3 Ways to Participate in International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.

In addition, it’s a call to action day to raise awareness and take part in gender equality events and raise funding for women-focused organizations.

People around the world attend online events, presentations, panel discussions, and other celebrations to reflect on the progress made and celebrate advances made by women in our lives.Continue reading 3 Ways to Participate in International Women’s Day

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Quotes to Live By

Martin Luther King Jr. at the podium, speaking at Washington DC

Today we commemorate the 92nd birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (MLK Day), a national day of service in the United States to honor the life and work of the civil rights leader.

My first memory of participating in a local MLK Day event dates back over 20 years ago, when I joined dozens of other Habitat for Humanity volunteers inside a warehouse on Detroit’s east side. Continue reading Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Quotes to Live By

Accept Praise and Water Your Flowers

pale pink hybrid tea rose bloom framed by glossy green leaves.

When I read Ariel Lopez’s tweet this morning, I nodded my head in agreement.

I’ve never seen it written this way, but I love the description.

Continue reading Accept Praise and Water Your Flowers