How To Restore Your Faith In Humanity

 

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Photo courtesy from Google.

The Way I See It:

I believe in us, humans, I believe that it will serve us all good to just stop and remember we are all one. To remember we are all connected in a way or another. So when you get too competitive, too busy hating, envying or stressing over something someone did. When you say to yourself there is no way out, people are mean and we are doomed. Watch this video, remind yourself that deep inside we are all the same, we are scared, we are afraid, we want to fit in,

we want others to love us, we want to help and support, we fear rejection and we need each others approval all the time. Be Kind, be tolerant, be true to yourself and others, be the person you really are from the inside. Talk and deal with this soul inside each one you meet and see…. restore your faith in humanity and yourself.

Kindness and love always …always prevail…. and remember: there is enough for everybody 🙂

Love and Light

Noha

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When The Majority Becomes The Minority – Find Your Authentic Self

 

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“If you are a woman, if you’re a person of colour, if you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, if you are a person of size, if you are a person of intelligence, if you are a person of integrity, then you are considered a minority in this world.”  Margaret Cho

 

Margaret Moran Cho  (born December 5, 1968) is an American comedian, fashion designer, actress, author, and singer-songwriter. Cho, of Korean ancestry, is best known for her stand-up routines, through which she critiques social and political problems, especially those pertaining to race and sexuality. She has also directed and appeared in music videos and has her own clothing line. She has frequently supported LGBT rights and has won awards for her humanitarian efforts on behalf of women, Asians, and the LGBT community.    For Full Bio – Click Here 
 

The Way I See It:   I had enough of LABELS …who started labeling us per our sex, colour, size etc.. Who created these boxes and convinced us to enter willing into each one of them  and suffocate to death!!!  aren’t we all humans? breathing, thinking, have feelings, brains, minds, thoughts, goals and a life to live and enjoy!…  We are the Majority and they are breaking us down to different type of Minorities …. black people come to this side…. gay people come to that side ….women will be here …. big people will be there ….etc …etc….

What I know …that day after day people are evolving toward the ONENESS concept and one day break free from all these boxes they have created for us.   One day we, us the majority,  will be able to regain our authentic selves …our true selves …our self-esteem and prevail, breaking away from all these labels that were meant to control us and making us feel like shit trying hard all the time to fit into the world they created for us.  We will realized that they spent so much money and effort to teach us how to judge each other – to divide our world  into a hundred labels and boxes that we don’t need.

Look for your self-esteem, look for your true self, love it as it is, honor it and celebrate it. WE ARE THE MAJORITY.

Love and Light

Noha

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P.S.: I love the way CHO conveyed her message,  so below is the link to her show where she said this quote and her message to us. I also wrote her beautiful words as well – couldn’t say it better CHO!  (minute 1:22.00) (16+)

Script:

It’s going to be really hard to find messages of self-love and support anywhere especially women’s and gay men’s culture it’s all about how you have to look a certain way or else you are worthless …  you know when you look in the mirror and you think oh I am so fat I am so old I am so ugly ….don’t you know that is not your authentic self but that is billions upon billions of dollars of advertising magazines movies billboard all geared to make u feel shitty about yourself so you will take your hard earned money and spend it at the mall on some turn around cream that doesn’t turn around shit …

When you don’t have self-esteem you will hesitate before you do anything in your life …

You will hesitate to go for the job you really want to go for,

You will hesitate to ask for a raise

You will hesitate to call yourself an American

You will hesitate to report a rape,

You will hesitate to defend yourself when you are discriminated against because of your race, your sexuality, your size, your gender

You will hesitate to vote

You will hesitate to dream

For us to have self-esteem is truly an act of Revolution

And our Revolution is long overdue

I urge you all today to Love yourself without reservation and to Love each other without restraint …unless you are into leather

 

 

Top 10 Inspiring TED Talks Women Should See

To celebrate Charmain Gooch winner of the year of the $1 million TED Prize and TED’s 30th anniversary – Anna Verghese, Deputy Director of the TED Prize recommended the top 10 moments for women in TED that we all need to see.

What’s TED anyway?     TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 (YES TED IS TURNING 30!) as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

The Way I See It:  One of my empowering tools online is to check TED and see what’s new! Women should always empower other women to achieve their dreams and potential. There are many ways to do that: having conferences, talk, sharing experiences are some ways to do so…but you don’t have to get an audience, stage or to go online to send a message and to have an impact.

Women can do – and actually do it on a day-to-day basis with their normal lives. Funny enough Women in many cases don’t know the role they play in others’ lives. They don’t know that their stories could be the inspiring example to other women around them.   To all women: we can change and inspire our daughters, nieces, neighbors, family members and our communities’ females. Take their hands, show them the way and share the experience.   Every woman can be a TED guest and inspire, every woman has her own stage and audience where she can leave them with a life changing impact and ideas to think about.   I am happy to share these recommended 10 TED talks that all women should see; to be empowered and inspired. I recommend searching TED for more inspiring topics and talk.

Love and Light

Noha

Amy Cuddy: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are (19,393,029 Total Views)

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

 

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability (16,248,080 Total Views) 

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.

 

Jill Bolte Taylor: My Stroke of Insight (15,640,661 Total Views) 

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your Elusive Creative Genius (8,716,450 Total views) 

Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a genius, all of us “have” a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.

 

Chimamanda Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story  (7,21 7,329 Total views)

Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.

 

Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have Too Few Women Leaders  (4,567,724 Total Views)

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions — and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.

 

Cynthia Breazeal: The Rise of Personal Robots (841,456 Total Views) 

As a grad student, Cynthia Breazeal wondered why we were using robots on Mars, but not in our living rooms. The key, she realized: training robots to interact with people. Now she dreams up and builds robots that teach, learn — and play. Watch for amazing demo footage of a new interactive game for kids.

 

Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the Intelligence, Passion, Greatness of Girls  (803,897 Total Views) 

Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell — of her own life’s transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls?

 

Courtney Martin: This isn’t her mother’s feminism (705,887 Total Views)

Blogger Courtney Martin examines the perennially loaded word “feminism” in this personal and heartfelt talk. She talks through the three essential paradoxes of her generation’s quest to define the term for themselves.

 

Angela Patton: A Father-Daughter Dance…in Prison (620,942 Total Views) 

At Camp Diva, Angela Patton works to help girls and fathers stay connected and in each others’ lives. But what about girls whose fathers can’t be there — because they’re in jail? Patton tells the story of a very special father-daughter dance.

 

Original article by Glamour.com 

Life Is Short And Precious – Amanda @TrappedAtMyDesk

The Way I See It:

If you feel like shit, if you feel miserable, if you feel alone, trapped or unloved… for god sake watch this video to wake up and see how life is too short and precious. Nothing is guaranteed, nothing is forever and every minute of your life you have a choice to either live it to the fullest or waste it. Be loving, caring, call your friends, go out, have a long walk, enjoy nature, write what you feel and how you see your life and this world. Connect to people and not to your phone and ipad. Listen to your friends and people talking not only music. Share the moments with loved ones or less fortunate ones. DO something and LIVE it .. it is your choice … Life is too short.

Life IS GOOD so LIVE it while YOU can.

PS: You will be missed Amanda 😦

Love and Light

Noha

Still I Rise: A Message To Every Woman

The Way I See It: 

Every WOMAN should seek the power within and Rise. Ladies: Connect with your roots of Strength, Pride and the essence of who you really are. No matter what you THINK you look like, no matter what ANYBODY is telling you who you SHOULD BE, HAVE to BE…break the frames, the fear, the disappointments, the doubts, unwrap yourself from any label and set yourself free, to soar, to fly to BE what YOU meant to BE: A WOMAN that Still will Rise. It’s ALL within Ladies, All within….

Everyone in the world will pair one way or another with fear pain or loss or disappointment yet each of us has awakened and risen. Maya Angelou

Love and Light – Noha

BIO (more): Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist. Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas.

Still I Rise

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may tread me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops.
Weakened by my soulful cries.

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own back yard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Maya Angelou

DO NOT LET YOUR SELF-WORTH BE DEFINED BY BULLIES

The Way I See It:

All of us need to stand up to all kind of bullying and fight back. All of us have to teach children around us how to be kind and non-judgmental by being the example they will follow. We need to remind ourselves and our kids the basic simple gift of LOVE: to love one another disregard of how we LOOK LIKE on the outside. I Salute anchor Jennifer Livingston for fighting back on behalf of all so called FAT Women. As she said in her own words: “I am much more than a number on a scale.” AND “Do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies. Learn from my experience that the cruel words of one are nothing compared to the shouts of many.”

Love and Light

Noha

For More details on the story please click on the below links: Do not let your self worth be defined by bullies and News Anchor Strikes Back

 I will leave you with this inspiring video: 

EXPERIENCE THE RISING – One Billion Rising Feb 14, 2013

Women around the world are RISING….enjoy the live coverage and videos for One Billion Rising events around the globe …share and spread the word. Let us all work together to stop violence against women around the world. (Click here to see all video don’t forget to share on your FB and Twitter) 

Women will prevail…………..we are lovers …we are teachers …we are beautiful creatures …

Love and Light

Noha

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