I remember it well. It took 82 years for a woman called Kathryn Bigelow to become the first woman to win an Oscar for best director. She, Sandra Bullock (best actress) and Monique (best-supporting actress) looked beautiful in their designer gowns on Hollywood’s winning platform. The 2008 movie was The Hurt Locker. Women such as Bigelow, who have broken through the glass ceiling, are worth celebrating on International Women’s Day. But what exactly is this women’s day of celebration about? [Read more…]
Every Mother’s Day, her phone rings off the hook! Jamie Thomson, from a small Southern Alberta community, demonstrates resilience, a big heart and an open door to youth.
I met Jamie, while taking an online Positive Psychology course. She has given me permission to give you a taste of her heartfelt story of generosity.
The Beginning of Mother’s Day
Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia began the campaign that brought about the official observance of Mother’s Day. Her mother died, and Anna wanted all mothers to be remembered. She asked that white carnations be the official mother’s day symbol. In 1914, US President Woodrow Wilson signed the order that made Mother’s Day a national holiday.