FIX IT IN FIVER, Global Brain Health, Globally!, Lynette Louise

Global Brain Health, Globally! by Lynette Louise aka THE BRAIN BROAD When people ask me why I created the non scripted TV show FIX IT IN FIVE with THE BRAIN BROAD, my answer is simple: I wanted to get around the mental health confidentiality restrictions that were preventing me from convincing people just how simple healing can be. It seemed logical to me that since I raised my children as a performer, bringing cameras along to work would be easier for me than for most therapists. And if … [Read more...]

Rita Pierson, Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher with more than 40 years of experience, talks about the value and importance of human connection (relationships) in a kid's education. She believes that if most kids grew up not being afraid to take risks and not being afraid to think, our world would be a better place. Every child deserves a champion, she says - an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of relation, and insists that they become the best they can possibly be. Educators are born to … [Read more...]

PETITION, Canadian Women on Bank of Canada Notes

Bank of Canada: Add women from Canadian history to Canadian bank notes When Mark Carney was governor of the Bank of Canada, the Bank decided to remove the images of the first notable Canadian women who finally made it onto our bank notes. While Queen Elizabeth II appears on $20 notes, the result is that there are again no women from Canadian history on our bills. It is unacceptable that female historical figures are not featured on the Polymer Series or another series - just male prime … [Read more...]

World Mental Health Day, OCT 10

World Mental Health Day 2014: The misconceptions broken down World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. The focus this year is on … [Read more...]

The Voices in my Head, Eleanor Longden

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking. Initially innocuous, these internal narrators became increasingly antagonistic and dictatorial, turning her life into a living nightmare. Diagnosed with schizophrenia, hospitalized, drugged, Longden was discarded by a system that didn't know how to help her. Longden tells the moving tale of her … [Read more...]

Nobel Prize in Physics 2014

The Nobel Prize in Physics (Swedish: Nobelpriset i fysik) is awarded once a year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895 and awarded since 1901; the others are the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Literature, Nobel Peace Prize, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The first Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, a German, "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has … [Read more...]

A tale of mental illness — from the inside, Elyn Saks

Elyn R. Saks is Associate Dean and Orrin B. Evans Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences at the University of Southern California Gould Law School, an expert in mental health law and a Mac­Arthur Foundation Fellowship winner. Saks lives with schizophrenia and has written about her experience with the illness in her award-winning best-selling autobiography, The Center Cannot Hold, published by Hyperion Books in 2007. Saks is also a cancer survivor. "Is it … [Read more...]

Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap in 2014

Oct. 2, 2014: Ultra-Orthodox Jews of the Hassidic sect Vizhnitz gather on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean sea as they participate in a Tashlich ceremony in Herzeliya, Israel. (AP) JERUSALEM – Israeli police were on high alert Friday to avert possible clashes as Jews and Muslims prepare to observe their faith's major holidays of Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha, which overlap this year for the first time in more than three decades. Reinforced police contingents had been deployed across … [Read more...]

Arianna Huffington, (The 4 Pillars of Success)

How to Thrive in Your Life (The 4 Pillars of Success) Arianna Huffington and Vishen Lakhiani discuss the global shift towards embracing mindfulness and meditation to make the most of life – to thrive. Listen to the 4 pillars that enable Arianna to lead a healthy and mindful life while being one of the most powerful women in the world. MindValley “If we don’t know ourselves, our essence, where our true power comes from, we will believe our power comes from collecting victories, … [Read more...]

WEWednesdays! Comes Home OCT 8 – Toronto

WEWednesdays! OUR mission is to assist women to Build Business Brands! DATE: OCTOBER 8, 2014 WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women | Networking at its Best! W. www.wewednesdays.com NEXT EVENT - OCTOBER 8, 2014 La Maquette on King TIME: 6 – 10 PM ( Registration run 6-7, with activities beginning at 7 PM SHARP) ADDRESS: 111 King St. East, Toronto TIME: 6-7 Registration 7-8 PM Open Mike 8 - 9 PM Mystery Speaker 9:00 PM + Networking Games and more... TICKETS … [Read more...]

Women at the center of Economic Activity

Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh with the objective of helping poor people escape from poverty by providing loans without collateral to support income-generating activities. From Prof. Yunus's personal loan of small amounts of money in the mid-70's to destitute basket-weavers in Bangladesh, the Grameen Bank has advanced to the forefront of a burgeoning world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending. Today it has 8.4 million borrowers of … [Read more...]

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