A Social Enterprise dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Young People and their Community Generation Next Blog ← Man Dies After Three-Day Internet Gaming Binge • Are Wellbeing Programmes Making Any Difference? → Many people react to life’s challenging experiences with strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty. Search for "random acts of kindness" - Who Arted? Random Acts of Kindness Tree Did you know there is a Random Acts of Kindness Day? It’s celebrated every year on February 17th… But why limit yourself to one day a year? I came up with a creative and fun way for our family to spread random acts of kindness year-round: a Random Acts of Kindness Tree!
Henderson Rubin Creative Design Studio: Freebie Friday~Let's Celebrate Kindness Printables Hi all! Happy Friday! Today I am sharing my favorite quotes on KINDNESS. I keep a collection of quotes on KINDNESS and wanted to share them in a different way other then simply just retyping the quote. I love to pin (real life) different inspirational ideas and images near my desk. The Top 10 Good News Stories of 2014 I was reading through all the negativity and stupidity this morning while drinking my coffee and something said, ‘how about some good news?’, so I typed in GOOD NEWS and found your site… Ahhh! John Longo Oh my, you’ve made my day! Malala Yousafzai: the inspiration Malala Yousafzai becomes the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Here we share some of the reasons she's an inspiration everyone. “Despite her youth, Malala Yousafzai has already fought for several years for the right of girls to education, and has shown by example that children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations."
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2015 Theme: Make It Happen International Women's Day 2015 Theme: MAKE IT HAPPEN All around the world, International Women's Day represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality. Make It Happen is the 2015 theme for our internationalwomensday.com global hub, encouraging effective action for advancing and recognising women. Each year International Women's Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8. The first International Women's Day was held in 1911. Thousands of events occur to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Open Letter to Julien Blanc - HandbagMafiaHandbagMafia If you have thus far managed not to hear about this, you might want to read a summary here of what went on so you see why I’m writing this. Dear Julien, By now, I imagine you’re back home after your less than successful Australian Tour and subsequent booting out of the country. The thing is, here is Australia, we are far from perfect when it comes to any number of things but what you will have discovered is that we have a rather powerful feminist community. The wonderful Kirsty Mac, who was instrumental in stopping Blanc’s “seminars” from going ahead, which you can read about on her blog here and here. As a member of that community, I can’t help but feel a little sorry for you.
The First Woman Photographer - Anna Atkins - Films not dead. - F.N.D Anna Atkins is said to had been the first woman to create a photograph. Initially she was trained as an English Botanist and discovered photography as a means to document botanical specimens for a scientific reference book, entitled ‘British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions’. This book subsequently became considered to be the first book to demonstrate light-senstive materials in a publication. As well as this, Aktin’s decided to use the Cyanotype process further by printing her hand-written text and illustrations through the means of this photographic process rather than using traditional letter pressing.
Creative Baby Shower Gift Ideas - Who Arted? Several of my friends are in the process of starting their families – which means I’ve been going to quite a few baby showers lately! If you’re searching for some creative and thoughtul gift ideas, look no further! Here are seven of my favorite gift ideas for moms-to-be! Gift Idea #1: Monthly Onesies Sisters of Charity Australia – The Love Of Christ Impels Us Pope Francis Honours Founder of the Religious Sisters of Charity and the Sisters of Charity of Australia. Given at Rome: 18th March 2015 Mary Aikenhead (1787-1858), who founded the Religious Sisters of Charity in 1815 to provide services to “the suffering poor”, has been declared Venerable by Pope Francis. Being declared Venerable is the second of four steps in the Catholic Church’s Canonisation process.
How to Start a Gratitude Practice and Change Your Life “When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.” -Lao Tzu Somewhere in the distant past, out here in New Zealand, I recall someone saying to me “Be grateful for small mercies.” How to Practice Gratitude – Helpful Tips (and focus on what's really important.) In a stuck moment, it’s hard to see positive forces when obstacles are blaring and fears are looming. This is a good time to be grateful. Not grateful for what has us stuck, but appreciating what doesn’t. Gratitude helps us see our situation in a way that can lessen panic, and could open up our thinking to new solutions. Thing is, people aren’t hardwired to be grateful.
What’s On Your Gratitude List Today? We all know how focusing on the things that we’re grateful for can turn around a negative mood but have you made this a daily practice? I started my own version of this years ago in the form of The 10/10 Exercise. Each day I write at least ten things for which I’m grateful. I try to write about ten different things each day so the practice doesn’t become a rote exercise and to ensure that I notice more of the wonderful people and things in my life.