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Archive for April, 2007

I’m So Happy To Be Able To Tell All Of You That I Am Now A Contributing Editor For BlogHer.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 24, 2007

Be The Change You Want To See In Yourself is not just the name of this blog, but they are also the words I have tried to live by…..sometimes successfully, sometimes not so much. Since starting this blog, and my other three blogs; I have been working very hard to become a better blogger and a better writer. It seems to have paid off…….

I’m so happy to announce that I have been given the most wonderful opportunity as a contributing editor for BlogHer.org; in a capacity that will also allow me to support other women bloggers.

Here is a recent article from The New York Times, featuring the founders of BlogHer.org.

A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs


Darcy Padilla for The New York Times

From left, Jory Des Jardins, Lisa Stone and Elisa Camahort of BlogHer.org, which follows a code of conduct. That code was the basis for proposed guidelines using seals of approval indicated by logos.

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UPDATED INFORMATION — THE STOP GLOBAL WARMING VIRTUAL MARCH…..See how easy it is to make a difference.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 20, 2007

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JOIN THE STOP GLOBAL WARMING VIRTUAL MARCH

By now we all know about Global Warming. What we might not know too much about is, how ordinary people can help make a difference right now. So that is what this post is about. I found a great site that allows you to simply add your e-mail address to participate in a “virtual” march for global warming.

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Important News On Dieting and Weight Loss – New Study On Glycemic Load – with additional links and articles.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 19, 2007

New Study On Glycemic Load and Weight Loss

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – When it comes to losing weight, the number of calories you eat, rather than the type of carbohydrates, may be what matters most, according to a new study.

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You Can Light A Candle In Memory Of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 17, 2007

You Can Light A Candle

I found this link on another blog today, and thought it was so beautiful. You can go to this site and read what others have written, and then click on an unlit candle to light it yourself. This is a way we can let the family and friends of the victims of this tragedy know that they are in our thoughts and prayers.
CLICK THIS LINK TO LIGHT A CANDLE IN LOVING MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE VIRGINIA TECH TRAGEDY.

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Inspirational Quotes set to the music of Imagine by John Lennon

Beautiful and Inspirational Quotes Of Mother Teresa

Inspirational Quotes to Starry Starry Night

Bridge Over Trouble Water

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Beautiful and Inspirational Quotes of Mother Teresa

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 15, 2007

mother teresa

I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so much.

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.

Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.

I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?

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Oprah On Happiness, Laugh Yoga, With Some YouTube Videos. Generally, A Lot Of Funny Stuff.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 13, 2007

Reggie Wells in a laughing yoga class

Oprah On Happiness, Laugh Yoga, With Some YouTube Videos. Generally, A Lot Of Funny Stuff. — by Catherine Morgan

I happened to catch the Oprah show a few days ago, I thought the topic was very interesting. I was “How Happy Are You?” There was even a quick little test you could take. The truth is, I almost turned off the show at this point (and it was the beginning). The test was 5 questions, it seemed to me to focus quite a bit on the “material” aspect of a persons life, and it is my belief that this has very little to do with true happiness. The funny thing is; I’m actually working on a post I intend to call “Happiness is in your Soul, not your Circumstance”, I guess that is why this show had appealed to me in the first place.

Anyway, I stuck it out, and I’m glad I did. There was one part of the show where an employee of Oprah’s talked about how he went to a “Laugh Yoga” class. This is what really caught my eye, and this is what I will be posting on today.

I have included three YouTube videos on the subject of Laugh Yoga. It seems really strange at first…..but it really makes a lot of sense. There is actually quite a bit of medical evidence proving the benefits of laughter. The laugh yoga might be for you, or it might not be….But, I also included a handful of funny videos, for the people who just want to have a little private laugh.

I hope you enjoy, and have a happy day! 🙂

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UPDATED: Finding Out The Truth Of The Universe By Recreating The Big Bang

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 11, 2007

The gargantuan ATLAS particle detector is seven stories tall. Physicists hope to use it to answer fundamental questions about mass, “dark matter” and perhaps even discover extra dimensions to space-time. CERN

The gargantuan ATLAS particle detector is seven stories tall.
Serge Bellegarde

Finding Out The Truth Of The Universe By Recreating The Big Bang — Bringing Creation and Evolution Together – by Catherine Morgan.

I have always been interested in science, particularly in Quantum Physics. So, this story is extremely exciting to me. In just a few months, we may soon understand exactly how the universe began. I have put together several articles and videos that I think you will find very interesting, and I will continue to update this post as new information becomes available. This is the largest and most expensive experiment ever to be done, and the information here does not require you to be a scientist to understand. I hope you find it as interesting and exciting as I do.

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AN EXPERIMENT TO RECREATE THE BIG BANG

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What You Can Do To Stop Frozen Embryos From Being Tossed In The Trash.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 10, 2007

This is a one minute video that demonstrates what is currently happening to unused frozen embryos from fertility clinics. The senate will be voting this week to either support Stem Cell Research, or to put more restrictions on it. Please go to my political site “INFORMED VOTERS” to see more information, and to send an Email to the Senate asking them to support Stem Cell Research.

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Three Steps To Create Peace And Love In Your Life

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 10, 2007

Peace Dove Silk Tallit
picture by © silkmom

HOW WE CAN CREATE PEACE AND LOVE IN OUR LIVES – BY LETTING GO OF ANGER AND HATE – by Catherine Morgan

If we wish peace for ourselves, me must first wish peace for others. How do we do that? I think a good place to start is to take “hate” out of our thoughts and mind. It’s easy to say you’re not a hater, but to truly live a life without hating is not that easy. Here are a few suggestions….

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Healthy Dieting – Tips, Articles, Links, and YouTube Video

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 7, 2007

Fruit Painting Digital Art Class
picture by © singnpray

HEALTHY DIETING –(CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE)

Five a day keeps the pounds away.
veggiesTrash the junk food and buy lots of fruits and vegetables! Five or more servings of fruits and veggies aren’t just a good idea to help you lose weight – they’ll help keep your heart and the rest of your body healthy. Other suggestions for eating well: exchange white bread for whole-wheat; drink lots of water and make sure you eat a healthy breakfast. Don’t skip breakfast. (Having low fat cereal and milk and a piece of fruit is a much better idea than inhaling a donut as you run to the bus stop or eating no breakfast at all!) A registered dietitian can give you lots of other snack and menu ideas.

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CAN YOU MAKE A DONATION TO Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome RESEARCH? Learn More Here.

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 4, 2007

I found a site today at The CFIDS Association of America, that enables anyone to make a fund raising page for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. So, I went ahead and made one. If you would like to see it or donate, click here.

Join me in my efforts to support the CFIDS Association of America!

If you are able to donate, thank you very much. If you are unable to donate at this time (as I am)…..please consider sending this post to any friends or family that you think may be able to. Thank you very much.

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Can The Problem Of Homelessness Ever Be Solved? I Found Someone Who Thinks It Can Be — What Do You Think?

Posted by Catherine Morgan on April 2, 2007

I posted this on my political blog, but thought it was also relevant for this site.

 


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This is from a post at My Errant Mind titled No More Homeless In America: It Can Be Done, Here Is How.

Recognizing Homelessness Is Not A Simple Issue

The way you eliminate homelessness as a social condition is multi-faceted. It is not merely a matter of shelter. That is the first thing that must be understood.

It is not a matter of mental health issues and addictions alone, nor of finances or any other condition alone. Homelessness is a condition brought about by a variety of factors, and every individual situation is not the same. The end state, however, is.

There is a way to end this. The solution is right in front of us and ready-made, if we as a society have the desire and fortitude to pursue it. It is society itself—as a concept.

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