Guess what I am talking about again?One Billion Rising!
Get Up! Stand Up for Ending Violence Against Women!
Dance and Sing and Celebrate our right to joy and self-empowerment…
to speak of our right and to use the fullness of our power in speaking.
Please check out the site and watch the top video
and any/all the videos on the site. The music and the beautiful faces
telling their story is inspiring and promising…joyful truly.
I will share a video story at the bottom of this post to illustrate the difference between Nigeria and Liberia as far as potential to eradicate the deadly Ebola virus.
This very brief article, Six Surprising Numbers, states plainly some very simple needs that would not even take that many of us to help fulfill the desperate situation in Liberia… for, my friends, they have almost nothing with which to fight this disease!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Six numbers….six things to give to keep not just strangers in a strange land safe….to keep your loved ones safe too.
Please also open this additional link [ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29769782 ] to scroll down for the video of BBC’s Gabriel Gatehouse traveling with a Liberian ambulance crew picking up Ebola victims. The article is titled Ebola Outbreak: Cases pass 10,000 WHO reports. But the video…scroll down to the fourth picture you see and click the arrow to open the video….is a live-wire experience riding with the ambulance crew and visiting the only Ebola doctor in Liberia. Nothing can more plainly describe the desperate situation than the actual images of what is happening right now.
If you cannot bear to watch…please listen to it. Then you will understand why I am sharing the very simple list above of just six things we can contribute to help Liberia stop the rapid onslaught of Ebola within their borders.
Your health care provider warns you that your body is showing signs of Peripheral Artery Disease. The name sounds complicated, so naturally you want to understand better what is happening in your body and why. Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD for short, is a catch-all name for conditions that damage your arteries. Weakening artery walls, and plaque trying to repair the artery walls, disrupt the easy flow of blood through the artery vessels. Caught early, progression of PAD can be controlled.
These ten benefits definitely fall in the category of “Amazing” given that many of us were raised in a culture negatively biased regarding coffee. But many of you, like I have, may have been following the results of lab studies over the last decade or more revealing why we love to love coffee. I appreciate this article because it offers links to cited information and discusses research on our favorite pick-me-up. However, hands down, the exciting details revealed in the article are the specific details regarding in what way coffee prevents, and in some cases, cures some of the worst serious illnesses of our times.
The end of the article shares coffee recipes including information about new innovations in how to make use of all parts of this beneficial plant for our good health.
A few of you have been slowly working through Susun Weed’s Herbal Infusion Class with me. I just added some reflections on Lesson One, (in the Lesson One forum-see link above), which I spent over a year working through. If you are unfamiliar with the class, there is no time limit, no cost other than supplying your own ingredients and supplies to accomplish the lessons, and the class is always open so far. Since the class is online and includes a group forum that stays fairly active, there is always someone to talk to and share your results and lessons, triumphs and muddles.
Yes, we can read the dictionary’s definition or we can read up the latest media versions of what is health. A dictionary definition is dry, sterile, at best and only represents a retrospective review of usage of the language. The media is generally a mouthpiece for various commercial interests. This leaves the individual to either be a victim to the purity (or imperfection) of others’ motives or to recognize that, ultimately, one makes a decision daily on how to maintain health. What more accurate way to know what health is than self-investigation?
Rodale, once again, simplifies and makes quite clear some very basic and life-saving (over your long term) facts to steer your lifestyle away from sneaky ingredients labeling and dangerous additives lurking in seemingly innocent natural products. Lots of pictures for those of you that lean more from the visual approach, and divvied up into six simple chunks of information, this is a quick study and easy to understand.
Dr Susan Pacheco, a Pediatrician who has committed herself to working an even longer stretch of “the road” for her children by speaking up about an often forgotten piece of the climate change concern…. that of the health challenges documented, researched and validated as the result of increasing environmental toxicity, and unaddressed by most “debaters” in this crisis. But wait, there’s more! please read on…
Last year on February 14, 2013, one billion people danced in 207 countries…. Yes, in 207 different countries, a wave of strength and courage empowered by universal love and the willingness to act to know, to do what is right and before one, to speak, laugh, cry, sing and to dance…a wave rose, swelled and swept across the globe in our hearts, minds, soul. This attached video (the One Billion Rising underlined above this paragraph) premiered at Sundance Film Festival January 19. The video is only nine minutes short chock full of rich action when we all danced around the world as One last year.
What is One Billion Rising? In the words of our organization, One Billion Rising is women and their friends, family, lovers and children stopping whatever they are doing and rising to dance in the name of ending violence everywhere NOW. But wait, there’s more! Click on this link to find out