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I am grounded in nature and here I will stay...

Add on to “Social Media and Saving the Planet”

I promised to give you some links on my original post, so here they are!

http://www.teamtrees.org They will plant a tree for every dollar you donate.

http://www.4ocean.com A $20 donation will fund a pound of ocean trash and get you a bracelet or t-shirt.

http://www.defenders.org Protecting endanged species- wolves, orcas, polar bears and more.

http://www.food&waterwatch.org Protecting our food supplies and waterways.

If anyone wishes to add others to this list, please feel free. There are many more.

Social Media and Saving the Planet

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Chinese Proverb

I said my goodbyes on Facebook today. I hung in there a long time, enjoying posts of family and friends and beautiful photography from pages like Distinctly Montana and Nine Pipes Museum. My daughter, a web designer, graphic artist and photographer, opted out quite awhile agoago from her personal page. Posts from 0her travel blog, http://Nerdsontheroad.com still appear occasionally. She felt that nobody was listening or responding to her posts. That is exactly how I feel. In the last few months, since I started this blog, I began sharing posts about wildlife and protected lands in danger as well as the climate change crisis. I am not merely disappointed but enraged that so many Americans and corporations are denying the imminent problems our country and our planet are facing. I have read some articles encouraging writers to use social media to promote their blogs. I have also read several post by bloggers who have removed themselves from social media. I feel that most of these are time-wasting distractions that require an investment of not only our time, but our mental and emotional energy as well. When you choose not to speak up, you give up your freedom. Find a cause. Take a stand. Use your voice for good. I will follow with some websites you can access to learn more and get involved. If you’re reading this unfinished post please check back. I need to make some formatting corrections. Thanks for your patience.

Got a Dollar? This Climate Action is a No-Brainer!

Any way you choose to help will make a difference.

The Happiness Nerd

Here’s proof: The Happiness Nerd is a good human 🙂 And for a buck you can be, too!

Hello my dear happiness nerds, welcome (back)!

This just in and I had to spread the love: An awesome group of youtubers have joined forces to make it easy for you to do something about climate change. I know so many people, who want to help, but just don’t know where to start. Researching the best options online can be daunting—believe me, I’ve been doing it for weeks and there’s still no end in sight. But I’ve found out a couple of things. For example, planting trees, especially diverse local species in tropical climates, is one of the most effective (and beautiful!) measures to heal Mother Earth (see sources here,here, and here), who has fed us, clothed us, and gave us shelter for all these millenia.

And this is exactly what…

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Depression…

How to be cool

Most of the world is suffering from a disease. The people who are affected by this cannot will have a long bright life.

It doesn’t spread through any natural way. It grows inside our body. We create it ourselves to ruin our healthy body.

Don’t panic. The disease is nothing but the one that I wrote it as a title.

Those who are affected by it can only gets more and more additional friends of it. Such as stress, loneliness, anxiety,etc..,.

But, I don’t care.

There are some who achieved in life after all. So, what to do if you wanna become something in your life.

First get up. Relax. Cool yourself. Come outside. Be brave. Motivate yourself. See your target. Set the path. Stand against the whole world if you need. Achieve.

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Is it Really Anxiety?

Growing up, I knew there was something wrong with me, but I didn’t know what. Only that I was tense and unhappy most of the time.

My mother had died when I was 2. My father remarried, but my stepmother showed me no affection. There were 9 of us children by the time I was 12. To many this might seem like a dream come true, but for me it was extremely painful.

To protect myself I spent as much time alone in my room with my hobbies or outside as I was allowed. I was deemed unsociable, selfish because I rarely joined in and was often teased unmercifully by the other children. Through all of this, my father was there for me. He was loving and kind, supporting and encouraging me emotionally and in the activities I was involved in.

I didn’t do as well as was expected of me in school. My full brother and sister were both high school valedictorians. And though I had girlfriends, I never dated.

My first college experience wasn’t any better. My father had died the summer before I started classes. I went from living in the country near a town of only 1500 people to a college campus of over 15.000 students from all over the world. After 3 semesters at Washington State University I had a nervous breakdown and hitchhiked 90 miles to my sister’s in Spokane.

In my 30’s I was diagnosed with depsession and anxiety. When my youngest entered school, I enrolled in Spokane Community College. This time I was armed with meds for both conditions. The program I had chosen would hopefully lead me to the career I wanted to pursue. I graduated with an Associates degree and a GPA of 3.8. I still wonder if it was my commitment, the medications, or merely the power of suggestion that got me through those two years, where before, just the thought of entering a classroom full of strangers put me in a mental and emotional stranglehold.

I have developed several mechanisms to avoid being overwhelmed by too much sensory input such as noise, people, and possessions. The first is minimalism- keeping my home, obligations, and activities simple and uncluttered. This is a rather simplified version of what is involved. There are many options for more in-depth articles on minimalism on the web and in the bloggiing community.

Another is avoiding situations that cause anxiety for me such as many public places and events. I do my shopping in the early hours or later at night. Even small groups of people such as a knitting circle, product party or group therapy are very uncomfortable for me. This is social anxiety. I have undergone counseling for this with no results. Honestly, I enjoy my own company and have no desire to be “cured” of this perceived character flaw.

Mindfulness meditation calms the body and mind and allows the subconscious to receive solutions to the questions and problems we seek to understand. This could manifest itself in the form of a person we might meet, an article or blog post we read, or a book we are led to.

I recently came across a a book titled “Highly Intuitive People” which was recommended by Amazon Kindle based on my previous reading choices. The author also talked about “sensitives”, which I immediately identified with. This was the explanation I had been waiting for most of my life.

If you, too are a sensitive, it is something you were born with and will need to learn to live with. You can embrace it or merely tolerate it, but you cannot change it. Either way, you must treat yourself with kindness and forgiveness. This means you no longer judge or condemn yourself for being “flawed.”

The book also suggests ways to deal with this part of your nature and make it work for you. The journey is yours to pursue. May you enjoy it with all your heart!

What’s in a Poem?

This post began as a comment on a poem written by Roxy St Clair called “The Writing Way.” Http://www.roxystclair.com

I admire writers who can create poetry in what I call freeform verse.

As for me, I am constrained by the elements of meter and rhyme and am often left unsatisfied with the finished product.

But this is who I am and all I can do is follow my heart. I have written poetry most of my life, but “Oh Willow” is the first one I’ve published. Self-publishing is not the same as having your writing accepted by a periodical or a volume of poetry and verse.

Publishing to my own blog hardly counts as here I am my own worst(and best) critic.I have submitted my poetry to several periodicals over the years and each attempt was summarily rejected.I don’t believe it was a matter of quality as much as it was a poor match or bad timing. Of course I am understandably biased on that subject.

Unfortunately, these pieces were lost or I would surely have kept trying.

Poetry is the singing voice of the heart. Let your heart sing.

Is it Time for a Rebellion? The Extinction Rebellion is Going Global!

We must speak up for the survival of the planet. Add your voice!

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“Rebellion has its roots in government’s indifference and incompetence.” – Mike Barnicle


A Time For Action

Recently I’ve read that more than 300 scientists have signed a declaration endorsing civil disobedience campaigns around the world because pressure is needed for political entities to begin taking this current climate crisis far more seriously. Our situation is critical right now and our response to the coming crisis is far from adequate to curb this coming disaster. Our governments are not listening to the science being produced, and some political parties are still running campaigns that work against the science in order to maximize profits over the sustainability of our planet. These things need to change now!

ExtinctionRebellion-2107806 Photo taken from Express UK

One group which has started the civil disobedience movement is the Extinction Rebellion whom originated in the United Kingdom. Their goals are aligned with the science to force governments into…

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Thank you, My friends!

Today my blog reached 100 likes! My first milestone. I started “A Walk in the Clouds” three months ago knowing I just had to put my thoughts on paper. I had no idea how it would be received or even if I could create a community. Secretly I hoped it would, but that wouldn’t have stopped the words from flowing or crushed my desire to be better.

And thank you for your posts and comments that encouraged me and fueled the fire.

I have uploaded more of my photos to be available on the customizar and learned bow to use the edit feature better. This morning I updated 2 of my recent posts with feature photos that had both a personal connection and conveyed the message of my words.

I hope my readers will visit “Oh Willow: A Poem” and “Who is This Chris Columbus Anyway?” and let me know what you think.

Who is this Chris Columbus Anyway?

And why do we honor him with a holiday every year? He never even visited North America, for God’s sake!

What he did do was land in the Bahamas and proceed to inflict atrocities upon and initiate genocide against the indigenous peoples who lived there.

There has been an ever expanding movement in The USA and Canada to change today’s holiday to Indigenous Peoples Day. North Dakota was the first state to ratify this. To date, a total of 10 states and 100 cities have followed.

I, for one, think that it’s about time! This is nothing against the Italian people. There were explorers from other nations who perpetrated the same violent, hateful actions that Columbus was guilty of.

As I an part Chippewa, this issue is of particular importance to me. But you don’t have to be Native American to be a supporter. There is much information on the internet where you can get more facts. http://www.npr.org has an excellent article on the subject.

So enjoy your holiday, whether you get a day off work or not, and think about the ancient civilizations that came before us and the history and culture that deserves our respect