Welcome to my blog, “Take It Upon Yourself”.
Friends coaxed me to write a blog – though I had designed, developed, and maintained two websites, joined Facebook, Twitter, and had begun to write a book. I hesitated though, because I really wanted to finish something before starting anything else. I even quit Facebook for a couple of years in order to finish my book!
So after a recent workout session in the gym, and after a nagging thought that wouldn’t go away, I decided to start the blog. The thought? “The Dumbing Down of America”. Have you heard that phrase before?
The “Dumbing Down of America” has been talked about for many years. Media, TV shows, and movies entertain in such simple words and stories that nobody’s doing much thinking anymore.
People seem to be going here and there in a mindless fog. Entertainment is used as a means of escapism, from the stress of work, family drama, or as a way to relax. Many are unwittingly being dumbed down. Yet for years, this band has been circulated around on the internet called, The Chevy Ford Band. And they’re on a mission to educate the masses through music – maybe that’s why they haven’t caught on with the mainstream public. They sing about politics, religion, truth, and even sex. The lyrics are intelligent and perhaps, not for everybody.
Take a listen and see what you think. Click Here.
My favorite songs of The Chevy Ford Band are: “Ain’t Workin’ Blues”, “Energy”, and “Dogma” because the upbeat tempos are great to work out or dance to, plus I love the lyrics! I love to dance and workout to high energy tempo music that motivates and encourages my body to move!
Their controversial song, “Attention Deficit Disorder” takes aim at how the ADD disorder is impacting many around us. That song inspires me to do everything I can to help people learn the first hippocratic oath, “Let Food Be Thy Medicine, and Medicine Be Thy Food”.
I’ve worked with or known people who have children with autism, parents with alzheimer’s, themselves have diabetes, recurring acid reflux, high blood pressure, and many, many more ailments and dis-eases. Since I’m an empathic person, and reasonably intelligent, I’d love to help them, and their loved ones, find relief. So, I continue to research and share. However, I’m not a health care practitioner, so I share my findings as a friend, natural holistic and alternative health advocate.
Future posts will be related to energy work, and other holistic alternative healing modalities, and my other site, Your Vibrant Self will share about diet, real food, and easy healthy whole food recipes. I’ll also write about original music, computers and technology, designing marketing materials, dogs, bliss, and other conscious stuff!
Stay tuned. 🙂