Here are my 8 cents worth from your favorite #positivelyopinionated person.

The bad news is, there was an unbelievable but understandable horrific ugly very public show of the worst America has to offer…a group of non-democratic misled, incited by what I have heard called a “sore loser” who defamed and defiled any hope that this election transition would have any saving grace to the bitter end.

The bad news is that it will take a miracle and a lot of work to be able to say “United” States without using my quotation fingers. The bad news is that the fear…


What a breath of fresh air…and I mean hope-filled fresh better angel air. I’ve never been more proud to be an American now that the record 73 million of us voted and reclaimed the soul and heart of America.

Here are the highlights of the speeches for me, VP Kamala highlighting the tireless efforts of women of color and mothers, that the value is on science, the multiple ceilings that are now broken, and a President who is 180 degrees from the last one with respect to his value for women…not just in his selection of the FIRST woman in…


Born in Canada, and becoming an American right after 9/11, I take my citizenship very seriously. And we all know this year more than ever before, we HAVE to Vote!

And we try not to talk about it because it is true, you can ruin a perfectly good friendship or date by talking about religion and politics. But since I am not dating right now, I thought I would answer the question many of my listeners are asking…how are you voting?

The obvious vote for the main category is easy to figure out. I do not want a president that…


If you feel like you are on a hamster wheel and super exhausted from having to work and home school and avoid the question “when is this going to end”, but afraid to jump off because it’s an uncharted dangerous neighborhood out there, I am with you!

I am calling this time of disorientation #covidconfusion because I wake up not knowing what day/hour/time/month/holiday it is!

This morning I missed my own regular FB Live Broadcast, and thought this holiday weekend was Memorial Day instead of Labor Day. And I am not normally known as the dullest tool in the shed…


I remember the good old days when we were able to agree to disagree, when we knew not to talk about religion and politics that would just lead to a maelstrom of bad feelings because you knew that you can’t change someones’ strong BS (Belief System), no matter how many facts are involved.

Maybe Covid-19 is to blame, because people are already on edge, or they are so bored that they have nothing better to do than to go to MSU (Make Shit Up) University… about the other party, the other candidate, the other, other. I have never been so…


BS #1: Masks give you carbon monoxide poisoning.

Yes, that’s why dentists, surgeons, and painters have been dying by the truckloads- because they use them every day.

BS#2: We didn’t make a big deal out of all the flu deaths last year, and the numbers were higher.

Because this is a new virus and we don’t know anything about it, except for the fact that it spreads 20 times faster than any other flu; it has more damaging effects in young people, such as blood clots and strokes, than any other “flu”. Older people who die of the flu every…


…and other Animal Idioms to laugh at so we can get the “monkey off our back” during Covid season

Well my 90-year young dad and I are up to “no good/all good” again, with another take at idioms and colloquialisms that we have been collecting over the last year and never had time to publish until Covid-19 hit. We decided that it would be a good way to “Pass the Time”, which was the name of the first article, and the second focused on insults called “Are you calling me an IDIOM?!” For our third try, we picked out 8 of our favorite animal related idioms to help us get our “Ducks in a Row” peppered with a few…


I was part of the original Valuing Diversity team back in the mid 1990's and worked with Fortune 500 companies trying to reduce the number of sexual harassment and discrimination lawsuits that were popping up like expensive pop-tarts.

We designed training programs, worked with executives, directors and managers to try to retool leaders in their understanding of why and how they were unintentionally contributing to bias and discrimination. I’ll never forget my first session with 12 white male senior execs at a bank, which will remain nameless to protect the guilty. …


I’ve never unfriended or been unfriended so much in the history of my FB life. Maybe it’s because I was sick with Covid-19 symptoms and waited impatiently for 8 days to get the test results, maybe it’s because I now know 3 people who have died of the virus, maybe because I am stunned at the level of denial or “fork you” reactions of so called “friends” in my social media network, maybe because I’m embarrassed at the fact that our country is one of only a few where Covid-19 numbers are rising, maybe because of the tweet “if we…


The possibility that I may have the virus has put me in a reflective mood so instead of pacing while I’m waiting to hear from the lab…I thought I would do something more productive, write.

Here is what I have come to understand about what is going on between Covid-19, the virus that attacks the body and Racism, a virus that attacks the mind.

  1. It is ironic that my symptoms started with shortness of breath, that I have been teaching a moving meditation class every morning at 10am online in response to the #stayathome quarantine called #takeabreath and beloved George…

Dr. Marissa Pei

Media Personality, Inspirational Speaker, Corporate Psychologist, TV Commentator, Global Thought Leader, Journalist/Reporter, Life Balance Coach, DrMarissa.Life

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