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Emotional Intelligence & Symbolic Language. Roses

Yes, I'd Like to Thank the Academy: How to Tame the Red Carpet in YOUR Office

I love flowers. I love getting flowers, I love giving flowers. Flowers are an expression of love,

Yesterday was the Annual Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California prior to the Start of the Rose Bowl Football Game.

Not being a sports fan, I don't always watch the entire spectacle.

I did catch a bit of the Rose Parade this year as I knew there would be a couple notable additions to the parade participants this year: the Shriners Hospital for Children & the National Women's History Alliance, two causes near & dear to my heart.

I have no idea how Flowers, specifically ROSES became Symbolic, Coded Language for WOMEN, but I do have a story of one encounter with a casual acquaintance that highlights just how bad the sexist, misogynistic attitudes towards WOMEN has become.

During the 2018 Political Season for the Mid-Term Elections, I did a LOT of Volunteering & Campaigning for SEVERAL people running for Elected Office.

At my very first Phone Banking session for one particular Candidate, I met a fellow Volunteer, who happens to be a Lesbian.

As we made our introductions to each other, she had a large surgical bandage on her forearm, which she had a funny story about.

Well, it would have been funnier if she hadn't launched into a sexist, misogynistic ATTACK on FLOWERS.