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Lakers vs Heat: LeBron James & Dwyane Wade  

Disclaimer: • All rights belong to the NBA. I do not claimant. • Monetization is disabled.
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The most beautiful dance of legends, champions, and friends. Nothing better than love, basketball, and legendary battles. Unforgettable. True brotherhood bonds never end. All love, baby!  ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Biz+Trendz: December 2018

Biz+Trendz: December 2018 | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

News + Culture + Style: Business, Politics, Sports, Fashion 

A taste of Americana in one sexy, trendy magazine. 


Magazine creator and editor: Vilma Bonilla

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These are my featured story selections for 2018 sourced and edited by yours trully. Infusing perspective, music, and humor. Levity is a key to life. Smile. Laugh. Enjoy life. 

Enjoy your days, friends! ❤️

Xoxo, 
V.B.
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No one owes you anything: A letter from Harry Browne to his daughter.

No one owes you anything: A letter from Harry Browne to his daughter. | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
During the darkest part of the night, who do you blame? Do you know who Mr. Browne is? According to Wikipedia, Harry Browne (1933 – 2006) was a free-market libertarian writer and investment analyst who was the Presidential candidate of the United States Libertarian Party in 1996 and 2000. He was also Director of the American Liberty Foundation.

I don’t know what these characteristics translate into or even the kind of person Harry Browne was. I did, however, come across this letter he wrote at Christmas to his then nine-year old daughter. The letter was dated December 25, 1966.

I have shared Harry’s letter over the years with circles of friends and family. The responses have varied. Some have whole-heartedly agreed with Harry, yet some reacted with defensiveness, even contempt, not only for Mr. Browne, but toward me for sharing. Some felt the letter was cynical, harsh, even cruel. There were also those who thought that Harry’s words to his daughter offered them a new perspective on life.

For me, the letter was a great reminder of the expectations we attach to people, outcomes and situations, and the potential blame we assign when we don’t receive what we have desired.

Who is responsible for life’s outcomes? Who is responsible for our experiences? ***

Harry’s letter to his daughter: It’s Christmas and I have the usual problem of deciding what to give you. I know you might enjoy many things — books, games, clothes.

But I’m very selfish. I want to give you something that will stay with you for more than a few months or years. I want to give you a gift that might remind you of me every Christmas.

If I could give you just one thing, I’d want it to be a simple truth that took me many years to learn. If you learn it now, it may enrich your life in hundreds of ways. And it may prevent you from facing many problems that have hurt people who have never learned it.

The truth is simply this: No one owes you anything. 

Significance
 How could such a simple statement be important? It may not seem so, but understanding it can bless your entire life. 

No one owes you anything.

It means that no one else is living for you, my child. Because no one is you. Each person is living for himself; his own happiness is all he can ever personally feel. 

When you realize that no one owes you happiness or anything else, you’ll be freed from expecting what isn’t likely to be.

It means no one has to love you. If someone loves you, it’s because there’s something special about you that gives him happiness. Find out what that something special is and try to make it stronger in you, so that you’ll be loved even more. 

When people do things for you, it’s because they want to — because you, in some way, give them something meaningful that makes them want to please you, not because anyone owes you anything.

No one has to like you. If your friends want to be with you, it’s not out of duty. Find out what makes others happy so they’ll want to be near you. 

No one has to respect you. Some people may even be unkind to you. But once you realize that people don’t have to be good to you, and may not be good to you, you’ll learn to avoid those who would harm you. For you don’t owe them anything either.

Living your Life 
No one owes you anything.

You owe it to yourself to be the best person possible. Because if you are, others will want to be with you, want to provide you with the things you want in exchange for what you’re giving to them.

Some people will choose not to be with you for reasons that have nothing to do with you. When that happens, look elsewhere for the relationships you want. Don’t make someone else’s problem your problem.

Once you learn that you must earn the love and respect of others, you’ll never expect the impossible and you won’t be disappointed. Others don’t have to share their property with you, nor their feelings or thoughts.

If they do, it’s because you’ve earned these things. And you have every reason to be proud of the love you receive, your friends’ respect, the property you’ve earned. But don’t ever take them for granted. If you do, you could lose them. They’re not yours by right; you must always earn them.

My Experience 
A great burden was lifted from my shoulders the day I realized that no one owes me anything. For so long as I’d thought there were things I was entitled to, I’d been wearing myself out —physically and emotionally — trying to collect them.

No one owes me moral conduct, respect, friendship, love, courtesy, or intelligence. And once I recognized that, all my relationships became far more satisfying. I’ve focused on being with people who want to do the things I want them to do. 

That understanding has served me well with friends, business associates, lovers, sales prospects, and strangers. It constantly reminds me that I can get what I want only if I can enter the other person’s world. I must try to understand how he thinks, what he believes to be important, what he wants. Only then can I appeal to someone in ways that will bring me what I want.

And only then can I tell whether I really want to be involved with someone. And I can save the important relationships for those with whom I have the most in common. 

It’s not easy to sum up in a few words what has taken me years to learn. But maybe if you re-read this gift each Christmas, the meaning will become a little clearer every year.

I hope so, for I want more than anything else for you to understand this simple truth that can set you free: 

 No one owes you anything.
Vilma Bonilla's insight:
“Everything you want in life has a price connected to it. There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better, a price to pay just for leaving things as they are, a price for everything.” — Harry Browne 

I read this letter a father wrote to his daughter. It is honest and powerful. People do things because they want to period end of story.--"When people do things for you, it’s because they want to — because you, in some way, give them something meaningful that makes them want to please you, not because anyone owes you anything."

We can't always get what we want. No on owes us anything; not even parents, children, friends, or spouses. That's life. We have only ourselves to turn when seeking answers for undesired outcomes.

"Each person is living for himself; his own happiness is all he can ever personally feel. 

When you realize that no one owes you happiness or anything else, you’ll be freed from expecting what isn’t likely to be. 

It means no one has to love you. If someone loves you, it’s because there’s something special about you that gives him happiness. Find out what that something special is and try to make it stronger in you, so that you’ll be loved even more."

Be kind. Be true to yourself and others. Most of all love your life, and focus on the good. Enjoy your days, friends!  ❤️
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Book Review: Charlamagne's ‘Shook One’

Charlamagnes’ second book 'Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me' details his ongoing journey of working through anxiety with the help of therapy.

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Anxiety is the number one mental health issue. It often goes clinically undiagnosed. It's possible to know someone (family or friend) and not really know about their daily struggles or what they've have gone through in life. Anyone who talks about their personal struggles and mental health issues is a strong and courageous human being. 

More people should talk about feelings and experiences without  fear and stigma as Charlamagne does. Honest communication is important in life. How we choose to share our feelings about any experience is a personal decision. 

Talking about our experiences and expressing our inner most thoughts and feelings is not easy because it requires admitting vulnerability. People cannot be forced to share. Opening up to anyone takes a lot courage just like seeking help in the form of therapy is not easy. However, it is important to acknolwledge feelings to ourselves and to speak our truth without fear to others. That process of sharing requires trust and it is quite liberating. 

This life can drive you crazy. Ain't "no escape from reality," baby. (Queen lyric) It takes work to fix damage and heal. Live your truth. Own it. See the light in the darkest night. Some people die in the struggle. Our mortality and vulnarability is for real. There is nothing wrong with sitting down, going deep, and doing the work to heal. 

 Enjoy your days, friends. ❤️
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Preparing for Rosh Hashanah

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During Elul and the High Holy Days, we are given the gift of teshuva, of return - to ourselves, to our loved ones and to God. There is no more auspicious time in the Jewish calendar than now to iron out the inevitable creases in our hearts and mend the rifts in our souls that rob us of exuding our natural spiritual beauty. 

The following 16 prompts are an effective way to embark on your own process of returning to your deepest essence and greatest potential. 

Find a quiet time and place, a notebook and a pen, perhaps put on some gentle music, and begin to write your responses to these prompts in your journal. In the first eight questions you’ll be meeting your true self, up close and personal. You’ll be accessing your deepest dreams and desires for yourself in the year ahead and finding the unique beauty of your soul. 

Once you have touched your core, you will then be able to examine what are the areas that obscure this authentic self and higher knowing. Self-knowledge is self-power. 

May you be blessed with Divine assistance in your pursuit for deeper connection and a truly good and sweet new year.

Connecting to your True Self

1. What are some of your greatest gifts and resources that Hashem has given you? 
2. What do you want most for the coming year? 
3. What are you grateful for in your life right now/ this past year?
4. What are some of the significant milestones, events, breakthroughs, accomplishments etc. from this previous year? (year in review) 
5. When in general did you feel most alive? 
6. What are some of the biggest struggles you’ve had this past year? (When you felt most alienated from your true self?) 
7. In what areas have you grown the most? 
8. What are some of your greatest insights that you now have that you didn’t have as strongly last year?

How do I implement this? 

1. What are some of your top areas of priority that require your attention? 
2.  How could you utilize your God-given gifts better to bring greater light into the world? 
3.  What behaviors are blocking you from being your best self? What can you do to reduce and eliminate these behaviors? 
4. If there was one trait that you would like to change to be a more balanced person, what would it be? Can you think of a way to bring yourself into better balance in this area? 
5. What recurring thoughts do you have that make you feel fearful, anxious, lonely, depressed or alone? What would be more spiritually productive thoughts to have in these moments? 
6. What is one area in your relationship with God that you would like to improve in? What is a practical step you can take work on this?
7. List one area in your interpersonal relationships that you would like to improve in. How can you implement this change in one small way that you can do consistently? 
8. What is one area in your relationship with yourself that you would like to improve? How can you begin to work on this?
Vilma Bonilla's insight:
The month of Elul is my favorite. I see it as an important time of introspection. In this world, we lack nothing. It doesn't take much to be happy, except perhaps the intention that comes from greater self-awareness, understanding, and focus. Given time, effort, and focused attention, anything is possible. Returning to our true essance and connecting with ourselves, others, and God is so awesome! 

We live from day to day working for hard earned pay that we barely have time to enjoy the present or plan for a brighter tomorrow. It's important to stop and honestly think about our lives in terms of our past, present, and future. Taking inventory of our stregths and weaknesses on a regular basis is important for clarity, understanding, and improvement. Self-knowledge is the key to life. It is the only way to get what we truly want out of life. Much of this inner work is done in solitude, however, the support of friends, family, and community is important to our success. Nothing worth having in life comes easy. Life is a journey full of pleasure, pain, and everything in between. We live to love and be loved. Love is everything and every-thing takes work. 

Enjoy your weekend, friends! Shabbat Shalom.  
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2CELLOS: Viva La Vida

http://www.facebook.com/2Cellos http://www.instagram.com/2cellosofficial ;

2CELLOS Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser performing Viva La Vida by Coldplay.

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Despite great struggles, pain and the disappointments we all face, this life is a beautiful journey set to a haunting, heart felt melody. For me, this life is both a glorious musical composition played with a full orchestra and a soulful harmony played by a single, solo instrument to a tune all it's own. I am grateful for it all. 

I will be waching my team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, play a good game of baseball tonight. We live for beautiful moments of joy shared with friends and family. In good times and bad, I believe in the magic of love and baseball.❤️  

This string version of Viva La Vida by David Garrett is good too.
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Paul McCartney: Come On To Me

You've seen what Little Freddie, Ali, and Elsa can do. Think you can do better? Show us! Film yourself... 

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The video for this new Paul McCartney song is funny good! Lots of dancing too. Enjoy your day! 
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Golden: Art Magazine

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By Vilma Bonilla 
 
California "Golden State" vibes and cinematic shots cause we Hollywood, Baby!—This magazine is inspired by talented local photographers and cinematographers with provocative films and images. Inspirational articles on art from around the world.


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May you always find beauty in the world around you and be moved by the love and soul of creation!
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Is the Shofar … an Instrument of Technological Disruption?

Is the Shofar … an Instrument of Technological Disruption? | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it

Sure, it’s been around since biblical times, but suddenly the shofar is trending among Bay Area billionaires. 


 Well, O.K., only two leading tech C.E.O.s of our time have revealed that they are quite skilled in the most analog of instruments. Still! Their mothers must be so proud.


On Sept. 10, the 34-year-old founder of Facebook posted a video of himself tooting his own ram’s horn in the comfort of his home in Palo Alto, Calif. “Mark Zuckerberg is celebrating Rosh Hashana,” read the status update, complete with an apple-and-honey emoji.


He huffed and puffed an impressive tekiah-teruah-shevarim: a series of staccato blasts followed by a longer high note, as per tradition. Unintentionally adding an extra fillip: his 1-year-old daughter, August, wailing offscreen.


As of Monday, the day before Yom Kippur begins, the clip has received some 1.4 million views and 13,000 comments on Facebook. (Although an earlier post of his baby goat standing on top of a tortoise got more.)


“Love the Jewish pride!” one commenter wrote. “That’s some serious blowing skills.”


“I got a little carried away on my Teruah,” Mr. Zuckerberg posted.


Another commenter tried to comfort him: “Your terua was perfect.” 


Heartfelt wishes for a “happy, healthy!” poured in from around the world, along with a healthy dose of criticism. “Dear Mark,” one person posted, “I wish you new algorithms.”


Others offered fun shofar facts, pulled from Wikipedia: Apparently a call once recorded by composer Elmer Bernstein for Cecil B. DeMille’s 1956 “The Ten Commandments” was later used by sound editors in “Return of the Jedi” as the cry of the Ewok battle horn. (Currently available as a free ringtone, as is the Shofar itself.)


A man from Cairo posted a fair question: “What is Rosh Hashana?!” 


 “It’s the Jewish new year. Happy new year!” Mr. Zuckerberg replied joyously, to hundreds of Likes.

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
I first heard the sound of the Shofar last year. This year, I've heard the shofar blown several times. I love it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

"Mark Zuckerberg performed for his followers on Facebook while Marc Benioff of Salesforce (and now Time) led a live congregation in San Francisco."

This New York Times article notes that this ancient instrument has gained newfound popularity in Sillicon Valley. 
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The Shofar 

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Image adn quote courtesy of Chabad.org (@chabadorg) on Instagram. 


Daily Dose of Jewish Wisdom: 


"The sound of the shofar is not the cry of a human voice. It is the howl of an animal’s horn. It is a cry so primal, so raw, that the mind ceases to ponder, the heart suspends its throb. 


With the fury of a beast pent up in its cage, the naked essence of the soul bursts out, howling, ripping through heaven’s curtains, awakening the primal essence of all being. 


The raw core of your soul below touches the primal essence above, and now their reunion may begin."

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
"A Shofar is a Jewish trumpet-like instrument that is blown on the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur. There are many types of Shofars – the most common one is made of a Ram’s horn."

The Shofar makes a soul-penetrating sound reminding us to seek repentance. "A reminder to NOT to get lost in the pursuit of material possessions and remember the important things in life."--Source: https://amenvamen.com/shofar-blowing-meaning

There are many reasons why the Shofar is blown. The Shofar blast serves as a reminder to constantly improve ourselves. Any "descent" is an opportunity to "ascend." ❤️

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"All the Way" Frank Sinatra

"All the Way" was written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn for the 1957 movie The Joker Is Wild in which it was performed by Frank Sinatra. 

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Happy Sunday mood. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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7 Responses to people who trash (your) happiness

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What to do when your happiness triggers an avalanche of negativity in others. 


For every person who seeks happiness, there is one who denies that it even exists. The very word triggers people, both on the gut level and the high plains of philosophy. As with every trigger subject, opinions form and rigidify quickly to a concrete wall. This article does not attempt to break through anyone’s wall, but instead offers support to those who feel discouraged by others’ negativity. It is hard enough to gain clarity about a complex matter. Then, in a variety of ways and for multiple reasons, come the people who trash your happiness. Let’s find out how you could respond to some of them: 


 1. Misery seeks company.


Should all members of your closest circle wish you happiness even when it escapes them, skip to the next point. For the rest of us, remember that rivalry is common, manifesting in feelings of annoyance, unreasonable demands, and incessant judgments. The envious person does not usually think of herself as envious, but might roll her eyes when you laugh, sing, whistle, or share a success. Feeling left behind, a brother or colleague might change the subject or point out the negative every time you mention anything positive. The possibilities for rivalry are endless and for you to figure out. Once you are aware, your response will have to start — and may have to remain — internal. Competitiveness is part of life. Nothing matters more than accepting the way things are. Let go and forgive. Think to yourself, “It is right and good to be happy, even when others have a hard time being happy themselves. I will be sensitive to their pain, but it will not stunt my growth. I will not hide my light under the bushel.” 


2. Projection.


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This is an excerpt. Click on the image of or link to view the full post on Psychology Today.

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
it takes courage to be happy in an increasingly unhappy society. Every moment matters. Be joyful, friends. Shine your light in the darkest of places. 
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Wander Over Yonder: The Last Scene

An awesome Disney XD show that ended after two seasons. This is a clip from the last episode.
Vilma Bonilla's insight:
"Because an enemy is just a friend you haven't made yet ... You'd be amazed at what you can grow from a little bit of kindness. It's never too late for a fresh start!"--Truth and humor in animation. Wednesday cartoon love.

Friendship is a gift and laughter is healing. Seeing the world from a child's persepective is awesome! Enjoy your week, friends. ❤️ 
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How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like

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A few months ago, a former client — let’s call her Kacie— called me to check in. I had supported her through her transition when she had joined a prestigious global financial services firm several months prior. Given how deliberately and thoughtfully she’d gone through the process, I expected that our conversation would be about her early wins. 


Instead, Kacie confessed that she had a simple but serious problem: she wasn’t getting along well with a peer-level executive — let’s call her Marta. The two had gotten off on the wrong foot, and as time passed things weren’t getting any better. Kacie told me that it was becoming painfully clear that her inability to get along with Marta was going to impede her success, and possibly derail her career at the company.


As Kacie and I explored the situation, she told me that Marta was seen as a highly talented, accomplished, and well-liked executive — she wasn’t toxic or difficult. But Kacie admitted that she didn’t really like Marta. They had different styles, and Marta rubbed her the wrong way.


Over a series of conversations, Kacie and I worked through the situation. She revisited the stakeholder map she had created in her first few weeks in the role, which clearly showed that Marta’s collaboration and partnership were essential for getting the business results Kacie wanted. In assessing the relationship more honestly, Kacie came to realize that she had been failing to reach out to Marta. She had not made her new colleague feel like her input and perspectives were valuable, had been leaving her and her team off communications, and had more or less been trying to avoid her.


Kacie developed a handful of useful strategies for working better with Marta. While none were particularly easy or comfortable, these are ideas and insights that almost anyone can use when they have to work with someone they just don’t like.


Reflect on the cause of tension and how you are responding to it. 


The first step is both acceptance and reflection. Remind yourself: You won’t get along with everyone but there is potential value in every interaction with others. You can and should learn from almost everyone you meet, and the responsibility for making that happen lies with you even if the relationship is not an easy one. Take an honest look at what is causing the tension and what role you play in creating it. It may be that your reaction to the situation is at the core of the problem (and you can’t control anything other than your reaction). Kacie had to recognize that Marta’s “unlikability” may really have been about Kacie herself.


Work harder to understand the other person’s perspective. 


Few people get out of bed in the morning with the goal of making your life miserable. Make time to think deliberately about the other person’s point of view, especially if that person is essential to your success. Ask yourself: Why is this person acting this way? What might be motivating them? How do they see me? What might they want and need from me? Kacie began to think differently about Marta as she came to appreciate that her colleague had goals and motivations as valid as her own and that their goals were not inherently in conflict.


Become a problem solver rather than a critic or competitor. 


To work better together, it’s important to shift from a competitive stance to a collaborative one. One tactic is to “give” the other person the problem. Rather than trying to work through or around the other person, engage them directly. Kacie invited Marta out to lunch and was open with her: “I don’t feel like we are working together as effectively as we could. What do you think? Do you have any ideas for how we can work better together?” If you ask people to show you their cards, and demonstrate vulnerability in the process, they will often reveal a few of their own.


Ask more questions. 


In tense situations, many of us try to “tell” our way through it. We might become overly assertive, which usually makes the situation worse. Instead, try asking questions — ideally open-ended ones intended to create conversation. Put aside your own agenda, ask good questions, and have the patience to truly listen to the other person’s answers.


Enhance your awareness of your interpersonal style. 


It’s easy to chalk up conflicts to poor “chemistry” with another person but everyone has different styles and often being aware of those differences can help. Over lunch, Marta and Kacie discovered that they had both completed the Myers-Briggs earlier in their careers, so they shared their profiles. Kacie is both a clear introvert and a very strong sensing type: she prefers to have time to work through issues alone and quietly, and to draw conclusions from a broad base of data. Marta, on the other hand, is an extrovert and a strong intuitive type, comfortable reacting immediately, focusing on the big picture, and solving problems by talking them through with others. Given these differences in style and preference, Kacie and Marta were bound to find interacting with each other uncomfortable. But once they identified their differences, they realized that their styles could be quite complementary if they adapted and accommodated their approaches.


Ask for help. 


Asking for help can reboot a difficult relationship because it shows that you value the other person’s intelligence and experience. Over their lunch, Kacie grew confident enough to say to Marta, “You’ve been around here longer than I have. I feel like I’m starting to figure things out, but I’d love your help.” Then she asked questions like: “What should I be doing more or less of? Am I missing anything or failing to connect with anyone I really should? What do you wish someone had told you when you first started working here?”


Kacie and Marta’s relationship significantly improved. During my last call with Kacie, she told me that she and Marta communicate frequently in-person and via text and Slack, and they regularly take part in each other’s team meetings. Each quarter they bring their whole teams together to assess progress and seek opportunities to learn and improve their processes. While Marta and Kacie aren’t necessarily friends and don’t spend a lot of time together outside the office, they’re much better colleagues, and they like each other more than they initially suspected.


Kacie’s success in turning around her relationship with Marta was in part because she acted while “the cement was still wet.” Her negative dynamic with Marta hadn’t yet hardened so Kacie was able to increase her self-awareness, adapt her style, and reach out. It is possible to collaborate effectively with people you don’t like, but you have to take the lead.

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
"It starts with acceptance and reflection.”—Absolutely! Teamwork is an amazing thing. A team is comprised of more than one person striving for a common cause. All contributing members are unique in their strengths and contributions. Team focus and effort is everything. We shine brighter together. 

How we treat people is the clearest expression of who we are as individuals and team members. It doesn't matter whether you like or agree with any particular individual as long as you are able to work together towards a common goal. 

Holding on to grudges and resentment about “old shit” is not productive or relevant. Be who you are and let others be who they are. Any personal conflicts that may arise in the workplace are potential management or HR issues. Nobody wants that. Distrust is malignant. It is easier to be negative, mistrust and avoid than it is to actually work on improving any relationship. This article talks about how to improve working relationships. 

Acceptance, kindness, and compassion costs nothing and makes a world of difference. I don't know about you, but I like to have good days. Being able to exchange pleasantries, smile, and laugh with people is good and always appreciated. Here is another article about treating people better because we all could.—"How you treat others is how you invite them to treat you." ❤️

https://www.inc.com/lolly-daskal/9-important-ways-that-will-make-you-treat-people-better.html
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DaniLeigh: Lil Bebe

DaniLions! Listen and share my new single ''Lil BeBe" out now! https://Danileigh.lnk.to/LilBeBe ;

More from DaniLeigh: http://www.iamdanileigh.com

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Thursday MOOD!  ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
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Paradise (Remastered)

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Paradise (Remastered Version) · Sade The Ultimate Collection ℗ 2011 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited.

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Sade mood feels so fine on a Friday. 

"Feels like you're mine. Feels right. So fine. I'm yours. You're mine like paradise!---Oooh, what a life." ❤️

Smile. relax. Enjoy your weekend, friends. Shabbat shalom.

Xoxo, 
 V.B.
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LISTEN: November 2018

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 Music and orchestral sounds that move, motivate, and inspire human emotion. Feel it deep down in your soul, baby! ❤️

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
"There once was a note: listen." Sometimes there are no words to express how you feel.

Hope you enjoy my newly created magazine for my love of music and those eternal notes that ring in our ears. Enjoy!  
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Bad Bunny: Bum Bum Tam Tam (Remix) Ft. J Balvin ✘ Arcangel

● Compartan el vídeo ► Deja tu like para más ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ ➜ Sígueme en Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onettrap
Vilma Bonilla's insight:
I heard this jam on Spotify last night for the first time. Killer. I love a good re-MIX! 

Enjoy your days, friends. ❤️
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2CELLOS: ThunderSTRUCK

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Monday mood after an action packed sports weekend. The Rams are on fire! My Kansas City Chiefs are amazing to watch. I am so happy for all my teams, especially the Los Angeles Dodgers that made it to the World Series this past weekend! It's been 30 years since the Dodgers played in a world series. They are a solid team and straight up champions in my book. All love, baby!
 
Disfruten de una buena semana, amigos. Enjoy your week, friends! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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#KissAndMakeUp Anti-Bullying Initiative—Tarte's Nationwide School Tour

#KissAndMakeUp Anti-Bullying Initiative—Tarte's Nationwide School Tour | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
If you're a fan of Tarte Cosmetics, then you'll know that quality makeup in cute AF packaging only scratches the surface when it comes to everything the brand is capable of. This past August 2018, Tarte celebrated another year of its #KissAndMakeUp initiative, launched in 2016 and aimed at putting an end to cyberbullying by spreading kindness. Now, in honor of October being National Bullying Prevention month, Tarte's #KissAndMakeUp campaign is embarking on a nationwide school tour. 

The core purpose of Tarte's original #KissAndMakeUp campaign was to drown out hate with love. Wherever you saw mean comments on social media, Tarte encouraged you to comment kiss mark emojis as a way to overpower the bullying — because no one needs that kind of negativity in their life. The brand has also continuously partnered with the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to end cyberbullying, since the campaign's launch. The initiative even partly inspired the brand to start their own non-profit, "Heart to Tarte," as a way to give back even more as a brand.
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***This is an excerpt of the original post on the Elite Daily website. To view the post in it's entirety, click on the link or image.
Vilma Bonilla's insight:
October is "National Bullying Prevention" month. I really like Tarte's sweet, nationwide #KissAndMakeUp campaign and school tour. The cosmetics company, came up with their own #KissAndMakeUp initiative aimed at putting an end to cyberbullying by spreading kindness.

Bullying is a serious issue both online and in the real world. Awareness is important. Choose kindess, compassion and understanding. Let love rule! 



Enjoy your days, friends! 
Love, 
V.B.
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Come On Eileen (Vuducru Remix)

Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDS Come On Eileen (Vuducru Remix) · Vuducru 80s Anthems 


"Poor old Johnny Ray 

Sounded sad upon the radio 

Moved a million hearts in mono

Our mothers cried 

Sang along, who'd blame them? 

You've grown (You’re grown up!) 

So grown (So grown up!) 

Now I must say more than ever 

(Come on Eileen) 

Too-ra-loo-ra, too-ra-loo-rye, ay 

And we can sing just like our fathers!"

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Eighties mood.--You know I love a good, dancey remix. Peace, love and good vibes only, baby!  ❤️
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Shabbat Shalom

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Image courtesy of-Chabad.org (@chabadorg) on Instagram: “Shabbat Shalom!

What are you doing for the last Shabbat of the year?”

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
The last Shabbat of the year is a special one. May it be meaniingful. I am wishing the world more peace and love. Enjoy your weekend, friends!-- V.B.
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Erev Shel Shoshanim

This gorgeous instrumental courtesy of YouTube by CDBaby Erev Shel Shoshanim · 


C Lanzbom Strings of the Soul ℗ 2010 Sameach Music Inc Released on: 2010-08-18 

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Tuesday mood. Enjoy your days, freinds! ❤️

X️o️x️o️,️ ️V️.️B️.️ ️
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Wednesday Words: Humor + Perspective

Wednesday Words: Humor + Perspective | Cultural Trendz | Scoop.it
Political analysis, humor, and perspective courtesy of @seanmdav, @ThomasHCrown, and @Heminator on Twitter.    

Context:  "Pence's rule dictates that he does not dine alone with any woman or attend any event where alcohol is served without his wife. And it's a guideline he's actually chosen to follow."

Vilma Bonilla's insight:
Politics is a dirty game. The Mainstream media in America is consumed by the ever-un-folding political drama and partisan attacks. Finding dirt to feed the public has become a daily sport. The media no longer objectively reports news. Instead, the media is actively attempting to persuade the American public. The stated goal has always been political resistance and ultimately impeachment of the current administration. The animosity between President Trump and the press is well known and on display every day. At this point, the general public seems to be fatigued and bored of the weekly barrage of Trump scandals. The level of animosity is high. Political persecution and bias in the media are a real thing. We live in a dangerous political climate where judges, business, politicians, and people are ostracized, mistreated, and threatened because of their political beliefs, opinions, and associations. This alarming behavior does great harm to our political system and further divides people.

People are not inspired or persuaded by political opinion, sensational news, or even facts per say, but rather individual behavior, personal values, and the treatment of others. Everyone makes mistakes; some lapses in judgement are more consequential than others. If you look for dirt, you will surely find it. It's easy to place blame, shame, resent, and complain out of anger or disappointment. It's much harder to find the good in others, learn from the past, build trust, inspire good will, seek positive motivation, compromise, and live in peace. Extreme and harmful behavior becomes the norm if we allow it. 

This country was founded on respect for individual freedoms, specific constitutional rights, and a system of federal government comprised of a union of states. Americans are fiercely independent and resist any forced incursion or threats. The bedrock of American democracy is found in the constitution not in the press or in any individual candidate. The constitution affords our branches of government and elected officials separate, specific and enumerated powers to govern on behalf of the people. Keeping our union is possible only by abiding by our governing principles.    

We can't always get what we want, politically or otherwise. Voting is the only way to make changes. All candidates are flawed; some are perceived as more or less corrupt. However, our democratic republic affords us the opportunity to choose every election cycle. That opportunity is awesome! Casting a vote is something to look forward to and cherish regardless of the outcome. 

The past cannot be changed. Acceptance is hard. Everyone struggles. Leading by example is important. Stay informed and vote. More importantly, choose love, kindness, and respect over hate, fear, and anger. 

Every day is a new day. Enjoy! ❤️
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Best Winnie the Pooh: Friendship + Love Quotes

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Here are some sweet quotes and poems from Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin, Piglet, and author A.A. Milne. 
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