Why Celebrate Spring?

It’s the Celebration of New life.

HAPPY EASTER. Rabbits are for children and all those who love them.
Helen Beatrix Potter was an English author, illustrator, natural scientist, and conservationist best known for her children’s books featuring animals, such as those in The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Unknown-1Beatrix Potter protected the preservation of the Lake District. With her book proceeds and a gift from an aunt,1905 Potter bought Hill Top Farm in 1905, near Sawrey, a village in the Lake District. Over the following decades, she purchased additional farms to preserve the unique hill country landscape.

Cycle of Violence in Europe Continues…Why?

Yesterday’s bombings in Brussels, which killed at least 34 and injured more than 200, marked the third large-scale terror attack in Europe in 15 months.

The current cycle of violence started in Brussels in May 2014, when a French fighter linked to ISIS opened fire at the Jewish Museum in Brussels and gunned down three people. This was followed by the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, an attack on a free speech forum in Denmark, the Paris attacks at the Bataclan and the Stade de France and finally, today, the bombings in Brussels.

Is the U.S. in danger of the next terrorist hit?

Source: TIME magazine

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You will find happiness when you do what you love

“Follow your BLISS”  and “We must be willing to LET GO to the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” —said Joseph Campbell

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” —Maya Angelou

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What to Expect on March 23, 2016

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Minor Lunar Eclipse to Darken Part of Moon Wednesday: – SOURCE: http://www.space.com/32329-penumbral-lunar-eclipse-expectations-march-2016.html#sthash.AIDvcZl3.dpuf

Earth’s shadow will darken part of the moon Wednesday morning (March 23) in a lunar eclipse that will be visible from much of the globe, including central and western North America.

9 Tips for the Life-Changing Libra Lunar Eclipse (SOURCE astrostyle.com)

The Libra lunar eclipse—the last of a nearly three-year cycle—falls this March 23. Here’s how it will wake up (and shake up) your closest ties.

Put a little love in your heart? Well, it’s gonna take some effort this week. Peace and harmony may be the Libra way—this sign counts Gandhi, John Lennon and Alfred Nobel (of the Nobel Peace Prize)—among its balanced ranks, after all. So normally, a Libra full moon would be occasion to celebrate our soft spot for all mankind, passing out olive branches and goodwill.

However, the March 23, 2016 Libra full moon poses a challenge to that. It’s particularly potent because it’s a lunar eclipse, which sweeps in and reshuffles life as we know it. Eclipses are known for prompting sudden changes, turning potential energy into kinetic, and revealing our “shadow” natures. (Read all about this spring’s eclipses here.)

The big news? This eclipse is the grand finale in an eclipse series on the Aries/Libra axis which began in October 2013, reshuffling the balance between “me” and “we.” People have dramatically reprioritized in the past two and a half years. Do you need to shift the levels of give-and-take is in your life? This is the last of three Libra full moon eclipses, so page back to April 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015 for clues of what could be coming to a head now.

1. Attract an opposite.

2. Remember that conflict isn’t always the opposite of peace.

 

3. Balance your “innerverse.”

 

4. Embrace change as an adventure.

5. Acknowledge the positive traits in others.

 

6. Join the Justice League.

7. Consult a stylist.

8. Regain your balance.

9. Show your sensitive side.

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Why Cut Yourself Off from Judgmental People?

Their negative, stressful influence could kill you.

Why?  Judgmental people are quick to tell you exactly what is and isn’t cool. They have a way of taking the thing you’re most passionate about and making you feel terrible about it. Instead of appreciating and learning from people who are different from them, judgmental people look down on others. Judgmental people stifle your desire to be a passionate, expressive person, so you’re best off cutting them out and being yourself.

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Must See “Je suis Charlie” Streaming on Netflix

On January 8, 2015, Why Girl posted “Terrorists Bit the HEART of Paris”.  Twelve people were shot dead including editor Stéphane Charbonnier, known by his pen name Charb, the revered iconoclast cartoonist who had long defended his staff’s right to free speech.

“Je suis Charlie” a must-see documentary is now streaming on Netflix.  Screenplay and direction by Emmanuel Leconte and Daniel Leconte.

“Je suis Charlie” (French pronunciation: ​[ʒə sɥi ʃaʁli], French for “I am Charlie”) is a slogan and a logo created by French art director Joachim Roncin and adopted by supporters of freedom of speech and freedom of the press after the 7 January 2015 massacre in which twelve people were killed at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo. It identifies a speaker or supporter with those who were killed at the Charlie Hebdo shooting, and by extension, a supporter of freedom of speech and resistance to armed threats. Some journalists embraced the expression as a rallying cry for the freedom of self-expression.

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It Happened to This Little Girl

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A little girl with blonde curly hair was wearing a housedress made of delicate sheer muslin that fell to the floor. Later, she would see the same identical fabric in a quilt her grandmother had made. The housedress was the color of Wedgewood blue with a small pattern breaking up the solid blue material like a spider web that was there and not there. Beautiful white eyelet lace trimmed the yoke and a long zipper in the front binded the opening of the fabric.

The petite girl loved wearing her blue dress. In her eyes, it was not a housedress but a lovely gown as she pretended to be a princess in an enchanted castle.

She would put on her magical dress and spin, twirl and flit around the house. She was unstoppable—up and down the spiral staircase, wandering down long hallways—twirl, twirl, and twirl, she sprinted toward her bedroom. Playing with the skirt, she widened it, held it straight down, fluffed the fabric about with graceful hands and again twirled and twirled and twirled until she got dizzy.

She stopped to catch her breath, but while she stood still something hard and invasive pierced her idyllic tale. The pretty little girl felt a hard finger pierce her back in a steady tapping rhythm again and again between her shoulder blades. Frightened, she turned around. “Uncle!” she screamed as she saw that the finger was not a finger but a naked penis stiff and gorged with blood. She was choking, couldn’t breathe, felt nauseated, broke into a sweat —all at the same time. She shrieked and ran to her bedroom and bolted the door. Looking for safety, she hid in the closet. Shaking and trembling from fright, her legs wobbled until they could no longer hold her. She fell into a puddle of steamy hot pee. Quietly she whispered, “Mommy, Mommy.”

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Lady Gaga sings “Til It Happens to You”

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Vice President Joe Biden appeared at the Academy Awards on Sunday night to promote the White House administration’s initiative against sexual assault. Take the pledge and make a personal commitment to help keep women and men safe from sexual assault.  itsonus.org

To recognize that non-consensual sex is sexual assault.
To identify situations in which sexual assault may occur.
To intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given.
To create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported.

Lady Gaga, who performed “Til It Happens to You,” an Oscar-nominated song.

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