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Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 24, 2009
The BlogHer 2009 Good Health-A-Thon is coming to an end, but your good health choices can still continue. I hope we’ve been able to help you get on the right track to better health in 2009, I would love to hear how you’ve been doing in comments.
I thought I would take this opportunity to do a little wrap-up of our Good Health-A-Thon…
We started off talking about setting goals. Did you set any? Have you stuck to any of them?
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on January 1, 2008
Top 10 Hot Topics From BlogHer Health and Wellness – by Catherine Morgan (cross-posted at CatherineBlogs.com)
It’s the last day of 2007, and I thought I would do this post on some of the hot topics from BlogHer Health and Wellness. So, in no particular order, here is what I think are the top ten. — read the full post at BlogHer.
And, my New Years wish for you…and the world.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on December 13, 2007
Hi everyone. I want to take this opportunity to tell you that I am helping to launch a new blog by Care2. It’s called the Care2 Election Blog, and I will be the primary blogger. I hope you’ll stop by and check it out. THIS IS A LINK TO MY FIRST POST. Todays post is on…Another veto by Bush for SCHIP.
I’ll be here at the Care2 Election Blog each day with posts on the latest election news, political commentary and, of course, will address campaign issues that are especially important to the Care2 community, with an emphasis on non-profits. Since this is Care2’s first blog, I hope to get as much feedback from the members of the community as possible…and I look forward to hearing all of your comments and suggestions (so please…don’t be shy). — read my full first post here
If you are not already familiar with Care2, you should go over and check them out. It’s a site that makes it easy to take action on issues that are important to you.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on December 3, 2007
A ten year old girl named Laura has started a blog for the purpose of making a difference, it’s called “Twenty Five Days To Make a Difference“.
Sometimes it takes a child to show adults the way, here are some of her wonderful ideas for making a difference.
You can read more about Laura’s project here.
*I also just came across a beautiful post by Jen Lemen in support of this young girl and her Twenty Five Days To Make a Difference.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on November 15, 2007
The new BlogHers Act site is LIVE. Check out this post by Lisa Stone explaining the goals of this new site.
The site before you is the result of terrific work by a great team. Maria Niles, Denise Tanton and Web Producer Julie Douglas led a significant production, design, and project management effort, working with the insight, connections, passion and original concept of Contributing Editors Emily McKhann and Cooper Munroe of The Motherhood, whose blogging on this essential topic we can now enjoy in its new home. Thank you, wonder women. — read full post
This years commitment is to Maternal Health…
Are you aware that maternity is a leading killer of women worldwide?
It’s true. Every minute of every day, somewhere in the world a woman loses her life because of issues related to pregnancy or giving birth. In 2007-2008, BlogHers Act is committed to saving some of these lives by harnessing the power of women online and our blogs to address maternal health, the global health issue recommended by this community.
This is a very important issue, and a great way for women to help other women. I hope you’ll get involved. Just go to the New BlogHers Act Site, and see what you can do to help.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on November 3, 2007
See how you can help to give every child a laptop…
Starting November 12, One Laptop Per Child will be offering a Give 1 Get 1 Program for a brief window of time in North America. For $399, you will be purchasing two XO laptops—one that will be sent to empower a child to learn in a developing nation, and one that will be sent to your child at home. If you’re interested in Give 1 Get 1, we’ll be happy to send you a reminder email. Just sign up in the box to the left and you’ll receive your reminder prior to the November 12 launch date.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on October 21, 2007
Hi Everyone. This weekend I decided to put together a new blog…The Political Voices of Women. It will be all women blogging about politics, all the time. I’ll be using the recently compiled list of over 200 women political bloggers, to find posts to feature on this new site. I hope you’ll get a chance to check it out, and please let me know what you think.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on July 25, 2007
This is a guest post from Lady Rose of The Diet Pulpit.
Are You Happy, But Just Don’t Know It?
I was watching a movie about a week ago (don’t remember the name), where the main character was about to be married. Contemplating whether or not he should go through with the wedding, he turned to his friend and said, “Will I be happy?” The friend paused, gave the question some deep thought, and said, “Yes, but you won’t know it.”
This simple phrase was both funny but profound and I couldn’t help but chuckle about it all day as it kept resurfacing and eventually I knew I had to blog about it. I have spent decades seeking to be happy, first digging my way out of a dark childhood, crawling out of a challenging adolescence, and scraping by through a less then pleasant early adulthood, and arriving in one piece (some of the pieces were glued back on) to a rather pleasant older adulthood. Along the way I learned a bit about being happy.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on June 3, 2007
Last week I was asked by the WE CAN! campaign if I would help them get the word out about this important program. In response I did a post on BlogHer addressing all the aspects of this important program, the benefits, and how everyone can get involved. Even though this is a program to help reduce childhood obesity, the information focuses on the whole family becoming more active and more conscious of their food choices.
There is so much great information at the WE CAN! site that provides important nutritional and activity guidelines for a healthy life, that we can all benefit from. For that reason, I wanted to also address this program on this site. I hope you will find helpful information and additional links to sites you may not have been aware of.
Let me highlight some of the information that families and individuals can start doing right now to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on March 2, 2007
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How We Can Empower Our Children By Empowering Ourselves — by Catherine Morgan
I wanted to write a post about children today, but I wasn’t sure how to start it. Then I remembered how about 12 years ago (shortly after I had my second child), I was driving to my job, and I heard a song on the radio that really resonated with me. The song was called “The Greatest Love Of All – by Whitney Houston”. At the time, it made me feel like I finally understood what my purpose was in life, and I felt empowered by it. I needed to become strong, and confident, and fearless. I needed to be empowered enough to step out of my comfort zone, and become the women I was meant to be. I needed to become the kind of person that I wanted my children to become. Let me share some of those thoughts with you now, and at the end of this post you can listen to the song and see if it doesn’t ring true for you as well.
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