COP21 Activists Sharing their Stories & Solutions to Seed the World

Snap decision to go to Paris to be among the flurry of events around the COP21 – which most people call cop as in policeman, rather than spelling out ‘see oh pee’. The actual commencement of the talks between the delegates began on the 30th of November. You can watch these live at any of the following links.
http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/           http://www.cop21paris.org/agenda
http://unfccc.int/meetings/paris_nov_2015/meeting/8926/php/view/schedule.php

Place de la République, shoes, Nov 29

Place de la République shoes Nov 29 representing marchers

The huge anticipated March in Paris was announced by the government on the 18th of November to be cancelled due to the attacks on the 13th in Paris. The French coalition of at least 250 different activist groups http://coalitionclimat21.org/en answered this by organizing a shoe in, where at Place du la Republique’ in Paris people placed their shoes, representing that their presence in spirit for the March.An Sung Sui as well as Pope Frances expedited their shoes to place them there as well.

Aung San Suu Kyi, shoes

Aung San Suu Kyi delivered her shoes

Pope Francis, shoes, Place de la Republique

Pope Francis delivered his shoes to Place de la Republique

The photograph, compliments of a Frenchman from Lyon, who together with a group of other lawyers and judges are organizing legislation as a means to protect spaces that are ‘in between’ other countries’ ownership and property: the air, water…

10000 people form a human chain Place de la République

10000 people form a human chain Place de la République

I’m so very fortunate to be staying at the St. Christopher’s Inns which has been occupied by Place to B

Place to B, Agenda COP 21 Events, Program, Seminars, Radio...

Place to B, Agenda COP 21 Events, Program, Seminars, Radio…

which is packed with continued events and information, speakers. There are 600 people booked here representing 40 different countries and a plethora of different movements. Many of the women in my dorm room in the hostel are members of Act!onaid | ActionAid International. Women who have come from numerous countries in Africa, the director from Johannesburg, South Africa.

An Inconvenient Youth, Slater Jewell-Kemker

An Inconvenient Youth, by Slater Jewell-Kemker

Basically all the different groups here have organized meetings and methods to place themselves and their activities into the public’s eye; organizing and staging peaceful & quiet public demonstrations in the streets to inform and place their activities into the public’s awareness. http://www.globalplatforms.org/about-activista

TM Transformational Media Summit Storytellers, media professionals, changemakers

TM Transformational Media Summit Storytellers, media professionals and changemakers

I’m presently attending a workshop regarding ‘creative storytelling and how this compels people to action’. Hosted by Katherine Adams, a woman who has used her talents in many different ways, among which is the director of Goodness T.V. Reporters d’Espoire : Pour une information qui donne envied d’agir/Reporters of Hope: for information that fuels the desire to act Emotion is at the heart of creative storytelling and this is what will induce people into action. Stories that tell of innovative solutions can be shared so that these will spread all over the world. One person’s resilience and solutions can be shared. The words here among the network of people here at Place to B is talking about how the media has to change the way in the way that they transmit information. The message has to be towards the solution.

Climate Heroes, Maxime Riché, Photographer

‘Climate Heroes’ film by Maxime Riché, Project Founder, Photographer

The day has been packed with a string of events; a summit with numerous different panelists talking to an audience of bloggers, writers, journalists, entrepreneurs, designers and more – a full repertoire of very valuable information that is being extended by people who have made differences in all different arenas. They and the messages they are exchanging are about making the necessary changes to the world – economically, politically and economically, from the bottom up. I’ve only participated for one day and am quite blown away with all of the captivating information shared through workshops I’ve attended, hosted by the Place to B platform of discussions about confirming new paradigms and ways to talk about a variety of subjects. Many of the talks are in French as well as English. This evening had big enough names and a big enough crowd to use a live simultaneous translator for Naomi Klein and the climate scientist James Hansen. At different times the Place to B program brings in musicians and artists to discuss as well as perform. There are lots of creative and passionate people who really are ‘following their bliss’. There’s a plethora of stimulation and fantastic exchanges that occur when you’re among a bunch of people with a mission to use their hearts and minds to make positive changes. Many of the talks are about how to change the paradigm of how the media and art can inspire the public with messages that deliver hope. And that change – which must be imminent – can best happen from the grass routes level, as people spread among one another success stories from all over the globe that ripple into more and more communities following to create more of the same.

I will be interviewing a few different people over the next weeks to add to my blog and sit some days at the location where the delegates are continuing their 2 week climate talks.

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Happiness & Healing Oneself | Your Choice of Mind & Heart

It’s another one of those times when I’ve come across a subject that I feel is of such import that I post it on both blogs simultaneously.

In the last days I read and viewed this information, which is one small extract of many peoples experiences of either making themselves ill or healing themselves, through their own attitude and what they anticipate. If you think that someone is going to react in a certain way or something is going to happen in the way that you expect, good or bad, typically, because this is the window you’re looking through and the way that you approach the situation, it more than likely will.

http://truththeory.com/2014/04/27/is-there-scientific-proof-we-can-heal-ourselves/

Here is the youtube video of Lissa Rankin, MD’s TED talk – a presentation of the results of her research. YES, she researched and found her proof. Rankin addressed in her TED talk a group of health care professionals talking about how much their caring intention influences the health and healing of their patients.

happiness shot holding up arms Lissa Rankin talk

happiness shot holding up arms Lissa Rankin talk

I’ve written plenty of times about the subject of happiness.

https://digesthis.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/pursuit-of-happiness-the-happy-movie-my-stroke-of-insight/ The giggling Guru and the insights of the writer’s book, “My Stroke of Happiness”.

the giggling guru Madan_Kataria

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/new-year-resolutions-happiness-through-action-one-mini-habit-at-a-time/ Talking about the satisfaction of accomplishing things through adopting mini habits that are manageable.

https://carolkeiter.wordpress.com/2013/10/01/the-science-of-happiness-an-experiment-in-gratitude-soulpancake-upworthy-things-that-matter/ about the importance of gratitude.

laughing buddha

laughing buddha

…and a few times about healing…

https://digesthis.wordpress.com/2014/12/13/marijuana-out-of-the-closet-the-cannabis-cure-cbd-tincture/ The Cannabis Cure, by Charlie Bayliss and Amelia Powers “The Powers of the Mind” regarding her ability to overcome a brain tumor not with chemotherapy (which hadn’t been working) but through the decision to employ optimism, dancing and CBD tinctures – extracted from marijuana.

There may be all sorts of incidences that occur throughout the day which may trigger a stress response. Regardless of the source of the stress, our body releases stress hormones such as cortisol and epinephrine. The body responds to stress by producing hormones that are ingrained into the ‘fight or flight’ response which is genetically built-in, from the times when humans actually did have to be prepared to promptly face or flee a threat such as a wild animal or severe weather condition. Yet, it is us who decide how to respond emotionally to interpret a situation as something inducing stress; a perception of monetary, marital, social problems, work conflicts, situational discomforts or environmental hazards etc. Our body doesn’t distinguish between the source of our stress, it simply responds to our emotional response by chemically producing hormones to interpret our emotional reaction.

You basically do have a choice in how you respond to circumstances.

The point is to actively pursue experiences that lead to feeling happier and to alleviate the stress. Making a conscious choice to allow oneself to relax, enjoy one’s environment, to enjoy simple things, engage in activities like meditation and other practices that facilitate a deeper conscious breathing, physical exercise, participating in experiences that engage with nature, eating healthy foods, spending time in the company of positive people and interacting with all sorts of animals; therapy dogs specifically elicit happy hormones because of their unconditionally loving nature. Make a point of acknowledging with gratitude what you appreciate, attune to all of the different wonderful life forms (animals and plants in our world) that are here around you, and recognize that by participating in creative activities and doing tasks that involve achieving little goals, all lead to developing more insights and a sense of accomplishment. All of these different activities that are coming through the heart, instead of through the head, will lead to the release of hormones such as dopamine, oxytocin and serotonin, which the body produces in association with feelings of happiness and contentment and a sense of well-being. Laugh! Go out and play!

Yes, it’s a choice.

Marijuana Out of the Closet | the Cannabis Cure | CBD tincture

The Powers of The Mind, Charlie Bayliss, Amelia Powers

The Powers of The Mind video by Charlie Bayliss & Amelia Powers

I first viewed this youtube video a year ago, 2013, while living in Germany. “Cannabis Cures Brain Cancer: The Powers of the Mind” It was published on Oct 15, 2013.

Film by Charlie Bayliss and Amelia Powers

Film by Charlie Bayliss and Amelia Powers

CBD

CBD does not kill cancer cells it loves them into a healthy state

 

 

It’s about the successful cancer treatment of a grade 3 brain tumor, after radiation and chemotherapy failed. The cure is through an ingredient in cannabis, called cannabidiol (CBD). It is one of at least 85 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is taken orally, administered as a liquid CBD tincture.

cannabis tincture

Cannabis Tincture-Alkaline diet-Daily Meditation-Intensive regime love positivity laughter faith and hope

 

 

I was enthralled; captivated by the music and how well the video is crafted. I was convinced by its insights. I told myself I must communicate this. Yet, it remained on the back burner, until recently. I was informed of an acquaintance’s debilitating illness, a cancer. His eloquent personal blog informing people about what he was going through lead me adroitly to two resolves;

1. to not put off ANYthing 2. to put this blog out there, because it may save lives!

Perhaps I put it off because it’s still considered illegal in many states in the USA. Puts a bit of a damper on openly communicating about it. Its drug classification is elucidated here. I’m not interested so much in the legality, but in its proven effectiveness in eradicating illnesses as well as their debilitating symptoms…so that it allows people to adapt and live and in fact, become healthy. Oddly, it is still ranked among far more addictive and potentially lethal drugs.

marijuana bud

marijuana bud

Cannabis has been on the airwaves and print media across the United States much more recently, because of its decriminalization in several states. This has lead to a slew of documentaries and articles, recognizing its medicinal qualities, specifically calling it ‘medical marijuana‘.

I’ve seen several cable TV specials and read a number of articles focusing on the effectiveness of cannabis in curing or severely reducing the symptoms of a multiplicity of illnesses, from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, brain tumors to (PTSD) post traumatic stress disorder. One person who has been more vocal recently is CNN’s chief medical correspondent who is a practicing neurosurgeon, Sanjay Gupta M.D. He touted one point of view, and then after studying it and recognizing unequivocally its benefits, changed his mind. You can read and listen to his new point of view here. “Why I Changed My Mind On Weed” By Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta regarding his making of a documentary on Weed

Dr. Sanjay Gupta regarding his making of a documentary ‘Weed’

 

There’s a plethora of information about its curative properties.

This article explains more. Cannabidiol (CBD): Fighting Inflammation & Aggressive Forms of Cancer

Cannabis contains at least 60 known chemicals called cannabinoids, which activate naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main component responsible for the psychoactive effects, or high cannabis is known for. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis. Research done by G.W. Pharmaceuticals suggests that CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects. According to an article from Projectcbd.com, CBD has even demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored.

There are at least two active chemicals in marijuana that researchers think have medicinal application. Those are cannabidiol (CBD) — which seems to impact the brain without a high— and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — which has pain relieving properties.

Arthritis Today talks about treatment with medical marijuana.

Josh Stanley explains in a TED talk the amazing science that has essentially cured one 6 year old little girl named Charlotte, who suffered from pediatric epilepsy which caused 400 seizures a week. She and her family consider it a lifesaver.

This article talks about the 23 Health Benefits of Marijuana. Now wait, I have to go smoke some tobacco sprinkled with marijuana, to keep my stamina up to read and list the 23 benefits and to finish writing and editing this blog.

1. It can be used to treat Glaucoma.
2. It may help reverse the carcinogenic effects of tobacco and improve lung health.
3. It can help control epileptic seizures.
4. It decreases the symptoms of a severe seizure disorder known as Dravet’s Syndrome.
5. A chemical found in marijuana stops cancer from spreading.
6. It may decrease anxiety.
7. THC slows the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
8. The drug eases the pain of multiple sclerosis.
9. Other types of muscle spasms could be helped too.
10. Lessens side effects & increases treatment effectiveness:Hepatitis C.
11. Marijuana treats inflammatory bowel diseases.
12. It relieves arthritis discomfort.
13. It keeps you skinny and helps your metabolism.
14. It improves the symptoms of Lupus, an autoimmune disorder.
15. Marijuana spurs creativity in the brain.
16. Marijuana might be able to eliminate Crohn’s diseases.
17. Pot soothes tremors for people with Parkinson’s disease.
18. Marijuana helps veterans suffering from PTSD.
19. Marijuana protects the brain after a stroke.
20. It might protect the brain from concussions and trauma.
21. It can help eliminate nightmares.
22. Weed reduces pain and nausea from chemo, and stimulates appetite
23. Marijuana can help people trying to cut back on drinking.

Speaking of stamina, this blogger talks about Marijuana as a Performance Enhancer. “Medical marijuana’s benefits for alleviating pain, decreasing nausea, and improving mood are well known. So it’s not hard to see why those same qualities would appeal to endurance athletes; who must cope with high levels of pain, stress and boredom during grueling hours-long events.” He said it, and I concur.

Scientists Discover A Novel Mechanism Of Action Of Cannabidiol Against Lung Cancer Cells

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Carol Keiter, blogger, contemplating.

Carol Keiter the blogger, contemplating.

Valentine’s Day !! Dance !! for Awareness | One Billion Rising |

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About One Billion Rising

ONE IN THREE WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME.*

ONE BILLION WOMEN VIOLATED IS AN ATROCITY

ONE BILLION WOMEN DANCING IS A REVOLUTION

On V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, 14 February 2013, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers, our solidarity across borders.

What does ONE BILLION look like? On 14 February 2013, it will look like a REVOLUTION.

ONE BILLION RISING IS:

A global strike
An invitation to dance
A call to men and women to refuse to participate in the status quo until rape and rape culture ends
An act of solidarity, demonstrating to women the commonality of their struggles and their power in numbers
A refusal to accept violence against women and girls as a given
A new time and a new way of being