Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Sunday, December 31, 2017
|My family would say that it usually comes from people behind me.|
I posted the following on Facebook as is my latest habit. If you want a peak glimpse of my journey when I log online:
- Check email
- Click on a link from SUBSCRIPTIONS
- Share that article on FACEBOOK
- Make a comment, or more these days blog about the article on my social media channels, mostly Twitter and Facebook because all the other sites make it annoying and a hassle to do much. Other than Google in a major way: the best stuff I curate on G+
- Copy and paste that post, especially if I've yawned on and on to any one of my blogs, where I think it fits the theme [ from ATTITUDE to GRATITUDE to PLATITUDES ] is the common thread.
My headline of the year was Mental Health and my purpose for 2018 will be to supply Mental Health education and awareness as best as I know possible: by leveraging my social media handle OptioneerJM to bring understanding to those that need enlightenment mostly, with help resources shares for those who think they may need help.
Call it a New Year's Resolution if you must. For me it is a direction on a path I began about a year ago. Some of the big disappointments from 2017 will be exorcised on my blogs (on meanderingsABOUT.blogspot.com or YUPPYdom.wordpress and POSTINGSfromtheEDGE.blogspot ) with the intention of bringing greater awareness to Mental Health and, in particular, the work place.
The story will be told in the not too distant future. What lead me to this place. What lead me to this start on this cause? To be shared, honestly and personally, my own rude awakening this past year, 2017, by golly: at 56 years of young, I am just coming to terms with being bullied.
Bullying is a horrendous affliction. I wrote about it and did a presentation/speech in Toastmasters International in Calgary at the Calgary Chamber of Commerce [ where our Pioneer Nooners tribe gathered, formed deep-rooted friendships in a distinguished circle of high achievers, dreamers, innovators and quality crew of misfits (nod to Steve Jobs) who wanted only to be better. Not to settle for the status quo but to leap into the abyss of the black hole of fear. We were all horrified at the thought of speaking in front of a group. Many of us knew that in our careers (one architect of the firm that designed the now-beleaguered Calgary Saddledome went on to be our The Calgary Chamber of Commerce president the year after he joined.
An interesting behavior I was able to observe fairly closely, provide constructive criticism on his speeches within the same luncheon boardroom. How lucky was I to be able to be surrounding by sucy magnificent people!! All I had to do was join Toastmasters.
Soooooooo, this list of the words of the year would be an awesome Table Topic at your next Toastmasters Meeting in Calgary, or anywhere else in the world for that matter!
Here is the Table Topic: for 2 minutes, tell us your WORD of the YEAR + why you chose it. Avoid any ums, ahs, sooooooo's, you know. Don't go over 2 minutes OR ELSE you will have a penalty (eliminated from winning by vote-using the various numbers and tools available on the web). If you want to do a video ~ just reply and attach it; share it if you participate, or like, or on your first 2018 to do.
Regardless of who you are, how you know me, what you do, your age, occupation or education: say or video what your word of the day and why!
LINK to optioneerJM on Facebook (feel free to share with me on Twitter, InstaGram, Pinterest, G+ etc.)
There my journey comes to a halt or a pause. I'll ask hubby if he's done gaming with the kids and can we please watch a movie ...... if he ignores me per usual, it is a complete halt, as I go on the offensive of getting my way.
|Hubby and I with our latest toy: 1964 Ford Falcon Ranchero (nostalgia or what?)|
Happy New Year's Eve 2017
Thank you for reading my blog.
Let's make 2018 an even better year!
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The following is a post I wrote on Facebook when I wanted to share the comments I saw online under job site INDEED ...... Maybe INDEED has hired someone to cross the pavement from that other G-spot on Facebook where employees, clients, interviewees can voice their opinion, anonymously or aligned by a brand.
A very public scathing review of companies and apparently organizations that hire others, is becoming a central voice of opinion. CEOs tremor at the power of opinion if one of the opinionator's were approached by a mainstream media or create a video for community support and advancement in ethics.
Our opinions are starting to matter a lot more. Our opinions are our voice. There is nobody else like you thus it is impossible for anyone to think, act, voice .... unless we have the acclaim: "My opinions are my own ...." Does that really protect us (must find out).
I wrote this a few days ago on Facebook with the intent to repost it her on my meanderingsABOUT blog. I chose Facebook to see it first because that audience is continuously showing and demonstrating their loyalty and support. Now secondly, it is here on meanderings because this is where a 56 year old woman who is fighting her 50s while trying to be a fashionista fashion voice and social media personality for women 50 and over .... a growing following who like the vibe I transmit and bump into me in other social sites .....
Google's blogspot blog allows me to see stats every single day, subtract my own clicks to keep authenticity, and it has allowed me to grow an understanding of the following I catch vibes with. Presumably you would think the two ME-generations (Baby Boomers and Millennials) ....
The greatest support for my Blog comes from my Facebook followers so thank YOU!! However, honorable mention has to be to the WordPress crew who actively engages with YUPPYdom (my blog there).
Perhaps I am scattered around the various blogs but I'm not worried. Why? Because I read seven years ago (2010) that content was going to be king in the new generation of opportunities. Perhaps an honorable follow to comfort which was the retail king launched and mastered by Steve obs' APPLE was devoted to comfort and ease for customers (with a critical eye on aesthetics to match the quality and value it was going to be branded as).
Maybe all these scattered blogs identify with a specific audience by looking at the numbers and the hashtags that they're likely to react (aka click under), I observed a pattern evolving. If I paid attention to the numbers under an article segment came from a particular strong regional audience from abroad, then I would cater the conversation in that direction. For example, I blip on my blogging was actually on travel under optioneerJM. Conjuring the dream to travel and discovery on new lands, unique people, honorable cultures and all-round good people. I would have to thank Mazatlan, Mexico for that. I have a blog in the works: I'm now creating my own art for my posts (an advocate for artists who should be compensated for their work) I started to dabble with painting and then uncork this need to come up with the graphics as I gurgle the ideas in my mind -- big multi-tasking to be sure!!
I will write about these matters. I have a blogging fever! Being away for most of November, with a major delay in getting into the Christmas spirit (something my youngest daughter told me was one of her fondest memories: how I went all out decorating and festivities surrounding Christmas. I remember saying: "I guess I figured out what must go up, must come down.... there was nobody around to help pack it away or help put it up".
The following was posted on Facebook yesterday:
An example of the power of statement made online ........ reviews galore! There's no fire to put out. It appears as though it were lit a long, long time ago. I've watched with fascination [wanting to understand the history and learn the culture] and dismay [ Canada's shameful treatment of so many honorable people, of Canada, at the hands of the residential schools.
There's a difference, I see. Not so long ago, Many non-indigenous folks, like myself, only saw what we saw closest to our homes, mode of transportation, path, event, city or town street or avenue: sprawled, sleeping or drunken indian man or woman underneath a tree, in the transit station, the stench of vomit mingled with body odor that would indicate bathing and hygiene have been ignored. Sometimes approaching one trying to get from point A to point B, staggering forward with barely audible slurred words requesting a donation towards their next meal, which would also appear to have been neglected or compromised regularity or shelter to have them, a soup kitchen, even kind words.
I admit to be one of the Canadians guilty of ignoring this great people. Hidden behind my own limited self-perceptions based on a VERY small percentage of a proud community and our country's founders. In so many ways, we have done them dis-justice very likely with shame, no differently one would with a son or uncle or mother struggling with addition.
Then, to make matters worse. We allowed the traditional media to influence those perceptions: NOT stories of courage, overcoming great obstacles, the struggle to keep a culture alive as its youth flock to the city, often recycling the affliction of their adult influences: I wonder how many of the youth of indigenous origin escaping the need to commit suicide, towards severe conditions of negative bias, fall to more dangerous additions like heroine or Fentanyl ? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fentanyl
A crowd across the universe is possessed by the cloud, data extrapolation of information from people everywhere to create algorithms :: who knows what Artificial Intelligence AI will tell, what stories will unfold.
If we think that racism and bias is alive and thriving in a pathetic world of people just trying to keep living, without struggle, starvation, addictions, health inflictions .... can you imagine what will happen when some computer generates an algorithm that dictates by stating the pure numbers that this is the preferred response rate, what will happen then?
We've already become a toss away society and we cannot blame our offspring, the Millennials, shoulder the cause alone. Because where did they learn that from, the offspring of the war era babies who learned to make one dollar stretch into five [ reference to my meanderingsABOUT.blogspot where I captured a conversation quip from my 82 year old mother, how she wore underwear made from potatoe sacks until her mother figured out that flour sacks made much finer cloth -- of Ukrainian heritage, can you say perogies without yum?
I rambled on a little too long. I will continue to blog and want to thank you for your support for a long time!! I am initially writing this on Facebook on my OptioneerJM page because my greatest readership falls like stars in the sky from Facebook.
I've started to expel the knowledge I learned about 30 years ago on numbers. I had the best example and will also write about that more.
"Tough nut to crack": There are great people, some amazing employees to work with. Everyone is overworked and underpaid, however. The political climate is intense, and the direction is scattered and usually unrealistic. Don't expect a long term position, but if you can handle…
Thursday, December 7, 2017
There you go: I made a mistake posting this on optioneerJM, intending to post on meanderingsABOUT .... I guess I'm off the beat or out of sync with blogging, having been on hiatus for the past month, with a mental health holiday in Mexico with my sister and mom, making new friends and what I anticipate enduring connections with some fabulous women: a Kat [who should launch her own shopping network, fashionista blog or vlog!! If I can help, I CAN], a Rose [a woman who lost her thorns and built a life for herself that should be an inspiration to many who have felt lost, not belonging to anyone or anywhere, etching herself as a memorable gal and free spirit]. Thank you to the 4 Amigas who were founded in the little corner of heaven called Mazatlan Mexico - the pearl of my heart and destination for my soul.
It seems a long time ago when I posted this. The eternal optimist, scoffer of pessimists, sharer of gratitude, dolling out good cheer. Well, looking back now, I can see how keeping one surrounded by positive people AND positive images CAN make a difference.
I dare you to look at these Minion images, cartoons, quotes and quips and not plant a smile on your face. If your eyes squint a little closer and your face loses its frown: you are on your way!
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Minions are everywhere. Even creating mayhem in McDonald's commercials and even snuck into corporate ads. Everyone wants to get in on the fun, apparently.
I had fun surfing and looking for minion photos and quotes that I could relate to that tells you a lot about me:
I had fun surfing and looking for minion photos and quotes that I could relate to that tells you a lot about me:
|You've been warned|
|I'm not a morning person and tend to roll around, if time permits, for a couple of hours before I get out of bed|
Someone had me in mind when they created this one.
|Wise advice to those who love us and "try" to understand women.|
|I believe this to be true, so true.|
|Who hasn't done this? We should laugh at ourselves.|
|You can control who you surround yourself with and they should accept and adore you. If not, turf them.|
|A note to my loving family .... particularly my kids xo|
|You can relate to this if you have teenage and young adult kids|
|What a positive message. I do try to be a perfectionist so this pokes fun at me!|
|Slash will be coming to Calgary at the Grey Eagle resort with Miles Kennedy|
|A fun social media share for Mondays|
|This has been repined many times on #Pinterest|
|Can you imagine having one of these?|
|Poking fun at advertisements|
I'm a BIG fan of Johnny Depp and his Jack Sparrow character is classic in Pirates of the Caribbean (filming the 5th installment in Australia right now!)
I love dark roast in my French press - the only way to have coffee