Being Human ~ What Are Your Perceptions



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Hello!!!  My story started about fifty some years ago with my French Canadian mother (from Montreal) who fell in love with an Intelligence Officer from the Pentagon in DC.

How they met I do not know, but this affair lasted over several years. Go figure an affair that starts in DC at the Pentagon in the 1950’s!!

Then, his wife became impregnated, (what a guy) when I was (about) one year of age or so; that is when I became the *Inconvenience*, who needed to be *Eliminated*. Now compromised at birth I am *The Arrangement* between two Pentagon Intelligent Officers (that means I had two fathers). Off to a Great Beginning, provocative to say the least! Thus the story begins, with some riveting intrigue to state the obvious. Politics, affairs, all from the Pentagon in D.C.?

At the age of eighteen months, my adoptive father napping bengal(Eloquent and Poised, akin to my Arabian horses). Intelligence Officer from Washington D.C., (Fighter pilot flying over Burma in WWII freeing the POW’s, later MAG in Europe – Wing Commander @ Langley, finally Republican elected representative in AZ) heard about the circumstantial predicament; a little Golden Haired Toddler girl, (little did he know of the napping stealth Bengal Tiger brewing within).

My second father whisked me away from Miami (where I was hatched on the beach). The adoption was legalized some four years later, after we lived and left Venezuela (and I have not started school yet). The story becomes more intriguing as I was educated on three continents.

Born a (de facto) Republican, I learned to question all authority and bucked the establishment when observing questionable behavior; seeing life through a paradoxical lens, thinking – “we humans are the enigma in this universe!” Too young to utter such words, this lent to many adventures alone, starting (possibly) before the age of three. Precocious, headstrong with a love for horses and dogs, all animals and nature.

twitter-logo-smallLife is daunting and an intriguing place to gather “knowledge. Make a differences, be part of a global wisdom .” ME

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 “Take all you have seen, heard and learned, put it to good use. Find the opportunity in the worst and best, hone it to a skill and spread the wisdom. ME

We have lost our tolerance  and empathy for each other; a precious part of our humanist. It is time to regain our benevolence, treating each other with kindness, with more conscious thought to our actions.

Resolve to Evolve.

Extending our Kindness to our fellow humans, nature and the planet we inhabit, we have the ability to change the cruelty, we have the ability to change our directions which is at a critical juncture. Our planet is made for all human life, animal and vegetation life, and beyond what we do not understand. No one person is better or more deserving, this is how we are Separate but Equal .”

Everyone deserves a home, food to eat, and a purpose in life. “Humanity means: It is our mission, to offer kindness in the seconds we see an opportunity, to all living creatures.

twitter-logo-smallAttempt the impossible in order to improve your work. Bette Davis


It is our responsibility to make life easier without the guilt or shaming tactics!! Allowing each person a moment of ease. This is what “Putting the Human back in Humanity“entails.

twitter-logo-smallWe must Re-Institute Our Basic Instincts, to Come to Our Senses.

My have started second book “I Learned Things I Never Want to Know.”  It is a true story about, winning beyond all odds, working through 11 Traumatic Brain Injuries primarily on my own (being my own lab rat of discovery), and healing from multiple painful surgeries, I recovered my true self!

twitter-logo-smallWorking to help people globally, Understand Solutions For Being Human.

Thank you for sharing with me, the adventures, our stories and comments with your friends and family and strangers. I wish everyone a great adventure in life!

The Arab touchMicheleElys is a Neuro-Behaviorist: working to help people globally, understand Solutions and Recovery

TBI – Trauma Recovery & Solutions Author – Keynote Speaker

Equine Devotee – Reluctant French Chef

Projects: Weekly Articles on TBI  & Human Behavior Solutions. Two Books in the works.

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Choice! Drama or Happiness


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Every morning I wake to love and happiness. My cat Simsai, opens his eye, leans towards me and begins to purr. My dogs Sädé comes over excited to begin the day with playful happiness. Happiness Choice!

The previous evening, I watched an action movie Jason Bourne, it’s entertainment. Thrilling – excitable – energizing creative juices to flow through my brain, byway of Choice and knowing this is fiction.

Music is cathartic when writing, My Choice; “The Last of The Mohicans.

There are other dramas in life which occur daily, where we choose to not pay attention. We continuously make Choices and excuses, either out of ignorance (which is Choice) or denying reality with such phrases as – “Boys will be Boys.”

Outside the balconies of my apartment is an expansive Prairie Dog village living amicably; a congenial family community. The Huge Complex is committed in protecting the animal village.

I began to study their simple concordant life style: their social compatibility is of face to face communication. A complex language of sounds and behavior, instinctively adaptable; each family in their separate (very clean) burrows.

On Friday three teenage boys where walking by, each picking up stones and deliberately throwing the stones to harm the Dogs. Immediately, I rose from reading, and stated “Do not throw stones or harm the dogs, you respect and leave the dogs alone!” They snickered and moseyed along their way.

Ten minutes later, the boys passed again, the tallest checking to see if I was on the balcony which they could not see. As they passed, thinking they were out my eye’s view, the youngest picked up some stones and with more vigilance, threw the stones directly at the Prairie Dogs, sending them scattering to their burrows alerting their community. The middle aged boy followed the action. I watched the boys, noting where they lived. What I found abhorrent was, a later action by the youngest boy.

The Prairie Dogs are safe, nestled deep in the ground by the evening’s sunset.

As the boys returned to play in the area, which is common playground for the children. The youngest, with vehemence and red faced rage, pummeled one borough with stones and boulders. This purposeful display of violent rage for a 10 year old is a huge signal to me, “the boy has extreme problems already displaying overt violence against the vulnerable!

These aggressive behaviors of violence are addressable, by a parent, or school counselor who must be informed or aware; unfortunately the majority are not. The egregious dismantling of life with predatory results, through many studies seem to be on the lower percentile stated by Michael Nuccitelli, Psy.D NYS.

As I watched Sue Klebolds’ heart breaking TedTalks, a mother whose remorse, anguish and blaming herself for not being a more attentive mother, did not see the horror in her son’s behavior. Dylan committed suicide after taking part in killing 13 people and himself at Columbine school in Colorado

It is heart breaking and yet very enlightening. We simply cannot always see what some people hide very well. We here in Colorado have moved on, for Sue Klebold the despair haunts her still after 18 years.

Here are two personal stories in being Altruistic rather than Violent:

When I was a little girl (small in stature) about 5 years old, I saw several boys tormenting a cornered cat, throwing rocks. Running over, standing in the middle to protect the cat, I Roared, stop that! Then I performed an incredible act, I charge them! They ran away yelling at me. The boys running away surprised me! Turning to the cat, instinctively crouching downward, giving the cat a safe position to leave. Trusting Choice.

The same happened about a year later with a Large Dog behind a chained linked fence. Once again Boys taunting the dog. The dog’s mouth was frothing, jumping and barking in it’s own defense. Again, I placed myself between the boys and against the fence and Roared Stop! My eyes bulged! As the boys ran away, I turned to the dog, crouched down to allow the dog to calm and trust. Choice, instinctive response.

My continued experiences with all animals have been on a phenomenal side of trust through instinctual behavior here in the Rocky Mountains and other places I have lived. Adventuring Choice!

Exploring the natural world of animals, I found tranquility and compatibility through intrinsic communication and innate behavior. Having met face to face within 15 feet, a couple of wild grey wolves; immediately searching for my camera our eyes were fixated upon each other. I was enamoured, the wolves being undaunted, turned and continued their purposeful mission. I have walked with Elk in wooded areas, entering yards with unknown dogs some Pit Bulls, and a plethora of stories, some a bit foolish, yet never being harmed.

The Choice is living in harmlessness and acceptance; the animals impulse is to trust.

Where did humans go terribly wrong? For we are of animal nature.

Many of us scientists, are attempting to understand the violent nature through neuroscience and genetics. I do believe this can be traced through the limbic system, but this does not resolve the problem of violence, yet!

Abigail Marsh: Why some people are more altruistic than others

The brain changes through behavior, this has been proven. Choice!

I know personally the phenomena of the brains’ ability to fully recover from multiple serious TBIs and a horrific childhood. It was my Choice!

A Choice to have a better life, supportive friends, trusting relationships, even better jobs. A conscious Choice in not watching TV or listening to vulgar news; it’s purpose is to be deplorable, depicting humans as violent.

We are not! The majority of the populous, in many countries have chosen cooperative societies and conscientious life styles.

This conscientious choice is available to everyone. Less Drama, more Trust leads to more Happiness.

This being World Happiness Day and Spring Equinox – Can we make a Choice in allowing the amelioration of human violence?

MicheleElys is a Neuro-Behaviorist, working to help people globally understand Solutions and Recovery

Author – Keynote Speaker

Reluctant French Chef

Equine Devotee

Projects: Weekly Articles on Human Behavioral Solutions and TBI recovery. Two Books in the works.

Social media contact: Twitter Google+ LinkedIn

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