MAY is Civility Awareness Month, Global

MAY IS INTERNATIONAL CIVILITY AWARENESS MONTH CIVILITY IS: A conscious awareness of the impact of one’s thoughts, actions, words and intentions on others; combined with, A continuous acknowledgement of one’s responsibility to ease the experience of others (e.g., through restraint, kindness, non-judgment, respect, and courtesy); and, A consistent effort to adopt and exhibit civil behaviour as a non-negotiable point of one’s character. Lew Bayer, President and CEO, Civility … [Read more...]

Scriberia, 100 Words or less Charity Contest, What’s your story? UK

February 2013 Enter our competition and win a promotional video for your charity. Tell us your charity's impact story and its vision for the future in 100 words or fewer for a chance to win a bespoke animated video produced by Scriberia, one of Europe's leading visual communications companies. It's free to enter, all you have to do is tell us your charity's story in 100 words or fewer and the top five stories will win a video, produced for them by Scriberia . The top five most … [Read more...]

CHILDCARE, 10 Strategies for Teaching Your Child to Read

Learning to read is one of the first major educational milestones in a child’s life. The sense of pride and accomplishment that kids feel the first time they read a book all by themselves is something that neither you nor they will forget. Helping your child master the skills that lead up to learning to read will make the lesson an easier one for him to learn, instilling a love of reading and learning that can follow him throughout his life. While there are as many approaches to teaching a … [Read more...]

Braille is this century’s Brilliance

  Louis Braille (1809-1852) Six dots. Six bumps. Six bumps in different patterns, like constellations, spreading out over the page. What are they? Numbers, letters, words. Who made this code? None other than Louis Braille, a French 12-year-old, who was also blind. And his work changed the world of reading and writing, forever. Louis was from a small town called Coupvray, near Paris — he was born on January 4 in 1809. Louis became blind by accident, when he was 3 years old. … [Read more...]

The Value of Listening – WOMEN in RECOVERY

We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts… It’s easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time, but sometimes 'multi-tasking' is not the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to STOP, look people in the eyes and give them the Gift of Listening. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, remind yourself to give people the Gift of Listening. It seems like … [Read more...]

I HATE You, Daddy!!!, Larry James

I HATE You, Daddy!!!   When my daughter was about 10 years old she went berserk. Well, maybe not berserk, but it sure felt like it to me. She moved into a total stage of rebellion.     It was so bad that I heard the words, "I hate you" more than I care to recall. When asked to do something she didn't want to do, she would have this sudden burst of anger. It was like a knife going into my heart. When this began to happen, my initial (angry) response was, "Don't talk to me … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Women according to Einstein

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CelebrateLove.com, Larry James ~ ‘Take a Deep Breath!’

Take a DEEP Breath! by Larry James Let's face it. Life can get hectic. So can some relationships. If feels like there are never enough hours in the day to check off every item on your to-do lists or to spend quality time with each other. In this fast-paced world, sometimes what we need most is a way to slow down a little bit. Fortunately, I've got some tips to help you do just that.       So. . . take a DEEP breath, (inhale in through your nose and exhale … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Serenity

If something in your life isn't working, be willing to release it to God. Even if your unable to resolve a current task at hand, your peace of mind and faith will allow you to trust that the Higher Power will take care of you. As you work toward Serenity and Inner Peace, your life's unforeseen problems begin to lessen and disappear. The Choice is YOURS! The Serenity Prayer is a prayer written by Reinhold Niebuhr on July 1, 1943. Early in World War II, the … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Serenity through Prayer

Be reassured, that tranquility and refreshed peace of mind is within you. Even if your unable to resolve a current task at hand, your peace of mind and faith will allow you to trust that God will take care of you. If something in your life isn't working, be willing to release it to God. As you work toward Serenity, and inner peace your life's unforeseen problems begin to lessen and disappear. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Whatever You're Doing (Something … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: “Please, Mommy, don’t…”

  Suspect Abuse of a Child  ~  Take Action!     Last week Saturday, my two year and I were in the car while his Daddy was in the supermarket. I was sitting at the back of the car with him while he played. Things were going well for a while until he started to get into mischief. I warned him that if he continued to misbehave I would put him back into his car-seat. He didn’t listen. He thought that I was joking so when he misbehaved again, I lifted him and put him back into the car-seat. He … [Read more...]

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