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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 Lies

  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 better social status many…

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Daily Escapes | Time Games

  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 kick in or you are…

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The Grocery Shop Dance

  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 items in the freezer…

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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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FREE eBook | Peeling Off The Human Condition By The Hermit Poet

  FREE poetry eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until Thursday December 2nd   Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   Peeling Off The Human Condition: Poetry | The Hermit Poet.   In the eBook ‘Peeling Off The Human Condition’, ‘The Hermit Poet’ explores…

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Get Angry!

  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 completely lose it within…

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Reality | Where Do I Find It?

  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? Much of what we accept to exist lives within the confines of our thoughts. The people we think we…

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Relics From Fought Battles

  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 we all have boundaries…

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

  FREE poetry eBook via Amazon Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until Wednesday October 27th Enjoy!   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…

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Tired Of Trying?

  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 order to be exploited…

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The Pace Of Our Lives

  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 and disrupt life when…

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Choosing A Mate | Compatibility

  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 makes life more productive…

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The Blame Game & My Head On A Stick

  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 see inflicted on the…

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Exploiting Memories Of Hard Times

  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 any cost, distancing themselves…

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Are You Trying To Size Me Up?

  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 the trees. As a foreign…

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Tropical Garden Stories | Photography & Poetry By The Hermit Poet

  FREE poetry/photo eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer   Valid Until Saturday October 16th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   Tropical Garden Stories: Photography & Poetry    Whether located in your backyard, in the English countryside, or at a Japanese Buddhist temple,…

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Appearances

  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 take back stage during…

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Femininity | A Lost Weapon

  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 the power of populating…

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Human Nature, Free Will & The Person We Become

  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 more life experience so…

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FREE eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography

  FREE poetry/photo eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until Saturday,  September 25th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition Poetry & Photography Confused by megacities chaos, that invites, whips and repels his senses.…

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Measuring Satisfaction | Is Less Worth More?

  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 (whole cake) may not…

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Cross-Contamination In The Kitchen

  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 life happens in the…

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Choosing A Mate | Sex With The Opposite Minded

  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 other’s position.  The problem…

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FREE eBook | Peeling Off The Human Condition By The Hermit Poet

  FREE poetry eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until Saturday September 11th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   Peeling Off The Human Condition: Poetry | The Hermit Poet.   In the eBook ‘Peeling Off The Human Condition’, ‘The Hermit Poet’ explores the…

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Romanticism, Probability & The Intricacy Of Love

  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 even quicker. Scenario #1…

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Preparedness, What Ifs & Vigilance

  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 is a difference…

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The Yummy Stuff | How To Stay Away

  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 a better version of…

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FREE eBook Tropical Garden Stories | Photography & Poetry By The Hermit Poet

  FREE poetry/photo eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer   Valid Until Sunday August 15th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   Tropical Garden Stories: Photography & Poetry    Whether located in your backyard, in the English countryside, or at a Japanese Buddhist temple,…

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The Impact Of Physical Contact Among Humans

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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Can Competition Be A Bad Thing?

  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 get older, or as more…

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Finding The Balance Of Happiness

  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 social interactions shape our…

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The March Towards The End

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema     Like a sniper aiming from higher ground Pandemic Natural disasters Terrorism attacks By the hundreds, thousands, millions Of lives are taken One by one, we die   Edging on Lack of Clean water Food supply One by one, we go…

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FREE eBook | Peeling Off The Human Condition By The Hermit Poet

  FREE poetry eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until Sunday July 18th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS   Peeling Off The Human Condition: Poetry | The Hermit Poet.   In the eBook ‘Peeling Off The Human Condition’, ‘The Hermit Poet’ explores the…

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You Owe Me An Apology!

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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Time Games

  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 problem accepting that time…

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FREE eBook | Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition | Poetry & Photography

  FREE poetry/photo eBook via Amazon   Don’t miss this special offer Valid Until July 5th  Enjoy!   Edge of Humanity Magazine eBook Series PRESENTS Travels With The Hermit Poet | Stories Of Human Condition Poetry & Photography Confused by megacities chaos, that invites, whips and repels his senses. The…

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

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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The Search For A Heartbeat

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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Cooks and Bakers

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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Making A Mark

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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Luddite Gets Mobile Phone

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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What Happened With The Natural Process Of Procreation?

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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The Meaning Of Cooking Over Two Generations

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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“Ignorance Is Bliss”| Blood, Narratives & Truth

  Written by Life Coach 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…

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

  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 sought-after species in society…

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Thoughts

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Like liquid on flat surface They run Deep diving into the crater of my memories Moving around searching for murkiness To fester   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my writing helped or entertained you in any way, please…

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Treat Me Nice

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Can we be nice to everyone across the board? Or  As we waltz around managing our lives’ necessities should we master quick behavior changes in order not to be a target?   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my…

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Whose Mistake & How Do We Fix it?

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   A wrong chain of actions will result in a mistake that the maker and sometimes others can see clearly.  At this point, most of the times more actions will be needed to ratify or accommodate. Men and women perceive these needed…

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Finding The Balance Of Happiness

  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 social interactions shape our…

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The Sleep Conundrum | Time Games

  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 deficiency can trigger a…

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Luck, Where To Place It?

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Most of the time our actions will promote foreseeable results. Therefore leading our lives toward the goals we want to accomplish plus or minus a few hiccups is not that big of a deal. We can do this! But what about…

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How To Choose Between Practicality & Style

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Practicality is like WD-40, it keeps life running. But this attitude toward abolishing non-sense sometimes meets other forces such as popularity, style, and fashion.   “These shoes are killing me” “I need an island in my kitchen because I entertain a…

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Clearing The Docket At 50 

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Life goes through a tremendous spin in our first five decades. At fifty without thinking that our life is over we start prioritizing our time. Let’s face it the time is really ticking now, and watching commercials between our favorite shows…

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Learning & Experiencing

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Most aspects of our lives can and will continue to be learned from a book or other forms of transferring information available via the written word. Is that enough to have understanding over what we learned? Knowledge is necessary, but in…

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Go With Your Gut

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Should I really? Our gut; the inner voice with its own notes playing with the balance of choices one is about to make it. Can your hopes, anxieties, likes, and dislikes influence the “my gut tells me” decisions? It comes down…

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Don’t Have A Fit, Unless You Can Fake It

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   When in confrontation Steady mind rules Self-control yields positive moves and victory Exhausted the hot temperate opponent Can’t see battle is lost But if you can mock a tantrum Roll in the mud of unpleasantries with your rival That will sharpen…

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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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Handling Life’s Complications

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   The problems we have in life shape the person we became.  People with a small amount of issues tend to be easy going and happier as they never had to deal with adversity and hardship.  The folks that struggle frequently tend…

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Bundled Minds

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Is acting according with one’s beliefs a realistic expectation when living in an open society? Are like minded groups created with the intent of sheltering the members from discovering alternative ideas? Are these safe places a front for Indoctrination?   Copyright©…

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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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Karma & Positioning

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   As we go through life collecting experiences that will build us as individuals are our good and bad actions creating our karma, or is our (good or bad)  karma outside of our reach? Do good is good for the soul; it…

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Strategies During A Dispute

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   Your best tool in a conflict is time. In order to create doubt, a wordy opponent will play irrelevant cards.  It’s important to focus on your goal; but vital not to be blinded by it.  Many people cannot see anything but…

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Peace

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   In silence The self is quiet The body rests The mind sails No doubts No expectations Yesterday senseless Tomorrow whatever Serenity Now   Copyright© Edge of Humanity LLC 2021   If my writing helped or entertained you in any way, please…

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Enthusiasm

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   A few have it Even fewer enjoy watching it Palatable for the ones you see occasionally Tolerated for the folks you see all the time Cannot be taught Cannot be bought Cannot be mastered At the age of 10 you are…

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Philosophical Rambling | Punishment & Mind

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   For sake of this argument let’s agree that the facts on both stories below are indisputable truths.   Story#1 A drunk driver killed a young woman. Days before the trial the driver got shot while interrupting a playground shooting and saved…

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After The Storm

  Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   She returned home Complete destruction Rubble everywhere Neighbors gone Under torn pieces of a curtain The piano stands Proud and calling for her On a broken chair she sat And Played   HARD   Remembering The room where her family gathered…

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Up With The First Light

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema   I cannot enjoy my warm bed  in this freezing early morning Mind takes me to Paths I missed Riddles I’m not able to solve Mountains I lack strength to climb Shivering I start my day Distractions Crossing…

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Discovering My Own Way

  The Life Coaching Series Written by Life Coach Carioca Da Gema     The dinner table is the home’s theater.  The place where we show our love, start many fights, tell many lies, and toss bombshells.  At the dinner table we nourish ourselves with good meals and have good…

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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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