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Metabedu and #shwing   member Lisa of Bold Compassion brought this to my attention. It's NVC (Nonviolent Communication) online training with an op to meet virtually and locally. It supplements Start With Helloing perfectly and of course is a stand alone of great worth.
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Compassion Course Online 2016 with Thom Bond, Founder and Director of Education, NYCNVC; Certified Trainer, CNVC Course Begins June 22nd, 2016. Registration extended through June 29th, 2016 - 11:00 AM (EDT). "For anyone who is inspired to have more compassion, understanding and harmony in their ...
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In Times Of Uncertainty

Know what matters most

Know what's good (or working)

Keep your #focus there!

#life #success
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Most coverage of Donald Trump’s rallies are about people disrupting it. But one American journalist went there and quietly observed what was going on. He came back shaken and scared. Jared Yates Sexton is a writer and political correspondent from the state of Georgia. Yesterday, Donald Trump held a rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. Sexton […]
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Making a jazz noise here tonight with some great poets:

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Gather is a monthly poetry and open mic series hosted by award-winning poet and writer Eris Eady. This debut edition of Gather features poets John Burroughs, Daniel Gray-Kontar, Alishia McCoy, Terry Provost, and Marisol Ramos performing work in the tradition of improvisational jazz solos.
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Part 2: "THE CHAOTIC UNIVERSE" In this fascinating tape, composer/artist John Cage, thermodynamic physicist Ilya Prigogine, and philosopher/comparative religion teacher Huston Smith are interviewed.
Artists, scientists, spiritual leaders and economists gathered in Amsterdam in 1990 to explore the emerging paradigm of a holistic world view and the implications for a global economy. The five day conference was inspired by the artists Joseph Beuys and Robert Filliou, and manifested by Louwrien Wijers, who called it a "mental sculpture."
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Art Meets Science & Spirituality in a Changing Economy (Dalai Lama, David Bohm, ...) 1/5
As per Lisa lets post all five (5). Here is number (5) Five.  I've posted an excerpt of it, the David Bohm part. I'm wondering how long before the Macro of social justice, social service, community activism, et.,al., and the Micro inner work of art, aesthetics, mindfulness, which is very cutting edge as the mesh of these things with quantum physicist is reaching more popular mass acceptance.
How do we activate, organize and direct the navel gazing outward?  How do we take the tools like whatever kind of training, and reverse engineer back to the inside work.  Maybe it is already there somewhere?  Religion has the potential.  Many get sidetracked into dogmatic dogfights of whose book is right, cause only one can be right; many members see the righteous core (damn the dogma) but are lackadaisical at best feeling very comfortable thinking to know the "truth," is compliance. 
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Join us July 17th at 1:00pm.

Participants are encouraged to wear a Circle the City with Love T-shirt and sign an on-line pledge agreeing to appear at a designated location, be substance free, nonviolent and law abiding while s/he stands in line for
30 minutes as a demonstration of peace and love. In addition, participants will agree not to break their silence by speaking to anyone, including the media, during the half hour of silence.

The idea for this event originated with Sister Rita Petruziello, inspired by the song
"Circle the City with Love."
As the founding director of River’s Edge in Cleveland , a Congregation of St Joseph sponsored ministry,
Sister Rita wanted to demonstrate the ministry's mission of "personal and societal transformation so that all life will thrive." The Sisters of St. Joseph have agreed to be the fiscal agent for the event.
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The mission of Circle the City with Love - Cleveland 2016 is to embody the power of love that brings peace and justice to our city, our country and our world through the simple act of holding hands and standing together as one in intentional silence at an important moment in our history.
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Planning to travel to Cuba isn’t as simple as preparing for a trip to the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean. There are many things to think about before heading off to this tropical paradise. We’re travelling to Cuba in just a few days and for us, as Canadians, these are the pre-trip preparations and... Read More
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#StartWithhelloing matters. #SWHING
" In a world where violence and. misunderstanding. constantly runs through the news cycle, there is one proven tool to reduce prejudice, and that is cross-group friendships."
Diverse friendships matter to our well-being as a society, but they start decreasing at quite an early age.
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Help support a cause I car about. Women In Transition.
Running is a metaphor of life. Every day, extraordinary women run through obstacles to change their lives in the Women in Transition Program (WIT) at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C). Sometimes they may think they can’t but then they begin to find their strength and are empowered in this free 8-week program to keep moving forward, realizing they’re capable of so much more than they thought. Together, we can help them achieve success in the ...
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  • Left Thumbprint Solutions
    Community and Personal Empowerment Strategist and Facilitator, 2001 - present
    Left Thumbprint Solutions, Your Pathway To The Creative & Surplus- serving Cuyahoga County and vicinity- , Concept facilitation and realization/ Project managing /community engagement. Arts Network Consultant, Project Manager toward social justice. Ciofaithwalker@leftthumbprintsolutions.com Office: (216) 759-0790 Office mssg: (216) 759-6913
  • The Cleveland Museum of Art
    Associate Director, Community Engagement, 1992 - 2010
  • Lake Erie College
    Consultant/Project Manager, 2007 - 2007
  • Cleveland Public Art
    Interim Executive Director, 2000 - 2000
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Cavana Faithwalker was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Much of his worldview and values have been molded by his Blackness bestowed upon him in a working class Black, urban neighborhood. He blames his packrat tendencies, the economy in his art and poetry on being raised by an Alabama, depression baby momma who was raised on a farm with her nine brothers and sisters. "She is probably the reason I fight consumerism gone amuck and the overly me-ish influence of our society," says Cavana.

 His fascination with mechanical things, physics, his aesthetics, his sense of humor and how things relate to each other comes from construction worker dad and others.

 He has a degree in public art marketing and management from Cleveland State University. His major is composed of Urban Studies, Studio Art and Marketing.

He says his “new best friend” now is Amit Goswami a quantum physicist turned spiritual guru and quantum activist. " I think something is happening worldwide as far as spiritual consciousness.  For me after almost a quarter century of mainstream and somewhat fundamentalist Christian dogma and orthodoxy, that whole thing is giving in to a new interpretation of what the canon says and also what is myth and what is ‘reality.’

 When it comes to orthodoxy and dogma I rather like an adage attributed to Zen Buddhism, ‘when you meet the Buddha in the road, kill the Buddha.’"

Cavana believes in congruency. “The more you can be in sync with your authentic self the healthier you are and the more life you bring to the things you do, yeah congruency.”  He aims at being content in life and enjoying life.  His mantra is breathe in breathe out.  “Through meditating when I play my didgeridoo I may have zeroed in on the one thing that won’t change in my world view, it may be the constancy that anchors me, the lessons in science, those metaphysical concepts beyond the science of plant animal relationships surrounding oxygen are powerful. A natural outcome of this mantra is thinking win-win, big picture, and yin yang.

Perhaps when you gravitate to something or are in accord with something it was meant to be that revelations come through it.  I learned to play the didjeridoo in 30 minutes, ‘circular’ breathing and how to make sounds.  Many play along time without learning ‘circular breathing’ but it just seemed like the thing to do."

 Cavana is a visual and performance artists, he sings and plays didjeridu and is aiming at attaining some level of expertise at throat singing also know as overtone singing. 

Cavana was the Poet Laureate for the City of Cleveland Heights, Ohio from 2011-2013.

"Muhammed Ali got me into poetry with his prose and antics in the 70s," Faithwalker says.  "I would write prose poetry and recite them for fellow students in high school."  He won his first poetry contest while in high school.

Today Cavana puts himself in the activist 'box'. "A lot of folks don't like labels but we are hardwired to label and pre judge.  I read this sign that said activism is the rent for living on this planet, or something like that.  I like that but even more so we are all activists if we become aware and congruent. We naturally care, compassion, and get involved and wear off on those that have been beat up too much to care and get involved - empowerment.  When we get too beat up someone re empowers us.  Romantic view I know and I try to live into it.

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I catch myself being what I want to become more and more frequently.
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You will love with this shop. There is also a store in Florence, AL. The Madison store is perched upon a hill in a strip of stores with ample parking. “What’s the key to a successful business?” “Location, location, location!” The Waddells (owners) must have planned this layout for The Cigar Room. With the The Cigar Room in the center, this strip functions as a huge man-cave. Right next door from CR is, Wish You Were Beer with a great selection, “Our goal at Wish You Were Beer is to take craft beer culture to the next level in North Alabama.” You can order food at “Sidelines Pub & Grub,” or from “Pho 89” vietnamese and not miss a play, at bat, shot of the game or minute of conversation. Ok if you’re reading this from afar, know that, it’s allll about football in these parts. There is also a pool hall… a spa and a tanning salon in the strip, I’m just sayin.’ CR is not the “He Man Woman Hater’s Club” of yesteryear so don’t be surprised to see woman here frequently.. Yes brothers and sisters, it’s all about lovely, curvaceous, supple, good smelling, CIGARS. It’s the first time I’ve seen this gender mix among the Huntsville shops, refreshing. Five percent of all Americans smoke cigars, 8.2% of men and 2.0% of women smoke cigars. There are two front entrances to the store which CR uses to its advantage to carve out an outdoor smoking area between them. Sit down relax take in some sun and your favorite stick. Entering through one door you are greeted by yet another smoking area with a tv on the wall, seats about seven and you’re not even to the smoking room yet.. If someone is sitting there you’re assured a warm hello, of course this is Alabama, so have a seat. You may not know each other when you walk in but walking out is another story. Among the different areas of the store offering cigars is a well maintained well stocked walk in humidor. According to their website if they don’t have what ya want they’ll order it, but did I mention well stocked? Moving from the front of the house retail section next there is a game room with chairs and tables, a pool table and video games like golf and big game hunting and a pinball machine. Raise your hand if you’ve ever even seen a pinball machine. Anyone? Anyone? I think I spied a dart board too. But wait there’s more! In the third section of the establishment are couches, overstuffed chairs, bar tables, ottomans, card tables, a kitchenette, refrigerator and in the rear personal lockers for the heavy hittin regular byob aficionados. Of course what they really keep in there are torches and cutters.. Three of the walls are adorned with 4 flat screen tv’s.. . with remotes. Meeting the fellas to talk sports, ladies still stuck on how to finish that 67 Toyota Century? Just throw your 12 pack or case of champagne in the fridge. I’ve visited several times making sure to visit at different times. It has always been relaxing with consistent friendly knowledgeable service and a rich diversity of smokers, racial diversity, economic diversity, hell, I’m a yankee who took a wrong turn at Cleveland. It is fun watching different groups of regulars greet each other chat in between hanging with their own set. There are currently two shops, one in Madison and one in Florence. In case you missed it this is about the Madison shop. The Cigar Room was born out of a pure love affair with cigars. It is also a family affair love of cigars. Between owner Donald Waddell, his wife and an in-law Waddell, the love, the professionalism, and the expertise are all there to bring you premium cigars and a wonderful experience. In-law Shannon just became a certified retail tobacconist in 2014 and is on her way to Master Tobacconist. The Madison store is a very cool shop. Lastly, I love their advocacy. Find a link to CRA-Cigar Rights of America at their site and a like to their facebook page. Now that’s love.
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reviewed 2 months ago
Sometimes the wait seems longer than it should and I chalk it up to drive -through traffic. Sometimes it is confusing at the indoor counter. What get's to me though is the inconsistency between stores in the chain. This one in particular should let customers know about extra charges and they consistently do not. When buying a drink with a shot of espresso they nonchalantly ask you if you'd like both shots instead of the one you ordered. Some shops give you a freebie since it will be wasted some shops LET YOU KNOW IT WILL BE AN EXTRA CHARGE but not this one. It's bad customer service and if you are cynical like me you think they are trying to pull one over on you. All of the shops I know of have espresso makers that can only make two shots at a time not one. So what do they do with extra shots? If it's busy no problem, at the end of a busy shift it's quite possible they've wasted a shot or two. On a slow day it cools down below standard temp and they should chuck it. Their coffee has seemed up to Starbucks high standard evertime I've gone. It's a little small but it is what it is and there are extra tables outside. It is set up for conversation and coffeehouse culture whereas many Starbucks are not. The atmosphere is fine. I mean great music and the smell of coffee what's not to like? Unlock many Starbucks you don't feel accosted by product, mugs, coffees, etc., ready to pounce on you.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Great price range and selection. Next time I go I will try, "Cigar City Maduro Cans" with a cigar from the Cigar Room next door. If you home brew get all of your supplies here. I must say the customers seem skittish, suspicious and standoffish the three times I've been there. This could be the size, it's pretty small compared to say Salty Nut Brewery not far away. WYWB service was good. The guy at the register attend to me like he was the owner.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Got a pedicure that was fine. I enjoyed the massage chair while getting a pedicure. You can watch tv while there, if you don't pass out from the fumes. Next time though I will go elsewhere. I'm offended by being overcharged. In any event I let them overcharge me $3 and tipped to boot. His eyes got big when I added to the over charge. My tip would have been more than what I tipped plus the overcharge. If it is family run, I think, none of the proprietors should expect a tip anyway,, though this tradition is dying. If it wasn't for the overcharge the rating would probably be a 3.
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Public - 5 months ago
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This particular Home Depot is a little better than average. Sometimes it's hard to find someone but unlike many Home Depots once you find a rep that spend time with you and know where things are. They are friendly and it is usually a pleasant experience. This is usually a testament to a great management team and well managed employees. Calling them is another story. You can get rerouted to your original point of contact enough to feel comfortable asking for a date! Let's face it "box" stores like Home Depot usually suck when it comes to customer service and often there is no justification for letting them run your local, more attentive hardware stores out of town talking local dollars and culture with them. At least once they're in they stay a while unlike Wallmarts that completely demolish local economies, cut bait and run to the next city.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I really enjoy visiting smoke shops while traveling. I live in Cleveland Ohio where there are many. Ohio City Cigar, Cousins, Sam Klein, Mayfield Smoke Shop to name a few are wonderful each with its own personality. When I'm in New York, no trip is complete without a visit to Nat Sherman and Papa Juan, in Miami it's Little Havana. I love, love, 💘 the 850 (San Francisco) and the Macanudo (NYC) because you can eat, drink, and smoke. These are some of America's and the world's best smokarias. Yes I made that word up. VINTAGE WINE and CIGAR (VWC) is at the top of the food chain. The shop is exciting and the wines and cigars.. AND VWC is absolutely unparalleled in customer service. Ya can't even call it customer service. It's beyond that. However, the chairs in the downstairs lounge are things to be mastered. One either has to give in to an uncomfortable reclined slouch or to a perch on the front of the beast to be vertical. I was just shy of a Jerry Lewis comedy routine last time there. The upstairs lounge sits fine. They're renovating the downstairs lounge as this is published.. VWC has Friday night wine tastings. They do a "Game Day Special" every week. It's a package deal that includes a range of preselected cigars and beers plus access to the members only lounge. Great for me since I don't live in town so I'd rather not buy a membership. They have "tons of Cigar Deals, Freebies, Wine Tasting, Free Beer Tasting during" ... and "Cigar Event!" And finally, "Vintage Wines & Cigars is located in the luxury atmosphere at Bridge Street Town Centre." Restaurants and clothing stores abound. Price range category below doesnt work for cigars. I've only been to a couple of shops that sell only high end cigars. Most aficionados know it's the taste you like that counts and damn the price. If a $4 smoke does it for ya have at it. The same goes for the $40 smoke. VWC covers the gamut.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
This K-May Donuts are awesome. K-May is a very very unassuming place. The first time I walked in years ago I thought, "Oh my gosh, should I leave?!" I keep going back and back over the years. It must be a franchise since there are other K-Mays (Donuts and Doughnuts) around. I haven't visited those. The taste of the donuts at this location is amazing and unique. I think I could pick them out of a line-up. A must taste experience for donut lovers. Well worth driving past Krispy Kreme or Dunkin Donuts with this shop in the area. They don't have cream filled Long Johns which I should suggest. Friendly fast service. They have a few breakfast things I've not tasted. Buy milk, soda, energy drinks, etc. Easy plentiful parking. Cash or credit accepted.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago