Time for Rest – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/12/19/time-for-rest/ You don’t have infinite energy.  But it is tempting to pretend like you do. Especially during the hecticness of the holidays, with so much going on, so much to do, and cultural and family expectations to live Continue reading Time for Rest – by Kind Communication

“It’s deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence.”

In and beyond the nation’s capital, it also raised fears about hoax stories proliferating the Internet and whether they are stoking new dangers from society’s fringe. Even the White House weighed in on Welch’s alleged crimes. “Even without knowing precisely Continue reading “It’s deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence.”

Coding with Laravel: Installing Homestead on a Mac

If you instead want to install Laravel on an online server, here my new article on how to install on a Digital Ocean: wikiworldorder.org/2018/03/15/how-to-install-the-laravel-php-framework-on-digital-ocean/ I have only been learning Laravel for a year, but below is the Homestead install process Continue reading Coding with Laravel: Installing Homestead on a Mac

Cannabis for President 2016

During the 2016 general election, nine states had ballot initiatives for to loosen their marijuana laws. Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada voted on legalization. Arkansas, Florida, and Montana voted on medical marijuana, and North Dakota voted on expanding their Continue reading Cannabis for President 2016

A Time for Healing – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/11/21/a-time-for-healing/ The election is over. It was a long and bitter primary season and then election season.  On all sides there were angry and divisive attacks and accusations made.  And now living in the aftermath of a Trump’s Continue reading A Time for Healing – by Kind Communication

Don’t worry, we’ll just censor the “alt-right” sites.

Don’t worry, we’ll just censor the “alt-right” sites. The New York Times and CNN would never publish fake news provided by corporations or intelligence agencies. Unfortunately, Facebook censorship is not new. Gizmodo, Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News Continue reading Don’t worry, we’ll just censor the “alt-right” sites.

Post-Election Connection with Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions)

Audio: http://VoluntaryVisions.com/audio/Wiki-World-Order-Post-Election-Connection-With-Voluntary-Visions.mp3 Cross-Posted: http://VoluntaryVisions.com/2016/11/13/post-election-connection-with-darrell-becker-voluntary-visions Darrell Becker, Morgan Lesko, and Katie Stone try to start figuring out how to building bridges of empathy in this moment. No matter the outcome of the 2016’s America’s Next Top President, this country was always Continue reading Post-Election Connection with Darrell Becker (Voluntary Visions)

“The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible”, by Charles Eisenstein

Published 2013, https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Hearts-Possible-Sacred-Activism/dp/1583947248 p.68 A friend recently asked me, “If it is true that we live at a unique juncture in the planet’s history, when all great beings have gathered for the crucial moment of humanity’s birthing, then why do Continue reading “The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible”, by Charles Eisenstein

Empathy: What Brings Us Together – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/10/24/empathy-what-brings-us-together/ If you’re wondering why the world seems to be tearing itself apart, the answer is simple: lack of empathy. Empathy is the art of experiencing the feelings and the worldview of another as if it were your Continue reading Empathy: What Brings Us Together – by Kind Communication

Do We Even Know What We Want? – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/10/10/do-we-even-know-what-we-want/ How often do I find myself upset and complaining about a situation to a friend, and they ask me ‘well, how do you specifically want it to be different?’ and I have no answer?  Uncomfortably too often. Continue reading Do We Even Know What We Want? – by Kind Communication

Marriage: How Do You Know You’ve Found “The One”? – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/09/26/marriage-how-do-you-know-youve-found-the-one/ I’ve attended a lot of weddings this summer (my own included in that).  And in going to so many weddings, the question naturally arises “how do you know when you’ve found ‘the one’?” This is a very Continue reading Marriage: How Do You Know You’ve Found “The One”? – by Kind Communication

Me & Not Me – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/09/12/me-not-me/ I want to share with you one of my favorite exercises that helps people set boundaries.  It’s called “Me & Not Me”. One of the key obstacles to setting boundaries is a difficulty in separating oneself from Continue reading Me & Not Me – by Kind Communication

Please Compartmentalize “the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs”

Video version of this essay: Study Finds Common Solution to Non- Falsifiability: Discourage the study of things which have not been ‘proven’. or, Study Observes Reason For Compartmentalized Conspiracies Re-posted on Steemit – December 2019 Followup Essay A reaction to: Continue reading Please Compartmentalize “the Viability of Conspiratorial Beliefs”

Three Essentials to Staying Connected in Stressful Times – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/08/15/three-ways-for-couples-to-stay-connected-in-stressful-times/ Relationships have seasons. Sometimes a relationship is in a season of peace and tranquility.  And sometimes a relationship is in a season of stress and frustration. These difficult seasons are inevitable.  My now wife and I just Continue reading Three Essentials to Staying Connected in Stressful Times – by Kind Communication

Feelings: The Language of Connection – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/06/27/feelings-the-language-of-connection/ Time and time again, the most powerful shift in couples I coach happens when they start expressing their feelings to one another.  Our emotions are truly the language of connection.  And so it is tragic that we Continue reading Feelings: The Language of Connection – by Kind Communication

Needs: The Signposts of the Soul – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/05/29/needs-the-signposts-of-the-soul/ We all have needs.  And those needs go far beyond just air, food, water, and shelter. We need love, warmth, acceptance, community, friendship, honesty, respect, connection, and the list goes on and on and on.  The Center Continue reading Needs: The Signposts of the Soul – by Kind Communication

Navigating the Intimacy Paradox – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/05/02/navigating-the-intimacy-paradox/ Intimacy is a paradox. We both crave it, and hate it. Richard Rohr, in his book Immortal Diamond clearly and succinctly summarizes this paradox:  “intimacy happens when we reveal and expose our insides, and this is always Continue reading Navigating the Intimacy Paradox – by Kind Communication

“Well, I Didn’t Mean It Like That…” – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/04/18/intention-v-impact/ “Well, I didn’t mean it like that…” Sometimes you, and I, try to apologize for the impact our words have on others by trying to explain the intention behind them. Certainly sometimes explaining our intention is helpful Continue reading “Well, I Didn’t Mean It Like That…” – by Kind Communication

What Surrounds You Shapes You – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/04/04/what-surrounds-you-shapes-you/ I saw this powerful PSA on Facebook the other day: Powerful, right? It’s true, children are sponges.  Whatever their parents (& peers) say and do, they absorb it and it shapes how they act.  And those models Continue reading What Surrounds You Shapes You – by Kind Communication

Observing Yourself – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/03/20/observing-yourself/ In Compassionate Communication there are five major skills.  One of them is called “observation”.  At first, I thought this skill was all about noticing and talking about what you literally see.  So instead of “this room is Continue reading Observing Yourself – by Kind Communication

Blaming – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/02/06/blaming/ I want to share this fun cartoon of a small snippet of a Brene Brown talk.  The cartoon is about blaming.  Blaming is pointing the finger and identifying who or what is responsible when something goes wrong. Continue reading Blaming – by Kind Communication

Understanding Privilege – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/01/25/understanding-privilege/ I have been born with a tremendous amount of privilege.  I am a straight white male, who grew up in an upper middle-class, Christian home.  All of these different accidental properties of my identity and upbringing carry Continue reading Understanding Privilege – by Kind Communication

Empathizing with Your Shadow Side – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2016/01/04/empathizing-with-your-shadow-side/ We all have a shadow side.  A side of you that you don’t want others to see or notice.  I know I have a shadow side.  There are opinions, feelings, and parts of my personality which I Continue reading Empathizing with Your Shadow Side – by Kind Communication

Global Warming Hiatus… is on Pause

This is, in part, a followup to the long essay I wrote last year: http://SolarNotBombs.org/ Thank you to James Corbett for replying to my question about NOAA’s 2015 study, Possible artifacts of data biases in the recent global surface warming Continue reading Global Warming Hiatus… is on Pause

Celebration – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/12/14/celebration/ It is important to regularly celebrate.  Now that may sound simple, trite, and obvious; however, do you do it?  I know that you celebrate when something big and exciting happens.  You celebrated when you graduated from school.  Continue reading Celebration – by Kind Communication

Perspectives On Terrorism

“Govenment agents ‘directly involved’ inmost high-profile US terror plots” -London Guardian theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/21/government-agents-directly-involved-us-terror-plots-report “Of the more than 150 defendants [since 9/11], an FBI informant not only led one of every three terrorist plots, but also provided all the necessary weapons, money, Continue reading Perspectives On Terrorism

The Busyness Drug – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/10/30/the-busyness-drug/ How long can you just sit still and not do anything? A minute?  Ten minutes?  Thirty?  A whole hour?  When do you start getting uncomfortable and start saying ‘I’ve got to find something to do!’? I’d be Continue reading The Busyness Drug – by Kind Communication

How to Say “I’m Sorry” – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/10/16/how-to-say-im-sorry/ We all make mistakes.  We all do things to intentionally hurt others.  We all need to be forgiven. Asking for forgiveness is hard.  It requires us to admit that we’ve done something we’re not proud of.  It Continue reading How to Say “I’m Sorry” – by Kind Communication

Sexy Minds Think Methodically

Between INPUT and OUTPUT, don’t forget to enjoy PROCESSING …everything. Sexy Minds Think Methodically. Have You Tried The Trivium? http://TriviumEducation.com/ http://SchoolSucksProject.com/ http://DontFallacyMeBro.com/ ” Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our Continue reading Sexy Minds Think Methodically

Play – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/09/21/play/ When was the last time you just played? Remember when you were a kid, and you could just be lost for hours in your room playing?  Or you were out with friends in the woods exploring and Continue reading Play – by Kind Communication

Molding Minds (Reading Rainbow Video Remix)

Molding Minds (Reading Rainbow Video Remix)

  Juxtaposed movie samples provide a loose alternate interpretation for the very first episode of Reading Rainbow. This is a primary segment of the episode, sharing a process of industrially manufacturing bowling balls. When I watched the original for the Continue reading Molding Minds (Reading Rainbow Video Remix)

Conspiracy Theory In America, by Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith

CIA Instructions to Media Assets, document #1035-960 “Although this was stemmed for a time by the Warren Commission report, (which appeared at the end of Sept. 1964), various writers have now had time to scan the Commission’s published report and Continue reading Conspiracy Theory In America, by Dr. Lance deHaven-Smith

Stress Isn’t The Problem… – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/08/24/stress-isnt-the-problem/ My own counselor opened my eyes to this.  I came to her last week saying “oh man, I’m sooooo stressed, it’s terrible.”  And she looked at me and said, “you know stress isn’t your problem.  It’s your Continue reading Stress Isn’t The Problem… – by Kind Communication

Embracing Our Imperfections & Their Gifts – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/08/09/embracing-our-imperfections/ You’re flawed. And so is everyone else.  So what’s the big deal? The big deal is that you, and I, are scared that other people will find out this inescapable truth.  And when they do, we’ll experience Continue reading Embracing Our Imperfections & Their Gifts – by Kind Communication

Thought Feelings – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/07/27/thought-feelings/ Our culture does a really poor job of delineating thoughts from feelings.  Most of us get the two mixed up in most of our normal conversation.  And this actually creates a big problem. Have you seen Inside Continue reading Thought Feelings – by Kind Communication

Setting Healthy Boundaries – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/07/11/setting-healthy-boundaries/ For some of us being able to say “no”, turning down offers, and choosing to disengage is incredibly difficult.  To do so comes with guilt, anxiety, and even shame.  And so we just keep saying “yes”, we Continue reading Setting Healthy Boundaries – by Kind Communication

Do Not Become That Which You Protest – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/06/28/do-not-become-that-which-you-protest/ Let me be absolutely clear:  I am thrilled with the Supreme Court’s decision and I believe LGBTQi people deserve equal rights in marriage and all other facets of life. And I am challenging myself, my fellow LGBTQi Continue reading Do Not Become That Which You Protest – by Kind Communication

The Man Box – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/05/30/the-man-box/ There is such a thing as male oppression. I hope you are familiar with the terms oppression and privilege.  There are people in our society who are oppressed, who are treated unfairly and held to unrealistic standards, Continue reading The Man Box – by Kind Communication

BigDataLesko.com – Side Project for Pops

For the past six months, my primary project quite separate from Wiki World Order-related experiments has been to evolve the web-based tools of my father’s business. The work in progress can now be found at BigDataLesko.com, and much of it Continue reading BigDataLesko.com – Side Project for Pops

Three Tips on Helping Your Partner Feel Heard – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/05/02/three-tips-on-helping-your-partner-feel-heard/ I affectionately call myself a “monologue talker”. What does that mean? It means that, given the space, I will just talk, and talk, and talk.  When my girlfriend asks me how my day was, I’m likely to Continue reading Three Tips on Helping Your Partner Feel Heard – by Kind Communication

Who are you? – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/04/19/who-are-you/ “Who are you?” I did an exercise once where I was asked that question repeatedly for 7 minutes.  “Who are you?”  “I’m Alex.”  “Who are you?”  “I’m a white male.”  “Who are you?”  “I’m a counselor.”  “Who Continue reading Who are you? – by Kind Communication

Being Aware of Your Inner Experience – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/04/05/being-aware-of-your-inner-experience/ One of the main obstacles to communicating that I encounter in myself, and in clients I work with, is a lack of awareness of one’s inner experience in that moment. It’s as simple as that.  We get Continue reading Being Aware of Your Inner Experience – by Kind Communication

The Tools for Traversing the Swamps of Sadness – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/03/21/the-tools-for-traversing-the-swamps-of-sadness/ Traveling through the muck is part of the journey. If you’ve ever seen The NeverEnding Story, there are many moments in long-term relationships where it feels like you and your partner are traveling through the Swamps of Continue reading The Tools for Traversing the Swamps of Sadness – by Kind Communication

DontFallacy.Me game review by #NewWorldNextWeek!

The Corbett Report and Media Monarchy are the first to review the new critical thinking game on their show, New World Next Week. Don’t Fallacy Me is a free, collaborative, multiplayer mind game! It provides an example, and you select Continue reading DontFallacy.Me game review by #NewWorldNextWeek!

Lower the Stakes – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/03/08/lower-the-stakes/ Do you live in a high stakes world? I know I can sometimes.  ”If I don’t do enough marketing events, and if I don’t do them correctly, then I’ll have no clients and go out of business.” Continue reading Lower the Stakes – by Kind Communication

Death & Grieving – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/02/22/death-grieving/ Two men who played key roles in radically transforming my life and my worldview have died.  On January 21st, Marcus Borg, a renowned Christian theologian, passed away.  And on February 7th, Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of Nonviolent Continue reading Death & Grieving – by Kind Communication

You, The Hero (Superpower: Reasoning The Future)

Critical thinking, with understanding of cause and effect, is like seeing the future. Reasoning The Future. If you understand that cereal gets soggy soon after adding milk, you can see this future long before getting the milk out of the Continue reading You, The Hero (Superpower: Reasoning The Future)

Respecting the Opinions of Others – by Kind Communication

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Re-posted From: http://KindCommunication.org/2015/02/08/respecting-the-opinions-of-others/ “That’s stupid.” We’ve all had this phrase thrown in our face after we’ve shared an idea or opinion.  It hurt.  And the pain planted a seed right in that moment, that later would blossom in self-righteousness when Continue reading Respecting the Opinions of Others – by Kind Communication