Axis of Justice: Social Justice and Activism

Posted on May 9, 2006. Filed under: entertainment, general, media, politics, spirituality, website |

Axis of Justice

Axis of Justice is non-profit organization formed by Tom Morello of Audioslave and Serj Tankian of System of a Down. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.

We aim to build a bridge between fans of music around the world and local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice.

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Zaadz: Planting the Seeds for Growth

Posted on April 19, 2006. Filed under: general, spirituality, web, Web2.0 |

Connect. Grow. Inspire. Empower. That’s basically Zaadz in a nutshell. Ready to let go of your cynisism and search out a community of welcoming, diverse, open, and intelligent people. Give Zaadz a try. I did. And I love it. Only good things can come from stuff like this.

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Shut up, Madonna! Balance is the key.

Posted on October 19, 2005. Filed under: family, general, spirituality |

I spent most of my teenage and adult life looking up to Madonna and admiring her ability to successfully buck normality and just be herself. Recently, I felt almost like a kindred spirit in our parallel search for spirituality and interest in Kabbalah. Plus, we both have 2 kids. Geez, we’re practially sisters! But after reading the latest article on Madonna’s backlash on “permissive parenting,” frankly, I think she’s a rich, narrow-minded, elitist, arrogant know-it-all that is so caught up in her trendiness she can’t think straight. And how insulting to struggling parents all over the world, who sometimes need a video to settle kids down while they hurriedly make tomorrow’s lunches, do laundry and hem karate gi’s? How divine it must be to have so much confidence in yourself to always be so right about everything at any given moment and phase in your lifecycle.

Why does everything have to be so black and white, so this or that, so permissive or restrictive? When will we learn that we can be compassionate, giving human parents and provide our children with boundaries, rules and structure?  Will we ever get to a place where my parenting skills and philosophy aren’t exactly like yours, but you can at least respect my effort? Honestly, I don’t refute the goal of not creating emotionally stable adults. In fact, I embrace the idea and hope that I’m working towards that end by teaching my children balance in life.

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Balancing Mommy and Marketing

Posted on October 6, 2005. Filed under: family, spirituality, web |

Like most women, life is a constant struggle for balance between home and work. Mother and Marketer. So, lately, I’ve spent a fair amount of time trying to put some systems in place to make my life easier and happier. Since I’ve never really done this before, I started from scratch. Thankfully there are a ton of resources out there. I thought I share some fo the tools I’ve found useful for trying (operative word) to balance my hectic family life with my busy work life.

PINK Magazine (magazine) – a new, but very promising magazine that helps women by addressing business and life/family issues. Great read, lovely to look at.

Real Simple – (magazine/web) hands down my favorite magazine. Strategies, tips and motivation for simplifying life on all fronts. Beautiful magazine packed with helpful articles.

Mobile Edge – (accessory) finally! Cute and sturdy laptop bags and briefcases. They’re darling, the work and they don’t cost a friggin’ fortune. Now to decide which one I want (too bad Lovcat hasn’t come out with some of these girlie laptop bags!)

Saving Dinner the Low Carb Way (book) – awesome book! This book saves tons of time and effort by providing seasonal menus and shopping lists. The food is fantastic (my son always wants to know if dinner is going to be from the book), easy to prepare, and healthy.

Simple Abundance: A Day Book of Comfort and Joy (book) – mediation geared towards women. This book is how I start every day. It provides me with varied passages to mediate or ponder on. The topics range from style, decorating, to exercise and inner beauty. It’s truly a wonderful book.

More to come…

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Tomorrow is a new day

Posted on July 8, 2005. Filed under: happy zen, recovery, spirituality |

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
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