From Self-harm to Self-love

Neeha always wore long sleeves even when it was hot and humid outside because she didn't want anyone, especially her friends to see the ugly cuts on her arms.  She wanted to stop cutting herself but she couldn't seem to.  It started when she became pregnant and told her mother who said, "Unless you get …

Severe Morning Sickness

When I was pregnant, I didn't experience any morning sickness.  I have heard of some women who experience it with the one pregnancy but not the other.  Some, like Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, however, suffer from severe morning sickness known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum. What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?  It literally means "excessive vomiting in pregnancy". …

Two Different Worlds

"I'm thinking of breaking up with Josiah," Phyllis said to her friend, Veronica when they were having lunch at a cafe close to Veronica's workplace. Veronica looked surprised.  "Why?" she asked.  "I thought you were really into him." "I am but, I'm not sure where this relationship is going.  We've been seeing each other for …

Rebecca Lee Crumpler

She changed the face of medicine It was being raised by a kind aunt who spent much of her time caring for sick neighbors and her desire to relieve the suffering of others which led Rebecca Lee Crumpler down the a career path that would earn her the distinction of being the first African American …

Jennie Kidd Trout

What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make - Jane Goodall Today would have been Jennie Trout's 117th birthday.  I never heard of her until a few minutes ago when I saw an image of her on Google's logo.  Of course, I had to …

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

It was just few days ago when I learned that March was designated as Women's History Month.  Well, today, an identical thing happened to me which prompted me to put this post together in a hurry.  I found out just a few minutes ago that today is National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I also discovered …

Drinking With Mom

As parents and stewards of God, it is our duty to provide for, care for and protect our children.  We are to impart wisdom and knowledge to them that will keep them safe and grounded in a world where they will encounter hardships, trials, temptations and challenges.  We are to teach, guide, counsel, encourage and …

Changed

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. This was the prayer that changed Lisa's life. Before she prayed it one night in her room, she was a selfish person.  She went about her busy life, not having time for anyone. She went to church, yes, but she …

Women and Mental Health

May 1-7 has been Mental Health awareness week. One in three Americans struggles with mental illness but the rate is much higher in women.  Research shows that women are 40% more likely to develop depression than men.  It is not clear why mental illness is more common among women but doctors have come up with a number …

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