11 Quick Facts about Remembrance Day

1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It is common practice to observe two minutes of silence in honor of all our fallen at 11 a.m. every November 11. 2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which … [Read more...]

NOVEMBER: Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

5 Types of Child Care Services You Should Know

The number of young, working parents, including families with both parents and families with single parents, is increasing. This is creating an ever-increasing need for quality child care services and facilities. Consequently, the growing demand for childcare services is sparking the growth of both new and already-established baby care facilities. Note that child care services range from informal home-based operations to well-established commercial centers. However, finding a suitable … [Read more...]

Pain Did Not Stop Her From Achieving Her Dream

Local Ipswich Woman saw eight doctors and three hospitals and ended up studying medicine to heal her own body. This was ridiculous, I needed to be able to function, to walk, to sit in a chair, to stand and to complete tasks on a daily basis. None of this was happening as I was always taking 2-6 weeks off at a time, lying down, crying in pain, unable to move, unable to eat, unable to think. I could not function. I had a business to run. For 35 years I had been like this. I had gone to … [Read more...]

The Adoption Option For Teenagers With Unwanted Pregnancies

When a teenager finds out they are pregnant, their first reaction is usually shock. This can quickly change to fear when the reality of what needs to be done sinks in. Putting your baby up for adoption is not an easy decision and there are many factors that come into play. There are two types of adoptions: open adoption and closed adoption. A closed adoption means that the birth parents don't have any contact with the adoptive parents or child. In an open adoption, there may be some level of … [Read more...]

6 Outfits for 6 Types Casino Goers

Casinos Have a Mood Land-based casinos are, yes, a mood of their own. Aside from players just gunning in for the jackpots and bonus prizes, the vibe and energy themselves say it all. Movies have successfully built and established some of the best storylines and pictures depicting the mood and vibe in casinos. Many people have never set foot in a casino, but ask any average movie fanatic about what comes to mind when they hear the word "casino" and watch the list go on and on. Movie setups … [Read more...]

5 Ways That Owning A Dog Can Enhance Your Life

We’ve all heard that dogs are a ‘man’s best friend’ but are they a woman’s best friend too? The answer is a resounding yes, absolutely! There are a number of benefits to dog ownership that are particularly valuable to women. Lower Stress and Anxiety Anxiety and stress among women in the 21st century are at an all-time high. Some studies indicate that this might be due to the fluctuating hormones of females as well the pressures of modern life ramping up. Whatever the reason, petting a dog … [Read more...]

5 Things that Might Help You Get Through 2021

2020 was an awful year, no lie. Fires, riots, and a pandemic that spread worldwide within the space of a few months were just brushing the surface of what last year had to offer. It has most of us crawling into 2021 with little enthusiasm and even less energy. So you need something to help get through this new, daunting year and help you walk back into your unique rhythm with a flourish. Or just to help you relax when the going gets tough in the new normal. Here are five things to help … [Read more...]

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