“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 |2018-12-20T07:15:44-07:00December 20th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS|Comments Off on “The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.”

Am I Strong Enough?

My GOGI Peeps, how are you today? Streetwise GOGI Tamara here to drop a little reality on you. This past Saturday, I attended a women's empowerment event, as a GOGI/TG4L! Rep, and was asked to speak about GOGI. The subject matter at this event focused on abuse of all kinds within our prisons, communities and families.  I met some amazingly strong and resilient women. The subject matter hit very close to home for me, as it did for a lot of women. I had the opportunity [...]

By |2018-10-11T06:21:44-07:00October 11th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, Streetwise GOGI, Team GOGI 4 Life!, TOOLS, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Am I Strong Enough?

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

Tool: Week of June 25 — ULTIMATE FREEDOM

When we explore the tool ULTIMATE FREEDOM we need to ask ourselves a few questions. What am I living for?  Am I living my life for things I want to obtain? Am I living for the opportunity to "make up" for lost time? Or are am I living each day in service of those whose path I cross as my life unfolds?  There are different forms of freedom, but the GOGI Tool ULTIMATE FREEDOM permits us to experience the only form of freedom which can and [...]

By |2018-06-26T10:16:36-07:00June 26th, 2018|GOGI's Blog, TOOLS|Comments Off on Tool: Week of June 25 — ULTIMATE FREEDOM