Paving a Path for Women: Christian Northrup, M.D.

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“We get to a point where we must put up or shut up,” says Christiane Northrup, author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and a national ground-breaking leader in the field of women’s health. “If we believe in empowerment and we believe in the law of abundance, the law of prosperity, if we believe thoughts create […]

May… Maya, Goddess of Spring

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In Sanskrit, “maya” means illusion. Something appears to be one way, but is really another. Vedanta, the ancient science from whence yoga, meditation and Ayurveda spring, suggests that you imagine a dark night in which you think you see a snake, only to find that it was an old stick that was hard to see […]

Help The Shanti Uganda Society

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Welcome to Shanti Uganda Our Mission: The Shanti Uganda Society improves infant and maternal health, provides safe women-centered care and supports the well-being of birthing mothers and women living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda. Blog for International Women’s Day Join Shanti Uganda in blogging for International Women’s Day on March 8th! This years theme is “Connecting […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

The Truth Behind Women’s Brains

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Most people think that the brains of baby boys and girls are blank slates at the beginning of life. But according to new scientific evidence, they’re not. Recent reports show that newborn males and females have very different brain circuitry, and hormones dramatically shape their future thoughts, feelings and behavior in the first years of […]

Make A Pledge To Celebrate & Recognize Moms

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Mother’s Day has always been a special day in my family. Both of my parents were blessed to each have an incredible mom and I have always felt that my mom is the absolute best!  I had planned on writing a blog post about my mom and her many gifts to me and my family […]

You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Thanks Mom

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I was killing some time in a gift shop and You Can’t Always Get What You Want buzzed overhead. I like the Rolling Stones, but I don’t love that song. It reminds me of when I was little. Somehow I have several memories of me pleading with my mom for something (McDonalds Happy Meal toy?) […]

For Mother’s Day

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Motherhood brings as much joy as ever, but it still brings boredom, exhaustion, and sorrow too. Nothing else ever will make you as happy or as sad, as proud or as tired, for nothing is quite as hard as helping a person develop his own individuality especially while you struggle to keep your own — […]

A Mother’s Love

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A Mother’s Love There are times only when a Mother’s love Can understand our tears, Can soothe our disappointments And calm all our fears. There are times when only a Mother’s Love Can share the joy we feel When something we’ve dreamed about Quite suddenly is real. There are times when only a Mother’s faith […]