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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…

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“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…

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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…

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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.…

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