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A MOTHER'S PLIGHT

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On May 31 1998, I was blessed with a beautiful 8 pound baby girl, who I decided to name Aerial "Tater bug" she is the light and joy of my life.
She was raised solely by me as a single mom for 9 years even during the time we spent in Foster care, I went through the Job Corps program from April, 2000 until July, 2001 where I graduated with my GED and Cna (certified nursing assistant ) during the time I was in Job Corp I had a lot of problems, ranging from my baby girl having to have emergency brain surgery at 2 years old, to even some disciplinary issues.
I finally got myself together and knew Tater needed mommy and I graduated. Did everything Dcs told me to, from having a job, continuing visitation and a stable, suitable living environment. I did just that, and on Oct 17, 2001 I was granted full legal custody of Aerial.
Her father Mark Cooper lost his parental rights on that day, as I continued my journey as a single mom, Aerial was a happy healthy little girl. We had our trial…

HOW EMPOWERING WOMEN CAN DECREASE WORLD POVERTY

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“Women make up half of the world's population and yet represent a staggering 70% of the world's poor...”   - Global Poverty Info Bank (2013) -
How could this be? Sadly, it starts from birth. When families favor males, young girls are sometimes left to die, be malnourished, or suffer from untreated medical conditions. In many cultures, genital mutilation is done with maternal consent, leading to a life full of pain, infection, and in many cases, death. If they make it to working years, they are often underpaid and overworked. 
In fact, according to GPIB, on average, women make half of what men make (2013). Many women are encouraged to stay home and do work around the house. In this case, women don’t have the same opportunity for education.
When gender inequality takes a toll on women, some will turn to prostitution or other informal work for pay, which makes them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, violence, rape, murder, or sex slavery (GPIB, 2013).
Empowering women can lead to…

THROUGH A RAPIST EYE'S : A MUST READ

Friends, Please take 5 minutes and read this, then pass it on to friends you think need to be aware of this !
Through a rapist’s eyes. A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:

1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle. They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is shopping parking lots.

5] N…

HEART DISEASE & STRESS

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WHAT IS HEART DISEASE? Heart disease is any serious illness affecting the heart and causing it to not function as it should.
WHAT IS CHRONIC STRESS? Chronic stress is the response to emotional pressure suffered for a prolonged period over which an individual perceives he or she has no control.

Unmanaged stress or chronic stress can lead to heart disease because stress leads to high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol and a change in clotting patterns which could lead to a heart attack .Always go for heart check ups regularly and never ignore any heart pains.
HOW STRESS CAN BE STRESSING Stress is an ordinary condition with some stress even being positive for daily life. However, ways of dealing with stress vary with individuals and thus different results. In some instances stress makes the situation worse e.g; •Reacting to stress through anger •Moodiness •Anxiety •Creates tension •Mental break down •Heart disease etc.
HOW TO CONTROL STRESS qAvoid what makes you stressed. qSet Priorities and focus o…

SAFETY OF THE HEART

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WHAT IS THE HEART? THE PHYSICAL HEART: The heart is the central element of a human being responsible for the heart beat which is essential for a humans survival. The heart pumps blood to the rest of the body.
THE EMOTIONAL HEART: The emotional heart is the part that mirrors how we feel. Even though it cannot be seen, the heart rate can increase or decrease depending on what we see, hear, feel or perceive. The emotional heart experiences our pains and joys.
WHAT IS HEART HEALTH? v Heart health is having a healthy heart.
v Put your hand on your chest. What do you feel? How does the heart feel when you are very excited or very disappointed? 
v The physical heart needs to be kept safe in order to avoid heart failure; which can also be caused by the emotional heart.
v The emotional heart being core to our emotional state is thus vulnerable to feelings of love, hate, pain, joy, jealousy or  trust among a lot of other.
v Safety of the heart is crucial when it comes to matters of the heart because it…