Are you an ‘activist’?

Activism is quite simply Taking Action to effect social change; this can occur in a myriad of ways and in a variety of forms. Often it is concerned with ‘how to change the world’ through social, political, economic or environmental change. This can be led by individuals but is often done collectively through social movements. The activism industry consists of organizations and individuals engaged in activism. Activism is often done full-time, as part of an organization's core business. Many … [Read more...]

CelebrateLove.com, You Don’t Get Happy By Accident!‏

Are you tired of waiting around for happiness to find you? ...and waiting and waiting and waiting. Happiness can't find you and you cannot find happiness. Happiness is not something to be found... it exists whenever you decide you want it to. Notice I said, "You decide!" Happiness is a conscious decision that pushes it to express itself. Your thoughts become words, words become acts, acts become habits, habits express your character and your character becomes your destiny. Imagine if … [Read more...]

Children the Importance of Volunteering

“Teaching Children the Importance of Volunteering: Nannies and Children”   As a primary caregiver, it is natural to want to raise a child who is focused on others and who has a sense of responsibility to society. Children, though, do not always naturally possess these traits, especially when living in a culture that caters to an “it’s all about me” ideology. Showing children how to be selfless versus simply telling them how to be selfless may be the key to unlocking the compassion within … [Read more...]

Are You a Women of ‘inherent’ Integrity?

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one's actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy, in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs. The word "integrity" stems from the Latin … [Read more...]

THOUGHTS BECOME ACTIONS …. Where Do I Begin?

  Quite often, our experience of stress comes from our perception of the situation. Often that perception is right, but sometimes it's not. For instance, sometimes we're unreasonably harsh with ourselves or instinctively jump to wrong conclusions about people's motives. This can send us into a downward spiral of unhappiness and negative thinking, and can cause us to be unfair or aggressive with others.   Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking, and Positive Thinking are simple … [Read more...]

Character Building using folk tales, The Little Red Hen

The story of the Little Red Hen has been told for ages to teach young people basic moral values. Using farm animals for the characters makes it interesting and fun for children, teens; as well as adults, and stimulates their imaginations as they learn some important life lessons. Even though this folk tale has been passed down for generations, its message is timeless. We can all relate to these 10 practical lessons learned from the Little Red Hen. Thrift – The story begins with the … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Can I RE-build my Character?

John Luther once said, "Good character is more to be praised than outstanding talent. Most talents are to some extent a gift. Good character, by contrast, is not given to us. We have to build it piece by piece by thought, choice, courage and determination." Nothing could be truer. There are some amongst us that are born prodigies, blessed with talent that others cannot even dream of possessing. But there are some attributes that set us apart, regardless of the skills we possess and the … [Read more...]

INSPIRATIONAL WINDOW – Strength of a Woman

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Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, passes at 78

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the American-led forces that crushed Iraq in the 1991 Persian Gulf war and became the nation’s most acclaimed 'military hero' since the mid-century exploits of Generals Dwight D. Eisenhower and Douglas MacArthur, died on Thursday in Tampa, Fla. He was 78. The general, who retired soon after the gulf war and lived in Tampa, died of complications arising from a recent bout of pneumonia, said his sister Ruth Barenbaum. In 1993, he was found to have … [Read more...]

Ayi Jihu Joins up with Ryan Jenkins Choreographer

‘So You Think You Can Dance’, Ryan Jenkins joins up with Ayi Jihu     Ayi Jihu - WOMAN of ACTION™ here at A Celebration of Women™,  is known for many things, however, what she has at her core is dancing. If you one goes back to her village in Leibo China and mentions her name, all will refer to the “little girl who was always dancing and singing.” In fact, she has been dancing ever since she could walk and whenever she dances people pay attention. Ayi Jihu is about to … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Character

Quite often, our experience of stress comes from our perception of the situation. Often that perception is right, but sometimes it's not. For instance, sometimes we're unreasonably harsh with ourselves or instinctively jump to wrong conclusions about people's motives. This can send us into a downward spiral of unhappiness and negative thinking, and can cause us to be unfair or aggressive with others.    THOUGHTS BECOME ACTIONS .... Where Do I Begin? Thought Awareness, … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Strength of Character

Strength in Character is found ... “Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide (heal) hurt feelings, and to forgive quickly.” "When you are at your weakest, you have the best opportunity to build strength. When all hope seems lost, you have the best opportunity to make change. When it seems like things are going nowhere, you have the best opportunity to create a new path. I am sure that if you reflect on your past you will … [Read more...]

Larry shares a what I call a “Character Building Experience”

The BIG "Oops!" Saying, "My bad!" or "I'm sorry" over and over again when you make a big "Oops!" is kinda like the story of the little boy who cried, "Wolf." After a while your partner will get the idea that change is not in the picture. When you make a misstep. . . acknowledge it and promise not to do it again. . . and KEEP YOUR WORD! "I was wrong and I am sorry," works once or possibly twice. Those seven words will help make your perceptions clearer, your judgments sounder, your … [Read more...]

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