Monday, June 16, 2014

Teachers Are My Hero's

The last time our teachers had to strike, my oldest son was in grade 12. As a parent, I was pissed off that my son's future was used as leverage in negotiations. It was very frustrating and depressing that my children were exploited as pawns. I know that some people may say that because my children now go to an independent school, I don't have the right to comment. However, I believe that the years I spent as the Chair of School Council, Chair of District School Council and on the provincial Home & School Council afford me some leverage in this conversation.

This experience helped me become an advocate for Teachers and their struggle of making a difference every single day. It is hard enough working with students who do not show respect but then add on parents who always say, "My kid would never do that," as they yell accusing the teacher of miss judging their child. It is a demanding enough job, engaging every single day with students let alone the expectations parents place on Teachers, they should not have to combat the government as well!

I am ashamed that the great Leaders and Influences of our next generations decision makers have to be so degraded and drug through the coals by taking a stand that will ultimately benefit all of the students in our province. Having to march wearing strike signs is such a sad way to have to share their side of a one sided conversation (one sided; because the other side is not listening). We live in the age of communication, we can text in an instant, send emails in a moment and blog on the spot... closing doors and ignoring negotiations is no way to come up with solutions. If this is how teachers are treated by our leaders of today, why would any student ever think about becoming a teacher in the future??? 

If this is the example that our political leaders are mentoring, not only will many of our great teachers of today fade away from this noble profession but it will detour our Teachers of tomorrow!  Our Children require amazing and passionate Teachers, not ones whose will to teach has been battered and bruised by lack of respect from our law makers... our government must set a better example of respect & decency,  if our BC politicians treat them this way, why would our students treat them any better? The Teachers molding our youth deserve so much better, every day... they are my Hero's!!! 

Our world's Teachers need to be celebrated and appreciated.
Time for Peace in our Teaching profession, our Students deserve Teachers who are Happy and LOVE their jobs!
Co-Founder of Peace in OUR Lifetime
Creator of 11:11 Awakening Community
Co-Owner  of Apex Power & Automation

Marcia Johnson co-owner of Apex Power Automation also the co-founder of Peace in OUR Lifetime, in conjunction with Peace Day TV have celebrated Peace day over the past 7 years by hosting a Global Party for Peace where we give thanks for all of the people who make a difference in the world and our lives. These music events, parties & assemblies are web-streamed on over 1000 websites including the United Nations website. As for locations, there are so many, here are ones that have LIVE portions on our broadcasts: UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Nepal, India, Spain, Benin, Israel, Afghanistan, Ghana, England, Brazil, New York (U.N. HQ), Canada, Ecuador and locations in the U.S. include Hawaii, Los Angeles, Portland, and Philadelphia to name a few.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sharing Peace via Video

Prospects for peace are better today than they have ever been. We live in a time when communication through technology is possible to help create conversations between us and people who we have been told are our enemy. We can now see for ourselves directly that people all around the world have many more similarities then we have differences. We can start working together rather than racing against each other to create jobs, which provide a living wage for families around the globe.  These are basic human rights, to work and to live with dignity. Kerry Kennedy said, “Moral courage means to standing up not just to the government but to your friends and family for what you believe to be right.”  With all of the problems we are facing globally it is easy to stand back and ask, but what can I really do? The answer is simple; anything you do will make a difference. “We must become the change we want to see.” Mahatma Gandhi 

Not only do I believe that Peace is possible, I see it every day. It is where we put our focus that helps expand our understanding, think about everything that you did today, did it result in anyone dying? Did it help or make someone’s life easier? What difference did your actions make? Over 6.8 billion other people also chose actions that did not put anyone else’s life at risk. Globally the overwhelming majority of people consciously chose to create peaceful actions. Only a handful of people did anything violent, or harmful, but because of what is brought to our attention, our focus is usually on the violence rather than the peace that is created daily. What we focus on expands, where is your Focus? 

We invite YOU to create a video to share what Peace means to you and how you are grateful for the Peace that you have in your life.  With and inside a collaboration, to raise awareness of The International Day of Peace and CELEBRATE ‘A DAY OF GRATITUDE & THANKS’, we will share your video with all of our contacts, to focus on all the good being created by people all across the World.

Peace Day (21st September) is to be part of the largest ever gathering of individuals in the name of peace. On this DAY, in 2007 in Afghanistan, through the efforts of Peace One Day, 1.4 million children were immunized for Polio. Since then where Peace Day agreements have led to the vaccination against polio of over 4.5 million children in recent years.. We wish people to be aware of this and the great work of all our partners and individuals work for peace. We will honor the part of humanity that is working towards harmony with others, creating a better world and thank the extraordinary stand billions of people will take this day to allow a peaceful planet to pause and let love and peace grow. This day, we step beyond cultural boundaries, race and religion in partnership - in your homes, schools, communities and our countries and bring peace for one day.

“PEACE will bring not only an END to WAR, but to POVERTY and HUNGER too. Peace in our hearts will find us naturally taking care of our ENVIRONMENT, NATURE, and all our planet's creatures along with the inhabitants we share this gorgeous earth with.” Lynne Hazelden

Another great way to be inspired is to watch our video :

We also invite you to mark your stand for Peace by downloading your Free personalized PEACE Certificate. (No email necessary.)

Thank YOU so much for taking the time to celebrate the Peace that is created consciously this and every day.
Co-Founder of Peace in OUR Lifetime

Marcia Johnson co-owner of Apex Power & Automation also the co-founder of Peace in OUR Lifetime, in conjunction with Peace Day TV have celebrated Peace day over the past 7 years by hosting a Global Party for Peace where we give thanks for all of the people who make a difference in the world and our lives. These music events, parties & assemblies are web-streamed on over 1000 websites including the United Nations website. As for locations, there are so many, here are ones that have LIVE portions on our broadcasts: UK, Australia, Hong Kong, China, Nepal, India, Spain, Benin, Israel, Afghanistan, Ghana, England, Brazil, New York (U.N. HQ), Canada, Ecuador and locations in the U.S. include Hawaii, Los Angeles, Portland, and Philadelphia to name a few.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

2014 and YOU!

Wishing everyone a very Happy New Year! A great way to start off 2014 is to give thanks for the Peace that you have in your daily life. The more we celebrate the Peace that we have each day and show gratitude for all of the peacemakers in our lives, the easier it is to see the kindness that does exist in our world. Each day billions of people consciously choose to Peace, through intentions and actions. We understand the whole world is not perfect, however.... we choose to highlight the "Good" in all things, people helping people, helping the environment, helping creators of all sizes.

Making a Difference matters! No matter how small or grand... What YOU do Matters!

What have you done to make an impact today? Did you let the people around you know that you love and appreciate them? Today you can make the conscious choice to shine your light a little brighter, smile and choose to be positive.
Tell your kids that you think they are great; let your Boss know that you are grateful for your job. (If you are not, start looking for one that you can be passionate about and excited to get out of bed to get to each morning.)

If this was your last day on earth, who would you want to talk to and what would you want them to always remember when they think about you? Why not share that with them now? 

What can you do today that lightens the load of another person? What can you do to lend a hand or help out? It is a wonderful feeling to know that today, I made a difference. I listened to a friend when they needed to be heard. Or that I shared a story or experience that helped someone not feel so alone.

I want to remind you encase you may have forgotten, You are Amazing! You will never know the real impact that your ripple effect can make on another person’s life. Big or little, make an effort... You may even save a life by simply looking into someone in the eyes... Because they feel seen! It may seem too easy but I know it to be true! 

Over the years, I have shared my heart, my life, my bloopers, my experiences, and my love with people around the globe... And more often than not, I receive tear stained emails, expressing their gratitude for Being here for them, for the motivation + encouragement that I continue to share. Not all of the stories or thoughts will be "one size fits all." However, the simple act of sharing... Can be exactly what the reader or viewer needed at exactly that moment. 

So, don't be scared... Pay it forward and make someone else's day by expressing your gratitude for them and who they are in your life.

Remember that Every action that you take, every decision that you make, Everything that you do matters. You matter! You are only on this earth for a limited number of days; don't let another one pass you by without making the conscious decision to express your gratitude... Every day. 

I Love YOU!
Co-Founder of PEACE in OUR Lifetime & Founder of 11:11 Community

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lynne Hazelden Tribute

As a tribute to Lynne, if you have not downloaded your own FREE Peace Certificate we invite you to do so today! RIP our dear Lynne Hazelden.

Lynne's Funeral will be held a week on Monday, on the 16th December at 2pm. The service will be at the Worthing Crematorium. All are welcome. Instead of flowers we would prefer you donate to Lynne's YesToLife page.

This will carry on the amazing work they do to support people like Lynne.  Please help us by sharing this status to let everybody know.
Here is a link to the Venue:
— with Lynne Hazelden.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Peace Pioneer Lynne Hazelden

This morning my dear friend Lynne Hazelden passed away. In her memory I wanted to share the story of when I met her. In 2009 a very insistent Lynne came across a Facebook page I was building called the Eaupening. She loved what I was up to because it was in alignment with what she had been up to. She was looking for a partner to help her build her foundation. The first year across the ocean we organized concerts for Peace. We had 16 live concert events web-stream into our website. The next year we joined forces with Peace Day TV and had over 6 Million viewers of #PeaceDay events.
Lynne We talked on Skype for years before finally this summer we got to meet in person. She was just the same as she was on Skype. We spent days together laughing, exploring and hanging out at the Deepak Chopra Centre. We promised each other we would go back. This summer she was supposed to come to Canada for a camping trip. She spent hours on the phone talking with my little girl, she always wanted to know what all of my kids were up to and with genuine compassion cared about all of the events in my life.

Six years of talking on Skype and co-creating events with an ocean between us has shown me that anything is possible! Peace is not only possible but exists, Lynne encouraged us to celebrate the Peace that we have in our lives every day. I am so glad that she is no longer going through the struggle of getting better... but I miss her! I miss her as my earth Angel and friend. I have a hole in my heart now that she has passed on.

Lynne was an Peace Pioneer, GoodWill Ambassador, Transformation Facilitator/Coach, Poet, Writer, Actress - Founder Planting Seeds & The Kind
To read her Bio check this out: Woman of Action

I Love the tribute that Lynne's friend Olma Edeki  wrote for her:
 "You came into our lives Lynney like a flowing river... You touched our hearts in ways we never imagined..

You freed many of us from a small world of individual pursuit, causing a movement of love, generosity and compassion; a community that came together in sun, rain, sweat, tears and joys to accompany you in your journey which today has become endless..

As my mind struggles to understand that this journey had a different turning; my heart knows that your time is endless and lies beyond the hands of time..

You've freed yourself from the complaints of the body.. You've crossed over to the other shore.. And I'll never forget the light you brought into each one of our hearts.

Thank you Lynney for standing for something bigger than yourself, for being extraordinary , magical and out if this world..

Thank you, all of you, for your support, love and stand for Lynney..
For every penny raised, event created and attended, for every breakthrough, for every fear faced and every conversation had.

Thank you for allowing Lynney to touch your heart.

Rest in Peace my beautiful friend.. Missing you so deeply."

About PEACE in OUR Lifetime
Peace in OUR Lifetime offers a free personalized peace certificate to each person who consciously chooses to Stand in Peace. Their voice is counted in efforts to recognize 1 billions souls standing united in celebration of the Peace that is. We will also supply this certificate to organizations who wish to also offer the certificate, (without coming to our site and no registration or email is required.)

Until we can see the Peace that is being created already, we will not know peace, or feel empowered to create more peace. Together we can restore faith and realize that peace begins with each one of us and ripples out.

We can begin now and give this planet back to the people who are making a difference everyday.

As we shift our experience from one of power and force to one where we see the differences we are making and inspire people to help, work together and bring change to their life locally.

This will restore faith in our ability to create peace.
Peace will be known to exist as the bigger part of who we are.
We will be in action rather than being overwhelmed with the idea.
Peace is possible because we are already creating it every day.. maybe .. we just did not see it!
 Peace in our life time logo.jpg

"We're all unique and see the world differently and yet,
we are ONE VOICE standing together for Peace" 

Having a Peace Certificate shows that a person has made a conscious choice to Stand for PEACE. It is a gift to thank them and a way everyone one can be counted collectively, as one voice for peace. They can put their free Peace Certificate anywhere: Post it as their profile picture. They can print it on a t-shirt, mug or make a poster of it and share it anywhere they choose. 

Peace Day Invitation Video

Founder of Peace In OUR Lifetime initiative:                   Co - Creator / Co-Founder
Lynne Hazelden                                                                Marcia Johnson
Founder, Planting Seeds & The Kind Foundation            CEO, The Eaupening/ Stock Harmony


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