TOOL: Week of November 26, 2018 — LET GO

The GOGI Tool LET GO gives anyone the power to move beyond the past, and even helps them move gracefully away from heated situations in the present. Surprisingly, LET GO even works for the emotions attached to future expectations. How can one GOGI tool be such a handy helper for past, present, and future? For the answer, let's look at the KEY WORDS for this tool. The key words for LET GO are: HAND/SQUASH/TOSS. HAND/SQUASH/TOSS came about when GOGI students were trying - very diligently - [...]

By |2018-11-26T11:48:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of November 26, 2018 — LET GO

Reality is ………….. whatever you make it.

I've been told I'm crazy, naive and delusional. I've been told my expectations are unrealistic and my view of things is that of a dreamer. "Tamara, you don't live in reality." Maybe these things are true. Or maybe I choose to live in an alternate reality ... a future reality that doesn't exist yet; but that I can see as possible, attainable. Maybe I see reality as more of a mindset. This is definitely one of the definitions of the word 'reality'. Reality - 'a thing that exists in [...]

By |2018-11-21T16:07:55+00:00November 21st, 2018|Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Reality is ………….. whatever you make it.

TOOL: Week of November 19, 2018 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

The GOGI Tool CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY is different than the act of claiming responsibility. The act of claiming responsibility is most often used for coming to terms with actions of the past, like claiming responsibility for a past deed, or an action that may have caused harm to others. Claiming responsibility for the impact our actions have on the world around us is an element of insight development. As a tool, CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY has very little to do with the past. CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY is actually about our [...]

By |2018-11-19T00:33:21+00:00November 19th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of November 19, 2018 — CLAIM RESPONSIBILITY

TOOL: Week of November 12, 2018 — POSITIVE ACTIONS

POSITIVE ACTIONS was added to the GOGI Toolbox during the two year period when the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department permitted the first ever GOGI Campus. In this 24 bed jail housing module, which was also as the former housing unit for movie actor Robert Downey Jr. and Paris Hilton (not housed there at the same time, obviously), the GOGI Campus was home to a total of 350 women who came into and left out of the housing as their court cases dictated. At GOGI Campus [...]

By |2018-11-12T10:07:07+00:00November 12th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of November 12, 2018 — POSITIVE ACTIONS

“What is GOGI?”

"What is GOGI?" I get that question a lot from friends, family and people I meet as I work to grow our GOGI community ‘outside the wall’. I found that an explanation of the benefits of GOGI for the ‘free’ community was needed since GOGI was created ‘inside the wall’ by prisoners for prisoners. The ‘rehabilitative’ benefits of the 12 Tools of GOGI are well explained and documented. What the ‘free’ community needs to hear about are the ‘preventative’ benefits of GOGI. The ‘healing’ benefits of [...]

By |2018-11-07T16:47:53+00:00November 7th, 2018|Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS, Video|Comments Off on “What is GOGI?”

Tool: Week of November 5, 2018 — POSITIVE WORDS

Image Credit: Art is a gift to GOGI from GOGI student KEITH ERICKSON On a recent site visit to Salinas Valley State Prison in California a GOGI student stated that his favorite tool was POSITIVE WORDS. He told us a story about his youth. He was subjected to a lot of negative comments. He was told he was stupid, no good, a problem, unwanted. He was told he was destined for prison and that he would never change. This experience for him gave him [...]

By |2018-11-05T09:00:23+00:00November 5th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool: Week of November 5, 2018 — POSITIVE WORDS

GOGI is Longevity

How the heck are you GOGI Nation??  Streetwise GOGI Tamara here to share some 'Insight from the Inside' with you! Check out this rad GOGI poem written by one of our GOGI Leaders  from Ironwood State Prison. GOGI is Longevity By Vincent ‘BOBO’ Crama GOGl is a program, To help you self-exam, So please give a damn! There are twelve steps, To help you get prepped, So that your understanding becomes more in depth There are three tools of the body and three tools of choice, [...]

By |2018-11-01T08:03:33+00:00November 1st, 2018|Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on GOGI is Longevity

Within Each Of Us Is The Ability To Change The World.

  GOGI Peeps! Streewise GOGI Tamara here to take you back in time ....... Almost every child dreams of being a superhero. The desire to help others and be of service comes naturally to children; almost as if it’s inborn in them. I remember wanting to be Wonder Woman from a very young age. Not only did she have a cool invisible plane but she helped people. I remember begging my parents to buy me a pair of Wonder Woman Underoos. When I wore those Underoos, [...]

By |2018-10-24T12:22:52+00:00October 24th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS, Video|Comments Off on Within Each Of Us Is The Ability To Change The World.

Tool: Week of October 22, 2018 — POSITIVE THOUGHTS

Part of THE THREE P's, POSITIVE THOUGHTS belongs to the Section of Tools called TOOLS OF CHOICE. In this Section of Tools, POSITIVE THOUGHTS, POSITIVE WORDS and POSITIVE ACTIONS enables the GOGI student to create possibilities where some people say there are none. While the three tools in this section are linked, it is through POSITIVE THOUGHTS that the creation of your life becomes very interesting. POSITIVE THOUGHTS creates space in your mind for possibilities you might not otherwise consider if you are simply focused on [...]

By |2018-10-22T09:05:42+00:00October 22nd, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool: Week of October 22, 2018 — POSITIVE THOUGHTS

TOOL: Week of October 15, 2018 — FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH

Your key is to FLIP THE SWITCH and claim your right to be in command of your mind's and your body's activities. It can be YOUR choice to make a weak or a strong decision when you put to use your FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH.

By |2018-10-15T13:04:52+00:00October 15th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of October 15, 2018 — FIVE SECOND LIGHTSWITCH