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The theme of IWD for 2018 is #PressforProgress. According to the IWD website, InternationalWomensDay.org, “With the World Economic Forum’s 2017 Global Gender Gap findings telling us that gender parity is over 200 years away, there has never been a more important time to keep motivated.” The website goes on to state that the international activism we have seen over the past year, and movements like #MeToo, and #TimesUp, “have fueled the strong global momentum striving for gender parity”. A listing of various international and domestic events categorized by city and state is available on the website, along with a listing of corporate partners, widgets, and other paraphernalia promoting IWD.
Linda Craig, owner of Circulation Nation Studios, has organized many free networking events hosted at women-owned business locations throughout the Upstate. Craig explains. “We hope that by organizing these events, it creates awareness as well as opportunities for women-owned small businesses to network with each other. For those who are looking to get into their own business, or who have an entrepreneurial spirit, we hope that they are inspired by the women they meet to make their own dreams become reality, too.”
A fee-based women’s seminar and an evening dinner event where women will come together to support and learn from each other will round out the celebration. A listing of these events can be seen below. Changes or additional events will be posted on this webpage.
Gloria Steinem, world-renowned feminist, journalist and activist once noted, “The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.”
Take the time to celebrate International Women’s Day in your community with your family, friends, colleagues and fellow human beings. We all share the same planet. We are all connected.
Peace and Blessings,
Natural Awakenings Upstate
Note: For information on the paid events, please contact the organizers directly using the contact info given beneath the event since Natural Awakenings does not have updated information on these events.
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As I began to love myself, I found that anguish and emotional suffering are only warning signs that I was living against my own truth.
Today, I know, this is AUTHENTICITY. (read more…)
How to Strengthen Your Resilience Muscle
At one time or another, an estimated 70 percent of people experience a life-altering traumatic event, and most grow stronger from surviving it, according to decades of research by leading institutions like Harvard and Yale universities and the University of Pennsylvania. We can prepare now for life’s inevitable hurdles and setbacks by developing the skills and tools of resilience.
“It’s an incredibly hopeful message: We can go through the most terrible things imaginable and still get through to a better place,” says David (read more…)
Creating Sustainable Urban Living
Homesteading is a broad field. “Along with planting produce, we encourage people to compost, change how they use water, learn about biochar—a long-term soil amendment that returns carbon to the earth—and employ creative economics, including bartering and food-sharing systems,” says K. Ruby Blume, of Grants Pass, Oregon, who founded the Institute of Urban Homesteading, in Oakland, California, a decade ago. She’s also co-author of Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living. (read more…)
Tips for Finding the Right Practice
More Americans than ever before are seeking the benefits of meditation, which notably improves mental, physical and spiritual health. Choosing from its many styles and traditions can be daunting for a new meditator, as is figuring out how to incorporate such a practice into a busy life. (read more…)
Service Animals Train to Help People in Need
Service dogs help an aging population live full lives in spite of limitations, no matter the size, age or breed of dog. Plus, hundreds of thousands of canines make living with disabilities both possible and more pleasant.
“Service dogs don’t eat on duty, and should be on the floor, not put in a handbag or shopping cart,” advises Maggie Sims, project manager for the Rocky Mountain Americans with Disabilities Act Center, in Colorado Springs. (read more…)
Australian author, speaker and dating coach Mark Rosenfeld knows firsthand the challenges of navigating romantic relationships. After struggling with shyness, he took on a confidence-boosting job as an exotic dancer in 2011, working with men at both ends of the assertiveness spectrum. In this milieu, he gained a better understanding of men’s thoughts and actions related to women. (read more…)