Perspective

BEING REBORN CULTURALLY

I have explored other cultures with the knowledge that they will be quite different from my own upbringing.  What is culture?  I would maintain that we all grow up in a particular community and national culture which has its own styles, conditionings, and attitudes.  Many people don’t ever…

Culture Humanity’s Bridge

Culture is a word for the ‘way of life’ of groups of people, meaning the way they do things. … https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture There are those that have a need to see everyone doing everything alike. The so called “right way.” History has shown that human characteristic to be a…

Pay Attention- You Can Learn from Another Culture

During a recent journey to Mexico, I found new facets of culture to which I had previously paid little attention. That first day, a publicly displayed prevalence of skulls that, in our USA culture, symbolize fear and death came front and center. Their appearance stirred another, more distant…

Acculturation: Coming of Age in America’s Heartland

Acculturation is the cultural modification of people by adapting to another culture. Growing up in Rockford, Illinois during the 50s, ’60s, and ’70s, black people were expected to change to housing, education, and employment settings designed for whites only. In the September 1949 issue of Life magazine, postwar Rockford was described…

Grandma and Them

With age comes experience, wisdom, and awareness of our place in the world, as well as exposing some of the falsehoods we were taught as children. The myths of Santa Clause, the Tooth Fairy, and Jack Frost were exploded when we were still young enough to shrug them…

Blossom: Life Preneurship with Bikundo Onyari

Social media can be a gracious tool for meeting giants; I was introduced to Bikundo Onyari by way of Facebook. He was part of a global practice for World Peace and a friend to Contributor, Wanda Gail Campbell. We began to converse and connect through his posts quoting…

Cultural Game of Thrones

*DISCLAIMER: If you don’t watch, cool but know that those of us who do don’t care that you are tired of hearing us talk about one of the BEST shows ever. And should you watch after this article, note, it’s not safe for work or even remotely family…

I’m Still Standing

Thirteen years ago – I sat at my desk and had a stroke.  No – I’ve never had and I don’t have high blood pressure, wasn’t overweight at the time, and was in general good health. The weekend prior I had an amazing headache, my right arm and…

Mind + Body + Soul = Temple

My body is my temple. I cherish it. I feed it well…um not all the time but like 90% of the time.   I’m faithful to the gym five days a week and I’m not the girl that you see spending their time on treadmills. I’m the girl…

Give Me Vitality

Health? Hah! Turn mine up. Give me vitality. Let me always remember, My wholeness is greater Than the sum of my parts. My wholeness is the Whole. Life lives in me. Life lives as me. Let me bloom, flourish, abound. Life-force abides and expresses Right where I am…