CLS Conversations Podcast Episode 7 with Charity Collier, Mindfulness Expert Teacher and Addiction Counselor

Changing Lives, Mindfulness and Becoming Your Best Self, a Conversation with Charity Collier

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21           3SharesA conversation with Charity Collier, a mindfulness meditation expert teacher and addiction counselor. Episode 7 [part one] From personal transformation to changing lives, our guest Charity Collier has done both. She helps people on their journey of self-discovery. Working as a licensed addiction counselor and meditation teacher in the US prison system she serves a greater cause helping incarcerated individuals heal from the trauma and stress of prison life. She… Read More »

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photo collage of girls on Conscious Life Space

Why is it that girls’ self-esteem spirals downwards from 5th grade on?

The Girl’s Index examining girls’ self-esteem, relationships with others & more

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 45          9Shares In late 2017, Ocober to be precises, a study was published about girls. It’s called the Girl’s Index and examines girls’ self-esteem and relationships with others and a lot more. Personally, I’m fascinated by it as I was interested in seeing how it is for young girls these days. Are they making progress? What challenges do they face? Are relationships with other girls changing and more empowering or is… Read More »

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The Conversations Podcast Episode 2 a conversation on motherhood, one Gen-X mom's perspective on motherhood at 40 - Chrissy Miller, PhD

A Gen Xers perspective on motherhood at 40, a conversation with Chrissy Miller

Episode 2 Exploring motherhood at age 40 Becoming a new mother is on top of the list of transformational events in our lives that can change us. Our ideas of who we are and our place in the world can be upended and the upheaval can have both benefits and negative side effects. Although mothers share many common experiences, mothering and motherhood is a unique experience for each individual as… Read More »

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Graphic with a list of items for a love bag - Conscious Life Space

The Anatomy of a Love Bag

Consumable goodies for people in need wrapped up in love.

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  39          39Shares A love bag is easy to put together and can make a positive difference in someone’s day. A love bag is simply a bag filled with consumable goodies and a message of love. I hand them out as gifts to homeless people around Santa Cruz when we go into town. I started this practice in the nineties when I had an early morning babysitting gig in my Virginia hometown.… Read More »

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Visited upon your children - death and guns - violence in America 2

Guns Cause Death

Among Other Things

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 217          19SharesThis past week I fell into the social media vortex or more specifically Facebook’s vortex of death for a few minutes each day. It’s easy to get sucked in since Facebook doesn’t honour my preference to see the most recent posts in my ‘newsfeed,’ instead, they insist on changing my settings on a regular basis to ‘most popular’ or whatever they call it. They seem to think that I want… Read More »

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https://safebae.org

‘Audrie & Daisy’ Last Year’s Documentary is Still Very Relevant One Year Later

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  63          63SharesHave you seen or heard about the riveting and gut-wrenching stories of Audrie Pott & Daisy Coleman? Last year a documentary on the girls assaults and the aftermath was distributed by Netflix. Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Audrie & Daisy | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix Two different girls sexually assaulted on two different nights, in two different towns. Audrie & Daisy takes a hard look… Read More »

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rattlesnake warning sign by Zach Savinar on Conscious Life Space

The boys I loved and how I learned to be wary of strange men

[Stranger Danger]

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 14  1       6SharesMadly in Love When I was a little girl I had many crushes and was ‘madly in love’ with boys and men. All of them were older than me. I met my first love at around the age of 5. He was 40 and one of my father’s colleagues, his name was Henri. I only met him a couple of times but I wanted to spend as much time as… Read More »

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neon sign - more space - Photo by Sami Mititelu

Boundaries and Personal Responsibility

3 Videos: Healthy Boundaries, You're Not Entitled to My Body & Rules of Personal Space

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  6  1       7SharesStanding in one’s power, setting boundaries and taking personal responsibility isn’t always easy. I admit that for me sometimes standing in my power can be terrifying and even on a good day when I feel like I can conquer the world it can still be challenging. Boundaries too, are tricky since they are unique to individuals as well, based on their family dynamic, culture, gender, and upbringing. Personal responsibility on… Read More »

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Charging Bull and Fearless Girl Wall Street - Photo The Conversation/Shutterstock

What the ‘Fearless Girl’ statue and Harvey Weinstein have in common

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  3          3Shares In March of this year, State Street Global Advisors unveiled the “Fearless Girl,” a statue of a little girl installed to face Wall Street’s famous “Charging Bull” statue. Her defiance was aimed at financial culture’s historical exclusion of women in the financial industry, especially in leadership positions. In early October, its parent company, State Street Corporation, quietly settled allegations that it had been paying female employees less than their… Read More »

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Girls Girls Girls Neon Sign - photo by Joshua K Jackson CC0 on Conscious Life Space

Defining the problem of Sexism & Harassment

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 12          3SharesNothing cute or witty to say here, just the facts Jack. The media has been focused on sexual harassment in Hollywood and the United States but it is a worldwide phenomenon that has been measured in various studies. One of the problems that have been identified around the issue of sexual harassment is that no universal definition exists and every incident must be put in context based on relationships, circumstances… Read More »

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Photo: Oscar Keys

Amidst the furore and the frenzy: Sexism & Harassment

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 1           1ShareAmidst the furore and the frenzy. Somewhere amidst the furore and the frenzy, It seems as if people are losing sight of a few things along the way as the revelations of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse and sexual harassment continues to make headlines. I’ve spent the last week and a half ripping apart my thoughts, ideas and responses and reactions to the barrage of stories detailing accounts of sexual harassment,… Read More »

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city map with changes bangalore

When cities were Nature’s haven: a tale from Bangalore

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  3          3SharesEditor’s Note: This article is a great case-study and delves into real issues and offers some action towards solutions. It is my hope that more cities around the world will return to greening. I have watched my city transform over the last 12 years, grow rapidly and on the surface, all is well but the lack of planning and old systems have done a lot of damage. How can we… Read More »

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Beggars knocking on my door

To share or not to share? Guilt, experiences and other thoughts on the topic.

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  2          2SharesThanks for visiting the site and watching my videos. The ‘Vlog’ is a 1-year experiment that started at the end of August 2017. My goal is to share videos about issues or topics (that may not be politically correct) that concern me or I think might be of interest to discuss. What topics would you like to discuss? Please subscribe to the channel, leave comments and share with your friends.… Read More »

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Woman breaking apart art photo by Chris Barbalis on Conscious Life Space https://consciouslife.guru

The C Word, It’s not what you think: Language, the crone & the cougar

The wild and the wise woman - No big cats and ugly hags here!

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 64          10SharesFrom the first time I heard the word crone in reference to contemporary women I cringed. My reaction isn’t unexpected because the sound of the word and its meaning was never pleasant. And I can still remember hearing the word cougar in relation to women in the first years of the 21st century. At the time, I was separated from my husband, a relationship that lasted 20 years, and did… Read More »

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the urban dictionary's definition of upskirting - Conscious Life Space Guru

WTF? is up with Upskirting

Women aren't your objects to festishise!

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  2          2SharesUpskirting a violation that isn’t illegal, YET. It’s a practice that has been going on for quite awhile and the problem has been increasing through the years. People placing their mobile phones in places that violate private space and people’s right to their own bodies is not illegal. Gina Martin wants to change that. I was targeted by a creep, who put his hand between my legs and took pictures… Read More »

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steve cutts are you lost in the world like me

Are you lost in the world like me?

Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation.

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             A few years ago, Steve Cutts gained quite a bit of notoriety with his animation Man. Man focused on our relationship with nature. This time around it seems like no one is paying attention. Are you lost in the world like me? Steve Cutts peaks our interest again in this recent animation. Moby and the Void Pacific Choir Are you obsessed with your device or phone? Does it give you… Read More »

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Alive animation screenshot

Alike, a short film

Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life?

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             Alike or Alive? Alike or Alive? Where do you want to be? How do you want to live your life? What did you think? Share your thoughts in the comments. You can find more information about “Alike” at www.alikeshort.com If you liked this post, please share it with your friends. Want to see more animations? Check out the animations page here. CREDITS:

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The Enemy Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

The Enemy, Dissecting the Notion of Conflict

Shifting perspectives and creating empathy - an augmented reality app coming to you this summer.

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             The Enemy, Empathy, Society War images are some of the most potent and powerful images we see and now they arrive on our phones and computers in an instant, sometimes even as an event is happening. Still, in conflict, as with the US in recent years, some governments censor images. Many find their way to the public, although many arrive too late to stop atrocities as they are happening or… Read More »

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Jon Boogz The Color of Reality

Art Matters, The Color of Reality

Artists collaborate to make a piece couldn't have come to life without one another.

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 1           1ShareUsing dance, performance and painting to create a unified work that we get to see in the form of a video, Color of Reality is a lament. It is a social commentary that laments the death of not only people who were murdered with guns but the injustices found in a broken system in the USA today. Color of Reality, short film, 2016 Color of reality was written and directed… Read More »

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