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TWO SPIRIT - HOMOSEXUALITY IN NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES
by Matthew Barry
Homosexuality was common in Native American cultures, as well as cultures throughout the world. Every tribe had a different name for it, but the names all translate to "Two Spirits." The Native American People looked upon these unique individuals (Two Spirit People) as something special the Great Mystery created to teach us. "These people had something special to tell us."
The Two Spirits in most Native cultures have traditionally lived between the sexes, claiming both male and female, and were typically healers, prophets, teacher and spiritual leaders and advisors, shamans, peacemakers or arbitrators, name givers, and were special and honored persons in the tribe.
Two Spirit people, specifically male-bodied (biologically male, gender female), could go to war and have access to male activities such as sweat lodges. However, they also took on female roles such as cooking and other domestic responsibil
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When we have a CRUSH ON SOMEONE, it really does change your brain chemistry in a positive way. How strong your crush is will determine the strength of your brain's response.
When you get a crush or start falling in love, you can get huge surges of energy, euphoria and exhilaration. Beside the rush of endorphins, high levels of dopamine suppress the calming and sensible influence of serotonin, another neuro-chemical that influences mood. In normal doses, serotonin is the antidote to stress; the chemical that calms and relaxes us. But when the brain is drenched in dopamine, serotonin is silenced.
The silence of serotonin serves genetic purposes too, as low levels make us obsess about our newfound lover. New love can look like a mental illness and, during the early stages of romance, the chemical make-up of men's and women's brains is no different from those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder). F
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FINANCIAL SECURITY FIRST
For me, building wealth was not a matter of becoming rich, because I stopped short of what I would consider "Rich." What I wanted was financial security, enough saved and invested so that I wound not HAVE to work. It is a tremendous relief knowing that if you become unemployed that you can easily survive. Or better yet, have the flexibility to pursue your dreams.
My dream, from the time I entered the Academy, was to retire by age 30, then devote my life to helping people. It actually took until age 34, due to my last relationship at the time, and family obligations.
THE STEEP CURVE OF INVESTMENT GROWTH & WEALTH
The Wealth Curve can be very steep in your favor, but it totally depends on you starting to save and invest as soon as possible, like when you are 16 years old or younger. Saving $1 a week as a child is a great start.
Let us say that all you could afford to save and invest was $12.50 a