How to find quality care for our elderly loved ones

Image: Marlo Sollito With people living longer and our lives becoming busier, it’s hard to give the elderly women who raised us, such as our mothers and grandmothers, the care that they deserve. Finding someone to be there when we cannot is a minefield, and it’s hard to know what to look for when looking for quality in-home care. Therefore, it’s important to keep these four crucial factors in the front of your mind during your search. Companionship 43% of seniors reportedly said they … [Read more...]

Fifteen Reasons to Pick Out an Engagement Ring Together

For many couples who plan to get married, whether to pick the engagement ring together or not is a big question. Some guys like the idea of being able to surprise their partner with a stunning engagement ring, but spend their time worrying if they’re going to pull it off. As couples become more and more equal today, there’s no need for either partner to be left in the dark when it comes to choosing an engagement ring – especially if they’re the one who’s going to be wearing it for the rest of … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, MARCH 20

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established as the annual … [Read more...]

Be A Counselor: How to Get Started

There are plenty of ways you can give back to the community. Becoming a counselor at school is a great way to drive changes and help students deal with problems. We’ve all been there; school and teenage life can be very challenging. The experience and knowledge we already have are among the best resources to use as a counselor. There are other skills and traits to develop to. To get started, you can now pursue online counseling degrees from top names such as Wake Forest University. These … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from a Toxic Lifestyle

Nowadays it's as if there are hazards around every corner. From the exhaust spewing out of the vehicles we drive to the products we use to clean our homes, it seems as though toxins have become nearly ubiquitous in the modern world. Most of us have become accustomed to living with these unhealthy substances, reassuring ourselves that “these things are perfectly normal,” but a growing number of health-conscious women are making an effort to minimize their exposure to things that could potentially … [Read more...]

ACN: Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy

In the same way that many nonprofits have their beginnings, the Association for Comprehensive NeuroTherapy (ACN) began with the effort of one person’s dedicated passion. Sheila Rogers DeMare, MS, started ACN in 1996 to inform families on how diet, the immune system, nutritional imbalances, chemical exposures, and allergies can affect neurological conditions. Natural and Integrative Approaches to Neurological and Behavior Problems She says, “I soon found myself in the role of … [Read more...]

Living From Your Soul: 9-Week Course, Neale Donald Walsch

Living From Your Soul: A 9-Week Journey to Create a Life That Expresses Your Truest Self with Neale Donald Walsch Neal shares "For me, the beginning of the most fruitful, exciting and rewarding time of my life was the moment I realized I had a soul. Before then, I didn't know what "having" a soul really meant; I didn't know what the soul was, or what it did. And I had no idea what my soul could offer me or do for my life. My soul might as well not even have been there for all the … [Read more...]

5 Of The Best Things a Mother Can Do for Her Children

Being a mother is definitely one of the best jobs on the planet. From the first second that your child enters your life, you’ll experience love like no other and a need to protect like you’ve never felt before. Becoming and being a mother is a very emotional experience that nobody can prepare you for. Many people panic before welcoming their first child, thinking that they won’t be able to provide it with all of the care and knowledge that it will need. In reality, as soon as the child arrives … [Read more...]

Celebrating Canonization of Mother Teresa: Sept 4, 1016

Before She Became Teresa Her middle name, Gonxha, means “little flower” in Albanian. Even before blossoming into her life as a religious sister, young Agnes Bojaxhiu showed signs of passionate devotion to Christ. Early on, she began celebrating her birthday on the day of her baptism, August 27. Who could have predicted that this “little flower” would go on to serve the poorest of the poor thousands of miles away? Set to Get Notified Here Pope Francis held a Consistory of … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Share Your Personal Journey with Others

If you’ve struggled with alcoholism or severe depression with thoughts of suicide, you know too well the feelings of being utterly alone. Even if you have family and friends who love you, spiraling into the depths of depression, alcohol abuse, and suicide make you blind to your own value. It can leave you feeling as though your loved ones would be better off without you around. Having gone through such a journey and emerging a stronger, more resilient person allows for an opportunity to share … [Read more...]

Stress Coping Strategies for Busy Women

Today’s woman has more on her plate than ever before in history and unfortunately, this leads to inordinate amounts of stress. Not only do most women hold down a job outside the home but they are also typically mothers and often active in the community. This leaves very little time to take care of themselves and so one stressor is compounded on another and before you know it they are simply ready to break. Instead of letting life get out of control to that point, take a few moments to consider … [Read more...]

How to Plan a Honeymoon to the Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular destinations in Canada, thanks to the beauty and majesty of the waterfalls, which are truly breathtaking. People from all over the world travel to Niagara Falls to experience them for themselves, as well as to take in all that this unique Canadian city has to offer. But in addition to being a popular vacation spot, Niagara Falls also makes the ideal honeymoon destination. Check out some tips below so that you can plan your honeymoon there and enjoy every … [Read more...]

WPD2016: Thank You Sponsoring Exhibitors!

  A Celebration of Women™ thanks our Exhibiting Sponsors!     DATE: SEPT 18, 2016 TIME: 11 AM - 6 PM (Registration Opens at 10 AM) VENUE: The Hard Rock Cafe 279 Yonge St., Toronto, ON     Exhibiting Sponsors!     The Peace Shop was launched in July of 2016 as an online enterprise in support of peace: 10% of all profits are donated to the Foundation for Food and Peace. A variety of t-shirts for men, women, and children are available, as … [Read more...]

Why More Women Are Choosing Their Own Engagement Rings

Traditionally, buying an engagement ring has always been the job of the male partner in a relationship. But recently, more and more women are taking to selecting their own engagement rings, with some even going so far as to pay half towards the cost of this milestone jewelry piece. Whilst being surprised with an engagement ring by your partner can certainly be a lovely moment, more and more women are realizing that selecting their own engagement ring can definitely be an easier and more … [Read more...]

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