Get Your GOGI On In 2019!!!

On Monday 1/7 we start a new GOGI Tool 'cycle'. Come learn about the 12 Tools for Positive Decision Making, starting with tool #1 BOSS OF MY BRAIN.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xo5eHaKkS0

By |2019-01-04T08:38:28+00:00January 4th, 2019|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on Get Your GOGI On In 2019!!!

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

The GOGI Tool REALITY CHECK is one of my favorites. REALITY CHECK focuses on forward motion. '10 steps forward and two steps back is still 8 steps ahead.' Forward motion. Resilience. Never giving up. I grew up watching all of the Rocky movies with my father. My mother didn't approve but she always ended up watching the end of the movie with us, where Rocky overcame all odds and beat his opponent. Who doesn't love a 'Cinderella story'? :) Rocky's key to winning against an opponent [...]

By |2018-12-20T07:15:44+00:00December 20th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

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.

“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 October 1, 2018 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN

It was sitting on the tile floor of the chapel at FCI Terminal Island in San Pedro, California where the first GOGI student uttered the words BOSS OF MY BRAIN. Actually, what he said was something like, "You mean you are telling me that I am the boss of my brain?" This concept struck a cord with him, as if it was a new concept that he was able to maintain control of the activities going on between his two ears.

By |2018-10-01T12:09:06+00:00October 1st, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on TOOL: Week of October 1, 2018 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN

Tool: Week of July 2 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN

BOSS OF MY BRAIN was the first GOGI Tool created by and for prisoners.  An inmate sitting in a GOGI small group meeting said, "What your telling me is that I am the boss of my brain?"  When one of the group members stated "Only YOU are the boss of your brain," it really resonated with the man. This concept of being the boss of his own life experience was a new one for him. For his entire life he was sure that his life was [...]

By |2018-07-01T18:47:36+00:00July 2nd, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool: Week of July 2 — BOSS OF MY BRAIN