THIS IS WHAT RESILIENCE LOOKS LIKE: Living Michael Jackson’s Lessons

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Was I angry? Absolutely. Did I feel powerless, like they wanted me to? Not at all. I knew Spirit was right there with me and speaking through me. Who else was quietly demanding that the men with guns treat me with dignity? Who else had the courage to say, “Even if others decided to evict us, you are carrying out the orders. You are responsible for your actions.” I know the men will be chewing on those words for a … Read More

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KING OF MIRACLES: Michael Jackson’s Power

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Artist credit: drawingyourattention This is repost from one year ago. It still gives me hope today, so I am sharing it again : ) There is a crazy woman moving to California today in a car with an engine light on. She doesn’t have enough money to pay this month’s bills, so she will need a job as soon as she lands in this town where she knows no one. In the midst of a severe drought, with wildfires raging … Read More

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MICHAEL JACKSON’S UNTOLD STORY: Astonishing Challenges, Breathtaking Accomplishments in Social Change

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I’ve always been drawn to the most wounded people … those who struggle to put themselves back together yet also manage to change the world, because I long to do it myself. This is why I am so captivated by Michael Jackson. Funny thing is, when I first started looking at how “messed up” Michael was, I was surprised that popular notions of what was “wrong” with him were either severely warped or outright lies, while his real challenges were … Read More

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