Resolution for the New Year

You make choices each day which can lead you happiness, knowledge and prosperity.

And each in our own measure, we were given the capacity to think, act and to serve others for the betterment of all.

Make a resolution to think, act and love each day. It will be your GREATEST GIFT & JOY OF ALL TIME.

Then to pass that on to others. You have the power to make this your best year ever.

Wishing you peace, knowledge, prosperity and love in the New Year!

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Why winning doesn't always equal success, TED Talk by Valorie Kondos Field

TEDWomen 2019 | December 2019, Createus Media claims no copyrights.

Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with “winning.”

Winter and Summer Solstice, December 21, 2019

glacier du Tour in French Alps. Mont Blanc Massif used under license by EnvatoElements

It has been a long time since I have made a post. It is 8:38 AM as I write this, and it marks the astrological event called the Winter or Summer Solstice, depending whether you live north or south of the Earth’s equator.

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:North_season.jpg, used under Creative Commons license.

The solstices marks either the longest or shortest day of the year. And throughout history, this has been celebrated by all cultures and religions as alternately a time of rebirth and death. Often called the The Festival of Lights.

Focus on your rebirth, your awakening in these dark times. And pass it forward.

Red heart shaped burning candle on wooden background, used under license by EnvatoElements

Offer your love to the world, from a smile, to helping a stranger or giving a dollar to spread this message. Happy Solstice to you and your loved ones across the globe.

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Interview with Barbara Demings

This interview was conducted on August 6th, 2019 with Barbara Demings, a woman who confesses that she was a victim of Sexual Slavery.

Power and Sex Abuse are the beginning of Sexual Slavery

In this National Public Radio (NPR) news story, details of the most recent in a long list of current sex abuse that leads to sexual slavery.

https://www.npr.org/2019/08/08/749368222/memos-lay-out-sexual-misconduct-allegations-against-opera-star-david-daniels

Think that sex abuse or sexual slavery is not a problem? Think again. And you can help raise awareness.

Be the first to contribute. For less than a cup of coffee, you can make an impact and make your voice heard. Click here to contribute.

BEWARE of Scam from “World Bank Group funding”

https://www.facebook.com/WBG-Funding-Program-600606893700033/

This is the Facebook page for WBG Funding Program. I was contacted via Facebook Messenger that I had won $100,000 grant via a random selection process.

I verified with Facebook and the URL and the site had been operational since 2018, however the page has since been updated and the report from Facebook does not currently show the date listed when I was first contacted.

I was advised by WBG Funding Program that I needed to be verified and was directed to give personal information to them via Facebook messenger and later WhatsApp with a staff member. This was part of their process in order to ensure my identify.

Long story short, I have had two accounts breached and now stand in debt from their actions a total of approximately $8,000

Screen shot of one of my accounts showing an negative balance of $7,662.81 due to “verification” process of WBG Funding Program or scammer pretending to be WBG Funding Program

I believe, the entity or scammer who has been corresponding with me over many months, has violated US Federal Laws regulating on-line security and fraud.

Be advised to stay clear of any contact or requests from WBG Funding Program, and stay tuned to future updates on this story.

Can Venmo can hold your money indefinitely?

My Venmo card which has held over $2,500 for more than 10 weeks. Whose money is it? Venmo seems to think theirs and theirs alone.

I had a Venmo account for over 4 months. It’s closed now, but for the past 10 weeks, Venmo has refused to send me the $2,595 dollars they still hold in my account.

Actually, the amount is even more, $400 was “required” by Venmo as part of their verification process, money I had to borrow from a relative.

Is this how you treat customers? Contact Venmo now and let them know how you feel.

There is more to the story below.

Venmo claims they are unable to “fully verify” my identity, even though I have sent them the information they requested, such as the following photos of my New York State driver’s license and US Passport.

So I have taken to posting my story here along with contacting my New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Taming the Dragon – a unique view of Mental Health

Dr. Shana Wibberley Clark is a psychiatrist, author and has a mental health diagnosis. This is one of the many amazing chapters and events in her life to be chronicled in her upcoming biography. Here she talks about her unique position to be on both sides in the mental health arena.

Dr. Shana Wibberley Clark, interviewed at her apartment on June 15, 2019

Her book, “Taming the Dragon: Managing Mental Illness” can be purchased at Amazon.com

Venmo starts to respond.

Venmo has “locked” my account which has over $2,900 of MY MONEY for nine weeks!

After contacting Venmo Customer Service, I laid out my strategy to a “take no prisoners” approach and apply pressure on all fronts to get my account unlocked. Venmo has $2,900 of my money, which has been locked for over nine weeks now. And I am facing bankruptcy, loss of phone service and other financial hardships, due in part, to Venmo’s security and fraud policies.

I am taking a “No Prisoners” approach to pressuring Venmo to release my account.

This strategy included contacting Venmo’s Press Department and letting them know I had contacted the New York State Attorney’s office to make a complaint, contacting a local attorney to look into a class action suit, and to take my story to YOU, the world to put social pressure on Venmo. Nothing like a little loss of face in the public’s confidence in your corporate branding to initiate IMMEDIATE ACTION!

Venmo’s branding promises “Pay friends and family with a Venmo account using money you have in Venmo, or link your bank account or debit card quickly.”

This seems to have had an effect as I received a response from Venmo last night that they wanted to resolve my issue ASAP.

Venmo’s email to turn things around ASAP. Why wasn’t this their first response?

So, I sent in my passport and NYS driver’s license with a handwritten note with the date.

Today I was asked to send a selfie holding a sign with today’s date, and telling me to try and reset my password, which last time resulted in my account being locked for another 2 weeks. LOL. Does this sound like a train wreck all over again?

I liken my story to a TEDTalk given by Malcolm Gladwell, retelling the biblical story of David vs. Goliath, where David is really not the underdog. He is deadly, nimble and no match for the lumbering, powerful, and myopic Goliath. A story that is echoed in today’s small and nimble entrepreneurial start-ups in the public arena duking it out with the larger and more powerful corporate behemoths.

David vs Goliath as posted in Rohith Salim’s article on Medium.com’s website. Createus Media claims no copyright of this image.

Everybody loves a happy ending. Help me make this story go viral so Venmo is more responsive so other’s, like yourself, have have access to your money in a reasonable time. Business and data can move at the speed of light.

Stay tuned for updates. Will Venmo rise to the occasion and make it a happy ending? We shall see, won’t we?

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Venmo takes your money and keeps it, watch out!

When is your money yours? I am finding out that Venmo, a subsidiary of PayPal is very comfortable keeping my $2,900 locked away for 9 weeks without any real concern that I face bankruptcy, loss of my phone service and many other financial hardships.

My Venmo card is worthless to me even though I have $2,900 in my account. Has this happened to you?

After weeks of trying to untangle my account, I have resorted to take my fight to the Court of Public Opinion. YOU!

Help me and others like me to pressure Venmo to unlock my account. Together we can win. Stay tuned to updates on my story and add any comments or experiences that you have had, too!

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