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A Message of Peace and Love

(Featured image courtesy of Lucie Stastkova)

Gag orders on gov’t agencies; walls being built between countries; bans on immigration to a country that is a melting pot . . .
My fellow Americans and all Citizens of the World: 
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Image courtesy of Lucie Stastkova
Even though leaders in the Trump administration are behaving like children let loose in a candy store ~ now more than ever ~ it is important to keep positive thoughts, send out positive energy, take positive action, and simultaneously keep abreast of all that is occurring within the United States government and across the globe.

Collecting and sharing data is vital. Dwelling on the negative is self-defeating. Reacting with violence will sabotage any and all positive change.

Remember: The women’s marches took place in all 50 states and in 57 different countries. This was a first in the history of humankind. All marches were nonviolent. 

Everything unfolds in an orderly fashion. As above, so below.

The patriarchy is dying and rearing its head for one last stand.

United, we will get through this troubling time. This is the time that prophecies of most cultures and religions spoke of centuries ago. They speak of us moving into the Golden Age of Enlightenment. This is the time. We are in the storm before the calm.

It is imperative we recognize this and come from a place of love in our hearts instead of a place of fear. While keeping abreast of U.S. and world affairs, it is crucial that any and all action we take be positive and nonviolent.

Love is the only answer to the heightened treachery and tragedy we now experience, not only in the U.S., but also around the world. Only love will still the waters.

We have forgotten who we are ~ beings of light. It is now time to remember. In our purest sense, we are love. And only love will prevail.

 We must not lose sight of this.

 Love is the ONLY answer . . . 
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Pat Cody, Founder of DES Action. My @BBCWomansHour #WHPowerList #charity

Judith Barrow with a superb article about Pat Cody, founder of DES Action. DES (diethylstilboestrol), the synthetic estrogen given to women for 30 years until 1973, was expected to prevent miscarriages. Instead, it caused cancer and fertility problems in some daughters and granddaughters of the women who had taken the drug. I first learned about DES, as well as thalidomide — which caused multiple fetal deformities — in nursing school.  Pharmaceuticals are prescribed too loosely and taken too readily by too many. Given that Big Pharma is a multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry that cares little about the devastating effects of its products, it’s a wonder so many of us are still alive …

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pat-codyOver the last few months Woman’s Hour on Radio Four has been showcasing seventy women who have promoted women’s issues or represented women in some way  through the last seven decades that the programme has run. They presented the final seven last week: http://bbc.in/2hvqozr

There was one woman who I think was missed; a woman who, around her own kitchen table, started a charity which has gone from strength to strength in most countries, except the UK.

Pat Cody  started DES Action in 1971 (http://www.desaction.org/)   after she learned that the daughters of women who took the anti-miscarriage drug during pregnancy developed cancer and reproductive problems. Pat had taken the drug while pregnant with her first daughter, Martha. Pat served as program director for the group and edited its newsletter. She passed away in September 2010.

Images of Diethylstilboestrol/ Stilboestrol(DES)

download-26download-28images-22The mission of DES Action groups worldwide is to identify…

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Vital conservation – Seal Rescue Ireland in Courtown -A chance to make a difference!

I became actively involved with animal welfare 25 years ago and started 2 of my own organizations. I say “actively” because I remember beating up the neighbor kids if they so much as looked at an animal the wrong way. We humans are meant to be stewards of our planet Earth, not spoilers and warmongers. In her post on the Seal Rescue Ireland centre, Sally Cronin educates us about harbour seals, what to do should we find a pup that appears to be abandoned, ways to educate our children, and much more. Complete with engaging photographs, this beautiful post is not to be missed . . .

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Now that we are through the major work on the house we will be exploring the local area in more detail. Both of us were brought up by the sea, and on our travels around the world, we have seen some incredible wildlife. We were therefore delighted to find that there is an opportunity to see Irish marine wildlife up very close and personal on our doorstep.

Last Sunday we visited the Seal Rescue Ireland centre just off Courtown Harbour. We had heard that the centre was in desperate need of towels; as these are used continously in the care of the seal pups that are rescued from all around Ireland. We had wrapped all our china and glass in 36 years of an accumulated collection of towels during our recent move, and rather than throw the older and slightly tatty ones away; we were delighted to put them…

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Go fund me campaign, donate, single mom, Toronto housing, small business, D.G. Kaye

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It’s very rare that I ever ask anything for myself. But today I had no choice but to set up a Go Fund Me Campaign for my sister who is in some great need of help.

My family and friends are doing all they can, but life is stressful for many of us to keep our own lives afloat sometimes, so I’ve decided to call for help from the kindness of strangers. Below you will find the post I created for the campaign. I know many of us have our own financial difficulties and it may not be feasible to donate, but I’m hoping readers could please at least share this post around your social media. Thank you all so much for taking the time to read.

Please Share! Go Fund Me. Below is a copy of the Campaign

This is a story about a remarkable Warrior Woman, my sister Marni. My sister has been a single mom for 23 years who has struggled and overcome all of her life. She raised 3 small kids on her own after years of battling the courts to no avail for child-support from the ‘deadbeat dad’ whom she evicted because of his drug addiction.

Marni lived on social assistance and what support she could gather to raise her kids until through some generous aid, she got a job running a packaging company assembly line for many years, doing the work of 3 men, lifting boxes, driving crane operated vehicles, working in cold, damp freezers for years, which inevitably led to her rheumatoid arthritis in her back and hands, and consequently led to Baastrup Disease. But she continued on anyway, until the company did what so many companies do in Canada now, downsize, fire and hire half the age for half the wage. Her services were no longer required.

Marni continued to find odd labor jobs to keep the roof over her head and feed her children, which are still living at home because of their own jobs that don’t pay enough for them to live on their own in the city of Toronto where housing and cost of living has gotten out of control.

My sister is a go-getter and has done any menial job in construction, plowing and shoveling snow, to things you couldn’t imagine to help ends meet. With her broken down van, on its last ounces of steam, and winter approaching, being the only driver in her family has added concern.

A good Samaritan in the family has loaned her some funds to start her own business of car detailing, but with a new business, even with great growth potential, the bills and debts are piling up trying to keep her house and hang on to her little business.

My sister would give the shirt off her own back to help anyone. I had to fight her pride just to let her allow me to run this campaign. She’s not one who would ever ask for anything. She’s also a huge animal lover and dog rescuer. Right now her Newfoundlander dog, Harley is very ill too. She can barely feed him, so she isn’t able to take him to the vet or pay for his medication.

Marni has exhausted all of her friends and family for donations, so I am stepping up here to ask if people could please find it in their hearts to please give her a chance to pay off some debts to keep her home, and  her business running afloat. This is her only chance of building a future for herself and her children.

This warrior woman, my sister, is a giver to everyone. So I am asking if you could please support Marni through these difficult times. Please help her help her family and get her feet on the ground. If we could all give something, she may even be able to buy a used van to enable her to continue being the captain of her family.

Thank you. Please share!

If you wish to donate, you can do so HERE 

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Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

If you care about our Mother Earth, read this inspiring post by Adele Marie Park ❤

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Emil Bell is standing up for the earth. He is a true warrior and trying to make a difference. In this day and age with so much information available at our fingertips I ask you to please share this post. “Water is Life”, quoted from Emil himself. Share and let others know about this brave warrior who is taking on the big companies. Show your support for him by following his progress on

http://www.facebook.com/tyrone.tootoosis.1?fref=ts

Watch this video and pass it on too.

http://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=928027&binId=1.1165954&playlistPageNum=1#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=Facebook&_gsc=G3CUPvd

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Listen to the words of Buffy Sainte-Marie and get angry, use that anger to make a difference. We have a responsibility to those who come after us. Emil Bell is in his 70s it is nevertoo late to make a difference. Come on friends use the internet for change. Let`s take the fight to the world for…

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War: What Are We Doing to Our Children?

War has no conscience. War has no identifiable face. War is a vast money machine conceived of a lust for power and control, birthing fear and fostering ignorance of its clandestine motives.

War garners lucrative profits for the world’s handful of multi-billionaires who sit behind their exotic-wooden desks in their predominant international banks. War wreaks death and devastation upon the other 7+ billion of the world’s population.

War is never a necessity. Bred of fear and propaganda, war is shoved down our throats as the only available alternative. And many of us accept this without question. We need to wake up and look at who is doing the force-feeding  → the money mongers who grow fat and wealthy on our fear and ignorance; the greedy who keep us fighting each other in order to divert our attention away from their heinous intentions and deeds.

Out of fear, many of us turn a blind eye to the consequences of war. But the children who live through war are unable to indulge such a luxury. What legacy are we leaving them? Do we even care? Do we care about our planet and our children seven generations from now? Do we care about our sisters and brothers across the globe, or are we so busy and stressed that all we can see and focus on is our immediate environment?

My experience has taught me that the immediate becomes the extended becomes the global. Whether we choose to accept or not accept it, all that we do or do not do has a global effect. Like electricity, the energy of thought and deed shoots across the globe at lightning speed. And nonaction has the same pervasive effect.

If we find that we can’t bring ourselves to watch these videos, perhaps we need to ask ourselves what causes us to turn away. If we find these videos disturbing, perhaps we need to find a way to take positive action toward resolving the unchecked fear and hatred in the world.

One thing is certain: If we do nothing to counteract and transmute the fear and hatred devastating our planet and consuming our inherent goodness, we will find ourselves teetering on the fringes of existence, wishing we had not been so self-absorbed.

If you are as fed up as I am with the war propaganda rife in our global society, here are two places to begin looking for how you can become an agent of change:

List of anti-war organizations   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_anti-war_organizations

Amnesty International   https://www.amnesty.org/en/who-we-are/

May we all realize that we have been controlled far too long by a misguided and narcissistic power elite. May we all resolve to take action against this global bulldozer, be it on any scale, no matter how seemingly small; for any action we take will ripple across the collective unconscious and touch all of humanity. May we accept collective responsibility for the condition of our global society. May we begin to think and act as a global sisterhood from a global perspective, daring to stand tall and looking beyond the horizon. May we open our hearts to the suffering our fear and ignorance have permitted to fester and grow. And may we keep our heats open, no matter how painful, so that we may provide a sustainable and nurturing future for our children and for our Mother Earth.

Until the next time, my friends…  Namaste

© Tina Frisco 2016