Self Injury Awareness Day, MAR 1

Will you see the emotional scars? Self Injury Awareness Day - Self-injury or self harming is when a person deliberately hurts themselves physically to deal with the emotional pain they are suffering. Self-injury is any deliberate, non suicidal behaviour that inflicts physical harm on your body and is aimed at relieving emotional distress. Photo courtesy of Piotr Kozikowski Physical pain is often easier to deal with than emotional pain, because it causes ‘real’ feelings. Injuries can … [Read more...]

Self Injury,Cutting – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Self Injury~Cutting Bipolar Disorder and Self-Injury Sometimes people with bipolar disorder, depression, and other mood disorders have episodes when they feel extremely sad, hopeless, anxious, or confused. When these emotions get too intense, the person may harm themselves with acts of self-injury. Self-injury, often referred to as cutting, self-mutilation, or self-harm, is an injurious attempt to cope with overpowering negative emotions, such as extreme anger, anxiety, and … [Read more...]

Recovery is a Journey…Enjoy the Trip

Recovery is a Journey...Enjoy the Trip. So how does your recover-strategy-goal-setting prepare you to enter into the journey of recovery? Say, you’ve had a heart attack, actually your heart has been attacked; not your physical, anatomical heart, but your breakable, emotional heart. The personal heart that grows weary, the hardened heart, the heartless one, the cold heart, the heart that aches, that stands still, that leaps with joy and the one who has lost heart; yes, your very human … [Read more...]


A Celebration of Women™ is excited to Celebrate the Life of an Amazing Maasai Woman.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Rachael Tengbom     RachaelTengbom is a native of the Maasai tribe and founder of ‘Voices of Hope’, an organization that rescues girls in Kaljiado, Kenya, Rachael’s home town. Voices of Hope is based in Kennewick and provides Maasai girls with education and a safe place to live.   Her MISSION   "As a teacher in Kenya, Rachael … [Read more...]

Ethiopia, celebrating Call for an END to Genital Cutting

Two More Corners of Ethiopia Call for an End to Genital Cutting ARAR REGION, Ethiopia — In a ceremony of poetry, drama and music, the Buremudaytu and Argoba districts in the Afar region officially abandoned female genital mutilation/cutting earlier this month. The event– attended by government and religious leaders, clan elders, former circumcisers and other community officials – was a remarkable achievement in an area where an extreme form of FGM/C was almost universally practiced … [Read more...]

FGM – Fight in Africa is succeeding, a milestone to Celebrate!

     Fight against FGM in Africa succeeding     The fight to end female genital mutilation or FGM in Africa is succeeding, despite deep-rooted cultural and social pressures, according to a new study by the UN Children's Fund, UNICEF.  Woman holds scarf as symbol for campaign against FGM   The report says the practice of FGM remains high in Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan. Marixie Mercado from UNICEF says that reversing the practice, which has endured for centuries, is a … [Read more...]

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