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March … the Month of Transition
March is here! It is considered a transition month. It allows transitions from winter to spring. It is steeped in both the positive (shamrocks and leprechauns) and in the negative (the ides of March). While March also boasts some March madness, it is the perfectly-placed month to make important changes that we know we need to make. Perhaps our New Years’ resolutions didn’t pan out. March is the new month that beckons us forward—allowing transitions from where we are now, to something different, to something better.
We each have what often is described as “the divine urge”—an inner impulse to push outward…to grow forward. It permeates every living thing with the voice that perpetually whispers in our inner ear. Are you sensing that you need to reignite your passion in some area of your life? In your relationships, your career, your well-being? In your health? Is it time to say yes to betterment? To transition?
How Women's History Month Came About
Women’s History Month, now celebrated annually in the United States, grew out of a week long celebration of women’s contributions to culture, history and society organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1979. The idea quickly caught on within communities, schools and organizations across the country. In 1981, the U.S. Congress made it official, passing a resolution establishing Women’s History Week. Six years later, the event was expanded into the entire month of March.
Each year, the National Women’s History Project selects a theme that highlights achievements by distinguished women in specific fields, from medicine and the environment to art and politics. The 2010 theme, “Writing Women Back into History,” commemorates the project’s 30th anniversary and recognizes efforts to document women’s accomplishments and experiences in textbooks and other educational materials.
Women’s History Month coincides with International Women’s Day, which many countries celebrate every March 8 with demonstrations, educational initiatives and customs such as offering gifts and flowers. The United Nations has sponsored the holiday since 1975.
The purpose of Women's History Month is to increase consciousness and knowledge of women's history: to take one month of the year to remember the contributions of notable and ordinary women, in hopes that the day will soon come when it's impossible to teach or learn history without remembering these contributions.
To honor this special month, I encourage you to explore these sites, learning more about one important aspect of the history of all people. Women's history isn't just for women, although many women find that studying women's history helps them realize that women's place is everywhere.
In celebration of Women's History Month, WNYWOMEN.COM is recommending the many resources from the links : https://www.internationalwomensday.com/BoldForChange,
To view a short video dedicated to The Women Of The World, and all that they do, please click the play button on the video below.
For the next few months, I’ve decided to ignite a new series. While each topic will be different, all of the articles will have one thing in common. The subject of every one will be inspired by names or lyrics from very popular songs of the past or present.
This first one I’d like explore is, “Love Hurts.” This is sadly, an unfortunate truth in life. When you love deeply, you become vulnerable.
Consider this, as a young woman I felt invincible in life. Not to say that caution and responsibility were thrown to the wind, but I faced thrill and challenge head on, without fear or hesitation.
Nursing Home Abuse Support
I noticed the WNYWomen website while researching established senior support and health related organizations. I can’t say thank you enough for all of the amazing resources that you provide for seniors and their family members! It’s organizations like yours that truly make a positive impact throughout our senior community!
Elder abuse includes physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, exploitation, neglect, and abandonment. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Elder Abuse is experienced by 1 out of every 10 seniors, ages 60 and older, who live at home. At Nursing Home Abuse Support we find this statistic unacceptable. Our goal is to increase elder abuse awareness, educating the public with factual and current information relating to elder abuse and neglect within the United States and throughout the world.
I noticed you have a resources page with Nursing Home Abuse resources listed at http://wnywomen.com/index.php/links-for-women.html. We would love to be another complimentary resource on your page! Our group at www.nursinghomeabusesupport.com provides the most up-to-date statistics and information relating to nursing home abuse. Please let me know if you are willing to help us spread awareness!
$2000 in your pocket?
$2000 in your pocket? Enter the AVS Design Contest
Allentown Art Festival 2017 Design Contest
First Prize $2000, Second Prize $500, Third $250
Deadline March 11th, 2017
This year focus on the design !!! not the lettering.
Only words that must appear in your design:
60th Annual Allentown Art Festival
Design Size: Approximately 14" x 14"
Color/Printing: Full Process Color
Designs must be entirely original and camera ready.
You may submit up to 2 designs.
No clip art, stock photos or copyrighted materials.
Your name, address, phone number and email address must be attached in a sealed envelope on the back of each entry.
If attending a school or college please indicate which one.
If your art work is selected and was computer generated you must provide us with the original ESP vector or PSD file, no larger than 30MB created in either Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop or CorelDraw.
If your media is painting, drawing, etc your entry must be camera ready.
For entry information see website at: www.allentownartfestival.com
Good luck, start designing !