If there is anything to be a part of in 2011, it is this: Ma Ganga Shakti Retreat w/Dr. David Frawley & Yogini Shambhavi http://ow.ly/25B66
Let’s not lie to ourselves and act like Michelle Obama is NOT history in the making! The first black First Lady of the United States? Come on now. It will start with her but it surely won’t end with her.
If you are in Brooklyn, you can celebrate Women’s History Month with First Saturday at the Brooklyn Museum. If you are in NYC on Saturday and love Hip Hop, you can celebrate Women’s History Month with this jam.
It’s so crazy how much history was made in a couple of months! 100 year old Black women got to vote for and elect a black president. This may not seem like much to most but when your family has been slaves for the past 300 years, this is HUGE. Especially for those who have lived through slavery and segregation. Bless them!
Now let’s move onto March 10th…
In 2005, women represented 26 percent of new AIDS diagnoses, compared to only 11 percent of new AIDS cases reported in 1990. Most women are infected with HIV through heterosexual contact and injection drug use.
Women of color are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. AIDS is now the leading cause of death for Black women ages 25 to 34.
Now, even though we are celebrating Women’s History this month, I truly believe that in order to respect the past, we must use the lessons learned then for the future. With this in mind, I’m going to give you links to a couple of websites and blogs that I think are doing a great job in helping women in the present and for the future:
kiva.org –> Micro-lending at its finest. It allows you to loan to the working poor around the world. I don’t know why but it works. I’m going to lend to someone in need by the end of the month. You can lend in increments of $25 or more.
International Women’s Day is March 8th. You can help out not only by participating with kiva.org but also with seva.org. Seva means “service” in Sanskrit. Karma Yoga is based on seva and goes beyond that in regards to the manner in which you perform your service. According to the website,
Working in nine countries in addition to the United States, Seva Foundation supports projects in the area of health and wellness, community development, environmental protection and cultural preservation.
Working with children and parents in the United States, lend4health is a blog that does micro-lending to benefit those that need help with their health and wellness. Spawned from kiva.org, lend4health is currently helping out children and adults dealing with autism spectrum disorders. For more information, click here.
The last website that I’m going to talk about is called Off the Mat,Into the World. Created by Yogini Seane Corn, Hala Khouri, and Suzanne Sterling, OTM takes Yoga and Seva to new levels with their Humanitarian tours. For more information, please click here.
I think this is it for now…we need to celebrate women everyday – the past, the present, and the future. Women need to celebrate their bodies, their mindset, and what we do for this planet and humanity. No more of this “secondary but necessary” business. Once and for all, let women feel and rise up to the word equality. Respect from others can only come when we start to truly respect ourselves.
It’s been a while since I really posted something up of substance. Now that the filler has been placed, it’s time for me to get off of my self-imposed vacation and get back to giving you the latest and greatest information that will enable you to see and be better health!
First, I hope you like the pic. Kyla Jolene is a great photographer and I have been watching her work from afar. I wanted to put her photos on my blog for sometime and I’m glad I finally am able to do so. If I don’t put up more of Kyla’s pics, it’s only because she asked me not to. I don’t know her personally but good work is good work and it can’t be denied.
I have updated one of my blogs. Please click here for the latest information on herbs that will help you in dealing with Uterine Fibroids. Please note that hops is a good herb to use for Breast Cancer as well.
My Yoga schedule is back in full swing! First up…I’m going to teach a 4 week course called the Fundamentals of Hatha Yoga. If you’re in NYC and would like to learn the basics of Hatha Yoga and an Integral Yoga Hatha I Beginner’s class, then this course is for you. For more information and to register, please click here.
I’m also going to teach a Hatha I Beginners Class every other Sunday at 6:15pm, starting March 15. If you click on the link above, you’ll also find more information on Integral Yoga.
That’s it for now. Please provide feedback by posting a comment or by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
One more thing, I have been doing this blog for a long time. What started out as a homework assignment for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition has become something much more. I need to stop acting like I’m not an accomplished Holistic Health and Nutritional Consultant and Yoga Instructor. Sooner than later, I’m going to put up links and give more information for my consultations and packages. Spring time is coming. I can provide you with the best in nutrition, fitness, and over all wellness. Now it’s really time to get it together. All of us.
Until next time…stay strong, stay healthy, and fight dis-ease! (and thank you so much for keeping up with me and your health and wellness)
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As you can see, I have been very busy with this blog!! My blogrolls are now on a separate page! At the linkbar, click “Do Right Blogroll” and go to town! I have to thank MommyDoodles for providing the insight for this to happen. Now I can give you more or what you’re looking for – the path to health and happiness – without me having to worry about how many blogs I can fill a page with! No more distractions!
Ok…so, where to begin…ah yes, with my regularly scheduled routine!
Went to both jobs on Thursday & Friday. Both days were an arduous task because I had to get juices for LT46′s next phase of our Legacy Project. I had to go to both jobs and then lug @ least 4 huge bottles home! Gotta love NYC…cabs are everywhere and for some reason, the fares were pretty decent (considering).
I know all of my new viewers are wondering, “what is LT46? Legacy Project? What’s that?”
I created a post in Oct 2008 explaining the Legacy Project that I share with my Leadership Team from Momentum Education, LT46. Click here for that post. Now we have gone into “Phase IIa,” by showing a movie at the shelter we raised money for. Here is a picture of the flyer that was put up at the Shelter:
It was a great event! About 70 people – men, women and children – attended. They all enjoyed the movie as well as the pizza and beverages we provided. I got the beverages, which consisted of apple juice, pineapple, mango, grapefruit, and pear juices and water- all organic, of course. I got 3 large apple juices, 7 bottles of the other juices and 3 one gallon bottles of water. I made a conscious choice to buy these kinds of juices to see if there would be a difference to their behavior (in comparison to drinking soda or juices with a lot of processed sugar in it). I am very happy to say that the crowd was very plesant and patient and kind. Even the children were relatively calm (I loved to hear the children give ask their parents where the juice came from!) and there were moments of virtual silence during certain parts of the movie. I’m not going to attribute all of this to drinking organic but I KNOW that if I had offered soda, it would have been a madhouse at that Shelter.
What made the event even more special was twofold. First, Liz Murray came to speak to the guests and I’m sure it was great (unfortunately, I had to go to work so I had to leave early). I know Liz personally and she’s an amazing lady. If you would like to meet her for yourself, check this out:
Liz Murray: Homeless to Harvard
The other thing that made the event amazing was seeing my family. You see, my brother and his family live in a shelter. It was an amazing coinky dink that the shelter LT46 chose to support was the same shelter that my brother and his family are in! I got to see my neices and nephew and it was so great! Right before I left, I explained to one of my friends that my brother and his family will have to stay in the shelther a little longer due to unforseen circumstances. Well, I must say that today, my sister-in-law had a healthy baby boy and right after I spoke to my friend, I called my brother and he said they would be out of the shelter very soon!!
The next day, I taught two Yoga classes – one private and one at IYI. On Monday, I taught another Yoga class.
Before this weekend, I wrote up a post on the Uterus Diaglogues on Yoga and Fibroids. It was a general post and I will write something more specific really soon. If you would like to read my post, please click here. If you are affected by Uterine Fibroids and Ovarian Cysts, I ask that you become a member of this site and share their experiences, past, present and future. Sharing is caring. My friend and fellow IIN graduate, Simone Turner is also a part of this network. She is a Holistic Health Counselor that also specializes in Women’s Issues, more specifically fibroids. Tell her that “Drea from IIN” sent you!
Well, that’s it…for not. I have a lot of catching up to you and I must admit, I’m becoming addicted to twitter. Hello My Twitter Friends!!
Enjoy your night. Until the next time…stay strong, stay healthy, and fight dis-ease!
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I hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl. I, myself, did not get to see it. I taught my first “official” class at Integral Yoga and it was great. I would like to thank all of those who attended my class and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
My next class is on Feb. 15th. That is on a Sunday, at Integral Yoga Institute. The cost for the class is $12 and it’s a Hatha I Beginner’s class. If you stop by, mention that you saw this on my blog. I’d really appreciate it.
Another thing I have done is update one of my old blogs. My Essential 4 Series: Bad Posture can be a Headache is one of my most popular blogs. I have updated it with some new information that you may find useful. Click on the link to access that post.
I plan on doing this with other previous posts with time. I’m still working on putting some other posts up that are way past due. I’m not going to speak on them now. I’m just going to put them out there and get it done.
As I get my schedule together, you will hear from me and then you may not. Regardless of my state of affairs, I trust that I can always count on you to…
stay strong, stay healthy, and fight dis-ease!