Friday, October 17, 2008

Beads for Life

Today is International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Each year on October 17th, the United Nations focuses its efforts on the issue of extreme poverty and encourages others to take action to help in the fight to eradicate poverty. 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty – that’s 1 in 5 people on the planet – living on less than a $1 a day.

If you use beads or are looking for a unique and worthwhile gift, go to Bead for Life I just ordered a packet of beads to use at Mother Blessing ceremonies and even seminars. If we all did a small part today to eradicate poverty, we'd be a little closer!

Monday, October 06, 2008

Breast Cancer Month

Susan Martensen forwarded this:
As you all know, October is Breast Cancer awareness month.
This was sent to me by a dear doula friend of mine. The film "My Mommy has Cancer" is about a dear friend of hers who is a doula. Through the eyes of her child you learn about her cancer. Please watch (and vote if you feel compelled to do so) - keep watching even after the credits - there is a neat claymation film.

Breast cancer is affecting all of us - I know you are all aware. I am so thankful that this was forwarded to me. Do what you can and please take a moment today to think and pray for all of these women and their families.


Scroll down to "My Mommy has Cancer"

I decided to embed it here so you could watch it but please click above and VOTE!