Danny’s World: There is no way Conor McGregor Can Win…Sorry.

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I do not believe Conor McGregor can beat Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match.  As a matter of opinion, I believe Mayweather is going to annihilate McGregor.  I don’t believe it’s going to be remotely close.

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America is not a Christian nation.

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I expect this post will make some people angry, but I don’t care.   I don’t care how much the modern GOP goes on about God and how America is a “Christian” nation. Trump and no one in his inner circle (or maybe his entire administration) are Christians.  I don’t care how often they say they go to church or quote from the Bible.  All that’s nothing but a sales pitch meant to deceive.  If they actually believe they are Christians, then they are the ones who are deceived.

Piety does not equal godliness.  As a friend of mine put it, if Satan were to start a religion, he wouldn’t use pentagrams and blood sacrifice. No, that would be too obvious. He would wrap his dark agenda that preaches the values of greed, narcissism, and selfishness in a shell of legalistic, punishing far-right “christianity.” He would use a few superficial selling…

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A Few of My Random Thoughts – 3/14/16

 I appreciate all you kind people allowing me to dump all my rambling nonsense on you each week!  Evelina is tired of my blabbering so this forum is serving as my therapy.  Here we go:

  1. My favorite time of year is quickly approaching!  That’s right ladies and gentlemen, March Madness is here and the college tournament schedule is set!  This means we have college tournament basketball for almost a month!!  Oh happy days!
  2. Other than two posts I have been off of Facebook for nearly a month now.  I wean myself off this massive waste of time about 2 times each year for a few months just to clear my mind of negativity and regain my focus.
  3. I cannot believe Donald Trump is going to get the GOP nomination…or so it seems.
  4. I am ready to be at the beach.  Another month or so and it will be time to put the toes in the sand and let the ocean waves wash the troubles away!
  5. I have a memory from when I was a kid in Massachusetts.  We were at a 3-wheeler race.  I have this vague memory of loving how huge the tires were.  I guess I was 2 or 3 years old.  It is funny what sticks in the mind, especially from such a young age.
  6. Hopefully I will have 2 interviews coming up this week.  One is with a turf and surface company, which specializes in artificial putting greens and athletic fields.  Fingers crossed!!
  7. I am getting a little burned out on producing so much content.  I can see a couple weeks off in my future.  Or I am going to have to make some serious adjustments in my schedule.
  8. It is funny how MS affects the body.  I have had 2 really great weeks (knock on wood!) free of the really bad symptoms.  We’ll see how life goes as the temps heat up in the south.  My symptoms usually get worse in the heat.
  9. Another thing I love about summer is going to the mountains to escape the heat.  Charlotte is situated 2 hours from the mountains and 3 1/2 hours from the beach.  This is one reason that I will probably never move.
  10. It looks like we might have a Vegas trip in the works for November!  Vegas baby!
  11. And lastly, I want to continue to encourage you to volunteer somewhere in your city.  So many people sign up to volunteer around the holidays and then charitable organizations are left with little to no help the remainder of the year.  Too few of us do anything to help others.  Take your time, wrap it in a nice little gift box and go give it to someone.  It will change your perspective on life.

That is all I have for this week!  I hope everyone has a safe and productive week.

 

 

 

 

 

A Few of My Random Thoughts

Let the therapy session begin!!

  1. I am currently interviewing for jobs!  This is an exciting process and a definite transition for me as I have worked for myself since 2013. I’m not sure if I have ever talked about this and just realized that is so odd.  Anywho, I own and operate a vintage (1950’s, 60’s and 70’s) furniture wholesale business.  I attend auctions and buy vintage furniture then sell that to my retail clients.  It has been a fun business, but I have fallen prey to store closings and dwindling vintage furniture supply.  At one point we sold to most of the furniture artists and stores in the greater Charlotte area, but now the market is shrinking.  The exciting part is finding a company that fits my style and gives me purpose.  I cannot work jobs just to work jobs; it just ain’t my style!
  2. On top of looking for a job, I have decided to register at UNC Charlotte and work toward my PhD in Counseling!  I apply this fall and will then begin classes in the fall of 2017 so I have time to prepare.  Now this is something to really get excited about!!
  3. And if that were not enough…I am currently working on course curriculum for a series of seminars I will be conducting beginning next January.  I will be hosting 4 single-day seminars next year (1 per quarter) titled The Dream Big Plan For Success: 6 Steps to Greatness!  The details are still being ironed out, but the seminar fee will be reasonably priced and limited to 20 attendees.  As the registration dates near I will keep you informed.  I have a lot of folk that have been on me since last summer to conduct a live seminar so mark your calendars.
  4. You know what separates the thinking of a child from that of adults?  Adults develop the habit of thinking in absolutes.  “That’s not possible,” you hear many adults say. Kids don’t think like that.  I once convinced my 6 year old nephew that I had the ability to jump over the house, but explained to him I couldn’t at that exact moment because my legs were tired from mowing the lawn.  And after some explaining, he believed me.  Kids view the world through eyes of unlimited possibilities.  Adults view the world through eyes that see concrete walls, obstacles and impossibilities. The sad fact is you have built those walls and they only exist in your mind!   I will give you the most important question you can ask yourself: “What if ______ is possible?”
  5. On Saturday we went with our friends Wendy and Stephen to see Body Worlds at Discovery Place in Charlotte.  I am still not sure how I feel about the exhibit.  If you are unfamiliar with this exhibit it shows the human body inside and out.  People have donated their bodies which are then displayed and dissected to show the inner workings.  It was interesting and strange at the same time.
  6. We will be buying a new car in May and have narrowed our choice down to Mercedez-Benz.  We were going to buy a Volkswagon, but with all the dishonesty involved with their diesels, I am not willing to invest our money in their product.
  7. I have created a page for my coaching services.  Check it out if you get a second.
  8. I have worked my way through a couple shows on Netflix and need a new show to watch. I only have two criteria for a new show: It must have concluded and have had a series finale.
  9. I hope everyone has a great week!

 

 

 

 

Featured Bloggers 12/18/15: Networking 101

As is my nightly tradition…I present today’s Featured Bloggers!!!  Come on down, you’re the next contestant on the Price…oops, got a little carried away.

(click Blogger for yesterday’s post)

 

Art of Life Coaching

Living and Creating Simply

Talking to My Weight Loss Counselor-God

JFreshly

The Great Wall of Bianca

My Memoir Entries

Wandering Soul

Eat2Health Blog

Oblivious Splendor

Getting Through Anxiety

5 health benefits of the juicy citrus fruit

Who likes oranges??

THE NEWS DISPATCH

IMG_7544 eWEB DESK: Renowned for its concentration of vitamin C, oranges are the perfect snack for energy boosting effect. The juicy citrus fruit is commonly available in winters with seasonal variations.

Oranges are low in calories but full of nutrients.They promote clear, healthy skin and also help to lower the risk of getting various fatal diseases.

Here are five reasons why you should have at least one orange every day.

1. Prevents cardiac diseases

The fiber, potassium and vitamin C in oranges support heart health. Thus, oranges lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

According to a study, those who consume more potassium per day had a 49 percent lower risk of death from heart diseases than those who consume less of the beneficial mineral.

2. Prevents kidney diseases

Drinking orange juice regularly prevents kidney diseases and reduces the risk of kidney stones. It works as an alternative supplement for the kidney…

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Why I Consider That My Opinions Could Be Wrong

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I really enjoy having conversations with people from different cultures because it opens my eyes to new ideas, new foods, new religious beliefs and different worldviews.  Being open-minded is one of the traits that I learned at UNC-Charlotte and it is one that I am most proud of having learned.  This past weekend our little blog passed 6000 followers, a feat I never could have imagined when starting this 11 months ago!

There is a large percentage of my readers from other countries and it has been neat to learn about new cultures and political situations.  Differing opinions can cause conflict and having the right mindset is crucial.  When I have talked of being open-minded in the past I asked lots of questions and one of those questions was: do you enter into conversations with the willingness to have your position/opinion changed or do you go into a conversation to defend your position to the death?

I prefer to listen to folks and allow myself to stick to my convictions, but also understand that there is the possibility that I have been wrong or held an uninformed opinion or that I have missed out on another perspective.

I think too many times people go into discussions presupposing what the other will say or only listening in order to form rebuttals.  And this is a mistake that robs many people of learning.  The desire to be right overwhelms and prevents the possibility to be open.

I do not look at accepting that I could be wrong as weakness!  On the contrary, it is strength!  To put oneself in the position to have your opinion or position swayed is to say I do not know everything.  I do not presume to have more knowledge than I really do, therefore I am open to learn, I am open to experience and I am open to have my mind changed.

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How do you approach debate or conversation?  To argue? Or to learn?  Don’t answer quickly.  Stop and think.  Are you waiting anxiously for others to shut up so you can interject your opinion?  Or do you let people complete their thought and listen intently to what is being said?

If you are interested in doing a bit of self-inspection, pay close attention to conversations you have with friends on politics or religion. I have found that those interested in learning ask more questions and express less opinion.

I challenge you to challenge yourself to start listening with the willingness to have your opinion changed.  This does not imply that your opinion will be changed, but it does mean you are willing to consider other options or possibilities.

Open your mind, open your world!

The killer known as “Stress”.

Blissfully Informed Hippie Chick is on my go-to list for blogs I read on a regular basis. I love to read blogs where the author is not afraid to express an opinion. I love this blog post on stress!

The Other Side

We must remain open-minded and be willing to listen to other views. The world is a big place and we are but one very small part, with a very small world view.

SilviAroundTheWorld

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I have lived in different places all around the world. I have met people coming from different Counties. I have traveled to an indefinite number of different Cities. I have been eager to learn about different cultures. I have always wanted to discover different ways of thinking.

And yet, here I am, feeling exposed and realizing how narrow my point of view has always been. I guess this is the effect Berlin has on people. With its extreme unconventionality, its exaggerated extravagance, its limitless freedom and its unbalanced personality. And when you are left with no boundaries. When there seem to be no more right and wrong. When all that is bad starts to be considered good. When all that you have learned seems to have no meaning. That is when you will finally start to understand what this city is all about. And in that moment you will realize that you…

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