Heeding lessons of Rwanda, 20 years later – Ban

Commemorating “one of the darkest chapters in human history,” United Nations officials paid tribute this morning to the 800,000 men, women and children – overwhelmingly Tutsi, moderate Hutu and Twa – that were systematically killed 20 years ago in Rwanda, and urged the international community to work together and remain vigilant to prevent such atrocities from ever happening again. “The blood spilled for 100 days. Twenty years later, the tears still flow,” said Ban Ki-Moon, in an address … [Read more...]

7 Habits of Surrendered People

By Judith Orloff MD Surrender is a positive, healthy state. Being a surrendered person does not mean one is beaten down and so hopeless he or she has “given up.” It’s quite the contrary. Surrender is a state of living in the flow, trusting what is, and being open to serendipity and surprises. As I write in The Ecstasy of Surrender, adopting the behaviors and habits of surrendered people helps us improve our relationships, feel love and gratitude, get healthier, give up destructive … [Read more...]

Conscious Motherhood

Harmony 'A woman in harmony her spirit is like a river flowing. She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination, prepared to be herself and only herself'. ~ Maya Angelou When a woman approaches each stage of her transition into motherhood consciously – allowing herself to listen to her body’s wisdom and slow down enough during pregnancy to express her fears, talk about her expectations, grieve the loss of the old life, and prepare spiritually for labor – she … [Read more...]

Remembering All Moms on Mother’s Day

If your family chose to partake in an open adoption relationship with your child's birth mother, you are definitely not alone. According to the Independent Adoption Center, the majority of the 4,000 families that used its services chose open adoptions. Unfortunately, as you may have learned, there are no rules when it comes to open adoptions. Or as OpenAdoption.com states, "The most important thing to remember is that there is no typical open adoption relationship." To Celebrate or … [Read more...]

MOON in ARIES – Take ‘courageous’ Action!

Now we must take courageous action in our lives, although other Mars issues, like anger, maybe conflicting with deeper issues and inhibiting a confident fresh start. Stay in the moment and shift gears towards joy and self actualization no matter what is going on in order to really see the power of your life. It really is the perfect time to ignite our inner glow and find the courage to create the lives we deserve. Lets get started! Complimentary copy of your horoscope along … [Read more...]

DARE to SUCCEED – Women’s Boardroom VIP Dinner Workshop – APRIL 23

DARE to SUCCEED The Leadership and Empowerment "Boardroom Style - Gourmet Dinner" Workshop Andrea Ivanka International Inc. Find out what people are raving about! If you could empower yourself, your family, your staff, your clients... would you? What are the qualities of leadership? What prevents us from actioning those qualities? What does cutting-edge science know now that could assist you instantly? Come experience it…and learn how easy and instantaneous it can … [Read more...]

Seneca Falls, Women’s Interfaith Institute Breaks New Ground

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Seneca Falls, Women’s Interfaith Institute Breaks New Ground Elizabeth Cady Stanton (Dr. Melinda Grube) and Attorney Nadia Shahram meet in Seneca Falls to talk on International Women’s Day 2014 —across religious traditions, countries of origin, and centuries! Photo by Dave Duprey It seemed like a good idea at the time. The church in Seneca Falls had a For Sale sign in front with a “Price Reduced” banner across it. The structure, built in 1871, stood next door to … [Read more...]

Calling all Child Chefs to Whitehouse, entry deadline April 5

First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Editor Tanya Steel listen as 12-year-old Haile Thomas, last year's recipe winner from Arizona, introduces Mrs. Obama during the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture to host the third-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest. Calling all young … [Read more...]

Women In the Workplace: Then Vs. Now

1980 vs. Today: The workplace is largely unequal, but gender equality in the workplace is the best it’s ever been. With millennial women leading the charge, there’s no telling what another 30 years will bring! Today: 19% of C-level execs[2] 24% of senior vice presidents 27% of vice presidents 35% of directors 40% of managers 53% of entry level positions Are women.. But there are still barriers to women’s workplace advancement Women make $.77 for every $1 a man … [Read more...]

Veil of Tears Movie – Take Action!

This gripping new documentary film tells the untold story of millions of women in India who are culturally oppressed for no other reason than the fact that they are women. However, despite the centuries of oppression, there are those who are reaching out and trying to change the culture towards women, from the inside out. These are the faces of true survivors. Those who have withstood a lifetime of adversity in the face of a culture stacked against them. Take a heartfelt journey … [Read more...]

Women’s Work in a Male Dominated Environment

President Barack Obama and the National Women’s’ Law Center promote efforts to encourage women and girls to prepare for nontraditional fields, realizing the importance of fighting gender inequality in career preparation, math and sciences, and vocational and apprenticeship programs. Despite the fact that women earn an average of 33 percent more when they work in the high growth fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, they make up only 24 percent of the STEM workforce according to … [Read more...]

Keep Yourself Secure At Work, Too

A TV ad played a couple of years ago featuring a black woman walking alone in a dark, largely empty parking garage, anxiously peering over her shoulder. She was dressed like a professional and looked like she'd been working late at the office. The only sounds were her clicking heels and dripping water. The scene was ominous. Luckily, she wasn't entirely alone. Dennis Haysbert was there, happily pitching for Allstate. As if her biggest problem at the moment was a scratch left by a careless … [Read more...]

Amanda Gore, 5 Ways to make Your Workplace FUN!

Joyful workplaces are buzzing with people bursting with energy, vitality and enthusiasm! They love what they do and feel they are important at work – and do important work! HERE ARE FIVE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR YOUR WORKPLACE A FUN PLACE TO BE! 1. Give others permission to be joyful! Our first step to creating a joy spot at work is to give others permission to have fun! Fear of humiliation – or F.O.W.O.T – fear of what others think – often stops people doing things that make work fun. If the … [Read more...]

World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference, 8-10 Dec 2014

INVITATION INDIGENOUS CONFERENCE SERVICES is proud to host the World Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference 8-10 December 2014 All conferences will be held at the Cairns Pullman International Hotel in Queensland, Australia. Pullman Cairns International is an upscale hotel, perfectly located in the CBD of tropical Cairns, Australia. Overlooking Cairns Harbour and lush mountain hinterland, this 321 room hotel is spectacularly positioned to take advantage of all the city has to … [Read more...]

Full Moon in Virgo – Heal Thyself!

The earthy practical Moon in Virgo (ruled by Mercury) is all about emotional intelligence to heal ourselves. Let go of unhealthy habits that drain your life force and awaken the healer within yourself. This is a great Moon for finding a new approach to what isn't working and fix it! The Pisces Sun (ruled by Neptune) calls for breaking through in consciousness by listening to our intuition. By finding that wise inner voice, we are inspired to focus on the Virgo business of self … [Read more...]

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