If you watched the Golden Globes last Sunday, you probably felt the same awe we did at hearing Oprah’s speech and her powerful words to all women and girls: a new day is on the horizon. The #MeToo movement has been unlike anything else this past year.
This month marks 9 years – nine! – since the idea of empowering women in places of conflict through candle-making first took shape over a cannoli in a pastry shop in Northampton, MA. As 2017 winds down and we reflect on the journey so far, we are feeling an overwhelming sense of gratitude.
Sunday, December 10th is International Human Rights Day! That may sound like an obscure event held at the UN, but it’s much bigger than that. Around the world, we see the basic rights of people stripped away… things we often take for granted like freedom from slavery and torture, and the right to free speech.
The bond between Koda and Emily goes far beyond love. November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, so as dog lovers we thought we’d share the incredible story of an 18-month-old Labrador retriever who alerts a 14-year girl old to dangerous changes in her blood sugar.
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.” – Barbara De Angelis We all have good years and bad years. That’s life. But 2017 feels unusually tough. Maybe not on a personal level so much as a national one. OK, bear with us – this is worth it.
Today people all over the world are focusing on the power of women to create big and lasting change. And for good reason. Because when a woman thrives, a family thrives, a community prospers, and an entire nation is better able to create a foundation for peace and prosperity. T ake a look at this list of upcoming events across the U.S. and in London that have inspired us.