Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

The culture of silence surrounding abuse has really affected children negatively; it has become a public health issue. It seems that every other day stories are on the news about children who are stripped of a chance to lead normal lives. Regardless of the type of abuse —the air needs to be cleared. The most common forms of maltreatment that a child experiences are: physical, … Continue reading Child Abuse Goes Far Beyond the Incident

Daily Inspiration: Pay it Forward This Mother’s Day

The International Rescue Committee is an organization that helps people in their most desperate time of need. Whether the devastation comes from conflict or disaster, they are there to give people resources to pick up the pieces and start over again. They are active all over the world, but currently doing the most work in places that experience the most turmoil: Syria, Yemen, Bangladesh, Myanmar, … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Pay it Forward This Mother’s Day

Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

American culture is slowly becoming desensitized to extreme violence. Every couple of weeks the news is threaded with stories of gun violence and flamboyant instances of mental health issues. When the debates start about gun control, each side rallies for their beliefs but what about the survivors? An interesting tag line appears too often now: ‘thought and prayers’. Everyone sends their well wishes to those … Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers: The New Normal for Survivors

Daily Inspiration: There’s Always a Silver Lining

The body is a tremendous vehicle for carrying us through the day to day, but when it breaks down, life comes to a standstill. Selma Blair is an actress who is widely known for her roles in cult classics in the 90’s and 00’s. She recently opened up about her Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis and how it has changed her. MS is a degenerative disease … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: There’s Always a Silver Lining

The Conversation About Women in Crisis Still Needs Attention

Today there are more avenues to help women in crisis than there have ever been. Outreach programs and other resources are available because people finally recognized that there is a problem. Battered and abused women are no longer compelled to live in fear and confusion. Even though society has made great strides, the attitudes concerning this vulnerable group hasn’t changed much. The discourse that surrounds … Continue reading The Conversation About Women in Crisis Still Needs Attention

Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Hungry school children, now have more options out of the cafeteria. Elkhart school district in Indiana has teamed up with a local nonprofit, Cultivate, to repackage unused food from schools and turn them into individual frozen meals. In one school 20 school children receive meals to take home. It’s amazing to consider the amount of food waste that occurs in a single institution. It’s commendable … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Repacked Food Feeds School Children

Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

The mosque attacks in New Zealand killed 50 people and injured many others. The tragic loss of life in Christchurch was met with immediate condemnation. The Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has pulled the country together with immense empathy and promises of tighter sanctions on assault weapons. In today’s video students in the Christchurch community showed their respect and solidarity with the Muslim community by performing … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Communities Heal Together

Vaccinations Are a Big Deal

The history behind infectious diseases is terrifying. Vaccines were created out of necessity; people were dying in mass quantities. In fact, it was the number one killer of humans. The first successful vaccine was developed in 1796 by Edward Jenner and used cowpox to create immunity to smallpox. The prospect of eradicating viruses was groundbreaking at the time and as the scientific community continued to … Continue reading Vaccinations Are a Big Deal

Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

Tensions were at an all time high during Trump’s presidential election. Some have said many of his rally’s promoted intolerance and incited violence. An incident between Rakeem Jones and John McGraw resulted in McGraw receiving one year of probation. In today’s video, Jones talks about concluding the incident in court and having a heartfelt moment with McGraw. Even though tensions are high during any conflict, … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Conflict Resolution Goes Beyond Impulse

Daily Inspiration: Wear What You Want

Gabi Fresh is the co-founder of the plus size brand, Premme and is dedicated to spreading body positive awareness for all body types. As a plus size woman, she is sharing her appreciation for all sizes in her collection. She also designed a swimwear collection with Swimsuits For All, which is another company that wants women to be proud of their body in the most … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Wear What You Want

Daily Inspiration: Praise to the Power Cancer Could Not Take

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. People often wear pink ribbons and shirts and ramp up their support to charitable organizations during this time. In support of women who have lost their breasts due to the disease, designer Stella Mccartney created a double mastectomy bra. It is available for free to those in need. Cancer is devastating to all those involved. Don’t wait for a … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Praise to the Power Cancer Could Not Take

Daily Inspiration: Protect Our Girls From Sexual Assault

Sexual assault has been flooding the news outlets with murmurs about high profile figures such as Judge Kavanaugh and Bill Cosby. Sexual assault is often hard to prove and difficult to prosecute unless it is reported immediately and evidence is readily available. Often times women opt not to report due to shame, fear or the mounting possible fall out. In this video a teenager girl … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Protect Our Girls From Sexual Assault

Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature

How many hours of your life do you spend indoors? For many people it is almost all of it. Today’s video was created by The Velux Group, a company that manufactures skylights. In this video (which reads almost like a commercial) the narrator explains the transitions we have made from nature to an indoor environment. The downsides of living a life within walls include sickness … Continue reading Daily Inspiration: Get Outside and Enjoy Nature