Drive to the Top of Whiteface Mountain, New York

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Whiteface Mountain is the one of the High Peaks in the Adirondacks mountains and is the fifth highest mountain in the state of New York, USA. The steep slopes of the High Peaks hold massive amounts of snow and give it a look of “white face” or “white head” from different directions. The Adirondack Mountains are a 160 mile circular wide dome of more than 100 peaks and they are not connected like the Rockies and the Appalachians.

Driving up to the top of the Whiteface Mountain on the winding Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway is charming and offers many gorgeous vista points along the way to the summit. A 8 mile scenic drive from Wilmington, NY, will take you up to the 4,867 foot summit of Whiteface Mountain. The summit offers excellent and massive 360° views spanning hundreds of miles of wildland that reach as far as Vermont and Canada…

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Excerpt from the book Satisfaction

 

The author, the book, the balcony

A man takes responsibility for his own struggle.  He doesn’t make it hers.  Men are experts at the quiet struggle.  Just like the Earth is coursing with ley lines and the body is strung with energy meridians, men are marionettes to the undercurrents of genuine emotion.  The task at hand is to make this struggle less solitary, these emotions more accessible.

Excerpt from the book Satisfaction about Emotional Agility

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The purpose of the couple next to you in the movie line-up, the guy selling you the popcorn – his manager – the manager’s dad – the manager’s dad’s dentist – the dentist’s dog’s veterinarian are all permeated with the same human stamp: To love and Be Loved.  A sincere want to be the receiver of someone else’s need to love.   To, in return, have the opportunity to love them back. 

Armchair Travelling – Nepal

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Thankfully, Spring has now well and truly arrived here in Brittany; the blossom is falling from the trees and the roses are budding. Unfortunately, the covid-related travel restrictions remain in force. It is therefore necessary to take a non-essential journey and one that is further than the permitted 10km from my place of residence. However, there will be no steep fine for not carrying my attestation papers for this trip; another Wordless Wednesday virtual journey; today, a visit to the ‘roof of the world.’

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Thank you taking this little trip! Nepal is a country that I have been fortunate enough to visit many times, these photographs were all taken before the terrible earthquake that caused so much devastation there almost exactly six years ago. As well as being warm-hearted and welcoming, the Nepalese are…

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Lower Lynn Camp Falls

great photos of beautiful places

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Located along the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee, the 35-foot Lower Lynn Camp Falls is an easy 1/2 mile hike which parallels Lynn Camp Prong.



Turning on Tremont Road, theGreat Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremontis 2.2 miles, left at the stop sign. It has a restroom and a small gift shop (maps, t-shirts, hats, etc.). This is where you would park if hiking to Spruce Flats Falls. Continue another 3.1 miles along a gravel road to reach the trailhead.

TheMiddle Prong Trailwas originally a railroad bed used by theLittle River Railroad & Lumber Company, based in Townsend, Tennessee, which was one of the largest commercial logging operations in southern Appalachia, in operation for 38 years until 1939, with 150 miles of railroad. Visitors can find more information available at theLittle River Railroad Museumweb…

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Everyone has Lumps, Bumps and Rolls. It means you are HUMAN.

some good wisdom in here

The Lightening bug

While doing a bit of research of today’s topic, I googled “Beauty” and the first image I got is highlighted below. Furthermore, I asked my 4 years cousin which photo is beautiful after showing her images of chubby dark lady and a fair slim lady. I was shocked beyond words when she chose the fair slim lady. What could a 4 year child unaware of worlds hypocrisy know about physical appearance and be that consumed in it!

But aren’t we all obsessed with physical appearances ? There is a look out every where for the attainment of perfect beauty. Beauty for females is defined by perfect symmetry where one half mirrors other. The eyes should be proportionate to the head and face. Lips should be full.The skin should be alabaster, milky and creamy and the body should have perfect curves. Males should be tall, hard and angular. A high forehead…

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Excerpt Chapter 5 – Transcendence

Chapter 5 – Transcendence

Transcendence is not change.  Transcendence causes change.  Transcendence is the power of you Self – Elevating.  Self – Elevating means seeking the possible and positive versions of the moment and doing something about it.  It is you leapfrogging the obstacle of daily life with your instinct.  Your transcendence converts problems into challenges.  You shift a moment from a burden to an inspiration.

Excerpt from my book Satisfaction: Chapter 4 – Life Stages

Photo by Luiza Braun on Unsplash

The Myriad Moment (Everything all at once)  … Life Stages and Life Roles throw opportunities for identity, success and insight at us all the time.   At the same time there is no shortage of sources of anxiety, stress, frustration and corrosion of your self confidence. And what about finding loving acceptance with all the healing and challenging growth that comes with that?  There is no button we can press ‘Stop the planet; I want to get off’.  

The complexity and weight of this confluence of responsibility and development can feel daunting.  That’s why it is so crucial to have a quiver of handy response mechanisms.  Mental mechanisms that enable you to embody your nature as you learn to thrive in complicated times.  This book highlights avenues of understanding and resources for a man to shine his light on the next step.

It’s Not All in Your Mind

practical wisdom is gold

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For the people who have difficulty distinguishing what Depression/ Mental illness/ Emotional Trauma is or isn’t…Read This.

Mental illness, depression or emotional damage isn’t a sour mood, bad attitude, evil spirits, pretend, a cry for attention, fun, a hobby, habit, a mask or a choice. People who suffer with mental illness or the trauma from emotional damage whether diagnosed or undiagnosed these people live in constant judgement, pain, confusion and darkness.

Mental illness or emotional trauma doesn’t take a vacation and won’t mysteriously disappear, and it’s certainly not something people outgrow, medication might help, but for many people the battle to have normal days is an ongoing struggle. No one can drink away, pray away, or wish away mental illness or the damage caused by emotional abuse. And, as quiet as it’s kept men suffer from mental illness, depression and emotional brokenness just as much as women do. Even…

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