The Science of Compassion 2014, San Francisco, NOV 10-16

Compassion Week is a joint initiative of the Tenzin Gyatso Institute, Stanford University’s CCARE, The Charter for Compassion, and Dignity Health, and it coming to San Francisco in a few weeks time. It will include 5 days of events featuring conferences on The Science of Compassion and Compassion and Healthcare, and will a feature an all day event highlighting The Charter for Compassion. Compassion Week brings together doctors, civic leaders, scholars, mindfulness practitioners, and … [Read more...]

Laura E. Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a visionary that realized in the developing world, mortality rates for expectant mothers total over 300,000 deaths each year. Taking Action in her life, this woman forged ahead to find a solution to this maternal health challenge....bettering the lives of thousands of women.       WOMAN of ACTION™         Laura E. Stachel Laura E. Stachel, M.D., M.P.H. the … [Read more...]

NAVIGATING HIV CARE: Webinar May 23, 2013

 Navigating HIV Care: Using Navigators, Linkage Specialists and Community Health Care Workers to Improve Health Outcomes. The webinar will take place MAY 23 from 2:00–3:30 p.m. (EDT). This event will offer an opportunity for participants to share and discuss best practices on steering HIV-positive patients/clients through stages of comprehensive care (e.g., health care, mental health, housing, and employment services) as a way of linking them to care and retaining them in … [Read more...]

MAY is Civility Awareness Month, Global

MAY IS INTERNATIONAL CIVILITY AWARENESS MONTH CIVILITY IS: A conscious awareness of the impact of one’s thoughts, actions, words and intentions on others; combined with, A continuous acknowledgement of one’s responsibility to ease the experience of others (e.g., through restraint, kindness, non-judgment, respect, and courtesy); and, A consistent effort to adopt and exhibit civil behaviour as a non-negotiable point of one’s character. Lew Bayer, President and CEO, Civility … [Read more...]

Jean Houston, “The 3 Keys to Discovering and Living Your True Purpose”

You long to live a life of purpose. There’s no time to waste—and you feel a deep sense of urgency around giving your greatest gift to the world. And yet you find yourself struggling, passionately searching, for exactly how to make a meaningful difference and finally live the life you were meant to live. The good news is, you’re not alone. In fact, at this very moment, millions of people like you are searching for ways to align themselves with a higher calling and deeper purpose. Some say it’s … [Read more...]

Anxiety Be Gone – WOMEN in RECOVERY

“Angels fly because they take themselves lightly ...” Anxiety - Dealing with our Shame To recover from excessive anxiety means dealing with our shame. Carla had some help in getting over her fear of skiing. But neither her husband nor the ski instructor could have forced her to keep on trying. They could offer information, encouragement and support, but she had to do the work. The turning point for her wasn't the lessons. It was the moment when, in spite of her fear and her … [Read more...]

Borderline Personality Disorder or BPD – WOMEN in RECOVERY

  Borderline Personality   Do you have someone in your life that suffers behaviours that are completely out of control?  Do you have moments with this same person that are loving and heartwarming; then, twenty minutes later, this same person is threatening to kill you?  Does this person have moments of violent outbursts that make no sense to those around them?  Does this person cry at extremely inappropriate times with no reason for sadness that are apparent? The above … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Health & Happiness, always an Inside Job !!!

Healing vs. Curing: Healing is an inside job   The Old Timer sat in his doctor’s office and pondered his future. “Tell me, Doc, if I give up smoking, sex, alcohol, salt, sugar, fat foods, and caffeine, will I live to be 100?” “No,” the doctor told him. “But it will sure seem like it.” This old medical joke underscores the reality that longevity and well-being do not automatically walk down the street of life together, hand in hand. In fact, the longer we live, the more likely we … [Read more...]

SECRETS Keep YOU Sick – Alcoholism, a tool of Spiritual Dis-ease

  Secrets Keep YOU Sick!       Alcoholism, a tool of Spiritual Dis-ease...   Addiction-a-Spiritual-Disease begins as a disease of the spirit and usually ends up as a disease of the body, mind, and spirit. It finally devours our social, economic, and legal life. What starts as anguish, a simple existential craving for wholeness, eventually envelopes the entire person’s self and life. This happens whether the substance is alcohol, weed, coke, speed, sex, food or simple greed. We … [Read more...]

WOMAN of ACTION™ – Laura Farago

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this powerhouse of a woman, leading the way for all women to Take Action with their health, as she rises above all the challenges of CANCER.   This woman leader is now devoting her life to the health of all the women of our world.     WOMAN of ACTION™       Laura Farago        Battling her Bone Cancer put a new focus on Friendship! This is Her Story, in her Own … [Read more...]

The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle – Aging Gracefully

    A Celebration of Women presents.... 'Aging Gracefully'   The Role of Attitude and Lifestyle        Two Basic Requirements of Graceful Aging What I’ve discovered is that there are two “basic requirements” of graceful aging. To borrow from the “Serenity Prayer”, graceful aging requires the “serenity to accept the things we cannot change; courage to change the things we can; and wisdom to know the difference.”  Certainly acceptance of aging is a key to aging gracefully – … [Read more...]

Ronald Valdiserri, M.D., M.P.H. – CDC ECHPP Plans Released

Earlier this year, AIDS.gov reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had launched a website for its Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning .     (ECHPP) Initiative, which provided $11.6 million in FY2011 for enhanced planning and coordination activities in the 12 Metropolitan and Statistical Areas (MSA) accounting for an estimated 44% of U.S. AIDS cases in 2007. Today the CDC added to its listing of executive summaries by posting the … [Read more...]

Seduction of Spirit | Meditation and Yoga Retreat: October 23–29, CA.

Seduction of Spirit | Meditation and Yoga Retreat October 23–29 | Estancia Hotel & Spa | La Jolla, California This October, the Chopra Center’s Seduction of Spirit meditation and yoga retreat, led by founder Deepak Chopra, M.D., will feature guest speaker Marianne Williamson, an internationally renowned spiritual leader and best-selling author. Seduction of Spirit has been one of the Chopra Center’s most popular events for more than a decade, and now for the first time, … [Read more...]

Let’s Move celebrates New Executive Director, Dr. Judith Palfrey!

September 9, 2011 This Week Happy September, and welcome back to school! Over the past few weeks, students have been heading back to school, and everyone here at Let’s Move! is excited to work with communities across the country to make this the healthiest school year yet! September is also Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Today, nearly 1 in 3 American children are overweight or obese. By taking action to address childhood obesity we can help today’s children reach their full … [Read more...]

National HIV Prevention Conference – Highlights of Day 1

    With this post we launch a series of daily re-caps from the National HIV Prevention Conference underway now in Atlanta. More than 3,000 public health, medical and AIDS community leaders are gathered here to share the latest research and discuss innovative strategies to drive down the number of new HIV infections in the United States. The meeting, organized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and co-sponsored by 40 other public and private agencies, … [Read more...]

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