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  • 00:44

    Open Mike- Letz Talk off Record- Vol 8

    in Blogs

    Have you recently had friends, co-workers, or strangers suddenly get pissed off at you for what seemed like no reason at all? Maybe you told yourself that they were overreacting or being too sensitive, or that they had no right to be angry when you clearly didn't mean to do whatever you did (and in fact aren't even sure what it was). If you're a socially inept type like me, I bet you've had this happen within the last month.


    or those of us who aren't great with people, we figure that silence is always the safest bet. If you're an introvert, you spend so much of your time wishing that other people would just shut the hell up that you figure you're doing everyone a favor. So, you run into a co-worker at the mall and think it's better to pass by in silence than do an awkward stop-and-chat that you'd probably screw up anyway.


    Then, after you pass by this person, you hear them in the aisle behind you mutter, "Asshole."


    So What's the Problem?


    This is literally the most frequent social mistake I see in my day to day. You didn't 're confused because, well, who would ever assume that silence is an insult?
    If you're confused, think of it this way: respond to the party invitation. You didn't reply to their funny text with a smiley. You didn't wish them a happy birthday. Now they're bitter and youIf you apply for a job, which is worse -- a rejection letter, or no reply at all? The former is bad, but the latter is dismissive, and that's a thousand times worse. (Note: By far the angriest reaction I get to hate mail is when I don't reply at all.) That's how some people take your failure to speak to them -- like you didn't even open their resume before tossing it in the trash.

  • 02:03

    Sex: Safe -Condoms...) or Celibate- No Sex ?

    in Romance

    How to Live a Life of Celibacy


    Whether you are entering the priesthood or doing it for personal reasons, remaining celibate can be a difficult thing to do. With these instructions and support from those around you (and perhaps a guide from above), you can lead a celibate life. Taking a vow to a life of celibacy is very challenging, and it is not an easy choice to make if the ones that are close to you are not supportive. There are benefits to a life of celibacy. If you find interesting things to do you can avoid the temptation to break your vow.


    1.Make sure this is something you are very serious about. It can be a great thing if you are doing it for the right reasons.


    2.Find a friend or mentor that has gone through this period in life and ask questions about his or her reason for making their choice.


    3.Avoid listening to others' feelings about your decision, if they do not agree with yours. It is your choice and yours alone. Instead, talk to friends and people that will not judge you, or this choice you have made.


    4.Get involved in different hobbies; better not to be around many people you may be sexually attracted to for a while if this can be avoided. You could become involved with some more spiritual or personal activities instead.


    5.Try to find people who you think will understand you and your choices. Doing this alone can be very challenging. Tell them you need some moral support.


    6.Avoid temptation, especially at the start of this lifestyle. Do not put yourself in situations that might lead to sexual activity, such as close quarters with someone to whom you are physically attracted. Don't spend time alone and secluded together unless you absolutely know that you can control of yourself in that situation.


     

  • 01:05

    Open Mike- Letz Talk off Record- Vol 7

    in Blogs

    Have you recently had friends, co-workers, or strangers suddenly get pissed off at you for what seemed like no reason at all? Maybe you told yourself that they were overreacting or being too sensitive, or that they had no right to be angry when you clearly didn't mean to do whatever you did (and in fact aren't even sure what it was). If you're a socially inept type like me, I bet you've had this happen within the last month.


    or those of us who aren't great with people, we figure that silence is always the safest bet. If you're an introvert, you spend so much of your time wishing that other people would just shut the hell up that you figure you're doing everyone a favor. So, you run into a co-worker at the mall and think it's better to pass by in silence than do an awkward stop-and-chat that you'd probably screw up anyway.


    Then, after you pass by this person, you hear them in the aisle behind you mutter, "Asshole."


    So What's the Problem?


    This is literally the most frequent social mistake I see in my day to day. You didn't 're confused because, well, who would ever assume that silence is an insult?
    If you're confused, think of it this way: respond to the party invitation. You didn't reply to their funny text with a smiley. You didn't wish them a happy birthday. Now they're bitter and youIf you apply for a job, which is worse -- a rejection letter, or no reply at all? The former is bad, but the latter is dismissive, and that's a thousand times worse. (Note: By far the angriest reaction I get to hate mail is when I don't reply at all.) That's how some people take your failure to speak to them -- like you didn't even open their resume before tossing it in the trash.

  • 02:05

    Kids without True Families= Foster Care

    in Motivation

    n Colorado Springs, 700 children currently reside in a shortage of 200 foster homes. Foster parents are not employed to care for the children in their home; they volunteer.


    Reimbursement payments cover a portion of housing, food and clothing costs, but many foster parents use their own funds to give the children the same clothes or opportunities as their biologic children.


    Foster parents are overwhelmed. They must regularly keep in contact with the court and the system that oversees the welfare of each child. They not only feed and shelter children, but they ensure regular contact with their biological families, take children to therapies, court appointments, and doctor appointments. They desire to provide stability, nurture and a sense of community for each child. If there is more than one child in foster care in the family, the burden is multiplied. Foster parents often run out of personal resources or time to provide more than just the basics.


    Foster parents find it difficult to persist. Some foster care agencies in Colorado Springs lose 30-50% of family foster homes each year. It is difficult work, with little incentive or reward. People who foster are increasingly isolated and frustrated. Those who hang in there are amazingly committed – but there are far too few of them.


    If foster parents were to get a little help and support from their community, they would be able to continue to fulfill this important need. If extra hands could help share in all the tasks and duties, more time would be available for the foster parents to create the stable, nurturing, enriched environments in their homes that promote healing.


    That is where Fostering Hope comes in. We provide those supports to foster families, so they can persist in doing the difficult task of fostering children who have challenging needs.


    Our Mission

  • 02:04

    Get Your Health up- Are you taking care of Yourself ?

    in Health

    Turmeric has incredible anti-inflammatory properties. We likely all struggle with some sort of inflammation in our bodies, so the more anti-inflammatory foods we can consume the better. Turmeric also helps improve immunity to colds and viruses, and it acts as a detoxifier that has a great impact on liver health.


    How to enjoy it: Turmeric works great in curry recipes and pairs well with citrus flavors. I like to season my soups and sometimes stir fries with turmeric. It also pairs well with eggs, or you can mix it into tomato sauce.


    Kale is already a well-known superfood. Kale is packed with vitamin K, a cancer preventative, vitamin A, wonderful for vision, and is loaded with iron, important for blood health. It also has plenty of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. It acts as a great detoxifier for the body and supports liver health. Additionally, it's high in calcium, which supports bone health.


    How to enjoy it: I love to sauté my kale with lemon juice and olive oil (the lemon helps your body absorb the iron); blend it into juices or smoothies, or bake it drizzled with olive oil at 400 degrees to make kale chips.


    Hemp seeds are a great vegan option for protein, as they contain all the essential amino acids our bodies need. They're also full of antioxidants from vitamin E, and are a great source of essential fatty acids, meaning they can act as an anti-inflammatory. Additionally, hemp seeds are high in fiber and contain calcium and magnesium.


    How to enjoy it: I sprinkle hemp seeds on everything. I love them on top of a smoothie, sprinkled them over my salads, and even use them on top of a stir-fry. They're the perfect addition to just about anything.

  • 02:06

    The Church Lies- Let's Talk Truth About The Church

    in The Bible

    Unhealthy and destructive teaching can enter the church in various ways. Sometimes a biblical truth is taught to the exclusion of other biblical truths, producing a dangerous imbalance. At other times a biblical truth is taught in an exaggerated way, often going beyond what Scripture actually says, and in the end this does more harm than good. Many times clear, biblical warnings are ignored or reinterpreted so radically that they lose all impact or effect, leaving people vulnerable and exposed.


    Paul warned that the “time will come when [believers] will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables” (2 Tim. 4:3-4). Today’s church in America, as a whole, is dangerously close to turning aside to such fables. Millions have already succumbed to these false teachings. Before we lose any more souls, it’s crucial that we identify what I believe are the seven greatest lies that have infiltrated the church and have led to a whiteout of error.

  • 02:03

    Sports Addiction- Are you a Sports FAN ?

    in Sports

    Dear Yash Radio:


    My husband just told me that he is “Addicted” to sports. Not playing them, but watching them. Football in its season. Baseball in its season. Basketball… He said tonight that he is happy when his team wins, sad when they loose, and depressed when they blow it. He is guilty whenever he is watching it because, I don’t like to watch sports on TV.


    He listens to sports in the radio in the car. Thinks about it all day at work. Probably dreams it at night. Watches at least 15 hours of it a week. Why do baseball games have to be so long?!!


    Sports is affecting our relationship. He doesn’t just play with our 2 1/2 year old son. He has one eye and ear glued to the game on TV. When we finally get out of the house on the weekends, he rushes us to get home before the start of a game. No more hiking. No more walks on the beach which is only three blocks from our house! No more exercising together. He even bought a second TV so that he wouldn’t feel too guilty, since our son and I could sit in another room watching a different show…


    Is this addiction? Am I assisting in some co-dependent way? Should I take off with or without our son to do the fun outdoors things that we used to do (only alone this time)? When I do go out, with my family or a friend, he gets really depressed.


    He probably grew up like this, and just hid it long enough for him to catch me. We are gaining weight on that couch. Our son is getting older. And we don’t have the family memories to keep me happy.


    Plus. He promised me over 3 years ago he would quit smoking. I know it must be hard, but he smokes at work. I don’t let him smoke at home, but if he goes to the store (for beer to drink with the game…) he smokes. I’m a high school teacher. He works on a computer all day. We can’t afford his beer and cigarettes.


    What can we do?


    Heather

  • 02:03

    Can you Trust anyone that belive in the MOST HIGH ?

    in Prayer

    What is Trust?


    Trust is both and emotional and logical act. Emotionally, it is where you expose your vulnerabilities to people, but believing they will not take advantage of your openness. Logically, it is where you have assessed the probabilities of gain and loss, calculating expected utility based on hard performance data, and concluded that the person in question will behave in a predictable manner. In practice, trust is a bit of both. I trust you because I have experienced your trustworthiness and because I have faith in human nature.


    We feel trust. Emotions associated with trust include companionship, friendship, love, agreement, relaxation, comfort.


    There are a number of different ways we can define trust. Here are the dimensions of trust and consequent definitions.


    Predictability


    It is a normal part of the human condition to be constantly forecasting ahead. We build internal models of the world based both on our experiences and what others tell us, and then use these to guess what will happen next. This allows us to spot and prepare for threats and also make plans to achieve our longer-term goals.


    The greatest unpredictability is at 50%; a reliable enemy can be preferable to an unpredictable friend, as at least we know where we are with them.


    Definition 1: Trust means being able to predict what other people will do and what situations will occur. If we can surround ourselves with people we trust, then we can create a safe present and an even better future.


     

  • 02:04

    Cashless Society- Are you still investing ?

    in Finance

    This point comes when a society goes cashless and the potential for econgularity is at its highest. A singularity is defined as the point in which technological advancement will "radically change human civilization and perhaps even human nature itself." It is impossible to know if this will actually happen, but a cashless society would certainly give governments unprecedented access to information and power over citizens. Currently, we have little evidence to indicate that governments will refrain from using this power. On the contrary, the U.S. government is already using its snooping prowess and big-data manipulation in some frightening ways.


    The technological command of the National Security Agency has been widely reported on and does not need repeating here. Suffice it to note, that it would be no challenge for the NSA or certain other government agencies to monitor any company or consumer transaction in real time, if it so desired.


    The U.S. government is becoming very fond of seizing money from citizens first and asking questions later via "civil forfeiture." Amazingly, the government is permitted by law to do this even if it is only government staff members who have a suspicion, not proof, of wrongdoing. By seizing a citizen's or a firm's money, the victim/defendant has almost no choice but to settle. A case about civil forfeiture was recently argued in front of the Supreme Court in which the government seized all the money of a tiny family-owned grocery store on the suspicion that it was laundering cash because its cash deposits were below the $10,000 level, an occurrence that triggers a report to the government. By depriving companies and individuals of the cash to defend themselves, even innocent firms are under immense pressure to settle or to plead guilty. To make matters worse, the dramatic consolidation of the banking system has made it easier for the government to acquire information.

  • 01:33

    Are you being controlled by your spouse ? 11:30am Mountain Time- (347) 857-2640

    in Culture

    What Is Control?


    People crave respect. They want to be accepted for who they are in reality, rather than having to pretend to meet someone else’s criteria. When treated as an inferior, they react badly. When they feel they have to pretend, living as a picture of what another wants rather than as the person they actually are, they slowly dissolve their own identity. Some become lost and never rediscover who they were. Others deteriorate for a while, but eventually hit a point of frustration that leads to defiance, anger, and rebellion. Yet others live between those extremes.


    Picture the lion or tiger in a cage snarling and slapping at the tamer making them jump through hoops and put on a show. They show their anger, but ultimately comply because they do not wish to receive punishment, and they enjoy receiving reward. The award is not equal to the freedom they once had, but over time they submit themselves to captivity and the morsels handed by the one who controls them. The whip hurts; the morsels are tasty; compliance results. At least for some of the big cats. Others likely never yield to the control of the tamer. Maybe others do for a while, but finally have enough and fight back.


    Who Is the Controller?


    One reason that controlling people often claim that they are controlled is that when they do not get what they want, they blame the other person. If he wants more lovemaking and she does not provide it, he views her as controlling him through sex and that may be the case. However, the difference in one who really is a controller and one who is being controlled is whether one allows the other to be who he or she truly is.


    In the story that began this article, the husband controlled. He had so beaten his wife down with his arguing, intensity, and sense of self-righteousness that she had long since come to believe herself invalid.

  • 02:04

    Salvery-From women forced into prostitution, children and adults forced to work

    in Culture

    What is modern slavery?


    Slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century.

    The practice still continues today in one form or another in every country in the world. From women forced into prostitution, children and adults forced to work in agriculture, domestic work, or factories and sweatshops producing goods for global supply chains, entire families forced to work for nothing to pay off generational debts; or girls forced to marry older men, the illegal practice still blights contemporary world.

    According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) around 21 million men, women and children around the world are in a form of slavery.

    There are many different characteristics that distinguish slavery from other human rights violations, however only one needs to be present for slavery to exist. Someone is in slavery if they are:



    forced to work - through mental or physical threat;
    owned or controlled by an 'employer', usually through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
    dehumanised, treated as a commodity or bought and sold as 'property';
    physically constrained or has restrictions placed on his/her freedom of movement.


    Contemporary slavery takes various forms and affects people of all ages, gender and races.