I am applying for jobs, I graduate in June, the date is set for graduation on June 22nd. Graduation means that I am at the end of the road. It is a closure to three years of hard work. Now it is back to business for me and the task ahead is landing a job. preferably it would be in the field of Art History but I have realized I cannot afford the cultural sector, for the time being. Therefore I have to find a job that is interesting, well paid and hopefully something that is fun to do. It would not hurt if the colleagues are nice and the benefits and company culture are amazing. Asking too much??
How do I sell myself?
I got an email today from a job agency, I was supposed to send something that would prove me worthy of copywriting. So I pointed them to my blog. I realized that it is the only online forum that I have ever written, in English at least. Then I noticed that the last post was hardly showing my writing skills, I would have to write longer text and make it juicy in order to be considered for the job.
I have to write a text that does myself justice.
I am hard-working, I am creative, I see possibilities where other see only obstacles. I wake up in the morning and decide that it is going to be a good day. In the evening I thank for what the day has brought to me.I am thankful for the opportunities and challenges that I have gotten till now and I am convinced that this time around I will be as lucky as before. I have practiced my writing skills for the past year and a half, both in my study´s and this blog. Now I´ll wait and see what is to be my next adventure.What will it be??? Stay tuned
My sister posted this on Facebook recently, I have watched this lecture by Dr. Terry Wahls few times and it makes such sense what she is saying. I hope that she gets through to people suffering. I hope the perception drug mafia does not manage to silence her!
keep it simple, eat real food in variety and color!
Do we have to eat meat every day?
I am concerned about the future we have as a race. I worry about the consequences of globalization and global warming. I think it is sad how we have treated our mother. Mother earth. There are some things, little things that we can do to minimize the damage. If we all stopped eating meat. It would help the planet tremendously. But is it realistic?
But what if we just started with one meat meal less pr. week? It would actually make a big difference. Read this article on research on the impact of too much meat being produced globally. Here is part of the articles conclusion;
“The case against eating animal products is ironclad; it’s not a new argument, and it goes way beyond just global warming. Animals will not grow or produce flesh, milk, or eggs without food and water; they won’t do it without producing excrement; and the stages of meat, dairy, and egg production will always cause pollution and be resource-intensive.”
Not to mention the health benefits, save you and save the planet while doing it! Start with meatless monday.
I could´t help throwing in some hard-core message, the Smiths say it their way.
The reason I have not been writing is lack of time. Well..not lack of it I have 24 hours a day like the rest of you! I have a family, job and I am studying so I have to choose. One of the things that I chose to rest was my blog. It is funny when I stopped, months went by and the motivation somehow just did not come back.
Maybe because this summer I wrote my thesis in Art history and between work and family I was writing my thesis. So to get away from it all!! Would not include writing.
Zebra ©James F Clay
What inspired me to write today is the fact that young women are having heart attacks due to as it seems stress. And stress related disease I read this article, why do zebras not get ulcers on Wikipedia and I think it is interesting that the repeated stress is making us sick. Because we are constantly in stress mode opposed the stress of the zebra that is purely ´run for your life now´
Then there was this doctors article on French women and heart disease. Pretty interesting. The conclusion is;
“Considering that the young women in the FAST – MI registry tended not to have high cholesterol levels nor high blood pressure, one has to wonder about a possible role of inflammation. We do know that inflammation is involved in atherosclerosis and acute coronary events, although a causative role has yet to be defined and proven or unproven. Inflammation is certainly related to both obesity and smoking and could therefore, at least in theory, be a common link explaining the changes in risk profile among French women suffering a heart attack. I wonder if the French paradox is till alive and well.”
The doc´s blog is full of useful info and links.
So what to do?
Relax cut yourself some slack. And breathe through your heart :-)
If everyone in the world had my BMI the globe could get rid of 21 million tons! WOW that is something. If you want to know your “rank” in the world you can do it at BBC´s web.
Fun, trivia before the weekend…But, I am comfortable in my own skin, that is the victory in my eyes. That is not connected to my BMI.
Monsanto is not going to cave in
I am thankful for the beauty of the native american sweat lodge
I am thankful for all the lovely people who I spent last night with. We went on a journey together without knowing what would happen. It started out by the fire in the midst of the Icelandic nature. Then we swam in the Atlantic Ocean before entering the tent. The tent is built with a native american sweat lodge tradition in mind. With guidance from them.
The fire and the tent ©snorri
the glowing hot stone inside the tent ©snorri
The sweat was a healing experience, the stones used are heated on the fire. Little by little the stones are carried into the tent. When the first stones are in the tent the tent is closed and inside is total darkness. The foreman puts water on the stones to heat up the tent . The sweat was five rounds with chanting and drumming in the spirit of the native Americans. Even though I don’t understand the words of the chanting it releases energy and the discomfort of the total darkness and the unbearable heat is a personal victory.
After the sweat we enjoyed a meal together, to regain energy so that we could drive home. After the spiritual journey and cleansing I was beat. I crawled into bed and slept for ten hours.
I am thankful to be able to experience things like this, I am thankful for the people who were with me on the journey in their vulnerability and strength. I am blessed.
Wisdom that I came across in my daily blog reading routine
I was reading through blogs this morning and mind/body/spirit Academy had written a great post on patience. With a quote from Pema Chödrön. I am a big fan of Chödrön, along with reading the post I was browsing Chödrön´s web and I found abundance of writings that spoke to me. I am going to quote one of them;
“As long as we’re caught up in always looking for certainty and happiness, rather than honoring the taste and smell and quality of exactly what is happening, as long as we’re always running away from discomfort, we’re going to be caught in a cycle of unhappiness and disappointment, and we will feel weaker and weaker. This way of seeing helps us to develop inner strength.”
This is a quote from Pema Chödrön writings on SHAMBALA SUN . One more reminder of living here and now, not there and then.
Thank you mind/body/spirit academy for the re-acquaintance with Chödrön.