Saturday, April 25, 2015

Help Me Reach My Goal #RTCC




The Cancer Research Institute Ride to Conquer Cancer® sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is a two-day cycling journey, through the scenic landscape of New York. It will be a challenge in a number of ways, but with my bike, my helmet, and your generosity, a real impact will be made! 

I can't believe it's almost time to RIDE, June 6-7! 

Help me reach my goal! 

Thanks in advance!

xox

Vicky

Friday, April 24, 2015

For the Record, Dear John #UncommonBond

Dear John,
            This is the anti-Dear-John letter. This letter is a request for you to be my FOREVER FRIEND.

You are beyond a best friend, really. You are my family. You are the most incredible Earth Angel in my life. Yes, I feel so blessed.

I don't think people can really sink their teeth into that. They think if we are not "together together", why be together in loving friendship?

So many people, by no fault of their own are simply conditioned to understand relationships through a traditional paradigm that has been constructed under a dominating patriarchy and oppressive societal and cultural norms and mores. Ohhh oh, here I go.  Ok, let me not go all the way there.

I reject the idea that love has to be a certain way and that there are these absolute rules about how we are and should be with each other given these codes and rules of life. I understand that they are there and they have to be there so that the world does not fall apart- God Forbid, but I also know that we are FREE- free thinkers, free doers, free people. Oh yeah, humans with free will.

I live by LOVES' rules- that is, operating from pure love. And most people don't. And I don't sometimes. We don't sometimes. Ha! We end up having to remind ourselves to BE ABOUT LOVE, to EMBODY IT.

Pure love is divine and unconditional.

It's that good love- yes, the love that Jesus spoke of from the bible. It's the love that new parents have when they hold their newborn. It's the love that a sibling who hates their sibling has when said sibling bails out the other sibling, AGAIN!

There is a place for CONDITIONAL LOVE, but not here. Not with you.
Of course, thankfully, we are not about that life. We ARE IN DIVINE LOVE, true and deep friendship, familyship and I would not have it any other way.

Let's continue to lift each other up.

NAMASTE

Your Forever Friend and Family,

Vicky
-Anon via iliketoquote.com

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I am a Speaker at XY Relationship Workshop January 11, 2015 in Brooklyn



Thursday, January 23, 2014

Children are people too: a world of children with rights and the United States

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the first legally binding international instrument to incorporate the full range of human rightscivil, cultural, economic, political and social rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special convention just for them because people under 18 years old often need special care and protection that adults do not. The leaders also wanted to make sure that the world recognized that children have human rights too.

The Convention sets out these rights in 54 articles and two Optional Protocols. It spells out the basic human rights that children everywhere have: the right to survival; to develop to the fullest; to protection from harmful influences, abuse and exploitation; and to participate fully in family, cultural and social life. The four core principles of the Convention are non-discrimination; devotion to the best interests of the child; the right to life, survival and development; and respect for the views of the child. Every right spelled out in the Convention is inherent to the human dignity and harmonious development of every child. The Convention protects children's rights by setting standards in health care; education; and legal, civil and social services. - UNICEF

In an effort to protect children's basic needs and allow for their personal actualization, the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), an international treaty, serves to present  standards, mandates and responsibilities to that end. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's 11:30pm in NYC. We have 30 minutes left of 2013 and we are reading against the clock to make it to the best party ever.

As I ride the LIRR with my younger sister and her Boo, I feel blessed to have the family I do. We decided that wherever we are at midnight w will stop and hug and kiss and think of our blessing and our wishes for 2014.

I have 12 grapes in my purse ready to make 12 wishes, as the Colombian custom goes...

So maybe I won't make the party, but wherever I land at 12 midnight, I will be blessed!

May 2014 bring you blessings- blessing that include a better you, a happier you, a joyful you!

Happy New Year!