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Life Coaching by Carioca Da Gema

  Who is Carioca Da Gema? My name is Joelcy Kay. I’m the editor and curator of Edge of Humanity Magazine.  ‘Carioca Da Gema’ is my pen name and I have recently launched ‘Edge of Humanity Magazine’s Life Coaching Series’ which is a collection of articles written by myself, covering…

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Daily Escapes | Time Games

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   During your day, there is a time when your body says, “I need a break”.  You may feel anxious, tired, or blank out for a moment, but you know it is time for your second wind to…

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The Grocery Shop Dance

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The kitchen is the heart and soul of a house, as most of the activities happen here. Where there are people there must be food, and the cycle goes on, from a full fridge, to finding frozen…

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Dishwashing Wars

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   A domestic argument regarding loading a dishwasher happens in 40% of the kitchens in America. My fellow dishwasher loader literally goes into ‘La La Land’ when doing his duty.  I can clearly see he is not present.…

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Preparedness, What Ifs & Vigilance

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Life flows easily when you are prepared. Being able to foresee what is next and preparing has significant value to ones well being. Excessive preparedness can lead to “what ifs”and continuous vigilance can make life miserable. There…

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Romanticism, Probability & The Intricacy Of Love

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The idea of a soulmate never resonated with me. The suggestion is romantic, but mathematically a faulty plot. Without any effort, we can line up 10 attractive qualities for a mate, and the deal breakers or shortcomings…

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Cross-Contamination In The Kitchen

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Your cutting boards and kitchen sink are two of the dirtiest/germiest places/things in your home. Your dish sponge/rag is the crown jewel, ranking on top as the germiest  in your entire palace. A large part of home…

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The Yummy Stuff | How To Stay Away

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Whether you are on a diet to lose weight, or aiming for better health by improving your eating habits, the foods targeted to avoid are the same. Delicious goodies are loaded with salt, sugar, and/or fat.  By purchasing…

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Where Does The “I can’t say NO!” People Rank In Society

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Society has precise expectations, or minefields if you question conventional wisdom.  Some of us can navigate well by carefully alternating the negative and positive responses. Well crafted manipulation, can make you popular without much effort.  The most…

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Finding The Balance Of Happiness

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Is happiness for everyone? I’m not referring to the right to pursue happiness, but the understanding of what happiness is and what it takes to be happy. Our happiness’ goals change as we develop. Daily environment and…

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As Jobs Disappear, Homelessness In America Is Going Downhill Without Brakes

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   One third of the homeless lost their jobs before they became poverty statistics.  In the past, job opportunities lift many people out of homelessness.  Over one half million people in United States today are homeless.  The state of California houses 130,000.  In San…

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The Sleep Conundrum | Time Games

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Seven (hours) is the magical number when it comes to sleep. Growing up or reaching the golden years we need even more.  But the reality is that 35% of Americans do not sleep enough every night. This…

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Lottery | States’ Murky Maneuver

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   With a jug of a purple drink, a very cheap can of meat, and a loaf of the store brand bread, he stood in front of me, waiting for his turn to checkout.  The groceries on the counter tallied way under ten bucks. …

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Ignite Instead Of Unite | Will The Democrats Give Trump The 2020 Presidential Election?

  The democratic candidate’s promises are irresponsible.  In a time of racial tension and immigration overrunning America, it seems like they aim to ignite instead of unite the citizens. We the people are left with a choice of voting for a democrat who wants to give our country away to…

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Immigration, Immigrants & America

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The violence that drives millions of people from their homeland is real. War, famine, and persecution have  caused  huge migrations;  today and in the past. If you and your family are indeed running for your life, shouldn’t the next safer border be the…

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The Fitness Undertake

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Half of Americans are reported to have tried to lose weight.  26 million homes have gym equipment, 16% of Americans (50.2million) belong to a health club. The organic food industry sold 49.4 billion of goods in 2017…

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You Owe Me An Apology!

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   We Americans love an apology.  If it is owed to us we will ask for it, we will demand, and we will pursue until we get it. The lack of succeeding in receiving one will make some of us lose sleep and tell others…

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Why Are The Wealthy So Scared?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema     “We are all a paycheck away from homelessness!” Said a woman waiting in line next to me.  She was intense, wearing a uniform and ready for a day’s work in a nearby medical office. Living in a hurricane belt I think “We…

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Time Games

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Like handcuffs, time restrains movement and limits our lives.  In vain, one struggles to organize it, relocate, and stretch time into a larger unit. But time is simply mathematics; we recycle 24 units/hours daily. Humans have a…

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Is Walmart Forcing Customers To Do The Work Left Behind After Employees Are Replaced By Automation?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   My neighborhood super-center is crowded. The aisles are narrow with kids running around, people with specialty mobile chairs, and staff loading shelves.  So after some close calls with my cart full of groceries it is time to check out. To my surprise there…

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Slavery, Mesopotamia 3500BC | NOT American Ingenuity

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Slavery has been scattered throughout human history.  It was first reported 5,500 years ago in Mesopotamia.  Slavery contributed to wealth, and with wealth came power.  In the 13th century BC, the Israelites were slaves in Egypt.  The Romans captured people during battles and…

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Men Women | Marriage, Relationships, Friendship, Love & Sex | Peeling Off The Human Condition Volume II By The Hermit Poet | Now LIVE On Kindle

  Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   ‘Men, Women, Marriage, Relationships, Friendship, Love & Sex’ is volume II of the Peeling Off The Human Condition eBook series. In the first volume of this series, The Hermit Poet explored our collective behavior as it relates to society. In this…

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Turn A Right? Left? Got an App for that?

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   During my school years, the calculator was an item of desire. It was the forbidden gadget, inside and outside of the classroom.  Like the other students with paper, pencil, and yes my brain, I labored over long math equations asking myself over and…

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The Enchanted Passage | A Nile River Story

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   I closed my eyes, and go back thousands of years The Pharaohs had enjoyed this moment before me The river, the vessel and the sunset The river man looks at me and says: “You must drink the water from the Nile to be allowed…

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The Search For A Heartbeat

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The Search For A Heartbeat AVAILABLE NOW! At the stairway to hell NEAREST YOU! There are pounding hearts in orphan children of war constantly awaiting the next blast In children born from addicted (dead) parents The slow heartbeat in children of famine; destined…

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Everglades’ Stories

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The land is flat The weather is hot and humid The mosquitoes take your attention away The animals invite the night to come and protect It’s time to go   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2019   If my perspective helped or entertained…

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Covering Society’s Ills By Cropping Speech Will Oppress Us All

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Lead sheep up hill down hill Social media habit forming connect to all Community’s rules  Expel deplorables Suitable?  Unsuitable? Filter peasant’s exposure by sensationalizing or sugar coating While Russia plots 2020 Extremist flip-flops dream of virgins Dictators plunge Today Your neighbor Who is…

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ART Book Review | 500 Bowls Contemporary Exploration Of A Timeless Design

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s Art Book Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema   500 Bowls: Contemporary Explorations of a Timeless Design   My Comments:  As the title suggests ‘500 Bowls | Contemporary Exploration of a Timeless Design’ is a collection of 500…

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ART Book Review | Buddhist Art | An Historical & Cultural Journey By Gilles Beguin

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s Art Book Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema     Buddhist Art : An Historical and Cultural Journey   My Comments: The art found attached to the history and teachings of Buddhism have tremendous variety and scale. The…

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Finding Answers In Easy Places | Self-Respect, Love & Relationships

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   While approaching a check-in window for an early doctor’s appointment, three women on the other side of the counter were talking about woman number four (not present). “She needs to find someone that will make her love herself.” I bristled, barged in and said…

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Calming The Nerves With Medical Bill Transparency | Sick Americans Are Easier To Control | Part 2

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Last year 1 in 8 Americans borrowed 88 billion dollars to pay for medical bills. 65 million ignore and/or endure their medical issues due to lack of funds. The orange alert is on for 45% losing sleep at night and looking into being…

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The Impact Of Physical Contact Among Humans

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema     An article about India’s caste system told a story of a house servant. She cooked, cleaned, and helped to raise the children for decades.  The servant was not allowed to touch any of the children, as she belongs to the untouchable caste.…

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Luddite Gets Mobile Phone

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   I needed a cheap digital camera and a couple of Apps that can potentially improve my productivity; so I punctured my luddite lifestyle and bought myself a pre-paid (no contracts) smartphone.   Goal #1 Release only what is absolute necessary about me. Due…

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The Money ‘We The People’ Spend & Our Living Conditions In America

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   As a society we must unite as ‘people’ to survive.  Los Angeles has a major homeless problem and small cities in the middle of the country are fighting a drug war in their own living rooms with numbers never imagined.  Uninsured sick Americans…

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Making A Mark

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   For a long time, many wealthy people have desired to have their name attached to a university campus, a hospital wing, or perhaps a road, to consolidate their contribution to society, and importance beyond their personal assets. ‘Lend a hand’ scenes are frequently…

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Rightfully Mine

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     I spent the season doing battle The defeated enemy blinded by wrong convictions rose again to begin another conflict Fighting for what is rightfully yours comes easy The adversary trusts that my ignorance will keep his shady business at bay Defeated and wounded…

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Cookbook Review | Food Markets Of The World By Nelli Sheffer & Mimi Sheraton

  This book was hand-picked for review, from The Hermit Poet’s International Cookbook Collection.   Written by: Carioca Da Gema     “Tomate senhora, tomate!” Growing up, I frequently helped my grandmother when going to the street fresh market.  In Brazil, ‘feiras’ moved around the city, offering the residents everything…

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Peeling Off The Human Condition By The Hermit Poet | Now LIVE On Kindle

  In the eBook ‘Peeling Off The Human Condition’, ‘The Hermit Poet’ explores the daily life we all see and endure as a society. The poems and stories in this eBook expose acts we see daily, but don’t confront or talk about. Behavior that makes us humans, no doubt, but…

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Cooks and Bakers

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Cooking is a versatile art where flavors change and new ingredients can be introduced at any time. With a few exception of ingredients to go easy on; like Scotch bonnet peppers, nutmeg, and fresh mint to mention a few, your kitchen is a…

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The Meaning Of Cooking Over Two Generations

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   “My mother baked this cake…” During my childhood, my friends would bring homemade snacks to school while I packed the supermarket brand. My mother was part of the early wave of women entering the workforce in Brazil.  Getting out of the kitchen for…

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The Sand Games

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   World tour New changes to old land Self imposed desert prince Meets American Tzar Dignitaries Elites all around Under spotlight & Out of his tent Did the Saudi prince clean house on sacred ground? The world is watching Cronies dropping like pawns Oil War Blood…

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My Life, Your Prize | The Hunted Animal’s Perspective

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     Slaughtered for the wealthy man’s pleasure Bloody with bullet holes on the ground In the primal act of hunting, my ancestors took an arrow thru their hearts Slaughtered for the wealthy man’s pride Rush gone The man’s heart no longer racing I lay…

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The Proposed New Food Stamp (SNAP) Program | Take Away Choices & Add Humiliation

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     When cutting aid to the poor, the American government justifies the abandonment that could be taking place by using a “poster child” and shouting “FRAUD”. I remember a local surfer ending up in the newspapers. The man was using food stamps and surfing…

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BUY ONE Military Plane GET ONE, TWO, THREE “Free”

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   President Trump announced that our tax dollars are going to be buying “twice as many planes for ½ of the price”. These are military planes not utility vehicles available at multiple dealerships where one can price check online. There are only a handful of companies…

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The Cycle #2

Written by: Carioca Da Gema     For a long time I blocked sadness Tired, I allowed it in Chaotic feelings distort reality Flowing emotions store thoughts away As melancholy says farewell My soul is replenished Memories of you were left behind to fade The ring is now empty Waiting…

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Your Freedom & Digital Currency: You Can’t See It, You Can’t Touch It, But You Will Feel It

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   The 2008 worldwide financial crisis caused a massive amount of bad credit for Americans. Without credit, the people effected by the meltdown, started to spend the money they actually had on hand.  With the Trump Administration’s talk of diluting the Dodd-Frank Act, the banks…

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The Cycle

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   First of many Attention and dreams of others Quickly shattered One of many Clawed shameful way back Exceeded Ahead of many Hollow summit Now wandering Lonely among some Seasons passing Offspring replacing the many Attention and dreams of others     Others Perspectives From…

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The Ugliness Of Freedom & The Power Of Your Cash

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   I live in a place where one can burn the flag or a prayer book.  Without fear, one can stand up on their soapbox and demonize any political figure at will.  The highest power in the land, rather I helped to elect or not,…

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Sick Americans Are Easier To Control

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   History is full of passages where a handful of the powerful control a large number of people. The oppressed are told to leave, abandon their property, do hard unpaid labor until they die, and march until it is time to dig their own grave.…

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Costly Rendezvous

  Written by: Carioca Da Gema   From her fortress she reached out My expertise was needed We combined resources The common threat was quickly eliminated On the way back I lost her Like a snake sliding into darkness She exited earlier Perhaps afraid I may see The tall walls…

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What Happened With The Natural Process Of Procreation?

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Under a kerosene lamp, Florence prepares breakfast for her children and her elderly parents while her husband Ernest gathers his tools for a day of farming. He leaves with the first light and returns before sunset. Ernest looks forward to having more help from…

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“Ignorance Is Bliss”: Blood, Narratives & Truth

Written by: Carioca Da Gema   Clara grew up as a popular girl in a small family. Throughout her life she traveled and changed. Clara’s core values remain the same but her daily life values, her views and way of life are different than those that she grew up with.…

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