Category Archive: Better Yourself

Jul 04

Listening and Responding

Listening and Responding As time passes, more value is being placed upon listening to each other.  Although sometimes misunderstood, or perhaps even miscommunicated, the art of listening has returned to our planet.  Each of us expresses ourselves in our unique style and I ask this … are we also responding?   Personally, yes!  I believe …

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Jul 02

Calling Your Craze

It’s July and I’ve already decided what I want Santa to bring me: a pink rotary phone.  I saw one in a picture and it struck a chord with me that keeps playing. Now you can find all kinds of results for “Where to buy a pink rotary phone?” in my computer history.   The …

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Jun 19

Interview with Marleen Temmerman

Marleen Temmerman – Belguim Interview by Lisa Chuma Give us your ‘elevator pitch’ – a snapshot of who you are, what you do for a living, and how we should ‘know’ you. I am a hard-working obstetrician-gynaecologist, researcher, politician (Socialist Party senator), and mother of a 23-year-old son. As a fierce advocate for women’s (reproductive) …

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Jun 19

Appreciating Diversity, Creating Unity

Appreciating Diversity, Creating Unity By Julia Bernards Several years ago, I sat with my husband in a recruiting event sponsored by Walmart. The presenters and audience were both part of a minority group, and the event had been organized as part of Walmart’s ongoing effort to attract a diverse workforce.  In the midst of the …

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Jun 19

It starts with a Girl

It starts with a Girl  Partnering with Girls at Risk in Niger, Africa By Chantelle McIver We have all heard the statistics that more than 600 million girls live in poverty in the developing world. The results are often irreversible and devastating to their futures. We can read this, we can be shocked, but the …

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Jun 19

Money Matters

Money Matters By Annett Blechstein “Give a man a gun and he robs a bank, give a man a bank, and he robs the world.”   That joke made the rounds in August 2011 and is clearly a reference to the financial crisis that started in 2008 and is still lingering today. It is said …

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Jun 19

Your Soul’s Calling

Your Soul’s Calling By Kirsten Meneghello The word “soul” is a tricky one because it can mean many things and have different connotations. It can have religious overtones, and therefore, scare some people off from a conversation once you mention the word. For others, it can be an exciting topic and grab their attention.   “Soul” …

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Dec 01

Women of Empowerment Eradicate Discrimination

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Women of Empowerment Eradicate Discrimination by an HIV Activist…. Zero new infections, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS-related deaths….phew, what a mouthful! With 34 million diagnosed people known to be living with hiv, one would assume that the battle of discrimination would have been won. That’s what I am leaning on this very World Aids Day. Removal …

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Sep 19

Dealing with frustration and anger

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Dealing with frustration and anger written by Ethel Nzombe As we go along our daily lives we sometimes come across situations that may frustrate and anger us and when they occur so often the feeling can turn into resentment. Having such feelings may be a reaction to things that threaten our well being alerting us …

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May 23

8 Tips for Fighting Procrastination

8 Tips for Fighting Procrastination by Lily Trainor It’s hard to find someone that has never had to deal with the problem of procrastination. It’s so common because most people naturally put off activities that they don’t enjoy. On some days, procrastination might be a more difficult problem for you to conquer than others. One …

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