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Lobby4Love, Not Plastic (Part 1)

There is no denying that our planet is in dire straits Which is why PLANET is one of four focus areas for #lobby4love. But what can I do to save the planet? I hear you mumble... A lot actually. FACT #1 We all make choices everyday that impact the environment, and many of our choices stem from a general lack of awareness and/or education. FACT #2 THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS CAN BE REDUCED TO ONE CONCEPT: SUPPLY AND DEMAND. AS LONG…

Personal Cycles

[caption id="attachment_1629" align="alignleft" width="150"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption]   It is my belief and experience that humans, like nature, are subject to cycles. Cycles in nature include seasons, lunar cycles, and life cycles (to name a few). For individuals, our personal cycles may be less obvious, but they are present, and the ability to identify those cycles can assist us to navigate through and forward.     What is a personal cycle? Personal cycles could include mini cycles like our 12 hour…

Endings and Beginnings

ENDINGS I recently took a break from social media because I had lost my why. Whatever goal I started out with was no longer driving or exciting me. Even my #lobby4love, which began as a labour of love, felt like a meaningless obligation. After serious consideration I stepped away to gain perspective about the root of my restlessness. After a few days of introspection I concluded that I had reached the end of a personal cycle (several different cycles in…

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Body Love vs Body Shame

[caption id="attachment_1549" align="alignleft" width="225"] ©️2017 Bianca Bowers[/caption] Why is the city of angels so hellbent on destroying its female population? ~ Hank Moody, Californication (Pilot, Season 1). At its most basic, Hank's comment is a reference to how society has distorted the natural beauty of the female form. It's about body image and body shaming. It's a lament about the women who are carving themselves up and redesigning what they see as 'imperfections' because their perception of self has become…

#lobby4love

  [gallery size="medium" type="slideshow" ids="1381,1375,1370,1363,1362,1354,1358,1328,1329,1330,1331,1368,1369,1371,1373,1374"] #LOBBY4LOVE #lobby4love is essentially about approaching life (and self) from a place of love as opposed to fear. Life accumulated often involves negative experience accumulated. The result of which is a human armed with defences and a head full of negative internal dialogue. Defensive humans misalign love with weakness, and act out of fear. They also struggle to approach life from a love-vantage because they are burdened by self-loathing. I know this, because I have…