How to Spot Elder Abuse and Stop It

Watching an elderly relative’s health deteriorate is never easy; however, it can be utterly heartbreaking to believe they are the victim of elder abuse, which could be emotional, physical, or financial abuse. Sadly, one in ten people over the age of 60 experience abuse or exploitation. This abuse can be at the hands of family members, caregivers, or in their nursing home. If you believe a loved one is a victim of elder abuse, here is what you should do. Look for Signs of Financial … [Read more...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15

What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to … [Read more...]

International Widow’s Day – June 23

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“I Want My Mommy!” , Dr. Christine Northrup

I was talking with a friend the other day, whose daughter Nancy is pregnant with her second child. Nancy had gotten into the habit of calling her mom in tears just about every time she felt stressed out—and with the expectation that her mom would "fix it." My friend was laughing as she said, "I told her in a light-hearted way that she has to step up and be an adult now. I explained that it’s not OK anymore for her to call me every time she loses it, like she has her whole life. That’s been … [Read more...]

VISION OF MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS BECOMING REALITY

IN REMARKS AT ‘ABSENCE’ EXHIBITION ON ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCE VISION OF MOTHERS, GRANDMOTHERS BECOMING REALITY, SECRETARY-GENERAL SAYS Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, to the opening of the “Absence” exhibit in New York on 28 May: Welcome to the United Nations. Thank you for this opportunity to attend the opening of this very important exhibit. The powerful images in this important exhibit tell a story of pain and heartbreak. But, … [Read more...]

The 13 Grandmothers Council, 2013 Upcoming Events

Grandmothers and Ambassadors in Dharamsala We represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain future. We look to further our vision through the realization of … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving, putting back the ‘Thanks’ into this Holiday

In the United States, fall marks a trifecta of holidays that snowball, picking up speed as they carry us,—often chaotically—from October through the New Year. The party starts with the distinctly non-religious (some would say pagan) celebration of Halloween; progresses to the spiritually inclusive embracing of gratitude that is Thanksgiving; and culminates in various religious observances ranging from Christmas to Hanukkah to Kwanza. Sadly, long before we reach Thanksgiving Day, we are already … [Read more...]

Empty Nest Syndrome – WOMEN in RECOVERY

'Empty nest syndrome' is a general feeling of grief and loneliness parents or guardians may feel when their children leave home to live on their own for the first time. Since a young adult moving out their parents' house is seen as a normal and healthy event, the symptoms of empty nest syndrome often go unrecognized ("Empty Nest Syndrome," 2010). For parents, this can result in depression, as well as a loss of purpose. When their children finally “leave the nest”, parents must begin to adjust … [Read more...]

12th Council Gathering, Kathmandu, Nepal – {Book before Sept 15}

Grandmothers Gathering    12th Council Gathering   November 8-11, 2012 Kathmandu, Nepal       "The Grandmothers work is just to pray and hope that the dark energies of the world will surrender under our feet and so we can crush them and walk along the path." Grandmother Aama Bombo   Honoring Grandmother Aama Bombo and her Tamang People of Nepal   This Council Gathering occurs at an auspicious time in autumn, helping to usher in the … [Read more...]

On the Road! The 11th Council Gathering Goes Forward‏

11th Council Gathering   July 26-29, 2012 Northern Cheyenne Reservation, Lame Deer, Montana     On the Road! The Gathering Goes Forward   Support for the Northern Cheyenne People and the Victims of the Fire As many of you know, the fires in Montana have devastated thousands of acres and homes near where we will be holding the Council.  Be assured that the roads are open, the air quality is okay and the danger has passed. Grandmother Margaret has chosen to move forward and … [Read more...]

Yoko Ono celebrates International Widow’s Day – JUNE 23

International Widows Day is a United Nations ratified day of action to address the “poverty and injustice faced by millions of widows and their dependents in many countries”. The day takes place annually on 23 June. International Widows Day was established by The Loomba Foundation to raise awareness of the issue of widowhood. The significance of 23 June is that it was on that day in 1954 that Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba - mother of the Foundation’s founder, Lord Loomba – herself became a … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION – Nancy Vogl

A Celebration of Women is Heart-warmed to celebrate with the Women of our World, a Woman that has Taken Action to show that LOVE is the Key to Life.....this inspiring Grandmother has reached out on Facebook seeking Support for her Breanna.....we are Celebrating her Courage. WOMAN of ACTION Nancy Vogl Nancy is the loving Matriarch of an Amazing and very, very, very large Family! Enjoy this list: Heidi Vogl, Monika Vogl, Lisa Vogl, Michelle Lawson, … [Read more...]

'STRONG PERSON' ~ Tribute to the Women of our World

A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile. Live, Laugh, Love A Strong Person vs A Person of Strength A strong person works out every day to keep their body in shape. A person of strength builds relationships to keep their soul in shape. A strong person isn't afraid of anything. A person of strength shows courage in the midst of their fear. A strong person won't let anyone get the best of … [Read more...]

‘STRONG PERSON’ ~ Tribute to the Women of our World

A strong person knows how to keep their life in order. Even with tears in their eyes, they still manage to say "I'm ok" with a smile. Live, Laugh, Love A Strong Person vs A Person of Strength A strong person works out every day to keep their body in shape. A person of strength builds relationships to keep their soul in shape. A strong person isn't afraid of anything. A person of strength shows courage in the midst of their fear. A strong person won't let anyone get the best of … [Read more...]

13 Indigenous Grandmothers – Celebrate SUMMER CALENDAR!

A Celebration of Women is elated to share this news, the SUMMER CALENDAR of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers! We represent a global alliance of prayer, education and healing for our Mother Earth, all Her inhabitants, all the children, and for the next seven generations to come. We are deeply concerned with the unprecedented destruction of our Mother Earth and the destruction of indigenous ways of life. We believe the teachings of our ancestors will light our way through an uncertain … [Read more...]

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