I’m on a little bit of a rampage right now on the topic of media. I realize by writing the words I write here, that I am attracting and focusing on what I don’t want! So let’s call it a rant and then I will forever hold my pieces…I mean peace!

For those of you who have known me for a while, you know I made a life decision about 6 years ago to cut off all forms of “news” media. The idea behind the strategy was that, I am very sensitive person and the terrible stories, stayed with me long after I turned the TV off or put down the paper. I formulated that if I removed this MASSIVE NEGATIVE ENERGY BLAST from my life, my outlook on life, and the world at large would improve dramatically. So I stopped watching all news, reading all news and began listening to music only satellite radio stations (news-free!).

After 6 years on this “no news media kick”, I would like to report that my original thesis not only holds but I severely underestimated the damage caused by the nonsense called “news”. Some observations follow confirming my point:

  1. I was still aware of “need to know” life critical news via other people, people talk!
  2. I was amazed at how long “tragedies” like earthquakes in Haiti, tsunamis in the South Pacific, oil spill in the gulf stayed in the media excitement. The worst tragedies barely made it two weeks and were then forgotten
  3. I have learned that the typical media story ratio is 9 Negative stories for every 1 positive story  
  4. The average newscast is aimed at the reading comprehension level of a 10 year old! So you’re not exactly challenging your brain either!
  5. My personal view of life improved DRAMATICALLY! The media is a focused negative energy vibration beam that creates a (VERY NEGATIVELY) distorted view of the safety of the world. Think about it, they paint a fearful view of the world, don’t go there, you might get robbed/shot/molested (insert negative experience here _____________________)
  6. I’m never going back, I love my life, my attitude, my view of the world is that “there are opportunities everywhere!”.  Once you see the world this way, the law of Attraction will bring events and people to support that thesis. I don’t lock my door sometimes, I’m not afraid. By not being afraid, negative events always seem to miss me!
  7. Your body gets destroyed by acid that is caused by generalized fear. It’s different than a fear right in front of you. A fear in front of you can be acted  upon (example bear attacks!)

I’d love your feedback on this and, try a week without news, your Most Positive (Brilliant) Self will thank you!


Precocious Summer and Womanhood

Precocious Summer and Womanhood

         Last week in one of my daily jaunts in the park (with my curious canine partner) it was a beautifully and unseasonably warm mid-March day. As I was jogging in the trails 3 scantily clad women came into my field of vision. As I approached and passed them, I was shocked to realize they were not even teenagers, they might have been 11 or 12 years young. They looked ready to hit a nightclub or dance around a pole somewhere.

I don’t have any kids of my own and am probably going to say something quite ignorant here, but damn the torpedoes, here goes anyway! What kind of world (media-fuelled, inspired and motivated) produces such a glaring attack on decent values and sensibilities? A world where our values have been corrupted, co-opted and hijacked. I consider myself very open-mindedand non-traditional in my views, and still I was shocked. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we lock pre-teen girls in the basement or anything (as anything you push against or repress usually mutates to something worse, ask the Catholic church).

I get to see most of these same young ladies (I wish that gentlemanly term returned) about 7 years later as they enter my College Business Presentation classes. I must continually remind them that they want to be judged on the amount of personality, intelligence and unique quirkiness they bring and not the amount of skin they show. Additionally, it is not a coincidence their self-esteem is very low as they to emulate an impossible body image example from Hollywood.

I wish I had a solution, but I don’t. As long as we live in a consumeristic society that finds it’s moral compass bearings from pop music, movies and entertainment (fear and lack-based) this type of superficial value-related behavior is here to stay. My best advice: Set a good example yourself, that’s all you can do. I’d love your comments on this.