World Kindness Day is an international observance on November 13. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement. Today we’re invited to highlight good deeds that focus on the positive power and common thread of kindness that binds us regardless of race, religion, politics, gender, or zip codes. Continue reading
Who is the wild woman? She’s the grit and grace inside that insists we claim our voice, trust our instinct, and fearlessly cast off forces that insist on perfection and oppression. She will not allow the plundering of the divine feminine or our natural resources. She will not be tamed. We crave her protection and we long to bask in her healing presence. We bravely step up, howling with the insistence that we will no longer live without her. We brazenly demand a fulfilling life, one in which we embrace our true essence. She will rise and so shall we. For there is no force more powerful than a determined woman.
Sophie Wilkins’s evocative illustrations are ripe with symbolism. Wilkins explores the myriad expressions of the divine feminine with animal guides as companions. Writer Angi Sullins implores us to cultivate a sanctuary for the wild woman in homes, studios, gardens, and boardrooms around the planet and in the depths of our souls.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The first official observance of the day was in September 1982.
The theme for 2018 is “The Right to Peace: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”
The theme celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948, as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. The Universal Declaration—the most translated document in the world, available in more than 500 languages—is as relevant today as it was on the day that it was adopted. Continue reading
Late Summer is the season of abundant harvest associated with the Chinese element of Earth which brings tidings of grounded, nurturing, peaceful, and compassionate chi.
The Earth element encourages us to nurture ourselves and others as well as create the most loving, supportive, stable, sustainable, and peaceful life and home that we can. Continue reading
Ganesh Chaturthi is a lively seven- to ten-day long festival to worship the elephant-headed Ganesh, the Hindu god of wisdom and success. As the remover of obstacles, he is also called Vighnesa or Vighneswara. It starts on the fourth day of the Hindu luni-solar calendar month Bhadrapada, which typically falls in the months of August or September of the Gregorian calendar. For 2019, the festival begins on September 2 (dates may vary by region). The festival is especially colorful in the Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, and Karnataka, and is the bestknown event in Bombay. Continue reading
To celebrate Yoga Day, we’d like to introduce you to a new member of our family of contributing artists and his gorgeous new wall calendar — The People’s Yoga.
Experience the global connection of yoga in these striking photographs that highlight the serenity of stillness within the hustle, bustle, and grit of modern living. Dedicated yoga practitioner and photographer Robert Sturman captures everyday people and yogis from around the world in dynamic moments of this ancient practice. A woman stretching into Scorpion pose in Manhattan; a group of musicians paused in Standing Backbend in Bulgaria; and a police officer meditating in uniform before a Ganesha mural in Venice Beach, California, are just a few of these portraits of quiet strength and everyday life. Continue reading