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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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Will The Successful Life Lessons Learned & Used By Past Generations Be Of Any Use For Today’s Youth

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Working for retirement; many people did, others are still trying. Some retirees clipped by the financial crisis are forced back into the workforce. The youngsters are starting at a time of global financial crisis, pandemic, melting glaciers,…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | With Time To Spare, Are Americans Sleeping More?

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Americans are sleeping less under quarantine even though they now have the time to enjoy more zzz’s. The anxiety over been trapped at home and the speculations surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic is the main reason 48% of Americans are reporting problems falling…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Too Much Time On Your Hands? How About Facing Your Messy Garage?

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Peace in the castle during quarantine depends on the activities one or many can master.  Whether you are home with your mate or with a family of eight, keeping the mood from going sour is paramount. “What are we going to…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Organize How You Eat & Stretch The Time Between Grocery Store Trips

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Many of us got use to have our groceries delivered to our door, while others hire a personal shopper or use curbside pick up available at the nearest Wal-Mart store.  These conveniences are being interrupted by the Coronavirus Pandemic. I found…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Ways To Reduce Boredom and Chaos At Home

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Is home resembling a coocoo’s den? Keeping busy is the key to mentally surviving this Coronavirus’ Pandemic. The order we had tried so hard to keep in our lives is turning into anarchy. But instead of struggling to keep the course,…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | I Hate My Mate

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   A couple we knew years ago was able to synchronize their two weeks’ vacation. “I’m dreading spending all this time with my husband, we never took more than a weekend together during our entire marriage”. Nina said. The time off went…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Splitting The Load In The Household

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Last week you were the parent working from home that most of the time was able with the help of pre-washed, pre-packaged, and pre-cooked wonders have dinner on the table by the end of the day. With a tap of a…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Destructive Behavior

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   It is common to reward or numb ourselves with a cigarette, alcohol, and drugs of many kinds. Activities such as gambling, online porn, and sex escapades are also a normal thing to do when one feels happiness or despair. In normal…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Acclimating At Home

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The ability to compartmentalize life is vital when normality is taken away. The Coronavirus’ Pandemic has temporarily removed large parts of existence. We must retain control over our sanity, as without it we cannot separate reality from anxiety, help the ones…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | Trapped

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Our living spaces and personalities will shape the harshness of our quarantines.  Confinement in a household with a yard is tolerable, while being trapped with others in a one window studio not so much.  Outdoorsy individuals will develop moments of claustrophobia…

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COVID-19 | Coronavirus’ Days | The Confusion

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Under the understanding that natural disasters and harsh weather will do us in ‘à la carte’; humans are now faced with the new challenge of (collective) isolation. Rapid radical changes, even though temporary, come with tremendous confusion and anxiety. Being asked…

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Thoughts At Dawn

  Mind wanders into unpleasantries Through the window shades Blissful beams of light call a toast to life Simple choice to make   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020     H I R E   A   L I F E   C O A C H Life Coaching by Carioca Da…

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Dawn Among An Ancient Treasure

Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The desert is dark The city lights are few The silence is overwhelming The morning fog consumes the site I’m alone to enjoy The Arabian horse knows the way back Cairo begins to wake up Call to Prayer Lights Car horns My…

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Daily Lies

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Truth is crucial for our lives to remain real.  It is the solid foundation where we built everything on it.  But yet, we inflate it with fiction. We justify our necessary fibs in many ways: To achieve…

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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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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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Superficiality, Ignorance & Personal Growth

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   I felt like an idiot a couple decades ago; I was attending a birthday party and in a conversation about wine, which at that time I knew absolutely nothing about. Without understanding the depth of my self…

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Appeasement Or Chutzpah?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   What is the best way to engage when trying to get someone to buy what you are selling? Face to face interactions can be speedy and/or complicated, as one person is asking for something and the other…

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The Knowledge Play On Fear & Anger

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Anger is a result of ongoing fear.  We fear what we do not know, the unpredictable aspects of our lives, and the events we cannot control. Knowledge provides truth in which we can understand the dynamics of…

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Focus X Flexibility

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Most of the technological developments aim to make our lives easier, or even longer; while decimating jobs and careers. Focus and be an expert. Is that a good idea? Who would of think decades ago that accountants…

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Keep Quiet In A Jungle

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   When I arrived in Florida from Brazil over three decades ago I was told by Floridians that the Highway I 95 dumps here, in Southeast Florida. Everyone deserves a second chance and Florida is the place to get one.  Along with…

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Leave It Alone

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Like a steak on the grill that erroneously we keep poking and moving in order to make it cook faster there are people and situations in our lives that we must learn to leave it alone. In…

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Citizens & Customers | Navigating Small Crisis

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   I had my share fighting city hall, and yes, one can fight city hall and it’s an easy win as long as you have time between now and the event you are trying to alter.    I do…

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Our Gut, Our Inner Eye

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Our gut is most powerful natural weapon we have and so many times we take it for granted, or are too tired to follow its clear instructions. As we get older, we gather our values, and assets…

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Battles | Engage Or Avoid

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Every encounter in our lives (especially the unpleasant ones) adds knowledge to self. You can dress a tout in a three piece suit, but you can’t scrap-off the mannerisms.  If you ever got annoyed by one you…

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Waving In & Out Of Facts & Fiction

Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Food, shelter and our bills paid.  These are the hard facts of everyone’s life.  The base on which other aspects of our existence will build on. Many living in “Sugar Land” are optimistic, they hope for the best without making any real…

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What Are You Made Of?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Adversity builds personality.  Some of us are strong minded, others cannot sell their way out of a paper bag.  Many of us look good and ready on the outside (reality unknown) while a few are happy to…

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Silence Tactics

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Have you ever met someone that speaks so slow it seem like they are having a meal between syllables? It can be irritating at times, but the possible real dangers can be found in the quiet ones,…

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I Do Not Like Changes

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   In past generations, the changes occurring in our daily lives had a structural component.  Bridges and buildings need to be built in order to bring progress. Laws needed to be passed to bring social changes, and the…

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Achilles Heel Under The Spotlight

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   After a few decades on this Earth, most of us had the opportunity to weather in and out of personal struggles.  Some washes out with the waters others stay around like a puddle that never dries. These…

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Building Blocks | Developing An Individual | Life’s Gray

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Our values allow us to distinguish right from wrong.  But as we grow older, and pass the obey our parents phase, right and wrong grow long legs, and simple decisions turn complex as we experience situations where…

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The Divider & The Monotone | America’s Poor Choice For 2020 Elections

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   One must participate in order to later criticize.  For this reason alone I believe everyone should vote. It’s a power given to each one of us and should not in any circumstances be ignored. We still have an economic shutdown and…

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How Much Is Your Word Worth?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Political correctness running American society today resembles a train without brakes; we keep dividing ourselves into smaller groups and claiming that this or that statement is offensive. With the knowledge that recording devices are everywhere, the regular…

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The Split

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   They were quiet for years No children Barbeque on Sundays She shopped for antiques He talked on an old radio Gingerbread home Last night In the dark Nervous loud words I could not understand Boxes being tossed in car Things falling…

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Tangibles & Intangibles | The Intricacy Of Marriage | Part #2

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Every marriage is unique, as the function of the institution is to bring together two different minds. Marriage is composed of a multitude of factors, unrelated with the actions of being married. People convert to other another…

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Returning To Self After A Loss

  my existence broken glass that does not fit numb floating to uncharted lands looking for solace   * Comments from  Life Coaching by Carioca Da Gema   During a life changing event, it is important not to hold on to your emotions as each burst peels a layer that…

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The Power Within

  mind plots body executes seasonal harvest life’s tally   * Comments from  Life Coaching by Carioca Da Gema   The mind gives us power that can be tuned at will. Continuous negativity expressing destructive, combative, and preemptive behavior is like stepping on feces; while positive, productive, and organized thoughts,…

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The Mechanics Of Despair

  Catastrophe barges in Suffering Quickly muzzled by Survival Man’s rescue mode   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2020     H I R E   A   L I F E   C O A C H Life Coaching by Carioca Da Gema     Edge of Humanity Magazine is an independent nondiscriminatory…

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Homosexuality | The Bibles’ Conflict Of Interest

  Written by: LIFE COACH  Carioca Da Gema   Having bad judgment of character will diminish the respect people have for you in your social circle and make you a risk for the ones you do business with. Is not unusual, to find on page 11 of a Google search…

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The Wealthy | Society’s Waste Of Opportunity

  Written by: LIFE COACH  Carioca Da Gema   Flaunting is part of human nature.  People today can publicly share with the world their exotic vacations, the purchase of a brand new car, or being offered that great job in detail with images, text, and chats The rich of the…

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The Many Facets Of Fear

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Fear is an emotional natural response. It tells the self that adversity is on the way.  We fear things or events that can alter our survival or aspects of our lives.  From our perspective we cannot physically or emotionally overcome this…

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Society, Government & The Health Care System In The US

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   In its infancy, societies are created by collective ideals and wants.  Since the caveman, we have done better in groups as we can help each other to solve our daily problems and carry the heavy loads. As the group evolves, the…

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Menstrual Cycles | I Do Not Want Them!

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema     Teenage girls maybe taking pharmaceuticals in the effort to minimize the experience of having their periods.   “…in one study, approximately 70 percent of adolescents between the ages of 15 and 19 indicated that they would prefer to have their periods less…

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Long Live The Books | The Disappearing Bookstores

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   My quiet time in the bookstore, where did it go? In 2004 there were 38,539 bookstores in the US. In 2018, these disappearing institutions are down to 22,586. I found how engaging a book can be in my twenties.  I can’t…

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Family | The Good & The Bad

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The Family We Are Born Into Family can be beneficial or disastrous for one’s well being. Without taking away a person’s accomplishments being connected can make the rise to the top easier.  One will not be less successful because he or…

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Family | Our Public & Private Lives

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Public exposure can make a small problem into a catastrophic one.  The reality of our family life lives within the walls of our castle.  However, the assumptions of the ones outside of our fortress, even though unrealistic, can cause irreparable harm.…

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Family | More Members, More Problems

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   There are many families known by their tribulations. But are their struggles any different than the ones taking place in your family or mine?   How many members does the “X” family have? Every person comes into a group, whether it…

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Fear | Lacking By The Youngsters & Considered By The Elders

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The neighborhood daredevils gather at the end of the cul-de-sac every evening.  Lacking any fear or concern for self harm, these kids do stunts with their bikes and skateboards.  Without a second thought some instinctively get up and carry on after…

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Get Angry!

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   We are told to control ourselves and suppress our anger, but too many of these maneuvers can make us physically and mentally sick, bitter, and unpleasant to ourselves and others. The secret with anger is not to…

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“You Don’t Know Me!” | The Knowledge We Think We Have

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   There are people in our lives that we claim to know, some since childhood, from a long time employment and our relatives among others. The self adapts with exposure. My meat lover friend vowed to never eat…

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“Win At All Cost”

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Society accepts and even reveres ‘the win at all cost’ mentality as being necessary for ones success in life. When fighting for something that one truly believes belongs to them, ‘the win at all cost’ outlook will…

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Reality | Where Do I Find It?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Is the reality in our thoughts truer than the ones existing out of our minds? Or is it the other way around?       H I R E   A   L I F E   C O A…

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Interrupted

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Power OFF before supper Out of the window Quiet Dark Small lantern to help me Focusing on dough Kneading bread for dinner Ever so slowly Mind is clear Laboring primitive motion World around gone The damn light then comes back on…

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The Blame Game & My Head On A Stick

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   “Who did it?” Heads rolling for something gone wrong whether purposely done or not is part of Americans expected reaction toward a scandal. The higher the stakes, the more of the so called justice we like to…

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Relics From Fought Battles

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The most important lesson one can learn from battling is to avoid it at any cost. Battles are intellectually and physically exhausting, and can many times cost you a lot of money.  Nevertheless, they are inevitable, as…

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Tired Of Trying?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   It is okay to fail, but one should not keep playing the same note and expect the music to sound any different.  No one learns from watching others suffer from their mistakes. Miscalculations must be endured in…

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Humans | The Fight For Life & The Inevitability Of Death

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The only absolute in life, for every living thing on this planet is death.  Suicide rates are up for this or that group of people.  Diseases without antidotes, keep showing their ugly heads. A new strength of a virus is developing…

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Nationalism | A Glossy Word For Ethnic Cleansing

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Myanmar is for Buddhists! India is for Hindus! Make America great again!   Global warming warnings and wackos concocting artificial intelligence resembling the big bad wolf, are common concerns regarding where we are going as occupants of Earth. Global warming will…

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The Pace Of Our Lives

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   “Mr. President, you have a meeting in 6 minutes.” Is every minute of your day accounted for to maximize productivity and assure all gets done? Without organization chances are that important things will fall thru the cracks…

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How Societies (Past & Present) Evoke Mental Illness To Obtain Control

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   In the race to control its citizens, past societies used the same strategies applied by individuals with abusive tendencies today. ‘Madness’ was used by authorities in the 1800’s to sway society into normality. The undesirables of that time, the poor,  the…

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Are Humans Reasonable?

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   ‘Reason’ separates the human race from all other species and yet our lives are flooded with components we cannot reason or even prove that exist. Validating the existence of God is probably the largest failure in the history of civilized man.…

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The Role Of Individualism In Government Control

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Primitive societies were constructed by people with the same value system and mostly ruled by religious beliefs. Collective thinking has been diluted by individualism in modern society. Unshackled from institutionalized ideology and state control, citizens can exercise originality in their actions…

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Freedom | A Summit Too Hard To Reach

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The relationship between man and land is very simple. Man will work the land and land will provide for man. Along with that comes self-sufficiency, which can also relate with freedom. To be free one must detach itself from everything in…

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Exploiting Memories Of Hard Times

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema    “He comes from nothing” We all have heard this phrase multiple times and it is usually accompanied by the person’s achievements. The same humble beginnings can have contrasting results in people’s lives.  Some strive to succeed at…

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Demystifying Art | The Privileged & The Less Privileged

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   I was exposed to art early in life.  My mother used to take us to watch symphonies playing in a park.  For me, nothing else spells ‘civilization’ like classical music in a public place. Alluring and close to impossible to avoid,…

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Is The Grouping In American Society Bringing Us Further Apart?

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Americans are socially lost in a web of identification. Often people are labeled and consequently split into groups, while points of view are categorized as pro or against. One must tiptoe around political correctness and social acceptance to make a point.…

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Entertainment | Our Attention Through The Years | Delivery Devices & Content

Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   I remember watching ants moving the leaves from a tree across the patio floor.  We were vacationing at my father’s hometown in a rural area of Brazil.  I cannot recollect if there was electricity, but at night time the family would sit…

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A Decade Later | How Americans React To A Financial Crisis

Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The Great Depression of the 1930’s and the financial crisis of 2007-2008 was caused respectively by a stock market crash and deregulation in the financial industry. Robert and Dorothy were children of the Great Depression. Robert lived in an upscale neighborhood, he…

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American Workers Are Stressed & Dead-Tired

  Written by: Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   How is it that a person can be promoted to management and end up making less money than workers under their supervision? Thank the ‘American Salary Shtick’ where employers dangle a ‘management’ carrot in front of an employee and as a…

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Human Nature, Free Will & The Person We Become

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   “People don’t change!” or “People change!”   Constantly tussling with our identities, most of us try to be good people. We learn from our mistakes and avoid impossible situations, all in the effort of packing up one…

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The Food We Eat | Salmon

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Loaded with good nutrition, Salmon is easy to prepare and an economical way to make an elegant meal. But is it safe? “Safe to eat twice a year” I have read many articles about how contaminated farm…

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Femininity | A Lost Weapon

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Women have fought for their place under the sun since Eve talked Adam into eating an apple. Wars have been fought because of us. We have earned our right to speak up, vote, work, and we hold…

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Choosing A Mate | Compatibility

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Most people that hope to engage in a real relationship have a goal to find someone compatible.  Compatibility makes life together easier as both people row in the same direction.  There are less arguments and compromising which…

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Are You Trying To Size Me Up?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   “What do you do?” Asks the woman sitting next to us, at one of the most trendy restaurants in the area, with tight seating arrangements; during the 90’s, when for many of us, money fell down from…

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Choosing A Mate | Sex With The Opposite Minded

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Do opposites really attract or would someone like-minded be a better choice? Sex is usually hotter with the non like-minded, as each participant can playfully and intangibly take turns staking their superior point of view on the…

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Messy Garage?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema     You are not alone if your garage resembles a dumping ground.  25% of garages in America are overstuffed with everything but cars. Let’s clean it up, shall we? Assuming that you have shelving units in your…

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Appearances

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Searching through a slew of quotations about appearances and a person’s true nature, you may even find one of your own. When it comes to what is attractive in a mate, these well crafted warning notes still…

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Measuring Satisfaction | Is Less Worth More?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   What gives you more satisfaction eating a piece of cake or the whole cake? Taking away the obvious concerns of having clogged arteries and/or gaining weight, which option will bring upon a higher level of satisfaction? Indulgence…

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Can Competition Be A Bad Thing?

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema     “I raced out off the birth canal ahead of my twin sister and she has been running two minutes behind ever since.” Whether we welcome it or not, competition is part of our lives. As we…

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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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