Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Perspective: Hypnosis instead of Gastric Bypass with the same results?

I just read a story about a woman in Spain
who had hypnosis intended to have the
results of Gastric Band Surgery

She said she had tried every diet and every
workout plan, and none of it seemed to work
for her, so she decided to try the hypnotic

Apparently it seems to be working for her.
She is losing three pounds a week.

There are a few things that come to mind for
me about this situation:

1. If she believed that the surgery was
completed, there is also the potential that
there could be some pitfalls that come from
when someone has the surgery. Anyone who
is in a hypnotic state is more suggestible
than someone who is not, so extraordinary
care should be made as to what the person
in hypnosis hears and experiences. In
addition, if one is mindful of any potential
difficulties from the procedure they might
also be addressed through suggestions to
help ensure a positive and healthful outcome.

2. If she tried every diet and every exercise
program, then the question that comes for me
is: is there something that hasn't been
addressed for her?

I had hypnosis for weight loss long before
I ever became a hypnotist. And, while it
worked, it only worked for a time. I suspect
a couple of things as to why it didn't work
in the long run, and I suspect that it had
a lot to do with the fact that I believe it
worked with my behaviors, and not the
underlying causes.

One just has to look at what happened with
Carney Wilson, and see that a procedure
like that might occur more like a "fix" than
a resolution.

Looking at oneself is likely to be uncomfortable,
and maybe even painful. But when those things
that are uncomfortable or painful aren't
addressed, or in some way released, they
may still live in the body, and the results
could potentially be any number of things from
a headache to extra weight, to any dis-ease in
the body you can think of.

It's always good to have options...and I think
it great for her that she investigated it.
Given the results, it certainly seemed to be a
worthy consideration. How awesome to see a
story that can show how amazing hypnosis can be.

As with anything, we don't always know what we
don't know. It is wise to move forward with
caution and questions and remember that all
opinions are formulated from perspectives. And,
since perspectives can vary, so can your "mileage."

If you have any questions about hypnosis, please
feel free to ask. You can also see a list of
over 140 things hypnosis can be used for in the
PDF section of JoLoPe.net.

Have a great day, and if you are available at
6PM California time today, please come and join
me and @PamelaGlasner for our show this evening.
Visit World of Perspective Radio for details.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Perspective: Collective Soul and Harmony

I loved this video...and loved how choreographed it
is...it feels like all of the pieces are in perfect
harmony with each other.

Here's to your own personal harmony within your world.

Perpective: Food for Thought


I don't know about you, but eating healthy
isn't always easy for me. I have phases,
and the more I become aware of things, the
easier it becomes for me to make better

The previous video from the Health Ranger
really got me thinking, and I am working
on the idea that taking care of myself by
taking care of the foods I eat can be a
stronger idea than anything that might be
sub-consciously torpedoing me.

What are the risks of eating foods that
have chemicals in them, and things that
are of questionable nutrition and have
questionable effect? Yes, there are
"authorities" that will tell you what
to believe. I don't know if you've
noticed it, but every so often the tide
changes on milk, on eggs, on chocolate,
on coffee, on...

I am learning that I need to pay attention
to who is saying what. It is way too easy
to manipulate the facts to suit any
perspective, depending on what the desired
outcome is.

At the same time, looking for ways to
enjoy food like broccoli.

How do you enjoy it? Please let me know
some of your favorite health foods and
how you enjoy them.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Perspective Short: Richard Bach - Our Highest Self

Used with Permission
Character comes from following our highest
sense of right, from trusting ideas without
being sure they'll work. One challenge of
our adventure on earth is to rise above dead
systems - wars, religions, nations, destructions -
to refuse to be a part of them, and
express instead the highest selves
we know how to be.

*Richard Bach, One (p.95)


Could you imagine what a world like this
could be like?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Perspective: Health Ranger - Mike Adams

@MonteCarloSS2K shared this video with me
after she saw info regarding my upcoming show with

I haven't even watched the whole thing yet, but
every second so far is worthy of sharing.

I suspect it WILL all be worth it. If I think
otherwise, I will come back and let you know.

Seriously...this is stuff we need to consider.

Awareness is where change often begins. If you
don't know something, you may not know you can
change it. Whether you do or don't is something
else, but at least an opportunity exists where
you might not have known before.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any resources
to share?

Find out more about Mike Adams Here

Perspective Radio: Pamela Glasner

This is a controversial conversation and,
as with any topic, there are many perspectives
and resulting questions. The above video is
one of 10 on YouTube. If the topic is of
interest, consider watching the others.

Note that the videos do tend to lean on the
sensational side. As I said, there are
perspectives, and to each his own. What works
for one may not work for another. However, I
believe having access to other perspectives
can be quite beneficial, even if it just
solidifies your own.

Some interesting questions to ask:

*Is it irresponsible for someone not to take drugs?

*What defines mental illness?

*Why would someone be given medication?

*What is the medication supposed to do?

*What if what the medication "treats" is something
that is something that is "supposed" to be expressed?

*What about side effects?

*and many others

I have an experience that I will be sharing on
my World-of-Perspective-Radio.com show with
@PamelaGlasner this coming Tuesday. There are
a few theories I have developed from my own life
and observations. We will be speaking about it
in the context of Pamela's new book Finding
, and her extensive research to write
the novel.

I hope you'll be able to join us. To see more
information about Pamela, please visit her website,
Lodestarre.com and/or see my last blog entry
on the topic

For information on the show, visit
World of Perspective Radio.com

PS I just put a new page up that will give you
a preview of where I will be coming from during
the show -> YouJustDontUnderstand.com

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Do you have a question for me or about me?

Patrick Mathieu (@barcodeguy/MortalityManifesto.com)
has offered to play host on my radio show
WorldofPerspectiveRadio.com so that I can play

Please watch this short video on what to expect, and
how to take part in it. :-) I would appreciate your input!

If you prefer, you can put your comments/questions below
this blog entry. Thanks!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Perspective: Easy Chicken Nuggets


Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Breasts
Seasoned Bread Crumbs
Garlic Powder
Olive Oil

Cut breasts into nugget sized pieces. Depending on the
size of the breast, each breast could be 6-8 pieces.

Coat pieces with egg, and then place into a plastic bag
with bread crumbs and garlic powder, and shake to coat.

Place on cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil.

Bake 325 for approximately 40 minutes, or until chicken
is fully cooked.

If making a large batch, you can cool and freeze for
later use. They freeze very well.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Perspective: The Children's Story - James Clavell

These videos have an interesting perspective, to say the
least. And while the idea of it is chilling, and hopefully
unlikely, there are aspects that I would suggest are
important to note.

Below the videos I will give you my thoughts. You might
want to view the videos first to see what you think before
you hear my thoughts so you aren't influenced by my
perspective. But, that is obviously up to you. :-)

I would love to hear your comments once you've had a chance
to view these videos. Awareness is always an important key
to the potential prevention of manipulation.

1. You'll notice how the Teacher starts with the familiar,
and then changes things. You have to start where a person
is to have a better chance of having them go where you want
them to.

2. You'll notice the rewards for doing things a certain way.
Reward someone for something he or she has done, and
they'll lkely want to do it again.

3. You'll notice a sense of being "all knowing" which puts
a level of trust into the situation. This person must know
what she is talking about.

4. You'll notice that things of a certain context are taken
into another context, and by relationship, they make sense
(ie "School" for adults).

5. You'll notice the organic nature of the manipulation.
Teacher uses everything to HER advantage. Nothing is an
obstacle, and she never loses her cool.

Your thoughts?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Perspective: A Story About Love and Never Giving Up

When I was 10ish, I wrote and illustrated a story. That story
stayed with me through 8th grade graduation, high school,
college, a move to Ohio, a move back to New York, several
moves while in New York, and a move to California.

That story has been with me for years. Who knows why
someone holds onto something. Many things have been
tossed through the years, and yet, a few things seem to

I imagine it helped that it was only a few sheets of paper,
but still...I have thrown others out.

Recently the story has been on my mind, and when I shared
it with a few people it became apparent that it needed to be
shared on a bigger scale. As a result, I found it (had my
fingers crossed that I would) and I scanned the pictures that
I drew, and re-typed the story. The original had fading
typing, and I thought it might be best to have a version that
was easily read.

To order a copy (or to see me as a 10-year-old!) please
visit CrushProofCar.com

Here is a quick video I did to give you a little sense of
what I have done:

Perpective: Knowing What's Important

Have you heard about the Phillie Fan who caught
a foul ball, only to have his young daughter
toss it back?

Have you ever "caught" something only to have
someone else who you loved and cared about
who might not have known any better toss it
away? How did YOU react?

There is beauty in sharing, and sometimes it
may not look the way we might want it to.

Check out this beautiful and touching story:

and the afterglow...nice touch Phillies!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Perspective: Pamela Glasner on World of Perspective Radio

Pamela (@PamelaGlasner) will be my guest on World of
Perspective Radio
on September 29. Please see the
Radio Show page for information on how to listen, and
for information on our discussion: Do You Know Whose
Feelings You Are Feeling?

I hope you'll be able to join us!

Perspective on Perspective from Working Daze

Working Daze

It's Football Season: Two Football Stories

Fall is almost here (much to the chagrin of a friend
of mine) and football season IS here. Lately that
seems to be a big topic. I wonder if it is because
people relate through the things that are common and
familiar, or if it might be something else.

If it was the spring, it might be conjuring up talk
about baseball, or if it was hockey season, hockey.

Any which way, it reminds me of two of my own football
stories. The first from when I was a child, the other
when I was in Chicago at a game with a friend.

I have never known much about football, but I still
went to a game when I was in Chicago visiting the city.
At one point there was no play, and I suggested that
there might be a TV timeout. You would have thought
that I just told the funniest joke ever, my friend
cracked up, and proceeded to laugh at what I said, and
told her boyfriend my "joke."

What you may, or may not, know depending on what you
are aware of in sports, is that occasionally if the
game doesn't allow for it on its own, the play will be
put on hold so that the advertisers can have their say
(commercials). It is known as a TV timeout. I had
only learned about it a short time before the game, as
my then boyfriend had explained it to me at an Ohio
State Basketball Game.

Backing up a bit, when I was a child (starting in third
or fourth grade) I was a HUGE Met fan (I know it's odd
because most New Yorkers are Yankee fans, but that's me,
picking the odd choice) and I was learning the players
names, numbers, positions, rules, stats, etc.

I never had an interest for some reason in football -
that is, until 8th grade. So I decided to ask my
grandfather, who taught me about baseball, to teach me
about football.

We got about as far as me incorrectly understanding that
you had four tries to make a touchdown (when in
actuality you have four tries to get ten yards) when the
lesson abruptly ended because my grandfather asked me,
"is there a boy you like?" My immediate response,
"Oh, nooooo, Grandpa," followed by a fairly quick

How dare he figure that out. I was so embarrassed, I
never asked him about it again. I tried to get into
it when I was in a relationship with someone who had
a sport for every season, and that is when I had the
"TV Timeout Episode."

As you might imagine, to this day, I haven't learned
much more about the game. Any ideas why that might
be? LOL.

What occurs around these stories are a few things:

1. Sometimes we can make fun of things we don't
understand. My friend may have one day have found
out something new, but it wasn't going to be
that day.

2. How we take something has everything to do with
perspective. Was my friend laughing at me? Or
was she laughing at what I said? At the time it
certainly felt like she was laughing at ME.

3. Sometimes our reaction to something can stop
us in our tracks.

4. Sometimes someone may tell us that they're
going to tell us about "football," but it really
is about something else, and they may know that
they're doing it, and there may be times they
don't recognize it.

Do YOU have any "football" stories?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Perspective: Chicken Parmesan Recipe - Wanna Come For Dinner?


This was done the cheater's way. I put sauce in a pan, placed
chicken on top, and covered it with sauce, and sprinkled it with
Parmesan Cheese. I baked it at 350 for approximately 40

However, if you have the time to make it from scratch,
here is a delicious recipe:

6 boneless chicken breasts
2, 8oz cans tomato sauce
1/2t. basil
1/2t. oregano
1/4t. garlic powder
1T. butter
1/4c. parmesan cheese
8oz. mozzarella

Flatten chicken. Quickly brown on both sides. Remove
to shallow baking dish.

Mix tomato sauce and spices and bring to a boil, and
simmer 10 minutes. Stir in butter. Pour over chicken.
Sprinkle with Parmesan, and cover.

Bake 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover, and sprinkle with
mozzarella, and bake for 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

What is Peace (P.E.A.C.E.)?

You may have seen this before...it has had a
few incarnations...here's the latest:

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Perspective Art: A Flower for a Sunday


Saturday, September 12, 2009

Perspective: A Few Thoughts on Marriage and Divorce

I found the following writing cleaning out some old files. I wrote it in 2003. Thought I would share its perspective with you. As a broad stroke, it is hardly a complete conversation on the topic. However, I think it might be a perspective worth discussing, and a starting point for a conversation.

I wonder what you will think. Please feel free to let me know personally or in the comments below. I am pretty certain anyone who reads this is likely to have a reaction.

What's yours?


I could go and research the history of morality, but as it is a big topic and discussion, I am going to simply suggest that morality is an appearance of “right and wrong” in action. The question, though, that comes next for me is, “whose right?”

The dictionary actually uses the word “conforming” when describing what is considered moral behavior. In an extreme, you might consider that people could conform to a murderous society, and in that society, murder could be considered moral. Granted that is an extreme example, but the idea is to consider a term that many have been taking for granted for a long time, and for things to look different, sometimes I think we need to look at extreme, unlikely examples.

It would seem to me that if there are enough people who believe that something is “bad” then it can become “bad”. Think for a moment about the divorce rate in the United States alone. In the 60s and 70s divorce was practically unheard of. Yes, it probably did happen, but not with the frequency that it does today. Marriages lasted a lot longer back then too.

Now this is not to say that the marriages were of any better quality than they are today, or that the couples love each other any less these days than they did back then. I can’t even begin to speak to the “facts” of the state of marriage then and now, but what I can speak to is that there has been a change in environment.

Divorce is a part of our culture in a way that it never has been. Is that wrong? Is that voice in your head yours, or someone else’s?

Let us suppose that you, like my grandparents, were married over 50 years - unhappily.

(My grandmother went to leave my grandfather on a number of occasions, but it never lasted. In the end, she couldn’t see very well. He couldn’t hear very well. I believe in the power of the mind to create things in the body, and have always found it interesting that she couldn’t look at her life, and he didn’t want to hear his (no doubt he didn’t want to hear her and she didn’t want to see the things that came from his drinking problems). They stayed together. Should they have? Likely there are those who would say yes. After all they took a marriage vow, “for better or for worse.”)

The vows you took say nothing of changing your mind. Let me ask you human to human – in the years that you have been living, have you changed your mind – once? twice? a few times? more times than you can count? That last one is me.

There are those of you who might say, well, this is different than most things. Well, let me ask you – have you ever been forced to keep your choice? How did you feel? I guess it would depend on the circumstances surrounding it, but likely you weren’t a very happy camper. It could even be that the next time it came to make another choice you were very cautious, or maybe even abstained, after all, you didn’t want to make the wrong one, and then have to live with it.

Now, before you go off thinking that I am not in favor of marriage (too late?) let me say that that could not be farther from the truth. But I am in favor of it coming from a different place than most.

For some, with marriage, comes the thought that they will never again have a choice. They have made their choice, and that’s that. So then, I theorize that, those who believe that they never again will have a choice set out to prove that they indeed do have a choice – to the detriment of the relationship that falls within the name of “marriage.” “I have to prove that I have a choice outside of you, so that I can choose you.”

It sounds kind of strange, doesn’t it? Maybe even a little warped. But human beings are even if just a little, warped. Things that seem illogical somewhere along the way make sense somehow to someone. I am sure you have done things that seem to defy logic, and yet, there you are doing it.

So here we are, in a society that says that marriage is not only sacred, but important to the fabric of our lives, and there it is unraveling at rates that no one could have predicted years ago. Is it possible that the very dynamic that was created to sustain it is in some way responsible for the ugliness of the separations and, even worse, for the ugly relationships that remain intact, despite reasons to split?

I was in a relationship that lasted six years. It was a tumultuous six years. The relationship was over long before it was over, but we kept trying to “make it work,” or so it seemed. It was like a marriage, even though we never got that piece of paper. In some ways I was glad that we never married, as I believe we would have likely wound up divorced. If anything, I could see how that piece of paper may have had me trying more and more as things grew worse and worse.

It never got better. I just kept looking for ways to see how I could get it to work. Finally, I just saw that it wasn’t going to work. We were not meant to continue to have a relationship. Finally, it was over. But it took every last gasp it had before it let me go from its death rattle.

If something doesn't work for you, is being bound by the morality worth it? Instead of looking at what might seem to be "right" morally, it might be helpful to consider acknowledging marriage for what it could seem to come down to - a choice, a piece of paper, and a legislative intervention.

Perspective: Blueberry Muffin Recipe


Blueberry Muffins
3/4c. butter
1 3/4c. organic sugar
6 eggs
1T. vanilla
1T. lemon extract
5 1/4c. flour
2T. baking powder
2t. salt
1c. water
1/3c. non-fat dry milk
3 1/4c. blueberries

Beat softened butter until creamy. Mix in sugar.
Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract. Beat until
thoroughly combined.

Add dry ingredients alternately with water.

Fold blueberries into mixture.

Distribute in muffin pans/cups and sprinkle with
cinnamon and sugar mix.

Bake at 350 45 minutes.
Makes 24 Delicious Muffins

Perspective Short: Elizabeth Alraune - On Loneliness

Are you alone, and feeling lonely, and
thinking that a relationship would be
an answer for that feeling?

Consider this:
I was lonelier in a bad relationship
than I have ever been by myself.

- Elizabeth Alraune

Perspective Art: Orange Flower


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Perspective Art: A Flower for a Sunday - Revamp

Just for the heck of it, I re-worked an earlier pic:
A Flower for a Sunday.

It's interesting to me how things can look
very different, and yet still appealing.

Here's the new version :-)

To me, it looks like a rainy day, like an old
pic. How does it look to you? Do the different
pictures bring up different feelings for you?


Perspective: Story of Stuff with Annie Leonard

Have you visited the website called
Story of Stuff?

It has an incredible video that
explores the "journey" of the cycle
of our "stuff."

I have often wondered about the
disposal of trash. After having seen
this video it makes me wonder if we
considered where things go when they
"die," if we would reconsider what
we create.

I have also noticed how the quality
of furniture has gone down over the
last several years. Could it be why
this video suggests?

It is sad to me to see the things
that are produced that are not far
from "junk" quality.

Some people would have a different
perspective than the one that this
site/video promotes. My question,
as always, is what harm would there
be if we considered the negative
implications of our actions and
altered them?

As a side note, are you aware of
Freecycle? They are a site that
helps to keep things out of the
trash. It's a cool community, even
if quirky. Check it out to get
rid of things, or if you might be
looking for something, and would
like to possibly find it for free
from a member of the community.

Perspective: A Letter of Love

This video is a reading of one of my Letters of Love.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Perspective: Baking Chocolate Meringues


Have you ever wondered how it is that
we know that certain ingredients work
together, or will respond a certain

It would seem somewhere along the way
someone (or ones) had to experiment, and
lay the groundwork for others, and their

It's interesting to consider the positive/
negative effects of this way of interacting
with things.

On one hand, it could be good, as you would
have some idea what to expect. However, it
could be potentially limiting if you never
sought to experiment further because what
you had worked.

Yesterday I tried to make Pea Soup without
an established recipe. All I can say is,
oh well. Maybe I will try again another day,
or maybe next time I will consider using
someone else's foundation. I have had some
flops. Some even laughable.

Fortunately, these meringues are anything but
a flop or laughable. Enjoy!

Chocolate Meringues

2 egg whites
1/4t cream of tartar
1/8t sea salt
2/3c sugar
3T unsweetned cocoa
1t pure vanilla

Place baking parchment paper (or brown shopping
bag) on cookie sheets. In bowl, combine egg
whites,cream of tartar,and salt. Beat on high
until foamy. Add sugar, and beat until stiff
(the whites have peaks that stand on their own)
and glossy. Add vanilla and cocoa. Use a
teaspoon to drop onto cookie sheets. If it is
stiff enough, it'll hold its shape.

Bake 300/25-30 minutes, or until meringues feel
firm to touch.

Makes approximately 2 Dozen

Monday, September 7, 2009

Word Find Fun & Twitter

Starting tomorrow, I am going to start to send out
weekly Word Finds via email. If you'd like to get
on this distribution list, please send an email to
Subscribe at World-of-Perspective.com.

I promise that I won't sell your email address, and
that I will be selfish, and keep your information
all to myself.

These word finds will be particularly special to
those of you on Twitter, and you will see why when
you begin to receive them. If you enjoy word finds,
I hope you will come and join the fun, and tell

If you have any questions, please ask. And, I
welcome your comments on these puzzles below.

If in the US, and today is a holiday for you, I
hope you are enjoying your day off.

I hope to hear from you soon!


Sunday, September 6, 2009

Perspective: Finding the Good - Word Search

Just for the heck of it, I created this Word Search.
So, if you're looking for something to do, here you go!

It's a reminder that sometimes the good things are
already there, we just have to *find* them in the
midst of everything else.

Click for larger copy to print.

Have a GREAT Sunday!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Wonder Who Was More Nervous? A Wedding Video to Tickle Your Funny Bone

Love the Groom's Improv.
Note, too, how he said something about how he was
"scared of this all of my life"...if you ever
wonder if we create things, chalk one up for a
definite maybe.

Pancakes Anyone?

I grew up with pancake mix and Bisquick for pancakes.
I'll never forget the first time someone made me
pancakes from scratch. I couldn't believe how simple
it was AND, better yet, delicious! (I am also going
to guess better for me as well).

If you've never made them from scratch, do yourself
a BIG favor, and do it. Mmm. Mmm.


Chocolate Chip Wheat Pancakes

1/3c. dry milk + 1c. water
1/4c. shortening (or 1/2 stick melted margarine)
1 1/4c. wheat flour
2t. baking powder
1T. sugar
1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
Mini Chocolate chips (to taste, but not too many -
you'll get a gooey mess!)

Stir together until just mixed.
To get relatively uniform pancakes,
use 1/3 cup measure on skillet which
is buttered, and warm enough on medium
heat that water sprinkled on it dances.

You can cook mix all at once, and freeze
extra pancakes, or you can make a couple
a day for up to 3 days, and leave the
uncooked mix in your refrigerator.

Makes 6 large pancakes.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Chocolate Wheat Waffles


Sift together:
1c. wheat flour
1t. baking powder
1/4t. salt
1/4t. baking soda
1T. cocoa powder

Mix the following with dry ingredients:
1c. milk
2t. lemon juice
1 egg
2T. melted butter

Cook in waffle iron and enjoy.

Makes approximately 3 waffles.
Any remaining can be frozen.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Perspective Short: Jonathan Winters on Success

I couldn't wait for success, so I went ahead without it.
-Jonathan Winters

Perspective: Face Memory Test

This site http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/sleep/tmt/
has a test you can take that is supposed to say something
about your Temporal Memory. If you're tired, apparently
you won't do as well as if you weren't.

While you are there, consider checking out other parts
of the site. It has some cool stuff.

Have fun, and consider what the results of the test might
tell you.

Perspective Short: Benjamin Disraeli


The greatest good you can do for another
is not just share your riches but
reveal to him his own.
-Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, September 1, 2009