Celebrating Chinese New Year, Feb 19, 2015

Chinese Spring Festival, also called Lunar New Year, has more than 4,000 years of history. Being one of the traditional Chinese festivals, it is the grandest and the most important festival for Chinese people. It is also the time for the whole families to get together, which is similar with Christmas Day to the westerners. Originating during the Shang Dynasty (about 17th - 11th century BC), Spring Festival, which celebrates family reunion, is full of rich and colorful activities, and … [Read more...]

Re-Branding Self – WOMEN in RECOVERY

Re-build, Re-Vitalize, and Re-Gain YOU = Re-Branding Self !!!   Finally, it’s all over. Hopefully, you have your life to yourself and you can look forward to the future ahead of you. However, depending on your particular story of disappointment, divorce, or failure, it may not be that easy or clear-cut. Your relationship may have ended, your divorce may be final on paper, you lost your favorite job, you lost a child. Your experiences of perceived failures might be in the past, but … [Read more...]

Perseverence does not mean one won’t fall!

Perserverence does not mean one won't fall; it simply means that you will pick yourself up and try again!   Perseverance doesn’t mean we don’t fall down, make mistakes or have missteps. On the contrary, perseverance means that no matter what, we keep going. I have bad days, get moody, and feel down. But the important thing is to know that it doesn’t last. But even more disappointing than a short amount of time where you’re “off your game” is a significant setback, derailment or … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – ‘Dignity & Self Worth’

    It is the most critical part of Recovery:  Dignity & Self Worth       During any form of illness, one can lose a sense of complete Self.     In addiction, self-loss can have gone on for years.  In trauma, the depth of the shock damage can last for years if not treated as in any physical illness or surgery,the change of self image ie. mastectomy can be permament, if not addressed 'Spiritually'. The following information shares with you the practices of spiritually charged … [Read more...]

Staying Healthy During Flu Season: Advice for People Living with HIV/AIDS‏

By Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H., Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases, and Director, Office of HIV/AIDS Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Dr. Ronald Valdiserri Flu season is upon us; so, it’s time for everyone in the HIV/AIDS community to prepare. We all know that that the flu can make anyone sick. But did you know that people with long-term health conditions—including HIV/AIDS as well as asthma, diabetes (type 1 and 2), and heart … [Read more...]

World Hepatitis Day 2011 – Whitehouse commemorates first Official Day!

Celebrating the FIRST INTERNATIONAL 'World Hepatitis Day' , this 2011, July 28th.   Today, I was honored to participate in a special White House event to commemorate the first official World Hepatitis Day. This event was one of many held across the United States and around the world for communities to join together and focus attention on the global health threat of viral hepatitis and promote actions to confront it. Worldwide, one in twelve persons are estimated to be living with … [Read more...]

ADELE BUTLER – Women of Spirit: Farewell to Former First Lady

  ADELE BUTLER - Women of Spirit:     Farewell to Former First Lady Joyce Hoyte.  ...may she finally rest in peace.   Today, I read of the passing of Guyana’s former first lady, Joyce Hoyte. After a brief period of illness, she died on Valentine’s Day at St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Georgetown. She was 77 years old. She was the last remaining member of her family. Joyce Hoyte was the wife of Hugh Desmond Hoyte who served as Prime Minister of Guyana from 1984 to 1985 and President of … [Read more...]

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