Category Archives: Women

My self-imposed challenge: who have been the most significant contributors to making the world a better place to live

I have to admit it; once I began my exploration of which individuals throughout history might qualify as candidates for the quest I described in my post last week [The greatest _______ (fill in the blank); how do we decide … Continue reading

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For Mother’s Day, 5 things I learned from my mother-in-law about aging well

I need to put the title of this post in context. I did not learn these things from my dearly departed mother-in-law as a result of her explaining their importance to me.  She never gave me any advice at all … Continue reading

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Canada’s most closely guarded secret: October is Women’s History Month

OK, all of you readers who are Canadian women, raise your hand if you knew that October is Canada’s Women’s History Month, so almost over? I’m not raising my hand, or at least I wouldn’t have a few days ago. … Continue reading

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Yes You Can!

Everyone deserves someone in their life to tell them “Yes you can”. Even better if everyone could have many, many people telling them that they can and should reach for the stars. But one voice alone can make all the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday for women … and men | July 15/20

Instead of just enjoying these by myself every once in awhile, as I’ve been doing, I thought I’d share. We can laugh (and we can cry) as we continue to work towards changing this dynamic.

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If a young blogger Malala can, why can’t we?? – Malala Day 2020

Originally posted on Anu@lafemina:
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner 2014 Yes..this face is so familiar for us and needless to explain why..!!! In fact, do you know this girl started her fight as a little BLOGGER…

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The Courage to Do Something — Cynthia Reyes

I wasn’t planning on posting anything on Mother’s Day, but when I read Cynthia Reyes’ post yesterday, The Courage to Do Something, I knew I had to reblog her message. Cynthia is a Canadian author, journalist, and human rights activist … Continue reading

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Looking at women’s progress around the world … using maps

Seeing as yesterday was International Women’s Day, I thought that using world maps to explore successes and struggles of women around the world would be appropriate for this week’s Map Monday. I must say that some of the rankings showing … Continue reading

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