An Interview with actor, filmmaker a'Ali DeSousa by Hana Mahmoud
I spoke with Michael McCauley, a former legislation and political research analyst for the State of Washington, about a’Ali, he said; “Committed, consistent, concerned; one of the better human beings I’ve known. First time I spoke with him he was talking about helping people. He is a truly exceptional human
What can be said about a man who authors a new word and it is published in the dictionary; but does not want to talk about this or any distinguishing accomplishments? I became intrigued to share the enduring spirit and
journey of a'Ali De Sousa with our readers. I reflected upon the word he introduced to the English language “HUMANCENTRIC.”
Humancentric - to hear, understand, move and acknowledge our nature with calm, empathy
and nurturing thought that releases intelligent compassion in the world.
Hana: So I asked a’Ali, “What are some additional noted accomplishments?”
a’Ali: They are not important Hana, they don’t make me any different than anyone else, and certainly there are people of far greater achievement.” I am fascinated by stories of scripture and prophets I really connect to the circumstances in these words. In modern life I think of Mother Theresa, Rumi, Ghandi, Dr. King and many others. read more here
Committed and Consistent By Pastor Arnita Willis Taylor
In order to have success in any area of life, consistence and commitment are imperative qualities. What I am about to espouse may sound like an oxymoron, but it is not. One of the most important areas to consistency and commitment is the context of change. Change affects every aspect of our lives from our physical bodies, relationships, job assignments, society, communication, and faith. Every change process in our personal or professional lives will DEMAND commitment and consistency in order to be actualized.
Change is not a favorite plan for most people. It causes resistance and anxiety for many. It is estimated about 10% of people in the world are change lovers (yours truly is one). They are better known as change agents and catalysts. Change agents see change as positive, progressive and part of the means to a new end. Nothing can spur anxiety and unrest like the need for a real change in our lives. One reason for the unrest is the inability to predict
unanticipated consequences of the change. In this virtual age, having an understanding and awareness of change cannot be ignored. Information and the change of it are constantly accessible to us by the World Wide Web. As a result, we are more aware of change trends. Life itself is lived in seasons and seasons represent lots of change and flow. Times come in our lives when we realize that perhaps we have been too rigid relationally, emotionally,
spiritually, and financially. One of the great blessings in life and leading is the ability to learn, modify and change. As a result, change should be recognized as strategic and necessary to move from one place to another, no matter the venue. read more
WISE Book Review
Woman in Transition by Nan McLaughlin - God's Word for All Women facing Life Challenges, Be Prepared to have your Life dramatically Transformed, as you
learn some of the life changing principles laid out in this book.
- Woman in Transition is about the different phases women have to go through, whether single or married. The single woman, marriage, motherhood, parenting, menopause, grand parenting and how to deal with death, are just some of the subjects contained in the book.
Strength Unknown by Patrice Wilkerson
Ever since I was a little girl I was somewhat shy
My feelings would hurt easily so I would always cry
I couldn't stand up for myself, I didn't know how to
No matter how hard I tried it was something I couldn't do
As I got older my problem got worse
I would put other person's feelings first....