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"There is a myth perpetuated in our society that vaginal exams at the end of pregnancy are beneficial. The common belief is that by doing a vaginal exam one can tell that labor will begin soon. This is not the case.
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When you stand in front of a fellow human being and look into his or her eyes, you get a tremendous amount of information and you receive that information in real time; when you speak with someone on the telephone you can hear his or her breathing, you can feel the rhythm and tone of his or her voice, and get a general feeling of what that person’s current disposition or emotional state is.
Facebooking and Tweeting delude people into believing they are engaging in relationships. But face it: nobody is ever going to receive a hug or pat on the back through a video screen. We need eye contact, we need to break bread with other human beings, we need touch, we need to practice the dying art of conversation, we need face-to-face empathy, love and compassion to get all of those mirror neurons firing again.
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The Great Turning Film: Joanna Macy on Uncertainty
In this film exerpt, Buddhist scholar, author, and activist Joanna Macy talks about the role uncertainty plays in calling forth our most creative, passionate response to climate change.
Des indiens d'Amazonie réagissent à des images du monde occidental et nous parlent de leur valeurs et aussi de leurs peurs face à ce monde.
What if you could talk to animals and have them talk back to you?
Anna Breytenbach has dedicated her life to what she calls interspecies communication. She sends detailed messages to animals through pictures and thoughts. She then receives messages of remarkable clarity back from the animals.
EN - What should a community do with its unused land? Plant food, of course. With energy and humor, Pam Warhurst tells at the TEDSalon the story of how she and a growing team of volunteers came together to turn plots of unused land into communal vegetable gardens, and to change the narrative of food in their community.
FR - Comment nous pouvons manger nos paysages
Up to Us is an all new pathway to social action created by The Pachamama Alliance. We will guide and inspire you to take action to create a just, sustainable, fulfilling world that works for everyone. It's Up to Us! Visit www.uptous.org to learn more.
EN - Full of real women’s stories and carefully researched information, our aim is to offer women the means to true informed choice about contraception, including the Pill, implants, injections, patches, vaginal rings and IUDs.
The pill: Are you sure it's for you?
EN - 'Women Who Run With The Wolves isn't just another book. It is a gift of profound insight, wisdom and love. An oracle from one who knows.' Alice Walker
In the classic Women Who Run With The Wolves, Clarissa Pinkola Estes tells us about the 'wild woman', the wise and ageless presence in the female psyche that gives women their creativity, energy and power. For centuries, the 'wild woman' has been repressed by a male-orientated value system which trivialises women's emotions. Using a combination of time-honoured stories and contemporary casework, Estes reveals that the 'wild woman' in us is innately healthy, passionate and wise.
Women Who Run With The Wolves: Contacting the Power of the Wild Woman
A short film about Ani Chudrun, and her journey from being a Top Gear presenter to becoming a Tibetan Buddhist nun.
The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.
FR - Ce guide pratique et visionnaire montre comment une idée aussi simple que les cercles de femmes peut changer le monde en inspirant la création de nouveaux cercles et en devenant même une source d'inspiration pour les organisations telles que l'Organisation des Nations Unies. A l'instar des femmes, connues pour leur sensibilité et leur ouverture au monde et à l'être, chacun peut faire des progrès en matière d'humanisme et de compassion: au niveau de l'égalité des personnes, de l'égalité économique, de l'ouverture spirituelle… Le mouvement des femmes mène et mènera vers la paix… la paix dans notre quartier, dans notre pays, sur la Terre, dans l'univers. Chaque femme empreinte de sagesse et de courage, chaque cercle donnant un effet de mouvement, dans une progression constante, auront pour effet de créer une nouvelle ère, un havre de paix universel. Autrement dit, quand le millionième cercle aura pris forme, le point de basculement sera atteint. Un nouveau monde commencera!
La pratique des cercles de compassion
EN - Ancient menstrual wisdom for modern women For our ancestors the menstrual cycle was a source of wonderful creative, spiritual, sexual, emotional, mental and physical energies. It was a gift that empowered women to renew themselves each month, to manifest and create the world around them, to connect deeply with the land and their family, and to express deep wisdom and inspiration. This ancient female teaching is still available to us in our mythology and nursery tales. Miranda Gray introduces modern women to their unique cyclic nature and guides them in accepting and expressing a passionate and creative cycle-empowered life.
Women are their own worst beauty critics. In fact, only 4% of women around the world consider themselves beautiful. Dove is committed to building positive self-esteem and inspiring all women and girls to reach their full potential. That's why we decided to conduct a compelling social experiment that proves to women something very important:
You are more beautiful than you think.
Music video by P!nk performing F**kin' Perfect. (C) 2010 LaFace Records, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
Ein kleines Mädchen steht vor dem Spiegel und meint herablassend zu sich selbst:
"Mein Bauch ist zu dick. Er ist nicht schön!".
Wie kommt es, dass bereits sehr junge Mädchen ein irreales Schönheitsideal verinnerlichen und sich selbst verurteilen? Wann und wie bringen wir unseren Töchtern unbewusst bei, sich selbst nicht zu akzeptieren und nicht zu lieben? Und was können wir dagegen tun?