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Jim Morrison Quotes

Jim Morrison quotes

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask.” – Jim Morrison, singer, poet, and songwriter (1943-1971)

I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human being with the soul of a clown which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.
Drugs are a bet with your mind.
Where’s your will to be weird?
Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.
Death makes angels of us all and gives us wings where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws.
Whoever controls the media, controls the mind.


Jim Morrison quotes



Reframing Depression, Low Self Esteem or is it Association?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
~ William Gibson


William Gibson

William Gibson
Late-blooming writer best known for his play The Miracle Worker



Christopher Hawtree
The Guardian, Wednesday 11 February 2009


Please READ MORE about this wonderful writer whom, it is said,  became known for his play writes in his forties.

Makes you wonder doesn’t it?

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.”
~ William Gibson


This post has been sitting in my drafts folder for some time now and recently I had an experience that, well, how can I say this diplomatically and tactfully?… hmmm Well, it pushed me to publish this article.

Having a voice and expressing what’s on your mind is actually healthy management of your emotions.

The heading is absolutely gorgeous. I just love it so much and it’s so bold… and so true.

It’s on so many of our minds but who is game enough to admit to it or say it? … until now … thank you William Gibson.

You are known for your plays and yet this one sentence is a mark in history – like an explosive that radiates splinters so too does this quote ignite change on many levels to come.

As I get older, more experienced, more aware and hopefully wiser 😛 I find myself posing questions more and more to reveal and which do reveal better answers.

Questions posed, I put to you, from an infinite source of wisdom …

An infinite source of knowing… that you too tap into …


Is there a correlation between depression, low self esteem and suicide and with whom you associate?

I’d have to definitely say … YES! a resounding YES, YES YES


What is the common denominator between rising depression, anxiety and suicide AND working environments, educational institutions, home and social life?


For sure, we’ve all heard the saying about the bad apple spoiling the batch… well actually it’s an idiom, a common idiom that goes like this –WEBSITES EBA IMAGES 220px-Granny_smith_and_cross_section


a bad apple spoils the barrel


But what does it mean?

Basically, the idiom captures a core idea of negative individuals having an asymmetric and deleterious effect on others. This idea or philosophy is given credence in religion, school environments and our judicial system.

Of course the home environment is our first port of call. But …

Why not health care? 


Why not the work place?

These are all major environments through which influence of an external nature is derived.  I don’t need to spoon feed scenarios to you. I’m certain you can well relate.



Unfortunately the ways of the  world, with all its “ization” i.e. westernization, industrialization, commercialization  and globalization, has produced untold and yet unmeasured injury and sacrifice, not only to the planet but its people.

Ization, with all its action and process of doing, has and does, in effect, sacrifice value for product, reduces worth in exchange for quantity, demands time and controls behaviour short changing human potential and sabotaging meaningful relationships. This does of course become a choice of each person individually but once caught in the web of ization many may become entrapped in a cycle of life devoid of individuality, becoming increasingly desensitized to oneself and those around them.

Of course this may be acceptable to some but for many it is not…




Within our inherent DNA …




Reframing Richard Bandler and John Grinder
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And what is re-framing?

Re-framing is the ability to change the interpretation. It is an art of changing the meaning in a particular “model of the world”.

The goal is to view a statement, situation or experience in many and various ways with the ultimate aim and outcome being a more positive perspective.

Re-framing can be implemented on an individual level as well as a group understanding.

In fact, the heading and quote of this article are both re-frames.

Richard Bandler and John Grinder are NLP masters in linguistics and communication. They are well known in the field and art of communication.

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Films and videos are also great ways to teach re-framing, as too are songs.



When you get the chance, read the attached article “TEACHING ABOUT RE-FRAMING WITH FILMS AND VIDEOS” 
By Joan V. Gallos
Journal of Management Education 17:1, February 1993, 127-132


Social support, self-esteem and depression

G. W. Brown,B. Andrews,T. Harris,Z. Adler and L. Bridge (1986). 
Psychological MedicineVolume 16Issue04, November 1986 pp 813-831http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?aid=4998236

Google Citations – scholarly articles Workplace bullying 


Seek the change

Be the change that you wish to see in the world – Mahatma Gandha


Osmond Brothers

One Bad Apple Lyrics

Yeah… Yeah…
I can tell you been hurt
By that look on your face girl
Some god probably sent me
To your happy world
You need love
But your afraid
That if you give in
Someone else
Will come along
And sock it to you again
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
Whoo… Whoo…
I could make you happy baby
Satisfy you too
How can I
You won’t give me a chance
To prove my love to you
Won’t you just give me
One new chance
And give you love guaranteed
That you won’t be hurt again
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
I been noticin’ you baby
For a long long time
I’m not ashamed to tell the world That you really messed up my mind
Girl to me
You’re like a dream come true
I’d rather hurt myself
Than to ever hurt you
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh Give it one more chance before you give up on love girl
One Bad Apple don’t spoil the whole darn bunch
Oh I don’t care what they say I don’t care what you’ve heard
Find these Lyrics at Metro Lyrics  OSMOND BROTHERS – ONE BAD APPLE LYRICS

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~ Seeding Hearts & Pollinating Minds ~

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Change Equals Growth

Change equals growth.

That’s right…how many times do we or perhaps not you someone you know cringe at the thought of change?

The workplace is a great environment to witness this phenomenon.

In fact the very thought of change can cause rebellion in some people to the extreme of mutiny, which, I am sure some of you can equate to in your personal lives as well.

This behaviour isn’t restricted to adults. We see it in our precious little ones as well.

BUT, what if we were to look at change like this:

  • just may be change is the perfect opportunity to grow
  • for reflection
  • just may be change is the catalyst for our own expansion


What if that expansion means our personal growth AS WELL  AS our material world?  So internally and externally?

Think about it for a minute…close your eyes and just consider, perhaps you may even say to yourself , NOW…that with every experience I grow and expand…..


How empowering!

NOW let us also consider that just perhaps, and may be not now, but at some time, TRUST change will, has and is RIGHT NOW bringing great improvements into your life.

And may I suggest that now knowing and trusting change is bringing improvements would it not be fair to expect the best in life now?

And wouldn’t NOW be a good time to raise your standards? Wouldn’t now be a good time to decide that anything less than settling for your dreams wouldn’t be trusting now would it? and

Anything less than settling for your dreams wouldn’t be honouring your body and soul.

I’d like you to sit in silence, quiet your mind, give permission to yourself to be silent within and without. NOW find a time, in your mind’s eye, when you felt gratitude and perhaps you had faith,  that’s right,  catalogued in your unconscious mind, your memory, is a time, and another time, and yet a third time when you felt absolutely grateful and knew within every cell of your body if you are completely truthful with yourself, that’s right, you know the times when looking back there was no way the results from the change did not bring to you the very outcome that served a higher purpose.

So NOW get in touch with those times, those events and feel the emotions of faith and gratitude because emotion converts your dreams, your desires to reality. That’s right…

You create your reality!

Every day

Every moment

So go ahead now and set the intention, make the spiritual commitment if you choose, to expect the best for yourself because change equals growth equals expansion equals personal power.

Feel yourself grow with every experience and look for the reason for the experience. The positive reasons.

With that said realising now that you create your reality it is time to take responsibility with the intention of only positive outcomes.

You are given the gifts of the Gods; you create your reality according to your beliefs. Yours is the creative energy that makes your world. There are no limitations to the self except those you believe in.” Jane Roberts – The Nature of Personal Reality

Love and Blesses

Your E-Coach Dianne

Change Equals Growth

Dianne Mead

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