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...]

Hug Day celebrated January 21, 2014

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual unofficial event devised by Rev. Kevin Zaborney now residing in Caro, Michigan USA. It occurs on January 21 but is not a public holiday. The day was launched on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA.There are reports of it being marked in some other countries. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Zaborney cautions to ask first if one is unsure of the response. Whether you hug a … [Read more...]

TREE DRESSING DAY – Dec 7/8

Tree Dressing Day - Do you really appreciate trees?   They've been around since the beginning of time and can be found all around us.   Trees provide us with beauty and life: they are the subject of many causes and debates; and descriptions of their lush greenery is often raved about in fiction books. The story goes that in the Himalayas the Maharaja of Jodhpur ordered men to cut down trees that could be used to build his palace. But, a woman who might have been described as an early … [Read more...]

“CELEBRATION HOUSE™: EDUCATION & EVENT CENTER” – NOV 23 DINNER/DANCE LAUNCH

Aimed to create a “pay-it-forward” ripple of positive action, our sister charitable organization, registered here in Canada to work globally, A Celebration of Women Foundation, was born to shape a better world through building residential homes that are mandated to enable the education of young women, support self sustainable programs, graduating future women leaders. Your Support is Appreciated, today!   REGISTER TODAY ONLINE NOV 23 GALA TICKET OPTIONS Single … [Read more...]

Celebrate Independence Day in United States, July 4th

Independence Day in the United States, also known as the Fourth of July or simply July 4th, is a federal holiday. The holiday is always celebrated on July 4th, although when July 4th falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the federal holiday day off is extended to Friday or Monday respectively. Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 and is often known as "the Fourth of July". It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Patriotic … [Read more...]

What Day is This?‏

Celebrate Larry's Birthday! June 6th, 2013 A birthday is a day when a person celebrates the anniversary of his or her birth. Birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a gift, party, or rite of passage. The celebration of a birthday usually is thought to mark how old a person is, traditionally stopping when death occurs and only stating that if still alive, they would have been (number of years) old. Some contemporary writers ignore this aspect, however, and keep … [Read more...]

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands”

“Afghanistan has to take its future in its own hands” declares President Hamid Karzai President Hamid Karzai thanked the Director-General for UNESCO’s contribution to Afghanistan, notably in the fields of education and culture. “I congratulate you for your leadership to stand up for girls’ education. Through your initiative for Malala, I hope you will continue to speak up for the education of girls of Afghanistan and Pakistan”, which he defined as most challenging. Affirming that gender … [Read more...]

Celebrating Punjab, wins prestigious UN Public Service Award

The United Nations Public Service Awards is the most prestigious international recognition of excellence in public service. It rewards the creative achievements and contributions of public service institutions that lead to a more effective and responsive public administration in countries worldwide. Through an annual competition, the UN Public Service Awards promotes the role, professionalism and visibility of public service.    The Gender Unit, Department of Labour Punjab, wins … [Read more...]

White House Council on Women & Girls, May 2013

White House Council on Women & Girls White House Women’s Update: An Investment in Our Nation’s Future Friends, Last week, President Obama spoke about the ways the Affordable Care Act is positively impacting the health and lives of women and their families. You can read more about the President’s commitment to health care for women in his 2013 proclamation for National Women’s Health Week. Over the weekend, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the Commencement Address at … [Read more...]

Celebrating ‘The Mothering Tree’, A MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE

A UNIQUE MOTHER’S DAY TRIBUTE   Mother's Day Yoko Ono Inspires the Creation of a Mothering Tree Joy After Fifty We send cards and flowers. We gather the family and take her to lunch or on a picnic. We remember our mother’s in many ways. Thanks to a few women artists in Marin County, California, our community is participating in a new, meaningful way of expressing sentiments to our moms. On the main street of San Rafael, a beautiful tree of vibrant colors adorns the city plaza. … [Read more...]

Pet Month celebrated until May 6!

From 1 April to 6 May 2013 it's National Pet Month, your chance to show the special creature in your life just how much you love them! The charity holds the event each year. The aim is to promote responsible pet ownership, make the public aware of the benefits of pets and the contribution they make to our society, as well as letting owners know about the pet services available to them. Each year a whole host of pet-tastic events are held, from dog shows to fairs and perfect pet … [Read more...]

PASSOVER celebrated this year MAR 25 – APRIL 2, 2013

13 things you need to know for Passover 2013 1. When does Passover 2013 begin and how long does it last? Passover 2013 begins at sundown on Monday, March 25th. That is the date, this year, which corresponds to the 15th of Nissan, the day according to the Bible, on which the first Passover occurred and on which all subsequent Passovers always begin. The holiday lasts for 7 days in Israel and 8 days everywhere else, reflecting a long-held custom honoring the fact that maintaining an … [Read more...]

International Day of Happiness celebrated March 20

The International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on 20 March. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 states in pertinent part: Balloons of Happiness The General Assembly, conscious that the 'pursuit of happiness' is a fundamental human goal, recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes sustainable development, poverty eradication, … [Read more...]

Lynette Louise, State Dependent Learning: A Teaching and Autism AHA! Moment

Sometimes I believe things and don’t know why. I then use this mysterious belief to help others generalize their intended behavior rather than act out of habit. Many people say it’s because I know things others don’t and they call it an intuitive understanding. I have pondered the word ‘intuitive’ for this very reason and have come to the belief that, in fact, I just process behavioral observations faster than most people. This is my job, I use many tools and I am good at … [Read more...]

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