In Life Sometimes the Rain Must Fall

“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It’s the one that stands in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” -Napoleon Hill (1883-1970) Insight The skill here is in learning to ask tough questions and to give honest answers. It’s about asking yourself hard questions — about your strengths and weaknesses, for example, or about the role you play in your own … [Read more...]

Saving Face Can’t Make You Safe – HIV and the AAPI Community

“Saving face can’t make you safe. “Talk about HIV—for me, for you, for everyone.” The slogan is reflective of how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders need to embrace the growing concern of HIV in our communities. Judging by recent activities the efforts to educate the community about HIV is having an impact. On May 19, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders gathered at more than 20 community events for the 8th Annual National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. … [Read more...]

Let'sMove Initiative – April 28th

APRIL 28, 2011 More than 30 Native Youth from across the country came to the Nation’s Capitol to plant vegetable seeds that are indigenous to North America. (USDA Photo by Lance Cheung) THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! The First Lady always says that everyone has a role to play in solving the epidemic of childhood obesity. This past week illustrated the many ways different sectors of society are stepping up. Last Sunday, the NBA released a PSA with the First Lady encouraging kids to be … [Read more...]

Let's Move Initiative: National Parks Week: Moving Outside‏

APRIL  2011 Kids enjoy hiking and exploring nature, a fun way to get moving and stay healthy at Canyonlands National Park in Utah. THIS WEEK Greetings from Let’s Move! There are so many things happening at Let’s Move!. Remember when President Obama signed the Healthy, HungerFree Kids Act with the First Lady at his side to reform the school lunch program? Well, one of the first reforms being implemented is to make sure kids have access to water and low fat or fat free milk. Read … [Read more...]

Let's Move: "Happy March"

      MARCH 7, 2011 Watch the USTA Video on Tennis with the First Lady. THIS WEEK Happy March! The buds are coming out on some trees here in Washington, DC and my boys want the weather to get warmer so they can only wear shorts and t-shirts instead of coats and hats. I can’t wait to spend more time outside with them. To help get more kids outside, last week the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced their collaboration with Let’s Move!. The USTA … [Read more...]

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