The Knowing of Your Inner Self

The 'Inner Self' is defined as: a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. The definition of inner self in the dictionary is a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. It is a quest to find your inner self and your own uniqueness. Your self is your sense of who you are, deep down — your identity. When you let someone else know you well, you reveal your true self to them. Psychologists also study the development of the self, or the beginning of self-awareness, in children. Self … [Read more...]

How to Completely Detox Your Life

Modern life can be overwhelming and stressful. We live in a world of processed food, social media, climate change, and air pollution. All things considered, it’s not surprising that our bodies and minds feel overworked and in need of a reboot. So, instead of sticking to just one New Year’s Resolution this January, how about making twelve? It may sound daunting, but by tackling just one of these resolutions every month, you could completely detox your life in 2018. Here are some ideas to get … [Read more...]

Indigenous leader, Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco

Statement by Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco at the UN Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security This statement was made by Ms. Celia Umenza Velasco, Indigenous leader, Legal Coordinator for the Indigenous Reservation of Tacueyó and member of ACIN (Association of Indigenous Councils of the North of Cauca), and on behalf of the NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security. October 21, 2021. "Madam … [Read more...]

OCTOBER: NATIONAL WOMEN’S SMALL BUSINESS MONTH

In celebration of National Women's Small Business Month, below are some interesting stats that show just how women are on the move. Women entrepreneurs statistics show that 252 million entrepreneurs out of approximately 582 million in the world are female. Added to 153 million women who have already been running businesses, we can see the impact of women on business. Research also shows that women now account for 41% of the global workforce and control more than $20 trillion in annual … [Read more...]

Road to Dignity by 2030 Revisited

“[We] have an historic opportunity and duty to act, boldly, vigorously and expeditiously, to turn reality into a life of dignity for all, leaving no one behind” In an informal briefing to the 193-Member Assembly on 4 December 2014, the UN chief presented his synthesis report, The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet, alongside the President of the General Assembly, Sam Kutesa who also addressed delegates, describing the process of … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women, Oct 15

THEME 2021: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All This celebration was first held by the United Nations in 2008, International Day of Rural Women celebrates the achievements of women working in “[agriculture] and rural development” across the globe, from owning businesses, operating farms, and contributing to the economic growth and health of their communities. This day also brings attention to the need for increased support for rural women in different regions of the world, whether … [Read more...]

Zoe Lefort, Canadian Artist

Zoe is a French Canadian born in Quebec who spent her early childhood years growing up in Montreal. Her family later moved to Oakville Ontario where she began hand-painting pottery. Many of her pieces were sold to a trendy boutique in Westmount Quebec before the age of fifteen. She continued her studies at Sheridan College and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Illustration. Zoe now resides in Burlington Ontario and works as a full time artist. Her oil paintings can be seen at … [Read more...]

4 Major Causes of Maternal Mortality

When you’re pregnant, the thoughts of holding your baby, watching them take their first step, and say their first word are exciting. But sometimes, you also think of the things that could go wrong — complications and even possible death. Unfortunately, about 700 women die annually in the US due to pregnancy and birth complications. Most of these complications during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period are preventable and treatable if the mother gets proper medical … [Read more...]

5 Health & Wellness Trends In 2021

2021 has been a unique year for everyone. Life has returned to some kind of normality, but not all the way, and the pandemic is still a major threat and a fast-changing situation, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. In this unique time, people have been prioritizing their health and wellness, which is fantastic to see this selfcare, and there have been a number of trends to emerge in this time. These trends have helped women (and men) to stay happy and healthy even during this strange … [Read more...]

What To Buy to Improve Your Relationship

It’s never a bad thing to admit that your relationship may need improvement; in fact, it’s healthier to admit it than to ignore it when you might be having problems. Improving your relationship can be done in many ways, from simple and fun to bigger investments that can benefit you both long term. So, if you’re finding you’re feeling distant, not as close, struggling to spend relaxing time together at home, or anything else you’re worried about, here are some good investments you can make to … [Read more...]

Lady Patricia’s Experience with Relaxed and Natural Hair

Women with Afro kinky hair know firsthand the frustration that can come with trying to achieve long and healthy hairstyles. Many resort to relaxers to tame their hair, and some don’t feel that they have other options. In this valuable guide, Patricia Atsonglo gives her tips and advice based on years of research and the expertise of stylists, describing effective methods for common hairstyles for black women such as mesa, thread type, Afro and relaxed. "I wrote my book because I … [Read more...]

Essential Skillset Needed to Lead as an Excellent Clinical Nurse

Nursing is a highly skilled job requiring a mixture of hard and soft skills. Hard skills are those that are related to specific technical knowledge, such as assessing a group of symptoms and making a diagnosis and knowing how to efficiently apply bandages on broken bones. Soft skills, on the other hand, are less-defined skills that are more akin to innate characteristics, but can still be built upon if they need strengthening. Perhaps the most important soft skills in the nursing profession … [Read more...]

What’s Next? Could it Be an Online Degree?

Many people reach a moment in their lives when they are unsure what to do next. Perhaps they are satisfied in their professions and personal lives, but they believe that contentment is insufficient; they need a challenge. Maybe they're unhappy with what they're doing right now and need to make a shift to improve their situation. Perhaps they took a break from employment owing to illness, raising a family, or other personal reasons, and they are now ready to return. If this describes you, or … [Read more...]

A Domestic Abuse Victim’s Guide to Freedom

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a common problem. Statistics show that one in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. experience physical violence from a partner. But because of victim stigma and shame, this is a problem that doesn't get addressed enough while solutions are not often discussed. It makes sense for victims to want to get as far away from their abusers as possible, but unfortunately, they often encounter obstacles like a lack of money and even laws that forbid them to … [Read more...]

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