Forced Sabatical

If your currently able to work from home, then you might be going a little stir crazy or actually enjoying the experience. If your able to get out because your an essential person because of your career or work. You might not be feeling it quite so bad. The good thing is if you handy. The bigger hardware stores might be open because they sell things similar to essential products that allowed them to stay open. Yay for your sanity! While your getting those essential products, I’m sure those stores aren’t going to mind if you pick up lumber and other things that will help them and you not completely lose your mind.

Win, win you get a project completed on your house or around it and you and your spouse or significant other aren’t about to lose it. If you have board games it will allow you to work off some energy with your family as you get some family or just connection time with roommates and such. If you love to paint or write or watch movies. It will allow you to embrace your creativity. If you are a musician, you can write songs or get more practice in.

This time will allow you time to think if your feeling challenged in your current job or career choice. If you have a small business, maybe it’s allowing you to restock your business. For those that are in restuarant type businesses, it will allow you to explore those apps that would allow you to get your business to be take out or delivery to generate more income in this forced shut down.  If your a bakery, just by adding additional packaging it will allow your to move more product and similar to the restaurant, maybe you can do take out or delivery.

Now is the time to either watch some exercise streaming on your computer to get your routine in or if you have weights at home use them in your exercise plan. Soft Jazz or other music that helps you mellow out right now might help with the stress. Number one thing is to not watch the news or any other drama. Unless the radio only has music, your probably not going to want to listen to any of it’s news drama either.

The last thing you need right now is drama! If your thinking of starting a garden, this will help to work of any excess energy. Make a list of some of the things you wanted to do that day. If you have young children, you can find some ways that they can help you around the house. Maybe it’s a small dusting project. This way if it’s not done quite right it’s not going to be that big of a deal. Baking is always fun for kids, if it’s cookies or just stirring a bowl.

Meal times can be fun, if they just need to wash something just put the water in a bowl. My thinking is that you don’t want them any where near the sprayer un less you want a water fight. Story time is good for the children, either you can read to them or you can pick a book that is appropriate and each family member can read a little part of the book a loud.

Pull out those VHS or DVD’s or stream a movie that will help keep you entertained. We are almost through this mess. Need help doing the laundry, you can make a game out of separating the laundry if you have kids. The teens won’t go for this quite as much as the younger kids. Teens can help out with the laundry or cooking or baking. Each family member can pick a different part of the meal their responsible for?

So try to enjoy your staycation,

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc



When Chaos Is the Distraction

When was the last time you were able to find your center or true north? Ever wonder about all that drama that constantly seems to keep you off center and ruin your concentration on your true goals? Some technology, is helpful to our accomplishments while others are merely there to distract us and cause anxiety.

Many an advanced civilization has been lost to technology because it was supposed to be a tool and not meant to enslave the masses. Only problem is that people started to forget how to do things without technology.  The biggest problem was there wasn’t enough written documentation on how they rose to their greatness; so it could be recreated in the event of a catastrophe. What was written was either looted or destroyed by those that came after them.

Everytime the people have been plunged into the dark ages trying to rebuild and teach the next generation the tools they need to succeed. There are numerous examples across the globe of those civilizations as they migrated from continent to continent. Once again, our time period is starting to encounter some of those problems. People becoming to reliant on technology and forgetting how to do the most basic things or how to work without electricity.

When we become too reliant on technology, we set ourselves up for failure. Especially, when people from previous generations are no longer around to teach those skills. Instead of embracing our independence, we are constantly becoming more co-dependent on people and things around us. It leaves us more vulnerable to crisis situations and stress. Instead of empowering us, it’s putting us at the mercy of others; who might not have our best interests at heart.

Interesting how in the 21st century, we should be embracing changes that help us grow and empower us. Instead we’re allowing people to manipulate and control us. We’re giving away our freedoms and independence bit by bit until we don’t even know how we got here any more.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc


Why Failure Isn’t the Enemy

Many people fear failure like the plague. Sometimes it’s because when we were children, nothing was worse than having our failures thrown in our faces repeatedly. Failure is the greatest teacher though. It’s about trying new things and seeing how stuff works or doesn’t? It also reminds you how far you got before things went wrong. Sometimes it’s the economy or season. Businesses are like planting seeds to see which one’s will grow or take off.

One thing that can shorten the learning curve is if there is information on the topic or subject that your seeking to learn. This is only useful if the person whose writing about it actually did it and suceeded. Finding similar topics close to the subject you want to learn can be helpful too. It can broaden your approach on your model. It can give you more resources to try with different steps or price ranges in tools?

Like everything there is a learning curve. Somethings will work easily for some people versus others. Sometimes it’s a personality thing, other times it’s a similar experience thing.  The more times you try, the easier it will become if your really connected to it. If your so so, then you success will depend on if you even like what your doing or if your bored with it.

Sometimes, it helps to have a mentor or someone who can see where your efforts went off the rails. Experience will be your biggest teacher. There will be times when you want to throw in the towel. This is normal, and then other times when your working for someone else and you are itching to get back into your own business. This is very helpful in motivating you to learn and find solutions to where things didn’t work.

There will be times when you dig in your heels, and don’t want to include someone or do things in a certain way. Just make sure that the reason your digging in your heals isn’t because your feeling stuborn? There will be times when you notice, that when your feeling resistance. It’s because certain steps or ideas don’t work with your personality. This is normal, if we didn’t think or respond differently; we’d all be robots and the world would be a boring place.

Your feelings will come into play too. So listen to new ideas and then mull them over. Find what works for you and then decide what you will or won’t incorporate into your business or subject that your choosing to learn.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc




Living Up to Your True Potential

With all this feel good bullshit going around. The minimalism trend to make poverty attractive, and making anyone who wants something more or different wrong. This is what has been going around for centuries with the religion trying to convince people that it’s a good thing to stay poor. Which is exactly the opposite of what it says in the Bible. You are actually creating the greatest disservice to yourself and others by not living up to your dreams.

Wealth is not evil! It never was! That eye of the needle is a real thing! It is an actual gate that was closed at night to keep theives out of the fortress. One was a big gate that was open during the day and a small door that was used at night. For centuries that verse in the bible has been purposely misused to keep people in poverty.

Living up to your true potential is having those things that you want. Those things that bring you joy or people in your life. Selfishness is another word that’s been misused a lot too. It is good to be selfish, without it you will burn yourself out by not taking time for you! People that have wealth, don’t just spend it on themselves. They give money to charities and causes that help people or are created to help people.

When money constantly flows there is no lack, money is energy that brings about resources be it goods, services or products. That doesn’t mean that if you see your dream car at discount retailer or furniture at a thrift shop that it’s wrong to purchase it. All that matters is that the purchase feels good to you!

A lot of what has caused our economy to spin out of control, has been Gov’t that has been lining it’s pockets at our expense. These people left unchecked create greater and greater crimes. These crimes range from local government to federal and global governments. It’s no wonder that countries around the globe are rebeling against such tyrants.

By living up to your true potential, what you create touches other people. It is that swirl of creativity that makes our world a better place for all. When inventions are held back, it stops the progress of the planet from growing as a whole. It stagnates thinking, creativity and progress for a better world for everyone! That doesn’t mean that people need to have things shoved down their throats! It means that these things exist to give people choices. If they choose to not use them, that’s okay!

It’s about having a freer society and not a suppressed society. It’s about not having censorship. Not having other people tell you how to be. Not having a gov’t over step into your boundaries. Not allowing a gov’t to become a tyrant with it’s own agenda.

A lot of very beautiful architecture would not exist today if people weren’t allowed to creative and make their dreams a reality. A lot of the art we see in museums today is an expression of creativity. The great writing in poetry, novels, articles, screen plays and film. The movies we see today is creative expression brought to life from books or even just ideas.

There is so much more that is brought to life and out in the open when ideas and creativity are expresses.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc

The Heat Is On!

With more intense energies hitting the earth, expect more dramas to unfold with the Political Theater. Expect more craziness with people that will explode a minutes notice. From complete strangers, no less! What more could one ask for?

Expect things to come out of left field even in a grocery store! All the bottled up baggage is about to explode! Hopefully, it will bring healings to those explosive individuals as they verbally attack complete strangers!

And you thought being good was rewarding! Just remember there are no bad emotions! Just as there are no bad foods! So see where your emotions lead you, for healings are about to happen with or without your cooperation. You can run but you can’t hide from your life! So let the games begin!!

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc


The Universe Has A Plan

When all hell breaks loose and you wondering the hells up with that? It has a plan and when your engaging in the cinderella syndrome. It looks at you like, why the hell are you settleing when your so much better and talented than putting up with shit!

If you don’t match up with shit people, then don’t put up with that kind of BS! Life is too short to put up with low quality people. Take back control of your life. Be real, be true to yourself and don’t settle! Those apps that mysteriously crash at the worst possible moment are usually signs and blessings in disguise!

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc





What Will 2020 Bring?

When I was asked by the editor of “The Edge” for what I saw coming in 2020. I choose not to participate. When I was 11, I saw the United States falling. It is with a heavy heart that I am writing this! There is so many egos and corruption that is bringing this next chapter forward. We are remaking history as a nation. The two parties are literally at war with each other. We could really face a Civil War situation combined with a Revolution.

We have parties that seek to destroy the very foundation of which our very Government is founded on. They seek to destroy the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.  I could really see people fighting each other to preserve their very rights to the freedoms that every citizen is entitled too.

Congress has committed the most vile acts of treason and betrayal to our country at every turn. They must be brought to heal. They are constantly tossing more gas on to the fire. The corruption in all branches of Gov’t has gone on for far to long. The theater never stops as the media spins more and more lies.

If they can’t find mud to throw, then they make it up as they go along. The mob only hears what they choose to hear. When the truth all breaks loose, there will be many people who will be very confused. They world will have crumbled before their very eyes.

This chapter in history is very needed, it’s very unfortunate that it’s come to this point. Some will do fine through all of this drama. Some will crumble and not be able to take the stress. The corruption can no longer be ignored. It threatens the present and future of all the citizens lifes. This country was built on it’s fight for freedom.

It will be interesting to see what will be left standing when all the dust has settled.

Penny J. (MN, USA)

Raven Hawke, Llc