If the idea of more pumpkin-spiced anything terrifies you, focus on something else this month. I can help. If you suffer from fear of missing out on the latest lattes, pancakes, cupcakes and seasonal beers, I am here for you. I am positioned in the middle of this tasty conundrum. I can take it or […]
It's October, so we set out to observe fests, festivities and festivals around the globe. It's also a fine month for quieter holidays that deserve remembrance.
The pink ribbons make their appearance every October. They quietly designate the observance of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pinning on the silky badge demonstrates solidarity with women around the world. This particular type of cancer can make an individual feel very alone. No one takes comfort in knowing that the disease affects more than 255,000 […]
You can be anything you want. When you are scared silly, you squeal and laugh. You get to eat really good stuff that only shows up once a year. It is a fantastic excuse to throw a party. Yes, you are falling under the annual spell of Halloween and it feels wickedly wonderful. As children, […]
Is it possible for 7.8 billion people to get along? If peace on earth seems unattainable, perhaps we should not strive for perfection. Instead, we should build practical solutions to the problems that keep us separated. United Nations Day shines a global light on those aspirations each October 24. The date became official in 1947, […]
We all have something to say and all our voices count. We don’t express ourselves in the same way because our voices are different. However, we need to know that we are heard. It is important that the listening is without judgement, focused and caring. These are simple concepts but on International Stuttering Awareness Day, […]
Our impressions come from breathtaking photographs in magazines and fascinating online tours. We have seen movies set in these impossibly beautiful locations and heard news reports on their impending demise. Very few of us will ever travel through the veil of vast distance into the layers of the rainforests, but we are enchanted by their […]