Choice: How can you be a Catalyst for Change

The Dalit population face horrible discrimination because of their low social status. The women are doubly harassed because of their status and their gender. The word Dalit is Sanskrit for “oppressed” or “downtrodden”. It also translates into “the crushed people”. This is certainly reflective of the abuse that the Dalits receive. They are the “untouchables” […]

My Right to be Human

1.Female genital mutilation: (FGM) This is perhaps the most disturbing abuse done to women. FGM is a procedure that removes either part or all of a woman’s external genitalia. This is often practiced in Africa, especially in rural areas. There are several reasons for the practice of FGM; it is generally a cultural tradition and […]

Women Owned Bussinesses

More and more women are entering the once male-dominated field of business by owning their own small business. Businesswomen face unique challenges; they must deal with the gender gap while also tackling common business obstacles. And for women owning small businesses, it can be a struggle to expand their reach globally. However there are some […]

The Importance of Building Trust With Our Clients

The Importance of Building Trust With Our Clients  In today’s world people love to shop. We love to buy things, whether it be a high-definition television or even a sandwich from the local grocery store. It is said that we are the generation of consumerist, with people constantly buying new technologies and the latest products. […]

Christmas- Holy day, Holiday and Entry into American culture

Christmas is a magical time…cookies, reindeer, mistletoe, and please please please don’t forget the presents under the tree.   As Americans, we are so caught up in the holiness and sparkle of the Christmas season that we simply don’t realize that for many non-Christians in the United States, and especially for many recent immigrants, the festivities […]

CONNECTING TO JOY AFTER TRAUMA

Not everyone has the ease of connecting to the emotion called joy.  Many of us ‘assume’ that this emotion comes natural for all of us.  I have done a bit of research into why a few of us have to work at this connection.  For instance, many individuals who have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) due to war […]

“Listen,” to Love, Understand, and Accept

When working with individuals with mental health and emotional issues, it’s important to give them love, understanding, and acceptance.  Far too often, society slides these individuals into a black book, silently gossiping about them yet showing a good front for their own egocentrism and a well deserved pat on the back from others.  Thus, mental […]

UNCOVER TRUE HAPPINESS FOR THE DEEPLY HURT

There are so many wonderful shares on the social media networks. It’s great to see various positive quotes about healing to support our community, family, friends, or neighbors.  Reminding others to be optimistic and positive can raise them from a place of despair to, at least, a glimpse of light or hope; and, that is […]

HEALING WORTHLESSNESS

When you feel worthless, looking in the mirror and reminding yourself that you are beautiful is not going to happen. Being told that you are special, you have the light inside of you, and to appreciate your value in life is something that worthless feeling individuals cannot relate to. And, the more you say this, […]

Permission to be the true you

Many of us have a difficult time giving ourselves permission to be who we really are in character, career choice, hobbies, and even our hopes and desires. Unintentionally, we endeavour to be something we are not, and we strive to meet others’ aspirations even in a place of service.  Thus, these aspirations are not birthed […]