How To Deal With Stress

The constant pressure of life, the accumulation of daily tasks and major budget problems make people feel overwhelmed with stress. It might seem that there is no way out, but there are simple tips that can simplify these strong feelings. The simple realization that you are in control of your mind and body can work wonders. After all, you decide whether you let negative news or people’s words get to you and bring you down or not. People are a lot stronger than they might think. In order to be … [Read more...]

Free Will: fact, faith or philosophy?

Free will is the ability of agents to make choices unimpeded. Factors that might impede choice include metaphysical constraints (particularly forms of determinism such as logical, physical, biological, social or theological determinism), physical constraints (such as the requirements of the laws of science), social constraints (such as threat of punishment, censure, or imprisonment), and mental constraints (such as compulsions or phobias, neurological disorders, or genetic predispositions). … [Read more...]

3 Keys for Parenting a Peaceful Generation

Being a mom of three little Angels who are completely different to the child I used to be led my path to a wonderful discovery of the new generations who are now living among us. World is changing really fast and we all can notice that on how technology changes every day, on the new education systems emerging, and on many other things that are part of our daily lives. While being in the spiritual path I have met many different people who are living experiences that have brought big lessons … [Read more...]

Nature Is Speaking, Julia Roberts is voice of Mother Nature

Nature Is Speaking – Julia Roberts is voice of Mother Nature Our movement is dedicated to managing those things we can control. Better. Country by country. Business by business. Human by human. We are not about us vs. them. It doesn’t matter if you’re an American, a Canadian or a Papua New Guinean. You don’t even have to be particularly fond of the ocean or have a soft spot for elephants. This is simply about all of us coming together to do what needs to be … [Read more...]

Mind Over Medicine, BY DR. LISSA RANKIN

In my book Mind Over Medicine, I described the physiology of self-healing, how the body is geniusly equipped with natural self-healing mechanisms that get flipped on or off, depending on the state of the nervous system. BY DR. LISSA RANKIN When the nervous system is in the “fight-or-flight” sympathetic mode, which Walter Cannon at Harvard coined the “stress response,” the body’s self-healing mechanisms are flipped off. The body is not concerned about preventing infection, avoiding heart … [Read more...]

Marina wanted to a NUN, ended up in the Sea of Brazil

The Brazilian Socialist Party plans to launch environmentalist Marina Silva as its presidential candidate next week, replacing party leader Eduardo Campos who was killed in a plane clash, a senior party official said on Saturday. The PSB, as the party is known, has agreed to rally around a Silva candidacy after she pledged to honor the party's program and its regional alliances, said Beto Albuquerque, a party congressman from the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul. "She will be the PSB … [Read more...]

 International World Water Day, March 22

22 March each year is International World Water Day. It is a mean of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. The theme in 2014 is Water and Energy Date: 22 March 2014 Location: Worldwide Organizer: United Nations International World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management. . The first proposal for the … [Read more...]

Women Who Changed Our Planet

When it comes to environmentalism, why let Al Gore, Teddy Roosevelt, and John Muir take all the credit? Some of the most powerful voices documenting and studying our unique planet have been women. In many cases, these leading ladies pushed gender norms, stood up to patriarchal restrictions, and fought to make their voices heard in the national and international arena. Jane Goodall Photo by nick step via Flickr Born in 1934, Jane Goodall grew to love chimpanzees after being given a … [Read more...]

PROTECT YOUNG CHILDREN’S HEARING

Just like the rest of your infant or toddler’s body, her ears are sensitive to sounds and environmental noise in a way that yours may not be. Loud sounds that you’re able to process without much trouble can be difficult for a small child to deal with, and can even be potentially damaging to their ears due to her smaller ear canal. Protecting your child’s ears during loud events and in noisy spaces is not only helping to keep her more comfortable, it’s also helping to prevent possible hearing … [Read more...]

The Arctic is Melting and you must Take Action NOW!

Wow, this is looking like the largest fundraiser in Avaaz history!!    Scientists have found that vast areas of Arctic sea ice are disappearing, accelerating the destruction of our planet -- it is a climate tipping point and we CAN stop it, if we act very fast, and all together. We have 30 months until the biggest climate summit ever. To win it, we need to blast out of the starting gate. Click below to pledge a donation to help us get there: This may be the most important email I've … [Read more...]

Diane von Furstenberg – WOMAN of ACTION™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of yet another amazing woman leader that has used her personal talent to thrive in an industry originally controlled by men; fashion. From this success, this generous female soul used this life of privilege as an avenue to 'empower women around the world' through her own charitable foundation. The primary recipients of the Foundation’s support are organizations within the following sectors: Community Building, Education, Human Rights, … [Read more...]

WEDO – World Social Forum 2013, Tunisia MAR 26-30

Our Story In 2011-2012, WEDO is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! Visit the WEDO20+ pages for stories, photos, video and more.. Celebrating those who have helped make the organization what it is today – and those who will help shape its future! READ our NEWEST Historical Publication 'Celebrating Momentum and Milestones: A WEDO History of Women’s Organizing Toward a Healthy and Peaceful Planet'. In 1979, Bella Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Brownie Ledbetter and other extraordinary women leaders … [Read more...]

ECO-FRIENDLY CRAFTS, 10 THINGS TO RECYCLE

Doing your part to help the environment and keep discarded items out of landfills doesn’t have to be simply your civic duty; it can also be a fun and creative way to add interesting decorative touches to your home. If you find yourself in need of some funky, unique picture frames and have the following items lying around the house, don’t throw them away! Instead, create some brand new frames to showcase your favorite snapshots. Reclaimed Barn Wood – If you live in a rural area, … [Read more...]

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