Section 2, part 2
(1) Elizabeth P. in NC: Loved the 1 A (1) pix of you and Cynthia in Charlotte.
(2) Marty S. in PA: These Are Some of the Best Lines I’ve Ever Heard.
(3) Bob P. in NC: You need to read a non-fiction book that I have just finished called Why Nations Fail by Daron Acemoglu and James Robninson. I’m returning it to the library this morning. It’s one of the best things I’ve ever read on economic / political / historical analysis.
(4) Sharon B. in NC: I remember you saying that you had a basal cell carcinoma removed recently so when I saw this article, I thought you’d want to see it.
• Be careful of emails that ask for money or send you to suspicious websites. Don’t click links within emails you don’t recognize.
• Password protect your mobile devices (phones, ipads, laptops etc.) in the event they are stolen or lost.Data Security is Everyone’s Responsibility. Protect the College and yourself by practicing safe cyber habits.Sincerely,Rodney Altemose, Upper Bucks Campus
Doug Burak, ITS
Georglyn Davidson, Online Learning
Owen Forrest, IT Academy
James Sell, Lower Bucks Campus
Liz Sette, Technology Learning Center
Section 11, Thought for the day
Unconscious coupling (a Facebook post)
by Emily Shaules*
Am I the only on applauding Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin for their conscious uncoupling? Haters in the press are going on and on about their separation and how divorce is tough and they are delusional for striving to make the process as love-filled and conscious as possible. Well, I for one love it and believe it is an indicator that we are moving to a more open and honest place regarding adult relationships in society.
I have been married and I have been divorced and it sucked. But it didn’t suck because that is how all divorces have to be, it sucked because of my beliefs and how I looked at the situation. I believed that I had failed. That I was a bad person with a black mark on my record because I couldn’t stay in a lifelong relationship with someone who wanted different things from life than I did. That I was an embarrassment to my family because I wanted something different than the lifestyle I was raised in and unconsciously taught to want. But through that process, I learned to go for what I want in this world no matter what anyone else thinks and that has led me to some pretty amazing places in my life, some experiences that I never thought I would ever get to have.
My divorce sucked because I believed that my husband was the only man who I would ever love like that. Little did I know at the time that the Universe is always expanding and getting better for us, so it meant that there were people out there who were better for myself and my ex than we could have ever been for one another (he is now happily remarried with twin sons and I am in the best relationship of my life:)
My divorce sucked because I believed no one would ever want me again. At the time of my divorce, I was 32 years old, overweight, and on 25 pills a day for fibromyalgia, ulcerative colitis, depression, insomnia, etc. I smoked pot almost every night to combat the constant pain I was in and I could only work about 10 hours a week. Needless to say, I was not Mother or Wife of the Year material nor was I what anyone in their right mind would think of as a “catch”. At times, I thought it would be easier to stay with someone who had promised to love me forever and take care of me than to be alone the rest of my life. But what I didn’t realize then was that I had to let go of that life to truly be myself. Sure, there have been some scary times because of that decision but they are nothing compared to the good that has been a result. And that leap of faith paid off big time by bringing me to my boyfriend, Lucas.
The story of how Lucas and I met and got together is epic in and of itself and is the basis for the screenplay I am currently writing. But to sum Lucas up- he is ridiculously positive and dedicated to health and longevity; he is sexy and helped me realize and bring out my Scorpio side; he has supported me in following my acting ambitions like no one else in the world, and he has always agreed that we take it one day at a time in our relationship.
I believe that the idea of saying Forever with someone is really unnecessary and setting people up for unrealistic expectations. Notice that all the reasons my divorced sucked were because of my beliefs. I was taught divorce sucked, so I made that my experience. Now I know I can have and deserve better and so that is my experience. I ask for what I truly need and trust it will be ok. I have told Lucas the deepest, darkest and scariest things about myself and each time, he responded by telling me how much he loved and respected me for being open and honest with him. I have asked Lucas to go out to a meal with another man because I felt a spark and he blessed me in doing that because he is so secure that things are always working out for us both (and as soon as I was there, I wanted to run home to Lucas:) Freedom leads to deeper intimacy because when you can be completely honest, you can truly know that other person and that always seems to lead to deeper love.
No one knows what is going to happen in the future, and to allow and even encourage the people you love the freedom to grow and change (even if you risk that they will grow away from you and towards something or someone else) is the only sane way of loving someone that I have tried. Lucas and I say to each other, “I love you now” because that is the only thing we can know for sure.
If and when Lucas and I part (and believe me, we have discussed that possibility), I know it will be a conscious uncoupling. It will be us releasing each other for bigger and better things. Yes, of course it will hurt- but it will not suck because we will be doing it with our eyes and hearts open. We will always be friends and in each other’s lives, just in a different way. And we will both find love again.
So congratulations to you, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris, for having the courage to separate in a mindful way. Yes, it is not possible for everyone to part in this way but I think it is an ideal to strive for. I invite the haters to go inside themselves and see if they think their own relationship could part in such a way, and if not, why? The strongest relationships are those who are willing to go deeper and they are the only ones worth having, in my opinion.
* Reprinetd with Emily’s gracious permission. She is a former attorney-turned-actor who lives in Asheville, NC. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Section 12A, NC events
(2) Man and Superman at the Masonic temple downtown: Thurs.-Sat. at 7:30 and Sunday at 2:30, the next 3 weekends.
(3) Jerry Crouch in NC: Asheville Community Theatre’s 69th Season Reveal!
(4) Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre: Join us for A TASTE OF SART on Sunday April 13 at 7pm in Owen Theatre. We will have excerpts from the upcoming season featuring both MHU students and SART regulars. Bradshaw Call will also present the second installment of original recipes for a new season as Julia Child. This event is free and open to everyone.
We hope to see you there!!
If you have questions, please contact Jennifer at Jammons@mhu.edu.
(5) 2 upcoming FREE seminars:
This FREE seminar covers modern selling strategies and techniques. Old style “high-pressure” sales doesn’t work anymore. We will introduce you to the right way to present yourself and your product.
Seating is limited, and we will not be accepting registrations at the door, so click the button on the bottom of this page to register.
Doors open at 8:30 AM. The seminar begins at 9:00 AM SHARP. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to handle paperwork.
This seminar is sponsored by: Home Trust Bank
Seating is limited, and we will not be accepting registrations at the door, so click here to register:
(2) Basic Internet Marketing
This FREE seminar covers you can use Internet Marketing to find opportunities and customers.
How can social media can improve your online visibility? How can social media strengthen branding and increase sales?
Doors open at 5:30 PM. The seminar begins at 6:00 PM SHARP. Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to handle paperwork.
This seminar is presented by Sarah Benoit
This seminar is sponsored by Evolv LLC
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Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Community Arts SpaceAsheville Vaudeville is excited to welcome back Sneaky McFly as our special guest emcee! We have a night of burlesque, comedy, music, magic, dance, and physical arts.
This show will feature:
April Le Queen
Elizabeth Evans & Glenn Reed
Tristin Spits Vitriol
Corr de Joch
Stray Cat and Alana Davis
Paul Van Heden & Kudra Robbins
and Valerie Meiss & Ian MooreShowtimes 7:30pm ($15) and 10:00pm ($12)
Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat Community Arts Space 101 Fairview Road, Asheville.
18+ Tickets at the door.Not to be missed!
Inspired by Simon’s early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff who maintain a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writers’ room. The harried writing staff frantically scrambles to top each other with gags while competing for the attention of star madman “Max Prince.” Along with The Odd Couple this is considered one of Simon’s most enduring comic masterpieces.
The show is directed by Michael Kostroff. Kostroff is a television and stage actor, best known for his five seasons on HBO’s smash hit, The Wire, and for his guest appearances on dozens of TV shows including The Good Wife, Louie, Banshee, Blue Bloods, Damages and the upcoming Gotham and The Black Box. He’s toured in The Producers and Les Miserables, appeared at Goodspeed and Paper Mill, and understudied for Broadway’s The Nance, starring Nathan Lane.
Cast members are Scott Treadway, Bob Ader, James Beaman, Adrienne Griffiths, Gary Littman, Michael MacCauley, Nick Santa-Maria, Amy Toporek and Ben Rosenbach.
Scenic design is by Dennis C. Maulden. Lighting design is by Stephen Terry. Sound design is by Bryan Delaney. Costume design is by Ashli Arnold.
TICKETS AND SCHEDULE
Allergy Partners of Western North Carolina presents Laughter on the 23rd Floor at The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage at Flat Rock Playhouse, April 3-19. Performances will be Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 pm; matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. All tickets are $40 and can be purchased by calling the Playhouse box office at 828-693-0731, toll-free at 866-732-8008 or online at www.flatrockplayhouse.org. Discounts available for seniors, AAA members, military personnel, students and groups. The Clyde and Nina Allen Mainstage is located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC.
Section 12B, PA/NJ events
(1) Dr. Scarpati to host weekly self-hypnosis and mediation seminars. For more information, please click:
These seminars were also featured in the following article:
(2) Jeff Baumeister: Hey, If you’re free on April 19th at 8:00pm…
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8:00 pm
“Singing For Our Souls,” with David Brahinsky and Friends this year will feature the songs of Pete Seeger and the Weavers to commemorate Pete’s life in folk music and in getting people to sing along at his concerts. We bring the song sheets and we all sing together.
David will bring his friends along to sing and play with him which may or may not include: Nalani and Sarina Bolton, Jen Sherry, Kai Altair and others.
E-Motion is about the connection between our emotions and the pain and illness in our bodies.Another movie is also in free preview called “2nd Opinion” which is about the suppressed medical information about Vitamin B17 and its ability to heal cancer.Here’s the link for both:Thanks in advance for sharing this important information with everyone!Note: You can view the above link through March 31.(2)
|Hello Blaine,I have something special for you.On Tuesday, April 8, at 2PM CT, Seth Godin will be joining us for a special Ziglar Legacy Series online webcast.During the webcast, Seth and I are going to explore the keys to success in every part of your life. We’re going to drill down to the specific steps you need to take to live an inspired, deliberate, and meaningful life.The best part is that I’m holding a free spot for you on the webcast. All you have to do is register to let me know that you’ll be joining us.Click here to register and claim your spot.**This is just the beginning…**My webcast with Seth Godin is the tenth of the Ziglar Legacy Series which features today’s leading experts who have been influenced by my dad, Zig Ziglar. They will share how Zig impacted their lives, plus the top 5 proven success strategies anyone can use immediately to positively impact their personal and professional lives.Your registration today reserves your spot for the upcoming webcast **and** future webcasts as well.So, go ahead and register to claim your spot before your day gets too busy.Click here to register and claim your spot. All the best,Tom ZiglarZiglar.com|