be one of those helping to make this change happen, or one of those resisting it, is up to you.

Josie the Outlaw
http://www.josietheoutlaw.com/ 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

100,000 pageviews!! Only took 6 years ;)

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Well Congratulations to me and my blog and HUGE THANK YOU TO MY READERS!!

My blog hit a little milestone the other day...100,000 pageviews. Now that's an all time count, not a day thing. It only took 919 posts!! Yikes, hard to believe I had that much to share but I did and that is just on this blog.

As some of you know I have quite a few other blogs. 7 to be exact (and I'm trying to migrate them all to the mother blog http://zipolitazstudioz.blogspot.ca/p/blogz.html) but I really haven't been blogging much lately as I am working very hard in my Interaction Design Essentials program right now.

Still I wanted to share this great news!

100,000 pageviews for my Tina Winterlik Blog

Anyways you can read more about my stats and my REALITY CHECK here. http://zipolitazwebdezign.blogspot.mx/2014/01/reality-check-january-2014.html

 It's late and I've got to get to bed but before I go I thought as a little gift to all my readers I would share to of my short films. Enjoy!!



What Makes You Feel Beautiful?

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So something I have never really talked about on my blog is bodyweight.  I have struggled ....oh my God how I have struggled....but mostly in the past...I am happy with my body image for the most part now...but it took years.

The first time I thought I was fat was when I was about 12 maybe and I had a little tiny tummy bulge and a friend of my brother's called it a spare tire..until then it never occurred to me. That started it..I had this friend in school whose mom had a yoga tv show and this girl did fasting and they suggested  try it. Insanity. It started me on this terrible rollercoaster of not eating for a day or two and then of course as soon as you cave I would bing.

My weight fluctuated most of my teens between 5-20 lbs over what is considered "normal" by those stupid charts...

I remember I had all these stupid diaries...they were diet diaries,,...every page was crossed out..tomorrow I will start again...

In my 20's I went on this liquid, chocolate bar diet, you know those dum meal replacement things...oh I lost weight alright, I went down to like 105 and I was so happy, but then something happened, I had to quit my job due to tendonitis  and I was depressed and I also quit smoking(a very nasty habit that I am so glad I beat) and I gained....I was 150lbs. It's hard to believe looking back.

I remember how critical all my friends from back then were of people who were not as slim as they thought they should be. I remember one saying "I would kill myself if I got that fat!!"  What a terrible sad thought...

Needless to say I had to get away from all that and I moved to the Kootenays and started college as a mature student. I met someone and he didn't mine my love handles and with routine of school and being loved for who I was, I did slim down again.

When I came back to the coast and went to school here well living on student budget and packing heavy photography equipment everywhere I got pretty slim again.

And I felt good for a long time about my weight. I didn't diet anymore I just tried to eat healthy. When I got pregnant at 40 with my little cherub I gained about 45 lbs but it was all good...after I had her it took a few years but it all came off.

It was when my mom passed away (we'd moved back to the Kootenays) that I got really really thin, every day I would shovel snow to get rid of the stress of my mom being sick and then when I was in mourning after she passed. I was like a 100lbs.

One day, I think it was Angel's birthday I looked in the mirror ...at my neck and YUCK!! I thought, my God I look awful...my boobs were all saggy and seriously FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE...I thought I am too thin.

When my mom was alive mom would always tease and call me "Ana" short for Anorexia...she was trying to make me recognized in the nicest, gentlest way to cut it out and eat more.

Anyways, that was a turning point. I like to have a little meat on me...and if I gain a bit, hey I know it's okay I can walk it off.  I never count calories or anything...I just try to eat healthy and  walk a lot.

Sometimes things have been tough and I wouldn't eat so well, so that my kid could but hopefully that won't happen any more.

Do I have a tummy, yes, but I don't care anymore. I am so glad to be free of all that ugly stress. It worries me to see so many girls and women still struggling with this...

I am so glad people are talking about it, I've spoken with my daughter about it and I think she understands it all. She is just in her tweens and I've shown her many videos on the topic, just as I will show her this one.

I'm not sure where we are in this battle with the media and our culture it is all still really warped out. How can we teach people to love themselves. With education and talking about it, with videos, and apps about medititation...

It's going to take a lot of work...we have a long long way to go but it's great to see videos like this. Thanks for sharing your stories, thanks for the poem Natalie, thanks Soulpancake....keep up the good work.

Now Repeat After Me. I LOVE MYSELF JUST THE WAY I AM!! I AM BEAUTIFUL!!
Because your really are. We all are!!...

I tried to find some old photos to show you but there's nothing on this computer...so they must be in storage

Tina Winterlik ©  high school


Tina Winterlik © college

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Published on YouTube Jan 15, 2014
SoulPancake partnered with Darling Magazine to have a series of conversations about some of the issues that women face on a daily basis. Our first one is a glimpse into beauty and body image. When do you feel the most beautiful?

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Stop, Breathe and Think App- LET'S SHARE and get it out there!!

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Here's a brilliant idea and very inspiring since I am learning how to build apps!!

Tools for Peace™ teaches people of all ages how to develop and apply kindness and compassion in their daily lives.

MINDFULNESS • MEDITATION • COMPASSION-IN-ACTION

We accomplish our mission by:
  • Providing a friendly and accessible curriculum and courses (in-person and online) for those looking for practical methods to cultivate compassion and live more inspired, connected lives;
  • Promoting positive and concrete skill development for young people through our Stop, Breathe & Think curriculum, in-school programs and mobile app;
  • Facilitating retreats for youth and adults to teach practices of mindfulness and the capacities that support social and emotional intelligence as well as academic and professional success.




It's Free, so let's get it out there!!!





Tools for Peace (TFP) teaches people of all ages how to develop and apply kindness and compassion in their daily lives. Founded in 2000, Tools for Peace is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting emotional and social intelligence as well as academic and professional success. TFP has partnered with over 20 organizations, universities, and schools.Through our middle and high-school programs and Annual Teen Camp, TFP has served over 2,500 youth with instruction and enrichment activities in underserved and underrepresented

http://toolsforpeace.org/

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I want to see you be Brave!!

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Oh I just love this video and everything they are working for. Be sure to check out their website.


From Youtube -Published on Jan 7, 2014
The learners of Community Montessori worked for months and months to prepare their amazing rendition of "Brave" by Sara Bareilles. Enjoy! Learn more about their mission by visiting www.bebrave4education.com


About this video: The Brave Leadership Team is from Community Montessori Charter Public School in New Albany, Indiana. We believe that education should be about serving needs of the whole child (social, emotional, physical, moral, intellectual, aesthetics and creative), and we are confident that we are not alone! While assessment has its place, the standardized testing movement is ultimately restricting education in a BIG way. We're taking matters into our own hands. Be brave, and help us bring change from the bottom up.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Go Botlhale! I see the next President, do you?

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Botlhale for President!!! Go Botlhale!!

 I see the next "1st Women South Africa Black President" Don't you? Amazing Child!! Beautiful. I cried so much watching this.





And this was entertaining, powerful and beautiful!! I feel so blessed to her this child speak and performance with such honor, presence and grace.




If they don't choose one soon well this little 11 year will definitely be a excellent choice, she's obviously wise beyond her years.

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On May 24, 1994 Nelson Mandela said: “Freedom cannot be achieved unless the women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. All of us take this on board, that the objectives of the Reconstruction and Development Programme will not have been realized unless we see in visible practical terms that the conditions of women in our country have radically changed for the better, and that they have been empowered to intervene in all aspects of life as equals with any other member of society.” 

http://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/are-we-ready-for-a-woman-president-1.1591171#.UsehYrS81tE

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